Daily Zohar # 2875 – Chaye Sarah – The life of Sarah
Zohar Chaye Sarah
” וַתָּמָת שָׂרָה בְּקִרְיַת אַרְבַּע הִוא חֶבְרוֹן בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן וַיָּבֹא אַבְרָהָם לִסְפֹּד לְשָׂרָה וְלִבְכֹּתָהּ”
“And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.”
The Torah gives Sarah special status by specifying the count of her years and the place she was buried. The Zohar says that it was done to tell that there was no woman like Sarah in the entire world. The same status was not given to any other woman in the Bible.
The death and place of Miriam was mentioned in the Torah but not the days and years. The Zohar explains that her death is mentioned because of the inequities of the people that caused them to lose the water. A well of water was following them in the wilderness because of the merits of Miriam but then it’s gone.
“וְלֹא הָיָה מַיִם לָעֵדָה וַיִּקָּהֲלוּ עַל מֹשֶׁה וְעַל אַהֲרֹן”
“Now there was no water for the congregation. And they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.”
The Zohar praises the children of Israel that the Holy One Blessed be He gave them the Torah. From it they can learn the concealed path of the spiritual system and reveal supernal secrets.