In Zohar Naso we have the Idra Raba. In the beginning of the Idra rabba we read that Rabbi Shimon sat down and cried. There are many places in the Zohar that tell us about his cries. Rabbi Shimon was a Tana (a spiritual leader that is able to control nature and resurrect from the dead).

Then why does he cry?

Crying is one of the highest spiritual connections. It relates to the level of Chokmah, where pure light exists. Touching it directly can turn the connection to negative. It is the left column, the essence of desire. The light of Chokmah broke the original vessels and embedded the desire and formed the vessels as we know them now. I can\’t go into deeper explanation, because it is not the subject I want to reveal in this article, just for you to understand that the universe is inside a circle of e xisten ce. (The secret of Pi (3.1459…), Binah is the ream and chokmah is connected to the Ein Sof (the endless, àéï ).

When a person cries in the process of connecting to the Light of the Creator he may reach the level of Chokmah. That is why it is said that the gates of tears are never closed.

Many can cry in their prayers, but it relates to their physical pain or for something that they are missing. Very few, if any, can break through the spiritual curtains with their tears.
Selfish reasons attach gravity to the spiritual tears and they cannot ascend to open the supernal gates of the endless to draw light to fulfill the vessel.

There is a way to reach the endless and draw everything that we need. The way is described in the parasha of Naso and is demonstrated by Rabbi Shimon and his students in the Idra Rabba.
We read in Naso that the heads of the 12 tribes brought offerings to the altar in the Tabernacle. Immediately after that Moses came into the Tab ernacl e and he could hear the voice speaking to him from above the Ark cover.

We see that the Torah relates to both events together. These 12 offerings activated of the Ark. One important thing to know is that all 12 offerings were exactly the same. The learning here is unity of the whole system.

In the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon sat and cried, gathered his students close to him and announced them that "All depends on love". They were all in total unity and were able to create the vessel for Rabbi Shimon to draw the Light of the deeper secrets of the Spiritual system. Their connection was so high that they could hear angels around them and when Rabbi Shimon started talking and revealing the secrets the whole place shook.

We should include a wish in our prayers for the gathering of all 12 tribes in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Squeeze an honest tear or two to re-activate the flow of the Light of the Creator and remove all darkness form this world, Today Amen.


 

Bamidbar, numerical value 248, (Literal translation is "in the wilderness") is named "Numbers" because it deals with the counting of the Israelites.

From the whole Torah aspect, this book(s) is the level of Zeir Anpin (=6 Sefirot of Chessed, Gevura, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod and  Yesod). Many Kabbalists consider it as three books. (Read my commentary of Behalotcha).

 Zeir Anpin is also the Light force of the Creator in our world. You can refer to it as "the Space", which is everything inside and outside us.

Last week we finished the reading of Leviticus, which is the level of Binah. The first three books are Keter Chokmah and Binah. They relate to the Head, the cause and the potential.

With Bamidbar we are starting to form the body; manifestation and creation of the vessel.  Zeir Anpin is represented with the letter Vav of the Holy name (the tetragramaton). Human, according to Kabbalah is defined as "מדבר" (Hebrew for one who speaks).

Bamidbar has the same letters as in medaber "מדבר". The first two letters are abbreviations for "Ma\’ase Bereshit", which means act of creation and are numerically equal to 42. The one who speaks has the power to bring new formations to "reality" (whatever we see as reality).

Now here are some excerpts from the internet related to the vanishing phenomena of Bees. Please note that Bees in Hebrew ="דבורים" and is the same root as Bamidbar.

A Cornell University study has estimated that honeybees annually pollinate more than $14 billion worth of seeds and crops in the United States, mostly fruits, vegetables and nuts. "Every third bite we consume in our diet is dependent on a honeybee to pollinate that food," said Zac Browning, vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation.

"There is a syndrome called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)," Koptur said. "It appears that the bees get disoriented and they go out foraging, collecting nectar from flowers, but on the way back they get lost and do not return to the nest. Without the food, larvae die and the colony collapses."

The collapse and destruction of bee hives could have widespread negative effects on mankind. Bees are extremely vital to the economy.

"Honey production is worth just $200 million a year, but bees pollinate $15 billion worth of fruit, vegetables and nuts, especially the $2 billion almond business," reported The Economist in April 2007.

 There has been evidence suggesting bees are dying due to pathogens raised in conditions caused by humans. Among the clues pointing to a possible disease according to the FDA is "the sting gland of many examined bees that were obviously scarred with distinct black "marks." This type of pin-point darkening is indicative of an immune response to some sort of pathogen." Even the queens are infected since "in addition to their sting glands, evidence of Melanosis was found in the ovaries of infected queens. These queens were superseded by colonies. Subsequent research has documented damage to hypo pharyngeal glands of worker bees."

There is a cause and effect system and it is working no matter what. The Ether waves are full of people\’s conversation, speaking negatively.

Last month, the father of chaos theory, Edward Lorenz, passed away. He was well known for his paper "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly\’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?"

Let me add something before that; "Does the vapor of a person speaking, makes a butterfly, flap his wings?"

