Behar – Who is a Jew?


Please note that the word for Jewish, "יהודי" does not appear in the whole Torah. (It is found in the other two parts of the bible but as reference to individuals.)
Jacob is Israel (See Genesis 32:29) and his children are the twelve tribes. They came to the land of milk and honey, settled in and built the Holy Temple.


כִּי-לִי בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, עֲבָדִים–עֲבָדַי הֵם, אֲשֶׁר-הוֹצֵאתִי אוֹתָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם:  אֲנִי, יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵיכֶם
For me, the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Many people translate "the Children of Israel" to "The Jewish people".

Please note that the word for Jewish, "יהודי" does not appear in the whole Torah. (It is found in the other two parts of the bible but as reference to individuals.)
Jacob is Israel (See Genesis 32:29) and his children are the twelve tribes. They came to the land of milk and honey, settled in and built the Holy Temple.

After the death of King Solomon, Rehoboam, his son causes a split in the nation. This situation allowed negativity to get in and brought the exile of the ten tribes, "The Lost Tribes".

We know that the tribe of Yehuda supported Rehoboam, the king of Israel, the son of Solomon, the son of David.

A Jew, "יהודי", connects to the tribe of Yehuda and to the line of David. Prophesies tells us about G-d\’s promises to gather us from all the nations (Ezekiel 20:34).  In Ezekiel 20:40 G-d says that in the Holy Mountain, all the house of Israel will serve G-d.
כִּי בְהַר-קָדְשִׁי בְּהַר מְרוֹם יִשְׂרָאֵל, נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי יְקוָק –שָׁם יַעַבְדֻנִי כָּל-בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל כֻּלֹּה, בָּאָרֶץ: 
שָׁם אֶרְצֵם–וְשָׁם אֶדְרוֹשׁ אֶת-תְּרוּמֹתֵיכֶם וְאֶת-רֵאשִׁית מַשְׂאוֹתֵיכֶם, בְּכָל-קָדְשֵׁיכֶם
 The "children of Israel" refers to all the Tribes, including the lost ten. They could be your neighbors. If they were not born as Jewish, "יהודי", it doesn\’t mean that they are not from the house of Israel.

The root of the word redemption "גְּאֻלָּה" appears in this parasha more than in any others. It also guides us to be honest and support each other. The code of seven that repeats in the parasha, represent the final Shabbat, the elevation to the light of Binah. It will be when all Israel will be united in the Holy Mountain, "בהר" (=207= Light="אור"). 

Love your neighbor as yourself. He could be your brother, really your brother.

 

Bechukotai – Who is responsible for the Cyclone?

In the Parasha of Bechukotai, G-d tells us that if we obey and follow the laws and commands, everything will be normal and if not, many horrible diseases and troubles will come upon us.

This is the end of Leviticus and as such closes the energy level of Binah that is the source of energy for the world. The following level is Zeir Anpin and it is the "face" of this world.

אֵלֶּה הַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, וְהַתּוֹרֹת, אֲשֶׁר נָתַן יְקוָק, בֵּינוֹ וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–בְּהַר סִינַי, בְּיַד-מֹשֶׁה

These are the decrees, the laws and the regulations that G-d established on Mount Sinai between himself and the Israelites through Moses.

 

In the Parasha of Bechukotai, G-d tells us that if we obey and follow the laws and commands, everything will be normal and if not, many horrible diseases and troubles will come upon us.

This is the end of Leviticus and as such closes the energy level of Binah that is the source of energy for the world. The following level is Zeir Anpin and it is the "face" of this world.

Here Torah tells us the spiritual laws of the universe. There is a system that works between us and the Creator. It is cause and effect and whatever we saw, we reap.

This parasha is also like a prophecy for the future. In a global level, if we lose the connection to the light, we get all kinds of chaos.

When we look around us, read the paper and watch the news on TV, we know that as a collective, we don\’t have a proper connection to the creator and the result is Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Twisters, Cyclones, earthquakes and more.   If you read my articles about "the Space", then you can easily understand this fact. (See: http://rabbishimon.com/index.cfm/feature/91_3)

We need to have a miracle of consciousness change in the world in order to have some effects and reverse some of the chaos.

