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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.
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UPDATED March 2017
Purim and Redemptionבס”ד
Purim is pretty important, it says in gemora Magilla that 48 prophets and 70 elders including Chagi, Zacharia and Malachi
enacted the Holiday of Purim.
The day of Purim is likened to the day we received the Torah. In Masechet Shabat it says the Jews experienced the miracle of Purim with such happiness and ecstasy that they took upon themselves to keep the Torah with a whole heart, as the verse says ”they received and established”, as though they were standing on Mt. Sinai. Supernal Purim is the idea of eating the Atz Dat (Tree of Knowlege) and its tikun (correction). Haman is in the Torah as it says ” המן האץ you have been commanded not to eat “. Ester is in the Torah as it says :
ואנכי הסתר אסתיר פני ביום ההוא על כל הרעה אשר עשה כי פנה אל אלהים אחרים
In Gemora Sanhedrin we learn that from Purim we begin to discuss the laws of Pessach as is stated by Rabba to Rabbi Nachman. Rabbi Nachman of Bresslov teaches that Purim itself is a preparation for Pessach, and it protects us from Chumatz on Pessach.
To understand this let us look at the mitzvot of Purim. The Mitzvot of Purim may seem less Mystical than waving the Lulov on Succoth or blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, or the Seder of Pessach, but it must be understood that the Mitzvot of Purim such as Hearing the Maggilla, sending gifts to friends, sending gifts to the poor, Having a meal and getting drunk are like the nature of Purim itself, only disguised as something Natural, but being the will of Hakodesh Baruch Hu arise from a lofty place. These mitzvot which seem so common every day things as giving gifts like Purim itself come to remind us of the hidden face of GOD, that happens around us continually. It is known that there is no chance occurrences. GOD controls everything there is, and all that occurs. We see this when looking closely at each of the commandments. How blind are the eyes of men to the wonders of GOD. So much having to do with Purim seems to be hidden, from the absence of Hashem’s name in the Megilla, to the costumes, the very name of Esther, in Hebrew comes from the root “hidden”. Esther אסתר, when spelled backwards is “Rosha teva” [the initials of the words for] of “rosh” (head) , “toch” [middle], and “sof “ [end], together with the letter alef, spell Esther [backwards]. Purim is the holiday of hidden things, the invisible hand of God, whose light is hidden throughout the story but is recognized only by those who know to discern it. Like in our own lives !
There is a custom to dress up in a costume on Purim. There are those who say this costume appears like one’s “yetzer hora” (evil inclination). Hopefully by recognizing the evil in oneself one will then actively work to defeat it. Then Purim becomes what it’s meant to be a day of real “teshuva” (repentance). By recognizing the costume that our evil inclination hides in we can come back to our real self, which is the Godly soul that the costume conceals.
THE MITZVA OF
DRINKING ON PURIM
Chatam Sofer writes that the idea of drinking on Purim is to repair the drinking that was done by the Jews at the party of Achashverosh, which led to other sins. The Abuderhem writes that the reason we are commanded to drink wine on Purim is to remember all the miracles that were brought about through drinking at parties during the Purim story. Firstly, Vashti’s downfall came due to all the wine Achashverosh drank, then, when Esther replaced her, Achashverosh made another party. Most importantly , Haman’s downfall came during the party that Esther had prepared for him and Achashverosh. Another important lesson of the Purim story is the Memuchan (sages say is Haman) planned for his own daughter should become queen at the cost of Vashti’s demise. However like all the plans of men they can “back fire” and it did by Esther being placed on the throne of Persia instead of his daughter. Haman created the problem and its solution.
We need to shake off all of the accepted certainties that conceal the truth from us. The sages teach “when wine enters secrets emerge” (eiruvin). In our generation we very much need our inner secrets to come out and be revealed.
The Rebbe of Kotzk writes that drinking wine on Purim is a segulah for prayers to be accepted. The Yigael Ya’acov brings down from his rebbe, the Imre Yoseph of Spinka that by drinking wine on Purim we bring the Geula closer and the building of the Beit Hamikdash. The Yitav Lev says that drinking wine on Purim is a segulah for Parnasah, that they will not have to chase after their livelihood, but that rather, it will come easily to them.The holy Rebbe of Zidichov says that drinking on Purim is considered as great as fasting from Shabbat to Shabbat, an entire week without food or drink!
