Saturday, July 4, 2015
So it seems we don't get the promised earth-shattering lesson. But actually we do. Look in the Zohar, the beginning of the same Torah portion Chukat.
Rabbi Yose starts by praising the words of the Torah, which are sweeter than honey to those who study it. Then he asks, why here it says "Zot chukat ha Torah" but elsewhere it starts with a vav, "V'zot ha Torah asher sam Moshe..."
Vav is the hint to Zeir Anpin, and of it being connected inseparably to the Malchut (zot), or Knesset Israel. What is needed to make this happen? - Go and learn the Sulam or Metok Midvash commentary.
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Art: Woman Milking a Red Cow by Karel Dujardin