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Many people will find they were greatly mistaken. They believe something like that one day there will be a booming voice from heaven telling all the Jews the time of the Messiah has arrived and in a few hours a magic cloud will take them with all their belongings to Israel, the Holy Land. Such beliefs are as fairy tales and have no basis in the words of our Holy Prophets and sages. They are akin to heresy.
It is surely true God will work great miracles ushering in the Messianic age, but we must do our part to bring it in.
The God has done His part and opened the way, and is waiting for YOU :
It is time now for those seeking to come closer to God and develop to all they can be spiritually to come to the Holy land and work on these things here, now. It is not Gods job to force you to come to usher in the Messianic age. You must do this of your own free will.
Otherwise time may very well pass you by ………………………………
Don’t put the Master of the world to task !
The punishment of the exile of Jews of Spain the rabbis of the time wrote that this happened because of the wealth the Jews of the time had and the comfort in which the Jews lived.Their beautiful houses and their wealth caused the envy of their gentile neighbors, which encouraged their jelousy and hostility. As opposed to German and French Jews who were accustomed to anti-Semitism, the Spanish Jews were not and they never saw their oppression coming. COULD THIS HAPPEN IN AMERICA ?
The world is in the midst of harsh judgment and the Creator is crying out to the Jews to come home. Since 1948 the state of Israel was established, the redemption began! The exile is coming to an end ! What are you waiting for. Do the needs of the world and your own soul not matter to you ?
Flour and water mixed after 18 minutes turns into “Chumatz” (leaven), we try to bake the dough before 15 minutes so this does not happen.
Pessach is Pretty important if we spell it out as
פהסמךחת=613 (all the commandments). The sages say Passach is a time for searching for a persons defects, like the way each person must search their house for “chumatz” (leaven). God illuminates our Nashama (Soul) so that we may see ourselves clearer. Like the way we use a candle to search for “Chumatz”, and a candle represents the “Nashama”. As it says “ the candle of God is the Nashama of man”. It states in the Zohar that from Rosh chodesh (New moon) of the month of Nisson there is an increase in “Bina” (Divine Understanding). With this power we can search within ourselves and see what it is that is causing our exile from GOD, Divine revelation. So that we may return to GOD completely. ”Chumatz” is not nullified like most things even when there is less than 1 part to 60. Any “chumatz” (which is arrogance) cannot be tolerated. How could one be arrogant if they really knew they were standing before GOD ?. An arrogant person performing religious acts is only a “charade”. They have not even begun the kind of Divine service that leads to ”ruach haKodesh”, and redemption.
The Pesach sacrifice was to be offered with “ head on its knees and on its innards. This is like “Ibor” called in the Zohar “legs folded” and “ folded within three”. This is when chochmah , binah and dat are concealed within chesed-gevurah-tiferet and chesed-gevurah-tiferet are concealed within netzach-hod and yesod. Physically, this is reflected in the fact that the embryo is postured in the crouched fetal position in the womb with its head bent between its knees.
One must be completely dedicated to GOD not themselves. The Temple offering for Passach the “corbon Pessach”, May we bring it quickly, is roasted whole, including the head and tail. This shows that returning to GOD, Leaving our personal and National exile requires returning to GOD from all aspects of our existence. One must dedicate all aspects of their life to GOD, Blessed is his Name ! Every individual goes through his personal exile, and must separate from those things that bind him from coming close to GOD. Those things which are strange and not part of his divine service. We must do this in all aspects of our life, thus removing ourselves from our personal Egypt (which means confinement), by this fulfilling in part the commandment of remembering the redemption from Egypt. It is stated in the Zohar that “The remembrance of being taken out of Egypt with great miracles is the gateway to divine power, a root of the whole Torah, the basis of all the commandments and the real “emuna” (faith) of the Jewish Soul”. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochi says “ this is our season of joy and gladness when we celebrate the great honor GOD showed to us by taking us out from under the power of impurity into the power of his Holiness.” It is the day as R. Abba says “ GOD took Yisrael from being under the power of impurity to be united with his name, causing them to be raised up above all the upper and lower beings”. The sages tell us one reason for the exile of Yisrael in Egypt was because when GOD told Avraham Avinu that he would give his decedents the land of Canaan as an eternal inheritance Avraham misused his power of speech when he replied “ How will I Know ”. Because of this lack of faith we went down to the refining furnace called Egypt. Now on Pessach we have the power to redeem the power of speech from exile. We do this by with great joy and excitement and a high heart telling the story of the redemption from Egypt, till the point G-d willing they remember. The Zohar says one who does this will rejoice with the Shechinah in the world to come for rejoicing brings rejoicing. The Oar Ha Chayim teaches that we bring redemption closer discussing Holy matters celebrating the redemption of speech. By remembering the great love GOD showed to us in redeeming us from Egypt we can draw strength to know he has given us strength to overcome all obstacles yielding the power of redemption !
