Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Thin Veil

Chayyei Sarah

וַתִּקַּח הַצָּעִיף
and she took her veil ... Bereshit 24:65

This shabbat we are introduced to Rivkah's veil, a magical attribute with which she hides direct knowledge of herself from Yitzchak. Will he be able to perceive the reality of who she is beyond the veil?

Tomorrow is the sabbat of Samhain, the time of the year when the veil between worlds (her world and his world) is the thinnest and the possibility for perception beyond the veil and occupying an overlapping shared world is enhanced.

So, she took her veil ...