Daily Zohar # 3377 – Shelach – Give Truth to Jacob
121. וּבְאוֹתָהּ יְשִׁיבַת בְּצַלְאֵל, וְכֵן בִּשְׁתֵּי יְשִׁיבוֹת, וְיַעֲקֹב אִישׁ תָּם, בַּעְלָהּ שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ תָּם. וּמִיהוּ א’? סוֹד וָ”ו. וּכְשֶׁהָיוּ כְּלַל זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה כְּאֶחָד, אָז נוֹטֵל כָּל אוֹתִיּוֹת אֵלֶּה את”ם, וְהוּא אֱמֶ”ת. (מיכה ז) תִּתֵּן אֱמֶת לְיַעֲקֹב. כְּלַל זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה כְּאֶחָד, שְׁלֵמוּת הַכֹּל.
122. אַבְרָהָם לֹא הִצְטַוָּה עַל פְּרִיעָה, וּכְשֶׁנִּכְנַס, נִכְנַס לְתָם זֶה וּלְתוֹךְ דַּרְגוֹתָיו, שֶׁנִּקְרְאוּ כְאֶחָד יָם, וְהַיְנוּ תָּמִים. אַחַר כָּךְ הִתְעַלָּה אַבְרָהָם, וְנִכְנַס פְּנִימָה, וְנִקְשַׁר עִם יָמִין הָעֶלְיוֹן.
This study is dedicated to his honor
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Jacob was ‘pure’, ‘Tam’ with control and ownership of the ‘firstborn bull’/Ox that became part of him. The other side is bad and it is called ‘goring bull’. It is the aspect of the foreskin and P’riah (פְּרִיעָה) that is removed during the circumcision. From this side comes out judgments down to the last level that is called ‘שְׁאִיָּ”ה’ (Heb. Sheiyah). This negative force brings down houses that are empty from occupants.
‘Evil Donkey’ is the secret of harsh judgment and if it connects to the ‘goring ox’, they form together with a destructive force. That is why the Torah tells us not to put them together.
Deuteronomy 22:10 “לֹא תַחֲרֹשׁ בְּשׁוֹר וּבַחֲמֹר יַחְדָּו.” “You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.”
In the Yeshiva of Betzalel and the Yeshivot of Metat- and the Holy One Blessed be He, they say that ‘Jacob was a pure man (תָּם)’ (Genesis 25:27) means that he is the ‘husband’ of ‘תם’ ‘Tam’ that is Malchut.
Jacob is the Center Column, Zeir Anpin that is represented by the letter ו (spelled ואו) of the YHVH name. The ‘husband’ is the א Alef in the spelled Vav, ‘ואו’. Malchut is ‘תם’ and it includes the male and female aspects. Jacob takes the letters of תם and joins them with the א to make the word ‘אמת’ ‘Truth’ that represents a complete/perfect state of unification between male and female.
“תִּתֵּן אֱמֶת לְיַעֲקֹב חֶסֶד לְאַבְרָהָם אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ מִימֵי קֶדֶם.”
“You will give truth to Jacob And mercy to Abraham, Which You have sworn to our fathers From days of old.”
Abraham was not told to do the step of ‘פְּרִיעָה’ P’riah in his circumcision but after that, he entered the levels of ‘תם’,’Tam’ that is called ‘ים’ ‘im’ and together it makes ‘תמים’, ‘Tamim’ (see #117 above). Then Abraham rose and connected to the upper Right that is Chessed and the correction of ‘פְּרִיעָה’ P’riah was left for Jacob.
To avoid a ‘visit’ from the negative forces of the night like ‘שְׁאִיָּ”ה’, the sages tell us not to sleep alone in a house. It’s okay if there are other people in other rooms or in other apartments in the building.
In any case, it’s better to have Light enter the room from the external room and or even street light. A small night light is good.