Daily Zohar # 2656 – Mishpatim – Food, Clothing and conjugal rights
Continued from previous DZ
What is ‘her conjugal’ (see #68 above), the Zohar asks and answers that this is a light from Binah that include everything, represented by the name יהוה צבאות, ‘Lord of Hosts’. It’s a light of the concealed levels of the Tree of Light. It comes out with tenderness and passionate desire from the world to come to connect to Malchut.
These three ‘Food, Clothing and conjugal rights’ may not be reduced from her, when she is truly worthy for it. If she is not worthy then she won’t have any of these ‘crowns’.
“וְאִם-שְׁלָשׁ-אֵלֶּה–לֹא יַעֲשֶׂה, לָהּ: וְיָצְאָה חִנָּם, אֵין כָּסֶף”
“And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.”
‘she shall go out for nothing’ is the aspect of being rejected because of having no merits.
‘Without money’ is the aspect of the passionate desire that the soul won’t be able to enjoy.
“אִם-רָעָה בְּעֵינֵי אֲדֹנֶיהָ, אֲשֶׁר-לא (לוֹ) יְעָדָהּ–וְהֶפְדָּהּ: לְעַם נָכְרִי לֹא-יִמְשֹׁל לְמָכְרָהּ, בְּבִגְדוֹ-בָהּ”
“If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her.”
The Torah proves that all the good advices that we receive depend on her. It’s the protection over the soul the the Holy One Blessed be He spread over the soul so she won’t be given ‘to a foreign people’.
Lesson: The simple Torah law of ‘Food, Clothing and conjugal rights’ is the duties and responsibilities of a man to provide for his wife.
On a deeper level, it’s what YHVH wish to provide for our souls when we have the merits. God can provide these three things if we connect and follow the Torah. Then we have a higher level of protection from losing the ‘benefits’.