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In the Stone edition of the Chumash, the notes quote Ramban
" The work of Creation is a deep mystery that can be comprehended only through the the tradition transmitted by God to Moses, and those who are privileged to be entrusted with this hidden knowledge are not permitted to reveal it".
Is there still a tradition of hidden knowledge passed on down through the ages...among Rabis? Or? I am interested in anything that you can reveal about it.
According to Maimonides' aka the Rambam's "Guide for the Perplexed," there are many elements of philosophy and mysticism in Judaism that are difficult for most people to comprehend. That is why this esoteric knowledge, as imparted in the Kabbalah, should not be passed on to others before they have the proper training in the Law, or Torah, since otherwise they are likely to misinterpret the knowledge and arrive at erroneous conclusions. Jewish mysticism itself should be used as a means of a more profound understanding of the Law only after one has acquired sufficient basic knowledge of Judaism, and should never be used as a substitute for the Law. Even then, Jewish mysticism is not meant for everyone's consumption, is not regarded as equivalent to the Torah or the Talmud in authority, and is not studied by all Orthodox Jews.