The question is "Are we responsible for the vanishing bees?", Are we responsible for the tsunamis?, Are we responsible for the cyclones? , Are we responsible for the earthquakes?, Are we responsible for the Tornadoes? (California?!), Are we responsible for airborne diseases?

Stay positive, no matter what. When the weather and nature around us, gets "crazy", we need to be calm.

Remember Mahatma Gandhi? With the power of speak, he pushed away the entire forces of the British Empire out of India.

Spread positivity and love, maybe we can push away some negativity.

 

 

אִישׁ כִּי-יִדֹּר נֶדֶר לַיקוָק, אוֹ-הִשָּׁבַע שְׁבֻעָה לֶאְסֹר אִסָּר עַל-נַפְשׁוֹ–לֹא יַחֵל, דְּבָרוֹ: כְּכָל-הַיֹּצֵא מִפִּיו, יַעֲשֶׂה

" When a man make a vow unto the LORD, or swear or make an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth "

This Shabbat we read the last two parasha of the book of Bamidbar. The book is at the level of Zeir Anpin, the light. Next Shabbat we start reading the fifth book, Deuteronomy, Devarim also called Mishneh Torah (repeated Torah) and it is in the level of Malchut, the manifestation level.

The word " דברים " comes from " דיבור ", "speaking". The Torah prepares us for the next step and teaches us the importance of our words. It is the tool we use to draw the Light.

The Zohar define humans as " מדבר ", one who speaks. This put us above all nature and closer to G-d.

The parasha starts with the laws of vows. If a man makes a vow or swears an oath, he shall not break his word and must act according to the words that came out of his mouth.

A man has the power to annul his daughter\’s or wife\’s vows but not his vows.

The reason for that is that a female is a vessel and a man is a channel for the Light. They are connected to his Light and If he hears his daughter or wife making a vow, it makes him part of the process. He can then deny channeling the Light from coming to the vessel.

When the words come out of the mouth, the Light is formed to supply the energy to it. It is automatic. The man must follow his words because the Light comes immediately. If he doesn\’t, then that energy is taken by the other side and used for negativity.

A young female that still lives with her father is connected to his Light. A husband and wife got connected through marriage and the process of the seven blessings, "Kidushin" that forms a unit of male and female. The male controls the Light flow into the unit and therefore he can annul her vows.

A woman is at the Malchut level and her words can manifest without much work. Her desire (vessel) makes things happen. (It is easy to understand now the saying "behind a successful man, there is a successful or powerful wife").

In a true marriage, the husband feels strongly the power of his wife\’s desires; she can make or break the relationship.

The power of the vessel is like a magnet. Like a metal drawn to a magnet, the light is drawn to a vessel.

When her vows annulled, " וַיקוָק, יִסְלַח-לָהּ " the Light forgives her. The English translation hides the real spiritual process. The root word " סְלַח " =98= " צח ", means clean, pure. Because the man annulled her vow, she is not responsible for its fulfillment and the Light cleanses her.

If a man annulled the vow of his daughter or wife he takes the responsibility. (Numbers 30:16) " וְאִם-הָפֵר יָפֵר אֹתָם, אַחֲרֵי שָׁמְעוֹ–וְנָשָׂא, אֶת-עֲו‍ֹנָהּ " " But if he shall make them null and void after that he has heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity ".

Mas\’ei

The parasha deals with the 42 stations the yisraelites made in their journey to the Land of Yisrael .

The number 42 connects us to the beginning of the book of Genesis. This number represents the first 42 letters of the Torah and with them the whole world was created. This is the name of 42 or " מב־שמות ". We have the prayer of the "Ana B\’Koach" " אנא־בכח " to connect to its energy.

Before the "repeated Torah" of Deuteronomy, the Torah closes the circle and connects to the beginning.

 

 

וַיַּרְא, פִּינְחָס בֶּן-אֶלְעָזָר, בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן, הַכֹּהֵן; וַיָּקָם מִתּוֹךְ הָעֵדָה, וַיִּקַּח רֹמַח בְּיָדוֹ

The cause: (numbers 25:1)
וַיֵּשֶׁב יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּשִּׁטִּים; וַיָּחֶל הָעָם, לִזְנוֹת אֶל-בְּנוֹת מוֹאָב.

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab .

(numbers 25:3) וַיִּצָּמֶד יִשְׂרָאֵל, לְבַעַל פְּעוֹר

And Israel joined himself unto the Baal of Peor;

The effect: (numbers 25:3)
; וַיִּחַר-אַף יְהוָה, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל. and the anger of the G-d was kindled against Israel

We see that the effect came immediately and in the same verse (25:3). We learn from that that there is always an effect that follows a cause.

G-d in (numbers 25:4) instructed Moshe on how to remedy the situation. Moshe follows the instruction and tell his judges to kill all the people that have joined with the "Baal Peor", the negativity. As I explained in commentary to Balak, the cause of negativity was that the sexual connection is at the level of the Sefirah of Yesod. It is the channel of the Light to this world. This negative join drained the Light of the Yisraelite toward the Malchut of the other side.

