Daily Zohar 2476

Daily Zohar 2476

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -2476

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Hebrew translation:

50. כְּשֶׁנִּרְאָה לְמֹשֶׁה בַּתְּחִלָּה נִקְרָא מַלְאָךְ. לְיַעֲקֹב לֹא נִרְאָה כָּךְ, אֶלָּא בְדֻגְמָא, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם כט) וְרָחֵל בָּאָה. זוֹ דְמוּת שֶׁל רָחֵל אַחֶרֶת, שֶׁכָּתוּב (ירמיה לא) כֹּה אָמַר ה’ קוֹל בְּרָמָה נִשְׁמָע וְגוֹ’, רָחֵל מְבַכָּה עַל בָּנֶיהָ. וְרָחֵל בָּאָה, סְתָם. עִם הַצֹּאן, הַדְּרָגוֹת שֶׁלָּהּ. אֲשֶׁר לְאָבִיהָ, וַדַּאי. וְכֻלָּם נִמְנוּ וְהִתְפַּקְּדוּ בְיָדֶיהָ. כִּי רֹעָה הִיא, הִיא מַנְהִיגָה אוֹתָם וּמֻפְקֶדֶת עֲלֵיהֶם.
51. וְכָךְ כָּתוּב בְּמֹשֶׁה, (שמות ג) וַיֵּרָא מַלְאַךְ ה’ אֵלָיו בְּלַבַּת אֵשׁ. וְאִם תֹּאמַר שֶׁשֶּׁבַח אַבְרָהָם יוֹתֵר, שֶׁלֹּא כָתוּב בּוֹ מַלְאָךְ – אֶלָּא (בראשית יח) וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו ה’ בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא וְגוֹ’. שָׁם בְּאַבְרָהָם נִרְאָה לוֹ אֲדֹנָי, בְּאָלֶ”ף דָּלֶ”ת, בִּגְלַל שֶׁבְּאוֹתוֹ זְמַן קִבֵּל בְּרִית. וּמַה שֶּׁעַד עַכְשָׁו הִתְכַּסָּה מִמֶּנּוּ, נִרְאָה לוֹ רִבּוֹן וְשַׁלִּיט, וְכָךְ נִרְאָה, שֶׁהֲרֵי אָז הִתְקַשֵּׁר בְּאוֹתָהּ דַּרְגָּה וְלֹא יוֹתֵר. וּמִשּׁוּם זֶה בְּשֵׁם שֶׁל אָדוֹן רִבּוֹן עָלָיו.

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Zohar Balak

The Shechina appeared to Moses for the first time at the burning bush event as an angel.

Exodus 3:2
“וַיֵּרָא מַלְאַךְ יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו בְּלַבַּת אֵשׁ מִתּוֹךְ הַסְּנֶה וַיַּרְא וְהִנֵּה הַסְּנֶה בֹּעֵר בָּאֵשׁ וְהַסְּנֶה אֵינֶנּוּ אֻכָּל”
“And the angel of YHVH appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.”

For Jacob the Shechinah appeared in the image of Rachel because she’s the aspect of Malchut.

Genesis 29:6
“וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם, הֲשָׁלוֹם לוֹ; וַיֹּאמְרוּ שָׁלוֹם–וְהִנֵּה רָחֵל בִּתּוֹ, בָּאָה עִם-הַצֹּאן”
“And he said to them, “Is it well with him?” And they said, “It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep.””

Abraham had a different revelation.
Genesis 18:1
“וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו יְהוָה, בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא; וְהוּא יֹשֵׁב פֶּתַח-הָאֹהֶל, כְּחֹם הַיּוֹם”
“Now YHVH appeared to him (Abraham) by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.”

The Zohar compares the three and says that it looks like Abraham received the higher type of revelation of the Shechina because the name YHVH appeared to him.

Exodus 6:3
“וָאֵרָא, אֶל-אַבְרָהָם אֶל-יִצְחָק וְאֶל-יַעֲקֹב–בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי; וּשְׁמִי יְהוָה, לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי לָהֶם”
“and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, YHVH, I did not make Myself known to them.”

This verse said by God to Moses testifies that God didn’t appear to the patriarch through the name YHVH. The Zohar explains that the Shechina appeared to Abraham as the name ADNY that is the name we use in the level of Malchut instead of YHVH. Because Moses is on the level of Da’at, which is above Zeir Anpin, the Shechina could reveal itself to him as a unification with the upper levels and the name YHVH.

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