Daily Zohar # 4229 – Tazria – Make the red disappear
Daily Zohar 4229
167. וְלֹא עוֹד, אֶלָּא אָמַר לוֹ: אֲנִי עָבַדְתִּי בְּשִׁמּוּשׁ עֶלְיוֹן אֵצֶל אֵלִיָּהוּ, וְזָכִיתִי בִּשְׁנֵי חֲלָקִים, שֶׁהֲרֵי עָבַדְתִּי אוֹתוֹ בֶּאֱמֶת. וְאַתָּה רָשָׁע פָּגַמְתָּ אוֹתִי, נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַשֶּׁקֶר וְחָמַדְתָּ, הֲרֵי עָבַרְתָּ עַל כָּל הַתּוֹרָה כֻּלָּהּ, וּמִי שֶׁעוֹבֵר עַל זֶה, מֵת הוּא לָעוֹלָם הַבָּא. אֲבָל מִשּׁוּם שֶׁעָבַדְתָּ אוֹתִי, הַשִּׁמּוּשׁ שֶׁלְּךָ לֹא יִהְיֶה לְחִנָּם; תִּהְיֶה מִיתָתְךָ בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, וְלֹא בָּעוֹלָם הַבָּא. וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ, וְצָרַעַת נַעֲמָן תִּדְבַּק בְּךָ וּבְזַרְעֲךָ. (גּוֹן הַלָּבָן נוֹדָע, וְגוֹן הָאָדֹם נוֹדָע).
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Yitzchak and Rabbi Yehuda were walking on the road, Rabbi Yehuda said, it is written;
2 Kings 5:27
“וְצָרַעַת נַעֲמָן תִּדְבַּק בְּךָ וּבְזַרְעֲךָ לְעוֹלָם וַיֵּצֵא מִלְּפָנָיו מְצֹרָע כַּשָּׁלֶג.”
“Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever.” So he went out from his presence afflicted with leprosy, as white as snow.”
He asks, if he (Gehazi) sinned, why should his sons get hurt? He replied Elisha saw more than the other prophets. He saw that no decent son came out of Gehazi, and therefore he cursed them all.
Elisha also said to him, I worked as a servant of Hashem with Eliyahu, and I earned two parts, that is, double the spirit of Eliyahu, because I truly served him. And you are wicked; you put a flaw in me when you swore a lie and coveted the gift of Naaman. After all, you transgressed the entire Torah, and whoever transgresses that is dead in the world to come, but because you worked for me, your service will not be in vain, and your death will be in this world and not in the world to come. Because of that, Naaman’s leprosy will stick to you and your descendants.
This Zohar teaches us that we may carry the sins of our ancestors from previous lives.
We never complain to Hashem because he is always just and merciful. We must accept and make the necessary corrections. When we focus on Torah studies and do good deeds, we add ‘white’ to the ‘red’ until the red disappears.