And Other Hebrew Words from the Site
- 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"):
- A 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'Atzilut—Reisha d'lo Ityada.
Resha'im (plural of rasha):
- 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.