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This weeks parsha explains the ritual aspect of many sacrifices that are made in the Holy Temple, may it be rebuilt quickly in our days.
In the temple of king Solomon a fire would come down from heaven to consume the daily offerings on the alter. Yet we still made a fire below. There is a verse in Thillim
“Happy is the man whom you choose, and bring near.” (Psalm 65). In the Holy Zohar it explains ; who are those that Hashem brings close ?. It is those who first take a step in that direction. We can see Hashem demands a action below by us, we see this in man making the fire on the alter. In order to raise your self up and the world we must do something of Divine service then God will respond in kind, with great mercy.
We learn from the Zohar a sacrifice is called in Biblical Hebrew a “corbon” from the same root as the word “corov” which means closeness. In Beor Esser Sefirot העטרת (the Crown) is called heart it is the place in the beginning of all tefilot (prayers). The הקרבנות (the sacrifices) are in עליוןלב (the supernal heart). This is the din (judgment) concerning tefilot. As this prayer is as a קרבן which purifies and brings one קרב (close).
We can learn a lot from the Temple service. Dont take benefit of a mitzvah (commandment) before it is complete (dont create a incomplete mitzvah or lacking compared to what you are capable of). This is as if a Cohen were to eat from a sacrifice before he had completed his required Divine service with it. Do the mitzvot in a way of כבוד (honor) due to the Holy king. Dont enter into doing the Mitzvot in a light headed way. By comprehension of the mitzvot one comes to be careful with their fulfillment as then they understand that the mitzvot involve Holiness. Then they will do them with all their power, cherishing and guarding their kidusha. But if one enters to fulfill mitzvot with arrogance or not in a serious way they will not comprehend in truth “hashgacha” (divine providence), or see the way of the Mitzvot.1 Like a sacrifice, Torah is offered as a gift to Hashem. In the Zohar Barashit it is taught During times when sacrifices were offered sin never clung to Yisrael as these offerings made atonement for them. The Zohar Vayikra teaches that the inner most alter was for Incense, it is the “small still voice.” (the Spirit of Holiness). The ark is Bina including 32 paths which is the source of the Nashama Yetera of Shabot which is Chuchmah , the fire of the Brass alter, it stands against the fire of Ghenom.2
The work of the Holy Temple will continue once again as we see from the Prophet Jeremiah:
“ Behold the days are coming says YHVH I will perform the good thing which I promised to the house of Israel, and to the house of
Yehudah. In those days at that time, I will cause an offshoot of righteousness to grow up for David and He shall execute
justice and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Yehudah be saved and Jerusalem shall dwell safely and this is
the name whereby she shall be called YHVH is our righteousness. Thus says YHVH David shall never lack a man sitting on
the thrown of the house of Israel. Neither shall the Cohen and Levites lack a man before me to offer Burnt
offerings and to burn Meal offerings and to do sacrifice for all days ”(33:14-18)
The Radak explains ”offshoot of righteousness” this refers to Messiah. The Metsudat David says we will call the place of Jerusalem when this prophesy is fulfilled YHV”H is our righteousness. This depicts a little how dramatic this time will be to Jerusalem. The Metsudat David teaches us from the words ” do sacrifice for all days” that there will not be cut off the sacrifice because there shall forever be this service. God will return the Cohaniam (Descendants of Aharon) and all their aspects as described in the Torah into action again as in days of old
In Marachot Elokim the main thing of גאולה (redemption) is in the night time so the corban pasach (pasach sacrifice) is only brought at night.
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Bulk Ink Refill Instruction
The ink in this cartridge is retained because the cartridge has an internal sponge.
Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.
Step 2) Remove the label on the top of the cartridge. You will find 5 holes.
Step 3) Put the holes on top of the cartridge. Turn the cartridge so that the single hole is farthest away from you and the other 4 holes are closest to you. You may fill through any of the following holes:
The single hole farthest from you.
