Daily Zohar # 2660 – Teruma – Gold, silver and brass
Daily Zohar 2660
Daily Zohar 2660
60. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, וְזֹאת הַתְּרוּמָה אֲשֶׁר תִּקְחוּ מֵאִתָּם זָהָב וָכֶסֶף וּנְחֹשֶׁת. פָּסוּק זֶה הוּא לְצַד עֶלְיוֹן, וְהוּא לְצַד תַּחְתּוֹן. הוּא לְצַד עֶלְיוֹן – בְּצַד הַקְּדֻשָּׁה, וְהוּא לְצַד תַּחְתּוֹן – בַּצַּד הָאַחֵר. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, כְּשֶׁבָּרָא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶת הָעוֹלָם, הִתְחִיל לִבְרֹא מִצַּד הַכֶּסֶף, שֶׁהוּא לְיָמִין, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁאוֹתוֹ כֶסֶף הָיָה מִלְמַעְלָה. וּבְמַעֲשֵׂה הַמִּשְׁכָּן, שֶׁהוּא כְּמוֹ שֶׁלּוֹ, הִתְחִיל מִצַּד שְׂמֹאל וְאַחַר כָּךְ מִצַּד יָמִין, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהַמִּשְׁכָּן הָיָה מִצַּד שְׂמֹאל, וְלָכֵן הִתְחִיל כָּאן מִצַּד מִשְּׂמֹאל, וְשָׁם מִצַּד יָמִין, וְזֹאת הַתְּרוּמָה וְגו’.
The portion of Terumah is about the building of the Holy Tabernacle, creating a vessel for the Light to come to this world. The services of the Priests and levites in the Tabernacle would channel the Light to the Israelites and the world.
The following paragraph concludes the study that began in Paragraph #42
Rabbi Shimon praised the students for participating in the elevated study. He said that because the teaching was about the supreme Keter of Malchut, the Holy One Blessed Be He, will reward them in the world to come. Their words will ascend up as if they revealed the secrets by themselves.
The Zohar study with Rabbi Shimon is on the highest level possible. We are not in his presence to benefits as his students did but we can definitely benefit greatly from studying these high level spiritual principles. When we study the Zohar, our soul gains elevation and connection to levels that we study. It’s like constructing a special key for the world to come. When the great light after the Final Redemption is revealed in the world we will be able to ‘unlock’ levels we earned according to the levels we achieved with our studied while in this world.
Note: To have the great benefits from the Zohar study, the DailyZohar brings the Zohar studies in sequence, paragraph by paragraph, no skipping and no ‘picking’. Every word is a light like a precious gem that we collect and decorate ourselves with it for the world to come.
#60 – Gold, silver and brass
“וְזֹאת, הַתְּרוּמָה, אֲשֶׁר תִּקְחוּ, מֵאִתָּם: זָהָב וָכֶסֶף, וּנְחֹשֶׁת”
“This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and brass,”
Gold is the aspect of the Left column, Silver is for the Right and Brass is for the Central column. The material elements below connect to the spiritual levels above.
The world was created with Chessed (אברהם), Right column, aspect of Silver. The Creation process was about giving. God wanted to reveal himself to us and give from his light. This is the aspect of the Right that is the holiness of God.
For the building of the Holy Tabernacle they started from the Left, Gold, that represents the desire to receive. That would define the Tabernacle as receiver before it can channel the received Light to the people.