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UPDATED June 7 2016
Ezekiel said, “And I saw behold a storm wind came from the north, a big cloud, and the consuming fire” (Eze. 1:4). These are three which ride upon the three letters יהו–ה. The king comes only with a small still voice. The small quiet voice is the י from the name יהו–ה and the י from אדנ–י, from there come the king who is יהו–ה.
The “Shechinah” is מ“ה, the name יוד הא ואו “הא because she includes the ten sefirot, her chariot is the angel Matto”t about this it says, “the chariots of Hashem are two myriads, thousands of שנאן angels” (Psalms 68:18). What is שנאן, ש–שור נ–נשר א–אריה ן– אדם . This is the secret of the מרכבה (Chariot) it is certainly the words רכב מה .
And the angel Matto”t he is the ark. The body of the written Torah, which is the middle pillar. He is the table, the table of the Shechinah is the heart as it says the heart understands, and it is to the left. Therefore the masters of the Mishnah said (Yoma 21B), “the table was in the North”. (Tikunim)
The Tzitzit contain 5 knots these correspond to the five strings of the harp of King David. The 13 “Chuliyot” (windings) on the “Sitzet” and the 5 knots, to each side equals 72. This is, “and he set his throne up in חסד=72. This all alludes to the 72 names. Anyone who is clothed with the wrapping of the commandment, it is as if he set up the throne for Hashem. With the corners of the mitzvah ) we learn a secret, it has eight strings on each side, to represent the four faces and the four wings of each Chayah and in small gematria of Chanoch, alluding to Matto”t.(Tikunim P 26A)
The Holy Ar”i teaches in Lekutim that the
“Chyot” (beasts) in Ezekial’s vision
are the four celestial “Chyot” that carry
the Divine chariot. “ Their appearance is
as human figures, but each one had four
faces, and each one had four wings. Their
faces and their wings were alike on the
four of them. Each one had a human face,
each of the four “Chyot” had a lion’ face to
the right; each of the four had an ox’ face
to the left; and each of the four had an
eagle’ face in the back.
The kosher domesticated animals of this
world are from the face of the ox in the
chariot. The kosher wild animals are
derived from the face of the lion kosher
birds are derived from the face of the
eagle. Forbidden animals and birds are
from their corresponding faces of the
beasts of the unholy chariot.
The animal soul of man
descends from the human
face of the chariot, whether
the holy or the impure one, as
expained in the Zohar.
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Here is a flow chart of the 32 paths of
the markava (divine chariot)
and the flow of the
sitzet (biblical fringes put on corner of garments)
The “Tefilin” is the face of man. The “Sitzet” is the face of the “Chayot” and the wings of the “Chayot”.
“Speak to the people of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a thread of blue”
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Chayot of the Markava (Ezekiel)
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UPDATED June 1st 2016
It says in Zohar Tikunim :
Upon the foundation of the upper Markava stand the “Chayot” and the throne of the upper “Markava”. About it is said, “The tzadik is the foundation of the world” (Prov. 10:25). For the upper tzadik the hidden world exists. For the lower tzadik the revealed world exists. The holy “Chayot” make music with their wings.
There are 35 main memunim on everything they are Chyot, and 35 main memunim that are ofanim.
THIS CAN BE SAID
In some places it says the cherubs are Z’”A and Nukva, and other places say they are netzach and hod , and its also written that they are Abba and Ima. As we say the and these are words of the living God, so in truth the Caruvim are
in fact Abba and Ima, which are like Z”A and Nukva they never, ever part. They are also netzach and hod which enter into Z”A makings the “mochin” (brain) of Z”a. We also find Seraphim at times called “cherub”, this is when the “Cherub” in Beria. When a “Cherub” is in Yetzirah it can be referred as a Chayah, and when a “Cherub” is in Asiyah it may be called a Ofan.
Michael and Gabrael are Seraphim. the fourth chayah. The chayot Michael, Gabrael, Nurael, and Raphael are aspects of Metatron. He is the main Chayah, Michael, Gabrael, Nurael, and Raphael are manifestations of him.
