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Anatomy of the Divine Presence
The mystical connection between Joseph and Benjamin.
The progenitors of the 12 tribes constitute a rectification of the Shechinah and She hovers over them with Her full partzuf. Joseph personified the masculine principle and the others personified the feminine principle.
A Man of Insight
Joseph decreed that all of the Egyptians who came to procure grain fulfill the commandment of circumcision.
Joseph had prophetic vision, and he knew that the Egyptians were the sparks of holy souls which Adam had discharged by wasting his seed in the 130 years prior to the birth of his son Seth. They were then reincarnated as Egyptians. Joseph therefore decreed that the Egyptians be circumcised, in order to rectify this blemish produced in the place of the holy covenant.
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