334. The seventh correction is "As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain" (Yechezkel 1:28). The sages said: 'The study of the Divine Chariot is from "And I looked AND, BEHOLD, A STORM WIND" (Ibid. 4) until "As the appearance of the rainbow," these are the study of the Divine Chariot.' And the sages further said: 'When Rabbi Akiva was expounding the study of the Divine Chariot, fire came down from heaven and engulfed the trees, and the ministering angels assembled as though at the enjoyment of groom with bride.' FOR THE CHARIOT IS THE SECRET OF THE UNIFICATION OF YUD HEI VAV HEI AND ADONAI, WHICH ARE THE SECRET OF GROOM AND BRIDE. THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE STUDY OF THE DIVINE CHARIOT TO CONCLUDE WITH THE VERSE STARTING "AS THE APPEARANCE OF THE RAINBOW," for there is no unification and connection and Chariot for the name Yud Hei Vav Hei with Adonai other than by means of the Righteous, WHICH IS YESOD, that is CALLED 'rainbow.' For through him is the upper Chariot, which is Yud-Aleph-Hei Dalet-Vav-Nun-Hei-Yud, complete.
335. The Shechinah is the Work of Creation, and it has been taught: 'The Work of Creation may not be expounded in the presence of two people.' Because the branches of the tree, WHICH ARE THE LIVING CREATURES, are divided above in the wings of the living creatures, with Yud Hei Vav Hei to the right and Adonai to the left, FOR ZEIR ANPIN IS THE SECRET OF THE CHASSADIM ON THE RIGHT, AND MALCHUT IS THE SECRET OF THE LEFT, WITHOUT ANY UNIFICATION BETWEEN THEM, AND IT FOLLOWS that the bridegroom is to the right while the bride is to the left. And when she is brought to the wedding canopy with a number of types of melody, Yisrael must awaken them from below TO THE UNIFICATION with songs and praises and all sorts of melody in prayer, for, behold, they are approaching the wedding canopy, NAMELY ARE COMING TO BE UNITED.
336. And Yisrael must give THE RING OF marriage from the bridegroom to the bride, with the knot of the hand Tefilin, so that THE SHECHINAH should be bound to ZEIR ANPIN, and crown them with the head Tefilin, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF BRINGING DOWN TO THEM THE MOCHIN OF THE FIRST THREE SFIROT, which is glory (Heb. pe'er), as it is said: "Bind on your turban (Heb. pe'er)" (Yechezkel 24:17). And the three loops of the strap UPON THE MIDDLE FINGER parallel the three holies, which are 'Holy, Holy, Holy" "They proclaim You thrice holy.' And they have to be blessed with seven blessings, which are the seven blessings of the reading of the Sh'ma, namely: two before and one after in the morning service, and two before and two after in the evening service.
337. And the bride under the wedding canopy, NAMELY IN THE UNIFICATION OF THE READING OF SH'MA WHICH IS CALLED 'A WEDDING CANOPY,' is in the form of the corners of the Tzitzit, which, in the fringes, are gilded. THAT IS TO SAY THAT THEY ARE BOUND WITH BLUE, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF THE ILLUMINATION OF CHOCHMAH, WHICH IS DRAWN DOWN FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF BINAH, WHICH IS CALLED 'GOLD.' AND THUS THE FRINGES ARE AS THOUGH GILDED WITH BLUE. And the blue and the white THAT ARE IN THE FRINGES are the Throne of Judgment and the Throne of Mercy interwoven with each other, FOR BLUE IS JUDGMENT AND WHITE IS MERCY. And there are a number of knots and links surrounding THE FRINGES with a number of pearls and precious stones, NAMELY THE LIGHTS OF CHOCHMAH AND CHASSADIM, full of special qualities surrounding it in the form of bells and pomegranates of the apparel of the King and the Queen, which are the four white garments OF ZEIR ANPIN, and the four gold garments OF MALCHUT, which are from the side of the two names, Yud Hei Vav Hei and Adonai. As is His name, so is His throne, so is His wedding canopy, so is His apparel. His name is marked on all, WHICH IS YESOD, WHO IS CALLED 'ALL' when He wishes to enter His palace so the groom shall be there with His bride, in the eighteen blessings of the prayer, WHERE EIGHTEEN HINTS AT YESOD, which is "As the appearance of the rainbow," NAMELY YESOD, AS ABOVE.