Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 851 – Small letter, awesome protection
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Tikkun 69 – 91
The Sin of Adam transferred light to the Snake and when Seth שת came to the world the letter Yod ‘flew’ away from his name that was supposed to be שית.
The Yod was ‘floating’ until Jacob came, fought the minister of negativity and won.
Abraham and Isaac knew that the Yod will cause problem to Jacob so they resented it.
“אֶבֶן, מָאֲסוּ הַבּוֹנִים– הָיְתָה, לְרֹאשׁ פִּנָּה”
“The stone which the builders rejected is become the chief corner-stone”
As we learn from the book of Formation, stone is a Hebrew letter that has energy to build. The ‘Builders’ are Abraham and Isaac.
The students of Rabbi Shimon comment that Rabbi Pinchas who was Rabbi Shimon’s father in law, said that the Yod is in Isaac.
The Torah is written using three letter sizes. The most and the regular size is at the level of Zeir Anpin, the large ones, like the first one of the Torah is at the level of Binah. The smaller letters are at the level of Malchut.
Rabbi Shimon answered that this Yod is a small Yod because it came down to the lower level, which is the heel עקב of Jacob יעקב . After the fight, Jacob received the name Israel that also has a Yod in it. With that he filled his name with the light of the central column, that is Israel.
The next day Esau who came with an army to kill Jacob, was not able to do that and instead he hugged and kissed him. The power of the Yod that Jacob earned by following the way of God gave him ability to overcome the negativity and receive protection from his enemies.