Vaetchanan – To Love or Not to Be!

Moshe begged G-d 515 times (515 = the numerical value of " וָאֶתְחַנַּן " also = " תפלה " "Prayer") to allow him to enter the land of Yisrael . G-d did not listen to him and instead he asked him " עֲלֵה רֹאשׁ הַפִּסְגָּה, וְשָׂא עֵינֶיךָ יָמָּה וְצָפֹנָה וְתֵימָנָה וּמִזְרָחָה–וּרְאֵה בְעֵינֶיךָ: כִּי-לֹא תַעֲבֹר, אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. " " Get up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with your eyes; for you shalt not go over this Jordan."

" וְאַתֶּם, הַדְּבֵקִים, בַּיקוָה, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם, הַיּוֹם "

Simple explanation is that G-d is doing a favor to Moshe and let him see the land that he will not enter.
Let us examine this verse to understand the deeper meaning of why G-d did not allow Moshe to enter the Promised Land.

First, G-d say "go to the top of the mountain" "lift your eyes"… to all directions. Two elevations, one physically (to the top of the mountain) and then spiritually (lift the eyes to all directions). If you climb to the top of the mountain to see the land that you can not enter then you can look toward two or three directions but if you look toward all directions then you are already in.

G-d is actually took Moshe to a higher spiritual dimensions and showed him the future. That is why it said " וּרְאֵה בְעֵינֶיךָ: כִּי-לֹא תַעֲבֹר, אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. " see for your eyes that you can not cross the Jordan . G-d showed Moshe that the nation is not ready for the great revelation of light that would be revealed if Moshe entered the Land.

To understand this, I will use terms relate to electrical circuit. The land of Yisrael is not a piece of real estate, it has a unique value. It considered as the negative pole, ground, and the (-). The light is the positive charge, the (+). Connecting both closes the circuit and a flow of electrons begins. When we do spiritual connections we create a similar circuit and the light flows through us.

Moshe was at a very high state, if he were to enter the land of Yisrael it was like flipping the main switch and the full revelation of Light will occur.
The main connectors of the Light to the world are in Jerusalem . The Temple mount is the ground (-) and in the Holy of Holies is the (+) and a connection could be made to draw the Light.

The high priest used to do it once a year, during the Yom Hakipurim service. (Remember to put special focus this coming Yom Kippur to the part of the prayer that describes the service of the Kohen in the Holy of Holies).

If the nation is not ready then it is like connecting a small electrical device (like a battery operated one) to a high voltage. It could burn or damage the small device.

The people needed to build more capabilities to connect to the light. This requires work and they were not ready for that. G-d showed Moshe the process that the nation will go through in order to reach the point of full revelation of Light, the time of Mashiach.

Many righteous people that lived outside the land of Yisrael , were not allowed to come to Yisrael because of a similar reason Moshe was denied.

Great righteous people could flip the switch before the people are ready.
The Baal Shem Tov, was one, the Ari came to the Land only for a short time to transfer knowledge to Rabbi Chaim Vital, when he tried to reveal greater light, his son became ill and died. As we know The Ari died at the young age of 38. If he were to reach 40, he could have "turned on" the switch and bring the final redemption.

There are few great tzaddikim in recent generations that got hurt when they tried to come to Yisrael and expedite the coming of Mashiach.

Here is Moshe\’s prayer to G-d (Deuteronomy 3:24) " אֲדֹנָי יְקוִק, אַתָּה הַחִלּוֹתָ לְהַרְאוֹת אֶת-עַבְדְּךָ, אֶת-גָּדְלְךָ, וְאֶת-יָדְךָ הַחֲזָקָה–אֲשֶׁר מִי-אֵל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה כְמַעֲשֶׂיךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶךָ "
and ( 3:25 ) " אֶעְבְּרָה-נָּא, וְאֶרְאֶה אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר, בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן: הָהָר הַטּוֹב הַזֶּה, וְהַלְּבָנֹן "

Moshe start with " אֲדֹנָי יְקוִק ", which are the upper name and the lower name of G-d. " גָּדְלְךָ, וְאֶת-יָדְךָ הַחֲזָקָה ", " מִי-אֵל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ ", " יַעֲשֶׂה כְמַעֲשֶׂיךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶךָ ", are all connection of upper and lower on different levels.

Then " הָהָר הַטּוֹב הַזֶּה ", the Temple mount in Jerusalem , and " הַלְּבָנֹן " is the Holy Temple , the upper connection. " הַלְּבָנֹן ", is numerical value of " קבלה ", Kabbalah.

The higher connection is made with the knowledge of Kabbalah. Kabbalah has more acceptances in our time and everyone is allowed to study because we are closer to the ultimate revelation of the Light.

The day that represents the full revelation of Light has the code word " הַיּוֹם ", "The Day" or "Today". Moshe reveal to the Yisraelites and to us the day of Mashiach and how to merit seeing him. (Deuteronomy 4:4) " וְאַתֶּם, הַדְּבֵקִים, בַּיקוָק, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם, הַיּוֹם "
" But you that did cleave unto the G-d your God are alive every one of you this day."

To merit the day we need to be as close as we can to the Light. This will sustain us alive, on the day of Mashiach.

The parasha connects us to the ten utterances (or better known as the ten commandments), which is the total connection to the Light. Also to the first verse " שְׁמַ ע , יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְקוָק אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְקוָק אֶחָ ד " and the first chapter of the prayer of Shema Yisrael.

(Chapter 6:5) that begins with " וְאָהַבְתָּ ", "and you shall love". The highest connection to the Light is with Love.
The numerical value of " וְאָהַבְתָּ " is 414, which is equal to twice Light, " אור ". Two lights create connection of upper and lower.

Every act of love creates unity and connection to the light. " אהבה " (=13=" אחד ", one), twice = 26 = " יקוק ". There are three loves in this chapter " בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל-מְאֹדֶךָ ". Three times love " אהבה " = 39 = " טל ", "Dew". We know from the prophecy that the resurrection of the dead at the time of the final redemption will be with dew coming from the sky. That dew is the upper name " יהו " spelled in full as " יוד־הא־ואו " = 39 (10 times this = sky = " שמים "). When we connect with connect with all types of love we are able to draw the upper light.

The whole prayer of " שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל " has 248 words and exactly 1000 letters. Just to let you know the power of this prayer.

It is simple math. The more we love, the more we connect to the light.
Loving creates affinity with the light. It is the bond that gives us life. It is the reason for the whole creation. G-d created the world with unconditional love.

