The Meaning Of Kabbalistic Books, Part 5

laitman_933Who Wrote the Torah?

Question: Who wrote the Torah? Is it true that Moses wrote it?

Answer: Moses did not write it. It was written by people in the days of Moses and Joshua. It ends like this: a description of Moses’s death and entering the Land of Israel.

Question: So Moses kind of dictated the Torah to people? Or he taught them and from their attainment they later wrote it? In principle, even Kabbalists attribute the authorship of this book to Moses.

Answer: The point is not the authorship. The fact is that a person who is writing the Torah is experiencing these states and describing them with the corresponding letters. Therefore, the people who wrote the Torah in the time of Moses and Joshua depicted the states they experienced in the form of such signs.

Question: Similar to The Book of Zohar that was written by the ten disciples of Rabbi Shimon, the Torah was also written in that way?

Answer: The fact that the method of the Torah was to be implemented in a group is undoubted because it comes from the very nature of creation. When not fewer than ten different, disparate egoistic desires begin to conjugate above their egoism, only then can they describe their above-egoistic state, called spiritual, in the correct letter designations.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/18/18

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The Meaning Of Kabbalistic Books, Part 4
The Meaning Of Kabbalistic Books, Part 3
The Meaning Of Kabbalistic Books, Part 2

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