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    Mount Ephraim - International Prayer Congregation

    O Dear Lost Sheep from the House of Israel let we try to make a Holy Agreement? No matter what your religion (or none religion) is, with Love and respect for each other. But let the 'base' be the Divine Commands given to Moshe Rabbeinu nothing lessor or nothing more......

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    The goal is that we Jews and Ephraim may come to the ultimate ‘agreement’, a Holy, set apart by Adonai’s commandments agreement. As is foretold by the prophet YeshaYahu:

    When it shall happen: the disclosure of His Messiah - His Name,

    Isa 11:9-16  They do no evil nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yah, as the waters cover the sea.

    10  And it shall come to pass on that day, that the root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his resting-place shall be glorious.

    11  And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yah will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

    12  And He will set up an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

    13 And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)

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    14  And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines (The head of Amalek today PA, PLO, Hamas etc.) on the west; together shall they spoil the children of the east; they shall put forth their hand upon Edom (Western world today, Edom and Yishmael in unity) and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

    15  And Yah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea (Today: Edom and Yishmael in unity with Amalek their leader); and with His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dry-shod.

    16  And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people (the dispersed from Israel and Yehudah), that shall remain from Assyria, like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

    My part of the Holy Agreement is that I mention daily your profile names in my personal Prayers and when I am on the Har HaBait near where once was and soon shall be again the Kodesh Kodeshim. From where HaShem shall speak again from between the Cherubim above the Atonement lid of the Ark of the Covenant all the words that the Benay Yisrael need to know: The revelation of Messiah Ben David......

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    So that may come in fulfillment,
    Jer_31:6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (united states of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ”

    Praying and hoping together according,

    Zec 4:1-5 And the messenger who was speaking to me came back and woke me up as a man was awakened from sleep (Your dispersion to the end of the earth).

    2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I have looked, and seen: a lamp stands all of gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven spouts to the seven lamps.

    3 “And two olive trees (Yehudah and Ephraim) are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.”

    4 Then I responded and spoke to the messenger who was speaking to me, saying, “What are these, my master?”

    5 And the messenger who was speaking to me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    11 Then I responded and said to him, “What are these two olive trees, one at the right of the lampstand and the other at its left?”

    12 And I responded a second time and said to him, “What are these two olive branches which empty golden oil from themselves by means of the two gold pipes?”

    13 And he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    14 And he said, “These are the two anointed ones (Yehuadah and Ephraim), who stand beside the Master of all the earth.

    Yehudah and Ephraim standing near the Kodesh Kodeshim........ Two separate nations: Yehudah (Their National soul Messiah Ben David) and Ephraim (Their National Soul Messiah Ben Yoseph) coming to unity by 'oil from themselves' (independent from each other): The 'sparks' of Messiah there (in unity) 'National Soul'....... Messiah Ben David, HaShem speaking from between the Cherubim above the Atonement Lid of the Ark of the Covenant.

    Please don’t accept another messiah but accept only Messiah Ben Yoseph/David.

    By coming into the Holy Agreement:
    And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)’

    The Jews (Yehudah) shall bring forth Messiah Ben David…..We, Yehudah and Ephraim, hearing again HaShem's Voice from between the Cherubim….. By the anointing of the King of the Jews: Messiah Ben David, the ‘ultimate’ expression of the national soul of Yehudah and Ephraim..
    The unification of Yehudah and Ephraim - The unification of Messiah Ben David/Yoseph.
    Messiah Ben David/Yoseph is the One who: Isa 63:9  In all their distress He was distressed, and the Messenger of His Presence saved them. In His love and in His compassion He redeemed them, and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. What is he base of the HaBerith HaChadasha:

    Jer 31:1-37  “At that time,” declares Adonai, “I shall be the Elohim of all the clans of Yisra’ěl, and they shall be My people.” 

    2  Thus said Adonai, “A people who escaped from the sword found favour in the wilderness, Yisra’ěl, when it went to find rest.” 

    3  Adonai appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with loving-commitment. 

    4  “I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O maiden of Yisra’ěl! Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. 

    5  “Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron. The planters shall plant and treat them as common. 

    6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (The United States of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ” 

    7  For thus said Adonai, “Sing with gladness for Ya‛aqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O Adonai, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ěl!’ 

    8  “See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together – a great assembly returning here. 

