Soul Functions (The practical Qabalah and Tree of Life)

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ISBN 0-826605-29-X. [15][Buy at Amazon: ish/] [SchJ61] Schneerson, Yosef Yitzchak (trans); Posner, Zalman I. (trans). It is so interfused with religion that it is itself religion. Even in very early times Palestinian as well as Alexandrian theology recognized the two attributes of God, "middat hadin," the attribute of justice, and "middat ha-raḥamim," the attribute of mercy (Sifre, Deut. 27; Philo, "De Opificiis Mundi," 60); and so is the contrast between justice and mercy a fundamental doctrine of the Cabala.

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