אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם
These are the appointed seasons of G-d, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.

The word “מועד”, (=season =time) has the numerical value of 120. This connects us to the 12 months, signs of the Zodiac and that control the energy flow from each constellation.
G-d tells us about special times in a year, where there is a special energy available to us. He instructs us to announce them as a form of connection to that time/energy.

\"\"Albert Einstein said that time is just another dimension, a fourth one to go along with the up-down, side-side, forward-back we move through every day. Our understanding of time, Einstein said, is based on its relationship to our environment. The most radical interpretation of his theory: Past, present, and future are merely figments of our imagination, constructs built by our brains so that everything doesn’t seem to happen at once.
Einstein’s conception of unified space-time works better on graph paper than in the real world. Time isn’t like those other dimensions – for one thing, we move only one way within it.
Again; you can move in space in any direction, but time has only ONE direction.
Why so? Why can’t we go back in time?

The simple answer is; Time is illusion, a TEMPOrary perception. If we can’t move freely in time then we don’t need to and we don’t have to. Time exists only on the material level to create a state of beginning and end. There is no time in the spiritual dimensions.
The experience of time change from one person to another, and from one event to another.

Time was created for us so we can do our “time”. We were born into time frame to define and do work. We’ve been “pushed” into matter, the prison of the soul, a place of work with beginning and end.
The portion of Emor gives us the time map of the Holidays, a time where we can connect to higher levels to get help in doing our time.

 

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כִּי-לִי בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, עֲבָדִים–עֲבָדַי הֵם, אֲשֶׁר-הוֹצֵאתִי אוֹתָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם:  אֲנִי, יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵיכֶם
For me, the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Many people translate "the Children of Israel" to "The Jewish people".

Please note that the word for Jewish, "יהודי" does not appear in the whole Torah. (It is found in the other two parts of the bible but as reference to individuals.)
Jacob is Israel (See Genesis 32:29) and his children are the twelve tribes. They came to the land of milk and honey, settled in and built the Holy Temple.

After the death of King Solomon, Rehoboam, his son causes a split in the nation. This situation allowed negativity to get in and brought the exile of the ten tribes, "The Lost Tribes".

We know that the tribe of Yehuda supported Rehoboam, the king of Israel, the son of Solomon, the son of David.

A Jew, "יהודי", connects to the tribe of Yehuda and to the line of David. Prophesies tells us about G-d\’s promises to gather us from all the nations (Ezekiel 20:34).  In Ezekiel 20:40 G-d says that in the Holy Mountain, all the house of Israel will serve G-d.
כִּי בְהַר-קָדְשִׁי בְּהַר מְרוֹם יִשְׂרָאֵל, נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי יְקוָק –שָׁם יַעַבְדֻנִי כָּל-בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל כֻּלֹּה, בָּאָרֶץ: 
שָׁם אֶרְצֵם–וְשָׁם אֶדְרוֹשׁ אֶת-תְּרוּמֹתֵיכֶם וְאֶת-רֵאשִׁית מַשְׂאוֹתֵיכֶם, בְּכָל-קָדְשֵׁיכֶם
 The "children of Israel" refers to all the Tribes, including the lost ten. They could be your neighbors. If they were not born as Jewish, "יהודי", it doesn\’t mean that they are not from the house of Israel.

The root of the word redemption "גְּאֻלָּה" appears in this parasha more than in any others. It also guides us to be honest and support each other. The code of seven that repeats in the parasha, represent the final Shabbat, the elevation to the light of Binah. It will be when all Israel will be united in the Holy Mountain, "בהר" (=207= Light="אור"). 

Love your neighbor as yourself. He could be your brother, really your brother.

 

 

 

In this article I will bring you the deeper explanation on what cancer is? What is the cause for it? How do we immune ourselves? And what is the cure?


But before we continue, please read the following statement.


The content on this article and the website this information is presented to you is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here or elsewhere.

 

Having said that and cleared the legal issues, here is what the Torah teaches us.

 

What is cancer?

Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases in which cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and even death.

Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly fashion. During the early years of a person\’s life, normal cells divide more quickly until the person becomes an adult. After that, cells in most parts of the body divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells and to repair injuries.

Cancer cells develop because of damage to DNA. This substance is in every cell and directs all of the cell\’s activities. Most of the time when DNA becomes damaged, either the cell dies or is able to repair the DNA. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired. People can inherit damaged DNA, which accounts for inherited cancers. Many times though, a person’s DNA gets damaged by things in the environment, like, chemicals, viruses, tobacco smoke or too much sunlight.”

