The supernal accountant

In the second commandment we read,
Exodus 20:4 אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵל קַנָּא–פֹּקֵד עֲו‍ֹן אָבֹת עַל-בָּנִים עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים, לְשֹׂנְאָי, \”I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation\”

Does God want to scare us? \”I am not forgetting your sins!\” \”Be good or you will suffer the consequences!\”. \”I wont forgive!\” \”I will punish your children, grand children and great grand children for your sins!\”.
Here what God gives us here is an important advice and teaching about the spiritual system.
The world was created with the element of time built in it. We have a process to follow in this world. Everything that we want to create takes time.  In our mind (spiritual part of us), we can build (or/and destroy!) cities in an instant but in the material world, from thought to action takes time.

Every action we do affects our soul in a positive or negative way.

In a perfect world you\’d like to get your reward (effect) as soon as you do the action (cause) BUT in this case you would also get the negative effect of a negative action.

To keep the world in a stable state, the Creator created a distance between the effect and the cause. This is the purpose of time. It gives us the ability to correct causes before it effects us negatively or in other words, before we get \”punished\”.

We know that God does not punish us, just like we can not blame gravity for pulling us down when we jump off the window.
The Second Commandment tells us that we are responsible for the continuity in the world. A father should know that his actions affect the life of his child. He himself carries the consequences for the actions of his father. The link is very important to understand genetics, reincarnation and why things happen in a person\’s life.

In the beautiful prophecy of the future (Jeremiah 20:28 בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם–לֹא-יֹאמְרוּ )
we read עוֹד, אָבוֹת אָכְלוּ בֹסֶר; וְשִׁנֵּי בָנִים, תִּקְהֶינָה
\”In those days they shall say no more: \’The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children\’s teeth are set on edge.\”

This means that all negativity will be removed from existence. The Ten Commandments will be just a good memory of the work we did to get to the final peace.


The Ten Commandments = The Ten Basic Spiritual Laws of the Universe

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One important thing to put in your mind before we try to understand the real meaning of the “Ten Commandments” is that there is no Ten Commandments.
The Torah in Exodus 20:1 tells us “וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלהִים, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר” \”And God spoke all these words, saying…\”

Nowhere has it been said “I command you”. I suggest to everyone not to treat those holy words as commandments. The Zohar says that the word command, “צו” in Hebrew is related to idol worshiping. We can understand why the Zohar states this when we know that G-d created the universe for us. If we can build and we can destroy, it means that we have free choice. Therefore G-d’s words cannot be commandments.
Idol worshipping happens when we follow a system that takes away our free choice. If you follow a spiritual (or any) leader blindly then you lose your connection to the creator. This is idol worship.
The verb “וַיְדַבֵּר” (and he spoke) that is used in the verse (20:1) comes before the ten sayings. And then comes “אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה” (all those words/sayings). The root is “דבר” and it is used for speaking and for things, “דְּבָרִים”. From this we understand that G-d speaks to us at the lower level, to the world of Malchut.
Speaking “דיבור”, comes out from the mouth and this is where thoughts form a connection to the physical world.
The words of G-d here are sayings, Utterances, statements but not commandments.

G-d has given us his best advice. Those are the basic rules of the spiritual system. If we want to connect to the Light of the creator, it is better for us to follow those guidelines

1. You shall have no other Gods but me.
There is only one spiritual system in the world. You see Positive, it is from G-d, you see negative it’s the same. There is only one G-d. It doesn’t matter if you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, green, yellow, black or red. One G-d and one system for everyone. Gravity affects everyone, a headache pill from the US or Europe can relieve the aches of most people on seven continents. G-d is everything; G-d is the system.
G-d is assuring us that he is looking for our benefits when he says (20:2) “אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִיך מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים”
“I am your G-d, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery”.
G-d is not commanding, he is saying, Look, I took you out of slavery, made you a free nation and whatever I am saying here is for your own good so you can keep and enjoy your freedom.

2. You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
Disconnecting from G-d is losing control. The Zohar teaches us that we cannot represent spiritual forces in physical terms. All matter is under control of the negative side and transferring G-d’s image to matter, also transforms the positive energy of the Light and we create a disconnection. As a result, the correction process is activated. (20:4) “כִּי אָנֹכִי יְדוָד אֱלהֶיךָ, אֵל קַנָּא–פֹּקֵד עֲו‍ֹן אָבֹת עַל-בָּנִים עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים, לְשֹׂנְאָי” “for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments”. (The English translation expresses the understanding of the verse, not the exact meaning. It is incorrect to translate “פֹּקֵד” as punishing since this root is also used for redemption.
Here G-d is saying, please listen and stay with me, otherwise I will have to activate a process of cleansing “אֵל קַנָּא”. “אֵל” is G-d’s name at the level of Chessed (Mercy) and “קַנָּא” is from the root of cleansing “נקי” and also has the same numerical value of “מקוה”, mikve (special spiritual cleansing pool). G-d also warns us that the process can go through the generations. (I expand more on that in the commentary of next week’s parasha of Mishpatim).

