The tension between physical matter and “Nashama” (Soul) is deep and difficult. Yet the souls cannot be defeated. Even if the material forces are relentless. This is because the essence of our beings, our “Nashamot” cannot be damaged. It just becomes covered, hidden from us. By our errors and lacking in our divine service. . The beginning of all “tikun” (fixing) , reconstruction and healing is awareness of the problem. the essence of our beings, our “Nashamot” cannot be damaged. It just becomes covered, hidden from us. By our errors and lacking in our divine service.
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 MISHPOTIM
Many of the teaching that follow were give by Elijah the Prophet to the Holy Ar”i
Parsha Mishpotim begins “and these are the judgments that you shall set before them”.
R. Shimon informs us that the “judgments” referred to in the above verse referred to the punishments involved in one’s incarnation in this world. Everything is in measure and equality, to pay back to everyone in accordance with their sins. In general its better not to have to come down here, its better “upstairs”.
Each individual receives the appropriate gilgul (incarnation) in accordance to the sins that they have performed. Those who enjoyed sin just a little died an easier death; quickly [and without suffering]. Those who had greatly enjoyed sin and had blemished greatly, this type of person would suffer through days of famine and want, and would live to see his children murdered before his eyes (G-d forbid).
The Degel Machaneh Ephraim teaches us that at times one person takes another to court, and he knows that he is in the right. However, the case in Torah law judges him guilty rather than innocent. This has happened becouse he is liable to the other person from a previous reincarnation.He who takes money dishonestly will also pay for it in the future in this incarnation or another. Thus there are so many laws of money and damages.
All aspects of all souls were included in Adam. Adam’s body was made up of 248 organs and 365 sinews. Each organ and sinew is a Primary Source of souls. Adam was the father of all. Adam included all souls within himself. Afterward, all were included within the three Patriarchs: Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov. After this, all were included within the twelve sons of Yaakov, who fathered the twelve tribes. After this, all were included within the seventy souls who went down to the land of Egypt with Yaakov. After this the seventy subdivided into 600,000 main Sparks. Each a complete Partzuf, containing 248 organs and 365 sinews. This further subdivided into 600,000 Secondary Sparks.
Adam’s “right shoulder” is one great main Source. It is the Source known as Hebel (Abel). Thought it is always correct to say that the right precedes the left in importance and stature, here it is different. For the manifestation of Kayin and Hevel were as a result of the sin of Adam. Kayin is still the first born, and as such the more important. Those souls of the Kayin source have included some of the greatest of the Prophets and Sages, among them King Hezekiah, Rabbi Akiba, and the author, HaRav Haim Vital. Great souls from the source of Hebel included Moshe Rabbeynu himself, but Moshe includes both sides.
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The Torah is a living incarnation of Divine wisdom, eternally emitting creative intelligence in the form of the “Ayn Sof” (the Infinite Light) and bringing forth ever new light into creation By its letters and their crowns. Torah directly embodies the Divine power that brings all worlds in to existence sustains them and guides their providential care. Learn how to get involved with the administration of these Divine forces in the Torah !
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 5777. 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 !
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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.
Man feels distance from Hashem (The God) when one only follows their own physical desires that the opposite side to the God’s Holiness. But when one chooses to begin the rectification of their sins. They may then become worthy of hearing God’s voice that to them from the depth of their soul, called the “small still voice”. This is through the Mitzvot (Divine commandments) they refine the nature of Man, removing him from his pure physical selfish desires. It is therefore written “listen closely to His Mitzvot and guard His Statutes”
Filed under: Tu bi Svat | Tags: cedars, Chariot-Markavah, creation, FRUITS, TREES, Tu bi Svat
UPDATED FEB 10TH 2017
FRIDAY NIGHT , SHABOT is Tu bi Svat
Tu bi Svat-Birthday of the Trees
And Yhv”h spoke to Moses, saying,
Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of horns, a holy gathering.
Having decided to create the world GOD removed part of himself leaving only a tracing of his essence. From this he built and covered himself in a supernal radiance of thought, and created the world there from. From the light of this radiance, being the light of the first day the Holy one produced the “mighty cedars of Lebanon” of the upper world and the 22 letters from which was carved 10 utterances from which the Holy one’s Chariot is placed on all. It is from these cedars that King Soloman built his Chariot for the maintenance of the lower world through the upper. As it says “Solomon made himself a chariot out of the Cedars of Lebanon”.