    9  “With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisra’ěl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born. 

    10  “Hear the word of Adonai, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ěl gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’ 

    11  “For Adonai shall ransom Ya‛aqoḇ, and redeem him from the hand of one stronger than he. 

    12  “And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Adonai, for grain and for new wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish again. 

    13  “Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow, 

    14  and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Adonai. 

    15  Thus said Adonai, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping, Raḥěl weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” 

    16  Thus said Adonai, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares Adonai, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy. 

    17  “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Adonai, “and your children shall return to their own country. 

    18  “I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Adonai my Elohim. 

    19  For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’ 

    20  “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Adonai. 

    21  “Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of Yisra’ěl, turn back to these cities of yours! 

    22  “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter? For Adonai has created what is new on earth: a woman encompasses a man!” 

    23  Thus said Adonai of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ěl, “Let them once again say this word in the land of Yehuḏah and in its cities, when I turn back their captivity, ‘Adonai bless you, O home of righteousness, mountain of set-apartness!’ 

    24  “And in Yehuḏah and all its cities farmers and those who journey with flocks, shall dwell together. 

    25  “For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish every grieved being.” 

    26  At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me. 

    27  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “that I shall sow the house of Yisra’ěl and the house of Yehuḏah with the seed of man and the seed of beast. 

    28  “And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,” declares Adonai. 

    29  “In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’ 

    30  “But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted. 

    31  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “when I shall make a renewed covenant with the house of Yisra’ěl (Ephraim, the Lost Sheep from the House of Israel) and with the house of Yehuḏah (The Jews). 

    32  Not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I strengthened their hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Adonai.

    33  “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ěl after those days, declares Adonai: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 

    34  “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Adonai,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Adonai. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” 

    35  Thus said Adonai, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Adonai of hosts is His Name: 

    36  “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Adonai, “then the seed of Yisra’ěl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” 

    37  Thus said Adonai, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ěl for all that they have done,” declares Adonai.

    It doesn’t matter your ‘religious’ or ‘non-religious’ ‘background. Be what you are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or whatever but don’t change by taking off or adding to the Divine Laws ‘revealed’ to Moshe Rabbeinu the first five books of the Bible…… Let us do again all His Sabbath and Yom Tovim? But find a way to ‘use’ the laws of ‘your religion’ as a ‘halacha’ around the Divine Laws revealed to Moshe Rabbeinu. As is the ‘function’ of Jewish Halacha. Express Love in respect to every religion. By annihilating all the laws Avoda Zarah, robbery, murder, raping, murder the rape victim, homophily, pedofily etc. brought forth by following our Yetser Hara (evil inclination) and bringing fort her ‘head’ the ‘anointed’ king: Amalek, the ultimate expression of our evil inclination. But instead cultivating the sparks of Messiah our Yetser Tov (good inclination) into our National Soul. And accepting the areas West of the Jordan River as Jewish (Yehuda’s) Inheritance under Jewish (Yehuda’s) Sovereignty with only Jewish Halacha. Including the Har HaBait with a New Temple and her service under Jewish Halacha. Come and help the Jews to build and reinstitute: The Temple Service until Gen 49:10  “The sceptre shall not turn aside from Yehuḏah, nor an Inscriber from between his feet, until Shiloh (Messiah Ben David) comes, and to Him is the obedience of peoples…….. 

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Shaar HaYichud The Gate of Unity Chapter 43

Shaar HaYichud

The Gate of Unity

By

The Holy Rabbi Dov Ber of Lubavitch

Translated and Annotated by Shimon Markel

Edited by Rabbi A. Markel

Copyright © 2004

Chapter 43

 

ומכל הנ”ל יובן ג”כ הנמשל למשכיל למעלה בהתבוננות כמה פרטי’ בהשתלשלות מלמעלה מעלה עד למטה מטה

The analogue to all of the above may be understood by an intellectual in his contemplation of the various details of the Hishtalshelut chaining down from the highest heights to the lowest levels.

שנכללו כולם בכלל אל מקור הראשון שהוא כאשר עלה במחשבתו הפשוטה כו’ בעצמות אא”ס שלפני הצמצום

That they all become included in general in the first source, which is when it arose in his simple thought in Atzmut Or Ein Sof – the Essence of the Infinite Light preceding the Tzimtzum constriction.

