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Jewish 7 reflects unity while non-Jewish 7 represents plurality

Jewish and Non-Jewish Tikun

Jewish and Non-Jewish Tikun

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Jewish and Non-Jewish Tikun
Jewish 7 reflects unity while non-Jewish 7 represents plurality

Every human soul possesses 10 sefirot, or spiritual powers. The first three are intellectual, while the remaining seven relate to the emotions.

The three powers of the intellect are the primary motivating force of the divine element of the soul. The seven emotive powers are the primary motivating force of the soul's animal element. For a non-Jew, spiritual 'rectification' involves the refinement of the seven innate powers of emotion…

For this reason, much of Jewish identity is based on the principle of "three". The Jewish People come from three patriarchs; in our prayers, we pray to "the G‑d of Abraham, the G‑d of Isaac, and the G‑d of Jacob." The priestly blessing is composed of three verses (three individual blessings). Our sages state: "Blessed be G‑d, the Merciful One, who gave a threefold Torah [i.e., the Five Books of Moses, the Prophets, and the Writings] to a threefold people [Priests, Levites, and Israelites] on the third month [Sivan] by means of three [Moses, Aaron, and Miriam]."

Though the principle of three is innate in the mind of the divine soul of Israel, it is secondary to our absolute faith in G‑d's essential Oneness, which transcends the power of the mind. By clinging to the wisdom of Torah, which links the mind of man to G‑d, the divine elements of the soul become fully conscious of the absolute One, as it is said: "Hear O' Israel, G‑d is our G‑d, G‑d is One".

The innate identity of the non-Jew, on the other hand, is based on the principle of "seven". There are 70 Noahide nations on earth. The core-essence of these nations is the seven Canaanite nations that occupied the Land of Israel before the Jewish People conquered it.

In the Jewish soul, the seven emotive powers are subordinate and serve the spiritual quest of the three intellectual powers. The 70 souls of Israel that went down to Egypt are subordinate to the three Jewish patriarchs.

In the animal soul's innate state, the three intellectual powers serve the earthbound desires of the seven emotive powers. It is to correct this "upside-downed-ness" that the seven Noahide Laws were given. All sevens are dear…

The number seven also has a special significance in Jewish tradition. It denotes "endearment"; in the words of our sages, "all sevens are dear." For the non-Jew, on the other hand, the number depicts general secular reality. For him, the seventh day of Creation is not qualitatively different from the six preceding days. It is a day of work and experience of divine providence and immanence. For a Jew, however, the seventh day, Shabbat, is qualitatively different from the six weekdays. It is a day of rest from worldly endeavor, a time to experience Divine transcendence. The Jewish seven reflects unity, while the non-Jewish seven represents plurality.

For a non-Jew, spiritual "rectification" involves the refinement of the seven innate powers of emotion through a commitment to fulfill the seven Noahide commandments. The non-Jew's innate first nature is thereby transformed into a second, rectified nature, which enables him to "see through" the three uppermost levels of his soul and envision the "One". This (often sudden) perception causes the seven emotive powers to serve the three Divine powers, rather than the other way round. If a non-Jew neglects his obligation to observe his seven commandments, he remains unable to apprehend G‑d's true unity, and his consciousness is apt to fall into idolatry, with its deluded worship of the "three", the stars, nature, yogis, the pantheon of "gods", money, etc. etc. In short, idolatry can be defined as the worship of anything or anyone other than the One True G‑d.

(Part 2 of a series, "The Seven Principles of Divine Service for Righteous Gentiles," that appears on the Gal Einai website, www.inner.org.)

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh is founder and director of the Gal Einai Institute and has written more than forty books exploring topics like psychology, education, medicine, politics, mathematics and relationships, through the prism of Kabbalah and numerology.
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November 17, 2015
How do i know?
If your mother's mother was born Jewish or converted according to Torah law ('Orthodox'), or if your mother converted according to Torah law ('Orthodox')before you are born, then you are 100% Jewish without doubt.
webmaster
Tzefat, Israel
kabbalaonline.org
November 9, 2015
How do I know if I'm Jewish or not I mean I know am I because that's how I grew up but how do I really know
Anonymous
February 26, 2015
we don't know who is a jew and who isn't...
from what i understand there are many jews who are basically lost within the nations (lost tribes ring a bell?) so who's to say who is a jew and who isn't. i don't think it's as clear-cut as people make it out to be... only g-d knows the heart....
dennes
san diego, CA/USA
kabbalaonline.org
March 18, 2011
Daughter of Noah
I'm thinking of the blessing that women say,"for having made me according to His will."
Autumn Rose Thompson
Mountain View, California
kabbalaonline.org
May 20, 2010
Answer to "Las Vegas"
You will be gentile until you officially convert under the auspices of a qualified and Orthodox-Jewish "beit din" (Rabbinical Court). It can never happen "naturally" or "automatically" by itself.
If you need help finding such a Beit Din in your area, use the "Find a Center" feature on the home page of chabad.org .
Anonymous
mychabad.org
April 16, 2010
becoming a jew
For the last 7 years I was eating a kosher diet, I was circumcised when I was a baby, and I been trying to keep the Law of Moses as much as I can, I wish I was born Jewish but I was born gentile, I do the Shabbath on Friday night with my family and I go to the temple on Saturday. My target is to become a real Jew over time. Is that possible or I will be a gentile no matter what?
Anonymous
Las Vegas, NV / USA

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