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Where do Shedim (demons) fit in?

[W]here do Shedim fit into God's plan for humanity and the Jewish people? What I mean is how can something like a Shed exist and be able to harm humans if anything of the divine realm is under God's ...
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What is Koheles' view of the Torah?

There are several jumps there from what it doesn't say to what you're proposing it does. The 70 bulls offered at that time are for the nations of the world; Sukkos has a universal theme. Thus, at face ...
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How did the early Kabbalists reconcile the belief in sefirot with the absolute unity of God?

Hashem is Beyond Definition אין סוף הוא שלימות בלי חסרון וא"ת שיש לו כח בלי גבול ואין לו כח בגבול אתה מחסר שלימותו -ביאור עשר ספירות, רבי עזריאל מגרונה ז"ל c.1175  – c.1235 CE As you've ...
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How did the early Kabbalists reconcile the belief in sefirot with the absolute unity of God?

The simplest way to conceive of this is to take note of how one responds when hearing the repetition of each blessing in the Amidah prayer. After hearing, Blessed are You, HaShem (G-d's name)..., ...
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עוֹשֶׂה חֲדָשׁוֹת - what is this referring to?

In the commentary of Rabbi Moshe Cordevero תפלה למשה איש האלהים to the siddur, he explains that the phrase עוֹשֶׂה חֲדָשׁוֹת is referring specifically to the Sefirah of Chesed in seder histashelut as ...
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How did the early Kabbalists reconcile the belief in sefirot with the absolute unity of God?

The short answer is - they didn't. The unity of God as we understand it today is a concept that originates with the Rambam. The Maimonidean conception is that God is completely singular, formless, and ...
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עוֹשֶׂה חֲדָשׁוֹת - what is this referring to?

The other answers are unnecessarily complex. The phrase means He is the "Creator of novelties". Hashem created the world, and at the time of creation, the world was new. (If you want, you ...
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What is the proof that HaShem's purpose in creation was to bestow good?

Rav Eliyahu Dessler in Michtav m'Eliyahu 5 p 78 uses that verse to prove it
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Who is THE LORD and who is my lord?

'The LORD' is Adonai. 'My lord' is the psalmist's human master. Rashi gives the traditional interpretation that David was speaking of Abraham: Our Rabbis interpreted it as referring to Abraham our ...
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