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A Delicate Longing

The connection of the Torah with the Holy One, blessed be He, is the foundation of the holy service of the unique few.

We concern ourselves with Jewish law, with its analysis and details. We know—generally—that all the words of Torah are the paths of God, flowing from the source of supernal life.

But still, doesn’t a divine longing live within our soul? Doesn’t the pleasantness of God pulse within it? Closeness to God is more pleasing to our soul than all pleasures. This is a delicate longing that is felt as well in the heart of life: “My heart and my flesh sing for the living God.”

How may we lift up the noble feeling that is hidden within all crevices and details of the Torah to that same level of supernal, inclusive feeling that pours into the soul from the supernal pleasure?

This results from a mighty uplifting of the spirit. It has to do with connecting the Torah and the Holy One, blessed be He—that is, connecting the particularistic lower Torah to the inclusive upper Torah.

Orot Hatorah, 3:1

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A

Delicate

Longing



















The

connection

of

the

Torah

with

the

Holy

One



blessed

be

He



is

the

foundation

of

the

holy

service

of

the

unique

few





















We

concern

ourselves

with

Jewish

law



with

its

analysis

and

details





We

know—generally—that

all

the

words

of

Torah

are

the

paths

of

God



flowing

from

the

source

of

supernal

life

























But

still



doesn’t

a

divine

longing

live

within

our

soul





Doesn’t

the

pleasantness

of

God

pulse

within

it





Closeness

to

God

is

more

pleasing

to

our

soul

than

all

pleasures





This

is

a

delicate

longing

that

is

felt

as

well

in

the

heart

of

life:

“My

heart

and

my

flesh

sing

for

the

living

God





















How

may

we

lift

up

the

noble

feeling

that

is

hidden

within

all

crevices

and

details

of

the

Torah

to

that

same

level

of

supernal



inclusive

feeling

that

pours

into

the

soul

from

the

supernal

pleasure

























This

results

from

a

mighty

uplifting

of

the

spirit





It

has

to

do

with

connecting

the

Torah

and

the

Holy

One



blessed

be

He—that

is



connecting

the

particularistic

lower

Torah

to

the

inclusive

upper

Torah





















Orot

Hatorah



3:1



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