Ha'azinu: Chapter 29
Zeir Anpin
Synopsis

Rabbi Shimon reveals some things about Zeir Anpin that were not revealed in the Idra Raba. He first repeats what the rabbis already know about how Zeir Anpin derives from Atika Kadisha. Next he talks about the kings of Edom who died because everything had not yet been properly established in Malchut. We learn that male and female cannot flourish without each other. Malchut is the daughter of both Chochmah and Binah and is fed from both aspects that radiate in two ways - with Chesed and with Judgments. Lastly Rabbi Shimon describes how the first worlds were destroyed like sparks that are extinguished immediately.