disembodied angels

I saw a great explanation in Tzava'ath HaRivash of why we should be expedient (זריז) in our mitzwah observance. He explains that when we think of doing a mitzwah, we create the soul of an angel, and when we perform the mitzwah we create its body. When we delay between the thought and the action the angel is left temporarily without a body and this causes the angel great anguish. Later when our judgement comes before HaShem that angel is charged with punishing us for the anguish we caused it.


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