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 ".
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.