What is the Zohar?

The Jewish Story

What is the Zohar?

September 3, 2022

Another one of Rav Mike's live favorites! The author of the Zohar is traditionally said to be R' Shimon Bar Yochai, but since its first appearance in the hands of R' Moshe DeLeon in 13th century Spain its origin has been in dispute. The Zohar has been a source of spiritual strength in the Jewish Story for more than a millennia, which is far more importance than its role as a source of controversy.

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