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BIG SECRETS IN Va’etchanan-Vaetchanan
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Updated                                  July 22th                                              2018

The word VA’ET’CHANAN (and I implored) is numerical value 515. Midrash Rabbah teaches that Moshe implored God 515 times to be permitted to enter “Eretz Yisrae”l (The land of Isreal). God commanded him to stop, because had Moses implored one more time, he would have elevated himself to a new spiritual height that would have permitted him to cross the Jordan River. SOME ABOUT NUMBERS OF PRAYER

Moses says in the parsha “But YHV’H became angry with me because of you, and he did not listen to me” LETS NOT MAKE GOD ANGRY AT ALL OF US PUSHING OFF THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH AGAIN.

In our Parsha God tells Moses to look not only westward but also northward, southward and eastward at the Land of Israel, implying that “Eretz Yisrael” (The Land of Israel) already surrounds him. As the true borders of the Promised Land are not merely west of the Jordan River but actually stretch from the Nile to the Euphrates.

It says in the parsha “You who cleave in YHV”H Elohech”a are alive this day”. So we see it is by cleaving in GOD that we are given, draw life force. To recieve this life force by cleaving we make attachment to GOD through the mitzvot. As the root of the word mitzvah means attachment. Yisrael are born from the ”house of GOD”. Here they cleave in ” the portion of יהו”ה is His people”. So they may inherit what is fit for them of Torah and mitzvot from treasury of GOD this is their crown. This treasury is from the 32 paths Chuchmah. 1 Serve from the love of GOD in your Teffila with all your heart and all your soul. Spill out your soul in teffila and cleave to him. This is all to your good love the “midah” called מ”ה. In it are hidden the 100 blessings. Walk in all yours way so to invite to receive flow of the way. These are then supernal days.2 Rabbi Avraham Abulafia teaches in Aor haSachel that the חושק (desire) that is given in the heart of desire is a witness to the the love of הו”א . If from between 2 loves she (the soul) has within one being the intellect from partnership with GOD, and the intellect of man. They are one as the Name is one. Becouse of the חבור (union) in the existence of the nature of man with the existence of אלהו (his God) in time he has comprehension in intellect. In this power man is able to connect below and cleave in the עליון (supernal) and bring it down. The thing he raises up calling out recieves a kiss. As the groom kisses the bride in much great desire. And He is delighted both by the desire and the power of the name.3 If a man gives his heart and dat to the fear of GOD, behold the letters of יהו”ה cleave in his heart. One who merits this has no lack. But if his heart lacks fear of GOD, the letters of יהו”ה are far from him. This is the greatest possible lack. This is what it means “Make Me a migdosh (temple), and I will dwell in them”. One sanctifies their heart so as to have dwell in it יהו”ה.4 All the power GOD gives to man by his Dat, his power of speech and intellect, this is GOD’s place in the world.5 Its also written in the parsha “Guard and do the commandments this is you wisdom in the eyes of the nations.” This reminds us that their ways are not our ways our wisdom is prescribed in the Torah. We sanctify GOD’s name by being a light to the nations by acting according to the Torah. We must not be like a dog who looks to the nations as its master and is always trying to find favor before them. As the Israeli government does when killing the people of Sderot by Hamas hands to continue appeasing the Quartet. (only after responding with strong military force in Gazza did the rocket assault stop) Or their abandoning the Grave of our forefather Yosef to the Arabs. Or refusing to let Jews live on our holy Land ,or even worse kicking jews out of there homes and giving the land over to arab terrorists. Surely these disgusting things are only a desecration of our Holy Torah. We can not have leaders in this country that act as such. If we cleave to GOD and we work to have leaders of our nation that are true to GOD we shall see as the Prophet Michah describes this time ” I will make her the remnant halted, daughter of Zion, to you shall it come. There will come the first government, the kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem. Now why does she cry badly, because she has no king, and her counselor has perished? For pangs have taken you as a woman in labor. Be in pain and labor to bring forth, oh daughter of Zion ”. (4:7 – 10) The Maharol of Prague Wrote that in the future the messianic king will establish a new kingdom which will emerge from the first kingdom which will precede it. It is as a unripe fruit grows in a peel till the fruit is ripe, then the peel decays. And as it says in our parsha “you will be a Holy people am segulah” (Nation treasured by God). With the arrival of our Mashiach Quickly. 1.Marachot Elokim 2.Safer HaKanah 3.Aor HaSachel 4.Alp Bet p.161 5.Avodat Yisrael p.11 I noticed this verse :The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished, daughter of Zion; he will no more carry you away into exile; he will visit your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will uncover your sins.” (lamentations 4:22) There shall be no more exile of the Nation of Israel from their land. This verse affirms this. Another interesting thoughtThe Lord your God will raise to you a Prophet from your midst, from your brothers, like me; to him you shall listen” In this verse the Hebrew word for “like me” is כמני. It has a numerical value of of 120. This is exactly the years in the life of Moses. (Deuteronomy 18:15)I will raise them a Prophet from among their brothers, like you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18) In this verse the Hebrew word for “like you” is כמוך =86 86 is the numerical value of אלהים (God) As in the verse “And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the people of Israel before his death.” (Deut. 33) And alsoA Prayer of Moses the man of God,. Lord you have been our dwelling place in all generations.” (Psalm 90) These passages in Deuteronomy passage predict the Messiah,. By these verses we know about the similarities between Moses and the prophet who was to be like him. Who is the Messiah..The Messiah will be aman of God”, the Messiah will be a “man”. Not God as some may think. In our parsha is also the 2nd version of the 10 commandments. Maybe great secrets can be learned from the differences in the 2 texts in the Torah of the Ten commandments 

