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comment Relationship between Gold and Awe of G-d
Or to re-work that last comment: the main thing might be the redness of gold. And red is clearly tied to gevurah.
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comment Relationship between Gold and Awe of G-d
I don't know--maybe somebody else will know of some relevant midrashim. The only thing I can think of is Isaiah 63:1, "Who is this that cometh from Edom, with crimsoned garments from Bozrah?" An image of God manifesting severity and judgement, tied to the color red. I'm assuming that gold is really a form of red (it's not just pure reflective shiny-ness, but has red in it.)
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Nov
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comment Is the Koren Sacks Nusach Sefard truly nusach ha'Ari?
Current Israeli publishing practice is to label siddurim for descendants of those expelled from Spain, 'Edot Hamizrach', ע"מ for short. In contrast, anything labeled 'Sefard' is for the descendants of Eastern European Jews.
Nov
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comment What is so special about the 613 mitzvos?
It's very weird that halakhic authorities put such importance on making things work out so that there are 613 when the source of that number is a piece of agaddeta.
Nov
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comment Is the Ramchal's sefer Derech Hashem based on any particular Rishon?
No, but if you choose some specific paragraph in the book, I could try to show you parallel discussions in his other books, where he explicitly derives the particular idea from some part of the the teaching of the Ari.
Nov
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comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
By the way, Gabi, I want to say, are you sure you want a Hebrew translation of the book? Why not an English translation?
Nov
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comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
He means Rabbi Kafih's translation (the letter qof is pronounced 'g' in some locales).
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