Daily Zohar 3535
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3535

Hebrew translation:

119. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אָמַר, (דברים י) רַק בַּאֲבֹתֶיךָ חָשַׁק ה’. כָּתוּב בַּאֲבֹתֶיךָ, מַמָּשׁ שְׁלֹשָׁה, וּמַשְׁמָע שֶׁכָּתוּב רַק – רַק מַמָּשׁ, וּמֵאֵלֶּה נִפְרָדִים וְנֶאֱחָזִים כָּל שְׁאָר הָאֲחֵרִים וְעוֹלִים הַשֵּׁם לְהִתְעַטֵּר.
120. שָׁנִינוּ, אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, מִן הַיּוֹם שֶׁהִתְעַלָּה רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן מֵהַמְּעָרָה, הַדְּבָרִים הַלָּלוּ לֹא נִתְכַּסּוּ מִן הַחֲבֵרִים וּבְסוֹדוֹת עֶלְיוֹנִים הָיוּ מִסְתַּכְּלִים וּמִתְגַּלִּים מִבֵּינֵיהֶם, כְּאִלּוּ שֶׁנִּתְּנוּ בְּאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה בְּהַר סִינַי, אַחַר שֶׁמֵּת כָּתוּב (בראשית ה) וַיִּסָּכְרוּ מַעְיְנוֹת תְּהוֹם וַאֲרֻבּוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְהָיוּ הַחֲבֵרִים מְרַחֲשִׁים דְּבָרִים, וְלֹא מִתְקַיְּמִים בָּהֶם.
121. שֶׁיּוֹם אֶחָד הָיָה יוֹשֵׁב רַבִּי יְהוּדָה עַל פִּתְחָהּ שֶׁל טְבֶרְיָה וְרָאָה שְׁנֵי גְמַלִּים שֶׁמַּעֲלִים בִּגְדֵי צֶמֶר מֵעַל הַכְּתֵפַיִם. נָפַל הַמַּשָּׂא שֶׁל בִּגְדֵי הַצֶּמֶר, וּבָאוּ צִפֳּרִים, וְעַד שֶׁלֹּא הִגִּיעוּ עֲלֵיהֶם, הִתְבַּקְּעוּ.
122. אַחַר כָּךְ בָּאוּ כַּמָּה צִפֳּרִים, וְהָיוּ הוֹלְכִים אַחֲרֵיהֶם, וְשָׁהוּ [וְזָרְקוּ] אוֹתָם בְּסֶלַע, וְלֹא הִתְבַּקְּעוּ, וְהָיוּ צוֹוְחִים לָהֶם וְלֹא הָיוּ נִפְרָדִים. שָׁמְעוּ קוֹל אֶחָד עֲטֶרֶת הָעֲטָרוֹת שׁוֹרֶה בַּחֲשֵׁכָה וְהַבְּעָלִים בַּחוּץ.


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Zohar Vayechi
Deuteronomy 10:15
“רַק בַּאֲבֹתֶיךָ חָשַׁק יְהוָה לְאַהֲבָה אוֹתָם וַיִּבְחַר בְּזַרְעָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם בָּכֶם מִכָּל הָעַמִּים כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה.”
YHVH delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day.”
‘Only in your fathers’ are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It says ‘Only’ to indicate that the three are the principals and the lower three worlds branch out of them.

Rabbi Yossi said that from the day Rabbi Shimon left the cave, they could look at the supernal secrets and reveal their inner meaning as if they were given to them at that moment on Mount Sinai.
After Rabbi Shimon passed away, it is written;
Genesis 8:2
“וַיִּסָּכְרוּ מַעְיְנֹת תְּהוֹם וַאֲרֻבֹּת הַשָּׁמָיִם וַיִּכָּלֵא הַגֶּשֶׁם מִן הַשָּׁמָיִם.”
“The springs of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.”
It means that the springs of wisdom were sealed and the friends could not reveal and understand the secrets as before.

This paragraph starts a new study, which we will do when we come back to Vayechi.

The first three sefirot of Zeir Anpin, Chessed, Gevurah, and Tiferet correspond to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They are important because they connect to the upper three, which are Chokmah, Binah, and Da’at, and bring sustenance to all the levels below.
When Rabbi Shimon was in the cave, he and his son, Rabbi Elazar were on a high spiritual level that the friends couldn’t reach by themselves. When Rabbi Shimon left the cave, he had to lower himself a little and that allowed the friends to connect to his channel and reveal secrets from the Torah.
After his passing, the huge channel of Rabbi Shimon closed and they couldn’t reveal secrets as before.


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