Acharei Mot: Chapter 17

"The twelve...and this"


Rabbi Shimon tells how the Torah is crowned with the thirteen attributes of mercy, and the knot of Faith is tied with those thirteen attributes. Jacob blessed his sons in the name of the faith according to the blessing of each attribute. Rabbi Shimon says that Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair binds the highest knot, the knot of holiness, the knot of Faith.