Rabbi Yosi said: It is indeed so. Woe to a man who does not complete the joy of the Holy King. And what is His joy? Those three meals of the Faith, the meals where [the aspects of] Abraham [chesed], Isaac [gevura] and Jacob [tiferet] are included and [these meals] are joy upon joy, perfect Faith on all sides [and aspects].1

We have learned that on this day [of Shabbat] the Fathers are crowned and all the children [sefirot] suckle from them, in contrast to other festive and holy days [as each festival represents just one particular sefira]. On this day all Judgments are held back and are not aroused. On this day, the sinners rest in Purgatory. On this day the Torah is crowned with perfect crowns.2 On this day joy and gladness resound throughout two hundred and fifty worlds.

BeRahamim LeHayyim: Why did the Ari and Chida include this section? What do they want us to learn?

Torah and Shabbat. We can't have Torah without Shabbat; we can't have Shabbat without Torah.

"On this day, the Torah is crowned with perfect crowns and if we comport ourselves with the spirit of Shabbat, we will receive the crowns we lost at the mistake of the Golden Calf, and thus open ourselves up for joy and gladness resound[ing] through the unification of the Holy One Blessed be He and his Divine Presence."

What does this mean to you and why is it being revealed for this Shabbat?

Bracketed annotations from Metok Midevash and Sulam commentaries
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