updated April 17th 2016
“There is no ignoramus who fears sin.
” There is no Torah without fear,
there is no fear without the Torah.
Keep far from Babylon, make sure your desire and the strivings yearnings of you heart are after the good, the Divine things. By these things your soul and the God becomes more revealed in this world. All the things you do see the Divine nature in them and have fun. Most of all you should be having fun working God, working the light making fixings in the world and invocations of the Divine. This is the Joy of your soul. By these things you will “see”.
The awe (fear) of God is reached by awareness from learning and Divine experience. This power of the soul is close to “emunah” (faith). The true nature of faith is that it is the light the surrounds “Chuchmah” (Wisdom-creativity). It is not a dogma, Faith “emuna” is a real power of the soul.
Be with the God and the God will be with you.
Filed under: Archeology
A friend sent me this E-mail
Work on excavations at the Kotel (western wall tunnels) continue daily in 3 shifts of 8
hours each. Last night it was a great privilege to be taken on a
tour of the current (closed to the public) progress being made there.
Recently discovered are:
A huge rectangular mikvah (ritual bath) which is in perfect condition and working
to this very day (must be close to 2000 years old), its being fed by a natural spring. The water is pure and
crystal clear. I estimate the size of the mikvah to be about 2 – 3
meters wide by 6 – 7 meters long. The position of this mikvah is
close to the place of the Kodesh Kodesheme (Holy of Holies).
An oven room about 2,000 years old for baking and a making pottery,
used by the Romans. The room contains two ovens, each oven is about
3 meters high, 4 meters wide and 6 meters long. The walls of each
oven chamber are still lined with soot. There is a large area with
prepared moist clay for making pottery. The clay is still moist,
soft and pliable after 2,000 years. Our host gave us some of the
excess clay and bits of broken pottery.
In another area is a quarry for manufacturing flooring tiles. Each
of the already prepared but unused stone tiles measures 1.5 by 1.2
meters and are 30 cm. thick, each weighs a ton. Not something the
modern home improvement enthusiast would want to work with.
Another room that is kept locked encloses part of the original wall
of the first temple.
Our host told us about a find he personally made in the quarry of a
coin that is estimated in current value at three million dollars.
There is more, much more, including finding a large room near the
moving display of the Kotel, its about 20 by 20 meters and is being
made into a bet Knesset (Place of Prayer).
More amazing mathematical Proofs of the Divine nature of the Torah as it “all adds up”’
(Life in Israel ) in Hebrew 68 חיים + 543 בישראל = (Torah) 611 תורה
(Law of Jacob)משפט 429 + 182 יעקב = (Torah) 611תורה
(Power of accounts) כח 28 + 585 פקודות = (in Torah)613 commandments בתורה
אורות (lights )= 613
Filed under: gallery
Filed under: levels of the Soul
A order of Angels called חיות instinctually rather than intellectually serve Hashem with love and fear reside in the world of Yetzera . They shine the 6 emotional midot of the Ayn Sof. Men get their ruach from חיות. Saddekem who serve Hashem with intellectual love and fear reside in the world of Bria. This is the world of the כסא (thrown) . Men receive their Nashamot from the כסא . Here Shines Chaba”d of the Blessed Ayn sof. It is the mother and source of the “midot”. From this love is made the garment to the Nashama in the upper Gan Aden.1 If a man merits “nefesh saclit” he is then above the Yesodot. If he merits a ruach he is from Yetzera and is above the Ofanim and they then serve him. As he is then of the level of חיה מלאך . If he merits to his Nashama he is then at the level of the כסא . He is the above a מלאך (angel), this is as it states “I will put you among those who stand”. This is the level called “sarafim”. If he merits Nashama of Atzilut he sends Divine flow to the “kesay” (thrown) and “ofan” (wheel angel), as he is above “kesay”. The main thing of the creation is the thought of the creatures on the “kesay”. From Atzilut there rises thoughts of the creatures expressing their needs to the “kesay”. The “kesay” creates. “Kesay” is another name for Shechinah (divine Presence)of intellect. Their thoughts are the existence of Atzilut (world of emination)so they are included in the “seder” (order) of generation to generation by giving “parnasa” (sustenance) to each generation.2 The Ruach and the Nashama when in “zivug” (unification)give off light, but not when separate. Every Shabot and Rosh Chodesh there is crowned the Ruach. It rises and spreads out above rising up to Gan Aden Elyon to dress the Nashama. The Nashama wraps herself in the Ruach (the part of Nashama that enters penimi in Ruach) when entering into the guarded upper Gan Aden. When in the lower Gan aden she wears a different ruach that eminates from there. The Nashama also wears the רוחות (spirits)while in this world. Nashamot eminate from a high and mighty tree, “the river that goes out of Aden”. The Ruach (soul called spirit) from a smaller tree. They unite as male and female, Then they shine.3 The Nashama produces the ruach and rules over it, giving it light. Likewise the Nefesh is dependant on the Ruach.4 The Nashama is Torah, the Nefesh is Mitzvot, between them flourishes the Ruach which is the light of Chassadim.5 By occupying in “misim tovim” we come to posses the Nefesh in completeness(the more you give, the more you get). After to possess the Ruach one needs to