137. (THE BEGINNING OF THE ARTICLE IS MISSING) these here and these there, since all are towers of precious stone. Among the towers, there is a tower of precious stone in its midst. That one reaches to the lofty firmament and is not visible at present, until that time when it will appear. The head of the Yeshivah saw it and inscribed on it above this verse: "The name of Hashem is a strong tower: the righteous runs to it, and is safe" (Mishlei 18:10). This scriptural verse was explained by the head of the Yeshivah this way: "A strong tower" refers to the Congregation of Yisrael, MEANING MALCHUT; "the righteous runs (Heb. yarutz) to it," MEANING THAT the desire of the Righteous, WHICH IS YESOD, is always for it. SINCE YARUTZ IS FROM THE SAME DERIVATION AS RATZON (ENG. 'DESIRE'), therefore, it is a tower of strength "and is safe," so that it will never AGAIN fall as it did.
138. And Rabbi Cruspedai, who delights the heart, explained this scriptural verse before his death and explains it well. "A strong tower" is the ark, to insert in it the Torah scroll, which is strong, and to take it out of the chamber, which is in the form of the inner chamber. THAT IS THE SECRET OF IMA from which the Torah comes out, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN. That tower, WHICH IS THE ARK, is the name of Hashem and His form, MEANING MALCHUT, and it needs to have six steps, CORRESPONDING TO CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET, NETZACH, HOD AND YESOD IN MALCHUT.
139. "The righteous runs to it." HE ASKS: To what WILL HE RUN? To the tower or the Torah scroll? HE RESPONDS: He explained this verse both ways, BOTH THE TOWER AND THE TORAH SCROLL. When he explained it as 'the tower,' the righteous one needs to be the cantor of the synagogue AND BE truly righteous and of the form of the supernal Righteous, THAT IS YESOD. When he explained it to mean 'the Torah scroll,' then whoever goes up to read the Torah should be righteous and be called righteous. Of all SEVEN THAT ARE CALLED UP TO THE READING OF THE TORAH, who is called righteous? THAT IS the sixth one to be called up for the reading among those seven, SINCE THE SIXTH READING PORTION ALLUDES TO YESOD THAT IS CALLED RIGHTEOUS. Rabbi Shimon said, Definitely, IT IS SO since RABBI CRUSPEDAI has always been called up to rise only for the sixth READING PORTION throughout his life, among the others who were also called for the reading OF THE TORAH. THAT WAS ALLUDING TO THE RIGHTEOUS, YESOD. "The righteous runs to it" MEANS THEN, the words of this righteous will run to the Torah scroll. HE ASKS: "And is safe" from whom? HE ANSWERS: From fearing the Angel of Death, since he shall have an extended life and he will never be hurt.
140. In that tower that rises among the towers stands a light in the form of a Torah scroll. When a bird arrives, it takes the tower from its place and places it to stand in the middle of the court within the wings of the Cherubs. And what was high as the lofty heavens lowered and entered under the Cherubs, and the walls OF THE TOWER stood between the heads of the Cherubs.
141. There are three hundred openings IN THAT TOWER. In the central opening is this light in the form of a Torah scroll standing, in which the king of Yisrael is destined to read in the portion of "Hak'hel (Eng. 'gather')." That will be King Messiah, and no other.
142. With the Torah scroll of this light, THE AUTHOR TURNS TO THE LISTENER AND SAYS, Oh, holy pious one, glad is the one who will hear from the mouth OF THE MESSIAH, the sweet voice of his discourse is in the concealed matters of the Torah that he will explain. THAT IS, WITH THE LIGHT OF THAT TORAH SCROLL, every new moon, Shabbat and holiday and festival. When all the students of the Yeshivah wish to ascend high to the heavenly Yeshivah, THAT IS THE YESHIVAH OF METATRON, all congregate around King Messiah, who explains to them the TORAH matters. Through the sweetness of his words and through desire, they are elevated TO THE HEAVENLY YESHIVAH. AND THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE TURNS AGAIN TO THE LISTENER AND SAYS TO HIM, All the ten points of the matters, THAT THE MESSIAH DEFINED, will be stored for you for that day of your petitions, MEANING FOR THAT DAY WHEN YOU WILL PRAY FOR IT.
143. When that tower stands in the middle of the court and that door is open, MEANING THE DOOR THAT IS IN THE CENTRAL COLUMN OF THE TOWER, the Cherubs open their mouths, and spread their wings. They illuminate with the higher light on that opening and that Torah scroll is open, and the Cherubim started to say: "Oh how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You..." (Tehilim 31:20). AFTER THAT, they close the doors and the Torah scroll is rolled up.
144. Who has witnessed the illuminating light of that Torah scroll? It is a bright light in its entirety, its letters are flames of fire of four colors, which are from a higher world and all stand out sparkling. Nobody could withstand seeing that except the Messiah.