(The above text is copied from information provided by the American Cancer Society. cancer.org)

The basic information above is what the scientists give us. Now let’s find what is really going on with this scary disease? First, we need to know that all materials are subject to spiritual forces. Nothing moves in this world without a control by a spiritual force.

You are the driver of your car. The car doesn’t move unless you decide to put some gas, start the engine and engage the gear. Even if you have the most sophisticated car that drives itself from cost to cost, guided by satellites systems. It all starts with the thought that created the device that we utilize in our life every moment.

The connection to the parasha of Metzora will come soon, please stay with me.

Know that the hardest metal is actually 99% space. The atoms are made of electrons protons and neutrons in a special relationship that constantly move in space. Ask you physics teacher. It is all incredible but true.

We are the creators in this world. Yes, G-d created the basic system, but all else that you see around you is 100% man made, or should we say just 1% considering the 99% space. It is actually 100% because the 99% is what holds everything together.

The 99% space is actually the substance and the 1% is the packaging materials.
I read a kids story book where it tells about kids that want to bring a gift to their mom on her birthday. One gave her flowers, the other one candies and the little one gave her a box. When his mom opened it and found it empty, she asked “what’s inside?” and the little one said that it is filled with kisses that never end. Obviously his mom said that this is the best gift ever.

It is just a little story but it teaches us about the impact of the space. We may not see anything but it is actually full of everything.

Nowadays people across the globe are walking around with their communication devices, Cell phones, PDAs, Radio and Video streaming, etc. Put thousands of those in one spot and ask them to connect to a different place or person while constantly moving around. The amazing thing is that all are going to be connected, get their specific channel without getting tangled with each other’s channel.

Think about it, imagine it, it’s incredible how much can go on in one spot at one single moment.  It’s all in the space.

What is this space?

The space is the force that enables us to become creators. Crazy ha…Let’s get crazier. The space is the Light force of the Creator that is concealed from us. Concealed from our eyes but it is all around us, keeping existence in movement so we can make whatever we want.

Why do we need to breathe to stay alive? When there is no breathing, the movement (heart) stops, the brain stops and the light we have inside (the soul) jumps out.

Are you still with me? Okay, let’s connect the pieces together.

Leprosy as we know it in recent times is not the same as what the Torah is talking about.  Tzaraat is the Hebrew name for it and the first symptoms are whitening of the skin and sores.

The Zohar tells us that the cause for Tzaraat is speaking evil tongue.  Why so?

Before we speak we have a thought, which comes from “the space”. When we talk we create a different reality. When that reality is negative, it affects “the space” around us. That effect causes a change in our DNA.

Why does the DNA change?

The power of speech is the power to create. It transforms “the space” into matter. If the change that happens doesn’t match the reason for creation, which is the state of natural and healthy DNA then it causes a change in our DNA on a personal level and on environment level.

One little bad talk can go out of control, like one cell with a corrupted DNA gets out of control and starts taking over the rest, forms groups (tumors) and spreads further.

Why can cancer come back after it was removed?

If you do not remove the cause of the cancer, there’s no cure. You may take all the tumors out, but the source is still there. In the person himself or in “the space”.

How does cancer get cured?

Transformation. Take care of the source first. Stop the source of negativity to spread and the tumors (contaminated groups) will shrink. It you decide to take away the tumors, transform the source to good. Repair the DNA with positive actions.

How do we immune ourselves from cancer?

Shut up. First thing is to stop any talk and action that is not creating positivity for you and for the environment. Be like G-d, enlighten others, help, share, get out of yourself.

Come closer to the light. The Zohar explains that connecting to the Torah will keep us away from negativity. As the Zohar says, “A little light removes a lot of darkness.

I did not expand on all the points that I should have and I hope that you get the picture. There will be a second article on this subject with more detailed explanations. Feel free to e-mail me any questions you have.

Stay connected and zip it.

I love you all,

 

 
 
I had a very busy week studying Tazria and Metzora deeper (The previous Parashot) and writing about cancer. With all the preparation for Pesach, I didn\’t have much time to dwell on Acharei Mot and get some new insights.
When in stress I take the Tikunei HaZohar volume, hold it between my hands and make a wish. Today I asked for guidance on what to write on this parasha.

I carefully opened the book and at the top of the column I read

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It translates to; (My comments in parenthesis)

The Satan, which is SA\’M\’AEL (the energy that controls all negativity.). His government (control) is in the liver, and about it said in (Genesis 36:1) Esau, is Edom. The liver takes off dirt and sins (impurities) from the arteries. This is the meaning of the verse "and the goat carried all their sins on himself to land that was cut off (decreed), a place of angels.


