Daily Zohar # 2774 – Balak – Three branches to make wine
Rabbi Elazar and the friends kissed the child that said; ‘it seemed like I won the bread on the table with the tools of war’ (See DZ 2485, paragraph #68). Rabbi Elazar confirmed;’ Indeed the tools of war used successfully in your hand’. They all kissed him again.
The Yenuka opened a new study quoting Genesis 40:10
“וּבַגֶּפֶן שְׁלֹשָׁה שָׂרִיגִם וְהִיא כְפֹרַחַת עָלְתָה נִצָּהּ הִבְשִׁילוּ אַשְׁכְּלֹתֶיהָ עֲנָבִים.”
“וְכוֹס פַּרְעֹה, בְּיָדִי; וָאֶקַּח אֶת-הָעֲנָבִים, וָאֶשְׂחַט אֹתָם אֶל-כּוֹס פַּרְעֹה, וָאֶתֵּן אֶת-הַכּוֹס, עַל-כַּף פַּרְעֹה.”
“and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.”
“and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.’”
The chief butler (wine steward) of Pharaoh tells Joseph his dream. The Yenuka says that the first part of the dream was a message for Joseph and the second part was related to the butler himself.
Dreams may carry messages to the person they are told. Some dream messages should be shared so if you feel that the dream is significant share it with a kabbalist with dream interpretation experience.
Joseph received the message about his freedom and connection back to the Tree of Life and the Central column.
“וַיֹּאמֶר הַגִּשָׁה לִּי וְאֹכְלָה מִצֵּיד בְּנִי לְמַעַן תְּבָרֶכְךָ נַפְשִׁי וַיַּגֶּשׁ לוֹ וַיֹּאכַל וַיָּבֵא לוֹ יַיִן וַיֵּשְׁתְּ”
“So he said, “Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, that I may bless you.” And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank.”
There are seven skies and seven palaces that come out from the supernal Keter and create a barrier between Malchut and the higher spiritual levels. Jacob represents the Central Column and able to draw ‘wine’ from the higher levels to the grapes that represent the manifestation of the Light in Malchut. The three branches in the dream represent the source of the Light in Binah that Jacob draws down to the three columns.
The Zohar explains the verse above that only Jacob could prepare the ‘wine’ in balance to give to his father, Isaac, correcting the Left by connecting it to Zeir Anpin, Central column.
The Zohar reveals that the special cantillation mark in the Torah in the word ‘לו’, ‘brought him’ (highlighted above) requires extended sound, implying to the two corrections that Jacob made in Binah and Zeir Anpin.