Daily Zohar # 3892 – Vayikra – Give from your heart and he will be with you
Daily Zohar 3892
129. בֹּא רְאֵה, קָרְבַּן הֶעָנִי חָשׁוּב לִפְנֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא הִקְרִיב שְׁנֵי קָרְבָּנוֹת לְפָנָיו, אֶחָד חֶלְבּוֹ וְדָמוֹ, וְאֶחָד אוֹתוֹ שֶׁהִקְרִיב. שֶׁהֲרֵי אֵין לוֹ לֶאֱכֹל, וְהוּא הֵבִיא קָרְבָּן. קָרְבַּן הֶעָנִי קַל מֵהַכֹּל – שְׁנֵי תוֹרִים אוֹ שְׁנֵי בְּנֵי יוֹנָה, וְאִם לֹא – מְעַט קֶמַח, וּמִתְכַּפֵּר בּוֹ, וּבְאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה מַכְרִיזִים וְאוֹמְרִים: כִּי לֹא בָזָה וְלֹא שִׁקַּץ עֱנוּת עָנִי. כָּל כָּךְ לָמָּה? כִּי קָרְבַּן הֶעָנִי עָדִיף מֵהַכֹּל, שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא גָרַם לִי לִהְיוֹת בְּגוֹרָלוֹ שֶׁל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, וְהוּא גוֹרֵם לִי לִהְיוֹת בַּחֵלֶק שֶׁל הַתּוֹרָה. מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ חִלַּקְתִּי כָּל נְכָסַי(חִלַּקְתִּי נְכָסַי, חֲצִי)לַעֲנִיִּים, שֶׁהֲרֵי הֵם גָּרְמוּ לִי כָּל זֶה.
Continued from previous DZ
“וַיִּקַּח יִתְרוֹ חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה עֹלָה וּזְבָחִים לֵאלֹהִים וַיָּבֹא אַהֲרֹן וְכֹל זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֶאֱכָל לֶחֶם עִם חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים.”
“Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt offering and other sacrifices to offer to God. And Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.”
Jethro came to convert and brought offerings to God. The scriptures teach us that his sacrifice was significant before God, and because of that, it is written, “and Aaron and all the elders of Israel came to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.” We learn that whoever brings sacrifices to God from his heart’s desire, God comes to be with him.
The sacrifice of the poor has importance before the Holy One Blessed be He because he brings two sacrifices. The first one is his fat and blood because he doesn’t eat, and it causes a loss of fat and his blood thickens. He brings two turtledoves or two pigeons to the priest, but he brings a little flour for atonement if he can’t afford that. At that time, they declare;
“כִּי לֹא בָזָה וְלֹא שִׁקַּץ עֱנוּת עָנִי וְלֹא הִסְתִּיר פָּנָיו מִמֶּנּוּ וּבְשַׁוְּעוֹ אֵלָיו שָׁמֵעַ.”
“For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.”
Yehuda’ the other’ explains that the offering he brought to the priest like a poor person caused him to be on the side of the Holy One Blessed be He. It made him study the Torah, and because they caused him to connect to the Torah, he distributed half of his property to the poor.
Hashem knows the heart of all, and when a person gives to the ‘priests’ from his heart’s desire, Hashem sees the purity of the giving and connects back to him.
Today’s ‘priests’ are those who spread the Light of Torah studies. When we support them, we create the aspect of the offering, and Hashem blesses us for that. Yehuda’ the other’ recognized the purity of giving from the heart, which connected him stronger to the study of Torah and his ability to share significantly with those in need.
Because of the above spiritual principle, the Daily Zohar never asks individuals for support. We definitely need the support, but we let the person open his heart and give with appreciation to the channel of Light we provide so they can have greater benefits from their giving. At the same time, the Daily Zohar provides daily Zohar studies to keep the channel pure from selfish desires that cause gravity to the material level, while our purpose is to connect higher.
To remove any aspect of selfishness or pride, I emphasize that the above comments are for teaching and understanding the spiritual principles, not a specific invitation to give.
Hashem is always with those who follow his ways and gives opportunities to people to open their hearts and support those who spread the Light of the Torah for the sake of revealing Light in the world to benefit all, not for selfish reasons.