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226. Written Torah and Oral Torah

I heard on Mishpatim 3, February 2, 1943, Tel-Aviv

The written Torah is considered an awakening from Above, and the oral Torah is considered an awakening from below, and together they are considered, “six years he shall serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free.” The issue of work is relevant precisely where there is resistance, and it is called Alma(Aramaic: world) from the word He’elem (Hebrew: concealment). Then, during the concealment, there is resistance, and then there is room for work. This is the meaning of the words of our sages: “6,000 years the world exists, and one will be destroyed,” meaning that the concealment will be ruined, and then there will be no more work. Instead, the Creator makes wings for him, which are covers, so we would have work.

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