Daily Zohar 2314

Daily Zohar 2314

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -2314

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Hebrew translation:

37. רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר פָּתַח, ((תהלים קה) וַיָּבֹא יִשְׂרָאֵל מִצְרָיִם וְיַעֲקֹב גָּר בְּאֶרֶץ חָם. בֹּא רְאֵה שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מְגַלְגֵּל גִּלְגּוּלִים בָּעוֹלָם, וּמְקַיֵּם נְדָרִים וּשְׁבוּעוֹת כְּדֵי לְקַיֵּם שְׁבוּעָה וּגְזֵרָה שֶׁהוּא גוֹזֵר.
38. שֶׁהֲרֵי שָׁנִינוּ, אִם לֹא שֶׁחֲבִיבוּת וְאַהֲבָה שֶׁאָהַב הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶת הָאָבוֹת, הָיָה רָאוּי לְהוֹרִיד אֶת יַעֲקֹב לְמִצְרַיִם בִּכְבָלִים שֶׁל בַּרְזֶל. וּבְאַהֲבָתוֹ אוֹתָם הִמְלִיךְ לְיוֹסֵף בְּנוֹ, וְעָשָׂה אוֹתוֹ מֶלֶךְ שֶׁשּׁוֹלֵט עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ, וְיָרְדוּ כָל הַשְּׁבָטִים בְּכָבוֹד, וְיַעֲקֹב כְּמֶלֶךְ.
39. בֹּא רְאֵה מַה כָּתוּב? (שם) וַיָּבֹא יִשְׂרָאֵל מִצְרָיִם וְיַעֲקֹב גָּר בְּאֶרֶץ חָם. כֵּיוָן שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיָּבֹא יִשְׂרָאֵל מִצְרָיִם, לֹא יָדַעְנוּ שֶׁיַּעֲקֹב גָּר בְּאֶרֶץ חָם? לָמָּה צָרִיךְ אֶת זֶה? אֶלָּא, וַיָּבֹא יִשְׂרָאֵל מִצְרָיִם – זֶה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. וְיַעֲקֹב גָּר בְּאֶרֶץ חָם – זֶה יַעֲקֹב. שֶׁהֲרֵי בִּשְׁבִיל יַעֲקֹב וּבָנָיו בָּאָה הַשְּׁכִינָה לְמִצְרַיִם, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא גִּלְגֵּל גִּלְגּוּלִים וְהוֹרִיד אֶת יוֹסֵף בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה, שֶׁבִּזְכוּתוֹ הִתְקַיְּמָה הַבְּרִית עִמּוֹ, וְהִשְׁלִיט אוֹתוֹ עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ.

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Zohar Miketz

Psalms 105:23
“וַיָּבֹא יִשְׂרָאֵל מִצְרָיִם; וְיַעֲקֹב, גָּר בְּאֶרֶץ-חָם”
“And Israel came to Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.”

The Zohar explains that because the names Israel and Jacob appear in the same verse in different ways they represent two entities/forces. ‘Israel’ is the aspect of Zeir Anpin that Jacob always connected to and ‘Jacob’ is himself.

God loves the patriarchs and keep them protected even when they need to go to a lower spiritual place. Without His love, Jacob was supposed to go down to Egypt like Joseph with shackles. Instead of a harsh way, God turned the events so Joseph would go first to become a king and bring his father and brothers with great honor.

God promised Abraham to build a great nation from his descendants. Jacob and his children needed to go down to Egypt, which was the lowest spiritual level of the world at that time, to start their growth and ascent from a material level. Jacob came to support the presence and growth of his children, of becoming a nation that would be ready to receive the Torah, elevating them to the highest spiritual state.

To achieve spiritual growth and elevation we need to accept the process that guides us, even if it is to the lowest level possible. If we are righteous in our ways then the process may be long but much easier.
The patriarchs went through many tests but always came victorious. It was because they didn’t break or lose the path of the Torah. The Shechina was always with them.

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