Daily Zohar # 4322 – Shelach Lecha – Because he commanded it
Daily Zohar 4322
316. כְּמוֹ זֶה, (שם ז) וַיִּמָּלֵא שִׁבְעַת יָמִים אַחֲרֵי הַכּוֹת ה’ אֶת הַיְאֹר. וְאַהֲרֹן הִכָּה. אֶלָּא (שֶׁעַל זֶה) עַד שֶׁבָּא מִצַּד הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא קְרָאוֹ הַכָּתוּב הַכּוֹת ה’. אַחַר כָּךְ קְרָאוֹ בַשֵּׁם שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה. וְנַעֲרֹתֶיהָ הֹלְכֹת – אוֹתָן שְׁאָר מֶרְכָּבוֹת שֶׁבָּאוֹת מִצַּד זֶה.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
“וַתֵּרֶד בַּת פַּרְעֹה לִרְחֹץ עַל הַיְאֹר וְנַעֲרֹתֶיהָ הֹלְכֹת עַל יַד הַיְאֹר וַתֵּרֶא אֶת הַתֵּבָה בְּתוֹךְ הַסּוּף וַתִּשְׁלַח אֶת אֲמָתָהּ וַתִּקָּחֶהָ.”
“Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it.”
Pharaoh’s daughter, who came from the left side of harsh judgment. As it is said, “to bathe at the river (יְאֹר, Yeor)” specifically on the river, and not on the sea. Because the sea alludes to Malchut, but the river is a harsh judgment from the left that the Egyptians made him their god (Vaera #137). and if you say that it is written “the staff with which you struck the river (Yeor)” when Moses struck the sea, and the scripture reads יְאֹר Yeor. It is not accurate because Aaron was the one who stroked the river, but it is written as if Moses did it.
“וַיִּמָּלֵא שִׁבְעַת יָמִים אַחֲרֵי הַכּוֹת יְהוָה אֶת הַיְאֹר.”
“Seven days passed after YHVH had struck the Nile.”
Even though Aaron struck the river, it is written that Hashem did it because he commanded it, and later it was called after Moshe, for the same reason that Moses told Aaron to strike the river. “And her maidens walked along the Riverside” is about the chariots that follow her from the left side.