A strange question but in this parasha we have a unique situation. Somewhere in the middle of the parasha we have two verses between two unique letters.
We have large, regular and small letters in the Torah. We have the broken letter Vav in parashat Pinchas but the two nuns “ “turned 180 degrees with head down…
וַיְהִי בִּנְסֹעַ הָאָרֹן, וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה: קוּמָה יְהוָה, וְיָפֻצוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ. (לו) וּבְנֻחֹה, יֹאמַר: שׁוּבָה יְהוָה, רִבְבוֹת אַלְפֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
The Midrash discussed this issue and it is accepted by many that the two verses turns the Books of Numbers into three books and the Torah to have seven books.
In (Masechet Shabbat 116), Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel says: “In the future this section will be moved from it current location and written in its proper place.”
When divided to five books then
Genesis = Keter,
When divided into seven then the Torah becomes:
Genesis = Chessed,
Numbers first part =Netzach,
Two verses= Hod,
Numbers last part=Yesod
The Two verses are in the level of Hod. We know that Hod is the level that completes the vessel and have the ability to draw and channel the Light
Up to the first letter, “” the Torah describes the building the spiritual system for us and teach us how to connect to the light. In Behalotcha, the third parasha of Numbers is related to the Kohen.
The book of Numbers starts with the parasha of Bamidbar and it deals and connects with Yisraelites or Yisrael, Naso count and deals with the Levites, Behalotcha connect the Kohen with the Menorah and the seven candles. Together they are making the vessel “כלי” for “כהן־לוי־ישראל” (read my commentary on Naso).
The Kohen connects to the Menorah, which is the plug in tool to draw the light of the supernal through the seven sefirot to our world.
This is all up to the first Nun, “” and the following two verses activated the system. The Torah (Zeir Anpin) is now in full force and the Light can flow to the world. It gives us the power to manifest desires into physicality.
The Torah is our GPS (G-d P-rovided S-ystem). In the desert, the cloud and the pillar of fire guided the Yisraelites in their travels to the Promised Land.
All we need is to follow the system.
What makes these two verses so special?
Before them the Torah was five parts (hand of G-d) and now seven parts, Zeir Anpin (six Sefirot) and Malchut (1).
Remember that Z”A is the letter “ו” of the Holy name. The physical Torah is rolled like the shape of the letter Vav.
Because the Torah is a tool for us to use in this world it needed the transformation from five to seven. The Kohen uses the Menorah with the seven candles to draw this light. It had to happen in the same parasha.
Before we take the Torah out of the Arc we recite these two verses, in order to activate the Torah as Zeir Anpin. The Arc itself is the vessel and Light of Chokmah and Binah, the Torah is Zeir Anpin and the “תיבה” Teivah, also means word in Hebrew and it is where we place the Torah for reading, the Malchut.
We need seven men to “come up”, have an “Aliya”, “עליה”, to activate the different levels and draw the Light. It is all a spiritual technology that G-d gave us to choose to connect.
Some reforms allow woman to go up to the Torah. It may look nice and advanced but it is not the technology.
Woman is Malchut and she can not channel the Light. She is the vessel, the desire and the reason for the Light to come in. That is why a Jew is someone that was born to a Jewish mother. The light goes to the vessel.
The work is for the man and that is why men need to pray/connect everyday. Women’s main spiritual work is the connection to the Shabbat, which is the seventh day, Malchut.
The first verse “ויהי־בנסע”, connect to movement, Z”A, Male, connect and draw to the Light. The second is “ובנחה־יאמר”, connect to rest, Female, manifesting the Light.
Baal Haturim in his commentary to this parasha, reveals that “בנסע” in gimatria calculation of “אט-בח” is equal to “חשמל” (electricity).
If you understand a little bit about electricity you realize that the first verse is connect to the Positive (+) and the second is to the Ground (-).
The letter “נ” that usually represent falling “נפילה” (King David used “סומך־נופלים” in the Psalms of “Ashrei”, which is in order of the Alef-Bet to support the letter “נ”). Here it is turned 180 degrees to be a tool of elevation. It is no longer a regular “נ” of falling, but a one of elevation.
“נ” has value of 50 to connect us to Binah and the two letters has value of 100 and it is the same value of “כלים” and abbreviation for “כהן־לוי־ישראל־מלכות”.
The final letter “ם” has a big connection to the final redemption and it represents a complete vessel.
