Daily Zohar # 4298 – Shelach Lecha – Under the wings of the Cherubim
Daily Zohar 4298
262. וּבְאֶמְצַע אוֹתָהּ עֲזָרָה יֵשׁ שְׁנֵי כְרוּבִים, מַעֲשֵׂה אָמָּנוּת שֶׁל הַמֶּלֶךְ הַקָּדוֹשׁ, וְלֹא יְכוֹלִים לַעֲמֹד בָּהֶם עֶלְיוֹנִים וְתַחְתּוֹנִים. וְתַחְתֵּיהֶם עֲתִידִים כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל לַעֲמֹד, שֶׁלֹּא יֵצְאוּ מִתַּחַת כַּנְפֵיהֶם הַחוּצָה, זַכָּאִים יִהְיוּ כָּל הַנִּכְנָס תַּחַת כַּנְפֵיהֶם. שְׁלֹשָׁה עָשָׂר אֶלֶף מִגְדָּלִים שֶׁל שֶׁמֶשׁ שֶׁמֵּאִיר מִנִּיצוֹץ שֶׁל מַרְגָּלִית בְּצַעֲצוּעַ (בְּנִיצוֹץ) כָּרָאוּי. רֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה בִּגְלַל זֶה זָכָה לְאוֹתוֹ כָּבוֹד.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
The head of the Yeshiva returned to interpret the text “Half to the (water) to the primordial (ancient) sea,” etc., in a different way and words.
Under the circle of the mesh (#252) in the Azara (Service area of the Holy Temple), which is the secret of the illumination of Binah in Malchut that is woven with it. In those waters of the fountain, one spring spreads out and enters the great sea, which is the secret of Malchut in the aspect of Chokma. It makes a way to the heart of the sea, where Malchut, sweetened (without judgments) with the Light of Binah, is in control. This is the secret of the point of מפתחא, Maftecha, and from which the Leviathan (the whale from the day of creation) drinks, satiates, rejoices, grows, and multiplies.
Another sprint comes out and spreads secretly under the abyss, that is, under Malchut of מפתחא, Maftecha, called the abyss, into the last sea, which is the concealed Malchut of מנעולא, Maneula. These hostile and hard waters of the sea are bent by the spring so that they won’t go out to harm the world’s people. As it is written;
“כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה הַנּוֹתֵן בַּיָּם דָּרֶךְ וּבְמַיִם עַזִּים נְתִיבָה.”
“Thus says YHVH, who makes a way in the sea, And a path through the mighty waters,”
In the middle of the Azara are two cherubim made by the master of the Holy King, which is the secret of the upper three sefirot of Zeir Anpin and Nukva (#140). The upper and lower levels cannot stand on them because their upper three sefirot are covered with wings, and under them, that is, the six levels of Zeir Anpin of the upper three, all Israel will stand to receive illumination, provided that they do not come out from under the wings to the outside, that is, that they won’t look, in the upper three that are covered by the wings.
All those who enter under the cherubim’s wings will be happy because they will connect to thirteen thousand sun towers, which is the secret of Zeir Anpin. It means the 12 permutations of the YHVH name plus the one that includes all of them. The secret of Chokmah and Binah, Tiferet, and Malchut is in each of the three lines. They illuminate with carved images that are the aspect of sparks from the cherubim, as it is said;
2 Chronicles 3:10
“וַיַּעַשׂ בְּבֵית קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים כְּרוּבִים שְׁנַיִם מַעֲשֵׂה צַעֲצֻעִים וַיְצַפּוּ אֹתָם זָהָב.”
“In the Most Holy Place, he made two cherubim, fashioned by carving, and overlaid them with gold.”
The head of the Yeshiva was honored because he entered under the cherubim’s wings.