Sparks of Kedushah redeemed from Klipas Noga through Positive Mitzvahs require special Shmirah

The performance of a Mitzvah with a physical object “rescues” and elevates the sparks of holiness contained therein. Nevertheless, since the sparks had been initially trapped in pure physicality, they are susceptible to setback and require special protection.

Such sparks are compared to Baalei Teshuvah. who ascend from a life of degradation and achieve a high level of holiness. Since, however, they were originally immersed in earthly pleasures, they retain a vulnerability to relapse.

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