Filed under: PARSHA TAZRIA | Tags: illness, OMER, PARSHA TAZRIA, SPIRITUAL, spiritual Healing
LEPROSY CAUSES BLINDNESS, IT DON’T LOOK LIKE THIS, BUT SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS WILL HELP ONE TO GET IT.
Through a spiritual treatment to a physical ailment the Torah in our parsha alludes to the roots of illness and spiritual healing.
Physical well-being is linked to spiritual balance. When a person is out of balance spiritually the flow of God-given life force which sustains all of existence is restricted. This appears as physical illness.
On the skin of the person with tzaraat is sores called a “nega.”, oneg (bliss) and nega (affliction) have the same letters.. We see from this that afflictions come by taking delight in forbidden things or not taking delight in those things that the God commands. As the sages teach in tractate Sotah all curses come only on account of a lack of happiness in Divine service.
Spiritual defects expresses themselves as physical illness, as in the case of tzaraat. With more serious illness (spiritual defects) treating the physical symptoms alone will not be enough and the illness can return, God forbid. One needs to treat the root of the problem.
Physical approaches to the treatment of illness are important but consciousness and lifestyle changes are needed for true tikkun (repair) to occur.
One must restore spiritual balance to “remove” the problem.
Know further spiritual imbalance leads to new growth of illness (at some time) God forbid. Unless one works to correct the problem. How much better that will be !
The Shabot after Pasach we read parsha Shimini. This week we read Tazria. What is the reason for this sequence of parsha to be read at this time ?
Pasha Shimini describes the revelation of Hashem on the 8th day, after 7 days of consecration of the mishcon (tabernacle). The festival of Pessach occurs also for 7 days. The festival of succot is also 7 days, and on the 8th day we conclude with a separate festival called Smini Atzerot. In the Gemora Shavuot is called Atzerot. The sages tell us like Smini Atzerot, svavuot is the Atzerot of Passach. The sages also tell us that the days of counting of the omer, are like cholemoad (intermediate days of pessach) in sanctity. Atzerot means to bind things together. On Smini Atzerot the Ramban tells us “ All the emanations are bound together”. This refers to all the spiritual work that we do during the month of Tishri. So too on Shavuaot is a binding of all the spiritual work we peform on Pessach, and the days of counting the omer. Parsha Shimini comes right after passach to remind us of Shavuot which is like Shimini Atzerot. It being a time of binding all emanations. So we should during these intermediate days make the most of our time. So that there will be great revelation on Shavuot. When we receive the Torah anew. Hopefully at a level even higher then when it was given at first, then death and evil shall be no more. Next we must ask, How can this be accomplished ?.
The answer to this question can be found in our parsha. Tazria for the most part deals with laws regarding leprosy (not leprosy as we know it ,but a spiritual disease that looks similar). We know that for the most part this disease was caused by loshon hora . If a person spoke loshon hora they could get leprosy . It was also during this time period during the omer that Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students died, because of such a misuse of speech. As his students did not have respect for one another. It was the lashon hora that was the product of baseless hatred that destroyed our bait hamikdash Accusations in the Heavenly Court are aroused through accusations in this world. At times, accusations may be specific a individual then its possible that all his previous transgressions are “remembered” and he is judged for all of them. A person must be careful with their mouth.When people speak “Loshon Hara”,the angels are given permission to accuse. Collective accusations against our entire people. Can result in collective punishments. The suffering can be decreed on a whole city or country, God forbid. Then even the righteous can suffer together with the wicked. The sages say when such a decree exists the angel of death does not destiguish between the righteous and the wicked. During such times our sages say to run away from that city or country.
When we recieved the Torah at Sinai it says that we were so united and unified as a people, we were as one soul. It is this that we must accomplish if we are to accomplish our goal of recieving the Torah at a exulted level that will yield redemption. We see this from the redemption from egypt of פסח Pesach. As פסח means פ (mouth) סח (speaks). And specifically סח is a certain kind of speech, describing the speech of Yitzchak when he went out in the field to meditate. It is this intensity of speech, prayer that brings redemption. We see this in the fact that as we learn in the Zohar that Yitzchak perfected the attribute of Givurah, and the yhv”h of blessing “goa’l yisrael” (who redeems Yisrael) is in the Sefira of Givurah (severity-discipline-force).
Pasach, Rebbe Shimon tells us is the time of the redemption of speech from exile. In a general sense parsha tazria and metsora both speak of leprosy, and come to remind us that the way of redemption comes from the redemption of our speech from the sitra achra . So than we can offer prayer that will yield total and complete redemption. This is all illuded to in the beginning our parsha which talks about when a woman gives birth. This is an illusion to redemption which is like giving birth. As the sages speak in Gemore Sanhedrin of the birth pains of Mashiach, that precede the the coming of Mashiach. The sages say one by one that they would not want do live in those times, becouse of the trial that such a time will bring. This being alluded to by the period of uncleanness surrounding birth, which ultimately passes with the women being clean. So may we purify and perfect our powers of speech yielding complete Redemption.
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PARSHA SHIMINI בס”ד
This parsha stands right in the middle of God’s Holy Torah. In particular the verse :
“And Moses made diligent search concerning the goat of the sin offering, and Moses diligently inquired and behold it was burn’t, and He was angry with Eleazer and Itamar the sons of Aaron that were lef
In the midst of the Torah God shows us an incident where the greatest Prophet and teacher of Yisrael Moses loses his temper. There are other incidents in the Torah where Moses is brought to anger, but only after excessive abuse and irritation. This is not the case here. Besides it seems strange to think that the father of all prophets, our teacher Moses gets angry. From this we must learn a lesson and a deep one, as this verse sits in the center of the whole Torah. It is something for Moses to forget a law as he was the one who received the Torah directly from God. We can see from this that if anger can cause Moses to forget a law of the Torah, how much do we need to be aware of anger, and guard ourselves from it. If anger could cause Moses the father of all prophets to forget a law, how much could we lose ?
Anger may do more harm than any other emotion. One days anger can destroy your whole life. The overall effects of anger are enormous. Through anger the mind and the body can both become disturbed. One who starts off in in anger many times comes in the end to regret. Always be gentle. Don’t be rough and inconsiderate. When one is unkind to others this behavior inevitably rebounds back on you. Such behavior will cause destruction to one’s connection to the spiritual realms. One must allow wisdom to direct their emotions. know that receiving insults, abuse, and mistreatment in silence is a tremendous help in dealing with relationships. You have to work at having balanced, healthy relationships. You can’t run away from yourself.
To understand this anger the word for anger in our verse is קצף which has a numerical value of 270, this is the same as רע (evil-270).
( א=1, 2=ב, 3=ג,4= ד, 5= ה, 6= ו, 7= ז, 8= ח , 9= ט, 10=י , 20= כ, 30= ל ,40= מ,50= נ,60= ס,70= ע,80= פ,90= צ,100= ק, 200= ר, 300= ש, 400= ת )
Before going into this we must note as taught by Rabbi Yochanon in the name of Shimon HaSadeek that a Chuchum (wise person) who does not become angry over the acts of the wicked is a serpent, and is not really wise at all. Its taught that the hatred of evil is revelation of the essence of one’s soul called Yachida.
Rabbi Sneir Zalman teaches us in the Tanya that anger which breaks forth as rage is as worshipping idols. For if one really believed that all happens in this world is God’s doing, why would they be angry ?. We see from this that anger is from a lack of emuna (belief-faith) in God and his providence. Elijah the prophet teaches in His book Tanna DebiEliyahu that one should eat 1/3, drink 1/3 and leave 1/3 over for when they get angry (dont over eat). As it is taught in the Zohar that the fat on the stomach has a aspect that causes it to hide one’s correct thought processes and intellect. This causes one’s brain to be ruled primarily by severity and aspects of kindness become restricted. This leads us back to what Rabbi Sneir Zalman said that “ anger reflects a lack of faith”. The Mitler Rebbe teaches that faith is a light that surrounds Chuchmah (creativity inspiration wisdom). From this we see that anger causes a disruption in the process of thought that leads to creative inspiration. In such a state to put it simply one can’t think clearly. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochi tells us that memory is a aspect of the light of Chuchmah (creativity inspiration). Memory is as wisdom which comes as a flash of lightening.
It may be as the sages teach us concerning King David that it really was not within his nature to sin but his life comes to teach us about teshuva (repentance-returning to God). So too Moses’s anger in our parsha only occurred to teach us of the effects of anger, and that even the greatest Holy people can be come angry, and we must all guard ourselves from this. May it be that from the Matza we will eat on Pasach called the “bread of faith” that our faith will be of such a high level that even anger will not be able to interfere with the awareness that this faith brings. And together we will see revealed the Chuchmah (creativity inspiration wisdom) that accompanies this faith, which is described as a “New light from Zion” with the Temple being built and complete peace when everyone will know God. And may we see this quickly in our days.
We see in the Torah how Aharon and his four sons had spent seven days preparing and practicing, Moses explains to each of them what work will need to be done in the “Mishkan” on the eighth day – who would slaughter the sacrificial animal, who would throw the blood of the sacrifice, where it would be thrown, all the details of the service..
At first, everything proceeded as planned. At the climax Aharon raised his arms over the nation and blesses them. The Glory of God appeared among the people, and a fire went forth from God and consumed the meat of the sacrifice. The entire nation was awestruck, and the people bowed down before God, as we read in the verse:
“The entire nation saw and they praised and fell upon their faces.” (Leviticus 9:24)
But right after this something goes horribly wrong. Aharon’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, offer a “strange fire”, and are burned alive. How could this happen after all the learning and preparation that they made for this day. How could the God allow Aharon to become a mourner for 2 of his sons on the final day of the dedication of the “Mishcon” ? May it be that we see the Mashiach come and answer these and the rest of the myseries of the Torah with the Holy Temple built and the sweet fragrance of the offerings quickly in our days !
UPDATED April 28 2015
The Ruach (Emotional soul) is the part of man’s soul powers joined with the angels, for there is no Jew who does not possess part of a heavenly angel. Therefore, in Egypt, it is written, “ are the names of the children of Israel…” and this is next to “ The angels came to Egypt with Jacob,” . The angels that went out of Egypt with them: just like six hundred thousand of them went out below, so went out the same number of angels above. When a person performs a commandment, the angel within him is also considered to have performed it, and it benefits from his good deed. Every person possesses an angelic component, and God desires that all creatures be sustained on the merit of their deeds and not live off His charity. But an angel does not possess free choice, so he could never be sustained on his own merit; he can be sustained only through the merits of the person of whom he is a part. The good deed of the person is considered for the angel as if he did it.
Our physical forms appear animal in their nature, but not our spiritual dimension, our souls. We may eat, sleep and have sex like animals but know,our souls God has placed in our other wise animal (like) bodies. This is where similarities to animals stop. As man is a unique being much different from any other species created. As only man was created by the hand of God, formed from earth and then God breathed from His own Divine Being into him man’s soul. Becouse of this we can say that humankind is not a evolved member of the animal kingdom, but as an enhanced member of the Angelic Kingdom, but his earthliness differentiates him from other angels. His earthy component makes him unique among the angels. Man is a spiritual being (like an angel) with an earthly connection and a physical form. Man can think and conceptualize like an angel but he can act like a human. Man can grasp ideas that only angels can, but he can also act in physical ways that angels cannot. Humans also differ from angels by having a physical form. This enables them to manifest the Divine on earth with their every thought, word and action. Angels cannot do this, manifest light directly to these lower physical levels which a human can becouse of his own manifestion in a physical body in this world. Humans like angels can reveal wisdom and make corrections changes in the providence of this physical world that can transform lives. Humans can inspire others, uplift them and teach them. Adam since he is formed from earth, yet is as an angel with his feet on the ground. So don’t you think its about time you start thinking of yourself not as “only human” but as an angel with an earthly link. Angels have a mission. They are sent to this world to fullfill. And so do each of us. Nothing can stand in the way of an angel fulfilling his mission. As such, hardly anything is beyond our capability if we are aligned with our mission. In each moment try to determine why God has placed you in a given situation, what is the mission in that situation, and what does God want me to accomplish for Him? Being an angel I can bring “Kedusha” (Holiness) down into the world. Being a human I can infuse that Kedusha into the lives of the people with whom I interface in a very direct way. Being a human I can access the souls of other people. Being an angel I can join their souls to their Creator connecting them to corrective inspiring new spiritual energy. Humans are conduits of spiritual energy connecting heaven to earth. Humans are responsible for conducting the spiritual energy of God where it is needed in the universe. We can close the spiritual flow of judgements coming to the world by sweetening severe judgements in their source above, and facilitate the flow of spiritual energy throughout the universe were needed. Humans becouse of their Angelic component can access spiritual energy absorb it, amplify it, refine it and connect it to the active creation, Ultimately revealing the light of heaven and transforming this world and all in it to reveal its and our spiritual source and true nature which has been hidden. We can do this because like Biblical Jacob and his ladder, our heads are in Heaven, we are angels. But we are not ordinary angels. we are angels made from “Adamah” (Earth in Biblical Hebrew) . We are Adam. Isn’t it time we start acting like it !
