Can you tell me about Hebrew tradition?
The Hebrew tradition is not about the Hebrew language only, but also some traditional and Biblical tales. The Hebrew Traditions is also related to the sacred book Zohar and numerous collections of Kabbalistic texts such as Sefer Yetzirah (= the Book of Formation) that is claimed to originate to Abraham himself. Of these, Zohar and Sefer Yetzirah are the only books of Scripture that have kept their shape. Usually the knowledge of Kabbalah is transferred inside the family - from father to son.
Followers of Kabbalah, a branch of Jewish mysticism, explore hidden meanings in the Torah – the first five books of the Old Testament – in order to achieve a more spiritual relationship with God. Making use of diagrams, symbols, and numerology, Kabbalah is highly complex, esoteric system. It was originally an oral tradition but around the 13th century it appeared in literature, of which the Zohar, or Book of Splendor, is considered the most significant work. (Signs and Symbols, 2008; Laitman, Michael 2005 and 2006)
Kabbalah, also spelled Kabala or Qabbālâ (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה literally "receiving"), is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. The tradition teaches us that Moses wrote his legacy and scripture into a form which only few can read. Kabbalah is a way to study and seek this understanding of the hidden language of symbolism. Finally, I give a taste of this hidden language. We shall concentrate to Hebrew word for Truth, which is EMeTH.
EMeTH = E + M + (e only a vowel) + TH,
these letters actually means: E is aleph that is an Ox, M is mem that is water, and TH is Tau that is cross. At this word, the key for understanding is the letter mem. Water (= just like Father, whose Egyptian hieroglyph is Feather) is the uniting power of Cosmos. There are two types of water: the primeval water and the living water. Because of this, we shall think water as double. Therefore we shall have:
EMeTH = EM + MeTH.
The first word EM means simply "mother". Now the last vowel "e" that is aleph, can be pronounced as "a". Then we have MaTH that is word e.g. for "men". If we pronounce the vowel as u, there are MuTH that is "death". Then we have conclusion: Water unites the feminine and masculine sides of the All (= God, Holy Spirit etc.). The primeval water gives birth to everything there is (= Life itself), but it must die, so the masculine power can rule our mind once again. When the animal side of a man is dead, there will be the only thing left - the truth. Then again Truth is Mother-Father, but now Mother has transformed into a virgin and thus the Son has born. Now there is Father-Son, the two-times masculine power. As together they form the Holy Spirit (= the All), which is the third masculine power. To get a better understanding of this symbolic story, please study the language of symbolism here in the House of Truth.