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The written Torah was looked upon chiefly as a symbol of the giving sphere of the
Godhead, identified primarily with the sefirah Tif'ereth, while the oral Torah was
seen as a symbol of the receptive sphere, jwhich is at once that of the ...
formation is called the concentrated, not yet unfolded Torah, and also the Torah
of Grace. Along with all the other engravings [principally] two engravings were
made in it. The one has the form of the written Torah, the other the form of the oral
The Tree of Life was identified (even before the Zohar) with the written Torah,
while the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil was identified with the oral Torah.
In this connection the written Torah, it goes without saying, is considered as an ...
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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
RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY AND MYSTICISM
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THE MEANING OF THE TORAH IN JEWISH
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