In the Torah Billam the Rusha states “ GOD brings them out of Egypt”, In Sefer Oar Ha Chyim it is explained that this is written in an active sense since it is on Passach that sparks of Holiness are freed from impurity. The 7 days of Passach parallel the 7 days of creation. What we strive for creatively, intellectually, emotionally and physically can cause great changes in the continual of process of the renewal of all life including ourselves from this time period Passach is a time of profound personal spiritual redemption, as it says in Toldot Yaacov Yosef that on Passach “ A man merits access to the eternal wellsprings of life”.
One part of doing this is by the 4 cups of wine at the sedar, by this we rectify the sin of Adam as the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was a grape. By drinking the 4 cups of wine we can remove the separation created by the sin of Adam, each cup has potential to remove aspects of the 4 “Klipot” that separate us from GOD ! Thus removing our desires for actions not supportive or against divine will, feelings of our heart that are not the love of GOD, thoughts that are not good, and barriers to divine inspiration. The wine of Pesach is a Tikun by Imma. We learn in Pre Atz Chyim by drinking the 4 cups wine there decends “mochin” down the throat to the head of Rachel. Matzah is a tikun by Abba.
Matzah seems to be only a little water and flour, but the Zohar tells us it is the bread of Faith, only on passach GOD gives it the power to be a gateway for “emunah”. If we add the letter “ו” to מצה (matzah) we have מצוה (mitzvah). The letter ו of the Divine name reveals our Ruach, our emotional soul, when one involves their heart in Divine service how great this is. Matza has a lot of potential to nullify evil סמא”ל (the Devil) + 4 letters = מצה . Rabbi Ashlag expains in the Hakdamah to Tikunim concerning this that this added letter ו gives “chassadim” to the Malchut, by this the Chuchmah in it illuminates. It is similar to the Manna in the desert some had more some less, but all had the measure of an omer. To some its taste was bland to others it tasted as what ever they desired. The Ari teaches in Shar pasukim that “Smura Matzah” is Machut of Bina, which is the ד of אחד . Think about this deeply as it touches on many things.
We can turn the “bread of affliction” to the “bread of redemption” ! Matzah in Atbash system of letter exchange becomes יה”צ. From the name י”ה comes Divine wisdom, While צ is the vessel for this wisdom. One fit to receive it. צ represent the “Sadeek”. It states in the Gemora a child does not have wisdom till he has tasted Wheat. Yet this type of wisdom from Matzah is very high. As the Mittler Rebbe said “ The Aor Makiff (surrounding light) of Chuchmah is Emunah”. The matzah also works to complete our dat as Taught by Rabbi Natan of Bresslov. The 3 matzot correspond to Chaba’d of Dat, also to Myriam’s well, the Cloud that surrounded Yisrael in the desert and the Manna. By eating Matzah we are able to remove the delusions of this world from our brains, and the scream out to GOD with words like ”thunder” when reading the Hagada. .
הגדהשלפסח + 1= מלכות, Through the “Hagada” we can reveal GOD’s Kingship which ultimately is Mashiach. This is also reflected by spelling out each letter of הגדה as ה”הדל”תגימ”לה”י=ישראל +1.
