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Encounters with “Asev” — Who is “Edom” secrets of Vayislach

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Vayishlach Bs”d                                                UPDATED DEC 24 2018

THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY APPEAR

Yaakov’s (Jacob’s) bed originally was in the tent of Rachel and upon her death Yaakov brought his bed into the tent of her maidservant Bilhah, seeing her as the link to Rachel. Reuven could not tolerate him choosing Bilhah, a lowly maidservant in his eyes, over Leah the matriarch of the Jewish people, his mother. So he moved Yaakov‘s bed into the tent of his mother Leah. Reuven never actually slept with Bilha, God forbid, That would have been an unpardonable offense – “rather he moved around the bed of his father and Torah considers it as if he had slept with her” as said in Gemore Shabbat.

“Yaakov avinu” spent a total of 36 years in exile from the time he left Yitzhak and Rivkah, his father and mothers house. He spent 14 years at the Yishivah (school) of Shem and Ever, before going to the house of Lavan. At Lavan’s house Yaakov work 14 years for Lavan so he could marry Rachel and Leah. He worked a additional 6 years making his fortune and fathering 11 of his children, as Benyamin was born in the land of Israel. It took him 2 years to travel back to “Aretz Yisrael” (The land of Israel). You can come back to Israel

Rachel died as Yaakov entered “Aretz Yisrael”, as the Torah says its forbidden to be married to 2 sisters at the same time. Concerning this the Ramban says the Holy air of “Aretz Yisrael” would not tolerate Yaakov’s 2nd wife.

Our sages tell us from Barashit (Genesis) we can see many things about the way one should live in this world as is shown there by the examples of our forefathers. In this parsha a point is made by the Holy One, Blessed is His Name to show us that the descendants of Avraham Yitzchak and Yaakov are separate and different from the other nations of the world. In the parsha it is clearly drawn that from Asev comes the people of Edom as it is written ” These are the generations of Asev who is Edom”. “Asev” (Esau), is a reincarnation of Cain. Edom means red, the sages say this describes their blood thirsty nature. Rome descended from Edom. If we spell Rome in Hebrew ”רם“ this has the numerical value of 240 which is the same numerical value as Amalak. Amalak is the countervailing, the opposite force in the world to Yisrael. They are now a transmigratory group of souls whose nature is to hate Jews, the nation of Yisrael and GOD. This would all make much sense since the Zohar tells us that Asev is of the side of defilement. Yisrael on the other hand the Zohar tells us means ”princehood and strength”. The Parsha of Chayei Sarah includes with the chronicles of Ishmael, Toldot concludes with Esau’s marriage to Ishmael’s daughter,  Parsha Vayishlach concludes with the chronicles of Esau. It details Esau’s family line and the leaders and nations that would descend from him, concluding with Magdiel, founder of Rome.

 

The angel Yaakov wrestled gave him this name Yisrael. The Zohar tells us the angel gave Yaakov this name so that he could prevail over anyone. From this we can learn a lesson as Yaakov faced a conflict here, namely having to fight a Angel. From this conflict came good tidings, as Yaakov received a blessing of power from the Angel. Notice that Yakov asked the angel a question “what is your name”, the angel would not answer. As we know that the angel Yaakov fought was the angel of Asev, the angel associated with evil. It does not like us to ask spiritual questions and prefers that we stay in the “dark”. As when we ask questions we can then grow in the light that the answer reveals. The strategy of the Angel of Asev is to keep us stupid spiritually. It desires us to not even think about God and the eternal life of the soul.  So don’t give in to the angel of Asev but ask spiritual questions grow and learn. While you still can. In Gemore Chulin 91a it says there that Jacob’s thighs were hurt – the right thigh or both thighs is not clear.

When the Holy One puts obstacles in our path we should be joyous since we know that by overcoming these difficulties we will be better off than before. It is by overcoming temptations and turning instead to bring light into the world Yisrael is strengthened. From the parsha we can see ways to overcome these obstacles as when Yaakov was going to meet Asev he split his party into groups so to be able to survive a attack. In Safer Giloya Raza its written that the sages added to the Amida a prayer that our enemies be uprooted and shattered. He says they did this so advise us that we must destroy our enemies, and that to pray against them is not enough. It will not even help, unless we war with them. He also sent Asev gifts and most important he got up at night. At the time which the Zohar speaks concerning saying “when the north wind blows” the breath of Gan Aden (Garden of Eden), Chuchmah the first flash of creative inspiration that guides universal consciousness. It was to this that Yaakov rose so that there he could there evoke a will of GOD that would be most favorable for Yisrael. Such that would enable him to overcome Asev and stop him from wanting to do harm to Yisrael. The time most appropriate for revelation of Chuchmah of secrets is at midnight. The proper way to get comprehension of the Torah is to be occupied in Torah at midnight. This is the main time for learning Torah. As this is a time of favorable will to know secrets of the Torah. Its a Torah party. Rabbi Ashlag teaches from the Zohar that at night the eyes whose light is chuchmah (Divine creative inspiration) are closed, this is because of judgments so they are not able to illuminate because of diminishment of divine flow, so people sleep. Sleep is drawn from the ruling of the burning of Gehenem (Hell), which makes a closing to the Nashama (soul of Divine intellect). These do not dress in the supernal light as it is not enjoined to them. Learning Torah at night and carefully saying the ”Sma” (meditation on Unity of God) will help you rise to be occupied in Torah after midnight. At midnight is given light of the left from Ima divine understanding, specifically Chuchmah from the left of ima. It’s the vowel “shuruk”. This is the power of sight that can open the eyes, but for this light to illuminate it requires chassadim. Which is the force of GOD’s giving. The power which has us do Mitzvot.1 In the Torah its written “Yaakov Avenu sent angels before him to his brother Eisav”. The Midrash brought by Rashi tells us that the Group of angels assaulted Eisav and his men shoving them, the “Malachim” (angels) asked of Eisav’s men, “whose men are you?”, they answered, Eisav’s. They proceeded to beat them. “stop”, the men cried, “Eisav is the son of Yitzchok”. The Malachim paid them no heed. “He is the grandson of Avrohom”, this also produced no letup. Finally they conceded, “He is the brother of Yaakov”. The Malachim replied, “If so, then you are one of ours”. Eisav’s true nature is that of being Yaakov’s other half, working together towards the goal of uniting the world under the banner of “Kavod Shamayim” (The Glory of God). He choses to ignore and cover up his true self,  under many layers. The beating of the Malachim peeled away these layers and revealed his inner self. For that moment, after being stripped to the core, he was aware of of his true self. And the Malachim pronounced upon him the title of being “one of ours”. Some times God forces people into coming into grips with reality, by providence. Yaakov Avenu achieved success in his endeavor. Eisav’s mercy was  aroused. The impact of this encounter is being felt up to this very day.

