Happy Lag B’Omer.
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“אִם בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ וְאֶת מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם”
“’If you walk in My statutes and keep My precepts and you will make them”
We read here two forms of following the Torah. ‘Walk’ and ‘keep’. Walk is related to the 248 precepts of positive actions. ‘Keep’ is related to the 365 precepts to avoid that instruct us to keep away from following all that is negative.
‘And you will make them’ is the aspect of our responsibility to make the actions (Precepts) to receive the light. Another explanation is that following the Torah laws gives us the power to create angels that support and protect us.
Every precept connects us to Yessod and righteousness. For that reason, it’s always better to study from Tzadikim and have their support.
“בְּטַח בַּיהוָה וַעֲשֵׂה טוֹב שְׁכָן אֶרֶץ וּרְעֵה אֱמוּנָה”
“Trust in YHVH and do good; Dwell in the land and herd faith.”
“לְהַגִּיד בַּבֹּקֶר חַסְדֶּךָ וֶאֱמוּנָתְךָ בַּלֵּילוֹת”
“To declare Your lovingkindness (Chessed) in the morning And Your faithfulness by night,”
We have the light of Chessed stronger in the morning and at night that is the aspect of Malchut, we have faith that we can ‘herd’ to the direction we choose.
Faith is ‘אמונה’, a word that constructed from the three letters ‘אמן’, ‘Amen’, numerically 91, equal to ‘angel’ and the unification of the upper and lower name of God, יהוה + אדני. The other two letters are וה, representing Zeir Anpin and Malchut. This teaches us that faith is a substance that connects upper and lower.