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הוּא


Mazal tov: Stars above! Good luck with that
Jewish views on astrology
Hebrew astronomy


כתר מלכות
Solomon ibn Gabirol

XXIII.
O Lord, who shall search out Thy profundities?
For Thou hast set apart above the sphere of the constellations
The sphere that is ninth in order,
That encompasseth all the spheres and their creatures,
Wherein they are closed up,
Which driveth all the stars of heaven and their planets
From the east to the west in the might of its movement.
Once a day it bows down in the west to the King who enthroned it,
And all the creatures of the universe in its midst are as a grain of mustard in the vast ocean
From the mighty vastness of its breadth.
Yet all this and its greatness are accounted as nothing and naught
By the side of the greatness of its Creator and King,
And all its sublimities and grandeur
"Are vain and void in comparison with Him."

HEB-888 אני יהוה לא שניתי



HEB-2122 ישב בסתר עליון בצל שדי יתלונן

HEB-1061 ויפח באפיו נשמת חיים


Hekhalot Rabbati, (§§ 163 and 164)

Blessed unto heaven and earth are they who descend to the Merkavah,
when you tell and make known to my sons
what I do during the morning prayer, during the Minhah and the evening
   prayer,
every day and at every hour,
when Israel says before me “holy.”
Teach them and tell them:
Raise your eyes to the heaven (raqiaʾ) opposite your house of prayer
at the hour when you say before me “holy.”
For I have no joy in my entire eternal house, which I created,
except at that hour,
in which your eyes are raised to my eyes
and my eyes are raised to your eyes,
(namely) at the hour in which you say before me “holy.”

      

HEB-291 עביגור · אפיקי מים · צכמקיאל

HEB-350 ספיר · אליגוש · שכל

HEB-541 שריאל · תפילה אב אחד · יש יהוה במקום הזה

HEB-1224 אכן יש יהוה במקום הזה ואנכי לא ידעתי
GRK-1224 ιχθυες · το δικτυον


the thread of Ain Sof, the path of Ain Sof


Thus, before the realm of the Sefiroth—which is the first universe, closest to Ain Sof—there existed Ain Sof, the light of Ain Sof, the vacated space, and the thread of light. At the bottom of the thread of light, the Sefiroth came into being. —David Sheinkin, Path of the Kabbalah, 77

The Three Ketarim


Rabbi Shimon says, “There are three crowns (ketarim), the crown of Torah (keter torah), the crown of priesthood (keter kehunah), and the crown of kingship (keter malkhut); but the crown of a good name (keter shem tov) exceeds them all.” —Avot 4:13

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Each of these ketarim has functions it must perform if Jewish life is to be complete; hence, all are necessary for the survival and development of the edah. [21] There has never been a time when the edah has not in some way functioned through some kind of division of authority and powers among the three ketarim. This is not separation of powers in the modern sense. The ketaric division is for comprehensive polities involving more than the organs of government. It concerns itself with every aspect of the body politic, civil and religious. Hence it comes prior to the executive—legislative—judicial division that falls primarily within the keter malkhut. —Daniel J. Elazar, Judaism as a Theopolitical Phenomenon, 426–7
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