Yakov’s meeting with Asev in this week’s parsha  teaches us about all confrontations to come with Asev to our present today. The word in the Torah for smite, when Yaakov fears Asev attacking is “והכהו”, Whether we read it forwards or backwards, it is the same word. In  Da’at Chachamim its says this is so as  Every blow, that the gentiles inflict on Am Yisroel, will eventually rebound and hit them back.

It is not easy even for the most beloved of Hashem Yaakov Avinu look what he had to go through he survived living with Lavan for twenty years, fought an entire night with the angel of Eisav, living through a confrontation with Eisav, Yaakov  went to the city called  Shechem and then Shechem son of Chamor (literally, “son of a donkey”) raped Ya’akov’s daughter, Dinah, and kidnapped her. From that crisis came another catastrophe after Levi and Shimon: killed all the men of Shechem , Then Yaakov feared retaliation by all the nations of Canaan. It is not easy even for the most beloved of Hashem Yaakov Avinu so don’t be surprised when facing difficulties just “serve Hashem”. The child conceived by Dinah and Schem  was named Osnot. Osnot ended up, in the house of Potiphar and later married Yosef. From Yosef and Osnot, Menashe and Ephraim were born. The God has ways of doing things we would never come up with , by this know personal and national salvation may only be a moment away !

Aspects of Jacob and Esau are in all of us and they  stand in perpetual battle. Soul against body, the scholar and the warrior – the body’s selfish drives and the soul’s share and transcend. These 2 voices are always pulling us in opposite directions.Should I take  or give to another?  Am I here to serve myself or to serve God or only myself ?

When Esav heard that Yaakov was wealthy, he desired to take possession of his wealth. The lesson is don’t show off, unless you are looking for problems.

  In the parsha we see clearly Asev becomes the nation of Edom and Yaakov becomes Yisrael. Asev goes to ”Seir” which the Zohar says refers to a strange God. While Yaakov goes to a place called Succot and then to Kedesh which refers to ”kodesh” (Holiness).

So always Go in the way of KODESH !

1sulam on zohar Lech Lecha p. 4,Share Ramcha’l p30,Alp Bat Book p.68,164



THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY APPEAR====== ON SEEING THE TRUE REALITY==== PARSHA CHAYAH SARAH AND TOLDOT

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UPDATED  NOVEMBER 28 2018

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PARSHA Toldot

Our parsha is called “Toldot” (off spring). We see a pattern imerging Isaac, like Abraham finds himself forced by famine to go to Gerar, in the land of the Philistines. There, like Abraham, he senses that his life may be in danger because he is married to a beautiful woman. He fears that he will be killed so that Rebecca can be taken into the harem of king Avimelekh. The couple  pass themselves off as brother and sister. The deception is discovered, Avimelekh is indignant, explanations are made, and the moment passes. Genesis 26 reads almost like a replay of Genesis 20, that happened a generation before. Also Avimelekh says to Yitzchak, “you have become too powerful for us.” Centuries later, Pharaoh says, at the beginning of the book of Exodus, “Behold, the people of the children of Israel are greater in number and power than we are. Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and it come to pass, when there befall any war, that they join also with our enemies and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land” (1:9–10). The same word, “atzum” (power) appears in both cases.

This idea of the Jewish people being too “powerful” mentioned in both our passages are interesting as this is also one of the most common excuses for one of the deadliest of human phenomena, anti-Semitism.

There are those who say God is only love, God does not hate. The God said by His prophet ” I loved Jacob; but Esau I hated” (Malachi 1) Because Esau deliberately chose a course of wickedness. So the Prophet says of Esau ” They shall be called the border of wickedness” (Malachi 1, 4). From the side of Esav comes Amalek, the enemy  of The God and Israel as it says “God has war with Amalek from generation to generation” (Ex 17:6).

In the Torah its written “There were two boys in her womb. The first to come out was completely red, and clothed in hair; so he was called Esav. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esav’s heel; so he was named Yakov” (Gen. 25:24-26). Esav is described as having a body covered with ” Seir” Hair, this is as that of demons who are said to have hair all over their body but are bald on their heads. It’s also written in the Torah: “They must no longer offer sacrifices to the “Seirim” (Demons)” (Vayikra 17:7). The word for hair has the same root as the word in the verse above describing demons.===This is so as Esav comes from the side of ס“ם (evil).

Asev is called a cunning hunter. Because he tries to  pass himself off as a hardworking, honest, and reliable. The Midrash compares Asev to a pig which has split hooves (Midrash Tehillim 80:6), but one the inside, his “midot” personality he is 100% “treif” (unkosher). This is what makes the Asev.s of the world so very dangerous. The sages tell us that In the Time-to-Come, Asev will don his “tallit” (prayer shawl) and sit among the righteous in “Gan Aden”. However, God “knows the mysteries of the world and the workings of the heart” will see right through Asev and, “The Holy One, Blessed be He, will drag him from them.” (Talmud Yerushalmi, Nedarim 12a)

 

Things are not as the appear. From a superficial reading of the Bible in our parsha it looks like Yaakov does evil by deceiving his father by dressing up to appear as Asev to get the blessing his father, Yitzchak intends to give to Asev. Such a act would certainly find great disfavor, but we see this is not so as at the end of the parasha, Isaac sends Yakov to Padan Aram to find a wife, and bestows on him Abraham’s blessing that he will inherit the land: “And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him…And God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a congregation of nations, and give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your seed with you, that you may inherit the land of your dwelling that God gave unto Abraham”. (Genesis 28:1-4). Obviously the actions of Yakov did not find disfavor with his father Yitzchak. From this we can learn a lesson to apply in our own lives. In truth Yakov did nothing wrong as Yakov was coming in the place of Asev to receive the blessings that he  had bought. So it was not wrong for him to say “I am Asev” since he had bought the right to stand in for Asev and get Asev’s Blessings that he had already paid for.

Ya’ạqov’s impersonating Ẹsav is one of the stranger stories in the Torah. This reminds us of Purim.

The parsha begins describing how Yaakov when he was born came out holding on to Asev’s Heel. Because of this he was called Yaakov, which comes from the world “akev” heel. Asev has been fighting against Yaakov since the time he was born. It is written: “In the womb he took his brother by the heel” (Hosea 12:4 ), We see from here that Asev tried to pull down Yaakov from his spiritual superiority even before they were born, and he has not stopped to this day. Amalak is a direct descendent of Asev. And of Him its written : “God has war with Amalek from generation to generation” (Ex 17:6). In the end Amalek will be destroyed forever !