add “kidusha” (holiness)on “Kidush” (sanctification) more than before. From this they can attain the level of the contemplation of their Ruach. After purifying one’s hands, adding strength in much greater “kidusha” they will be able to contemplate with their Nashama. The Ruach dresses upon the Nefesh, and the Nashama upon the Ruach.6 If one merits to be occupied in Torah he can arrouse the Ruach. From the merit of mitzvot from the Torah one can merit to the light of his Nashama (from mitzvot one merits his Nashama to reveal to him torah, arrousing his Ruach to the love and fear of Hashem). If he merits to have children and teach them the way of the Holy King he can merit to the Chayah (or from writing Torah books). Asiyah cooresponds to the skin (the world of the animal soul is arroused through the skin), Yetzera to the flesh (through which emotions spread in the body), the bones to Atzilut (inspiration comes forth from the bones)(The world of Bria cooresponds to veins and arteries, by these the intellect-Nashama come to spread out and rule the limbs of the body). The Ruach is the “markava” of the ו of יהו”ה of Yetzera (word of formation), its source is A’k that dresses in Atzilut cooresponding to the “mochin” (brain) in the bone. The ruach is in the heart. From fullfilling the commandments there is fixed the “yetzer Tov” (making the good inclination stronger), guarding from trangression fixes the “yetzer hora” (evil inclination).The Nefesh of man is from the 4 “yesodot” (elements) of the earth. An Angel of Evil is the essence of his “yetzer hora”, his “yetzer tov” of his Nefesh is from a good angel. The Ruach also has the aspect of “yetzer tov” and “yetzer hora”, these are angels themselves.7 The brain is the vessel to the Nashama. The heart to the Ruach, and the liver to the Nefesh. The Nashama spreads from the brain to the whole body. After this the Ruach spreads out from the heart to the whole body. The Ruach begins spreading out from the throat until the feet.8 The Nefesh and Ruach of sadeekem are from “mym duchrin and Mym Nukvin” of Z”a and Nakavah. The Nashama and Chayah are from “mym duchrin and Mym Nukvin” of Imma and Abba.9 The source of a man’s Nefesh, Ruach, Nashama of his Nashama is according to The Malchut of that man. Accordingly there is the flow of the Nefesh, Ruach, Nashama of his Nashama from Malchut of Atzilut to that man.10 Water cooresponds to the “nashama to Nashama” or called Chayah. Fire is the Nashama, “Ruach”(Air) is the Ruach and the Nefesh is from the Yesod of Earth.11 The Nefesh cooresponds to “Mishpot” (balanced judgment), the Ruach truth and the Nashama to chesed.12
Owner of private channel accuses Ramallah gov’t of silencing the voice of the Christian minority in the Holy Land.
The owner of a private Christian TV station on Tuesday accused the Palestinian Authority of silencing the voice of the Christian minority in the Holy Land by forcing him to go off the air.
Samir Qumsieh, owner and director of Al-Mahed (Nativity) TV, which was founded in Beit Sahur, near Bethlehem, 14 years ago, said PA security officials who raided his station last week told him that the decision to close it down had been taken because he did not have a proper license.
“It’s strange that they are closing us down now after we have been broadcasting for the past 14 years,” Qumsieh said. “This is a breach of freedom of speech and an attempt to silence the media.”
Al-Mahed TV was the only station in the Palestinian territories that broadcast Christian prayer services. The popular station also had a weekly program called The Gospel and Life. Qumsieh is planning to hold a press conference later this week to demand that the PA rescind its decision.
The Christian broadcaster was one of several private radio and TV stations that were closed last week under the pretext that they had been operating without a proper license from the PA’s Ministry of Information and Ministry of Interior.
Most of the stations have been operating for over a decade.
The move drew a wave of protests by the owners and many journalists, who accused the PA government of seeking to silence the independent media in the Palestinian territories.
Some of the owners said they weren’t able to renew their licenses because of the high fees requested by the PA authorities.
The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate denounced the decision to shut the stations, calling on PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to rescind the order.
The syndicate pointed out that the closures contradicted Fayyad’s promise to defend freedom of speech.
In a separate development, the PA-controlled newspapers in Ramallah and east Jerusalem have refused to publish the results of a public opinion poll that showed that recent charges of financial corruption and sex scandals damaged the popularity of PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Fayyad.
The poll was conducted by an independent research center headed by Khalil Shikaki.
It showed that 70 percent of the Palestinians believe the allegations made against senior PA and Fatah officials by former PA intelligence official Fahmi Shabaneh.
The results also showed that Abbas’s popularity had dropped from 54% to 50% in the past four months.
The three leading Palestinian dailies, Al-Quds, Al-Ayyam and Al-Hayat al-Jadida, have refused to publish the results of the poll. Editors and journalists at the newspapers said they had received instructions from Abbas’s office to refrain from publishing the findings of the survey, which also indicated a rise in the popularity of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.