Daily Zohar 2088

Daily Zohar 2088

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -2088

Hebrew translation:

38. וּבְכַמָּה גְוָנִים עִרְבְּבוּ אֶת שִׂמְחָתָהּ שֶׁל כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶחָד – שֶׁלֹּא נִשְּׂאוּ, וְלֹא רְאוּיִים הָיוּ לְהַקְרִיב, וְשֶׁיִּתְבָּרְכוּ הָעוֹלָמוֹת עַל יָדָם. וְאֶחָד – שֶׁלֹּא הָיְתָה הַשָּׁעָה כָּרָאוּי. וְאֶחָד – שֶׁדָּחֲקוּ אֶת הַשָּׁעָה. וְאֶחָד – שֶׁהֲרֵי מִקֹּדֶם לָכֵן יָצָא גְזַר דִּינָם, וַיַּקְרִיבוּ לִפְנֵי ה’ אֵשׁ זָרָה וְגוֹ’. וַדַּאי שֶׁדָּבָר אַחֵר קָשְׁרוּ בַּקֶּשֶׁר הַזֶּה, וְהִשְׁאִירוּ אֶת כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּחוּץ. לח/ ב אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי פִּנְחָס, אַל תֹּאמַר שֶׁהֵם הִשְׁאִירוּ אוֹתָהּ בַּחוּץ, אֶלָּא שֶׁכְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא נִקְשְׁרָה עַל יְדֵיהֶם. שֶׁהֲרֵי בְּכָל מָקוֹם שֶׁאֵין נִמְצָא זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה, כְּנֶסֶת לֹא שׁוֹרָה בֵינֵיהֶם כְּלָל. מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ הִזְהִיר אֶת הַכֹּהֲנִים, שֶׁכָּתוּב בְּזֹאת יָבֹא אַהֲרֹן אֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ, שֶׁיִּמָּצֵא זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה. וְעַל כֵּן לֹא יִכָּנֵס הַכֹּהֵן לַקֹּדֶשׁ עַד שֶׁיִּנָּשֵׂא, כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּשְׁתַּתֵּף עִם הַקֶּשֶׁר שֶׁל כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל. שֶׁמִּי שֶׁלֹּא נִשָּׂא, מַשְׁרֶה אֶת כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּחוּץ, וְהִיא לֹא מִשְׁתַּתֶּפֶת עִמּוֹ, וְעַל כֵּן נִמְצְאָה אֶצְלָם בְּאוֹתוֹ יוֹם עִרְבּוּבְיָה.

Zohar Shemini
Continued from previous DZ

Nadav and Avihu were pure and as new priests they could see the perfection of the unification between Zeir Anpin and Binah that was created with the initiation of the Holy Tabernacle. They wanted to connect this perfect state of unity to Malchut forever, allowing continuous flow of Light to the world, which is the state that will be after the Final Redemption. There are many commentaries about the act of Nadav and Avihu and they all lead to the understanding that the consciousness of the brothers was pure but unfortunately they weren’t ready for this high level of connection and it wasn’t in God’s plan anyway.

The Israelites still had to follow a process of correction and preparation of their vessel. As individuals and as a nation they need to earn the reward of living in a perfect world with no death. Even though their desire was pure Nadav and Avihu didn’t have the vessel for the Light they wanted to bring to the world. God didn’t let them die as people who did something wrong, he took their souls in a merciful way. A fire came down, entered their nostrils (Zeir Anpin) and took their souls into a holding state.

We know that their ‘death’ was not regular because Moses prohibited the family from acting in mourning. (Genesis 10:6)
The Zohar revealed to us that their souls waited to join with Pinchas gaining immortality as the Light they wanted to draw into this world with their selfless act.