Thursday, February 6, 2014

Yaakov and the Angel: A unique approach


"Following an intellectual approach: 'And an ish battled him' – This is Gavriel, and he is the Active Intellect, per the philosophers, and he is the tenth level of the malachim who are called Ish

"Yaakov wished to know whether he could have an intellectual soul, on the level of the Active Intellect which is free of all material, while still attached to the material world. The ish informed him that this would not be possible until the morning rose, meaning, until he would leave the darkness of the body, for the pure light, identified as 'morning'."

(Rabbeinu Bechayye to Bereishit 32:30)

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