Vayechi – The Architect signed his work.

The Architect signed his work.

" וַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-בָּנָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר, הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִקְרָא אֶתְכֶם, בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים "

Vayechi is the last parasha in Genesis "בְּרֵאשִׁית " and as such, completes the level of the whole book, Keter "כתר ". Keter is the point above the head where the original thought comes in to our mind. All our actions precede a thought. We do not control the original thought. It comes to us from the spiritual realm, enters the brain (right and left) and gets processed before action is taken.

Vayechi is called "parasha stumah" "פרשה־סתומה ", meaning closed parasha. This term is used when the end of the previous parasha and the start of the next parasha are on the same line with no space.

The Torah is such an amazing code and tool that we cannot even grasp its awesomeness. Like Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon said that every letter in the Torah is holy and in it s perfect place. Rabbi Akiva adds that he can give "mountains" of lectures on every letter in it. The rules of writing the Torah preserved this tool\’s integrity without corruption for the last 3320 years.
Vayechi is a closed parasha in order to connect the light from the whole book of Genesis into it.

When we listen to the parasha, we have the opportunity to connect to the light of Keter, to the thought and purpose of the whole creation. On the individual level you can meditate to connect to your own purpose in life and ask for the right thoughts to come to you and guide you in your life.

The book of Genesis starts with the special letter "ב " (Bet) at the top of the first column and in this parasha we find the letter "י " at the top of the column (Genesis 49:8).

The two special letter sums up to 12 to bring the power of Jacob\’s blessing to his 12 sons. Since Keter represents the original thought of creation then the end is already included in it. The Architect knows how the building will look like before he draws the first line on the drawing board.

The architect of our universe put the whole creation in Genesis, from beginning to end. This is why Rabbi Shimon wrote the 70 "Tikunim", explanations, to the first word of the Torah, "בְּרֵאשִׁית ", which is the beginning of all beginnings. Vayechi completes the first book and seals the thought of creation.

Jacob (Tiferet), before he died, made a connection with Joseph (Yesod), so that the flow of the light of the central column would continue through Joseph (Yesod) to Malchut. This was done at the beginning of the parasha when Jacob asked Joseph to put his hand under his thigh and made him swear. "שבועה " in Hebrew is from the root word, seven "שבע ". This act connects the upper six sefirot to the seventh, Malchut. That is why the sages say that if a person swears and does not follow his commitment, it is like destroying worlds.

At this stage Jacob knews G-d\’s plan and he gathered his sons to give them the blessings. Genesis 49:1
" וַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-בָּנָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר, הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִקְרָא אֶתְכֶם, בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים "
And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: \’Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you which shall happened to you in the end of days.

We see that Jacob actually brought them together to tell them what would happen in the end of days. As we mentioned earlier, Keter holds everything in it, the beginning and the end. Jacob saw the future and he channeled the proper energy to his sons through the different blessings.

Special attention to the two verses 48:16 "הַמַּלְאָךְ הַגֹּאֵל אֹתִי מִכָּל-רָע, יְבָרֵךְ אֶת-הַנְּעָרִים , וְיִקָּרֵא בָהֶם שְׁמִי, וְשֵׁם אֲבֹתַי אַבְרָהָם וְיִצְחָק; וְיִדְגּוּ לָרֹב, בְּקֶרֶב הָאָרֶץ ." "the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.\’". Jacob connects his own angels to the children of Joseph and to all of us. This blessing is used on Friday nights for fathers to bless their children (with the energy of Shabbat, of completion).

The other special verse is in 49:22 "בֵּן פֹּרָת יוֹסֵף, בֵּן פֹּרָת עֲלֵי-עָיִן; בָּנוֹת, צָעֲדָה עֲלֵי-שׁוּר .", "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a fountain; its branches run over the wall." This gives the protection from all evil eyes. All the blessings are important, for financial and spiritual growth. The number of verses in this parasha is 85 and it is equal to "פה ", mouth, to strengthen the power of Jacob\’s blessings to his sons and to all of us.

