REDIRECT Zohar 2-213b I
Archive for January, 2008
These are the colors that are seen in that image [of the glory], white, red, and green. “Such was the appearance of the surrounding radiance” (Ezek. 1-28)- the light that is hidden in the rotation of the vision of the eye. “That was the appearance of the semblance of the Presence of the Lord” (ibid.)- […]
“And the creatures ran to and fro, in the appearance of a flare” (Ezek. 1-14). From here is the mystery of the supernal chariot, the speculum that shines, the splendor devoid [of form] which is not comprehended by mental vision, except in a concealed manner, in the hidden depth, in the manner of the splendor […]
[In the case of] the prophecy [of Moses] his vision was devoid of all corporeal matters. He saw the matter clearly from within the speculum that shines which does not take shape at all in a corporeal vision (she-’einah nigshemet bi-re’iyat gufni kelal). It is rather a true splendor, pure and clear. This is not […]
Excerpt from The Problem: the Palestinians as Refugees, The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998, ed. Ghada Karmi and Eugene Cotran, Ithaca Press, 1999.
In the years since the war of 1948, the Palestinians have become the most significant refugee population in existence. There are currently 3,308,133 registered refugees under the protection of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Palestinians are also among the “oldest” refugee groups, having received sustained assistance and protection for […]
He Land of Israel and the Temple, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
REDIRECT The Land of Israel and the Temple, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
REDIRECT The Letter of Aristeas- How the Jewish Law was Translated from Hebrew to Greek