If we consider the latter, then, since a golem is the handiwork of tzadikim, perhaps we can include it as part of 'the Children of Israel.' Because the works of the hands of the tzadikim are like their very own offspring.
Obviously, if robots are Jewish, they should be recognized according to patrilineal descent, since the ones referred to are the handiwork of male tzadikim, and "the handiwork of tzadikim are like their offspring."
Describing the ancient mosaic floors, he said, "on one of the flooring tiles in the shape of a hexagon, when you tap it there's an empty space (below it); this is described in ancient sources as the 'well of spirits,' a place where there are the spirits of tzadikim
(righteous people - ed.)."
Both generally assumed that an ordinary Hasid could not fully comprehend, let alone, imitate the hasidic elite--the tzadikim
. The tzadik was on close terms with God and His will; hence he did not have to comply with traditional commandments or religious law, while his hasidim had just to believe in his redeeming power and cling to him in full trust.
these are classic stories from Chazal, of Tzadikim
, of combined Yiddish-Hebrew traditions.
(7.) Isaac Leeser, Sidur Sifte Tzadikim
: The Form of Prayers According to the Custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, 6 vols.
They cannot ascend by themselves--a poultice cannot untie itself--and they wait for one of the Tzadikim
[righteous men] who will bring them their tikkun ["reclamation"--purification].
on the contrary, we are to admonish them for their deed," as we read in Or'cho't Tzadikim
, Sha'ar Ha'a'nee'vut.
A supposedly ignorant young bridegroom turns out to be a modest tzadik nistar (hidden pious one) which Wineman's commentary links to the lamed vav tzadikim
, the 36 righteous ones of the earth, while his bride turns out to be a celestial bride, the equivalent of the Shekhinah.