These core sources on Evolutionary Kabbalah, a termed coined by Marc Gafni, were translated and published in a source book as the basis of the dialogues between Andrew Cohen and Marc Gafni in December of 2005. Marc Gafni gave teachings on these sources in Israel between December 2005 and April 2006. These sources and others form the core of an upcoming, cutting edge book by Marc Gafni on the Evolutionary Kabbalah and its implications for Evolutionary Spirituality.

 

1. ืกืคืจ ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืคืจืง ื›ื•(ื™ื–) ืึถืช ื™ึฐื”ึนื•ึธื” ื”ึถืึฑืžึทืจึฐืชึธึผ ื”ึทื™ึผื•ึนื ืœึดื”ึฐื™ื•ึนืช ืœึฐืšึธ ืœึตืืœึนื”ึดื™ื ื•ึฐืœึธืœึถื›ึถืช ื‘ึดึผื“ึฐืจึธื›ึธื™ื• ื•ึฐืœึดืฉึฐืืžึนืจ ื—ึปืงึธึผื™ื• ื•ึผืžึดืฆึฐื•ึนืชึธื™ื• ื•ึผืžึดืฉึฐืืคึธึผื˜ึธื™ื• ื•ึฐืœึดืฉึฐืืžึนืขึท ื‘ึฐึผืงึนืœื•ึน: (ื™ื—) ื•ึทื™ื”ึนื•ึธื” ื”ึถืึฑืžึดื™ืจึฐืšึธ ื”ึทื™ึผื•ึนื ืœึดื”ึฐื™ื•ึนืช ืœื•ึน ืœึฐืขึทื ืกึฐื’ึปืœึธึผื” ื›ึทึผืึฒืฉึถืืจ ื“ึดึผื‘ึถึผืจ ืœึธืšึฐ ื•ึฐืœึดืฉึฐืืžึนืจ ื›ึธึผืœ ืžึดืฆึฐื•ึนืชึธื™ื•:

 

1. Deuteronomy 26:17-18
This day you have avowed the Lord to be your God, promising to go in His ways and to obey His rules and comm andments, and to hearken to His voice. And this day the Lord has avowed you to be His very own people, as He has promised you, and to obey His comm andments.

 

2. ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช ื“ืฃ ื– ืข”ื
ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ืžืฉื•ื ืจื‘ื™ ื™ื•ืกื™ ืžื ื™ืŸ ืฉื”ืงื“ื•ืฉ ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ืžืชืคืœืœ ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ื”ื‘ื™ืื•ืชื™ื ืืœ ื”ืจ ืงื“ืฉื™ ื•ืฉืžื—ืชื™ื ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ืชืคืœืชื™ ืชืคืœืชื ืœื ื ืืžืจ ืืœื ืชืคืœืชื™ ืžื›ืืŸ ืฉื”ืงื“ื•ืฉ ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ืžืชืคืœืœ ืžืื™ ืžืฆืœื™ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ื–ื•ื˜ืจื ื‘ืจ ื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื” ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ื™ื”ื™ ืจืฆื•ืŸ ืžืœืคื ื™ ืฉื™ื›ื‘ืฉื• ืจื—ืžื™ ืืช ื›ืขืกื™ ื•ื™ื’ื•ืœื• ืจื—ืžื™ ืขืœ ืžื“ื•ืชื™ ื•ืืชื ื”ื’ ืขื ื‘ื ื™ ื‘ืžื“ืช ืจื—ืžื™ื ื•ืื›ื ืก ืœื”ื ืœืคื ื™ื ืžืฉื•ืจืช ื”ื“ื™ืŸืชื ื™ื ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื™ืฉืžืขืืœ ื‘ืŸ ืืœื™ืฉืข ืคืขื ืื—ืช ื ื›ื ืกืชื™ ืœื”ืงื˜ื™ืจ ืงื˜ื•ืจืช ืœืคื ื™ ื•ืœืคื ื™ื ื•ืจืื™ืชื™ ืื›ืชืจื™ืืœ ื™ื” ื”’ ืฆื‘ืื•ืช ืฉื”ื•ื ื™ื•ืฉื‘ ืขืœ ื›ืกื ืจื ื•ื ืฉื ื•ืืžืจ ืœื™ ื™ืฉืžืขืืœ ื‘ื ื™ ื‘ืจื›ื ื™ ืืžืจืชื™ ืœื• ื™ื”ื™ ืจืฆื•ืŸ ืžืœืคื ื™ืš ืฉื™ื›ื‘ืฉื• ืจื—ืžื™ืš ืืช ื›ืขืกืš ื•ื™ื’ื•ืœื• ืจื—ืžื™ืš ืขืœ ืžื“ื•ืชื™ืš ื•ืชืชื ื”ื’ ืขื ื‘ื ื™ืš ื‘ืžื“ืช ื”ืจื—ืžื™ื ื•ืชื›ื ืก ืœื”ื ืœืคื ื™ื ืžืฉื•ืจืช ื”ื“ื™ืŸ ื•ื ืขื ืข ืœื™ ื‘ืจืืฉื• ื•ืงื ืžืฉืžืข ืœืŸ ืฉืœื ืชื”ื ื‘ืจื›ืช ื”ื“ื™ื•ื˜ ืงืœื” ื‘ืขื™ื ื™ืš

 

2. Berahot 7a

Rabbi Yohanan said in the name of Rabbi Yossi: How do we know that God prays? As it says, โ€œAnd I will bring them to My holy mountain and will cause them to rejoice at My prayer house.โ€ It does not say, โ€œtheirโ€ prayer house, but rather โ€œMyโ€ [prayer house]. From this we may infer that God prays.

What does He pray?

Rav Zutra the son of Tuvia said: [God prays:] โ€œMay it be My will before Me that My compassion overcomes My anger, and that My compassion prevails over My other attributes, and that I act towards My children with compassion, and that I go beyond strict justice on their behalf.โ€

We also learned: Rabbi Ishmael the son of Elisha said: โ€œI once entered into the innermost chamber {that is, the Holy of Holies) to offer up incense, and I saw Akatriel Yah the Lord God of Hosts sitting on a high and exalted throneโ€.

He said to me, โ€œIshmael my son, Bless meโ€.

I said to him, โ€œMay it be Your will that Your compassion overcomes Your anger and that Your compassion prevails over Your other attributes, and that You act towards Your children with compassion, and that You go beyond strict justice on their behalfโ€.

And He nodded to me with His head, which teaches us that one should never underestimate the blessing of a simple person.

