Vayetze: Chapter 43

"And angels of Elohim met him"


This last passage of the section reiterates some of the first principles of Kabbalah, the existence in all things of an eternal male and female. This reflects the underlying duality of God's creation - which paradoxically also contains the idea of an eternal reality where 'all is one.'


The terms "male" and "female" are code words denoting two basic traits of humanity, Desire to Share and the Desire to Receive, respectively. Balancing these two traits is critical if we are two achieve fulfillment and Light in our lives. The wisdom to manage our sharing and receiving attributes is stimulated within us so that we can reconcile and unify these opposite qualities for the purpose of reuniting with the Light of the Creator.