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It is interesting that America started from 13 colonies and there are 13 attributes of Mercy
This is not coincidence
The U.S. is demanding that Israel Withdraw to the 1967 Lines.
How would the US like it if The NATIVE AMERICANS demanded the US withdraw to the 1776 Lines ?
Since 1990, every time the American government has tried to fiddle with the borders of Israel, some kind of natural disaster has occurred to an American interest, and usually on American soil. We’re not talking only about one time, or five times, even ten times anymore. It’s been much more.
Is there a connection between natural disasters and harming Israel?
There is some interesting correlations between the weather, and forcing Israel to give up land.
God’s Final Warning to America
Below is a sampling of “record-size” natural events which coincided when the United States pressured Israel to give up its land for peace, as documented in John McTernan’s book, “God’s Final Warning to America“.
I just noticed maybe there is something to this when:
Israel in the
by his big Middle East speech Thursday, May 19, Barack Obama dropped a bombshell that took even the government of Israel by surprise. He announced not only a two-state solution, but that the borders must revert to the 1967 lines – something Israel will certainly never, ever do. Barack Obama’s proposal for Israel to pull back from the West Bank to behind the indefensible 1967 lines is down right crazy. Especially with all the unrest and uncertainty in the middle east and the Hamas/Fatah unification.
But all this is not as bad as President Barack Obama told 10,000 attentive delegates at AIPAC’s annual policy conference in Washington on Sunday morning he had specified that “the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.” Mutually agreed, he repeated. Nothing was going to be imposed on Israel and, by definition, the notion of agreed swaps meant that Israel would not have to return to its vulnerable pre-’67 lines.
So which way is it, does Obama mean should the 1967 lines be a basis for peace talks or not ?
DOES OBAMA MEAN WHAT HE SAYS, CAN ONE TRUST ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH
WELL WHAT ABOUT :
Obama’s 2008 empty promise to Israel: Jerusalem will never be divided. Oops, looks like he kinda spaced that one yesterday.
Re: Joplin, MO Tornado
Kills at Least 89
Tornado devastation kills at least 89, leaves ‘total devastation’ in Missouri town
THERE SEEMS TO BE A PATTERN
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a joint news conference with Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman following their meeting at the State Department, June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fractured her right elbow in a fall while on her way to the White House on Wednesday. Her chief of staff said Clinton was taken to George Washington University Hospital before returning home.
It is a bad fracture requiring surgery
The fall came after Clinton had held talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on so called “illegal settlements.”
The Obama administration and Israel gave no ground Wednesday in their opposing views over Jewish settlements in Palestinian territory despite speculation the two sides might be nearing compromise. The US and Israel Still Butting Heads on Settlements
Lieberman insisted that ”we had some understandings with the previous administration and we (will) try to keep this direction.”
Today we see
9 Jan 2010
Mitchell: Mideast stagnation
endangers US aid
On eve of visit to region, American special envoy threatens Israel with sanctions if it fails to advance peace talks, two-state solution.
On the eve of his visit to the Middle East, US special envoy George Mitchell threatened that his country would freeze its aid to Israel if the Jewish state failed to advance peace talks with the Palestinians and a two-state solution.
When he travels to the region, Mitchell is expected to be carrying letters of “guarantees” outlining the US position.
The letters are likely to contain gestures to both sides. For the Palestinians, that would include criticism of settlements and the belief that the borders that existed before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War should be the basis of a future peace deal.
For the Israelis, they would acknowledge that post-1967 demographic changes on the ground must be taken into account, meaning that Israel would be able to keep some settlements.
Clinton did not address the letters in her remarks. But she said the administration wanted a resolution that meets both the Palestinian goal of a clearly defined and viable state based on the borders that existed before the 1967 war “with agreed swaps” and the Israeli goal of security within boundaries that “reflect subsequent developments.”
“There is a hunger for a resolution of this matter, a two-state solution that would rebuke the terrorists and the naysayers, that would give the Palestinians a legitimate state for their own aspirations and would give the Israelis the security they deserve to have,” she said.
This is followed by
Saturday, January 9th, 2010 at 7:36 pm
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California about an hour ago. The Eureka, California earthquake was also felt in nearby Ferndale, California.
Maybe there is something to this
And,lest you think that this is only an urban legend, check it out for yourself at:
where it says:
Summaryof the eRumor: A list of ten dates on which there important events related to Israel along with natural disasters affecting the United States. The implication is that the U.S. had better pay attention to decisions about Israel … or else.
