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The Origins of the Zohar - Why is it accepted as being true?

Per R' Meir ibn Gabbai it didn't just "appear" in the 13/14th century but was composed by the Tannaim and transmitted. Does this constitute "mesorah" per your question? Avodat ...
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Did R' Moshe de Leon write the Zohar

Scholem does not estimate anything of the sort.You just stated a fact completely groundless, Scholem explicitly writes that it was written it in 6 years (Major Trends, p. 189). Not just that, but he ...
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Does the future depend on me alone?

The future does not depend on any single person except perhaps the Messiah. But as Rabbi Hillel said, "If not me, who? If not now when?" Or did he? The actual quote seems to be If I am not ...
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Are we children or servants of HaShem?

I once read about fear (awe) and love as two pillars of faith. Our relationship with the Eternal is like a love affair. A person does not transgress (maintain the prohibitions) for fear of hurting ...
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Are we children or servants of HaShem?

The answer (in very short): Each one of the two - serving hashem like a son or slave - has an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage of serving hashem like a slave is that the reason, motive and ...

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