Daily Zohar # 1450 – Vayikra – Alef to Taf
“וַיִּקְרָא, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה; וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֵלָיו, מֵאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לֵאמֹר.”
“And YHVH called unto Moses, and spoke unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying:”
There are five books that make up the Torah. The number five in Kabbalah represents the Ten Sefirot as Keter, Chokmah, Binah, Zeir Anpin (six Sefirot) and Malchut. The first book, “בראשית” (Genesis) is Keter, “שמות” (Exodus) is Chokmah, “ויקרא” (Leviticus) is Binah, “במדבר” (Numbers) is Zeir Anpin and “דברים” (Deuteronomy) is Malchut.
The process of transformation from Spiritual to Physical is called “השתלשלות”, evolving. Keter is the connecting point to the Endless and the source of the light, Chokmah, channels the light and Binah begins the process of manifestation or the forming of the vessel. (To simplify, vessel is a container of light with ability to create or cause an action in this world).
The book of Genesis, Beresheet in Hebrew, is the source of everything in this world. Exodus (Shemot), brings the revelation of the light through the process and the miracles of breaking the bondage to Egypt, the revelation on Mount Sinai and the completion of building the Tabernacle.
In Leviticus (Vayikra) we have the tools to activate and use the light. The first verse “ויקרא־אל־משה” with small א Aleph initiates the connection of the Light through the Tabernacle and the Torah as “לוחות־העדות”, the Tablets is in the Arc. Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla in “Gates of Lights” “שערי אורה” explains that the Aleph is for Ohel Moed “אוהל־מועד”, ‘Tent of Meeting’. The call to Moshe from Ohel Moed is a connection of the Light from the level of Malchut, represented by the letter Alef.
The Zohar begins the portion with Rabbi Elazar quoting Isaiah the prophet saying to king Ahaz,
“שְׁאַל-לְךָ אוֹת, מֵעִם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ; הַעְמֵק שְׁאָלָה, אוֹ הַגְבֵּהַּ לְמָעְלָה.”
“’Ask thee a sign (Letter) from YHVH your God: ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.’”
The Zohar then asks the question “What’s the difference between the first and the last generations?” and answers that the first generations knew the supernal wisdom of the letters and how to combine them into powerful tools to control actions in this world. Even the wicked ones in Israel, Like King Ahaz knew the letters of Binah and the Letters of Malchut.
The Hebrew letters are vessels for the light. They come to this world from Binah, processed through Zeir Anpin and manifest in Malchut.
The letters were given to Moses on Mount Sinai that brought them down to us with all their possible light concealed in the Torah.
The only way to connect to the higher spiritual levels is through the study and use of the Hebrew letters. Zohar Vayikra contains many names of angels. Their names represent spiritual forces. If we remove, add, or change any letters in their name, they will no longer be who they are. Each letter in their name is like a chemical agent in a complex formula. All angels’ names end with the letters אל that gives them the ability to pass between the lower and upper world.
There are 16 occurrences in the Torah with different size letters. Ten large letters connect us to the level of Binah and six small letters connect us to Malchut of Zeir Anpin.
The first letter of the Torah is the letter “ב” of “בראשית”. It signifies that the seed of the Torah is in Binah. That is where the energy comes to Zeir Anpin (The Torah). The first verse of the Torah says ” בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת ” , “In the beginning God created ‘את’”. את represent the first and last letters of the Hebrew letters. The first four letters of the Torah reveal that the first thing God created was the Hebrew letters. Only on the third verse God ‘speaks’. Read “The DNA of Creation” https://dailyzohar.com/daily-zohar-1448/
Continued in the next DZ