Jewish Mysticism
It is known to sages of truth that the Written Torah is comprised of the right and the left, for the name of the Lord is the mystery of Tif’eret Yisrae’l, which is in the middle comprised of right and left, and this is the reason that it comprises positive commandments and negative commandments. … The Torah is the principle of the great supernal Adam, and thus it comprises 248 positive commandments and 365 negative commandments like the number of limbs and sinews of the lower and the supernal Adam. An allusion to this is [found in the verse] “This is my name forever and this is my appellation [for all eternity]” (Exod. 3-15), “my name” (shemi) together with [the first two letters of the Tetragrammaton] yod-he’ equals 365, “my appellation” (zikhri) together with [the last two letters of the Tetragrammaton] waw-he’ equals 248. Thus the unique name (shem ha-meyuhad) is the principle of all the Torah, and the Torah is woven from the name YHWH, and it is verily the name. Since the Torah is the form of Adam, it is appropriate for the human (’adam), and through it the human is human and in the end he will be conjoined to the [divine] Adam.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson, “Beyond Good and Evil- Hypernomianism, Transmorality, and Kabbalistic Ethics.” In, Crossing Boundaries- Ethics, Antinomianism and the History of Mysticism, pp. 103-56. Edited by J. J. Kripal and W. Barnard. New York and London- Seven Bridges Press, 2002, from Meir ibn Gabbai, ‘Avodat ha-Qodesh, (Jerusalem, 1992), Heleq ha-Yihud, ch. 21, p. 48.