The garments of the Torah hide the Essence of the Torah

The garments of the Torah hide its essence. click here to hear Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag’ teaching on the nature of the Torah

As we finish the period of counting the Omer, we look forward to the upcoming festival of the giving of the Torah, the festival of Shavuot.  The light of the Torah and the garments it is enclothed in in this world are not the same thing. Rabbi Ashlag, the great Kabbalist explains why the garments of the Torah, its do’s and don’ts , permitted and forbidden don’t always seem to us to be connected with God.  Yedidah  discusses his thought and reads an excerpt from Rabbi Ashlag’s Introduction to the Ten Sephirot as it appears in In the Shadow of the Ladder  published by Nehora Press.

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  Yedidah Cohen

The eternal dance of the male and the female in Kabbalah

In the language of Kabbalah the male and the female represent the forces of giving and receiving; the dynamic dance beween the light and the vessel. In the union of opposites a new entity is formed, the possibility of receiving the light with the intention of giving. This represents the ultimate purpose of Creation. This dance is represented within each man and woman, between each other and in our relationship with the Divine. Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag teaches us the spiritual roots of the entities in this world according to the language of the Kabbalah, the “language of the branches”

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