 

3. ืžื“ืจืฉ ืจื‘ื” ื‘ืžื“ื‘ืจ ืคืจืฉื” ื™ื’ ืคืกืงื” ื•ื‘ื™ื•ื ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ืืžืจ ืจ’ ืฉืžื•ืืœ ื‘ืจ ืื‘ื ืžื”ื• ื‘ื™ื•ื ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ืžืŸ ื”ื™ื•ื ื”ืจืืฉื•ืŸ ืฉื‘ืจื ื”ืงื‘”ื” ืืช ื”ืขื•ืœื ื ืชืื•ื” ืœื“ื•ืจ ืขื ื‘ืจื™ื•ืชื™ื• ื‘ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื

 

3. Midrash Rabba Numbers 13:6

โ€œOn the first dayโ€ โ€“ Rabbi Shmuel said: What is meant by โ€œthe first dayโ€? Since the first day that God created the world, He desired to dwell with His creatures in the terrestrial world,โ€

 

4. ืžื“ืจืฉ ืจื‘ื” ื‘ืจืืฉื™ืช ืคืจืฉื” ืœ ืคืกืงื” ื™ื•ืœืžื” ืื‘ืจื”ื ื“ื•ืžื” ืœืื•ื”ื‘ื• ืฉืœ ืžืœืš ืฉืจืื” ืืช ื”ืžืœืš ืžื”ืœืš ื‘ืžื‘ื•ืื•ืช ื”ืืคืœื™ื ื”ืฆื™ืฅ ืื•ื”ื‘ื• ื•ื”ืชื—ื™ืœ ืžืื™ืจ ืขืœื™ื• ื“ืจืš ื”ื—ืœื•ืŸ ื”ืฆื™ืฅ ื”ืžืœืš ื•ืจืื” ืื•ืชื• ืืžืจ ืœื• ืขื“ ืฉืืชื” ืžืื™ืจ ืœื™ ื“ืจืš ื—ืœื•ืŸ ื‘ื ื•ื”ืื™ืจ ืœืคื ื™

 

4. Midrash Rabba Bereshit 39:10

To what can Abraham be compared? To the friend of a king who saw the king walking through dark alleys. His friend looked out, and began shining light on the kng through the window. The king looked and saw him. He (the king) said to him: โ€œRather than shining a light on me through the window, come here and hold a light before me.โ€

 

5. ืžื“ืจืฉ ืจื‘ื” ื‘ืจืืฉื™ืช ืคืจืฉื” ืกื˜ ืคืกืงื” ื’ื”ืจ ื™ื•ื—ื ืŸ ื”ืจืฉืขื™ื ืžืชืงื™ื™ืžื™ืŸ ืขืœ ืืœื”ื™ื”ื (ื‘ืจืืฉื™ืช ืžื) ื•ืคืจืขื” ื—ื•ืœื ื•ื”ื ื” ืขื•ืžื“ ืขืœ ื”ื™ืื•ืจ ืื‘ืœ ื”ืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ืืœื”ื™ื”ื ืžืชืงื™ื™ื ืขืœื™ื”ื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ื”ื ื” ื”’ ื ืฆื‘ ืขืœื™ื• ื•ื™ืืžืจ ืื ื™ ื”’ ืืœื”ื™ ืื‘ืจื”ื:

 

5. Midrash Rabba Bereshit 69:3

Rabbi Yohanan said: The wicked rely on their godsโ€ฆbut the God of the righteous relies on them.

 

6. ืกืคืจื™ ืคืจืฉืช ื‘ืจื›ื” ืคื™ืกืงื ื”ื›ื™ื•ืฆื ื‘ื• ืืชื” ืื•ืžืจ ื™ืฉืขื™ื” ืžื’ ื•ืืชื ืขื“ื™ ื ืื ื”’ ื•ืื ื™ ืืœ ื›ืฉืืชื ืขื“ื™ ืื ื™ ืืœ ื•ื›ืฉืื™ืŸ ืืชื ืขื“ื™ ืื™ืŸ ืื ื™ ืืœ

 

6. Sifri VeZot Haberacha

It is written in Isaiah 43: โ€œ and you are My witnesses, says the Lord, and I am God.โ€ When you are My witnesses, I am God. And when you are not My witnesses, I am not God.

 

7. ืื™ื›ื” ืจื‘ืชื™ ืคืจืฉื” ื’ ืคืกืงื” ืœ”ื’ืจ’ ืขื–ืจื™ื” ื‘ืฉื ืจ’ ื™ื”ื•ื“ื” ื‘ืจ’ ืกื™ืžื•ืŸ ืืžืจ ื‘ื–ืžืŸ ืฉื™ืฉืจืืœ ืขื•ืฉื™ืŸ ืจืฆื•ื ื• ืฉืœ ืžืงื•ื ืžื•ืกื™ืคื™ืŸ ื›ื— ื‘ื’ื‘ื•ืจื” ืฉืœ ืžืขืœื” ื›ืžื“”ื (ืชื”ืœื™ื ืก’) ื‘ืืœื”ื™ื ื ืขืฉื” ื—ื™ืœ ื•ื‘ื–ืžืŸ ืฉืื™ืŸ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ืขื•ืฉื™ืŸ ืจืฆื•ื ื• ืฉืœ ืžืงื•ื ื›ื‘ื™ื›ื•ืœ ืžืชื™ืฉื™ืŸ ื›ื— ื’ื“ื•ืœ ืฉืœ ืžืขืœื” ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืœ”ื‘) ืฆื•ืจ ื™ืœื“ืš

 

7. Eicha Rabati, parsha 1, section 33

Rabbi Azarya said in the name of Rabbi Yehuda the son of Rabbi Simon: When Israel performs Godโ€™s will, they add strength to the heavenly power, as it is written (Psalms 60) โ€œWe will cause God to be strong.โ€ When, however, Israel is not performing Godโ€™s will, they, as it would be, weaken the great heavenly strength, as it is written (Deuteronomy 32): โ€œYou have weakened the Rock that bore you.โ€

 

10. ื–ื•ื”ืจ ื—ืœืง ื‘’ ืœ”ื‘ ืข”ื‘ื•ื›ื“ ืœื ืืฉืชื›ื—ื• ืขื•ื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ื“ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื›ื“ืงื ื™ืื•ืช, ื›ื‘ื™ื›ื•”ืœ ืื™ื ื•ืŸ ืžืžื ืŸ ืฉืœื™ื—ืŸ ื›ื“ ื‘ืขืืŸ ืœืงื™ื™ืžื ืขืœ ืื™ื ื•ืŸ ืขื•ื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ื“ื™ืฉืจืืœ,– ืขืœ ื™ื”ื•”ื” ื•ื“ืื™ ืงื™ื™ืžื™ืŸ.

