Judah, You, Your Brothers Shall Thank You

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567) Malchut existed for Judah, as it is written, “This time I will thank the Lord,” since he is the fourth. Hence, “I will thank the Lord” because he is the fourth leg of the throne. HGT are the three legs of the throne, and Judah, Malchut, is the fourth leg. Hence, he was given the Malchut [kingship] over Israel.

YodHeyVav de HaVaYaH are HGT, the Reshimo of the upper name, ZA, which is completed in the HeyMalchut, the last Hey of the holy Name, with which the holy Name is complete in its letters. She is the connection that unites the letters of the holy Name. Hence, “Your brothers shall thank you,” since for you is the Malchut worthy of existing, since you are a Merkava [chariot/assembly] for Malchut. It is written, “Judah is still down on God, and faithful with holy ones.” These holy ones are high holy ones, the holy Sefirot HGT. All thank him and made him a trustee, giving him all that is in them. And this is why he is before everyone and king over everyone.

568) “The king’s daughter—all her glory is within.” “All her glory” refers to the assembly of Israel, Nukva. She is called “Her glory” because ZA is called “glory” [also “honor”] and they are one. She is called “glory” with an added Hey, befitting a female [a common suffix for words in female form in Hebrew]. “The king’s daughter” is Bat Sheba, the Nukva. She is an echo because ZA is called “a great voice,” “the upper king,” and Nukva is called “an echo.” “Within,” since there is a king, Malchut, who is not inside, like him, for sometimes Malchut clothes in Beria. This is the meaning of “The king’s daughter—her glory,” meaning inside, in Atzilut.

569) “Her garment is plaids of gold.” This means that she dresses and unites with the upper Gevura on the left side of Ima, and Ima is called “gold,” as it is written, “Out of the north comes gold.” Ima is called “king,” as well, and for her the land exists, meaning Malchut.

When does Malchut exist? When she unites in a sentence, ZA. This is so because when she receives from the left of Ima, she receives Hochma without Hassadim. Hence, she still has no persistence, unless she unites in a sentence, ZA, and receives Hassadim from him, and then she has persistence, as it is written, “The king establishes the land,” Malchut, “By justice.” This is called, “the kingdom of heaven,” and “Judah united in it.” This is why he inherited the Malchut in the land.

570) It is written, “And He drove the man out.” “He drove out” means that the Creator drove out the Nukva like a man who divorces his wife. “The man” is accurate because Nukva is called “the.”

571) Adam was caught in what he sinned and caused death to himself and to the whole world. He caused deportation to that tree in which he sinned, to Nukva, to be expelled because of him, and to be expelled due to the sins of his sons forever. It is written about it, “And He drove the man out.” “The” is as is written, “And I shall see the Lord,” which means Nukva. Here, too, “The man” refers to the Nukva.

572) “At the east of the Garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.” This is below Atzilut. And as there are cherubim above, in AtzilutZON, there are cherubim below Atzilut—the angels Matat and Sandalfon. And this tree, the Nukva, called “the tree of knowledge,” is on them.

“The flaming sword which turned every way” are forms of flames of fire that extend from that flame of the sword, and keep the way of the tree of life. This does not relate to the flame of the sword itself. The turning of the sword means that it suckles from the right and from the left, turning from side to side. The flame of these forms of flames of fire turn from one form to another, at times they are men and at times—women. They turn from their place to all the forms, keeping the way of the tree of life, as it is written, “Who makes a way in the sea,” referring to Yesod de Nukva.

573) Adam caused that tree in which he sinned, Nukva, to be expelled. And even if the rest of the people in the world sin, they cause her to be expelled, as it is written, “For your sins was your mother sent away.” It means, as it is written, “And He drove the man out,” where “the” is the Nukva, Adam’s wholeness. With her deportation, he lost all of his wholeness.

574) Since the day she was expelled, the moon, Nukva, was blemished, until Noah came and entered the ark. The wicked came and she was blemished once more until Abraham came and corrected her and she was completed through Jacob and his sons. Then Judah came and gripped her, and intensified in Malchut and inherited her, an everlasting inheritance, he and all his descendents after him. It is written about it, “Judah, you, your brothers shall thank you,” meaning that when Israel stood by the sea, the tribe of Judah went down to the sea first, and everyone thanked him and followed him into the sea.

575) “Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies,” as it is written, “Judah shall rise,” to war. “Your father’s sons shall bow down to you.” He includes all the tribes, which is why it is written, “Your father’s sons” and not “Your mother’s sons,” since the sons of your father are all the rest of the tribes. And although Israel were divided into two kingships, when they would go up to Jerusalem they would still kneel and bow down to the king in Jerusalem, since the Malchut in Jerusalem, which extended from the holy MalchutNukva, was from Judah.

576) “Will bow down to you.” Had it said, “And they will bow down,” it would have included the rest of the nations, that all the nations of the world would bow down to him. However, when the Messiah King arrives, it is written, “Ministers bowed down,” meaning bowed down to you, which comes to show that only the whole of Israel will be enslaved to the exiled head in Babylon, and not other nations.

577) “Judah is a lion’s cub.” First he was a cub, then a lion, hence the doubling. When ZA is in Mochin de Katnut, he is called “a youth.” In Malchut de Gadlut, he is called “a man,” as it is written, “The Lord is a man of war.” Similarly, in Mochin de Katnut, Judah is called “a cub,” and in Mochin de Gadlut, he is called “a lion.”

“From the prey, my son, you have gone up.” “From the prey” includes the angel of death, who stands over the prey to kill the people of the world and there is no savior, as it is written, “And preyed, and there is none to save.” It is of that prey that Divinity departed, and it is said about it, “From the prey, my son, you have gone up,” meaning that Judah was saved from the angel of death, Satan, the evil inclination, and did not fail in it.

578) “Bowed down” was said about the exile in Babylon. “Crouched” was said about the exile in Edom. “As a lion” means that he is strong, and “As a young lion” means he is stronger than a lion. Similarly, Israel are strong. The people of the world, the idol worshippers, entice and pressure them, but they maintain their law and their customs as a lion and as a young lion.

579) Divinity, too, is like that. Although it is written, “She has fallen, she will not rise again—the virgin Israel,” she is as strong in this falling as a lion and as a young lion. As lions and young lions do not fall, unless to take down prey and to govern, since it smells its prey from afar and from the time it smells, it falls, crouching to the ground to forcefully leap onto its prey. It does not rise until it leaps on its prey and eats it. Similarly, Divinity falls only as a lion and as a young lion, to avenge the idol worshipping nations and to leap onto them, as it is written, “Moving in the greatness of His strength.”

580) “He crouches, he lies down as a lion, and as a young lion; who dares raise him?” He will not rise to take a small revenge against them. Rather, “Who will raise him” means “who,” as in “Who will heal you?”

The upper world, Bina, is called “Who,” in which there is the governance to attack everything. And it is written, “Out of whose stomach came forth the ice?” Through that Din, called “ice,” he subdues all the Klipot.

581) “The scepter shall not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes.” Shiloh is written with a Hey, and in the rest of the places, Shiloh is written with a Vav, indicating the holy Name, Koh [YodHey]. This is so because in another place it is written Shiloh without a Hey, and in another place Shiloh without a Yod. And here, Shiloh is with a Yod and a Hey, which is the high and holy Name. Divinity will rise from her fall in exile in this name, Koh, which is MI, since Koh is the name of Bina, who is called MI, as well.

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