 

The amazing thing is that this paragraph from the Zohar relates to a verse from this week\’s parasha and also to the subject I started last week (Cancer, causes and cure. See articles on http://www.RabbiShimon.com).

There are three major organs that control the body. Their abbreviation is "מלך", "King". "מוח", "לב", "כבד". Brain, Heart, Liver.

Brain is the higher level and relates to the higher three sefirot (Keter, Chokmah and Binah). Keter is the entry point to the brain (soft Spot), Chkmah and Binah are the two parts of the brain. The soul level is "Neshama".

Heart is in the middle and relates to Zeir Anpin (Six sefirot of Chessed to Yesod) and soul level of Ruach.

Liver is the lower, relates to Malchut and the soul level of Nefesh.

In the world of Malchut, we have a king inside of us.

If one of those doesn\’t function, then we lose our kingdom (Malchut).
 

Whatever comes to our mind affects our heart and circulates in the blood. The blood carries the basic level of the soul that keeps us alive.
 

The high priest takes the two goats and by drawing he picks one of them for offering to G-d, which is elevation and the other one will be sent to the wilderness. The drawing is made to indicate that both goats are initially equal.


 

Lev. 17:11 says "For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that make atonement by reason of the life."
 

Our thoughts (brain) turn to actions (Heart and blood circulation). The liver (malchut) processes it all and sends the blood back to the body. If we don\’t correct impurities that we brought on ourselves, it will manifest from the soul level to the physical level. The blood is the mirror of the soul. Keep your soul clean.

Remember! We are the "King" of our body. Whatever we do with it affects our soul and reflects in our body. There is the external body language and there is the internal body language and it is written in the DNA. In Yom Kippur we read from this parasha to draw the energy to restore our DNA to normal.

Don\’t be a scapegoat. Wear your crown and rein over your kingdom. Watch your DNA!

I will refer to these chapters again in my articles about Cancer – causes and cure.

 

 
"וַיֹּאמֶר יְקוָק אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, אֱמֹר אֶל-הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן; וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, לְנֶפֶשׁ לֹא-יִטַּמָּא בְּעַמָּיו."
"And the LORD said unto Moses: Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them: There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people"
 
The Zohar ask the question "what is the point of saying "unto the priests the sons of Aaron".  Isn\’t it obvious that the priests are the sons of Aaron, and answers that the instructions are for the sons of Aaron and not the sons of Levi, because Aaron is the beginning of the line of all the Kohanim (priests) in the world.
 
The Holy One Blessed be He, selected him to create peace in the world. Aaron\’s ways elevated him to that position and duty because all his life he was working to bring peace in the world. Because of that The Holy one elevated him to the priesthood in order to bring peace to the ones that serve the Holy on the upper levels. By his work, Aaron cause a unification of The Holy one and the Shechina and peace is made in all the worlds. This is the reason it said "אֱמֹר אֶל-הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן" (: Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron).
 