Different Decalogues?

The 10 commandments as they appear in both of the Torah’s original account of the Revelation at Sinai in Shemot 20 and in Moshe’s later retelling of the event in Devarim 5. The two versions contain differences,  additions, omissions, and substitutions. They are as follows:

  • Reason for Shabbat – The reason given for keeping Shabbat is different in each set of commandments. Shemot 20:10 speaks of the creation of the world, while Devarim 5:14 mentions the enslavement and Exodus from Egypt. This is the only distinction which encompasses a full verse.
  • Additional phrases – “כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ ה’ אֱלֹהֶיךָ” (Devarim 5:11, 15), “וְשׁוֹרְךָ וַחֲמֹרְךָ וְכָל” (Devarim 5:13), “לְמַעַן יָנוּחַ עַבְדְּךָ וַאֲמָתְךָ כָּמוֹךָ” (Devarim 5:13), “וּלְמַעַן יִיטַב לָךְ” (Devarim 5:15), and “שָׂדֵהוּ” (Devarim 5:17).
  • Word substitutions – “שָׁמוֹר” / “זָכוֹר” (Shemot 20:7, Devarim 5:11), “עֵד שָׁוְא” / “עֵד שָׁקֶר” (Shemot 20:12, Devarim 5:16), and “וְלֹא תִתְאַוֶּה” / “לֹא תַחְמֹד” (Shemot 20:13, Devarim 5:17).
  • Ordering – The order of the list of objects not to be coveted varies between the two versions (Shemot 20:13, Devarim 5:17).
  • Single letter variations – There are thirteen small discrepancies related to extra / missing וי”ו  ( written חסר) /  (מלא) full spellings.
  • Masoretic divisions – In two places (after “שְׁמוֹ לַשָּׁוְא” and “אֲשֶׁר לְרֵעֶךָ”), Masoretic manuscripts like Codex Leningrad display an open section in Shemot 20 but a closed section in Devarim 5.
  • MAY WE MERIT TO SEARCH OUT THE DEPTH OF THE MATTER AND MERIT REVELATION OF “MASHIACH” QUICKLY IN OUR DAYS !

