shema: further meditations..

the third perek comes last, according to the gemara, because it is only truly applicable during the day. (when we can see the tzitzith) from this i learn: the tzitzith which represent the fine effects our actualized actions have--all the subtle interactions and connections--are far more present and relevant during the day. the night is a much more primal time when the essence far outweighs the details. (w'emunatcha baleiloth -- 'and in the nights, your faith') The day is essentially for splitting hairs--for ironing out the fine details of action--for looking outwards upon the world, whereas the night is the time of deep unions, when people are isolated in their own homes, turned inward.


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