We just passed the 9 th day of Av. On that day the two Holy Temples destroyed. Both times for the reason of the destruction were hatred for no reason. That goes against the essence and the reason of creation and that is why it caused the light to go away and created the opening for the negativity that followed.

The Zohar and Kabbalah reveal that G-d created the world with the name of 42 letters. The name is the first 42 letters in the 42 words prayer of the " אנא־בכח ", Ana B\’koach. The 42 letters derived from the first 42 letters of the Torah.

The first 6 letters are " אבגיתץ " and they are the inner code behind the word " בראשית ". " אבגיתץ " has the numerical value of 506 and it is equal to " אהבת־חנם ", "Unconditional Love".

Every prayer we finish with " עלינו־לשבח ", which is equal to 506. The end must connect to the beginning in order to close the "circuit" and draw the light.

In Isaiah 11:1-9, we read the prophecy on the time of the coming of Mashiach.
" וְיָצָא חֹטֶר, מִגֵּזַע יִשָׁי; וְנֵצֶר, מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו יִפְרֶה ….. " " And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a twig shall grow forth out of his roots "

" כִּי-מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ, דֵּעָה אֶת-יְקוָק, כַּמַּיִם, לַיָּם מְכַסִּים. "
"for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."

The knowledge of G-d is " דֵּעָה אֶת-יְקוָק " = 506. The prophecy reveals that the reason for the coming of Mashiach is because the earth is full of the knowledge of G-d, which is Unconditional Love.

Knowing (= connecting) G-d is to practice unconditional love. If you can not love, in order to reveal light, at least do not hate. Hate cause disconnection and destruction.

The Talmud says that a generation that the Holy Temple in not built in their times is a generation that destroys the Temple .

Now that you have the formula to bring Mashiach, ask yourself… and ask again…

Help people understand this, in a loving and caring way. Forward this article to as many people as you can so we can all come closer to the light and merit Mashiach, " הַיּוֹם ", Amen.

Shoftim – How to remove negativity?

" וּבִעַרְתָּ " "put away" appears four times in Shoftim. The Zohar brings a discussion about four ways to kill the negativity Lord (Sama–el) with a Sword, Strangulation, Stoning and with Fire.

The Zohar quotes (Isaiah 34:5) " כִּי-רִוְּתָה בַשָּׁמַיִם, חַרְבִּי; הִנֵּה עַל-אֱדוֹם תֵּרֵד " " For My sword hath drunk its fill in heaven; behold, it shall come down upon Edom ". Sama-el is the minister (" שר ") of Edom .

" וּבִעַרְתָּ הָרָע, מִקִּרְבֶּךָ "
" put away the evil from the midst of you "

" וּבִעַרְתָּ " "put away" appears four times in Shoftim. The Zohar brings a discussion about four ways to kill the negativity Lord (Sama–el) with a Sword, Strangulation, Stoning and with Fire.

The Zohar quotes (Isaiah 34:5) " כִּי-רִוְּתָה בַשָּׁמַיִם, חַרְבִּי; הִנֵּה עַל-אֱדוֹם תֵּרֵד " " For My sword hath drunk its fill in heaven; behold, it shall come down upon Edom ". Sama-el is the minister (" שר ") of Edom .

The sword of G-d is built from the Name " יקוָק ". The letter " י " is the head of the sword, the " ו " is the body and the two " ה "s are the two sides of the blade.

The energy is revealed with the prayer of "Shema Yisrael" (4 paragraphs of 42+72+50+72 + (12 words at the beginning) = 248 words with 1000 letters).

The Shema prayer is the most powerful tool we have to destroy the negative side. Our sages direct us that when we do not have time to pray the whole Morning Prayer then we should at least say the Shema and the Amida (The silent prayer). The Sehma destroys the negativity on our way to the higher spiritual level and the 18 blessings of the silent prayer get us to connect and draw the light we need.

The Ari explains that in the process of reincarnation we go through four types of death in order to cleanse the soul on different levels.

Now we are close to Rosh Hashanah, the two Judgment days. The negative side, our opponent, comes to court with our list of negative actions to get us in trouble and to take the beneficent of the Light that we should receive for the coming year away from us.

This parasha is always read just before the month of Elul. The month that prepares us for Rosh Hashanah. It provides us with the teaching and support system to battle and win over negativity.

" שֹׁפְטִים וְשֹׁטְרִים, תִּתֶּן-לְךָ בְּכָל-שְׁעָרֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר יקוָק אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ "
"Judges and officers you shall make for you in all thy gates, which G-d is given you ".

Our Sages advice that the gates refer to the gates to our soul. The eyes, the ears, the mouth and the nose. The openings that connect us to the Sefirot; eyes are Chokmah, ears are Binah, nose is Zeir Anpin and mouth is Malchut.

The mouth has the power to build and kill. A wrong word at the wrong time ("Lashon Hara" "Evil Speak") can leave a scar in both sides for life, to the one that says it and the one that listens to it. Some words we have said in the past and now we regret, can never be erased unless you make a real soul cleansing and the Light allows you to forget.

The words we say to our friends or our children, especially at young age are engraved in their soul and essence. Their behavior in life is determined by the way we talked to our children at young age.

In Rosh Hashanah service there are 30 blowings of the Shofar, which are dedicated to the removal of this kind of "sin", " שפיכות־דמים " "blood shed". The soul is in the blood and when we hurt someone\’s soul it is like blood shed.

We should take our words seriously; a small joke can hurt a person for life. Bringing death on a person is a one time thing. Hurting a soul is a reoccurring event, a continuous killing of a part of a soul.

When the eyes are exposed to a negative sight, it burns the image into the soul. It could take years to erase such image. Righteous people keep their eyes down to avoid exposure to negativity and contamination of their souls. A person should look up to the sky from time to time to connect the upper and the lower.

The eyes are also known as the "window to the soul". When you look into a person\’s eyes a little longer than a brief look we can feel the other person. If you try that with different people you would immediately feel the connection, positive or negative.

We may get a "chill", become annoyed or even fall in love just because we looked into a person\’s eyes.

Similar situations happen where the ears are involved.

We learn another protection from negativity with the story of a slain that is found in the land between two cities. If the killer is not known, the judges measure the distance from the slain to the closest city.

This city is found to be responsible for the killing and it should conduct the process of cleansing from that negativity. Why does the closet city to the slain take responsibility for the removal of that negativity?

Connecting to the light increases our surrounding light. If the light is strong, it pushes away darkness to a greater distance from us.
The Zohar says, a little light pushes away a lot of darkness.
The closest city is responsible because they did not connect to the Light enough to push away negativity.
The Torah says (21:2) that the elders and the judges measure the distance. The elders come first because they symbolize the light of wisdom we have.

