Glossary of Kabbalah and Chassidut – Letter “R”

And Other Hebrew Words from the Site

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 R

Rachamim (mercy):
Rachamim is the spiritual state associated with the sefirah of tiferet.
For further explanation see: The Powers of the Soul–Rachamim.
 
Rambam (“Maimonides”).
Rambam is an acronym for “Rabbi Moses ben Maimon” (1135-1204). He was a famous 12th century scholar, philosopher and physician, best known for his 14 part compendium of Jewish law–Mishnah Torah.
Ramban (“Nachmanides”):
Ramban is an acronym for “Rabbi Moses ben Nachman,” famous scholar and philosopher (1194-1270).
Rasha (“Wicked person”):
rasha is a one who succumbs to his urge to do evil and commits a sin. He retains this status until he does teshuvah, at which point he becomes a ba’al teshuvah.
 
Ratzon (“Will”):
Ratzon is the spiritual state associated with the lowest of the three heads of Keter.
For further explanation see: The Powers of the Soul–Ratzon.
Rebbe (“My teacher”):
1. A Rebbe is a leader of a Chassidic group, often identified by the city where the branch of Chassidut which he heads originated.
2. Rebbe is a term used to describe  or address a teacher of Torah.
 
Reisha d’Arich (“the head of Arich [Anpin]” [Aramaic]):
Reisha d’Arich is the lowest of the three “heads” of keter, synonymous with the partzuf of Arich Anpin. In psychological terms, super-conscious will.
For further explanation see: Keter d’Atzilut–Reisha d’Arich.
 
Reisha d’Ayin (“the head of nothingness” [Aramaic]):
Reisha d’Ayin is the middle of the three “heads” of keter, related to the emotions of the partzuf of Atik Yomin. In psychological terms, super-conscious pleasure.
For further explanation see: Keter d’Atzilut–Reisha d’Ayin.
 
Reisha d’lo Ityada ([Aramaic]):
Reisha d’lo Ityada is the highest of the three “heads” of keter, related to the keter and intellect of the partzuf of Atik Yomin. In psychological terms, super-conscious belief in G-d.
For further explanation see: Keter d’AtzilutReisha d’lo Ityada.

Resha’im (plural of rasha):

Reish:
Reish is the 20th letter 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).
Rela Shearim (“231 Gates”):
Rela Shearim are the 231 possible two (non-identical) letter combinations generated by the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
For further explanation see: “Ten Stages of G-d’s Infinite Light–Kadmon.”
Reshimu (“Impression”):
Reshimu is the residual impression of the infinite Divine light that G-d “withdrew” from Creation through the process of tzimtzum.
For further explanation see: Sod HaTzimtzum.
Rosh Chodesh (“Head of the Month”):
Rosh Chodesh is the first day of the Jewish month, a day of celebration.
For further explanation see: Living with the Times.
Rosh HaShanah (“Head of the Year”):
Rosh HaShana is the Jewish New Year commemorating the creation of the universe; a universal day of judgment.
For further explanation see: Living with the Times–Tishrei.
Ruach (“Spirit”):
Ruach is the second of the five levels of soul, associated with the vitality of one’s emotional life. See soul.

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