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Yasher-El [Straight to the Creator]

Israel is he who strains himself to return to his root.

Baal HaSulam, A Sage’s Fruit, Letters, Letter no. 17


One who wishes to go by the path of the Creator is called Yashar-El, which is considered Yashar [straight] LaEl [to God], meaning that he wants everything he does to rise straight to the Creator, and does not wish to have any other aim.

Rabash, Rungs of the Ladder,

“One who Strengthens One’s Heart”


The word Yashar-El [Israel [is the letters of Li Rosh [I have a head (mind)], meaning that he believes he has a mind of Kedusha [Sanctity].

Baal HaSulam, Shamati [I Heard], 143, “Only Good to Israel”

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