Male and Female He Created Them (1)

The beginning of the next Petach (63) is straightforward. It says that since Divine governance is based on the mystical principle of a combination of Chessed and Din, which is the source of right and of wrong, all of which is for the sake of reward and punishment, it follows then that two progenitors are needed for every action.

Thus, a light that’s to govern will only emerge through the agency of two lights that draw it forth, i.e., that will produce it.

What follows, though, touches on an important theme that appears throughout the Zohar and Kabbalistic literature: zivvug — “conjunction”, “union”, or intercourse in human terms.


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