Daily Zohar # 3884 – Pekudei – Don’t go Left without the Right
Daily Zohar 3884
61. רַבִּי אַבָּא, רַבִּי יוֹסֵי וְרַבִּי חִזְקִיָּה הָיוּ יוֹשְׁבִים וְעוֹסְקִים בַּתּוֹרָה. אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי חִזְקִיָּה לְרַבִּי אַבָּא, הֲרֵי אָנוּ רוֹאִים שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא רוֹצֶה בְדִין בַּכֹּל לְעָרֵב זֶה בָּזֶה, וְהוּא מַאֲרִיךְ דִּין לְרִשְׁעֵי הָעוֹלָם. אִם הוּא רוֹצֶה בְּדִין, לָמָּה מְסַלֵּק אוֹתוֹ מִן הָרְשָׁעִים? אָמַר לוֹ, כַּמָּה הָרִים נֶעֶקְרוּ בַּדָּבָר הַזֶּה, אֲבָל כַּמָּה דְבָרִים גִּלָּה הַמְּנוֹרָה הַקְּדוֹשָׁה בָּזֶה.
Continued from previous DZ
“כָּל הַזָּהָב הֶעָשׂוּי לַמְּלָאכָה בְּכֹל מְלֶאכֶת הַקֹּדֶשׁ וַיְהִי זְהַב הַתְּנוּפָה תֵּשַׁע וְעֶשְׂרִים כִּכָּר וּשְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שֶׁקֶל בְּשֶׁקֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ.”
“All the gold that was used in all the work of the holy place, that is, the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.”
From the time that Israel gave the gold, it was already made and set in its place above in all the work of the sanctuary.
What was the reason for that? Gold was needed in every level of the holy, for there is no completion without mercy and judgment, Right and Left. And so gold would be part of all the tabernacle work, that is, in all the levels of Malchut, in the work that is called holy.
Rabbi Aba, Rabbi Yossi, and Rabbi Chizkiya sat and studied the Torah. Rabbi Chizekiah told Rabbi Aba, we see that the Holy One Blessed be He, desires to include judgment in everything, to mix mercy and judgment. We also know that he delays the judgment for the wicked of the world. If he wants justice, why remove it from the wicked, meaning showing patience.
He replied, how many mountains, that is, sages were displaced because they did not know the real meaning of this, but the Holy Candle revealed several things related to this.
Bringing together the Right, Mercy, with the Left, judgment, creates balance.
The sages of the Zohar ask difficult questions that are the aspect of judgment, and the answers bring the Light of mercy that puts everything in balance. The following Zohar paragraphs would provide additional explanation. We learn that the relationship between the Left and Right is essential to bring balance because connecting exclusively to the Left is destructive unless the Right joins with its Light.