Vaetchanan – To Love or Not to Be!

Moshe begged G-d 515 times (515 = the numerical value of " וָאֶתְחַנַּן " also = " תפלה " "Prayer") to allow him to enter the land of Yisrael . G-d did not listen to him and instead he asked him " עֲלֵה רֹאשׁ הַפִּסְגָּה, וְשָׂא עֵינֶיךָ יָמָּה וְצָפֹנָה וְתֵימָנָה וּמִזְרָחָה–וּרְאֵה בְעֵינֶיךָ: כִּי-לֹא תַעֲבֹר, אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. " " Get up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with your eyes; for you shalt not go over this Jordan."

" וְאַתֶּם, הַדְּבֵקִים, בַּיקוָה, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם, הַיּוֹם "

Simple explanation is that G-d is doing a favor to Moshe and let him see the land that he will not enter.
Let us examine this verse to understand the deeper meaning of why G-d did not allow Moshe to enter the Promised Land.

First, G-d say "go to the top of the mountain" "lift your eyes"… to all directions. Two elevations, one physically (to the top of the mountain) and then spiritually (lift the eyes to all directions). If you climb to the top of the mountain to see the land that you can not enter then you can look toward two or three directions but if you look toward all directions then you are already in.

G-d is actually took Moshe to a higher spiritual dimensions and showed him the future. That is why it said " וּרְאֵה בְעֵינֶיךָ: כִּי-לֹא תַעֲבֹר, אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. " see for your eyes that you can not cross the Jordan . G-d showed Moshe that the nation is not ready for the great revelation of light that would be revealed if Moshe entered the Land.

To understand this, I will use terms relate to electrical circuit. The land of Yisrael is not a piece of real estate, it has a unique value. It considered as the negative pole, ground, and the (-). The light is the positive charge, the (+). Connecting both closes the circuit and a flow of electrons begins. When we do spiritual connections we create a similar circuit and the light flows through us.

Moshe was at a very high state, if he were to enter the land of Yisrael it was like flipping the main switch and the full revelation of Light will occur.
The main connectors of the Light to the world are in Jerusalem . The Temple mount is the ground (-) and in the Holy of Holies is the (+) and a connection could be made to draw the Light.

The high priest used to do it once a year, during the Yom Hakipurim service. (Remember to put special focus this coming Yom Kippur to the part of the prayer that describes the service of the Kohen in the Holy of Holies).

If the nation is not ready then it is like connecting a small electrical device (like a battery operated one) to a high voltage. It could burn or damage the small device.

The people needed to build more capabilities to connect to the light. This requires work and they were not ready for that. G-d showed Moshe the process that the nation will go through in order to reach the point of full revelation of Light, the time of Mashiach.

Many righteous people that lived outside the land of Yisrael , were not allowed to come to Yisrael because of a similar reason Moshe was denied.

Great righteous people could flip the switch before the people are ready.
The Baal Shem Tov, was one, the Ari came to the Land only for a short time to transfer knowledge to Rabbi Chaim Vital, when he tried to reveal greater light, his son became ill and died. As we know The Ari died at the young age of 38. If he were to reach 40, he could have "turned on" the switch and bring the final redemption.

There are few great tzaddikim in recent generations that got hurt when they tried to come to Yisrael and expedite the coming of Mashiach.

Here is Moshe\’s prayer to G-d (Deuteronomy 3:24) " אֲדֹנָי יְקוִק, אַתָּה הַחִלּוֹתָ לְהַרְאוֹת אֶת-עַבְדְּךָ, אֶת-גָּדְלְךָ, וְאֶת-יָדְךָ הַחֲזָקָה–אֲשֶׁר מִי-אֵל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה כְמַעֲשֶׂיךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶךָ "
and ( 3:25 ) " אֶעְבְּרָה-נָּא, וְאֶרְאֶה אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר, בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן: הָהָר הַטּוֹב הַזֶּה, וְהַלְּבָנֹן "

Moshe start with " אֲדֹנָי יְקוִק ", which are the upper name and the lower name of G-d. " גָּדְלְךָ, וְאֶת-יָדְךָ הַחֲזָקָה ", " מִי-אֵל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ ", " יַעֲשֶׂה כְמַעֲשֶׂיךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶךָ ", are all connection of upper and lower on different levels.

