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What is the definition of "will" in Judaism?

I am trying to understand Keter (crown) from the Sefirot, and it keeps talking about "G-d's Will". But no formal or mathematical definition is given of "will". I am looking for ...
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How did the early Kabbalists reconcile the belief in sefirot with the absolute unity of God?

It's possible the question has already been asked here, but wasn't able to find. So please excuse me for posting this again. The early Jewish philosophers/thinkers (Saadia, Ramabam, Bachya Ibn Pakuda ...
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Sha'arei Orah - Self-Contradictory?

Sha'arei Orah (Gates of Light) is a book by Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla. It is a book of kabbalah and features an in-depth discussions on the attributes of each sefirah. However, many of its statements (at ...
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Meaning of "Atarah" in Sefer HaKana Chapter 45

Sefer HaKana contains the following excerpt (selected from Chapter 45, Paragraph 8). Hebrew text is from Sefaria, translation is myself and my chavrusa, parentheses are our commentary and translation ...
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Why is Human Intellect the only "faculty" with a dedicated Beracha in Amidah?

Only one of the berachot in Amidah (notably, the first one after the 3 berachot of praise; אַתָּה חוֹנֵן לְאָדָם דַּֽעַת) thematically corresponds to a faculty in the human being, namely intelligence. ...
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Full explanation of the 49 Sefirot combinations?

I am looking for a good source that explains the 49 middot-sefirot combinations. Especially as they manifest as emotions, and ideally explained from "chametz" to "matza", i.e. the ...
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Are the sefirot created?

The sefirot are said to be attributes / emanations by which the Ein Sof reveals Himself to his creation. G-d is said to be the eternal one. But are His sefirot also eternal or are they created?
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Description of Sefirot from Zohar - source please

I heard a Rav say in a shiur that "the Zohar says that 'Hashem brought forth 10 sefirot and personalize/identified with them'". I would like to know where in the Zohar this is stated, if ...
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Is the following Trinitarian conceptual understanding of the deity polytheistic according to Jewish theology? [closed]

My previous question on this topic was closed because it required knowledge of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To avoid that problem, I am proposing a particular formal definition of the ...
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When is shabbos observed in the heavenly spheres? Israel time?

It says in the Zohar, volume 2, 135a-b that during shabbos "...Malchut is united within the mystery of Oneness so that the supernal mystery of Oneness may rest upon her. [This takes place during] ...
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Which side of the sefirotic columns does daat lean towards?

I found in the gloss on Tanya, Iggeret HaKodesh, Epistle 12: "When Chesed does not insist (so to speak) on an unlimited revelation of kindness (but is satisfied to reveal the G‑dly illumination ...
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sfirot vesrus midot

Rav Menachem Mendel Mivitebsk wrote in Peri Hart's Bechukotay that the 10 words from which the world is created are linked to 10 occurrences of the word of G-d in Bereshit and there are the 10 sefirot....
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Changing from Base-10 to Base-7 in sefiras haomer

I saw years ago a fascinating idea regarding the counting of sefiras haomer. The source was discussing the change in counting between the days and the weeks. We first start counting in base-10: "...
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Hashem's Ontology and the Sefirot

My question is, Hashem ontologically speaking, His Being, is a singular, yichud in all respects. So does this conception stop at Ein Sof, or even before Ein Sof? And once the ohr proceeds forth from ...
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What is the first (or any) explicit source for Yaakov being epitome for "truth"?

This idea appears over and over again, and I failed to find where does it come from. I know that the sefirot are matched by the Ushpizin by the Arizal, Abraham stands for chesed, Yitzchak for gevurah/...
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Origin of counting Omer according to the Sephirot?

What is the origin of the association of each day of the Omer with a particular pair of Sephirot (Hesed sh'b'Hesed, etc.)? I'm looking for the earliest textual mentions.
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Self-association with God [duplicate]

I alway admired the Jews for having a belif system that their is only one God. But recently I got this message from a Christian that claimed that they associate themselves with God, by saying part of ...
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Talk to me about din

We always hear about din vs. rachamim, which got me thinking: If rachamim is made up of chesed and gevurah, then what are the components of din? I find it interesting or else inexplicable that the ...
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How can the 10 Sephirot be understood in practice?

I more or less understand the theory behind the 10 Sephirot, but what are practical examples that could help me deepen my understanding? UPDATE I refer to these 10 Sephirot For example, Chesed ...
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