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The Twins of Jacob and Esau - Twins of Rachel and Leah

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Women of Vision
Miriam Bat Amram and Yocheved:
Miriam is the older sister of Moshe and Aaron Hacohen Gadol.
Do you know where in the Torah is Miriam named a  prophetess and reveals a prophecy?
Shemot Chapter 15 verses 20 and 21
The word using the same letters as Miriam is translated "bitter". It is located in Shemot Chapter 15 Verse 23. 
In the book of Numbers Chapter 12 Verses 1,4,10, and 15 there is a description of Miriam and Aaron speak Loshon Harah. Only Miriam receives an immediate effect of turning "leprous". Yet Miriam is a prophetess and must be righteous. Why is she singled out?
The Kabbalists teach that she volunteered on the spiritual level to be an example for later generations to teach the issue of Loshon Harah. 
Where is Miriam first mentioned in the Book of Prophets? 
She has no mention in the book of Prophets. Nor is she mentioned in the Writings although the word miriam is mentioned in the Book of Proverbs.

Do you want to learn how to be a Prophet or Prophetess, when Prophecy returns to Israel? Contact chanoch by email to yeshshem@hotmail.com
There are 55 Prophets in the Sefer Neviim - Book of the Prophets. 
Of the 55 Prophets mentioned in the Sefer, 7 are women.
It is important to note that only the Prophets who prophesized prophecies that relate to future times are recorded in the Sefer Neviim -  Talmud Megillah 14A
Here is some information about one of these 7 - It is planned to give you information about the others in future weeks.

Shabbat Toldot:
        This Parasha speaks of the first years of Jacob and Esau. It speaks of the sibling rivalry taken to extreme such that some people think of it as a war/fight between good represented by Jacob and evil represented by Esau.
Yet it is clear that Jacob deceives Esau, through the purchase of the first born rites and Isaac, through the Blessings of the first born.
It is only through a careful reading of the Hebrew text that we realize that there is no true deception. The Zohar explains that Jacob, as a chariot for the Sefirah of Tiferet returned to the moment of birth
and became the first born so that Esau needed to recognize the change of first born essence by "selling" the first born rights.
The "stealing" of the Blessings, on its surface is deception. The Zohar explains there was no deception. The Zohar teaches that Jacob did not lie to his father when he said "i am Esau your first born". The Zohar explains that the Trope sign within that verse creates a pause where Jacob inserted in a whispered Jacob. Thus Jacob said "I am Jacob; Esau is your first born".
The essence of this Parasha is being able to know when the illusion is acting to conceal information from you and allow you to perceive truth in the world around you, instead of being confused by the illusion of the physical world.

The Kabbalah teaches that Isaac is a metaphor for the soul after correction while Abraham is a metaphor for the soul before the correction. With this understanding Abraham is the descendant of Isaac and not vice versa because the soul world is upside down in relation to the world of the body - our physical world. 
First Verse Kabbalistic Analysis:
ואלה תולדת יצחק בן-אברהם אברהם הוליד את-יצחק 
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begot Isaac.
  Wealah Toldot Yitzak Ben Avraham - Avraham Holid.Et Yitzak.

9 words connect to the Sefira of Yesod which translate as "foundation". 
36 Letters connects to Revealed Tzadikim as well as the Hebrew word Kavodi which translates as "My Glory".
Shiluv Tool:  First Letters
This is my intuitive connection. You need to do this for yourself as well.
ותיבאאהאי   - The gematria of these letters is 431 which is 430 + 1.  
430 is the gematria of the word Nefesh or aninal soul.

In essence this Shem Kadosh - Holy Name is teaching the unity of all souls - all life.

Also the number 431 is the gematria of the word gematria when spelled in Hebrew Letters.
Shiluv Tool:  Final Letters
This is my intuitive connection. You need to do this for yourself as well.
התקןםםדתק - The small gematria of this sequence is 32. 32 connects to the Hebrew word Lev which translates as heart. Heart is a metaphor for emotions as is well known. Also 32 connects to the 32 Paths of Wisdom.
Please email yeshshem@hotmail.com with your own meanings to these letters as acronyms. Your meanings will be added to the parasha page along with the attribution unless you request that there not be an attribution posted.

