148. "And Hashem said to Moses, 'Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Yisrael'" (Bemidbar 11:16). 'They are present here to be given other food,' THAT DOES NOT COME FROM HEAVEN, WHICH WAS THE LEVEL OF MOSES, 'and you will not be blemished in your level.' Therefore, "I will take of the spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them" (Ibid. 17). What is the reason? Because they became united with the moon, WHICH IS FEMALE, and there was a need for the sun, WHICH IS THE DEGREE OF ZEIR ANPIN AND THE LEVEL OF MOSES, to illuminate upon her. Therefore, I "will put it upon them," so they will shine from the sun, BEING THE LEVEL OF MOSES, as the light of the moon THAT COMES FROM THE SUN. Hence, this food, MEAT, did not come through Moses, BUT RATHER THROUGH THE SEVENTY ELDERS, in order that he should not become blemished AND BE REQUIRED TO DECLINE FROM HIS LEVEL, AS MENTIONED.
149. Praised is the lot of Moses that the Holy One, blessed be He, wished his honor. About him, it is written: "let your father and your mother be glad..." (Mishlei 23:25). "...your father..." is the Holy One, blessed be He, and, "your mother," is the Congregation of Yisrael, WHICH IS MALCHUT. "And let her who bore you rejoice" (Ibid.), refers to Moses' mother below. The Holy One, blessed be He, loved him more than any other prophet in the world, SINCE HIS PROPHECY came without any intervention, as it is written: "with him I speak mouth to mouth" (Bemidbar 12:8). We have explained it in several places.