Daily Zohar 4519
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4519

Hebrew translation:

178. וְאִם זֶבַח שְׁלָמִים קָרְבָּנוֹ. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אוֹמֵר, כָּתוּב(במדבר ז)עֲשָׂרָה עֲשָׂרָה הַכַּף בְּשֶׁקֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ. עֲשָׂרָה עֲשָׂרָה, לְמָה זֶה בָּא? אֶלָּא עֲשָׂרָה לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית, וַעֲשָׂרָה לְמַתַּן תּוֹרָה. עֲשָׂרָה מַאֲמָרוֹת בְּמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית, וַעֲשָׂרָה מַאֲמָרוֹת בְּמַתַּן תּוֹרָה. בַּמֶּה זֶה מְדַבֵּר? מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהָעוֹלָם לֹא נִבְרָא אֶלָּא בִּשְׁבִיל הַתּוֹרָה, וְכָל זְמַן שֶׁיִּשְׂרָאֵל עוֹסְקִים בַּתּוֹרָה, הָעוֹלָם מִתְקַיֵּם. וְכָל זְמַן שֶׁיִּשְׂרָאֵל מִתְבַּטְּלִים מֵהַתּוֹרָה, מַה כָּתוּב?(ירמיה לג) אִם לֹא בְרִיתִי יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה חֻקּוֹת שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ לֹא שָׂמְתִּי.
179. בֹּא רְאֵה, עֲשָׂרָה מַאֲמָרוֹת לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית, כְּפִי שֶׁשָּׁנִינוּ בַּעֲשָׂרָה מַאֲמָרוֹת נִבְרָא הָעוֹלָם. עֲשָׂרָה מַאֲמָרוֹת לְמַתַּן תּוֹרָה, אֵלּוּ עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדִּבְּרוֹת. כָּתוּב(שמות ב) אָנֹכִי ה’ אֱלֹהֶיךָ. וְכָתוּב בְּמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית,(בראשית א)יְהִי אוֹר וַיְהִי אוֹר. אֱמוּנַת הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא הַזּוֹ נִקְרֵאת אוֹר, שֶׁכָּתוּב(תהלים כז)ה’ אוֹרִי וְיִשְׁעִי מִמִּי אִירָא וְגוֹ’.


Zohar Vayikra
Continued from previous DZ
Leviticus 3:1
“וְאִם זֶבַח שְׁלָמִים קָרְבָּנוֹ אִם מִן הַבָּקָר הוּא מַקְרִיב אִם זָכָר אִם נְקֵבָה תָּמִים יַקְרִיבֶנּוּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה.”
“‘When his offering is a sacrifice of a peace offering, if he offers it of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before YHVH.”
Rabbi Shimon said, “It is written, ‘ten ten per each,’ in the holy shekel. Why does it mention ‘ten’ twice?” He answers, “One set of ten for the act of Creation and one set of ten for the Giving of the Torah. For there are ten utterances in the act of Creation, that is, ten times, and He said, The verse “in the Begining” is also counted as an utterance. ten utterances, that is, the Ten Commandments, at the Giving of the Torah.” He asks, “What does this teach us?” And he answers, “Because the world was created for the sake of the Torah, and as long as Israel engages in the Torah, the world exists. And when Israel ceases from engaging in the Torah, what is written?
Jeremiah 33:25
“כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה אִם לֹא בְרִיתִי יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה חֻקּוֹת שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ לֹא שָׂמְתִּי.”
“Thus says YHVH: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth,”
This verse means that if not for the Torah, which said ‘and you shall meditate therein day and night,’ I had not set the ordinances of heaven and earth. The measurement that is referenced is because the scoop is Malchut, which includes these two sets of ten: the Creation of the world and the Giving of the Torah, which depend on each other.

The ten utterances for the act of Creation, as we have learned, “בעשרה מאמרות נברא העולם” “With ten utterances the world was created.” (Ethics of the Fathers 5:1) The ten utterances for the Giving of the Torah are the Ten Commandments. And these correspond to those, for if not for those of the Giving of the Torah, those of the act of Creation would not exist, as mentioned above. It is written, “I am YHVH your God,” at the Giving of the Torah, and it is written in the act of Creation, “Let there be light, and there was light.” For the faith (Emuna), which is Malchut, in the Holy One, Blessed be He, is called light, as it is written,
Psalm 27:1
“לְדָוִד יְהוָה אוֹרִי וְיִשְׁעִי מִמִּי אִירָא יְהוָה מָעוֹז חַיַּי מִמִּי אֶפְחָד.”
“YHVH is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? YHVH is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”
Thus, they are one.

The process of Creation involved ten utterances, as exemplified by the repeated phrase in Genesis, “And God said, let there be…” The Torah existed before the world’s Creation, and the Ten Commandments correspond to the Ten Sefirot. The Light of Creation emanates from the Torah, implying that if Torah study were to cease, the light sustaining the ten Sefirot, and by extension the world itself, would vanish. This concept is encapsulated in the verse from Jeremiah 33:25, highlighting the integral role of the Torah in the maintenance of the universe.

Currently, there’s a significant challenge to religious practices by various governments worldwide, including in Israel, where certain political factions oppose religious traditions and communities. These adversities contribute to increasing turmoil globally, marking a period where faith is profoundly tested.

In times like these, it is crucial not to be sidetracked. Engaging in Torah study now is especially powerful, as even a small amount of light can dispel much darkness, thereby stabilizing the world and reducing chaos. Reducing time spent on distractions like television and increasing time dedicated to study benefits us both individually and globally.

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