Daily Zohar # 2138 – Bechukotai – Rabbi Shimon and the Shechina
Continued from previous DZ
The Shechina was given to the Israelites and when they sinned with the Golden Calf Moses thought to remove the Shechina from the Israelites and give the special connection to Joshua.
The Holy One Blessed be He told Moses that it shouldn’t be that way because even though the Israelites sinned, he still wanted them to have the Shechina because otherwise it would be like leaving them forever.
The Shechina stayed with the Israelites and is still with us until the Final Redemption. She’s the only guarantee that the Light will come back.
Rabbi Shimon, whose hilula day is today, saw how the generations would go far and farther from the Light and prepared the Zohar to be the support to the Shechina as we come closer to the revelation of Mashaich and the process that leads to the Final Unification of the Holy One and the Shechina. When we connect to the Zohar we connect to Binah and that is the upper Shechina, represented by the upper letter H of YHVH. The lower H is for the Shechina. With the study of the Zohar we create a parallel between the upper and lower H of the name, bringing flow of Light to the Shechina below/our world and strengthening the vessel in Malchut for the upper Light.
The Tikkun Olam, which is the complete correction of this world is possible when we ‘mend’ our global vessel with the Light we draw from Zohar studies, prayers and Torah reading on Shabbat.
By the merit of Rabbi Shimon and the Zohar we will see the Final Redemption in our times, Amen.