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    O Dear Lost Sheep from the House of Israel let we try to make a Holy Agreement? No matter what your religion (or none religion) is, with Love and respect for each other. But let the 'base' be the Divine Commands given to Moshe Rabbeinu nothing lessor or nothing more......

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    The goal is that we Jews and Ephraim may come to the ultimate ‘agreement’, a Holy, set apart by Adonai’s commandments agreement. As is foretold by the prophet YeshaYahu:

    When it shall happen: the disclosure of His Messiah - His Name,

    Isa 11:9-16  They do no evil nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yah, as the waters cover the sea.

    10  And it shall come to pass on that day, that the root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his resting-place shall be glorious.

    11  And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yah will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

    12  And He will set up an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

    13 And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)

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    14  And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines (The head of Amalek today PA, PLO, Hamas etc.) on the west; together shall they spoil the children of the east; they shall put forth their hand upon Edom (Western world today, Edom and Yishmael in unity) and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

    15  And Yah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea (Today: Edom and Yishmael in unity with Amalek their leader); and with His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dry-shod.

    16  And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people (the dispersed from Israel and Yehudah), that shall remain from Assyria, like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

    My part of the Holy Agreement is that I mention daily your profile names in my personal Prayers and when I am on the Har HaBait near where once was and soon shall be again the Kodesh Kodeshim. From where HaShem shall speak again from between the Cherubim above the Atonement lid of the Ark of the Covenant all the words that the Benay Yisrael need to know: The revelation of Messiah Ben David......

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    Please for a good life chat, from the Har HaBait I am in need of a special microphone + headphone for my android that I wear under my mask and speak whispering my Prayers, message and translation from some Hebrew speakers. I cannot shout but you have to hear it well my whispering. Around 300 Dollar.

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    So that may come in fulfillment,
    Jer_31:6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (united states of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ”

    Praying and hoping together according,

    Zec 4:1-5 And the messenger who was speaking to me came back and woke me up as a man was awakened from sleep (Your dispersion to the end of the earth).

    2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I have looked, and seen: a lamp stands all of gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven spouts to the seven lamps.

    3 “And two olive trees (Yehudah and Ephraim) are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.”

    4 Then I responded and spoke to the messenger who was speaking to me, saying, “What are these, my master?”

    5 And the messenger who was speaking to me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    11 Then I responded and said to him, “What are these two olive trees, one at the right of the lampstand and the other at its left?”

    12 And I responded a second time and said to him, “What are these two olive branches which empty golden oil from themselves by means of the two gold pipes?”

    13 And he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    14 And he said, “These are the two anointed ones (Yehuadah and Ephraim), who stand beside the Master of all the earth.

    Yehudah and Ephraim standing near the Kodesh Kodeshim........ Two separate nations: Yehudah (Their National soul Messiah Ben David) and Ephraim (Their National Soul Messiah Ben Yoseph) coming to unity by 'oil from themselves' (independent from each other): The 'sparks' of Messiah there (in unity) 'National Soul'....... Messiah Ben David, HaShem speaking from between the Cherubim above the Atonement Lid of the Ark of the Covenant.

    Please don’t accept another messiah but accept only Messiah Ben Yoseph/David.

    By coming into the Holy Agreement:
    And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)’

    The Jews (Yehudah) shall bring forth Messiah Ben David…..We, Yehudah and Ephraim, hearing again HaShem's Voice from between the Cherubim….. By the anointing of the King of the Jews: Messiah Ben David, the ‘ultimate’ expression of the national soul of Yehudah and Ephraim..
    The unification of Yehudah and Ephraim - The unification of Messiah Ben David/Yoseph.
    Messiah Ben David/Yoseph is the One who: Isa 63:9  In all their distress He was distressed, and the Messenger of His Presence saved them. In His love and in His compassion He redeemed them, and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. What is he base of the HaBerith HaChadasha:

    Jer 31:1-37  “At that time,” declares Adonai, “I shall be the Elohim of all the clans of Yisra’ěl, and they shall be My people.” 

    2  Thus said Adonai, “A people who escaped from the sword found favour in the wilderness, Yisra’ěl, when it went to find rest.” 

    3  Adonai appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with loving-commitment. 

    4  “I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O maiden of Yisra’ěl! Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. 

    5  “Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron. The planters shall plant and treat them as common. 

    6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (The United States of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ” 

    7  For thus said Adonai, “Sing with gladness for Ya‛aqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O Adonai, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ěl!’ 

    8  “See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together – a great assembly returning here. 