Make no mistake though Purim is not just a drinking party. The Mitzvah is to drink wine. The Gr”a in his Safer Hachalot teaches. There is wine that is called “guarded”, it being wine that brings the drunkenness of “Olam Haba” (the world to come). It being wine of Bina (Divine understanding). This is a unique kind of drinking. We are describing being drunk on Bina (Divine understanding). Rabbi Shabatto teaches that Mordichy is the Yesod of Chuchmah therefore on Purim it descends to the world. Dat does not have power to receive this light. For this reason we drink wine to remove this blockage of Dat so it is a obligation to לבסמי on Purim till one “Does not Know”. Only then can the light of this chuchmah enter intellect (and wont be blocked by your current level of Dat. We are obligated to לבסמי פוריה This is the secret of love between Yisrael and their Father in Heaven. As love comes forth from Chuchmah and fear from Bina. From understanding one comes to fear and he who is a “Chuchum” (from Chuchmah) will love the God. YomKiPurim is in Bina. On the day of Purim illuminates Chuchmah, even if wine is the aspect of Bina. As the wine of Purim reaches up to the level of Chuchmah and even higher till the aspect דלא ידע which is the source of Bria. Even if Purim is a day of Chuchmah which is usually connected to oil, we drink wine. As we don’t have the power to comprehend this Chuchmah except by Bina which corresponds to Wine. In Purim from the Magilla and wine we are connected to Bina in the sefira of Chuchmah where Bina and Chuchmah are joined in the secret of אהבה (Love). In the future all the books of the prophets will be nullified except Migillat Ester. As the books of the prophets are in the aspect of fear but the future will be in the aspect of love. So then we will still read from Ester and the Song of Songs. Purim is on a very high level. Purim is unique as it is of the time of the future redemption. As we have said after All the books of the Prophets and Writings except the “Song of Songs” will become obsolete because the troubles which they speak of will no longer be relevant in the time of the Messiah but the Megilat Ester we will still read… as it says “and the days of Purim shall not depart from among the Jews and their memory shall not cease from their descendants.'” (Ester 9:28)
The Jews of ancient Persia celebrated their stunning victory over their enemies who the very next day had legal authority to kill them all. This victory did not come about through the Hands of Heaven. No, every Jew had to get his hands “dirty” and fight and kill those who sought to fight and kill them. The real miracle was two-fold. The first miracle was that a new law was instituted that gave the Jews first crack at their enemies. However, this first miracle alone would not have saved anyone. The second miracle required the Jews of those days and in those lands to actually rise up, arm themselves and physically seek out, fight with and kill those who wanted to kill them. If any of their enemies were to survive and live to see the day of the 14th of Adar, then the law would have been of their side to kill Jews with impunity. Therefore the Jews of the time had to be very thorough to make a quick finish of all their enemies. For the Jews of those days to rise up, pick up arms and actually shed blood, even the blood of those who so clearly wanted to kill them, was a great miracle. An ever greater and often over looked miracle is that Achashveirosh hated the Jews as much as Haman did for the king, Achashveirosh to change his mind and not kill the Jews is very unusual miracle . For a number of reasons. Achashveirosh loved money. He held his 180 day party because he wanted to show off his great wealth, which was something new to King Achashveirosh as he inherited all his wealth by marrying Vashti who was the daughter of the king of Bavel, Nebuchadnezzar. For Achashveirosh to change his mind and not take Haman’s money and not kill the Jew who he did hate is rather strange. Sometimes man’s free will is taken. Esther had seen what had been done to Vashti and so she knew king, Achashveirosh was an unpredictable fool and that her life therefore constantly hung by a thread, so she was not with him willingly. Mordechai was told his rememberence in the Kings book of Chronicles had been erased. Haman had already endeavored to have it erased, but afterwards the angel Gavriel rewrote it.The angel Gabriel has “ inkwell of the scribe at his waist.”
Rav Shabato teaches Purim is not called day of the miracle but it is a holiday named after the lot, the גורל. of Haman. Purim in not celebrated on the day of its miracle as that began on the 16th of Nisson when Haman was hung. The main thing was on the 23 of Sivan when the king’s command to kill all the Jews was nullified, by giving the Jews permission to kill their enemies. On the 13th and 14th of Adar was made the holiday of Purim. If the miracle was the main thing the Holiday would would have been set for the 23rd of Sivan, but we celebrate Purim on the 13th and 14th of Adar to commemorate the victory over Amalak.
