140. אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי יְהוּדָה, יָפֶה הוּא, וְכָךְ הוּא וַדַּאי, וַהֲרֵי פַּעַם אַחֶרֶת שָׁמַעְתִּי אוֹתוֹ בַּגָּוֶן הַזֶּה, וְשָׁכַחְתִּי אֶת הַדְּבָרִים. עַכְשָׁו דָּבָר אַחֵר אֲנִי רוֹצֶה לָדַעַת, הֲרֵי רָאִינוּ בְּפֶסַח ז’ וּבְסֻכּוֹת ז’, וּשְׁלֵמוּת הַשִּׂמְחָה בְּיוֹם אַחֵר. בְּשָׁבוּעוֹת לָמָּה נִמְצְאוּ בוֹ ז’ יָמִים, וַהֲרֵי כָּאן רְאוּיִים יוֹתֵר מֵהַכֹּל?
We continue this week with the Zohar portion of Emor because we already completed the studies of Behar and Bechukotai. Download links on the widget bar.
The joy and happiness with a complete Hallel occur on the first night of Pesach because of the unification that happens on that night when all lower levels awakened from the supernal levels, not from the side of Israel.
When Zeir Anpin unifies with Malchut, Chokmah and Binah stand above them to bring completion for the entire body. The moon that is Malchut gets crowned and the Hallel is complete, bringing joy and happiness to all.
After the first night, the Hallel is incomplete as in other times.
Rabbi Yehuda says that he heard this explanation at a different time but forgot what was said. Pesach and Sukkot are celebrated for seven days and the complete happiness event is on Shemini Atzeret, the day after Sukkot, which is Simchat Torah. He asks why don’t we celebrate Shavuot for seven days. It is the day that we receive the Torah that is the most important and worthy of seven days more than the other holiday. Also, Pesach is the Right Column, Sukkot is the Left column, and Shavuot is the center column that includes the Right and the Left in it, and for that, Shavuot, more than the others, should be for seven days.
The Zohar explains why Shavuot is not celebrated for seven days in the next study.
Rabbi Yehuda mentioned that he forgot a study he heard before. Why?
The sages teach us that to remember the studies we need to repeat them, and they’re still a difference in the level of understanding between a person that studies the same subject 100 times to the one that studied the same 101 times.
Olives without olive oil hurt the memory, but olive oil is good to retain memory. It’s always good to add olive oil on top of regular pickled olives.
If during prayers or studies we remember our ‘sins’ or anything negative that we did, it means that we need to correct this issue.
Wearing two items of clothes as one contributes to forgetfulness. The same with removing two items together. The reason is that our clothes are part of the surrounding light and if we wear two at the same time then the external blocks the inner one. If you wear two socks, put them one by one and remove them one at a time.
Read the above twice so you can remember it.