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THE YEAR IS 5777 OF THE BIBLICAL CALANDER , THE 5777th VERSE OF THE TORAH IS ” The sword outside, and terror inside, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.”(DEUT 32:25) ?
Here are some biblical phrases that equal תשע”ז 777
. אַל־נָ֥א אַחַ֖י תָּרֵֽעוּ
אֶל־יְקֹוָ֖ק לֵאמֹ֑ר אֵ֕ל נָ֛א רְפָ֥א נָ֖א לָֽהּ
במדבר יב:יג (Numbers 12:13)
לְמַ֤עַן תִּֽחְיוּן֙ וְט֣וֹב לָכֶ֔ם
וְהָי֥וּ לְטֹטָפֹ֖ת בֵּ֥ין עֵינֶֽיךָ
וְנִגֵּ֣ן בְּיָד֑וֹ וְרָוַ֤ח לְשָׁאוּל֙ וְט֣וֹב ל֔וֹ
( Samuel 1 – 16:23)
לְדָוִ֗ד מִ֫זְמ֥וֹר לַֽיקֹוָק הָאָ֣רֶץ וּמְלוֹאָ֑הּ
The relationship between the Creator and the creatures effects the life of men in a very tangible manner whether they recognize this or not. It is embedded in the foundation of the reality we live in. The fantasy and delusion is not seeing this and recognizing this effect of providence in our lives. The God effects changes in our lives according to strict and well defined rules, found in and alluded to in the Bible. These laws are discovered by anyone who climbs the spiritual ladder, and they come to know it by experiences in their life. Reading the Holy books brings this Divine supervision closer and makes one more aware of it.
Each of us is different and unique, but we all are bound to comply with the same Divine rules that underlie nature by Divine influence. We all have the chance to advance from darkness and confusion to clarity and Divine vision.
To help us in this mission of going from darkness to light of consciousness the God has given us Divine names as found in the prayers we have received from our prophets. Yet this matter is not simple and like all good things take considerable effort to learn how they work.
Eventually following this Divine rules, and learning how to work the Divine names in the meditation of pray yields spiritual revelation, the creature feels the Creator Who gives them perfect bliss, ultimately.
But before this occurs one is like a person who is suffering from an illness. First they must discover they are ill. Only then can he begin his healing, making their Divine correction called “tikun”. By this God who acts as the Divine physician of the soul helps us fix our damages to our souls. The God directs into our lives the proper medicine to heal us from our errors and lacking, until one attains health and happiness. Then one can in a much greater way appreciate the greatness and the kindness of the God.
The ability to join all we do in one direction, in order to delight the Creator, gives us the ability to find genuine delight under any condition, under any circumstances. As under any situation we remember what we live for and Whom we work for.
We are currently in the heel (end) phase of the six thousand year cycle, its now 5776. We are moving closer to the realization of messianic consciousness. When much evil will be destroyed we will be in the the new messianic era. Do your part !
Every thought speech action or in action either pulls us closer to the God or pushes us farther away there is no neutral ground. We are continuously surrounded by angels and demons which will punish or reward us according to every thought, speech, action or in action we do now or later in this world or the next.
Channel one’s love and other emotions to serve the Creator !
Betzalel, knew how to permutate the letters, through them were created the heavens and the earth !
Israel our nation numbering millions of people all saw the miracles of the Egyptian plagues, splitting of the sea, revelation at Sinai, getting food from the sky and water from a rock. No nation ever claimed or will ever claim that these types of miracles had happened to their ancestors this is something that is beyond this world.
The Torah was given Yisrael from God. Its like no other book ever written. The Torah seems like a collection of historical stories about ancient Jew. In order to understand what this book really is one needs to understand what is encoded in it. To do this we must know Kabbalah. The most unassuming passages of Torah on might think have little significance actually contain the deepest hints to supernal secrets. The more simple and uninformative the passages more likely contain profound secrets of Kabalah !
Obviously every letter of the Torah is holy and infinitely deep !
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. It could not be all the “mitzvos” commandments were simply invented by a group of Jewish leaders. The people would never accept on themselves, Keeping “kosher” , having such strict dietary laws, having to wear “Tefillin” every day or prohibitions on premarital sex had they not known that their fathers also did this. They would have asked: “Why are you telling us that our entire nation experienced all these miracles? We have never heard anything like this except from you. Did the Exodus from Egypt take place in a secret?”
In fact this is the reason that the other religions start from a person who supposedly experienced a revelation. There is no religion in the world that claims a national experience similar to ours, as the Torah says (Devarim 4:33): “Did a nation ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard …” In particular the two large religions that spread over the world: Christianity and Islam both claim that the Jewish people received the Torah at Mount Sinai! Why wouldn’t these religions also claim that they began with a Divine Revelation witnessed by millions? The reason is simple: nobody can invent such a thing, and no nation would accept such belief system and its’ commandments had they not experienced these events personally.
ALSO——WHO OR WHAT IS ELIYAHU (ELIJAH) THE PROPHET ?
In the book of “Melachim” (Kings) Eliyahu (Elijah), the prophet appears without any introduction, nothing is said about who this man is. Historically he is viewed as a mystical figure at times appearing to people throughout the generations. He appears in various situations and helps the Jewish people. At the time of the Northern Kingdom. when people were worshiping idols and committing other transgressions. Eliyahu gathered the people on Mount Carmel and publicly demonstrated God’s power. The people were tremendously impressed and at Eliyahu’s command they killed the idolatrous priests of Baal. Eliyahu never died but ascended to heaven alive. . We are promised by the prophet Malachi that Eliyahu will announce the coming of Moshiach.. And we will wait for his every day. Who is the Biblical prophet Elijah’s parents?The Bible doesn’t really say. Is that not strange ? READ MORE
THE GOD’S SUGGESTED READING in the torah for this week Parsha
PHAROE OF THE EXILE WAS MOST CRUEL
“Pharoe then commanded all his people saying: ‘Every boy who is born must be thrown into the river; but every girl shall be allowed to live.’”(Numbers 1:22)
Pharaoh’s astrologers told him. “Today the Hebrew’s savior was born, we do not know if he is a Egyptians or a Jew. According to Rashi, The Egyptians male children were also drowned, just like the Jewish children. Thus is is written
“Every son that will be born must be thrown into the water”
and it does not say: “Every son born to the Hebrews” Pharoe was really bad man one can not underestimate evil. Another important lesson :
In Pirkei Avot (Saying Of Our Fathers) we learn: In a place where there are no men, endeavor to be a man. This is telling us that when nobody stands up to care for the needs of the community then those who are capable must take that responsibility upon themselves and do what needs to be done.
We see this with Moses. In our parsha we read:
“It was in those days when Moshe was grown that he began to go out to his brothers and he saw their burden. He saw an Egyptian beating one of his Israeli brothers. He looked all around and when he saw that no man was there, he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.”
It says “He saw that no man was there”
There was nobody to turn to during this difficult time. There was nobody who would step up and save the man who was being beaten. Therefore Moshe took it upon himself to save the man who was being beaten by killing the Egyptian.
There comes a time when one must do the right thing
We see this also with Batya the daughter of Pharoe
When Pharaoh’s daughter drew baby Moses from the water in the basket. By this she was rebelling against here father’s decree (to kill the baby boys) and adopted Moshe. The fact that Pharaoh’s daughter still wanted Moses twenty four months later show further that this action of saving Moses was not something she did impulsively. Looking deeper into Batyah Pharoes daughter we find her mentioned in Divrei Hayamim (Chronicles) we read.
: “And his wife, the Jewish woman, bore Yered, the father of Gador and Hever, the father of Sokho and Yekutiel, the father of Zanoach. And these are the sons of Batyah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took.” (Chapter 4 : 18)
In Vayikra Raba 1:3, we learn that Mered is the same person as Calev. He’s called “Mered” (Rebel) Since Calev (along with Yehoshua ben Nun) rebelled against the spies and did not speak badly about the Land of Israel. Calev saved the “sheep”, the nation of Israel by his bravery and Pharaoh’s daughter saved the shepherd ,Moses. Calev, like Moses and Batyah when the time came to stand up and do the right thing went and did it.
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Each (higher soul) Nashama reveals torah according to the source of its soul. These seventy faces of the Torah parallel the seventy children of Yaakov who entered Egypt. These souls express themselves as sixty myriad. Moses included all these source souls so he knew all 600,000 explanations to the Torah.1The Nashamot of Aaron and Moses originate in the Yesod of Abba in Z”a.The Torah Moses was given in ”pardes” (the orchard-variety of levels of Torah) He taught to all Yisrael. All ”chidushim” (new ideas) in the Torah are through the Nashama of Moses that illuminates in each and every Righteous person sadeek by Moses’s הודקרני (horns of light) in each and every generation.1 Dat (knowledge) is where Moses spreads out to the 600,000 root souls of Yisrael. One sees the Shechiniah Divine Presence according to their dat. The humility of Moses attained all levels of dat , by attaining all levels of humility. By recognizing he was only flesh and unable to do “avodat GOD” (service God) he came to be dependent on the “chayot” (angels of the ruach). This is how the merit of moses is earned.2 Moses was joined with mida (attribute) called by the name צור which is Malchut.3 Rabbi Yisrael Rozin teaches that one who serves GOD (God) and learns Torah by their own power will not have the help of GOD. In truth these things are ruled by the power of Holiness and when accomplished properly they are not doing the work at all, but GOD does. GOD walks before him giving him Dat and intellectual powers, He walks before him. GOD sanctifies him at all times more and more by him subduing himself and his humility. In truth he is nullified to GOD, he becoming טפל (himself being secondary).4 Moses did not tremble when he heard the sound of a angel or the Supernal King.5 Moses went up to the firmament and learned Torah from the angel Matto”t every day near sunset for 40 days. During that time Moses spent 1000 years learning the secret ot Matto”t . Matto”t showed him things of the depth תהום which he could not understand, such as how many letters are between א and מ ?.6 The 49 gates of Binna (understanding) are 49 faces of purity from Matto”t it is the vowel ”cholem”. Moses is Teferet (harmony-beauty) as it says ”a crown of Teferet on his head”. All light of Torah is revealed from Binna (Divine understanding) dressing in Teferet. This is the secret of Z’a (source of the emotional soul called Ruach) and Moses. The 50 gates illude to the 2 ”Yichudim” (unification of God in the worlds) of the ”sma”. At the 50th gate vessels turn to light, becouse of a lack of malchut of malchut of vessels and a lack of Ketter of ketter of lights.The 50th gate reveals complete tikun (fixing correction). The first ה of יהו”ה has 50 gates Bina. Matto”t in “Malachim” (angels) is the aspect of Moses among ”Nashamot”.(higher level of soul-Divine intellect)7
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Chanukah בס”ד UPDATED FEBRUARY 9TH 2016
Chanukah is about revolution. It is a reminder to stand up against the oppression. Especially when the nations values and politics have overcome the government of the Jewish people living in the land of Israel. It is a time to establish a truly Torah government. Israel has a mission to bring the world to awareness of God. Thus Israel is called a “Nation of Priests” in the Bible. This can only be accomplished when the Jewish people have sovereignty over the Land of Israel and they govern according to God’s will as found in the Torah.
The victory of Chanuka requires pride, sacrifice and resolve. You must live its virtues not just talk about them in prayer. They are not a thing of the past they are powers of Chanukah. Compromise is a weakness that victors cannot afford. Freedom is reserved for those who fight for it. Standing up against all the odds is the Macabee way. Standing up for the Divine truth. Chanuka is a time to remember the price of victory. It is not cheap!
We can light all the Chanuka lights that we want but we must remember that the purpose of light is to cancel out darkness. We will never cancel out darkness or defeat evil all the while that we lack the commitment and resolve and the sacrifice necessary to win the day. All our Chanuka lights will be nothing but hollow and empty shells if we fail to remember what it is that they are supposed to really be.
Chanukah is a time of ever increasing light. This is seen and accomplished through the service of Chanukah which includes lighting of the “Menorah”. The main service of Chanukah is the illumination of the darkness of night with the manorah in increasing intensity from 1 to 9 lights including the ”shamash”. It was on the first night of Chanukah the 25th of kislev that Antiocos made the temple into a shrine for idolatry. On that day he placed a idol in the Temple’s Holy of Holies and did lewd sexual acts there. They defiled Holy things. This was the darkest moment when the house of GOD became a place unfit for his dwelling .This was the climax of the decent of the Jewish people led by their ”high society” as they slid down to the depth of spiritual depravity being absorbed in the ”upper class” (Greek) values of their day, which was called HELLenism. The enemy may have stimulated the decline of Yisrael from outside yet the real enemy was within, it was ourselves. We allowed non-Torah values to infect us to the point that a Cohen Gadol (High Priest) was placed in the temple who had values opposite that of the Torah.
The enemy was within but salvation came from without and within as only a small group of Cohaniem who were living in the hills were able to bring about the spiritual redemption of our people. Reclaiming the Holy Temple, with the miracle of the oil, and the physical miraculous victory where our enemies were concurred. On Chanukah we went from the darkest darkness of our souls, spiritually and physically captured under the dominion of strangers, yet we came to witness miracles and salvation. The Greeks deliberately and methodically defiled all the oil in the Temple. They purposefully wanted to stamp out the means for Yisrael to serve God. The existence and discovery of one undefiled cruse – despite the aggressive efforts of the Greeks – was a miracle in and of itself.
The ruling in Israel of the Hasmoneans began during the rein of Antiocus the 4th, who was also called אפיפנס the King of Syria and Talmy Philamtor King of Egypt. They ruled for 132 years till Herod, the Edomite slave . Tis was from 143-36 Bce.
The Megillat Antiochus tells us that the Hasmonean Kohanim “They found only one cruse of oil which was sealed with the insignia of the Holy Kohen from the time of Samuel the prophet.” Know, that just as this jar of Holy oil was hidden all those years, so to no Jew is ever lost from the collective entity called “Canneset Yisrael” (The Jewish supernal community). Though they may have strayed so far from the path and ways the God showed the nation of Israel so many years ago. As the hidden wisdom received at the Sinai experience when we received the Torah so many years ago is still deep inside every Jewish soul who stood at that fateful day at Sinai. Know, these deeps spiritual roots can never be blotted out though if one contaminates their soul enough by transgressing the Torah it takes a considerable effort to relight the lamp of their Jewish soul.
It was also a miracle in and of itself that this one cruse of oil was not seen by the Greeks and destroyed. Like the light of “Aor Ganuz” (the hidden light) radiated by by the lights of Chanukah which are only perceived by those who merit so and others cannot see it. So too the Greeks could not see this cruse of oil so could not destroy it !
We came to witness oil that burned miraculously. That which had the physical potential to burn for one day burned for eight. This infinite quality of oil represents the permutation of the spiritual quality of oil, which from kabalah we learn is ” chuchmah ” (creative inspiration), right into this physical world.
