Makkiff HaKarov and Makkif HaRachok correspond to Chaya and Yechida of the Neshamah, and to Gulgalta and Atarah (Makkif Emiti) vis-à-vis Seder Hishtalshelus.

All Mitzvos (positive and negative) are rooted in Gulgalta. Paradoxically, this means that Gulgalta has within it a dimension of Makkif Emiti (engaged by negative mitzvos) and can not, thus, be understood simply as a Makkif HaKarov.

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