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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 53

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 53

 

ואחר כל הנ”ל יובן למשכיל כללות כל ההתבוננות מרצון הפשוט העצמי שבעצמו’ אא”ס ממש מחמת בחי’ חפץ חסד העצמי שעלה ברצונו הפשוט כו’ (כנ”ל באות יו”ד) עד בחי’ הרצון היותר אחרון שהוא בחי’ הרצון להתהוות עולם העשי’ בכלל ובפרט שנק’ כתר וע”י דעשיה והוא מ”ש כל אשר חפץ ה’ עשה

Now after all of the above, a person who contemplates it will understand the general point of the entire Hitbonenut – contemplation, from the simple essential desire [that arose] in the actual Essence of the Infinite Light because of the aspect of the essential desire for kindness which arose in His simple will (as discussed in chapter ten) etc., all the way to the aspect of the most final desire which is the aspect of the desire to bring the world of Asiyah-Actuality into being, both generally and specifically, and which is called Keter and Atik Yomin of Asiyah, regarding which it states, “Everything that HaShem desired, He did (Asah).”

דודאי כמו שעלה ברצונו להיות חפץ ורצון להאציל כך עלה חפץ ורצון זה לברוא וחפץ ורצון ליצר וחפץ ורצון לעשות הכל הי’ כלול בעצם רצונו הפשוט שבעצמותו

For certainly just as it arose in His desire to have a desire and will to emanate [Atzilut], so likewise the desire and will to create [Briyah] and the desire and will to form [Yetzirah] and the desire and will to do [Asiyah], were all included in the essence of His simple will in His Essence.

עד”מ אדם שעלה ברצונו העצמי להיות לו רצון לאיזה ענין דבר מה שאעפ”י שבפרט הרי מיד הוא בא בחילוקי רצונות ממדריגה למדריגה עד בחי’ הרצון היותר אחרון שהוא בחי’ רצון לסוף מעשה ממש מ”מ הכל עלה בבת אחת בעצם רצונו כו’ מבלי חילוק מדריגות כלל

For example, this is just as when it arises in a person’s essential desire to have a desire for some specific matter; although this desire immediately divides into multiple desires from level to level until the final most desire which is the desire for the actual final action, nonetheless, it all arose instantaneously within his essential will etc, without divisions of levels whatsoever.

 (וכמ”ש באות ז’ שאין חילוקי מדריגות בבחי’ הכתרים דאבי”ע אע”פ שבהשתלשלות מבחי’ מל’ שבעליון נעשה כתר לתחתון כו’)

(This was explained in chapter seven, that there is no division of levels in the aspect of the Keter of the worlds of AtzilutBriyahYetzirah and Asiyah, even though in the chaining down the aspect of the Malchut of the upper level becomes the Keter of the lower level etc.)

כך לגבי עצמות רצונו הפשוט שבבחי’ עצמות אא”ס אין חילוק מדריגות בין חפץ ורצון להאציל בין חפץ ורצון לעשות כו’

Likewise, relative to the essence of His simple will in the aspect of the Essence of the Infinite Light, there is no differentiation of levels between the desire and will to emanate (Atzilut) and the desire and will to do (Asiyah) etc.

וזהו אני ראשון ברצון שבמל’ דא”ס מקור הרצון להאציל ואני אחרון ברצון האחרון שבמל’ דעשי’ להתהוות עולם השפל היותר אחרון שהן האופנים והמזלות שהמה שרשי התהוות רוחניות הד’ יסודות דארמ”ע ורוחניות דצ”ח הגשמיים

This is the meaning of[1] “I am first”, in the desire of Malchut of Ein Sof which is the source for the desire to emanate (Atzilut) and “I am last”, in the most final desire of Malchut of Asiyah to bring into being the most lowly and final world, which are the Ophanim [angels] and the Mazalot, which are the root for the existence of the spirituality of the four elements of fire, vapor, water and earth, and the spirituality of the physical levels of inanimate, plant life and animals.

 (כמ”ש בסוף הע”ח) שזהו נכלל הכל במ”ש כל אשר חפץ ה’ בעצמות עשה שכולל כל ההשתלשלות דקו עד סוף עולם העשיה דהיינו שכוללם יחד

(This is as stated at the end of Etz Chaim), that everything is included in the verse,
“Everything that HaShem desired” – in His essence – “He did,” which includes the entire chaining down of the Kav-line until the end of the world of Asiyah; that is, He includes them all.

