Tikkun 21 – 53
Shalshelet is a cantlilation that is in the aspect of blowing the sound of Teruah תרועה with the Shofar. Its shape and sound reflect the unification of the right and the left. It also shows elevation. Parallel to it is the Shuruk below with three dots, one under the other.
The Teruah is the point of overcoming judgments and controlling the left to bring balance. That is why Teruah comes after Tekiah (right) and Shevarim (Left), when we blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah.
The cantillation of Shalshelet has the same purpose of unifying left and right in the Torah. It appears only in 4 places in the Torah and that tells us how important and powerful this connection is.
“אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם, יֹדְעֵי תְרוּעָה; יְהוָה, בְּאוֹר-פָּנֶיךָ יְהַלֵּכוּן.”
“praise worthy are the people that know Teruah, in the inner light of YHVH they will walk.”
To know, is to connect. In Rosh Hashanah we ‘restart’ the year by removing negativity with the help of the Shofar. That process ends at the end of Yom Kippur when we blow the Shofar with the תרועה גדולה, great Teruah, which ‘wraps’ all the 10 days of connection with the energy of Chessed and brings it down to our life, Malchut.
The deeper meaning of this verse is in the word תרועה Teruah. The Zohar reveals us that it is built from Torah תורה and Ayin ע, with numerical value of 70. This verse has now the meaning of “Praise worthy are the people that know the Torah in all of its 70 faces”. Faces also means inner, פנים, and aspects.
The Tikkunei Zohar brings 70 inner dimensions of the Torah by discussing the ‘Head’ word of Genesis 1:1, “בראשית” “in the Beginning”.
Rabbi Shimon wrote the Tikkunei Zohar to support the Shechina, Malchut in the last generation. The Daily Zohar is all about that. We are currently discussing a section from Tikkun 21 and B”H we will complete all the 70 Tikkunim in the next couple of years.
Psalms 89:16 reveal to us. “Praise worthy are those that connect to the 70 inner faces of the Torah. This light will shine their ways”
Stay connected to the Zohar and share this light with others to be among the “Praise worthy” people.