At Our Rebbe's Seder Table

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When he came to Reubeni for instructions on how to proceed. They are but a figure of speech showing the Divine immanence in all cosmic phenomena, in all the grades of man's spiritual and moral achievement. When non-Jews ask about Judaism, they commonly ask questions like: What is the nature of God? Aberhaph," which is apparently in error. (Scholem, Kabbalah, 66.) "R. Based on this, some translators propose “roof.” Others use “window,” “skylight,” or simply “opening.” Each translation presents a problem in that we already have elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures other words for these objects.

Pages: 159

Publisher: Sichos In English; 2 edition (February 14, 1995)


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