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In order to save the generation, God let the negative side fight with the most qualified person.
“וַיִּוָּתֵר יַעֲקֹב, לְבַדּוֹ; וַיֵּאָבֵק אִישׁ עִמּוֹ, עַד עֲלוֹת הַשָּׁחַר.”
“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.”
The ‘man’ Jacob wrestles with was the angel of the negative side. He managed to overcome the negativity of Laban, his father in law then Esau with a big army and now before coming back home to settle with his family, God challenges him with the angel of the negative side.
The Zohar points to us that not only Jacob fought the negativity and didn’t lose but he won and took control over it.
“וַיֹּאמֶר שַׁלְּחֵנִי, כִּי עָלָה הַשָּׁחַר; וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא אֲשַׁלֵּחֲךָ, כִּי אִם-בֵּרַכְתָּנִי”
“Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.””
The angel asked to be ‘let go’ but Jacob didn’t let him go before receiving a blessing.
Winning this battle merited Jacob to have a new additional name of Israel. He became the father of the future generation that will merit being in the Final Redemption.
Rabbi Shimon praises the righteous that is strong to go through the suffering. When he controls negativity it is like he saves the generation.
Rabbi Ashlag in the introduction to the study of the Ten Sefirot “הקדמה לתלמוד עשר ספירות” says that we should be happy and accept the state of suffering because it is a testimony that God cares for him and his Tikkun. But at the same time he says that when we cling to the Torah and reveal light in our life we could skip the process of suffering.
If we reveal light and still suffer it means that we have more to correct and or our revealed light goes towards saving the world.