It is also stated “The Cedars of Lebanon which he planted where the birds make their nest”. This being all birds as described in parsha Pinchas from the face of the Eagle in the Supernal Chariot as described by the prophet Ezekiel comes the Nashama, the intellectual soul. This aspect of the soul surrounds the body and some of it enters one’s head. It is the vessel of the Merkava (Chariot) of the Torah. It is from this point that the 6 directions of the world unfold, the 6 powers of the ruach , emotional soul.
It is of these forces, those channeling divine energy into the physical creation that King Solomon built a palace below. In the likeness of the palace above. This is what the Holy one blessed is he calls the upper Garden of Eden. Being the strong and mighty tree, reaching the highest Gan Aden. It is here that the Holy one has joyous communion with the souls of the righteous. In the celestial academy. They perceive the loveliness of God. Then they rise and bathe in the streams of balsam (the 13 attributes of mercy that control Mazel). This Balsam being the supernal hidden palace. It is this communion which is the desire, and delight of the Holy one. From here souls can travel and appear to men to perform miracles for them in the manner of angels.
It is these “Cedars” which are the 6 days of creation, each performing its assigned function and emanation. He who is worthy of this Chariot is worthy of all things. Being worthy to repose in the peace of the Holy one’s shadow.
SOME FRUIT WE THROW THE SKIN,SHELL, KLIPA AND SEEDS
SOME FRUIT WE EAT THE SKIN,SHELL, KLIPA AND HAS ONE SEED
SOME FRUIT WE EAT THE SKIN,SHELL, KLIPA AND HAS MANY SEEDS
SOME FRUIT WE EAT
The Ari teaches that
Wheat is from the right pillar, that of Chochmah.
Barley is from the left pillar
The grape vine originates in the middle pillar
The fig is from Netzach.
The pomegranate is from Hod and is gematia Nurie”l
Oil-olives are from Yesod.
“The voice of the Yhv”h breaks the cedars; the Yhv”h breaks the cedars of Lebanon.”
The Jewish attitude towards death and graves is not something based on unfounded superstition. Rather it is based on the Divine body of wisdom that conveys understanding concerning the ongoing connection between the dead, who’s soul has or is rising above and those who are still alive. Although everyone is aware the body disintegrates after death. We as Jews also “know” that man remains after death, because his soul lives on.
HERE IS THE PROOF:
THIS IS TRANSLATED FROM MY TEACHER’S TEACHER’S BOOK “MINCHAT YEHUDAH”– THIS DESCRIBES HIS WORK SAVING PEOPLE’S LIVES AND SAVING SOULS FROM PERIL.
In the year 1915 (5675) on the 15th of Ellul there came to me a young girl 17 years old named Katan Bat Azizah. She told me she was a orphan as her father had died. A year before her mother went to Persia to visit her brother there, as he was ill. She left me, my younger brother and sister with our aunt. My mom’s sister. She was angry very much consumed in anger and regrets. Katan found it difficult to handle her aunt’s anger and curses. She wanted to leave the house for good. As she was so troubled by her. To add to my troubles in Ellul after Shabot I cried and wailed on my bed with all my body concerning my bad fortune. Then all of a sudden I felt like a giant cat had fell between my shoulders, like a great cut had entered my flesh. After it felt as if it had entered my left arm. My arm became very heavy. To the point I was no longer able to move it. From that day my arm only hung down. I trembled at times and my eyes rolled up and down. My feet would move from side to side. At times I would walk back and forth and back and forth. When I layed down on my bed I was not able to sleep as I heard the sound of a hammer striking. When my mother returned we went together to a Arab mystic. After going to him many times he told us that I have a very strong demon within me. He tried but was unable to remove it from me. After this I want to the grave of Yuhoshua the Cohen Gadol (High priest) and prayed there a lot. I began to tremble greatly. I saw a man of great honor, dressed in white. I was unable to speak with my mouth. He stood about 4 feet from me he did not speak. Katan cried over her life, and the shattered heart in her midst.