The garment of Adam, the vessel (body) of his soul before he sinned was of the fourth kind of light in the vision of Ezekial it is attached to holiness and is called “Nogah”. Adam’ sin pierced this “nogah” garment allowing the forces of evil a place to invade and nourish from his holiness. We need to build this garments integrity by raising up the sparks of light that have fallen by doing acts of kindness and the rest of the commandments in the Torah. Making ourselves a “Markava” to the light of the God.
Filed under: Astrology, blood moons, eclipse, PASSACH, passover, PESSACH, Purim, succah, Succot | Tags: Astrology, eclipse, KABALLAH, Lunar eclipse, Pasach, Purim, solar eclipse, Succot
ALL THINGS BRING US TO THE TIME
. The “Mishkan” (Tabernacle) was completed during the month of Kislev its dedication was in Nissan. The construction of the first “Beit HaMikdash” (Temple) by King Solomon began in the month of Iyar, and was completed in the month of Cheshvan. The dedication of the Temple was nearly a year after the end of its construction in the month of Tishrei. The Bnei Yissaschar teaches that the future dedication of the third Temple will take place during Cheshvan.
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”
For the third time in less than a year on this coming Passover of 2015, the moon will dip into Earth’s shadow, turning its bright white globe a coppery red in a matter of minutes.
The total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century.
The action begins at 3:16 a.m. PST on the morning of April 4 when the edge of the moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow.
For the next hour and 45 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk, ultimately covering the entire moon at 4:58 a.m. PST.
Some total eclipses last for more than an hour, in this case, totality spans just 4 minutes and 43 seconds since the moon will be skimming the outskirts of the Earth’s shadow, rather than passing centrally through it.
The pattern of eclipses on Jewish Holy Days correspond with significant events in history.
There will be a string of four “blood moons” in the year 5775, and one of them will shine over the Passover seder. Whenever this happened in the past, enormous events took place in Jewish history.
LUNAR ECLIPSES OF THE 20TH CENTURY
DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH (22 Total)
EVERY PURIM HAD AN ECLIPSE!!!
ALL BUT ONE OF THE 22 LUNAR ECLIPSES THAT OCCURRED IN MARCH IN THE 20TH CENTURY
OCCURRED ON THE EVE OF OR ON PURIM. 
THE ONE MARCH ECLIPSE
THAT DID NOT OCCUR ON PURIM OCCURRED ON PASSOVER INSTEAD.
DATE TYPE ECLIPSE NOTES
1904 March 02 Penumbral Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.
1904 March 31 Penumbral Passover: The 14th of Nissan.
On Sept. 24, the 1st day of Tabernacles, there was another Penumbral eclipse (The 1st & last of the 7 feasts).
1913 March 22 Total (North)  Purim 1 (Eve):
1914 March 12 Partial Purim 1:
1915 March 01 Penumbral Purim 2:
1922 March 13 Penumbral Purim 1 (Eve)
1923 March 03 Partial Purim 2 (Eve): Observed on the 16th of Adar as the day of rejoicing, because the 15th was the Sabbath day in 1923.
1932 March 22 Partial Purim 1: The 14th of Adar day of rejoicing.
1933 March 12 Penumbral Purim 1: The 14th of Adar. (Hitler rose to power as chancellor of Germany in 1933.)
1940 March 23 Penumbral Purim 1 (Eve):
1941 March 13 Partial Purim 1: The 14th of Adar. 
1942 March 03 Total (South) Purim 1: The 14th of Adar. (The Nazis hanged 10 Jews in Zduńska Wola, Poland to avenge the hanging of Haman’s 10 sons.)
1951 March 23 Penumbral Purim 2: The 15th of Adar. 
1959 March 24 Partial Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.
1960 March 13 Total (South) Purim 1: The 14th of Adar. U. S. Secretary of State, Christian Herter, stated desire to aid Israel in a 13 March 1960 meeting with Ben-Gurion. 
1961 March 02 Partial Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.
1978 March 24 Total (South) Purim 2: The 15th of Adar.
1979 March 13 Partial Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.
1980 March 01 Penumbral Purim 1 (Eve): The 13th of Adar when the Jews were fighting for their lives.
1988 March 03 Total Penumbral Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.
1997 March 24 Partial Purim 2: The 15th of Adar.
1998 March 13 Penumbral Purim 1: The 14th of Adar.
The first and last of the Holidays Passover and Tabernacles, have had
lunar eclipses on historic dates such as when Israel was reestablished and when they
captured Jerusalem in 1967. We see a similar phenomenon occurring on Purim.
