The Torah, “Leviticus,” 25:35 – 25:36: If your brother becomes destitute and his hand falters beside you, you shall support him [whether] a convert or a resident, so that he can live with you. You shall not take from him interest or increase, and you shall fear your God, and let your brother live with you.
Among all desires that were shattered after the breakage of the common soul and now have to reconnect there exists a system of re-assembling. The closest relationships among broken desires are called “the brotherly connection.”
“A brother” means any closely related state that is associated with us within the system that exists among the souls that we interact with in order to produce common actions.
Besides, the notion of a brother has a root that means, “we all rise to one Father”; so, all of us are brothers. When ascending one step up, there appears among us a different intensity of closeness and mutual interdependency. Later, we all merge and become one whole.
A “slave,” a “newcomer” (a stranger, a convert), and “other nations” stand for various states of the soul that have to come to unity when there are no more “brothers, parents, or children.” Rather, everybody will be one inseparable whole.
Our relationships will become permanent. They won’t be subject to changes because all of them will undergo the process of correction and will attain complete perfection.
In the meantime separation and detachment still exists among us. We must redirect ourselves from internality to external types of connections because it is easier to correct internal liaisons than impact the external ones. We should always proceed from easier states to harder ones in the process of correction.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/12/14