Daily Zohar # 3270 – Mishpatim – Do you know the heart of a stranger?
94. בְּכַמָּה מְקוֹמוֹת הִזְהִיר הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עַל הַגֵּר (כְּדֵי) שֶׁיִּזָּהֲרוּ בוֹ זֶרַע הַקֹּדֶשׁ, וְאַחַר הוֹצִיא דָבָר נִסְתָּר מִנַּרְתִּיקוֹ. וְכֵיוָן שֶׁהִתְגַּלָּה, חוֹזֵר מִיָּד לְנַרְתִּיקוֹ וְהִתְלַבֵּשׁ שָׁם.
95. כֵּיוָן שֶׁהִזְהִיר עַל הַגֵּר בְּכָל אוֹתָם מְקוֹמוֹת, יָצָא הַדָּבָר מִנַּרְתִּיקוֹ וְהִתְגַּלָּה וְאָמַר, וְאַתֶּם יְדַעְתֶּם אֶת נֶפֶשׁ הַגֵּר. מִיָּד נִכְנְסָה לְנַרְתִּיקָהּ, וְחָזְרָה בִּלְבוּשׁ וְנִטְמְנָה, שֶׁכָּתוּב כִּי גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם, שֶׁחָשַׁב הַכָּתוּב, שֶׁבִּגְלַל שֶׁמִּיָּד הִתְלַבֵּשׁ, לֹא הָיָה מִי שֶׁיַּשְׁגִּיחַ בּוֹ. בְּנֶפֶשׁ הַגֵּר הַזּוֹ יוֹדַעַת הַנְּשָׁמָה הַקְּדוֹשָׁה בְּדִבְרֵי הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וְנֶהֱנֵית (וְשׁוֹאֶבֶת) מֵהֶם.
Everything the Holy One Blessed be He made in this world he concealed in the Torah. Whatever we read in the Torah conceals something that is ‘dressed’ in different garments that we can’t see. Only the wise people that are full of ‘eyes’ can see the secret from its garments. Even though the revelation of the secret disappears immediately, they retain the secret.
The Holy One Blessed be He warned us in several places in the Torah to watch for the converts and honor them because they have the holy seed of the Israelites. They are concealed in different garments. After a convert comes out and reveals his Israelite soul, he goes back to his external garments but retains the Israelite soul in its new and revealed state.
“וְגֵר לֹא תִלְחָץ וְאַתֶּם יְדַעְתֶּם אֶת נֶפֶשׁ הַגֵּר כִּי גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם.”
“Also you shall not oppress a stranger(convert), for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
The first command ‘Do not oppress a stranger/convert’ is made to follow literally. It is the concealed part. Then the revelation of the secret explained as ‘for you know the heart of a stranger’. ‘Knowing’ is an aspect of the connection between the soul and the body. Then the ‘window’ of understanding is closed with ‘because you were strangers in the land of Egypt’.
In Egypt, we were slaves and couldn’t connect to YHVH until Moses was sent to take us out.
Many Israelites’ souls are with the aspect of ‘slaves’ in ‘Egypt’. The Zohar is the aspect of Moses using Rabbi Shimon to shine a light on the souls of the ‘strangers in the Land of Egypt’ and lead them out of slavery. The light of the Torah and Zohar activates their Israelite’s soul and draws them to reveal the concealed soul inside through the process of Torah study and conversion.
There are many Israelites souls around the world that wish to come out but they don’t have a Jewish community nearby to support their process in revealing their true soul. The first step in their conversion process is to know their hearts and let it follow the path out ‘Egypt’. Then they should abandon all types of worship that are not based on the Torah. The Zohar is the highest level of Torah study and connection to Moses, our first and final redeemer.
All Jews/Israelites should follow the command “Do not oppress a stranger(convert)” because anyone that comes close to the Torah potentially has the Holy seed of an Israelite. Honor and support them because they are part of our expanded family.