Daily Zohar 3283
78. וּמִסִּבָּה זוֹ, כַּאֲשֶׁר נָתַן הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶת הַתּוֹרָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, הִטְעִים לָהֶם מֵהַלֶּחֶם הָעֶלְיוֹן הַהוּא שֶׁל הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, וּמִתּוֹךְ הַלֶּחֶם הַהוּא הָיוּ יוֹדְעִים וּמִסְתַּכְּלִים בְּסוֹדוֹת הַתּוֹרָה לָלֶכֶת בְּדֶרֶךְ יָשָׁר, וַהֲרֵי בֵּאֲרוּ הַדְּבָרִים אֵלּוּ הַחֲבֵרִים בְּסוֹדוֹת (אֵלּוּ שֶׁאֲנַחְנוּ אוֹמְרִים) אֵלּוּ כְּמוֹ שֶׁאָמַרְנוּ.
79. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן וְרַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר בְּנוֹ הָיוּ הוֹלְכִים בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וְהָיוּ הוֹלְכִים עִמָּהֶם רַבִּי אַבָּא וְרַבִּי יוֹסֵי. עַד שֶׁהָיוּ הוֹלְכִים, פָּגְשׁוּ בְזָקֵן אֶחָד, וְהָיָה אוֹחֵז בְּיָדוֹ תִּינוֹק אֶחָד. הֵרִים עֵינָיו רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן וְרָאָה אוֹתוֹ. אָמַר לוֹ לְרַבִּי אַבָּא, וַדַּאי דְּבָרִים חֲדָשִׁים יֵשׁ לָנוּ אֵצֶל הַזָּקֵן.
The day of Rosh Hashanah is a day of judgment for those who didn’t eat the food of healing that is the Matzah. They left the food of the Torah and ate Chametz. On Rosh Hashanah the Holy One Blessed be He sits on his throne and judges the whole world. The Chametz comes up tells about the person and prosecute him.
When the Holy One Blessed be He gave the Torah to the Israelites, he gave them a taste from the bread of heavens that is the inner Light of Zeir Anpin. Malchut receives from this bread and it revealed to them the secrets of the Torah and the righteous path to follow.
This paragraph starts a new study and will be included in the next DZ.
The Chametz represents our desire for the self alone that drives negative actions.
The Zohar tells us that if we have full control over the desire for the self and know how to follow the Torah then there is nothing to judge us on Rosh Hashanah. Without ‘Chametz’ to testify against us, we receive a clean file for the coming year.
Those who were guided to the study and knowledge of the Zohar, received a gift from God to use and follow. If they stop the connection to the Zohar for some reason. They would be judged for leaving the righteous path.
It’s not easy to apply restrictions in life but we must stay on the path and seek the light no matter what temporary pleasures call us to stay away from the righteous path.
Righteous people with control over their desires make a serious connection on Rosh Hashanah because in their minds every thought that is not related to Torah is a waste of time and Light that they could have drawn to the world and help more people.