The Power of the Shema Israel, Part I

The deeper the secrets, the more important they are. The Shema Israel prayer is the most well known and widely recited Jewish prayer, yet most people recite it without a clue to its many secrets.  When I completed The Genesis Prayer on the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name), my teacher advised me to write about the Shema, but I never did get around to it, besides a lengthy comment here and there in the blog, so here is part I in a series about the Shema, which we will, bli neder, complete over time. Today, I’d like to reveal a few secrets about the initial 6 word refrain that begins the prayer in order to give us all the kavanot (or directed consciousness) when we do recite it, and to reveal why it is recited so often. But first, I’ll let Aisha Torah give a brief introduction, and by all means please read the rest of their article on the Shema Yisrael — “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One” — is perhaps the most famous of all Jewish sayings. “The Shema is a declaration of faith, a pledge of allegiance to One God. It is said upon arising in the morning and upon going to sleep at night. It is said when praising God and when beseeching Him. It is the first prayer that a Jewish child is taught to say. It is the last words a Jew says prior to death. “The Talmud says that when Jacob was about to reveal the end of days to his children, he was concerned that one of...

The Secret Behind the Prayer of Jabez

The Prayer of Jabez was popularized in a book by that name that came out about 8 years ago and sold millions of copies, promising prosperity, etc if you just recite it.  There probably weren’t millions of instant millionaires as a result, because the universe doesn’t work that way and neither does that specific prayer. The prayer is useful in certain circumstances, which is why we’re explaining it today. Meanwhile, the most powerful prayer (meditation) we’ve been given for prosperity and for everything else for that matter is the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name of God) and that one is designed to work with us, to help us when we are putting in the effort, not as a replacement for our effort. “And Yaavetz called to the G-d of Israel, saying, ‘If You bless me and increase my border, and Your hand is with me that You save me from harm, so as not to sadden [eitzev] me…'” (1 Chronicles 4:10) To understand how this prayer works, what it does and why, we need the help and explanations of the Arizal, who takes us through the various incarnations of Moses’ brother, Aaron, the only person the Torah associates with the term Moshiach (anointed one). We will only examine the relevant window on those important incarnations that stretch from Abel to Haran (Abraham’s brother) to Elijah, but please explore the rest on your own in the Gates of Reincarnation, Shaar HaPesukim; which was subsequently published in “Apples From the Orchard.” Please note that prior to being reincarnated as Aaron, this illustrious soul was killed in the body as Haran, by the...

The Secret Message in the Hidden Columns

Last week we wrote about the the 6 hidden columns of the Torah as defined by chazal and as we exposed in the initials of the first 6 words of the Torah’s second Book, Shmot (Exodus) 1:1 and also in Bereshit (Genesis) 46:8. We showed how they connected to Ezekiel’s famous final redemption (end-of-days) vision and to the year Rav Ashlag gave us for the final redemption (geula) in 5778 (2018 ce). Now, we have more to reveal. Exodus 1:1 and Genesis 46:8 ואלה שמות בני ישראל הבאים מצרימה “And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming into Egypt…” The 6 initials of this phrase, the phrase that initiates the 210 years of exile in Egypt and the incubation of the Israelite soul in Goshen and the beginning of the fulfillment of G-d’s Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the very same letters that appear at the head of the 6 of the 248 columns of the Torah that are not the letter Vav (V): B’YH ShMV As we said previously, they spell out the phrase, B’YH ShMV, “In the Name of G-d (YH) and they have the numerical value of 363, that of H’Moshiach (The Messiah), and also of “Moses Lives (Moshe Chai)”. And as mentioned in prior articles, Goshen (GShNH) was chosen because of its energy which is revealed by it’s numerical value 358, that of Mashiach (Messiah). Now, we can reveal that the ordinal value of those six secret and special initials is 57, while the ordinal value of the final letters (HTYLMH) of those six choice words 78. In...

The Calendar is for Everyone; The Tree-of-Life will be Open to All.

Many of you will be celebrating an event and lifetime that occurred on Dec 25th 2000 years ago.  Many of you won’t. Many of us celebrated the 25th of Kislev and did our part to bring the light of Moshiach, the messiah, into the world.  All of us, though, are the Sons of Adam. When the Earth completes 5778 revolutions around the Sun from the birth of Adam, matching its surface temperature of 5778 K degrees  the gates to the Tree-of-Life reality will open. Some of you have asked kabbalistically why the numbers 5778 and the 107 are connected.  It’s indisputable in our base 10 mathematics and our 10 dimensional greater universe that the sum of all the positive integers through 107 = 5778, and that that pattern of summing the integers is important to the structure and composition of the Torah, but what’s the underlying spiritual premise? Yes, we know the spiritual law that nothing is ever lost and that all energy builds on itself and thus one number gets added to another, but what’s the connection to our lives? We are all the Sons of Adam.  That specific term in Hebrew is Benei Adam (BNY EDM). Counting from Adam, when the Earth completes its 5778th revolution around the Sun, the Sons of Adam (BNY EDM), of numerical value 107, will be able to open the gates the Tree-of-life reality, the world beyond Illusion.  All the energy of all the generations will be there. It’ll be the year 5778 HC (2018 CE) and if you do the math, exactly 54 generations will have passed. That works out to...

The Hidden Columns of The Torah

I know we were going to discuss Jacob’s prophetic vision, but while perusing a Mashiach blog, a pearl about Jacob’s family entering Egypt and Tehilim (Psalms) that enticed me to look closer at the first verse from the VaYigash paragraphs we had just been studying in their connection to the Israelite soul root and to the chariot from Ezekiel‘s prophetic vision: Bereshit (Genesis) 46:8 ואלה שמות בני ישראל הבאים מצרימה  “And these are the names of the sons of Israel who are coming into Egypt…” It just so happens that the 6 initials of this phrase, the phrase that initiates the exile in Egypt (Goshen) and the beginning of the fulfillment of G-d’s Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the very same letters that appear at the head of the 6 of the 248 columns of the Torah that are not the letter Vav (V): B’YH ShMV In other words, of the 248 columns of the Torah, all but six (6) columns begin with the level Vav(V), itself of numerical value 6, representing the standard level of the Torah, Zeir Anpin.  These special 6 letters, beginning with the first letter of the Torah, the Bet(B) of Bereshit,  are our connection to the higher sefira (dimension) of Binah (Understanding). According to chazal, they spell out the phrase, B’YH ShMV, “In the Name of G-d (YH) and they have the numerical value of 363, that of H’Moshiach (The Messiah), and also of “Moses Lives (Moshe Chai)”. Then, oddly enough, the exact phrase is repeated again in the first verse of Shmot (Exodus) 1:1. And since the letter Vav(V) is the...
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