Daily Zohar 2091

Daily Zohar 2091

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -2091

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Hebrew translation:

44. דָּבָר אַחֵר כִּי מֵעוֹלָם הֵמָּה, שֶׁכְּשֶׁבָּרָא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶת הָעוֹלָם, נָטַל אֶת יִצְחָק וְקִיֵּם בּוֹ אֶת הָעוֹלָם. רָאָה שֶׁלֹּא יָכוֹל לַעֲמֹד לְבַדּוֹ, נָטַל אֶת אַבְרָהָם וְהֶעֱמִיד בּוֹ אֶת הָעוֹלָם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית מב) אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ בְּהִבָּרְאָם, אַל תִּקְרֵי בְּהִבָּרְאָם אֶלָּא בְּאַבְרָהָם. רָאָה שֶׁצְּרִיכִים יוֹתֵר קִיּוּם, לָקַח אֶת יַעֲקֹב וְשִׁתֵּף אוֹתוֹ עִם יִצְחָק, וְקִיֵּם אֶת הָעוֹלָם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב בְּיוֹם עֲשׂוֹת ה’ אֱלֹהִים אֶרֶץ וְשָׁמַיִם. וְעַל זֶה בְּאַבְרָהָם וְיַעֲקֹב הִתְקַיֵּם הָעוֹלָם. וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ – כִּי מֵעוֹלָם הֵמָּה.
45. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה פָּתַח, וַיְהִי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי, אַחַר שֶׁהִשְׁתַּלֵּם אַהֲרֹן בְּאוֹתָם שִׁבְעָה יָמִים וְהִתְעַטֵּר בָּהֶם, (בְּאוֹתוֹ שֶׁמֶן מִשְׁחַת קֹדֶשׁ עֶלְיוֹן) הַיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי צָרִיךְ לְהִשְׁתַּלֵּם מִן שִׁבְעָה, שֶׁהַהַשְׁלָמָה עַל יְדֵי הַכֹּהֵן, וְעַל זֶה הָעֲבוֹדָה בַּשְּׁמִינִי, לְהִתְעַטֵּר מִן שִׁבְעָה, וְשֶׁהַכֹּהֵן יִתְתַּקֵּן עַל אוֹתוֹ (חֵטְא) שֶׁחָטָא (שֶׁקִּבֵּל) בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה.

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Zohar Shemini
Continued from previous DZ

The Zohar brings another explanation to the verse from Psalms 25:6 that we quoted in previous study.
When God decided to create the world he took Isaac and created it. It means that the world was created with the aspect of judgment. The world was unstable so God took Abraham, meaning the aspect of Chessed, and stabilized the world. The Torah reveals that it in the verse
Genesis 2:4
“אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ, בְּהִבָּרְאָם: בְּיוֹם, עֲשׂוֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים–אֶרֶץ וְשָׁמָיִם”
“This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH God made earth and heaven”

The word ‘בְּהִבָּרְאָם’ “were created” has the letters ’בְּאָבָּרְהִם’ that means ‘with Abraham’. The small letter ‘ה’ connects to the letter ה that God added to Abram’s name when he connected him to Tree of Life.
In the same verse we also see the name YHVH appearing for the first time in the Torah. The entire story of Creation was with the name ELOHIM that represents the aspect of judgments. After the completion of Creation, The YHVH name, which is aspect of Mercy, is revealed.

Even after Abraham and Isaac channels were established, the world was still in need for a greater balance. Jacob was introduced into the system to create the Center column and give the world the final stability.

Rabbi Avraham Brandwein, ZT”L, in his commentary to the portion of Shemini explains the words of the sages, saying that the eighth day was Rosh Chodesh Nisan (the first day of Aries). On that day God had joy as on the day he made earth and heaven as in the verse above.
Rabbi Brandwein explains the connection between the building of the Holy Tabernacle and the creation of earth and heaven. I bring here only the main point of his beautiful explanation.

The purpose of creation was to reveal the names of God (his forces) in this world. At the end of Creation there was a connection between earth and heaven, YHVH and ELOHIM. When the Holy Tabernacle was built that connection resumed between man and the Creator.

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