Sometimes soon, I will introduce a special virus, positive one to help do that.

Stay with the light, no matter what.

 

Emor- What is time?

 

 

 

The word "מועד", (=season =time) has the numerical value of 120. This connects us to the 12 signs of the Zodiac and 10 sefirot that control the energy flow from each constellation.

G-d informs us on the special times throughout the year, where there is a special energy. He instructs us to announce them as a form of connection to that time/energy.

אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְקוָק, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם

 

 

These are the appointed seasons of G-d, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.

 

The word "מועד", (=season =time) has the numerical value of 120. This connects us to the 12 signs of the Zodiac and 10 sefirot that control the energy flow from each constellation.

G-d informs us on the special times throughout the year, where there is a special energy. He instructs us to announce them as a form of connection to that time/energy.

 

Albert Einstein said that time is just another dimension, a fourth one to go along with the up-down, side-side, forward-back we move through every day. Our understanding of time, Einstein said, is based on its relationship to our environment. The most radical interpretation of his theory: Past, present, and future are merely figments of our imagination, constructs built by our brains so that everything doesn\’t seem to happen at once.

 

Einstein\’s conception of unified spacetime works better on graph paper than in the real world. Time isn\’t like those other dimensions – for one thing, we move only one way within it.

 

Why so? Why can\’t be go back in time?

 

The answer is simple. If we can\’t then we don\’t have to. Time exists only on the material level. There is no time in the spiritual dimensions.

In our world we perceive it as an illusion. The experience of time changes from one person to another and from one event to another.

 

Time was created for us so we can do our "time". We were born into time to work. We\’ve been "pushed" into the matter, the prison, the work, so we can grow and collect sparks of light that was lost to negativity in the current and in previous lives.

 

We are born with a certain amount of "installed" light and potential light. The work is to use the "installed" light to connect and add to ourselves from the potential light. This is done by positive actions ("Mitzvoth") to keep the light we have (and not to lose it). When we get out of ourselves to do for others, we add to ourselves from the potential light.

 

The parasha discusses two main issues. One is the purity of the Kohen and the second is the calendar of events to perform "services".

 

We know that the services are actually our opportunities to connect to the special light that becomes available for us. All the major events are discussed here. Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, Passover, the counting of the Omer and Shavuot.

 

The dates are described with details. They\’re exact and there is no flexibility. In many civilian holidays, they can move the date of the event to a "convenient" date. In the Jewish, or should I say the divine calendar of event, it is precise. You cannot move Passover night to Sunday if it falls on a Saturday night just for the convenience of it. The energy simply will not be there.

 
 

One of the special events is the blessing of the Sun. Most of you know about the blessing of the moon that is done on a monthly basis. There is another cycle of the Sun that occurs every 28 years. The next time we need to do it will be April 8th, 2009. It is Passover eve. After burning the Chametz on that morning, we will need to make the connection to the blessing of the Sun, "Birkat Hachama".

 

This event connects us to the first appearance of the Sun at the time of creation. I received information that this time the sun will also be at the same cosmic position as the day the Israelites left Egypt, the Exodus, and also the same position that was at the time of the miracle of Purim when Mordechai and Esther overcame the negativity of Haman.

 

At the beginning of the Parasha we read that G-d instructs Moses to talk to the priests and give them the guide on how to be pure. Their service requires channeling the light to the people. An impure channel cannot do that.

 

Some comunities won\’t let a person with physical disabilities (Blind, one with stuttering and can not say the blessings, a person that does not keep the Shabbat) to be called to the Torah on Shabbat. A cohen has some rules that prevent him from doing the blessing of the Cohanim.
The reason for this is that every person that goes up to the Torah is a messenger of the light. He should meditate to channel the light of the reading to his congregation. If the vessel is flawed then he can\’t channel the light entirely.

 

The three major holidays appear in this portion because the priests have more work in servicing the people. The Torah law states that we need to come to the Holy Temple three times a year. On Sukkoth, Passover and Shavuot. The first two are exactly six months apart. Shavuot comes after special counting of seven times seven. This is the counting of the Omer. After we complete the counting we receive the Torah.

