Vayak'hel: Chapter 28

"The path of just men is like gleam of sunlight"


Rabbi Shimon opens with, "but the path of just men is like the gleam of sunlight, that shines ever more brightly until the height of noonday." He says that "the path" is the way of truth. Another explanation draws a distinction between "the path" and 'the way', maintaining that "the path" is the word that describes the way of the righteous, who have opened it for the first time; also, the Shechinah now goes into that place that has been opened. Rabbi Shimon moves to, "And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him...," comparing Moses to the sun and Joshua to the moon. When the moon is full it is in completeness and is called Yud Hei Vav Hei.