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ALL THE LIGHTS

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To help aid the novice, the beginner  I have included here a introduction to some of the terms and concepts found in these teachings. The terms revolve around 5 concepts. The Names of God. The levels of the soul. The order and way of unfolding of the Divine Light. This is what is called knowledge of the “parzufim” (Divine faces). One could call this spiritual anatomy. The Worlds. Knowledge of the 10 Sefirot, these are the emanations of Divine energies which are the building blocks of all that was, is and will be.

Levels of the Soul- In the Bible in its original language “Hebrew” the Soul is called by 5 names.

The Nefesh (animal soul), is the lowest level of them all. It is common in all living things.

The Ruach  is the Emotional soul- called “spirit”

The Neshamah ( Divine intellectual Soul) it is the  LIGHT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING.

The Chayah is the soul of creativity

The Yachidah is the highest level, at this level all souls are unified. It shall be this level the Messiah shall attain.

Ein Sof –   which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God. Ein Sof refers to God’s infinite light, before the beginning of the creative process. It is the infinite light which emanates from God’s very essence.

The 10 Sefirot-Powers of Divine emanation

Keter –   · The first and highest of the ten sefirot. Keter means “crown” and is the link between the finite world we inhabit and the infinite world of Ein Sof. In the stages of creation, Keter is the stage in which material reality begins to come into existence. Keter is associated with God’s head and appears at the top of the Tree of Life.

Chochmah –   · The second of the ten sefirot. Chochmah means “wisdom.” In the stages of creation, Chochmah represents the beginning of thought. It involves creative inspiration.

Binah –   · Binah means “understanding” it is powers of reasoning, intellect..

Chesed –   · Chesed, the fourth sefirah, represents love, giving, or mercy. In the stages of creation, Chesed heralds the beginning of emotional energy. Chesed is also identified with the Biblical character Abraham, the patriarch.

Gevurah –   · Gevurah is sometimes also called “Din”, and means “judgment.” It is the power of discipline and restriction. It is often associated with Isaac, Abraham’s son.

Tiferet –   · The sixth sefirah, Tiferet represents beauty and balance. It is the mediator of Gevurah and Chesed, Tiferet balances mercy and judgment. Tiferet is often linked to the biblical character Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel.

Netzach –   · The seventh sefirah, Netzach stands for limitless energy, great quantity, endurance, and victory. Netzach is often associated with the biblical character Moses.

Hod –   · The eighth sefirah, Hod represents contained energy that which is clearly defined. It is very specific flow. It is the quality of the Divine abundance while Netzach as said before is quantity of flow. Hod isoften associated with Aaron, the first high priest in the Bible.

Yesod –   · The ninth sefirah,  and serves as the mediator of Netzach and Hod. The biblical character associated with Yesod is Joseph, Jacob’s son. The influence of astrology happens at this level.

Malchut –    means “kingdom” and is the tenth and final sefirah. It is also called the Shekhinah which is associated with God’s presence as it is revealed.

Shekhinah is the Divine presence

Each of the major Parzufim contains all 10 Sefirot, specific Sefirot are identified with particular Parzufim. From each of these parzufim is emanated the different levels of the soul.

Adam Kadmon – The first world, contains all overall Providence.  Here is God’s specific will and plan to emanate the “worlds”; by the lights that are emanated from the “ears,” “nose,” “mouth” of  Adam Kadmon.

Attika Kaddisha and Arich Anpin (The Holy Ancient One and the Long Face) are identified with the Sefirah Keter. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Yachidah”.

Abba (the Supernal Father ) corresponding to Chochmah. From here is  emanated the level of soul called “Chayah”.

Imma (the Supernal Mother) corresponding to Binah, From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nashama”.

Ze’ir Anpin (The Short-faced One)  corresponding to the Sefirot from Chesed to Yesod

From here is emanated the level of soul called “Ruach”

Nukvah (the Female) (corresponding to Malchut).From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nefesh”.