ื“ื”ื ื›ื“ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ืขื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ืขื•ื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ื“ืœื ื›ืฉืจืŸ, ื›ื‘ื™ื›ื•”ืœ ืžืชื™ืฉื™ืŸ ื—ื™ืœื ื“ืงื•ื“ืฉื ื‘ืจื™ืš ื”ื•ื, ื•ื›ื“ ืขื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ืขื•ื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ื“ื›ืฉืจืŸ, ื™ื”ื‘ื™ืŸ ืชื•ืงืคื ื•ื—ื™ืœื ืœืงื•ื“ืฉื ื‘ืจื™ืš ื”ื•ื, ื•ืขืœ ื“ื ื›ืชื™ื‘ (ืชื”ืœื™ื ืกื— ืœื”) ืชื ื• ืขื– ืœืืœื”ื™”ื, ื‘ืžื” ื‘ืขื•ื‘ื“ื™ืŸ ื“ื›ืฉืจืŸ

 

10. Zohar, Volume 2, 32b

For when Israel does deeds that are not proper, they, as it would be, weaken Godโ€™s strength. And when they perform proper deeds, they give power and strength to God, concerning which it is written, (Psalms 68:35), โ€œGive strength to Godโ€. How? By proper deeds.

 

11. ื–ื•ื”ืจ ื—ืœืง ื’’ ืงืœ”ื” ืข”ื‘ื•ื›ื•ืœื”ื• ืœื ืืชืงื™ื™ืžื• ืขื“ ื“ืจื™ืฉื ื—ื•ื•ืจื ืขืชื™ืงื ื“ืขืชื™ืงื™ืŸ ืืชืชืงื™ืŸ

ื›ื“ ืืชืชืงืŸ– ืชืงื™ืŸ ื›ืœ ืชืงื•ื ื™ืŸ ื“ืœืชืชื

ืชืงื™ืŸ ื›ืœ ืชืงื•ื ื™ืŸ ื“ืขืœืื™ืŸ ื•ืชืชืื™ืŸ

ืžื›ืืŸ ืื•ืœื™ืคื ื –ื›ืœ ืจื™ืฉื ื“ืขืžื ื“ืœื ืืชืชืงืŸ ื”ื•ื ื‘ืงื“ืžื™ืชื

ืœื™ืช ืขืžื ืžืชืชืงื ื.

ื•ืื™ ืื™ื”ื• ืžืชืชืงืŸ ื›ืœื”ื• ืžืชืชืงื ืŸ

ื•ืื™ ืื™ื”ื• ืœื ืžืชืชืงืŸ ื‘ืงื“ืžื™ืชื ืœื ื™ื›ืœื™ืŸ ืขืžื ืœืืชืชืงื ื

ืžื ืœืŸ. ืžืขืชื™ืง ื™ื•ืžื™ืŸ. ื“ืขื“ ืœื ืืชืชืงืŸ ื”ื•ื ื‘ืชืงื•ื ื•ื™ ืœื ืืชืชืงื ื• ื›ืœ ืื™ื ื•ืŸ ื“ื‘ืขื• ืœืืชืชืงื ื

ื•ื›ืœื”ื• ืขืœืžื™ืŸ ืืชื—ืจื‘ื•

11. ืชืจื’ื•ื ืœืขื‘ืจื™ืช:

ื•ื›ื•ืœื (ื›ืœ ื”ืขื•ืœืžื•ืช ืฉื ื‘ืจืื• ืœืคื ื™ ื”ืขื•ืœื ื”ื–ื”) ืœื ื”ืชืงื™ื™ืžื•

ืขื“ ืฉื”ืจืืฉ ื”ืœื‘ืŸ, ื”ืงื“ื•ื ืฉื‘ืงื“ื•ืžื™ื, ื”ืชืงื™ืŸ ืืช ืขืฆืžื•

ื›ืืฉืจ ื”ื•ื ื”ืชืงื™ืŸ ืืช ืขืฆืžื•, ื”ื•ื ืชื™ืงืŸ ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ืชื™ืงื•ื ื™ื ืฉืœืžื˜ื”

ื”ื•ื ืชื™ืงืŸ ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ืชื™ืงื•ื ื™ื ืฉืœ ื”ืขืœื™ื•ื ื™ื ื•ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื

ืžื›ืืŸ ืœืžื“ื ื• โ€“ ื›ืœ ืจืืฉ ืขื ืฉืœื ืžืชืงืŸ ืืช ืขืฆืžื• ื‘ืชื—ื™ืœื”

ื”ืขื ืื™ื ื• ื ืชืงืŸ

ื•ืื ื”ื•ื ื ืชืงืŸ, ื›ื•ืœื ื ืชืงื ื™ื

ื•ืื ื”ื•ื ืœื ืžืชืงื™ืŸ ืืช ืขืฆืžื• ื‘ื”ืชื—ืœื”, ื”ืขื ืœื ื™ื›ื•ืœ ืœืชืงืŸ ืืช ืขืฆืžื•

ืžืื™ืคื” ืœื ื•?

ืžืขืชื™ืง ื™ืžื™ื, ื›ื™ ืขื“ ืฉื”ื•ื ืžืชืงื™ืŸ ืืช ืขืฆืžื• ื‘ืชื™ืงื•ื ื™ื•, ื›ืœ ืืœื• ื”ื–ืงื•ืงื™ื ืœืชื™ืงื•ืŸ

ืœื ื™ื›ื•ืœื™ื ืœื”ืชืงืŸ

ื•ื›ืœ ื”ืขื•ืœืžื•ืช ื ื—ืจื‘ื•

 

11. Zohar Volume 3 135b

None of them (the worlds that were created before this world) could exist

Until the White Head, the Most Ancient of all Ancients, evolved Himself

When He evolved Himself, He brought about the evolution of all those below

He evolved all the evolutions of those above and those below

From this we learn โ€“ Any head of a people that does not first evolve Himself

His people will not evolve

And if He evolves, they all will evolve

And if He does not first evolve Himself, the people cannot evolve themselves.

Where do we know this from?

From the Ancient of Days, for until He evolved Himself in all His potentials,

All those in need of evolution could not evolve

And all the worlds were destroyed

 

12. ืขื‘ื•ื“ืช ื”ืงื•ื“ืฉ ื—ืœืง ื’ ืคืจืง ื›”ื–ื›ื‘ืจ ื›ืชื‘ืชื™ ื‘ืคืชื™ื—ืช ืกืคืจ ื–ื”, ื›ื™ ื”ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ืฆื•ืจืš ื’ื‘ื•ื” ืœื ืฆื•ืจืš ื”ื“ื™ื•ื˜ ื‘ืœื‘ื“, ื•ื”ื•ื›ื—ืชื™ ื›ืŸ, ืžืจืžื–ื™ ื”ืจื‘ื” ืžืงืจืื•ืช ื•ืžื“ื‘ืจื™ ืจื–”ืœ ืขื ืฉื”ื™ื ืงื‘ืœื” ื‘ื™ื“ ื‘ืขืœื™ ื”ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ืื™ืฉ ืžืคื™ ืื™ืฉ ืฉื”ื“ื‘ืจ ื›ืŸ, ื•ืœื–ื” ื”ื™ื” ื›ื•ื— ื•ื—ื™ืœ ื‘ื™ื“ ื”ื—ืกื™ื“ื™ื ื•ืื ืฉื™ ืžืขืฉื” ืœื”ืžืฉื™ืš ื”ืจืฆื•ืŸ ืžื”ืขืœื™ื•ื ื™ื ืืœ ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื ื‘ืขื‘ื•ื“ืชื ื•ื‘ืžืขืฉื™ื”ื ื”ื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื, ื•ื”ื•ื ืขืฉื™ื™ืช ื”ื˜ื•ื‘ ื•ื”ื™ืฉืจ ื‘ืขื™ื ื™ ื™ื™, ื›ื™ ื”ื ื” ื”ืขืœื™ื•ื ื™ื ื™ืชืขื•ืจืจื• ื‘ื”ืชืขื•ืจืจื•ืช ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื, ื•ืœื›ืŸ ื”ื—ืกื™ื“ ื”ืขื•ื‘ื“ ืขืœ ื”ื›ื•ื•ื ื” ื”ืจืื•ื™ื” ื›ืืœื• ืขื•ื–ืจ ืืช ื”ืฉื ื”ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ ื‘ืคืขื•ืœืชื•, ื•ื›ืžื• ืฉื›ืชื•ื‘ ืจื•ื›ื‘ ืฉืžื™ื ื‘ืขื–ืจืš.

