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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.
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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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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
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24
answered What is the Zohar referring to when it speaks about 'Zer Anpin' (ז"א)?
Jun
18
answered what does baruch atah Hashem mean?
Jun
17
revised What is a Parzuf?
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Jun
17
answered What is a Parzuf?
May
29
comment What's up with those “drushy” Rashis in Nasso
I think one factor that pushes a reader to seek extraordinary interpretations is the strangeness of having a block of text repeated over and over a dozen times (the offering of each of the nesi'im is exactly the same).
May
29
comment Resources to understand commentary in my tikkun korim
The introductions would explain how each is meant to be used... The main one, Shita Mekubetzet, is a set of little memorization tips which may or may not be helpful for keeping straight in your head places where trop is almost the same as a nearby passage but slightly diffferent, etc. It's not anything standard--just an idiosyncratic set of tips worked out by the author.