The Light on the Other Side of the Wall

Why do we really light Shabbos Candles? There are many correct answers, but there is a far deeper one….. At the end of the Book of Genesis we read about Jacob summoning his sons to attend his death bed, and telling them what “will happen to them” and “what they are to do” at a particular future time, “at-the-end-of-days,” — instructions meant for us, and only to be fully understood in our times: וַיִּקְרָא יַעֲקֹב אֶל-בָּנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר הֵאָסְפוּ וְאַגִּידָה לָכֶם אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִקְרָא אֶתְכֶם בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים: And Jacob called for his sons, and said: ‘Come together, and I will tell you what will happen in the end of days. Assemble yourselves and listen, you sons of Jacob; and listen to your father Israel.’   (Genesis 49:1-2) Jacob gives his sons his final two commands which they are to execute at the-end-of-days. The commands are: “Hikavtzu!” הִקָּבְצוּ “ASSEMBLE yourselves together!” and “V’shimu” וְשִׁמְעוּ “And LISTEN” to your father Israel.” The first command has the same gematria as the first 3 letters in the Torah (ברא) and the second one has the same gematria as the Hebrew word “seventy (70)” especially significant as the Zohar describes the final period as the 70 years from when Israel became a nation, Israel also being the final word in the Torah. Together, both commands representing the first and the last of the Torah and G-d’s Calendar , total 203 + 422 = 625, the numeric or energetic value of HaKeter (הכתר), the highest sefira (dimension) of the light-force and also the exact square root of the sum total of all the words, verses and letters in...

Count Like G-d

This time next year, Moshiach will be lighting the Chanukah candles beside us… I was thinking about what Rabbi Abuhatzeira, the grandson of the prominent Moroccan miracle working kabbalist, Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira, the Baba Sali, said about the Hebrew phrase (ביאת–המשיח) “The arrival of the Messiah” being encoded with the date for Moshiach’s arrival. The gematria of this phrase, as he was well aware, is 778, as in the Hebrew year 5778 or 2018 CE, which, as Daniel—a most excellent collaborator of ours—points out, is the value (2018) of the 13 spelled out letters in the word Chanukah (חית–נון–ויו–כף–הי). After all our discussions about the Torah and the cosmic system being a giant web of algorithms all designed to help us connect to unconditional love and to Moshiach at the right moment, it should escape no one that 13 is the numerical value of Ahava (אהבה) love. What we might have missed is that the initials of the phrase (ביאת–המשיח) “The arrival of the Messiah” are the last two letters in the word Ahava (אה–בה) love. We may also have missed that the word Chanukah (חית–נון–ויו–כף–הי) can be broken down into 3 sequential components (חי–תנון–ויוכףהי), or Chai, life (חי) and (תנון) of numerical value 506, the same as that of “unconditional love” and as the complete gematria value as “Moshiach Ben David,” and finally the third component (ויוכףהי), which has the numerical value of 137, that of Kabbalah, meaning to receive. Put another way, Chanukah is “To receive the life of Moshiach Ben David.” What activates that? Love, Unconditional Love. When? 2018 CE, 5778 HC.  Why life? Why was...

Hello from the Other Side

Whenever the tzaddikim, the sages and the prophets told us to count something or to read a Torah portion at a specific time, it was for a divinely given, very good reason. It was not an extra-credit assignment. The counting and reading were either to awaken our souls or if they have already awoken, to give us necessary instructions, i.e. a set of programming codes, if you will. Adele should be playing in the background right now. Hello from the other side… I must have called you a thousand times… are you going to pick up this time? Your soul needs to hear what the Light has been trying to tell you for a long time. G-d has been trying to reach you for 107 generations. In these 8 days, we have been told to count the days from 1 to 8, lighting the candles in sequence and read each day about the sacrifices delineated in Numbers 7:1-89. We have been told to light 1 candle the first day, two the second, three the third and so on for 8 days. In the first 4 days as we light the candles, we count 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 and that equals 10, establishing and reorganizing the 10 sefirot for us so that the light can flow freely and unencumbered through every aspect of our lives. In the remaining 4 days we light 5 plus, 6 plus 7, plus 8 for a total of 26 candles, connecting our now aligned souls to the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) of numerical value 26. When we add all 8...

Chanukah: Follow the Tzaddik; Ignite the Light!

Chanukah: Eight days of Miracles Designed to Bring Mashiach If we truly want to bring Moshiach consciousness to the world there is really only one way to do it, by emulating a tzaddik in our actions and thoughts. I have been blessed with being close with two of them, both of blessed memory. They both had one overriding attribute that we all need to emulate. They both did everything with selfless, caring love and with a noble purpose. They showed us that we must inject caring love into our actions and do them with the singular purpose of bringing Moshiach. It is not only the way; it is the only way. When we are doing something out of pure love it will be one with the Light Force and thus whatever the outcome, it will be the right outcome. However, that is not enough. We also have to inject intent and purpose in order to direct that Light. We can scatter the Light or focus it, but the only way to achieve anything in this world or the next, is to focus it. The Torah and the tzaddikim before us have provided us with numerous tools to enable us to harness and focus that Light and they had a singular purpose — “to bring Moshiach consciousness to our world.” We have a huge opportunity these 8 days of Chanukah to join them and actively draw down the Light of Moshiach. The following connections and revelations have been provided by them to empower us in that endeavor. Everything about this special period of time from the Torah portions to the...
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