The Magilla was given by “Ruach HaKodesh” (the Holy Spirit), Purim does not commemorate a miracle but divine providence and “teshuva” from love. The miracle was made in Sivan and on that day there is no holiday at all. They killed Amalak and took no spoil as one cannot benefit from Amalak. Amalak says “There is no individual providence in the world”. That why its written by the incident with Amalak when the Hebrews left Egypt “אשר קרך בדרך” (by chance on the way). This is the “klippa” of Amalak. SO THEY NEED TO BE BLOTTED OUT !.
On Purim we do the mitzvah of sadakah of giving gifts to the poor. And we have the mitzvah of sending “shalach manot” (small packages of Food). These may be small offerings, but they do have a great effect. Similar is the mitzvah of the 1/2 Shekel every Jew has to contribute to the Temple in Adar. This seems to be the idea that a little can go a long way. The Oar Hachyim tells us that the 1/2 Shekal is not a Physical transaction but works in the Spiritual worlds. It removes the rule of the stars and constellations from upon Yisrael.
The numerical value, Gematria, of shekalim is 480, the same as the number for lilly ‘wife’ of the Samech Mem (Devil). We conclude the ’weeks of shovavim’, which is a tikun (repair) for the sin of the brit milah. (Holy covenant) This repair, subdues the negative forces, and the completion of the fixing is through the giving of the Half Shekel.
Concerning giving gifts to the poor “Sadakah” its effects are so far reaching as R. Yeshua Ben Lavi teaches that He who continually gives sadakah will have wise wealthy children well versed in “Agada”. R. Eleazer Ben Yosi Teaches sadakah and deeds of kindness bring peace and good understanding between Yisrael and there father in heaven. R. Yuhuda teaches that sadakah delivers from death. Who can list the merits of a single mitzvah ? In conclusion R. Yochanan says in the name of R. Shimon Bar Yochi that great is the merit of supporting the needy, it brings the resurrection before its time. Charity ”Sadakah” in Hebrew ”the holy tongue” comes from the root ”sedek” (righteousness). The Zohar teaches that in Aramaic, language of the Talmud, Charity is ”zchuta” which is the same word for ”merit”. Its degree of merit is according to the needs of the recipients of the charity. Charity is a greater Mitzvah when given where its needed to the needy. Instead of giving Charity to a institution where the majority of the money donated goes into an administrator’s pocket, and only a very small amount of the donation actually helps anyone. Its better to give charity to the needy where its needed, and this truly has great merit before heaven. This is why it is a obligation to send gifts specifically to 2 poor people on Purim. We see here a little of how far reaching the effects of giving to a poor person goes.
The king Achashvarosh made a huge feast for his subjects 30,000 Jewish people attended, even if Mordichy warned them not to go. This meal angered GOD greatly. The sages say this meal got the Jews closer to the gentiles and their ways and farther from GOD. It was shortly after this that there arose Haman with his evil plans. Easter’s meal with Haman and King Achasvarosh Was direct atonement for the evil meal. So to we are commanded to make a feast during the day specifically on Purim. For no other holiday are we given a special command concerning only its day meal. This draws attention to the correction in the world made by the afternoon ”sudah” (meal) of Purim. This mitzvah atones for the sins that lead to the evil decree almost causing us to be annihilated by Haman. This meal joins body to soul. Only then is there the special mitzvah of getting of drunk. ”till the point of not being able to tell ”cursed Haman from Blessed Mordichy”. At other times such behavior is seen as deplorable. But on Purim we get drunk. Purim comes to remind us of the miraculous nature of nature itself. The Magid of Koznitz teaches that by “sacrit” of Purim we raise those who are fallen. Illuminating the eyes of the sons of Human to learn Torah. Purifying sparks in them by the sanctification of the Divine name. Raising those fallen sparks. Each Purim more are purified. Not purified by merit, but by “Kidusha” of “nachat Ruach” over the miracle of Purim. The Magilla gives great detail of the Purim story so to make clear that Yisrael had transgressed the command of the Chuchmim. So the Magilla brings that they drank from the Temple vessels, defiling them. Ester and Mordichy were both from the seed of Shaul HaMelch who sinned by letting the sheep and the king of Amalak live so they needed to do the mitzvah of blotting out Amalak so to make “tikun” of the sin of Shaul. as they were from his seed so the “tikun” fell on them. Killing Haman and his 10 sons who each nourished from the 10 sefirot of the source of the Klippot (Amalak) and they expressed it by spreading out “kafira” (heresy).
