Machpelah—Double Cave

571.01Question: In the ancient part of Hebron there is the Cave of Machpelah where, according to the Torah, our forefathers are buried: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. According to tradition it is said that this is the burial place of Adam and Eve.

“Machpelah” means double cave in Hebrew. We know that in Kabbalah, any name has some meaning. Why is this cave called a double cave?

Answer: It is because the Cave of Machpelah is a combination of two worlds—our world and the upper world. Although the bodies of our world rest there, the spirit of the people buried in it is the spirit of the upper world.

Question: When you say “two worlds,” do you mean two qualities: receiving and bestowal—Malchut and Bina?

Answer: Yes.

Question: It is said that the Cave of Machpelah is the second holiest place after the Temple, which was once destroyed. Is it worth visiting such place physically?

Answer: Yes, it is. Rabash wrote that Baal HaSulam went there. When Rabash asked him: “Why?” he replied that a person should strive for the place of his ancestors. All the forefathers are buried (although the word “buried” is an allegory) in Hebron.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/23/21

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