To bring mercy upon her I did “yichudim” (meditations of Divine names) upon the spirit. The spirit then began to express thoughts in speech and screaming. The spirit said that she was a harlot. I asked her name. She did not want to say. After many times doing the yichudim on the 19th of kislev she finally said her name was Rosa. She told me that in the time she was dying the demon Lilly came to her. This caused her soul to be troubled very much. She said my soul wanted to escape from my body, before lilly could come close. Lilly put a sword to my throat. By this there went out my soul from my body. There then came to my soul 5 angels of rage. They stood by my head and asked “what is your name ?”. They had come to strike my body to purify it for 3 days and nights with rods of fire. Then there came another angel who I remember also appeared as a angel of rage. It was He who took my soul from its grave and struck it with a big hit, by this striking my soul was propelled in the “kaf hakeleh” (hallow of the sling) thrown until it reached the entrance of the supernal court in the firmament. I stood there naked as the day I was born. 2 angels came out from the supernal court. They gave me a shirt that was black and white, and another garment to cover below my waist. Then I was brought before the court. It was a court of 3 judges. The greatest of them sat in the middle. Their faces shinned as great as the sun. The court asked me what is the name of your father and mother. I did not want to answer them. Then the officers of the court struck me with lashes of remembrance, until I could endure no more. The first blow made me feel like a spark from a fire. The 2nd blow made me as a burning coal and the 3rd made me as dust. Then the court enlivened me and I told them my father and mother’s name. It was made known to me I had been incarnated in a man living in Basra (Iraq). He was evil and wicked and did not resist any lust and abomination he could do. In the end of his days he changed his religion and became a Muslem. After He died he was made into a evil spirit that entered into the body of a woman. All is revealed before the supernal court, even all that is hidden in one’s heart. There is nothing that is concealed from them.After they gave me a document, it was not like a document of this world. I opened it and it spoke to me. I read in it and I could speak to them. But I did not know what to say. The first judgement concerns the learning of Torah. This is seen by the one who is given the document but they are unable to read it. They are then asked why they did not learn Torah. According to one’s preparation from learning of Torah they are they able to read their “document” given to them by the Supernal court. In this “document” is listed all of one’s transgressions and abominations that they did while they were alive. You do not want to have to trouble the Court to have them read it to you !. The court will tell you what is not written there. Atonement comes from the embarrassment you will feel, if they have to read it to you. I told them that I has sex with some one man I was not married to. They asked me how many times during the 5 years of the relationship I did have sex. I said I did not know for certain 50 or 60 times. The head judge of the court answered and said it was 100 times. I explained to them I had done these things because it was the way I thought. They told me not to speak. To say nothing else. Then for 100 years I had to go with the angels of rage where ever they commanded me to walk. They warned me not to disobey, and not to change what they said. Then they returned me to the Supernal court to receive my judgement. They had me swear in the Great Name that I would not transgress upon what they say. They called 4 angels of rage and said these shall be over (in charge of you). One on each of the 4 sides (of the world). Then the angels took me to a scary desert full of snakes, scorpions, dogs and evil beasts of many different kinds. They were all spiritual (entities). All souls who pass this way tremble. In the desert I was given 27 lashes a day. They walked me in another desert which no eye has seen. I did not know how to walk there alone. They ruled that I had to chop wood. I was brought to another court. It was in the lower half of the Supernal firmament. In this court are ministers who are in charge of punishment. To then was given my accounting. The ministers in this 2nd court are different than those in the first. They made judgment concerning my punishment. Then they gave me to 4 angels of rage. They took me to the desert again and gave me 17 lashes every night. When I chopped wood it was like chopping my own flesh. The wood there is not like the wood of this world. All the time I was chopping wood it was opening up the flesh in my shoulder. If I ran out of wood I was under order of the supernal court to go back in to the desert and get more. The wood I cut I had to return to the court to burn. The angels of rage went with me. Each year after I finished my sentence of wood cutting as ordered by the Supernal court of the firmament. I then entered the 2nd court. There is a 3rd court in the atmosphere below the firmament where there is written the document as the years passed of my punishment, how many years were left for me. Any who come to this Supernal court have punishment and