Shmini: Chapter 5

"And Aaron took him Elisheba"


Rabbi Elazar says that Elisheba was destined for Aaron and Bathsheba was destined for David from the time the world was created. Bathsheba is from the aspect of judgment and Elisheba is from the aspect of mercy. Rabbi Shimon speaks about the inner meaning of the sound of the Shofar that is to do with the bringing together of the thought, the unity of Chochmah with Binah. He speaks about the two voices of the lock and the key and seven sounds corresponding to seven Sfirot. He tells us that the priest must be smiling and joyful so that blessings may be spread over the whole world.