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51) “Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.’” “Then he said, ‘Let me go.’” Was he a prisoner of Jacob? Happy are the righteous, for the Creator spares their honor and never leaves them, as it is written, “He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Still, it is written, “And the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was sprained.”
52) But the angel took what was his, as it is written, “And he himself lodged that night in the camp.” It is also written, “And he took them, and sent them over the stream.” What was on Jacob’s mind, to take them across the river at night? But he saw the accuser walking among his camps, and Jacob said, “I will move them to the other side of the river, perhaps there will not be bewilderment.
53) What did he see? He saw a blazing flame of fire walking and flying through his camps. Jacob said, “It would be best to take them from here across the river so the river will part between them and there will be no bewilderment, since damagers do not cross rivers. “And he took them, and sent them over the stream.” “And Jacob was left alone.” And since Jacob obstructed him from harming the camps, he touched the hollow of his thigh, “And the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was sprained,” for he had taken from him what was his. We learn from this that one can be harmed if he is alone at home at night, or in a secluded house during the day, and especially during the night in a secluded house, separated from other houses, or walks alone at night.
54) “And Jacob was left alone.” Then, “There wrestled a man with him.” The angel came from the side of judgment and his government was on the side of the night, appointed over bringing Israel into exile, which is night, and darkness. And since the light came up, his power waned and Jacob’s strength overcame him, since he came from the side of the night. Hence, while it was night, Jacob could not prevail over him, and when the light came up, Jacob’s strength intensified and he held him and prevailed over him. Then Jacob saw that he was an angel.
55) The angel told him, “Let me go for I cannot overcome you.” He could not overcome him because the light had come up and his spirit had been broken, as it is written, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” They shouted means that all those from the side of judgment were broken. Shouted means that they were broken, as in, “The earth is broken, broken down.” “Sons of God” are those that come from the side of judgment, called “God.” Then Jacob grew strong and gripped him.
56) He told him, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” It was time to assemble and praise the Creator. And he said, “I will not let you go, except you bless me.” It should have said, “If you will bless me” [in future tense], why “Except you bless me,” which is past tense [in Hebrew]? Jacob told him, “My father certainly blessed me with these blessings, which he wished to bless Esau with, and I am afraid of you in regards to these blessings, whether you admit to them; for if not, you might slander me for them.
57) “He said, ‘Your name shall no longer be Jacob.’” He told him, neither by deceit nor by cunningness did you obtain these blessings. Hence, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob.” It is as Esau said, “Therefore… he has supplanted me two times.” But this was not with cunningness. Rather, it was Israel, ZA, from whom the blessings emerge. Certainly, admitting about you that the blessings are yours because you are gripped in it, and for this reason, I and all the camps of angels admit that the blessings are yours.
58) “For you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.” “With God” are all those who come from the side of harsh judgment. “And with men” is Esau and his camps. “And have prevailed,” you overcame them and they did not overcome you. And Jacob did not leave him until he admitted to these blessings before him, as it is written, “And he blessed him there.”
59) When the light of Bina comes up, all the litigants yield and are absent, and the assembly of Israel speaks with the Creator. That time is a time of good will for all, and the king gives a scepter, a thread of grace to Malchut and to all who are with her, to be whole in the holy king.
60) When the Creator is with the assembly of Israel, Malchut, and she evokes the desire for him first, and attracts him to her with much love and yearning, Malchut is filled with the Hassadim of the male from the right side, and several camps of angels are on the right side in all the worlds.
And when the Creator evokes love and desire first, and Malchut awakens later, not while the Creator has awakened, then everything is in the form of female, Malchut, and the left awakens. And several camps of angels stand and awaken on the left side in all the worlds, as it is written, “If a woman inseminates and delivers a male child.” If the woman inseminates first, she delivers a male child, since the lower world is akin to the upper world, and one is like the other. And as it is above, if Malchut awakens the desire first, below, too, she is filled with the male from the right side.
61) For this reason, the Creator determines a male or a female, for a desire, Malchut, exists in the world first, and then the woman below awakens to inseminate first, and deliver a male child. This is so because everything depends on above not on below, and in all things, man must have his desire clinging upwards, toward the Creator, so there will first be a desire in the world, Malchut, and then his wife, too, will inseminate first and deliver a male. Happy are the righteous who know how to attach their will to the Holy King. It is written about them, “You that cleave unto the Lord your God are alive everyone of you today.”
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