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Tu bi Av prepares the mood for Ellul. It was on this day the tribes of Israel
relented on their grudge against the tribe of Benjamin and began to intermarry once
And Yhv”h spoke to Moses, saying,
Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of horns, a holy gathering.
Having decided to create the world Hashem removed part of himself leaving only a tracing of his essence. From this he built and covered himself in a supernal radiance of thought, and created the world there from. From the light of this radiance, being the light of the first day the Holy one produced the “mighty cedars of Lebanon” of the upper world and the 22 letters from which was carved 10 utterances from which the Holy one’s Chariot is placed on all. It is from these cedars that King Soloman built his Chariot for the maintenance of the lower world through the upper. As it says “Solomon made himself a chariot out of the Cedars of Lebanon”.
It is also stated “The Cedars of Lebanon which he planted where the birds make their nest”. This being all birds as described in parsha Pinchas from the face of the Eagle in the Supernal Chariot as described by the prophet Ezekiel comes the Nashama, the intellectual soul. This aspect of the soul surrounds the body and some of it enters one’s head. It is the vessel of the Merkava (Chariot) of the Torah. It is from this point that the 6 directions of the world unfold, the 6 powers of the ruach , emotional soul.
It is of these forces, those channeling divine energy into the physical creation that King Solomon built a palace below. In the likeness of the palace above. This is what the Holy one blessed is he calls the upper Garden of Eden. Being the strong and mighty tree, reaching the highest Gan Aden. It is here that the Holy one has joyous communion with the souls of the righteous. In the celestial academy. They perceive the loveliness of God. Then they rise and bathe in the streams of balsam (the 13 attributes of mercy that control Mazel). This Balsam being the supernal hidden palace. It is this communion which is the desire, and delight of the Holy one. From here souls can travel and appear to men to perform miracles for them in the manner of angels.
It is these “Cedars” which are the 6 days of creation, each performing its assigned function and emanation. He who is worthy of this Chariot is worthy of all things. Being worthy to repose in the peace of the Holy one’s shadow.
“The voice of the Yhv”h breaks the cedars; the Yhv”h breaks the cedars of Lebanon.”