Pekudei: Chapter 2

"Oh how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You"


Rabbi Yosi says that people should observe the ways of God, for every day a voice tells people to stay away from sin. He tells us that supernal judgment is a wheel that is constantly turning, lifting people up and bringing them down. The wicked are pushed from the wheel and fall into a pit; they will never see the Light that has been stored up for the righteous in the World to Come. "Oh how great is Your goodness" refers to this Light We are told that "You have performed for those who trust in You," means that God created the world with that Light Rabbi Yosi next tells us that.. "in the sight of the sons of men" means that the construction of the world by means of the Light sustains people, who live by it. The building of the world is like the building of the Tabernacle: both of them came from the power of the stored Light The Tabernacle, Malchut, was created by left and right, and Moses, the Central Column, founded it.