Daily Zohar # 3983 – Shelach Lecha – She has his light even when he’s gone.
Daily Zohar 3983
190. כָּעֵת, רַבִּי, נַחֲזֹר לַדְּבָרִים הָרִאשׁוֹנִים, וּכְשֶׁנַּחֲזֹר לִמְקוֹמֵנוּ נִטֹּל רְשׁוּת מֵרֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה בְּאוֹתָם דְּבָרִים שֶׁנְּקַבֵּל מִמֶּנּוּ, וְנֹאמַר לְפָנֶיךָ. אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקְךָ שֶׁאַתָּה זוֹכֶה לְאוֹרוֹת נִסְתָּרִים מִכָּל הַצְּדָדִים מִלְמַעְלָה וּמִלְּמַטָּה מֵהָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וּמֵעוֹלָם אַחֵר. אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, דָּבָר אֶחָד רָצִיתִי לָדַעַת, אִם תּוּכַל לְהוֹדִיעַ לִי. נָשִׁים בְּאוֹתוֹ עוֹלָם אִם זַכָּאִיּוֹת לַעֲלוֹת לְמַעְלָה, אוֹ אֵיךְ הֵן שָׁם? אָמַר לוֹ, אִי רַבִּי אִי רַבִּי, בָּזֶה יֵשׁ לָנוּ סוֹד יָתֵר (נִכְבָּד) כְּדֵי לֹא לְגַלּוֹת סוֹדוֹת שֶׁל שָׁם, אֲבָל זֶה יֵלֵךְ וְיִטֹּל רְשׁוּת, וְנֹאמַר לְךָ. בֵּין כָּךְ פָּרַח אֶחָד וְהִתְכַּסָּה מֵהֶם וְהָלַךְ לוֹ.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
Another thing we were privileged to hear from him. A spirit that goes naked in that world, meaning a soul of a man that died without sons, his wife becomes a vessel for him to build a line by Yibum. What’s the reason? because his wife’s candle lit from him, they both were as one candle. Then the light of the husband extinguished, meaning he died without sons, but he can lit from his wife’s light because there were one light.
Now we will return, and upon returning to our place, we will receive permission from the head of the Yeshiva for the things that we will receive from him, and it will be said before you. Blessed is your share that you have gained concealed lights from all sides, from above and below, from this world, and from the other world. Rabbi Shimon said I wanted to know one thing if you could let me know. Do women go up levels in that world, or how is their state there? He answered, Ahh Rabbi, ahh Rabbi, we have a precious secret in this, but we do not reveal the secrets from there, but one will go and take permission, and we will tell you. While saying that, one of them flew and disappeared from them.
Yibbum ‘ייבום’ is the form of levirate marriage that is a Torah precept. As specified by Deuteronomy 25:5–10, the brother of a man who died without children is asked to marry the widow in order to have a continuation of life for the dead husband.
During their first unification, the husband transfers to his wife the soul level of Ruach. That Light stays in the wife forever. It’s like coating the vessel with a unique Light that bonds the couple together. If a child is not born with this Ruach, the vessel/wife needs to resolve the issue. The brother-in-law of the widow is called to save the correction of his brother. If there is no brother to do the Yibum, then another relative that is on the same bloodline is able to make this correction because they are on the same spiritual line.
The soul of the deceased husband is incarnated in the child of the Yibum marriage. The widow becomes a mother to the soul connected to her husband, and his brother becomes the father.
If either of the parties refuses to go through with the marriage, they are required to go through a ceremony known as Halizah ‘חליצה’. The literal meaning of the word is ‘release’.
Yibum is rare nowadays and the widow and the brother-in-law perform the ceremony of Halitza to release the part of the soul that the first husband left in the woman.