Either of the two holes closest to you.
Step 4) Keeping the cartridge on paper towels, take a syringe bottle and fill it 1/2 full of ink — about 15 ml. When new, the cartridge holds 19 ml. When full, the cartridge holds 19 ml.
Step 5) Insert the needle fully into the hole. Get the tip of the needle to the bottom of the cartridge. Inject the ink very S-L-O-W-L-Y and watch until the sponge is saturated. You must get the needle deep into the hard sponge.
Step 6) It is not necessary to reseal the holes.
Step 7) Set above a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution, perhaps over a small cup. Expect a few drips. Do not allow the cartridge to touch the paper towel at this point, since the towel will draw out the ink.
Step 8) For best results, let sit overnight before using. Tape over the vent holes if you plan to store for awhile to prevent drying out of the ink.
If you have a leak
There are only 2 reasons to have a leak with this cartridge:
The cartridge has been overfilled. Remove some of the ink or let sit until it stabilizes.
The cartridge has been damaged severely on the bottom. This should be obvious. Throw away the cartridge.
If the Cartridge doesn’t Print
This simple cartridge is merely a sponge-filled box. Try the following:
Be sure that you have put the ink into the bottom of the sponge inside the cartridge. If you don’t get the ink to the bottom, the cartridge won’t print.
Follow the directions in the printer manual to run the cleaning routine. This cleaning routine is in the HP Toolbox software.
If this doesn’t work, take the cartridge to the nearest hot water faucet.
Turn on the hot water. Let it get hot.
Put only the printhead portion (where the ink comes out) under the hot water for 2 to 3 seconds — NOT 10 seconds!!!.
Dry off the cartridge using a soft tissue.
Re-insert the cartridge into the printer.
Run the normal cleaning software routine a few times.
If this doesn’t work, remove the syringe needle from the syringe. Set the needle aside. Go to the sink. Put your fingers over 4 of the 5 holes. Using the syringe, squeeze air gently into the 5th hole to pressurize the cartridge, and (hopefully) push ink to the bottom of the cartridge and out the printhead. This is messy!
If the cartridge has been sitting in your drawer for a couple weeks or more, it is probably dry. If so, you may need to rinse out the sponge with warm water injected repeatedly into the cartridge. After rinsing out the cartridge, let dry by putting in front of an air conditioner or warm air vent for several hours. Then attempt to refill normally.
If this doesn’t work, soak only the print head in simmering water for up to 2 hours. You may add up to 50 percent ammonia for really tough clogs.
It also helps at times after filling to print a bunch of pages, the in may take 5 pages to start flowing.
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There are many Secrets in Hazinu
Its written in Seder Hadorot that Ramban confronted a former student, named Avner, and asked him why he strayed from the path of the Torah. Avner said “you once taught that “everything is to be found in the Song of Haázinu” and I found the idea so preposterous that it led me to lose faith.
Ramban then stated that he still held by his assertion, Avner challenged him, “If so, where is my name to be found in the song?”
Ramban turned to the wall praying to God, and it soon occurred to him that the third letter of each word in verse 26 spelled Avner’s name:
אָמַרְתִּי אַפְאֵיהֶם אַשְׁבִּיתָה מֵאֱנוֹשׁ זִכְרָם
On hearing his, Avner repented and mended his ways.
The song of Hazinu is 70 lines long: 70, just like the number of the nations on earth in the Biblical period and just like the 70 individuals of the family of Yaakov Avinu whom descended into Egypt.
In this weeks parsha its written
“And I will move them to jealousy by those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.”
The people of Israel have been tormented by a people “who are not a people” who call themselves Palestinians, whose culture on falsehood.
According to Arab sources, and authoritative Islamic personalities there are no “Palestinian people” and never has been.
Palestinians are the newest of all the peoples on the face of the Earth, and began to exist in a single day by a kind of supernatural phenomenon that is unique in the whole history of mankind, as it is witnessed by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?”
