Daily Zohar # 3732 – Haazinu – If they were wise
Continued from previous DZ
“לוּ חָכְמוּ יַשְׂכִּילוּ זֹאת יָבִינוּ לְאַחֲרִיתָם.”
“Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!”
Another explanation to “if they were wise.” They would understand that when Israel connect to Malchut ‘זֹאת’,’ This,’ and follow the laws of Torah, they would get the protection from ‘זֹאת,’’ This,’ the Shechina that would deal with their enemies. Israel that is a minority among the nations of the world would know their power against the many, as it is written;
“אֵיכָה יִרְדֹּף אֶחָד אֶלֶף וּשְׁנַיִם יָנִיסוּ רְבָבָה אִם לֹא כִּי צוּרָם מְכָרָם וַיהוָה הִסְגִּירָם.”
“How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight Unless their Rock had sold them, And YHVH had surrendered them?”
Because of their connection to the Torah, the Shechina ‘זֹאת’ in Malchut, will never leave them and always take revenge on their enemies.
The secret of “Unless their Rock had sold them, And YHVH had surrendered them” is related to Abraham ‘their rock’. The Holy One Blessed be He agreed with Abraham that his children would rather experience the pain of exile rather than Gehennam. While in exile, Israel can make corrections and avoid the pain in Gehennam that comes after death without options to correct. “YHVH had surrendered them” means that Hashem sends Israel into exile when they are disconnected from him.
Rabbi Yehuda says Moses admonished Israel in the song of Haazinu because they needed to hear this lesson before entering the Holy Land and having the Shechinah dwell with them.