The two verses, which appears as a separate paragraph in the Torah has 19 words. 12 in the first verse and 7 in the second. To add to the significance of these two verses, my friend, Ezra (Jeff) Meiliken, the mathematician, told me that the 1st verse of the Torah has 7 words and the last 12 words.
This implies a complete system. The complete cycle of Hebrew calendar has 19 years. 12 regular and 7 leap years. 12 for the 12 months and 7 for the seven planets and letters “בגדכפרת”, which according to the book of formation “ספר־יצירה”, controls the seven planets that drive the Zodiac.
There are altogether 85 letters = “פה” = mouth, which is the manifestation tool. The power of the mouth and prayer appears in this parasha as it is the first time we find in (Numbers 11:2) “וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל מֹשֶׁה” (“and Moshe Prayed”).
Immediately after the two verses we read (Numbers 11:1)
“וַיְהִי הָעָם כְּמִתְאֹנְנִים, רַע בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוָה; וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה, וַיִּחַר אַפּוֹ, וַתִּבְעַר-בָּם אֵשׁ יְהוָה, וַתֹּאכַל בִּקְצֵה הַמַּחֲנֶה.”
“1 And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of the G-d; and when G-d heard it, His anger was kindled; and the fire of G-d burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp” The negative part of the mouth came through the mouth of the people and they spoke “evil” “רַע” , Rabbi Ashlag of blessed memory explains that “רַע” is abbreviation for “רצון־עצמי” , “Selfish desire” and “רשע” (Evil) is for “רצון־של־עצמו” , “Desire for one self”.
The nation felt the energy of expressing themselves but they made a mistake and used this power for selfish desires. That was in opposite to the way of the Light and fire came to burn and removes this negativity.
The people screamed to Moshe, he prayed for them and the fire abated. He knew how to use the words to control physicality.
The nation later continued complaining that they do not have meat to eat. In short, Moshe that was in a state of above the physical levels couldn’t connect to the people’s desire. If he would do that, it would have been like death for him. He was connected to the tree of life. He brought the Torah to the people.
The midrash says that Moshe was not able to connect to his wife because of that reason. He was too high above (and that is why he never died.).
G-d instruct him to assemble 70 people and G-d used part of Moshe’s divine spirit to bestow on the 70 elder people so they can do Moshe’s work without bringing Moshe down from his level.
That created the power of prophesy among the elders and they were able to speak prophesies on that day of initiation.
The people could now get what they want (the meat) but they had a strong desire that drew again negative energy and the Light had to remove that negativity and many people died because of that.
Moshe did not or could not interfere because the elders had the duty of taking care of the people.
In verse 12:1, Miriam and Aharon talked about a beautiful woman that Moshe took. As a result of their talks, G-d appeared immediately and took them to the Tabernacle. G-d talked about the ways he connects to his prophets and when the cloud moved away, they saw Miriam leprous.
Miriam and Aharon were in a very high level. They merited the great miracles of the well of Miriam and the Clouds of Honor for Aharon.
They knew that this is the best time to use Moshe to draw the light of healing and they did. G-d’s words to them were about his choice to reveal himself to the right person.
They forced Moshe to see the energy of healing available on that time. G-d was upset about that and a result Miriam became leprous. Aharaon jumped first to talk (Numbers 12:11)
“וַיֹּאמֶר אַהֲרֹן, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה: בִּי אֲדֹנִי–אַל-נָא תָשֵׁת עָלֵינוּ חַטָּאת, אֲשֶׁר נוֹאַלְנוּ וַאֲשֶׁר חָטָאנוּ. יב אַל-נָא תְהִי, כַּמֵּת, אֲשֶׁר בְּצֵאתוֹ מֵרֶחֶם אִמּוֹ, וַיֵּאָכֵל חֲצִי בְשָׂרוֹ. יג וַיִּצְעַק מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-יְהוָה לֵאמֹר: אֵל, נָא רְפָא נָא לָהּ”
See how Aharon use the word “אל־נא” twice to make Moshe make his prayer using 5 words with total of 11 letters.
“אֵל, נָא רְפָא נָא לָהּ” . This is what Miriam and Aharon wanted to achieve and they did. They took risk on themselves for the benefits of all.
And now we have this prayer for us to use every Shabbat to draw the light of healing to us and the sick.
B”H we will merit a day of total unity with the Light, no sickness, no disease of any kind, Today, Amen.