In the Zohar portion of Haazinu, we find a special section called “Idra Zuta”. In this part, Rabbi Shimon revealed the secrets of Zeir Anpin (six sefirot of Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod and Yesod) and the connection to the final Tikkun. In addition, the Idra Zuta has the story of the departure of Rabbi Shimon from this world.
Why was the Idra Zuta placed inside Zohar Haazinu?
The Ari tells us that Rabbi Shimon had a spark of the soul of Moses. He came to the world to reveal the Zohar, in order to support the Shechina at the days before revelation of Mashiach and to give us a powerful tool of connection and protection.
The Zohar and Rabbi Shimon are directing us to the gates that lead to Zeir Anpin, the “Light”.
Moses and Rabbi Shimon shared a mission. Just before he passed away, Moses created the gate in the Torah at the level of Zeir Anpin. Rabbi Shimon created the parallel gate at the level of Malchut with the seventy Tikunei Zohar.
Moses opened his song in Haazinu with “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth” (Deuteronomy 32:1)
Rabbi Shimon opened his revelations of the Idra Zuta with “I will speak alone. All will listen to my words, uppers and lowers.”
The last paragraph of Zohar Haazinu, just before the Idra Zuta, says “When Moses said “Give ear O heavens…” the worlds shook and a voice said, “Moshe, Moshe why are you shaking the whole world, you are only human, and because of you the world is shaking”. Moses answered, “Because I call with the name of God” (Deuteronomy 32:3). At that moment, they became silent and listened to his words.
As you will read in the Idra Zuta, Rabbi Shimon started his revelations with the gates of heavens opened and in the presence of the Shechinah and seventy righteous souls from the highest level of the Garden of Eden.
The Tikunei Zohar is the key to the gates created for us by Moses and Rabbi Shimon. The Zohar testified to that in the section of Naso, “Because the Israelites will taste from the Tree of Life, which is this book of the Zohar, they will go out of exile with mercy”.