Pinchas: Chapter 123

Explanations about Malchut


Rabbi Shimon tells us that the Shechinah ascends to the place she came from, Infinity, as a result of the burnt offerings. She takes the Sfirot up with her to provide a sweet aroma for God and then descends bringing atonement for Yisrael's sins with her. Rabbi Shimon says that all the grades ascend and descend in her. We learn why Malchut is called 'peace offerings' and why everything is included in Malchut. She is Chochmah and Binah and Tiferet. We also hear of the twelve commandments that are included in her.