What Is Sabbath

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174) When the Sabbath begins and that fire hides in the great deep, all the fires of the harsh fire hide and surrender because the fire, Stormy Wind, is the root of all the harsh Dinim. Even the fire of Hell and the wicked in Hell have rest, and everyone above and below have rest. When the Sabbath ends and Israel bless on the fire, all the fires that hid come out, each to its place. To not evoke another fire from those that hid, it is written, “You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”

175) When the Sabbath begins, the herald calls through all the firmaments, “Establish yourselves, O assemblies; establish yourselves, O camps before your Master.” Then a single spirit comes out from the south, the light of Hesed, and that spirit spreads over all those armies and camps on the right side, who clothe in it. That spirit is called “garments of honor of the Sabbath.” At that time the tables that people set in this world are established in a certain palace, Malchut. Happy is a man whose setting of the table is seen there properly, and everything is corrected without shame, each according to his strength.

176) When the Sabbath arrives, a holy nation needs to wash themselves from the work of the weekdays. It is so because on weekdays, another spirit walks and roams and stays over the people. And when one wishes to come out of that spirit and into another spirit, high and holy, he must wash himself, so that that upper, holy spirit would be on him.

177) All those six days—HGT NHY de ZA—unite at a single, holy point, Malchut, and all the days unite in her. And there are other days, standing outside, in the Sitra AchraHGT NHY de Klipot. There are also other days, standing inside the holy circle—HGT NHY de Malchut—uniting at the holy point—Malchut de Malchut.

178) The holy Israel and all those who engage in Kedusha on all the Sabbath days unite all those six days of theirs in those six days inside, HGT NHY de Malchut, which unite at the point of Malchut de Malchut, uniting in her in order to keep her. And all those six days of the Sabbath are of the hidden point—HGT NHY de Malchut. When the Sabbath comes, the point—Malchut de Malchut—rises, crowns and unites above, and all are hidden in her.

Malchut, which is called “a point,” receives from ZA the six days in him, HGT NHY. Hence, there are two Behinot in her: HGT NHY that she received from ZA, and her own Behina. The difference between them is that HGT NHY that she received from ZA is light of Hassadim, and her own Behina, which is called “a point,” is light of Hochma. Therefore, the six workdays are HGT NHY de Malchut that she received from ZA, and the Sabbath is the domination of her own point.

Also, the six workdays—her own HGT NHY—are hidden in her, not ruling, and unseen, and only Malchut of her own essence governs and is seen.

179) There are weekdays—HGT NHY de Sitra Achra—which stand outside, toward the nations. The Sabbath days, which are the six days of the week, stand for Israel, who are HGT NHY de Malchut. And when the point rises—Malchut de Malchut, meaning Malchut of her own essence—everything is concealed, all six Sefirot HGT NHY in her are concealed and she ascends. Once she rises, she is called “the Sabbath.”

180) Why is she called “Sabbath”? Is it because of the rest, as it is written, “Because in it He rested from all His work”? However, when that point ascended and her light shines, she is crowned in the fathers, HGT de ZA, and then bonds and unites with them to be one, and it is all called “Sabbath.” That is, Malchut along with the fathers are called “Sabbath.” Sabbath has the letters of Shin Bat [daughter]. Shin is three fathers that unite in a single daughter, Malchut, since the three letters Vav in the letter Shin imply the three fathers, HGT. The daughter crowns in them, and the fathers crown in the next world, Bina. This is Shin Bat, so all will be one.

Malchut receives Hochma only upon her ascent from Chazeh de ZA and above, the place of his HGT. There are two states in it: 1) When he is in the two great lights. At that time their level is the same, in a way that one does not need the other and they do not receive from one another. HGT de ZA receive from the right line of ImaHassadim, and Malchut receives from the left line of ImaHochma. That state is regarded as Achoraim because since the Hochma is alone without Hassadim, it does not illuminate. 2) When Malchut has already descended from Chazeh de ZA and below, when she receives Hassadim. And after she has HassadimZA raises her to his HGT, where the AB illuminates, as it is written, “And went,” “And came,” “And pitched,” and she receives from them Hochma. This state is regarded as Mochin of PBP [face-to-face].

And when this point rises and her light illuminates because she rises to HGT after the light of Hassadim illuminates in her, in the second state of PBP, she is crowned in the patriarchs, HGT de ZA, who receives from them Hochma, from the name AB in them. At that time she bonds and unites in them to be one, not as the first state of Achoraim, which were separated from each other, when HGT were receiving Hassadim from the right line of Ima, and Malchut was receiving Hochma from the left line of Ima. Rather, now, in the second state, she bonds and unites with the HGT, to be one with them.

Now Malchut herself does not receive the Hochma from the next world, from Bina, as in the first state. Rather. Malchut receives the Hochma from HGT de ZA, and HGT receive Hochma from the next world, imparting upon Malchut. This is why it was said that it is Shin Bat [daughter], so they all become one. The fathers are Shin, and Malchut is the daughter, implied in a single name, Shabbat [Sabbath], indicating that now they are in the second state—one—and not separated in the first state. This is the Sabbath.

181) The great Sabbath is Bina. She is above, where the Hochma is hidden and not revealed. Why is she called “Sabbath”? It is because a point in which there is Hochma, which is called “eyes,” is called “a daughter,” since she is the heart of the whole eye [pupil]. There are three colors in the eye, HGT. The fourth color is a black point, Malchut, and only in that is the Hochma—called “eye”—revealed. This is why it is the heart of all the colors of the eye.

182) The next world, Bina, is a palace for the upper point, the upper Hochma. When she stands and takes the fathers in her wings, to crown them above, then all are called “Sabbath.” Thus, when the fathers are crowned above, at the uppermost point, they are called “Sabbath,” and when the bottom point, Malchut, is crowned in the fathers, she is called “Sabbath.”

A point always implies Hochma. The intimation is to the black point in the eye, also called “the pupil of the eye.” This is the core that befits the title, “eye,” Hochma, since the other three colors in the eye are HGT, in which Hochma, which is called “vision,” is not revealed. Thus, there are two Partzufim called “point” among the Partzufim of Atzilut: 1) upper HochmaAVI, 2) lower HochmaMalchut.

However, although AVI are upper Hochma, they do not disclose the Hochma in their own Partzufim, but in Partzuf YESHSUT, which is called Bina.

BinaYESHSUT, is a palace for the upper point, AVIAVI do not disclose the Hochma in them, but in the palace, Bina. Yet, in Bina, too, the Hochma appears only on the three lines, HGT, which are called “fathers.” It follows that the uppermost point reveals the Hochma in it only to Bina, when she is crowned and giving Hochma in her three lines, the patriarchs.

Bina receives three lines, the patriarchs, to crown them in the upper Hochma. At that time all are called Sabbath because the upper point—upper Hochma that is revealed by the fathers—is called “daughter.” The fathers themselves are called Shin, and together they are Shabbat [Sabbath]. It follows that when the fathers are crowned above, in the upper point, they are called Sabbath, and when the lower point, Malchut, is crowned in the fathers—receiving Hochma—she is called Sabbath. It is so because Sabbath includes illumination of Hochma within it, which is called a “daughter,” and the illumination of the fathers, which is called Shin. This applies in both Bina and Malchut, and this is why both are called “Sabbath.”

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