The Torah teaches us that we need to associate ourselves with the right people, people that are connected to the Light.

Staying close to a tzaddik, helps us during the year and especially during Rosh Hashanah when the negative side tries to get his share from us.

If we stand in court with a tzaddik next to us then it would be very hard to find our own negativity.

Watch your "gates" and be close to the Light.

Vayera – The Seed of Mashiach

What makes Avraham so special? We can find one of the reasons in the above verse from Genesis 22:2. When G-d "Tested" Avraham he instructed him to take his son to the land of Moriah and offer him there on one of the mountains. We all know the story. Some ten years ago I heard a taped lecture by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg and he refers to this verse as a dialog between G-d and Avraham.

"וַיֹּאמֶר קַח-נָא אֶת-בִּנְךָ אֶת-יְחִידְךָ אֲשֶׁר-אָהַבְתָּ, אֶת-יִצְחָק"
"And He said: \’Take now your son, your only son, that you loved, Isaac"

Avraham is the chariot (Channel) to the sefirah of Chessed (loving, kindness). Chessed is the first revelation of the Light in this world. The Zohar explains in Genesis 2:4 " אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ, בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם " that the word " בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם " which means "when they were created" has the same letters as " בְאַבְרָהָם ". The world was created with Chessed and by the merit of Avraham.

What makes Avraham so special? We can find one of the reasons in the above verse from Genesis 22:2. When G-d "Tested" Avraham he instructed him to take his son to the land of Moriah and offer him there on one of the mountains. We all know the story. Some ten years ago I heard a taped lecture by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg and he refers to this verse as a dialog between G-d and Avraham.

G-d: Take your son!
Avraham: Which one?
God: Your only son.
Avraham: I have two sons.
G-d: The one that you loved.
Avraham: I love them both.
G-d: Isaac.

This interesting conversation teaches us that Avraham had built in him unconditional love. He treated everyone equally, he was known also as a great host. Everyone was welcome in his home.

Ishmael was his son from his wife\’s servant, yet he treated him as equal.

Because he was able to accept the light of the creator unconditionally and share it with everyone, he merited to be the chariot to the sefirah of Chessed. He is the one that opens the gate of prayers for us. All major prayers begin with Avraham, Isaac and Jacob. They are the three lead chariots of the Light to this world and Avraham is leading.

To open the upper gates for the Light to flow into our lives, we need to be like Avraham, practicing unconditional love and sharing.

One of the great lessons I learned from the Zohar is related to Avraham and it gives us understanding and power to have the unconditional love. The Zohar tells us that Terach, Avraham\’s father, was a negative person and idol worshiper. His son established a connection to the light to flow down to our world. If we were to think that the world would\’ve been a better place without him then we are wrong. We never know what would come out of a person. We should never think about killing someone, but send them love and light.

A change or transformation comes with light, not darkness. Terach changed himself, left idol worshiping, turned to be a positive and loving person shortly after Avraham was born.

We find more of such an example in this parasha with the story of Lot and his daughters. We read about Avraham coming to save his brother, Lot , from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra. After Lot left Sodom and find refuge in a cave, the older daughter made her father drunk and had sexual connection with him (Genesis 19:33 ). From this connection we have the seed of Mashiach and the final redemption. (The son was Moav…Ruth… David…)

There is a special dot above letter " וּ " of the word " וּבְקוּמָהּ ". The four letters " קוּמָה " is the same as " מקוה ", Mikveh, which is a special water pool that cleanses spiritually. " ו " is the letter that channels the Light to the world. The dot puts this particular one on a higher level.

This word is also related to the time when G-d will rise to remove all negativity from the world. " קוּמָה יְ ק וָ ק , וְיָפֻצוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ " (Numbers 10:35 ).

You may think that Lot \’s daughter made a terrible act but the result was not so. Rav Shraga Berg, commented on that and said that the older daughter saw the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra as the destruction of the whole world. Her mother had turned to stone earlier and she believed that with her action she will save the world by creating continuation. That consciousness merited her to have a son that from his seed, Mashiach will come. Let us hope it will be today, Amen.

Chayei Sarah – Resurrection of the dead.

The sages in the Midrash tell us that when the angel of the other side (left column system, Sam–ael), saw that he lost the soul of Yitzchak, he went to Sarah and told her that Yitzchak was slaughtered by Avraham and sacrificed to G-d.

Sarah cried six times, three to connect to the lower three Sefirot and three to the upper three Sefirot. Her soul left her body and she died. She was 127 years old.

וַתָּמָת שָׂרָה, בְּקִרְיַת אַרְבַּע הִוא חֶבְרוֹן
And Sarah died in Kiriath Arba–the same as Hebron

The sages in the Midrash tell us that when the angel of the other side (left column system, Sam–ael), saw that he lost the soul of Yitzchak, he went to Sarah and told her that Yitzchak was slaughtered by Avraham and sacrificed to G-d.

Sarah cried six times, three to connect to the lower three Sefirot and three to the upper three Sefirot. Her soul left her body and she died. She was 127 years old.

The Torah tells us that she died in Kiryat Arba (meaning city of four) and continues immediately and explains that Kiryat Arba is Hebron. The root word is " חֶבְר " and it means connection of two sides.

So what is the city of four and what is the connection that is referred here. The great Torah commentator, Rashi, explains that the name is after the four couples that are buried there, Adam and Eve, Avraham and Sarah, Yitzchak and Rivka, Yaakov and Leah. Rachel is in Bethlehem on the way to Jerusalem but the reason for that is related to the coming of Mashiach and I will explain this in another article.

Avraham found the cave in the fields that belongs to Efron. He could see the image of Adam and Eve. He also saw that they were buried by the entrance to the Garden of Eden that was in the cave of Machpelah (from the root word " כפל " \’double\’ in Hebrew).

That was the reason why he wanted to have ownership of this place. He was ready to pay any price and he did pay the full price. His intension was to give us, the future generations, the connection to the tree of life. The patriarchs and the matriarchs that are buried there protect the entrance to the Garden of Eden for us until the time of the resurrection of the dead.

The Zohar of this parasha dedicates a lengthy article about the resurrection of the Dead. When we read the above, we get a hint to the underlying power that is revealed in this parasha.

The ten spiritual giants who are buried in the \’cave of the double\’, in Hebron , signify the importance of the place and the connection between the upper and lower. The Zohar refers to the Machpela as the place of connecting upper and lower Jerusalem .