In my humble opinion, the beginning of the parasha is the point where the G-d made a genetic change (signature) in the Kohanim\’s DNA. It is known the Kohanim carry a special "Kohen Gene".
There are three words in the verse with the root of "אמר", which implies a higher level transfer of light (like in the story of creation that was made with ten saying of "וַיֹּאמֶר").
"וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, לְנֶפֶשׁ" and you speak to them, "לְנֶפֶשׁ", to the soul, "לֹא-יִטַּמָּא בְּעַמָּיו" shall not be impure among the people.
Aaron and his sons and all the Kohanim that followed became channels to draw the Light of the Creator from the upper to the lower. The Kohanim have strict rules of behavior. When examining those rules closely we find that they are made to keep the purity and not to negatively affect the DNA of the Kohen. In (21:5) we read "וּבִבְשָׂרָם–לֹא יִשְׂרְטוּ, שָׂרָטֶת" (shall not make any cuttings in their flesh). A Cut in body affects the DNA of the cells and leaves a visible scar (even if the cell renews itself, the \’memory\’ of the cut remains!!!…B"H I\’ll discuss this issue in another article).
Verse (21:8) says "וְקִדַּשְׁתּוֹ–כִּי-אֶת-לֶחֶם אֱלֹהֶיךָ, הוּא מַקְרִיב; קָדֹשׁ, יִהְיֶה-לָּךְ–כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְקוָק מְקַדִּשְׁכֶם" (Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God; he shall be holy unto thee; for I the LORD, who sanctify you, am holy.) The English translation of the verse, which copied form the Jewish Publication Society version (1917) does not or can not translate the true meaning of the text in Hebrew. This verse sums up the essence of the Kohen as unique "קָדֹשׁ, יִהְיֶה-לָּךְ", his duty "כִּי-אֶת-לֶחֶם אֱלֹהֶיךָ, הוּא מַקְרִיב" and the fact that G-d made him (the Kohanim) so ("אֲנִי יְהוָה מְקַדִּשְׁכֶם"). We explained in the commentary to the portion of Shemini that "קָדֹשׁ" is the connection of upper and lower (Binah and Malchut). This root appears four times in this verse to represent the full connection to the light (as in the four letters name "יקוק\’).
It is known that when the Kohanim served in the Holy Temple and drew the light to the world, there were no wars. The whole world was in peace like the time of King Solomon. His name "שלמה־המלך" comes from the root of "שלם", which means whole or complete and peace. When you read "שלום" (peace) is the same as "שלם" (complete, without any lack).
Unfortunately as time passed the Kohanim did not keep the strict purity required from them from the Torah and a corruption happened in their DNA. This damage to the channel affected the amount of Light the Kohen could draw to the world, and it wasn\’t enough to keep and sustain complete peace. (Can you imagine how big is the lack of Light is in our days that we have so many wars, nature disasters and not even good leaders for the nations of the world…).
The destruction of the first Temple happened because of hatred for no reason, which is a peace breaker, and if there is no peace the Light can not flow to the world. The second temple was built but couldn\’t hold on long because the DNA corruption was too deep. Many Kohanim died while trying to draw the Light to the world during the Yom HaKippurim service in the Holy Temple. If the channel is not pure enough, it can\’t hold the light.
The Kohen was instructed not to connect to death of any kind. In 21:12 we read "וּמִן-הַמִּקְדָּשׁ, לֹא יֵצֵא, וְלֹא יְחַלֵּל, אֵת מִקְדַּשׁ אֱלֹהָיו:  כִּי נֵזֶר שֶׁמֶן מִשְׁחַת אֱלֹהָיו, עָלָיו–אֲנִי יְהוָה." (Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.) .Again, the English translation maybe close to the words but far from the meaning. I\’ll translate it here in a way that it will be closer to the Hebrew meaning. "He shall not leave the Temple so he won\’t create un-holiness (" וְלֹא יְחַלֵּל", is from the root of "חול" and "חלל" (space) to the Temple of his G-d because he was anointed with the blessing of G-d, I am G-d.  
The simple understanding from reading this verse is that if a Kohen leaves the Temple, he brings negativity to the Temple of G-d. This is a little bit strange because if he is out of the Temple then how come he can create blemish or un-holiness to the Temple of G-d.
The purpose of the existence of the Temple is (was) to provide a tool for the Kohen to draw the Light to the world. (Remember that in this world we (genesis 1) "אשר־ברא־אלקים־לעשות" must work to earn any benefit of the light).
The Kohen is the Holy channel of Light and, as explained earlier, every action the Kohen is involved with affects his channel. He must stay pure and holy to use the G-d given tool to draw the Light.
Many know the great Tzaddik, Rabbi Yisrael Abu Chatzeirah, the "Baba Sali",  of blessed memory. His name translated to "Praying Father", he prayed for many people and created many amazing miracles. He kept his purity in many ways. He testified on himself that the fact that he never trimmed his beard kept his channels open. He kept the purity of his eyes. His head was completely covered so it would be easy to stay away from unnecessary and distracting images. He didn\’t look at women\’s faces.
By keeping his purity he could be a channel for the Light to bless and pray to heal others. He was the one that re-opened the synagogue of the Ari in Safed that was closed for many years. People that try to enter and connect to the holiness of the Ari couldn\’t do that without getting gravely sick or even die when entering the synagogue.
Now we can easily understand verse 21:21 "כָּל-אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר-בּוֹ מוּם, מִזֶּרַע אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן–לֹא יִגַּשׁ, לְהַקְרִיב אֶת-אִשֵּׁי יְקוָק:  מוּם בּוֹ–אֵת לֶחֶם אֱלֹקָיו, לֹא יִגַּשׁ לְהַקְרִיב" (no man of the seed of Aaron the priest, that hath a blemish, shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire; he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.).
 
If any person from the seed of the Kohen has a flawed DNA, "מוּם מִזֶּרַע" then he can not serve the Holy. This is also the reason why the same kind of people can not get "Aliah" (going up, make elevation) to the Torah. Whoever gets Aliah should meditate to be a channel to draw the Light of the Torah reading for the whole congregation. In Shabbat we have seven "Aliot" to connect to the Seven Sefirot (Chessed (Kohen), Gevurah (Levi), Tiferet (Yisrael), Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malchut). The first three create the vessel for the light; the first letter of Kohen כ, Levi ל and Yisrael י, create the word "כלי", which means vessel.
 
Every Kadish and prayer includes the blessings of "עושה־שלום־במרומיו־הוא־ברחמיו־יעשה־שלום־עלינו־ועל־כל־עמו־ישראל" or "המברך־את־עמו־בשלום", which comes close to or at the end of the prayer. 
In the future we will have a complete peace with the intervention of G-d. "עושה־שלום־במרומיו", G-d that is making peace (=completion) above , "יעשה־שלום־עלינו". Will make peace on us and the whole nation of Yisrael.
The parasha is mentioning the major holidays that the Kohen need to perform a special service at the Temple.
 
B"H we\’ll merit soon seeing the Holy Temple and the Kohanim doing their work to bring peace for the whole world. Amen.

 

 

 
 
(Leviticus 19)

14:לֹא-תְקַלֵּל חֵרֵשׁ וְלִפְנֵי עִוֵּר לֹא תִתֵּן מִכְשֹׁל וְיָרֵאתָ מֵּאֱלֹהֶיךָ אֲנִי יְקוָק
16:לֹא תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל דַּם רֵעֶךָ  אֲנִי, יְקוָק
17:לֹא-תִשְׂנָא אֶת-אָחִיךָ בִּלְבָבֶךָ הוֹכֵחַ תּוֹכִיחַ אֶת עֲמִיתֶךָ וְלֹא תִשָּׂא עָלָיו חֵטְא
18:לֹא תִקֹּם וְלֹא תִטֹּר אֶת בְּנֵי עַמֶּךָ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְקוָקְ 

14: You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block
before the blind, but you shall fear your G-d: I am the Lord. 
16: You shall not go up and down as a gossiper among your people;
neither shall you stand on the blood of your neighbor: I am the LORD 
17: You shall not hate your brother in your heart; You shall surely  
rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. 
18: You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children
of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD

(Please Read commentary to the portion of Metzora in order to understand the following article http://rabbishimon.com/index.cfm/feature/91_3).
 
The Zohar tells us that Kedoshim includes the whole torah. If the Zohar states that huge statement then we need to stop and dig in to find out why. It is a short portion but with huge spiritual depth.
 
We\’ll understand this soon but let me ask you this.
If a person shot another person in order to kill him and missed, did he kill him?
 You may say; No, if he missed him then he didn\’t kill him. You are right, but spiritually you are wrong.

If a person aims to kill another, he had already imagined him as dead. If he took the shot then he killed the other person. The physical appearance doesn\’t matter when considering the effect on the person attempted to kill.

If he went to kill and stopped before completing the act, it is different because the new choice came to be and it cancelled the previous one.
 
Let\’s take a short lesson in nuclear physics. Name of the lesson is "Does matter exists?"
 

Scientists teach us that surrounding every atom there is an electromagnetic field which is energy and not matter. Even surrounding electrons and nuclei is a field and even the particles that make up the electron which revolve around the atom is probably another electromagnetic field and whatever makes up those particles is probably surrounded by an electromagnetic field and so on.
Atoms never actually touch one another. They are in constant movement in space.

 Whatever we see is what we perceive to be matter, but in fact, it is only a reflection of light, projected into a screen in the back of our inner eye. It is an upside down image and we need the brain to interpret it for us. 
Without going to deep into this subject, I ask you again, Does matter exists? What keeps the fields of energy organized in a particular pattern?

  I hope that I prepared you enough for the next statement.

 Leviticus 19:1
"דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם–קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ:
כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵיכֶם"
"Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them:
You shall be holy; for I the LORD your G-d am holy"
 

There are no conditions said here. It is simple; be holy because I am holy.



 
Your patterns exists in the space which is G-d. Your individual matter is represented as patterns of energy that makes you. It is the sum of your desires that defines your vessel. This is what holds the Light inside and in connection with "the space", internally and externally.

 
Now that you have this in your mind read the Parasha again and again. Suddenly you will understand it differently because the mystery has just been revealed. G-d gave us the gift of being with us in every heart beat. He is Holy and whatever you do affects the patterns of energy, which uses the Light of the Creator as drive to keep us in motion and express the self and its desires.
If we act in ways which are not Holy, we contaminate the Holiness inside.
 

We cannot curse the deaf (Lev. 19:14) because it takes us out of holiness. It doesn\’t matter if he heard us or not. If one steals and wasn\’t caught, he is still a thief. If you hate your brother in your heart (Lev. 19:17), you don\’t have to express it for the effect to take place in your space.

 
To "bear a sin on yourself" is the effect on your soul (the energy patterns). When it says "his blood shall be upon him", it is the effect of the sin as it registers in the blood. Every sin creates a barrier between the Light and the vessel. If there is no likeness with the light, the DNA gets changed and creates openness for negativity.
 