ื•ืืžืจื• ื‘ืžื“ืจืฉื• ืฉืœ ืจื‘ื™ ื ื—ื•ื ื™ื ื‘ืŸ ื”ืงื ื” ื‘ื–ื” ื”ืœืฉื•ืŸ, ื•ื‘ืžื” ืžืชื—ืกื“ ืขื ืงื•ื ื• ื‘ืชืœืžื•ื“

ืชื•ืจื”, ืฉื›ืœ ื”ืœื•ืžื“ ืชื•ืจื” ื’ื•ืžืœ ื—ืกื“ ืœืงื•ื ื•, ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ ืจื•ื›ื‘ ืฉืžื™ื ื‘ืขื–ืจืš ื•ื‘ื’ืื•ืชื• ืฉื—ืงื™ื.

ื”ื•ื•ื™ ืื•ืžืจ: ื›ืฉืื“ื ืœื•ืžื“ ืชื•ืจื” ืœืฉืžื” ืื– ืืชื” ืขื•ื–ืจ ืœื™, ื•ืื ื™ ืจื•ื›ื‘ ืฉืžื™ื ื•ืื– ื‘ื’ืื•ืชื•

ืฉื—ืงื™ื ืขื“ ื›ืืŸ.

ื”ื ื” ื™ืชื‘ืืจ ืžื–ื” ื›ื™ ื”ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ืฆื•ืจืš ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื‘ื” ื™ืชืขื•ืจืจื• ื”ืขืœื™ื•ื ื™ื ื•ื™ืขื–ืจื• ื‘ืคืขื•ืœืชื ื•ื”ื•ื ืชื™ืงื•ืŸ ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“, ื•ืืžืจื• ื‘ืคืจืง ืจื‘ื™ ืขืงื™ื‘ื ื”ื™ื” ืœืš ืœืขื–ืจื ื™, ื•ื‘ืฉื•ื—ืจ ื˜ื•ื‘ ืืžืจื• ื•ืžืฆื™ื•ืŸ ื™ืกืขื“ืš, ืžืœืžื“ ืฉื”ื›ื•ืœ ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืกื™ื•ืข ืขื“ ื›ืืŸ. ื•ื‘ืกื™ื•ืข ื•ืขื–ืจ ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื ืžืชื™ื™ื—ื“ื™ื ื”ืฉื ื™ ื“ื•ื“ื™ื ื•ืžืชื—ื‘ืจื™ื ื‘ื ืฉื™ืงื”, ื•ื”ื•ื ื™ื™ื—ื•ื“ ื”ืฉื ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ, ื•ื–ื” ื˜ืขื ื”ืขื‘ื•ื“ื•ืช.

 

12. Avodat Hakodesh, Section One, Chapter 27

I previously wrote, in the introduction to this book, that service is a divine need, not merely a human need. And I proved this, based on many allusions in the Bible and words of the rabbis, although in fact, this is a tradition that was transmitted orally by the Masters of the Work from generation to generation. The pious and the people of action therefore had the power to draw Desire-Need from above to below through their service and right behavior, which is to do what is good and straight in Godโ€™s eyes. For the Upper Levels are aroused by the Lower Levels, and therefore, the pious one, who is working with proper intention, is seemingly helping the Unique Name with Its work, as it says, โ€œHe rides the heavens with your help (Deut. 33:26).

And in the Midrash of R, Nehunya ben Haqanah (Sefer Habahir) it says the following: โ€œAnd how does he do kindness with his Master? By the study of Torah, for whosoever studies the Torah is doing kindness towards his/her Maker, as it is written (ibid) โ€˜And by His pride, the heavensโ€™, meaning, that when a person studies the Torah for its own sake, then you help Me, And I ride the heavensโ€ฆ.โ€

We see from this that service is a divine need, through which the Higher Levels are aroused, and are helped with their activities, which is the fixing of the Glory. As the rabbis said โ€œYou should have helped Meโ€ (See endnote to page 26).. as it says in the Midrash Shohair Tov, โ€œโ€™Your help comes from Zionโ€™ โ€“ this teaches us that everyone needs help.โ€ Through the support and help of the lower worlds, the two lovers are one and embrace with kisses, which is the Unification of the Great Name, and the reason for the work.

 

13. ืขื‘ื•ื“ืช ื”ืงื•ื“ืฉ ื—ืœืง ื’ ืคืจืง ื™”ื—ื•ืœืคื™ ืฉื‘ื ื”ื—ืคืฅ ื•ื”ืจืฆื•ืŸ ืœื‘ื—ื•ืจ ืื•ืžื” ืื—ืช ืชื”ื™ื” ื—ื‘ืœ ื•ื ื—ืœื” ืœืฉืžื• ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ, ื•ืจืื” ืฉืื

ืชื”ื™ื” ื”ืื•ืžื” ื”ื”ื™ื ื›ืฉืืจ ื”ืื•ืžื•ืช ืฉืื™ืŸ ืœื• ื™ืชื‘ืจืš ืฉื•ื ืฉื™ืชื•ืฃ ื‘ื”ื… ืœื›ืŸ ืงื‘ืข ื‘ืžืคืชื—

ื”ื”ื•ื ืฉืœืฉืœืช, ื•ื”ื•ื ืฉืœืฉืœืช ื”ื™ื™ื—ื•ื“ ืกื•ื“ ื”ืืฆื™ืœื•ืช ืฉื ืฉืชืœืฉืœื• ืžืฉื, ื•ื”ื ื—ืœืงื• ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ื™ื

ืœื•, ื•ื”ื•ื ื”ืฉื ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื”ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ ืฉื”ื•ื ืžืฉื•ืชืฃ ื‘ื”ื ื•ื‘ื• ื”ื ื—ื™ื™ื, ื•ืœื ื™ืื‘ื“ื• ื•ืœื

ื™ื™ื˜ืžืขื• ื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืื•ืžื•ืช, ื›ื™ ื‘ื• ื”ื ืžืฆื•ื™ื ื™ืŸ ื•ื ื›ืจื™ื, ื›ื™ ื”ื ื—ืœืง ื™ื™ ื•ื ื—ืœืชื•, ืืฉืจ

ื‘ืจืจ ื•ื”ื‘ื“ื™ืœ ืœื•, ื›ืœ ืจื•ืื™ื”ื ื™ื›ื™ืจื•ื ื›ื™ ื”ื ื–ืจืข ื‘ื™ืจืš ื™ื™.

