16 08, 2017

What do scholars say about the Zohar?

By |2017-08-16T04:50:11-07:00August 16th, 2017|Thoughts|

  Many rabbis, even those who do not claim to be mystics, are convinced that the Zohar is a holy book and quote from it in their sermons. They think that the Zohar was composed by Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai around the year 130 CE. However, scholars recognize that Moses d’ Leon, a Spaniard living [...]

17 06, 2015

What is the Zohar?

By |2015-06-17T08:47:20-07:00June 17th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                              What is the Zohar?   Many rabbis try to show that some Zohar notions are reasonable by ignoring the vast majority of the book and by mistranslations. They insist that the Zohar was composed by Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai around the year 130 CE. However, scholars recognize that Moses d’ Leon, a Spaniard [...]

14 12, 2014

Is the Zohar a holy ancient book?

By |2014-12-14T06:19:17-07:00December 14th, 2014|Thoughts|

  Many mystics insist that the Zohar, the most famous book on Jewish mysticism, was composed by Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai around the year 130 CE. However, there are rabbis and scholars who recognize that Moses d' Leon, a Spaniard living in Granada, wrote it around 1286, that parts of the book were added by others [...]