Daily Zohar # 4325 – Shelach Lecha – Standing before the Angel
Daily Zohar 4325
322. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, כַּמָּה לְבוּשִׁים מִזְדַּמְּנִים בְּאוֹתוֹ עוֹלָם, וְאוֹתוֹ הָאִישׁ שֶׁלֹּא זוֹכֶה בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה בִּלְבוּשֵׁי מִצְוָה, כְּשֶׁנִּכְנָס לָעוֹלָם הַהוּא מַלְבִּישִׁים אוֹתוֹ בִּלְבוּשׁ נוֹדָע אֶחָד לִפְנֵי בַּעֲלֵי הַגֵּיהִנֹּם, וְאוֹתוֹ לְבוּשׁ אוֹי לְמִי שֶׁמִּתְלַבֵּשׁ בּוֹ. שֶׁהֲרֵי כַּמָּה שׁוֹמְרֵי הַחֻקִּים עֲתִידִים לֶאֱחֹז בּוֹ, וּמַכְנִיסִים אוֹתוֹ לַגֵּיהִנֹּם. וּשְׁלֹמֹה הַמֶּלֶךְ צוֹוֵחַ וְאוֹמֵר: (קהלת ט) בְּכָל עֵת יִהְיוּ בְגָדֶיךָ לְבָנִים.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
“וַיַּרְאֵנִי אֶת יְהוֹשֻׁעַ הַכֹּהֵן הַגָּדוֹל עֹמֵד לִפְנֵי מַלְאַךְ יְהוָה וְהַשָּׂטָן עֹמֵד עַל יְמִינוֹ לְשִׂטְנוֹ.”
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.”
He asks what he saw and answers that he was standing before the angel and dressed in defiling clothes until an announcement came out and said, remove the defiling garments from him. Rabbi Yitzchak said it is written here, “Standing before the angel,” because the angel was judging him. This is the angel about whom it is written;
“אַל תִּתֵּן אֶת פִּיךָ לַחֲטִיא אֶת בְּשָׂרֶךָ וְאַל תֹּאמַר לִפְנֵי הַמַּלְאָךְ כִּי שְׁגָגָה הִיא לָמָּה יִקְצֹף הָאֱלֹהִים עַל קוֹלֶךָ וְחִבֵּל אֶת מַעֲשֵׂה יָדֶיךָ.”
“Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands?”
What is he telling us? That every person who did not have the merit in this world to wrap himself in a mitzvah wrap and to dress in a mitzvah garment, that is, a tzisit when he enters the upper world, he stands in filthy clothing, which should not be so, and he is judged for it.
The Mitzvah of wearing a Tzisit is valuable because it is active all day. Some even sleep with the Tzisit.
It is considered as all the 613 Mitzvoth because the numerical value of Tzisit ציצית is 600 + the 5 knots and eight threads on each corner make it 613. It protects the physical and spiritual levels.
Come and see how many garments are there in the upper world. A person who did not have merits in this world to wear Talit and Tzisit, when he enters that world, they dress him in the same clothing known to the masters in Hell. Woe to the one clothed in it, as the guardians of the Torah laws are ready to take hold of him and put him in Gehinnam. King Solomon cried out and said:
“בְּכָל עֵת יִהְיוּ בְגָדֶיךָ לְבָנִים וְשֶׁמֶן עַל רֹאשְׁךָ אַל יֶחְסָר.”
“Let your garments always be white, And let your head lack no oil.”