TheTruth: The historical accounts in this eRumor are, for the most part, accurate. What is left is the question of what do they mean? Believers in the email’s message say it means that if the U.S. wants to avoid natural disasters … be nice to Israel. Skeptics say that going through all the events in a particular span of years and finding apparent correlations doesn’t mean they were connected.
What They failed to include in the list was George Bush Sr.’s loss in the 1992 election (plummeting from an 80 percent post-war rating in only a matter of months!) to Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, someone with a past so shady that he earned the nickname, “Slick Willy.” What had seemed like a shoe-in for a second term after Operation Desert Storm quickly became a humiliating defeat.
Indeed, as it turned out, the election witnessed one of the largest voter turnouts in American history to date, but not as much to vote-in Clinton as to vote-out the incumbent President Bush. Apparently, he had just made good on his threat to suspend 10 billion dollars in loan guarantees to the Israeli government for not stopping construction of “settlements”. And, incidentally, it had been Vice-President Bush who had been the most outspoken against the Israeli surprise attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1984.
The-eRumor confirmation also stopped short of the eradication of Gush Katif in the summer of 2005, and the Level 5 Hurricane Katrina that had occurred the following week, pounding Louisiana, exiling many of its inhabitants, and destroying countless homes and businesses.
Believers: The connection was super-obvious, with newscasters on both sides of the ocean using similar terminology to describe the effects of each disaster.
Not to be outdone by his father, or to learn from his predecessor, George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America, continued on with the legacy of both, and suffered a similar fate. Yes, he sat for two terms, but he also had to watch his popularity erode day-after-day, in spite of his victory over Iraqi leader Suddam Hussein (ironically, it was the conclusion of the battle his father had started), until election day came around, when the U.S. Electorate once again come out in full force against his party, to vote the Republicans out of office with an overwhelming majority.
not only this, but the financial markets crashed right in time for the election, as if planned, triggering a world-wide recession, if not a depression. Banks went bust, while large companies were reduced to dust — and still are — as the Arabs pressure Western countries to pressure Israel into a two-state solution, and basically, national suicide, God forbid.
And, for the record, though contrary to popular belief, not giving the Arabs what they want just because they want it, and upsetting them to the point that they take revenge on the world, is not called being a threat to world peace. peace is never at the unwilling cost of other innocent people, as every other country in the world will tell you. That is, up until they start talking about the future of the State of Israel:
Now, I don’t suspect that the leaders of the world will pick up on this pattern of current history. I supposed that they are either too ignorant or too arrogant to come to the conclusion that not only is there a God, and not only does He run the world, but that He actually gets involved to such an extent as to cause reciprocal damage when that which He cherishes is abused.
If so, then maybe they are not expected to get it. Maybe, in the end, they are only expected to allow their ignorance and arrogance to be the source of their own undoing, as it seems to be these days. Maybe they are destined to go down, but at that own hands, measure-for-measure, as God seems to enjoy working. Just like Pharaoh at the beginning of Jewish history, the world’s leaders are the end of Jewish history are victims of their own blind spots and prejudices.
Here are a few more :
In 1991 as George Bush sat at the Madrid conference to discuss the surrender of more of the land of Israel to the Palestinians George Bush‘s summer home in Kennebunkport was being destroyed by a fierce storm.
US Sponsored Israeli-Palestinian Meetings Coincided with Two Major Record US Disasters in December –
Largest flood in Washington State’s history followed by the largest ice storm and power outage in Oklahoma’s history
Thursday, Nov. 29: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza met with the leaders of 18 American Jewish organizations to assure them that the Bush administration will not pressure Israel but, rather, facilitate talks between the two sides.
Ynet reported that along with her calming words for the leaders, Rice reminded them that President Bush has been the friendliest president towards Israel in American history, and that Israel should therefore accelerate talks with Palestinians to achieve as much as possible while Bush still sits in the White House.
Friday, Nov. 30: AccuWeather: ”It’s hard to believe how much energy is available for storms right now. Not only one, but two major disturbances will impact various parts of the country within the next 72 hours.”
Saturday, Dec. 1: AccuWeather: ”Two very potent winter storm systems are affecting the country today: one in the Northeast, and one in the Pacific Northwest. Both systems contain a great deal of snow and wind.”
