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  • n. Plural form of sephirah.

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  • In the Jewish tradition, there are ten combinations of letters/numbers that are particularly harmonic, and these are called sephirot, or “enumerators.”

    Decoding Your Destiny

  • Spellings like Qabala, Cabala, Kabala, and Qabbalah (and, to a lesser extent, "sephirot") -- these telegraph, to me, less in-depth knowledge of the Kabbalah and more familiarity with, again, Crowley-esque readings of it.

    Jay Michaelson: An Introduction To Kabbalah Part 5: Choosing A Teacher

  • He then sent shafts of light into that space, creating ten spheres, or "sephirot," the first of which, representing God's infinite potential for creation, says Primack, closely resembles the modern concept of eternal inflation, the infinite bubbling potential many cosmologists now believe generated the Big Bang.

    Right-Winger Goes To War

  • Spellings like Qabala, Cabala, Kabala, and Qabbalah (and, to a lesser extent, "sephirot") -- these telegraph, to me, less in-depth knowledge of the Kabbalah and more familiarity with, again,

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  • Haven, would frequently say to me that the great disaster of Kabbalah was its Neoplatonic scheme or myth of emanation — the sephirot — and that he greatly preferred what he called the Gnostic kabbalah of the early Merkavah mystics, which he thought had been renewed by Moses Cordovero, who was the teacher of

    An Interview with Harold Bloom

  • The relationship of three central sephirot is often in my mind as I try to navigate social and interpersonal realities.

    Balancing Acts

  • One of the underlying structures in Jewish mysticism focuses on the sephirot, sometimes called the tree of life, a complex relationship of ten qualities that may be seen as spiritual attributes or practical realities and many other things besides.

    Balancing Acts

  • Four combinations of the sephirot, taken together, form a core harmonic pattern called the tetragrammaton, the unspeakable name of God which is written in English as YHWH or JHVH.

    Decoding Your Destiny

  • I find it important that our future Jewish leaders each ask themselves the following question: If the ultimate goal of Jewish communal leadership is to awaken others to a love of Hashem and yiddishkeit, and to pursue a path of tikkun olam the buzz-phrase so-often invoked in this day and age, how does one truly accomplish this when they enforce hierarchical roles and power structures that further fractionalize what might otherwise be deemed the “oneness of Hashem” and Hashem’s creation, and which, in effect, further shatter the fabled fragments of sephirot within our midst?

    Privatizing Kibbutzim | Jewschool

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