Asiyah is the “ world of death.” Because of this , Ofanim the angels in Asiyah, have no life-force of their own. But flow of life-force descends from the Chyot of Yetzirah into the ofanim of Asiyah. This is the meaning of “ the Spirit of the
Chayah was in the ofanim” and “ the chayot, the ofanim followed; when the former moved, the latter moved, and when the former stop, the latter stop.” As the Spirit of the Chayah is in the ofanim
I hope you got these secrets as I had to take this one down. I was not permitted to post these secrets. It was too much. I will tell you what happened.
After I posted the Secrets that were here I went to change my shirt and as I put my right arm in the sleeve with tremendous pain in my arm. By the middle of the night it was unbearable. Never had anything like it before. I did nothing to strain my arm. I put Arnica on my shoulder on my shoulder, it is a great healing herb. The Angels I work with and evoke every day had become upset about what I had revealed and struck my. To let me know what could not be revealed.
I have learned my lesson. Here is some thoughts we should know about revealing secrets.
With the secrets of the Torah one must be careful. As the Zohar compares revealing secrets to one unworthy as revealing nakedness. This allows flow to the “chitzonim” (other side) heaven forbid. The wicked reveal secrets, it is as if they kill people.1 The desire to learn secrets of the Torah, Kaballah in particular is a great gift from Hashem (God). Yaakov Abuchitzera teaches that the Nefesh in a man is “elohot”, but עצמות (essence) of Hashem does not enter into man in this world until he removes his courseness and dresses in a spiritual garment so to be able to handle the light. One must be careful when entering into the Dat of “Misa Markava”. They must guard them selves as with those involved in this work the “sitra achra” (other side) wants to accuse above. If they are lacking in dat, or don’t have complete “emuna” they will be far from accomplishing this learning, his Nashama will not receive. If his Nefesh is not coming from a place of truth, these things will be far from him. But a Nefesh with a “tiva”, and complete emuna eats and is satisfied.2 A big secret in sitri Torah is to portion כבוד (honor) to the last attribute (Malchut), becouse emuna makes miracles and נפלאות (wounderous things). Emuna in the name make נסים (miracles). All the blessings we say on miracles illude to keter as from here they come.3 Every day has barriers that guard as thorns. So that those who are unfit cannot enter the vinyard. There are many types of Guardians. There are snakes and scorpions to protect the good. If there were no barriers the wicked could then access the secrets. These confuse the mind of the wicked. Preventing the entry of those who do not belong.4 Its taught by Rabbi Moshe Cordevero in Shur kuma that by divine providence and knowledge there are those who there does not illuminate upon them the secret of the zohar. It being concealed and hidden. To them there is not vision bursting forth, but the kabbalah remains hidden.5 In a sense in the torah that they learn they don’t find more and more. There are laws to revealing Kaballah. There is that wisdom which is necessary, one must posses it. But to reveal only so that one will say “so what”, is a great destroyer. Other wisdom requires heavenly permission to reveal. The words must be given from above, and there are those secrets which are only shared with the few who are worthy. Those who fear Hashem and guard the holiness with all their heart and soul6.
1. 1Sulam on Zohar Hazinu p.294b
1. 2Patachy Chotam p.394
1. 3Shoshan Sodot
1. 4Sulam on Zohar Nasso p.123a
1. 5shur kuma-moshe cordevero p.67
1. 6Rabbi Ashlag
Here is the secret again, a little more concieled, but permitted
There are 35 main memunim on everything they are Chyot, and 35 main memunim that are ofanim. A mesach makes a conclusion in a level according to its ability to raise malchut to Bina. This is a limit beneath chuchmah and Ketter. It is called rekia. It separates “water from water”.1 Chayot of the field nourish from the south side to bring close Nashamot from the essence of Chesed. Nashamot nourishing from water of רקיע כעין הקרח נורא are above the heads of the Chyot (of the field). These Nashamot are at the level of Bina of Hachel Kadosh Kadoshim. This is above Matto”t. Angels are only nourished from the rivers (that go out of Aden). From closeness to chesed is drawn all. Power of the chesed corresponds to the attribute of רקיע כעין הקרח נורא, which is water from Bina.1 The Malchut is called קרח (ice) . To it all the water flows and is bound up in this ice. The upper waters flow into it. This water is Teferet upon the chayot. This water only flows when made to from above from the first 3 sefirot. Its flow is inhibited in Malchut itself. The upper and lower waters are seperate as it says :
