VIDEO: THE SOUL OF LIFE: Episode 1 (1:1): What is the Image of God?

THE SOUL OF LIFE, 1st Gate, Chapter 1


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2 thoughts on “VIDEO: THE SOUL OF LIFE: Episode 1 (1:1): What is the Image of God?

  1. Can one interpret the meaning as “Let Us create Man in Our IMAGINATION…”? that is, the Universe and all within it, including Man, are merely the imaginings of the Holy One, Blessed be He, who sustains everything (from moment to moment) by His mind’s word — sheh ha-Kol n’h’yeh b’Dvaro.

    1. A fascinating premise. However, in what way then is man singled out as being “in God’s image,” while this phrase is not used regarding anything else in Creation?

      Interestingly, the Kabbalists speak of the whole universe as “the Great Man” (“haAdam haGadol”), as mentioned in Ezekiel’s vision of the Chariot, such that Man is a microcosm of the Universe, and every aspect of Man corresponds to some aspects of the universe. Therefore, man is linked with the universe, and his behavior directly impacts the integrity of the Universe.

      This will be a very strong theme of Nefesh haChayim, so stay tuned…

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