Jewish Mysticism
Then the rainbow will be seen in the cloud in bright colors like a wife that is adorned for her husband, as it is written, “I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant”…. “I will see it,” in the bright colors, as is appropriate, and then [I will] “remember the everlasting covenant.” What is the ‘everlasting covenant’ (berit ‘olam)? This is the Community of Israel, and the vav will be united with the he’, and she will be lifted from the dust, as it says, “and God remembered His covenant” (Exod. 2-24), this is the Community of Israel for she is the covenant, as it says, “and it shall serve as a sign of the covenant” (Gen. 9-13). When the vav is aroused in relation to the he’, then supernal miracles will be aroused in the world….and He will lift the Community of Israel from the dust, and the Holy One, blessed be He, will remember her.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in “Re/membering the Covenant- Memory, Forgetfulness, and History in the Zohar,” in Jewish History and Jewish Memory- Essays in Honor of Joseph Hayim Jerushalmi, 214-246. Edited by E. Carlbach, D. S. Myers, and J. Efron. Hanover and London- Brandeis University Press, 1998.