Daily Zohar 4507
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4507

Hebrew translation:

90. אָמַר רַבִּי אַבָּא, הֲרֵי לָמַדְנוּ שֶׁבְּכָל מָקוֹם שֶׁצַּד הַקְּדֻשָּׁה שׁוֹרֶה עָלָיו – אַף עַל גַּב שֶׁעוֹמֵד בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן, הַבְּרָכָה אֵינָהּ נִמְנַעַת מִשָּׁם. אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, וַדַּאי כָּךְ זֶה. אָמַר לוֹ, הֲרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הֵם קֹדֶשׁ, וּבָאִים מִצַּד הַקֹּדֶשׁ, שֶׁכָּתוּב (ירמיה ב) קֹדֶשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל לַה’. וְכָתוּב (ויקרא יא) וִהְיִיתֶם קְדֹשִׁים כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אָנִי. אָז לָמָּה כְּשֶׁדָּוִד עָשָׂה חֶשְׁבּוֹן בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, הָיָה בָהֶם הַמָּוֶת, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שמואל-ב כד) וַיִּתֵּן ה’ דֶּבֶר בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל מִן הַבֹּקֶר וְעַד עֵת מוֹעֵד?
91. אָמַר לוֹ, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁלֹּא נָטַל מֵהֶם שְׁקָלִים, שֶׁהוּא פִּדְיוֹן, שֶׁכָּתוּב וְנָתְנוּ אִישׁ כֹּפֶר נַפְשׁוֹ לַה’ בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם וְלֹא יִהְיֶה בָהֶם נֶגֶף בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁצָּרִיךְ קֹדֶשׁ (שֶׁהוּא בְגִלּוּי) לָתֵת פִּדְיוֹן שֶׁל קֹדֶשׁ, וְאוֹתוֹ פִּדְיוֹן שֶׁל קֹדֶשׁ לֹא נִלְקַח מֵהֶם. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, יִשְׂרָאֵל הֵם קֹדֶשׁ, שֶׁעוֹמְדִים בְּלִי חֶשְׁבּוֹן (שֶׁל עַצְמָם), וְלָכֵן צָרִיךְ פִּדְיוֹן לִטֹּל מֵהֶם, וְאוֹתוֹ פִּדְיוֹן עוֹמֵד בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן, וְהֵם לֹא עוֹמְדִים בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן.


Zohar Pekudei
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Abba said, “We have learned that wherever the side of holiness dominates, even if it is counted, the blessing is not withheld from there.” Rabbi Elazar said, “Indeed, it is so.” He said to him, “Israel are holy, and come from the side of Holiness, as it is written,
Jeremiah 2:3
“קֹדֶשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל לַיהוָה רֵאשִׁית תְּבוּאָתֹה כָּל אֹכְלָיו יֶאְשָׁמוּ רָעָה תָּבֹא אֲלֵיהֶם נְאֻם יְהוָה.”
“Israel was Holiness to YHVH, The first fruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them,” says YHVH.'”
And it is written,
Leviticus 11:44
“כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם וְהִתְקַדִּשְׁתֶּם וִהְיִיתֶם קְדֹשִׁים כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אָנִי וְלֹא תְטַמְּאוּ אֶת נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם בְּכָל הַשֶּׁרֶץ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל הָאָרֶץ.”
“For I am YHVH your God. Therefore, you shall consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Why, then, when David took a census of Israel, was there death among them, as it is written,
2 Samuel 24:15
“וַיִּתֵּן יְהוָה דֶּבֶר בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל מֵהַבֹּקֶר וְעַד עֵת מוֹעֵד וַיָּמָת מִן הָעָם מִדָּן וְעַד בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע שִׁבְעִים אֶלֶף אִישׁ.”
“So YHVH sent a plague upon Israel from the morning till the appointed time. From Dan to Beersheba, seventy thousand men of the people died.”

He told him, “Because he did not take from them the shekels which are their redemption, as it is written,
Exodus 30:12
“כִּי תִשָּׂא אֶת רֹאשׁ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לִפְקֻדֵיהֶם וְנָתְנוּ אִישׁ כֹּפֶר נַפְשׁוֹ לַיהוָה בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם וְלֹא יִהְיֶה בָהֶם נֶגֶף בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם.”
“When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give a ransom for himself to YHVH when you number them, that there may be no plague among them when you number them.”
Because Holiness requires giving a ransom for the Holiness, and that ransom (פִּדְיוֹן) of Holiness was not taken from them.
Israel is the Holiness that stands without count, and therefore, a ransom must be taken from them, and that ransom stands in count, while they do not stand in count.”

The children of Israel have the aspect of Holiness because they can connect to the Tree of Life. For that reason, they are required to connect to it with the ‘ransom’ that releases the Light from the upper sefirot to come down and provides all aspects of life for us.
Haman wanted to pay the king over 30 metric tons of silver (according to moderate estimation) to take the souls of the Jews all over the kingdom. When we give our money to the Light, we redeem our souls and receive protection from Holiness.

Before Purim, we give half a Shekel to redeem our souls from the other side that wants to take them from us. Regularly giving Tzedaka is an act of connection to Holiness.

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