שנק’ הכל בבחי’ עשיה לבד כי שרש האצי’ ושרש העשי’ שוין ממש לגבי עצמותו כו’

[Relative to Him] it all is considered to be an action (Asiyah), because the root of Atzilut and the root of Asiyah literally are equal relative to His Essence etc.

וזהו עשה בשמים סובב הכללי דטה”ע וטה”ת וארץ דבחי’ ממכ”ע כו’ הכל בהשוואה א’

This, then, is the meaning [of the continuation of the verse, “Everything that HaShem desired He did] in the Heavens,” referring to the general encompassing light (Sovev) of the upper purity (Tihiru Ila’ah), “and in the earth,” referring to the aspect of how He fills all worlds (Memaleh Kol Almin) in the lower purity (Tihiru Ta’taa) etc.[2] It all is equally one.

 (כידוע דעקב דא”ק שמסתיים בסוף העשי’ וראשו במח’ כללית בתחלת הקו (וכמו באדה”ר שאמרו שקודם החטא היה רגליו בעשיה וראשו בבריאה (נק’ אדם דבריאה יש מאין כו’)

(This is as known that the heel of Adam Kadmon concludes at the end of Asiyah[3] and his head is in the general thought at the beginning of the Kav (As it says about Adam HaRishon-The first man,  that prior to the sin his feet were in Asiyah and his head was in Briyah[4]), [but] he [is nevertheless] called Adam of Briyah,[5] i.e. [created] something from nothing etc.)

 (והיינו וכל קומה לפניך תשתחוה כו’ כמ”ש במ”א)

(This is [also] the meaning of,[6] “Every stature shall bow before You etc,” as discussed elsewhere.)

וזהו עיקר המכוון בכל ההתבוננות בכל פרט ופרט שבכל ההשתלשלות דקו מלפני הצמצום הראשון עד סוף העשיה רק להיות נכלל הכל באחדות הפשוטה שהוא בבחי’ עצמות אא”ס עד שיקבע בנפש גם בסדר השגחה אלקי’ פרטי’ עד הפרט היותר אחרון

This is the primary intention of the entire contemplation of every detail within the chaining down of the Kav-line, from before the first Tzimtzum-constriction until the end of the world of Asiyah. That is, it is to unite everything with the simple unity which is in the aspect of the Essence of the Infinite Light, until one engrains within his soul the order of the G-dly supervision of every detail, even to the very last detail.

שהוא גם בעולם הגלגלים והמזלות שהם רק מט’ כלים החיצונים דמל’ דמל’ דעשיה שהוא רק עפ”י רצונו הפשוט שבעצמות אא”ס ממש וכמו שאנו אומרי’ ומסדר את הכוכבים במשמרותיהם ברקיע כרצונו דוקא דהיינו כרצונו הפשוט שבעצמותו ממש מטעם הנ”ל

That is, even in the world of the planetary cycles and constellations (Mazalot) which only come from the nine external vessels of Malchut of Malchut of Asiyah, [one must recognize] that it literally is only according to His simple will within the Essence of the Infinite Light.  This is as we say [in our prayers,[7]] “He –specifically- orders the stars in their watches within the firmament according to His will”, that is, literally according to His simple will in His Essence, for the aforementioned reason.

ופי’ במשמרותיהם היינו גם בבחי’ היכלות דק”נ דעשי’ שהמזלות הקבועים ברקיע היינו בבחי’ נוגה דעשי’

The explanation of “in their watches” refers[8] even to the aspect of the chambers of the husks of Kelipat Nogah of Asiyah; because the constellations (Mazalot) which are fixed in the heavens are in the aspect of Nogah of Asiyah.

כי ע”ס דעשי’ בבחי’ או”כ והיכלות כו’ הכל הוא בבחי’ ביטול היש לאין בתכלית כידוע דבהיכל ק”ק דעשי’ שם יחוד זו”נ דעשי’ כמו בבהמ”ק שלמטה כו’

This is because the ten Sefirot of Asiyah in its aspect of lights, vessels and chambers etc., are all in an aspect of total sublimation of the something (Bitul HaYesh) to the nothing (Ayin) [from which they are brought into being], as known regarding the chamber of the Holy of Holies in Asiyah where there is the union of Zeir Anpin and Nukvah of Asiyah, such as in the Holy temple below etc.

ונשמות ומלאכים דעשי’ הן בתכלית הביטול כמ”ש וצבא השמים לך משתחוים וכמו האופנים וחיות דעשיה

Even the souls and angels of Asiyah are in a state of total sublimation, as it states,[9] “The hosts of the heavens bow to You,” referring to the Ophanim and Chayot [angels] of Asiyah.

