Tikkun 21 – 119
Genesis 6:19 “ וּמִכָּל-הָחַי מִכָּל-בָּשָׂר שְׁנַיִם מִכֹּל, תָּבִיא אֶל-הַתֵּבָה–לְהַחֲיֹת אִתָּךְ: זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה, יִהְיוּ”
“And of every living thing (חי) of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive (חי) with you; they shall be male and female.”
The Zohar explains to us that the count of the animal that came into the Ark is as two and two, seven and seven. These numbers add up to 18 (2+2+7+7), which are the cycle of 9 sefirot of direct light and 9 sefirot of returning light and this represents life as in חי.
Genesis 8: 4 “וַתָּנַח הַתֵּבָה בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי, בְּשִׁבְעָה-עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ, עַל, הָרֵי אֲרָרָט”
“And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”
Noah’s Ark rested on the mountain of Ararat on the 17th day of the seventh month. This is the time after we go through the judgment process of Rosh Hashanah, on the first of the month, then after receiving the verdict on the 10th day, Yom Kippur.
The work of High Priest, the Kohen Gadol, on Yom Kippur drew down the Light of Chassadim to the world. In our time his work is replaced by our global connection on the same day.
On the 14th day, which is the Holiday of Sukkoth that we celebrate for seven days, we start collecting the light of chassadim. On this Holiday we do the action of “Nisuch Hamayim”, which is a connection to the light of chassadim through water. When this was done in the Holy Temple it created a great joy because it manifested the work of the Kohen on Yom Kippur.
The action of nisuch hamayim is done by transferring water from one vessel to another to manifest this special light in our lives. It connects the supernal waters, which is the energy source to the lower water, which is the physical water.