This rekia is Teferet which is between the upper waters which are Chaga”t and the lower waters Nh”y upon the chayot is the last mida of Atzilut.2 The river going out of Aden is nanhaga (Divine guidance). There goes out from the י which is Aden by way of the ה and ו . The final ה waters the Garden. This includes all Atzilut. In Bria is פרד (separation of the river) as in Yetzera. It separates to 4 heads, 4 nanhagot. First is Chuchmah it is יהו”ה, 2nd is Binna it is אהי”ה . The third river is a יהו”ה of Teferet. The 4th river is Malchut it is אדנ”י. These 4 are 4 pillars of the כסא . From it separates the world of separation in hachel ratzon to the 4 heads of the lion, ox, eagle and man. This is the Markava of elokim of שנאן אלפי . The main nanhaga is from Binna it is saruf והי”ה . This saruf is man-eagle-lion-ox. In the כסא in Malchut of Atzilut Michia”l the Kohen Gadol enters the Kadosh Kadoshim.1
1. 1Aor Yakir Barashit Vol 2 p.180
1. 1Aor Yakir Barashit p.136
1. 2Aor Yakir Barashit Vol 2 p.175
1. 1Zohar ShirHaShirim p.186 Rosenberg
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UPDATED DEC 29
The kings of who ruled the land of Edom express the energy of the world of Tohu. The order of creation that preceded the rectified order of Tikun. In that world the sefirot could not interact with each other. They were excessivey severity judgemental and selfcentered. By exhibiting these qualities a individual regresses to this level, before the level of “tikun” (fixing) was brought into the world, which enables humans to attain great levels of Closeness to God.
According to judgements of the left light is concealed. From The stones in the Thum (depth) goes out water which is Chassadim (force of Hashem’s giving). Concerning this water King Salomon writes “many waters will not satisfy love (song of songs 8:7). One can never give enough for this love.1 This water goes out through holes in the “mesach” (screen-filter) of “tzizum” (contraction) to sustain the world. It states ” Ruach Elokim moves on the face of the waters” (the sages say this “ruach” is Machiach). ” Ruach Elokim moves on the face of the waters” The magid of Koznitz says the waters referred to here are Torah. The stones within “Tohu” of “bohu” are Nh’y (quantity quality and way of revelation) of Binna (Divine Understanding). They put out water into the “thum” which is the Yesod (gate way of energy). Placed upon “kav tohu” is stones of “Bohu”. The הוא of תהו is the “klipa” (force of concealment) of the אגוז (nut), this is the outer klippah, it is green. Within this “klipa” is “Bohu” it is stones of מפולמות (wonder). From which goes out water. Ruach is the voice resting on bohu. It grasps and guides it as is needed. This is “The voice of יהו”ה is on hte waters” (Psalm 24:3). “Ruach אלהי”ם is on the face of the waters”. “Face of the waters” is these stones sunk in the “thum”. It is called this as waters go out of these stones. Tohu is under שד”י , Bohu צבאות and is called רעש, darkness אלהי”ם, Ruach is יהו”ה.1 “יהו”ה spoke to you face to face out of the midst of fire” which was sent forth by wind and water. The fire, wind and water all came from the shofar. It contained them all.1 It is Noga that surrounds the crown (Yesod) within which is מ “ל which is essence of “chasmal” (parzuf בשר -flesh of atzilut). This is the aspect of “atz Dat tov” of Atzilut. “This Chasmal” is “chayot” of consuming fire. 2 “makiffim” on the head of Z’a called ל ” מ of צל”ם (Netzauch and Hod, Yesod is penimi). There are 7 “makiffim” to Z’a. These are drawn with great force. The 7 “makiffim of Z’a are the aspect of מ “ל of צל”ם (6 corners of Imma). מ”ל Of חשמל is gematria 70 being 70 names. It is the ע of ערפל (cloud of thick darkness). This cloud is the energy of fire and the angel גבריא”ל. It is source of Chasmal. ערפל also siezes in the yesod of water which is מיכא”ל. ׂערפל is Givurot of Atik. (Botzina Kardanita)1
In the Pre Atz Chyim we are told that the Ar’i and Chyim Vital took a boat to myriam’s well and drank the water there and received “Ruach ha Kodesh”.