 

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“My falling is my rising” TO CREATIVE INSPIRATION TO SHOW THE PATH
March 6, 2009, 10:43 am
Filed under: Avraham Abulafia, BREATH, CHUCHMAH-CREATIVITY, LAMP, OIL, sparks, WILL AND DESIRE

UPDATED APRIL 28

Titzaveh                                                 Bs”d

It says in Psalms “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.David ha Melach (KING DAVID), peace unto him tells us that by the word of the Torah we have a lamp to direct our feet. This refers to the exact spots our feet touch, the minute details in our life. It’s light will also illuminate our path.  We learn in the Zohar that oil refers to the power of Chuchmah (Divine creative wisdom).  With the light of Chuchmah itself which is the level of secrets of the Torah, the inner aspect of the Torah which come to one as “flashes” of Divine inspiration yielding understanding, new understanding in the Torah. This same light of revelation, with the mercy of Hashem (GOD) will shine with Godliness at all times. So we may see the Godliness in all things as David said “a lamp unto my feet”. So we can see what thoughts, words and actions at all times will place us in the Holiest place. In our parsha we can get some illuminaion concerning this lamp as it is written “ You shall command the children of Yisrael to bring pure beaten olive oil for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.” From this we can see that that the oil to illuminate our path and guide our feet must be of high quality, as it says “pure”. Rav Dov Bear of Mezerich explains that “ Sin contains repentance as a olive contains oil”. At the time one returns to Hashem’s way the sparks of Holiness that gave vitality to the forces of separation (to evil) are raised up to the heavenly regions away from the “other side”. By turning away from transgression and doing “teshuva” the Divine spark in exile that gave life to the “tiva” (evil desire) is released and raised up to its source as the “klipa” is shattered by the separation from the Divine spark it had swallowed which did sustain it. Thus is fulfilled the words of Rabbi Akiva “my falling is my rising”. As the spark by rising up to its source provides extra power to our soul instead of the “klipot” (forces of evil). By this a new light shines upon us. To make this clearer the Gerer Rebbe said “ We see that a candle and a wick give light by diminishing , likewise a man who dominishes his physical desires may give out spiritual light. This is suggested by the name of the source of physical desires, the soul in the blood called “Nefesh”. Its first letter “N” stands for “ner” (lamp), “f” for petilah (wick) and it last letter “sh” for shemen (oil).

Just as the olive must be crushed to give its oil, so must we crush our animal souls so that it may become as oil to illuminate our paths in the service of Hashem. As the olive oil is fine and pure so must we be of a most developed character to ascend to give light, so to ascend into Holiness beholding the Torah’s secrets.

Avraham Abulafia teaches desire is in partnership with the flow of Divine abundance that comes to his vessels. Desire comes from Atzilut. It is flow of אלה”י . By this he cleaves in the voices. There comes to him desire of love to be covered in the wings of the Shechinah, he recieves anything from Chuchmah Elyonah So go in and ask for Chuchmah in great desire, desire of your nefesh. Ask so that you grow in comprehension unto all abilities. Preparations are necessary for Chuchmah of Navua (prophesy). You must work for this day and night. From the tiva (desire) for Divine names. This is the cavana (intention). Choice love and desire. These are the general principles. The name of  Keter is to them all. It is the first cause close to thought that arrouses the movement to ask, arrouse will and thought. These are one thing and are not separated. רצון (will) rises up in all levels till reaching the level called חשק (desire) in all its completeness. חשק (desire) has no limit or end. It raises up thought from its beginning to completion. חשק is the end of all tiva (burning desire). It is a מופת (wonder). Devacut (cleaving) and חשק (desire) are one thing. One cleaves in חשק (desire). All this goes out from thought to actuality, then there is כח (power). The giving of חשק (desire) is a אות (spiritual sign) it is צבאו”ת אלהי”ם יהו”ה . Through this there will be a אות in our צבא (hosts). From the stones of the Cohain Gadol’s breast plate is חשק from the source of Binna. It is breath and חותם (a seal). חשק is אור עצום (essential light).1 The Ari teaches thatbreath is a physical thing thing as when a person speaks air leaves his mouth, and that air is part of his life force. This air that issues from his mouth when he speaks is part of his soul. We are commanded not to speak idle words, for through this a person wastes part of his soul. A person should not make his speech “chulin” (secular), for according to whatever issues from his mouth, so shall he become for better or worse. May breath of Divine desire bring Mashiach soon in Mercy.

1. 1Safer haCheshek-Abulafia