Daily Zohar # 1580 – Devarim – How to inherit the Promised Land
The above text is from Zohar portion of Vaera, paragraph #176-177, connecting to Deuteronomy 1:36
177. וְחֶבְרוֹן נִתְּנָה לוֹ חֵלֶק יְרֻשָּׁה לְהַחֲזִיק בָּהּ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (דברים א) וְלוֹ אֶתֵּן אֶת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר דָּרַךְ בָּהּ. לָמָּה נָתְנוּ לוֹ אֶת חֶבְרוֹן? אִם מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהִשְׁתַּטַּח בְּקִבְרֵי הָאָבוֹת לְהִנָּצֵל מֵאוֹתָהּ עֵצָה שֶׁלָּהֶם שֶׁנִּצַּל – לֹא!
“ זוּלָתִי כָּלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, הוּא יִרְאֶנָּה, וְלוֹ-אֶתֵּן אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר דָּרַךְ-בָּהּ, וּלְבָנָיו–יַעַן, אֲשֶׁר מִלֵּא אַחֲרֵי יְהוָה”
“Except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He shall see it, and to him and to his children I will give the land on which he has trodden because he has wholly followed YHVH!’”
The verse above was said by Moses to the people to teach them by giving the example of Caleb who disconnected himself from the negativity of the spies and went to Hebron and made a connection with the patriarchs that were buried there. This action saved him from falling into the negativity of the 10 spies. He merited a future inheritance in the Promised Land.
The Promised Land for us is the merit to reach the Final Redemption and benefit from the immortal state of life.
In the Haftarah of this Shabbat, the “Shabbat of Vision”, a name given to it because of the vision of Isaiah includes an aspect of the end of days.
After the process of cleansing mentioned briefly in Isaiah 1:24-26 the Light will come down to earth.
“צִיּוֹן, בְּמִשְׁפָּט תִּפָּדֶה; וְשָׁבֶיהָ, בִּצְדָקָה”
“Zion shall be redeemed by justice (Central column, Tiferet), and those in her who repent, by righteousness (Yessod).”
Zion is the spiritual point (placed above Jerusalem. It’s the origin of the ‘Big Bang’) that connects the upper Light from Yessod to Malchut.
“צִיּוֹן” is the Light of the Holy Name (the “יה” YH) that comes through the ו V that represents the central column to Yessod (righteousness) and comes out in Malchut ה H.
When we are with justice “בְּמִשְׁפָּט” (central column), “וְשָׁב “+” יה” is the return of the supernal Chokmah and Binah to Malchut “בִּצְדָקָה “.
These five words of verse 27 have the numeric value of 1600 and it conceals the secret of the coming of Mashiach. 16 is Y + V that are the ‘male’ letters and therefore channel the Light to the world.
Lesson: We must connect higher on the Tree of Life through the central column and Yessod with righteous actions. The Zohar for us is like the burial place of the patriarchs. When we connect to it we save ourselves from a lot of negativity. As the Zohar promised, those who cling to the Zohar will see the Final Redemption with mercy.