“We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”.
“When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.
This declaration by a true “Palestinian” should have some significance for a sincerely neutral observer. Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day “Palestinians” are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history. They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth. They were Jordanians (another recent British invention, as there has never been any people known as “Jordanians”), and after the Six-Day War in which Israel utterly defeated the coalition of nine Arab states and took legitimate possession of Judea and Samaria, the Arab dwellers in those regions underwent a kind of anthropological miracle and discovered that they were Palestinians – something they did not know the day before.
The Roman emperor Hadrian was utterly upset with the Jewish Nation and wanted to erase the name of Israel and Judah from the face of the Earth, so that there would be no memory of the country that belonged to that rebel people. He decided to replace the denomination of that Roman province and resorted to ancient history in order to find a name that might appear appropriate, and found that an extinct people that was unknown in Roman times, called “Philistines”, was once dwelling in that area and were enemies of the Israelites. Therefore, according to Latin spelling, he invented the new name: “Palæstina”, a name that would be also hateful for the Jews as it reminded them their old foes. He did so with the explicit purpose of effacing any trace of Jewish history. Ancient Romans, as well as modern Palestinians, have fulfilled the Hebrew Scriptures Prophecy that declares: “They lay crafty plans against Your People… they say: ‘come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more’.” – Tehilim 83:3-4 (Psalm 83:3-4). They failed, as Israel is still alive. Any honest person would recognize that there is no mention of the name Palestina in history before the Romans renamed the province of Judea, that such name does not occur in any ancient document, is not written in the Bible, neither in the Hebrew Scriptures nor in the Christian Testament, not even in Assyrian, Persian, Macedonian, Ptolemaic, Seleucian or other Greek sources, and that not any “Palestinian” people has ever been mentioned, not even by the Romans that invented the term.
There is no reference to any Palestinian people in the qur’an (koran), although muslims claim that their prophet was once in Jerusalem (an event that is not mentioned in the koran either). It appears evident that he did not meet any Palestinian in his whole life, nor his successors did either. Caliph Salahuddin al-Ayyub (Saladin), knew the Jews and kindly invited them to settle in Jerusalem, that he recognized as their Homeland, but he did not know any Palestinian… To claim that Palestinians are the original people of Eretz Yisrael is not only against secular history but also against Islamic history!
The name “Falastin” that Arabs today use for “Palestine” is not an Arabic name, but adopted and adapted from the Latin Palæstina . How can an Arab people have a western name instead of one in their own language?
An Arab writer and journalist declared:
“There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that’s too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today… No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough”.
– Joseph Farah, “Myths of the Middle East” –
Arabs have said:
“There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it”.
– Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 –
“There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not”.
– Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946 –
“It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria”.
– Representant of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956 –
When the State of Israel was reborn in 1948 c.e., the “Palestinians” did not exist yet, the Arabs had still not discovered that “ancient” people. They were too busy with the purpose of annihilating the new Sovereign State and did not intend to create any Palestinian entity, but only to distribute the land among the already existing Arab states. They were defeated. They attempted again to destroy Israel in 1967, and were humiliated in only six days, in which they lost the lands that they had usurped in 1948. In those 19 years of Arab occupation of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, neither Jordan nor Egypt suggested to create a “Palestinian” state, since the still non-existing Palestinians would have never claimed their alleged right to have their own state… Paradoxically, during the British Mandate, it was not any Arab group but the Jews that were known as “Palestinians”!
Arabs declared after the Six-Day War:
“There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity… yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel”.
– Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council –
“You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people”.
– Syrian dictator Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yassir Arafat –
“As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage back to the original country their great grandparents came from. Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East included. The fact is that today’s Palestinians are immigrants from the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and origins of today’s Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Christians from Greece, muslim Sherkas from Russia, muslims from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseni (the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur (The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to 30,000 inhabitants”.
