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Azriel of Girona
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(1160–1238) was a significant writer of the first generation of Kabbalists in Girona. He probably was a disciple of Isaac, and with Rabbi Ezra he founded a new center in Catalonia. Many of his ideas influenced the Zohar and hence the Kabbalah as a whole. He wrote a commentary on the traditional prayers, in which he identifies the hidden divine power within every word and letter; a commentary on the Haggadah, which was a major step in presenting a hidden kabbalistic meaning in talmudic sayings; a commentary on the ancient Sefer Yetzirah and many other treatises. He combi…

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Dan, Joseph, “Azriel of Girona”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_01377>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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