The Lower Seven (2)

Ramchal indicates at the beginning of Petach 52 that the source of the makeup of Zeir Anpin is in fact Imma’s Judgment element — her five Gevurot.

As we pointed out in our previous entry, the Partzuf of Zeir Anpin is the next-to-last one, lying below Erich Anpin, Abba, and Imma, and right atop Nukveh.

We’ll be discussing Zeir Anpin because its six component Sephirot (Chessed, Gevurah, Tipheret, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod) and Nukveh comprise the Partzuf equivalent of the lower seven Sephirot under discussion.

His point here is that Zeir Anpin is rooted in Gevurah (harsh judgment). Let’s see what’s significant about that.

(c) 2013 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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