 

Yaakov was the first to be father of twelve sons who were all righteous, and thus he became the father of the Jewish people.

It is explained in the Zohar that when Yaakov descended to Egypt, Adam’s soul entered him. Until he came to Egypt, Yaakov’s life was a long series of troubles. As Rashi lists them:

The trouble of Laban ,who deceived him and tried to steal from him, the trouble with Esau who tried to kill him, the trouble with Rachel his favorite wife, died in childbirth, the trouble with Dinah who was raped by Shechem, the trouble with Joseph his favorite son, who was sold and who he thought was dead, the trouble with Simeon who was detained in Egypt, the trouble with Benjamin who Joseph demanded be brought to Egypt. It was from successfully dealing with all these troubles that Yaakov was able to reveal the Nashama of Adam.

In this world Yaakov who is the Jewish people only emulate or appear similar to the people of Asev, the western world which is represented by asev’s heel. This being only a small part of their physical actions. Yaakov like Asev may work in jobs, eat food and reproduce yet only in the outward physical appearance does he do these functions like Asev. The foot represents Malchut. The physical manifestation yet even of this Yaacov only grasps only Asev’s heel, not his entire foot. Only in appearance sometimes does Yaakov perform physical functions like Asev. But in the realm of emotions, thought and needless to say spiritual motivation there is no compare. Spiritually is awareness and participation in the return of the Divine energy to its source, and the flow of this energy outward giving life animating our world, whether for healing, renewal or just finding a better taste in your food as all good comes from God. All happiness in life is there. The process of returning is also called repentance. such is the nature of the universe. Every thing returns to its root . Which is directly attached to its source. It is to be attached to the Infinite. The Eternal essence of the universe. Which is as a unfailing fountain of life that flows forever.

As to Yaakov the only purpose of being in this world and the underlying cause of all his actions is to serve The God. Thus it says ” And I will make your seed multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because Avraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” (26:4-5) Thus we must follow in The God’s ways to hasten this blessing.

It says in the Zohar that the world is as a living body. This is evident when we see that when Asev showed complete disregard for his birthright and sold it there was immediately after a famine in the land. If Asev is removed from his bond with Yaakov he becomes Asev “ha Rusha” It says in Pesicta that it is the job of Edom who is Asev to try to push Yisrael off the Torah path. When Edom disregards natural law founded on the love of their fellow men and makes the world a place of vicious competition “ a dog eat dog world” none can stand. This is why Yisrael must be a light to the nations. As the complete negation by Asev of his source of spiritual inspiration reveals Edom which represents his blood thirsty nature, The God should help us.

The sages tell us in Midrash Tanchuma and Rashi Bereishis that in many ways our matriarchs had a greater understanding and even deeper prophetic vision than their husbands. Sarah discerned the danger of leaving Yishmael in the household, while Avraham was biased and did not want to send away his son. In Zohar 1:137b we learn that Rivka understood the nature of  Asev better than Yitzchak did, she realized  Asev is a wicked son. Rivka received this prophesy when she went to the Yeshiva (School) of Shem and Ever. Why did Rivka go to the yeshiva of Shem and Ever for advice, when the greatest spiritual figure of her generation was her husband Yitzchak ? The midrash teaches that as the twins grew up, Rivka could not tell Yizchak about Esav’s evil deeds and just how far he had gone in his wickedness, lest Yitzchak blame her for having brought that evil soul from the house of Betuel and Lavan.  Rivka’s regular practice was therefore to praise Esav before Yitzchak.

Matters continued in this way until the time came for Yitzchak to bless Esav thanks to her own words of praise of Esav over the years, and she understood that she had to correct the warped situation that she, herself had created by hiding the truth from her husband. Here a lie for the sake of peace which at times is permissible was the wrong move . Yitzchak and Rivka booth strove to influence Esav to be true to Torah, but all their words were rejected as the true nature of Esav Detested holiness. The Midrash states (Sifri on Bereishiet 33:4), “There is a well-known rule that Esav hates Ya’akov.” Esav’s soul was the total opposite of Ya’akov’s, just as impurity is the opposite of purity.

 

In the Bible Yishmael and Aisav, each  have demonstrated their inner hatred towards Yakov and The God’s chosen people. However, when they function together against the Jewish nation, the dangers multiply exponentially, which arouses HaShem to act in His miraculous manner to save His chosen nation. In our parasha Toldot, Aisav joins forces with Yishmael when Aisav marries Machalat, daughter of Yishmael.

This inner hatred towards Yakov and The God’s chosen people is inherent in the Second World War in the collusion of the Arabs (Yishmoyal) led by the Mufti Haj Amin Husseini with Hitler in the Holocaust. It was also tactical Arab strategic policy to “cleanse” the land of its Jewish population.

This inner hatred towards Yakov and The God’s chosen people was inherent in England’s closure policy of The Holy land to Jewish immigration. Not even allowing those trying to escape the Holocaust to enter Israel when they had no other place to go !

Now we also see this inner hatred towards Yakov and The God’s chosen people with the joining of Aisav (the West) and Yishmael (Muslims) through the UN and its anti-Semitic policies which continue to try to weaken and destroy the Jewish State. This inner hatred towards Yakov and The God’s chosen people that Asev and Yismoyal share will do them no good and they did not succeed to do the evil they intend to do to the Jewish people  in the future.

Yakov, refers to degree of “Katnut” (small consciousness). This exists because a person has not moved forward risen above their ego, so to hold the will of God above their own., or even more have them become one.  “katnut” is a result of broken Kelim (vessels) and lack of development. When Yaakov reaches selfless expanded consciousness he is called Yisrael. In the state of expanded consciousness called “Gadlut” one has more vessels of bestowal. “Yisrael” means Yashar El (straight to God). He is called “Israel” Yashar El (straight to God), as he has the potential power to dominate the whole of creation, in a way bestowal, giving and sharing !

There is another way that is far from the God as it is written, “They are all as beasts” (Psalms, 49:13). These do not engage in correction of their souls.