Then " הָהָר הַטּוֹב הַזֶּה ", the Temple mount in Jerusalem , and " הַלְּבָנֹן " is the Holy Temple , the upper connection. " הַלְּבָנֹן ", is numerical value of " קבלה ", Kabbalah.

The higher connection is made with the knowledge of Kabbalah. Kabbalah has more acceptances in our time and everyone is allowed to study because we are closer to the ultimate revelation of the Light.

The day that represents the full revelation of Light has the code word " הַיּוֹם ", "The Day" or "Today". Moshe reveal to the Yisraelites and to us the day of Mashiach and how to merit seeing him. (Deuteronomy 4:4) " וְאַתֶּם, הַדְּבֵקִים, בַּיקוָק, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם, הַיּוֹם "
" But you that did cleave unto the G-d your God are alive every one of you this day."

To merit the day we need to be as close as we can to the Light. This will sustain us alive, on the day of Mashiach.

The parasha connects us to the ten utterances (or better known as the ten commandments), which is the total connection to the Light. Also to the first verse " שְׁמַ ע , יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְקוָק אֶחָ ד " and the first chapter of the prayer of Shema Yisrael.

(Chapter 6:5) that begins with " וְאָהַבְתָּ ", "and you shall love". The highest connection to the Light is with Love.
The numerical value of " וְאָהַבְתָּ " is 414, which is equal to twice Light, " אור ". Two lights create connection of upper and lower.

Every act of love creates unity and connection to the light. " אהבה " (=13=" אחד ", one), twice = 26 = " יקוק ". There are three loves in this chapter " בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל-מְאֹדֶךָ ". Three times love " אהבה " = 39 = " טל ", "Dew". We know from the prophecy that the resurrection of the dead at the time of the final redemption will be with dew coming from the sky. That dew is the upper name " יהו " spelled in full as " יוד־הא־ואו " = 39 (10 times this = sky = " שמים "). When we connect with connect with all types of love we are able to draw the upper light.

The whole prayer of " שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל " has 248 words and exactly 1000 letters. Just to let you know the power of this prayer.

It is simple math. The more we love, the more we connect to the light.
Loving creates affinity with the light. It is the bond that gives us life. It is the reason for the whole creation. G-d created the world with unconditional love.

We just passed the 9 th day of Av. On that day the two Holy Temples destroyed. Both times for the reason of the destruction were hatred for no reason. That goes against the essence and the reason of creation and that is why it caused the light to go away and created the opening for the negativity that followed.

The Zohar and Kabbalah reveal that G-d created the world with the name of 42 letters. The name is the first 42 letters in the 42 words prayer of the " אנא־בכח ", Ana B\’koach. The 42 letters derived from the first 42 letters of the Torah.

The first 6 letters are " אבגיתץ " and they are the inner code behind the word " בראשית ". " אבגיתץ " has the numerical value of 506 and it is equal to " אהבת־חנם ", "Unconditional Love".

Every prayer we finish with " עלינו־לשבח ", which is equal to 506. The end must connect to the beginning in order to close the "circuit" and draw the light.

In Isaiah 11:1-9, we read the prophecy on the time of the coming of Mashiach.
" וְיָצָא חֹטֶר, מִגֵּזַע יִשָׁי; וְנֵצֶר, מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו יִפְרֶה ….. " " And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a twig shall grow forth out of his roots "

" כִּי-מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ, דֵּעָה אֶת-יְקוָק, כַּמַּיִם, לַיָּם מְכַסִּים. "
"for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."

The knowledge of G-d is " דֵּעָה אֶת-יְקוָק " = 506. The prophecy reveals that the reason for the coming of Mashiach is because the earth is full of the knowledge of G-d, which is Unconditional Love.

Knowing (= connecting) G-d is to practice unconditional love. If you can not love, in order to reveal light, at least do not hate. Hate cause disconnection and destruction.

The Talmud says that a generation that the Holy Temple in not built in their times is a generation that destroys the Temple .

Now that you have the formula to bring Mashiach, ask yourself… and ask again…

Help people understand this, in a loving and caring way. Forward this article to as many people as you can so we can all come closer to the light and merit Mashiach, " הַיּוֹם ", Amen.

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