Ki Tetze: Chapter 16

"And speak to the rock"


The Faithful Shepherd is invited to take the stone in his hand in order to break the Klipot. While other leaders tried to do this they were effective only in removing the outer shell, but they could not bring water from the stone as Moses could; these drops of water are wisdom and the wisdom of the Kabbalah. The Faithful Shepherd talks about the stone of the Name of Yud Hei Vav Hei, the stone which is Moses' rock, and the rock called Mishnah. He says that his rock is the King's daughter, Malchut of Atzilut, and that since he hit that rock he was sentenced never to enter the land of Yisrael, and was buried in a strange land.