Continued from previous DZ
“אִם-בְּחֻקֹּתַי, תֵּלֵכוּ; וְאֶת-מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם”
““If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them,”
“וְנָתַתִּי גִשְׁמֵיכֶם, בְּעִתָּם; וְנָתְנָה הָאָרֶץ יְבוּלָהּ, וְעֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה יִתֵּן פִּרְיוֹ”
“then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.”
The Torah tells us that if we follow the Torah, nature will follow its natural order and benefits us. The root for the word ‘rain’ in Hebrew, ‘גשם’ also mean ‘a material’ substance, ‘גשמי’. A similar promise exists in the second paragraph of the Shema Israel prayer to teach us again the importance of the light of the Torah as a delivery tool for the Light of the Endless to nourish and sustain the world in a positive and stable state.
The Zohar explains that observing the ways of YHVH is done by Tzedaka and Justice. These are keywords that represent the connection to the central Column, connecting Malchut to Yessod, to draw the Light to the world of matter.
Tzedakah is the aspect of connecting Malchut to Yessod allowing light to flow to the world. A tzadik is called so because he always cares about connecting to Yessod and above to draw light to the world.
Rabbi Shimon cried and said; woe to those who don’t respect their master, who is the Holy One blessed be He. He explains that those who give Tzedaka are making a ‘name’ for God.
The acts of giving money is very important and can benefit us greatly when giving it properly. We should give Tzedaka to those who are poor and need the money to save their lives. Tzedakah is also given to those who spread the Light in Malchut that is the aspect of ‘poor’. That sustains the presence of the Light in this world.
With Tzedaka we connect Yessod and Malchut YHV+H and complete the name YHVH.