Monday, Dec. 3: AccuWeather: Northern New England received more than a foot of snow through Tuesday. Schools from New York to Maine were canceled because of slick roads and 40-mph winds that have created near-blizzard conditions in some parts of New England.
Hurricane-force winds gusting to 100 mph were reported along the Oregon coast, with the highest reading at 129 mph at Bay City, the National Weather Service said. Massive rains produced flooding.
The governors of Washington and Oregon declared states of emergency, which could speed relief efforts in flood-hit areas.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: AccuWeather: ”The storm system that pummeled parts of Washington and Oregon on Monday will hang around for one more day. The good news is that this system will not pack nearly as much of a potent punch as it did yesterday.”
Wednesday, Dec. 5: AccuWeather: ”The flooding that has inundated the Northwest, greatly impacting lives and travel, will be part of historical records. Rivers have either risen to or will exceed record levels set during a 1996 storm.”
Damage could be in the billions of dollars, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday.
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams met in Jerusalem for their first official meeting towards a permanent peace agreement since 2001. In their 90-minute meeting, they argued over Israel’s Jerusalem construction and Hamas rockets being fired from Gaza.
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Rice: Bush to take a more active role in Middle East peace process. Secretary of State Rice told USA Today that President Bush would be visiting the region because ”he very much wants to signal support for the bilateral process between the parties and to continue in a hands-on way to encourage them to move forward.”
Still, she described that approach as not one that says ”All right, I’m going to go ahead and fix this for you,” but one emphasizing talking to the parties, in which ”he’ll be able to get a strong sense of where the points of convergence are that maybe they won’t see, and where the points are divergence are as well.”
Wednesday, Dec. 12: About 468,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma still had no power — the state suffering its worst power outage on record. Utility officials said it could be a week to 10 days before power is fully restored.
Elsewhere, around 228,000 customers were still blacked out in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. Kansas’ tally had risen sharply — to 130,000 on Wednesday from Tuesday’s 15,000 — as rural electric cooperatives reported in and falling branches brought down more power lines.
Thursday, Dec. 13: In Oklahoma, at least 315,000 homes and businesses were still without power, officials said. In Missouri, about 35,000 customers remained in the dark, said Al Butkus, spokesman for utility Aquila Inc.
Friday, Dec. 14: The second wintry blast could complicate efforts to restore power to the more than 280,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri still blacked out after the first storm put a million customers in the dark at its height this week.
Utilities in the Plains said nearly 400,000 customers remained without power on Friday due to ice storms this week. Electric companies reported that more than 800,000 of the 1.2 million customers who lost power have had it restored.
Saturday, Dec. 15: Oklahoma utilities said about 181,000 homes and businesses still had no electricity. Some 62,000 were still blacked out in Kansas
This book says a lot concerning National Disasters and American foreign Policy towards Israel
in John McTernan’s book, “God’s Final Warning to America“.
This is also a interesting thought :
In the beginning of our parsha when Yosef tells his brothers that Benyamin must stay because the chalice was found in his bag. Yuhuda makes the tikun (fixing) for his past behaviour of abandoning his brother and selling him as a slave, by volunteering his own life as he says “ Let me remain as a slave, but let the lad go ”. Thus he does the opposite of the transgression he made against Yosef which caused such grief to his father Yisrael. As with Yosef who he sold into slavery, here he offers himself as a slave. Yuhuda does the opposite of the transgression making a complete tikun. After this Yosef reveals himself.
