“אֶשְׁתְּךָ כְּגֶפֶן פֹּרִיָּה בְּיַרְכְּתֵי בֵיתֶךָ בָּנֶיךָ כִּשְׁתִלֵי זֵיתִים סָבִיב לְשֻׁלְחָנֶךָ.”
“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table.”
A woman that protect herself have children like ‘olive plants’. The Zohar explains that olive is a perennial tree with great value and is green year-round. Similarly, her husband and children are blessed from above and below, richness and long life.
“הִנֵּה כִי כֵן יְבֹרַךְ גָּבֶר יְרֵא יְהוָה.”
“יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה מִצִּיּוֹן וּרְאֵה בְּטוּב יְרוּשָׁלִָם כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ.”
“Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears YHVH.”
“YHVH blesses you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.”
This paragraph starts a new study and will be included in the next DZ
Comparing the children and blessings to olive tree is significant because the tree is very strong and carry fruits year-round. The oil that is produced from its fruits has the aspect of Chokmah. It was used in the Holy Temple for the daily lighting of the Menorah as well as for anointing kings. Candles with pure olive oil are better for spiritual connection than wax candles or even other types of oil. The flame of olive oil is most beautiful.
Zion is the aspect of Yessod of Zeir Anpin and Jerusalem is the aspect of Malchut. The blessings from Zion means that the Light flows to Malchut and bring prosperity in our lives when the vessel is pure and ready for it.
The role of a woman is very significant in a Jewish/Israelite home. As the vessel of the house, she receives the Light and reveals it. Men can be great channels of light but need vessels for manifestation. Women have greater ability to manifest the light and for that reason, a child would receive a Jewish soul if his mother is, even if the father is a priest of other faiths.
On Friday night after the woman lights the Shabbat Candles, she can share the light she just connected to by giving blessings to her husband and family. Friday night is the best time for the couple to make proper unification and draw blessings to their home.