– Walid Shoebat, an “ex-Palestinian” Arab –
How long do “Palestinians” live in “Palestine”?
According to the United Nations weird standards, any person that spent TWO YEARS (!!!) in “Palestine” before 1948, with or without proof, is a “Palestinian”, as well as all the descendants of that person.
It is thoroughly documented that the first inhabitants of Eretz Yisrael after some centuries were the Jewish pioneers, and not the Arabs so-called Palestinians. Some eyewitnesses have written their memories about the Land before the Jewish immigration:
“There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilea); not for thirty miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee… Nazareth is forlorn… Jericho lies a mouldering ruin… Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent, mournful expanse… a desolation… We never saw a human being on the whole route… Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country… Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes… desolate and unlovely…”.
– Mark Twain, “The Innocents Abroad”, 1867 –
Where had the Palestinians been hidden that Mark Twain did not see them? Where was that “ancient” people in the mid XIX century c.e.? Of course, modern biased Arab politicians try to discredit Mark Twain and insult and blame him of racism. Yet, it seems that there were other people that did not achieve in recognizing a single Palestinian in those times and earlier:
“In 1590 a ‘simple English visitor’ to Jerusalem wrote: ‘Nothing there is to bescene but a little of the old walls, which is yet remayning and all the rest is grasse, mosse and weedes much like to a piece of rank or moist grounde’.”.
– Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund,
Quarterly Statement, p. 86; de Haas, History, p. 338 –
“The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil”.
– British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s –
“Palestine is a ruined and desolate land”.
– Count Constantine François Volney, XVIII century French author and historian –
“The area was underpopulated and remained economically stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880’s, who came to rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained “The Holy Land” in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other immigrants – both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts… Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen… The plows used were of wood… The yields were very poor… The sanitary conditions in the village [Yabna] were horrible… Schools did not exist… The rate of infant mortality was very high… The western part, toward the sea, was almost a desert… The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants”.
– The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913 –
The Bottom line is that the So called “West Bank” (The Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria) were lands under the sovereignty of Jordan till they attacked Israel and lost the war and the land.
Gaza also was ruled by Egypt till that they attack Israel and lost the war and the land.
Egypt now does not want Gaza back and neither does Jordan want back The Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria.
There is no “Palestinian people” and never has been.
The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a resolution adopted on 29 November 1947 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Its title was United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) Future Government of Palestine.
The resolution recommended the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine and the partition of the territory into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, with the Jerusalem-Bethlehem area being under special international protection, administered by the United Nations
The proposed plan was accepted by the leaders of the Jewish community in Palestine, through the Jewish Agency.However, the plan was rejected by leaders of the Arab community (the Palestine Arab Higher Committee etc.), who were supported in their rejection by the states of the Arab League. In a communication to the United Nations Palestine Commission dated 19 January 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine stated that it was “determined [to] persist in rejection [to the] partition and in refusal [to] recognize UNO resolution [with] this respect and anything deriving therefrom”.
On the day before the United Kingdom was to complete its withdrawal, (i.e. 14 May 1948) the Jewish community in Palestine published a Declaration of Independence as the State of Israel, and five Arab armies crossed into the former Mandate as the start of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
Arab leaders threatened the Jewish population of Palestine, speaking of “driving the Jews into the sea” and ridding Palestine “of the Zionist Plague”. On the eve of the Arab armies invasion, Azzam Pasha, the General Secretary of the Arab League, “describing the fate of the Jews” is said to have declared: “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades”
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Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands The Arabs lost their wars with Israel and need to get over it, and get on with their lives.
Israel is mentioned in the Bible 2498 times
Rabbi NachemYa”h teaches that the last 8 verses of the Torah were written by Joshua, these were inked in over the letters Moshe wrote as he was dying with his tears. In Baba Batra we learn that Moses wrote his book (The Torah) and the book of Job
Moses was not buried in the Land of Israel in order that he be able to bring the generation that died in the desert with him to the final Redemption.
