Acharei Mot: Chapter 65

Yisrael are brothers to the Holy One, blessed be He


Rabbi Yehuda says that the children of Yisrael are brothers to God because His love for them has never been interrupted. Rabbi Yitzchak talks about "the tribes of Yah" and the twelve boundaries that spread from Zeir Anpin, the Tree. Rabbi Chizkiyah concludes that all their discussion shows that anyone who causes a defect below causes one above, although the explanation given to most people of the scripture "you shall not uncover the nakedness..." is the obvious one, that one should not lay with those who are related to them. Because of this sin, the Shechinah leaves them.