lashes. In all the days of the week these souls have no rest. Except on the 6th day of the week at the 6th hour. At that time we are bound in chains and there stands around us angels of rage who guard us till after the Sabbath has concluded. There are also winged angels who sit and tell each other concerning the works of the wicked. Their evil guile they worked while they are alive and the punishments that the supernal court has ruled upon them. Even on the Sabbath we have no joy. As then we remember our suffering that we endured during the past week, and we think about the punishments and suffering that are about to come upon us in the future as soon as the Sabbath is over. We feel a little relief when the Kadish (prayer for the dead) is said for us, but few know how to say it. All the souls here are naked as in the day they were born. Everywhere I look I see groups of souls who transgressed sexually. God does not embarrass the wicked before each other. There is a separate place for those who transgressed different transgressions. I was punished for my sexual activity. I do not know what is done in other places. Those here who are chained to dogs are incarnated next time as a dog. It was ruled concerning me that I should be in the place of evil beasts. After that I was sent for 7 years to swim at the beach. For 2 years I had to hover over the graves of the city where I was born Bagdad. Hovering over the graves of the dead is the worse suffering, as there rises up guilt and regrets. I saw my soul hovering over a grave screaming in a great voice. I was suffering greatly from the evil scent. It was ruled upon me that I had to fly in the atmosphere of the firmament at a hight of 40 years from the earth. Only to this height are the spirits flying above the earth. It is at this height that we receive judgment from the supernal court that is in the firmiment. When hovering over graves or the sea this is at a distance of 2 or 3 stories above the earth. We don’t have to strength to rise above to the next firmament. Height more than this is not ruled for us. If we were to go higher we would be burned by the fire of the firmiment. As we are not refined enough to go up to the higher level. It is ruled upon us that we must float around in the cities where we used to live. This troubles the spirit very much. When the angels of rage want to increase the burden of our yolk they rule that we must go to distant cities, this is much worse. Even if we are always running away from our angels of rage we can not get any further away than the limits to which they bind us with. If we try to they hit us with out holding back with the lashes of remembrance as prescribed by the supernal court, but not any more than that. The angels of rage do not have permission to stop us from doing evil. Such as damaging a man, or entering into him so to escape their lashes. Unless the supernal court has specifically ruled so.
If we do enter into a man or women. When the time comes that we are obligated to bring our wood to the supernal court to burn before them. Then administrator over the spirit takes it out by force from the animal or human whose body they have occupied. So to bring it to the supernal court. There it is burn and lashed. After he goes back to the animal or person. To us this offers no benefit, except escaping the lashes of the angels of rage.
The yichudim (meditations on the Divine names) causes more pain to the spirits than the lashes of the angels of rage, or the purification of the grave. The lashes from the angels of rage do not fix the souls, but the yichudim do.
I Rosa was only able to tell you all this because of the yichudim which I was unable to bare. So I had to answer your questions.
Rosa said when one has done many sins and evil they make their soul blemished and impure, by causing the negative forces to dress upon it. By this they can cause their soul to also parish from the world to come
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UPDATED July 26 2016
Lech Lecha Bs”d
In the 1948th year after creation of Adam, Avraham our forefather was born. According to our Sages in Midrash, Rabbah Barashet Avraham came to recognize God when he was 48 years old. When he was fifty-two years of age the first two thousand years of “Tohu” (Chaos) of the earth’s existence come to their conclusion. In 1948 of the secular calendar, The State of Israel was declared. This is not a coincidence !
Avraham was the first to know the God. Nimrod and others knew there were angels , supernal forces , spirits but Avraham was the first to know that there was one supreme being over all of them.
Bilam, Lavan, Pharaoh, Sanheriv, Nebuchadnezzar and later the Greeks had different beliefs but there was one common idea all of them believed that being that the Creator Himself is a unapproachable authority removed from this world. This is why Pharaoh could not believe when Moshe said that the God Himself spoke to him. Every one only believed it was only possible to communicate or worship lower powers like angels. in charge of various forces of nature, or angels in charge of various nations. Abraham and his family and eventually the Hebrew people were the first to claim that God Himself can be worshiped. People of the Nations never heard of such a think and could not even understand such a “radical” idea so the nations rejected this claim.