Avraham bought the land form Efron. His name comes from the word " עפר ", which means dust of the earth. The numerical value is 350.

Efron is written in the Torah as " עֶפְרוֹן " When Avraham paid him for the field and the cave (Genesis 23:16 ) his name was written as " עֶפְרֹן " with the letter Vav missing from the name. That makes the numerical value of 400, the exact amount Avraham paid for his purchase. The commentator "Baal Haturim" also mentions that " עֶפְרֹן " has the same numerical value of " עין־רע ", "evil eye".

We learn a great lesson from this transaction. When we pay the full price, we take ownership and remove any negativity from the deal. Avraham took the Vav from Efron, that letter represents the pipe and the connection of upper and lower. At the same time he controlled Efron\’s evil eye.

(Just to make it clear. I do not suggest that you will start paying any price for your future purchases. What is important is that when it comes to something of great value to you, you should make sure that the seller is satisfied with the deal. You do not want their \’evil eye\’ attached to your new possession. Especially when you buy a business, a house, a car or anything that you will use on a daily basis.)

The Zohar tells us a story of King Solomon that one day he took control over the king of demons. King Solomon asked him what is the best advice he can give him and the answer was "Pay full price to avoid the negativity from coming in".

We want the blessings in everything we do and have. In 24:1 we connect to the blessing of G-d to Avraham " וַיקוָק בֵּרַךְ אֶת-אַבְרָהָם, בַּכֹּל ", "and G-d had blessed Abraham in all things" (We use this blessing when we recite the blessing over the food, \’Birkat Hamazon\’)

Avraham established control over the gates to the Garden of Eden and bridged the gap between death (our world, Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad) and life (Garden of Eden and Tree of Life). This is the reason the Zohar talks a lot about the system of death and resurrection of the dead in the discussion of this parasha.

One important point from the Zohar is about the existence of the special bone in a body named " עצם־הלוז ". This bone is not connected to or fed by the body. It is a tiny bone in an unknown place between the head and the body. There are several opinions to the actual place but the Ari (Rabbi Isaac Luria) and Rabbi Avraham Azulai said that its place is at the base of the neck. It could not be anywhere else because the head represents the top three Sefirot (Keter Chokmah and Binah) and the body connects to the lower seven Sefirot.

The Zohar explains that when the special dew " טל " (The deeper meaning is the " יהו " in Milui or " יוד־הא־ואו "), will come down from heaven (upper three Sefirot), it will touch the neck bone and will get soften and expand to four directions to form the body anew.

The Zohar also describes that G-d took dust " עפר " from the earth and spread it to four directions to create Adam.

When it says " כי-עפר אתה, ואל-עפר תשוב " "for you are dust, and unto dust you shall return." we see the past and the future. It doesn\’t say into the ground as in death of the body, but to " עפר ", which is the seed of its creation and its resurrection.

We learn from the Zohar that the neck bone " עצם־הלוז " (numerical value is 248), is the starting point in creating Adam\’s body. " עפר " (dust) also appears first time in the creation of Adam. Genesis 2:7 " וַיִּיצֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם, עָפָר מִן-הָאֲדָמָה " "Then G-d formed man of the dust of the ground". That dust is the seed of the physical body encapsulate into the neck bone " עצם־הלוז ", which is immortal. It will stay until the resurrection of the Dead. It is interesting to know that babies are born with 350 bones in their body. 350 is the numerical value of " עָפָר ", dust. As the baby grows to become adult, many bones fused together to form 206 bones and 42 joints and together 248. It is the same numerical value as Avraham and " עצם־הלוז " (neck bone).

" עפר " is " ע " = 70 + " פר "= 280 = " םןץףך ". Some of you will understand this but the main point is to understand that Avraham bought more than a piece of real estate; he bought a future for us.

This week, on the 24 th of Mar Cheshvan, is the Hillulah of Rabbi Avraham Azulai, a great Kabbalist who was born in Morocco , lived and died in Hebron . He had the opportunity to get into the Garden of Eden and come out alive. In his book "Chessed L\’Avraham" he reveals many Kabbalah Secrets. I will send a separate email related to this.

Vayetze – Balancing the spiritual system

Jacob was born with a mission to be a chariot to the sefira (spiritual dimension) of Tiferet. This is the central column and the balance. Right is Abraham, left is Isaac and both were not enough to establish the connection to the upper three sefirot (Keter, Chokmah and Binah). He was born perfect and all his actions were to follow and support the spiritual system.

וַיִּירָא, וַיֹּאמַר, מַה-נּוֹרָא, הַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה: אֵין זֶה, כִּי אִם-בֵּית אֱלֹקים, וְזֶה, שַׁעַר הַשָּׁמָיִם 

And he was afraid, and said: \’How full of awe is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven\’

Jacob got out of his home city and reached a place where he slept, had a dream (the most famous dream in the world…) and after he woke up he realized that he found the gates of heaven. In the dream, G-d reveals an amazing future for Jacob and promises not to leave him until he fulfills his words to Jacob.

Jacob didn\’t even ask to see G-d.

Jacob was born with a mission to be a chariot to the sefira (spiritual dimension) of Tiferet. This is the central column and the balance. Right is Abraham, left is Isaac and both were not enough to establish the connection to the upper three sefirot (Keter, Chokmah and Binah). He was born perfect and all his actions were to follow and support the spiritual system.

Genesis 25:27 " וְיַעֲקֹב אִישׁ תָּם ", the English translation for this is "Jacob was a quiet man ", but the word " תָּם " in Hebrew means flawless and complete.

Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael came from the Left and Isaac from the right. Isaac brought Esau and Jacob. Esau from the left and Jacob from the Right.

Jacob knew about the great mission he had in life even before he was born. He let Esau come out first but he was holding his heal. He knew Esau\’s weaknesses and used it to buy his birthrights.

Now Jacob goes Lavan, his uncle to have a stronger control over the left side energy. The early sages tell us that Rachel and Leah were twins and at the age of 14 when Jacob met them. Leah was supposed to marry Esau and Rachel was supposed to marry Jacob. Rashi comments that Leah\’s eyes were soft (or weak as some translations use) because she cried a lot thinking of her future marriage to Esau. Leah was born first and she is related to the level of Binah (female side) represented by the first letter " ה " of the Tetragrammaton. Rachel is related to Malchut, the last letter " ה " of the Tetragrammaton. Jacob was supposed to take his place in the Middle as Tiferet, Zeir Anpin, and the letter " ו " of the Tetragrammaton.

