First Yaakov sees all the angels of God rising from the earth and descending from the heavens. The sages say these were the angels who supervise the nations of the world. While on top of the ladder is God who alone supervises the providence of Yisrael. If they will only draw close to him and follow his will God would give them everything. Next are born the 12 tribes. These 12 sons of Yaacov who entered Egypt with their families numbered 70 in all as listed in Exudus. These parallel the 70 nations of the world listed in Genesis.
To accomplish this gathering of Holiness of the giving birth to the extended family of the 70 children of Yisrael first Yaakov had to go through great treachery and deceit from Lavan. The greatest revelation of light founding to the world came from the patriarch Yaakov and his wives as they gave us the foundation of the Hebrew people, but at what cost. Such hardship one has to undergo to reveal the Shechina in this world. One cannot expect it to be easy. Its written in Safer Giloyah Raza that the evil forces are always trying to get permission from the supernal court to try to test and trouble one who can or is trying to increase Holiness in this world. On top of all the trouble with Lavan , his own brother Asev wants to kill him.
All the sufferings we endure in this world make us stronger. Like a runner who jumps over bigger and bigger hurdles. After each Klipa (obstacle) is overcome it reveals its spark of vitality, its light which then enlivens us. Each time we do good and turn from evil we show to God how much we love him. It is by these “opportunities” which seem as hardships we can give thanks to God for. As it is by these “opportunities” that we earn our entrance fee into the world to come, and from such comes our portion.
It can be observed from the parsha that that just as Yaakov thought that he married Rachel but in the morning found it was Leah. So to in the time of the morning, time of revelation of new light the true nature of people becomes revealed, and this new nature may make one appear as though they went through a total transformational experience. Then one may have difficulties in their relationships dealing with one who appears to them as a different person then they once knew. But by overcoming obstacles causing confusion they can come to great results as with Yaakov and Rachel. As their first child was Yosef who saved all Yisreal in Egypt and from his descendants will arise Mashiach ben Yosef who will overcome our enemies. Yaakov had to work 7 more years to marry Rachel. Needless to say all the trouble that the wicked sorcerer Lavan inflicted upon Yaakov, and his financial treachery.
But in the end all the deceit that Lavan worked against Yaakov only turned to blessings, as will all the curses in the Torah to those who merit such. As Yaakov saw in his dream that God took great concern for him, and the ordeals that he had to go through in the house of Lavan. God rewarded him greatly as he multiplied exceedingly in good when he left Lavan’s house. He was blessed in a supernatural way. Fulfilling the teaching of the Torah that that the righteous are put to sufferings in a natural way, but their deliverance comes about with signs and wonders.
One must not wait for miracles for deliverance from evil, and one cannot expect providence above nature to always protect them. They need to seek a natural way to deal with the trials of this world. Here again we learn the lesson ” one must deal with the wicked with subtly”. In last weeks parsha Yaakov used guile to get his blessings, taking them away from the wicked Asev. In our parsha Yaakov sneaks away from Lavan with his belongings because he feared that Lavan may never let him leave, or take his rightful possessions with him if he were to announce his departure. This is the 2nd parsha in a row this lesson is taught, so we should take heed. “One must deal with the wicked with subtly”. The crooked cannot be made straight, so they must be dealt with accordingly.
Filed under: 70 nations, Brit, Brit Meilah, Chamas, circumcision, conversions, Gog, klippah, Leviyaton, noga, succah
UPDATED APRIL 24TH 2016
What’s the lesson for us today, there won’t be another flood?.
“And the earth was corrupted before Hashem, and the earth was full of chamas (violence).” Rashi says corrupted here refers to sexual transgression. It was because of sexual transgression that Hashem brought the flood, destroying the world. Improper sexual behavior is the opposite of Holiness. Because of this it arrouses the stern judgment of Hashem. This is why Bilam saw to send the gentile women of Midian to go and seduce the Jewish men. By their transgression with the women of Midian Hashem brought a plague killing thousands in Yisrael. The judgement of Hashem was only reversed by Pinchas when he killed Zimri with Cozbi the women of Midian. By this Pinchas was given the “Brit (covenant) of peace”, Similar to in our parsha as it says “I will establish my Brit (covenant) with you and all who enter the ark with you.”
