And Noah Built an Altar

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228) “And Noah built an altar for the Lord.” This is the altar on which Adam HaRishon sacrificed. Why did Noah sacrifice a burnt offering, since a burnt offering comes only to atone for thoughts of the heart, and what was Noah’s sin? Noah contemplated and said, “The Creator sentenced the world to destruction. Perhaps in return for saving me, I have exhausted my whole merit and I have no more merit left in the world?” Promptly, “Noah built an altar for the Lord.”

229) That altar is the one on which Adam HaRishon sacrificed. What is “And Noah built?” After all, Adam HaRishon built it. But because the wicked of the world caused it to not stand in its place, the place of bestowal for Kedusha, when Noah came to sacrifice on it, it is written about him, “And Noah built,” since he returned it to the place of bestowal, to Kedusha [bestowal].

230) It is written, “And offered burnt offerings,” without the letter Vav, which is the sign for plural, since he sacrificed only one burnt offering. It is written “A burnt offering,” it is “a burnt offering made by fire, of a sweet fragrance unto the Lord.” But a burnt offering is a male not a female, as it is written, “He shall offer it a male without blemish.” So why is it written, “A burnt offering made by fire” with a Hey for suffix [in the Hebrew], which is a female form? After all, fire without the final Hey should have been there, which is a male form.

231) But although the sacrificed burnt offering is a male and it approaches his place, ZA, who is a male, still, the Nukva does not need to part from ZA because of it. Rather, he is offered in the female in order to connect ZA and Nukva to each other, for through the ascent of the burnt offering, the Nukva ascends to ZA to connect together.

232) Noah had to sacrifice a burnt offering because the Creator established him instead of a male, so he would connect and enter the ark, Nukva. This is why he sacrificed a burnt offering and not another sacrifice, because he really did not sin, but because he thought that he had exhausted all his merit.

A burnt offering is a fire. “Fire” has the letters of Esh [fire] Hey, where the left of ZAEsh, connected to the NukvaHey. It is so because the Nukva comes from the left side, Esh, where the Nukva and the fire clung to each other. This is why the female is called [in Hebrew] Ishah [“woman,” spelt the same as EshHey]. It is so because the name “woman” indicates a connection of love, where the left, Esh, grips the Hey to raise her up to ZA to tie them as one. This is why it is written, “A burnt offering is a fire,” indicating the connection of male and female with each other.

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