Daily Zohar # 4112 – Vayetze – A place in time
Daily Zohar 4112
121. בֹּא רְאֵה, בִּזְמַן שֶׁהָיוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל בָּאָרֶץ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, הֵם הָיוּ מוֹשְׁכִים בְּרָכוֹת מִמַּעְלָה לְמַטָּה. וּכְשֶׁיָּצְאוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל מִן הָאָרֶץ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, נִכְנְסוּ תַּחַת רְשׁוּת אַחֶרֶת, וְנִמְנְעוּ הַבְּרָכוֹת מִן הָעוֹלָם.
Continued from previous DZ
He who strives in doing Tzedaka, the Tzedakah that he does, goes up and reaches up to the place of Jacob, which is the upper chariot, that is, the Nukva, called “מקום” “a place,” and continues blessings to that place, from the spring of all springs, that is, from Binah that is the source all Mochin. And from the Tzedaka, the Nukva, after receiving the blessings from Binah, the blessings continue down to all supernal armies and chariots of angels. More lights are added. And because all of them are called “עת” “time,” being drawn from the Nukva, which is called “עת” “time,” therefore it is written, “he who does righteousness (Tzedaka) at all times!”
The highest world is “Adam Kadmon” (Literally means ‘Primordial man’). It is the “blueprint” of Creation. The four spiritual worlds of Atzilut, B’riah, Yetzirah, and Asiya formed from the Light of Adam Kadmon. The Creation of the worlds also created the aspect of time from Atzilut to the lowest level, that is, Malchut of the world of Asiya (Action). The flow of Light to the lower worlds is the blessing that the Zohar discusses above.
While Israel were in the Holy Land, they would draw blessings from above to below. And when Israel went to exile, out of the Holy Land, they came under another authority, and the blessings were withheld from the world.
The Holy Land is ‘the place’ with the opening to the upper levels to draw the Light to the whole world. After the destruction of the Holy Temple, Israel could not do the services that draw blessings to the world. When they are in exile, they can only draw blessings by following the Torah and its studies and Tzedakah. The children of Israel, with their connection to the Light, serve as small temples around the world, and by their merits, the world around them benefits from their work. The darkest places on earth are where there is no presence of Israel.