Daily Zohar # 4181 – Mishpatim – Why does a virgin gets married on Wednesday?
Daily Zohar 4181
146. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, כַּמָּה עֶלְיוֹנִים גְּבוּרוֹת הַמֶּלֶךְ הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁהוּא עוֹשֶׂה, וּמִי יָכוֹל לְהַגִּיד אוֹתָם. כְּשֶׁהַבַּעַל הַשֵּׁנִי הַזֶּה בָּא וּמַכְנִיס רוּחַ לְאוֹתוֹ כְּלִי, הָרוּחַ הָרִאשׁוֹנָה מְקַטְרֶגֶת בָּרוּחַ הזּוֹ שֶׁנִּכְנְסָה (נִלְחֶמֶת), וְלֹא מִתְיַשְּׁבוֹת כְּאֶחָד.
147. וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ הָאִשָּׁה לֹא מְיֻשֶּׁבֶת כָּרָאוּי עִם בַּעְלָהּ הַשֵּׁנִי, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהָרוּחַ הָרִאשׁוֹנָה מְכַשְׁכֶּשֶׁת בָּהּ, וְאָז הִיא זוֹכֶרֶת אוֹתוֹ תָּמִיד וּבוֹכָה עָלָיו אוֹ נֶאֱנַחַת עָלָיו, שֶׁהֲרֵי רוּחוֹ מְכַשְׁכֶּשֶׁת בְּמֵעֶיהָ כְּנָחָשׁ, וּמְקַטְרֶגֶת עִם הָרוּחַ הָאַחֶרֶת שֶׁנִּכְנְסָה בָּהּ מֵהַבַּעַל הַשֵּׁנִי. עַד זְמַן רַב מְקַטְרְגִים זֶה בָּזֶה.
Continued from previous DZ
He said a weak old man, how beautiful are the tears on your beard as it was beautiful, the good oil when it fell on the beard of Aaron (Psalm 133:2). Say your words, old man, because the Holy King is here. What happened with the people that departed this world and left the Ruach in the vessel of their wives that remarried, and another came to put his Ruach in that vessel? What happens to the first Ruach?
Come and see how high the deeds done by the Holy king are and who can tell them. When the second husband comes and puts his Ruach in the woman’s vessel, the Ruach of the first husband fights and brings accusations against the new Ruach, and they do not settle as one.
And because of this, a woman does not sit properly with a second husband because the Ruach of the first husband keeps beating in her, and she always remembers him and cries for him or sighs for him because his Ruach beats in her bowels like a snake, and go against the Ruach of the other who entered her from the second husband. They are fighting each other for a long time.
The presence of the Ruach in the vessel of a woman is significant. In older times, the bride had to be a virgin because otherwise, the groom could divorce her immediately. For that reason, the wedding would take place on Wednesday, so if the bride was found to be not a virgin, the groom could go to court the next morning and ask for a divorce. (The court has ways to determine if the bride lost her virginity by accident, work, or otherwise). Widows get married on Thursday.
The penetration of a man into the vessel of a woman leaves an impression that is like coating a vessel with oil. When there are many ‘layers,’ the bond of a woman with a man is very loose.
A proper wedding with seven blessings connects the bride and the groom with holiness, and it is hard to break that bond.
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