“כִּי-אַתָּה אָבִינוּ–כִּי אַבְרָהָם לֹא יְדָעָנוּ, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא יַכִּירָנוּ: אַתָּה יְהוָה אָבִינוּ, גֹּאֲלֵנוּ מֵעוֹלָם שְׁמֶךָ”
“For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, YHVH, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.”
The Zohar explains that “you are our father” is the aspect of the father that protects and blesses his children.
“וַיִּגַּשׁ אֵלָיו יְהוּדָה, וַיֹּאמֶר בִּי אֲדֹנִי”
“Then Judah went up to him and said…,”
Judah is the aspect of Malchut and Joseph is Yessod. When Judah went to Joseph a great spiritual connection between Malchut and Yessod occurred and blessings came out from Joseph to his brothers.
“וְלֹא-יָכֹל יוֹסֵף לְהִתְאַפֵּק, לְכֹל הַנִּצָּבִים עָלָיו, וַיִּקְרָא, הוֹצִיאוּ כָל-אִישׁ מֵעָלָי; וְלֹא-עָמַד אִישׁ אִתּוֹ, בְּהִתְוַדַּע יוֹסֵף אֶל-אֶחָיו.”
“Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.”
Today we celebrate DZ 1700. The number 17 is numerical value of טוב, which means ‘good’. 1700 is 100 times good.
I want to give special thanks to those who support the Daily Zohar. Also to those who study and spread the light of the Zohar in the world.
With love and thanks to all.