Idra Raba: Chapter 17

The seventh Correction (formation)


Rabbi Shimon tells us that this Correction (formation) is "Like the apple tree among the trees of the wood," and that from these apples life emanates to the world. He talks about the light of the countenance of God and says that when it shines the universe gets blessed. These apples in Arich Anpin are always glowing and white and sending out light in 370 directions. This seventh Correction (formation) is referred to as, "He will again have compassion upon us."