Thrown of Glory - In a scene reminiscent of an episode of Sesame Street all the letters appeared before the Holy One to state their case why they should be the first letter in the Torah. Many had merit, but all were rejected except for Bet. The first letter of Blessed. Aleph did not appear. When asked to explain she replied, “Master of the world because I saw all the letters leaving your presence fruitlessly. What could I do there? Furthermore, look You have given this enormous gift to the letter Bet, and it is not fitting for the exalted King to take back a gift He has given to his servant and give it to another.”
The Holy One then said, “Aleph, Aleph, although I will create the world with Bet, you will be first of all the letters. Only thought you will I become one. With you all counting begins and every deed in the world. No union is actualized except by Aleph.”
“The Aleph looks like the brain”. “Where is the Holy Palace? We would say that it is in thought and in the Aleph.” The Holy Palace, G-d, is Aleph, first, primary. The physical world, created though Torah, is Bet, second, secondary. Second but not apart, “If not for the Bet on the tail of Aleph the world could not exist”. Both are one.
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