On the simple level we see the tikun of the elder brother Yuhuda, as he being the leader of the brothers he should have stopped the evil from being perpetrated, so he needs to make the tikun . But what deeper implications are seen by this sequence of events. We know the 12 sons of Yisrael the fathers of the 12 tribes correspond and are conduits of the 12 mazzolot (constellations). Each being a aspect of the Shechinah. We know of Yuhuda that from his tribe came David haMelech, and will come Masiach. The tribe of Yuhuda is a conduit of the sefira Malchut (the Divine presence and rulership of Hashem). Yosef is known as “Yosef ha sadeek”, a sadeek (righteous man) is a conduit of the sefira Yesod (gate way of divine energy that creates Divine providence). In the beginning of the parsha Yosef ha sadeek was not known to his brothers, they did not recognise him. This is similar to what goes on today in “secular” Isreal. The Sadeekem who Yosef represents are not recognised for the value of the work they do, their contribution to society by the “secular” Jews of the world or the Government in control of the State of Israel. It is in the merit of their work that we are able to live. It is necessary for Yuhuda, Malchut (the government) to make its tikun. secular Jews must make their tikun for throwing Yosef, sedek (righteousness) in the pit and selling it into slavery. This is reminiscent of the words of the Prophet Amos “ So says YHVH for three transgressions of Yisrael or four, I will not return them. For selling a righteous man for money” (2:6). Meaning that the Jewish people need to raise the value of the service of Hashem in their own eyes, and the value of those among them who dedicate their life to this work. They must give the talmid chuchmim (Holy Scholars) the respect due to them. Know we are commanded to stand up when a talmid chuchmim enters a room as before a Torah scroll itself. This says a lot. Its necessary For the Jewish people to recognise the greatness of their true Torah Leaders and their disciples, and help them with their needs when they can. Its written that a Rabbi who prevents a student from doing an act of kindness to him, is withholding from his student the good of heaven. When we realise how great a service those who learn Torah are providing for us, as it is written in the midrash “ if it were not for the sages who sit and learn torah the world long ago would have been destroyed”. Thus it is a travesty that those who learn Torah in collels are some of the lowest paid workers. It is truly in the merit of those who learn and observe the Torah that the Jewish people have it so good, and have not been destroyed. In earlier generations all the Levi and Coheniam dedicated their lives to the Service of Hashem and most of the Jewish people learned some level of Torah. Now all is resting on the shoulders the few who occupy in Torah, so give them their due.
Thus we see that Yuhuda-Machut (the government) does its tikun by recognising the value of its righteous inhabitants. By doing this they recognise Hashem. Then Yosef will be revealed this being the true value of righteousness, what the sadeekem represent. Thus recognising the Greatness of Hashem and His Torah. Then will Manifest the Power of Mashiach ben Yosef and the Mashiach of the House of David with the Temple built quickly in our days.
And may it be that we see this Greatness very soon in a complete redemption.
It says in our parsha “Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which Yhv”h elohech”a gives you, for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” (16:18)
With the establishment of the State of Isreal in our days. For the Jewish people, these words once again take on a very important and urgent significance.
The prophet Hosea warns us concerning this:
”Hear the words of YHVH oh children of Israel, for YHVH has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, for there is neither truth nor loving kindness nor knowledge of ELOHEME in the land” (4:1)
The land is given to do righteousness and justice upon but instead the opposite is being done swearing and lying, thus says the Radak. You should know that the sages teach us three things are given on condition, the land of Israel, the Holy Temple and the kingdom of David. ” These are given on the condition you keep my covenant”.1 The land is God’s, on this condition he gave it to us. It is not an outright gift. Our presence in the land of Israel depends on our observing the commandments. Rabbi Arbanel says that the phrase ” inhabitants of the land ” tells us of GOD’s concern with commandments pertaining to the land. The land is the source of GOD’s mercy to the poor who are major beneficiaries of the laws pertaining to the land. In Chupat Eliyahu we learn 3 gifts GOD gave to Yisrael, but they are recieved through yesurim (sufferings). These gifts are Torah, Aretz Yisrael and Olam Haba. The building of the bait ha Mikdash (the Holy Temple) is an inheritance in merit of Torah learning.2 One must never forget that the Ramba”m teaches in his Mishna Torah that the Jewish people when they enter the land of Israel are responsible then to fulfill 3 mitvot (laws) : Appointing a king over themselves, to wipe out the descendants of Amalak and build GOD’s House (the Temple).3 The prophet Micah says:
”Hear this You heads of the house of Yaakov, and you rulers of the house of Yisrael who condemn justice and pervert all that is straight ” (3:9)
The Radak explains that this rebuke is directed at the heads, the rulers of Israel, because of their perversion of justice. The Metsudat David comments that what ever is straight, these judges say is crooked. A coalition of 350 rabbis labeled the former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as ”anti-Jewish” and “hostile to Judaism” following his orders to act against two synagogues and a Chabad mobile unit. How can such a man come to stand as the leader of the nation of Israel ? How can Israel police officers trample young protestors while on horseback like what happened in Atzmona ?