Rabbi Shimon says in the Zohar that when negativity is in town, don\’t show yourself in the markets (where people are). When there is negativity in the space, we better stay away from it.
 

Every person is responsible for his own actions and for all that is in his surrounding space. Lev. 19:17 instructs us to care for our neighbors, to make sure they follow the ways of the Light, otherwise we will carry their sins. Their actions impact the space that we share and affect us. 19:18 tells us to make our space as one with the others because the light doesn\’t want to be within the limits, which is you. Sharing connects us together and expands the light beyond ourselves.

 
Imagine a picture that everyone is still connected to their mother with the umbilical cord. You would see a huge tree of people connected to each other. The light wants us to reach that point where we see each other as ourselves. No separation.
 
Lev. 19:4 teaches us not to turn to idols. Idols are the illusionary "materials" that we want to have and connect. They are not the light and they distracting us from connecting to what is important.

When it says that G-d created us in his own image. "

 

אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְקוָק, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם

 

 

These are the appointed seasons of G-d, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.

 

The word "מועד", (=season =time) has the numerical value of 120. This connects us to the 12 signs of the Zodiac and 10 sefirot that control the energy flow from each constellation.

G-d informs us on the special times throughout the year, where there is a special energy. He instructs us to announce them as a form of connection to that time/energy.

 

Albert Einstein said that time is just another dimension, a fourth one to go along with the up-down, side-side, forward-back we move through every day. Our understanding of time, Einstein said, is based on its relationship to our environment. The most radical interpretation of his theory: Past, present, and future are merely figments of our imagination, constructs built by our brains so that everything doesn\’t seem to happen at once.

 

Einstein\’s conception of unified spacetime works better on graph paper than in the real world. Time isn\’t like those other dimensions – for one thing, we move only one way within it.

 

Why so? Why can\’t be go back in time?

 

The answer is simple. If we can\’t then we don\’t have to. Time exists only on the material level. There is no time in the spiritual dimensions.

In our world we perceive it as an illusion. The experience of time changes from one person to another and from one event to another.

 

Time was created for us so we can do our "time". We were born into time to work. We\’ve been "pushed" into the matter, the prison, the work, so we can grow and collect sparks of light that was lost to negativity in the current and in previous lives.

 

We are born with a certain amount of "installed" light and potential light. The work is to use the "installed" light to connect and add to ourselves from the potential light. This is done by positive actions ("Mitzvoth") to keep the light we have (and not to lose it). When we get out of ourselves to do for others, we add to ourselves from the potential light.

 

The parasha discusses two main issues. One is the purity of the Kohen and the second is the calendar of events to perform "services".

 

We know that the services are actually our opportunities to connect to the special light that becomes available for us. All the major events are discussed here. Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, Passover, the counting of the Omer and Shavuot.

 

The dates are described with details. They\’re exact and there is no flexibility. In many civilian holidays, they can move the date of the event to a "convenient" date. In the Jewish, or should I say the divine calendar of event, it is precise. You cannot move Passover night to Sunday if it falls on a Saturday night just for the convenience of it. The energy simply will not be there.

 
 

One of the special events is the blessing of the Sun. Most of you know about the blessing of the moon that is done on a monthly basis. There is another cycle of the Sun that occurs every 28 years. The next time we need to do it will be April 8th, 2009. It is Passover eve. After burning the Chametz on that morning, we will need to make the connection to the blessing of the Sun, "Birkat Hachama".

 

This event connects us to the first appearance of the Sun at the time of creation. I received information that this time the sun will also be at the same cosmic position as the day the Israelites left Egypt, the Exodus, and also the same position that was at the time of the miracle of Purim when Mordechai and Esther overcame the negativity of Haman.

 

At the beginning of the Parasha we read that G-d instructs Moses to talk to the priests and give them the guide on how to be pure. Their service requires channeling the light to the people. An impure channel cannot do that.

 

Some comunities won\’t let a person with physical disabilities (Blind, one with stuttering and can not say the blessings, a person that does not keep the Shabbat) to be called to the Torah on Shabbat. A cohen has some rules that prevent him from doing the blessing of the Cohanim.
The reason for this is that every person that goes up to the Torah is a messenger of the light. He should meditate to channel the light of the reading to his congregation. If the vessel is flawed then he can\’t channel the light entirely.

 

The three major holidays appear in this portion because the priests have more work in servicing the people. The Torah law states that we need to come to the Holy Temple three times a year. On Sukkoth, Passover and Shavuot. The first two are exactly six months apart. Shavuot comes after special counting of seven times seven. This is the counting of the Omer. After we complete the counting we receive the Torah.

