Torah, Deuteronomy 21:05 – 21:06: And the kohanim, the sons of Levi, shall approach, for the Lord, your God, has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the Name of the Lord, and by their mouth shall every controversy and every lesion be [judged]. And all the elders of that city, who are the nearest to the corpse, shall wash their hands over the calf that was decapitated in the valley…
To wash the hands means to elevate them to the property of love and bestowal, because water symbolizes the Light of Hassadim. Hands represent what a person receives, his desire to draw in the entire world.
It is written: “And all the elders of that city, who are the nearest to the corpse, shall wash their hands over the calf.” It is precisely the elders, the greatest forces of a person, that are responsible for what happened. Meaning, a person omitted something within himself. Therefore, he must engage his greatest properties in this work.
It is the same in the corporeal world. If something happens to the people, you can’t blame them; the higher authorities are guilty. The head is responsible for everything.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/21/16