Zohar Ki Tetze
The Faithful Shepherd bowed his entire body down before the Holy One Blessed be He. He cried and said that he wishes to be considered as the son of The Holy One and the Shechina and that they will see him as a child that wish to serve his parent and love them more than he loves himself. He considers himself to nothing in order to the will of his father and mother and redeem them.
He continues to say that even though he knows that everything is under God’s authority and he has nothing to give back, he still knows that the Merciful God wants the heart of man to be ready for everything.
The Holy One Blessed be He came to him kissed him and said “You, the Faithful Shepherd, is certainly our child”. The other wise men and angels kissed the son. All rose up and accepted him as a teacher and king on them.
The above is almost literal translation of the Zohar paragraph. Previously we studied the importance of unifying the Shechina, Malchut and YHVH, Zeir Anpin. Elijah pointed to the Faithful Shepherd, who is Moses that he is like a son and has the obligation to be like a son to the Shechina and YHVH.
The description in this paragraph is related to pure spiritual event. As it is common throughout the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon is joined by Moses and Elijah to discuss the aspects of the unification of YHVH and the Shechina. When they study about unification they created actual unification that brought from above the presence of the Holy One Blessed be He. He came/connected down accompanied by many of the heads of the supernal Yeshivot that also support Rabbi Shimon in many places in the Zohar.
Moses, who we know as the humblest soul of all elevated the unification by bowing down with self-sacrifice and great desire to serve the unification for complete redemption.
Because of his high level connection to the upper levels, Moses unifies the supernal father and mother, Chokmah and Binah to form the Sefirah of Da’at that channels the light of the unification down through Zeir Anpin to Malchut. For this reason, the sages tell us that “משה הוא גואל ראשון הוא גואל אחרון”, “Moses is the first redeemer and the last redeemer”.
He redeemed us from Egypt and for the Final Redemption, he will open the gates of Da’at to bring down Mashiach.
Article: Eradicate the memory of Amalek
“וְהָיָה בְּהָנִיחַ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ מִכָּל אֹיְבֶיךָ מִסָּבִיב בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ תִּמְחֶה אֶת זֵכֶר עֲמָלֵק מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם לֹא תִּשְׁכָּח”
“”Therefore it shall come about when YHVH your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which YHVH your God gives you as an inheritance to possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.”
The Holy One Blessed be He swore that he will not go back to his throne until he takes vengeance from Amalek.
The Faithful Shepherd says that for that reason the Israelites were walking through the wilderness and sea and didn’t enter the Land of Israel until God takes his vengeance from Amalek.
The Land of Israel supposed to be the source of Light and all good, “The land of Milk and Honey”. This could be completely true only when all negative is removed from the world. That includes Amalek that hate the Israelites and wish to permanently disconnect them from connecting to YHVH. For that reason, God is taking it ‘personally’ and promise to eradicate them from under the heaven. Until that time we are walking through ‘wilderness’.
Daily Zohar # 2824 – Ki Tetze – Certainly our child