Daily Zohar # 2072 – Pekudei – According to the command of Moses
“וַיֹּאמֶר, אַל-תִּקְרַב הֲלֹם; שַׁל-נְעָלֶיךָ, מֵעַל רַגְלֶיךָ–כִּי הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עוֹמֵד עָלָיו, אַדְמַת-קֹדֶשׁ הוּא.”
“Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
When God revealed himself to Moses and ‘recruited’ him for the job of delivering the Israelites from Egypt, he elevated him to a spiritual level where Moses could have direct connection to the upper Light and have control over all the levels below.
Moses had to be separated from his wife that was on the level of Malchut, which is represented by the lower letter H of the YHVH name. Moses was elevated to Binah where he could channel Light to the lower six sefirot of Zeir Anpin.
The Zohar teaches us here that when a righteous person achieves the level of Binah he can command the Light onto the lower seven sefirot. The Zohar brings several quotes from the Torah to show how Moses commanded and God followed his ‘command’.
Numbers 16:30 (From the story of Korach)
“But if YHVH creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised YHVH.”
Then we read that God did exactly as Moses said;
“As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open;”
“and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.”
The Zohar brings it to emphasis the power of Moses, who brought the Light to the Tabernacle and made it holy.
“אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן מִשְׁכַּן הָעֵדֻת, אֲשֶׁר פֻּקַּד עַל-פִּי מֹשֶׁה: עֲבֹדַת, הַלְוִיִּם, בְּיַד אִיתָמָר, בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן.”
“This is the number of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were numbered according to the command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”
Achieving the level of Binah gives the righteous the ability to bless.