That caused a plague. G-d did not create the plague. The people\’s action did. G-d and Moshe wanted to stop that.

Pinchas was a high soul and he saw the point where the Light was going toward the negative side. He saw what is going on in the spiritual levels, he saw the people dying because the Light was going away. He saw the spiritual body of the Israelite weakened through the channel of Yesod. He took a spear " רמח " and thrust both of them in the place where their body joined together.

" רמח ", numerical value of 248. This is the number of parts in the body. Rearranging the letters, gives us the Hebrew word for womb " רחם ", where the human body initially forms. And also has the meaning of mercy,

The sixth sefirah of Yesod is the last one of the six sefirot of Zeir Anpin, represented by the letter " ו ".

Pinchas stopped the negativity at the source by killing the leaders of the act with the right tool. He did not go to kill "bad people"; he repaired the corrupted channel, Yesod, of the Israelites and restored the light to their body (spiritual).

When looking at the Torah in Parshat Pinchas, we see that there is a small letter Yod in the name of Pinchas. The sages explain that the regular letters of the Torah are at the level of Zeir Anpin, The large letters connects to the level of Binah and the small letters connects to Malchut of Zeir Anpin.

The small Yod of Pinchas shows his connection to the ten sefirot of Light in Malchut.

Later we see a broken Vav at the word Shalom " שָׁלוֹם " (Numbers 25:12). Normally a broken letter in the Torah disqualify the Torah from use. In this case the letter has a gap that channels the Light that Pinchas reveal with his act.

The letters in the Torah are vessels, the carrier of light. Each letter is a defined light. The spaces in the Torah represent unrestricted Light. (That is why you can not touch the Torah with bare hands). The spaces reveal greater Light than the letters.

When a person goes up to the Torah he looks at the letters and read. There must be Eye Mouth Ear connection to draw and channel the light to the congregation. Even if a reader knows the Torah flawlessly by heart, he can not stand by the Torah and recite the verses without looking at the letters. The person that makes the Torah blessing must connect with his eyes to every word read in the Torah.

The letter Vav appears in the word Shalom " שָׁלוֹם ". The root of the word is " שלם ", which means completeness. Pinchas repaired the broken body of the Isrealite. He made it whole again.

There is also a new paragraph starts after the words " וַיְהִי, אַחֲרֵי הַמַּגֵּפָה " "and after the plague" ( Numbers 26:1 ). This space comes in the middle of the verse.

A new beginning took place after the plague. That space reveals a lot of Light.

G-d explains Pinchas action as " פִּינְחָס בֶּן-אֶלְעָזָר בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן, הֵשִׁיב אֶת-חֲמָתִי מֵעַל בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּקַנְאוֹ אֶת-קִנְאָתִי, בְּתוֹכָם; וְלֹא-כִלִּיתִי אֶת-בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּקִנְאָתִי "

" \’ Pinchas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was very jealous for My sake among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in My jealousy ".

The English translation is for the story, not for the hidden Torah code. "Turned the wrath away", means that he stop the effect of their negative actions. " בְּקַנְאוֹ " is built from " ב " in " קַנְא " and " ו ". " קַנְא " has the numerical value of 151 = " מקוה ", cleansing and Vav. Simply to tells us that Pinchas purified the letter Vav, the channel.

G-d rewarded him with eternal priesthood. We know that Pinchas became Eliyahu Hanavie, Elijah the prophet, and he never died. He is always present (when invited) in the ceremony of "Brit" (circumcision) to help the new child remove the negativity and connect to the Light. It is called entering to the covenant of Avraham (numerical value = 248!).

Pinchas brought new life to the people of Yisrael. The Parasha mentions all the tribes, holidays and sacrifices. The light of this parasha is so strong that we read parts of it on a daily basis (more than once). Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, and all major holidays.

The Zohar goes in length to describe the human body parts and the spiritual connection of each part.

The Kohen duty is to channel the Light to the people and heal them. Pinchas did the ultimate and gave us through this parasha Light to use everyday.

He will be the one, as Elijah, to announce the ultimate peace " מבשר שָׁלוֹם " with the coming of Mashiach, Today, Amen.

 


לָכֵן, אֱמֹר:  הִנְנִי נֹתֵן לוֹ אֶת-בְּרִיתִי, שָׁלוֹם.
In order to understand this article deeply, please read last year’s article http://rabbishimon.com/index.cfm/feature/23_4 . (Its not old stuff or a daily news article, it is good until Mashiach is here.) and the commentary for Balak http://rabbishimon.com/index.cfm/feature/147_4

The background story is that Balak and Balaam tried to destroy the nation of Israel. They wanted to separate the Israelites from the light of the creator using the spiritual method of curses.
They couldn’t achieve that so they decided to drain their energy by seducing them to have sex with Midianite women. They succeeded and the Light was going away from the nation. Darkness invaded and the effect was a deadly plague.
Pinchas realized the real cause of the plague and jumped to correct the situation.

