Jewish Mysticism
“And the light of the moon shall become like the light of the sun,” for the overflow of which she is in need emanates upon her and it does not stop. … For, in truth, the Nuqba’ is made only to receive from the male and to overflow to the lower beings. Hence, the perfection of her existence is the reception from the male and the emanation. … Even though it appears that this matter is outside her, for her light is from the male, it is not so, but it is the perfection of the Nuqba’, for a part of her is the masculine influx that emanates upon her and joins her to overflow in her, and through this aspect she is rich and she has a great light. … This is the secret of the unleavened bread (massah) and the commandment (miswah), for the unleavened bread is the “bread of affliction” (Deut. 16-3, and this is the aspect of her being alone and not the aspect of perfection from the side of Ze‘eir ’Anpin. The commandment is perfection in the secret of “And the light of the moon shall become like the light of the sun.” Therefore it says, When she is conjoined to the male, she is called miswah with the additional waw. It does not say that the male and female together are called miswah, massah waw, but the Nuqba’ is called miswah when she is joined to the male, for the perfection of the female is her unification with the male.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in “Tiqqun ha-Shekhinah- Redemption and the Overcoming of Gender Dimorphism in the Messianic Kabbalah of Moses Hayyim Luzzatto,” History of Religions 36 (1997) 289-332.