Continued from previous Vayera study DZ 1661
When the soul of a Tzadik leaves the world below and ascends to its place in heaven, the Holy One Blessed be He, comes to visit her. Before that he sends Jacob to welcome the soul of the Tzadik.
The following verse explains this revelation of the Zohar.
“זֶה, דּוֹר דֹּרְשָׁו; מְבַקְשֵׁי פָנֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב סֶלָה”
“Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah”
Because Jacob is the aspect of the Central Column and a Tzadik is the aspect of Yessod, Jacob is a bridge to the higher level. Every spiritual ascend should be through him.
In our prayers we address the ‘God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Jacob is the ‘representative’ of the patriarchs because he created the balance between the right (Abraham) and the Left (Isaac). With his 12 sons he constructed the channel of Zeir Anpin and formed the bridge between the upper and lower.
We use the Tzadikim to elevate our prayers through the central column, Jacob, to the upper levels. When we pray to God with the support of Tzadikim our prayers have better chance to be heard.
Use the Tzadikim app on days of Hillulah of Tzadikim to elevate your prayers higher. Read about the Tzadik and light a candle, to make a connection to the Tzadik and ask him to support and take your prayers to the Holy One. Make your prayers with pure heart and ‘poorness’, meaning that you are aware that without the Light nothing material in this world has any value.