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“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 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 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.

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פרשת וירא
(דף צז ע”א) , רַבִּי חִיָּיא פָּתַח (שיר השירים ב) הַנִּצָּנִים נִרְאוּ בָאָרֶץ עֵת הַזָּמִיר הִגִּיעַ וקוֹל הַתּוֹר נִשְׁמַע בְּאַרְצֵנוּ. הַנִּצָּנִים נִרְאוּ בָאָרֶץ, כַּד בְּרָא קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא עָלְמָא. יָהַב בְּאַרְעָא כָּל חֵילָא דְּאִתְחֲזִי לָהּ. וְכֹלָּא הֲוָה בְאַרְעָא, וְלָא אֲפִיקַת אִיבִּין בְּעָלְמָא עַד דְּאִתְבְּרֵי אָדָם, כֵּיוָן דְּאִתְבְּרֵי אָדָם, כֹּלָּא אִתְחֲזֵי (ד”א ל”ג למיפק) בְּעָלְמָא, וְאַרְעָא גַּלִּיאַת אִיבָּהָא וְחֵילָהָא דְּאִתְפָּקְדוּ בָה.

מִדְרָשׁ הַנֶּעֱלָם רַבָּנָן פָּתְחֵי בְּהַאי קְרָא (שיר השירים א) לְרֵיחַ (לט ב) שְׁמָנֶיךָ טוֹבִים שֶׁמֶן תּוּרַק שְׁמֶךָ וגו’. תָּנוּ רַבָּנָן הַאי נִשְׁמָתָא דְּבַר אֵינָשׁ בְּשַׁעֲתָא דְּסָלְקָא מֵאַרְעָא לִרְקִיעָא וְקָיְימָא בְּהַהוּא זִיהֲרָא עִלָּאָה דְּאֲמָרָן, קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא מְבַקֵּר לָהּ. תָּא שְׁמַע אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן יוֹחָאי כָּל נִשְׁמָתָא דְּצַּדִּיקַיָּיא כֵּיוָן דְּקָיְימָא בְּאֲתַר שְׁכִינְתָּא יְקָרָא דְּחָזְיָא לְמֵיתַב, קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא קָרֵי לַאֲבָהָתָא, וְאָמַר לוֹן זִילוּ וּבַקְּרוּ לִפְלַנְיָא צַּדִּיקָא דְּאָתָא, וְאַקְדִּימוּ לֵיהּ שְׁלָמָא מִן שְׁמִי. וְאִנּוּן אָמְרִין, מָארֵי עָלְמָא, לָא אִתְחֲזֵי לְאַבָּא לְמֵיזַל לְמֶחֱמֵי לִבְרָא, בְּרָא אִתְחֲזֵי לְמֶיחֱמֵי וּלְמֶחֱזֵי וּלְמִתְבַּע לְאֲבוּי.

והוּא קָרֵי לְיַעֲקֹב וְאָמַר לֵיהּ אַנְתְּ דְּהֲוָה לָךְ צַּעֲרָא דִּבְנִין זִיל וְקַבִּיל (אולפניה) פְּנִי דִּפְלַנְיָא צַּדִּיקָא דְּאָתָא הָכָא, ואֲנָא אֵיזִיל עִמָּךְ. הֲדָא הוּא דִכְתִיב, (תהלים כד) מְבַקְּשֵׁי פָנְיךָ יַעֲקֹב סֶלָּה. מְבַקֵּשׁ לֹא נֶאֱמַר אֶלָּא מְבַקְּשֵׁי. אָמַר רַבִּי חִיָּיא מֵרֵישֵׁיהּ דִּקְרָא מַשְׁמַע דִּכְתִיב זֶה דּוֹר דּוֹרְשָׁיו וְגו’. אָמַר רַבִּי יַעֲקֹב אָמַר רַבִּי חִיָּיא (נ”א עקיבא) יַעֲקֹב אָבִינוּ הוּא כִּסֵּא הַכָּבוֹד, וְכֵן תָּאנָא דְּבֵי אֵלִיָּהוּ יַעֲקֹב אָבִינוּ הוּא כִּסֵּא בִּפְנֵי עַצְּמוֹ, דִּכְתִיב, (ויקרא כו) וְזָכַרְתִּי אֶת בְּרִיתִי יַעֲקוֹב, בְּרִית כָּרַת קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא לְיַעֲקֹב לְבַדּוֹ יוֹתֵר מִכָּל אֲבוֹתָיו דְּעֲבִיד לֵיהּ כִּסֵּא הַכָּבוֹד. בַּר מִן קַדְמָאָה:

רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר הֲוָה יָתִיב וְהֲוָה לָעֵי בְּאוֹרַיְיתָא. אֲתָא לְגַבֵּיהּ רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא אָמַר לֵיהּ בְּמַאי קָא עָסִיק מַר. אָמַר לֵיהּ בְּהַאי קְרָא דִּכְתִיב, (שמואל א ב) וכִסֵּא כָבוֹד יַנְחִילֵם. מַהוּ כִּסֵּא כָבוֹד יַנְחִילֵם. זֶה יַעֲקֹב אָבִינוּ דְּעֲבִיד לֵיהּ כָּרְסֵי יְקָר בִּלְחוֹדוֹי לְקַבָּלָא אוּלְפַן נִשְׁמָתָא דְּצַּדִּיקַיָא. וְקוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא אָזִיל עִמֵּיהּ בְּכָל רֵישׁ יַרְחָא וְיַרְחָא. וכַד חָמֵי נִשְׁמָתָא יְקַר אַסְפַּקְלַרְיָאה שְׁכִינְתָּא דְמָארֵיהּ, מְבָרְכַת וְסָגְדַת קַמֵּי קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, הֲדָא הוּא דִכְתִיב, (תהלים קד) בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי וְגו’.

אָמַר רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא קוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא קָאִים עֲלוֹהִי. וְנִשְׁמָתָא פָּתַח וְאָמַר יְיָ אֱלהֵי גָּדַלְתָּ מְאֹד וְגו’ כָּל הַפָּרָשָׁה עַד סִיּוּמָא דְּקָאָמַר יִתַּמּוּ חַטָאִים וְגו’. וְעוֹד אָמַר רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא וְלָא דָא בִּלְחוֹדוֹי אֶלָּא מְשַׁבַּחַת לֵיהּ עַל גּוּפָא דְּאִשְׁתָּאַר בְּעָלְמָא דֵין וְאָמַר (תהלים קג) בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְיָ וְכָל קְרָבַי וְגו’. וְקוּדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא אָזִיל. מְנָא לָן הַאי. מֵהַאי קְרָא דִּכְתִיב וַיִּרָא אֵלָיו יְיָ בְּאֵלוֹנֵי מַמְרִא, זְה יַעֲקֹב. מַהוּ מַמְרִא. מִשּׁוּם דְּאַחְסִין מָאתָן עָלְמִין מֵעֵדֶן והוּא כִּסֵּא. אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְּחָק מַמְרֵא בְּגִימַטְרִיָּא מָאתָן וּתְמַנִין וְחַד הֲוָה, מָאתָן דְּעֵדֶן דִּכְתִיב, (שיר השירים ח) וּמָאתַיִם לַנּוֹטְרִים אֶת פִּרְיוֹ, וּתְמַנִּין וְחַד דְּהוּא כִּסֵּא. וּבְגִין כָּךְ אִתְקְרֵי וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו יְיָ בְּאֵלוֹנֵי מַמְרֵא. וְעַל שׁוּם דָּא נִקְרָא מַמְרֵא. אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוּדָה מַהוּ בְּאֵלוֹנֵי. רְצּוֹנוֹ לוֹמַר תּוּקְפּוֹי הֲדָא הוּא דִכְתִיב, (בראשית מט) אֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב. וְהוּא יוֹשֵׁב פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל. הֲדָא הוּא דִכְתִיב, (תהלים טו) יְיָ מִי יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ וְגו’. כְּחוֹם הַיּוֹם. דִּכְתִיב, (מלאכי ג) וְזָרְחָה לָכֶם יִרְאֵי שְׁמִי שֶׁמֶשׁ צְּדָקָה וּמַרְפֵּא בִּכְנָפֶיהָ.

 

"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.

 

"וַיֹּאמֶר קַח-נָא אֶת-בִּנְךָ אֶת-יְחִידְךָ אֲשֶׁר-אָהַבְתָּ, אֶת-יִצְחָק"
"Y le dijo: \’Toma ahora a tu hijo, a tu único, al que amas, Isaac"

Avrajám es el carruaje (Canal) para el sefirah de Jessed (Amor, bondad). Jessed es la primera revelación de la Luz en éste mundo. El Zohar explica en Génesis 2:4 " אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ, בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם " que la palabra " בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם " que significa "cuándo fueron creados" tiene las mismas letras de " בְאַבְרָהָם ". El mundo fué creado con Jessed y por el mérito de Avrajám.

