Daily Zohar # 1507 – Behar – Seven, Fifty, Torah, Rabbi Shimon
Behar (=207=Light=”אור”) talks about the seventh. The seventh is the Shabbat that gives us connection to the level of Binah, which is the eighth. To have the Light in the seventh, which is the Sefira of Malchut when counting from Chessed. The Light is just beyond the seven. The lower seven Sefirot represent the process and the vessel. The upper three represent the Light force that nourishes the entire existence. Circumcision is performed on the eighth day. The Kidushin of the wedding ceremony starts with the Bride circling around the Groom seven times. This follows by seven blessings that is repeated for seven days. The Holy Tabernacle was initiated after the seventh day. The major concept here is to take whatever we start and let it develop through the seven levels. We must go through Shabbat between the initial thought and the beginning of the manifestation process. It gives us connection to Binah, the eighth and the aspect of immersing in the Mikveh for purification and connecting to the Light to be part of the process.
God is telling us on the second verse of the parasha that when we come to the land which he is giving us “וְשָׁבְתָה הָאָרֶץ, שַׁבָּת לַיהוָה”, the land will rest, a Shabbat to God. Basically God connects the land to the level of Shabbat (Binah) “שַׁבָּת לַיהוָה” so we can benefit from it.
After the counting of the Omer, which is seven weeks of seven days we arrive to the fiftieth day that brings us to the gate of Binah and the receiving of the Torah. The fiftieth day is the Holiday of Shavuot. We know that Rabbi Shimon was born on Shavuot with the revelation of the Torah on Mount Sinai. He was called also ‘Sinai’ for the great revelation of Light he revealed and continues revealing through the Zohar every day we study from his teachings.