Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #316 – Slavery, Yoke
Tikkun 21 – 57
Psalms 132:17 “שָׁם אַצְמִיחַ קֶרֶן לְדָוִד; עָרַכְתִּי נֵר, לִמְשִׁיחִי” “There I will shoot up a horn to David, I prepared a candle to my Messaiah”
Deuteronomy 33:17 “ בְּכוֹר שׁוֹרוֹ הָדָר לוֹ, וְקַרְנֵי רְאֵם קַרְנָיו”
“… and his horns are of the wild ox…”
The cantillation of “Karnei Para” , meaning cow/ox horns is in the aspect of the two Messiahs, Mashiach Ben Yosef and Ben David for Yod and Vav of the YHVH name and the two Holy Temples for the two H of the YHVH.
The Red Heffer
Numbers 19:2 “פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה תְּמִימָה אֲשֶׁר אֵין-בָּהּ מוּם, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-עָלָה עָלֶיהָ, עֹל”
“…Red heifer, faultless, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.”
The Red heifer is from the left side, Gevurah. The right column, Chessed, Abraham, is complete good, תמים as it is said in Genesis 17:1 “הִתְהַלֵּךְ לְפָנַי, וֶהְיֵה תָמִים”. “…Walk before me, and be complete good”
Flawless, אין בה מוׁם is the central column. Jacob represents the central column and was called, Genesis 25:27 “וְיַעֲקֹב אִישׁ תָּם” “and Jacob was a flawless man”
אשר לא עלה עליה עול, “without yoke”, means “did not experience slavery”. The attributes of the red Heifer gives it the cleansing power from death.
The Zohar says that Shechina is revealed on Shabbat because we are not dealing with our ‘slavery’, which is the work of the weekdays.
The Seventh day is our rest from slavery and that is what let us connect to the Shechina and the cleansing power of that light.
More about the red heifer in my commentary to Parashat Chukat: