Weekly E-Mail - Parasha Matot - Masei - מטות - מסעי
 Matot Translates as Tribes - Masei Translates as Journeys
Tribes actually is a code word for "Day Chaos Begins"
Journeys is a code word for the Process of Life

Consciousness Builder
Nature is Unnatural    
HaShem could have
made a world where the nature of each thing may be deduced from its parts. A predictable, orderly world. A world devoid of wonder.
And then we would say, "Things are this way because they must be this way."
HaShem would be a stranger in His own world.
Instead, at each step a whole new world emerges, one we could never have predicted from anything we knew before. Until we must conclude that our finite world somehow contains infinite possibilities, that both nothing and everything is
possible, that things are the way they are only because He desires they be that way.
HaShem has made our world wondrous, so that it has room for Him.
Based on the Teachings of the Chabad Rebbe 
Gematria teaches Nature is Elohim related to Judgement. Therefore Nature acts as a tool of Cause and Effect. 
  • In your life - Where is Your Wonder?
  • In your life - Where is the order and symmetry?
  • In your life - Where is found your balance between Order and Wonder?
  • In your life - Where do you find HaShem?

This year of the goat is now beginning its most negative period - the months of Tammuz  and Av.

Yeshshem teaches about a spiritual tool named Shiluv -
intertwining Hebrew Letters. This tool represents HaShem's mercy, yet only if you know how to utilize it. Here is a link to learn more about this tool  and how to achieve it in time, hopefully, to help during this negative period.

This week the parasha is a double portion. Usually a
double parasha has similar energy. In this case the double parasha relate to each other yet the energy is different. The reason is due to the negative 3 week period which is controlled by the Satan and the negative system. The negative system has an affinity for separation and HaShem shows his mercy by putting these two Parashiot next to each other in the Torah.

Go to this link as it is about the Parasha Matot
Parasha Matot:

This parasha has a significant spiritual secret concealed within it. This secret is concealed in the story of vows. In this story it says that the father or husband can disavow the wife or daughters vow ONLY on the day that he learns about it. 

Matot means Tribes referring on the physical level to the 12 Tribes of the Children of Israel. On the spiritual level Matot has a shoresh that means "divert". In my opinion, the Tribes divert attention from unity to separation. This is a hint to the idea that the important spiritual secret mentioned above is revealed by the fact the father must act to disavow on THE exact day he learns of the vow.

The secret is that to change the physical universe we need to travel back in time to the moment that the chaos is created. This is part of the ritual of Teshuva - returning to the moment of making the mistake that many call a sin. 

There are 112 verses in the parasha. 112 is the sum of 86 + 26. In other words Elohim + HaShem. 112 represents the unity of Zeir Anpin + Malchut.

Parasha Masei:

Masei translates as Journeys. The Zohar tells us to count the number of Journeys and that turns out to be 42. Students of Kabbalah know that 42 relates to the Ana Bekoach which is the energy of Creation. 

There are 132 Verses in this parasha. 132 has the energy of 10 Sefirot within 10 Sefirot  + Lev which means heart. 10 x 10 is the energy of completion. Heart has the energy of the 32 paths of wisdom.

When both parashiot are read together there are 244 verses in the reading. 244 has the energy of Ramad - רמד which is the essence of the "doorway to elevation" - Ram Dalet.

How does the energies of Ana Bekoach and this concealed secret come together? IN ORDER to change the physical world one must utilize the energy of time travel which is available within the Ana Bekoach to return to the day of the action that causes all of the effects of chaos in our lives. The Torah teaches that this can only take place on that day to change it.

We can utilize the energy of this double reading to return to the day of our own chaos and change it to actually do the positive action that was the alternative to our negative action. Thus it cleanses all of our negative actions.

Presently we are teaching a series of classes in Loshon Harah - How to speak words of Torah and avoid wrong speech. Please join us on our conference call system at 712 832 8300. Use pincode 911904#. The classes are on Sunday 3PM Pacific Time. If you miss the class you can listen to recordings on our
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To learn about the year 5777 - the year of the goat -
72 Names of HaShem
The reading for the Parasha Matot and Masei will be read on the 28th of Tammuz.
The study commences on the Motzei Shabbat evening of 22nd of Tammuz. 
Thus the study runs this week from the evening of the July 15th - to the evening of the July 22nd 2017.

All 72 Names of God and 72 Names from the Tzadikim are a unified whole.
Yet people relate the Names to different months, Days of the month and many other relationships.
The Month of Tammuz:
During Tammuz the following Names are utilized to achieve unity with the energy of Tammuz.
Names No 4 - עאם     ־  עלם
Name No 16 - המם   ־   הקם
Name No 28 -     שאה    ־   שאה
Name No 40 -   יחז  - ייז
Name No 52 -     עלם    ־   עמם
Name No 64  -   מזי   - מחי
The Days of the Month of Tammuz:
During ֓Tammuz the following Names are utilized as personal Names for people who are born on these days.
Days 1 - 5 -    ניה  ־  יצל
Days 6 - 10 - השא   ־   נתה    ־  
Days 11 - 15 - ירת  ־   האא
Days 16 - 20 -   שאה  ־   ירת
Days 21 - 25 -   רלי   ־   שאה
Days - 26 - 30 - אום   ־   אום
Here is a link to additional information about these Names as well as All Names  

These Names - both sets - are YOUR CONTINUING Protection Tool
all through the year!

