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Tikkun 6 – 3
Song of Songs 3:1
“ עַל-מִשְׁכָּבִי, בַּלֵּילוֹת, בִּקַּשְׁתִּי, אֵת שֶׁאָהֲבָה נַפְשִׁי; בִּקַּשְׁתִּיו, וְלֹא מְצָאתִיו ”
“By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth; I sought him, but I found him not ”
In the Song of Songs, the Shechina tells us the story of her desire to connect with the Light. The nights are times when there is no light and they represent the state of Exile that the Shechina wants to break out of.
Verse 3:4 “ כִּמְעַט, שֶׁעָבַרְתִּי מֵהֶם, עַד שֶׁמָּצָאתִי, אֵת שֶׁאָהֲבָה נַפְשִׁי; אֲחַזְתִּיו, וְלֹא אַרְפֶּנּוּ–עַד-שֶׁהֲבֵיאתִיו אֶל-בֵּית אִמִּי, וְאֶל-חֶדֶר הוֹרָתִי ”
“Scarce had I passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me”
The commentator ‘Matok Midvash’ explains this verse and says that it tells about the end of the Babylonian Exile when the second Temple was built. The Shechina had some time to enjoy connection with the Light holding to it and hoping that he won’t leave forever.
Verse 5 “הִשְׁבַּעְתִּי אֶתְכֶם בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַם, בִּצְבָאוֹת, אוֹ, בְּאַיְלוֹת הַשָּׂדֶה: אִם-תָּעִירוּ וְאִם-תְּעוֹרְרוּ אֶת-הָאַהֲבָה, עַד שֶׁתֶּחְפָּץ ”
“’I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles, and by the hinds of the field, that ye awaken not, nor stir up love, until it pleases.’ ”
After the destruction of the second Holy Temple, the Shechina ask the righteous people in Malchut to build vessels for unification with the light and by that, support her in giving us protection in this world.
Rabbi Shimon wrote the Zohar to support the Shechina, especially in the final generations, in order to give us a tool to sustain our connection with the light and prepare us for the Final Redemption. At that time, the third Temple will be revealed and the Light will have complete and continuous unification with the Shechina.