The portion Re’eh, not coincidentally, is my father Rav Berg’s Bar Mitzvah portion. And there is a teaching which has to do with how we view our spiritual work that really reminds me of Rav Berg and the way he did his spiritual work.
There is a section in the Zohar, in Pinchas, which says when man was first created, the word that is used in the Torah is Elohim, which represents an aspect of the Light of the Creator. It says, “Let us collectively, together, create man.” However, if it was the Creator's direct creation, why is the plural, “Let us make man,” used, rather than the Creator saying, “I will make man?”
The Zohar says, “The Sun, the Moon, the Heavens, the Earth, the trees… for each one of these aspects of creation, the Creator said to the angels that are in charge of the Heavens, ‘Go and create the Heavens,’ so they go and create the heavens. He says to the angels that are in... read more