Daily Zohar # 2228 – Ki Tetze – The Gate of Immortality
Zohar Ki Tetze
When God took us out of Egypt, he opened for us 50 gates of freedom using the left column and judgment, which is Malchut. God revealed this future to Abraham when he made the covenant with him. He told Abraham that his descendants will be slaves in a foreign land and he will take them out with judgment and with great substance.
“וְגַם אֶת-הַגּוֹי אֲשֶׁר יַעֲבֹדוּ, דָּן אָנֹכִי; וְאַחֲרֵי-כֵן יֵצְאוּ, בִּרְכֻשׁ גָּדוֹל”
“and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”
In the Final Redemption it will be with great mercy as it says
“בְּרֶגַע קָטֹן, עֲזַבְתִּיךְ; וּבְרַחֲמִים גְּדֹלִים, אֲקַבְּצֵךְ”
“For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great compassion will I gather you”
The first redemption was forced on us because YHVH wanted the Israelites to be his people and receive the Torah. Everyone who wanted to join, including the Erev Rav, could join the Israelites. That freedom was to connect to the Torah and be part of the process of work to earn the Final Redemption and Immortality. The time that we were in exile would be seemed as a small moment.
“וְאֵרַשְׂתִּיךְ לִי, לְעוֹלָם; וְאֵרַשְׂתִּיךְ לִי בְּצֶדֶק וּבְמִשְׁפָּט, וּבְחֶסֶד וּבְרַחֲמִים”
“וְאֵרַשְׂתִּיךְ לִי, בֶּאֱמוּנָה; וְיָדַעַתְּ, אֶת-יְהוָה”
“I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In loving kindness and in compassion,”
“And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know YHVH”
The Shechinah and the Israelites will no longer be in exile because a new Torah from Binah will be revealed and bring immortal state with it.
“הַקְשִׁיבוּ אֵלַי עַמִּי, וּלְאוּמִּי אֵלַי הַאֲזִינוּ: כִּי תוֹרָה, מֵאִתִּי תֵצֵא, וּמִשְׁפָּטִי, לְאוֹר עַמִּים אַרְגִּיעַ”
“Pay attention to Me, O My people, And give ear to Me, O My nation; For a law (Torah) will go forth from Me, And I will set My justice for a light of the people.”
“לֹא-יֵאָמֵר לָךְ עוֹד עֲזוּבָה, וּלְאַרְצֵךְ לֹא-יֵאָמֵר עוֹד שְׁמָמָה–כִּי לָךְ יִקָּרֵא חֶפְצִי-בָהּ, וּלְאַרְצֵךְ בְּעוּלָה: כִּי-חָפֵץ יְהוָה בָּךְ, וְאַרְצֵךְ תִּבָּעֵל.”
“It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; But you will be called, “My delight is in her,” And your land, “Married”; For YHVH delights in you, And to Him your land will be married.”
The Torah mentions “יציאת מצרים” “Going out of Egypt” 50 times. The first commandment states “I am your God that took you out of Egypt”.
The aspect of 50 that the Zohar discusses in this paragraph is very important. We were taken out of Egypt because we were almost lost into the 50th gate of negativity. We were freed by breaking the hold of the negative side with 10 plagues. In the Haggadah of Passover we read that there were 50 additional strikes to kill all forces of the Egyptians.
Our mission is to climb to the 50th gate of Binah through a process of purification and connection to the Torah through the Zohar. Only then we can earn the ‘ticket’ to the Final Redemption and Immortality.