It is known that ”chuchmah” (Divine wisdom-creative power) is above space and time. Thus we see its revelation in this physical world “mamash”. The oil from the Manora allows us to Contemplate the surrounding lights and עליוןרצון (supernal will). We know rabbi Moshe Chym Lazatto says this light comes around every year for those who are there to receive it, blessed are those who reach this time. Now the ”Chuchmah” (Divine Wisdom-creativity) dresses itself in our dedication as Chanukah means dedication. Chanukah being the celebration of our dedication to Holiness, which is during the time of ”chanuc” (dedication) of the alter as described in the Torah in the book of ”Bamidbar” (Numbers), the dedication of the temple by King Salomon, the dedication of the temple by Yehuda Macabbe, and today our personal dedication to the Holy Blessed One NOW.
Our personal dedication to the Torah is the absolute fixing of the present exile of Edom (the west ), which is rooted in Yavan (greek culture ), which is the source of the hellinism that Yehuda Macabee rebelled against. Yavon is the same spelling as Zion, except for missing the letter צ ’sawde”. A sawdeek is represented by Yosef ha Sadeek. He represents the sefira yesod. As taught by rabbi Shimon bar Yochi yesod is 9th of the sefirot, it is as the 8 Chanukah lights and the ”shamash”. They are paralleled by the 7 lights of the manorah in the temple, and the bulb where the branches meet. Thus it is said by kindling the Chanukah manorah the manorah in the Holy Temple is lit. On Chanukah there shines the lights of ס”ג (light of Divine understanding) to Z’a (source of the Ruach, emotional soul). ס”ג =חנה and יהו”ה (is Z’a)=וכ together is חנוכה . Every aspect can be lit up by נר (lamps) of chanucah. Thus נר is gematria of the Yichudim (unifications) of אהי”ה אלהי”ם אדנ”י each with יהו”ה = נר.
There are 5 aspects of “Erev Rav” according to the Zohar, they are called “Nifalim, Geborim, Anakim. Rafiam and Amalakim” these correspond to the 5 times ביד in the prayer for Chanukah in the “Amida”. 1)The “geborim” correspond to were given ביד “chalshim”, 2)“The many” were given ביד “the few” corresponding to “Rafiam”, 3) “Rashiam” were given ביד “Sadeekem” corresponds to “Anakim”. 4) The inpure were given ביד “pure”, the impure correspond to the Nifalim. These include Azza and Uzzial5) “the strange ones were given ביד of those who occupy in your Torah” Strange ones referring to “Amalakim”. Also the יד cooresponds to the 14 evil time all 5 aspects the Erev rav want to bring upon Yisrael.
Shar Yoseph teaches that we talk in the Chanukah addition of the Amida about how the Hasmoneans stood up and fought the Greeks, but they never fought Greeks only Syrians. Antiocus was king of Syria and not of Greece. It says “You gave the impure into the hands of the pure”. Who were the “impure”. Impurity does not apply to gentiles. It says “you gave strangers (zarim) in hands of Jews”. If the impure mentioned before was referring to non-Jews this is double “lashon”. Also double “lushon” on תשועה and פרקן. Alsoדביר ביתך ,היכלך . מקשדך are triple “lushon”. And why also “lushon” חצרת קדשך it says we lit candles but they are lit in “hachel Kodesh” ? Why is the miracle of the oil not mentioned ? There is a lot of secrets hinted to in these words.
דביר ביתך corresponds to Nefesh, היכלך corresponds to Ruach. מקשדך corresponds to Nashama. The “kidusha” of Nashama is called “Bait haMikdash”.
The way to subdue “zarim” is by Torah.
“Malchut HaRusha” refers to Malchut of the Klippa. The Hasmoneans fought the Syrians who nourished from the klippa of the Greeks. Yavan has many Holy sparks that fell into them. That is why they present a great danger to us.
We see this by the success of the Erev Rav in our days, as they have uprooted judiasm from “Am Yisrael”. Which is what the nations were unable to do in 2000 years. Damages by the Greeks is greater than any other nation. Since the time of Noach many sparks of “kidusha” have went into the Greeks so it says “Yephet shall dwell in the Tents of Shem”. A Safer Torah written in Greek can be read on Shabot and YomTov. The sages say Greek is a beautiful language. But the sages says its forbidded to call something of the nations beautiful. But this beauty is from the sparks of holiness they have taken. Their philosophers came upon many true things, that are in the Kaballah we have today including the 4 “Yesodot” and “hyuli”. The greatest of them learned from the mouth of David HaMelech. Aristo converted through Shimon HaSadeek. If the war would have been with Syria alone there would not have been the miracles. The greeks desired to uproot the aspect of the nation of Yisreal so there would only be left the aspect of Yaakov. This is “katnut”. Then there would not exist in Yisreal the idea of “Am Segulah” or chosen people. This is why they specifically rulled against Shabot, chodesh and meilah as these are the foundations of the “chosen people”. The “erev rav” in our days walks in the footsteps of the “Greeks” to nullify Chodesh and Shabot so Yisrael does not use a Jewish calander but keep Chodesh according to the nations, and to turn Shabot into a secular time. The God must help. But they were unable to get rid of “Brit melah”. But they were able to involve the people in “aryot” (sexual sins). It says in the Yerushalmi that “You will turn away from Me, but My Torah will return you to Me”. So they want the Torah forgotten. So Their will not be merited its light. So the “Chiloni haam” (Secular of the people) include Torah like the 5 books of Moses but the impression they make from it is not as before but its presented like Greek ideas. They learn Torah , Kaballah and philosophy but this Torah does not enliven and illuminate to cause the people to return to Hashem. They may fulfill “mitzvot” as Greeks only prohibited Shobot, Chodesh and Mikavah but not as statutes of Hashem. They can do them in the way thats commonly popular. Like the other nations. And they are דתי . They dont make a nice “succah” and the like. It is in this way that they want to make the Torah forgotten. To not have it Recognized as the Torah of Elokim Chyim. Not as the will of heaven but as patriotic and so to be popular people. This is what the “Erev Rav” and Zionists do today בדיוק (exactly). Mercy should not be shown towards these “greeks”to appease them. The power of Kidusha will be arroused which will burn them like fire. Now we need to be against these “Greeks”, they are the Nashamot of the Erev Rav that are mixed in with the Jewish people. We must stand up Bina of Kidusha called שם , so to be שם הגדול (great name as mentioned in the Amida Chanukah insert). Chuchmah then called “Kodesh” will be שם הגדול subduing the evil. The miracle of Chanukah is caused by Bina called שם הגדול. Chuchmah and Bina in the Shechinah is called עולם The filling of the Shechinah called “Chanukah” (the 25 letter “Yichud” of נר ) this is his שם called the Shechinah. As it says “כה (thus) shall you bless the Children of Yisrael”. Then rises Malchut to Bina. So there are 8 days of Chanukah as Bina is the 8th sefirah from below to above. The Miracles and wonders of Chanukah are by Bina received from the 32 paths of Chuchmah that permeate to the 50 gates of Bina making נפלאות.
Rabbi Ashlag teaches that all 25 Parzufim (divine faces of revelation) come down to Prophets, they being attached to the highest powers.
This all shines on Chanukah. חן (favor) from the revelation of the 8 days of Chanukah is as a Temple offering or ”Brit Mealah” (circucision) which both must wait till the 8th day. We receive זאת (SHECHINAH) Chanukah by the revelation of the oil (Chuhmah) that illuminates making one’s face to Shine. This Shining is חן. This is what one must find in their wife (Shechinah) as said in the end of Gemora Gitten. The כלה (bride) being the Shechinah. This being revealed as the perfection of man. This is the ”Gadlut” (greatness) of Yaakov which is called Yisrael. This is the סלום (ladder) from heaven. This is the ו . In this time of Chanukah ”dedication”, this is accomplished by doing what Yehuda Ha Makaabe stood for rebelling against what Yavan represents which is striving for beauty alone without the discretion or recognition of GOD which, thus the pursuit of beauty becomes completely a reflection of the love of the body, and self love. Thus we see reason for their obsession with sports, the human body the main theme of their visual arts, and there obsession with abstract intellectual thought. All the things have only one end the glorification of one self, this is the ultimate product of the philosophy of the Greeks, but when the letter צ ’sawde’ is added to the word’ Yavan’ (Greek) it becomes Zion. Thus when one adds ’sawde’ representing yesod, the power of making the most complete revelation of GOD out of all things and places. Perfect uprightness ,acting as a sadeek. Then true perfect beauty is realized. So, on Chanukah we need to dedicate to GOD the beauty that which is unique to ourselves as we each have a different face. So our relationship to GOD is a personal thing . It is our personal expression of beauty in Divine service. We see in the writing of our sages so many things called “hadar mitzvah”, which is performing the mitzvah in a way which is more than is required by the letter of the law. This is why Chanukah is called holiday of the Oral Torah. All Yisrael are required to fulfill the 613 commandments of the Torah. Since we don’t have a temple now, may it be rebuilt soon some mitzvot involving temple service and other mitzvot due to our lackings can only be fulfilled by learning about them. All the mitzvot that we do bind us together. This is the fulfillment of the letter of the law but this is not enough, as it says in the Talmud “ if only the letter of the law was fulfilled, no one could exist ”. If one only does the least that is required what kind of love does this express ?.
A mitzvah is a vessel for the love of GOD. A pitcher holds water so has an intrinsic beauty to its form, yet with ornate engravings it becomes something to behold. If this thing is a mitzvah that has become beautified it is truly something to love. Each person needs to express themselves with in the mitzvot with the uniqueness of their Nashama, this is to discover ourselves, and GOD’s great source of light within each of us.
It is a time to manifest עזותהקושה (brazenness of Holiness) against the “sitra achra” (other side). By this is the perfection of the mitzvot. It is by this that we become Holy, which means separate. Each of us establishing our own personal relationship with GOD. As it say in Leviticus ”sanctify yourselves and be holy ”. This being sanctification in the permitted or separation. Such as cutting the bread slightly before blessing or doing a ”Tynet debor” (fast of speech). Not speaking is equal to many fasts of food. It is the uniqueness of the individual that makes the ultimate fixing for the creation. It is this individuality that is the complete fixing against the exile of Edom. As they want conformity, a lack of individuality , every one to conform to a certain standardization. As taught by Rabbi Kahana in Pesicta Edom the offspring of Yavan (Greek values) tries to push Yisrael off the Torah path to conform to its values ” be like every one else ”. The perfection of the commandments defeats the darkness of exile. It is this dedication that is required. Now lets look specifically at how the klipa (evil) of Yavan Edom attacks.
The Hellenists wanted to destroy our spiritually, and we commemorate this redemption. Yet, this victory does not guarantee our future. Each generation has to fight its own battles againt the other side,each in its own way.
In the era of Chanukah the Greek kings made the religion of the Jews illegal and took their money and their daughters. In 143 Antiocus אפיפנס went from Egypt to Syria by way of Jerusalem and stole the Temple vessels and appointed מנלאוס as Cohen Gadol so to change the religion of Isreal and to build אצטדען (stadium) of Jerusalem. He sent Cohaniam in the middle of their service in the Temple out to meet his friends. So that the service in the Temple would be discontiued. In 139 army messengers of “Antiocus” who made new rulings forbidding observance the Rosh Chodesh (new moon), Shabot ,and circumcision . Chodesh being sanctification in time, Shabot being sanctification in spirituality through action, and circumcision sanctification in the most physical our bodies. It is these institutions that Yavan chose to strike at as they are at the root of our service to GOD. by observance of rosh chodesh we make known our time belongs to GOD. With shabbot we realize the spiritual impact of our actions which we might have thought were in consequential, such as turning on a light. While the circumcision Yavan fought against actually represents the sanctification of GOD with our bodies. That the most physical things we are involved in should be dedicated to divine will.
The Greeks were great astrologers, they worshiped the stars. So they ruled specifically against Shabot , Chodesh and Brit Meilah so that Jupiter would rule through mars and saturn in Kislev. For this reason they occupied the Temple on the 15 of Kislev. And on the 25th of Kislev they put the Idol of Zeus Olympus in the Holy of Holies as he corresponds to Jupiter and they offered up a pig which corresponds to mars, which is the planet of the Greeks. It was by this flow they thought to war against Yisrael. Mars is the planet of Asev, Pig is in the “mazel” of mars. Mars is over wars and spilling of blood by preventing “brit meilah” the Greeks hoped to preventing Yisrael from taking power from Mars. They sought to prevent Rosh Chodesh thereby preventing Yisreal’s connection with the “memunah” over set days which is the Moon. The moon rules over sickness of the body. During the month of Kislev there is a overpowering of Chesed of Hashem by Jupiter whose light shines making these days of Joy.
It’s said by Rashi that Yaakov went back across the river to pick up the small bottles that were filled with oil for Chanukah that he had left there. This oil was oil made from the olives of the olive branch brought back to Noah by the dove after the flood. It was when doing this that Yaakov came across the supernal angel of Edom (the west ), and he wrestled with him and won at Bait Ael which illudes to the place of the Holy temple. This shows us by the power of Chanukah we can concur the exile of Edom. As yaakov did fulfilling the verse “ I will punish the Hosts on high “. The threat of Yaakov getting the Chanukah oil was enough to arouse the angel of Asev, Edom to attack him.
Its also written concerning Yakov and containers of oil that Yakov after his vision of the ladder on Mount Moria built a monument in honor of the event. He sanctified it by anointing it with oil. This oil Yaakov found in a small container he found inside one of the stones he put together as a pillow when he had his ladder dream. This container of oil Yaakov took with him. It has the power of not diminishing in quantity even if it is used it says in the Yalkut Ruvaini. This seems very similar to the oil of the Chanukah miracles. Which also burned for 8 days when there was only enough for one day.
A total of 36 candles are burned on Chanukah. “Yaakov avinu” spent a total of 36 years in exile from the time he left Yitzhak and Rivkah, his father and mothers house. He spent 14 years at the Yishivah (school) of Shem and Ever, before going to the house of Lavan. At Lavan’s house Yaakov work 14 years for Lavan so he could marry Rachel and Leah. He worked a additional 6 years making his fortune and fathering 11 of his children, as Benyamin was born in the land of Israel. It took him 2 years to travel back to Aretz Yisrael.
Chanukah itself first happened 36 centuries ago, in 3622 or 138 bce, the beginning of the 37th century. 36 centuries had all ready passed. Moses was born 36 years after the slavery in Egypt began. 36 seems to have alot to do with Chanukah. לאה is gematria 36. Rachel Yaakov’s wife was 36 when she died.
There are 36 offenses in the Torah for which one incurs “corait” (cut off).
Sni luchot ha brit teaches that on Chanukah if one lights the Manorah outside His door and a spark flies to the street burning hay on a wagon. The owner of the Manorah is not liable to damages. It is the function of the Jewish people to destroy the decendents of Asev. The sparks flying out into the public domain do this. But such is only permitted in its proper time, sparks flying into the street and damaging not on “chanukah” is a crime and one must then pay damages. Hastening the redemption led to the premature death of 20,000 of the tribe of Efriam, when they left Egypt early.