Passach itself ( פסח ) by Atbash becomes וחס meaning “and having mercy”. This shows us that on Passach we draw down the power to Divine mercy. As it was by this Divine mercy that we were freed from Egypt w hen we had reached the lowest level of defilement. GOD told Avraham that our exile of Egypt would be 400 years, but GOD in his great mercy he took us out in only 210 years. ”Choroset” חרוסת permeates to חסרות, mercy of Ruth. This illudes To David HaMelach and the final redemption.
Passach is called “the time of our freedom”, it was from Passach that we went from the lowest depths of enslavement and spiritual depravity to the highest spiritual states at the sea, and then stood before GOD and received the Torah. The word Passach means to Jump. The spiritual growth of Passach is not a gradual thing, but made in leaps and jumps. It is said that rejoicing over the redemption from Egypt leads to further redemption.
Eliyahu Ha Novi is know to be at 2 places. At every circumcision, as he is called in the Holy books “Angel of the Covenant”. It was before eating the Corban Passach that Moshe or some say Yuhoshua circumcised Yisrael so they could eat of the Corban Passach, then came redemption ! Eliyahu (Elijah) is also invited to the Passach Sader. We even set out a cup of wine for him in every home. Then when we open the door for Eliyahu towards the conclusion of the Seder, after all the previous preparations we say “ Pour out your wrath ….. Pursue them in anger” . May it be in the merit of the Sadeekem in the Gan Aden and now on the Earth that GOD has great mercy upon us so that we will see the prophesy of the Prophet Malachi fulfilled with Eliyahu coming to us turning the hearts of children to their parents and parents to their children with the coming of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days !
The Rebbi of Karlin said ”Great is a man of Yisrael in the way He is formed, allowing Him to be a son of the King ”. It is of this quality the Torah is speaking of when it speaks of freedom. It was for this quality that we merited being redeemed from Egypt. This Holiness obligates us to be careful not to transgress the border between freedom and a state of lawless abandonment of any constant real values of virtue. Behavior which would bring shame to our father the King of His Holy nation Yisrael and all creation. The freedom we are talking about places upon us borders upon our behavior, giving us more obligations which come upon such a man from God because of the heights of His level in the scheme of creation. Because of this a free man must be careful with matters involving his Honor. But lawless abandon of Godly virtue is of man at a lowly level. In this is a aspect of slavery. As a slave’s disgracefulness adds to him losing restraint and control. As he just really doesn’t care. Such a man will do all that arises of his emotions, he loses control over himself. He goes from the realm of intellect that is upright, transgressing going after his desires. We see this in lowly people, they do their evil desires. The true image of man parishes from them. Leaving them with an image as any human being, when His true nature is beyond this. As his soul has heard the voice of God speaking at Sinai and has experienced the wonders God has done for the Hebrew people. In the beginning he believes in his own eyes that his actions are his desires, but in the end he is only a slave to his evil inclination.
If we look at Yaakov’s blessing from Yizchak we can see how something lowly can be something great as Yitzchak said ”Your seed shall be as the sand of the earth, you shall spread to the north, east , south and west.” During the times we live in now it seems that many of the Jewish people have fell to a low spiritual place. Many of our people now are as low as the sand of the earth (being immersed only in physical matters, with no spiritual awareness), sitting among the nations in exile. But as the great Rabbi Hillel said ”My falling is my rising”. The seemingly lowly state we are in now is only a necessary step. As was the captivity in Egypt, to bring about redemption. As by the lowliness created by a lack of spirituality, they can appreciate it once it is truly found.
The Ruach (spirit) of Yisrael is the internal aspect of His Nefesh (animal soul), its instinctual awareness known as leah. It is only this that can free him from from the slavery of his evil inclination ruling upon all his limbs. Which has become his master. The source the true Ruach (spirit) of Yisrael is in the many mitzvot, Positive commands and prohibitions. For this reason one is required to do many mitzvot to establish His freedom. Only in this way is there true freedom of the Nefesh (animal soul). But to one who does not know this they, God forbid, think that all the mitzvot remove all joy from life. When it is exactly the opposite. One who has never tasted the true atmosphere of people observing God’s Holidays will never understand this. For this reason it says concerning the Passover offering ”No stranger may eat from it”. Better is the verse ”taste and see that yhv”h is good”, with the coming of our righteous mashiach quickly in our days.
