Rabbi Elazar experienced a miracle when he heard the voice telling him that the angels Jacob met were the souls of Abraham and Isaac. Rabbi Elazar fell on his face and saw the image of his father that said to him that righteous people meet souls of other Tzadikim to help them on their path. They appear as holy supernal angels.
Jacob’s father, Isaac, was alive when Jacob met the angels. The Zohar explains that the Holy soul of Isaac was taken from him to the Holy Throne during the binding event and Jacob met Isaac’s first soul. The binding made Isaac lose the upper three sefirot at the level of Chokmah because a high level of his soul departed from him.
Jacob achieved a level of spiritual balance that made him a chariot for the Center column of the Tree of Life. Abraham was a chariot/vehicle for the Right, Chessed and Isaac was for the Left. It was proper that they will come down to support Jacob before he meets with his brother, Esau, that wish to kill him.
The lesson for us is to seek balance to have the protection of the Tree of Life. The Torah and the Zohar study is our Center column that we connect to and draw protection. We study daily to fill our soul with the light of protection
In the previous DZ study, we read that Rabbi Yosei and Rabbi Elazar were walking from Usha to Lod. Rabbi Ashlag teaches us that all the ‘walking’ in the Zohar is a process of elevation that the Tzadikim of the Zohar do during their study. It helps them achieve great revelations.
With this study, we completed the study of Zohar Metzora. The Daily Zohar follows the Hebrew calendar of Israel to connect the energy that is revealed first in the world. Therefore the next study would be of Acharei Mot. Outside Israel, the coming Shabbat is the eighth of Pesach and has a particular reading.
The Torah portions will align again with Israel only on the portion of Bamidbar, June 2nd.