The Zohar

    Main Topics from Scholem, Major Trends Lecture #6

    Reasons for the Zohar's Popularity

    in comparison with ecstatic or systematic schools of Kabblah

    The Zohar's doctrines as "Theosophy"

    Redirection of focus from Chariot to Sefirot

    Kabbalistic "symbol" vs.philosophical allegory

    Relationship between the Ein-Sof and the Sefirot

    The Zohar's hermeneutical system

    The Zohar's view of the Ten Sefirot

    New Interpretation of "Creatio ex Nihilo"


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