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The Joy That the Torah Gives us

The joy that the Torah gives us comes from the preponderance of light within the letters of the Torah, filled as they are with the life-force of divine pleasure. These letters pervade the totality of our soul with the light of life and the joy of heaven.

This is a joy that flows from the letters themselves, which are already comprehended by the soul. But more than that, it flows from the glorious spiritual life-force that constantly cascades from the supernal wellsprings.

That life-force is much more exalted than the letters that are comprehended by the soul with which we can communicate. The light of those letters’ hidden joy is great, filled with a tranquillity and wondrous pleasure which nothing can equal.

Orot Hatorah 5:2

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The Joy That the Torah Gives us The joy that the Torah gives us comes from the preponderance of light within the letters of the Torah filled as they are with the life force of divine pleasure These letters pervade the totality of our soul with the light of life and the joy of heaven This is a joy that flows from the letters themselves which are already comprehended by the soul But more than that it flows from the glorious spiritual life force that constantly cascades from the supernal wellsprings That life force is much more exalted than the letters that are comprehended by the soul with which we can communicate The light of those letters’ hidden joy is great filled with a tranquillity and wondrous pleasure which nothing can equal Orot Hatorah 5:2

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