Daily Zohar 1973

Daily Zohar 1973

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -1973

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Hebrew translation:

19. הַסֵּתֶר שֶׁל הַסֵּתֶר הַזֶּה, כְּשֶׁהָיָה בַּהַתְחָלָה בַּסּוֹף הַזֶּה שֶׁל הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה, שֶׁהוּא הַפֵּרוּשׁ שֶׁל תּוֹרָה שֶׁבִּכְתָב, וְהִיא הַתּוֹרָה שֶׁבְּעַל פֶּה. וְעַל כֵּן נִקְרָא בְּאֵר, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (דברים א) הוֹאִיל מֹשֶׁה בֵּאֵר אֶת הַתּוֹרָה. בֵּאֵ”ר הוּא לְאוֹתוֹ שֶׁנִּקְרָא שֶׁבַע, שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיִּבְנֵהוּ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים. וְהַיְנוּ קוֹל גָּדוֹל.
20. וְסוֹף הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה הַזֶּה הוּא בְּאֵ”ר שָׁבַע. וְיַעֲקֹב נִכְנַס בָּרֹאשׁ הַזֶּה לָאֱמוּנָה. כֵּיוָן שֶׁנִּדְבַּק בָּאֱמוּנָה הַזּוֹ, הֻצְרַךְ לוֹ לְהִבָּחֵן בְּאוֹתוֹ הַמָּקוֹם שֶׁנִּבְחֲנוּ אֲבוֹתָיו, שֶׁנִּכְנְסוּ בְשָׁלוֹם וְיָצְאוּ בְשָׁלוֹם.
21. אָדָם נִכְנַס וְלֹא נִשְׁמַר, וְהִתְפַּתָּה אַחֲרֶיהָ, וְחָטָא בְּאוֹתָהּ אֵשֶׁת זְנוּנִים, הַנָּחָשׁ הַקַּדְמוֹנִי. נֹחַ נִכְנַס וְלֹא נִשְׁמַר, וְהִתְפַּתָּה אַחֲרֶיהָ וְחָטָא, שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיֵּשְׁתְּ מִן הַיַּיִן וַיִּשְׁכָּר וַיִּתְגַּל בְּתוֹךְ אָהֳלֹה. אַבְרָהָם נִכְנַס וְיָצָא, שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיֵּרֶד אַבְרָם מִצְרַיְמָה, וְכָתוּב וַיַּעַל אַבְרָם מִמִּצְרָיִם. יִצְחָק נִכְנַס וְיָצָא, שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיֵּלֶךְ יִצְחָק אֶל אֱבִימֶלֶךְ מֶלֶךְ פְּלִשְׁתִּים גְּרָרָה, וְכָתַב וַיַּעַל מִשָּׁם בְּאֵר שָׁבַע.

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Zohar Vayetze

Genesis 28:10
“וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב, מִבְּאֵר שָׁבַע; וַיֵּלֶךְ, חָרָנָה”
“Jacob went out of Beersheba and went toward Haran.”

The word Beersheba in Hebrew has two words: בְּאֵר, which means ‘well’ (of water) and שָׁבַע, which means ‘seven’.

The Zohar explains that Beer, ‘well’, is the aspect of the oral Torah and quotes Deuteronomy 1:5 to support its explanation.
“ בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב, הוֹאִיל מֹשֶׁה, בֵּאֵר אֶת-הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת לֵאמֹר”
“Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to expound (בֵּאֵר ) this law (Torah), saying,”

The word ‘expound’ has the same letters as באר , ‘well’. We learn from that that as a ‘well’ brings out water to sustain life the study and explanation of the Torah draw energy of life from Binah of the Tree of Life.

The Zohar expounds the Torah with the support of Moses, the ‘Faithful Shepherd’, who is mentioned so many times in the Zohar.

The word ‘שָׁבַע’, ‘seven’ is a connection to Binah because the first Holy Temple, which was built in seven years, connects us to Binah.
1 Kings 6:38 “…So was he seven years in building it.”

When Jacob went out of Beersheba he was well connected to Binah, ready for his great challenges in Haran in the house of Laban.

Lessons:
The Zohar digs wells in the Torah and when we study it we drink from the well of life. It gives us the power to understand and overcome our challenges in life. As we will study in the next portion, the Light adds challenges to our lives so we can overcome them to elevate ourselves to higher levels..

The sages tell us that God created the evil inclination to give us ‘troubles’ but he also gave us the Torah to help us overcome them.

For digging wells of life we don’t need a special license, just the Zohar. Most students of Kabbalah already know that the study of Zohar helps them understand life and how to go through their Tikkun process. Without the Zohar they will lose the path and fall into chaos.

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