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11. "Turn away your eyes from me"

   Rabbi Shimon tells Rabbi Aba about another David, a supernal David, who brings mercy from God to the world. His beauty illuminates all the worlds. We then learn about another Garden of Eden, a supernal Garden that exists for God, wherein His love is found. Lastly...
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12. It is forbidden to man to look at a place which

the Holy One, blessed be He, loathes   Rabbi Shimon tells us that it is forbidden for man to look at a place that God loves, and at a place that He hates. It is forbidden to look at a rainbow because it reflects a supernal image, and to look at the sign of the Covenant...
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13. "I am Hashem your Elohim from the land of Egypt"

   Rabbi Elazar wonders why it seems that the title verse is saying there was no Elohim before Yisrael were in Egypt, and Rabbi Shimon explains that Yisrael only knew the glory of God from the time they were in Egypt. From that time they saw many miracles and wonders,...
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14. "The wages of him that is hired shall not abide with you all night"

   We learn that if someone helped the poor, God will extend his life when his time comes to die. If, on the other hand, someone takes the wages of the poor, God will shorten his days, and nor will his soul ascend.  
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15. "Nor put a stumbling block before the blind"

   We are told that the title verse is referring to someone who curses a person behind their back; that evil speech ascends and prosecutes the speaker. Every word that people speak ascends and has a consequence. Also, one must not cause another to sin. Anyone who walks...
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16. "In righteousness shall you judge your neighbor"

   This passage speaks about mercy and judgment and justice. When righteousness is triggered, there is no mercy in it, but when justice is triggered there is mercy. Everyone shall be treated equally. We are told that God is found in the place of justice. God judges...
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17. "You shall certainly rebuke your neighbor"

   We learn of the precept to rebuke someone who has sinned and to show him that he is loved, so that he should not be punished but repent. God rebukes people in secret unless they will not repent, in which case he rebukes them publicly. We also learn of the gentle...
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18. Mixed kinds and garments mixed of linen and wool

   The rabbis discuss the observance of the statutes, and Rabbi Elazar tells them that "You are My witnesses" refers to Yisrael.  
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19. "I am He"

   Rabbi Elazar explains what it means when God says "I am He" in scripture.  
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20. Mixed kinds and garments mixed of linen and wool (sha'atnez)

   We learn that when God created the world he created a supernal force above every single thing, even every blade of grass. All the chieftains that have ever been designated as rulers have always behaved according to one supernal law, and the chieftains themselves are...
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