A Lamb for a Household

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160) “Speak to all the congregation.” Why on the tenth of the month? When the Yovel [jubilee, and also 50th year anniversary], Bina, shines to the moon, Malchut, as it is written in the Yovel, “On the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement,” and the day of atonement is the illumination of Bina. Thus, the illumination of Bina in Malchut is on the tenth of the month.

161) “They shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses.” This is so because at that time it needs to be anointed, since we learned that in the taking of the lamb the bottom Keter broke, the one to which all the other lower Keters of Klipa cling. And Moses explained that and said, “Draw out, and take you lambs,” which are, as is written, “Flocks, and men-servants, and maid-servants,” which are the bottom Keters of the Klipot, and flocks contain them all. And the Egyptians made them into gods.

162) The Creator said, “You do the deed below,” extending and taking flock, “and I will break their force above.” And as you make them to burn in fire, as it is written, “But roast with fire,” I, too, will take them through fire above, in a river of fire.

163) Why was he anointed on the tenth of the month and slaughtered on the fourteenth? Israel were tied under the enslavement of the lamb, the god of Egypt, for 400 years. And although they were not enslaved for the whole of the 400 years, it is still considered that they were enslaved the whole of the 400 years because they were willing to connect to them for 400 years, had the Creator not skipped the end. This is why the lamb is held for four days, tied in the authority of Israel. Then, the whole of the congregation of Israel slaughters it at twilight.

164) Why is it slaughtered at twilight? Because it is a time when there is Din. And when this thing, the exile in Egypt, was given through Abraham, as it is written, “And it came to pass, that when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon him.” “Dread” is one Keter of the Klipa [singular of Klipot]. “Darkness” is another Keter. “Great” means it is greater than all the Keters.

And although we have clarified that text about the rest of the enslavements of Israel, where dread is Babel, darkness is Medes, and great is Greece, it all did happen. They imply the three Keters of Klipa, as well as the exiles, as we said about the lamb, that the Creator said, “You do the deed below, and I will break their force above.” Thus, “For I will utterly blot out,” you will do below, and I will do above.

165) Israel did not come out of Egypt until the government of all their ministers was broken above, and Israel departed their domain and came to the domain of the upper holiness in the Creator, and tied to Him, as it is written, “For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants.” What is the reason that “they are My servants”? It is that, “I brought [them] out from the land of Egypt”; I have brought them out of the other authority and brought them into My authority.

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