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The Two Companions

The oral Torah draws sustenance in a hidden manner from the heavenly, and in a revealed manner from the earthly.

The land of Israel must be built up, with all the people of Israel dwelling upon it in a well-ordered manner: with the Temple and a kingdom, with cohanim and prophecy, with judges and officers and all their accouterments. Then the oral Torah will live in all the glow of its beauty. It will flower and bloom. With its entire measure, it will connect to the written Torah.

In exile, these twins were separated. The written Torah rose to the heights of holiness, and the oral Torah descended to the very depths. Nevertheless, [the oral Torah] receives a silent sustenance from the light of the written Torah, from its past uncultivated growth, which suffices to allow it to exist, [although] with a constrained life.

Every day, [the oral Torah] descends and falls. But one day the breeze will blow and the light of life will arrive from the treasury of eternal redemption. Then Israel will grow strong. We will be planted upon our land and improve in all the magnificence of our structure. Then the oral Torah will begin to blossom, from the depth of its root. It will rise higher and higher. The light of the written Torah will shine the rays of its light upon it anew: “new for the morning.” Then these companions will unite in the realm of their bridal chamber.

And the light of the soul of God, the Life of worlds, which is revealed in the revival of Israel (when our horn is lifted), will shine with the light of the seven days of the light of the sun and the light of the moon combined.

Then their light will be straight and penetrating, connecting one extremity to the other. It will respond to the land and the nation in every manifestation of life. The light of the moon will be like the light of the sun. And the light of the sun will shine sevenfold, like the light of the seven days, on the day that God binds the fracture of His nation and heals the illness of its wound.

Orot Hatorah 1:3

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The

Two

Companions



















The

oral

Torah

draws

sustenance

in

a

hidden

manner

from

the

heavenly



and

in

a

revealed

manner

from

the

earthly





















The

land

of

Israel

must

be

built

up



with

all

the

people

of

Israel

dwelling

upon

it

in

a

well

ordered

manner:

with

the

Temple

and

a

kingdom



with

cohanim

and

prophecy



with

judges

and

officers

and

all

their

accouterments





Then

the

oral

Torah

will

live

in

all

the

glow

of

its

beauty





It

will

flower

and

bloom





With

its

entire

measure



it

will

connect

to

the

written

Torah





















In

exile



these

twins

were

separated





The

written

Torah

rose

to

the

heights

of

holiness



and

the

oral

Torah

descended

to

the

very

depths





Nevertheless





the

oral

Torah



receives

a

silent

sustenance

from

the

light

of

the

written

Torah



from

its

past

uncultivated

growth



which

suffices

to

allow

it

to

exist





although



with

a

constrained

life





















Every

day





the

oral

Torah



descends

and

falls





But

one

day

the

breeze

will

blow

and

the

light

of

life

will

arrive

from

the

treasury

of

eternal

redemption





Then

Israel

will

grow

strong





We

will

be

planted

upon

our

land

and

improve

in

all

the

magnificence

of

our

structure





Then

the

oral

Torah

will

begin

to

blossom



from

the

depth

of

its

root





It

will

rise

higher

and

higher





The

light

of

the

written

Torah

will

shine

the

rays

of

its

light

upon

it

anew:

“new

for

the

morning





Then

these

companions

will

unite

in

the

realm

of

their

bridal

chamber





















And

the

light

of

the

soul

of

God



the

Life

of

worlds



which

is

revealed

in

the

revival

of

Israel

(when

our

horn

is

lifted)



will

shine

with

the

light

of

the

seven

days

of

the

light

of

the

sun

and

the

light

of

the

moon

combined

























Then

their

light

will

be

straight

and

penetrating



connecting

one

extremity

to

the

other





It

will

respond

to

the

land

and

the

nation

in

every

manifestation

of

life





The

light

of

the

moon

will

be

like

the

light

of

the

sun





And

the

light

of

the

sun

will

shine

sevenfold



like

the

light

of

the

seven

days



on

the

day

that

God

binds

the

fracture

of

His

nation

and

heals

the

illness

of

its

wound





















Orot

Hatorah

1:3



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