Jacob\’s soul was determined to fulfill its mission and was ready for any work required to achieve that goal. The whole spiritual system depended upon him. Jacob had to succeed and he put a heavy price on himself to connect to his wife. He \’volunteered\’ seven years of work for Rachel. Remember that Jacob was about 60 years old at that time.

The Zohar asks why Jacob didn\’t suggest less time like 10 or 12 months. The reason was that Jacob didn\’t look for a \’good deal\’ with his uncle, Lavan. He wanted to pay the full price to connect to his wife. He knew that she is on the spiritual level he needs to connect and seven years were the exact time needed to connect to all the seven levels. In a well performed wedding, the bride (Malchut) surrounds the groom, seven times until she stands next to him. This connection is finalized with seven blessings.

Hinduism also takes the bride and groom together where they circle a fire seven times. On the last round (seventh) the female leads.

After the seven years, Jacob approached Lavan and asked for his wife (Genesis 29:21) " וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל-לָבָן הָבָה אֶת-אִשְׁתִּי, כִּי מָלְאוּ יָמָי; וְאָבוֹאָה, אֵלֶיהָ " "And Jacob said unto Laban: \’Give me my wife, for my days are filled, that I may go in unto her". Even though the deal was to work seven years for Rachel, Jacob did not ask specifically for her, he asked for his wife. The Zohar reveals that G-d wanted him to marry Leah first and connect to Binah, which is a higher and concealed level.

Lavan\’s two twin girls were planned to marry his sister\’s twin boys. Leah was intended to Esau and Rachel for Jacob. Lavan knew that he will benefit more from keeping Jacob longer with him. Jacob already carried the blessing from G-d (Genesis 28:14) " וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ כָּל-מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה, וּבְזַרְעֶךָ " "…And in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed". His \’businesses\’ grew tremendously while Jacob was working for him. Lavan\’s selfishness was good for Jacob and he could fulfill his spiritual mission and connect to Leah and Rachel (Binah and Malchut).

This connection created a flow of light to the world through him and we see that after he connected to Rachel, Leah began having children. All of the children were spiritual giants with awesome forces and that is because Jacob made the perfect connection and the light could flow without negativity attached to it.

The sages also tell us that only after Rachel was given to Jacob; Lavan could have sons of his own. Jacob\’s work affected everything. It wasn\’t a selfish action; he did it for the whole world. The world became stable and the upper two triangles were formed. (Keter. Chokmah, Binah and Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet). Josef came after Jacob as the Sefirah of Yesod to extend the central column and channel the light to Malchut. Aharon and Moshe (Netzach and Hod) formed the vessel by bringing the Torah to the people.

The Zohar of Vayetze, talks about the power of consciousness in relation to Jacob\’s actions.

A pure consciousness and actions connect us to our mission in life and let us draw successful outcome.

Vayishlach – The power of consciousness

Jacob established the channel for the central column. And brought balance to the world. His sons came from that pure seed and they were all great spiritual forces. Each of them represents one of the 12 energies of the year (The Zodiac).

וַיֵּלֶךְ רְאוּבֵן וַיִּשְׁכַּב אֶת-בִּלְהָה פִּילֶגֶשׁ אָבִיו, וַיִּשְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל .

Jacob established the channel for the central column. And brought balance to the world. His sons came from that pure seed and they were all great spiritual forces. Each of them represents one of the 12 energies of the year (The Zodiac).

G-d was waiting for the right people to connect to him and draw more light to the world. Like in physical light, all you need to is to remove the blockage from its path.

Rachel was on a higher level and after she died, Reuben knew that if his father connects to Bilha, it would not be the same as with Rachel or His mother, Leah.

When Rachel gave Bilha to Jacob she used her as a tool to bring children for herself. The consciousness is the actual control of the connection between a man and a woman.

A couple should always conceal their place and time of connection. When done it should be in total darkness (to disconnect from the material world around and to have better influence of their consciousness into the act.). A women counts seven \’clean\’ days after her monthly cycle is finished. On the eighth day she goes to the Miqveh (ritual immersing in water for spiritual cleansing). That night she bonds with her husband to make the Mitzvah of " פרו־ורבו " "be fruitful and multiply".

This act is very important; the vessel (egg) in the woman is ready to receive the light (seed of the man). The seed is caledl " זרע " = 277 in Hebrew and is built from " רז " = " אור " = 207 + " ע " = 70 (represent seven lower Sefirot). For the knowledgeable of you read Psalms 97:11 " אוֹר, זָרֻעַ לַצַּדִּיק; וּלְיִשְׁרֵי-לֵב שִׂמְחָה ". (Notice that the letter vav is missing from the second word).

If another person knows about a connection of a couple, they could influence the consciousness of the connection and the result could be a child that is not really theirs.

When Rachel gave Bilha to Jacob she actually controlled the connection and the consciousness. The children came pure and spiritually high.

Reuben knew that his father would connect to Bilha on the eighth day, the \’Mitzvah\’ day. Rachel was gone so the connection would be with Bilha and not with the proper consciousness. This could bring a child that was not at the level of his brothers. The Zohar explains that Reuben moved his father\’s bed on the Mitzvah day (the eighth day) and created a disconnection in the spiritual realm between Jacob and Bilha.

He did the right thing and for that, the Torah scroll shows a new paragraph to begin in the middle of the verse. That space in the middle of the verse signifies a great light. The verse ends with " וַיִּהְיוּ בְנֵי-יַעֲקֹב, שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר " " Now the sons of Jacob were twelve ".

We learn about the importance of the consciousness that is involved when a husband and wife is connected. Bringing a child to the world is a serious act and not a simple physical connection and transferring some matter between one and the other. Only one seed can penetrate the egg and once it does, all the rest \’escorting\’ seeds are there to help the connection of the Light and vessel. It maybe a tiny, microscopic matter but it can carry a world of consciousness.

¿Oscuridad, Luz, Mesías Or Oscuridad, Mesías, Luz Or?

 Sacaré unos cuántos puntos diferentes, y los uniré después para revelar profundos secretos. Isaac rezó para que su esposa tuviera hijos y Di-s respondió a sus plegarias.

 וַיֵּצֵא הָרִאשׁוֹן אַדְמוֹנִי, כֻּלּוֹ כְּאַדֶּרֶת שֵׂעָר; וַיִּקְרְאוּ שְׁמוֹ, עֵשָׂו.

