46. The Domination of Israel over the Klipot
Concerning the domination of Israel over the Klipot (Shells), and vise-versa, the domination of the Klipot over Israel. First we must understand what is “Israel” and what is “The Nations of the World.”
It is explained in several places that Israel means “Internality,” called “The Anterior Kelim (Vessels),” with which one can work in order to bestow contentment upon one’s Maker. “The Nations of the World” are called “Externality,” “The Posterior Kelim,” whose sustenance comes solely from reception and not from bestowal.
The domination of the nations of the world over Israel is in that they cannot work in a form of bestowal and in the Anterior Kelim, but only in the Posterior Kelim. They entice the workers of the Creator to extend the Lights below in the Posterior Kelim.
The domination of Israel means that if they give power so that each and every one will be able to work in order to bestow contentment upon his Maker, meaning only in Anterior Kelim, even if they extend Hochma (Wisdom), it is only in a form of “A path to travel through,” and not more.