If the ה (malchut) is not in its proper place (behavior not a vessel for blessing), then blessings only spill over. As a cut sideways cannot hold water. Rabbi Nuchunyah ben Hakana in safer HaKanah says that as a poor man can always ask for water, you can ask Hashem for אין which is “Keter Elyon”. This is asking for blessing from the Ayn sof which is the atribute of Ketter called אין . One seeking this blessing will never be turned away.1
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Whenever the Torah is studied at night a thread of hidden light descends and plays upon them who are involved in their learning (at midnight). The cloud moshe entered on Sinai was from the primordial light. It is the light of chassadim, Hashem’s power of giving producing fulfillment of commandments and their result.1 Moshe dressed within the holiness of a cloud of this light wearing it as a garment. By this he was able to change his flesh from physical to spiritual in nature. enabling him to handle more light.2 Moshe entered a cloud which was the angel Michia’l. Its written “He founded darkness around him ערפל and ענן ”. These are Chesed and Givurah of Atik.3 The rainbow in the cloud gave moshe’s soul its garment. So it could go up to the mountain, and through this garment he could see the sites and feast there.4 In flesh is “Ofanim”. To the East “Chayot” to the west. To the south is image of Man, it is the Chayah of Chuchmah. And Sarafim (north).5 The cloud acts as a barrier and as a garment. The light of the cloud is sweetened from the joy of the nefesh, and strengthened by divine service.6 There are 2 clouds the one moshe entered and stayed in on Sinai for 40 days. It is Malchut. The other cloud was upon the “mishcon”, this one Moshe could not enter. It was Bina.7 A cloud decended and pushed aside spirits from adam.8 Our world has a spiritual source thats fine and brilliantly shines, but the world is ruled by evil.9 After the first day of creation this light was never fully manifest again, but it does renew daily the works of creation. As it is written ” He builds the world with chuchmah”.10 This is chuchmah of the left from imma as said before. Rabbi Ashlag teaches on the Zohar that the light of the day is chassadim. Chuchmah is the secret of 1000. Chassidim are the aspect of 100.11
We learn from chassidut that an external aspect of love is born from reflection on the closeness of the divine, while a more inward love is generated by reflection on the greatness and loftiness of the blessed ayn-sof.12 In Ayn Sof are no desires or “Bozinin Nahorin” (illuminating lamps) these are only found beginning in Atzilut. Ayn Soff cannot be comprended so it is called Ayn.13 It states in the Zohar in parsha Yitro that those who separate from Rebbi Shimon separate from all. Rabbi Yehuda Bay Elloy said so great is the loss of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochi. Now no one knows and no one has permission to reveal. How important beneficial is it to be regularly involved in the Zohar. Becouse of the shattering of vessels we need to sustain and stand up the worlds renewing them. Until there stands up the Nashamot of Rasb”i and his friends who are able to raise things to their source. They are able to do the elevations and “tikunim” that are needed. They decend by the letter ט . The Ar”i Rashb”y and his friends are from the “givurot of gadlut”.14 How many times its explained in the Zohar how important it is to learn the Torah at Midnight. We learn from the Zohar that a redemption comes to the children of men who call out at night. It redeems them from their separation from Hashem because of blemish from their sins. In Tikunim we learn night is imma which is malchut of the world of Bria.15
With the secrets of the Torah one must be careful. As the Zohar compares revealing secrets to one unworthy as revealing nakedness. This allows flow to the “chitzonim” (other side) heaven forbid. The wicked reveal secrets, it is as if they kill people.16 The desire to learn secrets of the Torah, Kaballah in particular is a great gift from Hashem. Yaakov Abuchitzera teaches that the Nefesh in a man is “elohot”, but עצמות (essence) of Hashem does not enter into man in this world until he removes his courseness and dresses in a spiritual garment so to be able to handle the light. One must be careful when entering into the Dat of “Misa Markava”. They must guard them selves as with those involved in this work the “sitra achra” (other side) wants to accuse above. If they are lacking in dat, or don’t have complete “emuna” they will be far from accomplishing this learning, his Nashama will not receive. If his Nefesh is not coming from a place of truth, these things will be far from him. But a Nefesh with a “tiva”, and complete emuna eats and is satisfied.17 A big secret in sitri Torah is to portion כבוד (honor) to the last attribute (Malchut), becouse emuna makes miracles and נפלאות (wounderous things). Emuna in the name make נסים (miracles). All the blessings we say on miracles illude to keter as from here they come.18 Every day has barriers that guard as thorns. So that