Another matter we need to look at is what it means to us that on Chanukah that Asev can only be defeated when Yosef is with Yehuda. Yehuda alone cannot defeat Asev. This brings us to explain Masiach ben Yosef and David. Yuhudah is the fulfillment of the letter of the law. Yosef is service of a personal nature, above that which is required. The god of the Greeks was a impersonal unreachable god. To them god was the unapproachable authority. By the service of Yosef one fulfills the words of the Torah ”I shall dwell in your midst ” . This is how Yavan the exile of Edom is defeated. One must fulfill the mitzvot regularly this is Yehuda, but not only this but in a beautiful way by this we will overcome the present exile. We see the blending of these two aspects in the mitzvah of the Chanukah manora. As almost every one in Isreal fulfills the letter of the law of this mitzvah, being the aspect of Yehuda, yet in many homes even of those who claim to not be religious we find more than one manora lit this being the ”hadar” above the letter of the law being the aspect of Yosef.
In the Chanukah story the enemy of the Jews were not only the Greeks – but the ”reform” Jews who betrayed the Torah, abandoned the Commandments and accepted Greek ways. This was an internal national struggle for the soul of the Jew – the two sides were the ”Sages” and “Hellenists.”. The true story of the Festival of Light is one of a particularly bloody Jewish civil war.As a matter of fact, civil war continued in Judea for twenty years after the first Chanukah. Hanukkah is a festival built upon a mound of suppressed memories and censored texts, a celebration of light that in fact commemorates a Jewish civil war.
The true fight on Chanukah is about. Between Jews and Greeks? No, it was a civil war between Jews and Jews! So that’s the primary thing. Mattatiyahu Maccabe started the war by killing a Jewish traitor and a Greek official present. What was his sin? He made a sacrifice according to Greek customs. Then Mattatyahu turned to the crowd and announces: “Follow me, all of you who are for God’s law and stand by the covenant.” (1 Maccabees 2:27)
The Hanukkah story is really about a revolt against the Hellenized Jews who had fallen madly in love with the sophisticated, globalizing superculture of their day. The Apocrypha’s texts make it clear that the battle against Hellenization was in fact a civil war among the Jews themselves. Here is how the first Book of the Maccabees describes Jerusalem on the eve of civil war and revolt in the time of Antiochus :
At that time there were some evil-doers in Israel who tried to win popularity for a policy of integration with the surrounding nations. It was because the Jews had kept themselves aloof for so long, they claimed, that so many hardships had befallen them. They acquired a following and applied to Antiochus, who authorized them to introduce the Greek way of life. They built a Greek gymnasium in Jerusalem and even had themselves uncircumcised.
Uncircumcision was the price of admission to the Jerusalem gym ! Josephus, tells us, in “History of the Jews”, that one of the most popular plastic surgery operations, in Jerusalem, at that time was replacing the foreskin because Jewish men were embarrassed not to have a foreskin for the race. So, Josephus says that a lot of doctors got rich putting back the foreskins. It was a Jewish problem at Chanukah. Not Jews and non-Jews. The problem was Jews who wanted to adopt a Greek way of life. We don’t have a problem with Greeks adopting a Greek way of life.
Only when the Greeks saw that many Jews were prepared to betray their way of life, did Antiochus find the courage to prohibit ”on pain of death,” the study of Torah, the practice of Circumcision, the observance of Shabbat and Divine worship,and the rest of his injunctions against Torah observance. On the 15th of Kislev he defiled the Temple and on the 25 of Kislev he put a statue of Zeus in the Temple and מנלאוס the High priest offered a pig on the alter to Zeus Olympus and at that point was ended the Holy service of the Temple. The Greeks wanted a pig offered on the alter to Zeus Olympus so to effect the “gilgul Makiff” which causes the whole of the “seder” of the cosmos to its conclusion. As pigs receive their flow from the first face of mars close to Jupiter. They are Tami and send flow of Lilly upon Jews who eat them. The flow of the sefirot is above the planets. The planets receive flow from the sefirot through the Torah’s commandments. The sefirot adjust the flow of “din” and “Givurah” coming to a man from the stars, this is why Yisrael is called “Am Segulah”. The Miracles of Chanukah was made through the sefirot of the “Gilgul Makiff” that made flow of Saturn and mars on Jupiter becouse of “misrat Nefesh” of the Hasmoneans for Torah and Mitzvot. 8 days of Chanukah alludes to its source which is above nature, the stars but from Bina.
The Greeks ruled against family purity laws. The violation of Needah brings rulings of Mars and sefirot of “din”. By טהרה is rule of Jupiter with midot of chesed and Rachamim on one. The purity of women from blood niddah is only after 7 days. The water She immerses in purifies by sefirot of Bina. Yisrael is separated from the nations by “milah” of the 8th day. The return of the rulership of Malchut is by Bina.
Jason’s time as High Priest was brought to an abrupt end in 172 BCE when he sent Menelaus, the brother of Simon the Benjaminite, to deliver money to Antiochus. Menelaus took this opportunity to ”outbid” Jason for the priesthood, resulting in Antiochus confirming Menelaus as the High Priest. Although during the three years As High Priest Jason had given many proofs of his attachment to the Hellenistic party (by building a gymnasium in Jerusalem and by introducing many Greek customs) the zealous Hellenists of the stamp of the Tobiads plotted his overthrow, suspecting him of partiality to traditional Judaism. At their head stood Menelaus.
Hasmonean Dynasty ruled from 142-63 BCE During that time, there was a great deal of tension between the Hasmoneans and the sages. As a result, the sages were not particularly interested in maintaining a holiday that commemorated the dedication declared by the Hasmonean family. There is not 1 Mishna on Chanukah.
The Maccabees became the Hasmoneans; the Hasmoneans, who were Cohanim, became kings of Israel. But according to Torah Law the King of Yisrael must be only from the House of David. This set them in conflict with the Rabbis, and led to the deep split between the Sadducees (the priestly faction) and the Pharisees (the Rabbinic faction), leading ultimately to much strife and sorrow. It is small wonder then that There is not 1 Mishna on Chanukah.
Sadducees represented the aristocratic group of the Hasmonean High Priests, who replaced the previous High Priestly lineage. The earlier Priestly lineage had been blamed for allowing the Syrian Emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes to desecrate the Temple of Jerusalem with idolatrous sacrifices and to martyr monotheistic Jews.
Jose ben Joezer was a rabbi of the early Maccabean period 191 BCE, a disciple of Antigonus of Soko and member of the ascetic group known as the Chasidim. Yose belonged to the party of the Ḥasidim, and was a decided adversary of Hellenism. One of Yosi’s ideas was: Let your house be a meeting place for the wise; sit in the dust of their feet; and drink in their words with thirst (Avot 1:4). He belonged to a priestly family. Jose ben Johanan of Jerusalem was his colleague. ) was Nasi (president) of the Sanhedrin in the second century BCE. He was a native of Jerusalem. He and Jose ben Joezer were the successors and, it is said, the disciples of Antigonus of Sokho and the two together formed the first of a series of pairs that transmitted the traditional law; in each pair one, according to tradition, was a prince and a president (“nasi”), and the other vice-president, of the Sanhedrin (Av Beth Din)begins the period known in Jewish history as that of the zugot (pairs), which ended with Hillel and Shammai. According to an old tradition, the member of the “zugot” mentioned first occupied the office of Nasi (president) of the Sanhedrin, while the one mentioned second served in the capacity of vice-president.
The Syrian general Bacchides had Yosi ben Joezer placed on a horse to be hanged. His nephew, an important Hellenist, came to taunt his uncle.
The first pair consisted of Yose ben Yo’ezer as Nasi, and Yose ben Yochanan as the Av Beis Din. They received the Oral Law from Antigonos, as did their contemporary Yochanan, whose son Mattisyahu started the Hasmonean revolt. Yochanon The Kohen Gadol father of Mattisyahu was a great “sadeek”. In his days not a hammer was heard in Yerushalyn during the intermediate days of the festivals. The people were sanctified in their Nefesh Ruach and Nashama so they had the power to stand up against the evil decrees of their enemies. Their Nashamot were from the aspect of Bina. As their fathers drew down Nashamot from there. Bina is the 8th sefira from below to above. The famous “Yehudah HaMaccabee” (Judah the Maccabee) from the story of Chanukah was Mattisyahu’s son.
Jonathan Apphus, High priest 153-143 BCE. Yonathan Maccabee was leader of the Hasmonean Dynasty of Judea from 161 to 143 BCE. He is called also Apphus.
Mattisyahu called for a revolt against the Greeks and Jews who had placed idols in the Temple.
Jewish priest Mattatiyahu ben Yochanon led the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire (167 BC-160 BC) with his sons Yuhudah, Yochanon, Eleazer, Yonaton and Shimon. He is acclaimed as one of the greatest warriors in Jewish history alongside Joshua, Gideon and David. Led by Mattatiyahu Jews entered Jerusalem and purified the Temple (164 BCE), these events are commemorated each year by the festival of Hannuka. They were called the Hasmoneans as they lived in חשמון in Yuhudah. Later they moved to “Modian” which is near ben Shemon where they killed the greek kings messenger who commanded them to worship idols.
In the year 138 the Makabees killed אפולציוס and the people with him. In 137 Antiocus sent 48,000 men and 7000 פרשים (men on horses) to fight against the Makabbees who had only3800 men and not enough weapons. With these he killed 30,000 greek soldiers. In 136 לוסיאס sent 60,000 men and 5000 horse men to fight the Makabees who had 18,000 men at בית צור which is 1 km. From חלחול on the way to Chevron. Here in the beginning of Kislev Yehuda destroyed the Syrian Greek army. Then Yuhudah returned to Yerushayim and purified the Holy Temple and made the miracle with the oil.
In 135 died Antiocus the 4th called אפיפנס and there ruled after him Antiocus אפבטור he warred with Yuhudah with 100,000 foot soldiers, 28,000 horseman and 32 elephants. The battle went to the small town of “gufna” which is between Ramallah an Shechem. It was a “shittah” Year and not enough food could be found to feed his army so Antiocus became afraid and there army returned to אנטוכיה.
In 133 Demetrious son of Doro killed אפבטור and took over. He sent נקנור to fight Yuhudah in “Kafar Slomo”, which is near “kafar Saba”. Here the Makabees killed 500 men. The Battle continued in “Bait Chorin” on the 13th of Adar they killed נקנור.
In 132 Demetrious sent his army to “Arbel” near “Tevariyah” and they killed many people. They came to Yerushalym with 20,000 men, 2000 horseman Yuhudah had only 800 men they fought near Ramallah. Many died in this battle including Yuhudah Makabbee in this year they destroyed the Temple walls. Then Yonaton and Shimon Makabbee fought them by the Jordan River killing 1000 men on the other side of the jordan.
In 129 Demetrious’ army fought Shimon and Yonaton in ביצי which is east of “Tekoa” close to “Bait Lechem”. Yonaton finnished them off and took Booty.
In 125 Alexander fought for the thrown against Demetrious. Yonaton fought for Alexander in Yuhudah and Shamron against Demetrious. He was killed sitting on his throne. After this Alexander married Cleopatra the daughter of the king of Egypt. Alexander trusted Yonaton.
In 120 rose Demetrious son of Demetrious with a huge army to fight Yonaton because of his Allegiance with Alexander. He fell and did not even get close to Yonaton. They fought in “Ashdod”. Not one man from Yisrael was killed. Demetrious lost 8000 men.
In 118 Antiocus the young son of Alexander conquered Syria from Demetrious. He gave Yonaton the eastern “Galil” till “Sulam Sor” which is “ Rosh HaNikra” and the south till the river of Egypt at “Al Harish”. Yonaton went to “Acco” to meet טריפון the general of Antiocus to rebell against him so to take control for himself of all of Aretz Yisrael. טריפון killed all of them except Yonaton. Shimon went out against טריפון. טריפון fled to the “Galil” perplexed but not before he killed Yonaton near Chevron.
In 117 Shimon Makabbee was Ruler of all Yuhuda, He occupied it and ruled. There was quiet for 7 years. In 110 Shimon was killed by Talmi ben Chavuvo near Jericho who wanted to rule but Yonaton ben Shimon took the throne.
In 106 the Syrians warred against Yonaton ben Shimon of the Hashmoniam they wanted to take all of Aretz Yisrael Specifically Yerushalyim and its suburbs. Yonaton won and strengthened his hold on the land. He went to “Shechem” and destroyed the temple of the “Shamroni” on Mount Garazim and he conquered Edom and forced them to convert. It was in his day that the Jews divided to 3 groups Pharisees they followed the tradition of the sages, Saduccem a small group who did not and a very small group called Essene who lived in the desert and were very exacting holding by the most severe ways of Torah law.
In 92 Yonaton died, his son Yuhudah Astrobulus became ruler the “Sultan”. Shalomzion was his wife and Queen. Yuhudah died within a year his wife did “Yovum” and married his younger brother Yonaton, who is called Alexander Yannia.
From 91 to 64 Alexander Yannia was king and Kohen Gadol the Talmud calls him Yonaton the the Kohen Gadol who became a Sadukee at the end of his days. He was strong and captured all of Aretz Yisrael
In 54 ShalomZion died and 2 of her sons had contempt for one another as each wanted to rule. The firstborn was Horkinas, the younger brothers name was Astrobulus. Astrobulus called Pompus of Rome who was in Syria to choose between them. He Choose Horkinus to rule over Yuhudah and Yerushalym. He was advised by the Edomite אנטפיטר until the “פרתים” captured Syria and Aretz Yisrael and gave them to Antigonus son of Astrobulus. At the end of this (period) there came Herod son of אנטפיטר who went to Rome and the Romans made him king of Yuhudah under אפוטרופוסותם Harod returned to Yuhudah and in 36 killed all the house of the Hasmoneans even his wife Myriam and all his children. So there were left no Hasmoneans. (from Sharey Yosef of R. Shabato)
Yuhudah Maccabee removed the idols from the Temple. In 140 B.C. The Hasmonean Dynasty began under the leadership of Simon Maccabee, who served as ruler, high priest, and commander in chief. Simon, who was assassinated a few years later, formalized what Yudah had begun, the establishment of a theocracy ruled by a Kohen Gadol, something not found in the Torah
After the Hellenists killed Yosi ben Joezer the new Nasi became Yehoshua ben Perachyah and the Av Beis Din Nittai haArbeli they were the next of the pairs. According to Rambam, one of the other great Sages who transmitted the Oral Law during this generation was Yochanan, son of Shimon—who was one of the four brothers of Yehudah , known as the Maccabee. Judah and his brothers led the military revolt against the Greeks and Hellenized Jews that led to the miracles of Chanukah.
The third generation of “pairs” consisted of the Nasi Yehudah ben Tabbai and the Av Beis Din Shimon ben Shetach. Shimon ben Shetach defied the evil King Alexander Yannai, ensuring the survival of Torah.
