Daily Zohar # 2348 – Bo – 70 years strong
Rabbi Ashlag explains that the Great Tanim as male and female were the forces at the beginning of Creation when (Genesis 1:2) ‘and the earth WAS…’ as we explained in the previous study. The state of ‘Tohu’, ‘unformed’ was when both male and female existed. After God ‘killed’ the female to reduce this synergy force of both. Then he ‘cracked’ the head of the male, the earth state became ‘Bohu’, ‘and void’.
The Light of the female enabled the first Tzimtzum (forming empty space for the creation of the world and the Tree of Life). Limiting the energy of the male by cracking his head is the aspect of the second Tzimtzum that lead to the process of time and combining the Right and the Left, Mercy with Judgment.
As we explained before, the Great Tanim swims into the first river (keter), and fills itself with the light of Chokmah. He goes down the levels and takes the sparks of light from each level he passes through and gets stronger. When he arrives to Malchut, the force of Chokmah is expressed and the entire world trembles and everyone in fear. The Zohar adds that if the female were to be with the male at this point the world wouldn’t be able to tolerate their combined force and get destroyed.
The cycle of 70 is naturally important in our universe because the process of life is related to the seven sefirot.
We are getting very close to finish a special cycle of 70 years. Israel became a state in 1948 and on the declaration of independence, they call the Jews from all over the world to come to their homeland. That started the ‘gathering’ of the jews from from the world that was the aspect of gathering the sparks of light from the Klipot. The great Tanim of Israel is picking strength since then.
On the fifth of Iyar, 5778, which is in about 15 months, israel will be 70 years old. It is a very significant event. From this study we can expect to see the Light of Chokma revealed in Israel. That would be a great miracle.
My friend, Jeff Meiliken, sent me a very interesting comment about to the name Taninm, ‘תנינם’, which is the name of both male and female forces.
TNYNM ‘תנינם’ is 1110 or 10 x Aleph, taking us to the primordial Aleph in the 10 sefirot. There were 2 matching primordial Alephs funneling the light of chochma into the Sea of Binah. G-d destroyed the lower (relatively speaking) one. As a hint to the study, the first place within the digits of Pi (aspect of the Sea) where 424 (Mashiach Ben David) is found is the 1110th digit of Pi.