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Earthly and Heavenly Unifications
Kabbalah illustrates the mystical roots of the various Temple offerings.
The Ari illuminates the concept of the Temple offerings and the unique effect that each makes in the spiritual reality. Today, with no Temple in Jerusalem in which to bring offerings, it is through the specific prayers formalized by the Great Assembly in the Second Temple period that we primarily affect these spiritual unifications.
Anger without Ego
Anger, a type of idol-worship, distracts the soul from G-d.
In Kabbala, the maturation of the sefirot from individual points into partzufim is the process that marks the transition from the chaotic, unstable world of Tohu to the rectified world of Tikun. Anger is seen to be the result of the maturation of the name Eh-yeh, and its rectification involves tracing it back to its source in this divine name.
The Strength of Sisters
The daughters of Tzelofchad manifest supernal forces of divine strength.
A man named Tzelofchad had not had any sons but five daughters. After hearing the commandments regarding the division of the Land of Israel among the tribes, clans, and families of the Jewish people, those daughters argued that they too deserved a portion of the Land, even though land had been only apportioned explicitly to sons.
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