Beshalach: Chapter 18

"Hashem is a man of war"


Rabbi Shimon says that the "Book of the Wars of Hashem" means the wars of Torah, which are peace and love rather than quarrels and destruction. Then he turns to "Seek out the Book of Hashem, and read," saying that all the powers and strengths that the Holy One, blessed be He, has are dependent on that Book, that is Malchut, and emerge from there. When His powers and wars are provoked, the Judgments of the right side and the Judgments of the left side arouse mighty deeds; then "Hashem is a Man of war."