The meal of Achashvarosh was Kosher Mehedrin under the “hashgacha” (supervision) of Mordichy, but the meal was forbidden as Mordichy and the Sanhedrin had ruled that one could not eat with the wicked and they brought out the vessels that had been used in the Holy service of the Temple to drink in and defiled them. By attending the kings feast the Jews defied Mordichy’s ruling. This is what brought the Divine ruling against them. It came to fruition because Mordichy would not bow to Haman. So Haman ordered his anger against all the Jewish people. Haman though fell by the 3 day fast Mordichy had ordained. “Mordechi the Jew was the משנה “Mishnah” (viceroy) of the king” (Ester 10:3). From him shine the masters of the Mishnah. (Zohar Tikunim)
We fell by not following Rabbinic rules and were thus saved by following a Rabbinic decree. This occurred during the days of the “Omer” when we prepare to receive the Torah including the rulings of the Rabbis. The full Moon is symbolic of Yisrael. On the 15th of Adar the Jews rose to a level of Godliness higher than when they received the Torah at mount Sinai. As on Purim the Jews accepted the Torah of their own free will and not because a mountain was suspended over their heads. As the Jews of Shushon had reached the real level of “teshuva” from love of Heaven, at the level of Pessach and Succot which are also on the 15th, Shavout is not. As they were not on that level of comprehension when they received the Torah.
The food at the feast of King Achashvarosh was of the Arz HaDat dressing in common food. Then Haman complained to Achashvarosh who is as the serpent. Who tempted “Chava” (Eve). Ester is “Chava”. This complaint dressed in Haman as a ruling of death against Yisrael. Nashama is a aspect of אסתר ,
. Mordichy is the “Yetzer Tov” and made “tikun” on the forbidden meal by ordaining the 3 day fast.
We learn in Atz Chym from the Ari Hakodesh That Ester is called השחראילת (doe of the morning). She is described green being the aspect of the “green Kav” which is Bina that surrounds the world. Its from this green kav nature’s nature is created. By this level of revelation we can understand what must be done as never before. This revelation of the shechinah is of such great beauty the Ar’i compares it to a virgin. The Kamarna Rebbe teaches Ester was like a green “etrog”, as She was green. Ester dressed in Malchut. Rabbi Aslag explains concerning this That the color of the illumination of Chuchmah in Malchut is called Ester. It is as gold-green, the color of the Etrog. Green like Gold is Chuchmah in “Chassadim”. Mordichy is such a level that His power nullifies power of מרדכי=בלעם+בלק =לאה+רחל +2 This is a very high level such that the Ar’i teaches in Mavua Sharim that in “gan aden” souls have a garment described as זך (shinny). Mordicy and Ester merited this garment while still in this world. This is what it means when it says, they had garments of “Malchut”. This is the aspect of אפר (dust of the earth), but as before the sin of Adam. By this “malchut” one certainly takes part in governance, providence of the world. The Aor Enyim reveals that on Purim the Yesod of Abba is revealed going out of the Yesod of “Parzuf” Rachel which is the “magilla”. Purim has the “ateret” (crown) of great gold of Chuchmah, and chesed. It Spreads out Chesed of Arich which dresses in Aba, from the side of “din” of Imma. Concerning this Chesed the Ar”i teaches in Lecutim that light is revealed in the Yesod from “Chesed Elyon”, this is the “leviyaton”. This is the “cord of Chesed” that illuminates in Malchut that is Ester. It is hidden in Abba and Imma in the secret of “ד”.
