n. The theory of creation, in Lurianic Kabbalah, that G-d withdrew Himself to enable the creation of the universe.
"In the shiyur today, we learned that the Gra (Rabbi Elijah of Vilna) understands that tzimtzum is to be understood literally."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
צמצום tzimtzum 'contraction'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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