“בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים”
“In the beginning God Created..”
The Zohar teaches us that the name ‘God’, ‘אֱלֹהִים’, ELOHIM implies a decree of judgment. It means that the world was created with the aspect of judgment. People could follow the laws of the Torah to stay on the path and avoid the judgment.
We were created as body and soul and a judgment must be present to force the two working together. Without the imposed decree that God made the body would not be able to exist.
Everything created in this world was made by the name אֱלֹהִים, ELOHIM. The story of Creation in the beginning of the Torah has ten sayings of “and God (ELOHIM) said ‘Let there be…’”. These sayings are the aspect of the Ten Sefirot. They are ‘vessels’ that channel down for the Light of the Endless.
YHVH is the name that brings mercy to the world. It is the root of the Ten Sefirot and the 13 attributes of God (YHVH) that is light coming from the Endless.
Daily Zohar # 1718 – Vaera – In the beginning… Judgment