Petach 70

פרצוף הוא מה שאור אחד מתפשט ומתגלה בכל פרטיו, בסדר אחד, שבו איזה חלקים נשארים פנימים, ואיזה חיצונים, איזה עליונים, ואיזה תחתונים.

וכולם מקושרים בסדר אחד, להיות מתחברים אלה באלה, ומתנהגים על פי הנהגה אחת כללית, כל אחד לפי ענינו. וכללותם הם תרי”ג חלקים, כל אחד בנוי אחר כך מכמה חלקים קטנים, כמו שצריך לשלמותו.

A Partzuf comes about by a single light, i.e., Sephira, expanding outward and revealing all of its aspects as a single order i.e., in human configuration, in which certain parts remain interior aspects, i.e., the Mochin (“minds”), others remain exterior, i.e., the vessels, some parts are high, and others are low.

All of them are connected into a single order in order to be joined to one another and to be governed by one overarching form of governance, each part in accordance with its own function. There are 613 parts to each Partzuf all in all, each of which is then comprised of several smaller parts needed for its perfection.

(c) 2014 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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