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Binah

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Understanding, Discernment

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Binah refers to the analytic, distinguishing aspects of God's thought.

It is the uppermost feminine element in the Godhead, and is symbolized as the mother of the Shekhinah. Many of the symbols associated with Binah are therefore identicalto those of the Shekhinah.

Having received the seed from Hokhmah, Binah conceived and gave birth to the seven lower Sefirot.

There are fifty "Gates of Understanding."

Human ImageryHuman Imagery (Primordial Man)

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