Theres no need to give the Fatah Palestinian Authority money to pay an entire year’s salary to 3,500 members of Hamas’s terrorist forces. amounting to $16 million.Who can imagine a worse desecration of graves of Jewish martyrs who died in the Arab terrorist attacks than releasing terrorists as “good will gestures”, It says in our parsha :
: “And if they reject your peace offer, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege them painfully;” (20:12)
The head of the Israili army Ehud Barak many times has said its time to give away parts of Jerusalem, they want to give Parts of Yahudah and Shomron to the terrorists. What do they want, more rockets ?
Future American presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was in Israel recently and stated “it concerns him “that some in the U.S. tell Israelis they can’t live where they want in their own country.” , “a Palestinian state in the middle of the Jewish homeland is “virtually unrealistic.”,
Meanwhile the current Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu last week was upset that Vice-Premier Moshe Ya’alon for arguing that even unauthorized outposts “are completely legal,” and his criticizing the organization Peace Now for taking money from foreign powers and foundations intent on swaying Israeli public opinion and government policies.
Bibi is governing center-left by freezing Jewish construction. Ya’alon has been far more loyal and faithful to the principles of the Likud, to Likud voters, and to our country than Netanyahu at times.
It can not be that the Israeli government kills the people of Sderot by Hamas hands because of their failure to act strongly. It is time the Israeli government stop supplying their sworn enemies with water, electricity and food. Let their patron state Iran build for them power plants and water desalination plants, instead of giving them weapons. Now is the time to seal the Palestinian entity off and deal with it as with a enemy state: ban Palestinian migrant workers, stop issuing any visas to Palestinians, block all shipments, and wage total war when attacked. Isreal must retaliate with full force upon any infringement of Israeli security. Isreal must fulfill the words of our parsha “Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which Yhv”h elohech”a gives you, for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” (16:18). Then we will see as its written in our parsha “I will raise up for them a Prophet from among their brothers, like you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall declare to them all that I shall command him. “ (18:18) With our righteous mashiach quickly in our days.
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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.
4.Alp Bet p.161
5.Avodat Yisrael p.11
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UPDATED August 10 2016
Most of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy) covers the last month and seven days of Moshe’s life.
As we are approaching the end of every year, we need to take stock of our lives and determine if we are true to ourselves and our Divine calling,.or perhaps we have went off course and we need to realign. And so to understand what has happened up to this point. It would not hurt to do this weekly and even daily. The 5th Book of the Torah, ‘Devarim’ (Deuteronmy) itself is also referred to as the ‘Mishne Torah’ meaning ‘review of the Torah.’ For Torah like our own lives, to be properly understood and internalized, we need to review our learning. All of the greatest Torah sages of history were constantly reviewing their studies, it was through this they attained greatness.
Near the beginning of our parsha We are reminded of the generation that all died in the desert because of the affair of the spies as it’s written ”And you came near me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by which way we must go up, and to what cities we shall come.” But after the spies brought back the evil report our parsha tells us concerning the people. “And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because the Lord hated us, he has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites. Where shall we go? our brothers have discouraged our heart”. For this sin of fearing the nations and not believing in GOD the whole generation was forbidden to enter the land, and as it says in Bamidbar “Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all who were counted of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, all of you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you live in it, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun”. We should have learned this lesson by now.
Fear only GOD.
The beginning of the mitzvah of fearing GOD is to know that ”elokenu” is the ד“ו parzufim (masculine and feminine aspects of GOD). These are the Written and Oral Torah by whose ruling we were taken out of Egypt.1 Fear embraces humility and humility embraces “chasidut” (piety). So by fear of sin one gets all these qualities.2 All the time one is only occupied only in the simple meaning of the Torah they see themselves as poor and dead. The main part of the Torah is its secrets. One who has the fear of GOD without chuchmah (Kabbalah) will not reach the ”midot” (attributes) of ”chassidut” (piety). Fear of GOD is Chuchmah, turning away from evil is Bina.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 The level of soul called ”chayah” does not go out to a man except by receiving chuchmah. One who merits Chuchmah and dat their goes to him the fear of GOD.5 Growing in fear and ”Kidusha” as is proper this causes ”zivug” of Zu”n, and Abba with Imma to become complete as is proper. Through this is complete purification to man.6 When chuchmah is united to bina, the fear and awe of GOD can arise from the level of keter. Bina is called love but from chuchmah is complete love.7
Last weeks parsha said “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. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do to you, as I thought to do to them.”
