The Inner Altar and the Menorah [The Seven-Candle Lamp at the Temple]

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48) The tale of the Menorah and all her corrections and everything in it was already said. So why is it said here again? Since the presidents offered the sacrifices of the altar and all its appropriate corrections, the text comes and tells the story of the Menorah, which is a correction through Aaron. This is so because above the MenorahMalchut and all her candles—the Sefirot—all shine through Aaron.

49) There were twelve presidents to educate and correct the altar, meaning the twelve tribes. The four directions, four banners, have three tribes in each, and together they make twelve. It is all as it is above. The altar above, Malchut, receives from the twelve combinations of HaVaYaH in ZAHB TM, where there are three lines in each, which makes twelve. The Menorah [The Lamp at the Temple], with seven candles, was appointed on lighting them through the priest. It is all as it is above, opposite ZA that shines for HGT NHYM de Malchut. And the Menorah stands on a sign and is made in a miracle, meaning it was made by itself.

50) The inner altar and the Menorah stand together, to everyone’s joy, as it is written, “Oil and incense make the heart glad.” The oil is the Menorah, meaning Malchut that receives from Hochma. The incense is the inner altar.

There are two altars: 1) The most internal of all, the altar of the incense, which is set up for joy corresponding to Bina; and 2) External, the outer altar, is set up for making sacrifices opposite Malchut. Abundance stands out to the outer altar, Malchut, from the inner altar, Bina, and those who see and observe know the high Hochma, the meaning of ADNYHaVaYaH. This is so because the inner altar is HaVaYaHBina, and the external altar is ADNYMalchut. Hence, incense is offered only when there is oil, which is the unification of Hochma and Bina.

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