92. עוֹד, לוֹ בְּו’, שֶׁלֹּא נִכְלָל יָמִין בִּשְׂמֹאל, בִּשְׁבִיל שֶׁלֹּא יִתְמַשְּׁכוּ הַבְּרָכוֹת לְמַטָּה. לֹא בְּאָלֶ”ף, שֶׁהֲרֵי לֹא נוֹטְלִים לְהִמָּשֵׁךְ לַתַּחְתּוֹנִים. מִי גָרַם אֶת זֶה? מִשּׁוּם שֶׁרְשָׁעִים מַפְרִידִים יֵצֶר רַע מִיֵּצֶר טוֹב, וְנִדְבָּקִים בְּיֵצֶר רַע.
93. בֹּא רְאֵה, יְהוּדָה בָּא מִצַּד הַשְּׂמֹאל וְנִדְבָּק בַּיָּמִין כְּדֵי לְנַצֵּחַ עַמִּים וְלִשְׁבֹּר חֵילָם. שֶׁאִם לֹא נִדְבָּק בַּיָּמִין, לֹא יִשְׁבֹּר אֶת חֵילָם. וְאִם תֹּאמַר לָמָּה בְּיָמִין, וַהֲרֵי שְׂמֹאל מְעוֹרֵר דִּינִים בָּעוֹלָם?
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar says that the wicked cause a blemish in the upper levels because of their negative actions. In the upper level, the Right is apart from the Left.
“שִׁחֵת לוֹ לֹא בָּנָיו מוּמָם דּוֹר עִקֵּשׁ וּפְתַלְתֹּל.”
“They have corrupted themselves; They are not His children, Because of their blemish: A perverse and crooked generation.”
Their actions stop the blessings in the heavens from coming down to the world.
The wicked separate the evil inclination from the good inclination, and cling to the evil side.
Yehuda came from the Left side, which is Malchut. Malchut comes from the Left to be part of the Right. Yehuda adheres to the Right to overpower the nations and weaken their strength. The question is why the Left that awakens judgment was not enough for Yehuda to break the power of the nations.
The fight against the evil inclination is constant, from the moment we open our eyes in the morning until we go to sleep at night. It would be a good practice to plan the activities of the next day before we go to sleep. List ONLY positive action so when you wake up, you already have a positive plan for the day, blocking the ‘suggestions’ of the negative side. Keep a few coins next to your bed, even it is just a minimal amount. Three coins are for Right, Left, and Center. In the morning wash your hands properly (Netilah). Do the morning blessings and put the coins into a Tzedaka box, or any type of container. Later you can give it to charity, or transform its value into an online donation.
Starting or closing the day with Tzedakah helps to break the evil inclination. The act of giving is the key in this case because it connects us to Yessod and opens a flow for the Light of Chassadim to fill our lives.
Continued in the next study.