The Holy Epistle: Epistle 15 – Part 1 – video

The subject of this letter, the Ten Sefirot of the World of Atzilut and of the other worlds, is a fundament of both Kabbalah and Chassidut. All the worlds are both created and conducted by means of the Sefirot, the emanations by which the various attributes of Divinity become manifest. Thus we find in the […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 15 – Part 2 – video

ואפילו נפש דעשיה, היא באה מזיווג ז״א ונוקבא דעשיה For even a Nefesh (i.e., a soul of the lowest grade) of Asiyah (i.e., the lowest world) derives from the union of Za (ז״א: the initials of זעיר אנפין, i.e., the bracket of six masculine middot, or emotive attributes) with nukva (i.e., the feminine attribute called […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 15 – Part 3 – video

The Alter Rebbe now goes on to make it perfectly clear that the Sefirot are, however, infinitely higher than the corresponding faculties within the soul. Indeed, even Abraham’s attribute of Chesed could in no way compare to the Chesed of the Sefirot, notwithstanding the fact that Abraham was considered a “chariot” to G‑d,20 i.e., a […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 15 – Part 4 – video

והנה כללות היו״ד ספירות שבנשמת האדם Now, as regards the totality of the Ten Sefirot [as they appear] in the soul of man, נודע לכל שהמדות נחלקות בדרך כלל לז׳ מדות It is known to all25 that the emotive attributes divide into seven general categories,26 וכל פרטי המדות שבאדם באות מאחת מז׳ מדות אלו and […]

The Holy Epistle: Epistle 15 – Part 5 – video

והנה מדות אלו, הן בחינות חיצוניות שבנפש Now, these emotive attributes — those involved in imparting enlightenment, and the like — are the external aspects of the soul. ובתוכן מלובשות מדות פנימיות Within them are vested the inner attributes, which bring about the external attributes involved in the actual imparting of knowledge, שהן בחינות אהבה […]