those who are unfit cannot enter the vinyard. There are many types of Guardians. There are snakes and scorpions to protect the good. If there were no barriers the wicked could then access the secrets. These confuse the mind of the wicked. Preventing the entry of those who do not belong.19 Its taught by Rabbi Moshe Cordevero in Shur kuma that by divine providence and knowledge there are those who there does not illuminate upon them the secret of the zohar. It being concealed and hidden. To them there is not vision bursting forth, but the kabbalah remains hidden.20 In a sense in the torah that they learn they don’t find more and more. There are laws to revealing Kaballah. There is that wisdom which is necessary, one must posses it. But to reveal only so that one will say “so what”, is a great destroyer. Other wisdom requires heavenly permission to reveal. The words must be given from above, and there are those secrets which are only shared with the few who are worthy. Those who fear Hashem and guard the holiness with all their heart and soul21. Rabbi Moshe Cordevero also teaches that people who don’t have Chumash, Mishna,Gemora and occupy in Kaballah there is no doubt they are in error completely. If one has not seen the light of “pilpul” there will not come the light from Kaballah upon them. They will only come to error.22 Rabbi Nachman of Bresslov teaches that once one completes the whole talmud they are deserving of the “zelem Elokim” (divine image).
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UPDATE AUGUST 7TH 2016
It is in this parsha the Levi are given 48 cities with land around each city. Six of these cities are to be cities of refuge for a accidental murderer to flee to and be safe from a blood avenger. The law of the accidental murderer who goes into exile is mentioned in parsha Massay, Mishpatim, Vaeschanan, Sefer Yehoshua describes how the remaining three cities were separated, in parsha Shoftim we are told that when we listen to God and deserve, our land to be expanded, three more cities of refuge will be added. Right on the heals of all this talk about murderers and killers is a warning not to spill blood on the land. We are then warned not to make the land “tami” (impure) as God resides in the land, because God dwells within the children of Yisrael.
The sages say these 3 additional cities will be added in the Messianic era. Why will we need more cities of refuge for accidental murders in the messianic era ?
Well lets talk about war, there is a common situation where 90% of the citizens of a country pose a terrible threat by supporting terrorists and they don’t hide their support of terrorists as they celebrate the killing of innocents by the terrorists by passing out candy on the street rejoicing in genocidal intentions after every terror attack !. They name streets and public squares after these mass murderers. In war they hide the “active” combatants among themselves. The only way to kill the enemy that is trying to kill you is to drop bombs that would destroy the entire country. Its war and war has casualties, “collateral damage”.. Innocent civilians even die in wars, unfortunately this always has been the way of the world. There is no way to avoid this. We can try to minimize the numbers but there will be “accidental” deaths. So there will need to be these cities of refuge for the “accidental murders”.
When we are dealing with a “milchemet mitzvah” (A obligatory war , a war to save Jewish lives in the land of Israel is one of them)- there is no room for talk of delay or “proper timing.” Even if the offensive will undoubtedly lead to many innocent deaths, one must act without the slightest hesitation lest “Chillul Hashem” results by our inaction. Rashi explains: “He who stands against Israel is as one who stands against the Almighty.”
The Rambam in Guide to the Perplexed understands the need of listing the names of all 42 places Yisrael camped in the desert so later generations might not come to think “That Isreal when they were in the desert were able to survive the 40 years because they were near cities, where men live” But as we can discern from the locations of the 40 places listed where Yisrael camped in the desert. It wound not have been possible for Yisrael to till and plant the land and to reap or feed on plants that were to be found there. The God had the 42 places Yisrael camped in the desert delineated in detail so we may clearly know that our survival in the desert those 40 years was only by miracles. It was NOT natural for the manna to always fall in those places. There were NO wells of water in those places….” This all was meant to emphasize the extent of the miracle of the existence of the Hebrews in the desert for the entire 40 years. The Ramban explains that the detail of the writing of the journeys of Yisrael in the desert was written in the Bible for a purpose which is SECRET which has not been revealed to us. Yisrael were originally traveling in the desert very fast as “ takes eleven days to travel from Horeb via Mt. Seir to Kadesh Barnea,” but they miraculously traversed this distance in three days.