The covenant is the Brit, the Brit is the covenant (Brit meilah-circumcision). Its desecration is desecration of all. This is why sexual transgression is so severe before Hashem. Severe enough to bring the destruction of all flesh, the flood. The Torah commands the death penalty for certian transgressions, but they can only be applied on the testimony of 2 witnesses of the transgression. And only after the 2 witnesses warned the transgressor to refrain from sin, but the transgressor does not accept the rebuke but then does the transgression. Then the witnesses must testify concerning the sin before a court of 72 judges. Only then can the death penalty be applied. This is the process of conviction for murderers, idolatry and all other transgression with the death penalty. To this is one exception. When a Jew has sexual relations with a gentile, its a mitvah to kill them both. No witness or court is required to pass judgment. As Pinchas killed Zimri. This is so, as this transgression is so detestable before Hashem. For this reason we must stand strong concerning the standards of conversion, against the “new Judaism’s” of conservative and reformed. (These started in Germany before the Holocaust-flood). Like wise the issue of who is a Jew. We must hold by the truth as stated in the Torah and defined in the Gemore. Not being influenced by political concerns as this is foolishness. Not all the Russians brought to Isreal can be called Jewish for the sake of citizenship or marriage. Only those who can prove their Jewish identity. In Midrash we find a listing of eight female converts: Hagar, Tziporah, Shifra, Puah, Pharaoh’s daughter, Rachav,
Ruth and Yael. Some of these converts above married important members of
Yisrael and contributed a lot to the Jewish nation. The Jewish nation needs its converts, real converts. Like Rabbi shimon Bar Yochi teaches in Passachim that the purpose of the exile is to bring in the souls of converts. But fake converts, those whose conversions that are not done according to the law or for the wrong reasons only causes Yisrael much Trouble.
It is from Noach that the earth became divided. The Jews Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov came from Shem. From Noach’s 2 other sons descends the 70 nations of the world, as listed in the Torah. These 70 Nations correspond to to the 70 names of the Nashamot that descended from Yaakov. The descendents of Cannan are cursed and Shem blessed. Becoming the Nation of Yisrael. Concerning who is jewish we must be truthful and recognize the truth of our tradition which has not changed since receiving the Torah at Sinai which is written in the Torah recorded in the Mishna and clarified in the Gemora. As upon these things the “brit” (covenant) rests, as we see in our parsha. Transgression against these values leads to utter destruction. We see this from our parsha as it is written “The earth was sexually corrupted before Elohy”m and the earth was full of chamas (violence)”. In this generation we above all are aware of Chamas (Terrorist group). Hashem must save us, as we must guard the brit . To guard the brit we are as Noach in the ark. Protected from the waters of the flood. The destructive forces arroused by the evil deeds of the generation. Remember the Ark is where the Torah is kept. The ark of the covanant, this is where we want to be. In the future there will be a new “ark”, which will be our succah. It will be our Succah which will protect us during the war of Gog and Magog. This Succah is made from our Mitzvot. From the noga (sparks of light) we raise up. It will be made from the skin of the Leviyaton. From the shade of this Succah the righteous will be protected from the heat of the sun which will destroy the wicked, and be healing to the righteous. These things as The Rambam says is Hilchot Malachim are hidden and concealed and the way the way they come about is left to be seen with the arrival of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
NOW CONCERNING ANOTHER “BRIT” (COVENANT) “Brit Meilah” (circumcision)
Circumcision should be done with a pail ready with dirt, to throw the “orlah” into the dirt, the blood that comes out of it is considered like an Olah (Burnt offering), and this dirt will save him from the punishment of the beating of the grave after his death, and the blood of the circumcision will save him from being killed by the angel of death. The “klippah” (evil shells) of the “Orlah” covers the letter י , it has three “klippot” like the rings of an onion, this one on this one, and these are like the shell of a nut. It says, “The land was chaos” (Tohu) (Gen. 1:2), this is the green line of the first “klippah” of the nut, “Bohu” these are the boulder stones which is the second “klippah” of the nut, hard like a stone. Darkness is the third “klippah” on it.
( 11B Zohar Tikunim)
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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
The reality of spiritual and occult forces, entities is often dismissed and even mocked by the ignorant. In Biblical times, mastery of occult knowledge was required for an elder to have a seat in the Sanhedrin (great court of 72 elders). This knowledge was required learning of all Sages, so to recognize and know how to combat malevolent negative forces of the “otherside”. You need to know, especially now when God is so hidden and evil so dominant in this world. so you protect yourself. That once one has any contact with a thing,that contact leaves a mark which serves as a point of connection for further Contact it is a opening to get deeper into the person. This can happen even without the person’s awareness or consent. Just like the slightest contact with something Biblically impure can render whatever it has contact with impure. This negative “tumah” (impure) energy is contaminates on contact. We see similar concepts with modern medicine as regards to bacteria and viruses. Indeed, many physical ailments that have inflicted people have done so because of personal choices these people have made. Little do those people realize that the choices they make have a direct result of occult influence upon their minds and bodies. We are not only what we eat, but what we do and what we think. Because of these things at times by “bad” choices we may not even be ourselves. In the spiritual realms there is always an ongoing battle for control.
