803. Said the Holy Luminary, NAMELY RABBI SHIMON: Arise, O Faithful Shepherd, from your sleep, for you and the patriarchs are called 'those that sleep in the dust', for until now you have engaged in the Torah with those who sleep at the Mishnah, about whom it is said: 'and on the ground shall you sleep'. And it is said: "Also on the day of the firstfruits, when you bring a new meal offering to Hashem" (Bemidbar 28:26). You are the firstfruits of the Shechinah, and through your deeds THE SHECHINAH is renewed by the prayers of the patriarchs each day, for the sages of the Mishnah taught: The prayers were ordained corresponding to the patriarchs; and by the reading of Sh'ma. For the Faithful Shepherd, NAMELY, MOSES, said: "Hear O Yisrael" (Devarim 6:4); and it has been taught: everyone who recites the Sh'ma every day, it is as if he established; "but you shall meditate therein day and night" (Yehoshua 1:8).
804. Certainly, through your prayer and in your reading of Sh'ma, the Shechinah is renewed before the Holy One, blessed be He, and this is why it is said: "And you shall present a new meal offering to Hashem" (Vayikra 23:16), namely, by the prayers which are instead of sacrifices. But in which sacrifices, NAMELY prayers, is She renewed? "In your (feast of) weeks" (Bemidbar 28:26), namely, Shavuot, which is when the Torah was given, and which is called 'fifty days' of the counting of the Omer, and which comprises seven weeks, from the side of the one about whom it is said: "Seven times a day I praise You" (Tehilim 119:164), which is Malchut, which is CALLED 'a bride', and is composed of the seven Sfirot CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH, HOD, YESOD AND MALCHUT, and is a part of Binah, which spreads out in five Sfirot CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH AND HOD into fifty.
805. Yesod, WHICH IS CALLED 'All' (Heb. kol), WHOSE NUMERICAL VALUE IS FIFTY, is ALSO composed of these fifty, NAMELY, CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH AND HOD, EACH OF WHICH IS COMPOSED OF TEN, AND MALCHUT IS CALLED 'bride' (Heb. kalah - Caf Lamed Hei), THE LETTERS OF WHICH CAN BE READ AS: kol (Caf Lamed) Hei (having the numerical value of five), NAMELY, five SFIROT composed of fifty. Each of them is enclosed within the fifty. Chochmah, which is upper Yud is enclosed within the fifty, for Hei times Yud EQUAL FIFTY, WHERE Hei is Binah and Yud is Chochmah, AND THERE ARE YUD HEI IN CHOCHMAH, WHICH, WHEN MULTIPLIED BY EACH OTHER, MAKE FIFTY, AND THERE ARE YUD HEI IN BINAH; AND WHEN Yud is MULTIPLIED by Hei, the result is fifty, and this is the numerical value of the word "All" (Heb. kol), AS ABOVE, and the numerical value of the word Sea (Heb. yam), FOR BINAH IS CALLED 'SEA', WHOSE NUMERICAL VALUE AMOUNTS TO FIFTY. And the reference is to the Sea of the Torah, WHERE FROM BINAH, WHICH IS CALLED 'SEA', EMERGES THE TORAH, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN. Its origin is Keter, which is infinite. The remaining Sfirot, NAMELY, CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH, HOD, YESOD AND MALCHUT, are named after it: seven seas, AND THE NUMERICAL VALUE OF THE WORD SEA IS FIFTY, IT FOLLOWS THAT IN EACH OF THEM THERE IS FIFTY. And Malchut IS CALLED 'the reed' (Heb. suf) sea BECAUSE IT IS the end (Heb. sof) of all the seas.
806. And because EACH ONE OF the seven weeks is fifty, AS ABOVE: "and their meal offering... three tenth measures for one bullock, two tenth measures for one ram" (Bemidbar 28:28), making altogether five TENTH MEASURES, which are five times ten, FOR EACH TENTH MEASURE IS TEN, AND FIVE TENTH MEASURES ARE FIFTY. This is the meaning of the verse: "and their meal offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth measures for one bullock, two tenth measures for one ram, a tenth measure for one lamb, for the seven lambs." The seven lambs correspond to "seven complete Shabbatot shall there be" (Vayikra 23:15), AND THESE ARE SEVEN MALCHUTS, FOR MALCHUT IS CALLED 'SHABBAT', and each one has six days with it, NAMELY: CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH, HOD AND YESOD AND THEY, WITH THE DAY OF SHAVUOT, COME TO FIFTY.