One must go through many journeys. In our Parsha massay 42 journeys of Isreal in the desert are described. These journeys raise us from below to above. Raising all to Bina consciousness , revelation of our Nashama (soul of Divine intellect). To be more specific 42 aspects raising the Emotional soul , the “Ruach” to the Nashama and its guiding consciousness. It is by these journeys that we each face in our own live’s which are our “tikun” (fixing) so that we may enter a Divine state of consciousness called “Yisrael”. In these journeys we face many tests, these come to refine us. By this we may merit to not only have the consciousness called “Yisrael”, but to actually enter the Holy land and connect to the Infinite quality of God that is always dwelling upon the Land. It is a quality like Shabot which is manifest by the Divine name of (42) מ”ב of the world of Bria as explained in the books concerning the meditations of the Shabot.
It waa a great miracle making a dry rock into a source of fresh water in Refidim, the third location involving water on the Children of Yisrael’s journeys. the Torah tells us:
וַיַּחֲנוּ בִּרְפִידִם וְלֹא הָיָה שָׁם מַיִם לָעָם לִשְׁתּוֹת
They camped in Refidim, and there was no water for the people to drink. (verse14)
Here, in Refidim, is where Moshe hit the rock for the first time, producing water for the people. At Refididim is also where Yisrael fights Amalak. This source of water accompanied Israel for the next nearly 40 years.
“Water” is mentioned with three locations in the list of Israel’s 42 journeys in the Desert.. Each time, whether in Marah, Eilim, or Refidim, the water’s appearance was accompanied by a miracle.
- For they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the desert of Sinai, and had camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
- (Smot 19:2)
“Smot” (Exodus Chapter 17)
- And all the congregation of the people of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.
- Therefore the people complained to Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why do you strive with me? why do you tempt the Lord?
- And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
- And Moses cried to the Lord, saying, What shall I do to this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
- And the Lord said to Moses, Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, with which you struck the river, take in your hand, and go.
- Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
- And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the people of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us, or not?
- Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
- And Moses said to Joshua, Choose for us men, and go out, fight with Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.
- So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
- And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
- But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Refidim is the 11th Journey out of the 42 listed.
Here Moshe brings water from a Rock, and fights Amalak, and because of what happened here Moshe could not enter the Holy Land.
In reviewing all the places the tribes traveled after they left Egypt until encampment on the plains of Moab near the Jordan river of Jericho. We learn that Aharon died on the first day of the fifth month . Of all the people that die in the Torah, only the day of Aharon’s death is told to us. The Torah doesn’t tell us the day when Abraham or Sarah or Moshe or Miriam or anyone else died – only Aharon.
Like on Shabot in Aretz Yisrael light is revealed. In Aretz Yisrael light is revealed more because the garments vessels for light are more refined in Asiyah (the physical world) as their bodies are more sanctified in mitzvot than if dwelling outside the land. As Aretz Yisrael itself is as a “mikvah” (ritual bath) completely surrounding you. “Aretz” (land) is related to “ratzon” (will), receiving the yolk of heaven is the spiritual aspect of Aretz Yisrael.3 Those who walk in the ways of “avoda zara” (the way of GOD being strange to them). Then the way of GOD will not rest in their hearts.4 By transgression we can become defiled and separated from GOD and in need of cleansing. This cleansing is relative in degrees as we see in the parsha. With a sincere commitment for the sake of Heaven we can avoid much of the worst kind of defilement. Defilement of our intellects. As this God forbid can cloud over our understanding and shake our sincere commitment to Divine service in fulfilling the will of Heaven. In the beginning of parsha Masay are described forty two places of our journeys in the desert after leaving Egypt. The sages say these journeys are the idea of exile. Exiles are a separation from GOD. To prevent this we must not let our eyes lead us astray with foreign thoughts, but we must hold on to our firm sincere commitment. That’s why GOD told us to remove all the inhabitants of Cannan as it says in our parsha “But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those whom you allow to remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall harass you in the land where you live”(33:55). So we must not delay but even now must remove the terrorists from around us and in our midst. And those who have been over come by foreign thoughts among Israel’s ruling clique who share both an affinity to foreign governments and, accordingly, an anti-Jewish agenda. The political candidates who habitually lie to voters, promising them a hard line against the terrorists. But once in office, they take more concern with the rights of the terrorists and their communities than protecting the citizens of Israel. The primary responsibility of a government is the protection of its citizens. These we must rid ourselves of. So that then our enemies will finally cease to exist with the arrival of out righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
