The Aramaic Language of the Zohar

Resources for studying Kabbalah in the original language


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This website is part of a larger project to help people with little or no background in Aramaic or Hebrew learn to read the Zohar in the original.

Aramaic is an ancient Near Eastern language, closely related to Hebrew and Arabic. It is used in parts of the Bible and was the spoken language of Jesus of Nazareth. Some well-known Jewish prayers such as the Kaddish are in Aramaic. And, it is the major language of Kabbalah, especially of the Zohar, the fascinating book at the heart of this mystical tradition.

The site is a work in progress and we welcome all questions and suggestions.

Judy Barrett

Justin Jaron Lewis




Author: baryohai

Judy Barrett, independent scholar, and Justin Jaron Lewis, University of Manitoba, are working on a beginner's textbook and a practical dictionary of the Aramaic language of the Zohar.

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