Daily Zohar # 3966 – Naso – He needs a woman to give blessings
Daily Zohar 3966
144. אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁאֵין שְׁכִינָה שׁוֹרָה בְּמִי שֶׁלֹּא נָשָׂא אִשָּׁה, וְכֹהֲנִים צְרִיכִים יוֹתֵר מִכָּל שְׁאָר הָעָם לְהַשְׁרוֹת בָּהֶם שְׁכִינָה. וְכֵיוָן שֶׁשּׁוֹרָה בָהֶם שְׁכִינָה, שׁוֹרֶה בָהֶם חֶסֶד, וְנִקְרָאִים חֲסִידִים, וּצְרִיכִים לְבָרֵךְ אֶת הָעָם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (תהלים קמה) וַחֲסִידֶיךָ יְבָרְכוּכָה. וְכָתוּב (דברים לג) תֻּמֶּיךָ וְאוּרֶיךָ לְאִישׁ חֲסִידֶךָ. וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁכֹּהֵן נִקְרָא חָסִיד, צָרִיךְ לְבָרֵךְ. וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ כָּתוּב, דַּבֵּר אֶל אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל בָּנָיו לֵאמֹר כֹּה תְבָרֲכוּ. מָה הַטַּעַם? מִשּׁוּם שֶׁנִּקְרָאִים חֲסִידִים, וְכָתוּב וַחֲסִידֶיךָ יְבָרְכוּכָה.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar said we learned that the secret of “This” (זֹאת), is Malchut. It is written;
“וַיֹּאמֶר הָאָדָם זֹאת הַפַּעַם עֶצֶם מֵעֲצָמַי וּבָשָׂר מִבְּשָׂרִי לְזֹאת יִקָּרֵא אִשָּׁה כִּי מֵאִישׁ לֻקֳחָה זֹּאת.”
“And Adam said: “This (זֹאת) is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She (זֹאת) shall be called Woman Because she(זֹאת) was taken out of Man.”
She (זֹאת) was taken out of a man that is Zeir Anpin and called “Woman” “אִשָּׁה”, female. Zeir Anpin is male and comes from the side Chessed that is white.
She (This, זֹאת) also called ‘צֶדֶק’ ‘justice’, coming from the side of Red that is Left and judgment. She is called “Woman” “אִשָּׁה”, a word that represents ‘אש’ ‘fire’ and ‘ה’ judgment.
It is written (#142 above) “And His righteousness (וְצִדְקָתוֹ) to children’s children” and not “his Chessed…”, because “His righteousness (וְצִדְקָתוֹ)” includes the female, his partner.
Because the female should be with the male to serve Hashem, a priest without a spouse can not perform services. This is why the Torah mentions “his house” in (Leviticus 16:6) “and make atonement for himself and for his house(household)”.
The priest is forbidden to do services when he has no wife because the Shechinah does not join a priest who does not marry a woman. The priests need the support of the Shechinah more than the rest of the people. And since the Shechinah is with the priests, they have the Chassadim that they need to bless the people as it is written;
“יוֹדוּךָ יְהוָה כָּל מַעֲשֶׂיךָ וַחֲסִידֶיךָ יְבָרְכוּכָה.”
“All Your works shall praise You, YHVH, And Your saints (Chassidim) shall bless You.”
“וּלְלֵוִי אָמַר תֻּמֶּיךָ וְאוּרֶיךָ לְאִישׁ חֲסִידֶךָ “ “And of Levi, he said: “Let Your Thummim and Your Urim be with Your holy one (Chassidim)”
Because the priests are at the level of Chassidim, they are asked to bless the people.
“דַּבֵּר אֶל אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל בָּנָיו לֵאמֹר כֹּה תְבָרְכוּ אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אָמוֹר לָהֶם.”
“Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘In this way, you shall bless the sons of Israel. You are to say to them:”
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