The Torah, “Numbers,” 36:5 – 36:7: Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the Lord, saying, “The tribe of Joseph’s descendants speak justly. This is the word that the Lord has commanded regarding Zelophehad’s daughters. Let them marry whomever they please, but they shall marry only to the family of their father’s tribe. Thus, the inheritance of the children of Israel will not be transferred from tribe to tribe, for each person from the children of Israel will remain attached to the inheritance of his father’s tribe.”
Each tribe symbolizes twelve main organs of a single organism. Is it possible to tear off a part of the liver and attach it to the spleen, or a part of the spleen and attach it to the lungs? Therefore intermixing between the tribes was practically forbidden.
This is a rigid system, where everyone has his own particular soul and he needs to exist exactly inside this organ. Neither a woman nor a man could join another tribe. However, after the destruction of the Temple, when the people of Israel fell off the spiritual degree, restrictions on the marriages between tribes were cancelled.
The Torah, “Numbers,” 36:8 – 36:9: Every daughter from the tribes of the children of Israel who inherits property, shall marry a member of her father’s tribe, so each one of the children of Israel shall inherit the property of his forefathers. And no inheritance will be transferred from one tribe to another tribe, for each person of the tribes of the children of Israel shall remain attached to his own inheritance.”
Amongst religious people to this day exists a very clear definition of who belongs to which tribe. Therefore they try to marry within their tribes.
Before, if a woman from one tribe married a man from another tribe, the land inherited by her was transferred there.
“Woman” symbolizes egoism that moves from one to another, meaning that her “inheritance,” an egoistic desire, is transferred together with her.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/16/15