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It says in our parsha “Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which Yhv”h elohech”a gives you, for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” (16:18)
With the establishment of the State of Isreal in our days. For the Jewish people, these words once again take on a very important and urgent significance.
The prophet Hosea warns us concerning this:
”Hear the words of YHVH oh children of Israel, for YHVH has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, for there is neither truth nor loving kindness nor knowledge of ELOHEME in the land” (4:1)
The land is given to do righteousness and justice upon but instead the opposite is being done swearing and lying, thus says the Radak. You should know that the sages teach us three things are given on condition, the land of Israel, the Holy Temple and the kingdom of David. ” These are given on the condition you keep my covenant”.1 The land is God’s, on this condition he gave it to us. It is not an outright gift. Our presence in the land of Israel depends on our observing the commandments. Rabbi Arbanel says that the phrase ” inhabitants of the land ” tells us of GOD’s concern with commandments pertaining to the land. The land is the source of GOD’s mercy to the poor who are major beneficiaries of the laws pertaining to the land. In Chupat Eliyahu we learn 3 gifts GOD gave to Yisrael, but they are recieved through yesurim (sufferings). These gifts are Torah, Aretz Yisrael and Olam Haba. The building of the bait ha Mikdash (the Holy Temple) is an inheritance in merit of Torah learning.2 One must never forget that the Ramba”m teaches in his Mishna Torah that the Jewish people when they enter the land of Israel are responsible then to fulfill 3 mitvot (laws) : Appointing a king over themselves, to wipe out the descendants of Amalak and build GOD’s House (the Temple).3 The prophet Micah says:
”Hear this You heads of the house of Yaakov, and you rulers of the house of Yisrael who condemn justice and pervert all that is straight ” (3:9)
The Radak explains that this rebuke is directed at the heads, the rulers of Israel, because of their perversion of justice. The Metsudat David comments that what ever is straight, these judges say is crooked. A coalition of 350 rabbis labeled the former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as ”anti-Jewish” and “hostile to Judaism” following his orders to act against two synagogues and a Chabad mobile unit. How can such a man come to stand as the leader of the nation of Israel ? How can Israel police officers trample young protestors while on horseback like what happened in Atzmona ?
Theres no need to give the Fatah Palestinian Authority money to pay an entire year’s salary to 3,500 members of Hamas’s terrorist forces. amounting to $16 million.Who can imagine a worse desecration of graves of Jewish martyrs who died in the Arab terrorist attacks than releasing terrorists as “good will gestures”, It says in our parsha :
: “And if they reject your peace offer, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege them painfully;” (20:12)
The head of the Israili army Ehud Barak many times has said its time to give away parts of Jerusalem, they want to give Parts of Yahudah and Shomron to the terrorists. What do they want, more rockets ?
Future American presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was in Israel recently and stated “it concerns him ”that some in the U.S. tell Israelis they can’t live where they want in their own country.” , “a Palestinian state in the middle of the Jewish homeland is ”virtually unrealistic.”,
Meanwhile the current Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu last week was upset that Vice-Premier Moshe Ya’alon for arguing that even unauthorized outposts ”are completely legal,” and his criticizing the organization Peace Now for taking money from foreign powers and foundations intent on swaying Israeli public opinion and government policies.
Bibi is governing center-left by freezing Jewish construction. Ya’alon has been far more loyal and faithful to the principles of the Likud, to Likud voters, and to our country than Netanyahu at times.
It can not be that the Israeli government kills the people of Sderot by Hamas hands because of their failure to act strongly. It is time the Israeli government stop supplying their sworn enemies with water, electricity and food. Let their patron state Iran build for them power plants and water desalination plants, instead of giving them weapons. Now is the time to seal the Palestinian entity off and deal with it as with a enemy state: ban Palestinian migrant workers, stop issuing any visas to Palestinians, block all shipments, and wage total war when attacked. Isreal must retaliate with full force upon any infringement of Israeli security. Isreal must fulfill the words of our parsha “Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which Yhv”h elohech”a gives you, for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” (16:18). Then we will see as its written in our parsha “I will raise up for them a Prophet from among their brothers, like you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall declare to them all that I shall command him. “ (18:18) With our righteous mashiach quickly in our days.
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Here we are told of a blessing in fulfilling Hashem’s commandments “ Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse” (Deuteronomy 11:26). So it is every day in fulfilling the commandments. The reward is the Holy one’s blessing, Blessed is His Name. Heaven forbid in not fulfilling the commandments we are asking for the curse. Not fulfilling the commandments we are told is as worshipping other God’s as its written “if you will not obey the commandments of yhv”h Elohache”m, but turn aside from the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you do not know (Deuteronomy 11:28) . This is similar as written in the psalms “They do not know, nor will they understand; they walk in darkness”(Psalms 82:5). We have been given the way of life by Hashem in his commandments, this is our way, the way of out forefathers, peace unto them. To act in any other way would be to act irrationally, by the wind of folly. Its truly a way we “do not know”, becouse if one knew where that path leads they would certainly stay clear of it.
