Class 13

Page 171, 181. Gevura is concealing, the Malchus justifies it and makes it positive. Division begins in Malchus and continues in Gevurah.

Class 14

Page 171, 173-4. Yesh MeAyin: 1) Something from where? (the source is unknown). 2) Something from a Ha’arah of Havaya (which means that the source of creation is insignificant compared to Atzmus. This is the reason it is called “Ayin”- nothing in comparison with Hashem.

Class 15

Page 171-3. The greatness of Hashem “In the city of Elokainu”. 1) The greatness of Hashem is known from the world, מה גדלו ומה רבו. On earth it is מה רבו. The great diversity. Osiyos come from Atzmus and come down to a low enough level for us to see them and their quantity. This...

Class 16

Page 171. The question of Osios being Domem or not. Two questions and their answers. 1) Big medium and small letters aren’t an indicator that letters grow and change. 2) What happens on Shabbos and Yom Kippur when Neshamos go from world to world isn’t growth and change but שינוי ממהות למהות.

Class 17

Page 172. עיר אלוקינו vs. עיר אלוקים. Orderly words and disorderly words. Kedusha and Klipa all come from עיר אלוקינו but Kedusha reveals more.

Class 18

Page 174. Introduction to the second idea of Yesh Me’Ayin- that the source is “far away” that means hidden from what it creates. This is like (but more distant than) quantum separateness. Malchus- The Pnimyus is far from the Chitzoniyus. Parsa like scrambling the words so that it no longer reflects the words (let alone...

Class 19

Page 174- 5. Ila ViAlul Four Meshalim in two classes: A. Sechel & Midos, B. Thought Speech Deed C. Soul and the emergence of the faculties from the (plain and infinite) Soul, D. Sunlight from the Sun. The first two are about Hishtalshelus: Oros and Keilim, the second two are about Ein Sof coming into...

Class 20

Page 175- 6. Atzilus is Ila ViAlul from one Sefira to the next both in Oros and in Keilim. מהתעבות האור נעשה הכלי The two ideas associated with the thickening (more revealing, and in revelation more is always less [of the essence]) of the light: 1) Keli emerges. 2) The “keli within the Ohr” emerges...

Class 21

Page 176- 7. Ohr meets Keli because of Keli ShebiOr, Keli meets Or because of Ohr ShebiKeli here the added aspect is from someplace else [the fact that there was יחוד מ”ה וב”ן בשרשם] According to the Ayin Bais it is each by itself because of כונה.

Class 22 (1)

Page 177. Explanation of meeting of Ohr and Keli: Atzilus, revealing Godliness. The point of everything according to Kabbalah is revealing Godliness which depends upon Atzilus: the compatibility of Ohr and Keli. Sefiros and Tikunim.

Class 22 (2)

page 176. A thought on the יסודות. A question.

Class 23

Page 177- 8. Ila ViAlul and Yesh MeAyin are different in two basic ways: 1) In Ila ViAlul the cause and effect are similar to each other, while in Ayin LiYesh they are dissimilar from each other. 2) In Ila Vialul the effect reveals its’ cause, and in Ayin and Yesh the yesh is hidden...

Class 24

Page 177-8. Reading inside. The duality of Kav: A new מהות that is יש מאין like And close, revealing it’s source like עילא ועלול. סובב is the true עילא ועלול in this discussion.

Class 25

page 178-9. כלים. The difference between ביטל and דביקות: a[n independent] thing that is Bottul, while דביקות is an expression of Godliness, which may have מציאות but has no ישות. דביקות ניכרת- אור דביקות בלתי ניכרת- כלים. כלים are דבוק just like אור is (and more) but it only becomes evident if and when אור...

Class 26

Page 178-9. Inside, כלים. How according to all three opinions about (Keilim of) Atzilus, the Keilim are Elokus, only they are unevident. Thus אורות וכלים דאצילות are both עילא ועלול from אין סוף and not יש מאין. This is מ”ה.

Class 27

Page 179-180. BiY”A is Yesh and categorically removed from Elokus. It therefore can get only through Tzimtzum and anything more would be destructive.

Class 28

Page 180-181. Yesh MeAyin is really “new” as opposed to Ila ViAlul. Malchus is the seat of this because of Malchus’ nature of Helem. Binyan of Malchus from Gevurah.