According to orthodox rabbinical authorities, who wrote the Zohar Hadash?

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    Are you defining orthodox to mean those who think rashbi wrote the Zohar? – Double AA Dec 31 '14 at 20:52
  • Double AA: Not necessarily, the Hatam Sofer thought the Zohar was a forgery and he is definitely a true jew! And I am asking this question about the Zohar Hadash not the Zohar HaKadosh. – far22 Dec 31 '14 at 21:19
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  • Seems like a dup. Just can't find of what – ertert3terte Dec 31 '14 at 23:06

In the same style as the Zohar; there are numerous Rabbis/Sages that give over teachings.

These Rabbis include Rabbi Shimon, Rabbi Yehudah, Rabbi Elazar, Rabbi Yitzhak, and others from the Zohar.

As far as to who actually recorded the teachings, in parshas Haazinu, Rabbi Shimon says: “I am arranging you as follows: Rabbi Abba will write, Rabbi Elazar, my son, will study orally, and the rest of the friends will converse in their hearts” (Zohar, Haazinu).

Therefore, it can be deduced that since the teachings in the Hadash all stem from the same era, that Rabbi Abba recorded those as well.

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  • @Scimonster updated – warz3 Dec 31 '14 at 22:31
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    Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi wrote the Mishna, but quotes many other Rabbis who wrote nothing. I think the question is looking for who played the role of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi here, not who originated the teachings. – Yishai Dec 31 '14 at 23:34
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    Yishai is right – far22 Jan 1 '15 at 12:17
  • @far22 updated. – warz3 Jan 1 '15 at 18:46

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