In this parsha is described how the Palestinians envied Yitzchak’s properity so they blocked up Yaakov’s wells. This envy finally resulted in the king of the Palestinians asking Yitzchak to leave his country. So it has been in our exile. The properity of the Hebrew people is often followed by their persecution. Yitchak dug out the well’s of his father Avraham that the Palestinians had blocked up. He named the first well “Esek” which means contention. This well is said to correspond to the first Temple. The first temple was destroyed primarily because of idolatry which resulted in contention and division among the Jewish people. This contention eventually split Yisrael to 2 kingdoms. Finally all this resulted in the nations having contention with us and destroying the Temple. The 2nd well he dug out he called ”Sitnah” which means hatred. Because he had to fight much with the Palestinians as they hated him over it. This well corresponds to the 2nd temple which was destroyed because of baseless hatred. The influence of Hellenism divided the people and they developed baseless hatred which is still with us today. The next well he called ’”Rachavot” meaning wideness as in this place there was no strife. The sages say this corresponds to the 3rd Temple. This reminds us that we need to give each other a little breathing room, space for individuality. As in this ”wideness” we can all live together without fighting. Concerning this its written ”they strove not; and he called the name of it Wideness; and he said, For now the Yhv”h has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” The Sni Luchot ha Brit says that it says “now” in the verse because that the building of the 3rd Temple is in our hands to accomplish. The Vilna Gaon says concerning the verse we quoted in the beginning of this parsha, “But Asev  I hated” – “this refers to a superficial part of Esau, but the essential part of him, his head, was interred with the patriarchs.”. The Zohar states that “No one in the world honoured his father as Esau honoured his.” It is for this reason Jacob, said on his reunion with Esau, “I have seen you, and it is like seeing the face of G-d” (Gen. 33: 10) Asev has the potential. Rav Kook wrote that the brotherly love of Esau and Jacob, Isaac and Ishmael, will assert itself above all the confusion that evil brought on by our bodily nature has engendered. Asev will overcome them and transform them into eternal light and compassion. So may we see this accomplished now with the end to baseless hatred and the building of the Temple with the arrival of out righteous mashiach quickly in our days.

 

 

 

                                               

Chayah Sarah

 

Avraham bought a transdimensional doorway, vortex , star gate

Not only the family of Abraham see their great forefather in the cave of Machpelah in Chevron but all of humanity that can claim connection to this place, as all of humanity is descended from Adam and Adam and Eve are also buried there.

Abraham choosing Adam’s burial place as his own acts as a reminder to us that the role of the Jewish people is to be “A light to the nations”. Even if in many ways “Yisrael is a nation that dwells alone” separate from the rest of the nations. Machpelah is there to remind us that our ancestors are very near to the dust of Adam, father of us all.

It says in the Bible Avraham paid 400 shekals of silver to the people of Heth for the burial place of Sarah (gen. 23) in Hebron called Machpelah (the folded cave). This was equivalent in modern money to about 400 dollars, this was a highly excessive amount. For all of samaria King Omri paid 6000 shekals (kings 1 16:25), Jeremiah paid 17 shekals for a bigger plot of land (Jer. 32:9). According to Hamurabbi code average year wage of a working man at this time was 6-8 Shekals. (according at Aryh Kaplan)This was a tremendous amount of money.

Avraham had discovered the secret of that cave when pursuing the ox which he had intended to slaughter for his three guests, the angels. The ox had drawn him straight to the Cave of Machpelah (The folded cave). Avraham at that time saw a light shining in the cave and inhaled the sweet scent of Gan Eden that filled it. He heard the voices of angels exclaim ”Adam is buried here! Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov will rest here also!” Avraham then understood that this cave was the entrance to the Garden of Eden, and desired it for a burial place. When the soul leaves the body – it enters the Cave of the Machpelah which is where the entrance to the Garden of Eden is to be found. the Cave is full of light coming from the illumination of the Divine Presence.

The Torah does not tell us anything about Avraham’s relationship with Yitzchak after his marriage to Rivka or with his grandsons.

Avraham’s death is recorded in Genesis 25:8 and the birth of Yaakov and Esev is recorded later on in the same chapter. But the Torah does not record events in chronological order, that is know, as we can observe.

According to Genesis 25:7, Avraham lived to the age of 175 and according to Genesis 21:5 Avraham was 100 years old when Yitzhak was born, which means that Yitzchak was 75 years old when his father died. Since Isaac was forty years old when he got married and sixty when his twin sons were born, Avraham had 35 years to spend with his married son and daughter-in-law, and fifteen years to spend with his grandsons.

The midrash “fills in the blanks”. As there we learn that the day of Avraham’s death, is the same day Yaakov forced Esev to sell him the birthright. Yaakov was cooking lentils—a traditional meal for mourners—As Yaakov was beginning the mourning period for his own grandfather, Avraham.

The blessing Avraham received in his old age (Gen. 24:1) was that Esau did not rebel in his lifetime as we find in Gemore Kiddusun 5:18; b. Baba Batra 16b. On the verse that describes Yaakov cooking lentils, Rashi writes:

And on that day, Avraham died, so that he would not see Esau, his grandson, falling into bad ways.

In Genesis Rabbah (63:12), Rabbi Simon states that on the very day Avraham died, Esau committed two sins: murder and rape of a married woman; Rabbi Berechiah adds robbery to the list. Rabbi Yisrael Chait suggests that this was no coincidence, rather it was Avraham’s death that brought about Esau’s sinful behavior.

Esau saw Avraham as an image of immortality because Avraham was righteous. This image of Avraham prevented him from sinning. Esau projected upon Avraham the image of immortality. This fantasy of immortality prevented Esau from living the life of a wicked person. Upon Avraham’s death when this fantasy of immortality was shattered, so was Asev ‘s Morality. Avraham’s death had removed all impediments to Asev for sinning.

From this parsha we can learn some of the secrets of the cave of Machpelah (Translates to the “folded cave”). To do this lets go back first to parsha Lech Lecha where we find God tells Avraham to “Arise and walk through the land in the length of it and the width of it for I will give it to you.” Then Avraham removed his tent and camped in the plain of Mamre which is in Chevron and there he built a alter to GOD. After seeing all the land Avraham decided to go to this special place. “The plain of Mamre which is in Chevron and there he built a alter to GOD.”

In this weeks parsha we find “Avraham Buried Sarah in the cave of Machpelah which is before Mamre. The same is Chevron in the land of Cannan and Avraham was old well stricken in age and GOD blessed him in all things” We must ask what does it mean “the Same is Chevron in the land of Canaan” ?. And why after telling us of the burial of Sarah in Machpelah does the verse conclude saying ”GOD blessed him in all things” ?.

