Continued from previous DZ
‘for you have striven with God (ELHYM)’, Jacob overcome all the forces that come from the side of judgment.
‘and with men’ this is the side of Esau and his camps.
‘and have prevailed’ is Jacob’s ability to win them and they cannot hurt him.
Jacob didn’t let the angel go until the angel admitted that the blessings were given to Jacob.
“וַיִּשְׁאַל יַעֲקֹב, וַיֹּאמֶר הַגִּידָה-נָּא שְׁמֶךָ, וַיֹּאמֶר, לָמָּה זֶּה תִּשְׁאַל לִשְׁמִי; וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתוֹ, שָׁם”
“Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.”
When the day breaks the light of Binah rises in the world and judgments are not found. It’s a time of goodwill and the ‘King’ connects Malchut with a string of Chessed.
“יוֹמָם יְצַוֶּה יְהוָה חַסְדּוֹ וּבַלַּיְלָה שירה [שִׁירוֹ] עִמִּי תְּפִלָּה לְאֵל חַיָּי.”
“YHVH will command His lovingkindness(Chessed) in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.”
“חֲצוֹת לַיְלָה אָקוּם לְהוֹדוֹת לָךְ עַל מִשְׁפְּטֵי צִדְקֶךָ”
“At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous laws.”
“לְהַגִּיד בַּבֹּקֶר חַסְדֶּךָ וֶאֱמוּנָתְךָ בַּלֵּילוֹת”
“To declare Your lovingkindness (Chessed) in the morning And Your faithfulness by night,”
King David got up at night to praise YHVH because he knew that the Light of Chessed comes when the day begins.
After midnight the light of the day begins to build up until day break when it is seen in the world. Many people make efforts to get to the Amida (silent prayer) exactly when the first ray of sun appears in the horizon. It’s 0:00 day time (Hebrew clock).
Like King David, righteous people get up after midnight to study the inner aspects of the Torah that. With their studies they open the channels of light from the secrets of the Torah, Zohar, allowing the flow of light to the world. This is the aspect of string of Chessed, which the Light of Binah connecting the Sefirah below it, which is Chessed. This light breaks the darkness of the night and continues to Yessod, the aspect of righteous and the funnel that delivers the Light to Malchut.
When a person draws the string of Chessed on him, his day is full of light and judgments cannot stick to him.
Daily Zohar # 2713 – Tazria – At midnight I shall rise