 

Time is a special tool that created for us in order to build vessels to draw the light. We work six days to rest in Shabbat and get the light. So with the Seder (means order in Hebrew) of Passover night, so with Shavuot and Sukkoth. Those are special days that we can connect to the highest level of light our soul can connect to.

 

Take "your time" and build your vessels. If you built them, the light will come.

 

 

אֵלֶּה הַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, וְהַתּוֹרֹת, אֲשֶׁר נָתַן יְקוָק, בֵּינוֹ וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–בְּהַר סִינַי, בְּיַד-מֹשֶׁה

These are the decrees, the laws and the regulations that G-d established on Mount Sinai between himself and the Israelites through Moses.

 

In the Parasha of Bechukotai, G-d tells us that if we obey and follow the laws and commands, everything will be normal and if not, many horrible diseases and troubles will come upon us.

This is the end of Leviticus and as such closes the energy level of Binah that is the source of energy for the world. The following level is Zeir Anpin and it is the "face" of this world.

Here Torah tells us the spiritual laws of the universe. There is a system that works between us and the Creator. It is cause and effect and whatever we saw, we reap.

This parasha is also like a prophecy for the future. In a global level, if we lose the connection to the light, we get all kinds of chaos.

When we look around us, read the paper and watch the news on TV, we know that as a collective, we don\’t have a proper connection to the creator and the result is Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Twisters, Cyclones, earthquakes and more.   If you read my articles about "the Space", then you can easily understand this fact. (See: http://rabbishimon.com/index.cfm/feature/91_3)

We need to have a miracle of consciousness change in the world in order to have some effects and reverse some of the chaos.

Sometimes soon, I will introduce a special virus, positive one to help do that.

Stay with the light, no matter what.

 

 

Shemini in Hebrew "The Eighth" is referred to the level of Binah in Kabbalah. This is where all creation is "fed" and sustained. We have the Eighth day of holiday in Sukkoth, which is after Rosh Hashanah and eighth day of Pesach, which is after Rosh Hashanah (for the months) and they are exactly six months apart. After Pesach we count the Omer for seven weeks and on the first day after that, the fiftieth day and the first day of the eighth week we receive the gift of the Torah on Mount Sinai. For a Mitzvah, a couple is connected after seven days of purity of the woman. The Brit of a new born is made on the eighth day.

Those few examples tell us about the importance of the Eighth level and the ability to connect to Binah.

Moshe was serving in the Holy Tabernacle for seven days and on the eighth day (that was the first day of Nissan and the first day of the year) he was ordered to transfer the duties to Aharon. That was the day of the connection to Binah. 

Nadav and Avihu were serving in the process of cleansing (sacrifices) Aharon and the nation from impurities and to be ready for the revelation of light of the Holy tabernacle.

They saw the fire that came from G-d to burn the sacrifices ( 9:24)
"וַתֵּצֵא אֵשׁ, מִלִּפְנֵי יְהוָה, וַתֹּאכַל עַל-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, אֶת-הָעֹלָה וְאֶת-הַחֲלָבִים"
 That process revealed a channel to Binah and the nation saw it and fell to the ground with joy and singing. (9:24)
"; וַיַּרְא כָּל-הָעָם וַיָּרֹנּוּ, וַיִּפְּלוּ עַל-פְּנֵיהֶם".

Nadav and Avihu "נָדָב וַאֲבִיהוּא" were one soul. Their name sums to the value of 91 ((Nadav=56)+ (Avihu=24)+(letters=9) + (2 for the words), which according to Kabbalah, tells a lot about their energy. 91 is the value of Amen "אמן " and the combination of "יקוק" the upper and unpronounced name and the lower connection of "אדני". When we answer Amen to a blessing we meditate on "יאקדונקי" (the letter ק replaces the letter ה for obvious reasons). The word for Angel "מלאך" is also 91. All their essences were to serve and draw the light to the world. When they saw the great revelation of Light (verse 9:24) they didn\’t hesitate to act on it as we read on the next verse that also starts a new chapter (10:1) and scarify themselves for the benefit of all. We are actually benefiting from their selfless action until Mashiach comes (B"H Today, Amen). 

 

We can learn about that when Moshe came to Aharon and said (10:3)
"וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-אַהֲרֹן, הוּא אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר יְהוָה לֵאמֹר
בִּקְרֹבַי אֶקָּדֵשׁ, וְעַל-פְּנֵי כָל-הָעָם, אֶכָּבֵד; וַיִּדֹּם, אַהֲרֹן.".
Rashi explains that with this verse Moshe tells Aharon that the action of Nadav and Avihu put them higher than Moshe and Aharon. On the surface it looks like they did a sin but underneath lays a big secret of spiritual connection.

