Daily Zohar # 3907 – Tazria – If he is flawed, bring him to the priest
Daily Zohar 3907
109. אָמַר לוֹ, וַהֲרֵי כָּתוּב (במדבר יב) וְהָאִישׁ מֹשֶׁה, כִּי זֶה מֹשֶׁה הָאִישׁ, לָמָּה לֹא נִקְרָא אָדָם? אָמַר לוֹ, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁנִּקְרָא עֶבֶד לַמֶּלֶךְ, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם) לֹא כֵן עַבְדִּי מֹשֶׁה. (יהושע א) מֹשֶׁה עַבְדִּי. וְאַף כָּךְ נִקְרָא אִישׁ כְּלַפֵּי אָדָם שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה. אָמַר לוֹ, אִם כָּךְ, הֲרֵי כָּתוּב (שמות טו) ה’ אִישׁ מִלְחָמָה, וְלֹא כָתוּב אָדָם. אָמַר לוֹ, סוֹד ה’ לִירֵאָיו. אָמַר לוֹ, אִם כָּךְ אֲנִי בֵּינֵיהֶם (יוֹשֵׁב) הוֹשִׁיבוּ בַּכֹּל, וּבַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה לֹא זָכִיתִי.
Continued from previous DZ
It is written, “whoever finds him shall bring him to Aaron, the priest or one of his sons the priests” (Leviticus 13:2). ‘He’ refers to a man (אדם, Adam) that has a skin issue. It doesn’t say that he goes to the priest, but “He shall be brought,” which means that whoever sees the man with the skin issue or leprosy should take him to the priest.
In Leviticus 13:38 we read, “When a man (איש) and woman (אישה) have bright spots on the skin of the body.” It doesn’t say “brought” to the priest, and it just says that the priest looks at the skin and purifies it.
There are four names in the Torah that refer to a man.
אנוש אדם איש גבר
In most dictionaries, the word אנוש is translated to ‘Human,’ and the other three are translated to ‘man.’ The word אדם (Adam) is the highest level because it refers to Zeir Anpin, and ‘אנוש’ (Human) is the lowest.
The Torah refers to Moses as ‘איש,’ and the question is why he is not called ‘אדם,’ ‘Adam’? He answered that because Moses was a servant to the King, at that level, ‘איש’ refers to the supernal אדם ‘Adam,’ Zeir Anpin, and the name יוד-הא-ואו-הא that has the numerical value of 45, same a אדם ‘Adam.’
“לֹא כֵן עַבְדִּי מֹשֶׁה בְּכָל בֵּיתִי נֶאֱמָן הוּא.”
“Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house.”
He continues to ask why then it is written;
“יְהוָה אִישׁ מִלְחָמָה יְהוָה שְׁמוֹ.”
“YHVH is a man (אִישׁ) of war; YHVH is His name.”
He replied, “The secret of YHVH is with those who fear Him” (Psalm 25:14). I am among those who fear him, but I don’t have the merit to understand this.