“וְלָקַחְתִּי אֶתְכֶם לִי לְעָם וְהָיִיתִי לָכֶם לֵאלֹהִים וִידַעְתֶּם כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם הַמּוֹצִיא אֶתְכֶם מִתַּחַת סִבְלוֹת מִצְרָיִם. ”
“I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am YHVH your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”
‘and you shall know that I am YHVH your God’
To ‘know God’ is a mitzvah that was given to the Israelites through Moses to be able to connect to the future miracles that will deliver them from slavery in Egypt. Without this consciousness and connection they wouldn’t have the vessel and a channel to draw the miracles.
‘Knowledge’ is the aspect of connection to the Sefira of Da’at. Moses represented this Sefira for his direct connection to Chokmah and Binah. Because of this ‘knowledge’, the people could see the power of YHVH and strengthen their faith in YHVH and Moses, his servant.
“וַיַּרְא יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַיָּד הַגְּדֹלָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהוָה בְּמִצְרַיִם וַיִּירְאוּ הָעָם אֶת יְהוָה וַיַּאֲמִינוּ בַּיהוָה וּבְמֹשֶׁה עַבְדּוֹ”
“When Israel saw the great power which YHVH had used against the Egyptians, the people feared YHVH, and they believed in YHVH and in His servant Moses.”
After the Israelites were following the Torah that Moses taught them for 40 years, it was time for them to learn the connection on the aspect of ‘details’.
“וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל לְבָבֶךָ כִּי יְהוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת אֵין עוֹד”
“”Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that YHVH (יְהוָה), He is God (אֱלֹהִים ELHYM) in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.”
This verse from Deuteronomy was told by Moses to the people after 40 years, before he left the world.
There is spiritual aspect of ‘כלל’,’whole’ and ‘פרט’,’individual’ (also means ‘item’, ‘detail’).
The upper level is an aspect of a ‘whole’ to the level below it because the upper is the cause and include the ‘item/details‘ below it. Zeir Anpin is considered a ‘whole’ and Malchut as details/items when the light of Zeir Anpin is revealed in Malchut. The Torah teaches us to connect from the ‘individual/detail’ to the ‘whole’.
The spiritual rules of ‘whole’ and ‘detail’ is included in our morning prayers ‘Rabbi Yishmael…’ ‘רבי ישמעאל אומר בשלוש עשרה מדות התורה נדרשת’
This study teaches us that in order to see miracles in our lives we need a vessel that is formed by ‘knowing’ YHVH. As we studied many times before, ‘knowing’ is aspect of unification of light and vessel. Moses helped the Israelites formed this vessel by introducing Zeir Anpin to them so they can prepare themselves for the miracles. Moses represented the Torah and the ‘knowledge’ for them to connect. We don’t have leaders like Moses but we have the Torah and the Zohar to study and make the connection to Da’at/Knowledge. That gives us the opportunities to build vessels and attract miracles into our lives. Miracles come from the highest level and for that, the vessel should be very pure or broken (explanation below). Great Tzadikim with pure vessels were able to make miracles just by raising their wish, which is a form of creating vessel.
Our generation is contaminated with so much impurities that it is very hard to achieve a high level of purity. Nevertheless, the option of a broken vessel/heart is always available for us to draw miracles.
A broken vessel is considered pure because it loses its identity and have the aspect of death.
“זִבְחֵי אֱלֹהִים רוּחַ נִשְׁבָּרָה לֵב נִשְׁבָּר וְנִדְכֶּה אֱלֹהִים לֹא תִבְזֶה”
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”
The heart is where the soul level of Ruah resides. It connects us to the level of Neshama and the upper spiritual levels. When the heart is ‘broken’ an open channel is created to the upper levels and miracles can appear in a person’s life. Just remember that no one can ‘fake’ a broken heart. It must be real.
I know of people in different desperate situations, feeling that their whole world is collapsing around them. I encouraged them to keep the faith and certainty and miracles would happen. Those who had the certainty, saw miracles that changed their lives completely from a low state of desire to even take their own lives to seeing great hopes and bright future.
In DZ 2910 https://dailyzohar.com/daily-zohar-2910/ we learned that ‘Certainty is a bridge over obstacles’. Use these studies and all the Daily Zohar studies to strengthen your certainty and ‘knowledge’ to attract miracles even in the most difficult situations. Never give up and never give in! The Light is always with you, just ‘know’ your miracles.
Daily Zohar # 2927 – Vaera – Know your miracles