Thursday, November 7, 2013

Does Reb Shimon Ben Yochai Agree With The Zohar ?

Daf Hashavua (part 1)
Shkalim 16b

How were the Luchos written?
R. Chanina ben Gamliel says 5 dibros on each Luach (5+5) 

The Rabonan says 10 on each Luach (10 +10)

R. Shimon bar Yochai says 20 on each Luach (20+20).  
10 in the front & 10 in the back of each Luach. 

R. Simai says 40  on each Luach
(40+40) 10 dibros on all 4 sides of each Luach.

Had this been a  Machlokes in Halacha, we woud definitely  not pasken like Reb Chanina ben Gamliel  who said it had 5 dibros on each Luach. (daas yochid)

It is interesting that all pictures and Luchos in Shuls  depict
5 dibros on each Luach.

The Zohar* also holds, like Reb Chanina Ben Gamliel. that it  had  5 dibros
on each Luach.(5+5)

It seems , the Zohar disagrees with R.Shimon bar Yochai,
who said it had 10 dibros on both sides. (20+20)

*Parshas Yisro, Rashi Shir Hashirim # 4:5

For A detailed discussion if Reb Shimon Ben Yochai wrote the Zohar Click HERE

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