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1. "This is the ordinance of the Torah"

  Rabbi Yosi draws a distinction between the Torah itself, that is Zeir Anpin, and the law of the Torah, that is Malchut. Rabbi Yehuda says that the verse, "and this is the Torah," means a union of total perfection, including male and female, but the verse, "this is the...
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2. "A man pulled off his shoe"

  The rabbis discuss the preceding verse and also the verse that speaks about redeeming and exchanging and sealing the bargain by means of the removal of the shoe. Rabbi Elazar cites God's commandment to Moses to take off his shoes, meaning that he commanded him to...
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3. "This is the ordinance of the Torah," part two

  Rabbi Elazar says that 'keep' and 'remember', the secret of the male and female, are connected together by the covenant. We are told the inner meaning of 'chukat' or ordinance.  
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4. A red heifer

  We learn that the offering of a cow is to purify the unclean, and that red means a sentence of law. The cow must be without defect to indicate soft judgment, and without blemish since all blemishes are healed through the illumination of Wisdom. Rabbi Elazar explains...
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5. "He sends the springs into the valleys"

  Rabbi Shimon examines the title verse, speaking about the flow of higher wisdom, the river that emanates from Eden, the deep stream of Yisrael Saba and Tevunah, and the higher sanctified rivers of Zeir Anpin. We learn that after Zeir Anpin and Malchut drink they give...
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6. Moses, Aaron and Miriam

  Rabbi Shimon tells Rabbi Yehuda that Miriam died because the death of righteous atones for the world; when she departed the well that accompanied the children of Yisrael in the desert was gone. At that time the right was weakened and the sun was dimmed, and when Aaron...
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7. "Round and round goes the wind"

  Rabbi Shimon says that in the title verse it means the wind is the Holy Spirit that circles in two directions to adhere to the body.  He refers to the three Patriarchs who are the holy Chariot and says that David is the spirit that was attached to them so that they...
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8. "Wisdom is good with an inheritance"

  Rabbi Shimon tells us that the title verse means that it is good when Wisdom, Chochmah, dwells with the children of Yisrael so they will be attached to her. We hear that "the excellency of knowledge" is the Tree of Life, the secret of Da'at and Zeir Anpin. In another...
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9. "Aaron shall be gathered to his people"

  From Rabbi Chiya we learn that when Solomon said, "So I praised the dead that are already dead more than the living that are yet alive," he meant those who had already been reincarnated more than once and have returned from the dead to redeem their earlier actions....
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10. "And the people spoke out against Elohim, and against Moses"

  Rabbi Yitzchak informs us that "Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel" means she was enveloped by the Holy Spirit after three days of fasting that made her body weak. She merited this blessing because she guarded her words and did...
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