Alexander Yannai was a King from the Hasmonean line. One of the sad postscripts of the Chanukah story is that although the sons of Mattisyahu were Kohanim (Priests, from the tribe of Levi), they took it upon themselves to rule over Israel following their successful revolt. This was a tragic error, because the right to be King of Israel was granted by God to the descendants of King David, who is from the tribe of Yehudah, for eternity.
During the following generations, the Hasmonean leaders were corrupted by their power, both taking upon themselves the title of “King” and also acting with increasing hostility toward the Torah Sages. Alexander Yannai was influenced by an evil advisor to have the Sages killed—but his wife, Shlomis Alexandra, ensured that her brother Shimon ben Shetach was spared.
Hasmonean dynasty ruled Between c. 140 and c. 116 BCE,
Yehoshua ben Perachyah and his colleague Nittai of Arbela were the second of the five pairs (Zugot) of scholars who received and transmitted Jewish tradition (Avot i.6; Haggigah 16a).
After the Hellenists killed Yosi ben Yoeser, Yehoshua b. Perachya became the Nasi in the year 140 At the time of the persecution of the Pharisees by John Hyrcanus (c. 134-104 BC), Joshua was deposed — a disgrace to which his words in Men. 109b apparently allude. However in Sanhedrin 107b and Sotah 47a it was during the persecutions of Pharisees 88-76 BCE by Alexander Jannaeus, not John Hyrcanus whose persecution he fled. He fled to Alexandria, Egypt, but was recalled to Jerusalem when the persecutions ceased and the Pharisees again triumphed over the Sadducees (Sotah 47a).
The Pharisees opposed the wars of expansion of the Hasmoneans and the forced conversions of the Idumeans. The political rift between them became wider when Pharisees demanded that the Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus choose between being king and being High Priest. In response, the king openly sided with the Sadducees by adopting their rites in the Temple. His actions caused a riot in the Temple and led to a brief civil war that ended with a bloody repression of the Pharisees. The split came through a tragic event in the Beth Hamikdosh during Succoth.
Yannai, as Kohen Gadol (High Priest), conducted the Service in the Beth Hamikdosh. One of the special services on Succoth was the “Nisuch Hamayim” (Pouring of the Water) on the Altar. According to tradition, together with the pouring of wine which took place during the whole year, a pitcher of water, which had been joyfully drawn from the Spring of Shiloah, was additionally poured over the Altar on each day of Succoth.
This service was, connected with the ceremony of the Drawing of the Water, known as ”Simchath Beth Hashoevah,” and was an annual event during Succoth, which was carried out with great celebration.
When the High Priest was handed the pitcher of water to pour over the Altar, he poured it out on the ground instead, as the Sadducees bad refused to accept this tradition.
Seeing what he had done, the assembled worshippers in the Beth Hamikdosh were infuriated, and began showering him with their Ethrogim.
King Yannai became so frightened at such open rebellion, that he ordered his non-Jewish soldiers to attack the people. This they did, killing six thousand Jews in the court of the Beth Hamikdosh.
After this happening, the people began to hate King Yannai more than ever. There were many uprisings against the King, and he mercilessly crushed the rebels with the help of his paid army. This, in turn, led to further rebellion and bitterness among the people, resulting in six years of bloody civil warfare.
At his deathbed, King Yannai called for a reconciliation between the two parties. Alexander was succeeded by his widow, Salome Alexandra, whose brother was Shimon ben Shetach, a leading Pharisee. Upon her death her elder son, Hyrcanus, sought Pharisee support, and her younger son, Aristobulus, sought the support of the Sadducees. The conflict between Hyrcanus and Aristobulus culminated in a civil war that ended when the Roman general Pompey captured Jerusalem in 63 BCE and inaugurated the Roman period of Jewish history.
Its ironic the the Makabees fought to keep the Jews into the Torah and keep out Greek thought and now under the structure of the Olympic games Israel has the Makabees games.
The Tabernacle’s construction was finished during the month of Kislev, but being its dedication did not take place till Nissan. Hashem made it up for this with the future holiday of Chanuka in Kislev. The Bnei Yissaschar explains that the future dedication of the third Temple will take place during Cheshvan.
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The Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Sneur Zalman of Lebovich explains that the greatest distance between two people is when they stand right next to each other but each faces the opposite direction. The words “Return to Me, and I will return to you” embodies God’s request, that we turn our faces towards Him. then He will turn His countenance towards us, then we are face to face !
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 25Th 2016
On “Rosh Hashanah” a man begins to understand his situation, his place, in his relationship with our Creator. Over the course of the next ten days, called the “Ten days of Teshuva” which concludes with “Yom Kipor” (the Day of Atonement) he realizes more and more if and only if one chooses to make a sincere effort to come closer to the God.
Here we go
On Rosh Hashanah open
and enter the gates
opening new providence
for this new year
What will be with you
what will be with all the nations of the world
what will be
its up to you
ROSH HASHANNAH Bs”d
It is on this day that Adam was created, Avraham and Yaakov were born and died, On Rosh ha’Shanah was the of healing of the infertility of Sara, Rachel, and Chana. Our Sages tell us that there were seven who suffered infertility: Sara, Rivka, Leah, Chana, the Shunamite woman who our Sages comment merited to conceive on Rosh ha’Shanah and the seventh to suffer this disability is Zion, the verse turning to Zion as follows: “Sing, O barren woman you who has given birth” (Yeshayahu 54:1.) On Rosh hashanah Yosef went forth from prison. It is also on this day the slavery ended in Egypt. These are all aspects of redemption and this day always has the potential to make this year a time of personal and national redemption for Jewish people ultimately with the coming of machiach may he come quickly in our days. As on Rosh Hashanah the world’s future rests truely on your shoulders. Through your actions last year and more specifically the day it self will the world be given to the growth of evil ( war, pain, death, holocaust etc….) or will it be a year of blessing. The answer is according to our actions and the mercy of GOD. Rosh Hashanah literally means “head of the year”, as the head directs one’s limbs Rosh Hashanah directs the rest of the days of the year. That is why the month of “Tishri” is Libra, the scales. The world stands in the balance to judgment. In the Tanya its explained ” each year there descends and radiates a new and renewed light which has not been revealed before, this light conceals itself its manifestation depends on the actions of those below, Rosh Hashanah is a time of spiritual renewal”. This day you are invited to take part in a meeting of the “joint chief of staff” on an intergalactic scale. The only thing that limits our participation in a positive way is our separation from true knowledge of the creator’s ways of administration, that yields the power called true faith. Unfortunately, most people when they think of the Shofar associate it only with tradition as ceremonial activity. A symbolic act of commemoration. Nothing, but nothing, could be farther from the truth. The Shofar’s power is only revealed when the knowledge of its true purpose is within our consciousness. In other words, knowing why we sound the Shofar is the electrical current that turns it on. Knowledge empowers the Shofar !
There are 10 revealed names of God in the Torah and there are 10 times shofar blasts are sounded, 10 sets of shofar blasts. These names correspond to the shofar blasts., which correspond to the 10 utterances emanations from which the world is created continually and nourished. In total there is 100 Shofar blasts including those in Mussaf (additional service). These coorespond to the 10 sefirot that contain 10 sefirot each (for example from Keter of Keter to Malchut of Keter and Keter of Chuchmah to Malchut of Chuchmah). Through the meditation, listening to these sounds is one way God has given us to participate in this judgment process. These Shofar blasts are like heat-seeking missiles that target, strike and remove nasty blockages that inhibit favorable providence and impede flow of Divine energy enlivening our Nefesh (animal soul) , Ruach (emotional soul) and Nashama (intellectual soul). In Emek HaMelech it is Taught that there are 12 sarufim of יהו“הthat work “hashgacha” of Chesed. From the “windows” of 12 sarufim ofיהו“הFrom the אלהי“ם gives providence of Chesed. נגון rises in 6 and descends in 6. These are 12 supernal יהו“ה (permutations). In the time the Shofar is blown with Kavana on Rosh Hashanah it arouses a voice above and then 7 voices descend from Ima Illah (Divine Understanding) to sweeten dinim on Z”a and Nakavah.
The torah is The “blue print for creation”, it was given at Mount Sinai with a never ceasing shofar blast. Rabbi yitzchak Arama teaches “from the shofar we can draw out freedom for physical and eternal life”. The zohar teaches “by the shofar joy is given and GOD has mercy on the world “. With the prayer of Rosh Hashanah our mind and preparations are the only limits.
The Go-d has also told us wonderful powers are revealed to the world by eating lamb, pumpkin, fenugreek, leeks, beets, carrots, longbeans, white beans, black eyed peas, pomegranate, apples, fish head and dates on Roshhashanah inspiring abundance and growth as stated in tractate Kritot.
In the midrash R. Tihilifa states ” on Rosh Hashanah we are made before the Holy one as new beings “
This is the great day of judgment and we have a big job to do. This is a big year there is alot in the balence all can see this.We must change the judgment to one of mercy by our love of each other and GOD by teshuva (returning to GOD) according to his commandments actively on the day of Rosh Hashanah and the commitments we make in our hearts to manifest more of our love for GOD through his commandments in the coming Year. As GOD searches the Hearts and knows our thoughts !.
As we have said Adam was created on Rosh Hashanah. When Adam was created with Chava (Eve) they were created united together in one body facing back to back on that day there were cut apart and reassembled each as a individual entity standing face to face. This reassembly and building for God willing “face to face” revelation is accomplished by our Rosh Hashanah prayers.
Blessings of growth awareness and peace to you, the world and all Yisrael in the coming year
Rosh Hashashanah SECRETS
On Rosh Hashanah is a awakening and tikun from above of Leah on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and awakening and tikun from below of Rachel on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah. Adam was created on Rosh Hashanah. When Adam was created with Chava (Eve) they were created united together in one body facing back to back on that day there were cut apart and reassembled each as a individual entity standing face to face. This reassembly and building for God willing “face to face” revelation is accomplished by our Rosh Hashanah prayers.The cutting apart of Adam and Chava is called the “Nesira”.
On the first day of Rosh Hashanah tikun from above of Leah by “Nesira” is completely accomplished. But the complete tikun and “Nesira” of Rachel begins on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah but is not complete till Yom Kippor.The first day of Rosh Hashanah the “Nesira” of Z”a is from His head till his Teferet, where there stands Parzuf Leah. This is according to strict “din”. On the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah only part of Netzauch of Z”a has “Nesira”, this is Chuchmah of Nakavah and is called a lenient Judgement.
The main thing of the judgment of Rosh Hashanah is to nullify the power of the judgment from the first 3 sefirot of the left of Binna (the strict letter of the law). As by this there is none who can stand. 2 corrections made by blowing of the Shofar include, first there is made the unification of the right and the left of Bina. The Tekia brings forth energy of the right. Shavarim brings the left. This causes the going forth of rachamim the central pilar from Bina. The 2nd tikun is the rachamim of bina being drawn into Z’a by the sound of the truah. This nullifies judgments against the Ruach. Bringing out manifesting this nullification is helped by arrousing strong teshuva against one inequities (lack of kavanah in Divine service), and sin. If one on Rosh Hashanah does not begin to arrouse strong teshuva Hashem then begins to seal writings concerning him. Then the will that Hashem wanted to reveal for that man is withheld and hidden away from him. Then it will even require a greater effort to arrouse. On Rosh HaShanah judgments of duchrah (masculine) cause the restriction of inspiration from above because of one’s sins and inequity. They try to prevent one from arousing his greatest possible Teshuva . But the blowing of the Shofar mitigates the judgment that comes to the right pillar of Chesed of Nakavah. The source of the giving of the Nefesh from being blocked by judments. The judgments from above are nullified as the Shofar causes Hashem to look at these judgments. The fulfillment of the commandments by all Yisrael in Teshuva as the Torah is a “fiery law” nullifies these judgements from above. The Tekia sound arrouses shattering of klipot nourishing of the right pillar, by this is strengthened Emuna. The Shavarim shatter klipot attacking the left pillar, this protects from bad dreams which are corrupt judgment. The Trua shatter klipot nourishing from the middle pillar. This causes new inspiration and perception to flash forth. The shofar sounds then allows for the trancendance of Rachamim (Mercy). On Rosh HaShanah it is like there is eminated the 4th day of creation when אלהי”ם formed 2 great lights. It is the time of completion of the first 3 sefirot of Binna. It was on the 4th day that physical creation was brought forth. It is from the first 3 sefirot of Binna that primary will is brought into revelation in the renewal of the mochin (brain) of Bina for the coming. Year.
But if the tikun of Rosh HaShanah is the mochin (brain) of Binna why is Rosh HaShanah called “Yom Zichoron” Since the Zohar explains that zachor is Chuchmah ?
Rabbi Nachman explains that renewal is the root of memory. By our renewal of our relationship to Hashem in teshuvah there is revelation of the root of memory called Chuchmah .
On Rosh HaShanah the structure of Nakavah is renewed for the whole year. On Rosh Hashanah the Divine Guiding Powers for Nakavah’s behavior are set for the structure of nukva during the ten days of repentance and for entire year. One’s vessel to receive and act upon the will of Hashem is shaped at this time. This is determined by looking at what a man has done all year and his teshuvah on Rosh HaShanah this will shape his 10 days of teshuvah . . The Nakvah must be raised by the acts of Holiness in this world, because the Nakvah is the root of this physical world.
On this day it is possible to mitigate great judgments with miraculous power as Sarah, Rachel and Chanah were all barren (physically incapable of having children) they all conceived on Rosh HaShanah. On Rosh HaShanah Yosef was freed from prison and the forced labor of the slavery of Egypt ceased. In Gemore Rosh HaShanah, Rosh HaShanah is described as “a night of watching”. So let us give Hashem some thing really good to look at. Do the best that you can, and Hashem will do the rest. May it be the will of Hashem that this will be a year of personal and national redemption.
“With him who is not here with us this day” -This means you
YOU WANT PROTECTION-GOD CONTROLS ALL EVEN EVIL
“And YHV”H said to Moses, ‘Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart…’” (Exudus 10:1).
Sometimes God takes away our free will.
Rabbi Yehuda opened the discussion, saying: “Happy is the people that know the joyful note; they shall walk, YHV”H, in the light of Your countenance” (Tehilim 89:16). How much should people walk in the ways of the Holy One, blessed be He, and observe the commandments of the Torah in order to merit the World to Come, and that they may be delivered from all Accusers above and below. For as there are Accusers in the world below, so there are Adversaries above whose functions are to ACCUSE people.
These Accusers are angels of judgment. They bring judgment so to direct us back to the right path and a means of refining us from evil we have done.
Those who observe the commandments of the Torah and walk the right path in fear of their Master, good Advocates are situated above them, as is written: “If there be an angel over him, an interpreter, one among a thousand…then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom’” (Job 33:23). Therefore, fortunate is he who observes the commandments of the Torah.
