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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Transferring the Precious Stones is a Metaphor for the self-sacrifice shown by Reb Yitzchak, the father of the Great Rabbi Rashi. Reb Yitzchak was willing to drown to avoid his precious Pearl from being used for Idol Worship. By using the “Jester” Archetype that he had inherited from his forefather, King David, the grandchildren of Reb Yitzchak, who were the grandchildren of Rashi, upon fleeing the Pogroms of France in the 13th century, adopted the name Margolioth, meaning “pearl” (or “Margolioth” in Hebrew”). They were primarily the descendants of Rashi and Rebbeinu Tam. Later Meir, Yitzchak Ber and Arye Leib Margolioth became more than prominent disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, since the families were also close personally. My Great-grandmother Sarah Margolioth/Harris arrived in Cape Town in 1901 from Lodz, Poland. The “Precious Stone” or pearl is explained by the Alter Rebbe in a Sichos Yud-Tes Kislev (Vol. 32) as being the “Inner Secret” of the Crown of the King that He is prepared to crush and add to Pure Water (like the Red Heifer) so that even a drop has the power to heal the ailing king`s child.