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Chapter 2

The creation is enlivened by Divine "speech", specifically by the letters of the holy language, Hebrew. "You", here referring to G-d, is in Hebrew the word Atoh . It is composed of the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, together with the letter heh , symbolizing the five parts of the mouth which articulate the letters from within, so to speak, the Divine "breath". These letters, through the words they compose, are "instruments" of creation.