The Torah connects us to the Tree of Life. (Proverbs 3:18) " עֵץ-חַיִּים הִיא, לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ ", so how come we read about so many horrible curses and diseases this Shabbat.
The secret here is that the curses are not really curses. They are huge light under cover.
If someone throws rocks at you, you will try to avoid them as much as possible but if you know that those stones have diamonds inside each one of them then you\’ll ask for more. You will hold on to them and won\’t let go because you know how precious they are.
The parasha of Ki Tavo conceals many diamonds and we\’ll dig them out a little later. The Israelites are about to enter the Land of Milk and Honey and Moshe tells them that they will become a nation , then he selects 6 tribes to go on the mount of blessings, Gerizim, and 6 tribes to go on the mount of Ebal, for the curses.
Then the Levites start to recite a set of twelve curses loudly. All of those curses begin with the word " אָרוּר ", cursed, and ends with " וְאָמַר כָּל-הָעָם, אָמֵן " except the first one which is said in plural form " וְעָנוּ כָל-הָעָם וְאָמְרוּ, אָמֵן ", this one is for the whole nation and it connects them as one. The next eleven curses are in a singular form " וְאָמַר " "and all the people say Amen."
Before the first "curse", they were still separated but after that they became one. A similar situation happened in the wilderness when the nation was standing at the bottom of Mount Sinai and it was said " ויחן־העם ", in singular form.
The eleven curses have the power to break negativity like the eleven incenses, the high priest used to burn in the Holy Temple . We recite this process three times in our daily connections (Twice in the morning and one in the afternoon).
The diamonds I was talking about are in the four words of " וְאָמַר כָּל-הָעָם, אָמֵן ".
The sum of the first letters from each word is 32. The sum of the last letters is 320. The sum of the middle letters is 151. The Zohar reveals us that the first curses in the Torah are found in the book of Leviticus, chapter 26 and are 32 verses. And the ones in this parasha are 53 verses. Total number of curses is 98.
The beginning letters " וכהא " sums to 32 and is used as a bridge to connect the previous curses to the first and the last letters of the Torah " ב ל ".
The middle letters sum to 151, which is equal to " מקוה " (the place of ritual bath that cleanse us from spiritual negativity).
The last word " אָמֵן ", Amen, is the most important spiritual tool we have. This is the Diamond. In Hebrew " יהלום " Both words equal to 91. " יקוק " and " אדני " also sum to 91. The first name relates to the upper levels and we are not allowed to read it as a regular word, instead we use the lower name of " אדני ".
We say Amen after every blessing. This is done to connect the upper and lower. And draw the specific light of the blessing to us.
The Zohar and the Talmud say that the light that is revealed and drawn by a person that answers Amen to a blessing is greater than the one that says the blessing. The reason is that with the word Amen, we use two names of G-d and with the blessing use only one name. Every Amen we say creates an angel that carries the light down. Angel in Hebrew is " מלאך " and it is also equal to 91.
Now why use curses and how is it connected to our immune system?
When we were young and sometimes acting foolish, our parents used to yell at us and warn us from bad things that could happen if we don\’t correct our actions. Did they hate us? No.
We know now that they were motivated by love and care. They gave us "on the head" and threatened us with punishments to avoid hurting ourselves.
G-d brings the Yisraelites to the Land and tells them (27:9) " הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה נִהְיֵיתָ לְעָם " ,"Today, you became a nation". Now they are on their own, standing by the spiritual gates of The Land. Josef (Sefirah of Yesod) is buried there and when Abraham had come to the land, this place was also his first stop.
This is the beginning of the nation and the connection to the Land. G-d is letting them go but not before He injects the vaccine against negativity into their consciousness,.
The Levites are the ones that served in The Holy. Whatever they did was related to holiness. Those curses were recited for proper execution. They had the strong voice that carried the Light. The curses are the injection of Light that the Yisraelites needed before they started their journey as a nation in the Holy Land .
The Torah tells us how the High Priest takes away the negativity from the nation of Israel during the Yom Hakipurim process. The Cohen choose a special goat, place the negativity on the head of the goat and send it with a person, that can handle the negativity, to the desert. (Leviticus 16:21). The Levites are not involved in this process.
Some communities have the tradition of reading the part of the curses in lower or whispering voice. This is a big mistake. It should be the opposite.
The clearer we hear the curses, the stronger the immunization process gets. The Levites said the curses in loud voice (27:14).
We need to hear all the curses well. Every " אָרוּר " that we hear, beat the negativity inside of us every " אָמֵן ", cleanse.
KiTavo is always read just before Rosh Hashanah and it gives us the best preparation for the two days of Judgment. The count of curses is 98 and it is equivalent to the word " צח " (shiny clean), and also to the word " סלח " "forgive".
Do not miss the Torah reading this Shabbat.