It is taught in Midrash that Psalms 90-100 are from Moses, each psalm in honor of one of the tribes. Psalm 97 corresponds to the Tribe of Yosef . And as we know about Joseph himself, he avoided sexual temptation, and , because of this he was called Yoshef “ HaTzadik “ (The Righteous). The Holy Ar”i teaches in Safer Lekutim concerning Yosef in Moses farewell blessing to the Jewish people, he describes Joseph as an ox. In Jacob’ blessing to Joseph, the same word for ox appears, but with a different meaning, that of “wall”. Joseph is the fruitful son, a fruitful son above the evil eye; “daughters tread over the “wall” to gaze on him.” The words for “ the wall” in Hebrew are alei shur, which if pronounced slightly differently can be read: “ O ox!” (aleh, shor). The sages tell us that when Joseph died, his coffin was placed in the Nile River, and when the Jews left Egypt many years later, Moses stood at the edge of the Nile and cast into it a golden plate inscribed with the words “ O ox!” and Joseph’ coffin rose to the surface. In this way, Moses was able to fulfill Joseph’ wish to have his bones removed from Egypt and buried in the Land of Israel. Obviously, this golden plate possessed great power.
Moses wrote a book also called “Miyan Chuchmah”
( SPRING OF WISDOM)
IT IS A BOOK CONCERNING MEDITATIVE
TECHNIQUES. IT HAS NEVER BEEN TRANLATED INTO ENGLISH.
THIS TYPE OF TEACHINGS ARE FOUND HERE
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.
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A few terms and concepts are explained at the bottom of the post for those who are not so familiar
To get the most out of the Spiritual path taught here one needs to begin with the writings under the category called “The Guide”. The teachings there make a vessel so that one’s soul can ascend, and work with the meditative practices taught here. From learning “The Guide” one will become familiar with the terms also that are necessary to access this wisdom. So Enjoy and Grow !
THE DOUBLE DOSE
In last weeks parsha GOD states “ The Children of Isreal shall keep the Shabot throughout their generations”. After the giving of the Shabot Moses is given the 2 tablets of the law written by the finger of Elohem”e. In the beginning of this weeks parsha the commandment is given “ six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. It shall be a holy day to you. Whoever works on this day shall surely be put to death”. How can this be as people are unfortunately working on Shabot, and they are still walking around ?.
Its known that on the Holy Shobot there is revealed more Chuchmah (Wisdom-creative inspiration). It says “Chuchmah enlivens its owner”, and the source of this חיים (life force) is שכל .1 (intellect) We draw from The main aspect of life which is in Chuchmah.2 All מזון (nourishment) and flow is from Bina (Divine understanding), but nourishment of the upper King is from Chuchmah. From here is heaven nourished as it says ”Chuchmah makes alive its owner”, and the land to flow in Malchut o בן ישי (King David)
Who is בן ישי (son who has י ( י refers to Teferet (balance-harmony).3 Decent from Atzilut (world of Divine creativity) to Bria (world of Divine Understanding) is always called death.4 When a man transgresses any of the prohibitions of the Torah they receive death from heaven and are cut off. 5 The limbs of a man correspond to branches of the supernal markava (chariot). The malvush (garment) of Canneset Yisrael is in 248 limbs of Atzilut which are angels. There are 248 lights in Adam elyon (supernal man) from 248 mitzvot (affirmative Biblical commandments). So that by each of the 248 mitzvot there does not rule the tuma (impurity) of death (on its cooresponding limb). All the 248 positive commandments are masculine being Teferet that is drawn from Chesed. 365 days of the year come in from the 365 branches of din (judgment) of the supernal tree. They are from the aspect of פחד (great fear) drawn from the feminine side, so women are obligated to guard all 365 prohibitions of the Torah. Prohibitions are from din (stern judgment). So do not transgress the prohibitions. 