To clarify this discourse we must make six distinctions:

  • He who has never entered Eretz Yisrael.
  • He who has gazed upon the land from afar yet never physically entered.
  • He who has entered the land yet exited and died in Chutz LaAretz.
  • He who has the merit of his bones (alone) entering the land.
  • He who was born abroad yet ascended to Eretz Yisrael and died and was buried there.
  • He who was born in Eretz Yisrael and never ever left her.

Obviously these levels are in ascending order. Yet each level represents very lofty concepts. Likewise it is obvious that this entire lowly earth is opposite the realm of malchut. Within that realm there are three subdivisions: the sea, the land, and Eretz Yisrael. Each one surrounds the next, as the sea surrounds the landmass. The aspect of the sea corresponds to the white of an eye that represents chesed. The rest of the land is likened to the darkness of the eye that represents gevura. From there, the inner gold of the eye and its appendages are drawn inward. That is why the mere airspace of Chutz LaAretz contaminates. For it is split, in an aspect of externality, into seventy sections in relation to the gentile nations.

Eretz Yisrael corresponds to the line of green that surrounds the pupil, also called the bat ayin. This is in an aspect of tiferet, which is also called Israel. In the middle of Eretz Yisrael is Jerusalem, which corresponds to the pupil; she represents the Shechina. The previous three hues that surround it are hinted to in the word "Shabbat" [spelled shin, beit, tav]. Shin [the letter]-bat: shin has three heads to it which represent the first three hues which surround and precede the bat, the pupil. The three of the shin are the [three] Patriarchs—not actually the Patriarchs themselves but rather the three existing realities which are the adornment of the malchut. The bat refers to the bat ayin which is a name for the actual malchut. For she is the daughter (bat in Hebrew) and one of the ten attributes. She herself is subdivided into ten, which correspond to mystery of the Ten Levels of Holiness of Jerusalem.

Chesed Whites Sea
Gevura Dark line (red) surrounding color Landmass
Tiferet Green Eretz Yisrael
Shechina Pupil/Black Jerusalem

In my impoverished opinion there is another hint to Jerusalem being called the bat ayin. That is because Sama'el is the numerical value of 130, whose numerical value equals the word ayin-eye; he receives all his power from the palace of Livnat HaSapir [which is directly under the heavenly portal directly over Jerusalem]. From there he divides it amongst the ministering angels of the seventy nations, hence the letter ayin whose value is 70. Therefore Jerusalem is the bait - house, for the seventy angels who receive their power from there.