    9  “With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisra’ěl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born. 

    10  “Hear the word of Adonai, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ěl gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’ 

    11  “For Adonai shall ransom Ya‛aqoḇ, and redeem him from the hand of one stronger than he. 

    12  “And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Adonai, for grain and for new wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish again. 

    13  “Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow, 

    14  and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Adonai. 

    15  Thus said Adonai, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping, Raḥěl weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” 

    16  Thus said Adonai, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares Adonai, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy. 

    17  “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Adonai, “and your children shall return to their own country. 

    18  “I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Adonai my Elohim. 

    19  For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’ 

    20  “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Adonai. 

    21  “Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of Yisra’ěl, turn back to these cities of yours! 

    22  “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter? For Adonai has created what is new on earth: a woman encompasses a man!” 

    23  Thus said Adonai of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ěl, “Let them once again say this word in the land of Yehuḏah and in its cities, when I turn back their captivity, ‘Adonai bless you, O home of righteousness, mountain of set-apartness!’ 

    24  “And in Yehuḏah and all its cities farmers and those who journey with flocks, shall dwell together. 

    25  “For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish every grieved being.” 

    26  At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me. 

    27  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “that I shall sow the house of Yisra’ěl and the house of Yehuḏah with the seed of man and the seed of beast. 

    28  “And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,” declares Adonai. 

    29  “In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’ 

    30  “But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted. 

    31  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “when I shall make a renewed covenant with the house of Yisra’ěl (Ephraim, the Lost Sheep from the House of Israel) and with the house of Yehuḏah (The Jews). 

    32  Not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I strengthened their hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Adonai.

    33  “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ěl after those days, declares Adonai: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 

    34  “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Adonai,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Adonai. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” 

    35  Thus said Adonai, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Adonai of hosts is His Name: 

    36  “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Adonai, “then the seed of Yisra’ěl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” 

    37  Thus said Adonai, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ěl for all that they have done,” declares Adonai.

    It doesn’t matter your ‘religious’ or ‘non-religious’ ‘background. Be what you are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or whatever but don’t change by taking off or adding to the Divine Laws ‘revealed’ to Moshe Rabbeinu the first five books of the Bible…… Let us do again all His Sabbath and Yom Tovim? But find a way to ‘use’ the laws of ‘your religion’ as a ‘halacha’ around the Divine Laws revealed to Moshe Rabbeinu. As is the ‘function’ of Jewish Halacha. Express Love in respect to every religion. By annihilating all the laws Avoda Zarah, robbery, murder, raping, murder the rape victim, homophily, pedofily etc. brought forth by following our Yetser Hara (evil inclination) and bringing fort her ‘head’ the ‘anointed’ king: Amalek, the ultimate expression of our evil inclination. But instead cultivating the sparks of Messiah our Yetser Tov (good inclination) into our National Soul. And accepting the areas West of the Jordan River as Jewish (Yehuda’s) Inheritance under Jewish (Yehuda’s) Sovereignty with only Jewish Halacha. Including the Har HaBait with a New Temple and her service under Jewish Halacha. Come and help the Jews to build and reinstitute: The Temple Service until Gen 49:10  “The sceptre shall not turn aside from Yehuḏah, nor an Inscriber from between his feet, until Shiloh (Messiah Ben David) comes, and to Him is the obedience of peoples…….. 

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Shaar HaYichud The Gate of Unity Chapter 44

Shaar HaYichud

The Gate of Unity


The Holy Rabbi Dov Ber of Lubavitch

Translated and Annotated by Shimon Markel

Edited by Rabbi A. Markel

Copyright © 2004

Chapter 44


ומעתה יובן ג”כ שרש ענין ההתחלקות דאותיות המח’ מבחי’ ה”ג מנצפ”ך כו’

At this point one has understood the source of the matter of the division of the letters of thought from aspect of the five Gevurot-Judgments, MaNTzePa”Ch etc.

ולמעלה מעלה גם במח’ העצמית ומח’ הקדומ’ ומח’ סתימא’ דא”ק וא”א כו’ עד מח’ דז”א

And high above [this is understood] even in the Essential thought and the Machshava HaKdooma – primordial thought and the Machshava Stima’a – hidden thought of Adam Kadmon and Arich Anpin, all the way until the thought of Zeir Anpin.

ע”ד הנ”ל בפרטיות הענין באדם התחתון ששרש התחלקות הצירופי’ באי’ מלמעל’ ממקור ההשגה דבינה עצמה כו’

This is similar to how we previously specified with man below, that the root of the division of letters comes from much higher than the source of the comprehension of Binah itself etc.

