335. Ra'aya Meheimna (the Faithful Shepherd). It is a precept to bring an offering for the greater Sanhedrin if they erred. LISTEN, Tannaim and Amoraim, there were seventy members in the greater Sanhedrin when Moses was over them and seventy in the smaller Sanhedrin when Aaron was over them. WHEN MOSES WAS IN CHARGE OVER THEM THEY WERE CONSIDERED A GREATER SANHEDRIN, AND WHEN AARON WAS OVER THEM THEY WERE CONSIDERED SMALLER SANHEDRIN. The sages therefore said that Moses was the best man of the King, Tiferet; NAMELY, HE CONDUCTED TIFERET TO JOIN MALCHUT. Therefrom is the Sanhedrin great, WHO BEARS THE ASPECT OF TIFERET. Aaron was the best man of the Queen, Malchut, whom we call the small Hei, as in: "I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger (lit. 'smaller') daughter" (Beresheet 29:18). FOR RACHEL IS MALCHUT, AND IS CONSIDERED SMALL and they are called the smaller Sanhedrin after her. SO WHEN AARON, MALCHUT'S BEST MAN, WHO RAISES HER TO ZEIR ANPIN, PRESIDED OVER THE SANHEDRIN, THE SANHEDRIN WAS CONSIDERED SMALL.
336. From there the Sanhedrin drew their knowledge of seventy languages, the seventy aspects of the Torah. For there are seventy languages on the side of the evil kingdom, all of which are different. Hence, "By these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands; everyone after his language" (Beresheet 10:5), since all these seventy languages are different from each other.
337. In the Torah, however, there are seventy interpretations in one language, THE HOLY LANGUAGE. This is Yesod, WHICH INCLUDES THE SEVEN SFIROT OF ZEIR ANPIN, EACH COMPRISING TEN. THEY ARE SEVENTY ALTOGETHER. Yud OF YESOD is one Halachah, small Chochmah, NAMELY Malchut, which contains seventy languages, the numerical value of sod (lit. 'secret'=70) of Yesod. Yesod is the holy language, the secret of the Chariot of seventy seats. In relation to them we learned that whoever replies, 'Amen. May His great name be blessed' with all his might, a decree of seventy years standing against him is torn. The one language, YESOD, is seventy languages by the small measure of small Chochmah, which is a small Yud, TO WHICH THE YUD OF YESOD ALLUDES. AND THE NUMERICAL VALUE OF YESOD IS THE SEVENTY LANGUAGES THAT ILLUMINATE YUD, TOGETHER COMPRISING THE LETTERS OF YESOD. Bet (= 2) is MOSES AND AARON, THE HEADS OF THE SANHEDRIN. THEY ARE two, the two lips, NAMELY NETZACH AND HOD. THIS IS FROM THE ASPECT OF SFIROT. FROM THE ASPECT OF MOCHIN they comprise Da'at and Tevunah, AS MOSES IS THE SECRET OF DA'AT AND AARON THE SECRET OF TEVUNAH. With them, THE NUMBER OF THE SANHEDRIN is completed to 72; NAMELY, WHICH CORRESPONDS TO THE NAME OF AYIN BET (= 72). End of Ra'aya Meheimna (the Faithful Shepherd).