Daily Zohar # 2139 – Bechukotai – He’s watching on you
The Zohar explains the separation of the Light and the Shechina as a King that let his Queen go be with the son (Israelites) who sinned and had to leave the palace.
Even though they are in exile, the King follows them into their synagogues and study rooms. He comes to visit them on Rosh Chodesh, Shabbat, and Holidays.
Song of Songs 2:9
“דּוֹמֶה דוֹדִי לִצְבִי, אוֹ לְעֹפֶר הָאַיָּלִים; הִנֵּה-זֶה עוֹמֵד, אַחַר כָּתְלֵנוּ–מַשְׁגִּיחַ מִן-הַחַלֹּנוֹת, מֵצִיץ מִן-הַחֲרַכִּים”
“My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he is standing behind our wall, He is looking through the windows, He is peering through the lattice.”
The Zohar tells us that we should be happy on these occasions because the Light watches us and his queen from the windows. For that reason the house of prayers should be with windows, preferably 12 windows on the east wall.