He didn’t think of himself or consulted his father, the high priest or Moses for advice. He grew up to follow the great line of his family. His father, the high priest, his grandfather, Aharon, the man of peace and his two uncles, Nadav and Avihu, who sacrificed their lives to bring final redemption before time and allow us a higher connection to the Light of the Creator.

His level of dedication to protect the people elevated him closer to the endless light.
When the negative action was happening, Pinchas saw the drainage of light going from the good side of the tree to the bad side of it.

All his essence was “I am not important”; “I am here to draw the light to the people and remove negativity from the world”.
He had the Tree of Life consciousness, selflessness and unconditional love. Pinchas didn’t have a consciousness of killing the people that caused the negativity; he just did whatever was needed to stop it.

By drawing the highest light of the endless to stop the negativity, he had to die and because he revealed the light of the endless, he couldn’t die.

Following is an explanation to this “paradoxical” situation.
We know that when a righteous person dies, all the light that was generated from his positive actions during his life remains in this world.

Pinchas tapped into the light of the Tree of Life with his action. It could’ve brought the final redemption and the final peace, before we could really earn it. Therefore, Pinchas died and at the same time got reincarnated with the two souls of his uncles, Nadav and Avihu, who both acted selflessly in order to bring the final redemption.
Pinchas, didn’t think through or had any personal agenda. He knew one thing, he was not important. He was there to make the connection and draw the light for others.
He did what was needed to be done. He stopped negativity that could’ve destroyed the whole world.

Remember, God created the world for us to make. If we lose the balance and negativity takes over the light, a total destruction will happen.

God testifies to the great act that Pinchas did. (Numbers 25:11) “הֵשִׁיב אֶת-חֲמָתִי מֵעַל בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל”, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel.

The law of attraction is implemented here automatically. Pinchas behaved like the Creator and created affinity with the light at the highest level, the endless light.
God was so happy to be “stopped” and rewarded Pinchas with eternal priesthood and appointed him to be the “keeper of the covenant”. The “ברית”, covenant, is the first revelation and connection of God and Abraham.  “Peace”, "שלום", is referred in this case to the Final redemption and final peace.
The Zohar discusses a conversation between God and Moses about giving Pinchas the control over Malchut. As we know there is a small letter Yod “י” added to Pinchas’s name (Numbers 25:11). This letter represents Malchut. Here is the discussion that is translated from Zohar;
“…At that time God thought what should I do with Moses. The covenant came from Moses and the bride, which is Malchut, belongs to him. It is not nice to give her, the Malchut, to another, without the knowledge and will of Moshe. It is not proper.
The Holy one Blessed be He, started saying to Moses, Moses, “Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon the priest”. Moses replied, Master of the Universe, what is it? The Holy One told him, you are the one that gave his soul for the Israelites several times, so they should not be gone from this world. And Pinchas returned my wrath away from the children of Israel…and Moses answered, “What do you want from me? Everything is yours and if you want to give him control over Malchut, who would tell you what to do?”
The conversation continues and I just wanted to bring up two points here. One is that God had to give Pinchas control over Malchut. Second is Moses’s reaction. He could already move between worlds, see God and People, but he still thought to himself, “I am not important!” what do you want from me, God? Do whatever you want.

Bottom line, Pinchas has it all. He never died; he is Elijah, the prophet. He has the ability to move between worlds, like Moses. Elijah appears (when asked) in every “Brit” (circumcision ceremony), to protect the connection between the people and covenant.  Elijah will announce the coming of Mashiach and the final redemption.
When Rabbi Shimon and his son were hiding in the cave and study Kabbalah, they had two visitors only, Moses and Elijah. The two most “unimportant” people in human history.

Are you important?

 

" טוֹב-עַיִן, הוּא יְבֹרָךְ: כִּי-נָתַן מִלַּחְמוֹ לַדָּל " (Proverbs 23:9)

The Ari Hakadosh reveals us that Moses\’s root soul came from the good side of " הבל " (Abel, the son of Adam) , which is the letter " ה " and Balaam came from the bad side, which is the letters " בל ". They were both connected to the sefira of "דעת ", Moshe was connected to the side of holiness and Balaam to the negativity and impurity. They were both prophets.

Balak was a grand magician with deeper understanding and knowledge of the spiritual system. He knew what needed to be done in order to eliminate the growth of the Israelites and the threat to his position.

He knew that Balaam was at the same level of Moses from the negative side and that he could be the only one that can separate the connection of Moses and the Israelites to the Light from their root. That is by using the power of words. Not well equipped armies and no sophisticated weapons of mass destructions. Few well selected words by the right person could do the job.

The words come out of the mouth as "הבל ", "vapor" of the mouth. The Ari explains that Balaam, with his words and consciousness, wanted to connect Moses and himself together again (as they were in Abel) and let the evil side (Balaam) overcome the good (Moses).

Another connection to the name is in Numbers 23:20 " הִנֵּה בָרֵךְ, לָקָחְתִּי; וּבֵרֵךְ, וְלֹא אֲשִׁיבֶנָּה ", the first letters of the first three words are spelled "הבל ", the Ari explains that this is where he wanted to take the good from Moses.

