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Daily Zohar 3798
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3798

Hebrew translation:

115. וְכֹחַ צְרִיכִים לְהִתְחַזֵּק בָּעוֹלָם וּלְהֵרָאוֹת, כִּי שָׂרִיתָ עִם אֱלֹהִים וְעִם אֲנָשִׁים וַתּוּכָל. וּכְשֶׁרָאָה שֶׁהֲרֵי לֹא נִשְׁבַּר וְלֹא נֶאֱכַל אוֹתוֹ מָקוֹם, אָז נִשְׁבַּר כֹּחוֹ וְחָזְקוֹ וְלֹא יָכֹל לְהָרַע לִבְנֵי יַעֲקֹב, וְעַל זֶה לֹא צְרִיכִים לָתֵת מָקוֹם לִבְרִיּוֹת הָעוֹלָם לֶאֱכֹל אוֹתוֹ וְלֹא לֵהָנוֹת מִמֶּנּוּ כְּלָל.
116. רַבִּי יֵיסָא הַזָּקֵן דָּרַשׁ, כִּי נָגַע בְּכַף יֶרֶךְ יַעֲקֹב – כָּתוּב כָּאן כִּי נָגַע בְּכַף, וְכָתוּב שָׁם (במדבר יט) כָּל הַנֹּגֵעַ בְּמֵת בְּנֶפֶשׁ הָאָדָם [יִטְמא]. מַה לְּהַלָּן טֻמְאָה – אַף כָּאן גַּם טֻמְאָה, שֶׁטִּמֵּא אוֹתוֹ מָקוֹם, וּמִמָּקוֹם טָמֵא אֵין לָנוּ [לְהִתְתַּקֵּן] לֵהָנוֹת מִמֶּנּוּ כְּלָל. כָּל שֶׁכֵּן בְּמָקוֹם שֶׁקָּרַב אוֹתוֹ צַד הַטֻּמְאָה, וְהַתּוֹרָה לֹא אָמְרָה אֶלָּא כִּי נָגַע, וְכָתוּב וַיִּגַּע בְּכַף יְרֵכוֹ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שם) וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר יִגַּע בּוֹ הַטָּמֵא יִטְמָא. בָּרוּךְ הָרַחֲמָן שֶׁנָּתַן תּוֹרָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל לִזְכּוֹת בָּהּ בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וּבָעוֹלָם הַבָּא, שֶׁכָּתוּב (משלי ג) אֹרֶךְ חַיִּים בִּימִינָהּ בִּשְׂמֹאלָהּ עֹשֶׁר וְכָבוֹד.

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Zohar Vayishlach
Continued from previous DZ
#115
The force of holiness should be increased in the world to reveal the merits of Jacob’s name change to Israel, “for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
Because the thigh tendon is not broken, it is ignored, and people refrain from eating it. Disconnecting from it breaks the power of Sama-l, and he can’t hurt the children of Jacob. For that reason, we should not consume it or draw benefits from it.

#116
Genesis 32:33
“עַל כֵּן לֹא יֹאכְלוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת גִּיד הַנָּשֶׁה אֲשֶׁר עַל כַּף הַיָּרֵךְ עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה כִּי נָגַע בְּכַף יֶרֶךְ יַעֲקֹב בְּגִיד הַנָּשֶׁה.”
“Therefore to this day the children of Israel do not eat the muscle that shrank (thigh tendon גִּיד הַנָּשֶׁה), which is on the hip socket, because He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip in the muscle that shrank.”

Numbers 19:13
“כָּל הַנֹּגֵעַ בְּמֵת בְּנֶפֶשׁ הָאָדָם אֲשֶׁר יָמוּת וְלֹא יִתְחַטָּא אֶת מִשְׁכַּן יְהוָה טִמֵּא וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל כִּי מֵי נִדָּה לֹא זֹרַק עָלָיו טָמֵא יִהְיֶה עוֹד טֻמְאָתוֹ בוֹ.”
“Whoever touches the body of anyone who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD. That person shall be cut off from Israel. He shall be unclean because the water of purification was not sprinkled on him; his uncleanness is still on him.”

Rabbi Yeisa Sava explained that “He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip” is similar to “Whoever touches the body of anyone who has died” because there is an impurity in both cases. Sama-l defiled the place by touching it.
Numbers 19:22
“וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר יִגַּע בּוֹ הַטָּמֵא יִטְמָא וְהַנֶּפֶשׁ הַנֹּגַעַת תִּטְמָא עַד הָעָרֶב.”
“Whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean, and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.'”

The Torah specifically mentioned that touching is a connection to impurity. We should keep a distance from all kinds of impurity because the negative side touched it. We should not even enjoy it.
Bless is the Merciful one that gave the Torah to Israel to earn merits in this world and in the world to come as it is written;
Proverbs 3:16
“אֹרֶךְ יָמִים בִּימִינָהּ בִּשְׂמֹאולָהּ עֹשֶׁר וְכָבוֹד.”
“Length of days is in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honor.”


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