THIS IS REFERRING TO IN THE OTHER WORLD
Rabbi Chiya said to him: If so, why is it necessary to have an angel to intercede for the person, seeing it is written: “For YHV”H will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught” (Proverbs 3:26). “YHV”H will guard you from all evil” (Psalms 121:7). For the Holy One, blessed be He, sees everything that a man does in the world, both good and evil. And so He says, “‘Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?’ Says YHV”H” (Jeremiah 23:24).
So many times are we saved from calamity by these angels, and don’t know. From God nothing is hidden. From us a lot is concealed, so to preserve free will.
Rabbi Yehuda said: Certainly it is so. But it is written: “And touch his bone and his flesh” (Job 2:5), and “although you did move me against him to destroy him without cause” (Ibid. 3). This shows that permission was granted to the Other Side to accuse in worldly matters, and they should be given into his hands. All these things are to stay concealed before the Holy One, blessed be He, and you have no right to investigate them, because they are the statutes of the Holy One, blessed be He. Humans are not permitted to be particular about them except for those truly Righteous who know the secrets of the Torah and go in the way of wisdom to know these hidden things in the Torah.
Why “bad things” happen is not always easy to understand.
“Now there was a day…and the Adversary came also among them”
Rabbi Elazar begins by talking about Rosh Hashanah, Judgment Day.
This is the day the Bible refers to by “In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a day of remembrance of blowing of horns, a holy gathering.”
He says there are messengers who are appointed by God to watch over the actions of people, and at Judgment Day these messengers accuse those whose actions were improper. When people sin, they weaken ELOHE”M (manifestation of God in nature), but when they perform good actions they give might and power to Him. Rabbi Elazar speaks about “The Adversary also came among them,” and recounts the conversation between God and Satan wherein God distracts Satan from his accusation of Yisrael, by asking him if he has considered His servant Job. Satan always requests justice from God. We read that Job was judged as he had judged Yisrael, since he had been one of Pharaoh’s advisors. The Satan was given permission to afflict Job’s bones and flesh, but not to kill him. We are told that God does not want to destroy the whole world on the word of the Accuser, since the Accuser’s desire is always to destroy. The discussion turns to “The end of all flesh” which is the Satan, and “the end of days” that is in Holiness. On Rosh Hashanah those who come before God with repentance deserve to be written on the side of Life; those who come with evil actions are written on the Other Side, which is Death. We are told then of the balance, where the world is half Life and half Death, and the actions of one Righteous man or one wicked person can tip the balance so that all the world is written to Life or Death. A person should not be set apart by himself because he can be noticed and accused from above. Job, who was set apart, and who was tested severely, did not even then join the Other Side. He should, however, have given a part of his sacrifice to the Other Side because then the Other Side would have removed himself from the Temple. The conclusion of this section is that God judged Job, giving him first good and then bad and then good again; thus it is proper for a person to know good and bad, and to return himself to good.
Rabbi Elazar opened the discussion, saying: “Now there was a day when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before God, and the Adversary came also among them” (Job 1:6). “Now there was a day,” refers to Rosh Hashanah, the day that the Holy One, blessed be He, rises to judge the world. Similarly, “And it happened one day, that he came there” (II Kings 4:11). That day was the holy day of Rosh Hashanah.
“And the sons of Elohim came.” These are the appointed ministers whose mission in the world is to observe the actions of people. “To present themselves before God,” as is written: “And all the hosts of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on His left” (I Kings 22:19). But in the passage: “To present themselves before God,” “The Adversary also came among them.” The word “also” adds to THE CHILDREN OF ELOHIM, because they all came to accuse, and THE ADVERSARY also joined them because he was the greatest slanderer of them all. As soon as the Holy One, blessed be He, saw that they all came to accuse, immediately, “And YHV”H said to the Adversary, ‘From where do you come?’” (Job 1:7) Did not the Holy One, blessed be He, know where he came from: Rather only to allow the matter to the wishes of the Satan, MEANING THAT WITH THESE WORDS HE GAVE HIM AN OPENING TO ACCUSE AS HE WISHES.
“YHV”H said to the Adversary, ‘Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on earth…’” (Ibid. 8).
The Satan works for God being the Evil inclination in man, THE ADVERSARY, Accuser and prosecute of the supernal court. Only with permission from God can he do anything. As we see here with Job “YHV”H said to the Adversary, ‘Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on earth…’” (Ibid. 8).
Amalack wants you to think you are the “tail” and not the “head” , But Yisrael is the head as ישראל is ראש לי (my head) ,the same letters. So we have customs of eating from lamb and fish heads on Rosh Hashannah.
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The Creator created the soul called Adam for his intent to share with it spiritual delight which is eternal. The creature’s sensation of the Creator is this delight and pleasure. By the wisdom of the Torah it is called “Light,” and the desire to receive the Light is called a “vessel”.
600,000 rays stretch from this soul called Adam. Each ray produces many souls. We are all interconnected and included in this soul of Adam, unless one degrades their soul by evil so much that it become included in the “sitra achra” the otherside. Such souls are considered to have fallen out of the body of Adam.
The vessels of the soul are gradually corrected and refined by our Godly actions like doing kindness and meditation and all the other commandments (advice) God has given us in the Bible. so that we finally adopt a completely altruistic desire, identical to that of the source of the Light, that of God. The more alike the soul and the Light become, the more Light it can and does receive.
In the 10 days of Teshuva is made the “Nesira” (cutting)
Bina cuts the Klipa from Z’a The function of the “Nesira” (cutting)
is to mitigate Givurot.
Now we have 10 Days to purify refine
to push away evil
and draw good
10 days where detailed changes can be made
providence for this New year
Big cleansing is coming
on Yom Kippor
In the ten days of repentance there is an opening in heaven for successful repentance as the structure is still incomplete until Yom Kippor. During the ten days of repentance it is easier to repent than on other days, because the Abba and Ima are building the Nakavah. While during the rest of the year Nakavah is built by Z”a.
One must let go of who he is now if he wants to attain a new, higher and more exalted level than before. A greater self cannot be built on a lesser self. The lesser self must first be “disassembled”. There are many places where one sees this universal truth. The “Nesira” is made according to our actions. Because there is the aspect of back to all 10 sefirot of Nakavah of Atzilut, as there is seizing or klipot very much. When Zu”n rest in Aba and Ima and they cleave united. The “ruach chitzon” cannot come between them. They are together “Mammash” ! After when they need “nesira” , which sweetens the back of them. Then are returns Za and Nakavah face to face. Because of sins Zu”n are turned back to back. Zu”n turns back to back so to protect their backs from seizing of the “Klipot”.
In order to turn from back to back to face to face this is by “nesira”. Z”a must receive sufficient light so to enable the “shared” back to double. One for him and one for her. They are separated Sefirah by Sefirah till they are 2 separate parzufim (Z’a and Nakavah). This is the last step of the Nesira. Then they become as “New souls”.The back of Teferet of Z”a is the third leg of the “kesay” (throne). Nesira and growth bring one face to face with Z”a. Standing at right side of Z”a which is first leg of “kisay” called “Rosh Pina”.
In the 10 days of Teshuva is made the “Nesira” (cutting). The “Nesira” from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippor reveals Bina , Ima called “upper Teshuva”. This is Yovel. Where the children will return to their borders. By teshuva there returns the power of Hashem. The “nesira” of the penimi is on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Nashamot are raised up. Nesira of Chitzon is on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the worlds are raised up, refined, female aspect. Only by “dinim” taken in “nesirah” is Nakavah’completed. The “dinim” are taken from back of Z”a from Ketter till the end. These “dinim” complete Nakavah. Before the nesira Adam included “Zachor and Nakavah” (male and female) as one.
Ima ( Face of GOD that emanates Bina – the Nashama , soul of Divine intellect), cuts the Klipa (shells of spiritual impurity. Forces of concealment of light) from Z’a. “Nesira” is a,surgical uncoupling made by spiritual surgery. In the Bible “nesira” was the process that sawed apart Adam from Eve, who were originally created as a single androgynous being, who were faced back-to-back. The “nesira” only severs back to back, ineffective bonds with in our souls. This uncoupling actually initiates a higher more rectified recoupling. One where the masculine and feminine aspects of the soul are joined not back to back as before, but face to face. This union of of the masculine and feminine aspects of the soul, occurs in a way similar to that with earthly man and woman, being preceded by a period of arousal and stimulation of what is called “hibuk and nishuk” — hugging and kissing. By this the souls powers will be more revealed , and can function better. The soul is then able to get more flow of Divine light from the GOD. This “hibuk and nishuk” — hugging and kissing making the unification is from the “teshuva” (repentance) of these days called the 10 days of teshuva. By the intensity of the “hibuk and nishuk” — hugging and kissing, the passion of teshuva is the nature of the structuring of the new unification of the masculine and feminine aspects of the soul.
The original “nesirah” between Adam and Eve took place in ten stages as each stage was a distinct sefira/emanation being separated from its cooresponding feminine aspects. This took place almost instantly in the Garden of Eden. Now takes place over a period of ten days. The ten days of “teshuva” (form Rosh Hashanah till Yom Kipor). Each of the ten days is the division of the Back to back masculine/feminine soul aspects “cut” into separate male and female aspects, and these at the same time are cleansed of klipa (negative energy). The feminine aspect of Keter/Crown is “cut” from the masculine aspect of Keter/Crown, the feminine aspect of Chochma/Widsom from the masculine aspect of Chochma/Wisdom and so on.
In the Bible this process is seen in the creation of Eve where is says God took “tzaila” (mistranslated as “rib”) it really means a “side” being the feminine side of Adam. This “side” ran the length of his body from his head/keter to the malchut at his feet. This process of God taking the side from Adam to make Eve is called the “nesira”. In the process “klippot” (negative energy), “dinim and gevurot”, the Divine unmitigated constricting energies which prevent revelation of Divine flow are sweetened by their root”. The “lower feminine” (Eve)- The Nefesh (animal soul) is refined by the Imma (source of the Nashama).
After there has grown up the parzuf Nakavah at the back of Z”a. Then falls the ה”א which is the “mochin” (brains) of Abba and Ima to Nakavah, but not through Z”a. Then she is נסרת (cut) from Z”a and there is taken מנצפ”ך back Givurot of Ima. These are sweetened and aspect of ה”א.
Nakavah receives from Givurot of Z”a before the Nesira and she receives another set of givurot after the “nesira”. These מנצפ”ך are received by “tikun chatzot”, as then is fixed all Leah’s limbs. The final nesirah/division and “re-constructive surgery” to create her reproductive organs takes place in the malchut, the 10th day which is Yom Kippur. For this reason we wear a large tallit/prayer shawl at night as well as during the day of Yom Kippur. The tallit causes the energy of Ima (the Nashama- Soul of Divine intellect) to spread her wings around her daughter one’s “nefesh” animal soul which it raises upward joining the Ruach (emotional soul) and the Nefesh (the animal soul) together is a renewed face to face unification. Simply put, during the 10 days of Teshuva is refined, made vessels for 10 aspects of light. Being vessels of the ten Sefirot : Keter, Chochmah, Binah, Chesed, Gevurah, Teferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, Malchut. We will fill these vessels on the festival of Succot with the upper light.
The ”Nefesh”- malchut/kingdom now refined from the purifications of the 10 days of teshuva is cosmically “sealed” as the now fully developed Divine Female. This is known as the”chotem”, the “sealing” that takes place on Yom Kippur and is reflected in the expression we greet each other with, “G’mar Chatima Tova” – May you have a good “sealing [in the Book of Life]”.
The Holy One reviews what mankind has done every year to see how to restructure the Divine presence in the earth and the Soul of each individual during the 10 days of repentance.
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American Jews and their leadership are preparing for national suicide. Some Jews are evenly blatantly anti-Jewish. The most primitive of people knows to seek after their own national self-interest – Jews have been have been placing liberal or “humanitarian” concepts over Jewish ones and are working tirelessly to destroy themselves. Any normal people realizes that democracy is made of self-interest groups business, consumers, unions, religions, minorities and their lobbyists looking to get what they want.. Some Jews retain their Jewishness, but are only concerned with liberalism, before Jewish identity and support of Israel, the Jewish State. Will a liberal world guarantee safety for the Jew. There will be no safety for a Jew at the expense of his own identity, its like shooting oneself in the foot. So why is it that certain Jews strive to escape their Jewish identity by becoming globalists and “humanists,” rather than act as a normal ethic people who seek after their own national self-interest ? Unless the Jew stands up for himself, no one else who will. HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT THIS
A message from A “Mikubal” on what is to come, this man personally told me things before that did come to pass ! I got this Today September 16th 2016
Interesting that the Hebrew language media in Israel is giving more emphasis to the news from the government about the next muslim war against Israel than is the English language news.
If any phrase can be applied to these events about what the political leaders in Israel are doing, it can be termed in English as “covering their tushes”. 230,000 sophisticated and accurate rockets just in Lebanon, as Nasrallah continues to state, to be sent to Israel. And the political leaders in Israel say only a 1 % hit rate? And this regards only their long range rockets. Nasrallah has also many thousands of new and sophisticated short range rockets to be used on the north of Israel, e.g. Tzfat and other communities. A hit rate of only 1 %, nonsense, but at least they are “covering their tushes”! The government has already said they have a plan to evacuate all the north of Israel, move the people into underground garages in the center of Israel. With many thousands of rockets raining down on Israel daily, non-stop, who is to say definitely that there will be time for evacuation? Roads still passable? Enough buses? Enough fuel? The muslims have already said that they will target first Israels electricity generating plants, water plants, communications, TV and radio, military communications and command and control, major roads, oil refining, chemical industries, etc. in their first waves of attacks. And all the while the perfect male of inaction, Bibi at the helm ( I can not use the word “man” to describe such a mere male ).
Taking things in a local context, for the government of Israel to openly admit to the facts, even if understated and to make preparations for its implementation, its a huge admission not easily given, not readily given in Israel.
Not only is all this well known and well described going back as far as several thousand years, including by Rabbi Eliezer, the teacher of Rabbi Akiva, but by some who came after them, including Rabbi Shimon barYochai who describes the times and work of the (first) moshiach in great detail over many pages in The Zohar HaKadosh, etc. All of that points to our times, more on this below.
All that has happened and is now unfolding, its exactly as described from olden times. If that is any indication of accuracy, then what comes next might also be worth considering as meaningful. If recognizing Hashem is not made and soon, then what is written as what is to happen ….. In most brief form, it begins with the total destruction of Israel over 3 wars, with only a few thousand souls remaining alive, the rest are to be killed by Bibi’s beloved “peace partners” and their liter mates. The few who survive will be hiding in caves in the ground for a year, no food, no water, no heating, etc etc etc, and a few thousand others will remain in Jerusalem. The muslims will divide the land with ropes and plant orchards there. What is left of The Land will be under the control of various foreign powers, with them sharing power over Jerusalem. After a year of this, the first moshiach is to begin his work. All this can take a few years to unfold, and after Israel, the goyim of the planet then turn their attention to Jews resident outside The Land, so literally there is no escape.
