Vayeshev: Chapter 15
"And he called his name Er"

The interconnection of the upper and lower worlds is exemplified in this section concerning the fate of Judah's firstborn son, Er. Judah's fall and descent, we're told, signify the descent and obscuring of the moon and the supernal Light; consequently, his son was born of the Side of Defilement, and was therefore later slain by the Lord.


In order to grow spiritually and bring greater fulfillment to our lives, we must abolish all the character traits within us that emerge from the side of Defilement and Darkness. Darkness ends when the 'Light' is turned on, which occurs when we peruse these profound words of wisdom.