Daily Zohar # 4363 – Beresheet – A thousand may fall at your side
Daily Zohar 4363
184. וְאִם תְּפִלָּה אֵינָהּ שְׁלֵמָה, כַּמָּה מַלְאֲכֵי חַבָּלָה רוֹדְפִים אַחֲרֶיהָ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (איכה א) כָּל רֹדְפֶיהָ הִשִּׂיגוּהָ בֵּין הַמְּצָרִים, וְלָכֵן מִתְפַּלְלִים (תהלים עח) וְהוּא רַחוּם יְכַפֵּר עָוֹן – זֶה סמא”ל שֶׁהוּא נָחָשׁ. וְלֹא יַשְׁחִית – זֶה הַמַּשְׁחִית. וְהִרְבָּה לְהָשִׁיב אַפּוֹ – זֶה אַף. וְלֹא יָעִיר כָּל חֲמָתוֹ – זוֹ חֵמָה, כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יִרְדְּפוּ אַחַר הַתְּפִלָּה. וְכַמָּה מַלְאֲכֵי חַבָּלָה תְּלוּיִים מֵהֶם. שִׁבְעָה מְמֻנִּים הֵם, וּתְלוּיִים מֵהֶם שִׁבְעִים, וּבְכָל רָקִיעַ וְרָקִיעַ הֵם מְקַטְרְגִים, וּתְלוּיִים מֵהֶם עֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים רִבּוֹא.
185. וְאִם תְּפִלָּה עוֹלָה שְׁלֵמָה בְּעִטּוּף שֶׁל מִצְוָה וּתְפִלִּין עַל הָרֹאשׁ וְהַזְּרוֹעַ, נֶאֱמַר בָּהֶם (דברים כח) וְרָאוּ כָּל עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ כִּי שֵׁם יהו”ה נִקְרָא עָלֶיךָ וְיָרְאוּ מִמֶּךָּ. שֵׁם ה’ פֵּרְשׁוּהָ שֶׁהִיא תְפִלִּין שֶׁל רֹאשׁ. וּמִי שֶׁרוֹאֶה שֵׁם יהו”ה עַל הָרֹאשׁ בַּתְּפִלָּה שֶׁהִיא אדנ”י (יהו”ה), מִיָּד כֻּלָּם בּוֹרְחִים. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (תהלים צא) יִפּוֹל מִצִּדְּךָ אֶלֶף וְגוֹ).
Continued from previous DZ
All those who follow the Mitzvot of the Torah are considered as if they clothed the Shechinah in her garments. That is Concerning wearing the Tzitzit and Tefillin. It is written;
“כִּי הִוא כסותה [כְסוּתוֹ] לְבַדָּהּ הִוא שִׂמְלָתוֹ לְעֹרוֹ בַּמֶּה יִשְׁכָּב וְהָיָה כִּי יִצְעַק אֵלַי וְשָׁמַעְתִּי כִּי חַנּוּן אָנִי.”
“For that is his only covering; it is his garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And it will be that when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious.”
Because of the sins of Israel, the Shechina was undressed from her garments.
“What will he sleep in?” in exile?
Darkness is the letters in the Torah, and white is the Light of the Torah.
The letters of the Torah are written in black ink to tell us that they are at the level of Malchut, which is darkness. They must be surrounded with the white of the parchment; otherwise, the Torah is voided until it is corrected. If any letter is connected with the black ink to another letter, it loses its form as a vessel for the light because it must be dressed with ‘Light’ on the outside, so when we read the Torah, we bring the light into that specific vessel. Even if we can identify the letters and read the word, it doesn’t matter. When the letter doesn’t have ‘Light’ surrounding it, it ceases to be a proper vessel for the light.
The Light of the Torah comes from Binah and is revealed as the Light of Zeir Anpin when we read it.
If a prayer is incomplete, many angels of destruction pursue it, as it is said;
“גָּלְתָה יְהוּדָה מֵעֹנִי וּמֵרֹב עֲבֹדָה הִיא יָשְׁבָה בַגּוֹיִם לֹא מָצְאָה מָנוֹחַ כָּל רֹדְפֶיהָ הִשִּׂיגוּהָ בֵּין הַמְּצָרִים.”
“Judah has gone into captivity, Under affliction and hard servitude; She dwells among the nations, She finds no rest; All her persecutors overtake her in dire straits.”
Therefore, they pray;
“וְהוּא רַחוּם יְכַפֵּר עָוֹן וְלֹא יַשְׁחִית וְהִרְבָּה לְהָשִׁיב אַפּוֹ וְלֹא יָעִיר כָּל חֲמָתוֹ.”
“But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, And will not destroy them. Yes, many a time He turned His anger away And did not stir up all His wrath;”
“For iniquity” “עוון” – this is Sam-el who is the Snake. “will not destroy them”- this is related to “הַמַּשְׁחִית,” the destroyer. “Turn his anger away”- it’s “אף” “Anger.” “His wrath” – is fury. The mercy and forgiveness from Hashem come so that the four Klipot with the names above won’t chase after the prayers.
Many angels of destruction come from these Klipot. There are seven at the top, and seventy others connect to them, and in every firmament and firmament, they bring judgments and ten thousand myriads under them.
It is essential to follow the prayer books because they were correctly made with built-in protection. If we skip such an important part, the Klipot may grab our prayers to their side. There are millions of angels ready to chase our prayers and destroy them.
And if a prayer rises complete with the wrapping of the mitzvah of Tefilin on the head and the arm, it will be said about them;
“וְרָאוּ כָּל עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ כִּי שֵׁם יְהוָה נִקְרָא עָלֶיךָ וְיָרְאוּ מִמֶּךָּ.”
“Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of YHVH, and they shall be afraid of you.”
The name of YHVH, as explained, is the tefillin of the head. And whoever sees the name YHVH on the head at the time of prayer, which is the name “אדני,” “ADNY,” immediately runs away. This is what is written;
“יִפֹּל מִצִּדְּךָ אֶלֶף וּרְבָבָה מִימִינֶךָ אֵלֶיךָ לֹא יִגָּשׁ.”
“A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not come near you.”