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Glossary of Kabbalah and Chassidut – Letter “D”

And Other Hebrew Words from the Website

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Da’at (“Knowledge”):
1. Da?at is the third and last conscious power of intellect in Creation, counted as one of the ten sefirot when keter, the superconscious, is not counted.
 
2. the unifying force within the ten sefirot
For further explanation see: The Divine Emanations–Da’at.
Dalet:
Dalet is the 4th of the Hebrew alphabet.
For further explanation see Alef-Beit Significances
Also see: The Mystical Significance of the Hebrew Letters (including an image and audio pronunciation of each letter).
 
Deveikut: (“clinging”):
Deveikut is a state of union wherein two parties lose awareness of themselves as separate entities and experience themselves as one undifferentiated essence. Deveikut may occur both between the soul and G-d, as it is written, “and you who cling unto G-d your G-d?” (Deuteronomy 4:4) and between husband and wife, as it is written, “?and cling unto his wife” (Genesis 2:24).
 
Din (“judgement”):
1. a synonym for gevurah.
2. (pl. dinim, “judgements”) a manifestation of this attribute.
3. a synonym for kal vechomer.
 
Dinim (“judgements”):
plural of din (second sense).
 
Divinity:
The highest of the three dimensions in which everything exists, as taught by the Ba’al Shem Tov. Also see Souls and Worlds.

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