Shmini: Chapter 11

Oil and wine


We learn that oil is for the priests and wine is for the Levites because it issues from the preserved wine. It comes to them in order to unite the worlds so that left and right will be completely joined one within the other. Whoever desires to cleave to this unity is complete in this world and in the World to Come, and he is joined to repentance, the place where there is both wine and oil. Then he does not attach himself to riches and the desires of this world; instead he has a portion in the World to Come.