Daily Zohar # 2913 – Vayigash – Make everyone go out from me
Daily Zohar 2913
Daily Zohar 2913
72. רַבִּי יוֹסֵי פָּתַח הַפָּסוּק בְּאֵלִיָּהוּ, שֶׁכָּתוּב (מלכים-א יז) וַיִּקְרָא אֶל ה’ וַיֹּאמַר ה’ אֱלֹהָי הֲגַם עַל הָאַלְמָנָה אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מִתְגּוֹרֵר עִמָּהּ הֲרֵעוֹתָ לְהָמִית אֶת בְּנָהּ. בֹּא רְאֵה, שְׁנַיִם הָיוּ שֶׁאָמְרוּ דְבָרִים כְּנֶגֶד הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, מֹשֶׁה וְאֵלִיָּהוּ. מֹשֶׁה אָמַר (שמות ה) לָמָה הֲרֵעֹתָה לָעָם הַזֶּה. וְאֵלִיָּהוּ אָמַר, הֲרֵעוֹתָ לְהָמִית אֶת בְּנָהּ. וּשְׁנֵיהֶם אָמְרוּ דָבָר אֶחָד.
“הַכְּפִירִים שֹׁאֲגִים לַטָּרֶף וּלְבַקֵּשׁ מֵאֵל אָכְלָם”
“The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God”
When Yessod is ready to deliver sustenance to Malchut, others come to receive from this light. The Shechina in Malchut is elevated to Yessod for unification that gives her the light and blessings from the upper levels through Yessod.
Those who wait for their ‘prey’ do not go up with the Shechina and wait on the lower level for their share to “quench their thirst”.
“יַשְׁקוּ כָּל חַיְתוֹ שָׂדָי יִשְׁבְּרוּ פְרָאִים צְמָאָם”
“they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst”
“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.”
The meeting of Joseph, Yessod, and his brothers was a high level and elevated unification. To make that happen properly, Joseph commanded “Make everyone go out from me.”
Joseph’s brothers were afraid of him, but he showed them his circumcision, ‘Yessod’ to prove that he was circumcised according to the laws at 8 days old and not like the others, like the Egyptians, at age of 13 years. They connected to him after they saw the purity and light radiating from his pure ‘Yessod’.
Rabbi Yossi opened and said that Moses and Elijah had similar complaints about God’s actions.
“וַיָּשָׁב מֹשֶׁה אֶל יְהוָה וַיֹּאמַר אֲדֹנָי לָמָה הֲרֵעֹתָה לָעָם הַזֶּה לָמָּה זֶּה שְׁלַחְתָּנִי”
“Then Moses returned to YHVH and said, “O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?”
1 Kings 17:20
“וַיִּקְרָא אֶל-יְהוָה, וַיֹּאמַר: יְהוָה אֱלֹהָי–הֲגַם עַל-הָאַלְמָנָה אֲשֶׁר-אֲנִי מִתְגּוֹרֵר עִמָּהּ הֲרֵעוֹתָ, לְהָמִית אֶת-בְּנָהּ”
“And he cried to YHVH, “O YHVH my God, have you brought harm even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?””
Moses and Elijah used the same words “לָמָה הֲרֵעֹתָה” “why have You brought harm” and the Zohar explains that they asked God; Why have you given permission to the other-side to have control and bring harm to the people.
The word for ‘brought hard’, ‘הֲרֵעֹתָה’ has the letters ‘רע’ in it. It means ‘bad’,’wicked’ that is used as another name for the forces of the other-side, ‘סיטרא אחרא’ ‘Sitra Achra’.
Israelites that follow ways of Torah and make unifications through prayers and studies, are capable of drawing light directly from Yessod. Those who are far from proper unification gets only ‘leftovers’, like young lions grab pieces of a prey.