Avraham is the chariot, conduit to the sefirah of Chesed (loving kindness). Chesed is the first revelation of the Light in this world. The first and basis for the emotional sefirot, which are the vessel for Divine intellect. According to our emotions which result in our actions are we able to perceive. The Zohar explains ” אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ, בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם ” that the word ” בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם ” means “when they were created” has the same letters as ” בְאַבְרָהָם “ (in Avraham). The “tikun” fixing of the world begins Chesed which is in the merit of Avraham. We need to open the upper gates for the Supernal Light to flow into our lives, by acting like Avraham, practicing unconditional love and sharing.
After GOD told Avraham that his decedents shall be as the stars of the sky its said that he had Faith in GOD and it was counted for him as Righteousness. This contains an important lesson. As the mitler Rebbe said peace unto him, Emuna (faith) is the Yesod (foundation-gateway of energy) of every Mitzvah. Or as the Maharall of Prague explains in Givurot GOD that it is a Jew’s faith which sustains him in all his endeavors. Or as we can learn out from our verse ” He had faith in Yhv”h and it was counted to him as Righteousness”. The Zohar tells us that sedek (Righteousness) is Yesod (foundation-gateway of energy). Yesod being as a gate allowing varying degrees of revelation. The degree is determined by the extent of ones emuna . It is through this that we can be as the Malbim understands the Jewish people ”a mighty force”. Meaning for the revelation of GOD’s light in the world.
In our parsha we see Melchizedek chose Abram to be his successor, ordaining Abram to be a “kohen” (priest) as he was. Abram thus became the heir of what some call the Melchizedekian Priesthood. Abram passed this priesthood down to Isaac by his patriarchal blessing, he passed it on to Jacob, who in turn gave it to all twelve of his sons. Thus the entire nation of Israel became Melchizedekian priests. This was confirmed at Mt. Sinai when God called the nation of Israel a “Kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:6). The sons of Aharon were later chosen to serve as the priests to Israel, as Israel serves as priests to the nations of the world. Thus on Succot Israel offers 70 oxen, one for each nation of the world on Succot.
Thus has Israel been ordained by God, to bring to the nations the message of God’s revelation at Mt. Sinai and the message of the Bible. This is what Isaiah means when God says through him “I will make you a light to the nations, so that My salvation shall be until the end of the earth.” (49:6)
Being as Avraham foresaw when seeing the heifer, goat and ram were divided in half when a thick darkness fell, a smoking furnace and a torch of fire passed between them dividing them. The smoke and fire being emissaries of the Shechinah. The darkness and fire being the same which was revealed at Sinai. This act of dividing the 2 carcasses is a pact demonstrating that 2 parties are a one. Through the cloud, smoke and fire. The Chuchmah of GOD’s Torah. At Sinai there was cloud, smoke and fire as its written :
“These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice which was not heard again. And he wrote them in two tablets of stone, and delivered them to me.” (deut 19:5)
“And Mount Sinai was altogether in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount trembled greatly.”(ex18:19)
We also see a covenant made in a cloud after the flood as its written :
“I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.” ( 13:9Gen)
We also see the cloud, smoke and fire as GOD’s force in the Desert as its written :
“ And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night” (ex 21:13)
It was these forces that protected Yisrael and led the Egyptians to destruction as its written:
“And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these; so that the one came not near the other all the night. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked to the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and brought confusion to the army of the Egyptians,”(20-24:14Ex)
We also see the mystery of the cloud, smoke and fire as GOD’s force in :
“And I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came from the north, a great cloud, and a fire flaring up, and a brightness was around it, out of its midst, as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of its midst came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. And everyone had four faces, and everyone had four wings.” (Ezek 4-6:1)
This is the Mystery of the Markava (chariot). The deepest of secrets.
Only because of this oneness created through our covenant with GOD are we compared to the stars through which GOD guides mazel the providence of creation. So too, each of us continue to take part in the creation which is continual. It is up to us whether Mashiach will come to us because of our great suffering in wars, or He will show his glory miraculously to the world without Yisrael needing to suffer at all.
