Vayetze: Chapter 17

Upper Righteous and lower Righteous


This passage concerns the hidden significance of Jacob's sons with Leah and Rachel, especially the righteous Joseph and Benyamin. The Zohar is again employing the language of metaphor to trace the flow of Light through the complex structure of the spiritual worlds. The Zohar intricately describes a perfect and exact system - a science of the supernal worlds, a physics of spiritual Light.


This section connects the reader to the metaphysical infrastructure of reality, the source of our soul, our light, and, ultimately, our happiness and fulfillment.