Daily Zohar # 3731 – Haazinu – We better understand ‘This’
Happy is Israel that the Holy One Blessed be He leads them as it is written;
“כִּי יַעֲקֹב בָּחַר לוֹ יָהּ יִשְׂרָאֵל לִסְגֻלָּתוֹ.”
“For YHVH has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”
1 Samuel 12:22
“כִּי לֹא יִטֹּשׁ יְהוָה אֶת עַמּוֹ בַּעֲבוּר שְׁמוֹ הַגָּדוֹל כִּי הוֹאִיל יְהוָה לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶתְכֶם לוֹ לְעָם.”
“For YHVH will not forsake His people, for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased YHVH to make you His people.”
“For His great name’s sake” means that Israel adheres to his Holy Name, and because of that, he will not abandon them, and where ever they are, the Holy One Blessed be He will be with them.
“כִּי שֵׁם יְהוָה אֶקְרָא הָבוּ גֹדֶל לֵאלֹהֵינוּ.”
“For I proclaim the name of YHVH: Ascribe greatness to our God.”
Rabbi Yossi says that this verse from the beginning of the portion of Haazinu, proclaiming the Holy name, has the secret of the seven Sefirot as explained in #206 above. Following this verse, Moses reminds the people of their iniquities and rebukes them. Rabbi Aba says that even the words that Moses used to scold the people are part of the Holy Name because the entire Torah is the name of the Holy One Blessed be He, and there is no exception to that.
“לוּ חָכְמוּ יַשְׂכִּילוּ זֹאת יָבִינוּ לְאַחֲרִיתָם.”
“Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!”
“Understood this (זֹאת)” is the calling to understanding Malchut that is called ‘זֹאת,’’This.’ Malchut inflicts judgments on the wicked “That they would consider their latter end!”.
When the wicked understand the outcome of their actions, they will turn to follow the laws of the Torah because otherwise, the ‘earth’ that is Malchut will rise against them.
“יְגַלּוּ שָׁמַיִם עֲוֹנוֹ וְאֶרֶץ מִתְקוֹמָמָה לוֹ.”
“The heavens will reveal his iniquity, And the earth will rise against him.”
Every letter in the Torah is Holy because it is part of the Holy Name. Even wicked words, like Balak, Balaam, and others, are part of the Holiness of the Name. The Holy Ari could derive specific holy names from the Torah to control nature and make miracles. Even if we don’t know the secrets at the level of the great Kabbalists, our connection to the Torah benefits us beyond our ability to understand.
Because the entire Torah is the Holy Name, the Daily Zohar brings the verses that the Zohar refers to in full to connect to the Light concealed in them.