 

Time is a special tool that created for us in order to build vessels to draw the light. We work six days to rest in Shabbat and get the light. So with the Seder (means order in Hebrew) of Passover night, so with Shavuot and Sukkoth. Those are special days that we can connect to the highest level of light our soul can connect to.

 

Take "your time" and build your vessels. If you built them, the light will come.

 

EMOR – Qu\’est ce que le temps?

Le mot מועד ”, ( saison = temps) a une valeur numérique de 120. Il nous connecte aux 12 signes du Zodiaque et aux 10 Sefirot qui contrôlent le flux d\’énergie de chaque constellation.

Tout au long de l\’année, D. nous tient informés de temps particuliers où s\’écoule une énergie spéciale. Il nous demande de les annoncer, prenant ainsi la forme d\’une connexion à cette énergie/à ce temps.

אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְקוָ ק, מִקְרָאֵי קדֶֹשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אתָֹם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם

Voici les saisons fixées par D., ce sont même des convocations saintes

que vous annoncerez lors de leurs saisons attitrées.
 

Le mot מועד ”, ( saison = temps) a une valeur numérique de 120. Il nous connecte aux 12 signes du Zodiaque et aux 10 Sefirot qui contrôlent le flux d\’énergie de chaque constellation.

Tout au long de l\’année, D. nous tient informés de temps particuliers où s\’écoule une énergie spéciale. Il nous demande de les annoncer, prenant ainsi la forme d\’une connexion à cette énergie/à ce temps.

 

Albert Einstein a dit que le temps était une autre dimension, une quatrième dans laquelle nous nous mouvons chaque jour. Notre compréhension du temps, disait il, est basé sur sa relation avec notre environnement. L\’interprétation la plus radicale de sa théorie est que le passé, le présent et le futur ne sont que des inventions de notre imagination qui ont été élaborées par notre cerveau afin que tout ne semble pas se dérouler en même temps.

 

Sa conception d\’espace-temps unifié fonctionne mieux en théorie que dans la réalité. Le temps n\’est pas comme les autres dimensions, principalement parce que nous nous y déplaçons que dans une direction.

 

Pourquoi en est il ainsi? Pourquoi ne pouvons nous pas remonter le temps?

 

La réponse est simple. Si nous ne pouvons pas, c\’est que nous ne devons pas. Le temps existe qu\’au niveau matériel. Le temps n\’existe pas dans les dimensions spirituelles.

Ce n\’est, dans notre monde, qu\’une illusion. La perception du temps varie d\’une personne à l\’autre, d\’un événement à un autre.

 

Le temps fut créé pour nous, afin que nous puissions faire notre «temps». Nous sommes nés dans le temps pour travailler. Nous avons été «poussés» dans la matière , la prison, le travail, afin de pouvoir grandir et recueillir les étincelles de lumière qui furent perdues lors de cette incarnation actuelle ainsi que dans les précédentes.

 

Nous naissons avec une certaine quantité de lumière « préétablie» et de lumière potentielle. Le travail consiste à utiliser la lumière qui est  « installée » pour se connecter à partir de la lumière potentielle. C\’est en faisant des actions positives « Mitzvoth» que nous gardons la lumière que nous possédons. Lorsque nous sortons en dehors de nous mêmes pour aider les autres, nous ajoutons de la lumière venant de la lumière potentielle.

 

La Parasha parle de deux sujets importants. L\’un , la pureté concernant les Cohen et l\’autre, le calendrier des évènements pour l\’exécution des «services»

 

Nous savons que ces services sont en fait nos opportunités de nous connecter à la lumière spéciale qui nous est disponible. Tous les grands thèmes y sont relatés. Le Shabbat, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippour, Sukkot, Pâque, le décompte d\’Omer et de Shavuot.