If you can not find your Name send an email to yeshshem@hotmail.com requesting your Personal Name and Chart
As we enter the new year and Month of Nissan we recognize that there are other ways to allocate these Names in addition to the above 2 methods.

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz began on Shabbat Chukat - June 24 and 25.  
Our community Rosh Chodesh Tam muz
connection was June 24th at 7 PM. Here is the link to our connection

Rosh Chodesh Av is on the evening of July 23rd to sundown on July 24th. Our connection will be on July 23rd at 7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Our conference call is at 712 - 832 -8300 - use pincode 911904#

The next Holiday is a 3 week period that began on the 17th of Tammuz and culminating on Tisha B'Av - 9th day of Av. During this period we will study the construction of the 3rd Temple.  
The 17th of Tammuz is a Rabbinical Fast Day. It is a daylight only fast. It was on the 11th of July. Here is a link to a ritual for an easy fast. This ritual may be used for the 25 hour fast on Tisha B'av
Here is a link to information about the 3 week period.

Why Study Zohar?

Here are quotes from famous Kabbalists:


Behold [the expression] 'the Tree of Life' refers to Pnimiut HaTorah, the inner dimension of the Torah, as stated in [the passage from] the Raya Mehemna, Parshas Naso, [cited above]: 'Since in the future, the Jews will taste the Tree of Life which is the Sefer Ha Zohar, Tanya, Iggeres HaKodesh', explains that the term 'the Tree of Life' refers to 'the inner dimensions of the Torah and its mitzvos.'
To explain: The Written Law is referred to as 'the Tree of Life' because it does not enclothe itself in material garments to the same degree [as does the Oral Law]. (For [the Written Law emanates] from Zaer Anpin.) And in [the Written Law], G-dly light can be sensed.
Similarly, Pnimiyus HaTorah has not enclothed itself in material garments, for instead, it speaks of spiritual matters including the chainlike progression of spiritual existence and G-dly subjects. Moreover, the conceptualization and the comprehension of these matters is spiritual and in [this type of thought], the G-dly light can be felt.
Its entire intent is to know G-d and to come to love and fear Him, as the Shaloh writes in his Masechta Shavuos, p. 183b ,269 with regard to the study of Torah lishmah:
The words of Torah that involve research, knowledge, and comprehension [of G-d Himself should be studied in order to know His name and His greatness, and the hidden secrets of His mitzvos. Then the person's heart will be roused to fear Him and to love Him.


The study of the Zohar ha Kaddosh in our times is very necessary to protect and save us from all evil. For the revelation of this wisdom in our times, helps to purify and protect us greatly so that we will be able to cling with a complete heart to our Father in Heaven.
For the people of prior generations were Tzaddikim and Chassidim and people of great deeds, and thus were saved from the accusers, but now we are far removed from our source, and what will protect us if not our reading this Wisdom? 
Rabbi Yaakov Tzemach, Hakdama le Etz Chayim


Our Holy Master Rabbi Chayim Vital, may his merit shield us, in the introduction to the book Etz Chayim, warned the students of the Torah, those who listen to the Word of G-d, the great obligation they have to study the hidden Torah [Kabbalah], and the great punishment for neglecting its study, because one hour of this study does the same as thirty days of the study of Pshat (plain meaning of the Torah)  (Kise Melech on Tikune Zohar 30, 73b)
"And all his kindness is like the grass of the field" (Yeshayahu 40:6) All the kindness that they do, they do only for themselves. And even all those that occupy themselves in the Torah, all the kindness that they do, they do for themselves...Woe to those who cause him [The Mashiach] to leave from the world and don't come, and they are those who cause the Torah to be deserted and do not wish to occupy themselves with the Wisdom of the Kabbalah, for they cause the spring of wisdom to depart which is the YUD, and the BEIT is left on its own (Dried up). Woe to those that they cause poverty, sword, death and destruction... 
Tikkune Zohar Tikkun 30
chanoch adds: The Yud mentioned above is HaShem who conceals himself when the Kabbalah is not studied. The Beit mentioned above is referring to the Torah itself as the first letter is the Beit. This comment is to help you understand this section.


"From the year 1540 onward, it is most important that all study the Kabbalah in public and preoccupy themselves with the study of Kabbalah. For through the merit of Kabbalah and in fact solely through Kabbalah will the Mashiach appear and forever efface war, destruction, social injustice, and above all, man's inhumanity".

