Daily Zohar # 2452 – Behaalotcha – Sacred tools for higher light
Daily Zohar 2452
Daily Zohar 2452
51. מָצָאנוּ בְסִפְרוֹ שֶׁל שְׁלֹמֹה הַמֶּלֶךְ, שֶׁהַקְּטֹרֶת הִיא לְחֶדְוָה וּלְסַלֵּק הַמָּוֶת. מָה הַטַּעַם? מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהַדִּין נִמְצָא מִזֶּה שֶׁבַּחוּץ, וְשִׂמְחָה וְחֶדְוָה וְקֶשֶׁר שֶׁמֵּאִיר מֵאוֹתוֹ פְּנִימִי שֶׁכָּל שִׂמְחָה בּוֹ קַיֶּמֶת. וּכְשֶׁזֶּה מִתְעוֹרֵר, כָּל הַדִּין מִסְתַּלֵּק מִזֶּה וְלֹא יָכוֹל לַעֲשׂוֹת דִּין, וּמִשּׁוּם זֶה קְטֹרֶת עוֹמֶדֶת לְבַטֵּל הַמָּוֶת, וְעַל זֶה קְטֹרֶת הִיא קֶשֶׁר הַכֹּל, וְזוֹ נִקְרֶבֶת בַּפְּנִימִי. אַשְׁרֵיהֶם יִשְׂרָאֵל בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וּבָעוֹלָם הַבָּא, עֲלֵיהֶם כָּתוּב (ישעיה מט) וַיֹּאמֶר לִי עַבְדִּי אָתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל וְגוֹ’.
The outer altar in the Holy Tabernacle/Temple was the aspect of Malchut, and God’s name related to Malchut, אדני, ADNY.
In the outer altar used for the different kind of offerings, mostly animal sacrifices to remove judgment from the people.
The inner altar was the aspect of Binah, where the high priests burnt the special eleven incense that make the Ketoret. The power of the Ketoret was to remove all aspects of death, connect and bring joy to all spiritual levels.
The morning work in the Holy Temple was to prepare the Menorah by removing the old wicks, cleaning the oil vessels, cleaning the inner altar from the ashes of the Ketoret from previous day and only then they could proceed with the offerings in the outer altar. The higher connection to Binah was done before actions in Malchut could be done and benefits the people.
With the tools that God gave us we can connect to higher levels, remove judgments and draw life force and peace to the world. The Torah is our main tool and guide. The Zohar reveals the related spiritual technology of all the tools mentioned in the Torah. Since the destruction of the Holy Temple, we lost the sacred tools that were in the Holy Temple and were used for the entire world. Now we have the Zohar study that can bring us closer to the light from the higher levels. The Zohar and Kabbalah explain the meaning and reasons behind every action and usage of the tools, holidays, prayers, Tefillin, Tallit (prayer shawl) and more.
In our daily prayers we connect to the offerings, incense and Menorah. The words of the prayers replace the actual work in the Holy Temple and with the right consciousness one can achieve great connection and draw light with our prayers.
To enhance the connection to the Ketoret and the Menorah that was used in the Holy Temple we read the text written on a parchment by a qualified scribe. The image below is of my personal one, written by Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein, SHLITA (the grandson of Rabbi Brandwein ZT”L). I read it twice during the morning prayer and once in the afternoon prayer.
The Menorah (Psalms 67) is read once in the morning and once in the afternoon of weekdays. It is very good to read Psalms 67 in the shape of the Menorah before Birkat Hamazon (The blessing after eating bread)
Rabbi Shimon said that if people would know the value of the Ketoret text, they will engrave it on their foreheads with gold letters. At the entrance to the place of Rabbi Shimon on Mount Meron, there’s a huge Ketoret text written on Parchment. Many people read it before going inside and connect to Rabbi Shimon.
We do not read the Ketoret text at night time. It’s okay after midnight because the light begins to appear.
The Image below is the text that describes the preparation of the Ketoret. Tap the image to enlarge. (Download option below)
This is Psalms 67 that is written in the shape of the Menorah. There are many secrets related to it. The shape is significant because the creation of the Menorah was according to the image God showed Moses.
We read it while holding straight up as if we receive Light from above through the six candles.
You can download a PDF file for printing here: