Zohar Ki Tetze
“וַיִּקָּחֻהוּ–וַיַּשְׁלִכוּ אֹתוֹ, הַבֹּרָה; וְהַבּוֹר רֵק, אֵין בּוֹ מָיִם”
“And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.”
“threw him into a pit” is the aspect of the female Klipa. “empty pit without water” is the aspect of the male Klipa. The Torah is the aspect of water and ‘emptiness’ means the absence of it that makes room for snakes and scorpions.
This ‘emptiness’ is the fourth exile that is lack of Torah, a generation that is full of evil, deceivers, cheaters and frauds like snakes and scorpions.
“הָיוּ צָרֶיהָ לְרֹאשׁ אֹיְבֶיהָ שָׁלוּ, כִּי-יְהוָה הוֹגָהּ עַל רֹב-פְּשָׁעֶיהָ; עוֹלָלֶיהָ הָלְכוּ שְׁבִי, לִפְנֵי-צָר”
“Her adversaries have become her masters, Her enemies prosper; For the LORD has caused her grief Because of the multitude of her transgressions; Her little ones have gone away As captives before the adversary.”
The Book of Lamentations is attributed to the prophet Jeremiah. He’s crying about the state of exile when the leaders of the generations are against the people and the Torah.
“וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה וַיַּרְא כִּי אֵין אִישׁ.”
“So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around”
Moses looked into the future of the Israelites and saw that the leaders at the end of the exile would be from the Erev-Rav (mixed multitude). For that reason the final step of the exile is on the depth of the ‘great abyss’, ‘תהום רבה’. The word for abyss, ‘תהום’ becomes ‘המות’, ‘the death’ when rearranging the letters. Poverty is an aspect of death and in this context the Zohar refers to lack of ‘knowledge’,Da’at, which is the connection to the light in the upper levels. Without ‘knowledge’, there’s no flow of light to the lower level and ‘poverty’ of light means death. Because of that state, the Tannaim and Amoraim (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoraim) came down to the abyss to help Moses in the fourth and final exile.
Lesson: The Erev Rav is everywhere. They hold power in government and spiritual leadership. They are selfish with great hunger for influence and money to get them power in this world. They are like worshippers of the Golden Calf of this world. They cheat, take advantage of good people with words of wisdom but with very selfish agenda. They love money and will take as much as they can from anyone in their surrounding. There are Erev-Rav Rabbis and spiritual leaders with tens of millions in their bank but what they show as doing for others is fake.
It’s better to be with small group of true believers or even alone that to be in a group of Erev-Rav that may draw only judgments.
B”H Mashiach is revealed soon and rid the world of them.