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The Ten Sefirot: Yesod




Yesod is the channel through which Tiferet strives to unite with the Shekhinah and pass on the creative and benevolent divine forces.

Human Imagery (Primordial Man)

  • This Sefirah is symbolized as the male phallus, sanctified through the covenant of circumcision.

Biblical Figures

  • Joseph

Names of God

  • El Hay or Elohim Hayyim (The Living God), Eternal Life.
  • El Shaddai (God Almighty).
  • Adon (Master).
  • The point at the bottom tip of the Vav in the Tetragrammaton

Other Symbols and Images

  • The Tree of Life.
  • The Source of Living Waters.
  • The Righteous One.
  • Good
  • Peace
  • Covenant, rainbow.
  • Sign.
  • Statute (Hoq), commandment (mitzvah).
  • Remembrance.
  • The Holy Mountain, the good mountain, Mount Zion.
  • Redeemer, Redemption
  • "This" (masc.).
  • Oath.
  • Lower Hesed.

Sources: Prof. Eliezer Segal