3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
G-d gave us the power to speak and manifest energy. When we speak, we activate the four elements of nature, air, fire, earth and water.
Air is obvious, fire is the warmth of the vapor, water is the moist in the vapor and the earth (soil) is the minerals in the vapor.
When we speak we create angels positive or negative, based on the words we use. Misusing the power that G-d gave us, could hurt us if we don’t keep our words in the positive frame.

4. You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
The Shabbat is the day where Malchut (female energy) has a connection with the spiritual system (Binah) and draws the energy for the whole week. The Hebrew word “זָכוֹר”, is related to male energy and connection to the light. This is the blessing that G-d is giving us here. The spiritual system is in a rest state and to connect we need to be in affinity with it. Any new creation (work) creates disaffinity and takes away the ability to connect and draw the light for the rest of the week. We can look at it as the only day where we can refill our energy tanks for the week.
A spiritual person connects to his wife on Friday night because of the high level connection and the great blessings they can draw from this (when done properly.)
The main tool to connect to that energy comes through listening to the Torah reading on Shabbat.
One of the important spiritual connections on Shabbat is the Kidush (The blessing over the wine) where we recite this paragraph word by word.

5. Respect your father and mother.
The Ari explains that even if the father and mother are not worthy of any respect (negative people, even murderers etc…), we required to do so for a simple reason that since they are the cause to our existence, then the light comes to us through them. We are connected with a spiritual umbilical cord. We cannot reveal light in our life when we do not respect our parents.
The Ari adds that we should respect our older brothers and sisters because they came before us and we are fed through the same line.

6. You must not kill.
Any form of disconnection from the light is killing. Hurting others creates some form of death. Evil tongue is a form of murder

7. You must not commit adultery.
Sexual act performed with a person that you don’t have a spiritual connection with creates a drain of positive energy and brings chaos.

8. You must not steal.
We cannot enjoy or benefit from anything that we did not earn by our efforts.

9. You must not give false evidence against your neighbor.

We need to watch from getting trapped by the illusion of the five senses.

10. You must not be envious of your neighbor’s goods.
You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Everyone has his own process in life. Envy will connect us to the negative spiritual process of the other person. Be happy with what you have.


Tu B’Shvat – an opportunity to bless ourselves.

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(Jeremiah 17:8) וְהָיָה כְּעֵץ שָׁתוּל עַל-מַיִם \”For he (man) shall be as a tree planted by the waters\”

(Deuteronomy 20:19) כִּי הָאָדָם עֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה \”For is the tree of the field a man\”
(Genesis 1:27) וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ, בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ:  זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה, בָּרָא אֹתָם \”So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.\”

When it says that G-d created us in his own image. \”בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹקים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ\” It is exactly so. Image in Hebrew \”צֶלֶם\”, which has the same numerical value as Tree, \”עץ\”. It is the Tree of Life that is inside and outside of us.

We are the fruits of the Tree of Life and as such we carry its seeds inside of us. That gives us the ability to create life. When God said \”Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth\”, He gave us this gift. We became part of the Tree and it makes us like the Creator.

A bone in Hebrew is \”עצם\”. It also means essence. The letters are a combination of the word for Tree \”עצ\” and the final letter Mem. The letter Mem has four sides and it shaped like a square.

Without going too deep we understand from the codes of the Hebrew Alpha-Bet that our essence is connected to the Tree. We know from Kabbalah about the invisible and indestructible bone in our body called \”עצם הלוז\” \”bone of luez\”. It is the actual connection to the Tree. This bone is the seed for the resurrection of the dead when the time will come. Mashiach will re-connect us to the Tree of Life.
Like the tree we bring out fruits, which grow to be trees. The trees make more fruits in a cycle that creates continuity in the world.

In Tu B\’Shvat we have the opportunity to connect to the Tree of Life when we bless the different kind of fruits. That action actually bring blessings on ourselves at the seed level.

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May we all have a blessed Holiday and renew our seed and connection to the Tree of Life. Amen.

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יְקוָק is my shepherd

Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1) has the last three plagues Locusts, Darkness and killing of the first born.

The process of ten plagues was forced on Pharaoh by God in order to reveal Zeir Anpin. The Torah tells us directly that God “hardened” Pharaoh’s heart so that he wouldn’t let go of the Israelites. He didn’t have a choice. He had to suffer all the way until his first born was killed in the last plague.

God’s plan was to install the spiritual system called Zeir Anpin, through the revelation of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Prior to that, the world could easily enjoy direct light and fulfillment of the left column.

With the revelation of Z”A came the laws of restriction, which are the famous 613 precepts. 248 of them help us connect to the light of the creator and 365 to avoid negativity.

The ten plagues made room for the Ten Utterances. To remove the negativity from its root, there had to be the ten steps as I described in a previous commentary Killing the first born was a must to achieve this goal and allow Z”A to be revealed in the world. The desire to receive without sharing can no longer exists without negative effect.