שכלול מג’ מדריגות מדו”מ שבמחשבה הנ”ל

That [there too] it includes the aforementioned three levels of Thought, Speech and Action of Thought.

ובחי’ מעשה שבמח’ העצמית שבעצמות ממש הוא כמו ענין סוף מעשה שעלה במח’ תחלה

The aspect of action of the essential thought which is literally in the Essence is like the matter of[1] “the final action which arose in thought first.”

(ודלא כל’ הרמב”ם בידיעת עצמו יודע את הכל

(This is not like the language used by Maimonides that,[2] “With his self knowledge he knows all.

אלא מה שיודע את כל ההשתלשלות דאבי”ע בידיעה שחוץ ממנו היינו בחי’ עשי’ שבמח’ כמו שחושב בציור דבר נבדל הגם שאין לך דבר חוץ כו’)

Rather, the fact that He knows the entirety of the chaining down of the [worlds] ABY”A with a knowledge that is “outside of him” is the aspect of Action of Thought, similar to when one pictures something separate in ones thoughts, even though there is nothing outside of Him etc.)

ובחי’ דבור שבמח’ העצמי’ הוא כמו מה ששיער בעצמו בכח מה שעתיד להיו’ בהשתלשלו’ כו’

The aspect of speech of the essential thought is like when he estimated within himself in potential what was destined to be in the chaining down etc.[3]

שז”ש גליף גליפו בטה”ע חקיקת אותיות בעצמו’ כו’

Regarding this [level] it states,[4] “He engraved an engraving in the upper purity”, i.e. there was an “engraving” of letters in his Essence.

וכן מ”ש כי הוא אמר במח’ העצמי’ ויהי ההוא אמר ולא יעשה ע”י צמצום הראשון כו’ וכה”ג

Similarly it states, “For he said” – in his essential [speech of] thought – “and it was.”[5]  Or,[6] “Shall He say and not do” by means of the first Tzimtzum constriction, and there are similar verses.

כי כל אמירה הוא בבחי’ דבור שבמח’ הנ”ל

For every Amirah-Saying refer to the aforementioned aspect of speech of thought.

 (שלמעלה משמיעת דבור זולתו כמו הטה אזנך ושמע כו’ ויקשב וישמע וכה”ג)

(This is higher than hearing the speech of one’s fellow as in the verses,[7] “Put forth your ear and hear etc” or[8] “He listened and heard” and so forth.)

ומח’ שבמח’ העצמי’ היינו כמו שמבואר למעלה במחשבת השכלת הענין בצירופי’ שוני’ כו’

The aspect of thought of the essential thought is as was explained above regarding the intellectual thought of a matter in its various combinations etc.

והוא כאשר עלה ברצונו ומחשבתו אנא אמלוך וכה”ג והוא עפ”י חכמתו ורצונו העצמי’ כו’

This is like when it arose in his desire and thought[9] “I will rule” and the like, which is according to his essential wisdom and will etc.

וזהו שאמר והיה העולם בבחי’ מל’ דא”ס אנא אמלוך כו’

This is the meaning of[10] “He said” – I will rule – “and the world was” in the aspect of Malchut of Ein Sof.

 (ולפ”ז מה שנתעורר בחי’ חפץ חסד הראשון ע”י מעשה התחתוני’ כו’ שמחמתו עלה במחשבתו ורצונו כו’ הרי הוא מגיע לתחלת התעוררות הרצון במח’ העצמי’ וכו’)

(According to this, the arousal of the aspect of the original desire for kindness through the actions of [man] below, because of which there arose in His thought and desire [to create the worlds] etc., reaches all the way to the initial arousal of the essential thought and desire etc.)

וז”ש נפלאותיך ומחשבותיך אלינו כו’ עצמו מספר כמ”ש לתבונתו אין מספר

Regarding this it states,[11] “His wonders and thoughts towards us etc., are more than can be told” or as stated,[12] “His understanding is infinite.”

כי לפ”ע העמק’ החכמה והדעת כן ערך העמק’ בחי’ המח’ העצמי’ בעצמות אא”ס כמו מה מאד עמקו מחשבותיך וכנ”ל וד”ל.

For commensurate to the depth of [His] Chochmah-wisdom and Da’at-concentration, so likewise is the depth of the aspect of the essential thought of the Essence of the Infinite Light, as it states,[13] “How deep are Your thoughts” as discussed previously.  This should suffice those of understanding.

