Originally posted on The Nut Garden:
Here is an interesting blog post. It makes mention of a Mekubal who lived in my little neighborhood of Toronto approximately one hundred years ago before establishing himself in Montreal. He translated much of the Zohar from Aramaic into Hebrew and was a champion of Jewish education [My people are gone into captivity, for lack of knowledge (Isaiah 5:13), cf. BT Shabbat 119b]. “The good of the community of Israel will arise through the study of the Zohar. We cannot say that that [salvation] depends upon [the study of the Zohar by] the great ones of the generation alone. For there will yet come a new revelation [of the Zohar] to masses of Israel… who will taste of the Tree of Life” (Zohar Torah, Montreal 1927 quoted in Ira Robinson see comment below for citation).
In the later part of 1905, Rav Rosenberg published Sha’arei Zohar Torah (Warsaw), where…
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