“דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ-לִי תְּרוּמָה: מֵאֵת כָּל-אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ, תִּקְחוּ אֶת-תְּרוּמָתִי”
“Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me.”
The Zohar opens the study of Teruma by telling us that the Holy one, Bless be He loves the Israelites, they are a special nation for him. All other nations of the world have ministers appointed on them but the Israelites are connected directly to YHVH.
Song of Songs 6:10
“מִי-זֹאת הַנִּשְׁקָפָה, כְּמוֹ-שָׁחַר: יָפָה כַלְּבָנָה, בָּרָה כַּחַמָּה–אֲיֻמָּה, כַּנִּדְגָּלוֹת”
“Who (מִי) is this (זֹאת), arising like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as an army with billowing banners?””
The Zohar explains that the words מִי ‘who’ and זֹאת, ‘this’ is the secret of the unification of upper and lower worlds and specifically Binah and Malchut.
מי is numerically 50 and represents Binah. ‘Who’ מי, is a word that begins a question but at the same time reveals the answer because the energy of the entire existence comes to the world from Binah.
The word זאת ‘this’ is in female form and it’s the aspect of Malchut. Its numerical value of 408 has a lot of secrets that you can find by studying the links to articles listed below.
What is the connection between the love of God to the Israelites and the portion of Teruma?
The answer is in DZ 1421.
More studies about ‘This’ זאת.