The name Machpelah means folded. In the Zohar we are told that the field and cave rests on a 2 fold area namely the world above and world below. Thus through this spiritual gate all souls pass when they leave this world. At this place the vail of the physical world wears thin giving one potential for greater Divine awareness. Machpelah is in Chevron also called Keryat Arba Meaning “the city of 4”. If one goes to Machpelah they will find in the cave the graves of Adam and Chava, Avraham and Sarah, Yitzchak and Rivka and Yaakov and Leah. Yuhuda gathers from the 4 corners of the earth. This is Chevron (Chevron means to join together). There in Chevron GOD requests to join them as one. As we say in the Amida “gather us together from the 4 corners of the earth”. Every man who occupies in Torah is Chevron. Keriat Arba is also called chevron it is the place the 4 corners of the earth are gathered. There dresses tohu, vohu, choshech, thum in the earth (these are the klipot, forces of concealment of the Divine light) and the 4 chyot haKodesh (angels) are revealed (through these forces of concealment of the Divine light to varying degrees according to one’s merit) in the 4 yesodot (elements). A soul dresses itself of these forces of concealment of the Divine light that are upon one’s soul when they enter the world. When they leave this world they divest them selves of these garments, some require to have removed more of these “klipot” (forces of concealment of the Divine light) that they added upon their soul by their evil behavior while being in this world, it would be better for them if this is not so . One has a certain spiritual innate awareness filtered, diminished by these forces of concealment of the Divine light one can purify their soul and have greater spiritual awareness. These klippot “tohu, vohu, choshech, thum” are involved in the idea of the green kav (beam of light) that surrounds the world.. When You say the Sma (unification meditation) with your heart mouth and thought this is Chevron (Hebron). There goes out a ruach (spirit) during saying of the Sma from the 4 letters of יהו”ה (YHV”H). This is Chevron. It is the joining of the Nashama (Higher soul), Shechina (The Divine presence), the 4 letters of יהו”ה and Keriat Arba. Galut (exile) is the opposite. The 4 galut correspond to the 4 orlah (unclean husks). Galut is separation. They are not then “one nation in the earth”, as the name יהו”ה no longer rests upon them. Death is when the Torah doesn’t rest from above, and rises from below away from the 4 yesodot. All who the Torah separates from, their Nashamah (Higher soul) is destroyed. The Nashama is the precious throne that Chevron unifies, it is the Shechinah (Divine Presence).1

Rivkah lowered her pitcher from her shoulder to her hand, before Eliezer drew near to have a sip.  Our Sages teach that this detail hints to her “tzniyus” (modesty) when serving a man.

We are told that the cave is before Mamre. This place is where earlier Avraham built a alter to GOD. The word Mamre means rebellious. This refers to the ones that were buried there first. The first to be rebellious Adam and Chava. Its also interesting to note that Mamre in Hebrew has the same letters as Amran the father of Moshe a man who never sinned. The opposite of the rebellious Adam and Chava. It will be from Amram’s son Moshe who brought down the Torah from mount Sinai that the world will be redeemed from its current rebellious state. As we learn from the Oar haChyim that the final redemption will occur in the merit of Moshe. The redemption has been so long delayed because Moshe refuses to invoke his merit, his merit being the merit of Torah study that is so lacking in these later generations. So may it be that soon in our days that we will see the realization of the blessing given to Avraham from GOD to be blessed in all things with the coming of our righteous Mashiach (Messiah) quickly in our days.

1. 1Zohar Chadash Tikunim p.119,139,238

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Also in our parsha Eliezer  on this mission to get Yitzchak a wife, by this merited to escape the curse of his forebearer, Canaan and enter the blessing that rules over Abraham and his descendants. This is a amazing thing when you think about it, how great the effects of our actions can be.

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THE SECRET CAVES OF THE PATRIARCHS IN HEBRON

November 21, 2008, 6:04 am | Edit this

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This is the natural opening of the Cave of Macpelah at Hebron. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their wives were buried here.

King Herod  built an enormous wall around the cave. And today that wall, called the Tomb of the Patriarchs, is the best preserved Herodian building anywhere in the Holy Land. The walls are massive. At the corners there are stones that are 25 feet long and five feet high and weigh around 200 tons. The stones have a margin around the edges, just like the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Herod’s builders covered the area inside the wall with a stone floor, and that floor is still in place today.

Most unfortunately, the keys to MACHPELAH and with them the responsibility, for this site was given to the Waqf, by the then Minister of Defense, Moshe Dayan. They also prevent any possibility of entering the underground tombs.

Moshe Dayan, an amateur archeologist, when realizing the consequences of his action, tried to seek information concerning the underground caverns. (Perhaps he was searching for artifacts to add to his personal collection?!) In any case, any formal or official investigation was impossible. He therefore decided upon an unusual method to quench his curiosity. Within the large hall, called “the Yitzhak Hall” there is a hole in the floor, from which candles are lowered into the cave below. According to prevalent rumors, this was an entrance into the Caves of the Machpelah themselves. However, the diameter of the hole was extremely narrow – 26 centimeters. No adult could possibly fit through this opening, but Dayan found a solution. A 12 year old girl named Michal, young but courageous, agreed to be lowered into the underground room.

One misty night, Dayan ordered the Muslim guards to leave the building. He told them that they must leave for “reasons of security”. They had no idea what was about to take place. Using the dark night as a cover, Michal was brought to the site. The opening was uncovered and Michal was lowered into the underground room. The spectators were filled with suspense and worry when the girl disappeared from sight.

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Michal found herself in a round room, whose floor was covered with coins, candles, and written notes. Looking around, she saw a narrow, dark corridor, to the south. The brave girl entered this hallway and after 17 meters discovered a stairwell. In total darkness she climbed the steps. After 15 steps she found a wall blocking her way. A large stone prevented her from continuing. She tried to move the stone, but to no avail. It wouldn’t budge. Having no other choice, she turned around, descended the stairs, and headed back to the small room via the narrow corridor. There, she was lifted out of the room back into the Yitzhak Hall. She was happily received, and was totally unharmed.

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The surprised Dayan wrote out the findings and sketched the underground caves as described by the 12-year-old Michal: a circular room, a corridor, and the stairs. The caves themselves remained a mystery and were not drawn.

A group of us, from Hebron-Kiryat Arba, and in particular the staff of “Midreshet Hebron” were filled with awe at the thought of entering the underground Caves of the Machpelah. Moshe Dayan’s story piqued our curiosity and determination to find a way into the caves. We could not, of course, enter the same way that Michal entered, via the small circular entrance. However, the other side of the corridor caught our attention. She related that she had climbed stairs that were blocked off by a stone. Where could that stone be?