Bringing negativity on Moses would have caused him a disconnection from his higher root of the level of Daat "דעת ". This sefira is actually the result of the connection of Chokmah and Binah ( Aba and Ima or Supernal Father and Mother). As a connection to the Light for the whole nation of Yisrael, Balaam and Balak knew that if they were successful, it would be like a spiritual beheading for the Israelites.

Moses was already protected and Balaam was instructed by G-d \’to leave him and the nation alone\’. Balak did not let Balaam walk away. They continued with the plan and after the last attempt (Numbers 24:1-4); Balaam tried to \’trick\’ G-d by changing the method of his curse

" וְלֹא-הָלַךְ כְּפַעַם-בְּפַעַם, לִקְרַאת נְחָשִׁים; וַיָּשֶׁת אֶל-הַמִּדְבָּר, פָּנָיו "

"He went, not like the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness"

Then in Numbers 24:3
" וַיִּשָּׂא מְשָׁלוֹ, וַיֹּאמַר: נְאֻם בִּלְעָם בְּנוֹ בְעֹר, וּנְאֻם הַגֶּבֶר שְׁתֻם הָעָיִן "
" And he took up his parable, and said: The saying of Balaam the son of Beor, and the saying of the man whose eye is opened"

In the Hebrew verse we see that there are four words that are missing the letter Vav "ו ". This letter represents the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin. That was Balaam\’s preparation to cut the Light from the Israelites.

A miracle happened and G-d turned the curse into six words blessing.

"מַה-טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ, יַעֲקֹב; מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶיךָ, יִשְׂרָאֵל "
" How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!"

Those six words give us the power of protection. The sum of the first letter of each word adds up to 110 and that is equal to "נס ", "Miracle". Also small Gimatria 11, which has the power of overcoming negativity.

Many use this blessing when they enter the synagogue to make a spiritual connection.

The word "מַה" (=45) itself represents the name of G-d at the level of Zeir Anpin, the letter "ו "of the Holy name.

The first word " מַה ", in this parasha appears at the top of the column of the Torah scroll. The Torah is written on 248 columns of 42 rows each. Every column starts with the letter " ו ", except for six places, beginning with the first letter and word of the Torah " ב " of " בְּרֵאשִׁית ". The six letters are " ביה־שמו"numerical value 363 " המשיח " = The Mashiach. Also same value as " משה־חי ", Moses is alive.

Realizing his failure to disconnect the Light from the Top, Balaam suggested Balak that if they cannot stop the light from coming, they can try to drain it out using a connection to the Sixth Sefira of Yesod (the sex organs).

Balak sent beautiful women with magical powers to lure the leaders to connect with them.

The Torah (Numbers 25:1) tells us what happened " וַיֵּשֶׁב יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּשִּׁטִּים; וַיָּחֶל הָעָם, לִזְנוֹת אֶל-בְּנוֹת מוֹאָב "

The word " לִזְנוֹת " describes the spiritual process. The letter Lamed "ל " connects to the upper three sefirot, it is built from " ו " and " כ " (together 26), the next two letters are " זנ " and it means "to feed" " ו " is the channel for Zeir Anpin and the sixth sefira of Yesod, " ת " is the last letter of the Alef-Bet, for Malchut. It this case the Malchut of the negative side.

" וַיִּצָּמֶד יִשְׂרָאֵל, לְבַעַל פְּעוֹר; וַיִּחַר-אַף יְהוָה, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל "

The light of the nation started flowing toward the negativity and the effect was a plague and 24000 people died before they were saved by Pinchas.

The Light force comes from "above", by the merit of our leaders and spiritual connections. Our actions determine if we can hold and use this light or lose it to negativity.

By the merit of Moses\’ spiritual strength the Israelites were protected from the top and were saved from total destruction.

They lost on the individual level, when they acted negatively.

It is important for us to connect to a righteous person to share his merit and protection of the Light, but we are always responsible for our personal actions.

 

This article may be somewhat cryptic to many people. I pray that you will understand some of it but in any case, the fact that you read this article will connect your soul to that place which I am revealing here.
Zohar Beha\’alotcha talks about two Messiahs, Mashiach ben David and Mashiach ben Efraim. The first is the right column and the sefirot of Chokmah, Chessed and Netzach, The second is Left column and sefirot of Binah, Gevurah and Hod.

Moshe is sefirat Da\’at (knowledge), (a sefirat that appears when Chokmah and Binah are connected). The Zohar tells that Moshe (named in the Zohar as Raya Meheimnah, which is Aramaic for "the Faithful shepherd"), holds both columns and all aspects of the middle column (Keter, Da\’at, Teferet and Yesod) are connected to him.
There are two special verses in Beha\’alotcha, (Numbers 10:35-36) that are separated from the other parts of the Torah by two reversed and upside down "נ" letters.  Most kabbalists consider those two verses as a separate book in the Torah. This makes the Torah have seven books altogether.

