Bereshit A: Chapter 45

"For Hashem Elohim had not caused it to rain"


Rabbi Shimon explains that our world was not created complete, for it would be man's merit and responsibility to perfect creation through his actions and spiritual development. The word rain is a metaphor for the Light of The Creator. When the Torah says God Had Not Caused it to Rain, this indicates man's capacity and accountability for generating Light. Rabbi Shimon adds that, for man to accomplish this task, he must first complete himself by finding and bonding with his soulmate in marriage.

The power to find our soulmates and to strengthen and complete our vessel radiates from the words of this text.