I learned that "Kabalat Ol Malchut Shamayim"--acceptance of the "yoke" of heaven (accepting the Heavenly Kingdom)--is refering to G-ds rule/reign and thus means 'accepting the the Authority of Heaven'.

But then I read that (the rectification of the) Malchut and Israel are the same thing, for they are her (Malchut) building and her limbs. She emanates through each and every Jew and she is Klal Yisroel, and every rectification of Israel and their actions occur within her, since they are her spirit that has emanated. (Sha'arei Leshem, p. 86)

What does this mean? Does this mean the Malchut (that is, G-ds reign) acts and becomes visible through the Jewish community? How should I understand this? We need to become a kingdom of priest and a holy nation (Exodus 19:6) and of course He is our King, but how do we together become 'her building and her limbs'?

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    Hint: Kabbalistic concepts are NEVER taken literally. – Danny Schoemann May 30 '18 at 13:29
  • Can there be a King without a kingdom? – Joel K May 30 '18 at 14:25
  • @DannySchoemann Thank you, I couldn't figure that one out by myself.. To get serious, what I wanted to know is how I should understand this metaphor, this figure of speech. – Levi May 30 '18 at 17:53
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    Kabbalah should only be studied under the instruction of a proper teacher, and "beginner" kabbalah books and weird cults like the Kabbalah Centre don't count. @DannySchoemann – ezra Jun 1 '18 at 4:32

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