“דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ-לִי תְּרוּמָה: מֵאֵת כָּל-אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ, תִּקְחוּ אֶת-תְּרוּמָתִי”
“Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man (אִישׁ) whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me.”
The Zohar explains that ‘Whose heart moves him’ from the verse above is the aspect of the Holy One that is in the heart of the person.
When a person desires and seeks the Holy One with all his heart and might the Holy One comes and dwells in his heart with the Shechina, making him a Tzadik. The Zohar recommends to pursue this Tzadik and connect to him with full pay, come closer to him, and study from him because the Shechinah is with him.
The duty of a Tzadik is to look for the wicked people and ‘buy’ them in full price, meaning putting all the efforts in transforming them into good. When the impurities are removed, and the control of the other side no longer affects that wicked person, it is considered as if the Tzadik created him. That elevates the presence of the Light in the life of the Tzadik.
We should also look for those who are spiritually weak and make efforts to guide them into the Light. A salesperson approach is wrong in most situation and we should avoid that. We want to provide information and guidance when they ask for it. We help them raise awareness by asking questions. That would help them create vessels with desire for answers.
The Zohar tells us that those who help a person break the control of the other side and become good, earn long life, blessings and protection from judgments in this world and the world to come.
Connection to Tzadikim is very important, if you can be close to one in your life then it would benefit you greatly. We can connect to Tzadikim of the past by learning from their writings and life example. We light candles and ask their support on their Hillula day. The DZ Tzadikim projects are in continuous progress. B”H with time and budget we will add more info, stories, pictures, videos, and more. We will add also pages on great Tzadikim that don’t have a known Hillula day.