Daily Zohar 3342
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3342

Hebrew translation:

104. אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם בְּמוֹעֲדָם, כָּתוּב (שמות כב) וְאַנְשֵׁי קֹדֶשׁ תִּהְיוּן לִי. יִשְׂרָאֵל לְמַטָּה נִקְרָאִים אַנְשֵׁי קֹדֶשׁ. כֵּיוָן שֶׁהֵם מְזֻמָּנִים מִקֹּדֶשׁ שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה, אַתֶּם אַנְשֵׁי קֹדֶשׁ לְמַטָּה הַזְמִינוּ אוֹתָם, אָז הַתְקִינוּ סְעוּדָה וְשִׂמְחוּ, שֶׁהֲרֵי לָכֶם רָאוּי זֶה, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁאַתֶּם נִקְרָאִים אַנְשֵׁי קֹדֶשׁ, וְיִהְיוּ כֻלָּם מְזֻמָּנִים בְּכָל הַצְּדָדִים שֶׁל קֹדֶשׁ לְמַעְלָה וּלְמַטָּה.
105. דָּבָר אַחֵר אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי ה’, מַה זֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי ה’? רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אָמַר, הֵם מֵה’, שֶׁבּוֹ נִקְשְׁרוּ מִמַּטָּה לְמַעְלָה וּמִמַּעְלָה לְמַטָּה. כֻּלָּם קְשׁוּרִים בּוֹ, וְכֻלָּם מִתְעַטְּרִים (וּמְזֻמָּנִים) (וּמִתְאַחֲדִים) לְהִקָּשֵׁר קֶשֶׁר אֶחָד בַּקֶּשֶׁר שֶׁל הַמֶּלֶךְ. מָה הַטַּעַם? כְּמוֹ שֶׁמֶּלֶךְ יוֹרֵשׁ אֶת הָאָב וְהָאֵם, וְאָחוּז בְּאוֹתוֹ קֹדֶשׁ וּמִתְעַטֵּר בָּהֶם. (בִּשְׁבִיל) כָּךְ כָּל אוֹתָם שֶׁאֲחוּזִים בַּמֶּלֶךְ צְרִיכִים לְהִזְדַּמֵּן לְאוֹתוֹ מָקוֹם עֶלְיוֹן שֶׁנִּקְרָא קֹדֶשׁ, כְּדֵי שֶׁכֻּלָּם יִתְאַחֲדוּ כְאֶחָד (לַמֶּלֶךְ). וְעַל כֵּן נִקְרָא מוֹעֲדֵי ה’, וְאַחַר כָּךְ מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, שֶׁהֲרֵי בָּהֶם מִתְעַטֵּר בַּמֶּלֶךְ.
106. אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם בְּמוֹעֲדָם, שְׁנֵי חֲלָקִים יֵשׁ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל בָּהֶם. אִם מִצַּד הַמֶּלֶךְ – יֵשׁ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל חֵלֶק עֶלְיוֹן בּוֹ, שֶׁכָּתוּב (דברים ד) וְאַתֶּם הַדְּבֵקִים בַּה’ אֱלֹהֵיכֶם וְגוֹ’, (שם לב) כִּי חֵלֶק ה’ עַמּוֹ. וְאִם מִצַּד הָעֶלְיוֹן שֶׁל קֹדֶשׁ – יֵשׁ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל חֵלֶק עֶלְיוֹן בּוֹ, שֶׁכָּתוּב וְאַנְשֵׁי קֹדֶשׁ תִּהְיוּן לִי, וְכָתוּב (ירמיה ב) קֹדֶשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל לַה’. וְעַל כֵּן רָאוּי לָכֶם לְזַמֵּן אוֹתָם וּלְתַקֵּן לַכֹּהֲנִים שִׂמְחָה וּסְעוּדָה וְלִשְׂמֹחַ בָּהֶם.


Zohar Emor

Leviticus 23:2
“דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֵלֶּה הֵם מוֹעֲדָי.”
““Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘These feasts of YHVH, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”

Exodus 22:30
“וְאַנְשֵׁי קֹדֶשׁ תִּהְיוּן לִי וּבָשָׂר בַּשָּׂדֶה טְרֵפָה לֹא תֹאכֵלוּ לַכֶּלֶב תַּשְׁלִכוּן אֹתוֹ.”
““And you shall be holy men to Me: you shall not eat meat torn by beasts in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.”

Israel is called ‘Holy men’ because they are invited to receive holiness from Father and Mother.
‘You shall proclaim to be holy convocations’ tells us to prepare well for the holidays to have a proper and worthy vessel for the light of Holiness.
We prepare a meal and make it a joyful event because as invited ‘Holy men’ we connect to all the levels from Father and Mother to Malchut.

Rabbi Shimon explains that ‘These feasts of YHVH’ means that the holidays come from YHVH, Zeir Anpin. They come down through the three columns.
Zeir Anpin receives the Light from the upper three sefirot and the light of Chokmah is revealed in Malchut. Those who are ‘invited’ for this connection enjoy a complete unification with the Tree of Life. To be invited we need to ‘proclaim’ the holiness of the holiday.

The Israelites benefit from a special relationship with YHVH when they follow the Torah. They receive Light from the King, Zeir Anpin, and from Father and Mother. They become Holy when we proclaim the holidays.

Leviticus 23:4
“אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם בְּמוֹעֲדָם.”
“‘These are the feasts of YHVH, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.”
Deuteronomy 4:4
“וְאַתֶּם הַדְּבֵקִים בַּיהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם הַיּוֹם.”
“But you who held fast to YHVH your God are alive today, every one of you.”
“Israel is holiness to YHVH” (Jeremiah 2:3)

The Kiddush of the three main holidays, Passover, Sukkot, and Shavuot, starts with the verse “‘These are the feasts of YHVH, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.”
It’s a key that the Torah gives us to ‘unlock’ the connection to the Holiness of the holiday.
The word ‘קידוש’ ‘Kiddush’ has the root ‘קדש’ that means Holy. Kiddush can be recited over water, beer, or even bread but we use wine for several reasons. The Zohar calls the light that flows from the upper three ‘preserved wine’.
Wine brings happiness and as the aspect of the Left column, it has a greater force to draw the Light of Chokmah to Malchut.
Oil, water, and wine come out from one source. Oil on the Right and use by the priests. Wine is Left and used by the Levites. Water in the center and it is the aspect of light that spread down to all levels.
‘Wine’ ‘יין’ has a numerical value of 70 to reveal the connection to the ‘high’ sefirot.
Before Kiddush, we add a few drops of water into the wine to ‘balance’ the Left with the Right and connect to happiness.