 

Les dates sont décrites dans les détails. Elles sont précises et n\’offrent aucune flexibilité. Les dates dans la plupart des vacances civiles peuvent être aménagées et être fixées à des moments plus appropriés. Concernant les vacances Juives, ou devrais je dire concernant le calendrier divin évènementiel, tout est précis. Vous ne pouvez pas, pour le côté pratique, mettre la nuit de Pâque le Dimanche, si elle tombe un samedi par exemple. L\’énergie ne serait tout simplement pas au rendez-vous.

 

La bénédiction du soleil est l\’un des évènements particuliers. La plupart d\’entre vous connaissez la bénédiction de la lune qui est accompli une fois par mois. Il y a un autre cycle du soleil qui survient tous les 28 ans. La prochaine fois ce sera le 8 Avril 2009. Ce sera la veille de la Pâque. Le matin, après avoir cuit le Chametz, il nous faudra nous lier à la bénédiction du soleil, « Birkat Hachama ».

 

Cet événement nous relie à la position initiale du soleil au début de la création. J\’ai été informé que cette fois, le soleil sera aussi à la même position cosmique que le jour où les Israélites quittèrent l\’Egypte, l\’exode, et également à la même position lors du miracle de Purim, lorsque Mordéchaï et Esther ont contourné l\’iniquité de Hamam.

 

Au début de la Parasha, nous lisons que D. demande à Moïse de parler aux prêtres et de leur donner le guide qui les aidera à être purs. Leurs services nécessitent de canaliser la lumière au peuple. Un canal impropre ne peut pas le faire.

 

Certaines communautés ne permettent pas à une personne atteinte de certaines déficiences physiques ( aveugle , bégaiements) ou quelqu\’un qui ne respecte pas le Sabbat, à être appelée à la Torah, le jour du Sabbat.

Il y a certaines règles qui empêchent le Cohen de bénir les cohenim

La raison vient du fait que chaque personne qui monte à la Torah est un messager de la lumière. Il doit être en mesure de canaliser la lumière de ce qu\’il lit à sa congrégation. Si le récipient présente des défauts, il ne peut diriger la lumière dans sa totalité.

 

Les trois principales vacances apparaissent dans cette partie, car les prêtres ont plus de travail en servant les gens. La loi de la Torah stipule que nous devons venir au Saint Temple trois fois par an. A Sukkot, à Pâque, et à Shavuot. Les deux premières sont espacées de six mois; Shavuot vient après avoir compté sept fois sept. C\’est le compte d\’Omer. Après avoir fini le décompte, nous recevons la Torah.

 

Le temps est un outil spécial créé pour que nous construisions les récipients pour attirer la lumière. Nous travaillons six jours pour nous reposer pendant le Shabbat et accueillir la lumière. Par conséquent lors du Seder ( Seder veut dire l\’ordre en hébreu) la nuit de la Pâque, avec Shavuot et Sukkot, nous disposons de jours spéciaux pendant lesquels nous pouvons nous connecter au niveau de lumière le plus élevé qu\’une âme puisse atteindre.

Prenez «  votre temps » et construisez vos récipients. Si vous les façonnez, la lumière viendra.

Kedoshim – Don\’t go out! Someone is about to \”shoot\” you…

The Zohar tells us that Kedoshim includes the whole torah. If the Zohar states that huge statement then we need to stop and dig in to find out why. It is a short portion but with huge spiritual depth.
 
 
(Leviticus 19)

14:לֹא-תְקַלֵּל חֵרֵשׁ וְלִפְנֵי עִוֵּר לֹא תִתֵּן מִכְשֹׁל וְיָרֵאתָ מֵּאֱלֹהֶיךָ אֲנִי יְקוָק
16:לֹא תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל דַּם רֵעֶךָ  אֲנִי, יְקוָק
17:לֹא-תִשְׂנָא אֶת-אָחִיךָ בִּלְבָבֶךָ הוֹכֵחַ תּוֹכִיחַ אֶת עֲמִיתֶךָ וְלֹא תִשָּׂא עָלָיו חֵטְא
18:לֹא תִקֹּם וְלֹא תִטֹּר אֶת בְּנֵי עַמֶּךָ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְקוָקְ 

14: You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block
before the blind, but you shall fear your G-d: I am the Lord. 
16: You shall not go up and down as a gossiper among your people;
neither shall you stand on the blood of your neighbor: I am the LORD 
17: You shall not hate your brother in your heart; You shall surely  
rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. 
18: You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children
of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD

(Please Read commentary to the portion of Metzora in order to understand the following article http://rabbishimon.com/index.cfm/feature/91_3).
 
