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Propriety and Passion
Kabbalah teaches that even a lust for the Divine must be implemented appropriately.
The Ari teaches that Adam's fall in the sin of idolatry was primarily in the form of sexual perversion. Nadab and Abihu were attempting to rectify Adam's sin. Had they been married at the time, properly channeling the power of their sexuality, they would have been more able to fix the sin of Adam, their soul root.
Shell Games
Shell Games
Evil may act as a husk which protects a fruit until it is ripe.
Part of the Yom Kippur sacrificial ritual in the Tabernacle and Holy Temple was sending a goat chosen by lot to be thrown off Azazel, a desert cliff, to its death.

'Satan' rejoices over the additional power granted him through this goat. But in truth, Sam-kel has been tricked by virtue of our repentance and has lost that portion of divine beneficence that was granted to him.
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