The eyes, ears, nose and mouth are 7 windows by which the soul ascends by 7 types of herbs. They all illuminate aspects of chuchmah. They are Nard which is Chesed of Chuchmah, Safron-Givurah, Calamus-Teferet, Cinnamon-Netzauch, Frankincence-Hod, Myrrh-Yesod, Aloes correspond to Malchut of Chuchmah. Herbs are conduits of angels Ofanim Chayot and Caruvim. Gold is something above, copper below and silver is in between filling the gap. Rabbi Avraham Abulafia teaches in Aor haSachel that Hashem chose Aravot (the heaven) of all the gilgullim (spheres) it is here He chose to set his כסא(thrown). Of all the stars of heaven he chose the sun, and from all the yesodot (elements) he chose fire. Of all metals He chose gold. Of all the trees He chose the Date palm tree, of all animals the Leviyaton, of birds the Eagle, of all beast the lion. The incense was unique, in that its forbidden to make compounding its ingredients for personal use. Even if one does not burn it. Do so carries a death penalty and this is one of the 36 things that cause a soul to be “cut off”.
There are eleven ingredients of the incense, eleven goat-skin
overhangings of the Tabernacle, and the eleven curses in parashat Ki Tavo these are the ten sefirot of nogah. With the klppa Noga the Divine life-force enlivening them cannot be absorbed within them, because the holy does not mix with the profane. Rather, it hovers over their heads, and shines onto them from there. Together they are thus regarded as eleven But with the ten holy sefirot this is not so. The Divine life-force that enlivens them is absorbed within them, and thus they are counted only as ten.
The oar Ha Chyim taught that “kayin” knew of the arms and feet of the earth. So he didn’t need to lay a hand on Abel to kill him. The four sides of the shechina (Divine presence) are according to the four flags of the “midbar”, and so are there four groups of Jews safardim, askanazim Catalonians and Italians. Cohen cooresponds to tohu, Levi to Vohu and Yisrael to chosech (darkness). All Yisrael nourish from a light that is so bright it appears as darkness. The lights are revealed by raising up sparks through mitzvot and acts of kindness. Then new lights decent from above to the nefesh ruach nashama chayah and Yachida (levels of the soul) to each man accordingly. The main rising of sparks is by “tikun” (fixing) of the central piller. “Avodat haKodesh” (Holy woorks) makes zivug of Teferet (Balence) in Malchut (revelation of Divine presence in the earth), and flows rachamim (mercy) to sweeten “din” (judgment). The Nefesh of the sadeek (Holy person) creates the world. According to the Yesod (Gateway of energy) of their Nashama there is eminated their cavana (intentions) on the world, and by this we say Hashem (God) rules. This is the manuchah (rest) of sadeekem. By this they will inherit olam Haba. As the way they live now is from the Histashalut (unfolding of energy) from the “great Shabot”. The nose of the Shechinah (Divine Presence) has in it 370 lights. These sweeten its givurot (forces of restriction). Then there is found manuchah (rest). 370 lights are 300 of the first 3 sefirot and 70 lights are the 70 midot of 10 sefirot each. Hashem has pleasure through “Avodat Yisreael” when when they do His will, He is with them in the 6 “midot” (attributes)of love, fear and the beautiful sparks in the praise of Hashem in “devecut” (cleaving). Count from the world of Bina which is “oneg” (delight) the 7 “midot” till Yesod, then Malchut is called “bat Sheva”. (Count the quality of your avoda, until being complete in all 7 attributes). From the service of sadeekem doing mitzvot (commandments) and misim tovim (good deeds) its like there is made “nachat ruach” (a joy of spirit). there is made a tikun in the “mesach” (the screen filtering the light) that descends dressing in a garment drawn from the rekia (firmament). The light from above “oar yosher” (light that comes down) dresses in the sparks rising from below called “oar chozir”(sparks of light returning to its source rising). Moshe increased praise for Yisrael, becouse of this they merited to receive the Torah. Even if they were in a place of tuma (impurity) that the angels were afraid to enter they went out with a high hand. Always the Shechinah is in the sin of her children dwelling in their tuma so all the year without doubt one needs to purify themselves with water of Rachamim (Mercy) from Ima (Divine mother) by the middle pillar יהו”ה, so you will be pure before Hashem. The oar ha chyim teaches the purpose of the various exiles is to gather isolated segments of sanctity scattered in various branches of the klippa (vessel of the other side of concielment). We learn from Rabbi Moshe Cordevero that exile is a lack of unification of the sefirot, causing a separation from “nanhaga” (divine providence). When there is not sanctified the name of Hashem but it is desecrated before the nations, heaven forbid, there dresses the spiritual supervisors of the nations upon the flow of divine light nourishing from it. This is the exile of the shechinah, but even in exile the light of noga (sparks) surrounds. This is ” I am exiled in your midst”. This is the secret of the ofanim, angels of asiyah (this physical world).
