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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.
Moltmann does indeed describe himself as a panentheist, I believe, and his use of the Kabbalistic creation idea of zimzum is really fascinating.
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.
One important idea he draws upon is the Jewish Kabbalistic doctrine of creation known as zimzum.
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  of the United States.