After the sin of the Golden Calf, the angel of death was among the women until the Holy Tabernacle was completed. The sin corrupted the Light of immortality that was in potential before the sin. The negativity was so strong that they needed the Light of the Tabernacle to remove the angel of death from their midst. Men and women we walking in separate ways.
The Zohar reveals that when the angel of death comes among seven women, he looks for and asks for judgments and when he is among 10 or more women he has the power to ask for death.
While writing the title of this study, it came to my mind the thought of how this world is busy with the ‘Golden Calf’. The big banks, the big corporations, as well as politician greedy for power use all means to suck the life energy of people, enslaving them to their agendas. They are the sword in the hand of the angel of death. We produce for them so they can sell it back to us at high prices. Families and relationships die because of the lack of money to fulfill their basic needs. People are busy nowadays more than ever just to maintain normal life, leaving no time for unification with God and Torah studies. It’s all about work, a little sleep and work again.
This aspect of death will stay with us and will even get worse until Mashiach comes to burn the ‘Golden Calf’ and bring about the Third Holy Temple. Only then the Light will shine in the world forever. I pray for you and everyone to be worthy of living or resurrected at that time.