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Tikkun 6 – 7
Continued from Daily Zohar #1047
“ רֹאשֵׁךְ עָלַיִךְ כַּכַּרְמֶל”
“Thy head upon thee is like Carmel… ”
Elijah that was summoned down by Rabbi Shimon’s request, adds another explanation to this verse.
The head is the aspect of Zeir Anpin above the Shechina that represents the entire Torah in Malchut (Matok Midvash).
Ezekiel 24:17 “…פְּאֵרְךָ חֲבוֹשׁ עָלֶיךָ …” “you wear your glory above you”
The Tefilin of the head has four chambers. They contain Torah text in small scrolls for the light that is dressed in the name אהיה AHYH. It is the aspect of glory and the straps that go down on both sides of the head and body are the aspect of hair curls. As it is implied in Songs 1:11
“רֹאשׁוֹ, כֶּתֶם פָּז; קְוֻצּוֹתָיו, תַּלְתַּלִּים, שְׁחֹרוֹת, כָּעוֹרֵב.”
“His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are curled, and black as a raven.”
אהיה AHYH is numerically 21. Same as the number of YHVH written in the inner scrolls of the Tefilin of head. Also, 21 times YHVH in the Tefilin of hands and together 42.
Wearing Tefilin of the Head and Hand every morning (Except Shabbat and holidays) is important. The Tefilin is a tool that aligns us with the central column and draws light from the upper levels, the head, to the Shechina below.