|Week of January 4, 2008 Shabbat Beraishit Vayechi Tevet 14, 5769|
This weeks portion is Vayechi. It is also the last of the First Book of the 5 Books of Moshe. It is called Beraishit or Genesis (secular Name).
Vayechi means will live but do to the connecting Vav at the beginning of the word it gets translated as Lived (past tense).
There are 85 verses in the parasha. This is the word Pey Hay which means mouth. In Hebrew Man is described as a speaking animal. Our mouth is how we live - - or if used wrongly stop living.
There is also an unusual item in the scroll this week. It is the second of the 6 columns that do not start with a vav. This column starts with a Yood. The six columns that do not start with a vav are Bet Yood Hay Shin Mem Vav. When we get to the last one we will explain how a vav is not a vav. If you want immediate information i refer you to the earlier emails.
This is a very coded / concealed Parasha. It has many midrashim to explain the prophesies about each Tribe of the Jewish Nation. Each of these deal with aspects of redemption.
but prior to redemption we need to heal. So....
There is an element of healing in this Parasha. Yaacov was the first person to get ill before he died. Prior to this people sneezed and their soul left there body and they died.
Prior to Yaacov's death which is not truly a death. Yaacov said to HaShem it would be good if i have a sign that i am leaving this world. This would allow me time to arrange my affairs and not burden my family with the planning for the funeral or be away from the funeral as i was with my Mother Rivka's maid Devorah's funeral. HaShem to Yaacov - That is a good idea. So when the time came for Yaacov to leave the physical plane of existence he got sick. By hearing this part of the weekly reading we receive a vaccine against illness of any type. You just have to have certainty that what is being said here is truth. What do you have to loose. If i am wrong you are no worse off than you were before. If i am right and you come to the synagogue and hear the Torah reading you have the opportunity to receive the energy of healing or at least a vaccine from becoming ill. It is your choice.
There is also more opportunity for receiving more of the energy of Hashem. There are 5 Books of Moshe. There are 10 spherot - but 6 of these relate to 1. Therefore there are also 5 basic spherot. They are Keter (crown/seed), Chochma (Wisdom), Binah (uderstanding), Zeir Anpin (Aramaic for small face- this includes the 6 that is 1), and Malchut (Kingdom).
There is a relationship between each of the 5 books and each of the 5 Spherot. Beraishit which is Genesis relates to Keter. Shmot (Names)which is Exodus relate to Chochma. Vayikra (and he called) which is Leviticus relates to Binah. Bamidbar (desert) which is Numbers relates to Zeir Anpin and Devarim (words) which is Deuteronomy relates to Malchut.
Between each book there is a space that is 4 lines wide. Each column has 32 lines scored by the scribe before he starts. There are 4 types of spaces. Each type of space represents a level of energy from HaShem. There is a space of 1 Letter - this is unusual and his only between last weeks portion of Vayegash and this weeks portion of Vayechi. i mentioned this last week. There is a space of 9 Letters. There is a space of 16 Letters. and there is a space of 4 Lines.
When we finish the reading of each of the 5 books we have a custom to say CHazak, CHazak, CHazak V'nitnazek. In a Kabbalistic synagogue there is also a Hagba. A lifting of the Torah so all can see. Look for the space between the books. Look for the Light of HaShem.
When one says CHazak - Chet Zion Koof, one is saying the number 115. When we say it 3 times we are saying in a concealed way the name Moshe which is 345 spelled Mem Shin hay. The Kabbalist use this mediation to unify all of the Torah readings in this book. and manifest it when they say V'nitnazek. V'nitnazek means be strong. We are saying Moshe be strong. We are using the energy of Moshe who wrote the First Scroll to unify all 13 portions of Beraishit.
Enjoy the reading!
Enjoy the Reading!
P. S. I really suggest you read last years email to help you understand this years. The link is on the left near the top. It will help you to understand what is written here.
Are you interested in learning more Hidden Wisdom? This link will bring you to the mp3 files for the first classes of Spiritual Laws. Feel free to download them, listen to them, and forward the link to your friends and family!
If you are interested in Participating in the class click here to find out how! SPIRITUAL LAWS and How to use them in Your Life!
P. S. We are seeking donations to automate the return of Tikune information based on your English Birth Date. This will include What your Tikune relating to the Day of the Week of your Birth; What happened in History on that day; The Tzadim that celebrate their Hilula on that day; The Verses from the Torah that have your Tikune hints in them; and many other items relating to your individual Tikunes. If you can, Please contribute and share in the revelation of light associated with the spreading of this information. Go to www.Paypal.com and click on the send money link. Type in email@example.com and give what you can afford or if you want to truly understand Tzedakah more than you think You can afford. After all, Yeshshem is a truly poor person! We know that these funds will be forthcoming. It is up to you if you want to be part of this Light revelation. HaShem will replace this money 10 fold when you need it.
P.S.S. I am looking for volunteers to translate our recordings into many other languages. Come share in the revelation of wisdom. Use your native language skills. All you need is a cell phone that has unlimited long distance and approx 3 hours a week. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. You will be amazed how your life improves by this sharing!
Kabbalah Classes: Sunday: 10 AM Advanced Class Subjects. Monday 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM "Beginners Class Subjects".Tuesday at 7:45 PM "Readings and Teachings from Rabbi Ashlag". Wednesday at 10 PM. "The Kavenah of the Mitzvoth. Thursday 10 PM "A unique Zohar Class". Conference call to listen to the class is 213-289-0500 and the entrance code is 911904#. These classes are recorded and available to download and hear repeatedly at your leisure. The link to download is www.yeshshem.com and click on the Revealed Wisdom Link.
Kabbalah teaches that 10% of the money you earn belongs to someone else. There is no fulfillment from this money for you. This is why you get traffic tickets and major car repairs and other unexpected expenses. Instead of having those expenses why not donate to www.yeshshem.com where your money will be used to eliminate chaos in the world. Don't believe me but see if it works for you.
Announcement 3: This is a weekly e-letter about the Parasha. Sometimes there will be all of the links - sometimes due to time limitations there will not be be all of the links.
One of the main purposes of the Mitzvah of Hearing the Torah on Shabbat Morning is to receive the Metaphysical Energy we will need during the next week. Please strive to hear the Torah Reading each week for this benefit.
Chanoch Ben Yaacov
© 2019 www.yeshshem.com All rights reserved. Site development by Eltitude