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The Written Torah and the Oral Torah

We receive the written Torah through the most elevated and inclusive conception within our souls. From the midst of our souls, we sense the blaze and beauty of that living, encompassing light of all existence. It makes us soar higher than all logic and intellect. We sense a supernal Godly spirit hovering upon us, touching yet not touching, flying next to our lives and above them, gilding them with its light. This light blazes, sparkles and penetrates everything. It permeates whatever is under the heavens. This great light was not created by the spirit of the Jewish people. Rather, it was created by the spirit of God, the Creator of all. This living Torah is the foundation of the creation of all universes.

With the oral Torah, we descend to life. We feel that we are receiving the supernal light in the second conduit within our soul: the conduit that advances toward the life of action. We sense that the spirit of the nation, bound like the flame to the coal with the light of the true Torah, has, with its unique character, fashioned the unique form of the oral Torah. Without a doubt, this Torah of man is encompassed within the Torah of God. It too is the Torah of God. It cannot be that this flow of life through all portals could be hidden from the keen eye of [Moses, who received this Torah,] who gazed through the clear lens, who was trusted in all the house of God. As the sages stated, whatever a thoughtful student will one day conceive of was told to Moses on Sinai.

These two lights make one complete world, in which heaven and earth are nourished.

Orot Hatorah 1:1

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The

Written

Torah

and

the

Oral

Torah



















We

receive

the

written

Torah

through

the

most

elevated

and

inclusive

conception

within

our

souls





From

the

midst

of

our

souls



we

sense

the

blaze

and

beauty

of

that

living



encompassing

light

of

all

existence





It

makes

us

soar

higher

than

all

logic

and

intellect





We

sense

a

supernal

Godly

spirit

hovering

upon

us



touching

yet

not

touching



flying

next

to

our

lives

and

above

them



gilding

them

with

its

light





This

light

blazes



sparkles

and

penetrates

everything





It

permeates

whatever

is

under

the

heavens





This

great

light

was

not

created

by

the

spirit

of

the

Jewish

people





Rather



it

was

created

by

the

spirit

of

God



the

Creator

of

all





This

living

Torah

is

the

foundation

of

the

creation

of

all

universes





















With

the

oral

Torah



we

descend

to

life





We

feel

that

we

are

receiving

the

supernal

light

in

the

second

conduit

within

our

soul:

the

conduit

that

advances

toward

the

life

of

action





We

sense

that

the

spirit

of

the

nation



bound

like

the

flame

to

the

coal

with

the

light

of

the

true

Torah



has



with

its

unique

character



fashioned

the

unique

form

of

the

oral

Torah





Without

a

doubt



this

Torah

of

man

is

encompassed

within

the

Torah

of

God





It

too

is

the

Torah

of

God





It

cannot

be

that

this

flow

of

life

through

all

portals

could

be

hidden

from

the

keen

eye

of



Moses



who

received

this

Torah





who

gazed

through

the

clear

lens



who

was

trusted

in

all

the

house

of

God





As

the

sages

stated



whatever

a

thoughtful

student

will

one

day

conceive

of

was

told

to

Moses

on

Sinai





















These

two

lights

make

one

complete

world



in

which

heaven

and

earth

are

nourished





















Orot

Hatorah

1:1



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