Idra Raba: Chapter 45

The arms of the male


Rabbi Shimon describes the arms and legs and the joints tied in the arms. He says that the entire body is connected to all three brains - Chochmah, Binah and Da'at - and they connect to the right arm. This has application to David because he was connected with the patriarchs on the right. He talks about the right hand of God and about the left hand, and about when judgments are tempered with compassion and when they are not.