Daily Zohar # 4435 – Miketz – Who may ascend into the mountain of YHVH
Daily Zohar 4435
176. וּמִי שֶׁמִּשְׁתַּדֵּל בִּצְדָקָה בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וְיִתֵּן מִמָּמוֹנוֹ לִצְדָקָה, אֲזַי וְעָבַר בְּאוֹתוֹ הַמָּקוֹם וְלֹא פוֹחֵד, וְהַכָּרוֹז קוֹרֵא לַנְּשָׁמָה הַהִיא, (נחום א) וְעִנִּתִךְ לֹא אֲעַנֵּךְ עוֹד. מִי שֶׁזָּכָה לַעֲבֹר בָּזֶה, אֵין לוֹ יוֹתֵר דִּין כְּלָל.
Continued from previous DZ
Another explanation of “וכן נגזו” “will be cut down (also, disappeared, sheared)” (Nahum 1:12). When they are cleansed from their evil deeds, ‘sheared’ “גָז” is derived from the expression “כִּי גָז חִישׁ וַנָּעֻפָה” “For it is soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psalms 90:10). What does “וְעָבָר” ‘and passed’ mean? Rabbi Shimon said that when the soul departs from this world, it is judged by several judgments before it reaches its place. Afterward, all these souls must pass through “נְּהַר דִּינוּר” “the River of Fire,” which extends and flows out, and they must bathe there. Who will stand and pass through the River of Fire without fear, as it is written;
“מִי יַעֲלֶה בְהַר יְהוָה וּמִי יָקוּם בִּמְקוֹם קָדְשׁוֹ.”
“Who may ascend into the mountain of YHVH? Or who may rise in His holy place?”
The soul of the righteous passes through the River of Fire without fear and will rise in His holy place.”
Those who engage in charity in this world and give of their wealth for Tzedakah, then they pass through that place, namely “נְּהַר דִּינוּר” the River of Fire, without fear. And the announcer proclaims over that soul, “וְעִנִּתִךְ לֹא אֲעַנֵּךְ עוֹד” “Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more;” (Nahum 1:12), which is the conclusion of the verse. For those who merit to pass through the “נְּהַר דִּינוּר,” River of Fire, have no more judgment at all.
The Zohar tells us that the righteous people, Tzadikim, ascend to the mountain of YHVH, the highest elevation, and their souls pass through the River of Fire without fear of getting hurt.
After that, the Zohar tells us that those who give Tzedakah, like the Tzadikim, have no fear passing through the River of Fire.
Every act of Tzedaka opens the gate of Yessod and draws the Light of Life and sustenance to the world. This Light has a powerful cleansing power, and for that reason, it is written;
“לֹא יוֹעִילוּ אוֹצְרוֹת רֶשַׁע וּצְדָקָה תַּצִּיל מִמָּוֶת.”
“Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But Tzedakah delivers from death.”
Our ‘treasures’ are all materials with temporary Life. When a tithe is given from this treasure, the material aspect is replaced with Light from the upper sefirot, bringing Life and continuation to what we have.
On Fridays, the DZ studies include a link to give tithe/Tzedakah at the bottom because Friday is a day of Yessod that connects us to the Light of Shabbat, which appears in Malchut.
Giving every week to connect better to the Light of Shabbat is beneficial. Giving Tzedaka before we start something new draws Light to where we need it the most.
There are two videos with detailed explanations of Tzedakah and Ma’aser (Tithe) on this page: https://dailyzohar.com/contributions/
Friday would be a good day to make a ** Donation, especially if you didn’t donate in the past week. Giving on Friday, which is an aspect of Yessod, expands the vessel for the Light and honor of Shabbat.
** Your donation doesn’t have to be given to the same place every week. You can alternate or split your donation among those who benefit you spiritually.