Daily Zohar # 2814 – Ki Tetze – His face was radiante
Zohar Ki tetze
Rabbi Shimon says that during winter time, the sun, Moses, heats up the springs from below. At the time of the Redemption he will be like the sun from above the springs and they will be cooled, meaning with mercy and no judgments. When Moses is concealed below then there is heat that represents the aspect of judgment.
The Faithful Shepherd, who is Moses, came and blessed Rabbi Shimon to have the יהוה YHVH name shines upon him. He acknowledges that the work of Rabbi Shimon reveals the light of the sun, when he, Moses, is concealed.
“וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אָסֻרָה נָּא וְאֶרְאֶה אֶת הַמַּרְאֶה הַגָּדֹל הַזֶּה מַדּוּעַ לֹא יִבְעַר הַסְּנֶה”
“Moses said, “I will turn now to see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.”
The fire of the burning bush is the aspect of judgment but because of the light of Binah, which is mercy, the bush was not consumed by the fire. Rabbi Shimon explains that Moses saw the revelation of Binah that is mercy at the event of the burning bush.
God instructed Moses to take Joshua and bestow upon him from his light, Hod. Joshuah would be the one that will lead the people after Moses and needed the support of the light through Moses.
Hod is the fifth Sefirah of Zeir Anpin and completes the vessel. Yessod that comes after Hod is the funnel that channels the light of the five Sefirot to Malchut.
“וְנָתַתָּה מֵהוֹדְךָ עָלָיו לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל”
“And you shall put from your splendor (Hod) upon him (Joshua) that all the children of Israel may hear him.”
Binah is called ‘sun’, ‘חמה’ and includes five light that are called ‘Sun rays’. Moses received from this light to tell that he had within him the five Sefirot of Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach and Hod.
“יַּרְא אַהֲרֹן וְכָל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶת-מֹשֶׁה, וְהִנֵּה קָרַן, עוֹר פָּנָיו; וַיִּירְאוּ, מִגֶּשֶׁת אֵלָיו”
“Aaron and all the Israelites looked at Moses, and behold, his face was radiant. And they were afraid to approach him.”
Because the light goes down from the higher sefirot down, it means that if Moses had Hod then it included all the sefirot above it. The five sefirot that each of them includes 10 inner sefirot count to the 50 gates of Binah, giving Moses the power of Zeir Anpin.