Zohar Ki Tetze
The portion of this week is Nitzavim but We continue with Zohar Ki Tetze because there’s no Zohar for Nitzavim.
Continuing the study with Moses, the Faithful Shepherd.
You (Moses) are the King’s son and your ‘impression’ is in the Central Column. You joy would be like the joy of the Holy One Blessed Be He when He comes to redeem the Shechinah. This process described as a holy wedding.
“וְהוּא כְּחָתָן יֹצֵא מֵחֻפָּתוֹ יָשִׂישׂ כְּגִבּוֹר לָרוּץ אֹרַח”
“Which is as a bridegroom coming out from under the wedding canopy; he rejoices as a strong man to run his course.”
During the exile, the garments of the Shechinah, the bride, are dark and when she is dressed with them, she says
“אַל-תִּרְאוּנִי שֶׁאֲנִי שְׁחַרְחֹרֶת, שֶׁשְּׁזָפַתְנִי הַשָּׁמֶשׁ; בְּנֵי אִמִּי נִחֲרוּ-בִי, שָׂמֻנִי נֹטֵרָה אֶת-הַכְּרָמִים–כַּרְמִי שֶׁלִּי, לֹא נָטָרְתִּי.”
“”Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has tanned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
There are three Klipot named destructive, anger and rage. The are the aspects Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferet of the Klipa. They surround the patriarchs, Chessed for Abraham, Gevurah for Isaac and Tiferet for Jacob. They Klipot block the Light and create the aspect of darkness. The Shechina tells us not to confuse her dark shade as sun tan because she’s in exile, far from her proper place above. She takes care of us in the lower ‘vineyard’ and not her own vineyard which is above.
The Shechina was the King’s daughter, like a crown on his head. Y י above the הוה HVH. First H is for Abraham, second H for Isaac and V for Jacob. The King threw the crown down after he saw the negative around.
“נָפְלָה עֲטֶרֶת רֹאשֵׁנוּ אוֹי נָא לָנוּ כִּי חָטָאנוּ”
“The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us, for we have sinned!”
The Shechina that was Y on top of HVH is down after the falling and the name is reversed as HVHY, which is a dark state of the lower levels.
This is the meaning of Psalms 118:22
“אֶבֶן מָאֲסוּ הַבּוֹנִים הָיְתָה לְרֹאשׁ פִּנָּה.”
“The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone.”
When the Shechina in Malchut elevates to Zeir Anpin, the Unification reveals the Light of Chassadim and Chokmah and the Shechina goes back to the ‘crown’ as YHVH and the Tree of Life is full and reveals the light of the upper levels.