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Tikkun 21 – 148
The clothing of the High priest on Yom Kippur included 8 different garments. Four garments made of white and four made of gold.
The white for the light of chassadim of Zeir Anpin and four garments of gold for the light of Chokmah coming from Gevurah of Zeir Anpin.
The white garments are the aspect of the purity of Malchut and the gold is the desire to come closer to the light.
The Zohar quotes the scroll of Esther 5:1
“וַתִּלְבַּשׁ אֶסְתֵּר מַלְכוּת, וַתַּעֲמֹד בַּחֲצַר בֵּית-הַמֶּלֶךְ הַפְּנִימִית, נֹכַח בֵּית הַמֶּלֶךְ”
“and Esther put on her royal (Malchut) apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house,”
Esther came into the inner court of the king dressed with ‘Malchut’ and with that she was elevated and allowed to come closer to him.
It is the secret of Genesis 9:16 “וּרְאִיתִיהָ, לִזְכֹּר בְּרִית עוֹלָם”
“and I saw her to remember the covenant with the world”
This brings the four actions in Malchut as described in Daniel 9:19
“אֲדֹנָי שְׁמָעָה, אֲדֹנָי סְלָחָה, אֲדֹנָי הַקְשִׁיבָה וַעֲשֵׂה, אַל-תְּאַחַר”
“ADNY, hear, ADNY forgive, ADNY attend and do, defer not”
ADNY is the aspect of the Light in Malchut.
Our positive actions are the garments of the soul that let us come closer and enjoy the light of the creator and activate it in our world.
Purim and Yom Kippurim are related because they transform torment to pleasure. The meal after the fast is always a delight and we enjoy every bite.
The meal after the fast should be treated as manifestation of light into our lives. The restrictions of the fast and the desire for the self expand our vessel to draw more light, especially on Yom Kippurim.
Before we ‘attack’ the food after the fast, we should pause and meditate to manifest the light that was available to us on Yom Kippur through the food in front of us.
The hardship and hunger for the light will be part of the process that will build and expand our vessel before enjoying the light of the Final Redemption. At that time we will have all the physical pleasures without the attached negativity.