The Jewish Spirit Journal
A Journal of Jewish Mysticism and Spirituality
Vol. 1, No. 10 October 2005

TORAH TEACHINGS

1. Your Essence is Untouched

The Seer of Lublin explained the verse in Exodus 33:4 “They mourned and did not put on their ornaments,” saying that the essence of their sin [of the Golden Calf] was that they went about sad after their sin and neglected the fact that their godly soul was untouched by the sin. That is the meaning of “[they] did not put on their ornaments, ” because the ornament of Jews is their divine soul, so “They mourned” and sinned further. (Toldot HaYismach Yisrael, p.35)

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