Zohar Ki Tavo
In the portion of B’Chokotai we read about 49 curses and 20 blessings. In Ki Tavo we read 98 curses that are double of the previous number and fewer blessing. Since we are in the book of Deuteronomy, we know that this is the aspect of Malchut and things are manifested here. The condition that Moses put in front of us is clear.
“ אִם-לֹא תִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת, הַכְּתֻבִים, בַּסֵּפֶר הַזֶּה: לְיִרְאָה אֶת-הַשֵּׁם הַנִּכְבָּד וְהַנּוֹרָא, הַזֶּה–אֵת, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ”
“”If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law (Torah) which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, YHVH your God,”
The following verses are translations of the verses that follow. If you feel depressed you can skip them for the lesson of this study.
59: then YHVH will bring on you and your offspring extraordinary afflictions, afflictions severe and lasting, and sicknesses grievous and lasting.
60: And he will bring upon you again all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you.
61: Every sickness also and every affliction that is not recorded in the book of this law, YHVH will bring upon you, until you are destroyed.
62: Whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, you shall be left few in number, because you did not obey the voice of YHVH your God.
63: And as YHVH took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so YHVH will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
64: “And YHVH will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.
65: And among these nations you shall find no respite, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot, but the LORD will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and a languishing soul.
66: Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life.
“ בַּבֹּקֶר תֹּאמַר מִי-יִתֵּן עֶרֶב, וּבָעֶרֶב תֹּאמַר מִי-יִתֵּן בֹּקֶר–מִפַּחַד לְבָבְךָ אֲשֶׁר תִּפְחָד, וּמִמַּרְאֵה עֵינֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר תִּרְאֶה.”
“In the morning you shall say, ‘If only it were evening!’ and at evening you shall say, ‘If only it were morning!’ because of the dread that your heart shall feel, and the sights that your eyes shall see.”
The horrors and chaos of the future will be scary and people will live in fear from morning to evening and won’t be sure if they will survive the day.
The Zohar in the portion of Vayechi quotes this verse and relates to the night of Hoshanah Rabah when we have the ability to check our shadow and see if our spiritual body is flawed and if we survive the coming year or not.
The night of Hashanah Rabah is our last chance to make correction before the verdict is announced and our future is determined. It is the aspect of the Final Redemption. The Zohar tells us that some people don’t need to check their shadow or worry about their future. Those people are always with the Light and treat each day as if it was their last. They follow the laws of the Torah and cleanse themselves spiritually.
The world is going into serious chaos and only those who are connected have a better chance to survive. We read in Zechariah 13:8
“וְהָיָה בְכָל-הָאָרֶץ, נְאֻם-יְהוָה, פִּי-שְׁנַיִם בָּהּ, יִכָּרְתוּ יִגְוָעוּ; וְהַשְּׁלִשִׁית, יִוָּתֶר בָּהּ”
“In the whole land, declares YHVH, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive.”
9: And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘YHVH is my God.’”
You may ask why all this process and pain and the answer is simple. The number of curses in the portion is 98 and it is the numerical value of the word ‘צח’, which means “pure”. The antidote for avoiding the curses is getting pure. The Final Redemption will bring the Light of immortality. This Light requires pure and strong vessel. It must have the ability to hold that Light otherwise the vessel would break. God gave us the Torah and through the study of the Zohar we train and prepare our vessels for the awesome Light of immortality. All we need to do is to follow the system of YHVH and cleanse our negativity.