There are also six secondary Parzufim:

Jacob and Israel, which are aspects of Ze’ir Anpin

Rachel and Leah, which are aspects of Nukvah,

Israel Sava and Tevunah, are parzufim made from the lower sefirot of Abba and Imma.

The Worlds  emerge out of God’s infinite light and culminate in our finite physical universe.

Ein Sof –   which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.

Atzlut Atzilut is the “World of Emanation” or Nearness to God. Atzilut is the world of Godly awareness.It is the realm of people who have so refined themselves to a very high level. The Level of soul called “Chyah” resides here.  The world of Atzilut is in a state of perfect and eternal rectification. This is not the case with regard to the three lower worlds, which require our Divine service on earth to redeem the falling sparks of Divinity in them and thereby bring them to a full state of rectification

Beriah Beriah is the world of creation. It is the world of the level of soul called “Nashamah”. Here the initial ethereal “substance” of creation emerges out of pure nothingness.  The  world of Atzilut is a world of “non-existence” (ayin), the world of Beriah is one of “potential existence” (yesh). This state of being is referred to as “formless matter” (chomer hiyuli). The world of Beriah is the spiritual abode of the serafim (“fiery angels”). These are the angles that the prophet Isaiah saw in his vision of the Divine chariot. These are the angles that exclaim  to God: “Holy, Holy Holy is the God of Hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.”

Yetzira, or formation. Yetzira is the world of spiritual entities, angels. Here resides the level of soul called “Ruach”. The  angels belonging to the world of Yetzirah are the chayot hakodesh (“the living creatures”). These are the angels which Ezekial saw in his  vision of the Divine chariot. These angels are in a continuous state of “run and return,” the essential life dynamic  of continuous movement.

Asiyah is the physical world. This is the world “where the action is” – where perfection and rectification takes place. The creatures of the world of Asiyah are divided into the mineral, vegetable, animal and human categories. This the world of the animal soul called Nefesh. The world of Asiyah (in particular, its physical dimension) is referred to in Kabbalah as “the world of celestial spheres [galgalim].The class of angles whose abode is the world of Asiyah are the ofanim (“the wheels of the chariot”).  Both the ofanim and the chayot hakodesh  share the attribute of aspiring upward, toward the level of the serafim in their Divine service “with great noise.” They proclaim together: “Blessed be the Glory of God from His place.”

There infinite names here are a few of the main ones :

אהי”ה – Ahyh  – Sefirah Keter divine will

י”ה– Yh- Sefirah Chuchmah wisdom creativity

יהו”ה – Yhvh -Sefirah Binah and Teferet Divine Understanding and balance

א”ל– Al  -Sefirah Chesed Kindness

אלהי”ם -Alhym – Sefirah Givurah severity restriction

שד”י – Sdy –  Sefirah Yesod Gateway of all the energy

אדנ”י– Adny  Sefirah Malchut, This name manifests the Divine presence

Parsha Masay

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 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 works) 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 things 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 !



A WARNING TO THE JEWS

  Her Throne is blemished by the sins of the Jews, because from there are the souls of the Jews. Because of this, of merit is the person who corrects Her Throne through his prayer and through his “mitzvot”. Since they are from there, the throne is blemished on their account. And the Name יהוה goes away from there because He doesn’t dwell in a blemished place. As it is written, “Any man that has a blemish shall not come close” (Lev. 21:21). So to, where there are blemished souls He does not dwell. (Tikuny Zohar)

Jews were found to be at higher risk of myocardial infractions than Gentiles.

The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) was found greater among Jews than Catholics.

 

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/25/6/1244.full.pdf

 

Ashkenazi Jews have a lifetime CRC (cancer) risk of 9–15%. This elevated CRC risk is similar to that of individuals in the “familial risk” category, and differs strikingly from the 5-6% CRC risk for non-Ashkenazi members of general Western populations.

