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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “The depths of the impurity.”

The powers of evil in themselves, and even idolatry, are not as degraded as the person committing a transgression.

Even the kelipah of idolatry knows that it is not an independent entity.

It knows that there is a God of gods, and it never goes so far as to rebel against God.

But a sinner, who rebels against God, not only joins evil, he even outdoes it.

He descends even lower than the depths of the impurity itself.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz