When Would I Ever Tell You to Eat a BLT?

~~This article is dedicated to my wonderful wife in Israel on her birthday, 7/20 ~~ Perhaps you have never heard of a BLT, a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, which is obviously not kosher in the slightest.  Yet, a BLT sandwich has a lot to do with connecting us to Moshiach consciousness in the little time we have left.  Believe it or not, this sandwich has been fed to us, even to the most Orthodox, every year around the holiday of Sukkot for nearly 3330 years. Truthfully, it was even served to Adam in Gan Eden, and not by the snake nor by Eve.  Indeed, far from treif, this BLT sandwich is doubly blessed and contains a deep secret of healing that ties into the essential structure of our universe.  I am pretty sure there is no one among us who does not need heavenly healing, cleansing, and harmonic re-alignment with the universe, or a tighter bond to Binah (Moshiach) energy/consciousness.  If you do not need it, move on; if you do need it, please read on. When G-d created this connection for us, he started out with a point of nothingness and expanded outward toward the BLT sandwich, and then the Torah and our existence.  We are going to trace it backwards towards its source, and we will start with the sandwich, which is found within the joining of the Torah’s first and last words.  Hard to miss really, yet we have done so for thousands of years.  The Torah is cyclical (circular), and is s read continuously every year.  We  make a great show of reading the...

The ALL

This wasn’t the first article I had planned to write after my prolonged hiatus. I was and am still going to write about the how the 2000-year-old Zohar explains in detail the expansion of the universe in the instant before the big bang; about the missing 38 years from the Torah; time speeding up; and the final segment in the meaning behind the year 2014 series within the context of the final 4 years until Moshiach (the Messiah) in 2018 (5778 HC).  The events and their consequences of 2014 are blatantly obvious to everyone watching the news as they unfold all around us. As we’ve explained in previous articles about the 10 Commandments and their prophetic connection to us today, each verse in the sequence of the Torah’s 70th paragraph, ending with verse 20:18, corresponds to our calendar year today, and verse 20:14, corresponding to the year 2014, states, “Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house.” Does this not explain what we see going on all around us? The last of the 10 Commandments: Exodus 20:14 “Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house.” This Utterance of G-d is the last of the 10 Commandments, our last chance to exercise free will in choosing love and loving kindness over hatred and jealousy.  We know what drives Vladimir Putin, Hamas, ISIS and Boko Haram, what courses through their bloodstreams. We know what fuels the flames of Ferguson. But it is what we choose in the face of this that matters now.  The choice is harder than ever, as you would expect it to be with only 4 years to...

The Covenant of Halves and the Counting of the Omer.

The year was 2018 HC, seventy (70) years after Abraham was born in 1948 HC, G-d had Abraham gaze up into the stars and He made the Covenant of Halves with him, in which He promised to make Abraham’s descendants more numerous than the stars and to give them the 10 lands between the two rivers, the Great Egyptian and the Euphrates. Flash forward 3760 years to 2018 CE, 70 years after Israel became a nation in 1948 CE. The Hebrew Calendar year is now 5778 HC, the year prophesied by the Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim for the arrival of Moshiach consciousness (the Messiah) and the geula (final redemption). The Divine Calendar has mirrored itself, folding in the middle, and the Covenant is about to be fulfilled. According to the Zohar, the 70 year final waiting period corresponds to the birth pangs of Moshiach, and as it just so happens the phrase used for “70 years (VShBAYM ShN-H)” occurs 42 times in the Torah, as in the 42 journeys the Israelites made in order to reach the promised land the first time around. Now, everyone who has studied the slightest bit of Kabbalah knows the power of the 42–Letter Name of G-d (the Ana B’koach) and that every time the number 42 occurs it’s a direct connection to that Name in order to support us. Moreover, according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory in his paraphrasing of the Baal Shem Tov and other tzaddikim over the generations, “the understanding of the 42-Letter Name will bring about the geula (final redemption).” Another painful waiting period was the “40 days...

Silence is more than Golden; It Can Be Everything.

Years back, I was the announcer at our shul for HaRav, whether we barely had a minion, or had our typical 300 people for Shabbat, or a 1000 for a Shabbaton. What this meant was that I was responsible for making sure everyone understood what was going on, were aware of the unifications and encoding of the prayers as the chazan made them and that they could follow along in the proper consciousness, including leading them through certain meditations.  One day I asked the Rav if there was anything I could do for him and he replied simply that I could keep everyone quite for him during the Amidah, the silent standing prayer. You see, the problem was that most people finished their standing prayers–the highest point in our very long morning connections–in a few minutes, and the Rav would routinely take 20 minutes or more.  It was obvious the Rav was praying at a much higher level than any of us could fathom, and to those of us with vision, he would even vanish entirely at points in the prayers.  Nevertheless, people being people, they would get restless and mundane conversations would break out everywhere, whispered and otherwise. The Rav’s message to me was also obvious on a literal level: that he was making important connections and unifications for the congregation and the world and that we were distracting him.  But studying the writings of the Arizal last night, I realized there was a deeper message. In parsha Beshalach, just prior to the crossing of the Sea of Reeds, in Shmot (Exodus) 14:14, we find one of the...

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 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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