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Sep
16
comment Why were there 8 kings of Edom?
@rikitikitembo referred to in kabbalistic literature. If you google the phrase ז' מלכין קדמאין דמיתו you'll get some sources if you want them.
Sep
15
comment Why were there 8 kings of Edom?
The last king, Hadar, is not the same as the others: it is not mentioned that he died. Therefore, typically, this episode is referred to as the 7 primordial kings who died.
Sep
7
comment English Translation of Zohar online
The Jastrow dictionary is available here: tyndalearchive.com/TABS/Jastrow
Aug
25
revised Source for “Bein Ish L'Ishto” in Nusach Ari
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Aug
25
answered Source for “Bein Ish L'Ishto” in Nusach Ari
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
28
comment Targum of Elokim
It is Adonai. The Targum means to distance people from the possible notion that there is multiplicity in God, so it chooses to use just one name, Adonai, wherever possible.
Jul
18
revised What's the exact procedure for using a key belt?
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Jul
16
comment Why does the authorship of the Zohar matter?
I think the authority of the theosophic system is the main point. The energy expended on the question of attitude to the Zohar is not mainly about Halakha, it's about theology, about whether the ideas of the kabbalists about God, sefirot, the purpose of the mitzvot, etc., are legitimate/commendable/constructive or not.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
comment What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
gaagu, I said it literally means 'short-of-tolerance'--are you asking for something else?
Jun
27
comment Why was the statement of Ben Hei Hei added at the end of Pirkei Avos 5?
Ah okay, I didn't know. I see now that that was discussed in the linked question.
Jun
27
comment Why was the statement of Ben Hei Hei added at the end of Pirkei Avos 5?
What does this have to do with Ben Hei Hei? Isn't it a statement of יהודה בן תימא about what ages are appropriate for what kinds of learning?
Jun
27
revised What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
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Jun
25
comment Is Gideon's bible in my hotel room a problem?
Even if you did own the bible, in what way would that be a problem?
Jun
24
revised What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
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Jun
24
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Jun
24
comment What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
This is the page: hebrewbooks.org/…
Jun
24
comment What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
Hi Yishai--you mean about the name Ze'eir in contrast to Arikh? I had in mind Kla"h Pithei Hokhmah of the Ramhal, פתח צב.
Jun
24
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