Moshe\’s word to Aharon reveals some of it. "בִּקְרֹבַי אֶקָּדֵשׁ", literal meaning is "with the ones close to me I will be sanctified". The deeper meaning revealed when looking at the words Moshe used. "בִּקְרֹבַי" comes from the root "קרב " which is also root for "קרבן" ("scarifies") and the word "אֶקָּדֵשׁ" from the root "קדש" that means Holy This word relates to connection to the higher level. "קדיש" that we say during the prayers connects us between the different levels of the prayer connection. "קידוש" that is done after the prayer, makes the final and most important connection of spiritual to physical. The letter "ק" is the letter of the ground " קרקע" the "ד" is the letter for humility "דלות" and "ש" is the letter of completion "שלם" and "שלום" (peace). The "ש" related to fire and built from three letters of "ו" that represent the three lines of Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferet (Avraham Yitzachak and Yaakov). (" חגת"). In summary to connect to the Holy we need to create actions below with selfless and humility in order to connect to the upper. "קידוש־השם" is the higher connection.

Link to second part of Shemini

 

 

 Link to Shemini First Part

The second part of the verse "וְעַל-פְּנֵי כָל-הָעָם אֶכָּבֵד" explains the effect of the cause of "אֶקָּדֵשׁ" with "אֶכָּבֵד" the parallel is the use of the same number of letters and same vowels. The root of "אֶכָּבֵד "  is "כבד" and it is related to a revelation or "גילוי" in Hebrew. The numerical value of the root is 26, which is the value of the name "יקוק". The action of "קדש" cause "כבד"  or "כבוד" and the revelation of the Light  as it say in Vayikra (9:6)
"וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה יְהוָה תַּעֲשׂוּ–וְיֵרָא אֲלֵיכֶם, כְּבוֹד יְהוָה. ",
 in (Ezekiel 43:4) "וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה, בָּא אֶל-הַבָּיִת", (Exodus 16:7) "וּרְאִיתֶם אֶת-כְּבוֹד יְהוָה"  and in many other places.

Nadav and Avihu made a great revelation of light that Moshe and Aharon understood. It said (10:3) "וַיִּדֹּם אַהֲרֹן", And Aaron held his peace.

Every Yom Kippur we read from the story and the scarify of Nadav and Avihu from the parasha of Shemini. Yom Kippur is a day of total connection to Binah (We do not eat on that day so our bodily desires won\’t interfere and ground us when drawing the spiritual energy of Binah).

The Ari HaKadosh explains that they wanted to make the correction of the sin of Adam and complete the correction of the world "Tikkum Olam".

Commentaries explain that the fire to burn the sacrifices for Aharon and the Nation came from inside the Tabernacle. When Nadav and Avihu saw the Light of the creator so close to them, they assumed that they had the power, as Kohanim to make the final connection of the Light to the world and remove all negativity. The Ari said that they made few mistakes and they couldn\’t succeed in achieving their goal. This doesn\’t take the value from their action that left us with channel for all generations. Another famous selfless act was done by Miriam the Prophetess and gave us a healing connection. (B"H in another article).

Their death was unique because their body stayed complete when the fire from G-d took their soul like the fire that comes down to burn the sacrifices.

Later we read in the Torah in Parashat Ballak about Pinchas the Kohen doing an extreme act of killing the head of the tribe of Shimon in order to stop a plague that invaded the camp of Yisrael. The Zohar explains that after he killed Zimri, the people of his tribe came to attack Pinchas and out of fright, his soul went out of his body and got replaced by the soul of Nadav and Avihu, his uncles. This also explains why Pinchas could stay as a Kohen after he made the killing. His new soul had no part in the killing. We also know that Pinchas became Eliyahu the Prophet and he never died. We all know the role of Eliyahu Hanavie in every Brit that connects the soul to the Light; He visits us in the Night of the Seder to connect us to the final redemption and will come to announce the Mashiach (B"H today, Amen.)

Parashat Shemini has 91 verses and as we showed earlier it is the gimatria value of Nadav and Avihu. The parasha also has the middle of the Torah in double letters (10:16) "דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ" and the middle of the Torah in Letters (11:42) with the Large letter "ו " that we know is the letter that channels the light of the Torah as it appears at the top of every column in the Torah (except for 6 special places) and its size makes a bridge to Binah. 

Please read this article several times to get better understanding of the higher connection we get this Shabbat from the Torah reading of Shemini. 

 

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