“וַיְהִי, אַחֲרֵי מוֹת אַבְרָהָם, וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-יִצְחָק בְּנוֹ; וַיֵּשֶׁב יִצְחָק, עִם-בְּאֵר לַחַי רֹאִי.”
“It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by Beer-lahai-roi.”
The Zohar discuss the verse above and raise the question of why God blesses Abraham after the death of his father. The explanation is simple. Abraham didn’t bless his son Isaac so Esau won’t benefit from it. Only after Abraham died, his light was revealed and God could pass it it directly to Isaac.
‘Beer Lahai-roi’, literally means ‘well of visible life’. That place represented the Shechinah that came to dwell with Isaac after he received the blessings of his father from God.
The commandment of honor your father and mother is an important spiritual tool that connects us to the force that sustains all life in the world. When we have the merit, we receive the blessings.
Daily Zohar # 1671 – Toldot – Dwell with the Shechina