Daily Zohar # 4186 – Terumah – Hear O Israel, our father
Daily Zohar 4186
140. הַכַּלָּה, כָּל זְמַן שֶׁרוֹצִים לְהַכְנִיסָהּ לַמֶּלֶךְ לְשִׂמְחַת הַשִּׁמּוּשׁ, צָרִיךְ בְּלַחַשׁ בְּסוֹד, כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יִמָּצֵא בְּרַגְלֵי (אָדָם שֶׁמְּגַלֶּה) צְעָדֶיהָ, רֶמֶז שֶׁל הַצַּד הָרָע וְלֹא יִדְבַּק עִמָּהּ, וְלֹא יִמָּצְאוּ בַּבָּנִים רֶמֶז שֶׁל פְּסוּל כְּלָל.
141. וְכָךְ אָמַר יַעֲקֹב לְבָנָיו, שֶׁמָּא חַס וְשָׁלוֹם אֵרַע פְּסוּל (בְּזַרְעִי אוֹ) בְּמִטָּתִי. אָז הֵם אָמְרוּ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁאֵין בְּלִבְּךָ אֶלָּא אֶחָד, כָּךְ וְכוּ’, אֵין לָנוּ דְּבֵקוּת בַּצַּד הָאַחֵר כְּלָל. שֶׁהֲרֵי פָּרוּשׁ הָיָה מִמִּטָּתְךָ, וְאָנוּ בְּיִחוּד לַמֶּלֶךְ הָעֶלְיוֹן וְאֵין לָנוּ כְּלָל דְּבֵקוּת בַּצַּד הָאַחֵר, שֶׁהֲרֵי בִּפְרֵדָה מֵהַצַּד הָאַחֵר (הָיִינוּ בְרָצוֹן) הָיָה הָרָצוֹן וְהַמַּחֲשָׁבָה שֶׁלָּנוּ.
This Zohar study is dedicated to the soul elevation of my father, יחיה בן חיים, who passed away on the second day of Adar. ת.נ.צ.ב.ה.
Continued from previous DZ
When the queen, Malchut, enters under the wedding canopy with the supernal King, which is Zeir Anpin, we arouse the joy of the Mochin of the Right and Left, as it is written;
“וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכָל לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ.”
“You shall love YHVH your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”
This verse starts the first paragraph of the Shema Israel prayer, and it represents the Right. The second paragraph represents the Left.
“וְהָיָה אִם שָׁמֹעַ תִּשְׁמְעוּ אֶל מִצְוֹתַי אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם הַיּוֹם לְאַהֲבָה אֶת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם וּלְעָבְדוֹ בְּכָל לְבַבְכֶם וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁכֶם.”
“‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love YHVH your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,”
Because the other side has no permission to approach the wedding, there is no fear of them.
The bride, Malchut, is brought inside to join the King joyfully. It is done in secret and whispered so she can step in without the evil side attached to her or the children of Israel below, so there would be no hint of flaws in them.
Before Jacob’s passing, he called his sons to tell them about the future, but the Shechina left him. He feared that there was something wrong with him or his sons.
His sons told him: Hear Israel, our father, YHVH is our God, YHVH is One. They said: Just as there is only one God in your heart, so too, there is only one in our hearts. We are in one with the supernal King, Zeir Anpin. We are not connected to the other side at all, as it is not connected to you, because it was our desire and thought to separate from the other side (Sitra Achra).
Jacob was a chariot to the center column, which is Zeir Anpin, and Shechina was with him, but when he wanted to reveal the future, she left him to disable his ability to see the future.
This is the source of the Shema Israel prayer.
דְּאָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן לָקִישׁ: ״וַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב אֶל בָּנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם״. בִּיקֵּשׁ יַעֲקֹב לְגַלּוֹת לְבָנָיו קֵץ הַיָּמִין, וְנִסְתַּלְּקָה מִמֶּנּוּ שְׁכִינָה. אָמַר: שֶׁמָּא חַס וְשָׁלוֹם יֵשׁ בְּמִטָּתִי פְּסוּל, כְּאַבְרָהָם שֶׁיָּצָא מִמֶּנּוּ יִשְׁמָעֵאל, וְאָבִי יִצְחָק שֶׁיָּצָא מִמֶּנּוּ עֵשָׂו? אָמְרוּ לוֹ בָּנָיו: ״שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, ה׳ אֱלֹהֵינוּ ה׳ אֶחָד״. אָמְרוּ: כְּשֵׁם שֶׁאֵין בְּלִבְּךָ אֶלָּא אֶחָד, כָּךְ אֵין בְּלִבֵּנוּ אֶלָּא אֶחָד. בְּאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה פָּתַח יַעֲקֹב אָבִינוּ וְאָמַר: ״בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד״.
As Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish said that it is written: “And Jacob called his sons and said, Gather around and I will tell you what will occur to you in the end of days” (Genesis 49:1). Jacob wanted to reveal to his sons when the complete redemption would arrive at the end of days (see Daniel 12:13), but the Divine Presence abandoned him, rendering him unable to prophesy. He said: Perhaps the Divine Presence has abandoned me because, Heaven forfend, one of my descendants is unfit, as was the case with my grandfather Abraham, from whom Ishmael emerged, and like my father Isaac, from whom Esau emerged. His sons said to him: Hear Israel, our father, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. They said: Just as there is only one God in your heart, so too, there is only one in our hearts. At that moment Jacob our father said in praise: Blessed be the name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever, as all his children were righteous.
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