We measured the distance she had spoken of and revealed that the stone was on the other side of the Yitzhak hall, covered by Arab prayer-rugs. The area was always occupied by Arabs. How could we succeed in moving that stone, thereby allowing us to descend into the caves?

The Arab guards, employed by the Waqf, were not overly alert or awake at that time of night. They left their place of work and went to sleep. When we saw this, we brought with us a big chisel to the midnight prayer service. In the middle of the service, we began to sing and dance. During the dancing, some of us made our way to the Arab pray-rugs, lifted them, and revealed the stone. It was held in place by metal bars, attached to surrounding stones. We began hammering on the rock with the chisel, and after a while it began to move. Finally, the stone opened. It is difficult to describe the emotions we felt when we saw the stone move off the small opening under it. We entered, our hearts pounding with excitement. We found stairs that led down into the darkness. We descended slowly. The stairs led to a narrow, dark corridor. We walked slowly through the corridor, stooping down, using flashlights to guide our way. We reached the circular room and looked around. It was round and dark. On the wall were three stones, but no cave was visible. Where was the cave? Were all our efforts in vain?

Several minutes later an additional mystery presented itself. It seemed to us that we felt a breeze. How could this be? Blowing wind originating from above ground? Looking down at the ground we saw several stones that appeared to be stuck, one to the other. The wind seemed to be originating from between them. Within moments, emotions flying, the stones were uplifted and…. the cave – a cave of rock, leading into the earth.

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We crawled in a very narrow opening into a circular cave, carved in the stone, deep in the earth. The cave was filled with dust, to its very edge. It was impossible to stand or sit, only to crawl. We continued inside until it widened, and then, a second cave. This cave was smaller than the first, but here awaited us another surprise. It was also filled with dust, but among the dust were bone and remnants of pottery scattered around, some of which were in good condition.

Wind blew in the caves, but the sounds of our hearts pounding was audible. No living being had been this close to the Patriarchs in thousands of years. Each one of us spent some time considering the significance of being in the Caves of the Patriarchs, and of prayer here, adjacent to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah, and even to the tombs of Adam and Eve, by the entrance to the Garden of Eden, where souls and prayers ascend. Silent prayer, in the presence of our Forefathers.

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Following this tremendous spiritual experience, we began to examine the cave itself. The bones captured our attention. Were these the bones of the Patriarchs? We knew that it is written that Righteous ones, even in death, are called living, and that the Patriarchs, called the “slumberers of Hebron” wake and pray for mercy. As we investigated, it became clear that the pottery belonged to the First Temple Era, the Era of the Judean Kings. The Jews of Hebron, and the Jews of all of Judea, understanding the importance and significance of the Caves of the Machpelah, were directed to bring both the bones and the pottery into the underground caves themselves.

This discovery closed an information gap concerning the Caves of the Machpelah, continuing from the days of our Patriarch Ya’akov, the last Forefather buried in the Cave, through to the days of Herod, who built the huge structure above the Cave.

After several hours, as dawn approached, we were forced to leave these sacred caverns, so as not to be caught below. We concluded an unforgettable spiritually uplifting experience. We were privileged to reveal the underground Caves of the Machpelah, to pray there, to reveal ancient Jewish pottery from the Era of the Kingdom of Judea within the Caves, and, even if only for a few moments, united, as Sons with their Fathers.

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The Macpelah at Hebron

Ze’ev Yevin of the Israel Department of Antiquities and Stanley Goldfoot were our helpful field guides during our brief 1983 radar and seismic exploration of the tomb of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah Rebecca and Leah at Hebron.

The building over the traditional site of the cave purchased by the Patriarch (Genesis 23, 25:7-10, 49:28-35) is known to the Jews as the Macpelah, and to the Arabs as the Haram el Khalil. The building is Herodian embellished by minarets and roof decorations dating from the time the Moslems overcame the Crusader control of the Holy Land, or later. The subterranean rooms under the building were last opened to the outside area at the time of the Crusaders when the caves or rooms were used for intrusive burials. In 1967 Moshe Dayan lowered a small girl with camera through a small hole in the floor thus gaining some information on the basement rooms, as well as ending a 700 year old ban on non-Moslems entering the Haram. Since 1967 the site has been both a mosque and a synagogue, and it is of course a hallowed spot for Christians since Abraham is not only called “the friend of God” but also “the father of all who believe” in the Bible.

Very little is actually known about the caves or even the rooms under the floor of the Macpelah, so my colleagues and I were exited to probe through all four outside walls of the building on a one-day visit. (We asked for, but could not obtain, permission to make cart radar and seismic soundings vertically downwards through the floor inside the building – that viewing geometry would no doubt give very useful results).

Figure 6: Geophysical crew conducting radar and seismic measurements into the caves beneath the Macpelah. All four outside walls of the building were sounded in the one working day available.

Our one day of radar and seismic data collection brought us far more echoes and reflections than we could expect to interpret in many months of labor! All we had time for was to map and tabulate hundreds of echoes and write our friends in Israel a short letter report. Our conclusions: the subterranean rooms and caves under the floor of the Macpelah are many and complex. We can only hope the entire underground complex will be excavated and explored by the archaeologist in the near future. We would love to be on hand to do more geophysical work, especially if it became possible for us to view downwards through the floor of the building.

Chayah Sarah                                   BS”D                                                                        From this parsha we can learn some of the secrets of  the cave of Machpelah. To do this  lets go back first to parsha Lech Lecha where we find Hashem (God) tells Avraham to “Arise and walk through the land in the length of it and the width of it for I will give it to you.” Then Avraham removed his tent and camped in the plain of Mamre which is in Chevron and there he built a alter to Hashem. After seeing all the land Avraham decided to go to this special place. “The plain of Mamre which is in Chevron and there he built a alter to Hashem.”

In this weeks parsha we find “Avraham Buried Sarah in the cave of Machpelah which is before Mamre. The same is Chevron in the land of Cannan and Avraham was old well stricken in age and Hashem blessed him in all things” We must ask what does it mean “the Same is Chevron in the land of Cannan” ?. And why after telling us of the burial of Sarah in Machpelah does the verse conclude saying ”Hashem blessed him in all things” ?.