ועד”ז יובן ג”כ בירידת המדריגה בהשתלשלות אור הרצון ומח’ דאח”פ אחר הצמצום הראשון הנק’ מק”פ כו’ בבחי’ הארת הקו כו’

In a similar manner we may also understand the descent of the levels in the chaining down of the light of the desire and thought in the simple singularity, after the first Tzimtzum-lessening which was called[14] the Makom Panuy – Empty Space etc., in the aspect of the radiance of the Kav – Line.

שהוא בחי’ הרצון ומחשבה הקדומה שצופה ומביט הכל בסקירה אחת כו’

It is the aspect of the primordial thought and desire which glances and sees[15] everything in a single glance.

שכלול ג”כ מג’ מדריגות מדו”מ

It too includes the three levels of thought, speech and action.

 (שנק’ בי”ע כי המח’ בבריאה והדבור ביצי’ והמעשה בעשי’ וכמ”ש בראתיו יצרתיו כו’ כידוע)

(These are called [the general worlds of] Briyah-Creation, Yetzirah-Formation, and Asiyah-Action.[16]  For thought is in Briyah-Creation, speech is in Yetzirah-Formationand action is in Asiyah-Action, as is stated,[17] “I have created, I have formed etc,” as is known.)

עד בחי’ הרצון שבמח’ סתימאה דא”ק וע”י וא”א כו’ שבא למטה בסדר השתלשלות בדרך פרט

[This is true] even of the aspects of the desire in the Machshavah Stima’a – Hidden Thought of Adam Kadmon, and Atik Yomin and Arich Anpin, which descend further below in the chaining down [of the worlds] in a more specific manner.

כמשל באדם למטה שיורד הארת אור עצם המח’ העצמי’ הנעלמה בעצמו’ הנפש בגלוי ברצון ושכל ומדות כו’

This is analogous to man below wherein the essential light of his essential hidden thought in the essence of his soul descends to radiate as revealed will in his intellect and emotions etc.

עד בחי’ המחשבה שמלבשת המדות שבלב שנק’ לאה שכלול מג’ מדריגות מחדו”מ כו’ כנ”ל

To the point that the aspect of the thought which becomes vested within the emotions of the heart, which is called Leah, [likewise] contains the three levels of thought, speech and action etc., as previously discussed.

ולמעלה היינו עד בחי’ אותיות מחשבותיו של מדותיו שבאצי’ שנק’ ז”א

Above [in G-dliness], this refers to the aspect of the letters of His thoughts [as they are vested within] the emotions of Atzilut, which are called Zeir Anpin.

שע”ז אמר ויאמר ה’ אל לבו אמירה זו במחשבה כו’

Regarding this it states,[18] “And G-d said (VaYomer) to his heart;” This Amirah – Saying is in thought etc.

ולפעמים נשאר הדבר במח’ עלאה דז”א שנק’ אדם העליון כמו וינחם ה’ כו’ שחזרה זו במח’ שלא הביאה לדבור ולמעשה כלל

At times the matter remains in the upper thought of Zeir Anpin who is called the Supernal Man,[19] as in [the verse,[20]] “And G-d repented [that He had made man on the earth; and it grieved him at his heart]” but it returned to his thought and was not brought forth into speech or action at all.

כענין ליבא לפומי’ לא גליא וכמו צדיק ורשע לא קאמר כידוע וד”ל

This is like the matter of[21] “from his heart to his mouth he did not reveal” or[22] “He did not say whether [a man] would be righteous or wicked” as is known, and this will suffice the understanding.

 (ודרך כללות הכל בחי’ ג’ מדרגות במחדו”מ

In general, everything [in the chaining down is contained] within the aspect of the three levels of thought, speech and action.

א”ק במח’ בחי’ אדם דבריאה

Adam Kadmon is thought, [and is called] the aspect of Adam D’Briyah – The Man of [the world of] Creation.

ובחי’ ע”י וא”א בבחי’ דבור אדם דיצי’

The aspect of Atik Yomin and Arich Anpin are the aspect of speech, [and called] Adam D’Yetzirah – The Man of [the world of] Formation.

ובחי’ ז”א נק’ בחי’ אדם דעשי’

And the aspect of Zeir Anpin is called the aspect of Adam D’Asiyah – The Man of [the world of] Action.

ובדרך פרט גם בז”א כלול מג’ מדרגות בי”ע מחדו”מ כו’)

(In a more specific manner however, even Zeir Anpin [itself] includes the three levels of Briyah-Creation, Yetzirah-Formation, and Asiyah-Action; or thought, speech and action, etc.)

ונמצא מובן למשכיל בכללות מכמה ריבוי פרטי’ מבחי’ מעשה דמח’ העצמי’ בעצמו’ אא”ס עד בחי’ עשי’ שבמח’ דז”א דאצי’

One who is wise may therefore understand in general many different details from the aspect of the action of the essential thought in the Essence of the Infinite Light all the way until the aspect of the action of the thought of Zeir Anpin of Atzilut.

וז”ש כל אשר חפץ ה’ במח’ העצמית עשה מאין דאצי’ לבריאה כו

This is the meaning of the verse,[23] “Everything that G-d desired” – in his essential thought – “He did” [and brought forth] from the nothingness of Atzilut to Briyah-creation, etc.

והנה עד”ז יובן בענין ד’ רבתי דאחד שהוא בבחי’ מל’ דתבונה שמבחי’ אחוריים דאימא כו’ והוא ענין קשר של תש”ר כו’ כידוע

(Through this one may understand the matter of the enlarged Dalet (ד) of the word Echad-אחד[24] which is the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah which is from the aspect of the externality of Imma etc, and is the matter of the knot of the Tefilin of the head etc.,[25] as is known.

הרי יובן דרך פרט בבחי’ ז”א שנק’ אחד בבחי’ אחדות דע”ס דאצי’ (בבחי’ אדם דעשי’ בכללות)

This may be understood in a detailed manner from the aspect of Zeir Anpin which is called “Echad-One” for it is the aspect of the oneness of the ten Sefirot of Atzilut (in the general aspect of the Man of [the world of] Asiyah-Action).

שזהו בחי’ השרש דמח’ דלאה הבא בבחי’ אותיות וצירופים הנק’ מח’ שבמח’

This is the aspect of the root of the thought of Leah[26] which comes from the aspect of the letters and combinations which are called Thought of Thought.

 (אך נקרא דלי”ת רבתי שהוא בחי’ גדלות הדבור להיות מבואר למעלה שיש ב’ מדריגות בזה

(However, it is called the enlargened Dalet for it is an aspect of mature speech,[27] for as was explained above there are two levels in this.

 ובאמת גם זה בחי’ דבור שבמח’ יחשב מה שחושב המושכל בצירופים גם שלא להביא בדבור כלל והוא דלי”ת רבתי דא”ח ט”ס דז”א כו’

In truth, however, even this is considered to be an aspect of speech of thought, where he thinks of the concept in combinations even if it is not in order to be brought into speech at all, and this is the enlarged Dalet-ד of the E”Cha – א”ח, i.e. the nine Sefirot of Zeir Anpin etc.[28]

שכל מדה וספירה באה באותיות וצירופים דמח’ דלאה כו’ מכח ושרש המחשבה בחי’ מל’ דתבונה כו’

For each attribute and Sefirah comes forth into letters and combinations of thoughts in Leah from the power and root of thought, which is the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah etc.

ולכך צריך להאריך בדלי”ת להיותו שרש בחי’ המל’ בד’ סטרי עלמא שביחו”ת דבשכמל”ו כו’)

It is for this reason that one must lengthen [his intentions] in the Dalet-ד,[29] for it is the root of the aspect of Malchut in the four directions of the world in the lower unity[30] [represented by the second verse of] “Boruch Shem Kevod Malchuto L’Olam Va’ed – Blessed be the name of His glorious kingship forever and ever etc.”)

וגם הנה מובן דרך כללות במחשבה הקדומה עד במח’ הפשוטה דאחדות הפשוטה בעצמותו ממש בבחי’ סדכ”ס דלית מח’ ת”ב אפי’ מח’ דא”ק כו’ דדלי”ת רבתי הוא כשעלה באותיות מחשבתו ורצונו הפשוט כו’ שהוא בא מבחי’ מל’ דתבונתו העצמו’ כו’ וד”ל

It may also generally be understood from in the Machshavah HaKdooma-Primordial Thought until the simple thought of the simple oneness of His literal essence, in the aspect of the[31] “concealed of the concealed which is not grasped by any thought,” even the thought of Adam Kadmon etc, that the enlarged Dalet-ד is when it arose in the letters of His simple thought and desire, which comes from the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah of the Essence etc.  This will suffice the understanding.

