96. בֹּא רְאֵה, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁכְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל עַכְשָׁו בַּגָּלוּת, כִּבְיָכוֹל לֹא נִקְרָא אֶחָד. וּמָתַי נִקְרָא אֶחָד? בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁיֵּצְאוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל מִן הַגָּלוּת, וּכְנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל תַּחֲזֹר לִמְקוֹמָהּ לְהִזְדַּוֵּג עִם הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (זכריה יד) בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה ה’ אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד. (מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ וַיְהִי עֶרֶב וַיְהִי בֹקֶר יוֹם אֶחָד) וְזֶה בְּלִי זֶה לֹא נִקְרָא אֶחָד.
97. בֹּא רְאֵה, מוֹעֲדֵי ה’ אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם וְגוֹ’. לְזַמֵּן אֶת הַכֹּל לְמָקוֹם אֶחָד וְשֶׁיִּמָּצֵא הַכֹּל בִּשְׁלֵמוּת בְּסוֹד שֶׁל אֶחָד, וְלִהְיוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל (בְּזִוּוּג אֶחָד) לְמַטָּה גּוֹי אֶחָד בָּאָרֶץ. נַנִּיחַ שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עִם כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁנִּקְרָא אֶחָד – יִשְׂרָאֵל לְמַטָּה שֶׁהֵם מְזֻמָּנִים כְּמוֹ שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה, בַּמֶּה יִהְיוּ נִקְרָאִים אֶחָד?
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“וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָאוֹר יוֹם וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה וַיְהִי עֶרֶב וַיְהִי בֹקֶר יוֹם אֶחָד.”
“God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and morning, one day.”
When it said “let there be Light” (Genesis 1:3), it was about a Light that existed before the first command of Creation. In Genesis 1:5 this light is revealed in a different way.
The light is an aspect of Zeir Anpin and was called a day. Darkness is an aspect of Malchut and was called night.
At the end of the verse, we read ‘And there was evening and morning, one day’. It comes to tell us that both Light and darkness are one. There could be no completion for Zeir Anpin without ‘oneness’ with Malchut and for that reason, they are called ‘one’.
After the destruction of the Holy Temple, the Shechina had to go into exile, which is a state of separation between Zeir Anpin and Malchut. When the Light would come down in the future Redemption to unify with the Shechina, we will experience the state of oneness.
“וְהָיָה יְהוָה לְמֶלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה יְהוָה אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד.”
“And YHVH shall be King over all the earth. On that day it shall be— “YHVH is one,” And His name one.”
“דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֵלֶּה הֵם מוֹעֲדָי.”
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of YHVH, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”
The three main holidays are Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. They correspond to the Right, Left, and Center columns of the Tree of Life. These holidays give us in Malchut special times during the year with the opportunity to make unification with Zeir Anpin and achieve the level of oneness.
The first day of Creation was not called ‘Day One’, not a ‘logical’ name like ‘First day like the other days of the week. It was called ‘Day One’ to tell us that God creates a complete stay at the beginning. Then on the second day came the separations.
Adam and Eve were created as one Genesis 1:27 “in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
‘Created him’ to tell us that Adam and Eve were created as one, ‘male and female created…
The lesson is that God created the world as one and the separation was made for us to make the efforts to bring everything together as one.
A thought comes to our minds in one flash and in a complete form. When we start the process of manifesting the thought through speech or action, we express or act about it by breaking the ‘one’ into separate elements. When we complete the process of manifesting the thought, we achieve the state of oneness between the force that was revealed in our mind to the creation in this world.