¿Que es lo que hace a Avrajám tan especial? Podemos encontrar una de las razones en el verso anterior de Génesis 22:2. Cuándo Di-s "Probó" a Avrajám él le instruyó que tomara a su hijo a la tierra de Moriah y ofrendarlo allí, en una de las montañas. Todos sabemos la historia. Hace algunos diez años, escuché una lectura grabada por Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg y él se refiere a éste verso como un diálogo entre Di-s y Avrajám.

Di-s: Toma a tu hijo!
Avrajám: A cuál?
Di-s: Tu único hijo.
Avrajám: Tengo dos hijos.
Di-s: Al que amas.
Avrajám: los amo a los dos.
Di-s: Isaac. 

Esta interesante conversación, nos enseña que Avrajám había construído en él, un amor incondicional. El trataba a todos por igual, también fué conocido como un gran anfitrión. Todos eran bienvenidos en su casa.

Ishmaél era su hijo con la sirvienta de su esposa, y sin embargo él lo trataba igual. 

Porque él estaba dispuesto a aceptar la Luz del Creador incondicionalmente y compartirla con cualquiera, él mereció ser el carruaje para el sefirah de Jessed. Él es el que abre las puertas de las oraciones para nosotros. Todas las grandes oraciones empiezan con: Avrajám, Isaac y Jacob. Ellos son los tres principales carruajes de la Luz para éste mundo y Avrajám es el líder. 

Para abrir las puertas superiores para que la Luz fluya en nuestras vidas, necesitamos ser como: Avrajám, practicando amor incondicional y compartiendo.

Una de las grandes lecciones que he aprendido del Zohar se relaciona con Avrajám y nos dá el entendimiento y el poder para tener amor incondicional. El Zohar nos dice que Teraj, El Papá de Avrajám, era una persona negativa y adoraor de ídolos. Su hijo estableció una conección con la Luz para que fluyera hasta nuestro mundo. Si pensáramos que el mundo sería un mejor lugar sin él, estámos equivocados. Nunca sabémos que es lo que saldrá de una persona. Nunca debemos de pensar en matar a alguien, si no de mandarle Luz y amor .

Un cambio o una transformación, viene con Luz, no oscuridad. Teraj se cambió a sí mismo, dejó la adoración de ídolos, se convirtió en una persona positiva y amorosa poco después de que naciera Abrajám.

Encontramos más de tal ejemplo en éste parasha con la historia de Lot y sus hijas. Leemos acerca de Avrajám viniendo a salvar a su hermano, Lot , de la destrucción de Sodoma y Gomorra. Después de que Lot deja Sodoma y encuentra refugio en una cueva, la hija mayor emborrachó a su Padre y tuvo conección sexual con él(Génesis 19:33 ). De ésta conección, tenemos la semilla del Mesías y la redención final. (El hijo fué Moav…Ruth… David…) 

Hay un punto especial encima de la letra " וּ " de la palabra " וּבְקוּמָהּ ". Las cuatro letras " קוּמָה " es lo mismo que " מקוה ", Mikveh, la cuál es una bañera especial que nos limpia espiritualmente. " ו " es la letra que sirve de canal para la Luz de este mundo. El punto, pone a ésta en particular en un nivel superior.

Esta palabra, también se relaciona a el tiempo cuándo Di-s surgirá para quitar la negatividad del mundo. " קוּמָה יְ ק וָ ק , וְיָפֻצוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ " (Números 10:35 ). 

Quizás pienses que la hija de Lot cometió un acto terrible, pero el resultado no fué así. Rav. Shraga Berg, comentó sobre ésto y dijo que la hija mayor vió la destrucción de Sodoma y Gomorra cómo la destrucción del mundo entero. Su madre se había convertido en piedra un poco antes y ella creyó que con su acción salvaría al mundo al crear la continuación. Esa conciencia le dió el mérito de tener un hijo de cuya semilla, vendrá el Mesías. Esperemos que sea hoy, Amén.

 

"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.

