Garments of That World

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23) It is written, “And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right to accuse him.” Woe to people who are not observing the glory of their Master. Each day, the herald calls out an announcement regarding them, but they do not notice. When one comes to observe the Mitzvot [commandments] of the Torah, several advocates stand up to speak in his favor. If one breaches the Mitzvot of the Torah, those actions slander him unfavorably before the Creator. Joshua was a high priest. It is written about him, “And Satan standing at his right to accuse him.” If it is so in him, it is even more so in the rest of the people of the world who do not regard the glory of their Master.

24) “And Joshua was clothed with filthy garments.” But filthy garments are certainly the garments with which the spirit was clothed in that world. Happy is he whose garments are corrected and whole in that world.

What are the clothes that are put on one who is about to be put in Hell? It is written here, “And Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.” It is the angel appointed over Hell, appointed over all who see him in those garments until the voice replied and said, “Take the filthy garments off him.”

25) From here we should observe that one’s bad deeds make those filthy garments for him. “And he said to him, ‘See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festive garments.’” It is so because he was dressed with other garments, corrected, by which one regards the brightness of the glory of his Master.

26) Pinhas, who did not depart from the world until other garments were established before him, from which the spirit enjoys for the next world. In one hour he undressed from these and wore those, to keep what is written, “Behold, I give him My covenant of peace.”

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