Just as our physical world is inhabited by numerous others, so too are the realms into which the soul travels is also inhabited by indigenous beings of those places. Religions call them names like demons and angels, yet these terms do almost nothing to describe the actuality of the different entities that one can encounter.
Thought travels instantaneously throughout physical space. When one travels into the innerspace of the soul, one has access doors that enable one to travel through consciousness to other places in the universe. As well as into other dimensions of existence. The master of the occult can project his own thoughts into the minds of others with out them having any knowledge of this. The one under such influence has no idea that he or she is thinking thoughts not their own. One under such influence may feel compelled to act in certain ways. Only afterwards does one wonder what “possessed” them to act like that.
These things are ancient. We even find references to them in the Bible. One must be careful of Evil people and the negative energies and forces that want to “suck” the life force right out of you. So do the command of the God , do good !
Filed under: aretz israel, Chuchmah-Wisdom, kaballah, klippah, Torah Politics
Make a Difference Bs”d
Finally getting near the real heart of the issue,
Sojourner of Truth the real issue is
For the honor of God we must do what is right. We must not let our society and culture fall into the toilet of “sodom and gamora”. There is right and wrong, the truth is written in the bible. Amarica is not a Godless nation it never was and God willing will not become. It’s written on our money ” In God we trust”. This is not a joke, we dont use the name of God in vein. Our “community responsibility” is loving our neighbor as our self. We have to help those who need.
Most important we have a “community responsibility” to see to it that our society does not invoke divine rath and bring upon itself its own destruction. Murdering babies and flagrant support for homosexuality and ways of bringing about our own downfall. Nation after nation have come and gone by the will of God. So it should be loved not violated.
The collapse of echics and moral in america being exchanged for “Political correctness” has made it so that you almost have to approve of homosexuals. The bible says such is a abomination. Talk about bad family dynamics, homosexual couple obviously will raise disturbed children, how can people now contemplate this abominable as ‘ok”. Again, If you dont what your son taught by a homo in a public school your a bigot. This liberal “evil” has gone way to far. Biblical religious symbolism is found on the supreme court to the Dollar bill. In mecca they have the Koran, Christians are forbidden to practice their religion there its illegal in Saudi Arabia. Here we allow freedom of religious practice for all but there is not doubt that America is founded on “Biblical” values and it is on these values we have become the most generous nation in the world and have been blessed, lets preserve these blessing and not seek to parish.
There are people who because of their predisposition to the role the Klipot play in creation are simply pawns to do the bidding of the Klipot. This is the result of the way they have shaped themselves as people. It makes them particularly open to the “other sides” seductions. By the underlying basis of who they are, excluding the reality of God and objective truth from their thought. Their evil inclination becomes the perfect window through which the Klipot can enter and attach themselves to them. Such people become chariots for spiritual destruction, and they take down many people with them along the way. These people go out of their way to impose their ungodly beliefs on society at large. Because the Klipot have become attached to them, and guide them through life. Their own perspective becomes that of the Klipot. They find meaning in saying or doing things that are morally destructive. Indeed, they get a thrill from being morally antagonistic and provocative. For the Klipot it is not enough to be provocative, but they go so far as to declare war on the side of kedushah. In the name of protecting “holy” Western concepts as “political correctness” . These people exist for anti-Torah values. They go about making belief in God “so embarrassing that people will be too embarrassed to believe”, or at least express their belief in any public way. They desire to remove from us any real meaning in life. They exert tremendous influence on people and their governments against all moral logic. In the United States they have created a cultural / legal onslaught against any public display of anything remotely “religious” in origin. Plaques bearing the Ten Commandments are being required to be removed from public display. Plaques with quotes from the Psalms expressing the beauty of nature are removed from public lands for no other reason than because they quote the Bible. The massive western cultural push to legitimize the immorality of homosexuality is another expression of the overt activity of the “other side” at work. They try to shift society away from belief in and respect for the Bible. This is all part of other side’s desire to erase Biblical morality from the world’s cultures, and so that they will not be be sympathetic to a Biblical claim of a Holy Land for the Jewish people. They are trying to distance the redemption. The appearance of these evil activities signifies some type of influx of kedushah into the world. The more kedushah (Holiness) that God puts into the world to facilitate the Final Redemption, the more active they become trying to get some of it. This is what the Klipot have always tried to do. They want to destroy kedushah by drawing every last holy spark out of it to the side of spiritual impurity.
People might have good intentions in that they really do want to see peace come to the Middle East, nonetheless, because they are going about it in the wrong way, the best of their plans will lead to nothing but disaster. With all the good intentions of the leaders of the world the plans of the world’s leaders have brought them into opposition with the “true Road Map” set out by the Creator himself. The Road Map peace process is doomed to failure for one simple reason, it does not consider G-d’s will. Which is clearly revealed in the Bible.
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,