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Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (The RABASH)

Letter No. 44

December 10, 1958, Tel-Aviv

Hello and all the best to my dear friend,

I miss hearing from you and from your family, as well as how you sustain yourself, since prior to my departure you told me you needed success … so I would like to know your situation.

And let me conclude with words of Torah. In the song, “Mighty Rock of My Salvation,” it is written, “Greeks have gathered around me … and have broken the walls of my towers.” We should interpret that the Klipa (shell/peel) of Greece was that they wanted to cancel Shabbat and circumcision. Shabbat and circumcision are called “token,” and the token of the covenant is called “the Mitzva (commandment) of faith.” This is why they wanted to cancel specifically those two Mitzvot (pl. of Mitzva), for by cancelling faith in the whole of Israel, all the Mitzvot in the Torah are cancelled by themselves.

Faith is an iron wall, meaning meticulous guard that no stranger will enter the holiness, for to the extent that one has faith, to that extent he is keeping Torah and Mitzvot. By keeping Torah and Mitzvot, we are rewarded with receiving the light that is hidden in it and feel the goodness, pleasantness, and vitality, as it is written, “for they are our lives and the length of our days.”

This is the meaning of “broken the walls of my towers,” meaning created a breach in the wall, called “faith.” Through the Mitzva of faith, we are rewarded with “a tower full of good abundance,” which is sweetness and the savor of the upper pleasantness that is found in the Torah. A miracle happened and the Creator helped them, and they defeated the Klipa of Greece, and by that were once again rewarded with the great light. This is called the “Hanukah candle,” meaning the lights one receives by keeping the faith.

May we all be awarded His light together soon.

From your friend who is pleading on your behalf and on your family’s behalf

Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag

Son of Baal HaSulam

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