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What means receiving?
It is the traditional reception of the inner teachings of the Torah.
-a system used to decipher the "true" message of the Jewish scriptures
- biblical characters are interpreted as allegorical representations of the creative process, attributes of God, and the formation of the physical world from its higher spiritual deminsions.

Kabbalah

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What is the center reference of Judaism with a range of meanings, it can most specifically mean the first 5 books of the 24 books of the tanakh, usually includes the rabbinic commentaries.

Torah

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What is called mikra or Hebrew Bible, is the canonical collection of Jewish text, which is also a textual source for the Christian Old Testament.
3main parts include
Torah (teaching), nevi'im (prophets), ketuvim (writings).

Tanakh

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The Jewish faith has how many hebraic traditions and what are they?

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A) written tradition
B) oral tradition

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The written tradition consist of what books?

Tanakh mainly which includes the Torah

-Talmud
-Mishnah
-Gemara

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The Hebraic Written Tradition is a collection of different books that explain what 4 knowledges?

Religious Law
Communal Law
Daily Observances
Commerce

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The Oral Tradition in the Jewish Tradition which was what?

Kabbalah

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There are 3 categories of Kabbalah which are?

1. Magical
2. Meditative
3. Intellectual

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Allegorical Kabbalah

Gematria - Geometry - each letter has a numerical value

Notarikon - Short-Hand Writer - Each Hebrew word is seen as an acronym and each letter creates a new word

Temurah - Cipher system used to interpret the Hebrew words by switching various letters for other letters according to prearranged tables.

There are all what?

Kabbalistic Tools

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Gematria is Kabbalah means what?

Each letter in Kabbalah holds a numerical value

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What part of Kabbalah uses the words as acronyms?

Notarikon

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The cypher system in Kabbalah is called what?

Temurah

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Atbash, Avgad, Albam are ciphers of Temurah. How do they work?

Atbash - replacing first with last letter of Hebrew alphabet. A=Z, B=Y, C=X etc.

Avgad - replacing each letter with the preceding letter a=b, b=c, c=d

Albam - Replacing first letter of alphabet with the twelfth and so on a=l, b=m, c=n

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The most important form of Kabbalah is?

Allegorical Kabbalah

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Biblical figures represent different "Attributes" of GOD which is explained on what?

Tree of Life.

Abraham = Chesed
Isaac = Geburah
Jacob = Tiphereth
Moses = Netzach
Aaron = Hod
Joseph = Yesod
David = Malkuth

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What was taught in the first mystery schools of the Hebrews?

Kabbalah

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Name a few of the Kabbalistic Texts.

Book of Formation - Oldest 1st Centry
Book of Illumination
Book of raziel HaMalakh the Angel
Book of Radiance - Most influential

Sefer Yetzirah
Sefer HaBahir
Sefer Raziel HaMalakh
Sefer HaZohar or The Zohar from Medieval Era written in Aramaic

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The Sephiroth Tree of Life represents what?

It is both in a macrocosm and microcosm scale.

Process of creation

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The tree of life has how many Sephiroth and how many channels?

10 and 22

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Kether is the first sephirah which represents what?

Will - it is the initial desire to create and the primal source of all creative activity.

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The second sephirah is Chokmah which represents what?

Wisdom - this is the initial flash of insight of the will to create

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Chokmah is the first aspect of our intellect because?

Wisedom is the highest form of intellect.

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Binah is the 3rd sephirah which represents?

Understanding - development, gestation and unfolding of the conceptual details implicit in the ideas originating in Wisdom.

Or it is the process of analyzing how to go about actually "creating"

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Daath isn't counted as one of the 10 Sephiroth but is included in the tree of life. It represents?

Intimate coupling of wisdom + understanding = Knowledge

This "action" of Daath gives birth to emotion

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Chesed the 4th sephirah represents

Loving kindness - the first attribute of the primary emotions.
Primary Emotions are
morals
Ethics
Emotion qualities

Abraham = Chesed

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Primary Emotions are considered as

Ethics
Morals
Emotional quality

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Geburah 5th represents

Severity - connotation of Judgment, force, might and law. Opposite of giving because it is restraint and restriction y limiting the free flowing grace of chesed.

Isaac = Geburah

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Tiphereth 6th represents?

Beauty - the balance between giving and restricting.

The harmony that is the synthesis of Mercy and Justice.

Jacob = Tiphereth

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Netzach 7th represents?

Victory - connotation endurance active overcoming of obstacles.

It is the second form of "giving." the first instinctual force

Moses = Netzach

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Hod 8th represents?

Glory - empathy and consideration for others limiting the domination that would be imposed on them.

Second instinctual force or second emotion of "Restricting"

Aaron = Hod

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Yesod 9th represents?

Foundation - connecting the task to accomplish, remembering and coherent knowledge

Concrete state of action by harmonizing Netzach and Hod.
Joseph = Yesod

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Malkuth 10th represents

Kingdom - connotations sovereignty, accomplishment and realization of the Divine plan.

This brings all the sephiroth into physicality experienced as Action.

If God willed to speak Malkuth would be the word or idea was to create Malkuth would be the creation.

Malkuth = David

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The first triad is?
Second?
Third?
Malkuth expresses?

Intellectual
Emotional
Instinctual
Action

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The positive attributes of the right side of the tree of life are seen as?

And the negative left is seen as?

And the neutral center is seen as?

Pillar of Mercy
"Male" "Productive" "Expansive" "giving"

Pillar of Justice
"Female" "receptive" "limiting" "restricting"

Pillar of Equilibrium
"Harmonizing" "Rectifying" "Unifying" Balancing"

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The 22 channels represent what?

22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet

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The Hebrew letters are arranged into three categories in a hierarchy called?

1 - Mother Letters
2 - Doubles Letters
3 - Elemental or Simple Letters

Hebrew alphabet has 3 mother, 7 Double, 12 Elemental

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On the tree of life how are the lines associated with the arrangement categories of the Hebrew alphabet?

Mother has 3 horizontal Lines
Double has 7 vertical lines
Elemental has 12 diagonal lines