וזהו ענין מאמר סתום ומאמר פתוח

This is the matter of the Ma’amar Satoom – Closed Saying, and the Ma’amar Patu’ach – Open Saying[1]

כמו ויאמר אלקי’ אלקים ק”ך צירופים דמח’ סתימאה שבעצמות ממש נק’ מאמר סתום בעצמות סדכ”ס כו’ עד רום המעלות כמו אלקי’ הבין דרכה כו’

For instance with the verse[2] “VaYomer Elokim – And G-d said,” Elokim represented the one hundred and twenty combinations[3] of the concealed thought which is literally in the Essence, and is called a Closed Saying [or concealed saying] in the Essence of the Concealed of all Concealments etc, i.e. at the highest of heights, like the verse,[4] “And Elokim understands the way thereof etc.”

ובחי’ אלקי’ הזה הוא בחי’ הצמצום וההסתלקות

And this aspect of Elokim is the aspect of Tzimtzum-constraint and withdrawal.

וכמארז”ל בתחלה עלה במח’ לברוא במדה”ד שהוא שם אלקים כו’

For as the sages of blessed memory stated,[5] “At first it arose in His thought to create with the attribute of judgment,” which is the name Elokim etc.

והיינו בחי’ התחלקות צירופי אותיות שבמח’ סתימאה ג”כ

That is to say, this too refers to the aspect of the divisions of the letters of the Machshava Stima’a – concealed thought.

 (כמו לפי ת”א בראשית בקדמין שהוא הרצון הקדום היינו הרצון שבמח’ הקדומה כו’

(This is similar to how Unkelos translated[6] “Bereishit – In the beginning” as B’Kadmin, which refers to the Ratzon HaKadoom – the primordial desire, which is in the Machshavah HaKdooma – the primordial thought etc.

נק’ בחי’ אלקי’ בבחי’ הצמצום וההתחלקות לפי מארז”ל דבראשית נמי מאמר הוא

It took is an aspect of Elokim in an aspect of constriction and devision, for as the sages of blessed memory have said,[7] “Bereishit is also a Maamar-utterance [of creation].”

שהוא בחי’ מאמר סתום במח’ הסתומה

For it is an aspect of a Ma’amar Satoom – Concealed Saying in the Machshava HaStooma – Concealed Thought.

עד גם בבחי’ מח’ הפשוטה והעצמי’ כנ”ל

This is so all the way until the aspect of the simple essential thought, as discussed previously.

וכידוע דאלקים אותיות מי אלה שהוא בחי’ התחלקות מי ברא אלה כו’

And it is known that Elokim – אלהים consists of the letters Mi­-מי Eleh[8]אלה which is the aspect of the division [of letters] of [the verse,[9] “lift your gaze heavenwards and see] Mi-who created Eleh-these (מי ברא אלה).

ואלקי’ עלאה בינה ומח’ סתימא’ דא”א וא”ק כו’ ואלקי’ תתאה בחי’ מל’ דתבונ’ ולאה וכו’

Now, the upper Elokim is Binah and the hidden thought of Arich Anpin and Adam Kadmon, while the lower Elokim is the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah and Leah etc.

וכמ”ש בזוהר ול”ב ויאמר אלקי’ הן ל”ב שבילין דמתפתחין בבינה

This is as stated in the Zohar[10] that the thirty-two [times that is says] “VaYomer Elokim – And G-d Said” [in the account of creation] refers to the thirty two pathways[11] which open up in Binah.

שכולן בחי’ מאמר סתום דדיבור שבמח’

These are all in an aspect of a hidden closed saying (Maamar Satoom), of speech of thought.

שמזה נעשה מח’ שבדיבור דמל’ שנק’ מאמר פתוח כמשי”ת בענין בחי’ מ”ם סתומה ומ”ם פתוחה כו’)

And it is this [level] that becomes thought of speech in Malchut which is called the Open Saying – Maamar Patuach, as will be explained regarding the closed [letter] Mem-ם and the open [letter] Mem-מ etc.)

ואמנם הנה שרש כח ההתחלקו’ הזאת אעפ”י שהוא בא בבחי’ הצמצום הנה הוא מלמעלה מכח ומקור עצם ההשגה כו’

Now, although it comes in an aspect of tzimtzum constriction, the root of this power of division is from much higher than the power and root of the comprehension itself etc.

