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Sacrifices for all days-ALL THE TIME
March 18, 2012, 11:07 am
Filed under: atonement, sacrifices

Bs”d

Vayikra

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

(Psalms)

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.



Alot to learn about sacrifice
March 18, 2011, 12:48 pm
Filed under: atonement

Parsha Tsav

The Parsha talks all about sacrifice.

During times when sacrifices were offered sin never clung to Yisrael as these offerings made atonement for them.1 Rabbi Yose teaches concerning the twelve properties of the Torah that inequity can be purged even without sacrifices of flesh but with words of Torah. Even if punishment is already decreed against one, it can be annulled. Words of Torah can purify those who are unclean. He who studies Torah is first purified and then sanctified. 2 Now Torah is from Z’a (Source of Ruach-Emotional Soul), but with complete self sacrifice one can taste the Torah of the future. This is the Torah of “atik” (The ancient of Days source of Delight) or “aor ganuz” (hidden light). This is acquired by one who never prays for his personal benefit, it is as if he is not part of this world.3 Fire is Binna (Divine Understanding).  The Torah is spice against the “Yetzer Hora” (evil inclination). Through being occupied in Torah, which is called Bina. Bina is the source of Givurot. “Dinim” (judgments) are only sweetened in their source being in the Torah. This is by including the left in the right, making טוב (good). This is as Avraham’s sacrifice at “batara”. Which is the future slaughtering of the “Yetzer Hora”. Separating it from us. By cleaving oneself in the light of the Eyn Sof that flows from the letters of the Torah. There goes in judgments to their source. They are corrected in their source in the Torah.4 Malchut of Atzilut is called fire. Fire is Atzilut. But since we are in “galut” this fire does not have to power to burn up the “sitra achra” (other side). It is only strong enough to guard “kidusha” (holiness). It is in Rachamim (Mercy) that we are able to stand in this fire of Holiness. In the future it will be this fire which will destroy the wicked, and it is this fire that will build the 3rd Temple. This fire is the כבוד (Glory) of the Shechinah, by it we are sustained. It is יאהדונה”י. When this light stands on ones head all lights shine on it. יאהדונה”י makes all אחד (one). The “ו “ in the middle is the hand of God, which is between 2 “ י “ . By “yichud” the Shechina (Divine Presence) rises to the Ayn Soff (infinateness) and decends to את .5

Like a sacrifice, Torah is offered as a gift to God. He is at his own table.6 The sages teach in the Talmud that at one time, the sacrificial altar atoned for Israel. Now one’s table, through the spiritual elevation of his food, accomplishes it.7 We learn from Rabbenu Bachyah that once a person con­fesses his sins to God, no angel is permitted to harm him. Confession atones for the wicked; once they accept the judgment, they merit life in Olam HaBa. The words of confes­sion stand in the place of sacrifice. Thus, to avoid grievous Judgment one must confess even for inadvertent sins, as these require a guilt offering. Many have been saved from death by confession. 8 The main greatness of the Divine Name is through  wealth.  All this  is decided by the כסא (thrown) and משפט (judgment). Dont take benefit of a mitzvah 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 mitzvoth (commandment-attachment) in a way of כבוד (honor) due to the Holy king. Don’t 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.9

 

1Zohar Barashit p.191b

2.Zohar Ibid. 3:80b

3.Lecuty Maharon #15

4.Maor Eniyim

5Tefilot Ramchal #445,355,Aor eniyim 30:2

6 Sulam on Zohar Pinchas p.253a

7Brachot

8Kad HaKemach, chapter “Confession.”

9safer ha paliyah,Petachy Chotem p.52, Tefilot Ramcha”l #108,Lekutey Mahoran Tannina p.18,Avodat Yisrael p.8,Shoshon Sodot

 



What does it mean “sacrifices” ?
April 3, 2009, 2:51 pm
Filed under: atonement, eating, fire, sacrifices, Torah

Parsha Tsav

The Parsha talks all about sacrifice.

