“יְפֵה נוֹף, מְשׂוֹשׂ כָּל-הָאָרֶץ:
הַר-צִיּוֹן, יַרְכְּתֵי צָפוֹן; קִרְיַת, מֶלֶךְ רָב”
“beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.”
The Zohar teaches us that this verse reveals the secret of faith.
The word ‘faith’ ‘Emunah’, ‘אמונה’ conceals in itself the unification of Zeir Anpin and Malchut with the root letters ‘אמן’ ‘Amen’, which represent the unification of the upper name YHVH and the lower ADNY, plus the letters ו Vav that represents Zeir Anpin, and the letter ה H that represents Malchut.
“וַיְהִי יוֹסֵף, יְפֵה-תֹאַר וִיפֵה מַרְאֶה”
“Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.”
Joseph was handsome and fair looking. The word ‘beautiful’ and ‘handsome’ in the above verses are the same in Hebrew, ‘יפה’. Joseph brings joy to the upper and lower worlds because he connects the ‘mount of Zion’ that is the aspect of Zeir Anpin and the Holy Temple above, connecting with Jerusalem that is Malchut and the Holy Temple below.
Faith is the consciousness that connects the corporeal level and the spiritual level. Because there’s no tangible aspect to the spiritual faith makes the ‘bridge’ that is needed to nourish the lower levels with the Light from above. Strong faith brings ‘joy to the earth’, allowing the ‘king’ to dwell below.
The Daily Zohar celebrates study number 2000.
I thank God and Rabbi Shimon for bestowing upon me the energy and gifts of understanding so I can share with the Light of the Zohar with so many around the world.
I started almost seven years ago (in May 2009) with DZ #1 and by the grace of God, the support of Rabbi Shimon, and kind donors I can continue this daily and holy work.
The faith in following the right path is what kept me going even when at times I had to put family and day job in secondary priority to keep the continuation of the Daily Zohar.
I may have started the Daily Zohar by myself but as it grew I had to move to larger servers and the cheap hosting plan had to be upgraded several times to handle the growing number of visitors and students on the site.
Bli Ayin Hara, every moment of the day we have people on the site connecting to the Zohar. The great gift I receive from the Daily Zohar is the actual study and the ability to share it.
I would not sell the Daily Zohar and its merits even for billions of dollars or mountains of gold and diamonds, for few simple reasons:
The first one is because of the spiritual rewards coming from the work of spreading the Light of the Zohar in its purest form. Second, becoming a channel for the Daily Zohar studies is humbling experience and the more I do it the less value I find in the material and temporary things of this world. Third, and not less important, is that I share the merits of this work with those who support the Daily Zohar projects. I no longer have a sole ‘ownership’ of the Daily Zohar. I have limited income and without the support of donors to keep the DZ projects running everything would have stopped, chas V’Shalom. I have deep faith that this will never happen. The DZ supporters become spiritual partners and therefore share the merits of the Daily Zohar projects, each one of them according to his supporting efforts.
More partners are always welcome because we can progress faster and do more projects. The DZ studies will always be free for all.
I don’t push or ask people directly to support the Daily Zohar because I have the faith in my work and spiritual connections. Rabbi Ashlag didn’t have savings and gave all his surplus money to Tzedakah. With that he expressed his complete faith and certainty with the Creator who is providing for all. The Holy Ari had a small store and he opened it just for short times just to get the income he needed to sustain himself and his family. Rabbi Shimon could control every aspect of the material and spiritual world. He chose to stay in a cave for many years just to be able to prepare the Zohar for revelation long after he passed away from this world.
King David expressed his faith in YHVH saying (Psalms 119:72)
“טוֹב-לִי תוֹרַת-פִּיךָ– מֵאַלְפֵי, זָהָב וָכָסֶף”
“The law (Torah) you have revealed is more important to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver”
Light is life. Faith is the connection to the Light that brings us life that is beyond the temporary state of existence in Malchut.
How deep is your faith?
With love to all and B”H, I will have the merit to continue until the coming of Mashiach and beyond.