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Sotah is using the allegorical nomenclature of the midrash in your quotation. It is discussing a kind of mystical, meditative practice. In this case, his image or icon (דיוקנו) is referring to the letters of Yaacov Avinu's name, meaning: י״עקב. That the letter Yud connects to heel עקב. The word in a window בחלון is understood as in a dream בחלום (that Yosef ...

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