Sunday, June 29, 2008

Zohar VaYera 1:116a - 117a

Rebbi Yose said: And like this it is written: I am Hashem, in its time I will hasten it (Yeshayahu 60:22), what is "in its time"? In the time of ה that will arise from the dust, like this "I will hasten it". Rebbi Yose said: And will all this, Knesset Yisrael is in the dust for one day and not more. Rebbi Yehudah said: thus they have said, but come and see this secret that we have learned, in the hour that Knesset Yisrael will be exiled from its place, thus the letters of the Holy Name will (kivyachol) be separated, that the ה and the ו separate. And because they separate, what is written? "I was made mute with silence" (Tehillim 39:3). Because the ו went away from the ה, and a voice was not to be found, and thus the speech was made mute, and because of this she lays in the dust all of that day of ה, and what is that day? The 5th millenium. And this is in spite of the fact that they went in to Galut before the beginning of the 5th millenium, the secret of the ה. And when 6th millenium comes, which is the secret of the ו, thus the ו will raise up the ה, at the time of 6 times 10. And thus are completed 60 souls of ו. Ten times 6, 6 times 10. The ו goes out in י, and ו goes down in ה, the וא"ו completes in 10 (a total of) 6 times, and thus it is 60 to raise from the dust, and at every 60 during the 6th millenium, the ה"א goes out in its level to become strengthened.

And in 600 years to the 6th millenium, the gates of upper wisdom will open, and the wells of lower wisdom, and the world will be repaired to go up to the 7th millenium, like a man that is repairs himself on the 6th day in the afternoon to go up to Shabbat, thus it is here, and the sign fo this is "And in the 600th year to the life of Noach" etc (Breishit 7:11) "all the great springs of the deep opened up."

Rebbi Yose said to him: All this is a much greater amount of time from what the friends have stated, that it is 1 day for the Galut of Knesset Yisrael, and not more, as it is written: "He has given me as desolate and faint for an entire day" (Eichah 1:13).

He said to him: Thus we have learned from my father: In the secrets of the letters of the Holy Name, and in the days of the years of the world, and in the days of Creation, it is all one secret, and thus it is seen in the rainbow of the cloud in bring layers, like a woman that adorns herself for her husband, as it is said "And I will see it and remember the eternal covenant" (Breishit 9:15), and thus they have learned it well. "And I will see it" in bright layers as is proper, and thus "to remember the eternal covenant". What is the eternal covenant? That is Knesset Yisrael. And the ו will join with the ה and raise her from the dust, like you say "And G-d remembered His covenant" (Shemot 2:24), that is Knesset Yisrael which is (called) Brit (covenant), like you say "and it will be for a sign of a covenant", etc. And when the ו will awaken to the ה, upper wonders will be aroused in the world, and the sons of Reuven are ready to bring battles in the whole world, and Knesset Yisrael will arise from the dust, and HaKadosh Baruch Hu will remember her, and HaKadosh Baruch Hu will be found by Her in Galut, at the calculation of וא"ו six times 10, 10 times 6 years, and thus she will arise and the world will be remembered (the Pekidah will occur) to make vengance, and he who is low will be raised up.

Rebbe Yose said to him: You have spoken well, because that is in the secret of the letters, and we should not arouse to make calculations and other end times.


There is another bit of this ma'amar between here and the Zohar Vayera 1:117a that I have already posted. I might fill in this piece later.


  1. I think there is a surprising Tartei Mashma here.

    History from Yetziat Mitzrayim to Techiat HaMetim is 10 times 480 physical years, 6 times 800.
    When it says "day" or "Eleph" it refers to 800 physical years. Day Heh is from 4529 to 5329 (so that the Arizal started teaching in the very beginning of the last day). Eleph being 800, 600 is really 480. From 5329 to 5809.
    The 480 years of the last day until the revelation of upper and lower Chochma is parallel to the 480 years of the first day until Bayit Rishon and Shlomo HaMelech.

  2. Very nice.

    5809 I believe is right around the age of Yaakov when he comes to Shechem (per 5708 = birth of the Avot).

    ויבא יעקב שלם עיר שכם