וְאַחֲרֵי-כֵן יָצָא אָחִיו, וְיָדוֹ אֹחֶזֶת בַּעֲקֵב עֵשָׂו, וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ, יַעֲקֹב; וְיִצְחָק בֶּן-שִׁשִּׁים שָׁנָה, בְּלֶדֶת אֹתָם. "Cuándo le llegó a ella el momento de dar a luz, había gemelos en su vientre. 25.- El primero en salir era rojo y su cuerpo entero era cómo una manta peluda ; así que le llamaron Esau. [e] 26.- después de esto, salió su hermano, con su mano agarrando el talón de Esau; así que se le llamó Jacob. [f] Isaac tenía sesenta años cuándo Rebecca les dió a luz."   Sacaré unos cuántos puntos diferentes, y los uniré después para revelar profundos secretos. Isaac rezó para que su esposa tuviera hijos y Di-s respondió a sus plegarias. Ahora, Rebecca esta a punto de dar a luz a gemelos, pero ellos se comportan salvajemente en su matríz. De miedo, ella llama a Di-s y Él le explica que de su matriz saldrán dos naciones.   Ahora, regresemos a otra materia por unos momentos. Sabemos que Abraham no bendijo a su hijo. ¿Porqué? ¿Acaso se le olvidó? No.  ¿Acaso no tenía las suficientes bendiciones para transferirle a su hijo? Sí. //–>   Abraham fundó el carruaje (Vehiculo) de Jessed (Amor Y Bondad). Isaac es la columna izquierda (Gevurah) y como tal, él tiene un poder enorme de atraer la luz. Este poder fué recivido cuándo Abraham ató a Issac, en el más alto nivel de Juicio (Din) en el famoso evento del monte Moriah. Ese evento también creó la relación y la dependencia entre Jessed y Gevurah.   Una bendición def Abraham para su hijo tan sólo "corrompería" esta conexión tan delicada. Di-s le mostró a  Abraham el futuro y la evolución de su semilla desde el convenio hasta la redeención final. Por lo tánto el sabía que Jacob (carruaje de Tiferet, columna central) saldría de Isaac.   Rebecca tiene un valor numérico de 307, que es:  רבה= Luz, אור, 207 y ק, la única letra hebrea que baja de la línea de escritura. El signicado es que estando abajo, alimentó la negatividad y le permitió a  Esau crecer en ella. Esto la convirtió en el mejor canal para traer a Jacob al mundo. Pero existe una ley espiritual muy importante que debe ser obedecida antes de traer la Luz más elevada de Jacob. Esta ley dice que_ entre más grande la Luz, así de grande será el ocultamiento de ésta Luz.   La palabra וַיִּתְרֹצְצוּ (Génesis 25:22) significa: corriendo alrededor. Nos habla de la lucha por la que los dos niños estaban pasando en la matríz Rebecca.  Las letras רֹצְ en el medio también representan la causa de ésta lucha.   Son las letras centrales del nombre de 42 letras de Di-s que representa el balance y la conexión de la Luz del Creador en un nivel primordial. También las primeras 4 letras "וַיִּתְר" signifícan: darse por vencido, así cómo Jacob se dió por vencido y le permitió a Esau salir primero de la matríz. Él tenía una muy buena razón para permitir ésto. Éstas cuatro letras, también son el valor equivalente de "La Torah" "התורה".   Jacob era "אִישׁ תָּם", significando: completo, sin culpa. Su nacimiento y futuras acciones probarían su significado de traer el balance a la existencia entera.   Él estableció la columna central, sin la cuál, el mundo estaba aún inestable. //–> Jacob tiene el atributo de la Verdad "אמת", el cuál se relaciona con la columna central y el sello de Di-s.   La Torah menciona que Isaac tenía 60 cuándo nació Jacob. Cómo sabes el número 6 representa el trabajo (y la obra de creación) y el 7 es la culminación, el descanso. Cómo el Shabbat llega después de los 6 días de trabajo.   Jacob sabía que el futuro era más importante y se rindió ante  Esau de salir primero, pero no sin antes aferrarse a su talón, עקב = עב, 72 (por los 72 nombres de Di-s) y ( ק) tomó de nuevo el control que le permitió a Esau crecer dentro de la matríz con él. La misión de Jacob era quedarse atrás y dejar que Esau guíara, pero sin la Luz.Puedes encontrar otra referencia  a ésto en : (33:14). Es muy larga para explicar ésta parte aquí pero la idea es thel trabajo antes de la paz o el descanso o finalmente el Mashiach.   El porqué la Luz más grande proviene de la negatividad, es una pregunta muy grande. Pero la respuesta es muy simple. Ya que Di-s creó éste mundo para nosotros hacer (trabajar), entonces debe de haber un proceso de "ganarse" . no podemos obtener la Luz facilmente. Debe existir una lucha con la negatividad antes de cualquier revelación de la Luz.   Unos cuántos ejemplos son: Eva y la Serpiente por la lucha de revelar la existencia y la "obra de ganar el mundo".  Sodoma y Gomorrah, Lot y su hija y la semilla del Mashiach. Abraham y Efron para poder tener control sobre la conexión con el cielo (el Jardín del Edén) en la cueva def Machpelah. Aquí tenemos a Esau y Jacob por la columna central, entonces Jacob "ganándose" las bendiciones del primogénito. Existen muchas más.   //–> La semilla de la creación oculta entre las primeras 42 letters del Génesis. " בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ וְהָאָרֶץ, הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבּ " "אבגיתצקרעשטןנגדיכשבטרצתגחקבטנעיגלפזקשקוצית" "En el principio Di-s creó los cielos y la tierra. Y la tierra estaba sin forma y vacía,"   Las palabras "תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ" significan: cáos en Hebreo. Las 42 letras terminan antes de que la palabra cáos sea completa "ה תֹהוּ וָבּ". ¿Porqué es así? ¿Qué es lo que se oculta aquí? Ahora, si tomamos las últimas 6 letras o el 42, que representa la última línea del Ana B\’koaj encontramos que su valor numérico es: 424. Acertastes. Representa Mashiach ben David (Messiah el hijo de David).    vemos que Di-s creó los Cielos y la Tierra y todo era cáos y oscuridad y abismo. Después dice: "y el Espíritu de Di-s se movía sobre las aguas." El Espíritu de Di-s referido por los Kabalistas cómo el Espíritu del Mashiach. Sólo después de eso es que es dada la orden de traer la Luz.   Mashiach estaba allí antes de que la Luz llegase a ser.!!! Ahorita el mundo se encuentra en un estado muy volátil. No existe un fuerte liderazgo o quizás no hay liderazgo del todo. Fuerzas pequeñas de negatividad(grupos terroristas, Piratas, Banqueros ambiciosos y otros) pueden tener control y traer abajo gobiernos enormes. América con todo y su ejército poderoso, su tecnología y dinero no puede traer la paz a un pequeño país como Iraq u otros lugares en el mundo. //–>   Tira un dardo a un mapa del globo y darás en el blanco de algún lugar con alguna forma de cáos. Traigo ésto a relucir para que podamos entender que el gran plan del Creador está en proceso. El actual cáos mundial que crece casi en bases diarias, es de hecho una bendición para nosotros, para ver que una gran Luz está a punto de ser revelada. Escucho al mundo llorando y el dolor esta creciendo. Las personas pierden sus trabajos, pierden sus casas y sus ahorros en la negatividad.   Las lágrimas de las viudas y huerfanos de las guerras alredeor del mundo podrían llenar oceános. El dolor y el sufrimiento estan aquí para hacernos saber que existe esperanza.   Rezémos por el fin del cáos y para que veamos al Mashiach, Hoy, Amén.

