Friday, November 21, 2008

Bakol & Transmitting The Torah Of Atzilut

Chayyei Sarah

וְאַבְרָהָם זָקֵן, בָּא בַּיָּמִים; וַיהוָה בֵּרַךְ אֶת-אַבְרָהָם, בַּכֹּל
And Abraham was old, well stricken in age; and the Divine had blessed Abraham in all things (bakol, בַּכֹּל). Bereshit 24:1

The Talmud (Bava Batra 16) tells us "in all things" actually refers to the blessing of Avraham with a daughter named Bakol.

What happened to Bakol, the blessed daughter of Avraham?

Here she is in Shemot.

וַיֹּאמֶר, הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי כֹּרֵת בְּרִית, נֶגֶד כָּל-עַמְּךָ אֶעֱשֶׂה נִפְלָאֹת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-נִבְרְאוּ בְכָל-הָאָרֶץ וּבְכָל-הַגּוֹיִם; וְרָאָה כָל-הָעָם אֲשֶׁר-אַתָּה בְקִרְבּוֹ אֶת-מַעֲשֵׂה יְהוָה, כִּי-נוֹרָא הוּא, אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי, עֹשֶׂה עִמָּךְ.

And He said: 'Behold, I make a covenant; before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been created (לֹא-נִבְרְאוּ) in all the earth (בְכָל-הָאָרֶץ), nor in any nation; and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the Divine that I am about to do with thee, that it is tremendous. Shemot 34:10

The covenant-marvels (blessing) of Bakol (kol through chochmah) do not originate in Beriyah (mikol), rather they are emanated from the Keter-Malchut (הָאָרֶץ) of Atzilut and are All Present (כל זִמֵּן) at matan Torah, designated for transmitting the Torah of Atzilut.

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