Daily Zohar # 3740 – Beresheet – How to separate ourselves from the evil side
Continued from previous DZ (#3469)
We continue with the study of Zohar Beresheet for the next four weeks until Shabbat Beresheet.
The Havdalah that we do after Shabbat is to separate the forces that rule the weekdays and the holiness that rules Shabbat. Upon the exit of the Shabbat Light, when Israel says the verse from Psalm 90:17
“וִיהִי נֹעַם אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ עָלֵינוּ וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדֵינוּ כּוֹנְנָה עָלֵינוּ וּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדֵינוּ כּוֹנְנֵהוּ.”
“And let the beauty of YHVH, our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” a force with the aspect of the evil eye rises from one side of Genennam wishing to control the world.
The evil eye is the source of all sides of the Sitra Achra, Left and Right in the secret of Psalm 91:7
“יִפֹּל מִצִּדְּךָ אֶלֶף וּרְבָבָה מִימִינֶךָ אֵלֶיךָ לֹא יִגָּשׁ.”
“A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.”
The right of the evil eye is counted as thousands, and the left is counted as ten thousand.
“רַק בְּעֵינֶיךָ תַבִּיט וְשִׁלֻּמַת רְשָׁעִים תִּרְאֶה.”
“You will only look on with your eyes And see the retaliation against the wicked.”
When we look with good eyes and know between good and evil, we see the wicked get what they deserve.
When Israel recites the Havdalah and bless the Myrtle and wine, they connect to the side of holiness, and the Sitra Achra leaves them and returns to its place in the level of Sheol in Gehennam. This process has the aspect of the separation from Korach and the people that followed him against Moses.
“הִבָּדְלוּ מִתּוֹךְ הָעֵדָה הַזֹּאת וַאֲכַלֶּה אֹתָם כְּרָגַע.”
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.”
Hashem asked the people to separate themselves from Korah then the earth opened and swallowed them alive into Gehennam.
After Havdalah, the Sitra Achra returned to Sheol, but they will not be canceled until the Tikun of the world was completed.
Connection to the holiness, looking at the good aside of everything is an act of protection. If we were to follow the evil eye like the side of Korach, we might fall into the darkness of Gehennam.
The Havdalah we make after Shabbat gives us this protection. Obviously, we need to connect to holiness during Shabbat to carry that Light throughout the week. We focus on our studies during Shabbat.