25. "If a man find a girl that is a virgin, who is not betrothed..." (Devarim 22:28). This precept is to punish the seducer with fifty shekels of silver. This is the meaning of, "If a man find a girl that is a virgin, who is not betrothed:" this is Yisrael, who, from the aspect of the Shechinah is called daughter. "And lay hold of her, and lie with her, and they be found; then the man that lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he has humbled her, he may not put her away all his days" (Ibid. 28-29). The sages and all the members of the Yeshivah SAID, "a man" refers to Yisrael from the aspect of the Holy One, blessed be He, WHO IS CALLED A MAN; "and lay hold of her" with the knot of Tefilin, "and lay hold of her" with the Tzitzit. "who is not betrothed," namely an only daughter, who is the soul FOR BY THE KNOT OF TEFILIN AND TZITZIT YISRAEL LAY HOLD OF THEIR SOUL. "And lie with her," namely with the prayer of lying down, that is, 'Hashkivenu (Eng. 'cause us to lie down').' "Shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver," namely 25 LETTERS OF THE MEDITATION OF SH'MA and 25 letters of the meditation OF 'BLESSED BE THE NAME....'
26. Rise, Faithful Shepherd, for surely whoever studies Halachah, WHICH IS MALCHUT, not for its own sake, and understands the Halachah, surely it is seized by him, THAT IS, UNWILLINGLY. Yet it has been explained that man should always study Torah even if not for its own sake, so that from studying not for its own sake it shall become for its own sake. And this Halachah is from the aspect of the good lad, WHO IS METATRON, who separated from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which comprises the forbidden and the permissible, the unclean and the clean, the fit and the unfit. After the lad METATRON, MALCHUT is called a girl, by whom it will be fulfilled, "that the wicked might be shaken out of it" (Iyov 38:13), who are the forbidden, the unclean and unfit, Samael and his legions.
27. According to another explanation, "If a man finds a girl that is a virgin" refers to Yisrael, as it is written, "When Yisrael was a child, then I loved him" (Hoshea 11:1), AND THEY ARE CALLED lad from the aspect of Metatron, NAMELY, THEIR SOULS ARE FROM BRIYAH WHERE METATRON IS. The man is none other than the Holy One, blessed be He, as it is written, "Hashem is a man of war" (Shemot 15:3). "If a man finds a girl that is a virgin," namely the virgin of Yisrael, of whom it says, "The virgin of Yisrael is fallen; she shall no more rise" (Amos 5:2). THE MAN IS THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE, WHO SEDUCED HER, AS IT IS WRITTEN, "behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness" (Hoshea 2:16). Then He opened for them fifty gates of freedom, which are the fifty gates of mercy of the side of their father Abraham, WHO IS CHESED. This is what is meant by, "shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver," silver being of the grade of Chesed, the grade of Abraham.
28. For at the exodus from Egypt the fifty gates of freedom were opened to them from the side of Judgment, which is left, which is Adonai, NAMELY MALCHUT FROM THE LEFT SIDE, where, "will I judge" (Beresheet 15:14), SINCE ADONAI CONTAINS THE LETTERS OF JUDGMENT (HEB. DIN), for first I judge and then they shall come out. But at the last redemption IT IS SAID, "with great mercies WILL I GATHER YOU" (Yeshayah 54:7), which is the grade of Abraham. And Greatness, WHICH IS CHESED, is the grade of Abraham, since Binah there is CALLED the great hand, and there are fifty shekels of silver there, NAMELY THE FIFTY GATES OF BINAH. Later, "he may not put her away" into exile, "all his days" because "she shall be his wife." This is like the words, "And I will betroth you to Me forever" (Hoshea 2:21), and another verse, "For your Maker is your husband. Hashem Tzva'ot is His name" (Yeshayah 54:5). "You shall no more be termed forsaken" (Yeshayah 62:4). For even though the Shechinah is in exile, the Holy One, blessed be He, does not move from her.