Acharei Mot: Chapter 12

"The tongue of the learned"


Rabbi Chizkiyah tells us how lucky Yisrael are that God chose them for His own and called them holy, and that it was because they merited the Torah. We read about the flow of holiness or Chochmah from the highest all the way to Malchut, and that when the secrets of Torah come out of her she is called 'the holy tongue.' We then learn of the flow that results in 'the tongue of the learned' that goes out to awaken the sublime holy ones. God gave this tongue to Rabbi Shimon and raised him higher and higher to the Upper Worlds.