Happy Is the People that Knows the Joyful Shout

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5) “Happy is the people that knows the joyful shout; they walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.” Happy are Israel, for the Creator gave them the holy Torah and taught them His ways so as to adhere to Him, to keep the commandments of the Torah and to be rewarded with the next world. He brought them near when they came out of Egypt, for then he brought them out of the other authority and raised them to unite in His Name. Then, the children of Israel were called “Free from everything,” for they did not sit under another authority, and He raised them to unite in His Name, which is above everything, and which governs upper and lower.

6) Out of His love for them, He called them, “Israel is My son, My firstborn,” such as above, like ZA, who is called the firstborn. And He killed every firstborn from the Sitra Achra, above and below. To deliver them, He untied the tied and imprisoned ones above and below, which the Egyptians had done so that Israel would not be able to exit Egypt, and He made them free from everything. This is why the Creator did not wish to deliver them through an angel or an emissary, but He Himself. Also, He knew how to tell the firstborn from the not firstborn, to know everything, to untie the imprisoned, and they are not in the authority of another emissary, but are in His hand.

7) On that night, when the Creator wished to kill all those firstborn, when night fell, singers came to sing before Him. The Creator told them, “It is not the time for singing, for My sons on the earth are singing a different tune.” When half the night had passed, a northern wind was stirred and the Creator took vengeance for Israel, and Israel were singing aloud. And then the Creator liberated them from everything, and all the high angels and all the high camps were listening to the voices of Israel after they were circumcised, and marked their houses with that blood and the Passover blood in three notes: on the lintel and on the two doorposts.

8) What is the reason that they wrote the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts? It is because it is a holy writing. When the destroyer came out and saw that blood written on the doorway, he pitied Israel, as it is written, “The Lord will pass over the door.”

Yet, if the Creator was the one who came and killed in the land of Egypt and not some other emissary, why this writing on the doorway? After all, everything was revealed before Him. Moreover, what is, “And will not allow the destroyer,” which would mean that he is an emissary? It should have said, “And He will not destroy.”

9) Indeed, it is certainly so, for it is written, “The Lord struck all the firstborn.” “The Lord” means He and His courthouse, ZA and Malchut. His courthouse is here, which is why it writes, the destroyer. In every place, an act must be shown below so as to awaken its corresponding one above and be saved. This is why they had to place the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, to awaken upon them the mercy from above. This is similar to the offerings on the altar, so there will be no destroyer.

10) This is so in action, meaning in sacrifices. When it is not needed—such as on Rosh Hashanah [Jewish New Year’s Eve], which is the day of judgment—and slanderers are poised to accuse Israel, offerings alone do not suffice. Rather, words are needed, meaning prayers and supplications, and they must demonstrate in the act of Shofar [festive blowing of a ram’s horn], to evoke another ShofarBina.

In this Shofar, we educe Rachamim and Din [judgment] together, like the upper ShofarBina, which educes a sound, ZA, that contains Hesed [graciousness]Din, and Rachamim together, since Tifferet, which is ZA, comprises HesedDin, and Rachamim. We blow the Shofar in order to evoke Rachamim and to break the litigants so they will not dominate on that day. When Rachamim are awakened, all the candles above, meaning the Sefirot, shine from this side and from that side, from the right and from the left. And then, “In the light of the king’s countenance is life.”

11) When the priest intended to light candles below and would bring the incense closer, the upper candles, the Sefirot, would shine at that time, everything was connected, and joy and gaiety were in all the worlds, as it is written, “Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart.” This is why it is written, “When you mount the candles.”

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