Daily Zohar # 1713 – Always with us
“כֹּה-אָמַר יְהוָה גֹּאַלְכֶם, קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל: לְמַעַנְכֶם שִׁלַּחְתִּי בָבֶלָה, וְהוֹרַדְתִּי בָרִיחִים כֻּלָּם”
“Thus says YHVH, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I send myself to Babylon and bring down all angels”.
When the Israelites exiled to Babylonia, they feared that God left them and will never provide for them.
The Zohar reveals that when they went to exile God called on all the camps and armies of angels above to go down with the Shechina to provide spiritual support for the Israelites.
The verse above is mentioned in a song that we sing during the second meal of Shabbat. It is written in the 10th century by Rabbi Shimon Hagadol. Since the Shabbat is on the level of Binah it represents the end of the exile. The song leads us through the history of past exile and bring the promise of the Final Redemption.
We should ask the question on why God sends us to exile and still support us? The answer is simple. The effect of our negative actions brings distance from the Light because this is how the system was designed initially. Like a good father, God will never leave us without support. He wants us to correct ourselves and come back to him until we reach the Final Redemption.