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This level the Zohar terms ra%a de-mehemanutha — understanding according to
the 'mystery of faith.' This conception of the essentially fourfold meaning of the
Torah made its appearance at roughly the same time, toward the end of the ...
He says: Under the title Pardes I have written a book about the mystery of the four
ways, which the title in itself denotes, insofar as it refers to the four who entered
the pardes, which is nothing other than pejhat^ reme?, derashah, and sod.
Abraham bar Hiyya writes: 'Every letter and every word in every section of the
Torah have a deep root in wisdom and contain a mystery from among the
mysteries of [divine] understanding, the depths of which we cannot penetrate.
God grant ...
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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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