The Zohar tells us that Kedoshim includes the whole torah. If the Zohar states that huge statement then we need to stop and dig in to find out why. It is a short portion but with huge spiritual depth.
 
We\’ll understand this soon but let me ask you this.
If a person shot another person in order to kill him and missed, did he kill him?
 You may say; No, if he missed him then he didn\’t kill him. You are right, but spiritually you are wrong.

If a person aims to kill another, he had already imagined him as dead. If he took the shot then he killed the other person. The physical appearance doesn\’t matter when considering the effect on the person attempted to kill.

If he went to kill and stopped before completing the act, it is different because the new choice came to be and it cancelled the previous one.
 
Let\’s take a short lesson in nuclear physics. Name of the lesson is "Does matter exists?"
 

Scientists teach us that surrounding every atom there is an electromagnetic field which is energy and not matter. Even surrounding electrons and nuclei is a field and even the particles that make up the electron which revolve around the atom is probably another electromagnetic field and whatever makes up those particles is probably surrounded by an electromagnetic field and so on.
Atoms never actually touch one another. They are in constant movement in space.

 Whatever we see is what we perceive to be matter, but in fact, it is only a reflection of light, projected into a screen in the back of our inner eye. It is an upside down image and we need the brain to interpret it for us. 
Without going to deep into this subject, I ask you again, Does matter exists? What keeps the fields of energy organized in a particular pattern?

  I hope that I prepared you enough for the next statement.

 Leviticus 19:1
"דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם–קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ:
כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵיכֶם"
"Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them:
You shall be holy; for I the LORD your G-d am holy"
 

There are no conditions said here. It is simple; be holy because I am holy.


 
Your patterns exists in the space which is G-d. Your individual matter is represented as patterns of energy that makes you. It is the sum of your desires that defines your vessel. This is what holds the Light inside and in connection with "the space", internally and externally.


 
Now that you have this in your mind read the Parasha again and again. Suddenly you will understand it differently because the mystery has just been revealed. G-d gave us the gift of being with us in every heart beat. He is Holy and whatever you do affects the patterns of energy, which uses the Light of the Creator as drive to keep us in motion and express the self and its desires.
If we act in ways which are not Holy, we contaminate the Holiness inside.
 

We cannot curse the deaf (Lev. 19:14) because it takes us out of holiness. It doesn\’t matter if he heard us or not. If one steals and wasn\’t caught, he is still a thief. If you hate your brother in your heart (Lev. 19:17), you don\’t have to express it for the effect to take place in your space.

 
To "bear a sin on yourself" is the effect on your soul (the energy patterns). When it says "his blood shall be upon him", it is the effect of the sin as it registers in the blood. Every sin creates a barrier between the Light and the vessel. If there is no likeness with the light, the DNA gets changed and creates openness for negativity.
 
Rabbi Shimon says in the Zohar that when negativity is in town, don\’t show yourself in the markets (where people are). When there is negativity in the space, we better stay away from it.
 

Every person is responsible for his own actions and for all that is in his surrounding space. Lev. 19:17 instructs us to care for our neighbors, to make sure they follow the ways of the Light, otherwise we will carry their sins. Their actions impact the space that we share and affect us. 19:18 tells us to make our space as one with the others because the light doesn\’t want to be within the limits, which is you. Sharing connects us together and expands the light beyond ourselves.

 
Imagine a picture that everyone is still connected to their mother with the umbilical cord. You would see a huge tree of people connected to each other. The light wants us to reach that point where we see each other as ourselves. No separation.
 
Lev. 19:4 teaches us not to turn to idols. Idols are the illusionary "materials" that we want to have and connect. They are not the light and they distracting us from connecting to what is important.

When it says that G-d created us in his own image. "