The Purpose of Creation is to Correct a Flaw
“The most innovative concept that lies at the heart of Luria’s teaching is the imperfection of beginning. Existence does not begin with a perfect Creator bringing into being an imperfect universe; rather, the existence of the universe is the result of an inherent flaw or crisis within the infinite Godhead, and the purpose of creation is to correct it.”
–Joseph Dan, Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction, pg. 75.