Daily Zohar # 3659 – Shelach Lecha – Rabbi Elai explains
130. מִי שֶׁלֹּא הִסְתַּכֵּל בְּאוֹתָם שְׁלֹשָׁה דְבָרִים טְמִירִים, מַה לְמַעְלָה מַה לְּמַטָּה וְכוּ’, עָתִיד הוּא לְהִפָּקֵחַ בַּתּוֹרָה וְלִפְקֹחַ בָּהּ עֵינָיו. עֵץ שֶׁל שְׁמוֹנָה עָשָׂר, שִׁדְרַת הַבֶּן אָדָם, כְּשֶׁמִּתְכּוֹפֵף לִפְנֵי רִבּוֹנוֹ, יִזְקֹף וְיַעֲמֹד לִתְחִיַּת הַמֵּתִים. אִם לֹא כוֹפֵף בְּמוֹדִים, נַעֲשֶׂה נָחָשׁ, וְאֵין לוֹ תְקוּמָה לְאוֹתוֹ הַזְּמַן.
131. מִי שֶׁנִּכְנָס לְבֵין שְׁנֵי כְרוּבִים פְּנִימָה, מִי שֶׁנִּכְנָס שִׁעוּר שְׁנֵי פְתָחִים לְתוֹךְ בֵּית הַכְּנֶסֶת, נִדְבָּק בְּרִבּוֹנוֹ, וּרְצוֹנוֹ נַעֲשֶׂה. מִי שֶׁמְּעַיֵּן בִּתְפִלָּתוֹ וּמִסְתַּכֵּל בָּהּ, רָחוֹק מֵרְצוֹנוֹ שֶׁשּׁוֹאֵל. קָרְבַּן הַתִּינוֹק כְּשֶׁמַּקְרִיב אָדָם בְּנוֹ לְבֵית סֵפֶר אוֹ לְמִילָה, זֶה קָרְבָּן שָׁלֵם לְהִתְקַבֵּל. מִכָּאן וּלְהָלְאָה, אֲהוּבִים, לְכוּ.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Rabbi Elai says; Holy Tzadikim, I will tell you things that you heard above. The first thing you got from there is the measuring of the measure that is in the pronounced name that is YHVH, knows that Betzalel is the fourth to the supernal lights as it is written (Exodus 31:3) “וָאֲמַלֵּא אֹתוֹ רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים בְּחָכְמָה וּבִתְבוּנָה וּבְדַעַת וּבְכָל מְלָאכָה.”
“And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,”
Bezalel has the aspect of Yessod that channels the Light from the upper levels. He included the ‘Spirit’ that is the Vav of the YHVH name and the center column. ‘God (ELHYM)’ is the Last H, Malchut. “in wisdom (Chokmah), in understanding (Binah), in knowledge (Da’at)” is the YH of the name.
The ‘measuring’ that Rabbi Elai mentions refers to the twelve permutations of the YHVH name that connects to the three-column of the Tree of Life, where Bezalel was the aspect of Yessod, the fourth, to do the work of the Holy Tabernacle.
Rabbi Elai explains the second thing from their study in the upper level. Whoever doesn’t look at the three concealed things; what is above, what is below, what is in front and back, the Torah would open his eyes to understand it. The third thing is the ‘tree of eighteen’ that is the human spine that has 18 links. When he bends his spine before his master, meaning when he bows at ‘מודים’ ‘We thankfully acknowledge that you are YHVH our God…’ during the Amida prayer, he will stand upright at the time of the Resurrection of the dead. If he does not bow at ‘מודים,’ he becomes a snake and won’t be part of the future Resurrection.
The fourth thing is about one that enters between the two Cherubs in the Temple. It means that he who enters the synagogue a distance of two doorways (ברכות ח:א, Berachot 8:1) becomes devoted to his master and his wish is fulfilled. The fifth thing is about one that prays and expects his wish to be granted. He is far from having his wish fulfilled.
The sixth thing is about a child’s perfect offering. It means that a person who brings his son to school or circumcision makes a perfectly accepted offering.
Rabbi Elai finished his explanation and told them; from this point on, beloved ones, you can go by yourself.