The Rashas”h teaches that during the exile of Bavel Zu”n stood back to back in “mochin gadlut” (developed consciousness) of Abba and Imma. After 70 years the “mochin” left Z”a. Then came Mordichy and Ester and the light was renewed. From Shar Cavanot we learn Purim is the time, and preperation right before redemption. It was for Pasach that Ester declared a 3 day fast . No Matzoth was eaten that Pasach. This was unbearable before heaven and evoked mercy that caused the sleep of king Achasvarosh to become disturbed. This disturbed sleep of king Achasvarosh occured on the night following Esters first feast and Haman setting up his Gallows to hang Mordichy, which was the 15th of Nisson. This resulted in him searching His Chronicles and remembering that Mordichy had saved his life but has not been rewarded. This led to the raising of Mordichy and the downfall of Haman and his evil plans. The Yalkut Shimoni teaches that it was the merit of eating of the Corban Passach of previous years’ merit which stood up to protect the Jewish people in the time of Haman. This brings us back to our original question of how it is that Purim protects us from “chumatz” on Pessach? In the simplest sense R. Shimon teaches “chumatz” is the evil imagination, like a haughty man it rises up. Arrogance can only occur when one does not know who it is they stand before. As Pharoe who represents the evil inclination said “ Who is GOD ? “ Purim reminds us to see GOD in all things, especially those things people take for granted as being mundane, coincidence and by “ chance “. This is essential as if we forget, then GOD has to remind us. As Rashi teaches us that Amalack is the dog GOD sends to bite us ש “חו when we forget where GOD is. To clarify this further we see in Pesicta of R. Kahana that Edom tries to make Yisrael go out side of the Torah path, but beyond the path’s borders GOD has placed the dogs. We see this idea reflected in the verse from Tihilim “ flatten it flatten it to its very יסוד ( foundation ) “ The sefira Yesod is sometimes call צדק (righteousness), the proper path. Edom would like to push Yisrael off the proper path to the dogs. How important is it to practice righteousness in one’s supposed mundane activities. Their give and take in the physical world. As R. Kahana teaches that you may be certain in a generation whose weights and measures are false will have a wicked kingdom wage war against them. So why does it appear in this world that the wicked seem to prosper ? One’s whose business practices exploit the poor. We can understand this by looking at the relationship between Yomkippurim and Purim.
Why is Yom Kipurim כ (like) Purim ? Just as on YomKipurim a lot is drawn and from it is chosen a goat to be given to distract the accusers on high. Like throwing a dog a bone. Then Yisrael is judged favorably. So too is the story of Purim. The wicked one drew lots trying to find when according to astrology would be the best time to attack Yisrael, Yet this too is only a distraction as there is no such time. As GOD rules within Nature. From The Ner Yisrael we learn פור (lot)=(2)קמ”ג . GOD controls the “lot”. The wicked think they are prospering in their evil way , but the truth is as Adam Ha Reshon Said “ The wicked thrive as grass, all the evildoers flourish in order that they may be destroyed for ever “. This will be when their cup of inequity is full and they inherit their lot.
After Masiach comes there will be no longer Pasach, Rosh Hasanah or Yom Kippor but Purim will continue to be celebrated. This is a celebration of the absolute and complete destruction of Amalack. It is good to have in mind before the reading of the megila that in the merit of this mitzva, God should exterminate all the evil powers of this world, which is related in “Rosh ha Teva” (the first letters) of the verse, ’to remove the filth from the land.’ Please note, that the God always helps, but it is we who are commanded to wipe out Amalak. If Shaul would have killed the King of Amalak Agog who was the last of Amalak left alive instead of letting him live long enough to impregnate a women there would have been no more Amalak and Haman would then never have lived and maybe there would have been the complete redemption at that time with the complete blotting out of Amalak, by no means should we show mercy to Amalak.
Rav Shaboto teaches Purim is separate from all other holidays as its light is so great that we are not on the level to receive it but it descends unto us. Unlike on Shabbot where there illuminates in it light of Chuchmah and in the 3rd meal is aroused mercy of Keter and here we have to rise above to receive this light. But by Purim the Light descends to us below ! Other Yom Tovim the we rise a little and the light descends a little and this is why work is permitted. The time of Purim is time of the “Anshey Kanesset Hagadolah”, (The Great Assembly). The holidays enacted by the sages are greater than those from the Torah itself. They are as Jewelry sent by the bride to the groom so to make him more desirable to her,
The holiday of Purim is from sefirah of Chochmah. After the Messiah comes it will be the last holiday to go. Even after we no longer need Yom Kippur to access its holy light in the eighth millennium, Purim will still be a unique time. Only in the ninth millennium will the light of Purim shine everyday, at a very advance stage of Olam HaBah (the World-to-Come). Purim now, opens up access to light of the ninth millennium, the light of the sefirah of Chochmah. Shabbot gives us access to the light of the seventh millennium and Yom Kippur to the light of the eighth millennium. Purim is higher than all of these !
