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The prayer Brich Shmeh from the Zohar Vayakhel 206a, which is recited during the Torah service contains the statement ולא על בר אלהין סמיכנא. Is the expression “we do not rely on bar elahin” a reference to Christianity? No. It is a reference to the ancient Jewish tradition of Moses ascending to Heaven1 to take the Torah down to earth, from the Angels (...


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Very interesting, to resolve your contradiction you better read the Zohar a page before and a page after the portion you quote (I added the original): Zohar mentions רקיע or רקיעים numerous times on the same page(s), for example 9bט: וְכֻלְּהוּ רְקִיעִין, אִלֵּין עַל אִלֵּין כְּגִלְדֵּי בְּצָלִים, אִלֵּין לְתַתָּא, וְאִלֵּין לְעֵילָּא. וְכָל רְקִיעָא ...


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