Daily Zohar # 3678 – Balak – The evil wants to control our mouth and actions
If we ask why ‘צדק’ ‘Tzedek’ is harsh judgment when we read
Leviticus 19:15 “לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ עָוֶל בַּמִּשְׁפָּט לֹא תִשָּׂא פְנֵי דָל וְלֹא תֶהְדַּר פְּנֵי גָדוֹל בְּצֶדֶק תִּשְׁפֹּט עֲמִיתֶךָ.”
“‘You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness (Tzedek), you shall judge your neighbor.”
“צֶדֶק צֶדֶק תִּרְדֹּף לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה וְיָרַשְׁתָּ אֶת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ.”
“Justice (Tzedek), and only justice (Tzedek), you shall pursue, so that you may live and possess the land which YHVH your God is giving you.”
He answers, it is so because there is no waiver or compromise in Tzedek as it goes with judgment. Even if a person judges his friend, he ignores aspects of love and friendships and doesn’t compromise the judgment to any side, the giver or the receiver. It’s one level divided into two sides, one for Israel and one for the other nations. When Israel left Egypt, they wore girdles, one on their waists for war, Tzedek, and one over their loins for peace and faith (אמונה).
When Balak asked Balaam to curse the Israelites, he said, “Drive them out of the land,” “they are too mighty for me” (Numbers 22:6). Balak realized that the Israelites were strongly connected to the level of Malchut. If he succeeds in disconnecting them, he could easily drive them to sin and make them do whatever he wants.
Balak knew that the strength of the Israelites is in their mouth and actions. He wanted the power of Balaam’s mouth to curse the Israelites, and together with his witchcraft actions, they can overcome the Israelites.
Balak was a grandson of Jethro (Zohar Balak #223). Jethro and his sons converted and followed the Israelites to the Holy Land, where some of them served in the Holy Temple as officials (with the Sanhedrin). Balak believed in his magic and witchcraft. He was strong, and the people of Moab chose him to be their king. Balak also saw that King David would come from his descendants, and he wanted to block that possibility. Ruth the Moabite was the daughter of Balak’s great-great-grandson.
The other side, Sitra Achra, wants to disconnect us from the Light by controlling our mouth to affect our minds and follow the dark side. The mainstream media is the aspect of Balaam, serving that dark side as the ‘mouth.’ Major TV channels and news media ALL over the world were corrupted to serve as ‘Balaam’ of the world. They push misinformation and lies to support corrupt governments. They push faithless agenda and divide us using all kinds of reasons. The corrupt governments worldwide dictate our behavior pushing us on a path of dependency on them, weakening our faith and freedom.
They have ‘forked’ tongues like the snake, so even if they use some words of real substance, they hide the evil agenda behind it.
The forces of Sat-n have a strong presence in this world, and I pray for all of us to be strong against all evil.
Avoid addiction to TV and newspapers. They are masters in bending the truth. Suppose you need to know, then never trust one side or the other. Look to the Right and the Left before you cross the street to the peaceful side. The Torah and its studies are TRUTH that would lead us to safety and peace.