Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Impervious to any Opposition

Art: Alex Levin

The highest aspect of the Jewish soul - the yechidah - is so sublime that it cannot be contained within the body, and it spreads to a distance of four cubits [approx 6 feet] around a person.  The yechidah is also a level of the soul which can never become tarnished, because it is not susceptible to any negative influences.

Thus, when G-d placed the entire Land of Israel within four cubits of Yaakov to stress his future ownership of it, the Land became connected with Yaakov's yechidah, and so too, with the yechidah of every single one of his descendants.

And that is the reason why "it would be as easily conquered by his children", because the Land was associated with a level of the soul which is impervious to any opposition.

Source: Likutei Sichos Lubavitcher Rebbe


Devorah said...

Southern Asia is rocked by powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake

LondonMale said...

One Rabbi told me that every Jew has a Nefesh, but that the other levels of the Soul: Ruach, Neshama, Chaya and Yechida, and not neccessarily granted to every Jew. The Jew has to earn them. Has anyone else heard this please?

Devorah said...

Yes, here are a couple of links to read more: Levels of Soul Consciousness

Kabbalah and the Inner Spirit

Neshama said...

Such a beautiful picture. I think if you stretch your eyes toward the horizon, but inside what is Yerushalayim, one can see, squinting, the Temple Mount.

LondonMale said...

Thank you for the link Devorah.