Weekly E-Mail - Parasha Vaetchanan - ואתחנן
There are 2 sets of the Esser Debrot - 10 Utterances
There are 32 differences - Do you know what are the differences?

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The Miracle of the Beis HaMikdash

"Tell Beit Yisrael about the Beit HaMikdash." 
Yechezkal 43

The Beit HaMikdash, HaShem's dwelling place, was a microcosm of the universe. For example, the blue curtains represented the heavens, the wooden pillars represented the trees, and the lights of the
Menorah represented the sun and moon. The inner sanctum - the Holy of Holies - represented the soul of man. This signifies that the human soul is supremely holy, just as the Holy of Holies was the spiritual core of the Beit HaMikdash. Despite the radiance of the soul, the material aspect of man obscures his inner light. Nevertheless, the powerful holiness of the Beit 
HaMikdash miraculously gave man a glimpse of his soul. The experience of communing with the Shechinah awakened new vistas of spiritual inspiration in the heart of man.

Is this mourning the loss of the Temple?

Or mourning our personal loss of connection to HaShem?

Shabbat Vaetchanan is Shabbat of Comfort?

Empty and Full
To fill yourself with wisdom, you must proceed with wisdom.

To fill yourself with wisdom, you must empty yourself of all wise thoughts.

To receive blessings from Above, you must do all those things that draw blessings.

To receive anything from Above, you must be still and quiet.
Likkutei Sichot, vol. 34, pp. 24-31

As you prepare yourself for judgment on Rosh HaShanah, have you emptied yourself?

Are you ready to be still and quiet?

Parasha Vaetchanan:
Vaetchanan translates as "and I Pleaded". The questions that need to be asked - who is the I and what is being asked? The following words indicate that the "I" is Moshe and the "ask" is to enter the Land. On another level of gematria the Sages indicate that there is a spiritual custom perhaps a law that if one pleads 516 times for an outcome that it will manifest. This comes from the gematria of Vaetchanan being 515 and the request was still not answered.

Those events are described as the following:

Elohim said do not eat from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. If you do you will surely die.

Chava and Adam did eat and did not die.
What did happen is they received and we still receive the "illusion of death".

Kabbalah teaches everything is a function of consciousness. Thus this illusion of death only exists because people think that they will die. As soon as people realize that they do not need to experience the "illusion" of death we can stop experiencing this illusion.

Of course this must become a significant part of the collective unconsciousness so that it manifests into the collective consciousness.

How does that happen? One of the methods is to hear the ten utterances this coming Shabbat. How do we know this?

I n the Parasha of Vaetchanan there is a second set of the Esser Debrot. There are 32 differences between the two different
sets of the Esser Debrot. 
Some of the differences are adding the letter Vav, which means "and" to the words of "adultery", "steal", "bear false witness" and "covet". Yet there is not a Vav connected to the word "kill". 

Kabbalah teaches that the letter vav is a connection to the Light Source we call the Creator. By not connecting the word Tirsof - kill to the Light Source the Creator is leaving the consciousness of removing the "illusion of death" up to us.

This is a difficult consciousness to achieve because death and killing is so prevalent in our world of illusion. Yet remember that it is only the body that dies and not the soul. The soul is immortal. When we can stop referring to ourselves as this body of ours and realize that we are the soul that is immortal we can remove this "illusion of death".

The hearing of the Torah this Shabbat once you have the knowledge from our discussion above will help remove the consciousness that people have to die. Please hear the Torah. We need your help to remove this "illusion of death".

This translates as "My God's strength" or "My Goat's God". I prefer the first translation as more accurate.
This year of the goat is now in 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 tooand how to achieve it in time, hopefully, to help during this negative period.

Here is a link to our blog regarding the energy of Av.
Here is a link to the recording of our connection to the energy of the month of Av.

The second half of Av relates to preparation for the month of Elul and Tishrai. Here is a link to meditations for this period.

The 9th of Av is a 25-hour fast day. Here is a link to a ritual for an easy fast.  
Here is a link to information about the 3 week period.

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What can we expect this year -
5777 - Kabbalistically?

To learn about the year 5777 - the year of the goat -  

72 Names of HaShem
The reading for the Parasha Vaetchanan will be read on the 13th of Av.
The study commences on the Motzei Shabbat evening of the 7th of Av. 
Thus the study runs this week from the evening of the July 29th - to the evening of the August 5 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 ֽAv:
During Av the following Names are utilized to achieve unity with the energy of Av.
Names No 5 - מבש    ־  מהש
Name No 17 - לוו   ־   לאו
Name No 29 -  רלי ־ ריי
Name No 41 -  השה - ההה
רליName No 65  -  והב  - ומב
The Days of the Month of Av:
During ֓Av the following Names are utilized as personal Names for people who are born on these days.
Days 1 - 5 -    ניה  ־  נתה
Days 6 - 10 -  השא   ־   האא    ־  
Days 11 - 15 - ירת ־   ירת
Days 16 - 20 -  שאה ־   שאה
Days 21 - 25 -  רלי  ־   ריי
Days - 26 - 30 - אום  ־   אום

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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