Ki Tetze: Chapter 17

The Faithful Shepherd, the son of the King


We are told that Moses is man in the likeness of Adam above. The speaker appears to be the first man, and Rabbi Shimon addresses him and the Faithful Shepherd, telling Moses that his gathering into the world above is spoken of in Bemidbar, and the inference is drawn that Moses did not die as other people do. We are told that Moses shines on the sages of Halachah and Kabbalah like the sun, and also that they are watered in secret from him as though he were a spring.