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The Torah is Simple Light that expands from His Essence, whose sublimity is endless.

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the book,

From the Mouth of a Sage”


The Torah being all the Names of the Creator, which belong to the creatures.

Baal HaSulam, “The Acting Mind”


The word Torah comes from the word Horaa [instruction] and from the word Maraa [showing] and Reiah [vision], meaning complete awareness that leaves no filaments in its wake.

Baal HaSulam, Letter no. 11


Torah refers to the Light clothed in the Torah, meaning, as our sages said, “I have created the evil inclination, I have created the Torah as a spice.” This refers to the Light in it, since the Light in it reforms it.

Baal HaSulam, Shamati [I Heard], article no. 6,

“Support in the Torah”


The Torah is the only spice to annul and subdue the evil inclination, as our sages said, “The Light in it reformed them.”

Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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