The portion Ki Tisa begins, the Creator tells Moses, "When you elevate the head consciousness of the Israelites…" This Shabbat, therefore, is about elevating our consciousness from one level to another. What are these two levels, and why is it so important to be elevated?
It says that before Amelek came to the Israelites, the Israelites had doubt; literally, the verse says, "Is the Light of the Creator with us or not?" Even though the Israelites were in a place where they received so much and where the miracles were so clear to them, they still asked, “Where's the Light?”, and, as such, then became opened up to receive all kinds of negativity.
Rashi, the great kabbalist and commentator, explains that there are two types of certainty among spiritual people, and that it’s very important to understand and to realize how different they are and the consequence of each. For the first group of... read more