The first verse has 12 words, like the last verse of the Torah and the second verse has 7 words like the first verse of the Torah. There is a cross hold. The first verse has the word "ובנחה" numerical value 71 but the Torah reader is instructed to read it as "ובנחו", numerical value of 72. The pronunciation is exactly the same but the energy revealed is totally different.

The beginning and end are tied together here.  We can see the two hands holding the Torah together. The two letters of "Nun" are like walls. From one side of the two verses we see the right column, the presense of the light of the Creator (numbers 10:34) and the other side in the beginning of a new chapter, the nation with their complaints, their selfish desires and death (Numbers 11:1).
Within every 72 hours, we need to read from the Torah. This happens on Monday, Thursday, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.

Before the reading of the Torah, a special process is taken place. A person goes to the Ark (where the Torah scroll is placed), hold the doors or curtain with both hands and open. At this point, the congregation begins to recite the first of the two special verses.

וַיְהִי בִּנְסֹעַ הָאָרֹן, וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה:

  קוּמָה יְהוָה, וְיָפֻצוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ

Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, "Rise up, LORD!
       May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you."

The Scroll is taken out for reading.  After the reading, the Ark is opened again and the Torah is put back to its place. This time we recite the second special verse.

"וּבְנֻחֹה, יֹאמַר:  שׁוּבָה יְהוָה, רִבְבוֹת אַלְפֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל"

Whenever it came to rest, he said, "Return, LORD,
       to the countless thousands of Israel."

And add a verse from the end of Lamentation, 5:21.

"הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ יְהוָה אֵלֶיךָ ונשוב (וְנָשׁוּבָה), חַדֵּשׁ יָמֵינוּ כְּקֶדֶם"

Restore us to yourself, LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old

When we check the first letter of the name of all the sefirot we get the numerical value of 546 which is exactly "ישראל" 541+5 (1 for each letter of the word "ישראל"). The last three words of the Torah are
"לְעֵינֵי כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל" "in the sight of all Israel". The first letter of the three words spelled "כלי" (vessel). The last letters "ללי" numerical value 70.
The vessel is the two verses in Numbers 10:35-36. The light is what is concealed inside the seven books of the Torah.


When all Israel (all 12 tribes) comes together as one and connect to the Torah, Mashiach will be revealed (ביהשמו).  The two special (reversed) Nuns (נ) will drop and the Light of the Holy Ark will spread throughout the whole seven books of the Torah. The 19 (12+7) words will tie together the beginning and end of the Torah, closing the circle and flood existence with the light that awaits us from the day of creation.
Let us pray that this day is coming today, Amen.

 

 


In Zohar Naso we have the Idra Raba. In the beginning of the Idra rabba we read that Rabbi Shimon sat down and cried. There are many places in the Zohar that tell us about his cries. Rabbi Shimon was a Tana (a spiritual leader that is able to control nature and resurrect from the dead).

Then why does he cry?

Crying is one of the highest spiritual connections. It relates to the level of Chokmah, where pure light exists. Touching it directly can turn the connection to negative. It is the left column, the essence of desire. The light of Chokmah broke the original vessels and embedded the desire and formed the vessels as we know them now. I can\’t go into deeper explanation, because it is not the subject I want to reveal in this article, just for you to understand that the universe is inside a circle of e xisten ce. (The secret of Pi (3.1459…), Binah is the ream and chokmah is connected to the Ein Sof (the endless, àéï ).

When a person cries in the process of connecting to the Light of the Creator he may reach the level of Chokmah. That is why it is said that the gates of tears are never closed.

Many can cry in their prayers, but it relates to their physical pain or for something that they are missing. Very few, if any, can break through the spiritual curtains with their tears.
Selfish reasons attach gravity to the spiritual tears and they cannot ascend to open the supernal gates of the endless to draw light to fulfill the vessel.

There is a way to reach the endless and draw everything that we need. The way is described in the parasha of Naso and is demonstrated by Rabbi Shimon and his students in the Idra Rabba.
We read in Naso that the heads of the 12 tribes brought offerings to the altar in the Tabernacle. Immediately after that Moses came into the Tab ernacl e and he could hear the voice speaking to him from above the Ark cover.

We see that the Torah relates to both events together. These 12 offerings activated of the Ark. One important thing to know is that all 12 offerings were exactly the same. The learning here is unity of the whole system.

In the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon sat and cried, gathered his students close to him and announced them that "All depends on love". They were all in total unity and were able to create the vessel for Rabbi Shimon to draw the Light of the deeper secrets of the Spiritual system. Their connection was so high that they could hear angels around them and when Rabbi Shimon started talking and revealing the secrets the whole place shook.

We should include a wish in our prayers for the gathering of all 12 tribes in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Squeeze an honest tear or two to re-activate the flow of the Light of the Creator and remove all darkness form this world, Today Amen.


 

Bamidbar, numerical value 248, (Literal translation is "in the wilderness") is named "Numbers" because it deals with the counting of the Israelites.