6 Not eating the atz dat tov and rah (tree of good and evil) are 365 prohibitions. They are like sexual offenses, places of ruling of the chizonim (the other side). One who enters the gan and comes unto the chizonim there, there is aroused unto him supernal givurot (forces of severity-restriction). They flow to the malchut (Divine presence), and this disturbs minuchah (pleasant rest), givurot flow to the chitzonim. When a man comes unto these, death rules upon him, God forbid. The atz dat tov (tree of good) is mitzvot and that which is permitted. The mitzvot are atz Chyim (tree of life), that which is permitted is atz dat tov. 7 “Atz Chyim” is Z’a (source of Ruach-Emotional soul), “Atz Dat” is Nakavah (source of the animal soul called Nefesh). One is life the other is death. Whoever involves themselves with them, but gives more consideration to Nakavah when She is separate from Z”a causes to himself death in this world and “olam Haba” (world to come).8 sedek” is “Atz Chym” it arrouses against death, and delivers those attached to it.9
Immediately after the giving of the commandment of Shabot it says “Take a offering to Yhv”h, he who is of a willing heart.” May we have such a “willing heart” arroused from between the “Caruvim” that are upon the ark of the covenant as described in our parsha. “Navua” (prophesy) rests on the heart of man. Its called nefesh in the heart. If the lungs merit song of Ruach Hakodesh we say the caruvim spread there wings to receive three ”chayot” of the marcava. The four winds of the world are emanated from the four wings of the Chayot. They correspond to four legs of the thrown. The heart is an aspect flesh from the side of the ox.10
1. 1Shoshon Sodot
1. 2Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.103
1. 3Aor Yakar Vol 2 p.133
1. 4Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.79
1. 5shar mimorim-ar’i p.3
1. 6Shoshon Sodot
1. 7Aor Yakar Barashit p.184
1. 8Sulam on Zohar Shalach Lecha p.127a
1. 9Zohar Bahar p.111a
1. 10zohar tikunim-perush metak mdavash p.993
This portion of the Torah, Pekudy is all about accounting. It is in this case the accounting of the assembly of the parts of the Mishcon (tabernacle). Which is representative of the order of the supernal things. The levels of the unfolding of the Divine. In the accounts of the Mishcon are great secrets concerning the Divine names. Things that are not spoken.
A thing cannot be settled in its place till its name has been called, and it is set there. Hashem decided to list the aspects of the Torah and parts of the “Mishcon” as they together are one and cannot be separated.1 The “mishcon” was consecrated as a body which contains a “ruach”.2 All measurements of the “miscon” are those of kav midah (spiritual powers distribution device).3Kav midah spreads to malchut (Divine presence-physical). It gives power to spread out in all her forces.4 Botzina Kardinita (lamp of Divine will) gives mida (measure) to all midot (measurements), this is the idea of Kav midah which measures out all midot. The light dressing in all the sefirot. Which is their Nashama. It’s existence is concealed being Nashama of Bina, that is Nashama of Chuchmah that is Nashama of Keter. All the days of a man refers to kav midah spreading out within measuring midot. This is the secret of supernal life force spreading out from Keter to Chuchmah. Its midah being measured. Such is man. supernal life force spreading out from kav midah.5 All measurements are of the mida (attribute) of Malchut.6 The Supernal forces above are together in a unity of 12 parts these correspond to :