The name Machpelah means folded. In the Zohar we are told that the field and cave rests on a 2 fold area namely the world above and world below. Thus through this spiritual gate all souls pass when the leave this world. At this place the vail of the physical world wears thin giving one potenial for greater Divine awareness. Machpelah is in Chevron also called Keryat Arba Meaning the city of 4. If one goes to Machpelah they will find in the cave the graves of  Adam and Chava, Avraham and Sarah, Yitzchak and Rivka and Yaakov and Leah. Yuhuda gathers from the 4 corners of the earth. This is Chevron (Chevron means to join together). There in Chevron Hashem requests to join them as one. As we say in the Amida “gather us together from the 4 corners of the earth”. Every man who occupies in Torah is Chevron. Keriat Arba is also called chevron it is the place the 4 corners of the earth are gathered. There dresses tohu, vohu, choshech, thum in the earth and the 4 chyot haKodesh (angels) are revealed (through them) in the 4 yesodot (elements). In the idea of the green kav.  When You say the Sma with your heart mouth and thought this is Chevron. There goes out a ruach (spirit) during saying of the Sma from the 4 letters of יהו”ה. This is Chevron. It is the joining of the Nashama, Shechina, the 4 letters of יהו”ה and קרית ארבע. Galut is the opposite. The 4 galut correspond to the 4 orlah (unclean husks). Galut is separation. They are not then “one nation in the earth”, as the name יהו”ה no longer rests upon them.  Death is when the Torah doesn’t rest from above, and rises from below away from the 4 yesodot. All who the Torah separates from, their Nashama is destroyed. The Nashama is the precious thrown that Chevron unifies, it is the Shechina.1

Just  after Abraham concluding his mourning for Sarah he  turns to the task of finding a wife for his son, Isaac.. The Torah let’s us know that this will be the last act of the patriarch, introducing this topic with the words, “Abraham was old, well along in days, and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all.” The Ramban tells us that the reference to “all” is an allusion to “one of the secrets of the Torah, a great matter, namely that God has an attribute called “all”. It is the “Yesod”  (foundation) of everything. Instead of seeing Abraham’s blessings only in the abundance in his life, in the good things he owned, he saw “all”  as blessing, the fullness of his life. For Avrahham all his life he saw as a blessing. As the verse says “Abraham was old, well along in days, and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all.” All or in Hebrew is כל  which the Zohar says the “Sefirah Yesod” it says also . Yesod is “sadek” (righteousness), understand this. “Avraham was blessed in all” in all these things Avraham was blessed,  In the last few parsha we have seen Abraham leave his father’s house, smuggle his wife and nearly loose her and his own life to two different lustful kings, expel Hagar and his son Ishmael, suffer the feuds between his own servants and the servants of his nephew Lot, wage war with a victorious coalition of kings to save his nephew, arguing with God about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and being ordered to kill his beloved son, Isaac. What a life. “Avraham was blessed in all” in all these things Avraham was blessed, and he saw it that way. Our Sages tell us that Sarah had attained a greater level of prophecy than Avraham.

Life is full of light in many ways . With eruptions of joy,sorrow, achievement, defeat,connection, isolation, vitality, illness and everything in between.. To see the hand of God only in one’s happiness and success is to not see God in the fullness of one’s life. To edit God out of the unpleasant aspects of life, is a big mistake. As all is the providence of God. Such a view can take away one’s passion and ability to live enthusiastically and deal correctly with any given situation. It is only when we embrace God in the totality of life’s experiences that can we truly live. By allowing ourselves to dwell with the God in the suffering that has come upon us, God forbid, and in the ecstasy, in the disappointment, pain along with the delight, we can experience the fullness of being alive, the holiness of being itself.

 

We are told that the cave is before Mamre. This place is where earlier Avraham built a alter to Hashem. The word Mamre means rebellious. This refers to the ones that were burried there  first. The first to be rebellious Adam and Chava. Its also interesting to note that Mamre in Hebrew has the same letters as Amran the father of Moshe a man who never sinned. The opposite of the rebellious Adam and Chava. It will be from Amram’s son Moshe who brought down the Torah from mount Sinai that word will be redeemed from its current rebellious state. As we learn from the Oar haChyim that the final redemption will occur in the merit of Moshe. The redemption has been so long delayed becouse Moshe refuses to invoke his merit, his merit being the merit of Torah study that is so lacking in these later generations. So may it be that soon in our days that we will see the realization of the blessing given to Avraham from Hashem to be blessed in all things with the comming of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.

1. 1Zohar Chadash Tikunim p.119,139,238

THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD ESPECIALLY THOSE THINGS WHICH THE GOD HAS FORBIDDEN HE HAS MADE  TO APPEAR TO MAN AS VERY DESIRABLE,

WHILE SPIRITUALITY , TORAH AND THE TREE OF LIFE DO NOT OUTWARDLY APPEAR ATTRACTIVE NOT DESIRABLE , THEY ARE NOT REALLY SEEN AT ALL. ONLY AFTER ONE INVESTIGATES TORAH DOES ONE SEE IT HAS THE GREATEST PLEASURE AND FINDS IT MORE DESIRABLE THAN ANYTHING ELSE

IT IS LIKE ALL THE FORBIDDEN THINGS LOOK DESIRABLE AND ARE OUT IN THE OPEN BEFORE US , WHILE THE LIGHT OF THE GOD IS HIDDEN IN A CAVE, THAT CALLED TORAH AND ONLY WHEN ONE GOES INTO THE CAVE DOES ONE FIND THIS “TORAH” WAY AND ARE ABLE TO INVESTIGATE IT AND FIND IT MORE DESIRABLE THAN ANYTHING ELSE ! THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY APPEAR !

 

 

 



THE “WIDE PLACES”

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The parsha begins describing how Yaakov when he was born came out holding on to Asev’s Heel. Becouse of this he was called Yaakov, which comes from the world “akev” heel.

 

Yaacov saw the big picture. Esav saw a bowl of beans.

 

In this world Yaakov who is the Jewish people only emulate or appear similar to the people of Asev, the western world which is represented by asev’s heel. This being only a small part of their physical actions. Yaakov like Asev may work in jobs, eat food and reproduce yet only in the outward physical appearance does he do these functions like Asev. The foot represents Malchut. The physical manifestation yet even of this Yaacov only grasps only Asev’s heel, not his entire foot. Only in appearance sometimes does Yaakov perform physical functions like Asev. But in the realm of emotions, thought and needless to say spiritual motivation there is no compare.

 

This was what the God intended for all the descendants of Yaakov (The Jewish people), that they all should be “spiritualists” as it says in the Bible “ you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.“ (exodus 19). Rather unfortunately this has not been accomplished by the nation as a whole. Many Jews through out the generations have fell into the pit of materialism and have even dug a few more.

