298. Now, old man, stand upon your chariot, as you will now fall and will not be able to rise. Behold King Solomon. He came with his hosts, chariots, warriors, and cavaliers and they come towards you. Rise, and leave the field so they will not find you there. It is written, "And all the men of Yisrael assembled themselves to king Solomon at the feast in the month of etanim" (I Melachim 8:2). THIS MEANS the month that the eitanim (lit. 'strong ones') were born. Who are these? They are the Fathers, who are the mighty ones of the earth. This month is Tishrei, in which the alphabet is in reverse order, from below upwards, MEANING PROCEEDING FROM TAV TO SHIN-RESH-KOF. SO ALSO THE LETTERS OF TISHREI REPRESENT THE LETTERS GOING BACKWARD, FOR THE EITANIM ARE THE FATHERS, WHO ARE CHESED, GVURAH, AND TIFERET.
304. And when Oral Torah, WHICH IS MALCHUT, affixes itself to it, then, it, THE DIADEM OF YESOD, becomes its key, MEANING OF YESOD OF MALCHUT, then surely YESOD is referred to as 'A maskil of David,' WHO IS MALCHUT. And due to the fact that the Oral Torah inherits it, AND IT BECOMES ITS YESOD, CALLED 'RESH-SHIN-TAV,' THAT ILLUMINATES FROM DOWN UPWARDS. SO IN IT, the letters are in reverse order, and as a result, ITS YESOD IS CALLED 'Tishrei,' IN WHICH THE LETTERS ARE IN REVERSE ORDER, THAT IS, TAV-SHIN-RESH-KOF. The letters are Tav-Shin-Resh, but being the secret of the Holy Name, NAMELY MALCHUT, the Holy One, blessed be He, imprinted a letter of His name, Yud, THUS CALLED 'TISHREI' (TAV-SHIN-RESH-YUD). Upon the altar, ALSO A NAME OF MALCHUT, He added IN ITS YESOD the letter Hei OF YUD HEI VAV HEI, such as the Hei of, "that the net (Heb. hareshet - Hei-Resh-Shin-Tav) may reach the midst of the altar" (Shemot 27:5). Deborah came, ALSO BEING A NAME OF MALCHUT, AND He placed in her Vav, as it is written, "Then sang (Heb. vatashar - Vav-Tav-Shin-Resh) Deborah." And in this place, YESOD OF MALCHUT, the seal of the Holy Name is imprinted upon it.
477. Of the left arm, DENOTING GVURAH, it is written, "The left pushes aside, the right brings near;" even though he sped up THE TIME FOR REDEMPTION to the month of Tishrei, as the masters of Mishnah have posited that in Tishrei shall be the Redemption, SINCE TISHREI IS CONSIDERED THE LEFT SIDE OF MONTHS, it will delay THE REDEMPTION in order that the Messiah, son of Ephraim, will not die BY THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LEFT. FOR MESSIAH, SON OF EPHRAIM, IS THE REINCARNATION OF YARAVAM WHO HAS ACCUSERS UPON HIM FOR SINNING AND CAUSING OTHERS TO SIN. So it was deferred from Tishrei until the approach of the right, namely Pesach (Passover) considered the right arm, DENOTING CHESED. THEN WILL THEY BE REDEEMED to fulfill the verse, "As in the days of your coming out of the land of Egypt I will show him marvelous things" (Michah 7:15). Hence, it is stated, "They were redeemed in Nissan, and in Nissan will they again be redeemed," to fulfill the prophecy, "but with everlasting faithful Love will I have Mercy on you, says your Redeemer, Hashem" (Yeshayah 54:8).
479. But of the level of Messiah, son of Joseph, it is indicated, "Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field" (Bemidbar 22:4), REFERRING TO MESSIAH, THE SON OF JOSEPH, CALLED 'OX.' About them it is written, "When wicked spring like grass" (Tehilim 92:8). From Pesach until Tishrei will be the Redemption CALLED 'forever;' from then on will come their destruction, as written, "that they shall be destroyed forever" (Ibid.), until Tishrei arrives, being an ox. Then it will be fulfilled, "as the ox licks."