Daily Zohar # 4113 – Vayetze – Change path and find you spouse
Daily Zohar 4113
123. וְאָמַר רַבִּי אַבָּא, כָּל הַפְּסוּקִים הַלָּלוּ קָשִׁים זֶה עַל זֶה. בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה כָּתוּב וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב מִבְּאֵר שָׁבַע וַיֵּלֶךְ חָרָנָה. וְלָבָן הָיָה יוֹשֵׁב בְּחָרָן. לָמָּה נָסַע מִשָּׁם? שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיִּשָּׂא יַעֲקֹב רַגְלָיו וַיֵּלֶךְ אַרְצָה בְּנֵי קֶדֶם. וּמִנַּיִן לָנוּ שֶׁבְּחָרָן הָיָה דִיּוּרוֹ שֶׁל לָבָן? שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם יַעֲקֹב אַחַי מֵאַיִן אַתֶּם וַיֹּאמְרוּ מֵחָרָן אֲנָחְנוּ. וַיֹּאמֶר הַיְדַעְתֶּם אֶת לָבָן בֶּן נָחוֹר וַיֹּאמְרוּ יָדָעְנוּ. מַשְׁמָע שֶׁדִּיּוּרוֹ שֶׁל לָבָן הָיָה בְחָרָן.
Continued from previous DZ
Jacob was under Holy authority, in the land of Israel. Since he left the land, he entered another unholy authority. Before he entered the other authority, the Holy One, blessed be He, appeared to him in a dream, and he saw everything he saw, and holy angels went with him until he sat on the well. Since he was sitting on the well, the water came up to him, and so it was with Moshe because he met his wife by the well. The well alludes to the Nukva of Zeir Anpin, and Moses and Jacob were chariots for Zeir Anpin. The water rose towards them, like a Nukva rise to connect with her spouse.
Rabbi Abba said all these verses contradict each other. In the first, it is written;
“וַיֵּצֵא יַעֲקֹב מִבְּאֵר שָׁבַע וַיֵּלֶךְ חָרָנָה.”
“Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.”
Lavan, his uncle, was sitting in Haran. Why did he go away from there? It is written
“וַיִּשָּׂא יַעֲקֹב רַגְלָיו וַיֵּלֶךְ אַרְצָה בְנֵי קֶדֶם.”
“So Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the East.”
We know that Lavan resided in Haran from Genesis 29:4,5;
“וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם יַעֲקֹב אַחַי מֵאַיִן אַתֶּם וַיֹּאמְרוּ מֵחָרָן אֲנָחְנוּ.”
“וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם הַיְדַעְתֶּם אֶת לָבָן בֶּן נָחוֹר וַיֹּאמְרוּ יָדָעְנוּ.”
“And Jacob said to them, “My brethren, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”
It means that Lavan’s residence was in Haran, so why did Jacob go to the land of the east?