The Morning Burst of Light
29 November 2022
The Rebbe said this discourse on Shabbat Vayeitze in 1987. The verse which tells us that 'Laban got up early in the morning' is reinterpreted in a Kabbalistic way. Laban (literally meaning 'white') represents 'the upper whiteness', an exalted realm, the Essence of the Divine, which is in some sense revealed to each individual every morning in his or her Morning Prayers.
A 'morning burst of light' from the Divine Essence illuminates each person's prayer. After that they have the task to transform and elevate the world around them through working and fulfilling the Mitzvot of the Torah.