Zohar Pekudai Section 10 - The 42 Sacrifices of Balak

Zohar Pekudai Section 10 - THE 42 SACRIFICES OF BALAK

Remember it is recommended to read the Synopsis after reading the Pasukim for section 10.


When Balak made his sacrifice he intended to placate God because he had killed so many people. God did not accept this sacrifice, nor did the Other Side. Those who were to be punished were cursed in Hashem's name but until now they have not been punished, nor have the sacrifices been accepted by either side. The sacrifice offered was to propitiate the Other Side, but it has not done so, and nor has it met with God's blessing.

Pasook 65. of Parasha Pekudai

ת"ח כֹּלָּא אִתְתָּקַּן וְאִתְגְּלֵי קַמֵּי קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא. וְאע"ג דְּבָלָק וּבִלְעָם לָא אִתְכַּוְונוּ לְגַבֵּי קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, כֹּלָּא אִיהוּ מִתְתַּקָּן קַמֵּיהּ, וְלָא גָּרַע מֵאֲגַר דִּלְהוֹן כְּלוּם בְּהַאי עָלְמָא. בְּהַהוּא זִמְנָא שְׁלִיטוּ עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, דְּגָרַם הַהוּא קוּרְבָּנָא, לְאִסְתַּלְּקָא מִיִשְׂרָאֵל אַרְבָּעָה וְעֶשְׂרִין אַלְפִין, בַּר כָּל אִינּוּן דְּאִתְקְטָלוּ, דִּכְתִּיב הִרְגוּ אִישׁ אֲנָשָׁיו הַנִּצְמָדִים לְבַעַל פְּעוֹר, וּכְתִיב קַח אֶת כָּל רָאשֵׁי הָעָם וְהוֹקַע אוֹתָם לַיְיָ'. וְעַד כְּעַן הַהוּא קָרְבָּנָא הֲוָה תָּלֵי לְאִתְפָּרְעָא מִנְּהוֹן דְּיִשְׂרָאֵל. שִׁבְעָה מַדְבְּחָן כְּחוּשְׁבָן אַרְבְּעִין וּתְרֵין.

Come and see: All is predisposed and revealed before the Holy One, blessed be He. Though Balak and Bilaam did not mean to devote THEIR SACRIFICES for the Holy One, blessed be He, yet all is established before Him, and He does not reduce their reward at all in this world. At that time they had power over Yisrael, by their sacrifice which caused twenty-four thousand people from Yisrael to pass away, besides those who were killed, as it is written, "Slay every one of his men that have attached themselves to Ba'al Peor" (Bemidbar 25:5), and "Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up before Hashem" (Ibid. 4). And even now that sacrifice impends upon Yisrael to cause misfortune. They built seven altars, AND OFFERED SACRIFICES UPON THEM, 42 in all.

chanoch's Commentary

Bilaam and Balak are tools and chariots for the other side. their actions are directed by the negative system. When they made 42 sacrifices it was clearly to connect to an aspect of Creation. HaShem did not accept this from the other side, yet there is no disappearance in spirituality so they still exist waiting to manifest. Since they are sacrifices performed to support curses created by the soul of Bilaam and Balak they must be removed by a Beit Din in which Bilaam and Balak appear and ask that the curses be removed. They also can only land on something that has performed a negative action and made itself vulnerable to them. Thus the spiritual energy exists until the end of time. By learning about this in the Zohar we have information that we can utilize to protect ourselves.

Pasook 66. of Parasha Pekudai

רִבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אָמַר, תָּא חֲזֵי, אִינּוּן אַרְבְּעִין וּתְרֵין קָרְבָּנִין עָבְדוּ בִּלְעָם וּבָלָק, וְנַטְלוּ לוֹן מֵהַהוּא סִטְרָא אַחֲרָא לְגַבֵּי קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, וְע"ד הֲוָה תָּלֵי הַהוּא קָרְבְּנָא, לְנַטְלָא לֵיהּ הַהוּא סִטְרָא אַחֲרָא דְּאִקְרֵי קְלָלָה מִיִשְׂרָאֵל, וְעַד הַשְׁתָּא לָא גָּבָה מִנַּיְיהוּ. וְדָא אִיהוּ רָזָא וַיִּפֶן אַחֲרָיו וַיִּרְאֵם. וַיִּפֶן אַחֲרָיו, אֲחוֹרֵי שְׁכִינְתָּא, דְּקַיְּימָא סִטְרָא אַחֲרָא לַאֲחוֹרָא. וַיִּרְאֵם. אִסְתָּכַּל בְּהוּ הַהוּא סִטְרָא אַחֲרָא, וְחָמָא לוֹן דְּאִתְחָזוּן לְאִתְעַנְּשָׁא, וְעַל דָּא וַיְקַלְלֵם בְּשֵׁם יְיָ'. בְּשֵׁם יְיָ' לְאַפָּקָא הַהוּא שֵׁם יְיָ' מֵחִיּוּבָא דָּא. מֵהַהוּא חִיוּבָא דְּהַהוּא קָרְבָּן דְּאַקְרִיב הַהוּא סִטְרָא לְגַבֵּיהּ. וְכֹלָּא אִיהוּ מִתְתַּקָּן קַמֵּיהּ דְּקוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, וְלָא אִתְאֲבִיד מִלָּה. כְּגַוְונָא דָּא, כֹּלָּא אִתְתָּקַּן קָמֵיהּ דְּקוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, הֵן לְטָב הֵן לְבִישׁ.

Rabbi Shimon said, Come and see: Balak and Bilaam offered 42 sacrifices, and took them from the Other Side to the Holy One, blessed be He. Therefore, that sacrifice is impending until it is taken by the Other Side called 'curse from Yisrael'. Until now, he has not taken it from them. And this is the secret of, "And he turned back, and looked at them" (II Melachim 2:23), AT THE BOYS WHO JEERED AT HIM AND SAID TO HIM "GO UP, BALD HEAD." "And he turned back," NAMELY, to the back of the Shechinah, because the Other Side stands at the back. "And looked at them," he looked and saw IN THOSE 42 BOYS, the Other Side CALLED 'CURSE', and saw that they deserved to be punished. Therefore, "he cursed them in the Name of Hashem" (Ibid. 24), in order to remove the Name of Hashem from the debt, NAMELY the debt of the sacrifice, that the Other Side offered him, NAMELY, BY BALAK AND BILAAM. And all was made right before the Holy One, blessed be He, and nothing is lost before the Holy One, blessed be He. In the same manner, everything stands before the Holy One, blessed be He, both good and evil.

chanoch's Commentary

In the Book Second Kings Chapter 2 Verse 23 and 24 is a story that does not make a lot of sense. This verse in the Zohar is explaining it clearly. One needs to look at these verse. It is important to note that in Verse 23 the word Bald Head is Korach. We know that Korach is what created the diviciveness in the Children of Israel. If one does not realize this the explanaiton does not make sense.

These 42 boys were killed by "she bears" which is a code word. This is what balanced the universe without actually fixing the system. It is waiting for something else to happen. We will know what that is when we relate to the number 42 from a news report.