Daily Zohar # 1836 – Behaalotcha – Why did the Ark rest on the seventh month
Continued from previous DZ
“וַתָּנַח הַתֵּבָה בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי, בְּשִׁבְעָה-עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ, עַל, הָרֵי אֲרָרָט”
“In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat”
The Zohar gives an example of deeper meanings from the literal story of the Torah. The seventh month is Tishrei (Libra) when we have the holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Judgment), Yom Kippur (verdict) and Sukkot (delivery).
The Torah tells us that Noah’s Ark rested on the seventh month on the mountains of Ararat. This ‘information’ reveals to us that it was the time the world was being judged.
The word “Ararat”,”אררט” has the root of “ארר”, “cursed”. It implies to those who are being judged in the upper court. The prosecutor and the advocates are all present in the court of the Holy Throne.