Daily Zohar # 3811 – Vayigash – Go your way till the end
Daily Zohar 3811
109. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (יחזקאל ז) וְאַתָּה בֶּן אָדָם כֹּה אָמַר ה’ אֱלֹהִים לְאַדְמַת יִשְׂרָאֵל קֵץ בָּא הַקֵּץ עַל אַרְבַּע כַּנְפוֹת הָאָרֶץ. הַפָּסוּק הַזֶּה הוּא עֶלְיוֹן. מַה זֶּה לְאַדְמַת יִשְׂרָאֵל קֵץ, וְכִי אַדְמַת יִשְׂרָאֵל הִיא קֵץ? אֶלָּא כָּךְ זֶה וַדַּאי, וְנִתְבָּאֵר. הַקֵּץ הוּא לְיָמִין, וְהַקֵּץ הוּא לִשְׂמֹאל. קֵץ לְיָמִין – שֶׁכָּתוּב (דניאל יב) לְקֵץ הַיָּמִין. קֵץ לִשְׂמֹאל – שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית ו) קֵץ שָׂם לַחֹשֶׁךְ וּלְכָל תַּכְלִית הוּא חֹקֵר, וְזֶהוּ קֵץ כָּל בָּשָׂר, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר.
Continued from previous DZ
“אַלְבִּישׁ שָׁמַיִם קַדְרוּת וְשַׂק אָשִׂים כְּסוּתָם.”
“I clothe the heavens with blackness, And I make sackcloth their covering.”
After the Holy Temple was destroyed and the Shechina lost her dwelling, she went into exile away from her husband. At that time, the angels in the upper heavens mourned for her loss. As it is written;
“הֵן אֶרְאֶלָּם צָעֲקוּ חֻצָה מַלְאֲכֵי שָׁלוֹם מַר יִבְכָּיוּן.”
“Surely their valiant ones shall cry outside, The ambassadors (angels, messengers) of peace shall weep bitterly.”
The sun and the moon mourned and dimmed their lights as it is written;
“כִּי כוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם וּכְסִילֵיהֶם לֹא יָהֵלּוּ אוֹרָם חָשַׁךְ הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ בְּצֵאתוֹ וְיָרֵחַ לֹא יַגִּיהַ אוֹרוֹ.”
“For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.”
All levels, upper and lower, mourned and wept for her because the other side gained control over the Holy Land, the dwelling place of the Holy Shechina.
“וְאַתָּה בֶן אָדָם כֹּה אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה לְאַדְמַת יִשְׂרָאֵל קֵץ בָּא הַקֵּץ עַל ארבעת [אַרְבַּע] כַּנְפוֹת הָאָרֶץ.”
“And you, son of man, thus say YHVH GOD to the land of Israel: ‘An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.”
The Zohar explains that “To the Land of Israel, an end!” has a supernal secret and explains that it is referring to the end of Right and end of Left.
“End on the Right” as we read in Daniel 12:13
“וְאַתָּה לֵךְ לַקֵּץ וְתָנוּחַ וְתַעֲמֹד לְגֹרָלְךָ לְקֵץ הַיָּמִין.”
“But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the right.” (most translations translate ‘right’ to ‘days’ as if the last letter of ‘ימין’ replaced ‘ם’ that makes the word ‘days’ ‘ימים,’ which is more logical here. We know that there is a deeper meaning to everything the Torah and prophets say.
“End of Left” as we read in Job 28:3
“קֵץ שָׂם לַחֹשֶׁךְ וּלְכָל תַּכְלִית הוּא חוֹקֵר אֶבֶן אֹפֶל וְצַלְמָוֶת.”
“Man puts an end to darkness, And searches every recess For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death.”
It is related to “The end of all flesh” that is written in Genesis 6:13
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים לְנֹחַ קֵץ כָּל בָּשָׂר בָּא לְפָנַי כִּי מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ חָמָס מִפְּנֵיהֶם וְהִנְנִי מַשְׁחִיתָם אֶת הָאָרֶץ.”
“And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
The Holy Temple represented the center column for the world. It brought balance and peace when the priests did their job to draw the Light to the world correctly. When Israel and the priests sinned and allowed openings for negativity, the ability to draw Light from the upper levels was broken and the other side could come and destroy the Temple.
After the destruction, the world was left with Right and Left because the Holy Temple’s balance was removed.
Without the Holy Temple, we can connect to the center and bring balance by following the ways of the Torah.
The following Zohar paragraphs explain further the aspects of the end of the Right and left. Hashem would bring the ‘End,’ which is a ‘reset’ of the spiritual system. Hashem would remove the Left, the evil side that controls the world. Until then, we maintain our connections to the center by doing good and avoiding evil. Our good actions are done by following the ways of the Torah as we study in the Zohar. It strengthens the Right. Avoiding evil weakens the Left and allows the Right to control the Left and bring balance and peace.