And now this aside from the creation of the universe

Apropos to the various elements that went into the creation of rah, as we’d cited before, Ramchal addresses a lofty and esoteric phenomenon known as Tsur Tak (צו”ר ט”ק) in his comments to Petach 39. He says there that it was attributed with “the ability to bring the various phenomena from (a state of) nothingness to somethingness”, which is obviously a very sublime function. He attributes it there to Sefer Yetzirah, when it fact it isn’t there but rather at the beginning of Ra’avad’s introduction to it, and it seems to derive from the ancient Heichalot Rabbati.

(c) 2012 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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