As to timing, this stage in the evolution of the souls is supposed to last 6,000 years. We are now almost at year 5,777, the Zohar HaKadosh and other sources say that the process of moshiach and revival of the dead takes 210 years ( that number sound familiar? ). So 6,000 – 5,777 – 210 = 13 years for the 3 wars and all the rest that pertains to this time period to unfold ….. Of course recognition of Hashem by the many, Real Tshuva by the many, and Hashem can change all this as He desires. Of course these 3 alternatives are still open and there are the few who always work to help Am Israel, even / especially when there isn’t merit on the part of the many …..
Those who receive my emails on this subject know that the info I’ve been sending out relates even to the numbers of missiles and their locations have been provided long ago…..
Again, all this can be prevented, it requires that our people recognize Hashem – the easiest option. Is this a novel concept? How difficult will it be for the non-religious to recognize Hashem? How difficult will it be difficult for those who pay only lip service to Hashem, giving much more time, effort and emphasis to the words of males instead? And also to mere drops of flesh and blood, often called “rebbe”, or “my rebbe”, or “the rebbe”, or “my the rebbe”, or “my the moshiach”, etc.? All this is counter productive! As is known, Hashem is long suffering “with the stuyot” – “nonsense” of His “stiff necked” ones. But the length of time of “long suffering” does seem to have its limits – which now appears to be drawing to a close.
Just as in Europe when the many turned their backs on Hashem not so long ago, and turned to the Haskallah ( so called enlightenment ) movement instead, even eliminated the daily spreading of Hashems Shefa to the people in the Berkat HaCoheneme, they got what they earned, the Shoah ( holocaust ). They earned what they got, it was not for free. What comes next is also in the hands of the many, same old, same old, or will they do better? Freedom of choice does come with consequences, still …..
Questions on any of the above are NOT now welcome, except on the recognition of Hashem – that is now paramount. Any who prefer to waste their time on the relatively unimportant, please do so NOT involving me in same. I’ve already written much on all the options, preamble, details, sign posts, timing, personalities and so on and so on. Now is the time for appropriate action, even if rather late in the day…..
Best of luck to everyone in their endeavors and in all their efforts, and
Shabbat Shalom to all
” All the nations of the earth shall gather about Jerusalem “. (12:3)
The Radak tells us that they shall be destroyed through this. The prophet Zechariah explains the destruction further:
” The nations that siege Jerusalem, their flesh shall waste away while he stands on his feet, his eyes shall waste away in their sockets, so too his tongue “. (14:2)
Concerning the future of Edom, the inheritors of the Roman Empire, the Prophet Daniel states:
The fourth beast will be consumed in fire “. (7:11)
The prophet Daniel states:
“Egypt will not be a survivor ” (11:42)
Concerning Amon (Jordan) the prophet Jeremiah states:
” Amon shall become a desolate mound. Its villages shall be burnt with fire. Israel shall possess those who have possessed their possessions says YHVH “. (49:2)
Concerning Damascus (Syria) Jeremiah states:
“Damascus shall be consumed in fire, no one shall live there “. (49:23)
From the words of the Prophet Jeremiah we can see a bit of to what extent Jews and gentiles alike are going to change :
” At that time they shall call Jerusalem the thrown of YHVH and all the nations shall be gathered to it. To the name of YHVH to Jerusalem, Nor shall they walk anymore after the stubbornness of Their evil heart ” (3:17)
The Radak says no longer will Yisrael or the nations walk after their stubborn hearts, which refers to the hardening of the heart. Metsudat David says at the Thrown of Hashem Jerusalem they shall see the Shechinah. In the Talmud in tractate Bava Batra1, Rabba said in the name of Rav Yochanan, in the future the Holy One will lift up Jerusalem three parsa high, but the sages say it will be lifted up to the space equal to that which it occupies. At that time Jerusalem shall not be as today. As in the future only those invited will be able to go up. Also looking at the words of the prophet Micah we can see how all the nations come to recognize that Hashem dwells in Israel :
” In the last days it shall come to pass that the mountain of the house of YHVH shall be established on the top of the mountains. It shall be exulted on the top of the hills. Peoples Shall stream towards it. The nations shall say come let us go to the mountain of YHVH the house of the God of Jacob. He shall teach us His ways and we shall walk in His paths. For the Torah shall go out from Zion and the word of YHVH from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples and shall decide concerning the strong nations afar off. They shall beat Their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift sword against nation. Nor shall they learn war anymore, Each man shall sit under His vine or Fig tree. None shall make Them afraid for the mouth of YHVH TSVAOT has spoken it. (4:1-4)
The Radak tells us all the gentiles will say to their friends let us go to Jerusalem, and go up to the house of Hashem. The Metsudat David says they will go up to Jerusalem to learn the Torah. The Messiah will be the ruler on all the peoples, and there will no longer be war among the nations, as He will make peace between them. We have seen how all the nations will be effected by Divine revelation, yet even after all this it appears that there shall be a few stragglers Who will need more persuasion as we see in the Prophesy of Zechariah:
” And it shall come to pass that everyone that is left of all the nations Who come against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the living king YHVH TSVAOT , and to keep the feast of Succoth and whoever does not come up of all the families of the Earth to Jerusalem to worship the king YHVH TSVAOT, upon them there shall be no rain ” (14:16-17)
The Radak says, those of the nations that are left after the war will turn to Hashem with all of their Heart. The war will happen in the time of Succoth. The nations shall see the wonders of Hashem. If they do not go up the nation’s land will not have rain.
Rabbi Yochanan informs us in Midrash Rabbah2 concerning the Song of Songs that Jerusalem in the time to come will extend as far as Damascus. allowing room to accommodate many. From the words of the Prophet Isaiah we see that over all the effect of the work of Messiah will be wide spread:
” And it shall be in the last days that the Mountain of the house of YHVH shall be established on the top of the mountains and be exulted above the hills. All the nations shall flow into it. Many peoples will shall go up and flow into it and say come let us go up to the mountain of YHVH to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, and we shall walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the Torah and the word of YHVH from Jerusalem. He shall judge the people among the nations and decide among many people. They shall beat their sword into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more ” (2:2-4)
The Radak tells us all the places where the expression ‘last days’ appears, refers to days of Messiah. Messiah shall rebuild the Holy Temple. The Metsudat David says all the nations will come to learn the Torah. The Radak says Messiah will resolve conflicts between nations so they will not war. The nations will come to Jerusalem to receive the Torah. This is the judgements of Messiah. Rabbi Eleazer said in the future The Temple shall be raised up and renewed. Its gates that are buried in the Earth shall be renewed and everyone will go to this place, and to the gate of the inner court that turned to the east. Rabbi Pinchas said in the future the waters of the well will ascend from the threshold of the Temple they will overflow and bubble over making twelve streams corresponding to the twelve tribes. As it is written ” He brought me back to the door of the house and behold waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward. For waters came down from the right side of the house, on the south side of the alter ” (Ezekiel 47:1). The waters ascended the brook of Kidron and flowed down the Jordan by Jericho. Every field and vineyard that does not yield fruit people will water them with those waters, and then they shall yield fruit. Then the waters shall enter the Salt Sea and heal it. Then water shall then go to the sea generating many kinds of fish and these fish shall be as sweet as Manna. These fish shall then ascend as far as Jerusalem to be caught in nets. Upon the bank of the stream shall grow all kinds of trees bearing every month new fruit. The fruit shall be food, and the leaf for healing. All who are ill who bathe in these waters will be Healed. Rabbi Yochanan says the healing leaves will aid digestion.3 Concerning these waters the Prophet Zechariah states ” It will come to pass in this day living waters shall go out from Jerusalem ” (14:8). Concerning this it teaches in Midrash Sedar Ikerim that twelve rivers shall go out from Jerusalem, all the trees on the river shall produce fruit each month. As it say ” From all the trees you will eat ” (Ezekiel 47:12). In the future Hashem will raise the well of Miriam. During the time of the revelation of this Divine glory there shall be no more wars as the Prophet Ezekiel reveals:
” They that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth and set fire to the weapons and burn them shield, buckler, bow, and arrow staves and spears. They shall make fire with them for seven years ” (34:9)
1. 1Talmud Tractate Bava Batra 74b
1. 2Midrash Rabba, Song of Songs
1. 3Perke dR. Eliezer
Filed under: Creation, erev rav-mixed multitude, Parsha Barashit | Tags: Erev Rav, Uzza and Azael
UPDATED AUG 28 2016
PARSHA BARASHIT BS”D
When God said “Let us make man in our image” He was speaking with the angels who Hashem had put in charge of this physical world and was about to make him ruler over the angels. The angels did not like this at all and responded to God “What is man that you remember him ? ” (Psalms 8:4) , man will sin. God said to the angels if you were humans you would do worse. So angels took on the challenge and failed as God had said they would as its written “The sons of God saw the daughter’s of men”. God would not let them return to heaven, Uzza and Azael but chained them to the mountains of darkness in the far East. From them derive the souls of of the Erev Rav.
The first day God creates light and
separates light from darkness,
and day from night.
Yet he didn’t make the light producing objects (the sun and the stars) until the fourth day (1:14-19). 1:3-5
This tells us what we are looking at is not the physical world as we know it.
“The first day God creates light”
THIS LIGHT WE ARE TALKING
ABOUT IS NOT
JUST THE SUN
Light is a primary manifestation of Divine energy, Light is an often-used term as a metaphor for various manifestations and emanations of God
Looking for a transcendent word in a vocabulary generated by our physical lives, we seize upon “light.” Light is our metaphor for the incorporeal, the spiritual, the Divine. We speak of an era of “enlightenment” dispelling dark ages of ignorance and ignominy, of a “ray” of hope penetrating the blackness of despair, of the Divine “light” that bathes the virtuous soul.
Light straddles the defining line that runs between the physical and the spiritual. Having no weight, Having no mass, Having just about none of matter’s properties, light is the most ethereal of physical “things.” Perceptibly real, yet free of the qualities we ascribe to the objects of our perceptible universe, light serves as a bridge of allegory between a mind grounded in a material environment and the metaphysical abstractions it contemplates.
This idea of light will help us to understand what God meant when he says
Twice in the 4th chapter of Deuteronomy (verses 35 and 39 respectively), the Bible makes this amazing statement:
You were shown to know that the L-rd is G-d, there is none else beside Him.
Know today, and take unto your heart, that the L-rd is G-d, in the heavens above and the earth below, there is none else.
“There is none else” means that there is none else. Indeed, they explain, to maintain that there are existences other than G-d is ultimately the same as maintaining that there are other “gods” beside Him. What real difference is there between saying that the universe is governed by thousands of gods, or by a god of good and an equally potent god of evil, or by a very powerful god who (almost) always triumphs over a much weaker Satan, or by a great and mighty god who pervades every iota of existence save for a single cubic centimeter of space? Ultimately, one is saying that there is more than one God ruling in the world. To say that there is a god with the power to create and destroy universes, punish the wicked and reward the righteous, cause galaxies to spin and crops to grow, but that there also exists a single thing not under his control—is to deny His exclusive divinity and power.
Yes, we perceive our own existence and the existence of the myriads of objects and forces we call “the universe.” But this is our finite and subjective perception of reality. If we could observe reality from the all-transcendent perspective of the Creator, we would see a “world” devoid of selfhood and being.
If the eye were allowed to see the life and spiritual content flowing from the utterance of G-d’s mouth into every creation, we would not see the materiality, grossness, and tangibility of the creation, for it would be utterly nullified in relation to this divine life-force…
To understand this clearly God has given us in his Bible the metaphor of light
By this we shall understand the relativity of a thing’s very existence or nonexistance
Light exists. We regard light as an entity distinct from its emitter, distinguishing between a luminous body and its luminescent expression. An observer on earth, for example, perceives both the sun and the light that extends from it, and hence our dictionary includes both the terms “sun” and “sunlight.” But what would be the perspective of an observer within the sun? Would he, too, perceive “sunlight” as an existence distinct from the sun? Obviously not. Light, by definition, has a source and a destination, an emitter and an observer; light is information — a communication from one thing to another. Light, then, exists only in relation to that which is outside of its source, but not in relation to the source itself. If sunlight is defined as “the sun’s luminescent expression,” then it cannot be said to “exist” within the sun, where the very notion of “expression” is superfluous and meaningless.
Does this mean that the entity we call light “begins” outside of the sun? Again, the answer is obviously No. The sun itself is not dark; the luminescence that extends from it certainly pervades it. It is just that the concept of “light” has validity and meaning only to an observer outside of the light’s source. Lacking substance of its own, light exists only insofar as it serves its function: to carry information and effect from its emitter to that which lies outside its emitter. Where it has no function (i.e. within its emitter), it does not exist — not because it is any less “there,” but because it lacks the context that defines its existence.
Light, then, both exists and does not exist at the same time, depending on the context in which it is viewed. It goes from non-existence to existence not by undergoing any intrinsic change but simply by being observed from a different vantage point — a point in relation to which its function has significance.
Our world is “light” emitted by God: an expression of His omnipotence, a revelation of His majesty. As “light,” the created reality has no substance of its own, no intrinsic being; its “existence” is defined solely by its function — to express and reveal its Emitter. So the world exists only as observed from without its Creator and Source. As seen from God’s perspective, it does not merit the term “existence” — again, not because it is any less “there” (G-d, after all, tells us in His Bible that He created a world), but because in relation to the Divine “sun” the defining function of the sunlight of creation is utterly insignificant.
A important difference between the sun/sunlight analogy and the Creator/creation relationship it illustrates. With the sun, we identify two distinct areas in whose context the “existence” of sunlight is considered: outside the sun, and within the sun. Outside the sun, sunlight exists; within the sun, it is non-existent. Regarding the Almighty, however, the existence of this “second perspective” is itself only a matter of perspective. In truth, there is no ”area” that is outside of G-d’s infinite reality; the ”vacuum” into which G-d emanates His light is only a vacuum of perception, real only from our mortal perspective. In other words, G-d did not create a reality outside of Himself, only the perception of a reality outside of Himself. So the ”light” of creation is, in truth, ”sunlight within the sun” – that is, non-existent light. To us, the world exists only because we perceive ourselves as being “outside of the sun” – a perceived vantage point from which ”sunlight” is perceived as an ”existence.”]
The Bible twice reiterates the exclusivity of God’s existence, twice in the same chapter proclaiming that “there is none else” other than He. For there are two paths by which man may come to appreciate the nature of his reality vis-a-vis the Divine: from the top down, and from the bottom up.
The revelation at Sinai was a brief “foretaste” of a future world — a world in which all masks and superimposed “perceptions” will fall away. A world in which “your master shall no longer shroud Himself; your eyes shall behold your Master”; a world in which “the world shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 30:20 and 11:9). In the world of the Messiah, “G-d will take the sun out of its sheath” and obliterate the concealment that effects the perception of a reality outside of His.
Here again we are working this light metaphor
I hope by now you are getting the Idea
The first day God creates light and separates light from darkness, and day from night.
Yet he didn’t make the light producing objects (the sun and the stars) until the fourth day (1:14-19). 1:3-5
This tells us what we are looking at is not the physical world as we know it.