About Those Blood Moon Tetrads
Now it turns out there will be a group of total lunar eclipses, each one falling on a Jewish holiday. Typically there are two lunar eclipses a year, spaced about six months apart; you will see them if your side of the earth is turned toward the moon when they happen. Here is the schedule for this year and next year:
Blood Red Moons will occur like this ..
Passover of 5774 (April 15th 2014);
Tabernacles 5775 (Oct 8th 2014);
Passover of 5775 (April 5th 2015)
Tabernacles 5776 (Sept 28th 2015).
Intersperses within those dates are two solar eclipses :
Rosh Chodesh Nissan (March 20th 2015)
“A hybrid solar eclipse” on Nisan 1 on 3/20/71 followed by another hybrid solar eclipse on Rosh Hashanah on 9/12/71 happened around the destruction of the Temple,”
Sunday’s early morning event – an annular solar eclipse that changes into a total solar eclipse – will be visible on the eastern coast of North America, although those living in Africa will experience it best.
Sunday’s eclipse (March 20th 2015) will become total, completely blocking out the sun and allowing those in its shadow to see stars during the day time. It is this shift from annular to total along its path that makes this a “hybrid” eclipse.
Rosh Hashanah Sept 13th 2015
Three Jewish holidays always happen when there is a full moon: Purim, Passover, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Therefore, it is not strange to have an eclipse on one of those holidays, and because Passover and Sukkot are exactly six months apart, when Passover gets an eclipse, Sukkot will probably get one, too. Of the 230 eclipses that occurred in the twentieth century, 37 were on Jewish holidays.
However, it is very rare for both eclipses to fall on Jewish holidays for two years in a row, and for all of them to be total not Eclipses.
The Book of Joel when speaking about end-time Biblical prophecies, mentions that in the last days, “the moon will turn to blood.”
They also point to the seven tetrads that have happened over the past two thousand years, Here are the dates for these tetrads:
“Around eight months before the Temple was destroyed we find on 10/18/69 there was a partial lunar eclipse on the Feast of Sukkot.
A total solar eclipse followed this on Nisan 1-3/30/70, the beginning of the religious year.
Two weeks later there was a penumbral lunar eclipse on Passover on 4/14/70.
An annular solar eclipse followed this on Rosh Hashanah on 9/23/70.
Then another penumbral lunar eclipse on Sukkot on 10/8/70,”
In the blood moons of 1493 and 1494, the Jews were expelled from Spain.
1949-1950: This has been linked to modern Israel becoming independent in 1948. However, the first blood moon comes eleven months AFTER independence, and even the 1948 war was over by then.
The blood moons in 1949 and 1950 came right after the nation of Israel was born, giving the Jews a homeland for the first time in thousands of years.
And in 1967 and 1968 it was linked to the Six-Day War.
1967-1968: Well, maybe. The Six Day War happened between the first and second blood moons, and Israel took East Jerusalem, reuniting the city.
This would be totally unbelievable, if it wasn’t verified by the NASA.
Only one of these 4 lunar eclipses will be visible from Israel.
According to NASA data, there was a tetrad from 1493 to 1494 (there were three preceding tetrads that century as well, but they did not fall on Jewish holidays).
And that’s not the only series of blood moons linked to Israel, as NASA data shows that yet another tetrad unfolded between 1949 and 1950, a key time for Israel’s modern-day manifestation.
“In 1948, that’s the year Israel became a state,” he explained. “The thing that happened prior to that was the tragedy of the Holocaust, which ended in the rejoicing of statehood.”
Another tetrad happened between 1967 and 1968, a period which saw the Six-Day War — a moment of “triumph” when Jerusalem was reunified and became the eternal capital of the Jewish people once again.
NASA data also shows that four blood moons emerged between the years 1909-1910, 1927-1928 and 1985-1986, but these also did not fall on the Jewish holidays.
NASA says the current tetrad of blood moons that started in April 2014 will last through Sept. 28, 2015. The last tetrad to occur happened between 2003 and 2004, though it did not fall on Jewish holidays.
NASA data does appear to show six others will happen this century, but none appear to have all four blood moons fall on both Passover and Sukkot as they do in 2014 and 2015.
All four can be seen from the western hemisphere.
Therefore God has a message of judgement in the eclipses directed at the Americas, not at Israel. Know,
The redemption of Yisrael from Egypt occurred in the month of Nisan, when the Mars is dominant.