Daily Zohar # 4312 – Shelach Lecha – You just reveal a new Torah study
Daily Zohar 4312
296. וְאִם תֹּאמַר, לָמָּה לַשְּׁתִיקָה קָרְאוּ עֲמִידָה? אֶלָּא בַּדִּבּוּר יֵשׁ שִׁבְעָה אֵיבָרִים שֶׁמִּתְנַעְנְעִים יַחַד אִתּוֹ: לֵב, רֵאָה, קָנֶה, לָשׁוֹן, שִׁנַּיִם, שְׂפָתַיִם, בָּשָׂר. וּבַשְּׁתִיקָה עוֹמְדִים בְּעָמְדָם לְלֹא נִעְנוּעַ, וְעַל זֶה קוֹרְאִים לַשְּׁתִיקָה עֲמִידָה.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
After Shabbat, the additional souls that went down and studied new revelations from the Torah come back up to share their studies. The Holy King asks the souls for new Torah revelations to share with the supernal court and the angels. If the soul has something new to share, then the Holy Creatures grow in their wings and clothe themselves in their wings. And when the Holy King asks them about Torah revelations, and they do not answer, standing silent, then the Holy Creatures also stay quiet as it is written; Ezekiel 1:24 “בְּעׇמְדָ֖ם תְּרַפֶּ֥ינָה כַנְפֵיהֶֽן,” “When they stood still, they lowered their wings.”
“וְהוֹחַלְתִּי כִּי לֹא יְדַבֵּרוּ כִּי עָמְדוּ לֹא עָנוּ עוֹד.”
“And I have waited because they did not speak Because they stood still and answered no more.”
Suppose you ask why he calls the silence, standing still. He explains that in speech, seven organs move with it. While speaking, the heart, lung, windpipe, tongue, teeth, lips, and flesh are vibrated. In silence, they stand still in their position without moving; thus, he calls silence standing still.
Our studies on Shabbat are on a higher spiritual level because of the Light of Binah we experience during Shabbat and because we receive additional soul levels when we make the proper spiritual connections and studies.
Because of that, even with a lack of deep understanding, the new revelations of the Torah are relative to our progress; even if we learn from old and well-known teachings, they are new to us, and the additional soul can return above and share with the upper court and angels.
The Talmud share with us this story.
תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: מַעֲשֶׂה בְּרַבִּי יוֹחָנָן בֶּן בְּרוֹקָה וְרַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר [בֶּן] חִסְמָא שֶׁהָלְכוּ לְהַקְבִּיל פְּנֵי רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּפְקִיעִין. אָמַר לָהֶם: מָה חִידּוּשׁ הָיָה בְּבֵית הַמִּדְרָשׁ הַיּוֹם? אָמְרוּ לוֹ: תַּלְמִידֶיךָ אָנוּ וּמֵימֶיךָ אָנוּ שׁוֹתִין. אָמַר לָהֶם: אַף עַל פִּי כֵן, אִי אֶפְשָׁר לְבֵית הַמִּדְרָשׁ בְּלֹא חִידּוּשׁ.
§ The Sages taught: There was an incident involving Rabbi Yoḥanan ben Beroka and Rabbi Elazar ben Ḥisma when they greeted Rabbi Yehoshua in Peki’in. Rabbi Yehoshua told them: What novel idea was taught today in the study hall? They said to him: We are your students, and we drink from your water, i.e., all of our Torah knowledge comes from you, and therefore how can we tell you something you have not already learned? He said to them: Even so, there cannot be a study hall without a novelty.
It is for our great benefit to study on Shabbat as much as we can.