A way of revealing this oneness revealing the shechinah hastening the Mashiach’s arrival is shown by Melchizedek king of Shalem who brought forth bread and wine and then blessed Avraham in the name of GOD maker of the Heaven and earth. This is similar to what we do every Shobot when we have bread on our table and we make a blessing on wine in Kidush in the name of GOD remembering the work of creation. The future is set in motion with Avraham’s decedents promised the land of Israel, and their nature as said before will be a mighty force. While the decedents of Yishmoyal (the Arab states) are given their blessing ” And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him” (16:12). This makes it clear that our Arab neighbors are not a people that GOD has blessed with the quality of being a cooperative, brotherly, understanding, compassionate people of peace. But their nature is quite the opposite. Violence being a major role of theirs in the world. It is from this understanding that we should deal with them. If he is blessed by GOD to be a maniac can we hate what GOD has intended him to be ?. Should we hate the mentally ill if their disposition is violent ?. Or should they be cured of their mental illness. One though should never be fooled by Yishmoyal’s facade if he talks as a peaceful people. It is clear that our Arab neighbors are not people that GOD has blessed with the quality of being a cooperative, brotherly, understanding, compassionate people of peace. But their nature is quite the opposite. Violence being a major role of theirs in the world. It is from this understanding that we should deal with them. But violence is best avoided we should seek peace first. Violence is only a last resort. Abraham saw that Ishmael was wicked and had incurred the death penalty for serving idols, he prayed that “ only Ishmael would live before You,”hoping he would repent. And so it was, that Ishmael indeed repented, as is known.
In this weeks parsha we find a clear proof of the Divine origin of Torah.It really shows the prophetic nature of Torah clearly.It is written in the Torah :
“You are pregnant, and you will give birth to a son. You will call him Yishmael, because God has heard your affliction. He will be a wild man, and his hand will be against everyone, and the hand of everyone against him. Yet, he will dwell over all of his brothers.” (Bereishis 16:11-12)
Does this not describe the the Arabs, the descendants of Yishmael well :
“A wild man, and his hand will be against everyone, and the hand of everyone against him.”
Concider this, Even those who wish to deny the Divine origin of Torah, have to agree that the Torah is at least 2,000 years old.
After all, Christianity, which is over 2,000 years old, based itself upon the Torah, which they call the “Old Testament,” and they had no problem believing that the Torah was given by God to the Jewish people.
However, 2,000 years ago, the Arab world had yet to really become a nation, and Islam did not yet exist. It would take another 600 years for the Arab world to create a religion of their own, and even longer to become bold enough to try and export their religion to the rest of the world. Any prophecies the Torah made about Yishmael and his descendants were recorded long before it was clear to anyone what kind of people Yishmael would become, and how he would eventually affect the world.
NOW THIS IS A AMAZING proof of the Divine origin of Torah. It really shows the prophetic nature of Torah, AS WHO WOULD KNOW 2000 YEARS AGO ?
Furthermore to make predictions about the descendants of Yishmael, is a make-or-break issue, as if the prediction proved wrong the Bible would have been thrown in the garbage heap of history. No Human author would have taken such a risk.
The king that Abraham fought who came from the east named Araphel was none other than Nimrod. The evil ruler who tried to kill Avraham by forcing him into a furnace. Here he came as King Araphel, problems at time don’t just go away they may just change the way they appear to be.
As GOD said to Avraham ”I will give of you to the nations”. The Hamak Hadavar explains this as meaning that you will be a teacher of wisdom to the nations. Concerning the words ” Kings shall come from you” the Hamak Hadavar explains Kings will come from the decedents of Avraham who will suppress the idolatry of the nations” May we see this completely realized with the arrival of the King know as Mashiach quickly in our days
The ability of the Biblical Prophets to prophesize did not come from no where. They learned, trained and worked to be blessed by the God to be able to manifest these abilities. The Rabbis of the Sanhedrin through out the centuries, would Teach the techniques Hinted at in the Sefer Yetzirah. They called it “Schools of Prophecy”. Most people do not realize that it is necessary to learn to be a Prophet. Once one learns the technique, then and only then, will The God choose those who he wants to be Prophets to the generation. These same techniques allow people to Experience/Know The God in a way that is not available through other techniques. Prophesy at this moment is not available but from these same techniques one is able to come upon various levels of “Ruach HaKodesh”. The Holy Spirit.
