Habad: The Hasidism of R. Shneur Zalman of Lyady

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Glossary
Expressions are defined in accordance with the way they are used in this study.
Adam ṓadmon. "Primordial Man," the initial configuration of divine light after the tsimtsum (q.v.)
Aggadah (pl. aggadot). S.v. Midrash
Ahavah Rabah. The "great love" sometimes bestowed by God as a gift for Service
Ahavat 'Olam. Love generated by contemplation
˓AṒudim. The original, undifferentiated ("bound-together") lights of Adam Kadmon (q.v.)
˓Amidah. Lit. "standing"; the principal prayer of the liturgy, consisting on weekdays of nineteen blessings recited silently while standing
Amoraim. Rabbinic teachers of the Gemara (q.v.) who succeeded the Tannaim (q.v.)
Arikh (Anpin). The lower of the two aspects of Keter (q.v.), corresponding to the faculty of will
˓Aśiyah, (˓Olam ha-). The lowest of the four supernal worlds
˓AtiṒ (Yomin). The higher of the two aspects of Keter (q.v.), corresponding to the faculty of pleasure
Atsilut. The highest of the four supernal worlds, each of which is comprised of a complete series of ten sefirot (s.v. Sefirah)
˓Atsmut. (1) The Godhead; (2) divine "substance"; that is, lights or emanations contained and channeled by kelim (q.v.)
Ayin. The divine "Nothingness," the unrevealed essence of God, so called because it is unknowable and therefore, from man's perspective, virtually nonexistent

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Transliteration and Spelling xi
  • 1 - Teachers and Teachings 1
  • 2 - Man in God's World 58
  • 3 - Ethical Ways and Means 110
  • 4 - Torah and Commandments 137
  • 5 - Love and Fear 178
  • 6 - Conclusions 195
  • Excursuses 203
  • Notes 221
  • Glossary 289
  • Selected Bibliography 295
  • Index 301
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