Daily Zohar # 4163 – Bo – Garments from the Garden of Eden
Daily Zohar 4163
148. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (בראשית כז) וַיָּרַח אֶת רֵיחַ בְּגָדָיו וַיְבָרֲכֵהוּ וַיֹּאמֶר רְאֵה רֵיחַ בְּנִי וְגוֹ’. וַיָּרַח אֶת רֵיחַ בְּגָדָיו, מַשְׁמָע שֶׁאוֹתָם לְבוּשִׁים הָיוּ מַעֲלִים רֵיחַ טוֹב, (שֶׁלֹּא זָזוּ) וְאַחַר כָּךְ זָז מֵהֶם אוֹתוֹ רֵיחַ. עַכְשָׁו יֵשׁ לְהִסְתַּכֵּל, כָּתוּב רֵיחַ בְּגָדָיו, וְכָתוּב רֵיחַ בְּנִי, וְלֹא אָמַר רֵיחַ הַבְּגָדִים, אֶלָּא רֵיחַ בְּנִי. אֶלָּא שָׁנִינוּ, כֵּיוָן שֶׁנִּכְנַס יַעֲקֹב, נִכְנַס עִמּוֹ גַּן עֵדֶן. וְשָׁנִינוּ, אוֹתָם בְּגָדִים הָיוּ שֶׁל אָדָם הָרִאשׁוֹן, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם ג) וַיַּעַשׂ ה’ אֱלֹהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִשְׁתּוֹ כָּתְנוֹת עוֹר וַיַּלְבִּשֵׁם, וְהוֹצִיאָם מִגַּן עֵדֶן.
149. וְאִם תֹּאמַר שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיִּתְפְּרוּ עֲלֵה תְאֵנָה, שֶׁאֵלֶּה הָיוּ, אִם כָּךְ לָמָּה כָּתוּב וַיַּעַשׂ ה’ אֱלֹהִים, וְכָתוּב כָּתְנוֹת עוֹר, הֲרֵי לֹא הָיוּ אֶלָּא עֲלֵה תְאֵנָה? אֶלָּא כְּתַרְגּוּמוֹ: לְבוּשֵׁי כָבוֹד, וְהָיוּ מַעֲלִים רֵיחוֹת מִבֹּשֶׂם שֶׁל גַּן עֵדֶן.
Continued from previous DZ
While they were sitting, they saw incense smoke going up and down. He said the smoke is adorning itself with the lowly of the earth. And so it goes up and comes down. This alludes to the vapor (vanity) we discussed above, and since it is lowly and full of judgments, Zeir Anpin adorned with it after correcting it to gain the Light of the Mochin from Binah.
Meanwhile, the field gave off a better smell than all perfumes. He said, let us sit here because the Shechinah is with us.
“וַיִּגַּשׁ וַיִּשַּׁק לוֹ וַיָּרַח אֶת רֵיחַ בְּגָדָיו וַיְבָרֲכֵהוּ וַיֹּאמֶר רְאֵה רֵיחַ בְּנִי כְּרֵיחַ שָׂדֶה אֲשֶׁר בֵּרֲכוֹ יְהוָה.”
“And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said: “Surely, the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field Which YHVH has blessed.”
First, it said he smelled his clothes, meaning that they gave off a good smell that was never absent from them. Then it is written, “the smell of my son.” We learned that when Jacob came to his father, the Garden of Eden was with him. The garments he took from Esau and wore were the same clothes Hashem made for Adam and Eve and sent out of the Garden of Eden as it is written;
“וַיַּעַשׂ יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִשְׁתּוֹ כָּתְנוֹת עוֹר וַיַּלְבִּשֵׁם.”
“Also, for Adam and his wife YHVH, God made tunics of skin and clothed them.”
“וַתִּפָּקַחְנָה עֵינֵי שְׁנֵיהֶם וַיֵּדְעוּ כִּי עֵירֻמִּם הֵם וַיִּתְפְּרוּ עֲלֵה תְאֵנָה וַיַּעֲשׂוּ לָהֶם חֲגֹרֹת.”
“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”
It is written that they sewed for themselves fig leaves for covering, and what were the garments that Hashem made for them?
We understand that the garments of skin wereprecious garments with the smell of the perfumes of the Garden of Eden.
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