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1. "Who is she that looks out like the dawn"

This section opens with the verse, "And the Creator spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Yisrael that they bring Me an offering, of every man whose heart prompts him..." Rabbi Chiya points out that The Creator put all other nations under His ministers but...
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2. When the Holy One, blessed be He, created the world

Rabbi Shimon says that when the Holy One created the world He engraved on the upper and the lower worlds the letters of His Holy Name, which hold the secret of the supernal lights. The upper world is concealed in one of these letters; it ascends by means of the secret...
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3. "How great is Your goodness, which You have laid up"

Rabbi Yehuda opens the discussion by reciting this verse, "How great is your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You; which You have performed for those who trust in You in the sight of the sons of men!" He goes on to discuss the various levels and...
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4. The balsam tree and the palanquin

Rabbi Shimon, Rabbi Elazar, Rabbi Aba and Rabbi Yosi are sitting one day under the pleasant shade of some trees. Rabbi Shimon opens the discussion by saying, "King Solomon made himself a palanquin from the woods of Levanon." He goes on to speak of the palanquin as 'the...
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5. "The woods of Lebanon" are the six days of Creation

Here we read an alternative explanation of "the woods of Lebanon" that they are the six days of creation. The six attributes of Chesed, Gvurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod and Yesod all in their turn entered and mated with the palanquin, producing in this fashion the...
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6. "That they bring Me an offering"

The section title passage summarizes one single great truth, which Rabbi Shimon explains to us, that for one to aspire toward divine union, he must strive with all his heart and soul and with self-purification, and pay the necessary price. We also hear that he is...
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7. The three colors in the flame

This section deals with the three colors that can be distinguished inside a flame. One rises up, while another seems to dip down. The other one is usually visible, but appears to be concealed when the sun shines. There is one color that ascends above and emerges, and...
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8. "Gold, and silver, and brass"

Rabbi Shimon opens the discussion with the verse, "And this is the offering which you shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass." This passage is both toward the upper side, which is the side of holiness or the right side, and the lower side, which is the 'other...
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9. "Evening, and morning, and at noon"

This section tells us of the spirits of the night and why they are much to be feared. They are nourished, we learn, in the darkness, when the leftovers of the sacrifice are burned and the smoke rises up, twisting toward a hole in the north from which they emerge. The...
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10. "The watchman said, "˜The morning comes'"

This extremely long section is hardly capable of being summarized, so dense is it with details and instructions for the time and order of prayers. It begins charmingly with a bird, which opens the discussion by giving praise for the morning. Then we hear of the phrase...
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