Petach 37

שורש מציאות קלקול ותיקון הוא ענין שבירת הכלים ותיקונם. כי אם לא היה קלקול בהם – לא היה קלקול בעולם, ואם תיקונם היה נשלם לגמרי – היה סוף הכל.

אך בהיות שהיה הקלקול בא, ואחר כך התיקון, ולא גמור, אלא בשיעור שהיה נותן שורש לקלקול ותיקון לסבב בעולם. וסוף הכל יהיה תיקון שלם, שלא יהיה אחריו עוד קלקול כלל:

            The existence of flaws and their repair in the world of Nikkudim is rooted in the issue of “the breaking of the vessels” and their repair. For if they, i.e., the Sephirot of the world of Nikkudim, hadn’t any flaws to them, there’d have been no flaws in the universe. And if they’d been fully repaired, that would’ve been the end of the need for repairs.

            Nonetheless, flaws came about, and a repair occurred afterwards. Yet the repair was only partial and only to the degree that would allow human actions to allow the sequence of flaw and repair to continue in the universe in the course of the 6,000 years of Divine services. Nonetheless, in the end everything will be utterly repaired, as a consequence of which there’ll no longer be any flaws.

(c) 2012 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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