The fact that individual, limited beings (Nivraim) should be generated by Ohr Ain Sof is not nearly as problematic as the fact the Ohr Ain Sof invests itself in Nivraim.

Since Ohr Ain Sof and Nivraim are absolutely incomparable, this investiture requires a Memutza (intermediary) enabling 1) Ohr Ain Sof to approach Nivraim and 2) Nivraim to develop the capacity to receive. The former dimension of the Memutzah is Zeir Anpin, and the latter is Malchus.

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