וכמ”ש בזוהר ע”פ וקול התור נשמע בארצינו כו’ שהוא בחי’ קול דבינה שנשמע בבחי’ התחלקות צירופי’ ע”י בחי’ ה”ג מנצפ”ך כו’ שהוא בבוא האור בבחי’ הדבור עלמ’ דאתגלי’ שנק’ ארצנו כו’

This is as stated in the Zohar regarding the verse,[12] “And the voice of the dove is heard in our land etc.”  This refers to the voice of Binah which is heard in an aspect of divisions and combinations by means of the five Gevurot MaNTzePa”Ch etc., when the light comes forth into an aspect of the revealed world of speech, which is called “Artzenu – our land” etc.

וכנ”ל באריכו’ ממשל התנוק שאין לו מח’ בהתחלקו’ אותיו’ כ”א כשידבר כו’

This is as we explained previously at length with the analogy of the infant, that he does not have thought in the form of divisions of letters until he is able to speak etc.

דבזמן שיש מצרף לדבו’ מחכמ’ מבחי’ פנימי’ חכמ’ אז יש מצרף לאותיו’ דמח’ מפנימיו’ ומקור דבינ’ כו’

For it is only once there is the power to combine speech from Chochmah, from the inner aspect of Chochmah, that there is a power to combine the letters of thought from the inner source of Binah etc.

ודוקא כח העושה הצירוף הוא מבחי’ מקור דבינה אבל גוף הצירופי’ בפרטי אופניהם הרי הוא דווקא מכוון עפ”י הכונה שבהשגה בפרט עפ”י צמצום דמחשבת שכל העיונית שמסדר אופן הצירופי’ כו’ כנ”ל

However, it is only the power to make the combinations themselves which is rooted in the aspect of Binah, while the actual combinations and their particular form is specifically according to the intention of the comprehension, which is specifically according to the constriction of the intellectual analytical thought, and that is what orders the manner of the combinations, as discussed previously.

ובאמת זהו בחי’ מ”ם פתוחה. כי הנה בבינה עצמ’ יש מ”ם סתומה ומ”ם פתוחה שנק’ מאמר סתום ומאמר פתוח

And in truth, this is an aspect of the Open Mem-מ, for in Binah itself there is a closed Mem-ם and an open Mem-מ,[13] which are called the Maamar Satoom-Closed [concealed] Saying, and Maamar Patuach-Open [revealed] Saying.

כי כל מאמר הוא במח’ דבינה עצמה

For, every Maamar-saying is in the thought of Binah itself.

והוא ענין ההפרש בין בחי’ מקיפי’ דאימא שהוא עדיין בבחי’ מ”ם סתומה שמקיף מכל צד והוא בריבוע דוקא

The [explanation of] the matter is the difference between the encompassing lights of Imma, which are still in the aspect of the closed Mem-ם which encompasses from all sides, and is square specifically.

כמ”ש בזוהר על מ”ם דלמרבה המשרה כו’ ומבואר במ”א

This is as stated in the Zohar[14] regarding the Mem-ם of the verse,[15] “לםרבה המשרה – That the governance be increased,” and as is explained elsewhere;

ובין בחי’ הארת המקיף הזה לעשות התחלקות הצירופי’ ע”י בחי’ ה”ג מנצפ”ך כו’ שהוא ענין מ”ם פתוח’ מאמר פתוח

And [the difference] between the aspect of the radiance of this encompassing light to actually make the divisions of combinations by means of the aspect of the five Gevurot MaNTzePa”Ch etc., which is the matter of the open Mem-מ, i.e. the open [revealed] Maamar saying.

שהמח’ הסתומ’ נעשית פתוחה בהתחלקות אותיות כו’ שזהו ענין ציור המ”ם פתוחה כידוע.

Through the divisions of the letters, the closed [concealed] thought becomes opened, as indicated by the form of the open [letter] Mem-מ, as is known.

וביאור הדברים הנה ידוע בביאור ענין מקיפי’ דבינה בענין והאם רובצת על האפרוחי’ כו’

The explanation of the matter is as known regarding the explanation of the encompassing lights of Binah in the matter of[16] “the mother hovers over the chicks” etc.

שהמדות מקבלים רק מבחי’ השגה דאו”פ דבינ’ כשנק’ אם הבנים שאז נק’ אפרוחי’ כו’

That is, the emotions receive only from the aspect of the comprehension and inner light of Binah, i.e. when it is called “Em HaBanim“the mother of the sons,[17] and it is then that [the emotions] are called “chicks” etc.

