84. Rabbi Yosi quoted: "Lift up your voice, oh daughter of Gallim! hearken Laishah! O, poor Anatot!" (Yeshayah 10:30). The friends have already explained this verse, which refers to the Congregation of Yisrael, WHICH IS MALCHUT. So "Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim" refers to the daughter of Abraham the Patriarch IN THE SECRET OF 'THE FATHER ESTABLISHES THE DAUGHTER.' AND HE IS CHESED THAT ASCENDED TO CHOCHMAH. AND WHEN THE DAUGHTER HAS THE MOCHIN OF ABA, SHE IS THEN CALLED THE DAUGHTER OF GALLIM (Eng. 'springs'), as it is written: "A spring (Heb. gal), shut up" (Shir Hashirim 4:12), MEANING THAT MALCHUT IS CALLED 'GAL' OR 'SPRING' WHEN SHE RECEIVES THE MOCHIN, ABA. THEREFORE, HERE SHE IS ALSO CALLED 'GALLIM' OR 'SPRINGS,' BECAUSE 'springs' refer to the UPPER lights that gather, enter MALCHUT, and fill her. THE GATHERING OF THESE LIGHTS IS THE SECRET OF THE THREE VOWELS - CHOLAM, SHURUK AND CHIRIK. As has already been quoted: "Your shoots are a garden of pomegranates" (Ibid. 13). SO, THE SHOOTS REFER ALSO TO THE UPPER LIGHTS THAT GATHER AND ARE DRAWN INTO MALCHUT, LIKE STREAMS AND RIVERS.
85. "Hearken Laishah:" The word 'Laishah' also appears in the verse, "The lion (Heb. laish) perishes for lack of prey" (Iyov 4:11). THIS MEANS IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF THE NAME 'GALLIM,' AS IT REFERS TO THE TIME WHEN MALCHUT, LACKING ABUNDANCE, PERISHES. 'Laish' is the masculine term; 'Laishah' is the feminine. SO WHEN THE TERM 'LAISHAH' APPEARS, IT REFERS TO MALCHUT, WHICH IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE. AND HE ASKS, "Why is she called AFTER THE NAME 'laish'? Is it because it is written: 'a lion which is strongest among beasts?" (Mishlei 30:30). DOES THIS SIGNIFY THE LION'S MIGHT, or is it written to remind us that "the lion perishes for lack of prey" - WHICH IS BECAUSE OF LACK OF ABUNDANCE? AND HE ANSWERS: All that is said refers to 'laish.' AT THIS STAGE, MALCHUT IS CALLED the lower Gvurah, as she is drawn down from the upper Gvurah, MEANING FROM THE GVURAH OF BINAH. AND THAT IS WHY SHE IS DESCRIBED AS "A LION WHICH IS STRONGEST AMONG BEASTS." But she is also "the lion [who] perishes for lack of prey." When these streams, WHICH ARE THE SUPERNAL LIGHTS, depart and do not enter her, then she is called the 'laishah' (lioness), which perishes for lack of prey. As is written: "The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the lion's whelps are scattered abroad" (Iyov 4:11).
86. And when the verse mentions "Laishah" or "poor Anatot" (the poorest of the poor), the meaning is the same as in, "of the priests that were in Anatot" (Yirmeyah 1:1), and "Anatot, to your own fields" (I Melachim 2:26). THESE TERMS OF 'ANATOT' ALWAYS INDICATE POVERTY. HE FURTHER ASKS: What does SOLOMON want to teach us BY THE TERM 'ANATOT?' AND HE ANSWERS: As long as King David was alive, Evyatar became wealthy and prosperous. But after that, WHEN KING DAVID DIED, EVYATAR BECAME POOR. THEN Solomon told him, "Anatot, to your own fields."