Daily Zohar # 3795 – Vayishlach – How to strengthen your legs
Daily Zohar 3795
108. וּמִי שֶׁעוֹסֵק בַּתּוֹרָה וְאֵין מִי שֶׁתּוֹמֵךְ בּוֹ, לֹא נִמְצָא מִי שֶׁמַּטִּיל מְלַאי לְכִיסוֹ לְהִתְחַזֵּק. עַל זֶה הַתּוֹרָה מִשְׁתַּכַּחַת בְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר וְנֶחֱלָשׁ כֹּחַ הַתּוֹרָה כָּל יוֹם וָיוֹם, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁאֵין לָהֶם לְאֵלּוּ שֶׁעוֹסְקִים בַּתּוֹרָה עַל מַה שֶּׁסּוֹמְכִים, וּמַלְכוּת הָרִשְׁעָה מִתְחַזֶּקֶת בְּכָל יוֹם וָיוֹם. בֹּא רְאֵה כַּמָּה גָרַם חֵטְא זֶה, וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁאֵין [לוֹ] מִי שֶׁיִּתְמֹךְ בַּתּוֹרָה כָּרָאוּי, אוֹתָם עַמּוּדִים חַלָּשִׁים, וְגוֹרְמִים לְהִתְחַזֵּק אֶת אוֹתוֹ שֶׁאֵין לוֹ שׁוֹקַיִם וְרַגְלַיִם לַעֲמֹד עֲלֵיהֶם.
Continued from previous DZ
Because the angel who fought Jacob drained the energy from Jacob’s thigh, it affected the connections of all world’s prophets to Netzach and Hod. They can’t have complete clarity of their prophecies because the flaw in Jacob makes them weaker. Moses was on the level of Da’at that is above Zeir Anpin, and he could see clearly on every level.
“וַיִּזְרַח לוֹ הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ כַּאֲשֶׁר עָבַר אֶת פְּנוּאֵל וְהוּא צֹלֵעַ עַל יְרֵכוֹ.”
“Therefore to this day, the children of Israel do not eat the muscle that shrank, which is on the hip socket, because He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip in the muscle that shrank.”
If there are Torah scholars and no one to support and strengthen them, it causes the weakening of Torah power in every generation because those who study the Torah don’t have a support to lean on, and the strength of evil grows every day.
It is a sin when the scholars who study and strengthen the Torah are weak. They are the aspect of Netzach and Hod that are the legs that Zeir Anpin, the Torah, stand on. When the legs are weak, the one with no legs, the Snake, gets stronger.
The sages of the Talmud list important precepts, and at the end, they say, “But the study of Torah is equal to them all.” (https://www.sefaria.org/Mishnah_Peah.1.1?lang=bi).
God created the world by looking at the Torah. (Zohar Teruma #635 https://unityzohar.com/zohar-books/terumah/634)
Before meeting his brother, Jacob sent angels to Esau with a message implying that he kept all 613 Torah precepts.
No one person can follow all precepts because many of them are related to situations that cannot be experienced by all people, like the precepts related to the priests and other similar ones. Jacob didn’t lie because he studied the entire Torah is like fulfilling all the precepts.
Studying the Torah gives her existence and strength in this world. The Zohar teaches us that supporting those who study and reveal the Light of the Torah strengthens the connection to Zeir Anpin from where the Light comes to the world and benefits us directly.