Footsteps on the beach

The Zohar helps us understand this principal. Rabbi Yossi (Zohar Bo #94), said that “the world could not exists but for the head (leaders) of the people. If the leaders are righteous, then the people benefit the good. If they are not then woe to the world and woe to the people”

The Zohar references Samual2 24:17 “וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד אֶל-יְקוָק בִּרְאֹתוֹ אֶת-הַמַּלְאָךְ הַמַּכֶּה בָעָם, וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי חָטָאתִי וְאָנֹכִי הֶעֱוֵיתִי, וְאֵלֶּה הַצֹּאן, מֶה עָשׂוּ: תְּהִי נָא יָדְךָ בִּי, וּבְבֵית אָבִי.”

“When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the LORD, \”I have sinned; I, the shepherd, have done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Let your hand fall on me and my family.”

Leaders have the responsibility for their people. The head of the nation, the head of the community, the head of the family, Rabbis, teachers, every kind of leadership carries a responsibility to the group one leads even if it is a task team at work. I have a responsibility for what I write. Everything must be thought to have a positive effect. If I lead you away from the Light, I am responsible for it.

Don\’t get caught with the sins of your leaders.


Zion and Jerusalem – The promised land and the Final Redemption. Part 1

Exodus 6:8

וְהֵבֵאתִי אֶתְכֶם, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂאתִי אֶת-יָדִי,
לָתֵת אֹתָהּ לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב; וְנָתַתִּי אֹתָהּ לָכֶם  מוֹרָשָׁה, אֲנִי יְהוָה

\”And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning which I lifted up My hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am the LORD;\”

Rashi, explains \”hand lifting\” is  God\’s act of swearing on his throne.

הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂאתִי אֶת-יָדִי,

הָאָרֶץ – this is the land of Israel, which is the \”middle point\” of the \”Big Bang\” (The act of creation).

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אֲשֶׁר – is the concealed head like in Exodus

3:14 \”אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה\’,incorrectly translated to \”I AM THAT I AM\”. This is the supernal head where the seed and thought of creation originated.
נָשָׂא תִי – is the elevation and the ultimate connection, like in marriage, that God made between the supernal power and the material world below.

I inserted a space in the middle of the word so you can see the connection of the words. The letters תִי Tav is for Malchut and Yod, is for the elevation to the supernal head.

The Land of Israel is Unique in the world because it is like the power supplier for the whole world.

Zion and Jerusalem are the connection points. Zion is the upper (+) and Jerusalem is the lower (-). The Israelites are responsible to make the connection and keep the energy flowing down to the world.

Notice that I used the word Israelites and not Jewish people. The Israelites are all around the world. They feel their connection to the Creator deeper in their soul.

The Israelites are emissaries to spread the light of the land of Israel wherever they are. Read more on \”Who is a Jew?\”

The verse says \”God lift his hand\” to swear for the Land of Israel.

The word for swearing in Hebrew is \”שבועה\” that comes from the root word \”שבע\” plus the letters \”וה\”. The simple explanation is that swearing is connecting the Seven Sefirot of Zeir-Anpin, the letter Vav and Malchut, the letter He.

When God \”Lifted up his hand\” he made the connection of Zion and Jerusalem. Unfortunately our actions corrupted this connection and that caused the destruction of the Holy Temples and the lack of light in the world.

Swearing is a serious issue. A person should not swear if he doesn\’t involve the Light. The spiritual effect of that is a connection through the sefirot from Malchut up to Binah. If not followed through, the energy that is drawn for the swear turns negative and hurts the person, sooner or later.

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The Land of Israel, especially Jerusalem, attracted many empires and nations in the past, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greek, the Romans, the Byzantine, the Crusaders, the Ottoman and others. None of them managed to have a complete and continuous hold on this land. They just couldn\’t connect to that high light and it brought them down.

Why did the sons of Ishmael want to have this land?

On the spiritual level, Ishmael considered himself as the first born to Abram NOT to Abraham. We know that God changed Abram\’s name to Abraham and by that the future changed.

Ishmael may have the right to claim first born rights from his real father, Abram but Since Abraham is a renewed soul, there is no base or power to this claim. The Holy Land promised to Abraham, not to Abram.

Ishmael\’s mother, Hagar, came with Sarah as a gift from Egypt. She was also used tool by Sarai to bring a child for her husband Abram. When Sarai named Sarah by God, there was a total spiritual separation between Hagar and Ishmael, Sarah and Abraham.

Continue on Part 2 (soon)

Shemot – The Genesis Code

וְאֵלֶּה, שְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, הַבָּאִים, מִצְרָיְמָה: אֵת יַעֲקֹב, אִישׁ וּבֵיתוֹ בָּאוּ
Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt with Jacob; every man came with his household

This week we start with \”שְׁמוֹת \”, Exodus, the second book of the five. This one is at the level of Chokmah, also described as \”אבא \”, \”Father\”.
What does it mean?

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