“אִם-יְהוָה, לֹא-יִבְנֶה בַיִת שָׁוְא עָמְלוּ בוֹנָיו בּוֹ”
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. (Psalms 127:1)
Bezalel and Oholiab completed the job of building the Tabernacle. The Zohar explains that Bezalel whose name means, in the shadow of G-d, utilized the Hebrew letters to create all that he needed. It was mind over matter, the supreme alchemy, using the “chemistry” of the Alef Bet.
Rabbi Shimon reveals us in the Zohar that the letters are divided into groups of threes. There are two male letters and one female letter in each group. There are nine females and eighteen males. Total of twenty seven letters (22 base + 5 finals).
The nine females are the final four, which are “קרשת” and the five final letters that are “םןץףך”. There are supernal letters that come from Binah (the eighth sefirah) and letters from the level of Malchut.
Before I lose you with technical details, please understand that the spiritual system is very much like electrical circuit. The flow of energy has strict rules.
There is nothing random. Nothing, Nothing, Nothing. The term “random” is invented by frustrated scientists to explain phenomena that they can\’t explain or control. Fortunately, most scientists nowadays come closer to spirituality and better understanding of the real nature of nature.
The Tabernacle is a device that helps us connect to the light of the Creator. This light is the power that drives all existence. G-d took us out of Egypt holding our hands and keeping us safe like in a mother\’s womb. Now before coming to the Land of Israel and giving us control over our life and ability to be like him, he gave us the tools to connect.
In previous Torah portions, we received the personal tools and now the Tabernacle as a tool to connect the light to all peoples.
Before we born, we were "wired" to another device (mother) that provided us with the light’s energy needed to build our vessel. The Ari teaches us that every three months in the womb, a baby moves to another level of their development. After nine months (3×3) the pregnancy gets completed (the vessel) and ready to go into labor.
The Zohar tells us that Bezalel used the 42 letters that G-d used for creation
to make all the parts of the Tabernacle. In 39:32 they finished the building and brought the Tabernacle to Moses.
וַתֵּכֶל–כָּל-עֲבֹדַת, מִשְׁכַּן אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד;
וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה, כֵּן עָשׂוּ
"All the work of the Tabernacle was finished…; and the children of Israel did according to all that G-d commanded Moses, so did they"
A famous Torah commentator tells us that the first four words of the verse is numerically equal to "the twenty fifth of Kislev". This is the day of the Miracle of Chanukah.
This miracle is about connecting the Light to the Holy Temple (vessel). Immediately after that (Exodus 39:42-43) Moses saw that they had done all that G-d commanded and he blessed them."
It is a little bit puzzling that after all that was done, G-d tells Moses (40:1-16) to fabricate the Tabernacle. These sixteen verses detail how to put together all parts of the Tabernacle. This shows us that there is another process to complete the process.
What is G-d telling Moses to do here?
The Zohar explains on 39:33 that they brought the Tabernacle to Moses. It is like bringing the bride to the groom. They built the vessel and Moshe who represented the Light, needed to activate it. G-d told him when to do it and how to do it, exactly.
We can easily calculate that from the 25th of Kislev to the first of Nisan, as G-d instructed Moses to activate the Tabernacle, there are three months and 7 days.
The seed was planted when Moses blessed them when they brought the Tabernacle to him. After that there was three months of concealment to establish the vessel and build its desire for the Light. Like in pregnancy, during the first three months it is hard to know if the woman is carrying a baby. Also When Moses was born; his mother concealed him for three months (exodus 2:2).
Timing is important. Rosh Hashanah and the First of Nisan are two heads of the year, one is female and one is male for the light and vessel.
When we have desire to create and build something, we can do it with the power of consciousness, which is energized by the power of the letters we carry with us.
The letters are embedded in our name and DNA. On smaller scale we have the power to achieve whatever our mind is set to. If we define our goals clearly and to the detail, like all the parts of the Tabernacle, we can achieve them when we apply the spiritual laws given to us by G-d.
You can build the most sophisticated computer with the best parts, but it will not give you anything if it is not connected to a power source.
At the end of verse 40:33 Moses finishes the work.
“וַיְכַל מֹשֶׁה, אֶת-הַמְּלָאכָה”
Immediately after, in 40:34, G-d appears in the Tabernacle.
וַיְכַס הֶעָנָן, אֶת-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד; וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה, מָלֵא אֶת-הַמִּשְׁכָּן
“Then the cloud covered the tent, and the glory of the G-d filled the tabernacle”
Moses connected the Tabernacle (vessel) to the Light and activated it on the first day of Nisan. When we have a vessel and a proper connection, the Light must appear, unconditionally.
Moses activated the first device to connect to the Light for us and he will do the same with the final one, the Third Temple in Jerusalem. Today, Amen.