“דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר אִישׁ אִישׁ כִּי יִהְיֶה טָמֵא לָנֶפֶשׁ אוֹ בְדֶרֶךְ רְחֹקָה לָכֶם אוֹ לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם וְעָשָׂה פֶסַח לַיהוָה.”
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If anyone of you or your generations becomes unclean because of a dead person, or is on a distant way for you, he may, however, make the Passover to YHVH”
Rabbi Itzchak explains that we can read two meanings from this verse. One that the person became first unclean and he formed a distance from the Light. The second meaning is that the distance was created first then the person became unclean.
It common meanings is that in both cases, that person cannot connect to holiness and won’t be able to celebrate the Pesach at the same time as the Israelites.
If we say that he can make the Pesach on the following month even in a state of unclean, it is not so. But is a person cleanse himself, he can connect to the holiness of Pesach on the second month.
Rabbi Yitzchak challenges the thought that rises from the above. It seems as if the second Pesach is on a higher level because it requires purity of the vessel. He explains that the Israelites that did the Pesach at its time connected to the Sun and the moon as one. The sun and the moon represent Zeir Anpin and Malchut, joins at the level of Yessod. Yessod is the aspect of the foundation of the world and those who hold to the foundation, holds to and own the whole building.
Malchut has access to Yessod, which is the ‘door’ to the Tree of Life. If we open the door at the yessod level, we have access to all the upper Sefirot of the Tree.
Continued in the next DZ study.
The holiday of Pesach is celebrated on the day of the full moon of the first month of the year, Nisan (Aries). The connection to Pesach can also be done on the full moon of the second month. The Zohar discusses the connection to the holiness of the day and we will expand the lesson in the next study.
The holidays we follow are according to the instruction God described for us in the Torah. Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, and the other holidays are specific times in the yearly cycle that give us an opening to a connection to higher levels in the Tree of Life.
Most of the world believe and accept the entire Bible as the word of God but in most cases ignore the holidays that are special times in the year that give us time to make a stronger connection to the Tree of Life.