Daily Zohar # 3698 – Balak – His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory
Continued from previous DZ
“מִזְמ֡וֹר שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ כִּי נִפְלָאוֹת עָשָׂה הוֹשִׁיעָה לּוֹ יְמִינוֹ וּזְרוֹעַ קָדְשׁוֹ.”
“A Psalm. Sing a new song to YHVH, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.”
“יְמִינְךָ יְהוָה נֶאְדָּרִי בַּכֹּחַ יְמִינְךָ יְהוָה תִּרְעַץ אוֹיֵב.”
“Your right hand, O YHVH, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O YHVH, has dashed the enemy in pieces.”
The Zohar asks who is “in power”. And explains that it is the known power that is Israel. In the Arab language, the chest of a person is called “power”. It is written that the Right that is Chessed, is glorious, and holds the ‘power’, meaning the chest of Israel that is called power, and says, who dares to come near my son. Then it is written in Lamentation 2:3 “גָּדַע בָּחֳרִי אַף כֹּל קֶרֶן יִשְׂרָאֵל הֵשִׁיב אָחוֹר יְמִינוֹ מִפְּנֵי אוֹיֵב וַיִּבְעַר בְּיַעֲקֹב כְּאֵשׁ לֶהָבָה אָכְלָה סָבִיב.”
“In fierce anger, He has cut off All the strength of Israel; He has drawn back His right hand From before the enemy. And He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire Consuming all round.”
He put his right hand on the shoulders of Israel and pushed him away to his enemies’ hands.
In the beginning, his right hand was in the front of the chest of Israel, to hold him. Then the right hand was behind on the shoulders to push him away, then it says “His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him” (Psalms 98:1). It means that to save and strengthen Israel he uses two arms, the right hand, and the holy arm.
The cows (see #299 above) that are not used to miracles, could sing only at that time. The ‘holy pious’ who is Rabbi Pinchas, is used to miracles, and we should accept that his donkey can sing. Even if one claims that this is not the way of the donkey since the day of Creation, he should look at the donkey of Balaam that while speaking, she had a supernal angel above her that made her scared. There was nothing to scare Rabbi Pinchas’s donkey.
To have the Right and the Holy embracing us with the power of protection, we need the miracle that is concealed in Torah studies and make our souls sing with great joy.
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