From the whole Torah aspect, this book(s) is the level of Zeir Anpin (=6 Sefirot of Chessed, Gevura, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod and  Yesod). Many Kabbalists consider it as three books. (Read my commentary of Behalotcha).

 Zeir Anpin is also the Light force of the Creator in our world. You can refer to it as "the Space", which is everything inside and outside us.

Last week we finished the reading of Leviticus, which is the level of Binah. The first three books are Keter Chokmah and Binah. They relate to the Head, the cause and the potential.

With Bamidbar we are starting to form the body; manifestation and creation of the vessel.  Zeir Anpin is represented with the letter Vav of the Holy name (the tetragramaton). Human, according to Kabbalah is defined as "מדבר" (Hebrew for one who speaks).

Bamidbar has the same letters as in medaber "מדבר". The first two letters are abbreviations for "Ma\’ase Bereshit", which means act of creation and are numerically equal to 42. The one who speaks has the power to bring new formations to "reality" (whatever we see as reality).

Now here are some excerpts from the internet related to the vanishing phenomena of Bees. Please note that Bees in Hebrew ="דבורים" and is the same root as Bamidbar.

A Cornell University study has estimated that honeybees annually pollinate more than $14 billion worth of seeds and crops in the United States, mostly fruits, vegetables and nuts. "Every third bite we consume in our diet is dependent on a honeybee to pollinate that food," said Zac Browning, vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation.

"There is a syndrome called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)," Koptur said. "It appears that the bees get disoriented and they go out foraging, collecting nectar from flowers, but on the way back they get lost and do not return to the nest. Without the food, larvae die and the colony collapses."

The collapse and destruction of bee hives could have widespread negative effects on mankind. Bees are extremely vital to the economy.

"Honey production is worth just $200 million a year, but bees pollinate $15 billion worth of fruit, vegetables and nuts, especially the $2 billion almond business," reported The Economist in April 2007.

 There has been evidence suggesting bees are dying due to pathogens raised in conditions caused by humans. Among the clues pointing to a possible disease according to the FDA is "the sting gland of many examined bees that were obviously scarred with distinct black "marks." This type of pin-point darkening is indicative of an immune response to some sort of pathogen." Even the queens are infected since "in addition to their sting glands, evidence of Melanosis was found in the ovaries of infected queens. These queens were superseded by colonies. Subsequent research has documented damage to hypo pharyngeal glands of worker bees."

There is a cause and effect system and it is working no matter what. The Ether waves are full of people\’s conversation, speaking negatively.

Last month, the father of chaos theory, Edward Lorenz, passed away. He was well known for his paper "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly\’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?"

Let me add something before that; "Does the vapor of a person speaking, makes a butterfly, flap his wings?"

The question is "Are we responsible for the vanishing bees?", Are we responsible for the tsunamis?, Are we responsible for the cyclones? , Are we responsible for the earthquakes?, Are we responsible for the Tornadoes? (California?!), Are we responsible for airborne diseases?

Stay positive, no matter what. When the weather and nature around us, gets "crazy", we need to be calm.

Remember Mahatma Gandhi? With the power of speak, he pushed away the entire forces of the British Empire out of India.

Spread positivity and love, maybe we can push away some negativity.

 

 

Shelach Lecha – What was the real crime of the spies?

וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה לְהוֹשֵׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, יְהוֹשֻׁעַ.
And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

The parasha tells us the famous story of the twelve spies that Moshe sent to spy on the Promised Land. Those twelve were heads of the tribes, not regular people.
The question that comes to mind is why send spies to check the land?

They just got out of slavery of over 200 years in Egypt, great miracles, receiving the Torah, seeing the presence of G-d on a daily basis with the guiding Cloud during the day and pillar of fire at night. Why go and spy on the land now? Any land to settle down should be good for them.

The real reason is that G-d and Moshe wanted them to make their first free choice to connect to the Land of Israel. Up until now they were taken out of Egypt and followed Moshe in the wilderness, without much free choice.

Now coming closer to the Land of Milk and Honey, the land where they will spend the rest of their lives, is a different story. G-d wants to give them a gift, the gift of free choice. G-d tells Moshe (Numbers 13:2) to pick one head of each tribe and send them "שְׁלַח-לְךָ אֲנָשִׁים, וְיָתֻרוּ אֶת-אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן", the word used here is "יָתֻרוּ ", which is numerical value of 616 = "התורה ", The Torah, The land of Israel is the connection to the Torah, Zeir Anpin.

The Idea was to let them see the land connect to its energy and make a choice to settle in it.

A little lesson for sales people and parents; if you want to "sell" your stuff or ideas to your customers or children, allow them to choose from your selected choices. Do not say "Take this" or "This is the best for you… Trust me…" it won\’t work until they decide by themselves. Ask them the questions that you know the answer for. When their mind answers the question it is theirs. They own the decision and the channel is open for more communications.

Let us examine the story closely. First G-d wanted Moshe to pick the heads of the tribes, so there would be strong leadership presence without a doubt. They were supposed to come back with positive experience and lead their people into the land.

