Daily Zohar # 3247 – Vaera – The bond of the covenant
Daily Zohar 3247
75. בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי – נִרְאֵיתִי לָהֶם מִתּוֹךְ אַסְפַּקְלַרְיָה שֶׁלֹּא מְאִירָה, וְלֹא נִרְאֵיתִי מִתּוֹךְ אַסְפַּקְלַרְיָה הַמְּאִירָה. וְאִם תֹּאמַר שֶׁהֲרֵי הִשְׁתַּמְּשׁוּ בִּנְקֵבָה לְבַד וְלֹא יוֹתֵר – בֹּא רְאֵה שֶׁאֵינָם נִפְרָדִים לְעוֹלָמִים. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב וְגַם הֲקִמֹתִי אֶת בְּרִיתִי אִתָּם, שֶׁהֲרֵי הַבְּרִית הִתְחַבְּרָה עִמָּהּ.
76. מֵהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יֵשׁ לָאָדָם לִלְמֹד, שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא אָמַר שֶׁלֹּא נוֹדָע לָהֶם, שֶׁכָּתוּב בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי, וְכָתוּב וְגַם הֲקִמֹתִי אֶת בְּרִיתִי אִתָּם, כְּדֵי לְקַיֵּם הַבְּרִית בְּיִחוּד אֶחָד, וְגַם הֲקִמֹתִי אֶת בְּרִיתִי אִתָּם וְגוֹ’. הֲרֵי נֶאֱמַר, מִי שֶׁזּוֹכֶה לִבְרִית יוֹרֵשׁ אֶת הָאָרֶץ.
When God came to Jacob in the dream, we read;
“וְהִנֵּה יְהוָה נִצָּב עָלָיו וַיֹּאמַר אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם אָבִיךָ וֵאלֹהֵי יִצְחָק הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה שֹׁכֵב עָלֶיהָ לְךָ אֶתְּנֶנָּה וּלְזַרְעֶךָ”
“And behold, YHVH stood above it and said, “I am YHVH, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.”
The verse shows “and the God of Isaac” with the Vav ‘ו’ of Zer Anpin as explained previously. At that time, Isaac was blind and when in darkness without the ability to see this world, a person is considered dead. For that reason, the Vav of Jacob was included in Isaac. After Jacob died and YHVH revealed himself to Moses, it says “and Jacob”, which is the right place of the Vav, Zeir Anpin.
God tells Moses that he revealed himself to the Patriarchs as God Almighty (אֵל שַׁדָּי). It wasn’t a full revelation of Zeir Anpin, but they had the covenant that gave them a strong bond between Malchut and Yessod of Zeir Anpin.
“וְגַם הֲקִמֹתִי אֶת־בְּרִיתִי אִתָּם לָתֵת לָהֶם אֶת־אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן אֵת אֶרֶץ מְגֻרֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר־גָּרוּ בָהּ׃ ”
“I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they sojourned.”
We learn from the verse above that the covenant provides for us a continuous connection to Yessod. That bond connects us with the ‘Holy Land’ that was promised to the patriarchs.
The ‘seal’ of the covenant is circumcision.
There are many non-jews studying the Daily Zohar because their soul feels closer to the Light that is revealed with each study. Most of them have Israelite souls that for many reasons reincarnated in the ‘exile’ state, meaning a different body and home.
If any of these people feel strongly to have an Israelite soul and wish to connect to the covenant, I suggest contacting a physician to get a health pass and a rabbi/ Mohel (the one that makes the actual circumcision) to make the spiritual connection.
Most rabbis won’t accept making a circumcision if it’s not for conversion process but there are rabbinical authorities that would approve the process if a person is pure in his heart and wish to make the Mitzvah/precept of circumcision and pay for it to show his strong desire to follow the Torah. Normally a pure Mohel won’t ask payment for his service because it is a mitzvah but they are paid by the parents voluntarily.
If a person was born to a Jewish mother and didn’t have circumcision then he should do that as soon as possible because, after death, the soul suffers a lot if the person passed away without circumcision.
The rewards of being part of the covenant are greater than any kind of pain or discomfort.
A blind person is considered dead because he lives in total darkness that is an aspect of death.
Video to support this study