Daily Zohar # 3119 – Vaetchanan – The supernal unification of the head
Continued from previous DZ
The four Torah texts placed in the head Tefilin chambers from right to left of the person wearing the Tefillin.
The unification of the Shema with the three names יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה , YHVH, ELOHENU, YHVH is represented in the Tefillin as we see in the chart below:
This is the first unification of the Shema that is against the head Tefillin.
The Tefillin of the hand has the same four Torah text but all is written on one long parchment rolled into the one chamber of the hand Tefillin. This unification is like the one of the head Tefillin. It is the secret of the “Baruch Shem” that follows the first line of the Shema. “בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד” “Blessed be the name of the glory of his kingdom forever and ever”
The word ‘ברוך’, ‘Baruch’, ‘blessed’ is the source of all blessings that is male, and comes from the Y י of the YHVH name, Chokmah.
The second word,’שם’, ‘Shem’, is against Binah that is female and called ‘ברכה’, ‘blessing’.
‘The Glory’ ‘כבוד’ is the aspect of Right and Left of Da’at that is included in Malchut that is ‘his kingdom’. Malchut is the vessel that reveals the light of all the upper worlds. It makes Malchut the source of Light for all the worlds because, without it, their light can not be revealed. That is why Malchut is referred to as “his kingdom forever and ever”.
Read more on the Tefilin here:
Below are two charts that show the way the tefillin of the head is arranged per Rashi and Rabenu Tam. The text is the same but there is a difference in the way they are written.