It is important that the above is not misinterpreted. There is only one God and He/She/It is the God of the Children of Israel. Always show respect -   fear, awe for God whose Name is

Included in this name are all of the attributes that a human being perceives as belonging to HaShem, including Elohim - Shadai - myriads of other Names.  

We will teach, this week  on the following schedule -
Pacific Time: 

Sunday November 12 at 10:30 AM - Tuuv HaAretz - Goodness of the Land

Sunday November 12 at 3 PM - Continuing Classes on Advanced Reincarnation

Monday November 13 at 4:30 PM - Deep Zohar on Noach

Monday November 13 at 7 PM - Study of the writings of Rabbi Ashlag

Tuesday November 14 at 4:30 pm - Deep Zohar

Tuesday November 14 at 7 PM - Tikunei Zohar Study

Wednesday November 15 at 7 PM - Questions and Answers

Thursday November 16 at 4:30 - Deep Zohar on Noach

Thursday November 16 at 7 PM - Zohar on Parasha Toldot

Motzei Shabbat November 18 at 7 PM - Zohar Vayeitzei

All classes can be heard live on our conference call system at
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This new year of 5778 - the year of bowing to HaShem so that one can walk with HaShem - started on the evening of September 1 2017. 
Will you bow to HaShem so that through the tool of Shiluv your will and the will of HaShem unify? 
Learn more about Shiluv and what words to utilize  with the tool of Shiluv.  

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 tooand how to achieve it, in time. 

Also the beginning of a New Year is a good time to use the Shiluv tool.
The Shiluv tool will be necessary to utilize in the New Year of 5778 and the energy of this new year. It is recommended that you learn about this tool so that you can use it throughout the new year as well.


Here is a link to our blog regarding the energy of Mar - Bitter Cheshvan or is it Ram - Elevated Cheshvan

Astrology Section:

Week of Toldot:

This is the fourth week of the month. The fourth week of every Hebrew month is a week to keep your head down as it is a week to manifest the energy of the month. It is a week to draw to a close all of the plans that remain open and unfilled. The plans and actions you made in the first three weeks will happen or it won't. That decision was made on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. It is a time to prepare for new energies and new ideas as well. The fourth week is not recommended as a time to start new things or ideas. Wait until Rosh Chodesh that it is OK to pamper yourself especially on Monday. It is a good week to strengthen personal and professional relationships.

Mercury aligns witrh Jupiter is a time of indulgence testing. Use binding by striking and hold off on those ideas that indicate 
The month of Kislev starts Motzei Shabbat Toldot. Join us for our Rosh Chodesh Connection Motzei Shabbat November  18 2017 at 7 PM.

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Presently we are teaching a series of classes in LoshonHarah - How to speak words of Torah and avoid wrong speech. Please join us on our conference call system at 712 832 8300.

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  The classes are on Sunday 3PM Pacific Time. If you miss the class you can listen to recordings on our recording webpage.

What can we expect this year -
5778 - Kabbalistically? 

Utilize these 3 words to assist you in realigning your new year as you will be able to do on the Holiday of Yom Kippur as taught in the Kabbalah.

There is still an opportunity to change the DNA of the year according to the Kabbalists. Up until Chanukah we can still make changes.

Yes it is more difficult than doing this on Yom Kippur yet it still can be done. To do this requires us to continue our Teshuvah. 

72 Names of HaShem
The reading for the Shabbat Toldot will be read on 29th of Mar Cheshvan.  
The study commences on the Motzei Shabbat evening of the 23rd of Mar  Cheshvan. 
Thus the study runs this week from the evening of the November 11th - to Sundown on the November 17th.

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 ֽCheshvan:
During  Cheshvan the following Names are utilized to achieve unity with the energy of Cheshvan.
Names No 8 - כמת     ־  כהת
Name No 20 - פנל    ־   פהל
Name No 32 -  והר ־ ושר
Name No 44 -  ייה  - ילה
Name No 56  -  פאי
  - פוי
 Name No 68 - חבו ־ חהו

The Days of the Month of Cheshvan:
During Cheshvan the following Names are utilized as personal Names for people who are born on these days.
Days 1 - 5 -    ייה  ־  ילה
Days 6 - 10 - סאל    ־   סאל    ־  
Days 11 - 15 - ערי  ־   ערי
Days 16 - 20 -  עאה  ־   עשל
Days 21 - 25 -  מתה   ־   מיה
Days - 26 - 30 - והו   ־   והו

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.

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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