Thou Shall Not Plow With an Ox and an Ass

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145) Many degrees are separated from the side of the spirit of impurity, and all lurk to attack the Kedusha, one opposite the other, as it is written, “Thou shall not plow with an ox and an ass together,” since when they join, they ruin the world.

146) The only desire of the degrees of impurity is to attack the holy degrees. They all lurked and attacked Jacob, who was holy, as it is written, “and Jacob came whole.” First, the serpent bit him, as it is written, “he touched the hollow of his thigh.” It is said about Esau’s minister that he was riding a serpent. Now the Hamor [ass] bit him, Shechem the son of Hamor, which is the Klipa of the right.

147) When the serpent bit him, he himself stood up to the serpent. Now that the ass bit him, Shimon and Levi, who came from the side of the harsh Din [judgment], stood up to the ass and governed him from all sides, and it surrendered before them, as it is written, “they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword.” Shimon, whose sign was the ox, Gevura, and the left of Kedusha, came up on Hamor, who is the Klipa of the right, and attacked him, so the Klipot of ox and ass will not conjoin. It turns out that Shimon is his opposite, not Jacob.

148) And they all came to attack Jacob, and he was saved from them. Afterwards, he controlled them. Subsequently, the ox, which is Joseph, came and was completed with asses, which are the Egyptians he ruled over, who were all from the side of the Klipa of Hamor. Joseph is ox and Egyptians are asses, as it is written, “whose flesh is as the flesh of asses.”

149) This is why afterwards, the children of Jacob fell among those asses, the Egyptians, since an ox—Joseph—had conjoined with them and they had an ox and an ass conjoined within them. And they bit the bone and the flesh of Israel, like the nature of asses, which bite and break bones, until Levi awakened, as before, and scattered these asses by separating the ox from the ass, to surrender them. And he broke their force from the world and ejected the ox from there, as it is written, “And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him.” Moses is Levi, and Joseph is the ox that conjoined with them.

150) Previously, when Shimon came up on the ass to fight it, he cast blood on them, when they were circumcised, and subsequently, “and slew all the males.” The Creator acted similarly through a Levi—Moses—with those asses—the Egyptians. First, He brought upon them the stroke of blood, and then “the Lord slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.” Here, with this ass, the father of Shechem, it is written, “all their wealth, and all their little ones” and all their beasts, for it is said, “They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field.”

And there, in those asses, which are the Egyptians, it is written, “jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment,” which correspond to the “all their wealth” from here. It is written, “And a mixed multitude went up with them, as well,” which correspond to, “and all their little ones,” from here, and “flocks, and herds” correspond to, “their flocks and their herds,” from here.

151) And Shimon and Levi: Shimon rose against that ass, Shechem’s father, who was not connected with an ox. And Levi came up against all the asses, even against the asses that were connected to an ox, like the Egyptians.

This is so because Shimon is Gevura and ox, and hence opposite the ass of the Klipa of the right, and could surrender it. But he could not subdue the Klipa of the ass in Egypt, since they were connected to an ox and received strength from Joseph, who was king over them. For this reason, only Levi, Moses who came from the tribe of levy, which is considered Tifferet—made of right and left together—had the strength to subdue those asses in Egypt, and not Shimon, who had only left in him.

They all wanted to need Jacob and corrected themselves to bite him, and he rose against them with his sons and surrendered him.

152) Now, in the last exile, when Esau bites him and his sons, who will rise against him? Jacob and Joseph will stand against him—Jacob from the right side and Joseph from the left side, as it is written, “And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble.”

153) “And they journeyed; and a terror of God…” They all gathered to fight, and when they girded their arms, they shivered and left them. And this is why they did not chase the children of Jacob.

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