Daily Zohar # 3923 – Tazria – For the love of Hashem, demolish it!
Daily Zohar 3923
145. אֲבָל בֹּא רְאֵה, אַשְׁרֵיהֶם יִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁהֵם מִתְדַּבְּקִים לַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אוֹהֵב אוֹתָם, שֶׁכָּתוּב (מלאכי א) אָהַבְתִּי אֶתְכֶם אָמַר ה’. וּמִתּוֹךְ אַהֲבָתוֹ הִכְנִיס אוֹתָם לָאָרֶץ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, לְהַשְׁרוֹת שְׁכִינָתוֹ בֵּינֵיהֶם, וְשֶׁיִּהְיֶה דִיּוּרוֹ עִמָּהֶם, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁיִּמָּצְאוּ קְדוֹשִׁים עַל כָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם.
146. בֹּא רְאֵה, כָּתוּב (שמות לה) וְכָל הַנָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂא לִבָּן וְגוֹ’. בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁהָיוּ עוֹשִׂים מַעֲשֶׂה, הָיוּ אוֹמְרִים: זֶה לַמִּקְדָּשׁ, זֶה לַמִּשְׁכָּן, וְזֶה לַפָּרֹכֶת. וְכֵן כָּל אוֹתָם הָאָמָּנִים, כְּדֵי שֶׁתִּשְׁרֶה קְדֻשָּׁה עַל יְדֵיהֶם, וּמִתְקַדֶּשֶׁת אוֹתָהּ עֲבוֹדָה. וּכְשֶׁעוֹלֶה לִמְקוֹמוֹ, עוֹלֶה בִקְדֻשָּׁה.
Continued from previous DZ
“כִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם לַאֲחֻזָּה וְנָתַתִּי נֶגַע צָרַעַת בְּבֵית אֶרֶץ אֲחֻזַּתְכֶם.”
“When you have come into the land of Canaan, which I give you as a possession, and I put the leprous plague in a house in the land of your possession,”
He asks, was it a good reward for those who merit to enter the land to find leprous plagues in their houses. He answers that it was for their benefit because after they break down the house, they will find treasures that the Canaanites hid in their houses.
There is no loss without an opportunity to find Light. Experiencing a lack of something makes a space for the Light to come. Demolishing a house built by a Canaanite had the aspect of removing the negative from the vessel to find the pure Light. Sometimes we need to ‘demolish’ our past negatives to discover the treasures awaiting a pure vessel in the form of the love of Hashem to us. It would manifest to what is best for us.
Blessed is Israel that they cling to the Holy One Blessed be He, and he loves them, as it is written;
“אָהַבְתִּי אֶתְכֶם אָמַר יְהוָה וַאֲמַרְתֶּם בַּמָּה אֲהַבְתָּנוּ הֲלוֹא אָח עֵשָׂו לְיַעֲקֹב נְאֻם יְהוָה וָאֹהַב אֶת יַעֲקֹב.”
“I have loved you,” says YHVH. “Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’ Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” Says YHVH. “Yet Jacob, I have loved;”
Out of his love, he brought them into the Holy Land to have the presence of the Shechina among them, dwell with them, and that Israel would be found holier than all the world.
“וְכָל הַנָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂא לִבָּן אֹתָנָה בְּחָכְמָה טָווּ אֶת הָעִזִּים.”
“And all the women whose hearts stirred with wisdom spun yarn of goats’ hair.”
While they were doing their work, they said, this is for the Temple, this is for the Tabernacle, this is for the curtain of the holy. All the craftsmen did the same to connect their work to holiness, and when the work was brought to its place, it elevated and received the holiness.
Dedicating action to a purpose connects the action to its purpose and becomes one with it. When we make preparations for Shabbat, we say “Lechbud Shabbat Kodesh,” “for the honor of the Holy Shabbat,” and when Shabbat comes, everything we did for Shabbat receives the holiness of Shabbat. This spiritual principle can be used for other purposes to increase the vessel for the future Light that it would hold.