Idra Raba: Chapter 12

The second Correction (formation)


Rabbi Chizkiyah leads us into the discussion of the second Correction (formation), saying that it means "who pardons iniquity." Rabbi Shimon's face is shining like the sun, and he says that Moses was not aware when his face was glowing. Rabbi Shimon tells the friends that each of their explanations of the thirteen Corrections (formations) gets established and concealed among the Corrections (formations) of the sanctified beard above. It now appears that a different rabbi must explain each different Correction (formation).