Daily Zohar # 1734 – Yitro – How to reveal the light of Torah
23. הֵרִים יָדָיו עַל רֹאשׁוֹ רַבִּי אַבָּא וּבָכָה. אָמַר, אוֹר הַתּוֹרָה עוֹלֶה עַתָּה עַד רוּם הָרָקִיעַ שֶׁל הַכִּסֵּא הָעֶלְיוֹן, אַחַר שֶׁיִּסְתַּלֵּק מוֹרֵנוּ מֵהָעוֹלָם, מִי יָאִיר אֶת אוֹר הַתּוֹרָה? אוֹי לָעוֹלָם שֶׁיִּשָּׁאֵר יָתוֹם מִמְּךָ, אֲבָל דִּבְרֵי רַבֵּנוּ יָאִירוּ בָּעוֹלָם עַד שֶׁיָּבֹא מֶלֶךְ הַמָּשִׁיחַ, וְאָז כָּתוּב (ישעיה יא) וּמָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ דֵּעָה אֶת ה’ וְגוֹ’.
24. וַיִּשְׁמַע יִתְרוֹ כֹּהֵן וְגוֹ’. רַבִּי חִיָּיא אָמַר, פָּסוּק זֶה יֵשׁ לְהִתְבּוֹנֵן בּוֹ, בַּתְּחִלָּה כָּתוּב אֵת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אֱלֹהִים לְמֹשֶׁה, וְאַחַר כָּךְ כָּתוּב כִּי הוֹצִיא ה’. אֶלָּא סוֹד זֶה אֵת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אֱלֹהִים, זֶה הַשֵּׁם שֶׁהֵגֵן עַל מֹשֶׁה וְעַל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא זָז מֵהֶם בַּגָּלוּת, וְאַחַר כָּךְ הַשֵּׁם הָעֶלְיוֹן הוֹצִיא אוֹתָם מִמִּצְרַיִם, שֶׁהֲרֵי הַשֵּׁם הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁהוֹצִיא אוֹתָם הָיָה בְּסוֹד הַיּוֹבֵל.
Rabbi Abba rose his hands above his head (higher connection) and cried, saying “the light of the Torah is rising now to the highest levels to the Holy Supernal Throne when my master is no longer in this world, who will bring the light of the Torah. Woe to the world that would be orphan from you. But the words of my master will shine in the world until the coming of the King Mashiach. Then it said
“לֹא-יָרֵעוּ וְלֹא-יַשְׁחִיתוּ, בְּכָל-הַר קָדְשִׁי: כִּי-מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ, דֵּעָה אֶת-יְהוָה, כַּמַּיִם, לַיָּם מְכַסִּים”
“They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of YHVH As the waters cover the sea.”
In the portion of Yitro, we read about the revelation of God on Mount Sinai and the giving of the Torah. We read the Ten Commandments that is the essence of the Torah. They are the aspect of the ten Sefirot that govern everything in Creation.
The study of the Torah reveals the light that is concealed in the Torah and sustains the world. Without it, there’s no life in the world because as it says in Proverbs 3:18
“She (the Torah) is a Tree of Life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast (supporters) are called blessed.”
Rabbi Shimon was a huge channel in revealing the light of the Torah and without him, the world is like an orphan who lost the support of his father.
Rabbi Abba, who is the scribe of the Zohar, gives comfort by promising that the words of Rabbi Shimon will stay in the world in the book of the Zohar and shine their light in the world until the coming of Mashiach. Then as the verse above states, “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of YHVH”.
We, the students of Torah through the Zohar and Kabbalah studies, are the emissaries to reveal the light of Mashiach in the world.
The proper way of revealing the light of the Torah is by studying the Zohar.
General study of the moral aspect from the study of Zohar and Kabbalah is good for leading the person into becoming a good sharing person. It helps to remove judgment and negativity from the individual but to reveal light we must use the Torah and Zohar text and study it. This is the aspect of ‘Knowledge of YHVH’.
The numerical value of the Hebrew words for “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of YHVH” is 506. It is the same as “unconditional love” “אהבת חנם” and the first line of the Ana B’Koach “אבג יתץ”.
When many share the same Zohar study (like on the Daily Zohar), it reveals the aspect of unconditional love, which is the highest revelation of the light of Mashiach.
Together with the Daily Zohar, we have the Unity Zohar, which is a living Zohar. Check the website for an explanation of how it works.
We are working on renewing the UnityZohar.com website with new features as well as making it mobile-friendly, including mobile apps. Our progress is slow because we lack the funds. Few of you make donations and we’d appreciate more support helping us do more and faster to increase the light of the Zohar in the world.
“עֵת, לַעֲשׂוֹת לַיהוָה– הֵפֵרוּ, תּוֹרָתֶךָ”
“It is time to act for YHVH, For they have broken your Torah”