52. "Take the Levites..." (Bemidbar 8:6). It has already been explained that there is a requirement to cleanse them and draw them to connect at their place, IN THE LEFT COLUMN, since they are from the left arm OF GVURAH OF ZEIR ANPIN and the side of Judgment. Whoever comes from the side of Judgment must not grow hair, since it increases Judgment in the world. Consequently, a woman similarly is required to attend to it that her hair should not be visible outside, and she must cover her head and veil her hair. This has been explained and we have already learned it. All those that come from the side of Judgment are then blessed. Therefore, it is written of the Levites: "and thus shall you do to them, to cleanse them...and let them shave..." (Ibid. 7). We have learned that the Levites cannot reach to their assigned place until the priest uplifts them, because the right always leads the left.
53. Rabbi Shimon said: The day that the Levites reached their place, THEY OFFERED FOR SACRIFICE two oxen. Why oxen? HE RESPONDS: They are like oxen, MEANING IN THE LEFT COLUMN, IN THE SECRET OF, "THE FACE OF AN OX ON THE LEFT SIDE" (YECHEZKEL 1:10), to receive with the left this cow that is called a 'red heifer,' MEANING MALCHUT OF THE LEFT SIDE. Every power and every Correction (formation) depends on the priest, WHO IS THE RIGHT COLUMN, since the whole power of the body is in the right arm. Therefore, the priest was the right arm of all Yisrael, by which he was ready to arrange everything and sustain the world. In spite of all this, THE RIGHT COLUMN is not alone, but CONNECTED to the body and to the left, THAT IS, WITH THE TWO COLUMNS - CENTRAL AND LEFT. And the body, THAT IS THE CENTRAL COLUMN, is the essence of everything, SINCE IT UNITES THE TWO COLUMNS AND COMPLETES THEM, AND ALSO INCLUDES THEM.