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Yetzirah; World of Formation, The

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Yetzirah; World of Formation, The: (Kabbalistic term; lit. “formation”); the third of the four spiritual worlds, the realm of spiritual existence in which the limited nature of the created beings takes on form and definition; the abode of the lower classes of angelic beings and of the souls of ordinary Jews
We shall now examine in detail the different stages of the chain order of creation once Tzimtzum had created the vacuum within which finite creation could come about. In order to describe these stages and draw their comprehension closer to our understandi...
Prior to Creation, there was only the infinite revelation of G-d.
Prior to Creation, there was only the infinite revelation of G-d
The characteristics of the world of Yetzira are beyond the limitations of physical space.
The characteristics of the world of Yetzira are beyond the limitations of physical space.
Briah – darkness, Yetzirah – light
The ethereal nature of the primal “Yesh” of Briah renders it a world that is Bittul to Ohr, and thus, paradoxically, a world of “darkness”. The world of Yetzira, on the other hand, emerges as a world of reduced Ohr and more palpable Yesh and is thus perce...
Introduction to the nature of angels
Introduction to the nature of angels
Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 13
The second section of prayer is called Pesukei D’zimra, or Verses of Song, primarily comprised of Psalms praising G-d in creation. We begin with the blessing of Baruch She’amar describing how G-d created the world through speech and the attribute of kings...
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