 

"וַיֹּאמֶר קַח-נָא אֶת-בִּנְךָ אֶת-יְחִידְךָ אֲשֶׁר-אָהַבְתָּ, אֶת-יִצְחָק"
"Y le dijo: \’Toma ahora a tu hijo, a tu único, al que amas, Isaac"

Avrajám es el carruaje (Canal) para el sefirah de Jessed (Amor, bondad). Jessed es la primera revelación de la Luz en éste mundo. El Zohar explica en Génesis 2:4 " אֵלֶּה תוֹלְדוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ, בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם " que la palabra " בְּ הִ בָּרְאָם " que significa "cuándo fueron creados" tiene las mismas letras de " בְאַבְרָהָם ". El mundo fué creado con Jessed y por el mérito de Avrajám.

¿Que es lo que hace a Avrajám tan especial? Podemos encontrar una de las razones en el verso anterior de Génesis 22:2. Cuándo Di-s "Probó" a Avrajám él le instruyó que tomara a su hijo a la tierra de Moriah y ofrendarlo allí, en una de las montañas. Todos sabemos la historia. Hace algunos diez años, escuché una lectura grabada por Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg y él se refiere a éste verso como un diálogo entre Di-s y Avrajám.

Di-s: Toma a tu hijo!
Avrajám: A cuál?
Di-s: Tu único hijo.
Avrajám: Tengo dos hijos.
Di-s: Al que amas.
Avrajám: los amo a los dos.
Di-s: Isaac. 

Esta interesante conversación, nos enseña que Avrajám había construído en él, un amor incondicional. El trataba a todos por igual, también fué conocido como un gran anfitrión. Todos eran bienvenidos en su casa.

Ishmaél era su hijo con la sirvienta de su esposa, y sin embargo él lo trataba igual. 

Porque él estaba dispuesto a aceptar la Luz del Creador incondicionalmente y compartirla con cualquiera, él mereció ser el carruaje para el sefirah de Jessed. Él es el que abre las puertas de las oraciones para nosotros. Todas las grandes oraciones empiezan con: Avrajám, Isaac y Jacob. Ellos son los tres principales carruajes de la Luz para éste mundo y Avrajám es el líder. 

Para abrir las puertas superiores para que la Luz fluya en nuestras vidas, necesitamos ser como: Avrajám, practicando amor incondicional y compartiendo.

Una de las grandes lecciones que he aprendido del Zohar se relaciona con Avrajám y nos dá el entendimiento y el poder para tener amor incondicional. El Zohar nos dice que Teraj, El Papá de Avrajám, era una persona negativa y adoraor de ídolos. Su hijo estableció una conección con la Luz para que fluyera hasta nuestro mundo. Si pensáramos que el mundo sería un mejor lugar sin él, estámos equivocados. Nunca sabémos que es lo que saldrá de una persona. Nunca debemos de pensar en matar a alguien, si no de mandarle Luz y amor .

Un cambio o una transformación, viene con Luz, no oscuridad. Teraj se cambió a sí mismo, dejó la adoración de ídolos, se convirtió en una persona positiva y amorosa poco después de que naciera Abrajám.

Encontramos más de tal ejemplo en éste parasha con la historia de Lot y sus hijas. Leemos acerca de Avrajám viniendo a salvar a su hermano, Lot , de la destrucción de Sodoma y Gomorra. Después de que Lot deja Sodoma y encuentra refugio en una cueva, la hija mayor emborrachó a su Padre y tuvo conección sexual con él(Génesis 19:33 ). De ésta conección, tenemos la semilla del Mesías y la redención final. (El hijo fué Moav…Ruth… David…) 

Hay un punto especial encima de la letra " וּ " de la palabra " וּבְקוּמָהּ ". Las cuatro letras " קוּמָה " es lo mismo que " מקוה ", Mikveh, la cuál es una bañera especial que nos limpia espiritualmente. " ו " es la letra que sirve de canal para la Luz de este mundo. El punto, pone a ésta en particular en un nivel superior.

Esta palabra, también se relaciona a el tiempo cuándo Di-s surgirá para quitar la negatividad del mundo. " קוּמָה יְ ק וָ ק , וְיָפֻצוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ " (Números 10:35 ). 

Quizás pienses que la hija de Lot cometió un acto terrible, pero el resultado no fué así. Rav. Shraga Berg, comentó sobre ésto y dijo que la hija mayor vió la destrucción de Sodoma y Gomorra cómo la destrucción del mundo entero. Su madre se había convertido en piedra un poco antes y ella creyó que con su acción salvaría al mundo al crear la continuación. Esa conciencia le dió el mérito de tener un hijo de cuya semilla, vendrá el Mesías. Esperemos que sea hoy, Amén.

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