 (ומ”ש בע”ח דעקבי לאה נכנסין תוך ראש רחל כו’ וכמארז”ל מה שעשתה ענוה עקב לסולית’ עשתה יראה עטרה לראשה כו’

Regarding that which it states in Etz Chaim[32] that the heels of Leah enter the head of Rachel etc., or in the words of the Sages of blessed memory,[33] “What humility made as the heels of its feet, fear [of Heaven] made as a crown on her head etc;”

היינו בחי’ דבור שבמח’ שנעשית מח’ שבדבור

This refers to the aspect of speech of thought which becomes the aspect of thought of speech.

שזהו עקב ענוה כי המחשב’ בהעלם ואין והדבור בגלוי ויש כו’ ונעשית עטרה וכתר לרחל בחי’ הדבור

This is the meaning of the “heel of humility,” which refers to thought which is in a state of concealment and nothingness [i.e. humility], whereas speech is revealed and is [in a state of] somethingness; [nevertheless, thought] is made to be the tiara and crown of Rachel which is the aspect of speech.

 כי בחי’ כח ושרש וראש לדבור הן צרופי אותיות שבמח’ שאם יופסקו יופסק הדבור כידוע וז”ש עקב ענוה יראת ה’21 כו’ וכמ”ש במ”א)

For the aspect of the power, root and “head” of speech are the combinations of the letters of the thought, and if they cease then the speech will cease, as is known, and it is regarding this that it states,[34] “The heal of humility is the fear of G-d etc,” as is discussed elsewhere.)

 

End of Chapter Forty-Three

 


[1] See Lecha Dodi prayer.

[2] See Rambam, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah 2:9-10.  Also see Tanya Ch. 42 & 48, and Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Kuntreisim p. 201, and Na”Ch p. 251.

[3] See Mikdash Melech on Zohar Vol. 1, p. 15a.  Also see chapter 10.

[4] See Zohar Bereishit 15a.

[5] Psalms 33:9

[6] Numbers 23:19

[7] Kings II 19:16; Isaiah 37:17; Daniel 9:18

[8] Malachi 3:9

[9] See Chapter 6.  Also see Sefer HaMaamarim 5568, Vol.1 p.7; Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee, Dvarim Vol. 3 p. 894.

[10] See Baruch SheAmar prayer.

[11] Psalms 40:6

[12] Psalms 147:5

[13] Psalms 92:6

[14] See Etz Chaim, Drush Igulim V’Yosher, Shaar 1, Anaf 2.

[15] Talmud Bavli Rosh Hashanah 18a

[16] See Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Hanachot 5577, p. 202

[17] Isaiah 43:7

[18] Genesis 8:21

[19] See Etz Chaim, Shaar 18, Ch. 5

[20] Genesis 6:6

[21] Midrash Tehilim 89a; Kohelet Rabba 12:6

[22] Talmud Bavli, Nidah 16b; Tanya Ch. 1; Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee Vol.1 p. 223; Torat Chaim, Bereishit, p. 30d.

[23] Psalms 135:6

[24] Deuteronomy 6:4; See also Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Dvarim Vol. 1, p. 283.

[25] See Zohar Pinchas (Ra’aya Mehemna) 236b; Pri Etz Chaim, Shaar 4, Ch 5; Likkutei Torah of the ArizalTisa 33:23

[26] See Pri Etz Chaim, Shaar 8, Ch. 13

[27] See Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’eeBamidbar Vol. 3, p. 1,024

[28] See Pri Etz Chaim, Shaar 8, Ch. 12

[29] Talmud Bavli, Brachot 13b.

[30] Zohar Bereishit 18b; Talmud Bavli, Pesachim 56a

[31] Zohar, Introduction 2a, and elsewhere.  Tikkunei Zohar, Introduction, 17a.

[32] See Etz Chaim, Shaar 38(Shaar Leah V’Rachel) Ch. 3.  Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtza’ee VaYikra Vol.1, p. 253; Torat Chaim Vayetze 173c.

[33] Talmud Yerushalmi, Shabbat 1:3

[34] Proverbs 22:4

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