The Torah, Numbers 18:1 – 18:3: The Lord said to Aaron: You, your sons and your father’s house shall bear the iniquity associated with the Sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity associated with your kehunah.
Also your brethren, the tribe of Levi, your father’s tribe, draw close to you, and they shall join you and minister to you, and you and your sons with you, before the Tent of Testimony.
They shall keep your charge and the charge of the Tent, and they shall not approach the holy vessels or the altar, so that neither they nor you will die.
Question: What does it mean that Aaron and his sons should not come near the holy vessels?
Answer: It means that when you discover sources of the Upper Light that are too great you can receive them for yourself and not with the intention of in order to bestow unto the whole society, and so you should be very careful!
Question: However, other relatives and the entire tribe of Levi join them here.
Answer: We are not speaking about an individual soul but about the general collection of souls. In the spiritual world, there is no concept of “alone” like in our world. The people who gather into one whole and come out as one are a force with a certain power in spirituality.
At the same time, the Levites are distinguished from the general mass by being able to connect among them more strongly than the others; the priests can connect to an even greater extent.
There are three levels according to the intensity of the connection—a priest, a Levite and Israel, and every person reaches one of the three levels accordingly.
Question: Is it every person or every Jew?
Answer: First, it is only those who participate in the spiritual ascent. They are called Jews, stemming from the Hebrew word “Yichud” – unity and connection.
Then, there are no limitations since we all came out of Babylon, and as a result there is no difference between a Jew and a non-Jew, and tomorrow they can exchange places. Everything depends only on the person.
Rabbi Akiva, who wasn’t a Jew by origin, became the greatest teacher of the Israeli nation. The whole Torah and everything we know today, both about the corporeal world and about the spiritual world, went through him.
Question: Can we say that everyone eventually will become priests?
Answer: Yes, it is written, “and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.” This doesn’t refer only to the nation of Israel but to anyone who reaches this level. Everyone must attain the highest level and merge into one whole.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/3/15