Daily Zohar 3233
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3233


Hebrew translation:

87. וּבֹא רְאֵה, כָּל אוֹתוֹ אָדָם שֶׁמְּקַנֵּא לַקָּדוֹשׁ-בָּרוּךְ-הוּא, לֹא יָכוֹל מַלְאַךְ הַמָּוֶת לִשְׁלֹט בּוֹ כִּשְׁאָר בְּנֵי אָדָם, וְיִתְקַיֵּם בּוֹ שָׁלוֹם, וְהִנֵּה פֵּרְשׁוּהָ כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בְּפִנְחָס, (במדבר כה) לָכֵן אֱמֹר הִנְנִי נֹתֵן לוֹ אֶת בְּרִיתִי שָׁלוֹם.
88. וַיִּפֹּל עַל צַוְּארֵי בִנְיָמִן אָחִיו וַיֵּבְךְּ וּבִנְיָמִן בָּכָה עַל צַוָּארָיו. רַבִּי יִצְחָק אָמַר, הִנֵּה פֵּרְשׁוּהָ שֶׁבָּכָה עַל מִקְדָּשׁ רִאשׁוֹן וְעַל מִקְדָּשׁ שֵׁנִי.
89. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, כְּמִגְדַּל דָּוִיד צַוָּארֵךְ בָּנוּי לְתַלְפִּיּוֹת אֶלֶף הַמָּגֵן תָּלוּי עָלָיו כֹּל שִׁלְטֵי הַגִּבֹּרִים. כְּמִגְדַּל דָּוִיד, מִי מִגְדַּל דָּוִיד? זֶה וַדַּאי מִגְדַּל דָּוִד שֶׁבָּנָה אוֹתוֹ דָּוִד וְהֶעֱלָה אוֹתוֹ לְתוֹךְ יְרוּשָׁלַיִם. אֶלָּא כְּמִגְדַּל דָּוִיד – זוֹ יְרוּשָׁלַיִם שֶׁל מַעְלָה, שֶׁכָּתוּב בָּהּ (משלי יא) מִגְדַּל עֹז שֵׁם ה’ בּוֹ יָרוּץ צַדִּיק וְנִשְׂגָּב. מִי הַנִּשְׂגָּב? אֶלָּא אוֹתוֹ מִגְדָּל נִשְׂגָּב, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁבּוֹ יָרוּץ צַדִּיק.


Zohar Vayigash

Numbers 25:11,12
“פִּינְחָס בֶּן אֶלְעָזָר בֶּן אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן הֵשִׁיב אֶת חֲמָתִי מֵעַל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּקַנְאוֹ אֶת קִנְאָתִי בְּתוֹכָם וְלֹא כִלִּיתִי אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּקִנְאָתִי.”
“לָכֵן אֱמֹר הִנְנִי נֹתֵן לוֹ אֶת בְּרִיתִי שָׁלוֹם.”
““Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back my wrath from the people of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the people of Israel in my jealousy.”
“Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;”
The Zohar teaches us that those who are jealous for YHVH, are protected from the angel of death and live in peace as it was said for Pinchas, “I give him My covenant of peace”

Elijah reminds God about his jealous work for him, as Pinchas (1 Kings 19:10) “I have been very jealous for YHVH…”.

Genesis 45:14
“וַיִּפֹּל עַל צַוְּארֵי בִנְיָמִן אָחִיו וַיֵּבְךְּ וּבִנְיָמִן בָּכָה עַל צַוָּארָיו.”
“Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his necks.”

The verse tells about Joseph falling on Benjamin’s neck (singular) and Benjamin wept on Joseph’s necks (plural).
Rabbi Yitzchak says that he cried about the first and second temples that will be built and destroyed in the land of Benjamin.

When Benjamin connected to his brother Joseph, he saw the future because Benjamin was called righteous because he was pure in all his actions during the time Joseph was absent. Benjamin assumed the purity of the level of Yessod and the spiritual role of Joseph. Benjamin was a Tzadik from Malchut that is below and Joseph was a Tzadik from Zeir Anpin, which is above (Zohar Vayetze #134 ).

The Zohar continues to explain the aspects of ‘neck’.
Songs 4:4
“כְּמִגְדַּל דָּוִיד צַוָּארֵךְ בָּנוּי לְתַלְפִּיּוֹת אֶלֶף הַמָּגֵן תָּלוּי עָלָיו כֹּל שִׁלְטֵי הַגִּבּוֹרִים.”
“Your neck is like the Tower of David, Built with rows of stones On which are hung a thousand shields, All the round shields of the mighty men.”

The ‘tower of David’ was built by King David in Jerusalem but the verse says ‘like the tower of David’ and the word ‘like’ implies something different. The ‘tower/neck’ refers to the spiritual aspect of Jerusalem above, Malchut. On this tower, it says in Proverbs 18:10
“מִגְדַּל עֹז שֵׁם יְהוָה בּוֹ יָרוּץ צַדִּיק וְנִשְׂגָּב.”
“The name of YHVH is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and elevated.”

The ‘elevated’ is the tower and the righteous that is the aspect of Yessod. He runs into Yessod to elevate Malchut to Yessod.

The Tower of David in Jerusalem
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The Zohar explains (Vayigash #93) that the ‘neck’ is the aspect of the Holy Temple that connects us to the ‘head’, that is the sefirot of Chokmah, Binah and Da’at.