The Smallest One?
Yud is one of the 12 Simple Letters: Time.
It is the tenth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. Its numerical value is 10.
Yud corresponds to the sixth diagonal path of the Tree of Life, the path which connects Tiferet to Netzah.
Sepher Yetzirah says about Yud: “… He made the letter Yud king over action, and He bound a crown to it, and He combined one with another, and with them He formed Virgo in the Universe, Ellul in the Year, and the left hand in the Soul male and female.”
Yud corresponds to the Astrological Sign of Virgo.
Yud is the smallest letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, a dot.
Yud represents the unpretentiousness, the simplicity of the personality.
Yud is also the symbol of humbleness and receptivity. It means the capacity to empty out the contents of one’s personality to give space to other valuables.
Kabbalists say that Yud means “hand”, taking the meaning from the word Yad (יד).
Yud is the symbol of all manifested power but may lose the greater part of its faculties and lead only to materialism.
Yud’s value is 10. 10 as the total number of the Sephiroth (one essence and its nine attributes), 10 Commandaments, but, also, 10 Plagues. 10 is the Holy Number for Kabbalah as it is the number that identifies Etz Haim.
Yud is teaching us the importance of being practical, the importance of work and action in our spiritual path. The Devil finds work for idle hands to do.