At the end of the Parasha, Joseph asks his brothers to swear to him that when G-d will redeem them they will take its bones (also essence) with them. "וַיַּשְׁבַּע יוֹסֵף, אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר: פָּקֹד יִפְקֹד אֱלֹהִים אֶתְכֶם, וְהַעֲלִתֶם אֶת-עַצְמֹתַי מִזֶּה ." "And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying: \’God will surely remember you, and you shall carry up my bones from hence."

Let us pray that the final redemption will be Today, Amen.

Genesis – 2

Genesis2 – The earth was unformed and void

In this part I want to stay at the time (if we can call it that) before the creation.
The Zohar and the Ari teach us about this time. The word " בְּרֵאשִׁית ", "In the Beginning", implies " ב " " רֵאשִׁית ", which means two beginnings, two heads, and two systems.
 
In this part I want to stay at the time (if we can call it that) before the creation.
The Zohar and the Ari teach us about this time. The word " בְּרֵאשִׁית ", "In the Beginning", implies " ב " " רֵאשִׁית ", which means two beginnings, two heads, and two systems.

The first thing in the creation process was to set up the spiritual system. It had to be there before creating the physical world.

In order to have a world that we could be the creators we needed a "working environment", where we could build and create new. This place or level is called Malchut, (kingship in English). As Rabbi Ashlag explains, G-d created the desire first. Desire was something new that had never been there. G-d only shares and loves. The desire was to receive, to rule, to make. We needed this desire as a tool to live in this world and be a creator.
The kingdom was for us to rule. For that G-d made a Crown (Keter in Hebrew) that is able to emanate the necessary powers to initiate and create changes in the world.
G-d also designated two \’feeds\’ or \’advisors to the Crown\’ to follow the initiative of the Crown, one with Wisdom (Chokmah, male energy) and one with Understanding (Binah, female energy). When they summoned together they brought out the Knowledge (Da\’at) that can channel the energy and manifest as new work.
Now that we had the potential kingdom, and the top three forces, G-d needed a king.
The kingdom was still full of light and there was not much work to do. Kings were created and then \’died\’. The code is concealed in Genesis (36:31).

This process is described in Kabbalah as the "Process of the Breaking of The Vessels" " תהליך־שבירת־הכלים ". (Vessel=the ability to hold and channel the light). Each one of the kings came to existence with the desire to rule but the amount of light that was there was too strong for their vessels to hold and so they broke. The light went back to its origin and what was left was the desire of the shattered vessels. Those desires are called Klipot (Klipa in singular form). The Klipot held onto some of the light that the vessel had contained in a brief moment.

The 7 kings came and went and left 288 sparks of light in the hands of the Klipot.
This information is concealed in the word (Genesis 1:2) " מְרַחֶפֶת " "מת־רפח" (= Died, 288).
This process created the world of correction, \’Tikkun\’. The tikkun is the process of taking back the light from the Klipa and elevate it to the source. Originally, there were 320 lights in the process. 288 " רפח " of them fell into the Klipa and 32 of them that are the light of the Torah stayed for the next process.
The words " תֹהוּ וָבֹהו ּ ", "unformed and void", have seven letters for the seven kings.
It is all about desire. Desire draws the light and gives us the energy to continue. Lack of desire could make a person homeless and in extreme cases, the soul that is made out of light, wish to disconnect from the weak vessel and cause the vessel to break by taking its own life. The soul then goes to seek another vessel.
If this information is too new to you and hard to understand, read it again and again. Email your questions because of understanding how and why the world was created is an important step. What is our purpose here and what is your individual purpose in life.
This understanding could connect you to the global GPS (see previous article: http://rabbishimon.com/rs/torahc.cfm?p=Ekev ) and take your desires to fulfillments without breaking the vessel.