Daily Zohar # 2222 – Shoftim – Witnesses I
Shoftim is a short portion in the Zohar. It has only 24 paragraphs and we will conclude its study in DZ 1906
I highly recommend the previous studies on Shoftim (paragraphs 1 through 15)
DZ 1599 “The Sword I”
DZ 1600 “The Sword II”
DZ 1601 Four types of death
DZ 1602 The Burning bush
DZ 1603 Keep your bones clean
DZ 1604 Witness protection
Continued from DZ 1604
The Holy One Blessed be He and the Shechina are our witnesses on Rosh Hashanah and throughout the year.
“הַעִדֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ”
“I call heaven and earth to as your witnesses, today”
The two witnesses are:
The heaven, which is the aspect of the Central column, Zeir Anpin and Yessod that is righteous.
1 Kings 8:32
“וְאַתָּה תִּשְׁמַע הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְעָשִׂיתָ וְשָׁפַטְתָּ אֶת-עֲבָדֶיךָ”
“Then hear in heaven and act and judge your servants”
The earth is Malchut
“כֹּה, אָמַר יְהוָה, הַשָּׁמַיִם כִּסְאִי, וְהָאָרֶץ הֲדֹם רַגְלָי”
“Thus says YHVH, “Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool”
The Zohar reveals that the first witness of Zeir Anpin is represented by the two large letters ע and ד from the verse of “Shema Israel”. These two letters עד mean ‘witness’.
The ‘witness’ of Malchut is represented by the last two letters, עד, of the verse “Baruch Shem…” that follows. See image below.
The ‘witness’ of Malchut reveals all of our actions.
The witness of Zeir Anpin reveals the Light we revealed through our actions and spiritual connections.
In DZ 1604 we studied about the tools that can help us prepare for Rosh Hashana and have the witnesses on our side..