Also know that during these 7 weeks until the time of receiving the Torah anew on Shavuot God gives us a special gift each week, each day for the betterment of our souls by allowing us to develop our soul powers of doing kindness during the first week, the 2nd week discipline, the 3rd week harmony and balance, the 4th week endurance so to be able to obtain any goal, 5th week perfecting minor details involved in all we do, 6th week making the greatest perfection of any circumstance, and in the 7th and final week having the kingship of God revealed in all our thoughts speech and actions. This is called ”counting of the omer ”. From all of this God willing we shall be ready to receive the Torah.
UPDATED MAY 8TH 2016
It is written : ‘and now, Israel, what does God ask from you other than to fear Him?’
Is God on a Wizard of Oz power trip, wanting everyone to be scared of him?
THIS OBVIOUSLY IS NOT IT
The answer it in the worlds that follow “And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?”
There is no fear without awareness. The God want you to be aware of Him. Then you will love him then you will “be able to” “to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees”
From here we see the love of God is dependant on fear, and this is dependant on awareness of God. This takes effort to attain. This is only attained by “personal experience”.
The lower level of fear is of Divine punishment because of transgression, but this is not real fear of God as this come from “self love”, one is concerned what will happen with them. The real fear of God is a aspect of awe of his awesome majesty.
The fear of God is His Malchut (Kingship), it includes all the commandments in the Torah, because it is fear that comes from the Torah which is the middle pillar (Tiferet) which is the יהו“ה (God). If a man does not know the rewards of the Torah’s commandments, and punishments for their transgression, how can he fear him ? If a person does not know who gave and commanded to follow the Torah how will he fear him ?(Tikkuny Zohar)
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It is astounding how many secular Jews write off Torah Judaism. When they have no real knowledge concerning it, they don’t even have a background in the history of the religion. They know more about football basketball and Baseball. Or maybe they know more about Hollywood. To make such a decision on what life depends without knowledge is not to say the least, not a smart thing to do. And they make this decision without any fear of being wrong ?
But with reform and conservative leaders who choose to believe only in those parts of Jewish tradition that were convenient for their lifestyle and then they made a “New” religions out of this only about 200 years ago. What is the average secular Jew expected think about Torah Judiasm. Which is the only true Judiasm as it was codified in the Mishna almost 2000 years ago and explained in the Talmud in detail a few hundred years later. But of these things strange as it is few Jews know much. ?
And relatives of the religious family member keep a distance from them, with a confident ignorance. They may even resent how their Torah-observant children or siblings make sacrifices. Saying giving things away for free is stupid, and you cannot afford to do that. And many of the things the religious one may do they see as a utter waste of time.
“It makes him no money”
Though they will not admit it, what they resent most of all is being made to feel guilty. Which pretty much happens automatically, they may not even realize why they feel what they do.
Their “soul” does know right from wrong and what they should be doing. A reminder just by seeing a religious person can be troubling, subconsciously.
Never mind the fact that assimilation leads to the end of their link with the Jewish people. They won’t think about that much.
They should know better that there will be a day of reckoning. When God will have said enough is enough, and decides to reveal Himself and the truth about Torah.
But there is no talking to people who do not want to listen. They who think they know it all, when all they know is their own opinions. , As sophisticated as the human mind is it cannot grasp the inner workings of the physical universe let alone God.
OBVIOUSLY THEY DON’T KNOW IT ALL.
A aspect of idolatry is believing in something other than God, that something has power independent of God. It can even be believing in one’s self and their own power. They make themselves into a idol.
The brain brings a person to the door of an idea. The heart is the key to unlock it, allowing the person to enter the idea as a revelation of God in Creation.
They don’t appreciate the spiritual ramifications of this knowledge, and are being “held” back.
Without the heart involved , a person can spend an entire lifetime at the door of a concept and never really enter it. A brilliant person can remain standing at the threshold of the understanding of ideas their entire life!
Their heart just does not engage and take them in.
People must be humble enough to let God grant them insight into the hidden reality of Divine truth. But instead everyday the secular world keeps piling on man layer upon layer of falsehood.