 

Spiritually is awareness and participation in the return of the Divine energy to its source, and the flow of this energy outward giving life animating our world, whether for healing, renewal or just finding a better taste in your food as all good comes from God. All happiness in life is there. The process of returning is also called repentance. such is the nature of the universe. Every thing returns to its root . Which is directly attached to its source. It is to be attached to the Infinite. The Eternal essence of the universe. Which is as a unfailing fountain of life that flows forever.

 

As to Yaakov the only purpose of being in this world and the underlying cause of all his actions is to serve The God. Thus it says ” And I will make your seed multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” (26:4-5) Thus we must follow in The God’s ways to hasten this blessing.

 

It says in the Zohar that the world is as a living body. This is evident when we see that when Asev showed complete disregard for his birthright and sold it there was immediately after a famine in the land. It says in Pesicta that it is the job of Edom who is Asev to try to push Yisrael off the Torah path. When Edom disregards natural law founded on the love of their fellow men and makes the world a place of vicious competition “ a dog eat dog world” none can stand. This is why Yisrael must be a light to the nations. As the complete negation by Asev of his source of spiritual inspiration reveals Edom which represents his blood thirsty nature, The God should help us.

 

In this parsha is described how the Palestinians envied Yitzchak’s prosperity so they blocked up Yaakov’s wells. This envy finally resulted in the king of the Palestinians asking Yitzchak to leave his country. So it has been in our exile. The properity of the Hebrew people is often followed by their persecution. Yitchak dug out the well’s of his father Avraham that the Palestinians had blocked up. He named the first well “Esek” which means contention. This well is said to correspond to the first Temple. The first temple was destroyed primarily because of idolatry which resulted in contention and division among the Jewish people. This contention eventually split Yisrael to 2 kingdoms. Finally all this resulted in the nations having contention with us and destroying the Temple. The first well corresponds to the lowest level of the soul, the animal soul called Nefesh. Its evil inclination is ’the desire to receive for one self alone”, to not have regard for others this results in contention. Primarily over materialistic concerns. The 2nd well he dug out he called ”Sitnah” which means hatred. Because he had to fight much with the Palestinians as they hated him over it. This well corresponds to the 2nd temple which was destroyed because of baseless hatred. The influence of Hellenism divided the people and they developed baseless hatred which is still with us today. This well cooresponds to the emotional soul called “ruach”, if emotions are not directed from the love of God caos can result in the form of “hatred”, the name of the 2nd well. The next well he called ’”rachavot” meaning wideness as in this place there was no strife. The sages say this corresponds to the 3rd Temple. This reminds us that we need to give each other a little breathing room, space for individuality. As in this ”wideness” we can all live together without fighting. Concerning this its written ”they strove not; and he called the name of it Wideness; and he said, For now Yhv”h has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” The 3rd well corresponds to the 3rd level of soul called “Nashama”, the soul of Divine intellect. This is a High level. It comes after one learns first to do the God’s will with the animal soul, their body, their emotional soul by feeling their Divine service in their heart and Finally involving their intellectual soul called “Nashama”. This involves when one makes a concerted effort to learn the depth in the ways of doing God’s will. By this one come to a wideness of consciousness. So the 3rd well is called “rachovot”. The Sni Luchot ha Brit says that it says “now” in the verse because that the building of the 3rd Temple is in our hands to accomplish. Over the third well they did not quarrel, for the Third Temple will be built by the king Messiah of whom it is said (Isaiah 9:6): ”for the increase of the realm and for peace without end,” for there will be only peace and truth in his time. Thus was it called Rehovot, for then will the GOD expand (yarhiv) their borders. So may we see this accomplished now with the end to baseless hatred and the building of the Temple with the arrival of out righteous mashiach quickly in our days.



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Promises of Redemption from God, are written in to the very fabric of Creation. One way or another, these events will come to pass. The Messiah ‘s immediate arrival is dependent on our merit. With repentance Redemption will happen in a pleasant and quick fashion, with out suffering. Redemption comes little by little. The Redemption come little by little  like the rising of the sun in the morning, Efforts below here on Earth, gets Heavenly Assistance from Above added to what we do. With the Redemption comes the end of the forces of impurity. The forces of impurity know this, and therefore they will use all their strength to prevent this from happening.  

Asav lives an unexamined life, he seduces and beguiles his friends and those he knows, even his family. Through his charm he attains his desires sometimes without even asking. Asev is a master of subterfuge and deception. He can live in bad faith and inauthenticity it, will not bother his conscience.  

Look what happened to Hosni Mubarak he was a friend of the American state department and a frequent guest to the White house. Until they threw him to the dogs.

R. Akiva and R. Meir  were the greatest of second century sages they were descendants of Esav. Souls from the side of Asev Can do very great things for mankind, they can also do horrible things if they follow their evil inclination.

The descendants of Asev in our time comprise the majority of Christian Europe and most peoples who emigrated from Europe to other parts of the world. Aisav is associated with the color red, and almost all the nations of Europe have the color red in their flags.

We see the hand of Asev  in the evil of the Holocaust. “Thus lived Esau in Mount Seir; Esau is Edom.” (Gen 36) Edom in Hebrew means “red” which is because of his “blood thirsty nature”.

The fall of Yishmoyal will signal the beginning of the reign of Yitzchak. The beginning of the reign of Yitzchak will signal the fall of Yishmoyal.

Whatever the truth, facts on the ground are proving that the Jewish people have returned to a large part of Eretz Yisrael and Yishmael is in the process of decline. The international revolutions are opening the way to big changes that can lead to the ultimate redemption.

Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Lebanon, and the the rising of Radical Islamic influences in Morocco and Saudi Arabia are signaling the free fall of these Arab entities. They are falling into a pre-Hell initiation called Islamization. These countries will deteriorate into Islamic republics which will draw the world into confrontations on a scale not yet experienced in history.

We are leaving the exile of Edom. It says of Edom that “Esav hates Yaakov”.  

. It is written  “With great mercy I will gather you” (Isaiah 54:7).

But it is also written  \that a “Zion and Jerusalem will be a refuge”(Yoel 3:4)  

This implies that there will be those who will need to escape from the exile in the end of days because of persecution.

The Redemption will as last result be “in its time”.This is a promise that we will not have to wait the very very last moment, the year 6000. In merit or because of the great evil of Israel’s oppressors is can come before 6000.

When we check dating of events of the exile of  Bavel in Torah chronology against secular dating, we find a striking discrepancy of 163 years. According to secular dating it is not now the Biblical year of 5772 but add the additional 163 years and its now 5935.

THE REDEMPTION MAY BE 

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When this historical process has come to its end, please God, the Jewish people will have returned to their homeland and the Messianic era will be ushered in for the whole world.