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In the future 'Zeir Anpin' will receive from 'malchut'.

Stanza 8

Stanza 8

In the future 'Zeir Anpin' will receive from 'malchut'.

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Stanza 8
In the future 'Zeir Anpin' will receive from 'malchut'.

May your plunderers be treated the same way,

And all who would devour you be kept at bay.

Over you Your G‑d will rejoice,

As a groom exults in his bride [of choice].

 

May your plunderers be treated the same way. As in Jeremiah 30:15.

And all who would devour you will be kept at bay. As in Isaiah 49:19.

Over you Your G‑d will rejoice. As in Isaiah 62:5.

As a groom exults in the bride. Groom and bride allude to Zeir Anpin and malchut. At present, malchut receives her light from Zeir Anpin, just as the moon receives its light from the sun. But in the future Zeir Anpin will receive from malchut. This will be achieved by virtue of the mitzvot performed by the Jewish people, who are the expression of malchut in this world. This is the meaning of "as a groom exults in the bride."

To read the entire original rhyming translation of Lecha Dodi (without commentary) click here.


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Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi Alkabetz born c.5260-5340 (c.1500-1580), famed as the author of the mystical hymn Lecha Dodi ("Come My Beloved") in honor of Shabbat, was the brother-in-law and Kabbala teacher of Rabbi Moshe Cordevero (the “Ramak”), leader of the Safed Kabbalists before the holy Ari.
Rabbi Moshe Miller was born in South Africa and received his yeshivah education in Israel and America. He is a prolific author and translator, with some twenty books to his name on a wide variety of topics, including an authoritative, annotated translation of the Zohar. He has developed a coaching-type approach to dealing with life's issues based on Chassidism and Kabbalah—a tool for dealing with normal issues that everyone faces as well as issues psychologists usually address, often ineffectively. He also gives free live classes over the Internet.
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