Continued from previous DZ
On Rosh Hashanah Life and Death aspects are evaluated for each individual. When the scale is in the middle then if a righteous person is among the people they benefit from his merits and are inscribed in the Book of Life. If an evil one is among them then they are inscribed to Death.
“ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-הַשָּׂטָן, הֲשַׂמְתָּ לִבְּךָ עַל-עַבְדִּי אִיּוֹב: כִּי אֵין כָּמֹהוּ בָּאָרֶץ, אִישׁ תָּם וְיָשָׁר יְרֵא אֱלֹהִים וְסָר מֵרָע”
“Then YHVH said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.””
In the book of Job we read that the Satan came to the judge on Rosh Hashanah to reveal the sins of the people. He asks for their ‘death’ but God sent him to deal with Job who was righteous but alone. God’s plan was to distract Satan from the people keeping Satan busy with one righteous individual instead of all the rest. The Zohar explains that because Job was alone the Satan could harm him individually.
This teaches us that a person should be with good and righteous people so he will benefit from the merits of the group and the righteous ones among them. If the group includes evil and selfish people then the good people may be judged to ‘death’ because of them.
We should associate ourselves with righteous people and righteous actions in order to be included in the Book of Life.
The best group to join is that of Rabbi Shimon who stands above those who study the Zohar and follow its teachings. When the time comes, he will be next to us to take us to ‘Life’.
Some people go to Kabbalah classes just to be seen and have some social life. The students of the Daily Zohar come to study with pure desire to learn and reveal Light. This is a righteous group and I am happy that we have so many of them.