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884) On all the days from the Day of Atonement to Sukkot, the mother—the Shechina—walks over the children, Israel to save them, so the Sitra Achra will not govern Israel. Once the children have been saved and are sitting in the Sukkot [huts/booths], they are kept by Ima’s keeping, the Shechina.
On the first and second days of the festival of Sukkot she commanded Israel to make a feast for the appointees over the rest of the nations: seventy bulls for seventy ministers, and she is not with them.
On the third day, the seventeenth of the month, the Shechina begins to be over them, as it is written, “In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat.” The ark is the Shechina. The mountains of Ararat are mountains in which there are all the curses and punishments. They are the appointees of the nations.
885) On the first and second days of the festival, Malchut is not over the appointees of the seventy nations. But on the third day, which adds and detracts, adding letters and detracting offerings, as it is written, “And on the third day: eleven bulls,” which is for the evil eyed.
It is so because on the first and second days it is the joy of the children, and Israel dispense spoils to the appointees of those nations. From the third day on, when Malchut is on them, it is written, “And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.” And the waters decreased continually” is the offerings that decrease continually. As they decrease, their good decreases accordingly.
Malchut is built primarily from the left line, the illumination of Hochma of the left. However, when she is on Israel, she is in Zivug with ZA, the middle line. At that time the Hochma in Malchut illuminates only from below upward, and her illumination is primarily from the Hassadim she receives from ZA.
But when Malchut is on the nations of the world and the Sitra Achra, it is to the contrary, she is not on them unless when she is separated from ZA, since the nations of the Sitra Achra do not wish to receive from the middle line, ZA, but only from the left in Malchut.
All the day from the Day of Atonement to Sukkot, the mother walks on the children, meaning Malchut is in Zivug with ZA, the middle line, so the Sitra Achra will not govern Israel, so the Sitra Achra will not awaken them to extend the Hochma from above downward from Malchut, as is the manner of the Sitra Achra. Once they have been rewarded with a Sukkah [sing. of Sukkot], they are kept in high keeping, so the Sitra Achra can no longer govern them and stray them into drawing the left from above downward.
This is why she commanded Israel to make a feast for the rest of the nations, to offer seventy bulls, which is an extension of the illumination of the left to the ministers of the nations and the Sitra Achra only for their mere sustenance and existence, since there is no sustenance and existence to the nations and the Sitra Achra unless from the illumination of the left. But she is not with them there, since the Malchut is not on them unless she is separated from ZA, at which time she enhances the vitality of the Sitra Achra.
For this reason, she is not on them in order to not give them additional vitality, but only Israel extend to them their portion from the offerings, and Israel extend only illumination from below upward, as a correction of the middle line.
This illumination comes by way of three lines that illuminate to Malchut, HG TM. And once they are included with one another, there are three lines in each of the HG TM, in which there are twelve, twelve bullocks. With the inclusion, they are thirteen bulls.
These are the thirteen bulls they sacrificed on the first day, and the twelve bulls they sacrificed on the second day, which are extensions of Hochma in three lines and Malchut who receives them. When they mingle, they are twelve, and with the inclusion they are thirteen.
On the first and second days it is the joy of the children, and Israel dispense spoils to the appointees of the nations of the world. Israel dispense the illumination of the left to the appointees of the nations, hence they are divided by the number thirteen bulls on the first day, and twelve bulls on the second day. This is the mingling of the three lines and Malchut with one another, as is the illumination of the middle line.
From the third day on, Malchut is on them, since once they have received from Israel all that they could illuminate to them, which is twelve bulls, Malchut begins to be over the appointees of the nations. By the illumination they received from the twelve bulls in holiness, which was from the middle line, they intensify and extend only from Malchut, only from her essence, left without right, so they can extend from above downward as they wish.
This is why Israel were commanded to sacrifice eleven bulls on the third day, which adds and detracts, adding letters and detracting sacrifices. It is written about it, “And on the third day: eleven bulls,” for on the first and second days Israel imparted on them from the holiness, twelve, from the mingling of three lines. But when they grew strong—to draw from the left without right, from Malchut when she is separated—they added an evil eye to the illumination of the twelve bulls they had received on the first and second days, and it became eleven.
When adding the letter Ayin to the words Shtei Asar [twelve], it becomes Ashtei Asar [eleven]. It follows that he added an Ayin and detracted the sacrifices, for they no longer had twelve bulls but eleven bulls. Thus they were waning until they stopped altogether, as it is written, “And the water decreased continually,” being the sacrifices that continually decrease.
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