 

Ashkenazi Jews may have one of the highest lifetime CRC risks of any ethnic group in the world, a risk that diverges significantly from that of the general population

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15516840

 

In general, for American Jews, show excesses in mortality, noted for both sexes, are esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, lymphomas, and leukemia and, in females, the lung and the ovary from the general population. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/35/11_Part_2/3507.short

 

Research has found Ashkenazi Jews are two-to-three times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than are members of the general population.http://coloncancer.about.com/od/ethnicityandsocialstatus/a/AshkenJewsAndCC.htm

The Torah speaks of “reward and punishment” on a number of occasions. The blessings and curses are strikingly comprehensive, they leave no aspect of human life and experience unaddressed. Physical health and sustenance, emotional well-being and stability, spiritual satisfaction and fulfillment and every other possible blessing that inspires our earthly existence with worth and meaning, are all presented as the natural outcome of serving God in sincerity. And sickness and poverty, anxiety and fear, alienation and depression and all of the other myriad demons that haunt humanity and crush it with their oppressiveness, are even more prominently highlighted as the inevitable consequences of abandoning God and abrogating His commands.

Here’s an interesting statistic. Bnei Brak,Israel’s most religious city, also has the highest average life expectancy: 81.1 years for women and 77.4 years for men.

What makes that finding even more curious is that Bnei Brak also happens to be Israel’s poorest city, thus confounding the normal correlation between poverty and poor health.

 

 

 

Certainly heightened health consciousness cannot explain the longevity of Bnei Brak residents. Many men still smoke, and a quick glance around the city is sufficient to establish that news of the benefits of exercise and a low-fat diet has not yet reached most of Bnei Brak’s inhabitants.

 

 

 

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests the key to the longevity of Bnei Brak residents may well be their religiosity. Fully three-quarters of the 300 studies to date of the relationship between religious belief and health demonstrate a positive correlation. Various studies have shown that religious belief and regular attendance at religious services are associated with reduced doctors visits, a lower incidence of certain forms of cancer and heart disease, and decreased post-operative mortality and quicker rates of recovery.

 

 

 

http://www.jewishmediaresources.com/376/lchaim-in-bnei-brak

 

 

 

Orthodox Jews have lower mortality

rates from cardiovascular problems,

cancer, and all other causes than

nonpracticing, secular Jews.

 

http://archfami.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/8/6/476-a

 

Belonging to a Jewish orthodox religious community and living the orthodox Jewish lifestyle was found associated with a strong protective health effect not attributable to confounding by sociodemographic factors.

 

 

 

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/86/3/341?ijkey=24edb81fac525910d6bcb6611509d0dcba9f3a77&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

 

The Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer

in Jewish Women: Has the Puzzle

Finally Been Solved?

 

The low occurrence of cervical cancer in Jewish women has been variously attributed to traditional habits, to different risk factors, or to genetic factors that provide some degree of resistance or immunity.

 

Traditional habits
Jews around the world practice two distinct traditional habits: the ritual circumcision of males 8 days after birth, and the prohibition by the family purity laws (Niddah) against sexual intercourse both during menses and 7 days after its complete cessation.

 

http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/cancer/menczer1/

 

 

 

 

 

Orthodox jews have a lower incidence of malignant melanoma

 

 

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.2910530511/abstract

 

 

 

Several studies in the Jewish population of Israel have pointed to a protective association between religious orthodoxy and coronary heart disease. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/reprint/86/3/341.pdf

 

 

 

Jewish Orthodox religiosity associated with reduced risk for coronary heart disease.

