Daily Zohar # 4434 – Miketz – When anger pass-through
Daily Zohar 4434
174. בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁנַּעֲשֶׂה דִּין עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, נַעֲשֶׂה בַּדִּין הָרָפֶה הַזֶּה, וְאֵינוֹ מִתְגַּבֵּר בְּאוֹתוֹ הַדִּין הַקָּשֶׁה. וּכְשֶׁהַדִּין נַעֲשֶׂה עַל הָעַמִּים עוֹבְדֵי עֲבוֹדַת כּוֹכָבִים וּמַזָּלוֹת, מִתְגַּבֵּר הַדִּין הָרָפֶה הַזֶּה בַּדִּין הַקָּשֶׁה שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה כְּדֵי לְהִתְגַּבֵּר. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב וְעָבַר ה’ לִנְגֹּף אֶת מִצְרַיִם. וְעָבָר – שֶׁהִתְמַלֵּא עֶבְרָה וָזַעַם וְהִתְגַּבֵּר בַּדִּין הַקָּשֶׁה. אַף כָּאן וְעָבָר. וּבֹא וּרְאֵה, בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁמִּתְכַּנְּסִים עֲשָׂרָה בְּבֵית הַכְּנֶסֶת וְאֶחָד מֵהֶם נִשְׁמָט, אָז הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא רוֹגֵז עָלָיו.
Continued from previous DZ
There is harsh judgment, and there is soft judgment. The harsh judgment is strong; the soft judgment is weak. And when this soft judgment nurses from the harsh judgment, then it becomes stronger and stays strong.
When judgment is executed upon Israel, it is done with a soft judgment, which does not strengthen with the harsh judgment from above. But when judgment is executed upon the nations who worship idols, the soft judgment strengthens with the harsh judgment from above to become stronger. This is what is written;
“וְעָבַר יְהוָה לִנְגֹּף אֶת מִצְרַיִם וְרָאָה אֶת הַדָּם עַל הַמַּשְׁקוֹף וְעַל שְׁתֵּי הַמְּזוּזֹת וּפָסַח יְהוָה עַל הַפֶּתַח וְלֹא יִתֵּן הַמַּשְׁחִית לָבֹא אֶל בָּתֵּיכֶם לִנְגֹּף.”
“For YHVH will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when He sees the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, YHVH will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.”
“pass-through” implies that Hashem was filled with wrath and anger because it was strengthened by harsh judgment.
When the judgment is executed upon Israel, “pass-through” implies it was filled with wrath, but it is a soft judgment that does not strengthen with the harsh judgment.
When ten men gather in a synagogue, and one of them leaves before the prayers are done, then the Holy One, Blessed be He, is angry with him. So it was with Joseph’s brothers, who were ten, and after they parted from Joseph and Shimon and were left nine, the Holy One, Blessed be He, was angry.