Daily Zohar # 4215 – Tzav – The 72 names and a kingdom of priests
Daily Zohar 4215
176. כָּתוּב (שיר ד) כֻּלָּךְ יָפָה רַעְיָתִי וּמוּם אֵין בָּךְ. כֻּלָּךְ יָפָה רַעְיָתִי – זוֹ כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל. וּמוּם אֵין בָּךְ – אֵלּוּ סַנְהֶדְרִין, שֶׁהֵם כְּנֶגֶד שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנַיִם שֵׁמוֹת. שִׁבְעִים נֶפֶשׁ שֶׁיָּרְדוּ עִם יַעֲקֹב, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עַל כֻּלָּם. וְעַל זֶה אֵין בּוֹדְקִין מִן הַסַּנְהֶדְרִין וּלְמַעְלָה.
177. שָׁנִינוּ, כָּתוּב (שמות יט) וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ לִי מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים וְגוֹי קָדוֹשׁ. מִי זוֹ מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים? כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר, זֹאת מִשְׁחַת אַהֲרֹן וּמִשְׁחַת בָּנָיו. שֶׁכְּשֶׁמִּתְבָּרֶכֶת כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל עַל יַד הַכֹּהֲנִים, אָז נִקְרֵאת עַל שְׁמָם, זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים.
Continued from previous DZ
He continued to explain that the dust is from the dust that is in the Holy Temple, Malchut, and Rabbi Yessa Saba said, this dust עָפָר, is from Malchut of Binah, as it is written;
“מְקוֹם סַפִּיר אֲבָנֶיהָ וְעַפְרֹת זָהָב לוֹ.”
“Its stones are the source of sapphires, And it contains gold dust.”
Gold has the aspect of the Left as Binah is on the Left line because, in our realm, the action below also has parallel action in Binah above.
It was explained that the “dust” is from the dust of the Holy Temple because this world which is Malchut, was created by the letter ה H, which is Binah, and therefore even the sun was from the dust, as it is said;
“אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ בְּהִבָּרְאָם בְּיוֹם עֲשׂוֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶרֶץ וְשָׁמָיִם.”
“This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH God made the earth and the heavens,”
The word “בְּהִבָּרְאָם” “when they were created” can be read as “בְּהִ’ בָּרְאָם” “with the letter ה H, he created them….”
Because of this, everything was from dust, “עָפָר” meaning from the dust under the Holy throne. that he Binah.
No contradiction between Rabbi Yessa saying that the dust is Malchut, and Rabbi Elazar, that says Binah because when Malchut and Binah were together, they both received the letter ה H to indicate the parallel relations between them. Everything came out from the unification that they had at the beginning of Creation. The root of the action is above in Binah, and the final action is made in Malchut.
“כֻּלָּךְ יָפָה רַעְיָתִי וּמוּם אֵין בָּךְ.”
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you.”
“My darling” is the Congregation of Israel, and “no imperfection” is the Sanhedrin corresponding to Malchut’s seventy-two names. The main ones are seventy, in the secret of the 70 Sanhedrin, and two witnesses. Also correspond to the seventy souls who went down with Jacob to Egypt. The Holy one, Blessed be He is above all, so there is no checking for flaws from the level of the Sanhedrin and above.
We studied the verse;
“וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ לִי מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים וְגוֹי קָדוֹשׁ אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר תְּדַבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.”
‘And you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation to Me.’ You shall speak these words to the children of Israel.”
He asks, what is the “kingdom of priests?” and quotes;
“זֹאת מִשְׁחַת אַהֲרֹן וּמִשְׁחַת בָּנָיו מֵאִשֵּׁי יְהוָה בְּיוֹם הִקְרִיב אֹתָם לְכַהֵן לַיהוָה.”
“This is the consecrated portion for Aaron and his sons, from the offerings made by fire to YHVH, on the day when Moses presented them to minister to YHVH as priests.”
This means that “זאת” “this” is the Malchut that was anointed from Aaron because when the Congregation of Israel, which is Malchut, was blessed by the priests, then Malchut is called by their name, that is what is said, “kingdom of priests” “מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים.”