Acharei Mot: Chapter 42

Ten types of Chochmah


We read how God (Ein Sof) produced ten Sfirot, and we are told that He is they and they are He, like a flame attached to a burning coal. We also read of the unholy Chochmot, or wisdoms, that are Klipot. These contain all types of sorcery like the kind that the Egyptians used, and Yisrael learned these erroneous ways from the Egyptians. We learn why Isaac blessed Jacob with both Chassadim and Chochmah.