Gold, Silver, Brass, “Techalet”, “Argaman”, Scarlet, Fine Linnen, Goats Hair, Rams Skins dyed Red, “Tachash”, “Shittim Wood”, Oil for Light, “ketoret”, and spices of the annointing oil. These 12 forces are all under the 4 “chayot” (angels). All these move towards the כסא (thrown) to lift her on high so that she may join her spouse. So that together they may be in glory. The most high sits on the כסא in perfect union with His Spouse. So there is joy in the world. The elements are listed according to their values here below. But in the “Markava” above it is the opposite. There silver is before Gold, but here the left comes before the right.7 The inner most alter was for Incense, it is the “small still voice.8 The ten curtains are the sefirot of malchut.9 The 50 gold and brass clasps appeared as the color “argaman”.10 (red-purple).The boards are chuchmah they are the angels “Seraphim” of the world of Bria.11 The Caruvim are Nezauch and Hod their wings on the parochet is Yesod.12 The Caruvim are Teferet and Malchut. The parochet (curtain) separate between the kodesh, these are 7 sefirot, they are the Chyot and the Kadosh Kadoshim. These are the first 3 sefirot. These are the Chyot of Atzilut. Sarafim are between the אולם and alter, Chayot are from the alter to outside the Azarah.13 The mishcon’s sockets are “Nogah” (sparks) from the chest of teferet (harmony) of nogah. The floor of the “mishcon” refers to aspects that are underneath it being forces of strong judgment. There is no soul that cannot understand both the simple and the Kabalistic meaning.14
1. 1Zohar Bamidbar 117b
1. 2Zohar Trumah p.140b
1. 3Sulam on Zohar Pekudy p.233a
1. 4Aor Yakar Barashit p.127
1. 5Aor Yakar Barashit p.119,230
1. 6Shoshon Sodot
1. 7Zohar Vayachal p.197b
1. 8Zohar Vayikra p.30b
1. 9sulam on zohar hakdamah p.107
1. 10Zohar Vayikra p.225
1. 11sulam on zohar Trumah79,Pekudey p.233b
1. 12Oar Yakar p.23 Barashit
1. 13Oar Yakar Vol 2 p.173,lecha p.150
1. 14aor nearev p.30 Moshe Cordevero, Zohar Nasso p.125a
To help aid the novice, the beginner in reading this I have included here some of the terms and concepts found in these teachings. The terms revolve around 5 concepts. The Names of God. The levels of the soul. The order and way of unfolding of the Divine Light. This is what is called knowledge of the “parzufim” (Divine faces). One could call this spiritual anatomy. The Worlds. Knowledge of the 10 Sefirot, these are the emanations of Divine energies which are the building blocks of all that was, is and will be.
Upon each of these subjects I have written a book. Yet the real understanding of the levels of the Soul, spiritual anatomy, the sefirot, worlds and the Divine Names is dependant on their context in the big picture. By this all is put into perspective. For this purpose I have written :
“The Owner’s Manual to the Soul”
Which is as “unified field theory” of Spiritualty. As it is important for one to see the “forest” before investigating the individual “trees”.
Levels of the Soul- In the Bible in its original language “Hebrew” the Soul is called by 5 names.
The Nefesh (animal soul), is the lowest level of them all. It is common in all living things.
The Ruach is the Emotional soul- called “spirit”
The Neshamah ( Divine intellectual Soul) it is the LIGHT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING.
The Chayah is the soul of creativity
The Yachidah is the highest level, at this level all souls are unified. It shall be this level the Messiah shall attain.
Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.
The 10 Sefirot-Powers of Divine emanation
Keter – · The first and highest of the ten sefirot. Keter means “crown” and is the link between the finite world we inhabit and the infinite world of Ein Sof. In the stages of creation, Keter is the stage in which material reality begins to come into existence. Keter is associated with God’s head and appears at the top of the Tree of Life.
Chochmah – · The second of the ten sefirot. Chochmah means “wisdom.” In the stages of creation, Chochmah represents the beginning of thought. It involves creative inspiration.
Binah – · Binah means “understanding” it is powers of reasoning, intellect..
Chesed – · Chesed, the fourth sefirah, represents love, giving, or mercy. In the stages of creation, Chesed heralds the beginning of emotional energy. Chesed is also identified with the Biblical character Abraham, the patriarch.
Gevurah – · Gevurah is sometimes also called “Din”, and means “judgment.” It is the power of discipline and restriction. It is often associated with Isaac, Abraham’s son.