Moshe continues and gives them hints to what to look for and find. When he guides them to what to look for "מָה הָאָרֶץ", he refers to the word "מָה" as Zeir Anpin, the numerical value is 45 and it is equal to the name of G-d "יקוק" in the spelling of "הא ואו הא יוד " , which represents Zeir Anpin, The Light. The Zohar says that the Torah, the People of Yisrael and G-d are one. The leaders needed to connect to the Land and the Light as channeled through the land of Yisrael.

Moshe also tells them to check "הֲיֵשׁ-בָּהּ עֵץ אִם-אַיִן" if there is a tree "עֵץ" or not "אַיִן". The word tree refers to the tree of life.

The leaders of the tribes went to the land for forty days (like the number of days Moshe went up to Mount Sinai to connect and bring the Torah). They came back with bad news "Yes, it is the land of milk and honey and here is the fruit but, "אפס" (means Zero) the people of the land are giants and…
Like in all good lies they started with some truth, like the snake when he came to Eve with temptation to connect to the Tree of Knowledge, good and bad. She later excused herself saying (Genesis 3:12) "וַתֹּאמֶר, הָאִשָּׁה, הַנָּחָשׁ הִשִּׁיאַנִי, וָאֹכֵל", "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.\’". The word "הִשִּׁיאַנִי " contains the words "הֲיֵשׁ" and "אַיִן \’, there is or there isn\’t. That represents the doubts of the people with the Light.
In (Exodus 17:7) "וְעַל נַסֹּתָם אֶת-יְהוָה לֵאמֹר, הֲיֵשׁ יְהוָה בְּקִרְבֵּנוּ, אִם-אָיִן." "Because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tried the LORD, saying: \’is the LORD among us, or not?\’"

Moshe is giving the leaders of Yisrael an opportunity to correct their previous negativity (Exodus 17) and even the ability to correct the disconnection from the Tree of Life that Adam and Eve caused in the first sin and brought mortality to the world.
They needed to find the Tree of Life and connect to it with certainty. Unfortunately, they made a horrible mistake and drew a picture that brought fear and death to the nation. That was the third time they had the opportunity to have the ultimate connection but failed. First were Adam and Eve. Second was the Sin of The Golden Calf, before the ultimate connection to the Torah. And now the 10 leaders missed again.

Caleb tried to silence them and said that it is not true and they can go immediately and posses the land but the nation didn\’t listen to him and Joshua. They went to Moshe and told him (Numbers 14:2) " וַיִּלֹּנוּ עַל-מֹשֶׁה וְעַל-אַהֲרֹן, כֹּל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל ; וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֲלֵהֶם כָּל-הָעֵדָה, לוּ-מַתְנוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, אוֹ בַּמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה, לוּ-מָתְנוּ" ,They used these words twice :"\’Would that we had died" "לוּ-מַתְנוּ ". In (Numbers 14:4) "they said one to another: \’Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.\’".

We are still under that effect of disconnection from the Light. That day was the Ninth of Av, The most negative day in the history of the Jewish nation. The two Holy Temples were destroyed by foreign powers. The Spanish Inquisition started the program to kill or convert Jews. Hitler revealed his plan to annihilate the Jews on that day. And better not to look for more examples.

Moshe and Aharon fell on their face and Caleb and Joshua tore their clothes. They realized what happened and what is going to happen.

The first sin of the Snake and Eve started with evil tongue and G-d never forgave this one.
They had to pay one year for every day they were inside Yisrael. The whole generation had to die in the wilderness before having the second opportunity to come back to the Promised Land.
Because they were leaders of the people, the effect of their action was deep and created "בכיה-לדורות" "Crying for generations to come".

Today we see many leaders that are motivated by their personal agenda. They will use evil tongue to be elected and lead people to their death with lies; they make wars for no reason, except their own. They lead by placing imaginary fear in people\’s heart that the other nation is a great risk to their existence.
They talk about peace and send fire to calm fire.
Have you see a fireman who goes to put out fire with fire?
Water is the energy of mercy; the Light is the energy of mercy and that is the energy needed to make peace. Moshe used the thirteen attributes of G-d to connect to unity and love and save the people from immediate death.

Whatever we call "The wrath of G-d" is actually the effect of our actions. When the Torah says "Eye for an Eye…" is for us to learn that we suffer the consequences of our actions. The spies did not want to enter the land and lose their leadership and they said (Numbers 14:2) "לוּ-מַתְנוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, אוֹ בַּמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה, לוּ-מָתְנוּ ." "\’Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would we have died in this wilderness!" And that\’s exactly what they got back in return. Death in the in 1920 and said that they have a great idea

The Great Rabbi Ashlag, of blessed memory, "Baal Hasulam" commented on Communism of community and are sharing resources, but they will not hold more than 70 years because they are not connected or involved with the Light in their action.
He passed away before seeing how right and accurate he was. He didn\’t even need a proof. It is a law of nature.

All leaders have the great responsibility of leading their people with love, unity and connection to the Light. All other options are chaos and death.

 

 

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