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A mystical interpretation arose only when this terminology was taken over by the
Spanish Kab- balists and finally by the author of the Zohar, who translated it into
Aramaic. In many passages of the Zohar the principle is --*- A^r^r^f.^ +\,„+ +\yf- ...
The Kab- balists related each of the books to one of the seven sefiroth which
govern the seven cycles or aeons. Only in the present shemittah did this
Heptateuch become a Pentateuch (in this calculation the fourth book of Moses,
Talmudic explanation, which relates only to the designation of the moon as the '
lesser light' in the first chapter of Genesis, the Kab- balists connected their
knowledge of the changing phases of the moon, which seemed to indicate that
until the ...
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A good clear introduction to a very complex topic lately abused by casual practioners. I offered to lend this book to one modern "Kabbalist" who told me her group had more fun making it up. At least ... Read full review
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THE MEANING OF THE TORAH IN JEWISH
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