From the book Marachot Eloheme we learn that the main intent in GOD’s desire to create the world was so that man should become complete and thus merit to have Ruach ha Kodesh (Spirit of Holiness) dress upon him. By this he would reach levels of prophesy, and fill the world with peace and life. This would leave the force of evil no place to rest on, so it would die. When the yetzer hora (evil inclination) dominates then the light that GOD hid for the sadeekem (righteous) is hidden. It cannot be comprehended, but becomes hidden because of the serpent. This light is the yesod (foundation-gateway) of חיים (true life). A man can come to comprehend but a little bit only after great toil. In his body there must illuminate fear before he will be given any comprehension in these matters. This is a ruling of the tree of life, also according to this sadeekem are given comprehension in Gan Aden (Garden of Eden). GOD is exacting in the judgements of this matter to the finess of “a single hair”. This is whats called the 2 sided sword, it is before Gan Aden (Garden of Eden). GOD placed this sword in Gan Aden to guard the way to the Atz Chym (tree of knowledge) after Adam sinned and was no longer fit to eat from it. Know that in the Torah rests the comprehension of the fruit of the Atz Chym (Tree of life).1 Its written “A flaming sword stands to the east of the garden to guard the way to the Tree of Life” (Genesis 3:22-24). The way is derech eretz (proper conduct).2
The level of Torah call “Torat Atzilut,” (World of Emination) or “Torat Moshiach,” (Torah of Messiah) is level of Torah that will return to us at the time of the Moshiach. It is the Torah that is called Aitz HaChaim (the Tree of Life). It can only be an elixir for life. It is the ultimate level of Torah, that of the First Tablets. It is a “elixir for life” and it will automatically promote Derech eretz (ethics). This level of Torah called Aitz HaChaim is Chesed (kindness)-based. It automatically fixes the character of the person who learns it, and those whom he affects. The second set of tablets Moshe descended with eighty days later are on the level of the Aitz HaDa’at Tov v’Rah (tree of good and evil). It is either an “elixir for life”, or “an elixir for death”. The Second Tablets is the Torah of the world of Beriyah. The Gevurot (severities) in them are the prohibitions of the Torah. They are for the sake of protecting and distancing from impurity and filth, which is death. This is the Torah we all have now. The level of revealed Torah that the Jewish people departed Mt. Sinai with was not that of the Aitz HaChaim, but that of the Aitz HaDa’at Tov v’Rah, with which Gevurot (forces of severity and restriction) are associated. With this level of Torah there is no guarantee that one will automatically be elevated. Derech eretz (ethics) must precede one’s approach to this Torah. If one is to be able to receive the “light” and use it to make “tikunim” (fixing) and gain divine awareness.3 In Beor Esser Sefirot it is taught that he who walks in simplicity without צורה (form) or דמות (likeness) and is far from physicality and recognises their creator Who created them.He does not go after his eyes. There is open to him the gate of righteousness in his heart. Then he can call to The God. They call and see the Glory of GOD (the name of God) and they understand the סוד (secret), because there is nothing but GOD. They give over yichud (unification of the Name of God) twice daily. This is the gate of heaven. To them is אות (signs). Their eyes see. GOD does miracles and wonders. The fool does not understand this.4
It’s taught in Pre Atz Chayim that the voice and breath make a “makava” (divine chariot) to join with the souls of the “sadeekem Reshonim”. Breath is the aspect of ה of יהו”ה , while voice is from thought is from the ו. Rabbi Moshe Chyim Lazatto teaches that the souls of sadeekem (Holy men) become “ibor” (impregnate- joined) with the Nefesh Ruach and Nashama (Animal Emotional and intellectual soul)of men. Its even possible to reach to the soul of Moshe.5 One who speaks Torah in the name of a sadeek (Holy man) his Nashama is with him, and he works with him. He also recieves the light of the sadeek’s Torah. It goes over strengthening his Nashama. If one does not give over the Torah in the name of him who spoke it first its supernal light is withheld.6 The Ar’i Hakodesh also taught that he merited Torah by working hard to understand the zohar. Three times each day Eliyahu Ha Novi would come to teach Rebbi Shimon and Rebbi Eliazer, how can one not read it ?. Rabbi Argosi teaches that from learning Zohar one merits