Hazinu

It is now after Midnight (Friday morning). We just finished with the fast of Yom Kippur and we are just before Shabbat. I didn\’t have article ready for the parasha of Haazinu. (Last year I was in Israel and didn\’t have time to write on it).This year I decided to fight the desire to go to sleep and write to you this short and important commentary. I will not have time to edit it so there is a risk of not being clear or sending in with English errors. (In fact I am writing directly into the email system, not even a proper word processor that will help me with grammar or spelling). Enough with excuses.

It is now after Midnight (Friday morning). We just finished with the fast of Yom Kippur and we are just before Shabbat. I didn\’t have article ready for the parasha of Haazinu. (Last year I was in Israel and didn\’t have time to write on it).This year I decided to fight the desire to go to sleep and write to you this short and important commentary. I will not have time to edit it so there is a risk of not being clear or sending in with English errors. (In fact I am writing directly into the email system, not even a proper word processor that will help me with grammar or spelling). Enough with excuses.
 
I want to share with you just few points. The parasha considered as the song of Moses. It is written in the Torah in very unique way and the style is also different. The whole songs in written on two special columns, which are split into two each to become 4 columns of text.
Before the song starts we have 6 regular lines of Torah text, then 35 lines split to two columns then on the next Torah Column we have the reverse image. 35 lines split to two then 6 regular lines.
I believe that a mathematician will find a lot of secrets just from this unique arrangement of the parasha. Kabbalah Sees it as the upper and lower triangles that form the shield of David. 70 + 70 lines of the song or 35 times 4.
This arrangement also looks like two doors, one opens toward heavens and one door open toward earth

At the top of the column, which we discussed last week, we have the letter Aleph that gave birth to Moses and he keeps it as a key to move between the worlds through the doors that Moses actually created for us.
The letter Aleph is described in Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) as a Mother letter, together with Mem and Shin.
 
In the parasha we find a very unique word in the Hebrew language, it has only one letter, the letter/word \’He\’. It appears as large letter, which means that it connects to the level of Binah. The reader of the Torah should read it as a separate word and not connect it to the next word as normally read.
 
This letter appears twice in the Tetragramaton, one time for Binah and on time for Malchut. Here it tells us how Moses connected upper and lower, like at the beginning of the songs with calling upon heaven and earth to listen to his song and by that he created necessary gates for us and for himself. As I explained in previous commentaries, he will come back. He has the key and the gates.
 
Last point I want to share with you is that in the Zohar portion of Haazinu, we find a special section called "Idra Zuta" (translated to "Smaller Assembly"). In this part Rabbi Shimon reveals the secrets of Zeir Anpin (six sefirot of Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod and Yesod). Also here Rabbi Shimon is leaving the world and its departure described in details in the Idra Zuta.
I won\’t go into this details but I will try to answer why the Idra Zuta placed inside Zohar Haazinu?
 
The Ari, tells us that Rabbi Shimon had a spark on the soul of Moses. He came to the world to reveal the Zohar, in order to support the Shechina at the days before revelation of Mashiach and to give us a powerful tool of connection and protection.
 
The Zohar and Rabbi Shimon directing us to the gates that lead to Zeir Anpin, the "Light".
 
When the Torah is raised this Shabbat and you look at it, Stare at the Gates that Moses created for us and ask him to come back.
He was the first redeemer and he will be the last redeemer.
 
We want to see him now "Ki Ba Moed" (because time has come).

Lech Lecha – What is in God’s “Will”? New Covenant?

In Genesis 15 we read about God\’s promise to Abram (Later he becomes Abraham). God takes Abram out to look toward heavens and "count" the stars.

In the Book of Formation, written by Abraham, he reveals the knowledge God gave him during that event. God showed him the structure of the spiritual system and the ten sefirot.
15:17 God said "I brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees to give you this land to inherit it." "לָתֶת לְךָ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, לְרִשְׁתָּהּ". "The Land" "הָאָרֶץ" in this form always refers to the Land of Israel where the whole creation began with the Aleph and centered around the "רֶץ" (more on this subject another time.)

In Genesis 15 we read about God\’s promise to Abram (Later he becomes Abraham). God takes Abram out to look toward heavens and "count" the stars.

In the Book of Formation, written by Abraham, he reveals the knowledge God gave him during that event. God showed him the structure of the spiritual system and the ten sefirot.
15:17 God said "I brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees to give you this land to inherit it." "לָתֶת לְךָ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, לְרִשְׁתָּהּ". "The Land" "הָאָרֶץ" in this form always refers to the Land of Israel where the whole creation began with the Aleph and centered around the "רֶץ" (more on this subject another time.)

Abram asks God "whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?".
Why did Abram question God about this? Didn\’t he believe God, when he was at his presence?

The answer is that at that moment Abram realized that he was responsible for whatever happens in his life. The "stars" and the spiritual system showed him a different future.  His question was correct and in place.
God didn\’t delay the answer and immediately instructed Abram with a strange request. "Bring me a heifer עֶגְלָה, a goat וְעֵז  and a ram וְאַיִל, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon". The English translation talks about three years, in other places there are other translation/interpretations.

The important point here is that there are 3,3,3 elements. Together 9 + 2 (dove and pigeon). 
The tree of Life has three triangles + Malchut at the base. So here we have 9+2=11 elements. We know that there are 10 Sefirot so what is the connection here?. Abraham in Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) tells us that there are 10 sefirot and NOT nine, and then he continues, 10 and NOT eleven.

The structure of the Tree of Life has 10 sefirot. When the light flows through the tree of life there are 11 sefirot which are active (Including Da\’at) and 9 sefirot(Malchut in the dark) when they\’re not active.
 All elements split in the middle to give opportunity to Abram to connect them together.  This is the point where Abram has established his channel to the sefira of Chessed.