This world is full of all kinds of light you just have to get those sparks from all thing taking them from even from there captured place giving power to the “other side”. Raising them then up to the Holiness you shall then Rejoice in the Spirit of Holiness. We shall then all go from our “masay” (Journeys) of Exile to the Peace of complete redemption with our Messiah quickly in our days !
Before getting to the light of the marcava to the light of “Nogah”, one must transcend the 3 clippot. Tohu, Vohu and ”Chosech” are klipot on the Torah. To remove them requires questions and answers. Without the questions many walk in darkness, darkening the eyes of their Nashamot. One should conclude a question in a way so there does not rule in it the klippot noga called מדבר (desert). The מדבר (desert) is dominated by the otherside. If Yisrael had been Righteous during the 40 years they were in the desert the otherside would have been removed from the world.1 The desert is the ”kav” it illudes to the power of the central pillar to set limits. from the central pillar is drawn from the right and left. From fear there is drawn from the ”kav”. This rises up a great love, and there goes out ענוג (delight).2 There is a aspect of Ayn-Sof to the מדבר (desert).3 The words of the Torah become clear only in the desert. The only light is that which comes out of darkness. There is no good except out of evil.4 There is a delight that comes from purifying the light from the darkness.5 All the sparks working with the klipot from Noga are called Adam Belial. Its from here the klipot find their power.6 People dont look at the Glory of Hashem becouse of their inequity. As “mechitzot” (barriers) are made separating sinners from their father in Heaven. These “mechitzot” are from snow that descends from beneath the “kesay” (throne). This snow is 3 “א” . From these 3 “א” is also the glory of “yichud” that purifes. Many things will be left not fixed until mashiach does so. The klipa storm wind takes energy by sadness and loneliness7, the great cloud by exciting evil passions, darkness or also called consuming fire which is idle chatter. The klippa surrounding “noga” and the clipa of the chayah with the face of man in the markava is arrogance.8 When the unity of Hashem is not revealed, this is becouse of concealment by the 3 klipot.9 Rabbi Nachman teaches from the face of the ox is the soul of Masiach ben Yosef. From the lion Mashiach Ben David. From the eagle Eliyahu and Moshe.10 The Zohar says concerning Mashiach ben Yosef that he is from the face of the ox on the left side. He is vulnerable to be wounded becouse of our sins. Becouse of Jeroboam’s calf that was from Yosef.11 When Mashiach ben Yosef comes שרי”ה will be with him.12 We learn from the Zohar that within the four klippot are four chayot of the makava of Z’a of atzilut. But these four klipot are not actually on the “chayot” in atzilut. While in the makava of matto’t the “chayot” are actually in the four klipot of tohu vohu darkness and ruach elokim. Tohu corresponds to the storm wind it is the green “kav” that surrounds the world. Vohu is stones in the ”thum” (depths) it cooresponds to the great cloud. This “klippa” is hard as stone. A אויר (atmosphere)of darkness upon the ”thum”(depths) corresponds to the consuming fire. While ruach elokim is Noga and chasmal13,