n. "The infinite unknowable God; the One who cannot be comprehended by the human mind, according to kabbalistic theory." (JPS)
"I've been looking further into Judaism lately, and I'm still a little stumped on the concept of Ein Sof. What is it? The formless version of God? Is it safe to say that Ein Sof is a way of articulating God's essence as opposed to God's characteristics?" (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
אֵין סוֹף '(there is) no end'
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
"The 10 Divine emanations (sefirot) issue forth from the Ein Sof." (JPS)
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