Daily Zohar # 2909 – Vayigash – Earn merits with your 'strengths'
Daily Zohar 2909
Daily Zohar 2909
62. וְהָאָדָם הַזֶּה נִפְרָדִים מִמֶּנּוּ בָּעוֹלָם כַּמָּה מִינִים, מֵהֶם צַדִּיקִים וּמֵהֶם רְשָׁעִים, מֵהֶם טִפְּשִׁים וּמֵהֶם חֲכָמִים, וְכֻלָּם מִתְקַיְּמִים בָּעוֹלָם, עֲשִׁירִים וַעֲנִיִּים, וְכֻלָּם כְּדֵי לִזְכּוֹת אֵלּוּ בְאֵלּוּ, לִזְכּוֹת צַדִּיקִים עִם רְשָׁעִים, לִזְכּוֹת חֲכָמִים עִם טִפְּשִׁים, לִזְכּוֹת עֲשִׁירִים עִם עֲנִיִּים, שֶׁהֲרֵי מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ זוֹכֶה הָאָדָם לְחַיֵּי הָעוֹלָם וְנִקְשָׁר בְּעֵץ הַחַיִּים. וְלֹא עוֹד, אֶלָּא שֶׁהִנֵּה הַצְּדָקָה שֶׁהוּא עוֹשֶׂה עוֹמֶדֶת לְעוֹלָמִים, שֶׁכָּתוּב וְצִדְקָתוֹ עֹמֶדֶת לָעַד.
63. פִּזַּר נָתַן לָאֶבְיוֹנִים. רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר אָמַר, כְּשֶׁבָּרָא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶת הָעוֹלָם, הֶעֱמִיד אוֹתוֹ עַל עַמּוּד אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ צַדִּיק, וְהַצַּדִּיק הַזֶּה הוּא הַקִּיּוּם שֶׁל הָעוֹלָם, וְזֶה הוּא שֶׁמַּשְׁקֶה וְזָן לַכֹּל, שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית ב) וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת הַגָּן וּמִשָּׁם יִפָּרֵד וְהָיָה לְאַרְבָּעָה רָאשִׁים.
“וַיִּגַּשׁ אֵלָיו יְהוּדָה וַיֹּאמֶר בִּי אֲדֹנִי יְדַבֶּר נָא עַבְדְּךָ דָבָר בְּאָזְנֵי אֲדֹנִי וְאַל יִחַר אַפְּךָ בְּעַבְדֶּךָ כִּי כָמוֹךָ כְּפַרְעֹה”
“Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself.”
Rabbi Yehuda says that when Tzadikim come together, they bring peace to the world. They know how to make spiritual unifications to bring light of peace to the world.
While Yehuda and Joseph were far from each other, there was no peace in the world. Now that they come together, the light of peace increased in the world. The heads of the twelve tribes including Menashe and Ephraim, united into one force of peace.
“וְלֹא יָכֹל יוֹסֵף לְהִתְאַפֵּק לְכֹל הַנִּצָּבִים עָלָיו וַיִּקְרָא הוֹצִיאוּ כָל אִישׁ מֵעָלָי וְלֹא עָמַד אִישׁ אִתּוֹ בְּהִתְוַדַּע יוֹסֵף אֶל אֶחָיו”
“Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.”
Rabbi Chiya opened and quoted Psalms 112:9
“פִּזַּר נָתַן לָאֶבְיוֹנִים צִדְקָתוֹ עֹמֶדֶת לָעַד קַרְנוֹ תָּרוּם בְּכָבוֹד”
“He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.”
The Holy One Blessed be He created the world and then man to be a king over it.
From the first man that God created come Tzadikim and wicked, wise and unwise, rich and poor people. God made these differences between people so they can benefit from each other. The righteous need to help the wicked do Teshuva (Repentance) and draw them back to teh ways of God. The wise to educate the unwise people and the rich to support the poor in need. These opportunities help people connect to the Tree of Life and earn merits for the world to come.
‘his righteousness endures forever’ from the verse above testifies that righteous acts and registered forever in our account of merits for the world to come.
The unity among the children of Israel, especially in Land of Israel where the Light of Peace comes first to the world, impact the entire world. It’s important for us to have in our consciousness that our prayers are spiritual unifications are made in the Jerusalem that is in the land of Israel.
We need to find which of our ‘strengths’, which is the aspect of righteousness, wisdom and richness, we can share and support others. We should also be open for others to share their ‘strengths’ with us because we can help them in their process of correction, allowing them to increase the ‘balance’ in their merits account.
I am blessed to be able to share with you my Zohar studies. At the same time you benefit from the same channel of light by supporting the Daily Zohar projects. It makes you part of the channel and share its merits according to your abilities and efforts.