She Has Fallen; She Will Not Rise Again

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75) “The virgin of Israel” is a virgin that is blessed from the seven SefirotHGT NHYM de ZA, and is called Bat Sheva [Daughter of Seven], meaning Malchut. The virgin below inherits seven blessings for her. The words, “Son of man, take up a lamentation over” the virgin of Israel are said about the assembly of Israel, Malchut. But according to that, the words “She has fallen; she will not rise again—the virgin of Israel” are perplexing.

If the portion had been said as comfort, we would have said, “She has falling; she will not fall again. Rise, O virgin of Israel.” Yet, a lamentation is said in this portion.

76) “She has fallen; she will not rise again—the virgin of Israel.” One who is angry at his wife and she leaves him, she will never return to him. Hence, woe unto the sons that have exiled with her.

77) Woe unto a generation where no shepherds are found and the flock wander and roam and do not know to which place they roam, neither to the right nor to the left. Certainly, this verse should be known, and it is all revealed to those who see in the way of Torah, in the way of truth.

78) In all of Israel’s exiles, He set a time and an end to all of them. And in all of them, Israel return to the Creator, and the virgin of Israel, Malchut, returns to her place at the set time. But now, in the last exile, it is not so. She will not return as in the other exiles. This verse teaches, “She has fallen; she will not rise again—the virgin of Israel,” and it does not say, “She has fallen and I will not raise her again.”

79) It is like a king who was angry with the queen and expelled her from her palace for a certain period of time. When that time was through, the queen would immediately come and return before the king. This was so once, twice, and thrice. But on the last time, she became remote from the king’s palace and the king expelled her from his palace for a long time. The king said, “This time is not as like the other times, when she came before me. Instead, I and all my household will go and seek her.”

80) When he reached her, he saw that she was lying in the dust. Who saw the glory of the queen at that time, and the king’s requests of her? Finally, the king held her in his arms, raised her, and brought her to his palace. And he swore to her that he would never part from her again and will never be far from her.

81) It is similar with the Creator: every time the assembly of Israel were in exile, she would come and return before the King. But now, in this exile, it is not so. Rather, the Creator will hold her by the hand and will raise her, appease her, and bring her back to His palace. Come and see that this is so, for it is written, “She has fallen; she will not rise again,” meaning on her own. This is why it is written, “In that day I will raise up the fallen tabernacle of David.”

“I will raise up the tabernacle of David.” Who is the tabernacle of David? It is the virgin of Israel. “Fallen” means that she fell. And this is the honor and praise of the virgin of Israel, that she will not rise again by herself, but rather the Creator will raise her.

82) This must certainly be the meaning of the thing. The Creator is destined to declare the assembly of Israel and said, “Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit up, O Jerusalem,” as one who holds his friend by the hand and says, “Get up, shake yourself off.” Similarly, the Creator will hold her and say, “Shake yourself from the dust; arise.”

83) Also, all those sons of the King’s palace begin to speak with her in these words, as it is written, “Arise, shine, for your light has come,” for the King is here. Certainly, at the time when the king makes peace with her, it is her glory and everyone’s delight. In all the other times, she came before the King and rose before Him, as it is written, “And she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king.” But this time, it was not so. Rather, the King will come to her and will appease her, and bring her back to His palace, as it is written, “Behold, your king will come unto you,” certainly, and not you to Him. He will come to you to appease you; He will come to you to raise you; He will come to you to complement you in everything; He will come to you to raise you to His palace, to bond with you in everlasting bonding, for all times, as it is written, “And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.”

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