Jewish Mysticism

Jewish Mysticism

Jewish and Mysticism

In Islam, there are several books which are references for Muslims to study spiritual issues, mysticism discussion, studies to reach the level of our human beings, studies that can convey Muslims to the recognition of true life, true soul, true self-form, true world, true sky, etc.

Studies known as spiritual studies, Sufism, Irfan, macrifat studies, essence studies, studies of Mecca, evening studies, studies of self-reliance, studies of Al-mir’ah Al-hakikah Al-‘ainiyah and others.

In the Ahlu Sunnah circles there are several books with studies like this, such as the book Ath-thawashin by Al-hallaj, Ihya ‘Ullumudin by Al-ghazhali, Futuhat Al-makiyah and Fushush Al-hikam by Ibn’ Arabi, Fath Al-ghaib and Fath  Ar-rabbani by Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Al-jailani and others.

In the Shiite circles of Imamiyah, there are books such as Nahjul Balaghah which are based on ‘Ali’s son-in-law of the Messenger of Allah, there is the Shahifah As-sajadiyah which is based on Ali Zainal ‘Abidin great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, Raudhah Al-kafi by Al-kulayni, Hikmah Al-muta’  aliyah by Mulla Sadra and others.

Is there anything in Jewish studies of books and studies that examine the issue of mysticism or better known as the study of Sufism or irfan ?  The answer: There is a Study of Kabbalah and the book is the Zohar.

 

Jews, Zohar, and Mysticism

The Book of Zohar in the Jewish tradition is a collection of comments on the Torah, the contents of these comments discuss the secrets contained in the Torah, studies to explore the secrets contained in the Torah are commonly known as Kabbalah, and their reviewers  commonly known as Kabbalist.

 

Who is this Book of Zohar for?

The Book of Zohar is intended for people who are truly ready to take a spiritual journey, to travel “to” the original source of their souls, to travel to the peak of sensation, the peak of correction, the peak of perception and to arrive at the “highest reality”  .

 

Who is the author of the Book of Zohar?

The book of Zohar was written by Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai, also known as Rashbi, he related that when he was being invited with his son Rabbi Aba, they had come to the Prophet Elijah / Eliyah, then taught them the contents of the Torah.

He was born and grew up in the region of Galilei, a mountain which is north of Israel now, during his life in Galilee was really hard, where the king of Rome often persecuted the Jews and then apply the law that really made their lives  are in trouble.

Then he and his son fled from Galilee and hid in a cave called the Cave of Peqi’in, located in the north of Israel and hid there for 13 (thirteen) years.

Now when they were in hiding in the cave they were both visited by the Prophet Elijah / Eliyah, who then taught the Torah to them.

After 13 (thirteen) years living in hiding, word got out that the Roman king who at the time of his life was notoriously cruel had died.

He left the historic cave and then had 9 (students), then he and his nine students lived in a cave called the Meron cave, which became known as The Idra Raba (Great Assembly).

It was there and with the help of the nine students then the book of Zohar was written, and then became the most important reference book in the study of the Kabbalah.

 

Fill in the Book of Zohar

Volume One, consisting of 250 studies divided into several sections, namely:

  1.  Intoduction to the Zohar, starting from Study 1a to 14b,
  2.  Bereshit, from studies 15a to 59a,
  3.  Noach, starting from study 59b to 76b,
  4.  Lechas, from studies 76b to 96b,
  5.  Vayera, from studies 97a to 120a,
  6.  Chayei Sara, starting from study 120b, up to 133b,
  7.  Toldot, starting from study 133b, up to 146a,
  8.  Vayetzei, from studies 146a to 165a,
  9.  Vayishlach, from studies 165a to 178b,
  10.  Vayeshev, from studies 178b to 192b,
  11.  Miketz, starting from study 192b, up to 204b,
  12.  Vayigash, starting from study 204b, up to 211a,
  13.  Vayechi, starting from study 211a to 250b.

The second volume contains 268 studies divided into;

  1.  Shemot, starting from Study 2a to 22a,
  2.  Vaera, from studies 22a to 32a,
  3.  Bo, starting from Study 32b to 43b,
  4.  Beshalach, from studies 44a to 61a,
  5.  Haman, from studies 61a to 67a,
  6.  Jethro, from studies 67a to 94a,
  7.  Mishpatim, starting from study 94a to 126a,
  8.  At home, from studies 126a to 179a,
  9.  Tetzaveh, starting from study 179b to 187b,
  10.  Ki Tisa, starting from study 187b to 194b,
  11.  Vayakhel, starting from study 194b to 220a,
  12.  Pekudei, starting from study 220a to 268b.

The third volume contains 300 studies, which are divided into;

  1.  Vayikra, starting from Study 2a to 26a,
  2.  Tzav, from studies 26a to 35b,
  3.  Shmini, from studies 35b to 42a,
  4.  Tazria, from studies 42a to 52a,
  5.  Metzora, starting from Study 52b to 56a,
  6.  Achrei Mot, starting from study 56a to 80b,
  7.  Kedoshim, starting from Study 80b to Study 88a,
  8.  Emor, starting from study 88a to 107b,
  9.  Behar, starting from study 107b to 112a,
  10.  Bechukotai, from studies 112a to 115b,
  11.  Bamidbar, starting from study 116a to 120a,
  12.  Nasso, starting from studies 120a to 147b,
  13.  Beha’alotcha, starting from the study 147b to 156a,
  14.  Sh’lach, starting from study 156a to 175b,
  15.  Korach, from studies 175b to 179a,
  16.  Chukat, from studies 179a to 184a,
  17.  Balak, starting from study 184a to 212a,
  18.  Pinchas, starting from study 212a to 259b,
  19.  Matot, containing further studies of 259b,
  20.  Devarim, contains study 260a,
  21.  Vaetchanan, from study 260b, to 271a,
  22.  Eikev, starting from study 271a to 274b,
  23.  Shoftim, starting from study 274b to 276a,
  24.  Ki Teitzei, starting from study 276a to 283b,
  25.  Vayeilech, starting from study 283b to 286b,
  26.  Ha’Azinu, starting from study 286b to 288a,
  27.  Haidra Zuta Kadisha starts from the 288a study to 300a.

 

Conclusion

When in Islam there are several books that are used as references by Muslims to study spiritual issues, mysticism discussion, studies to reach the level of our being, studies that can convey Muslims to the recognition of true life, true soul, true self-form, true world, true sky and so on.  other.

Studies known as Sufism studies, irfan, macrifat studies, essence studies, studies of Mecca, evening studies, studies of self-reliance, studies of Al-mir’ah Al-hakikah Al-‘ainiyah and others.

In the Islam Ahlu Sunnah circles there are several books with studies like this, such as the book Ath-thawashin by Al-hallaj, Ihya ‘Ullumudin by Al-ghazhali, Futuhat Al-makiyah and Fushush Al-hikam by Ibn’ Arabi, Fath Al-ghaib and Fath  Ar-rabbani by Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Al-jailani and others.

In the Shiite circles of Imamiyah, there are books such as Nahjul Balaghah which are based on ‘Ali’s son-in-law of the Messenger of Allah, there is the Shahifah As-sajadiyah which is based on’ Ali Zainal ‘Abidin great-grandson of the Prophet, Raudhah Al-kafi by Al-kulayni, Hikmah Al-muta’  aliyah by Mulla Sadra and others.

So in the Jewish community this Zohar book is used as a reference in studying the science of irfan or Sufism or mysticism, which examines the journey “to” the original source of their souls, to travel to the peak of sensation, peak of correction, peak of perception and to arrive at “reality  the highest “. 

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