Rav Shabatto teaches that there are 2 “yichudim” of Hashem one is in fear and the other is in love. Kahalet ends his book saying “The end of the matter is to fear Hashem”. While the Song of Songs is “yichud” in the aspect of love. Cooresponding to these are the 2 days Yom CiPurim which is “teshuva” out of fear and Purim which is “teshuva” out of love. On Yom KiPurim we receive the Torah out of fear on Purim we receive the Torah out of Love. As it says in the Song of Songs “Bring me to the house of wine, your banner is over me for love.” In the Magilla its written יכתב להשיב את הספרים (8:5) becouse out of “teshuva” from love on Purim there will be nullified the evil that has been written in the book and sealed as his judgment on YomkPurim. So its written in Magillat Ester יכתב להשיב את הספרים (8:5) referring to the books that were sealed on YomkPurim. This is according to the Chida.
Rabbi Chaim Vital immersed in a mikva erev Purim as was his custom before every Shabbat and festival. Shabbat clothing is worn on Purim, and if women have gold jewelry, Rabbi Yoseph Haim writes in ’Ateret Tiferet’, they should adorn themselves with such Jewelry to honor the festival. The custom is to say, ’Cursed is Haman’ three times, and intend to bring down the Samech Mem and his legions, and so to say three times, ’Blessed is Mordechai’, as was the custom in the Holy Yeshiva, Beit El. During the morning reading of The Megila, when the words, ’for the Jews was light and joy, happiness and riches,’ the custom is to touch and kiss one’s tefilin. Before making the festive meal, after reading the Megila and concluding the morning prayers, a person should immediately perform the ’mitzvot hayom’, by gifting gifts to the poor (matonot l’evyonim’) and afterward, ’sending food to one’s friends’, ’mishloach manot’, and then begin his personal festive meal, so too was the custom of the Ari’zal, and the Ra’shash.
R. Moshe Cordevero in Shur Kumah teaches that from the מאמר (creative utterance) that were made by Mordichy and Ester there was a מאמר by GOD added to their אמירה (loving type of speech). Becouse a מאמר by GOD joined to their אמירה the power of Malchut extended to include all the people. Such a מאמר has the power of a ruling of the King. Concering this its tought if you want a ruling of the King call the sefirot of the מאמר that is needed. By this there will be a arrousing of the king without doubt. The Ramcha”l in his safer Tefilot in # 515 says that by אהי”ה Haman was given into Esters hand’s (אהי”ה is a name of the כסא). כסא=אף(anger)
Haman and Mordechai both set out for Persia, Moedechai to plead for building the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and Haman against building the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Haman who was greedy, ate all his food at once, while Mordechai allowed enough to remain for the whole journey. Soon Haman became very hungry and begged Mordechai to share the remainder of his fare with him. At first, Mordechai refused his request, but later, he relented on the condition that Haman agree to become Mordechai’s slave. As they had no paper to upon which to write a contract, Haman wrote the following pledge upon the sole of Mordechai’s shoe: “I, Haman the Agagite, have sold myself to Mordechai as his slave in consideration of bread.” Since then Haman could never forgive Mordechai for his humiliation, and he was in constant dread lest Mordechai enforce his slave claim over him. Even more that this :
The son of a Jewish slave owner of his gentile slave is his property. So Yishmoyal and all his offspring are truly slaves to the Jewish people. Thus there is no need to promise to give us the lands of Yishmoyal for they belong to us as a slave does not own land but it belongs to the slave’s owner, the Jewish people.
The servants of the king did not know about the hidden hatred that there was between Mordechai and Haman, because they did not know that Mordechai was a Jew. (Mordechai was not Charadi).
The Temple is a place of unity, on both the territories of Yehuda, son of Leah, and Binyamin, son of Rachel. Here, brothers are united.
Like the Beit HaMikdash itself, Mordechai is both of Yehuda and of Binyamin. Mordechai represents unity and harmony, reconciliation and clarity. There was a man of Yehuda in Shushan the capital, and his name was Mordechai, son of Yair, son of Shim’i, son of Kish, a Benjaminite. (Esther 2:5)
“Achashverosh” is always written in the Megillah in full, with two vavs, except here :
“And King Achashverosh imposed a tax on the land and on theisles of the sea.” (10,1) Tax מס is ס”ם backwards.
