May 22, 2019 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #1731829
The Mershoh explains that if someone lives through two thirds of his accountable years he wil not sin anymore.
The fifty days of sefira is fifty years that a person is heavenly accountable. The normal life is sevehty from which he is not responsiiblle for twenty years and two thirds of fifty is around thirty three. By birrh of a boy the firsr thirty three days is yemei tohoro.May 22, 2019 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #1732016
All three of the sofers, the Chasam Sofer, his son the Ksav Sofer and his son the Shevet Sofer three generatiions where each one served around thirty three years a total of a hundred years in rabonus based on
גל עיני ואביטה נפלאות מתורתך open my eyes that I can see wonders from your Torah, where ‘gal’ is thirty three.May 22, 2019 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #1732018
To correct above, lf he lives through without sinnig two third of his heavenly accountable years, he will not sin anymore.May 23, 2019 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #1732354
The Zohar, Rav Shimon bar Yochai says ישראל ואורייתא וקב’ה חד הוא can be understood seeing ourselves around a circle and Hashem is in the middle. All of us are equal distance from the center and part of the circle. Through the Torah we unite and become a smaller circle and eventually become one point which coincides with the center.May 23, 2019 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1732411midwesternerParticipant
How can the above be reconciled with Yochanan Kohen Gadol?May 23, 2019 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #1732466
a teshuvah (responsum) of Rav Shmuel Wosner z”l, stemming from a תוספתא that states המרקד לשלהבת הרי זה מדרכי אמורי.
the full teshuvah of Rav Wosner (שו”ת שבט הלוי, חלק ז, יורה דעה סימן קלוMay 23, 2019 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1732467
Lag B’Omer [ Has gone so overboard & taken so overboard one can conjecture it] borders on Bal TosifMay 23, 2019 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1732465
Where is Kever Rashbi located ?
According to R. Menachem Hachevroni (14th century) in Kfar Chananya
(15 km. south of Meron)
2) When was Rashbi niftar ?
According to the Chida there is no Mekor that he was niftar on Lag Baomer
3) Who wrote the Zohar ?
According to the Yavetz it was R. Moishe d’Leon
4) How can you bring nachas to Rashbi (guaranteed) ?
The Shoel Umeishiv ( 5 – 39) writes ” if you distribute the money to Aniyei Eretz Yisroel
instead of spending it to go to his Kever etc., he guarantees Rashbi will have much more Nachas Ruach.May 24, 2019 11:46 am at 11:46 am #1732677
Truth, see Teshuva Meahava 1:26 about the ZoharApril 29, 2021 9:28 am at 9:28 am #1969363April 29, 2021 11:01 am at 11:01 am #1969390
There is a remez in Breishis for Rashbi aleph, tov indicating that he ecplained everything from beginning to the end.April 29, 2021 11:12 am at 11:12 am #1969395
The Ostrovtzer, Meir Einei Chachomim, ties multiple views of Rebbe Shimon together for Lag Baomer.April 30, 2021 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #1969839
That is Not what the Yavetz says regarding the Zohar. He insists that Rab Shimon is the central author of the Zohar. The point is that certain practical halacha in the Zohar, is only practiced by the Sefardim. Because those passages were added in Spain.May 6, 2021 9:26 am at 9:26 am #1971458Yid92Participant
@it is time for truth
virtually all the gedolai yisrael hold that the zohar is from the rashbi, including the arizal, the gra and his talmidim, the baal shem tov and his talmidim. the ramchal and his talmidim. and many many others.May 6, 2021 9:26 am at 9:26 am #1971459Yid92Participant
also, if u know where the yaavetz talks about it i definitely would like to see it. please lmkMay 6, 2021 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #1971511
The Magen Avraham SA, O’CH 25,11 says, on the sfard custom of putting tefilin on the hand sitting down from the Radvas, that halacha trumps kabala, so it should be done standing at least the brocho.May 6, 2021 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #1971513
Authorship meant something completely different to the luminaries of yore. And still, the only one (To my little knowledge.) that puts Reb Shimon as the author of the Zohar is the G”RA. If you have a good source on the Ba’al Shem and the origins of the Zohar, I would absolutely love to hear about it!
The yaavetz wrote a whole treatise on this very topic. Mitpachat Sofrim. Though I do not agree with how his conclusions are commonly quoted.May 6, 2021 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1971574
A talmid of the talmid of the GRA (Rav Menachem Mendel of Shakelav) Rav Yitzchak Eisick Chaver in his sefer Pischei Sheorim explains the kabalistic terminologies in simple lashon hakadesh.May 6, 2021 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #1971576
Look at chabad web site to see a discussion about who wrote the Zohar under the heading The Zohar’s Mysterious Origins by searching for Zohar.May 7, 2021 11:04 am at 11:04 am #1971821
Dear Reb Eliezer,
I’ve see it. It does not add any merits to the antiquity of the Zohar. It is clear that the author of the Zohar had the Talmud in book form. The best question is what were the principle sources.
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