Daily Zohar 4581
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4581

Hebrew translation:

175. וּכְשֶׁפּוֹרֵשׂ הַכֹּהֵן אֶת יָדָיו, הַשְּׁכִינָה שׁוֹרָה עַל אוֹתָן הָאֶצְבָּעוֹת, שֶׁהֲרֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא הִסְכִּים עִם הַכֹּהֵן בְּאוֹתָן בְּרָכוֹת. וְיִשְׂרָאֵל מִתְבָּרְכִים מִשְּׁנֵי צְדָדִים – מִלְמַעְלָה וּמִלְּמַטָּה. מִלְמַעְלָה – הַשְּׁכִינָה שֶׁשּׁוֹרָה עַל אוֹתָן אֶצְבָּעוֹת, וְהַכֹּהֵן שֶׁמְּבָרֵךְ.
176. בֹּא רְאֵה, דְּבָרִים שֶׁעוֹשִׂים, מְעוֹרְרִים דְּבָרִים לְמַעְלָה. כְּמוֹ זֶה בִּפְרִישַׂת אֶצְבְּעוֹת הַכֹּהֵן לְמַטָּה, מִתְעוֹרֶרֶת הַשְּׁכִינָה לָבֹא וְלִשְׁרוֹת עָלֵינוּ. וְכֵן כַּמָּה דְבָרִים הֵם בָּעוֹלָם שֶׁמְּעוֹרְרִים דְּבָרִים לְמַעְלָה, שֶׁהֲרֵי בַּהִתְעוֹרְרוּת שֶׁלְּמַטָּה מִתְעוֹרֵר כֹּחַ אַחֵר לְמַעְלָה, וְזֶה בֵּאַרְנוּ בְּכַמָּה מְקוֹמוֹת. וְהַיְנוּ טַעַם הַלּוּלָב וְהַיְנוּ טַעַם הַשּׁוֹפָר. וּכְמוֹ הֵם בְּגָוֶן זֶה עֶשֶׂר אֶצְבָּעוֹת מְעוֹרְרוֹת הַשְּׁכִינָה לִשְׁרוֹת עֲלֵיהֶן. מִתְעוֹרְרוֹת עֶשֶׂר מַעֲלוֹת אֲחֵרוֹת לְהָאִיר, וְהַכֹּל בְּשָׁעָה אַחַת.
177. וְעַל כָּךְ אָסוּר לְבֶן אָדָם לִזְקֹף אֶצְבָּעוֹת בִּזְקִיפוּת לְחִנָּם, אֶלָּא בַּתְּפִלָּה וּבִבְרָכוֹת וּבַשֵּׁם שֶׁל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. וַהֲרֵי בֵּאַרְנוּ, שֶׁהֵם הַמְּעוֹרְרִים אֶת הַשֵּׁם הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְסוֹד הָאֱמוּנָה. זְקִיפוּת הָאֶצְבָּעוֹת, מְמֻנִּים בְּאוֹתָהּ זְקִיפוּת שֶׁלָּהֶן עֲשָׂרָה שַׁלִּיטִים, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבֵּאַרְנוּ. וְהַכֹּהֵן צָרִיךְ לְבָרֵךְ בְּעַיִן טוֹבָה בְּהַסְכָּמַת הַשְּׁכִינָה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר.


Zohar Naso
Continued from previous DZ
When the priest spreads his hands, the Shechina rests upon those fingers, for the Holy One, Blessed be He, agrees with the priest in these blessings. Israel is blessed from two directions: from above, from the Shechina that rests upon the fingers, and from below, from the priest who blesses.

Come and see, the actions performed below awaken corresponding actions above. Similarly, when the priest spreads his fingers below, the Shechina is awakened to come and rest upon them. Many actions in the world below awaken things above because an awakening below causes another force to be awakened above. We have already studied this in several places. This is the reason for taking the Lulav, and this is the reason for blowing the shofar. Just as with the ten fingers, so too is the Shechina awakened to rest upon them, and ten other levels above are awakened, which are the ten sefirot of Zeir Anpin, to illuminate, and all of this happens at the same time.

Therefore, a person is forbidden to raise his fingers pointlessly, but only during prayer, blessings, and invoking the name of the Holy One, Blessed be He. We have already learned that raising the fingers is an awakening of the Holy Name and the secret of faith. The raising of the fingers appoints ten rulers because the fingers allude to the revelation of Chokmah, as it is written,
Ecclesiastes 7:19
“הַחָכְמָה תָּעֹז לֶחָכָם מֵעֲשָׂרָה שַׁלִּיטִים אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ בָּעִיר.”
“Wisdom strengthens the wise More than ten rulers of the city.”
As we have established, the priest must bless with a good eye and be in agreement with the Shechina, as we have learned.

This teaching emphasizes the principle of reciprocal spiritual actions between the lower and spiritual levels. Actions performed in the physical world, such as the priest spreading his fingers during the blessing, have the power to invoke the presence of the Shechina in the spiritual realms. This principle is further illustrated by the practices of taking the Lulav during Sukkot and blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashanah, which are seen as actions that trigger corresponding spiritual movements and awakenings above. The ten fingers of the priest correspond to the ten sefirot of Zeir Anpin, and their activation through the ritual actions brings about a simultaneous illumination and blessing from above, demonstrating the interconnectedness of the physical and spiritual worlds.
This passage further emphasizes the sacredness and intentionality required when raising one’s fingers in religious contexts. The act of raising fingers is not a casual gesture but a profound spiritual practice that should be reserved for moments of prayer, blessings, and invoking Hashem’s name. The fingers symbolize the revelation of Chokmah and the appointment of spiritual rulers, reflecting the verse from Ecclesiastes about wisdom’s strength (level of Chokmah). The priest, when blessing, must do so with benevolence and in harmony with the presence of the Shechina, ensuring that the blessing is potent and aligned with the spiritual truths established in the Torah.