Daily Zohar # 3914 – Tazria – To win the war, shave the head and the hair of the legs
Daily Zohar 3914
124. וְהָאִישׁ הַזֶּה הוּא בִּכְלָל שֶׁל אָדָם, וּכְשֶׁרוֹצֶה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְהִלָּחֵם בִּקְרָב, בָּאִישׁ הַזֶּה הוּא נִלְחָם בָּהֶם בִּקְרָב, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שמות טז) ה’ אִישׁ מִלְחָמָה, בָּאִישׁ הַזֶּה מַמָּשׁ. וְלֹא נִלְחָם בָּהֶם בִּקְרָב, עַד שֶׁעוֹבֵר לוֹ שְׂעַר הָרֹאשׁ, כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּשְׁתַּלְשְׁלוּ מֵהִשְׁתַּלְשְׁלוּתָם, וְיִשָּׁבְרוּ כָּל אוֹתָם הַכְּתָרִים הָאֲחוּזִים בַּשְּׂעָרוֹת. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (ישעיה ז) בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יְגַלַּח ה’ וְגוֹ’, בְּעֶבְרֵי נָהָר בְּמֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר אֶת הָרֹאשׁ וְשַׂעַר הָרַגְלָיִם וְגַם אֶת הַזָּקָן תִּסְפֶּה.
Continued from previous DZ
The Levites come from the Left, the side of judgment. They can not be pure unless their hair is removed, as we read in Numbers 8:7
“וְכֹה תַעֲשֶׂה לָהֶם לְטַהֲרָם הַזֵּה עֲלֵיהֶם מֵי חַטָּאת וְהֶעֱבִירוּ תַעַר עַל כָּל בְּשָׂרָם וְכִבְּסוּ בִגְדֵיהֶם וְהִטֶּהָרוּ.”
“Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purification on them, and let them shave all their body, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.”
To add the aspect of chassadim to the Levites, the High Priest that is from the supernal Chassadim lifted them before YHVH.
“וְהֵנִיף אַהֲרֹן אֶת הַלְוִיִּם תְּנוּפָה לִפְנֵי יְהוָה מֵאֵת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְהָיוּ לַעֲבֹד אֶת עֲבֹדַת יְהוָה.”
“and Aaron shall lift the Levites before YHVH like a wave offering from the children of Israel, that they may perform the work of YHVH.”
The High Priest did the lifting to include the Light of Chokma that comes from the Left with the Chassidim of the Kohen.
It is similar to איש Ish, which we previously explained. Ish איש is an aspect of the Left of Zeir Anpin in Katnut that is Zeir Anpin without connection to the upper three Sefirot. He needs to shave his hair to remove judgments from his Left and connect to Chassadim.
Adam אדם includes two ‘faces,’ ‘פרצופים’ ‘Partzufim.’ Ish איש is the face of Katnut, ‘smallness,’ and Adam אדם is the face of Gadlut, ‘Greatness,’ meaning all the sefirot of Zeir Anpin with connection to the upper levels. Adam אדם and Ish איש are dressed in each other. When the Holy One blessed be He wants to make war as it is written, “YHVH man (איש) of war” (Exodus 15:3); he doesn’t start the war before he shaves the hair from his head to disconnect all the Keter levels of the negative side that is attached to the hair of Ish איש.
“בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יְגַלַּח אֲדֹנָי בְּתַעַר הַשְּׂכִירָה בְּעֶבְרֵי נָהָר בְּמֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר אֶת הָרֹאשׁ וְשַׂעַר הָרַגְלָיִם וְגַם אֶת הַזָּקָן תִּסְפֶּה.”
“On the same day, the Lord will shave with a hired razor, With those from beyond the River, with the king of Assyria, The head and the hair of the legs, And will also remove the beard.”
This verse reveals that to bring down the king of Assyria, Hashem would ‘shave’ all the hair that they are attached to.
The hair is connected to the root energy coming from the higher levels of Keter. Because it is a higher light from the Left, Gevurot, it includes aspects of judgments. To weaken the force of the negative side, we disconnect them from the source of Light that feeds them. That is the aspect of ‘shaving’ the hair.
Like the Levites in the Holy Temple, we ‘shave’ the negativity from ourselves to connect to the Light and receive Chassadim.