Daily Zohar # 4279 – Behaalotcha – Why did Moses want to die
Daily Zohar 4279
145. עוֹד אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, כָּתוּב אִם כָּכָה אַתְּ עֹשֶׂה לִּי הָרְגֵנִי נָא וְגוֹ’. וְכִי מֹשֶׁה, שֶׁהוּא עָנָו מִכָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁשָּׁאֲלוּ מִמֶּנּוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל לֶאֱכֹל מָסַר עַצְמוֹ לְמִיתָה? לָמָּה? אָמַר רַבִּי אַבָּא, דָּבָר זֶה לָמַדְנוּ וְסוֹד עֶלְיוֹן הוּא. מֹשֶׁה לֹא הֵרַע לְפָנָיו וְלֹא שָׁאַל מִיתָה עַל שֶׁשָּׁאֲלוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל.
We finished the studies of Zohar Korah and the adjacent portions.
We will complete the study of Behaalotcha in the coming few days. Then we will continue with Shelach Lecha because we already finished with the rest of the Zohar portions of the book of Numbers (Chukat, Balak, Pinchas, Matot, and Masei). Baruch Hashem, We already completed the study of all Zohar portions of Deuteronomy. I’ll share updates about the studies that will follow next. We still have a lot of Zohar to study and share.
Continued from previous DZ
He who defiles himself follows his desires and does not lack anything for his soul and body, the tree, which is Zeir Anpin, does not accept him and elevate him to receive from above. Then “yet God does not give him the power to eat of it (enjoy his wealth), but a foreigner consumes it” (#141 above)
Because of this, a person needs to earn merits for that world with what the Holy One, Blessed be He gives him, then he eats from it in this world, and the principle remains for him in the world above, to be in the bundle of life.
Rabbi Yossi also said it is writtenף
“וְאִם כָּכָה אַתְּ עֹשֶׂה לִּי הָרְגֵנִי נָא הָרֹג אִם מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ וְאַל אֶרְאֶה בְּרָעָתִי.”
“If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now—if I have found favor in Your sight—and do not let me see my wretchedness!”
He asks Moses, who was the most humble of all the people of the world, was ready to give himself up to death because Israel asked him to eat. Why. Rabbi Abba said, I have learned this, and it is a supreme secret; Moshe was not upset and did not ask to give himself up to death because Israel asked him to eat meat.
Moses considered the desire of the people to eat meat as lowering their level, which would make his level flawed.