tzimtzum

Alternative Spellings

tsimtsum

Definitions

  • the theory of creation, in Lurianic Kabbalah, that G-d withdrew Himself to enable the creation of the universe

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

צמצום tzimtzum 'contraction'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

None

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.