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I learned over Shabbos that Adam and Chava spent 120 years apart. Adam spilt seed during this time that created the klipot. The 210 years Bnei Israel spent in Egypt was necessary to elevate those sparks lost by Adam Rishon.

The use of the same numerals caught my eye, with a difference of the one and two swapped. Are there any sources that explain the numeric significance to connect 120 year divorce of Adam and Chava with the 210 years of slavery?

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    They were separated 130 years, not 120. – David Kenner Jan 15 '17 at 6:24
  • Qelipos are the effect of creation, not anything Adam did. They are the remains of the "vessels" that the original "light of creation" was contained in. According to the Gra's school of Qabbalah, it is actually a second metaphor for the same step of creation as tzitzum refers to. Chassidus understands the ideas differently, but still, as an artifact of creation. – Micha Berger Jan 16 '17 at 11:27
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    David, do you have a source? It's been heresay for me until now. – Re'eh Jan 19 '17 at 3:52
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    From Rashi to Genesis 4:25: ‎וידע אדם AND ADAM KNEW — Lamech came to Adam Harishon, complaining about his wives. He (Adam) said to them: “Is it for you to be overparticular regarding God’s decrees? You do your duty, and He will do His!” He replied to him: “First correct yourself: have you not lived apart from your wife these 130 years, ever since, through you, death was decreed as a punishment?” At once, “Adam knew his wife further.” (Genesis Rabbah 23:4-5). – DonielF Mar 16 '17 at 19:13
  • Voting to close, as it's a nonsense question, being that Adam waited 130 years, as already stated. – Danny Schoemann May 5 '19 at 13:21
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No, because Adam and Chavah were not separated for 120 years, but rather 130 years. As per Rashi to Bereishis 4:25:

וידע אדם וגו'. בא לו למך אצל אדם הראשון וקבל על נשיו, אמר להן וכי עליכם לדקדק על גזרתו של מקום, אתם עשו מצותכם והוא יעשה את שלו אמרו לו קשוט עצמך תחלה, והלא פרשת מאשתך זה מאה ושלשים שנה משנקנסה מיתה על ידך, מיד וידע אדם עוד וגו'. מהו עוד, ללמדך שנתוספה לו תאוה על תאותו:

וידע אדם AND ADAM KNEW — Lamech came to Adam Harishon, complaining about his wives. He (Adam) said to them: “Is it for you to be overparticular regarding God’s decrees? You do your duty, and He will do His!” They replied to him: “First correct yourself: have you not lived apart from your wife these 130 years, ever since, through you, death was decreed as a punishment?” At once ‘וידע אדם עוד וגו “Adam knew his wife עוד ” — What signifies the word עוד? It is used here to teach that his love for her was now greater than before (Genesis Rabbah 23:4-5).

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