Vaetchanan: Chapter 13

Sh'ma and 'Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever'


This section talks about the unification of the two names Yud Hei Vav Hei and Elohim, the first by the meditation "Sh'ma Yisrael" and the second by the meditation beginning "Blessed be the name." This concept is applied also to the Torah, which consists of the Written Torah and the Oral Torah, the first being general and the second being particular. The unification spoken of here pertains to the Torah, to the names of God, to the above and the below, to Zeir Anpin and Malchut, to 'remember' and 'keep,' to night and day and to right and left; it is the unification of everything. Finally we are told how the Tefilin relate to this topic.