3 times in the parsha it is said to rejoice. “shall rejoice before Yhv”h “(12:12) and “you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, because Yhv’h Elohache”m has blessed you. (12:7) . As our Father Avraham did we should rejoice in out portion which is our blessing. Serve Hashem in Joy. Not just doing the mitzvot, but doing them Joyfully, as a true expression of love. We should put great thought into our mitzvot so to beautify them. Concerning this we are instructed that Nothing illuminates the eyes of a man as secrets of the Torah. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochi said secrets are the “light”. If one learns correctly they will pray correctly, do mitzvot correctly all in simcha in good spirit. If one prays and knows “cavanot”(spiritual intention) of Teffila there is no greater joy in the world than this.1 Whoever can perform the “mitzvot” as is proper, and his words are correct arrouses Hashem. But “sadeekem” who have knowledge concerning the essence of the meaning of the physical requirements of the Mitzvot and their words, and know how to have “cavana” (proper intent) in their hearts and are arroused in the “mitzvot”. They get blessings from the place of thought, and Hashem is close to them. When they call to Hashem he is ready and there for them. They interact with Divine providence.2 Rejoice doing the mitzvot to the best of your ability. This will result in the blessing mentioned in the first verse of parsha.
What exactly is this blessing ?, Its result for one thing is we will be Holy people as it is written “Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own treasure among all peoples; for all the earth is mine; And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.(Exudus 19:5-6) To reach this blessing the path is spelled out in the laws of the Torah. Together these laws make the path that is “ right in the eyes of Yhv”h Elohech”a “(13:19). Know, There are those who serve Hashem as slaves, they do not cleave in the Ayn-sof , except by histashalut (gradual unfolding). While those who serve Hashem out of love cleave in Hashem with out any mesach (screen-filter) separating.3 In the parsha we are told a way to help us fulfill the way of the Torah as its written “And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Yhv”h Elohech”a redeemed you ” (15:15).By remembering we were slaves, we can appreciate our freedom and rejoice in the way of the Torah. And by remembering the strong arm by which Hashem redeemed us from Egypt with miracles while plaguing the Egyptians, and finally drowning them in the sea. We can realize the greatness of Hashem and the love he has for us and thus we can Love Hashem as is proper, and be in awe of him. Then we will be sure to see our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
1 Zohar Vayikra p.117
2Zohar Chukat p.184a
3Avodat Yisrael p.53
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Last week we learned that of Nashamot there are “higher and higher levels”. All the souls were a part of the body of “Adam”. This place in the body of Adam is called their source. There are men who have only achieved the level of Nefesh (Animal Soul). Others have merited revelation of their Ruach (Emotional Soul) and others their Nashama (Soul of Divine intellect). Adam’s garments in the Garden of Eden, his skin was as what is now our finger and toe nails.
Now lets continue with the text of the Tanya :
By the soul descending degree by degree through the unfolding of the Worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, from God’s wisdom, as it is written: “You have made them all with wisdom (Chochmah)”. The Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah of the ignorant and less intelligent come into being are bound and united with a wonderful and mighty unity with their original essence, namely, an extension of Chochmah Ila‘ah (Supernal Wisdom).
The souls of all men as said above come from Chochmah Ila‘ah (Supernal Wisdom) even if only the lower levels are a man’s soul are now revealed. Even a ignorant man’s soul is still united with the lofty place from where it is emanated from. So one can always work to reveal the higher level’s of one soul which are as of yet unknown to him. The souls revelation is filtered of quantity and quality of light as it descends through the worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah and Asiyah. Atzilut is the “World of Emanation” or Nearness to God. Atzilut is the world of Godly awareness. It is the realm of people who have so refined themselves to a very high level. The Level of soul called “Chyah” resides here. Beriah Beriah is the world of creation. It is the world of the level of soul called “Nashamah”. Yetzira, or formation. Yetzira is the world of spiritual entities, angels. Here resides the level of soul called “Ruach”. Asiyah is the physical world. This is the world “where the action is” – where perfection and rectification takes place. The creatures of the world of Asiyah are divided into the mineral, vegetable, animal and human categories. The is the world of the animal soul called Nefesh. These world and soul levels will be discussed in great deal later.
The nourishment and life force of the Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah of the ignorant are drawn from the Nefesh, Ruach, and Neshamah of the righteous and the sages, the “heads” of Israel in their generation.
As we said before there are souls from the feet of Adam and others find their source in the head of Adam. There are Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah from each of these levels of root souls. The higher level souls provide nourishment of spiritual energy of sustenance to those souls at a lower level, especially to those from the same source in the body of Adam. The righteous and the sages of Israel are those who have achieved these higher soul levels of revelation. These higher souls even effect the creative thoughts that come to those from the same source. By their coming closer to God, those from their own source are also brought closer to returning to God.
This Sages comment on the verse, “And cleave unto Him” saying he who cleaves unto a Torah scholar actually becomes attached to the Shechinah (the Divine Presence).” For, through attachment to the scholars, the Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah of the ignorant are bound up and united with their original essence and their root in Supernal Wisdom, He and His wisdom are one, and “He is the Knowledge…” As for those who willfully sin and rebel against the Torah the nurture of their Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah comes from the back, as it were, of the Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah of the scholars.
The truly righteous and the sages are forever bound with the source of there soul in a more revealed way than other men. This can be seen by their thoughts speech and actions which are continually involved in fulfilling God’s will. Obviously keeping such company influences one to do the right things. One learns not only from what the righteous teach, and by observing their actions. But as said before, all souls nourish from other souls working on a higher level. The closer one is to righteous men and the sages the more their own souls can open up inspired by their soul’s direct connection to the soul of righteous people and the sages they are close to. All is only sustained by the God’s Divine energy some receive it directly by fulfilling Torah and mitzvoth and being close to the righteous and the sages. But even the wicked are sustained by God. They receive this from in a way called the “back” as they are kept alive but flow of Holiness that sustains them is not merited and only come to them out of God’s mercy. It is said to come by way of the “back” of God as it comes without inspiring these men to return to God. They have free will, but God still has mercy upon them sustaining them ever hoping they will some day return in repentance.