Pinchas: Chapter 87

Moses, the two Messiahs, the rainbow and Malchut


Rabbi Shimon talks to Moses about two dawns and two Messiahs that come from two kingdoms. He says that Messiah son of David parallels Netzach, Messiah son of Ephraim parallels Hod, and Moses is the Central Column between them because his level is Tiferet and Yesod. We learn about the covenant of the rainbow, and about the three colors in it. We are told of the 39 types of work that are prohibited on the Shabbat, and the four kinds of 'going out' on that day.