Weekly E-Mail - Parasha Shemini - השמיני -
"Shemini" means Eighth - An Alternative is "the Name of 70".

Consciousness Builder  
Why create wealthy people? Why create poor people? Why didn't the Creator just create everyone fairly equal. He could have made a system whereby most people were basically middle class, this way no one has to come on to anyone else. 
It seems ridiculous that there are some people who are so wealthy that they can't spend their money in ten lifetimes, and yet there are others that literally cannot put food on their table.
This question wasn't thought of yesterday. It was asked by none other than Dovid Hamelech to the Creator  Himself. In kapitel samech aleph Dovid Hamelech writes "yesheiv oilam" which the Midrash in Shmos Rabba interprets to mean "equalize the world." To this the Creator
respo nd ed If I did so -"chessed v'emes ma'n yintziruhu?" Meaning "who will practice chessed - "Good Deeds" and emes - "Truth"?".
R' Yerucham Levovitz explains that the Creator did not create tzeddakah - "Charity" because He saw the need to help the poor people. He created the po or people in order to give others the zechus - merit to give them tzeddakah and be connected through the mitzvah.
A world without chessed opportunities cannot exist. Use this thought the next time, you can't give what others expect you to give. Use this thought the next time you can only do "half a chessed." It's not about them getting exactly what they need all of the time. You just have to do what you can and give what you can, the Creator knows your true limits better than you. Sometimes he throws a curve ball at us where we want to do it all but we can't. Do what you can. The rest will get done. 
hy do you think poor people are Created?
Why do you think rich people are Created?
Why do you think the middle class is Created?
Where are you in this hierarchy? Why?
Do you know how to change your location in the hierarchy? Study Kabbalah is step 1. The last step is to become a "living Torah".
Do you know what is a "Living Torah"?

Parasha Shemini:

The word Shemini translates as thenumber 8 or 8th. It refers to the Sefiraof Binah which translates as "Understanding". Binah also represents "The Mother" which is actually a code word for Creation.

Within this parasha there are 2 middles. One middle is related to the words of the Torah and the other Middle is the number of letters of the Torah. These 2 middles actually allow us to connect to the balance point of life, known in Kabbalah, as the Center Column. 

This parasha provides the energy of the Central Column. This is why it has a vaccine against death. The sons of Aaron die in this Parasha yet in truth they do not die they wait to reincarnate into Pinchas and then to Samuel the Prophet and ultimately Eliyahu - Elijah the Prophet who is tasked with observing every Brit Milah on the 8th day of each boys life.

Do you see the connection between the Name of the Parasha and the Brit Milah?

Other physical essences of the Central Column written in this Parasha are:

1. This Parasha occurs during the month of Nissan - both in the historically record and in the readings in our generation. Nissan allows us to control the months of the year which can only occur when we are in the Central Column - balance.

2. The Readings about various sacrifices teach us that we need to make a personal sacrifice of our animal selves in order to connect or reconnect to the Central Column or the energy of Balance.

3. When we read about Aaron performing the sacrifices we can relate to our own spiritual work where we need to have the consciousness of sharing with other people in order to connect or reconnect to the Central Column - Balance.

4. Death of Nadav and Avihu 2 of the 4 sons of Aaron HaCohen Gadol - Hight Priest.

5. When Moshe instructs Aaron and His remaining 2 sons to not to be under the influence teaches us to not allow ourselves to come under the influence of any physical or spiritual substance.

6. Moses becomes embroiled in a dispute with the Kohenim - Priests - as to the best way to do the actions of sacrifice. This teaches us to remember that our own arguments are with others who are also right - correct in their truth. This is a way to remain in a central column - balanced consciousness.

Eating Kosher is a necessary aspect of retaining connection to the Central Column. This applies to all human beings whatever their spiritual truth.

7. The reading specifies some of the ways people become impure. This teaches us that we always need to assume we have become contaminated and strive to regain our connection to the Central Column - our balanced consciousness. 



To learn about the year 5777 - the year of the goat -
72 Names of HaShem
The reading for Parasha Shemini will be read on the 26th of Nissan.
The study commences on the Motzei Shabbat evening of 20th of Nissan.
Thus the study runs this week from the evening of the 16th of April - to the evening of the 22nd of April 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 Nissan:
During Nissan the following Names are utilized to acheive unity with the energy of Nissan.

Names No 1 - והו    ־   ווו
Name No 13 - יזל   ־   יצל
Name No 25 -     נתה   ־   ניה
Name No 37 -   אני -
Name No 49 -    והו   ־   והו
Name No 61  -  ומב  - והב

The Days of the Month of Nissan:
During Nissan the following Names are utilized as personal Names for people who are born on these days.

Days 1 - 5 - והו ־   ווו

Days 6 - 10 - ילי   ־   ייי

Days 11 - 15 - סיט ־   סבט

Days 16 - 20 -  עלם ־   עאם

Days 21 - 25 -  מהש  ־   מבש

Days - 26 - 30 - ללה  ־   ליה

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.

Our Rosh Chodesh Nissan Connection was Sunday evening March 27 2017 at 7 PM.

Our Blog for the Month of Nissa
n 5777 is here.

During the month of Nissan we have some very special Connection Days and Shabatots. 
Monday Evening March 27 - Sundown Evening  March 28 2017 - Our connection is March 27 at 7:00 PM

We count the Omer each night at 8:30 PM Pacific Time.
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Why Study Zohar?

Here are quotes from famous Kabbalists:


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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