|Week of December 28, 2008 Shabbat Vayegash Tevet 7, 5769
This weeks reading is Vayegash. It it usually translated "and he approached". According to the normal verb conjugation it should be "and he will approach" - in the future. Yes we know that the leading vav changes the tense from future to past. But this is for a spiritual reason. It teaches us that the past and future are all in the NOW!. If we look closely at the verse we can see the whole picture regarding the essence of this Parasha! Go ahead look at it for yourselves! Read or Scan the Hebrew first verse - then read the verse in your language. How does what you read compare to what/how i translate the verse below:
"And then Yehudah will approach to him and will say "Because you are like Pharoh, My Lord, Please, May your servant speak a word in your ear about me and Please do not perforate your nose of (an idiom for anger) your servant."
To fully understand this future prophecy we must understand who is "Him". Most translaters see it as Joseph. The Zohar explains that this is the coming together of Yehudah the King of Israel and Joseph the Channel for the Sphera of Yesod. Therefore this is describing a Zvug (sexual intercourse) between the physical and spiritual worlds.
"Him" can also be understood as HaShem. Then this is a plea for mercy for wrong actions of the Non Jewish Nations. I will leave this discussion to your thoughts and hope it causes you to investigate for yourselves the different Mashiach's described in our tradition. There is Mashiach Ben David! There is Mashiach Ben Yosef! and There is also Mashiach Ben Aaron! I hope you start by reading part of the Neviim each day.
There are 106 verses in this portion. The code word for the portion is Yood Hay Lamed Lamed Aleph Lamed. This word translates as active praising or singing to Kel.
This portion is also unique in that there is no space at the end of the Portion. This portion continues directly into the first verse of Vayechi - next weeks portion.
What all of this points to as the essence of the Parasha - is Unity. This portion is always read in the month of Tevet. As i wrote about Tevet in the monthly email - Tevet was supposed to be the manifestation of the energy of Chanuka but do to the mistake of Gad Ben Yaakov Avinu - that manifestation was moved to next month the month of Shvat.
Even so, the Torah speaks to all generations and so we have the oppportunity through the active doing of restriction to manifest our personal Mashiach in our lives.
One student once asked me what this means. It means a level of closeness to HaShem and a level of consciousness in our lives that does not allow us to do actions that seperate. It is a level of consciousness that allows you to see every other human being as yourself. When they hurt - you hurt! When they have pleasure and joy - so do you! Do you want to raise your consciousness to this level?
Then follow these steps.
1. evaluate where you are spiritually!
2. start to study Kabbalah from a Kosher source!
3. Take responsibility for your actions that cause the pain in your life!
4. Learn Jewish Meditation - start by saying/singing daily the Ana Bekoach!
5. Learn what you can about your Name and your Tikune (from Jewish Astrology).
6. Accept another amount of Torah study than you do now!
7. Read/Scan the Zohar each day with the consciousness of sharing the energy you receive from these actions.
Enjoy the reading!
Enjoy the Reading!
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