Tiferet – · The sixth sefirah, Tiferet represents beauty and balance. It is the mediator of Gevurah and Chesed, Tiferet balances mercy and judgment. Tiferet is often linked to the biblical character Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel.
Netzach – · The seventh sefirah, Netzach stands for limitless energy, great quantity, endurance, and victory. Netzach is often associated with the biblical character Moses.
Hod – · The eighth sefirah, Hod represents contained energy that which is clearly defined. It is very specific flow. It is the quality of the Divine abundance while Netzach as said before is quantity of flow. Hod isoften associated with Aaron, the first high priest in the Bible.
Yesod – · The ninth sefirah, and serves as the mediator of Netzach and Hod. The biblical character associated with Yesod is Joseph, Jacob’s son. The influence of astrology happens at this level.
Malchut – means “kingdom” and is the tenth and final sefirah. It is also called the Shekhinah which is associated with God’s presence as it is reveal.
Shekhinah is the Divine presence
Each of the major Parzufim contains all 10 Sefirot, specific Sefirot are identified with particular Parzufim. From each of these parzufim is emanated the different levels of the soul.
Adam Kadmon – The first world, contains all overall Providence.
Attika Kaddisha and Arich Anpin (The Holy Ancient One and the Long Face) are identified with the Sefirah Keter. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Yachidah”.
Abba (the Supernal Father ) corresponding to Chochmah. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Chayah”.
Imma (the Supernal Mother) corresponding to Binah, From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nashama”.
Ze’ir Anpin (The Short-faced One) corresponding to the Sefirot from Chesed to Yesod
From here is emanated the level of soul called “Ruach”
Nukvah (the Female) (corresponding to Malchut).From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nefesh”.
There are also six secondary Parzufim:
Jacob and Israel, which are aspects of Ze’ir Anpin
Rachel and Leah, which are aspects of Nukvah,
Israel Sava and Tevunah, are parzufim made from the lower sefirot of Abba and Imma.
Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.
Atzlut 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.
There infinite names here are a few of the main ones :
אהי”ה – Ahyh – Sefirah Keter divine will
י”ה– Yh- Sefirah Chuchmah wisdom creativity
יהו”ה – Yhvh -Sefirah Binah and Teferet Divine Understanding and balance (this name is contains all)
א”ל– Al -Sefirah Chesed Kindness
אלהי”ם -Alhym – Sefirah Givurah severity restriction
שד”י – Sdy – Sefirah Yesod Gateway of all the energy
אדנ”י– Adny Sefirah Malchut, This name manifests the Divine presence
Here are some facts about the 1500’s:
They used to use urine in Europe and England,
so families used to all pee in a pot.
And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery…
Those who had to do this to survive were “Piss Poor”.
But worse than that were the really poor folk who
couldn’t even afford to buy a pot…
They “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were the lowest of the low.
The next time you complain think about how
things used to be.
Most people in Europe got married in June
because they took their yearly bath in May,
So they still smelled pretty good by June…
However, since they were starting to smell, brides
carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet
when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
Then all the sons and other men, then the women and finally the children.
Last of all the babies.
By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it…
Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high,
with little or no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm,
so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof.
When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the
animals would slip and fall off the roof.
Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.”
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in winter when wet,
so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing..
As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door,
the floor would be slippery. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.”
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in winter when wet,
so they spread “thresh” (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing..
As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door,
the floor would be slippery. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a “thresh” hold.
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen in a big kettle that always hung over the fire.
Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.
They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.
Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme:
“Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the potty nine days old”.
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.”
They would cut off a little to share with guests, and would all sit around and “chew the fat”.
Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.
This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status…
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle,
and guests got the top, or “the upper crust”.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.
The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.
They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather
around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom; of “holding a wake”.
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people.
So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave..
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside,
then they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell;
Thus, someone could be, “saved by the bell” or was considered “a dead ringer”.