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The Ten Sefirot:
Din, Gevurah


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Translation

Judgment, Might, Power

Description

This Sefirah represents the fearsome powers of divine punishment and wrath in the world.

This power is needed to maintain control over the universe.

However the destructive forces necessary to keep order and exact punishment also contain the seeds of demonic Evil: the "Other Side" (Sitra Ahra).

Human Imagery (Primordial Man)

  • Left arm

Biblical Figures

  • Isaac

Names of God

  • Elohim

Colour

  • Red.

Other Symbols and Images

  • The Heavenly Court.
  • North.
  • Fear (of Isaac; see Genesis 31:53).
  • Great fire; consuming fire.
  • The severe attribute of justice.
  • Gold.
  • Bread, salt, wine, meat.
  • Serpent.
  • Darkness, night, cloud, mist.
  • The bronze altar.

Sources: Prof. Eliezer Segal

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