90. וַיֹּאמֶר שַׁלְּחֵנִי כִּי עָלָה הַשָּׁחַר וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא אֲשַׁלֵּחֲךָ כִּי אִם בֵּרַכְתָּנִי. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (שיר ו) מִי זֹאת הַנִּשְׁקָפָה כְּמוֹ שָׁחַר יָפָה כַלְּבָנָה בָּרָה כַּחַמָּה יָפָה כַּנִּדְגָּלוֹת. פָּסוּק זֶה פֵּרְשׁוּהוּ וְנִתְבָּאֵר. אֲבָל מִי זֹאת הַנִּשְׁקָפָה – אֵלּוּ הֵם יִשְׂרָאֵל, בִּזְמַן שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יָקִים אוֹתָם וְיוֹצִיאֵם מִן הַגָּלוּת, אָז יִפְתַּח לָהֶם פֶּתַח שֶׁל אוֹר [שֶׁהוּא] דַּקִּיק קָטָן, וְאַחַר כָּךְ פֶּתַח אַחֵר שֶׁהוּא גָדוֹל מִמֶּנּוּ, עַד שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִפְתַּח לָהֶם שְׁעָרִים עֶלְיוֹנִים פְּתוּחִים לְאַרְבַּע רוּחוֹת הָעוֹלָם.
“וַיִּוָּתֵר יַעֲקֹב לְבַדּוֹ וַיֵּאָבֵק אִישׁ עִמּוֹ עַד עֲלוֹת הַשָּׁחַר.”
“Then Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day.”
Jacob wrestled with the angel of the other-side during the night, until daybreak that is the time that the other-side loses control.
The exile is like living in darkness and night. During the ‘night’ the ‘dust’ (אבק) have control over Israel, and they are thrown to earth until daybreak and light spread. Then Israel will govern the kingdom because they will be sanctified from above as written in Daniel 7:27
“וּמַלְכוּתָה וְשָׁלְטָנָא וּרְבוּתָא דִּי מַלְכְוָת תְּחוֹת כָּל שְׁמַיָּא יְהִיבַת לְעַם קַדִּישֵׁי עֶלְיוֹנִין מַלְכוּתֵהּ מַלְכוּת עָלַם וְכֹל שָׁלְטָנַיָּא לֵהּ יִפְלְחוּן וְיִשְׁתַּמְּעוּן.”
“Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
“וַיֹּאמֶר שַׁלְּחֵנִי כִּי עָלָה הַשָּׁחַר וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא אֲשַׁלֵּחֲךָ כִּי אִם בֵּרַכְתָּנִי.”
“And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”
The angel of darkness asked to be released because the morning comes.
“מִי זֹאת הַנִּשְׁקָפָה כְּמוֹ שָׁחַר יָפָה כַלְּבָנָה בָּרָה כַּחַמָּה אֲיֻמָּה כַּנִּדְגָּלוֹת.”
“Who is it that is seen like the dawn, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, Awesome as an army with banners?”
Rabbi Yehuda quotes this verse and says that “Who is she” is the children of Israel. When the Holy One Blessed be He raises them up and brings them out of exile, he will open for them a thin opening of very small and fine light. Then he will open another opening that is a little larger and so on until the holy one Blessed be He opens for them the supernal gates that open to four directions. It means that their redemption won’t come at once but like the light of dawn that increases until the full light of the day is shown. This is the meaning of “looks forth as the morning”
We continue the fight of Jacob against the darkness until the morning comes. We keep the fight until the time that the Holy One Blessed be He opens for us a new channel of light that we should hold to it and transform darkness into blessings.
Most people are not aware of the global war that is currently conducted on a spiritual level with signs on earth. It can blow up to a huge and destructive war at any moment, but we seek the Light to be able to control the dark side on the personal and global levels. Those who go against the freedom of religion are part of the evil side that want to block us from seeing the opening of light. If we lose the path to the Light we may fall into a great darkness that the new Pharaohs of the world bring on us to enslave us. We must cry and pray to God to send us the redeemer.