The Shechina says; “They made me caretaker of the vineyards But I have not taken care of my own vineyard” (Songs 1:6). Because the children of Israel are in exile, the Shechina follows them and protect the nations they dwell within them. Before the exile, she could protect them in their homeland and now she protects the other nations because of her children.
Rabbi Chiya and Rabbi Yosei were walking on the road and arrived at a field. They saw a persimmon tree on the right side of the road. Rabbi Yosei said; “there’s an envelope of smoke in our eyes and since the day of the destruction of the Holy Temple we should not see things that would bring us joy.”
“לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר לַיהוָה הָאָרֶץ וּמְלוֹאָהּ תֵּבֵל וְיֹשְׁבֵי בָהּ”
“A Psalm of David. The earth (אָרֶץ) is for YHVH, and all it contains the world (תֵּבֵל), and those who dwell in it.”
The Zohar asks why there is a use of two different names to ‘earth’ (‘Eretz’ and ‘Tevel’) and explains that ‘Eretz’ and ‘Tevel’ are not the same.
“The earth (אָרֶץ) is for YHVH, and all it contains” refers to the ‘holy’ aspect of earth and its life. The ‘world,’ ‘Tevel’ is the name that includes other worlds. The source is in Zohar Chadash Beresheet #216 (Link to Zohar text on Unity Zohar.com. This text is not available in the English Zohar published by KC.
The Zohar reveals that there are seven layers in heavens, so there are seven worlds that are on different levels/dimensions of physical existence. Studying this Zohar may give us some good ideas about UFOs and similar phenomena. More about this in the next study.
In paragraph #66 we need to understand why the Rabbis didn’t want to see the beautiful tree of Persimmons.
The Zohar speaks in symbols and when we read about rabbis walking and studying, then in most cases it’s about their spiritual ascend during the study. Here they reached a point where they saw a fruitful tree on the right side of their way. If the Zohar specify ‘Right’, then it’s a positive aspect. It means that they made a strong connection n to the Tree of Life and saw beyond space and time. The smoke is an aspect of spiritual connection.
Rabbi Yosei knew that they are not allowed at this time to make such a strong connection and he pulled back, giving us the study in the following paragraph.
The original Zohar text about the seven worlds.