Sni Luchot ha Brit Lech Licha teaches to Chant the 4 verses of the Magilla of Ester : 2:5, 6:1, 8:15, 8:16 (verses of redemption). Rav Shabbato teaches that Magilla is on a level higher then “Halacha Moshe Mi Sinai”
Say Melech loud on 6:1 , some also do on 10:13. Make a bean dish for meal as Danial would not eat Nebchanezer’s unKosher meat. Make fritters filled with beans and meat. At the meal write Amalak and Haman on a piece of paper and soak it in beer to fulfill the verse “Give beer to the wretched” (Mishle 21:6)
The Midrash Rabba writes that Mordechai ha Yehudi, after he had heard the decree of Haman, gathered together all the children who learned Torah, who were pure of soul, and began to teach them Torah. While he was teaching them, Haman entered the Beit Midrash in order to take him according to the command of the king, to lead him on the horse of the king in the king’s garments.
Mordechai thought Haman came to kill him, however Haman came over to him and asked him, ‘What are you teaching the children?’ Mordechai answered him that he was teaching the portion of the grain offerings brought in the Beit HaMikdash. Haman said, The ‘kometz’ or portion of your hand, ie; the learning of Torah you perform now, is worth more than the 10,000 shekels silver I gave to Achashverosh. It should be noted that 10,000 shekels silver was a tremendous amount of money and Haman who was not born rich but was a barber by trade most of his life and part of his life he sold himself into slavery to Mordichy as he became so poor. For him to give up so much money to kill the Jews shows just how much Amalek hates Jews. More than their desire for money. Which is one of the strongest drives to most people in this world.
‘ The Ari’zal writes in Sha’ar HaGilgulim that the power of Haman HaRasha which had enabled him to succeed in bringing such a difficult decree against the Jews was actually from the power of the holy sparks that had been hidden in the soul of Haman. And with this holy power, He had come to attack to the Jews. But from where did he derive this power? From the spark of the soul of the holy sage of the Talmud, Rabbi Shmuel bar Shilat, that was embedded in his soul.
The Gemara writes about Rabbi Shmuel bar Shilat that he had been a school teacher who was completely dedicated to imbuing his students with the holiness of Torah and mitzvot. And this is why Mordechai’s first response to Haman’s decree was to gather the school children together to learn Torah. Because that was Rabbi Shmuel bar Shilat’s mitzvah, and it was the power of this mitzvah that extracted the sparks from the soul of Haman. And because of this, Haman lost the power of holiness hidden in his soul, and from this point on, Haman’s downfall continued until his death, and the fall of all the enemies of the Jews. As it was in those days, so shall it be in our days as well. The sages explain that Saul’s “mercy” on the king of Amalek had severe consequences: Haman, the murderous villain of the Book of Esther, is called the “Agagite,” he was a descendant of the Amalekite King Agag.
R. Manachem Mendal of Chabad taught that when Queen Ester called on Mordichy to gather all the Jews and fast that Mordichy gathered thousands of children and taught them Torah until they became inspired to the point that they proclaimed “ we will stand with Mordichy and the Torah for life or death “ In the same day the decree against the Jews was made null and void, even if it only became known later. It is this type of devotion we must strive for in our divine service. Then evil has no leg to stand upon ! This can be seen in the teaching in Perke d Rebbi Eleazer as there we learn “ with the 4th from the little finger of the right hand GOD showed Moshe the ½ shekel, this is the finger of redemption.” It taught in Safer Ha Brit, also by Cyim Vetal and many other places that this finger corresponds to the flow of the sefira Chuchmah ( Divine Creative inspiration ). The wisdom of GOD above understanding. At this level there is no free will, only truth. The Holy Ar”i reveals that on the day of the miracle of Purim, God shined upon the Jews a great divine light, through which they were saved from their enemies in both a spiritual and physical sense. And thus every year, on that day, a great saving light comes to the Jews and shines upon them.