ובחי’ גדלות המוחין דמדות בהעלם הבא מבחי’ מקיפי’ היינו כשאם הבנים רובצת כו’

And the aspect of the maturation of the intellect of the emotions comes in a concealed manner from the aspect of the encompassing lights, i.e. when “the mother hovers over the chicks” etc.

דהיינו להמשיך מה שלמעלה מהמוחין דבינה הנמשכים למדות

In other words, this draws that which is above the intellect of Binah into the emotions.

 (ע”ד אהבה התלוי’ בדבר שדבר זה בא באהבה בבחי’ או”פ ע”כ כשבטל דבר בטלה האהבה מ”מ נשאר בבחי’ מקיף שהוא בחי’ ההעלם מאותו הדבר שיוכל עי”ז לחזור ולהתעורר ולבוא בבחי’ או”פ כידוע)

(This is similar to a love that is dependent on something;[18] this thing comes to be loved in an aspect of an inner light.  Therefore, when this thing is nullified then the love is nullified.  Nevertheless, [the love] remains in an aspect of an encompassing light and is an aspect of concealment from that thing, and it is through this [encompassing light] that it can again be aroused in an aspect of an inner light, as is known.)

שחופף עליהם והוא בריבוע שמתיישב עליהם ממש כמ”ש במ”א בענין מ”ם דלמרבה כו’

For it hovers over them [the emotions], and is square in that it sits directly upon them, as explained elsewhere regarding the Mem-ם of לםרבה etc.[19]

וכללות הענין הוא ע”ד דוגמא מידיעה במוח שמקפת את הדבר שיודע אותו

The general matter can be compared by example to the knowledge of the mind and how it encompasses something that it knows.

דהגם שהדבר נבדל מ”מ חופף ידיעה זו ומקפת מכל צד לאותו הדבר

For although the thing that is known is separate, nevertheless, this knowledge surrounds and encompasses this thing from every side.

(כמו ידיע’ אלקות שמשגיח ויודע את כל הנבראים שבידיעה זו מקיף אותם כמ”ש בלק”א בידיעה שיודע כל הארץ כו’)

(This is like the G-dly knowledge that supervises and knows all creatures, and with this knowledge encompasses them, as explained in Tanya[20] that with His knowledge [encompasses] the entire earth etc.)

וזהו כמו מ”ש ועל ראשי החיות רקיע כעין הקרח כו’ שהוא בחי’ מקיף דבינ’ ג”כ

This is similar to what it states,[21] “And over the heads of the of the Chayot there was a firmament like ice etc,” which is also the aspect of the encompassing light of Binah.

 (שמזה נעשה לבוש החשמ”ל מבחי’ חיצוניו’ בינה כמשי”ת)

(And it is from this that the garment of the Chashmal is made, from the aspect of the externality of Binah, as will be explained.)

וכמ”ש במ”א בביאור ענין אור מים רקיע דהשגה דבינה נקרא רקיע

This is as explained elsewhere regarding the matter of Or – Light, Mayim – Water, Rakiya – Firmament, that the comprehension of Binah is called “Rakiya – Firmament.”[22]

1לפי שקודם שבא המושכל בבחי’ השגה גמורה עדיין הוא למעלה מבחי’ הגבלת אותיות כמו הסבר מושכל עמוק שאינו עדיין באופן מוגבל במוח הנק’ השגה ותפיסא

This is because before the concept comes to be fully grasped, it still transcends the aspect of limitation in letters, like the explanation of a deep concept that has not yet come into a limited form in the mind to be called grasped and comprehended.

הוא הנק’ מים דניידי לבא בכמה אופנים שונים כו’

[At that stage it] is called flowing waters,[23] for it can come forth in various different manners etc.

משא”כ כשבא המושכל באופן מוגבל הנתפס ומושג בכלי מוחו ממש נמשל לקרח דאגלידי מיא וקיימא כו’

In contrast, when the concept comes forth in a limited manner that is literally grasped and comprehended in the vessel of his brain, it is compared to ice,[24] i.e. the waters have frozen in their place.

מלשון השג יד כו’ כמ”ש במ”א שזהו הנק’ רקיע והוא ענין הקרח שע”ג המוחין דחיות כו’

[The term “grasped”] is of the same terminology as[25] “grasped by the hand” etc., and as explained elsewhere this is what is called the Rakiya-firmament which is the matter of the ice that is upon the [head, i.e.] intellect of the Chayot [angels] etc.[26]

ואמנם שרש הקרח הזה שבא דוקא בבחי’ הגשמה גמורה הוא מלמעל’ מבחי’ או”פ דבינה

However, the root of this ice which specifically comes in an aspect of complete concreteness is from higher than the aspect of the internal light of Binah.

