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163. What the Authors of The Zohar Said

I heard after Shabbat, Parashat Masa’ei, August 7, 1948, Tel Aviv

About the authors of The Zohar saying their words as a morals, it did not have to be in this way. They could have revealed their secrets by other means, too. However, they wanted to clothe their secrets as morals so that the reader would clearly understand that the important thing was not the wisdom in the Torah but the giver of the Torah, that the essence of the Torah and Mitzvot is only to cleave to the Giver of the Torah.

Hence, since the clothing of morals is the most reminiscent of it, they set it up in this dressing. And the many times they give it a clothing of wisdom is so that they would not err and say that there is nothing more than morals, that no wisdom is hidden there, but that it is simple morals. This is why they wrote in two dresses, that one points to the other.

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