Shanah Tovah to all,

I want to share something I learned from Rabbi Benayahu Smueli, head of “Nehar Shalom”, נהר שלום, a Yeshiva for the study of Kabbalah in Jerusalem.

He quoted Rabbi Shimon from the Zohar with the explanation of the verse from Psalms 89:16 ” אַשְׁרֵי הָעָם, יֹדְעֵי תְרוּעָה; יְהוָה, בְּאוֹר-פָּנֶיךָ יְהַלֵּכוּן”
“Blessed is the people that knows your joyful sound (תְרוּעָה)! YHVH, they will walk in the light of your face!”

תרועה , ‘Teruah’, has the letters for ‘Torah’ תורה and ע. The letter ע has numerical value of 70. The verse reveals that blessed are those who study the Torah on all of its 70 levels, which is what the Zohar teaches us. The verse talks about the people that ‘know’ and not those who can ‘hear’ the Shofar. To ‘know’ is ‘to connect’ and it is related to the Sefirah of Da’at that connects Chokmah and Binah of the upper spiritual levels.

The outcome of this connection is explained in the second part of the verse. “YHVH , they will walk in the light of your face (פנים). The word פנים also means ‘inner’. When we study the Zohar it is like blowing the Shofar with Teruah that breaks and confuses the negative side.
I wrote a lot about Rosh Hashanah in previous years and in recent DZ commentaries. Check the list of links below to better prepare yourself for Rosh Hashanah. It is the most important meditation of the year and it should be taken seriously because it is an opportunity to change the Tikkun process for the better. We cannot avoid the correction process but we can definitely do our best to meditate with the power of the Zohar to have a better year than before.

When you go to court, bring your best advocate

Zohar for Rosh Hashanah

Gate of Meditations – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Daily Zohar # 1201 – How to go to court and come out clean

Do you have a wish to fulfill? – Preparation for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah meditation. Make your wish

Daily Zohar # 1198 – The sound that breaks the sword of death

Daily Zohar # 1197 – Take responsibility

Daily Zohar # 1201 – How to go to court and come out clean

Daily Zohar # 1194 – Sons of God