Shlach Lecha: Chapter 19

The spring of water


We are told about the spring that was mentioned by Ezekiel. When the waters flow and rise, all kinds of gems in the world (the grades referred to as gems) rise. The gems and the colors of a button and blossom that surround the spring are described in glowing terms, and the author says that since one cannot look at the button and blossom the importance of their activities cannot be known. Many marvelous things are outlined for our contemplation. We read a description of a branch that emerges at the center of a spring; the branch covers worlds, and it is not possible to know about its fruit. The author concludes by telling us about a firmament from which dew flows to this spring; the dew produces fruit on the branch, and the firmament circles faster than the eye can see.