Daily Zohar # 4465 – Beshalach – Why do you cry to Me?
Daily Zohar 4465
179. בְּאוֹתָהּ הַשָּׁעָה רָאוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל צָרוֹת מִכָּל הַצְּדָדִים: הַיָּם בְּגַלָּיו שֶׁעוֹלִים לִפְנֵיהֶם. מֵאֲחוֹרֵיהֶם כָּל אוֹתָם אוּכְלוּסִים, כָּל אוֹתָם מַחֲנוֹת מִצְרַיִם. מֵעֲלֵיהֶם כַּמָּה קָטֵגוֹרִים. הִתְחִילוּ צוֹוְחִים לַקָּדוֹשׁ-בָּרוּךְ-הוּא.
180. אָז כָּתוּב, וַיֹּאמֶר ה’ אֶל מֹשֶׁה מַה תִּצְעַק אֵלָי. וְשָׁנִינוּ בְּסִפְרָא דִצְנִיעוּתָא, אֵלַי דַּוְקָא, הַכֹּל תָּלוּי בָּעַתִּיק. בְּאוֹתָהּ הַשָּׁעָה נִגְלָה הָעַתִּיק הַקָּדוֹשׁ, וְנִמְצָא רָצוֹן בְּכָל הָעוֹלָמוֹת הָעֶלְיוֹנִים, וְאָז הָאוֹר שֶׁל הַכֹּל הֵאִיר.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Yitzchak said, “When Israel camped by the Sea, they saw masses, soldiers, and camps from above and below, all converging upon Israel. Israel began to pray amidst their distress.
At that moment, Israel saw distress from all sides. The Sea with its towering waves was before them, and behind them were all the camps of Egypt. Above them, there were forces of judgment. They began crying out to the Holy One, Blessed be He.
Then, it is written,
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל מֹשֶׁה מַה תִּצְעַק אֵלָי דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיִסָּעוּ.”
“And YHVH said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.”
In the Sifra Detzniuta (Book of Concealment), we learn that “to me” precisely refers to Zeir Anpin, as everything depends on Atik. At that moment, Atika Kadisha revealed itself, and the desire was found in all the upper worlds, and then the Light of everything shone.
Explanation: It is known that the wisdom of Egypt was from the Left side, in the secret of ‘the great monster (הַתַּנִּים) lying amid his rivers’ (Bo #38), and this wisdom has its root in Binah of Arich Anpin, outside its head. To split the Sea and to drown the Egyptians, it was first necessary to nullify their high root in the holiness of Arich Anpin. This could not be done except through the great Light of Atika Kadisha, which is the root of everything.
This is why Zeir Anpin said, “Why do you cry to me?” referring to Atika, upon which everything depends. Its great Light can nullify the Egyptian root in the Binah of Arich Anpin like a candle flame is nullified before a torch. Because the Light of Atika is the Light of everything, all are nullified in its Light. Thus, at that time, the high root of the Egyptians was nullified.
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