V'lamalshinim….t'akeir ut'shabeir ut'mageir

In the b’racha V’lamalshinim, pause slightly between ut’mageir (“crush”) and v’tachnia (“and subdue”), in consonance with the kavana(1) that t’akeir ut’shabeir ut’mageir (“uproot, break, crush”) refer to the three kelipot(2) that must be completely eradicated. V’tachnia (“subdue”) refers to kelipat noga(3) that must be subdued, but can be purified.

(Hayom Yom 26 Tevet)

FOOTNOTES:
1.
“Inner meaning” of the word. 2. “Shells of evil.” See Tanya, Ch. 6 (end). 3. “Shell of brightness.”


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