Daily Zohar # 4368 – Beresheet – The 613 in the YHVH name
Daily Zohar 4368
196. שֶׁכָּל מִצְווֹת עֲשֵׂה וְלֹא תַעֲשֶׂה כֻּלָּן תְּלוּיוֹת מִשֵּׁם יְהֹוָ”ה. כְּמוֹ שֶׁבֵּאַרְנוּ סוֹד זֶה שְּׁמִי עִם י”ה – שס”ה מִצְווֹת לֹא תַעֲשֶׂה. וְזֶה זִכְרִי עִם ו”ה – רמ”ח מִצְווֹת עֲשֵׂה. וַהֲרֵי כָּאן שס”ה וְרמ”ח, וְהֵם רמ”ח תֵּבוֹת שֶׁבִּקְרִיאַת שְׁמַע, וְנִתְּנוּ מֵאַהֲבָה [שֶׁל אוֹת י’] וְיִרְאָה שֶׁל אוֹת ה’. וְלָכֵן תִּקְּנוּ הַבּוֹחֵר בְּעַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּאַהֲבָה, וְהֵם כְּלוּלִים בְּאַבְרָהָם, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בּוֹ זֶרַע אַבְרָהָם אוֹהֲבִי.
Continued from previous DZ
And no one stands in front of the prayer gate, and it is said;
“אַשְׁרֵי הַגֶּבֶר אֲשֶׁר מִלֵּא אֶת אַשְׁפָּתוֹ מֵהֶם לֹא יֵבֹשׁוּ כִּי יְדַבְּרוּ אֶת אוֹיְבִים בַּשָּׁעַר.”
“Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”
The gate is the King’s gate. Because prayer is a mitzvah, a connection to the Shechina, and the Torah is the Holy One, blessed be He – there should not be a break between them. And bringing the Torah and Mitzvah with love and Awe is necessary.
The Klipot are usually at the gates, but when the prayers arrive at the entrance of prayers, the Klipot run away because a person with his prayers fills his quiver with arrows that fight the Klipot and make them run from the gate of the King.
The Mitzvah is a female aspect because it creates a vessel to receive the Light with the support of the Shechina in this world to support our connections. The Torah is Zeir Anpin, the Holy One, and they have the aspect of love and Awe. We should not separate this connection because a separation weakens the force of the prayer to go through the gate of prayers. During such a break, the Klipot, the enemies, can grab the prayers for their benefit. For this reason, we should always focus on our prayers without gaps. We should not speak with other people during prayers because the ‘enemies’ can get everything we have, and if we disturb other people in their prayers, then we don’t just lose our connection but get punished for that.
The secret of connecting Love and Awe is related to the YHVH and the 613 Mitzvot. Exodus 3:15
“וַיֹּאמֶר עוֹד אֱלֹהִים אֶל מֹשֶׁה כֹּה תֹאמַר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֵיכֶם אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב שְׁלָחַנִי אֲלֵיכֶם זֶה שְּׁמִי לְעֹלָם וְזֶה זִכְרִי לְדֹר דֹּר.”
“Moreover, God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.'”
YH יה is numerically 15, and VH וה is numerically 11.
“My name” “שְּׁמִי” is 350, with YH יה is 365, which alludes to the 365 precepts of “You shall not do..(negative actions/ avoidance).”
“My memorial” “זִכְרִי” is 237 with VH וה is 248, that is the number of the positive action precepts.
We learn that to make a proper connection, we shall do positive actions to draw Light and stay away from the negative to avoid losing the Light we already earned.
All precepts come from the YHVH name, as the secret explained above. The Shema Yisrael prayer has 248 words, and it was given to us with love from the letter י Y, and Awe comes from the letter ה H. Therefore, the sages made the preceding blessing of the Shema to say “הַבּוֹחֵר בְּעַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּאַהֲבָה” “Blessed be YHVH, who chooses his people Israel with Love,” to indicate that we connect the Shema prayer with the aspect of love and the 248 positive precepts.
Abraham “אברהם” is numerically 248, and Israel is included in him as it is said;
“וְאַתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל עַבְדִּי יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר בְּחַרְתִּיךָ זֶרַע אַבְרָהָם אֹהֲבִי.”
“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham, My lover.”
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