So it is about time we stop this foolishness such as releasing terrorists as good will gestures. What could be a worse desecration of graves of Jewish martyrs who died in the Arab terrorist attacks than releasing terrorists as “good will gestures”? What could be a worse slap in the face of their grieving friends and relatives? The government spits upon the thousands of murdered and maimed Jewish women, children, civilians in order to stage a ”peace process show”. We can now clearly see what these “good will gestures” have got us ie. thousands of rockets falling on our population center, forcing the God to protect us by giving us the invention called the “Iron dome” which has been knocking the enemy rockets from the sky. Something the world has never seen before in a war theater. In a sense it looks like again the miracles we say when leaving Egypt, but this time “partly” concealed, appearing as “natural”.
American President Obama time and time again has stated that wants to force Isreal to give their land, settled cities to their enemies who wish to send rockets upon central Israel and kill all the Jews. We must stop this government’s evil cowardly retreat from Yuhuda and Shamron. The disengagement from Gaza and the destruction of the Gush Katif Jewish settlements has created a pure terrorist state at Israel’s border. How many more such enclaves do we need ? With the current military conflict it is plain for any rational person to see how bankrupt such land transfer “peace” proposals can be.
The Israeli establishment hopes and plans to demolish more Jewish settlements and evict more Jews from their homes before transferring the territories to Arab rule when the first opportunity arrives even now as rockets are falling. International law doesn’t justify such moves. Forced population transfer is a war crime. Forcible transfer is a form of ethnic cleansing. The International Criminal Tribunal convicted Yugoslavian officials for exactly the crime Israelis committed in Gush Katif. Instead lets get rid of the terrorists not nurture them. It by no means is our responsibility to provide the Palestinians with water, electricity and humanitarian aid. But it is the primary responsibility of the government to protect it citizens. So we must as it says in the verse “drive out the inhabitants of the land”, we must deal with the terrorists as enemies as is proper. Not with ”good will gestures”, and only receiving evil in return. Remember as it says in our parsha ”GOD Elohecha gives you this land as inheritance”. Then we can come to see the fullness of our inheritance with the Bait HaMikdash built and our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
1. 1 Safer HaKanah
2. Alp Bet p.161
3. 1Alp Bat Book p.67 ,20,Safer Hakanah
4. 1Zohar Nasso 145a
5. 1Lekutey maharon p.59
6. 1machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.347
- 1shar mimori rasb’y-ar’i p.183
Filed under: Torah Politics
In this parsha we are given the law concerning the red heifer. This was the only mystery of Torah that King Solomon thought he could not understand, but after Solomon closely examined this mitzvah he realized how little he really understood at all. The red heifer represents the opposite of logic as we know it. Since that which defiles its makers purifies those who are unclean.
At Meribah Moses said “ Rebels, shall we bring out from this rock water” We are Told by the sages that Moses should have said the opposite “ We will bring water from this rock”. It is also written that Moses should have said “GOD will bring water from this rock”, not we. Its written “ This is the water of Meribah, becouse the children of Yisrael strove with GOD, and He was sanctified in them”. From this one may think that GOD was sanctified at Meribah, but this is not the case, it is referring to another time. When GOD was sanctified by the appearance of Myriam’s well. As at Meribah the Opposite is clearly true, GOD was not sanctified there. After this the people complained for water again, and GOD became angry, and made fiery serpents attack them. Moses was then told to make a brass serpent on a pole and have the people who were bitten look at this serpent and be healed. That which was killing the people now did the opposite and would heal them. This may allude to the fact that one can not hide themselves from the problems of the world, but they must be confronted directly. They cannot be ignored, as they wont just go away. Also by having some knowledge of the enemy one has a better chance to be victorious at battle. Then Go-d forbid they will not be taken by surprise. We see this with Nachemyah during the time of the establishment of the 2nd Temple. Nachemyah made men who married gentiles in exile leave their foreign wives if they wanted to come up to the Holy land. (This is not racist but the God has commanded the Jewish people to live a unique lifestyle other nations don’t share, as shobot and Kosher. This is in the Bible. This separation preserves their identity as a unique nation.) He also forced businesses to be closed on Shabot. He did not look away ignoring these issues, neither was he afraid to confront them. He did the opposite He took them head on. This certainly applies to a situation involving the desecration of the name of GOD in public. Like the abomination parade. (I wrote this years ago and this problem has not went away). This involves a judgement upon all Yisrael. We must definitely directly stand up to this attempt to desecrate the name of GOD and bring such filth into our Holy city. What would of Happened if Moses did not stand up against the golden calf disco?. The problems we face are really opportunities to sanctify GOD’s name. To reveal light from the sparks that gives vitality to problem “klipa” (shell). Like the serpent the red heifer Healed and could do the opposite. So make the best out of the situation, what ever it is. We are told that one who is involved in sin should should do its opposite, and go to the other extreme. Before finding the middle path. When preparing the red heifer the Cohen takes a piece of Cedar wood, Hyssop and ties them together with a crimson wool thread, and throws them into the burning cow. The Cedar is of the tallest of trees, Hyssop the smallest of shrubs. They were tied together with a crimson thread representing sin. This shows that both of these opposite extremes is undesirable. There is one exception to this in the case of the pitfall of the generation, “Safer Chassadim” says one should stay the farthest extreme from it. In our generation this is materialism, at the cost of one’s spiritual awareness and development. So do the opposite, don’t sell your soul, but acquire spiritual goods. King Solomon also said the middle path is that which is correct, except concerning humility and in this trait go the extreme. Always act according to the correct motivation. So we can go as described in our parsha from “rosh pisgah” (head of the heights) seeing, הישימן being הישי the yeshi (father of David), מן (man-english). alluding to our righteous mashiach and may we see him quickly in our days.