וגם חומר וכלי האופנים בבחי’ הביטול בתכלית וכמובן במרכבת יחזקאל בחיות ואופני’ דיצי’

Even the substance and vessels of the Ophanim are in an aspect of absolute sublimation, as is understood from the chariot [prophecy] of Ezekiel regarding the Chayot and Ophanim [angels] of Yetzirah.[10]

וכך גם במרכבה דסוסים שחורים ואדומים דזכרי’ בזמן הגלות שהמל’ מלובשת בע’ שרים דנוגה דעשי’ גם הם בתכלית הביטול כסוס לגבי רוכב וכמו הנה ה’ רוכב על עב קל כו’ וכמ”ש בזהר כעננים למרכב כו’

Similarly, this is the case regarding the chariot of black and red horses of Zachariah’s[11] [prophecy, which refers to] times of exile in which Malchut is vested within the seventy ministering angels[12] of Nogah of Asiyah. They too are in a state of total sublimation like a horse to a rider, as it states,[13] “Behold Hashem rides on a swift cloud etc,” and as explained in the Zohar[14], that they are “like a cloud upon which He rides etc.”

וע”ד שא’ היתפאר הגרזן על החוצב בו כו’

This is similar to the verse,[15] “Can an axe glory over the One who chops with it etc.”

והגם שיש בהם חילוקי מדריגות בהשתלשלות רבות עד אותן שמקבלים ע”י ריבוי מסכים מבחי’ אחוריים דאחוריים דאלקים ממ”ח צירופים האחרונים שנק’ אדמת בני חם

Even though there are many different levels in them with numerous chaining-down, even those who receive through a multitude of screens in an aspect of the back of the back of Elokim, from the forty-eight (מ”ח) last combinations [of Elokim] which is called[16] “the land of the children of Cham (ח”ם)”,

בתכלית ההסתר והצמצום בכמה מיני מסכים והבדלות עד שנק’ לבוש שק ועור כמו אלביש שמים קדרות ושק אשים כסותם כו’ כידוע וכמו שא’ המבדיל כו’

in a way of ultimate concealment and Tzimtzum-constriction with various different types of screens and separations, so much so, that it is called a garment of sackcloth and skin, as in the verse,[17] “I will enclothe the heavens with darkness and I will put sackcloth as their covering etc,” as is known, and as stated,[18] “He who separates etc.”

 

מ”מ נאמר מלך אלקים על גוים כו’ מי לא ייראך מלך הגוים כו’ שמלכותו בכל משלה

Nonetheless it states,[19] “G-d reigns over the nations etc,” and,[20] “Who will not fear You, O King of the nations etc,” for, “His kingdom rules over everything.”

וראי’ מבלעם שהי’ מבחי’ רע דנוגה בחי’ דעת דקליפה כמ”ש ויודע דעת עליון כו’ אמר לא אוכל לעבור את פי ה’34 לעשות קטנה כו’

The proof of this is from Bilaam, who was the “evil aspect of Nogah” (Ra D’Nogah), the aspect of Da’at of the external husks[21] (Kelipah) as it states,[22] “he knows the knowledge of the Most High (Yodeah Da’at Elyon) etc.” However, even he said,[23] “I cannot transgress the word of Hashem G-d” – to do even the smallest thing etc.

 (וגם מאתונו בחי’ נוק’ דז”א דקליפה שהיא יותר קשה (כמשי”ת שבאזלעו”ז בחי’ הנוק’ יותר קשה מכולם כו’) כתיב ותט האתון כו’ וגם בלעם אמר אם רע בעיניך אשובה לי כו’)

(Even his donkey, which was the aspect of Nukvah of Zeir Anpin of the Kelipah – external husks[24], which is even more severe (for as will be explained regarding the opposing side[25], the aspect of Nukvah is the most severe of them all[26] etc.), [However even regarding the donkey] it states,[27] “and his donkey turned away [from the angel] etc.” and even Bilaam said,[28] “If it displeases You I shall return etc.”)

והגם שיש מהם שהן בבחי’ יש נפרד גמור לומר כחי ועוצם ידי כו’ כמו שר של מצרים שאמר לי יאורי כו’ וכמאמרז”ל יודעים את רבונם ומתכוונין למרוד בו הנה זהו מבחי’ ג’ קליפות הטמאות לגמרי וגם הם נכנעים לפרקי’ כאשר יפקוד ה’ עליהם

Now, although there are those [Kelipot-husks] that are in an aspect of total somethingness and separation, so much so, that they say,[29] “My power and the strength of my hand [brought me all this affluence] etc., such as the ministering angel of Egypt who said,[30] “My river is mine and I have made myself etc,” and as the sages of blessed memory have stated,[31] “they know their master and rebel against Him intentionally”. These are from the aspect of the three totally impure husks (Kelipot), and they too are submissive at times when HaShem visits punishment upon them.