During times when sacrifices were offered sin never clung to Yisrael as these offerings made atonement for them.1 Rabbi Yose teaches concerning the twelve properties of the Torah that inequity can be purged even without sacrifices of flesh but with words of Torah. Even if punishment is already decreed against one, it can be annulled. Words of Torah can purify those who are unclean. He who studies Torah is first purified and then sanctified. 2 Now Torah is from Z’a (Source of Ruach-Emotional Soul), but with complete self sacrifice one can taste the Torah of the future. This is the Torah of “atik” (The ancient of Days source of Delight) or “aor ganuz” (hidden light). This is acquired by one who never prays for his personal benefit, it is as if he is not part of this world.3 Fire is Binna (Divine Understanding).  The Torah is spice against the “Yetzer Hora” (evil inclination). Through being occupied in Torah, which is called Bina. Bina is the source of Givurot. “Dinim” (judgments) are only sweetened in their source being in the Torah. This is by including the left in the right, making טוב (good). This is as Avraham’s sacrifice at “batara”. Which is the future slaughtering of the “Yetzer Hora”. Separating it from us. By cleaving oneself in the light of the Eyn Sof that flows from the letters of the Torah. There goes in judgments to their source. They are corrected in their source in the Torah.4 Malchut of Atzilut is called fire. Fire is Atzilut. But since we are in “galut” this fire does not have to power to burn up the “sitra achra” (other side). It is only strong enough to guard “kidusha” (holiness). It is in Rachamim (Mercy) that we are able to stand in this fire of Holiness. In the future it will be this fire which will destroy the wicked, and it is this fire that will build the 3rd Temple. This fire is the כבוד (Glory) of the Shechinah, by it we are sustained. It is יאהדונה”י. When this light stands on ones head all lights shine on it. יאהדונה”י makes all  אחד (one). The “ו “ in the middle is the hand of God, which is between 2 “ י “ . By “yichud” the Shechina (Divine Presence) rises to the Ayn Soff (infinateness) and decends to את .5

Like a sacrifice, Torah is offered as a gift to God. He is at his own table.6 The sages teach in the Talmud that at one time, the sacrificial altar atoned for Israel. Now one’s table, through the spiritual elevation of his food, accomplishes it.7 We learn from Rabbenu Bachyah that once a person con­fesses his sins to God, no angel is permitted to harm him. Confession atones for the wicked; once they accept the judgment, they merit life in Olam HaBa. The words of confes­sion stand in the place of sacrifice. Thus, to avoid grievous Judgment one must confess even for inadvertent sins, as these require a guilt offering. Many have been saved from death by confession. 8 The main greatness of the Divine Name is through  wealth.  All this  is decided by the כסא (thrown) and משפט (judgment). Dont take benefit of a mitzvah 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 mitzvoth (commandment-attachment) in a way of כבוד (honor) due to the Holy king. Don’t 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.9

1Zohar Barashit p.191b

2.Zohar Ibid. 3:80b

3.Lecuty Maharon #15

4.Maor Eniyim

5Tefilot Ramchal #445,355,Aor eniyim 30:2

6 Sulam on Zohar Pinchas p.253a

7Brachot

8Kad HaKemach, chapter “Confession.”

9safer ha paliyah,Petachy Chotem p.52, Tefilot Ramcha”l #108,Lekutey Mahoran Tannina p.18,Avodat Yisrael p.8,Shoshon Sodot



REMOVAL OF NEGATIVE ENERGY-RESIDUE OF SIN
February 23, 2009, 6:28 am
Filed under: atonement, injury, Judgments, suffering, why "bad things" happen

Hi everybody,

I fell and fractured my arm last Shabot. I will tell you why.

Before the Shabbot in the Mikvah as the Ben Eash Chy recommends I made confession for sin under the water. But this time I went into great detail asking to purified from all that I had done wrong. That I should be “white as snow”. Well on Shabbot I got up in the middle of the night prayed till “Yestabach” as I usually do. The rain then stopped. I then ran as I normally do to the “Tefilah”(PRAYER). Right before the mikvah door I fell.

It comes to mind “be careful what you pray for for you may get it.”

I went home meditated and asked the God why this had happened, then I opened the bible at “random” to find the answer. This has been a practice of many sages. It read :

“I will extol you, YHV’H ; for you have lifted me up, and have not made my enemies rejoice over me. YHV’H ELOHAY, (this refers to accusers created above by sins) I cried to you, and you have healed me. YHV’H, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (psalm 30)

It is known atonement comes through suffering as its written :

Rabbi Yuhuda Petiah writes the supernal told him

The Supernal court in its rulings is not trying to avenge the actions of the wicked, but only to cleanse the levels of the soul of the Just from sins. By which ever punishment will fix and purify them quickly, so they may then enter the Garden of Aden.” (Minchat Yehudah)

The trials of the righteous are explained in Midrash,2 where we are taught that God only tries the righteous because the more one beats flax the more it is improved and glistens as fine linen. He can not do so with a defective vessel as it will break. It is as the sages teach:3 that God tries the righteous, testing them before He confers greatness upon them. Rabbi Yitzchak further teaches us that when man comes to grief through sin and is liable to death by the hand of Heaven, atonement is made by his ox dying, his poultry being lost, his flask breaking, or by his falling and injuring his little finger. A drop of blood flows from it, and this part of his life is considered as the whole of it. These damages are not chance occurrences but the mercy of the Holy Blessed One. 4 Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai shows us that there is also great benefit in our hardships, as God delights in the soul but not in the body. He afflicts the body so that the soul may gain freedom. So we see physical suffering is only to remove a covering from the soul so that it may be more openly re­vealed.5

2. Midrash Rabba Bereshith 34:2.

3. Ibid. Shemot 1 :21.

4 Zohar 3:46b

5 Bava Kamma 50a.

It is painful and difficult to type.

THANK YHV’H FOR ALL