Daily Zohar # 3986 – Shelach Lecha – The daughter of Pharaoh in the Garden of Eden
Daily Zohar 3986
196. בְּהֵיכָל אֶחָד יֵשׁ בַּתְיָה בַּת פַּרְעֹה, וְכַמָּה רִבּוֹא וְאַלְפֵי נָשִׁים זוֹכוֹת אִתָּהּ, וּלְכָל אַחַת וְאַחַת מֵהֶן יֵשׁ מְקוֹמוֹת שֶׁל אוֹרוֹת וְעִדּוּנִים לְלֹא דֹחַק כְּלָל. שָׁלֹשׁ פְּעָמִים בְּכָל יוֹם הַכָּרוֹזוֹת מַכְרִיזִים: הֲרֵי דְּמוּת מֹשֶׁה נָבִיא הַנֶּאֱמָן בָּאָה! וּבַתְיָה יוֹצֵאת לִמְקוֹם פַּרְגּוֹד אֶחָד שֶׁיֵּשׁ לָהּ, וְרוֹאָה דְמוּת מֹשֶׁה וּמִשְׁתַּחֲוָה אֵלָיו, וְאוֹמֶרֶת: אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקִי שֶׁגִּדַּלְתִּי אוֹר זֶה. וְזֶה עִנּוּגִים שֶׁלָּהּ יוֹתֵר מִכֻּלָּם.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
The messenger continues his story;
After the decree was made on that person, the members of the Yeshiva left. And I asked permission to ask the question given by Yochai’s son. And they showed me what I did not know before. They showed me six palaces of pleasures and delights, where the curtain is spread out in the garden because from that curtain onwards, no males enter at all.
In one palace, Batya the daughter of Pharaoh, and several tens and thousands of righteous women with her, and each and every one of them have spacious places of light and refinement. Three times each day proclamations are made, “Here is the image of Moses the faithful prophet coming”. And Batya goes out to a place with one partition which she has and sees the image of Moses, and bows before him, and says Blessed is my part, that I have grown this Light. And this is where she gets the most pleasure.
Previously, Rabbi Shimon asked about the place of women in the Garden of Eden, and the answer he received revealed the palace of Batya, daughter of Pharaoh. She had merits because she went against the order of the King, who was her father. She took Moses into the palace and raised him as her son. Because Moses refused to breast fed from an Egyptian woman, she allowed Moses‘s mother to nurse him and Miriam his sister to be close to him. She kept this a secret from her father, and because of her courage and contribution to saving Moses, she had a long life. Even though she was a firstborn to Pharaoh, she was saved during the last plague of the killing of the first born, because of her merits and Moses’s prayer to save her. The sages (Mesechet Kallah 3:23) tell us that Batya was among the few that entered the Garden of Eden alive without experiencing death. She converted and later married Caleb, who together with Joshua did take part in the sin of the other ten spies.