Daily Zohar # 4326 – Shelach Lecha – Tzitz and Tzitzit
Daily Zohar 4326
324. צִיצִית. מִצְוָה זוֹ הִיא לְהַזְכִּיר כָּל מִצְווֹת הַתּוֹרָה בִּשְׁבִילָהּ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר וּרְאִיתֶם אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת ה’ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם (במדבר טו). זֶהוּ סִימַן הַמֶּלֶךְ לְהַזְכִּיר וְלַעֲשׂוֹת.
325. כָּתוּב (שמות כח) וְעָשִׂיתָ צִּיץ זָהָב, וַהֲרֵי בֵּאַרְנוּ – סוֹד הַצִּיץ לְהִתְעַטֵּר בּוֹ כֹּהֵן גָּדוֹל. וְזֶהוּ צִיץ לְהִסְתַּכֵּל בּוֹ בָּעֵינַיִם, שֶׁהוּא סִימָן שֶׁל עוֹלָם הָעֶלְיוֹן שֶׁהִתְעַטֵּר בּוֹ כֹּהֵן גָּדוֹל.
326. וּמִשּׁוּם זֶה הִסְתַּכְּלוּתוֹ מְכַפֶּרֶת עַל עַזּוּת פָּנִים, שֶׁלֹּא עוֹמֶדֶת לְפָנָיו אֶלָּא פְּנֵי אֱמֶת, סוֹד שֶׁל כָּל אֵלּוּ הַפָּנִים הָעֶלְיוֹנִים, שֶׁהֵם פְּנֵי אֱמֶת, פָּנִים שֶׁל אֱמֶת, שֶׁכְּלוּלִים בָּאֱמֶת שֶׁל יַעֲקֹב.
327. צִיצִית הִיא נְקֵבָה, סוֹד עוֹלַם הַתַּחְתּוֹן, הִסְתַּכְּלוּת לְהַזְכִּיר. צִיץ זָכָר. צִיצִית נְקֵבָה, וְזֶה לְכָל אָדָם. צִיץ לַכֹּהֵן.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
We learned in the secret of Sifra DeTzniuta, (#66, 67) four kings who are Chessed, Gevura, Tiferet, and Malchut, come out and are received from four, who are Chokmah, Binah, Right of Da’at, and Left of Da’at. Chessed received from Chokmah, Gevurah from Binah, Tiferet from the Right of Da’at, and Malchut from the Left of Da’at. The four hang on Chokmah, Binah, and Da’at like grapes in a cluster. That is to say that we are from and nourish from them, each from the level parallel to it. Seven messengers include in them, in the Sefirot Chessed, Gevura, Tiferet, and Malchut, in the secret of the seven sefirot, Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yessod, and Malchut. They bear witness, meaning they reveal the illumination of Chokmah that is called witness, and they do not stand in their place while testifying. In their place, in Zeir Anpin, but in the place of Malchut because the light of Chokmah cannot be revealed except in Malchut.
The four kings allude to the four Tzitsits in the corners of the garment. The seven thread wraps on each Tzitsit allude to the seven Sefirot.
A person that ties the Tzitsits threads has a special meditation and sequence of making the knots on each corner. There are several methods, but all of them have eight threads times four to have 32, representing the 32 paths of Wisdom revealed at the time of Creation. The Torah begins with ב aמd ends with ל, numerically 32. For all these reasons, the Mitzvah of Tzitzit is considered all the Mitzvoth of the Torah.
Women do not wear Tzitzit.
The mitzvah of Tzitzit is to remember all the Torah’s mitzvahs. As it is said;
“וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְצִיצִת וּרְאִיתֶם אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת יְהוָה וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם וְלֹא תָתֻרוּ אַחֲרֵי לְבַבְכֶם וְאַחֲרֵי עֵינֵיכֶם אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם זֹנִים אַחֲרֵיהֶם.”
“And you shall have the Tzitzit, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of YHVH and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined,”
The Tzitzit is the king’s sign to remember and follow.
“וְעָשִׂיתָ צִּיץ זָהָב טָהוֹר וּפִתַּחְתָּ עָלָיו פִּתּוּחֵי חֹתָם קֹדֶשׁ לַיהוָה.”
“And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold (צִּיץ זָהָב), and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO YHVH.”
We learned the secret of the Tzitz (צִּיץ זָהָב) was to adorn a high priest with it. And it is called tzitz, which means ‘seeing,’ as in (https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/74977.2?lang=bi) “הציץ ונפגע,” “glimpsed and was stricken,” that the eyes will look at him, which is a sign of the upper world which is Zeir Anpin, where the secret of the effect of the enlightenment of Chokmah, known as the gazing of the eyes with which the high priest is adorned with.
And that is why his look, of the glance, atones for the ferocious because nothing is standing before him but the face of truth. It is the secret of the supernal face, which is the secret of the illumination of Chokmah dressed in Chassadim, which is called a face, face of truth, meaning faces of reality that include the truth of Jacob, Zeir Anpin. In the secret of the scripture;
“תִּתֵּן אֱמֶת לְיַעֲקֹב חֶסֶד לְאַבְרָהָם אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ מִימֵי קֶדֶם.”
“You will give truth to Jacob And mercy (Chessed) to Abraham, Which You have sworn to our fathers From days of old.”
Tzitzit is a female, which is the secret of the lower world, namely Malchut, which is a look to remember. That is, as it is written,”וּרְאִיתֶם”, “וּזְכַרְתֶּם”, “remember”, “you saw” (#324)
Tzitz, “צִיץ” is male, namely Zeir Anpin. Tzitzit is female, which is Malchut. And so Tzitzit is for everyone, and Tzitz “ציץ” is only for the high priest.
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