ื•ืœื–ื” ืืžืจ ื•ื”ื›ืจื™ืชื• ืืช ืฉืžื ื• ื•ืžื” ืชืขืฉื” ืœืฉืžืš ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื›ื‘ื™ื›ื•ืœ ืฉืื™ืŸ ื”ืฉื ืฉืœื ืืœื ื‘ื”ื,

ื•ืœื–ื” ืื™-ืืคืฉืจ ื‘ื”ื ื”ื—ื™ืœื•ืฃ ื•ืœื ื”ื›ื™ืœื™ื•ืŸ, ื›ื™ ื”ื ืฆื•ืจืš ื’ื‘ื•ื” ื•ื”ื’ื‘ื•ื” ืฆื•ืจื›ื, ื›ื™ ืœื•ืœื™

ืฉืฉืžื• ืžืฉื•ืชืฃ ื‘ื”ื ื”ื™ื• ืื•ื‘ื“ื™ื. ืืฉืจื™ ื”ืขื ืฉื›ื›ื” ืœื•, ืืฉืจื™ ื”ืขื ืฉื™ื™ ืืœื•ื”ื™ื•.

 

13. Avodat Hakodesh Section One. Chapter 18

And since He desired to chose one nation to be part of His great name, and He saw that that people should not be as all the other peoples, which He has no partnership withโ€ฆHe therefore made a key for that chain, which is the chain of Unity, according to the mystery of Atzilut that is linked to it. And since they [that people] are His special portion, and He is the Great Name, as He is partner to them and they live in Him, they will never be lost or assimilated amongst the peoples, for they are recognized and identified through Him, for they are Godโ€™s portion and His inheritance, that He chose for Himself; all that see them will recognize that they are seed blessed of God.

It therefore says, โ€œAnd if you cut off our names, what will You do with Your great name?โ€ (Joshua 7:9) โ€“ as the Name is complete only through them, which is why they can never be destroyed or made extinct, for they are a divine need and the Divine needs themโ€ฆ. Happy is the people in this situation, Happy is the people who God is their Lord.

 

14. ืฉืขืจ ืžืืžืจื™ ืจืฉื‘”ื™ โ€“ ืคื™ืจื•ืฉ ืกืคืจื ื“ืฆื ื™ืขื•ืชื (ืœืืจ”ื™ ืขืฆืžื•)ืื‘ืœ ื”ืขื ื™ืŸ ื”ื•ื ื›ื™ ื–”ื ื‘ื• ื“ื™ื ื™ืŸ ื•ืจื—ืžื™ื

ื•ื›ืืฉืจ ื™ื—ื˜ืื• ื‘ืขื•ืœื ื”ืชื—ืชื•ืŸ ื™ืขืœื” ืงื•ืœื ืœืื–ื ื•

ื•ื™ืชืžืœื ื“ื™ื ื™ืŸ

ื•ื”ื•ืคืš ืคื ื™ื• ืžืขืชื™ืง ื™ื•ืžื™ืŸ

ื•ื›ืืฉืจ ื™ื’ื™ืข ื”ืงื•ืœ ื‘ืื–ื ื• ื›ื™ ืฉื‘ื• ื‘ืชืฉื•ื‘ื” ื™ืชืงืŸ ืขืฆืžื• ื–”ื ืœืงื‘ืœ ื”ื ื•ื”ืจื—ืžื™ื ื’ื•ื‘ืจื™ื

ื ืžืฆื ื›ื™ ื”ืชื™ืงื•ืŸ ื•ื”ืงืœืงื•ืœ ืชืœื•ื™ ื‘ื–”ื

ื›ื™ ื›ืืฉืจ ื™ืชืงืŸ ืขืฆืžื• ื–”ื ื•ื–ื” ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ืงื•ืœ ืฆืขืงืช ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื ื›ื™ ืฉื‘ื• ืžื“ืจื›ื ื”ืจืขื”

ื™ืื™ืจ ืืœื™ื• ื”ื ื•ื™ืกืชื›ืœ ื‘ื• ื‘ืขื™ืŸ ื˜ื•ื‘ื”

ื•ื™ืชื‘ื˜ืœื• ื”ื“ื™ื ื™ืŸ

ื•ื”ื”ืคืš ื—”ื• ื‘ื”ืคืš

ื•ื ืžืฆื ืฉื”ืชืคืœื•ืช ื•ื”ืฆืขืงื•ืช ืขื“ื™ื• ื™ื‘ืื•

ื•ื”ื•ื ืžืชืชืงืŸ ืขืœ ื™ื“ื ืœืงื‘ืœ ืฉืคืข ืžื”ื

ืื‘ืœ ื”ื ืœื ืžืฉืชื ื™ ื•ืœื ืืฉืชื ื™ ื›ืœืœ

ื•ื ืžืฆื ืฉืื–ืŸ ื”ื ืœืฆื•ืจืš ื–”ื ื”ื™ื ืœืฉืžื•ืข ืงื•ืœื• ื•ืœื”ืื™ืจ ืืœื™ื•

ื•ืœืคื™ื›ืš ืื™ืŸ ืจืื•ื™ ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ืขืœื™ื”ื ืฉื™ืขืจ ื›ืœืœ ื•ื ืฉืžืข ืงื•ืœื•.

ื•ื–ื”ื• ืกื•ื“ ืฉื”ืงื‘”ื” ืžืชืคืœืœ ื•ื–ื” ื ืขืœื ืžืื•ื“ ืขืžื•ืง ืขืžื•ืง ืžื™ ื™ืžืฆืื ื•

 

14. Shaโ€™ar Maaโ€™marei Rashbi โ€“ Commentary on the Book of Concealment

The crux of the matter is that Zeir Anpin (the Small Faces, the immanent aspect of the Godhead) is comprised of both Judgment and Compassion.

When the lower world sins, their cry reaches His ear, and He is permeated with Judgment, and He turns His face away from Atiq Yomin (the Ancient of Days, the transcendent aspect of the Godhead).