אלא הוא נמשך ונעש’ מבחי’ המקיף דבינה הנק’ מ”ם סתומה שבלתי מאיר ונמשך בגלוי כלל במדות

Rather, it is drawn and made from the aspect of the encompassing light of Binah which is called the closed Mem-ם, which does not radiate nor is drawn forth in a revealed manner within the emotions whatsoever.

 ע”כ משם נעשה בחי’ רקיע או קרח ע”ג המוחין דמדות כו’

Therefore, it is from there that there is made to be an aspect of a “firmament” or “ice” upon the intellect of the emotions etc.

והיינו והאם רובצת כו’ וכן ועל גוזליו ירחף כו’ שזהו בחי’ לבוש החשמ”ל שמקיף בבחי’ שומר למדות

This then [is the meaning of,] “And the mother hovers etc,” and similarly,[27] “she hovers over her young etc,” which is the aspect of the garment of the Chashmal which encompasses the emotions like a protector.

 (כמשי”ת בסמוך בענין כתנות עור כו’ שמקיף לזו”נ עד מתחת רגלי זו”נ שממנו נעשה המסך שבין אצי’ לבריאה כו’)

(This will be explained further in the following chapters regarding the matter of the cloak of leather etc, which encompasses Zeir Anpin and Malchut, until below the feet of Zeir Anpin and Malchut,[28] and from which the veil which separates between Atzilut and Briyah is made etc.)

והוא בחי’ מקור דבינה שמזה נמשך הכח העושה לבחי’ התחלקות הצירופי’ דאותיות המח’

This, then, is the aspect of the source of Binah from which there is drawn the power which makes the divisions and combinations of the letters of thought.

הנק’ מצרף ולא גוף הצירופי’ שהוא דוקא בבחי’ מ”ם פתוחה מאמר פתוח כו’ וד”ל

It is called Metzaref-The Combiner, as opposed to the combinations themselves which are an aspect of the open Mem-מ and Maamar Patuach-Open Saying etc.  This will suffice those of understanding.

End of Chapter Forty-Four


[1] Talmud Bavli, Shabbat 104a.  Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Shmot Vol.1 p. 213; Shaarei Teshuva 91b.

[2] Genesis 1:3

[3] See Etz Chaim, Shaar 15, Ch. 6; Shaar 44, Ch. 5; Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’eeShmot Vol. 1, p.137

[4] Job 28:23

[5] See Rashi to Genesis 1:1; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Dvarim Vol. 4, p. 1,420.

[6] See Unkelos translation to Genesis 1:1

[7] Talmud Bavli, Rosh HaShanah 32a

[8] See Zohar, Introduction 2a; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Na”Ch p. 472

[9] Isaiah 40:26

[10] See Tikkunei Zohar 112c;  Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Vayikra Vol.2, p. 625; Dvarim Vol.2, p. 651; Drushei Chatuna Vol. 1, p. 45; Torat Chaim, Noach p. 46c.

[11] See Zohar (Idra RabbaNaso 128b; 129a; 136a.

[12] Song of Songs 2:12; Zohar Vayera 97b; Also see  Sefer HaMaamarim 5568 Vol.1, p. 488.

[13] See Pardes Rimonim, Shaar 27, Ch. 16

[14] Zohar Terumah 127a; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Dvarim Vol.4 p. 1,228; Torat Chaim, Noach 57b.

[15] Isaiah 9:6

[16] Deuteronomy 22:6

[17] See Zohar VaYechi 219a; Yitro 84a-85b; Imrei Binah, Shaar HaTefilin 99d; Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’eeNa”Ch p.312.

[18] Mishna Avot 5:16; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Dvarim Vol. 4, p. 1,498; Ateret Rosh, Shaar Yom HaKipurim p. 68.

[19] See note above.

[20] Tanya, Ch. 48

[21] Ezekiel 1:22

[22] See Siddur of Alter Rebbe, Shacharit 70a; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee Vayikra Vol.2, p. 451 and 472.

[23] Talmud Bavli, Eruvin 46a

[24] See Zohar Lech Lecha 77a

[25] Talmud Bavli, Erechin 17a (in the Mishnah)

[26] See Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Na”Ch p. 285

[27] Deuteronomy 32:11

[28] See Etz Chaim, Shaar 42, Ch. 13; Also see Torat Chaim, Noach p. 58a