Zohar Lech Lecha
“וַיַּעֲבֹר אַבְרָם בָּאָרֶץ עַד מְקוֹם שְׁכֶם עַד אֵלוֹן מוֹרֶה וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי אָז בָּאָרֶץ”
“Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.”
God sent Abram to the land of Canaan and he arrived at the site of Shechem. The Zohar tells us that Shechem is the Shechina. This place was also made as the burial place for Joseph when he brought back from Egypt to the Holy Land. The name of the place ‘oak of Moreh’, ‘אלון מורה’ implies schools of Torah. The word ‘Moreh’ in Hebrew ‘מוֹרֶה’ means teacher and teachings and same root word for ‘Torah’,’תורה’.
‘Now the Canaanite was then in the land’ – the Canaanite is the aspect of the evil inclination that surround us. Abram had the soul level of Neshamah and when he entered the land, which is the aspect of the body, the soul of Abram could control the evil side. Even when the Neshamah is in the body, the evil inclination stays in it but can be controlled by the Neshamah.
“אֶל מְקוֹם הַמִּזְבֵּחַ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה שָׁם בָּרִאשֹׁנָה וַיִּקְרָא שָׁם אַבְרָם בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה”
“to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of YHVH.”
When the soul leaves the world she returns to the place she came from according to its merits and level.