 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T16-4BYSN33-16&_user=10&_coverDate=01%2F31%2F1986&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1543433871&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=f7c1c393666156e7f272b5071049ddd7&searchtype=a

 

 

 

 

 

Those living in Israel have the 8th highest life expectancy in the whole world.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

 

 

The Torah is a covenant, contract and set forth in parsha Ci Tabo are part of its terms. So let us realize by reading the curses, that which has already come upon us, and also remember what GOD did to Pharoe and all his country. The Ramchal teaches the 97 curses in parsha Ci Tabo are contained in 53 verses, corresponding to the 53 parsha of the Torah itself. Alluding to the fact one can lose everything eternal. 53 is the numerical value of ”gan” (garden) referring to Gan Aden (Garden of Eden). These curses allude to the judgment of the World to Come. The first curses (in parsha Bichucoty) are concerning judgments in this world, they are in 32 verses.3 In the world to come one has alot more to lose.

 

 

 

The section of curses in Vayikra (in parsha Bichucoty) may not be broken up when reading in public. They must all be read by one person.

 

 

 

The Gemarah in M’gillah 31b teaches:

Said Abaye, “For the curses in D’varim a break may be made in when reading……” 

It is written :

YHVH will not be willing to pardon him, but then the anger of the YHVH and His jealousy shall be kindled against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie upon him, and YHVH shall blot out his name from under heaven; and YHVH shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law.

 

(19-20)

 

 

 

The God is not kidding !

 

 

 

* Already in the 4th and 5th centuries synagogues were burned by Christians.Number of Jews slain unknown.

 

* In the middle of the fourth century the first synagogue was destroyed on command of bishop Innocentius of Dertona in Northern Italy. The first synagogue known to have been burned down was near the river Euphrat, on command of the bishop of Kallinikon in the year 388. [DA450]

 

* 694 17. Council of Toledo: Jews were enslaved, their property confiscated, and their children forcibly baptized. [DA454]

 

* 1010 The Bishop of Limoges (France) had the cities’ Jews, who would not convert to Christianity, expelled or killed. [DA453]

 

* 1096 First Crusade: Thousands of Jews slaughtered, maybe 12.000 total. Places: Worms 5/18/1096, Mainz 5/27/1096 (1100 persons), Cologne, Neuss, Altenahr, Wevelinghoven, Xanten, Moers, Dortmund, Kerpen, Trier, Metz, Regensburg, Prag and others (All locations Germany except Metz/France, Prag/Czech) [EJ]

 

* 1147 Second Crusade: Several hundred Jews were slain in Ham, Sully, Carentan, and Rameru (all locations in France). [WW57]

 

* 1189/90 Third Crusade: English Jewish communities sacked. [DO40]

 

* 1235, Fulda/Germany: 34 Jewish men and women slain. [DO41]

 

* 1257, 1267: Jewish communities of London, Canterbury, Northampton, Lincoln, Cambridge, and others exterminated. [DO41]

 

* 1290 Bohemia (Poland) allegedly 10,000 Jews killed. [DO41]

 

* 1337 Starting in Deggendorf/Germany a Jew-killing craze reaches 51 towns in Bavaria, Austria, Poland. [DO41]

 

* 1348 All Jews of Basel/Switzerland and Strasbourg/France (two thousand) burned. [DO41]

 

* 1349 In more than 350 towns in Germany all Jews murdered, mostly burned alive (in this one year more Jews were killed than Christians in 200 years of ancient Roman persecution of Christians). [DO42]

 

* 1389 In Prag 3,000 Jews were slaughtered. [DO42]

 

* 1391 Seville’s Jews killed (Archbishop Martinez leading). 4,000 were slain, 25,000 sold as slaves. [DA454] Their identification was made easy by the brightly colored ”badges of shame” that all Jews above the age of ten had been forced to wear.

 

* 1492 In the year Columbus set sail to conquer a New World, more than 150,000 Jews were expelled from Spain, many died on their way: 6/30/1492.

 

[MM470-476]

 

* 1648 Chmielnitzki massacres: In Poland about 200,000 Jews were slain.

 

[DO43]

 

(I feel sick …) this goes on and on, century after century, right into the kilns of Auschwitz.

 

 

 

Numerous are the curses which the Torah promises will befall individuals and our nation if we fail to live up to our mission as members of God’s “Chosen nation.”