I'm looking something up in the Zohar on Bereishis (Genesis), but I can't translate the words. Does anyone know where I can find an English translation of the Zohar on Bereishis, that's online?

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    I'm not saying that any of these are reliable, but why don't you try a Google search?
    – MTL
    Sep 4, 2014 at 21:29
  • Maybe use some Aramaic/gemoro dictionary to translate the words
    – user613
    Sep 7, 2014 at 10:35
  • Do you know of website that has a Aramaic/gemoro dictionary online? Sep 7, 2014 at 17:36
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    The Jastrow dictionary is available here: tyndalearchive.com/TABS/Jastrow
    – paquda
    Sep 7, 2014 at 22:46
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    You can also use the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon if you want a more interactive Aramaic dictionary. (In other words, you can type in a word and search instead of having to flip through jpeg images to find the one which contains your word). cal.huc.edu Sep 10, 2014 at 18:43

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Chabad has a partial translation online. it includes the parts that are included in hok l'yisrael. The translation is by Rabbi Rahmiel-Hayyim Drizin. I don't know if that will include what you're looking for. There's also a partial translation from 1904 online at sacred-texts. The Kabbalah Education and Research center has one, but I'm not sure if it's complete either. The Pritzker Edition by Daniel Matt is the first critical edition in English to be made, and will be complete once it's done, however it's in hard copy and is still in progress - as of right now 8 of 12 total volumes have been published (Although Bereshit is clearly finished by now).

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    "and will be complete once it's done" :) +1
    – Double AA
    Sep 10, 2014 at 20:59
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    @DoubleAA lol. I guess that does look kinda funny when you read it. :-) What I was trying to say was that the Matt edition is aiming to be a complete translation, unlike some of the prior ones that limited their scope to only certain sections of the Zohar. Sep 11, 2014 at 2:53

I use this site a lot for all my Zohar question. Chanoch is very easy to talk with and if you have qquestions send him an email.



Chiddushei Torah, have you visited: www.Zohar.com for the English translation of Beresheet?

Note however that you have to sign up to see most of the content.

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Does that link have a translation of the Zohar on B'reishit, or B'reishit itself? From your comment it sounds like the latter, but the asker is asking for the former. Jan 5, 2015 at 5:05
  • Many people on this site would not visit zohar.com because of its association with the Kabbalah Center.
    – ezra
    Feb 16, 2017 at 17:04

Zohar with English on the whole Torah - 50 parashiyot.


This is the same translation available below at zohar.com, translated and hosted by the Kabbalah Center, with the addition of a prologue.

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    This is the Kaballah Center's translation. See here to compare the two zohar.com/zohar. Not considered kosher by most. Dec 12, 2021 at 14:43
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    I'd be very, very worried about recommending anything of Michael Berg or the Kabbalah Centre, particularly on such a sensitive topic as Kabbalah and the Zohar. They are literally a cult.
    – Yehuda
    Dec 12, 2021 at 18:32

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