In our daily prayers we find, "Ein k'Eloheinu" - "There's no one like our G-d"Ben Ish chai mentions that there are big kabbalistic intentions in it.

  1. What is the inner meaning of the prayer?
  2. What are the intentions.
  • Is this in all customs of daily prayer? (Meaning do all nuschu’os include this?)
    – mroll
    Aug 15, 2019 at 7:23
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    I believe it's fairly common among Sephardim (@Rh tends to hold by Sephardic halacha, @mroll) Aug 15, 2019 at 7:40
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    I don't understand the difference between your two questions.
    – msh210
    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:06
  • Compare Megillah 14a on the similar phrase אין צור כאלקינו from Shmuel 1:2:2 - “Man fashions a form on the wall but can’t place in it a breath or soul, innards or intestines, but Hashem fashions a form inside a form and places in it a breath and soul, innards and intestines.” Just posting as a comment because אין כאלקינו may be broader since it doesn’t make reference to Hashem as the Fashioner of life, but perhaps someone connects the two.
    – DonielF
    Aug 15, 2019 at 15:39

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En Kelohenu calls God by four names in the order in which they appear in the Torah (Elokim, Adonenu, Melech, Moshia) [Genesis 1:1, 15:2, Exodus 15:18, Deuteronomy 33:29], symbolizing the four worlds of the kabbalah.

Source: pp 214-5 of Rabbi Donin's To Pray as a Jew.


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