Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #395 – What’s so special about the Israelites?
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Tikkun 21 – 136
It is said in Genesis 29:27 “ מַלֵּא, שְׁבֻעַ זֹאת; וְנִתְּנָה לְךָ גַּם-אֶת-זֹאת, בַּעֲבֹדָה אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲבֹד עִמָּדִי, עוֹד, שֶׁבַע-שָׁנִים אֲחֵרוֹת”
“Fulfill the seven of this one, and we will give you the other (Rachel = זֹאת =Malchut) also for the work which you shall work with me yet seven other years”
Shavuot connects us to the work of Jacob, which leads us to Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The ‘seven’ that is mentioned in this verse is about the future work of Jacob.
Laban ‘cheated’ Jacob and made him work seven more years for Rachel. Jacob accepted it because he understood that this is a divine plan that will give him strong hold of the central column.
The first seven years, Jacob worked for Leah and when he connected with her it was in concealment of the dark. Leah was the aspect of Binah, which is the Sefira above our world and it can not be revealed until we make an action in Malchut.
When the light comes down from Binah to Malchut through the seven Sefirot it’s called Direct Light, Ohr Yashar. When the light is reflected from Malchut with the actions of restrictions it creates Returning Light, Ohr Chozer.
Seven sefirot coming down from Binah and seven going back up are total 14, which is numerical value of יד, hand.
God, YHVH, has three hands, one for each column. Together it is 14×3= 42, which we already know is the power of creation and the Ana B’Koach.
Rachel represents Malchut and the next seven years Jacob worked to create returning light. This work made him the chariot of the central column. The Torah tells us that only after Jacob connected to Rachel, Leah could have children. The light of Binah can not be revealed without Malchut. The children of Jacob, Israel, are the manifestation of the light of Binah in Malchut. That is why the Israelites are עם סגולה, nation of the central column and by the hard work of Jacob we merited having the Torah whose gift we celebrate on Shavuot.