Naso – Rabbi Shimon cried…


In Zohar Naso we have the Idra Raba. In the beginning of the Idra rabba we read that Rabbi Shimon sat down and cried. There are many places in the Zohar that tell us about his cries. Rabbi Shimon was a Tana (a spiritual leader that is able to control nature and resurrect from the dead).

Then why does he cry?


In Zohar Naso we have the Idra Raba. In the beginning of the Idra rabba we read that Rabbi Shimon sat down and cried. There are many places in the Zohar that tell us about his cries. Rabbi Shimon was a Tana (a spiritual leader that is able to control nature and resurrect from the dead).

Then why does he cry?

Crying is one of the highest spiritual connections. It relates to the level of Chokmah, where pure light exists. Touching it directly can turn the connection to negative. It is the left column, the essence of desire. The light of Chokmah broke the original vessels and embedded the desire and formed the vessels as we know them now. I can\’t go into deeper explanation, because it is not the subject I want to reveal in this article, just for you to understand that the universe is inside a circle of e xisten ce. (The secret of Pi (3.1459…), Binah is the ream and chokmah is connected to the Ein Sof (the endless, àéï ).

When a person cries in the process of connecting to the Light of the Creator he may reach the level of Chokmah. That is why it is said that the gates of tears are never closed.

Many can cry in their prayers, but it relates to their physical pain or for something that they are missing. Very few, if any, can break through the spiritual curtains with their tears.
Selfish reasons attach gravity to the spiritual tears and they cannot ascend to open the supernal gates of the endless to draw light to fulfill the vessel.

There is a way to reach the endless and draw everything that we need. The way is described in the parasha of Naso and is demonstrated by Rabbi Shimon and his students in the Idra Rabba.
We read in Naso that the heads of the 12 tribes brought offerings to the altar in the Tabernacle. Immediately after that Moses came into the Tab ernacl e and he could hear the voice speaking to him from above the Ark cover.

We see that the Torah relates to both events together. These 12 offerings activated of the Ark. One important thing to know is that all 12 offerings were exactly the same. The learning here is unity of the whole system.

In the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon sat and cried, gathered his students close to him and announced them that "All depends on love". They were all in total unity and were able to create the vessel for Rabbi Shimon to draw the Light of the deeper secrets of the Spiritual system. Their connection was so high that they could hear angels around them and when Rabbi Shimon started talking and revealing the secrets the whole place shook.

We should include a wish in our prayers for the gathering of all 12 tribes in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Squeeze an honest tear or two to re-activate the flow of the Light of the Creator and remove all darkness form this world, Today Amen.


Matot – Man and Woman – Light and Vessel

The Zohar defines humans as " מדבר ", one who speaks. This puts humans above all nature and closer to G-d.

The parasha starts with the laws of vows. If a man makes a vow or swears an oath, he shall not break his word and must act according to the words that came out of his mouth.


כְּכָל-הַיֹּצֵא מִפִּיו, יַעֲשֶׂה
" He shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth "

The Zohar defines humans as " מדבר ", one who speaks. This puts humans above all nature and closer to G-d.

The parasha starts with the laws of vows. If a man makes a vow or swears an oath, he shall not break his word and must act according to the words that came out of his mouth.

A man has the power to annul his daughter\’s or wife\’s vows but not his vows.

The reason for that is that a female is a vessel and a man is a channel for the Light. They are connected to his Light and If he hears his daughter or wife make a vow, it makes him part of the process. He can then deny channeling the Light from coming to the vessel.

When the words come out of the mouth, the Light is formed to supply the energy to it. It is automatic. The man must follow his words because the Light comes in unconditionally. If he doesn\’t, then that energy is taken by the other side and used for negativity.

A young female that still lives with her father is connected to his Light. A husband and wife get connected through marriage and the process of the seven blessings, "Kidushin" that forms a unit of male and female. The male controls the Light flow into the unit and therefore he can annul her vows.

A woman is at the Malchut level and her words can manifest without much work. Her desire (vessel) makes things happen. (It is easy to understand now the saying "behind a successful man, there is a successful or powerful wife").

In a true marriage, the husband feels the power of his wife\’s desires strongly; she can make or break the relationship.

The power of the vessel is like a magnet. Like a metal drawn to a magnet, the light is drawn to a vessel. The bigger the vessel, the bigger the Light drawn in.

When a woman\’s vows are annulled, "וַיקוָק יִסְלַח-לָהּ" The Light forgives her. The English translation hides the real spiritual process. The numerical value for the root word "סְלַח " is 98 and it is the same for the word " צח ", which means clean and pure. Because the man annulled her vow, she is not responsible for its fulfillment and the Light cleanses her.

If a man annuls the vow of his daughter or wife he takes the responsibility. (Numbers 30:16) "וְאִם-הָפֵר יָפֵר אֹתָם, אַחֲרֵי שָׁמְעוֹ–וְנָשָׂא, אֶת-עֲו‍ֹנָהּ" But if he shall make them null and void after that he has heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity ".

In the name of God the female energy is represented by the letters \’ה\'(H), the first "ה"(H) (Upper) is for the level of Binah, pure light with desire to share.  The last letter is for Malchut, representing the lack of light and desire to take.
The male energy is the first letter "י"(Y) for the levels of Keter and Chokmah and it is unreachable by us because no desire can be found there for us to connect.
The letter "ו"(V) represents Zeir Anpin and man to channel the light form Binah to Malchut.

Here is how the Light flows to this world according to the name of God (in a very simple way)
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י Yod = Keter and Chokamh (Pure Light)
ה He = Binah (Female, desire to share)
ו Vav = Zeir Anpin (Male, channel for the light)
ה He = Malchut (Female, Desire = Vessel=Manifestation, The Light in Malchut take the shape of the vessel)

We are all responsible for every thing that comes out of our mouth.
When we speak we have the power to create. It is done by connecting the Light and the desire (the vessel).

Watch your words!