“The first day God creates light”
The first day God creates light and separates light from darkness, and day from night.
Yet he didn’t make the light producing objects (the sun and the stars) until the fourth day (1:14-19). 1:3-5
This show us concerning
HOW OLD IS OUR UNIVERSE
Ages before Einstein, and millenniums before the question even ever had reason to rise, there existed in our world the knowledge of the age of the universe. The similarities between the structures of the paradigm in which this knowledge was contained and our current model of such ideas in both detail and number, are truly astounding. This knowledge was recorded in the scriptural commentary books of the Talmud and the Kabbalah.
The Bible is literally the blueprint of the entire universe. All events and all of things are to be found in it. Upon accepting these principles, it is most obvious when flipping through the Bible, that there is much more that lies beneath the surface level. In addition to the Oral accompaniment which was given at Mount Sinai, from the very hand of G-d along with the written Bible, the Oral Law consists of much elaboration and commentary. The commentators were the mystic rabbis, who went about their annotation in a very structured and set manner, which some might even call scientific. This oral commentary they received from their teacher who in turn received the teaching from their teacher in unbroken succession going back to the father of all prophet Moses, who received the oral Torah from the mouth of God. Every letter is explained on an individual basis, and then explained again in terms of the word in which they are to be found. (Commentary on the very first letter of the entire Bible fills many volumes in and of itself!!) Every word is individually explained, and then explained in terms of the sentence, or overall context in which they are to be found. The numerical values of the letters help point out correlations, along with many other techniques.
Commentary on the Bible is thus not the interpretation that most conceive it to be. It provides insights which exist in and of themselves, but which the layman is unable to catch on to on his own, lacking the knowledge and information which the commentators received in the oral traditions. Having being made aware of these things, the laymen is then able to study the Bible on deeper levels with the aid of the commentary.
Perhaps the most important fact which must be made clear from the start, is that the Biblical year 5770 (in which we find ourselves today), corresponds to everything that occurred from the 6th day on. It was only after Adam was created on the 6th day that we begin the Biblical calendar. Thus as far as the universe itself is concerned, its age would be 5770 years + 6 days. Our calendar does not concern itself with these six days, as the ultimate purpose of Bible goes far beyond mere speculation.
The purpose of creation is a physical, and practical one, thus our perception of time should concern that time which concerns us, as human beings. Nevertheless, the first six days of creation obviously were of much importance in and of themselves. A distinguishment that is made between the Heaven and the Earth, is to be found in any literal translation, which acknowledges that the word Shamayim (most often understood to mean sky) refers to the spiritual worlds. The message that is being conveyed here, is that there is something essentially distinctive that separates the creation of the heavens, from the creation of the Earth.
The Midrash (Vayikra Rabba 29:1) also separates the two, in examining the last three things which were created – The entire universe and the laws of nature, the Nefesh (the soul of the animals, which we as humans posses as well) and then finally, at the very end of Day six, the Neshama (the human soul). In Deuteronomy 32:7, Moses ends his speech towards the Children of Israel by saying that if you want to see the fingerprint of G-d in the universe , “consider the days of old, the years of the many generations.” The Ramban, Nachmanides explains that this verse refers to two distinctive periods of time. “The days of old”, refers to the first six days of creation, whereas “the years of many generations” refers to everything that occurred succeeding Adam. It is evident then, that there is something different about the seventh day of creation, which separates it from the first six.
Rav Levi said in the name of Rav Chama ben Chanina that God created 3 objects on each of the days of creation.
The first day God created Heaven , Earth and Light.
On the 2nd day the firmament, Gehenom and the Angels.
On the 3rd day God created Trees Herbs and Gan Aden.
On the 4th day the sun moon and constellations.
On the 5th day Birds , fish and the Leviathon.
On the 6th day Adam Eve and moving creatures. Rav Pichas said on the 6th day 6 were created Adam Eve, creeping creatures, cattle, wild animals and demons.
The light of the first day was completed on the 4th day with the objects that manifest light. The firmament clouds and ocean of the 2nd day was completed on the 5th day
A observation of Satinover concerning the Big Bang theory, recognizes time as a dimension. Being a dimension, time, or at least our perception of time, is thus relative to the system one finds oneself in, due to variants in gravity and velocity. A day on one planet may be equivalent to 10 years on another. The absolute time depends on where you gather data from. This is the essential idea behind the information that follows. Time during creation is recorded in terms of days. These days are made distinct, in the words “Vayehi Erev Vayehi Boker Yom…..”. This is most commonly translated as “And there was Evening and there was Morning, Day………”. Upon examining the words Erev (evening) and Boker (morning), however, their roots become manifest. The root of “Erev” means mixture or chaos. The root of “Boker”, on the other hand, refers to order, and discernment. Thus every day consisted of a process of moving from disorder to order.
The planets, the stars (including the sun) and the moon were not brought into existence until the fourth day, and thus the idea of a day being defined in terms of the Earth’s rotation, was non-existent. It was only in the seventh day of creation, that the Earth’s rotation coincided precisely with the cyclical appearances of the creation of Light (which unfortunately remain invisible to us), and we were thus able to measure days according to the rotation of the Earth (note that time is still being measured in terms of the light cycles, as they are the true definers of time). Prior to the seventh day, the Earth rotated at a relatively high pace. On the seventh day, however, G-d ceased to actively create, and thus the rotation of the Earth slowed down, until it coincided with the light cycles. Thus, 24 hour days which occurred prior to the seventh day, would be perceived by us to have been much longer. King David alludes to the distortion in our perception of time in Psalm 90, verse 4: “1000 years in Your (G-d?s) sight are like a day that passes, a watch in the night.”
In a similar manner by which cosmologists have measured the age of the universe, they have estimated that the general relationship between time near the beginning and time today, is a million. This means that if a pulse were to be sent at one point in time every second, it would arrive in one million seconds. Due to the expanding universe, after receiving the first pulse, the succeeding pulses would not arrive every second after that. As time goes by, the universe expands, and thus the time relationship between pulses would change. In viewing the six days of creation as this “pulse” which was being transmitted, we find, that the first day, (of whom’s hours numbered 24) would have been experienced by us to be 8 billion years. The second 24hr day, would be experienced by us as 4 billion years. The 3rd – 2 billion. The 4th – 1 billion. The 5th – ? billion. The 6th – 1/4 billion. 8+4+2+1+1/2+ 1/4 = 15 3/4 billion years!!!!!
This is in addition to the fact that the most precise and authoritative commentator on Genesis, Nechunya ben HaKanah wrote that the 42 lettered name of G-d had within it the answer to the age of the universe. His successor, Rabbi Yitzhak of Acco insisted that the 42 lettered name alluded to the 42,000 “Divine Years” which transpired between the initializing of creation and man. Drawing on the quote that has been quoted above from the Psalms, he concluded that a divine day is 1000 years in our world, and that thus, a “Divine Year”, is 365 1/4 x 1,000 =365,250 of our own years. Thus the time between the beginning of creation and the creation of man is: 42,000 x 365,250 = 15.3 billion years!!!!!!!!!! .
And G-d said, Let there be light; and there was light. And G-d saw the light, that it was good; and G-d divided the light from the darkness.
In Hebrew, the words for ”the light” are numerically equivalent to 613, the number of commandments in the Bible as taught by Moses.
Moses our teacher is numerical value =613= the number of commandments in the Bible =The Light
The first day God creates light and separates light from darkness, and day from night.
This tells us what we are looking at is not the physical world as we know it.
“The first day God creates light”
THIS LIGHT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS NOT FROM THE SUN
this is obvious
now what is this light ?
On the first day of creation, while Existence remained
in a state of complete chaos, God began the process of
bringing order to that chaos by commanding into
existence the reality of light.
It is with light we are meant to guide the world to Divine order and the messianic age
We are talking about Primordial light
The light God first created was not the one with which we are most familiar
on a daily basis. This is especially so since this light was
Hidden by the fourth day of creation. Indeed, it
was concealed from creation on the very day it was
God saw that the light was good, and God separated between
the light and the darkness. (Genesis 1:4)
GOD SEPARATED: He saw that the wicked were
unworthy of using it (the light); He therefore set it
apart for the righteous.
Unlike the light of the sun and the
moon, or artificial lighting with which we are familiar, all
of which is available to the righteous and the wicked
To appreciate the difference between the Original Light
of creation, often referred to as the “Ohr HaGanuz” — the
“Hidden Light” — and the light that remains readily.
With the light that The Holy One, Blessed is He, created
on the first day, Adam looked and was able to see from
one end of the world until the other. He had amazing higher perception.
THIRTY-SIX hours the Light served Adam
The thirty-six hours were (are)
made up of the 12 hours in advance of Shabbath, and the
24 hours of Shabbath itself. At the end of Shabbath, Adam
HaRishon was forced to leave the Garden of Eden for
having eaten from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and
Evil. Adam was on a higher level than Metatro”n is now. At the time of creation the worlds were on the level that nowadays exists only on the Sabbath.
God revealed to Adam and Eve a book given to them in the Garden of Eden by the angel Raziel (angel of secrets ). This book contains sacred knowledge concerning the 72 Divine Namea that revealed the formation of 670 inscriptions of higher mysteries. In the middle of the book was a secret writing explaining 1,500 keys to the universe which were not revealed even to the holy angels. When Adam and Eve got this book, all the angels gathered around to hear it read. When the reading began, the angels exalted Adam and Eve as if they were God, whereupon the angel Hadarnia”l (do not pronounce) was sent to them saying, “Adam and Eve, do not reveal the glory of your Master, for to you alone and not to the angels is the privilege given to know these things.” Adam and Eve form then on kept it secret and learned for themselves mysteries not known even to the angels.
When Adam and Eve transgressed the commandment of the Master regarding the Tree of Knowledge, the book flew away from them. Adam was so distressed, he entered the river Gihon (one of the rivers of the Garden) up to his neck and stayed there so that his body became wrinkled and his face haggard. God thereupon made a sign to the archangel Raphael to return the book, which Adam studied for the rest of his life. He left it to his son Seth, and it went through the generations to Abraham. It is still hidden today, for those who know how to read it.
The Light, though hidden, remains accessible to
God made a separation in the illumination of the
Light, that it should not flow or give off light except for
the righteous, whose actions draw it down and make it
shine. However, the actions of the evil block it, leaving
them in darkness, and this itself was the hiding of the
It is the goal of every Spiritual person who wants to maximize his
life to discover this holy light and how to use it for its
The Bible preceded the world and its physical limitations. The pristine light of the first day also belongs to this initial stage of creation, transcending all limitations of time and place. Unlike the elevated light of the first day, regular light is produced by the heavenly bodies that were created on the fourth day. Our awareness of the passing of time, of days and seasons and years, comes from the world’s movement and rotation. The sun and the stars, God announced, ”will be for signs and festivals, days and years” [Gen.1:14]. Our concept of time belongs to the limits of the created universe; it is the product of movement and change, a result of the world’s temporal nature.
This second type of light corresponds to a lower holiness that penetrates and fills the world. The higher, transcendent light ’surrounds all the worlds’ . while the lower, immanent light descends and ’penetrates all of the created worlds’
The holiness of the Sabbath is, set and eternal, independent of our actions. And yet, we are commanded to sanctify it – ”Remember the Sabbath day to make it holy” [Ex. 20:8]. How can we sanctify that which is already holy?
The essential holiness of the Sabbath is eternal, transcending time; but it has the power to sanctify time. By – ”Remembering the Sabbath day to make it holy” , we give the Sabbath an additional holiness – the lower, time-bound holiness. People are blessed with a additional soul level, on the Sabbath. The first nefesh (soul) is the regular soul of the rest of the week, the soul that rules over the body. This soul is bound by the framework of time, just as the body that it governs is temporal and impermanent. On the Sabbath, however, an additional neshamah (higher Divine soul level) is revealed – a soul that transcends time, the soul that is rooted in the highest spiritual realms.
The Bible’s revelation at Sinai came to repair the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge. ”I created the evil impulse and I created the Bible as a remedy for it” . The Bible reveals the transcendent light of the first day of Creation, the light of timeless holiness. Therefore the first letter of the Ten Commandments, the beginning of the Bible’s revelation, is a Hebrew letter Aleph – ”Anochi Hashem Elokecha,” ”I am the Eternal your God.” Like the Aleph, representing the number one (it being the first letter of the alph-bet), the Bible contains the infinite light of day one, the boundless light that God saved for the righteous.
“God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.”
“the light “ in Hebrew, the original language of the Bible has the numerical value of 613, which is the number of the commandments rooted in the Bible. They are 613 ways God has given us to reveal this ”hidden Light”
Stay away from the Darkness which has the end of suffering and death and choose life
“work the light”
“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.”( 1:6-8)
God spends one-sixth of his entire creative effort (the second day) working on a solid firmament. This strange structure, which God calls heaven, is intended to separate the higher waters from the lower waters.
On one level we understand that on the second day of creation, G-d created the water condensation system. Called the ” firmament” Water turns into vapor, a gas, and rises into the sky, where it forms clouds, which eventually lead to rain. This is what waters everything on earth and sustains life on the planet. It’s very important, and that’s what GOD created on the second day.
On a deeper level The Ramban suggests that it is a deep mystery that is difficult for the average person to understand. He does also suggest, however, that the best way to understand what happened on the second day of creation is that G-d separated the physical world– what we can see and experience with our five senses– from the spiritual world– what is beyond our direct ability to comprehend. So the firmament, is actually the spiritual world that we can reach by studying the Bible and doing the commandments.
The Bible teaches that the Heavens and
the earth were created on the first day of
Creation. For the time being, we will put
aside what the Heavens are, what the earth
is, and what a day is in this context, but let
us focus on the fact that the Heavens and earth have been created as of day one.
Given that the Heavens and earth have
already been created, we should be
puzzled when we see statements on day
two which imply that G-d separates the
heavens from the earth on day two. As it
says “G-d said, ‘Let there be
a firmament between the waters” and then
goes on to say that this firmament
separates between “the waters above”
(ostensibly sky-bound water e.g. clouds)
and “the waters below” (e.g. oceans, lakes,
etc.). Why does the Bible seem to repeat
the creation of the firmament which divides
between Heaven and earth? It is created
once on day one, and then mentioned more
specifically on day two. Rashi quotes a Midrash
which explains the apparent repetition. The
firmament had been created on the first
day, but was somehow unstable. In the
Book of Job (26:11) the day-one firmament
is described as if the very pillars of Heaven
were weak. The Midrash explains that
when G-d says on day two, “let there be a
firmament”, this command was experienced
as a awesome roar. It was as if the
firmament became awestruck “like a person
who is shocked and stands still from the
roar of One who is threatening him.” It is as
if the Bible were describing three phases
to the creation of the firmament: its
creation, its experience of becoming
awestruck by the roar of the Almighty, and
its ultimate stabilization.