כמבואר בנבואת הנביאים על כמה שרי אוה”ע כו’

This is as explained in various prophecies of the prophets regarding some of the ministering angels of the idolatrous nations of the world etc.

אבל בבחי’ נגה גם בבחי’ נגה דעשי’ שרובו רע ומיעוטו טוב המה בבחי’ ביטול תמיד כמו הגלגלים והמזלות שהן ע’ שרים דכתיב בהם ג”כ וצבא השמים לך משתחוים ואומרים שירה בכל יום כו’

However, in the aspect of Nogah, even the aspect of Nogah of Asiyah which is mostly evil with a minority of good,[32] they are in a state of constant sublimation, such as the planets and constellations which are [influenced by] the seventy ministering angels about whom it also states, “The hosts of the heavens bow to You,” and “They sing His praise every day” etc.[33]

וכידוע בענין הטעם לסיבוב התמידי דחומר הגלגלים שהוא רק מצד השיר’ שאומרים בחי’ הצורה ונפש הגלגל בהשתחוואה רוחנית כו’ וכמ”ש במ”א וד”ל

As known this is in accordance with the reason for the constant orbit of the physical planets [and constellations] that this is due only to their forms and souls being in a constant state of praising and spiritual bowing [to HaShem] etc, as explained elsewhere.  This will suffice for the understanding.

 

End of Chapter Fifty-Three

 


[1] Isaiah 44:6

[2] See Likkutei Torah, Naso 21c; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Hanachot 5577 p. 329; Kuntreisim p. 593; Torat Chaim Vayigash 230d; Shaar HaEmunah 58a.

[3] See Tanya, Igeret HaKodesh, Epistle 20l Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Vayikra Vol. 1 p. 15

[4] Sefer HaGilgulim, Ch. 18; Maamarei Admor HaZaken, Bereishit p. 72; Vayikra Vol. 1 p. 15, Bamidbar Vol. 4 p. 1,456; Torat Chaim Bereishit 30a.

[5] See Maamarei Admor HaZaken, beginning of Inyanim

[6] Shacharit prayer of Shabbat and Yom TovTorat Chaim Bereishit 30a.

[7] Aravit prayer; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee Hanachot 5577 pp. 53, 67, 90, 163, 330.

[8] See Shaarei Teshuva 20a

[9] Nechemia 9:6

[10] Ezekiel Ch. 1

[11] Zachariah 6:2

[12] Zohar Bereishit 46b; Siddur of Alter Rebbe, Shaar HaMilah 145c; Shaarei Teshuvah 74a.

[13] Isaiah 19:1

[14] Zohar Bo 43a

[15] Isaiah 10:15

[16] Blessing of Emet V’EmunahPri Etz Chaim, Shaar Chag HaMatzotShaar 21, Ch. 5; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Vayikra Vol. 1, p. 327; Dvarim Vol. 3, p. 1,061; Shaar HaEmunah 30a & 49a.

[17] Isaiah 50:3; Also see Siddur of Alter Rebbe, Milah 45c; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Vayikra Vol. 2 p. 896.

[18] Havdalah prayer; Shaarei Teshuva 113c

[19] Psalms 47:9

[20] Jeremiah 10:7

[21] Zohar Balak 194a; Etz Chaim, Shaar 32, Ch. 2; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Dvarim Vol. 2, p. 643.

[22] Numbers 24:16

[23] Numbers 24:13

[24] Zohar Balak 107a; MeOrei Or, Erech Aton num. 138.

[25] Ecclesiastes 7:14; Biurei HaZohar, Pekudei 59b; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Shmot Vol. 2, p. 495; Shaarei Teshuvah 69a.

[26] Zohar Pinchas 231b; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Na”Ch p. 33.

[27] Numbers 22:23

[28] Numbers 22:34

[29] Deuteronomy 8:17

[30] Ezekiel 29:3; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Hanachot 5577, p. 275; Bamidbar Vol. 2, p. 814.

[31] Torat Kohanim, Bechukotai 26:14; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Bereishit p. 98

[32] Etz Chaim, Shaar 43, introduction; Shaar 47, Ch. 4; Shaar 49, Ch. 6.

[33] See Torat Chaim, Bereishit 1c.

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