Daily Zohar # 4227 – Tazria – Bright white or redish
Daily Zohar 4227
163. רַבִּי חִזְקִיָּה הָיָה יוֹשֵׁב לִפְנֵי רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן. אָמַר, כָּתוּב נֶגַע לָבָן אֲדַמְדָּם, אָז הוּא נֶגַע, שֶׁהֲרֵי הַלָּבָן לֹא עוֹמֵד בְּעֵינוֹ. פָּתַח רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן וְאָמַר, כָּתוּב אִם יִהְיוּ חֲטָאֵיכֶם כַּשָּׁנִים וְגוֹ’. אַשְׁרֵיהֶם יִשְׂרָאֵל, שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא רוֹצֶה לְטַהֵר אוֹתָם בַּכֹּל כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יִמָּצְאוּ בְדִין לְפָנָיו, וּבַעֲלֵי הַדִּין לֹא יִשְׁלְטוּ בָהֶם, שֶׁהֲרֵי הַכֹּל הוֹלֵךְ אַחַר מִינוֹ. אָדֹם לְאָדֹם, וְלָבָן לְלָבָן, יָמִין לְיָמִין, וּשְׂמֹאל לִשְׂמֹאל.
Continued from previous DZ
“וְאִישׁ אוֹ אִשָּׁה כִּי יִהְיֶה בְעוֹר בְּשָׂרָם בֶּהָרֹת בֶּהָרֹת לְבָנֹת.”
“If a man or a woman has bright spots on the skin of the body, specifically white bright spots,”
Rabbi Yossi said there is a great significance related to the “bright spot,” in which we learned three hundred halachot about it. The look of it was discussed in many ways. Rabbi Yitzchak said there are three hundred aspects to learn about the “bright spot,” and I learned all of them from my father, except for the case that one black hair makes it impure because it is one witness. Two black hairs are two witnesses, and it makes it pure. From here on, even a hundred hairs are like two, and two hairs are like a hundred, which I later learned because it is written;
“לֹא יָקוּם עֵד אֶחָד בְּאִישׁ לְכָל עָוֹן וּלְכָל חַטָּאת בְּכָל חֵטְא אֲשֶׁר יֶחֱטָא עַל פִּי שְׁנֵי עֵדִים אוֹ עַל פִּי שְׁלֹשָׁה עֵדִים יָקוּם דָּבָר.”
“One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses, the matter shall be established.”
Rabbi Hezekiah was sitting in front of Rabbi Shimon. He said it is written;
“וְכִי יִהְיֶה בַקָּרַחַת אוֹ בַגַּבַּחַת נֶגַע לָבָן אֲדַמְדָּם צָרַעַת פֹּרַחַת הִוא בְּקָרַחְתּוֹ אוֹ בְגַבַּחְתּוֹ.”
“And if there is on the bald head or bald forehead a reddish-white lesion, it is leprosy breaking out on his bald head or his bald forehead.”
White in “reddish-white lesion” alludes to Chessed but does not stand by itself. It rather leans towards the red that alludes to judgment. Rabbi Shimon opened and said, it is written;
“לְכוּ נָא וְנִוָּכְחָה יֹאמַר יְהוָה אִם יִהְיוּ חֲטָאֵיכֶם כַּשָּׁנִים כַּשֶּׁלֶג יַלְבִּינוּ אִם יַאְדִּימוּ כַתּוֹלָע כַּצֶּמֶר יִהְיוּ.”
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says YHVH, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”
Blessed are Israel, whom the Holy One Blessed be He wants to purify them completely so that they would not be found flawed before him, and those who hold judgment on them would not rule over them.
Because everything goes according to its kind, white is on the Right, which is Chessed. Red is on the Left, that is judgment.