Daily Zohar # 2094 – Tazria – Correction of Yessod
In the process of circumcision we connect the boy to the right column and to the covenant God made with Abraham.
First step is to invite Elijah the prophet but before that we read the verses from Pinchas when God gave him eternal priesthood. The Zohar reveals to us that Elijah is Pinchas.
The Mohel, the one who is appointed by the father to perform the circumcision, does the main blessing and removes the foreskin in several steps that take care of removal of several Klipot that want to ‘suck’ from the channel of Yessod. The father then makes the blessing that connects the Child to Chessed, Abraham. The removal of the foreskin is a correction to the aspect of Yessod that was flawed with the first sin. The channel that was covered by the Klipa of the first sin is now removed and the child has a better ability to grow righteous.
After removing the foreskin, a kiddush over wine is made during which the boy receives his name and is connected with the purity of the blood of the circumcision, as we explained in the previous study. The child is given few drops from the wine of the Kiddush into his mouth. Some think that the wine is to help the boy numb the pain but as students of Kabbalah we know that everything has a reason and a process with deep spiritual roots. The actions we do below activate spiritual forces and flow of Light from above. This is the science and the spiritual technology of Kabbalah. With the blessings and actions we connect spiritual levels to the vessel of the child.
The boy is then blessed with ability to make continuation and bring life to the world. At the end, we open for the boy blessings of Light from Zion (Yessod of Malchut) to enjoy manifestation of all that is good in Jerusalem (Malchut).
The ‘sandak’ (Godfather) holds the boy on his lap, doing the spiritual meditation for the child while the Mohel does the actual circumcision. The great Light that is revealed during the process is from the connection of Chessed and Binah.
I recommend participating in such events and listen to every word and say Amen when needed.
The meal after the circumcision is also important because it helps in the manifestation of the revealed Light into our individual vessels.