From another perspective :
The basic formula for photosynthesis is as follows:
6CO2 + 12H2O + sunlight <-> C6H12O6 + 6H2O + 6O2 Equation 1
The three input components of photosynthesis-light, water and carbon dioxide-correspond to the three basic components of Creation as highlighted in Kabbalah: light, water (, mayim), and the firmament (, rakia). The firmament is that element which separates G-dliness (or light) from the lower world (or water). The relationship between these three elements is figuratively depicted in the letter alef, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which comprises an upper point (light), a lower point (water) and a diagonal line separating them (the firmament)
Hence it can be said that photosynthesis manages the interaction between Divine energy and the world. This is expressed both by the descent of carbon dioxide and oxygen atoms into carbohydrates (the source of sweetness in the world), as well as by the ascent of the oxygen atoms of water (the source of earthly pleasure, as taught by our sages: water propagates all manner of pleasure) as the oxygen gas released by the plant (enabling the Divine pleasure of the soul, the ’breath’ of G-d).
This connection between the upper and lower realms finds its most noticeable expression in what the Zohar refers to as ‘the union of the upper and lower waters’. According to the commentary Ashmoret Haboker on the Zohar, this union represents the unification of Torah knowledge (higher wisdom) and worldly knowledge (lower wisdom)- or the wisdom of the nations The hour that best reflects this coming together of the upper and lower realms is that of the third meal on Shabbat afternoon, whose messianic character makes it conducive for contemplating the significance of the plant (tzemach), the symbol of the Messiah.
The Zohar states that ”God looked into [the letters of] the Bible and created the universe.” The Divine act of Creation is referred to by the metaphor of speech.
The root אמר, “to say”, is an acronym for the first three primary creations: light (אור), water (מים), firmament (רקיע). These represent the three stages in the materialization of the creative seed, as taught by the Arizal:
light —the spiritual origin of the seed in the mind , before it is emanated, still only in potential in the God Head
water— physical manifestation of seed , the energy after emanation
firmament– the beginning of conception in the womb –. Shaping of the Energy so to create something in this physical world.
The firmament (רקיע), derives from the root רקע, “to stretch”, represents all states of positive tension- energy fields- in nature.
The third utterance is ”Let there be a firmament between the waters and let it separate between water and water”. It maps to the third sfira, which is Bina, Understanding. Bina is the type of understanding where ideas exist separately, can be scrutinized and comprehended. Bina is the level where division first exists. The very first division was the firmament, the rakia.
Our Rabbis teach in the name of Rabbi Hanina and Rabbi Pinchas and R’ Yaakov the son of Avin in the name of R’ Yishmael the son of Nachman – At the time the Holy One Blessed Be He said “Let there be a firmament between the waters” the middle drop congealed/froze and there was made the lower heavens and the upper heavens. (Breishit Rabba 4:7)
The separation between water and water became the separation of the upper heavens and the lower heavens. Certainly the Bible is telling us something of our physical reality, but even more about our spiritual reality. Heavens in Hebrew is shamayim, which it is taught means ”there is water”, ”fire and water”, ”loaded with water”, etc. (Breishit Rabbah 4:7). Water, that which makes our planet unique in the ability to support life.
At a physical level, water is made of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms bound with strong ionic bonds. The atomic number of oxygen is 8, that of hydrogen is 1. The sum of the atomic numbers in one molecule of water is 10.
lets try understand what is being said
Plants are made on the third day before there was a sun to drive their photosynthetic processes (1:14-19). 1:11
This could not be talking about physical creation of plants, it refers to their root and and source in the upper spiritual worlds
this is confirmed by the latter verse
5. Now no tree of the field was yet on the earth, neither did any herb of the field yet grow, because the Lord God had not brought rain upon the earth, and there was no man to work the soil. (2:5)
Their creation on the third day was only in potential, only created was their spiritual source
This verse should be explained to mean that no tree was yet on the earth . As the creation of the world was not completed till the sixth day, when man was created.
No herb of the field had yet grown. And on the third day, where it is written:“Let the earth bring forth,” they [the plants] had not yet emerged, but they stood at the entrance of the ground, in a potential state until the sixth day.
And why? Because He had not caused it to rain, and the sun was not set in the sky. There was no man to work the soil, and no one recognized the benefit of rain, but when man came and understood that they were essential to the world, he prayed for them, and they fell, and the trees and the herbs sprouted.
This sequence of events points us to recognize the spiritual root of all things.
The Bible also wants to emphasize that the sun is not in the center of or maybe even the origin of our “solar” system.
There is a Higher spiritual source-the God
We can see from this that things such as even plants at their spiritual root they were not ordained in the basis of the obvious matters of this world, but rather they are high, distant, and wonderful indeed.
“Were the Torah (Bible) mere law, were the Torah given only to direct the people which path to follow, its laws and details would not be ordained on the basis of such fine and lofty distinctions, which can be sensed only after extraordinary and exhausting effort” . . . therefore, those who come to understand the Torah purely through human analysis, . . . will certainly err.
For the thoughts of humanity are not the thoughts of God . . .
All subjects found in this world begin in the upper worlds, and their true existence is there, and they themselves descend via myriads of worlds until they reach our world with its feeble existence .. .
Just as there is nothing physical that does not have a root in the spiritual, so too there is nothing in the higher realms that does not descend to our lowest world . . . we can deduce that all the comprehension we have of the straightforward things of our world, can also enable us to comprehend the highest spiritual matters in their own terms, for in fact they are all one.
The Holy Torah is the spirit and root of Creation, and the world was created in accordance with it – “the Holy One Blessed Be He looked into the Torah and created the universe”.
Therefore all things found in creation are at their proper core and root in accord with the categories of the Holy Torah . . .
By knowing the spiritual nature of the source of our evolving worlds and physical creation one can be a partner with God in the work of creation.
G-d created many different spiritual concepts, forces and entities with which to create and direct the universe. Spiritual concepts can consist of such opposites as good and evil, or justice and mercy; as well as the basic concepts of giving and receiving, which are the spiritual roots of masculinity and femininity. There are also countless angels and spiritual potentials, all interacting to bring about the processes through which the universe is directed and guided.
The Bible in its beginning is teaching us concerning the Spiritual source of all things
In Genesis its written :
“I have given you every herb … and every tree … for meat.” 1:29
This is a mistranslation , in no way is the word here meat in the original Hebrew the word is “achla” which means food.
From this we see if you want to study a book as important as the Bible you should study it in its original language.
The Bible in the sacred language Hebrew does not use obscure language, but describes most things in words clearly indicating their meaning. Therefore it is necessary at all times to delve into the literal meaning of words to achieve complete understanding of what is actually meant. This can only be done fully by learning the “original text”.
Haim Nachman Bialik said ”Reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your new bride through a veil”
One needs the ability to understand the original author’s words, rather than through the translator’s opinion of the author’s words.
Hebrew is called the holy tongue? The Rambam explains that Hebrew lacks words for genital organs, for the reproductive act, for urine, and for excrement. When Hebrew needs to describe these things, it borrows terms with other meanings or employs allusions. This linguistic limitation makes the language sanctified. Hebrew is the original language of Torah, the language in which God communicates with his prophets and his people, and the language God used to create the world.
It is said that the Hebrew language came directly from God. It contains secrets that were preserved by the initiated. They contain the precise plan of the principles of creation. Each letter (or auth) is a crystallization of one of the aspects of manifestation of the divine word. Each letter is thus connected to the creative forces in the universe. The twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are the building blocks of creation. According to the Bible, G-d created the world with Ten Utterances (or sentences) such as ”Let there be Light.” Immediately, there was light. And the Bible describes each of the Ten Utterances and the things that were created as a result. What is interesting is that these utterances were not just said once and erased, but stand for all time, forming the objects they created. The world is formed out of combinations of letters; these combinations are created from the letters of the words G-d spoke when he made the world. If a letter were to be rearranged or damaged, that object would cease to exist. Therefore, spiritually, the continued existence of these letters is essential for the functioning of the world.
Every letter in the Hebrew alphabet has a design, a number and a meaning. You might have heard of the term ”gematria.” Since every Hebrew letter has a number, words have ”totals,” and these numbers have special significance. Two words may be linked in their significance and meaning not just because of etymology or the fact that they are related in their sounds, but also because they are related in their numerical value.
Words and letters have a certain kind of power that goes beyond our capacity to imagine.
The Hebrew Bible is arranged similarly to a hologram. The Torah has recorded with in it a vast “world” of information “imbedded” within and waiting to be later reconstructed, some what like being unfolded. It is like a “zip” (compressed) file. The first letter contains the whole. The first word expands from the first letter, the first sentence from the first word, etc. It’s very much like what our scientists do, We include information with messages sent to outer space that explains how to decode the entire message-that’s also how compression programs work on computers. The Torah to perceive requires information retrieval, and process information processing. As all is concealed with in it most only look upon its surfice. The ancient Hebrew alphabet is far more than a tool for everyday communication or the transmission of sacred texts; the letter forms themselves have intrinsic geometric and mathematical properties that point us to a profound knowledge of life and nature. They hold within them the secrets of human consciousness. The letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, as the manifestations of God’s speech. They are the energetic and vibrational building blocks of creation. They are analogous to physical elements. Just as, for example, an atom of oxygen gas unites with two atoms of hydrogen gas to form a molecule of water, so does one letter combine with another to create new entities. Hebrew words and letters are the constituent spiritual elements of all existence.
The Hebrew Alphabet is like the periodic table of elements.
The written Torah. It has in it only the crowns of letters and letters. It has none of the vowels written in it. Thus the words of the “Torah” (Bible) have many possible meanings. This does not mean that there is not a known simple meaning which Moses was taught by God at Sinai, but it lets us know there are other “secret” meanings to it’s words. The letters are the 288 sparks of the vessels that shattered. In creating the world God joined letters and sparks together. By the shattering of the vessels sparks fell below. Through reading of the Torah with the ”tamim” (musical notes) and ”nikudot” (vowels) which are into the vessels. This purifies the vessels and the sparks. Raise the letters that are fallen by the “tamim” (notes) , “nikudot” (vowels), “tagin” (crowns) All letters have their source in the letter “Alp” the Hebrew “A”, which is called sweetened.
By this the vessels are fixed ,from their shattered state. V”H of YHV”H is the source of the letters, it is the letters. By holy speech one makes permutations of these letters and sparks, thereby making peace between them and raising them up to the place from which they have fallen and their fixing reassembles them above to be conduits of light for us here below. Giving the world a higher and better level of Divine supervision, nullifying judgments..
The nature of the letters of the Torah is revealed by the fact that when the letters flew off the Tablets Moshe was no longer able to hold them any longer as they were so heavy, so he had to let them drop and shatter. This was because after the letters had departed from the Tablets they were with out “ruach” (Spirit) so grew heavy and fell.1 In the Torah scroll itself there are no vowels allowing the Torah to have many meanings, as each generation has a unique “tikun”(fixing) of its own by exchanging the letters.
Another mystery in Parsha Barashit is the long lifespans of the first men. The Oar ha chyim explains that the first generations had very large souls, each including many souls within them that would later incarnate separately as single individual souls. Therefore they required more time to do all the needed corrections. When these souls did not use this time to make “tikun” (correction) their souls were dominished fragmenting each of them in to many individual people, incarnations. These incarnations require less time to do what must be done, so lifespans were shortened.
Its taught in Gemorah everyone is taught the Torah in the womb and it is forgotten at birth. We forget the Torah at birth by an angel striking us on the mouth. This is why if someone learns Torah it will seem ‘very near’ to them. By speaking the Torah using the same mouth that was made to forget the Torah this brings back the memory !
Filed under: Ellul
Imagine going to the gulf course and not knowing what to do. Feeling completely lost. Wandering aimlessly not knowing where to go. Having no idea what is going on. For most people this is what befalls them when they leave this world, as they have made no preparation. They don’t know what are the “rules of the game”. They have no intent on where they want to go.
Preparation is required for this you were born, and this world was created.
. In Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Yaakov teaches:
“This world is like a corridor, to the world to come.” (Avot 4: 21.)
You are in this world to “KNOW” God, and prepare for the next.
Here we stand after the deep solemn days of contemplation and
repentance of the 17th of Tamuz and the 9th of Av. The time both Temples were destroyed. These days had the power to reach a certain part of the heart, I hope you utilized their power well.
Now with a period of rejoicing yet approaching of Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippor and climaxing with Succot. To prepare us further for these times we have Ellul. Elul is a time of introspection, repentance, reconciliation, and heightened spirituality a time to prepare to be judged and sentenced by God with what will be in the coming year, for you and the whole world. Elul is a time for personal growth. By “Teshuva” (repentance) they may take their Holy garment back. Just as we go from days of solitude to rejoicing at times. so is this pattern essential to learning.
This process of solemn preparation is Necessary to prepare one for reception of Holiness of the Torah in rejoicing. As we see that a cup must be clean for water to be poured into it and remain clean. Or as skin is cleaned with alcohol before a injection is given. One must prepare as vessel for Kidusha (Holiness). One needs to be sanctified to their creator, as He Himself is Holy. One must prepare to be summoned to sanctify themselves in every moment so there will be received their prayer and Torah. They must be Holy. Sanctified by mitzvot (commandments).
One must prepare themselves for the coming Holiness. For this we go from the solemn days of the 17th of Tamuz, 9th of Av and the days of Ellul. Rabbi Nachman of Bresslove teaches that the Woman (Shechinah) comes becouse of the aspect of Ellul. This is the ”kavana” (intent) of Ellul. רצון (will) is made in Ellul. From Ellul comes tikun of ”blemishing the Covenant-Brit”. Ellul is a time where one’s “cavana ” (intention) is “running and returning”. This refers to our running into Holiness, filling our days of Ellul with activities that will bring us higher in Holiness. But not only do we “run” to the God but in the month which precedes the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is the month called “Elul”, it is said concerning this time called “Ellul” that “the time the king is in the field.” At this time God, the King of Kings is accessible by all who go out into the fields of Holiness to find Him. “Ellul” is a acrostic (meaning that the first letters of the words of a verse spell it out ). The first letters of the words “Ani Ledodi V’Dodi Li” – ”I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me,” a quote from the Song of Love, or Shir HaShirim, by King Solomon in Hebrew spell our “Ellul”. As the verse alludes to Elul is a time of love.
Avraham Abulafia teaches that if your heart runs return it to it’s place, by this is cut a covenant. By this way there is received 72 names. This is a secret, these names each has a unique power, but the place to explain the work of these names is not here. During Elul the time of “running and returning” a relationship between you and these Divine names can be established.
Moshe spent 40 days on Har Seni from Rosh Chodesh Ellul until Yom kippor. This is when he recieved the 2nd tablets. Ellul is the time for the”makiff” (surrounding lights of your soul-Aura) can become ”penimi” (internalized), creating a new beautiful garment called ”Chashmal” (this is the Divine energy by which the prophets would prophesise and it is the garment of your soul)
From “teshuva” (Repentance-coming close to God) in “Ellul”
there can be given to you the “Atz Chyim” (Tree of Life),
GO FOR IT !