levels very high in Olam Haba which are otherwise inaccessible. This is becouse with the Zohar’s understandings concerning the mitzvot. The mitzvot have more value. There is no end for a man to apply understanding to the mitzvot. The Ramban said “ The foundation of all “Chachmot” (wisdoms) stands on who is GOD.7 In Shar Mimori Rasb’y the Ar’i teaches that nashamot of “Imma” are drawn from “imma Illah” by way of truth and faith. Torah is called truth, and faith is the foundation and source of divine service. Rabbi Yaakov Abuchitzera teaches that a man needs “Emuna” engraved upon his heart so that his “dat” (knowledge) is in אמנה שלמה (perfect faith) in things of the Kaballah. In this they will see “mammash”.8 Rabbi Nachman of Breslov teaches that through faith one achieves intellect.9 Rabbi Moshe Cordevero teaches in his commentary to the Zohar called Aor Yakar that there is united Chuchmah and Bina in Keter by Dat . Recieve Bina from Chuchmah through Dat. Dat is the Yesod of Rachamim. It is the source and Nashama of Teferet. Unification of Chuchmah and Bina illuminates dat in Bina. The flow of chuchmah is arroused throught Dat that is in Bina. Ultimately רעותא (arousal) is Divine will, it is Ketter. This is life of the worlds which is the Yesod below illuminating upon the earth which is Machut. Chuchmah is called arrousel from above, as it is above Bina. There is the מאורות, and fineness. Ketter is a aspect of flow in Bina that is not through Chuchmah. Keter can flow by way of the central pillar in Teferet, not through Bina or Chuchmah reaching chesed. Keter makes a path (of Bina) for itself. It is the dwelling place of the Shechinah. 10 It is according to one’s Dat, which is “penimi” in the sefirot that there is a “segulah” (miraculous power) to unite with רצון (Divine will).11
The main intent in every revelation of GOD and in every creation is only for the Torah and Yisrael. Every man and the whole world was only created for this. The purpose is to nullify the klippot after this there will be refined our bodies and chitzon and they will be united with the Nashama and together they will rise to Malchut of Atzilut. As this is the essence of the most perfect union. From there it can rise up with no limit. Till Malchut of the Ayn Sof. This is the first source. This whole tikun is only made through the Torah and Yisrael. The source of Torah is the first revelation of light from Ayn Sof (Divine Infinate), this is the source of everything and to where it returns. The source of Yisrael is malchut of Atzilut. From there is created all of Bria Yetzera and Asiyah. Bria Yetzera and Asiyah (Spiritual worlds) are chitzon (external) and the Nashamot of Yisrael are penimi(internal), they are upper Dat. The middle pillar which is the secret of the Torah has light of the Ayn Soff. From the Dat in Machut are the souls of Yisrael. Revelation of penimi (internal aspect) of Dat (Dat) is from the central pillar by מ”ה. From it goes out Nashamot (Souls) with the light of the Torah.
2Tanna d’Bei Eliyahu
3Sha’arei Leshem, p. 454
4Beor Esser Sefirot
5Share Ramchal p.253,Lecutey Maharan p.76
6Tikunim Chadashim-Ramcha’l p.171
7Shomer Emunim p.23
8Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.228
10Aor Yakar Vol 2 Noach p.90,168,30,37,54,Safer Leshem
11Shomer Emunim p.69
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The ” Cohen Gadol ” (High Priest) entered into the ” Kodesh Hakodashim ” ( Holy of Holies) he would pronounce The explicit Divine Name using all the aspects of his voice. It is through the power of his voice that this complete Divine unification is achieved. If the Cohen Gadol only thought of the Name, he did not have the same result . So too when saying “Thilim” (Psalms) prayers or learning Torah. One has to pronounce the sounds of the letters that form the words . The “Chida” , one of the students of Rav Shalom Sharabi , the Rashas”h, writes in his commentary on the “Thilim” that if one reads “Thilim” and does not pronounce it out loud , he makes no “tikun” (fixing) in the worlds at all. This seems to be a big error in this generation, those who pray moving their lips not saying a word. Such prayer is not meant to be said in silence like the “Amida” (The standing prayer given to us by the Prophets)
From Safer Yerzera ( the Book of Creation) the Book of creation we learn that all the Holy letters of creation (Hebrew) draw their Energy and are pronounced by the 5 organs of speech. The lips the palate, tounge, throat and teeth. It is interesting that according to secular knowledge there are 5 dimensions of VOICE.
VOLUME, ARTICULATION, PITCH, EMPHASIS AND RATE.