Bearing in mind that these Partzufim and their relationships are from Jewish/Lurianic, rather than Christian/Hermetic Kabbalah it is significant that they portray the Messiah as the "son" or "offspring" of God (i.e., "Ancient Holy One") and the "bridegroom" who must "marry" the Fallen Shekinah ("bride"), often called Klal Yisroael, or "Community of Israel."
In other words, the Feminine and Masculine aspects of God -- the Holy
Sparks and their Origin -- having fallen into disunity must be reunited
through the mediation of the "Priest" (i.e., mankind) who unites the "bridegoom/messiah"
and "bride/world." I should also note that this unification, or "Tikkun,"
is to be enacted both externally and internally, in the arenas of
both external human history and the interior human Psyche.
Yakov Leib HaKohain [YaLHaK]
from a post to the DONMEH
Wednesday, 16 Dec 1998
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