Daily Zohar # 2769 – Chukat – The death of a Tzadik
Daily Zohar 2769
Daily Zohar 2769
65. אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקָם שֶׁל הַצַּדִּיקִים שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא רוֹצֶה בִּכְבוֹדָם. הִתְקִין הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְאַהֲרֹן מִטָּה וּמְנוֹרַת זָהָב שֶׁמְּאִירָה. וּמִשֶּׁלּוֹ לָקַח, מֵאוֹתָהּ מְנוֹרָה שֶׁהִדְלִיק בְּכָל יוֹם פַּעֲמַיִם, וְנִסְתַּם פִּי הַמְּעָרָה וְיָרְדוּ.
66. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה אָמַר, פִּי הַמְּעָרָה הָיָה פָּתוּחַ, שֶׁכָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל רָאוּ אֶת אַהֲרֹן שׁוֹכֵב וְנֵר הַמְּנוֹרָה דּוֹלֵק לְפָנָיו, וּמִטָּתוֹ יוֹצֵאת וְנִכְנֶסֶת, וְעָנָן אֶחָד עוֹמֵד עָלָיו. וְאָז יָדְעוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁהֲרֵי מֵת אַהֲרֹן, וְרָאוּ שֶׁהֲרֵי הִסְתַּלְּקוּ עַנְנֵי הַכָּבוֹד. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיִּרְאוּ כָּל הָעֵדָה כִּי גָוַע אַהֲרֹן וְגוֹ’, וַהֲרֵי פֵּרְשׁוּהָ. וְעַל זֶה בָּכוּ לְאַהֲרֹן כָּל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, גְּבָרִים וְנָשִׁים וָטַף, שֶׁהֲרֵי אָהוּב מִכֻּלָּם הָיָה.
The different garments of the priests linked to spiritual levels. Moses was asked to ‘strip’ Aaron from the spiritual garments of his soul because he was the one who puts them on him. Only Moses could connect and channel the levels of Light Aaron and his sons were dressed with in order to perform their holy work in the Tabernacle.
Moses removed the outside garments and God followed Moses to take the light that the garments were connected to.
“וַיַּקְרֵב מֹשֶׁה אֶת אַהֲרֹן וְאֶת בָּנָיו וַיִּרְחַץ אֹתָם בַּמָּיִם”
“Then Moses had Aaron and his sons come near and washed them with water.”
“וַיִּתֵּן עָלָיו אֶת הַכֻּתֹּנֶת וַיַּחְגֹּר אֹתוֹ בָּאַבְנֵט וַיַּלְבֵּשׁ אֹתוֹ אֶת הַמְּעִיל וַיִּתֵּן עָלָיו אֶת הָאֵפֹד וַיַּחְגֹּר אֹתוֹ בְּחֵשֶׁב הָאֵפֹד וַיֶּאְפֹּד לוֹ בּוֹ”
“He put the tunic on him and girded him with the sash, and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the artistic band of the ephod, with which he tied it to him.”
The process of the Aaron’s death shows how God honors the righteous. He made for Aaron a bed and light from the Menorah that Aaron was lighting every day in the Tabernacle. After that God concealed him in a cave before Moses and Elazar went down back to the people.
Before the cave was sealed, the Israelites saw the bed of Aaron and the candle of Light in front of him. The bed was coming out and in so they all could see that Aaron was dead. One cloud was by the bed and when Aaron died, the clouds of honor disappeared from above the Israelites. They knew that their beloved Aaron was gone.
“וַיִּרְאוּ, כָּל-הָעֵדָה, כִּי גָוַע, אַהֲרֹן; וַיִּבְכּוּ אֶת-אַהֲרֹן שְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם, כֹּל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל”
“When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.”
When the righteous of the generation die, we lose their protection. In recent years we lost many Tzadikim in Israel and around the world. It pushes us to take responsibility on our actions and correct ourselves and the world around us.
We made the Tzadikim app to have their support by providing information about their life work. When we read and study from their righteous actions and books we connect to their light that gives us protection. They can help us carry our prayers to where they can be answered.
The Tzadikim app is free and automatically notifies the user on days of Tzadikim Hillulah. We light a candle and pray to God with the support of the Tzadik.