So what is Purim anyway, it is named after the ”pur” (lot) drawn by Haman. By definition, a lot is an object used in deciding something by chance. Therefore, in a lot, all possibilities are essentially equivalent. For the lot, ”yes” and ”no” are equal. This is alluded to in the two words for ”yes” and ”no” in Aramaic quoted above:
The word for ”yes” is hen, which is numerically equivalent to the word ha’kol (55), meaning ”all” in Hebrew. Furthermore, the word for ”no” in Aramaic, lav, is numerically equivalent to the Hebrew word hevel (37), which means “vanity”. These two words form together the central phrase of Ecclesiastes ” (1:2): “all is vanity,”–ha’kol hevel. This is the meaning of a lot. Rabbi Shabato teaches that Haman thought from his “goral” (lottery) the פור (lot) that went out for destroying Yisrael in Adar which is the Yesod of water, showed him he could extinguish the fire of Yisrael, and blot out the עפר (earth) of Yisrael (as during the flood). But the opposite happened. Yisrael did “teshuva” and this caused Haman to fall in Nisson which is the Yesod of fire.
The meal Lot had with the angels in Sodom was matza. Yet the meal was called “mishteh”. This word is also used in the Magilla of Easter for the meal of purim. Purim is redemption without miracles in a revealed way. Passach redemption was one of many obvious miracles. Together Passach and purim include all aspects of redemption. Lot was conducting the Passach Sader and the purim “Sudah” all as one.
The name Ester comes from the Hebrew word “str” meaning hidden or secret. Some of the most important commandments are performed secretly. Over so much we just don’t have a clue. All history is really a extended version of the Magilla, until Mashiach (The Messiah) will be revealed. Then everything will be different.
It was on the holiday of Purim in 1991 that the 1991 Gulf War ended and was a good day for the Jewish people.
The Massiah comes from Ruth a righteous convert. She came from the nation of Moab. Moab was the son of an incestuous father-daughter relationship. Why would the seed of the Messiah come from such a place ?. God hates incestuous relationships This is hard to understand
Purim is one of the most family-oriented holidays. But, the story centers around Esther, who intercedes to save all the Jews. Esther,a Jewish women in a relationship with a gentile king, a forbidden relationship. There are those who also say that Mordechai and Esther were really husband and wife. This is all VERY difficult to understand, and none of this seems very appropriate for the the “most family-oriented holiday”. It is all to say the least very strange. So what is really going on in the story of Purim ? The truth of the matter is We don’t know. The sages have left us some clues, pieces to the puzzle that they had, and this helps but we do not have whole picture. We are missing pieces, The fact of the matter is “God’s thoughts are not as our thoughts”. The God is infinite and we are finite. There are some things one just cannot KNOW ?
May it be that we all see this fulfilled as the sages say “ till one does not know the difference between cursed is Haman and Blessed is Mordichy “, but all only the revealed will of GOD, as there is no other ! With the gathering of the exiles and the building of the Bait Hamigdash with our Righteous Maschiach in Rachamim quickly in our days AMEN SELAH !
LOFTY CONCEPTS TO DISCUSS AFTER DRINKING
1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s Round Table was Sir Cumference.
> >>>>>>> He acquired his size from too much pi.
> >>>>>>> 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island.
> >>>>>>> It turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
> >>>>>>> 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
> >>>>>>> 4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
> >>>>>>> 5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
> >>>>>>> 6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road .. . . and was cited for littering.
> >>>>>>> 7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
> >>>>>>> 8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
> >>>>>>> 9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.
> >>>>>>> The police are looking into it.
> >>>>>>> 10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
> >>>>>>> 11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
> >>>>>>> 12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.
> >>>>>>> One hat said to the other: ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’
> >>>>>>> 13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.
> >>>>>>> Then it hit me.
> >>>>>>> 14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: ‘Keep off the Grass.’
> >>>>>>> 15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
> >>>>>>> 16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
> >>>>>>> 17. A backward poet writes inverse.
> >>>>>>> 18. In a democracy it’s your vote that counts.
> >>>>>>> In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
> >>>>>>> 19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
> >>>>>>> 20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you’d be in Seine.
> >>>>>>> 21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons.
> >>>>>>> The stewardess looks at him and says, ‘I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.’
> >>>>>>> 22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.
> >>>>>>> One turns to the other and says ‘Dam!’
> >>>>>>> 23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.
> >>>>>>> Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
> >>>>>>> 24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, ‘I’ve lost my electron.’
The other says ‘Are you sure?’
The first replies, ‘Yes, I’m positive.’
25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.
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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.