Definitions

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  • n. The self-imposed "withdrawal" of a part of God to enable the creation of the universe, as described by Luria.

Etymologies

From Hebrew צימצום \ צִמְצוּם (tzimtzúm, "contraction"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Moltmann does indeed describe himself as a panentheist, I believe, and his use of the Kabbalistic creation idea of zimzum is really fascinating.

    Atheists and Pantheists and Panentheists - Oh My!

  • And of course, another alternative is to regard our universe as formed, as it were, in the womb of God using the imagery popularized in recent times by Jürgen Moltmann, that of the Kabbalistic concept of zimzum or tzimtzum, so that our universe may indeed be evolving, but may be within the matrix of a larger divine reality.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • One important idea he draws upon is the Jewish Kabbalistic doctrine of creation known as zimzum.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Rather than focus on the second-order effect - the consequences of Iran's possible acquisition of nuclear weapons - Israeli analysts should consider the primary issue, namely the strategic zimzum [2] of the United States.

    Asia Times Online

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  • Wiki thinks this is a variant of Tzimtzum (צמצו�? )
    Is it so??

    June 29, 2007