Daily Zohar # 2511 – Ekev – The protection value of a Mitzva
Daily Zohar 2511
Daily Zohar 2511
45. שֵׁנִי – לִבְצֹעַ עַל שְׁתֵּי כִּכָּרוֹת בְּשַׁבָּת, שֶׁהֵן רְמוּזוֹת בִּשְׁנֵי לוּחוֹת הַתּוֹרָה, שֶׁנִּתְּנוּ בְשַׁבָּת זוּגוֹת. שֶׁבַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי יָרְדוּ, שֶׁבּוֹ פַּעֲמַיִם טוֹב, וּבְשַׁבָּת נִתְּנָה, שְׁתֵּי נְקֵבוֹת לִשְׁנַיִם טוֹבִים. וְאַף עַל גַּב שֶׁבֵּאֲרוּהָ שֶׁהַשֵּׁדִים מְמֻנִּים עַל זוּגוֹת, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבֵּאֲרוּהָ שְׁתֵּי בֵיצִים, שְׁנֵי אֱגוֹזִים – הֲלָכָה לְמֹשֶׁה מִסִּינַי: שְׁלוּחֵי מִצְוָה אֵינָן נִזּוֹקִין.
When you passed from this world, you became like the sun that shines in every generation. When the sun in set, it still gives its light to the moon and to 600,000 stars in every generation. This is what King Solomon meant when saying (Ecclesiastes 1:4)
“דּוֹר הֹלֵךְ וְדוֹר בָּא וְהָאָרֶץ לְעוֹלָם עֹמָדֶת”
“A generation goes and a generation comes, But the earth remains forever.”
The souls from previous generation reincarnate in the following generation. Every generation must have at least six hundred thousand souls.
“מַה שֶּׁהָיָה הוּא שֶׁיִּהְיֶה וּמַה שֶׁנַּעֲשָׂה הוּא שֶׁיֵּעָשֶׂה וְאֵין כָּל חָדָשׁ תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ”
“That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.”
Moses refers to Rabbi Shimon as Holy Light telling him that his lot is blessed because the Holy One Blessed Be He revealed to him secrets that were not revealed to prophets, futurists or any other.
Moses continues with explanations on the meal process.
The two loaves of bread on the table are against the two tablets of the Torah that were given on Shabbat. On the third day the Torah brought down to the people. On the third day of Creation God saw twice that his word was ‘Good’. The third is the aspect of Tiferet and central column that includes the Right and the Left.
Even though the negative-side is free to cause separation between pairs, the two breads/Challah on Shabbat is a connection to a Mitzva, precept, and therefore as taught by Moses, messengers of Mitzva are not hurt and there’s no reason to worry.
Lesson: The two challah that we use on Shabbat represent Right and Left and we connect them together. Chessed on the right above the Left, Gevurah. We put our hands on the two and make the blessing, creating the central column by uniting the Right and the Left. When using 12 Challot, we arrange 5 Chassadim on the Right and 5 Gevurot on the Left with meditation of the Holy Ari.
A person doing a mitzvah is not hurt so when we think about our next Mitzvah, we immediately draw protection. Studying Torah is an important Mitzvah and very easy to do it anywhere we go. We can have a small book with us at all times and or using the Unity Zohar app for smart phones. When you have a little time, pull your smartphone or a book and study some Zohar.
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