Daily Zohar # 3918 – Tazria – I am a prayer
Daily Zohar 3918
134. וְאִם יִרְאֶנָּה הַכֹּהֵן. שָׁנָה רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, כָּתוּב (תהלים סה) שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה עָדֶיךָ וְגוֹ’. שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה – זֶה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. רַבִּי חִזְקִיָּה אָמַר, שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה?! שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלּוֹת הָיָה צָרִיךְ לִהְיוֹת! מַה זֶּה שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה? אֶלָּא תְּפִלָּה זוֹ כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, שֶׁהִיא תְּפִלָּה, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם קט) וַאֲנִי תְפִלָּה. ((תהלים סט) וַאֲנִי תְפִלָּתִי) וְדָוִד אָמַר אוֹתָהּ בִּשְׁבִיל כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל. וּמַה שֶּׁאָמַר וַאֲנִי תְפִלָּה, הַכֹּל אֶחָד, וְעַל זֶה שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה, וְזוֹ תְּפִלָּה שֶׁל יָד, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שמות יג) עַל יָדְכָה, בְּהֵ”א.
This Shabbat is called Shabbat Hagadol. It is the Shabbat before the Seder, a night of the revelation of the Light of Zeir Anpin, a night of freedom from slavery in Egypt. We study more during this Shabbat and give Tzedakah this week before the Seder to establish a stronger connection to Zeir Anpin and benefit greatly from its Light. The seed of freedom from all types of bondage is in this Shabbat, and everything we do during this month affects the entire year. Do good, and avoid bad.
Continued from previous DZ
The priest can tell if the skin lesion is a result of judgments from Zeir Anpin or if it is from Malchut, and according to that what type of sin offering that person should bring, male or female as it is written;
“אוֹ הוֹדַע אֵלָיו חַטָּאתוֹ אֲשֶׁר חָטָא בָּהּ וְהֵבִיא אֶת קָרְבָּנוֹ שְׂעִיר עִזִּים זָכָר תָּמִים.”
“or if his sin which he has committed comes to his knowledge, he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats, a male without blemish.”
“וְאִם כֶּבֶשׂ יָבִיא קָרְבָּנוֹ לְחַטָּאת נְקֵבָה תְמִימָה יְבִיאֶנָּה.”
“If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish.”
About these sacrifices, it is written;
“זִבְחֵי אֱלֹהִים רוּחַ נִשְׁבָּרָה לֵב נִשְׁבָּר וְנִדְכֶּה אֱלֹהִים לֹא תִבְזֶה.”
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.”
Other sacrifices don’t mention “a broken spirit” because they bring peace to the world and joy to the upper and lower levels.
“שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה עָדֶיךָ כָּל בָּשָׂר יָבֹאוּ.”
“O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come.”
Rabbi Yossi said, “who hears prayer” is the Holy One Blessed be He, meaning Zeir Anpin. Rabbi Chizkiya said it should say “who hears prayers” in plural form. He continued to explain that ‘prayer’ is the Congregation of Israel, meaning Malchut that is called “תפלה” ”Prayer”.
“תַּחַת אַהֲבָתִי יִשְׂטְנוּנִי וַאֲנִי תְפִלָּה.”
“In return for my love they are my accusers, But I am (אֲנִי) prayer.”
In this verse, King David referred to the Congregation of Israel, because Malchut is called, “I am” “אֲנִי” and “A prayer”. “Who hears prayer” refers to the Tefillin of the hand, as it is written;
“וְהָיָה לְאוֹת עַל יָדְכָה וּלְטוֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ כִּי בְּחֹזֶק יָד הוֹצִיאָנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרָיִם.”
“It shall be as a sign on your hand(יָדְכָה) and as frontlets between your eyes, for by strength of hand YHVH brought us out of Egypt.”
The word “on your hand” “יָדְכָה” is written with the letter ה H at the end of the word to indicate female, Malchut.
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