The Aramaic Language of the Zohar

Resources for studying Kabbalah in the original language



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, is working on a practical dictionary of the Aramaic language of the Zohar and other resources for students, with the support of Justin Jaron Lewis, University of Manitoba. (Shim'on Bar Yohai is the legendary author of the Zohar.)

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. In Spanish. Estoy estudiando el Zohar ha Qadosh, hace varios años, muy difícil, para hacerse en forma autodidacta, e Internet, visitando webs autorizadas, de sabios Judios, que tienen el mismo interés que un servidor. Tengo el Zohar en arame, directo sin traducción ni al ingles, ni al español, lo cual es un reto muy difícil de hacer. He encontrado esta web, este blog, y me siento afortunado de haber lo encontrado.


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