Daily Zohar 1626

Daily Zohar 1626

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -1626

Hebrew translation:

8. רַבִּי יוֹסֵי אָמַר, עוֹד מַה בֵּין מֹשֶׁה לִישַׁעְיָהוּ? מֹשֶׁה אָמַר הַאֲזִינוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם. הַשָּׁמַיִם – הַשָּׁמַיִם הָעֶלְיוֹנִים, אֵלּוּ הַנּוֹדָעִים, שֶׁנִּקְרָאִים שְׁמוֹ שֶׁל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. וְתִשְׁמַע הָאָרֶץ – הָאָרֶץ הָעֶלְיוֹנָה, אוֹתָהּ הַנּוֹדַעַת, וְהִיא אֶרֶץ הַחַיִּים. בִּישַׁעְיָה כָתוּב שִׁמְעוּ שָׁמַיִם, וְלֹא הַשָּׁמַיִם. הַאֲזִינִי אֶרֶץ, וְלֹא הָאָרֶץ. וְאֵלּוּ שָׁמַיִם וְאֶרֶץ תַּחְתּוֹנִים. וְעִם כָּל זֶה רָצוּ לְהַעֲנִישׁ אוֹתוֹ, עַד שֶׁאָמַר כִּי ה’ דִּבֵּר, וְלֹא אֲנִי. וּמֹשֶׁה אָמַר כָּל זֶה, שֶׁכָּתוּב הַאֲזִינוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וַאֲדַבֵּרָה וְתִשְׁמַע הָאָרֶץ אִמְרֵי פִי.
9. רַבִּי יִצְחָק פָּתַח, (שיר השירים ב) כְּתַפּוּחַ בַּעֲצֵי הַיַּעַר וְגוֹ’. אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקָם שֶׁל יִשְׂרָאֵל מִכָּל אֻמּוֹת עוֹבְדֵי כּוֹכָבִים וּמַזָּלוֹת, שֶׁהֲרֵי כָּל שְׁאָר הָאֻמּוֹת נִתְּנוּ לְשָׂרִים מְמֻנִּים שַׁלִּיטִים עֲלֵיהֶם. וְיִשְׂרָאֵל קְדוֹשִׁים, אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקָם בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וּבָעוֹלָם הַבָּא, שֶׁלֹּא נָתַן אוֹתָם הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לֹא לְמַלְאָךְ וְלֹא לְשַׁלִּיט אַחֵר, אֶלָּא הוּא יִחֵד אוֹתָם לְחֶלְקוֹ. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב כִּי חֵלֶק ה’ עַמּוֹ, וְכָתוּב (תהלים קלה) כִּי יַעֲקֹב בָּחַר לוֹ יָהּ. כְּתַפּוּחַ בַּעֲצֵי הַיַּעַר, מַה תַּפּוּחַ מִתְחַלֵּק בִּגְוָנָיו עַל כָּל שְׁאָר עֲצֵי הַשָּׂדֶה, כָּךְ הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מִתְחַלֵּק וְנִרְשָׁם עַל כָּל חֲיָלוֹת עֶלְיוֹנִים וְתַחְתּוֹנִים, מִשּׁוּם זֶה (ישעיה מח) ה’ צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ, אוֹת הוּא בְּכָל צָבָא שֶׁל מַעְלָה.


Rosh Hashanah

Yesterday I was in court because of a speeding ticket. I was never caught speeding because I am always careful on the road and may go over the speed limit to match the speed of the traffic on the road. It doesn’t matter the circumstances but this time I got a speeding ticket after 25 years of clean driving record. Few parking tickets but no moving violations. I accepted a plea, got reduced points and paid the full fine. The bottom line I was happy because it was so close to Rosh Hashanah.
Why do I tell you that?
The main reason is to give you an important spiritual lesson. No matter how bad was last year for us, we should accept all that happened as a correction and cleansing of our past impurities. If we come this year to the heavenly court complaining about our tough year and demand or expect a better year then we are wrong. We should look at past experiences as opportunities for cleansing and embrace them. When the court looks at our current case and sees that we are accepting our previous judgments then we don’t need to repeat the lesson. The next year will be much easier for us.

If you have a wonderful and successful year it doesn’t mean that you finished your Tikkun and God is on your side. Your success may have been a test to see if you understand that everything is from God and you use the energy your receive wisely or used it selfishly. Be thankful and promise yourself to be a greater sharing person. The energy we receive in this world is only greater opportunity to better our souls, not our bank account. More money equal more power to do better for other. When we die we take with us only the garments of our souls. It is done only with good study of the Zohar and sharing acts.

I want to share something I learned from Rabbi Benayahu Smueli, head of “Nehar Shalom”, נהר שלום, a Yeshiva for the study of Kabbalah in Jerusalem.

He quoted Rabbi Shimon from the Zohar with the explanation of the verse from Psalms 89:16 ” אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם, יֹדְעֵי תְרוּעָה; יְהוָה, בְּאוֹר-פָּנֶיךָ יְהַלֵּכוּן”
“Blessed is the people that knows your joyful sound (תְרוּעָה)! YHVH, they will walk in the light of your face!”

תרועה , ‘Teruah’, has the letters for ‘Torah’ תורה and ע. The letter ע has numerical value of 70. The verse reveals that blessed are those who study the Torah on all of its 70 levels, which is what the Zohar teaches us. The verse talks about the people that ‘know’ and not those who can ‘hear’ the Shofar. To ‘know’ is ‘to connect’ and it is related to the Sefirah of Da’at that connects Chokmah and Binah of the upper spiritual levels.

The outcome of this connection is explained in the second part of the verse. “YHVH , they will walk in the light of your face (פנים). The word פנים also means ‘inner’. When we study the Zohar it is like blowing the Shofar with Teruah that breaks and confuses the negative side.

I include below several links with a wealth of Zohar and studies on Rosh Hashanah. Make an efforts to study as much as you can during the coming 10 days so you will be ready for the gifts of Yom Kippur.

Do you have a wish to fulfill? – Preparation for Rosh Hashanah

When you go to court, bring your best advocate

Zohar for Rosh Hashanah

Gate of Meditations – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Daily Zohar # 1201 – How to go to court and come out clean

Rosh Hashanah meditation. Make your wish

Daily Zohar # 1198 – The sound that breaks the sword of death

Daily Zohar # 1391 – Make your food for Rosh Hashanah

Daily Zohar # 1012 – Ram, Binding, Rosh Hashanah

Two giants at the gates but they come to help you

Daily Zohar # 1197 – Take responsibility

Daily Zohar # 1194 – Sons of God

Forgiveness – soul preparation before Rosh Hashanah

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From the Gate of Meditation by the Holy Ari

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