Daily Zohar # 1294 – Pinchas – The secrets of the Kiddush – Pinchas – part 3
There are 70 words in the Kiddush prayer and with the two aspects of red and white wine it adds up to 72. It is also the numerical value of the first word of the Kiddush ‘ויכלו’. 72 represents the name of the world of Emanation, Atzilut, יוד-הי-ויו-הי. It signifies the connection between the upper and lower levels that is made on Shabbat evening with the Kiddush.
The wine cup should be filled, מלא.
” וּמָלֵא בִּרְכַּת יְהוָה”, “full with the blessing of YHVH”
The person holding the cup should be ‘filled’ with the ‘wine’ of the Torah. Wine is יין in Hebrew, with the numerical value of 70, same as סוד, secret, referring to the secrets of the Torah. They have 70 ‘faces’, meaning inner levels of revelations. We connect to them with the study of the Zohar and especially the Tikunei Zohar.
The opposite of מלא , ‘filled’ is אלם, ‘mute’, meaning that a person who is not filled with the Torah secrets, that is the Zohar, is considered as mute and can not make proper spiritual connection.
The wine should be received with two hands and transferred to the right hand.
The Torah was on two tablets with five utterances (commandments) on each side. One person holds the cup with two hands, five fingers on each side and the host, who recites the blessing, receives the cup with two hands, one from the top and one from the bottom, then leaves the cup held by the five fingers of the right hand.