Rabbi Avraham Azulai, Or ha Chama, Introduction
If the person does not occupy himself with the 4 levels of Torah study:
PESHAT REMEZ DERASH SOD [PARDES- Simple meaning, allusion, Homiletical level, and the secrets of the Torah] he is missing the Mitzvah of Talmud Torah which is great and is equivalent to all other Mitzvot in the Torah, and this person has to reincarnate until he will occupy himself with the four levels PARDES. 
Kitve Ari ha Kaddosh, Shaar ha Mitzvot Alef

"It is a great obligation on all Israel to study the Zohar ha kaddosh every single day, even when it is said without understanding, for this builds worlds and he purifies and sanctifies his soul and there is no limit to the greatness of his reward because through this he brings redemption closer and brings great pleasure to His Creator . . Therefore everybody should at least study five pages per day of the Zahor ha Kaddosh.
Tzavaat Rav Meir Schwartz mi Faidhotz

"The Sefer ha Zohar is a Tikkun for the Baaal Teshuvah - The Man of Return to Hashshem."
Shivche ha Arizal         
"If he is meritorious to wake up before dawn. he should then study Sefer ha Zohar for in its merit the Jews will come out of Exile which resembles the night and even though he has not the merit to understand it, even so he shall learn the language for it purifies the soul". 
Siddur Shaar ha Shamaim Seder Limud shel ha Kodmim

"And the main point is that when your soul will cling to the books that deal with Yirut Hashem, that you thereby will realize at every moment the great debt you owe to the Creator of all worlds, and in particular through the sefer ha Zohar which is the most important of all, and it will cause your heart to flare up in flames of fire, the Sefer ha Zohar is the key". 
Sefer Sur me Rav ye Ase

"One should learn Sifre Kabbalah, and when he does not understand it he should learn the Zohar and the Tikkunim for they are a Segula to purify the Neshama"  
Siddur ha Aziral of Rabbi Yaakob Kapil

"The study of the Sefer ha Zohar is more elevated than any other study, even if he does not know what he is saying and even if he makes mistakes. And it is a great Tikkun for the Neshama, because even though the Torah is composed of names of the Holy one Blessed be He, it is nevertheless clothed in many stories, and when the person reads, he understands the stories and puts his mind on the simple meaning of those stories, but the sefer ha Zohar has the secrets revealed, and the reader knows that there are secrets and the occult parts of the Torah, only that he does not understand because of the depth of the subject and the shortness of his understanding".  
The Chida, More Ba Etzba Siman 44

"...And even when he is like an animal that does not know how to read, even with all this, his reward will be double and there is an insinuation in the verse (Tehillim) "Man and beast Hashem saves" where the Gematria of the words TOSHIA HASHEM (Saves Hashem) plus the letters plus the 2 words themselves equals the sum of the following: ZOHAR TIKKUNIM BE DIKDUK TZACH (TZADDI CHET - TZE CHASHOV) - chanoch adds: Zohar and the Tikunim is the grammer seed level of cleansing. 
Hakdamat of the Editor of the Zohar edition printed in Livorno
chanoch's Commentary
You may have heard me say that when reading the Zohar in Hebrew or Aramaic that I do not understand - I realize that I made a mistake in pronunciation. When I go back and correct that mistake I make a Tikkun - a correction. This is because making a mistake is caused by our Tikkun which causes a blockage. When I go back and pronounce the words properly I make this correction and break that specific Klipah.
"He who studies the Zohar, even when he doesn't understand what comes out of his mouth, Ha Kaddosh Baruch Hu rectifies his words..."
Hakdamat of the Editor of the Zohar edition printed in Livorno 
"It is necessary to read in the Sefer ha Zohar even when he does not know what it says, because it is a great correction to the Shechina and to his own soul as it is known for various reasons."
Tikkun Leil Shavuot Le ha Ramaz  
"O that my people would listen to me, in this evil generation when heresy increases, It is proper to learn the Zohar and the Tikkunim with children nine years of age so that their fear of Hashem will precede their wisdom and will be maintained"
Notzer Chessed on Massechet Avot, Perek 4 

"One who does not merit to understand The Zohar, he should nevertheless learn, because the language of the Zohar purifies the soul"
Ohr Tzaddikim by Rav Meir Papirash 
"And we see that in regards to the study of the Mishna there are many opinions that say that one must understand what he is studying, but when reading Tehillim (Book of Psalms) or the Zohar even if one doesn't understand anything at all, it is important and received and desired by The Holy One Blessed Be He" 
Pele Yoatz
"One who does not merit to understand The Zohar, he should nevertheless learn, because the language of the Zohar purifies the soul"     
   Ohr Tzaddikim by Rav Meir Papirash, a student of the Ari ha Kadosh

"Because of this work. the Book of the Zohar, [the Children of Israel] will be redeemed from exile" 
The Zohar ha Kaddosh (3, 124b)


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