Daily Zohar # 1874 – Mas’ei – 42 journeys to the beginning
Previously published as DZ 1569 and updated for this study.
The portion of Masei is the last one in the book of Numbers and it doesn’t have Zohar study.
The Zohar text above is from the portion of Bo and it refers to a verse from Masei.
In this portion we read the count of the 42 stations that the Israelites made on their journey to the Promised Land.
The number 42 connects us to the beginning of the book of Genesis. This first 42 letters of the Torah are the seeds for the 42 initial letters of the Ana B’Koach prayer. It also called the holy name of 42. The Ana B’Koach creates for us powerful angels with creative force.
The book of of Deuteronomy is called ‘Mishne Torah’, which means ‘the repeated Torah’. Moses repeats the story of the Israelites. The Israelites are at the gates of the Promised Land and the last portion, Mas’ei list the 42 journeys the Isarelites went through before arriving to this point.
The Torah starts and ends with the 42, a number that represents the force of Creation and new beginnings.