In the continuation of the chapter, God reveals the future to Abram.  All the elements in this story are deeply coded but we can find few key elements that connect to the future. The word "פְּגָרִים" (carcasses) has the numerical value of 333 and "עַיִט" (bird of prey) is 89. Together we get 422 (the value of the word "שבעים", seventy). By adding 2 for the kolel we get 424, which equals to Mashiach Ben David. The great Torah commentator, Rashi, comments on this verse (15:11) for the word "וַיַּשֵּׁב" (=318) that it implies to The Mashiach.
For those who understand this (כחבחגתנהימ = 546 x 10 = 5460 + 318 = 5778 (=2018))

 Abram was 70 during that event. He was born in 1948 (Hebrew Calendar) and the covenant was 70 years later in 2018. In his book "The Divine Calendar", Jeff (Ezra) Meiliken writes about the connection and parallels of the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars. Interesting point is the nation of Israel had declared its independence in 1948 and 70 years later; in 2018 we expect to see a great revelation of the Light and may be a new covenant with Mashiach presence.

Did Mashiach come out of Sodom and Gomorra?

Let us first look at Sodom and Gomorra 2008.

"$39 billion: The Wall Street bonuses for the big five investment banks last year"
"$70 BILLION to Go For Wall Street Pay and Bonuses" Caroline Waxler (Businesssheet.com)http://www.businesssheet.com/2008/10/-70-billion-to-go-for-wall-street-pay-and-bonuses
In 2007, Wall Street\’s five biggest firms — Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley — paid a record $39 billion in bonuses to themselves.


That\’s $10 billion more than the $29 billion loan taxpayers are making to J.P. Morgan to save Bear Stearns.
Those 2007 bonuses were paid even though the shareholders in those firms last year collectively lost about $74 billion in stock declines — their worst year since 2002. These company executives are still fiercely fighting to protect their pay.

Let us first look at Sodom and Gomorra 2008.

"$39 billion: The Wall Street bonuses for the big five investment banks last year"
"$70 BILLION to Go For Wall Street Pay and Bonuses" Caroline Waxler (Businesssheet.com)http://www.businesssheet.com/2008/10/-70-billion-to-go-for-wall-street-pay-and-bonuses
In 2007, Wall Street\’s five biggest firms — Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley — paid a record $39 billion in bonuses to themselves.


That\’s $10 billion more than the $29 billion loan taxpayers are making to J.P. Morgan to save Bear Stearns.
Those 2007 bonuses were paid even though the shareholders in those firms last year collectively lost about $74 billion in stock declines — their worst year since 2002. These company executives are still fiercely fighting to protect their pay.

When the government last bailed out Chrysler in 1979, the unions took a hefty pay cut and Lee Iacocca cut his pay to $1 per year until all the loans were paid back. That was about 30 years ago.

Today we don\’t see rich giants like Andrew Carnegie that is considered to be the second richest person in history with a net worth of over 300 billion dollars (today\’s value). After he grew rich he gave most of his money to charities and educational organizations. He established public libraries throughout the United States and more.

Most Americans are mad about this issue. Government with the Socialism act now protects and supports Capitalism.  

Before you get mad at them remember that your negative reaction adds to the negativity in the world. If someone picks a fight with you and you respond with a fight, you create war. Look for what you can do positively and not for what you can object and negate.

This absolute selfishness and consciously (and legally) taking the money of millions of tax payers for the top few is Sodom and Gomorra 2008. The level of the desire for the self is at peak not just in the Wall Street but all over the world.


The fall of investment banking in New York affected all money markets around the world. We shouldn\’t blame THEM or the government. We should blame ourselves. It is our small acts of selfishness and disregards of the care for other people have accumulated throughout the years to hit us back in the face.

We do not need a Jedi master like Obi-Wan (Star Wars movie) to sense that "there is a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices cried out in terror…"

There is a cause and effect system.

When we accumulate enough money to feel "secure" we forget our purpose in life (Deuteronomy 8:18)

וְזָכַרְתָּ, אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ–כִּי הוּא הַנֹּתֵן לְךָ כֹּחַ, לַעֲשׂוֹת חָיִל
  לְמַעַן הָקִים אֶת-בְּרִיתוֹ אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ, כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה

"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He that gives you

power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your fathers, as it is this day"

The covenant is channeling and using the Light of the Creator to do for others. When we forget about "the Snake", who is the master of illusions, he opens his big mouth and swallows our energy.

Like the snake with a forked tongue of half truth and half lies, they tempt us and take our energy. "The bull
has been swallowed by the Snake"…

Our own selfishness increases the power of the negative force that surrounds us. It feeds "the Snake" and when it grows he has no mercy. He wants more and drains our energy. This is the secret of the law of entropy. (It works only on physical matter)

This is Sodom and Gomorra 2008. We created it and it is banging at our doors.

This is the darkness and also the hope. The Torah reveals us the seed of Mashiach in this parasha. In the darkness of Sodom God hid his most precious gift to us, Mashiach seed.

Lot carried it with him. His father, Haran who was an idol worshipper, was free from the influence of negativity so God used him to carry the seed and pass it to Lot. (Haran converted and turned righteous later).



 Lot\’s name is Lamed, Vav, and Tet. The Lamed is the connection above as it is built from Caf and Vav, The Tet is the letter of Tov (Good, Ohr Tov of the first 36 hours of Creation), Lamed and Tet has the value of 39 (Tal and the value of the Milui of the first three letters of the Tetragramaton). Vav is the seed of Mashiach and is protected in the middle of the name.

The Ari in sefer Halikutim reveals the deep secrets.  After the "escape" from the destruction, Lot and his daughters found rest in a cave, where the daughters made their father drunk and extracted the seed form him in order to create continuation for the existence of the world.

The first born daughter lay with her father we read,

"וַתָּבֹא הַבְּכִירָה וַתִּשְׁכַּב אֶת-אָבִיהָ, וְלֹא-יָדַע בְּשִׁכְבָהּ וּבְקוּמָהּ"
"And the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose"

Later the younger daughter did similar action and we read,

"וַתָּקָם הַצְּעִירָה וַתִּשְׁכַּב עִמּוֹ, וְלֹא-יָדַע בְּשִׁכְבָהּ וּבְקֻמָהּ"
"And the younger arose, and lay with him; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose."

It looks like the same verse but with one huge difference. The word "וּבְקוּמָהּ

" (Arose) of the first one has the letter Vav with a special dot above it. The second one "וּבְקֻמָהּ" is missing the Vav.