Daily Zohar 4498
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4498

Hebrew translation:

157. פָּתַח רַבִּי יִצְחָק אַחֲרָיו וְאָמַר, וַיַּקְהֵל מֹשֶׁה אֶת כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְגוֹ’. לָמָּה כִּנֵּס אוֹתָם? כְּדֵי לִמְסֹר לָהֶם אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת כְּמִקֹּדֶם, שֶׁהֲרֵי בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה טֶרֶם שֶׁעָשׂוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הָעֵגֶל, מָסַר לָהֶם אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת, וְזֶהוּ שֶׁלֹּא שָׁמְרוּ אוֹתָם הָעֵרֶב רַב. כֵּיוָן שֶׁשָּׁמְעוּ בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אָמְרוּ: וְאָנוּ נִמְנָע מִמֶּנּוּ הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה?! מִיָּד – (שמות לב) וַיִּקָּהֵל הָעָם עַל אַהֲרֹן וְגוֹ’, וְנִמְשְׁכוּ רַבִּים אַחֲרֵיהֶם. אַחַר שֶׁמֵּתוּ אוֹתָם שֶׁמֵּתוּ, כִּנֵּס מֹשֶׁה אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְבַדָּם, וְנָתַן לָהֶם שַׁבָּת כְּמִקֹּדֶם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וְגוֹ’.
158. לֹא תְבַעֲרוּ אֵשׁ בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם. כָּאן יֵשׁ סוֹד הַסּוֹדוֹת לְאוֹתָם שֶׁיּוֹדְעִים הַחָכְמָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה. אֶת סוֹד הַשַּׁבָּת הֲרֵי בֵּאֲרוּ הַחֲבֵרִים, אֲבָל סוֹד זֶה נִמְסַר לַחֲכָמִים עֶלְיוֹנִים, שֶׁהֲרֵי שַׁבָּת הִיא סוֹד עֶלְיוֹן.


Zohar Vayakhel
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Isaac opened and said after him,
Exodus 35:1
“וַיַּקְהֵל מֹשֶׁה אֶת כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה לַעֲשֹׂת אֹתָם.”
“Then Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said to them, “These are the words which YHVH has commanded you to do:”
He asks why he gathered them. And answers to give them the Shabbat as before. For previously, before Israel made the Golden Calf, he had given them the Shabbat. And this was not observed by the Erev Rav (mixed multitude), since when they heard “בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל” “between the children of Israel and Me,” (Exodus 31:17) they said, “And us, will this thing be withheld from us?” Immediately, “וַיִּקָּהֵל הָעָם עַל אַהֲרֹן” “the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, etc.,” (Exodus 32:1) that is, to make the calf, and many followed them. After those who died from the worshippers of the calf had died, Moses assembled only the children of Israel and gave them the Shabbat as before. This is what is written,
Exodus 31:15
“שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים יֵעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן קֹדֶשׁ לַיהוָה כָּל הָעֹשֶׂה מְלָאכָה בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת מוֹת יוּמָת.”
“Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Shabbat of rest, holy to YHVH. Whoever does any work on the Shabbat day shall surely be put to death.”

“those who died from the worshippers of the calf had died.” This is precisely how the Zohar put it, and we can learn from this that turning to idol worship is a complete disconnection from the Light of YHVH, and it means death. Those who followed the Golden Calf died spiritually when they turned to their new idol, then had a physical death to remove the spiritual ‘corruption’ from the world.
To save our lives, we can break Shabbat and many other Torah laws, but if we are forced to follow idol worship, then we should accept death and go to the Garden of Eden rather than lose faith and die in this world and the world to come.

Exodus 35:3
“לֹא תְבַעֲרוּ אֵשׁ בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת.”
“You shall not kindle fire in all your dwellings on the Shabbat day.”
Here, there is the secret of secrets for those who know the higher wisdom. The friends have already established the secret of the Shabbat. But this secret is entrusted to the supreme sages, for the Shabbat is a supreme secret.

The word “וַיַּקְהֵל” “he (Moses) gathered” came to correct the negative situation happened when the Erev Rav gathered around Aaron to make the Golden Calf. “וַיִּקָּהֵל” “they (Erev Rav) gathered” on Aaron.