And when the voice of Return reaches His ear, then Zeir Anpin realigns Himself to face Arich Anpin (the Long Face, used here synonymously with the term Atiq Yomin), and then Compassion prevails

We therefore see that both the Healing and the Disintegration are dependant upon Zeir Anpin, for when Zeir Anpin heals Himself โ€“ which happens thanks to the sound of the cry of the lower levels, who returned from their evil ways โ€“ then Arich Anpin will enlighten Him, and gaze at Him with a good eye

And the Judgment will be abrogated.

And the opposite, heaven forefend, is also true.

We therefore see that prayers and cries reach Him

And He is healed through them so as to receive the flux from Arich Anpin

But Arich Anpin does not change and will not change ever

Therefore, the ear of Arich Anpin is for the sake of Zeir Anpin, to hear His voice and to enlighten Himโ€ฆ

This is the secret meaning of what it says, that God prays.

And this is the most concealed of mysteries, the deepest of the deep, who can fathom it?

 

15. ืฉืขืจ ื”ื›ื•ื•ื ื•ืช โ€“ ืฉืขืจ ืง”ืฉ ื“ืจื•ืฉ ื•’ืืžื ื ื”ืจื•ื— ื•ื”ื ืคืฉ ื”ื ื‘ื ื™ื ื’ืžื•ืจื™ื ืฉืœ ืช”ืช ื•ืžืœื›ื•ืช ื•ื›ื ื’ื“ื ื ืืžืจ ื‘ื ื™ื ืืชื ืœื”’ ืืœื”ื™ื›ื ืฉื”ื ื‘ื‘ื—ื™’ ื”ืจื•ื— ื•ื”ื ืคืฉ ื•ื”ื ื” ืขืชื” ืื ื—ื ื• ื‘ื–ื•ื•ื’ ื”ืขืœื™ื•ืŸ ื“ืื•”ื ื•ื›ื•ื ืชื™ื ื• ืขืชื” ืœื”ืขืœื•ืช ืž”ืŸ ืืœื™ื”ื ืžืŸ ื‘ื ื™ื”ื ืฉื”ื ื–ื•”ืŸ ื•ื’ื ื ืฉืžื•ืช ื”ืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ื•ื›ืœ ืืœื• ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœื”ืขืœื•ืช ืž”ืŸ ืœืื™ืžื ืขื™ืœืื”. ื•ื”ื ื” ื”ื›ืชื•ื‘ ืื•ืžืจ ืชื ื• ืขื•ื– ืœืืœื”ื™ื ืขืœ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื’ืื•ืชื• ืคื™’ ื›ื‘ื™ื›ื•ืœ ื”ืฉื™”ืช ืฆืจื™ืš ืขื–ืจ ื•ืกื™ื•ืข ื•ื›ื— ืžืŸ ืžืขืฉื” ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื ื•ื”ื ื” ื”ืžืœื›ื•ืช ื ืงืจื ืกื•ื›ืช ื“ื•ื“ ื”ื ื•ืคืœืช ื›ื™ ื‘ืขื•ื ื•ืชื™ื ื• ื ืคืœื” ืข”ื™ ืžืขืฉื™ื ื• ื”ืจืขื™ื ื•ื›ืŸ ื›ืืฉืจ ืจื•ืฆื” ืœืขืœื•ืช ืฆืจื™ืš ืฉื™ื”ื™ื” ืข”ื™ ื–ื›ื™ื•ืชื™ื ื• ื•ืžืขืฉื™ื ื• ื”ื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื ื›ื™ ืขื•ื ื•ืชื™ื ื• ืžืคื™ืœื™ื ืื•ืชื” ื›ื‘ื™ื›ื•ืœ ื•ื–ื›ื™ื•ืชื™ื ื• ืžืขืœื™ื ืื•ืชื” ื•ื”ื› ืขืชื” ื”ื ืœื” ืœืขืœื•ืช ืื ืœื ื™ื”ื™ื” ื‘ื ื• ืฆื“ื™ืงื™ื ื’ืžื•ืจื™ื ืืฉืจ ื ืฉืžื•ืชื™ื”ื ืงื“ื•ืฉื•ืช ื•ื˜ื”ื•ืจื•ืช ืฉื™ืฉ ืœื”ื ื›ื— ืœืขืœื•ืช ืขื“ ืžืงื•ื ืื™ืžื ื•ืข”ื™ ืชืขืœื” ื”ืžืœื›ื•ืช ื›ื ื–’ ื‘ืชื™ืงื•ื ื™ื ื›ื™ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื ืง’ ื’ื“ืคื™ืŸ ื“ืฉื›ื™ื ืชื ืœื”ืขืœื•ืชื” ืœืžืขืœื” ื•ืœื˜ืขื ื–ื” ื”ื’ืœื•ืช ืžืชืขื›ื‘ ื•ืžืชืืจืš ื›ื™ ืื™ืŸ ื‘ื ื• ืžื™ ืฉื™ื•ื›ืœ ืœืขืœื•ืช ื‘ืžื“ืจื’ื” ื”ื–ื• ื›ื™ ืื ื™ื”ื™ื” ื‘ื™ื ื™ื ื• ืžื™ ืฉื™ื•ื›ืœ ืœืขืœื•ืช ืฉื ื ืฉืžืชื• ื”ื™ื” ืžืขืœื” ื’ื ืืช ื”ืžืœ’ ื•ื”ื™ื” ื”ื–ื•ื•ื’ ื ืขืฉื” ื›ืชื™ืงื•ื ื• ื•ื”ื™ืชื” ืžืชืžื”ืจืช ืงืฅ ื”ื’ืื•ืœื”. ืืš ืขืชื” ื‘ื–ืžื ื™ื ื• ื‘ืขื•”ื” ืื™ืŸ ื™ื›ื•ืœืช ืœืขืฉื•ืช ื–ื•ื•ื’ ื›ืชื™ืงื•ื ื• ืœืžืขืœื” ื•ืœืกื™ื‘ื” ื–ื• ื”ืงืฅ ืžืชืืจืš ื•ื›ืžืขื˜ ืจื•ื‘ ื”ืจืขื•ืช ื•ื”ืฆืจื•ืช ื”ื‘ืื•ืช ืขืœ ื”ืื“ื ื‘ืื•ืช ืœืกื™ื‘ื” ื–ื•. ืืžื ื ืขื›”ื– ื™ืฉ ืงืฆืช ืชื™ืงื•ืŸ ื‘ืžื” ืฉื ืžืกื•ืจ ื ืคืฉื™ื ื• ืขืœ ืงื“ื•ืฉ ื”ืฉื ื‘ื›ืœ ืœื‘ ื›ื™ ืข”ื™ ื›ืŸ ืืคื™ืœื• ืื™ืŸ ื‘ื ื• ืฉื•ื ืžืข”ื˜ ื•ื”ืจืฉืขื ื• ืขื“ ืœื”ืคืœื™ื ื”ื ื” ืข”ื™ ืžืกื™ืจืช ื ืคืฉื™ื ื• ืœื”ืจื™ื’ื” ืžืชื›ืคืจื™ื ืขื•ื ื•ืชื™ื ื• ื›ื•ืœื ื•ื™ืฉ ื‘ื ื• ื™ื›ื•ืœืช ืœืขืœื•ืช ืขื“ ืื™ืžื ืขืœืื” ื›ืž”ืฉ ื—ื–”ืœ ื’ื“ื•ืœื” ืชืฉื•ื‘ื” ืฉืžื’ืขืช ืขื“ ื›ืกื ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืฉื ืืžืจ ืฉื•ื‘ื” ื™ืฉืจืืœ ืขื“ ื”’ ืืœื”ื™ืš ื›ื•’ ื›ื™ ืขื ื™ืŸ ื”ืชืฉื•ื‘ื” ืžืขืœื” ืืช ื”ืื“ื ื•ืžื’ื™ืขืชื• ืขื“ ื›ืกื ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืฉื”ื™ื ืื™ืžื ืขืœืื” ื”ื ืงืจ’ ืชืฉื•ื‘ื” ื•ืขื™”ื› ืชื•ื›ืœ ื”ืžืœ’ ืœืขืœื•ืช ืขืžื ื• ื›ื™ ืื ื—ื ื• ื’ื“ืคื™ืŸ ื“ืฉื›ื™ื ืชื ื›ื ”ืœ ื•ืื– ื™ืขืœื• ื–ื•”ืŸ ื•ื ืฉืžื•ืชื™ื ื• ืœืžืขืœื” ื‘ืกื•ื“ ืž”ืŸ ืืœ ืื™ืžื ืขืœื’ ื•ื–”ืก ืขืœ ืงื“ื•ืฉ ื”ืฉื ืฉื”ื™ื ืื™ืžื ืืฉืจ ืœืžืขืœื” ืขืœ ื–”ื ื”ื ืง’ ื”’:

 

15. Shaโ€™ar HaKavanot โ€“ Shaโ€™ar Kriyat Shma, Sixth Discourse

Indeed the ruah and the nefesh (two levels of soul) are children of tiferet and malhut (the lower male and female aspects of divinity), and concerning them it says, You are children to YHVH your God, as they (tiferet and malhut) are the aspect of ruah and nefesh. We are now (at the time of calling out the Shma) participating in the celestial union of Abba (father) and Emma (mother), and our intention is to cause the Feminine Waters to rise up to them from their children, that is, Zeir Anpin (the lower male aspect of divinity) and Nukva (the lower female aspect of divinity), and also from the souls of the righteous, and all those [whose task it is] to arouse the Feminine Waters to Supernal Mother.

And see, the biblical verse says, โ€œGive strength to God, His Pride is on Israel.โ€ The meaning of this, as it would be, is that God needs assistance, support and strength from the deeds of Israel below.

[The sfira of] malhut (the Lower Divine Feminine) is called โ€œthe falling sukkah of Davidโ€. For, due to our sins, she has fallen, due to our evil deeds. Similarly, when She wants to ascend, it must be through our merits and good deeds. For our sins cause Her to fall, and our merits cause Her to rise. It is therefore at the present time impossible for Her to rise if there are not entirely righteous people, whose souls are holy and pure, who have the strength to rise to the place of Supernal Mother, and through them, malhut will rise, as was mentioned in the Tiqunim (a thirteenth century Kabbalistic treatise). For Israel is called โ€œthe wings of the Shechinah,โ€ as they raise Her up. This is the reason that the Exile is so long and detained; for we have no one capable of rising up to this high level. For if we had someone that was able to raise his/her soul there, he/she would also cause malhut to ascend, and union would be affected as is appropriate. This is the reason that the End (of Days) is detained, and almost all the troubles and travails that beset man are for this reason. There is, however, a certain degree of healing affected by giving up our souls for the sanctification of Godโ€™s name, for by this action, although we may have no good deeds and are incredibly evil, still, by giving our souls up to death, all our sins are forgiven, and we have the capability to rise to Higher Divine Mother, as the rabbis said, โ€œThe [power of] Return is great, for it reaches the Heavenly Throne, as it is written, โ€˜Return. O Israel, to YHVH your God.โ€ For Return can raise a person up and cause him/her to reach the Throne of Glory, which is Higher Mother, Who is called Returnโ€ฆ.This is the secret meaning of the โ€œsanctification of the Nameโ€, which alludes to Higher Mother, Who is above Zeir Anpin [ and Nukva], who are called the Name

 

