Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar invited the Yenuka to start the ‘war’ and show his ‘weapons’. The child started by quoting Numbers 15:19
“וְהָיָה, בַּאֲכָלְכֶם מִלֶּחֶם הָאָרֶץ–תָּרִימוּ תְרוּמָה, לַיהוָה”
“then it shall be, that when you eat of the food of the land, you shall lift up (Teruma תְרוּמָה ) an offering to YHVH.”
The Zohar teaches us that when we enjoy/benefit from the ‘fruits of the land’, which is everything material, we should create elevation process by connecting Malchut to Zeir Anpin. We do this elevation with appreciation and giving back to the Holy One Blessed be He, supporting the revelation of light in the world.
Daily Zohar # 2486 – Balak – Elevate your food