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The straightforward answer to this question is that whereas the Christians are discussing what Hashem is made up of, the Kabbalists are discussing the ways in which He chose to reveal Himself. Just like we can understand that ה' ממית ומחיה is not reminiscent of trinity, since it is simply a reflection of what Hashem will do about different circumstances, ...


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I'll quote Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan in Handbook of Jewish Thought, volume 1 chapter two. Due to the delicate subject I will quote directly. Due to the length of this answer, I am leaving out all the sources. 2:35 Our understanding of God's relationship to the world is twofold, namely that He is both immanent and transcendental. Thus, He both fills and ...


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A classic ancient source that discusses the revelation of the Shechinah is the Hagada Shel Pesach. During Magid we say וּבְמֹרָא גָּדֹל - זוֹ גִלּוּי שְׁכִינָה - and with Great Fear - this refers to the Revelation of the Shechina. When one merits a revelation of the Shechina one is overcome with great awe and fear of the almighty. Some of the prophets ...


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The Ramchal in his book, Derech Hashem, understands the "Shechina" to be the revelation of G-d's presence. The Shechina is present in different degrees in various circumstances, including the ones you mention. The Shechinah is a perceivable phenomena. However, there are two major influences on the perception of the Shechinah: 1) The quality or degree of ...



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