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We all must stand up for that which is right and oppose those things which are not good. This is the right thing to do. One can not be complacent. We also see here that one must careful no to follow the masses to sin.
Korach and his group rebelled against the authority of Moses, against the Torah. They thought they knew better. The result was that they were all killed by GOD. In Europe for the first time since the writing of the oral tradition of the Torah almost 2000 years earlier people dared ,like Korach, to rebel against this tradition. This was the foundation of the reform movement. Again before the reform movement of “Judaism” since the writing down of the Oral tradition almost 2000 years earlier there were not different versions of Judaism. There was only The Torah of Moses as found in the Mishna, explained in the Gemora, Zohar and other Holy books. These rebels as Korach dared to defy the Divine authority of the Torah and we all know the results. Much like what happened to Korach and his crew, but this time 6 million were killed. From these lessons we should learn That publicly going against the Truth of GOD’s Torah is a stupid thing to do. But some people never learn.
We also see from parsha Korach what those who fear GOD and love his Torah should do when confronted by such a situation. When confronted by those who deny the truth of the Torah, by those who claim to know a better way. We cannot stand by idly indifferent to such evil people. This is a time to take a stand for up GOD and His Torah. One cannot just standby such a desecration of the Name of Go-d. As what kind of love of God does a person have who would act like this. It is a time for action. Moshe told all Yisrael to “remove yourself from the evil company of Korach, take no benefit from them. Or you to will be swept away because of all their sins also.”
We should learn from this parsha from the actions of Moshe that one must stand up against those who try to lead the Jewish people away from the true way of the Torah. False leaders must be denounced. Those who love GOD and His Torah will not be found in the company of false leaders, traitors against the people of Yisrael. Those who deny the truth of the Torah. They certainly will not be friends with such evil men. Certainly those who love GOD will not be joined with these evil men so to benefit financially. Be certain as Moshe said “remove yourself from the evil company of Korach, take no benefit from them. Or you to will be swept away because of all their sins also.” In simplicity those who believe in the way of the Torah are those who should be close to us. Those who lead the Jewish people in a way not according to GOD’s Torah, or publicly speak against the truth of the Torah. It is these who those who believe in GOD’s Torah must stand against, and those who keep company with them. The evil reckless action of these false anti Torah leaders has already brought about the birth of terror state in Azza. We cannot let them lead this Jewish community to the destiny that befell the community of Korach or that of Europe.
It should also be noted that there has been similar themes in the last 3 parsha, so take these ideas to heart. In parsha Bihalotecha it said “when you go to war with the enemy in your land, sound the horns”. As we said this refers to not responding quietly, but with full force spiritually and physically. This refers to the enemy who comes from within, as Korach and those of other nations. In parsha Shelach lecha we learn again concerning false leadership, and not acting according to divine will. The result of the sin of the spies was much like that which recently befell the Jewish community in Europe, they all perished.
Korach is the same gematria as לארבעה (to 4) referring to the river that goes out of Aden to water the garden splitting to 4 heads, these allude to the 4 basic levels the Torah is understood. May it be that these all will be revealed clearly for all to behold restoring all to its ancient glory with prophesy, the Holy Temple and Mashiach quickly in our days.