16. ืžืืžืจ ืคืกื™ืขื•ืชื™ื• ืฉืœ ืื‘ืจื”ื ืื‘ื™ื ื•ื•ื ื—ื–ื•ืจ ืœืขื ื™ื™ื ื™ื ื• ื›ื™ ื’ื ื–”ื ื”ื•ื ื ืง’ ื•’ ืืœื ืฉื‘ืชื—ื™ืœื” ื”ื™ื” ืงื˜ืŸ ื‘ืกื•ื“ ื—ื“ืœ ื ื ืžื™ ื™ืงื•ื ื™ืขืงื‘ ื›ื™ ืงื˜ืŸ ื”ื•ื ื•ืœื›ืŸ ื ืง’ ืื• ื•’ ืฉื‘ืฉืžื• ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื™ืช’ ื–”ื ื›ื™ ื‘’ ืื•ืชื™ื•ืช ื”ืจืืฉื•ื ื•ืช ืื™ืŸ ื‘ื”ื ืฉื ื•ื™ ื”ืืžื ื ื‘ืฉืชื™ื ื”ืื—ืจื•ื ื•ืช ื™ืฉ ืขืœื™ื™ื” ื•ื™ืจื™ื“ื” ื•ื”ื›ืœ ืชืœื•ื™ ืข”ื™ ืžืขืฉื” ื”ืชื—ืชื•ื ื™ื ื‘ืกื•ื“ ืชื ื• ืขื•ื– ืœืืœื”ื™ื ืขืœ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื’ืื•ืชื• ื•ืื™ืŸ ื”ื’ืื•ื” ืืœื ื‘ืจืืฉ ื•ื”ื•ื ืกื•’ ืžื ื—ืœ ื‘ื“ืจืš ื™ืฉืชื” ืข”ื› ื™ืจื™’ ืจืืฉ ื›ื™ ืข”ื™ ื ื—ืœ ืงื“ื•ืžื™ื ืฉื”ื•ื ื”ื‘ื™ื ื” ืžืจื™ื ื”ื–”ื ืจืืฉ ื•ื ืขืฉื” ืื•ืช ื•’ ื‘ืกื•ื“ ื›ื•ื ืŸ ืฉืžื™ื ื‘ืชื‘ื•’ ื•ื–ืž”ืฉ ืžื™ ื™ืงื•ื ื™ืขืงื‘ ืž”ื™ ืฉื”ื™ื ื”ื‘ื™ื ื” ื”ื•ื ื™ืงื•ื ืจืืฉ ื™ืขืงื‘ ื›ื™ ืขืชื” ื‘ื–ืžืŸ ื”ื’ืœื•ืช ืงื˜ืŸ ื”ื•ื ื•ืื™ืŸ ืœื–ืืช ื”ื•’ ืจืืฉ ืืš ืœืขืชื™ื“ ืœืขื””ื‘ ื™ื’ื“ืœ ืœื• ืจืืฉ ื•ืื– ืœื ื™ืงืจืื• ืœื• ื•’ ื›ื™ ืื ื™’ ื›ื™ ื™ื”ื™ื” ืฉืœื ื‘ื›ืœ ืขืฉืจ ืกืคื™ืจื•ืชื™ื• ื•ื–”ืก ืœื ื™ืขืงื‘ ื™ืืžืจ ืขื•ื“ ืฉืžืš ื”ืžื•ืจื” ืขืœ ืœืฉื•ืŸ ืขืงื‘ ื‘ืœืชื™ ืจืืฉ ื›ื™ ืื ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื”ื ืื•ืชื™ื•ืช ืœ”ื™ ืจื”ืฉ ื•ื–”ืก ื”ื ืจืžื– ื‘ืค’ ื•ื™ืงื”ืœ ื“ืจื™”ื“ ืฉืžืข ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื™ืฉ”ืก ื‘ื’ื™ืŸ ื“ืื™ืช ื™ืฉืจ’ ื–ื•ื˜ื ื›ื•’ ื•ืจื–ื ื“ื ื™ื”ื™ื” ื”’ ืื—ื“ ื•ืฉืžื• ืื—ื“ ืคื™’ ื›ื™ ืžื” ืฉื”ื™ื” ืขืชื” ื—ื‘ื•ืจ ื’ ื™”ื” ื•ื”ื‘’ ื•”ื” ื™ื”ื™ื• ืœืขืช”ืœ ืฉื ื™ื”ื ืฉื•ื™ื ื•ื™ื”ื™ื• ื™”ื” ื™”ื” ื•ื–ืž”ืฉ ื™ื”ื™ื” ื”’ ืื—ื“ ื•ืฉืžื• ืื—ื“ ื”ื ื‘’ ืคืขืžื™ื ืื—ื“ ื‘’ ื”ื™ื—ื•ื“ื™ื ื”ื ื–’ ืฉื•ื™’ ื•ืืœ ืชืชืžื” ืื ืก’ ื”ื–ื•ื”ืจ ืžืคืจืฉื• ื‘ืขืช ื”ืชืคืœื” ืฉืœ ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื ื›ื™ ื›ืŸ ื”ืืžืช ื›ื™ ืžื” ืฉื™ื”ื™ื” ืœืขืชื™ื“ ืชืžื™ื“ื™ ื”ื•ื ืขืชื” ืœืคืจืงื™ื ืข”ื™ ืžืขืฉื™ื ื•:
17. ืœื™ืงื•ื˜ื™ ืชื•ืจื” ืคืจืฉืช ื”ืื–ื™ื ื•

ื•ื”ื•ื ืžืฉืœ ืœืžืœืš ืฉื ืชืŸ ืžื ื” ืœื›ืžื” ืื ืฉื™ื ื•ืœืื—ื“ ืœื ื ืชืŸ ืืœื ืฆื•ื” ืœื›ืœ ืื•ืชืŸ ืฉื ืชืŸ ืœื”ื ืฉื™ืชื ื• ืœื• ื›”ื ืกืœืข ื’ ืžืžื” ืฉื ืชืŸ ืœื”ื ื”ืžืœืš ื›ืŸ ื”ื“ื‘ืจ ื”ื–ื” ื•ืข”ื› ื”ืฆื“ื™ืง ืžื•ืฉืœ ื‘ื™ืจืืช ืืœืงื™ื ืœืคื™ ืฉื™ืฉ ื‘ื• ื—ืœืง ื ืฉืžืช ื—ื™ื™ื ืฉื”ื•ื ื—ืœืง ื”ืžืœืš ื—ืœืง ืืœื•ื” ืžืžืขืœ ื•ื”ื•ื ื›ืžื• ื”ืžืฉื ื” ืฉื ืชืŸ ืœื• ื”ืžืœืš ื˜ื‘ืขืชื• ืฉื›ืœ ืขื•ื“ ืฉื—ื•ืชื ื”ืžืœืš ื‘ื™ื“ ื›ื‘ื•ื“ื• ืฉืœ ืžืœืš ื”ื•ื ืฉืืฃ ื”ืžืœืš ื‘ืขืฆืžื• ืœื ื™ื‘ื˜ืœ ื’ื–ื™ืจืชื• ื•ื ืžืฆื ื›ืฉื”ืื“ื ื”ื•ื ื˜ื•ื‘ ื•ื”ื•ืœืš ื‘ื“ืจื›ื™ ื”’ ื™ืงืฉื•ืจ ื›ืœ ืขื•ืœืžื•ืช ื•ื ื•ืชืŸ ืขื•ื– ืœืžืœื›ื• ื•ื–”ืฉ ื”ื‘ื• ื’ื•ื“ืœ ืœืืœื”ื™ื ื•, ื•ืžื‘ืืจ ืื™ืš ื ื•ืชืŸ ืขื•ื– ืœื• ื•ื”ืฉื™ื‘ ื•ืืžืจ ืœืคื™ ืฉื”ื•ื ื™ืช’ ื”ืฆื•ืจ ืชืžื™ื ืคืขืœื• ื›ืœื•ืžืจ ืฉื”ืื“ื ืฉื”ื•ื ืคืขืœื• ื‘ืจื ืื•ืชื• ืชืžื™ื ื•ื ืชืŸ ื‘ื• ื—ืœืง ืžื›ืœ ื”ืขื•ืœืžื•ืช ืœืงืฉืจ ืืช ื›ืœ ื”ืขื•ืœืžื•ืช

 

17. Likutei Torah, Haโ€™azinu

This can be compared to a king that gave an amount of money to a number of people, and did not give anything to one particular person. He did, however, instruct all those people who he gave money to, that each of them should give this person one coin from [the money] they had received from the king. This is how it is with this matter; โ€œthe righteous person rules over the fear of God,โ€ since he has a portion, a living soul that is part of the king, part of God above. He is like a deputy that the king gave his signet ring to. As long as he has the kingโ€™s seal, it is the kingโ€™s honor that even the king himself will not contradict his decree. We therefore see that when a person is good, and walks in the ways of God, he connects all the worlds, and gives his King strength. As it is written, โ€œGive greatness to our Godโ€. [The verse] goes on to explain how we give Him strength. It answers that since He, may He be blessed, is a rock whose work is perfect, this implies that man, who is His work, was created whole, and was given a portion of all the worlds, in order that he be able to connect all the worlds.

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