Weekly E-Mail - Shabbat Sukkot - שבת חול המועד שוכות
A Sukkah is a temporary dwelling
Why does HaShem want us to live in a Sukkah for 1 week?


Consciousness Builder

To know the love of HaShem is to realize the ultimate oneness of the world. For if everything is ultimately one, then all distance, all separation, is temporary. E.M. Forster's famous admonition "only connect" is made here into the law of the universe, into HaShem's law: draw close to Me, and you will be healed. 
 
May this year help us find our way back to each other and back to HaShem.
 
This year of "bowing" to HaShem do one more "good deed" - Mitzvah.

The Torah Sages, over the centuries, have recommended to "connect to HaShem" by saying the statement of unity known as "Shema Israel" twice a day - night and morning.
 
"Listen Israel HaShem is Our God and HaShem is One"
שמע ישראל יהוה אלהנו יהוה אחד
Shema Israel Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad
 
Do you agree that it is a good thing to do additional "good deeds"?
 
Do you say the "Shema now"?
 
Would it be difficult to say this twice a day for you?
 
What Else can you do to add a "good deed" to your daily activities?
 
 


Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot:

The Mitzvot of the Sukkah is very important and is generally not recognized, in my opinion.

The Mitzvah is to move from your home and live in a temporary dwelling called a Sukkah that allows one to see the stars at night. The message of this aspect of the Mitzvah is to "get out of your comfort zone". Why does HaShem want you to go out of your comfort zone? The answer is you expand your vessel - your desire to receive by going out of your comfort zone. Why does HaShem want us to expand our desire to receive? This answer is that only expanding our desire to receive allows HaShem to share more of His goodness with us.

Do you want more of the Goodness of HaShem? Then move into a Sukka during the Holiday of Sukkot.

Another Mitzvah during the Holiday is the Sacrificing of 70 Bulls. These Bulls represent the sharing of energy that only the Children of Israel may draw into our physical world. This sharing is for specifically all of the 70 nations of the world. When the Nations are fulfilled by this sharing there is no lack in / with that nation that manifests as anti-semitism. 

A third Mitzvah that one learns from the Sukkot readings is balance. That is why the last phrase in the last verse of the reading is the famous verse: "do not cook a calf in its mother's milk." This is the essence of the laws of Kashrut. Most people are never informed that these regulations help us maintain balance in our lives by not eating things that have too much mixed energy. This is explained by this phrase dealing with
Milk a food that has the energy of continuity and cooking a slaughtered cow which represents the energy of death or end. When this is done people with the souls of the Children of Israel find it difficult to balance these two energies.  This is also true for every human being.
 
Sukkot is the answer to the questions we asked in the subject line
of your email.

We will teach these on the following schedule - Pacific Time:

Sunday October 1 at 10:30 AM - Preparation for the last days of Tishrai Holidays
Sunday October 1 at 3 PM - Continuing Classes on Evil Speech
Monday October 2 at 7 PM - 
Tuesday October 3 at 7 PM - Tikunei Zohar Study
Wednesday October 4 at 7 PM - Questions and Answers
Thursday October 5 at 4:30 - Advanced Reincarnation Study
Thursday October 5 at 7 PM - Zohar Sukkot
Motzei Shabbat October 7 at 7 PM - Zohar Beraisheet

All classes can be heard live on our conference call system at 712 832 8300 using pincode 911904#

 
 
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. 
 
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 Tishrai
 

Week of Shabbat Sukkot:
This is the third week of the month of Tishrai. The essence of the week and the Holiday is Chesed or "Loving Kindness".    
 

 
This week begins on the full moon day. This the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishrai. Tishrai is a gift and the full moon represents the full energy of that gift. This is Gift of the Torah. 

When you accept the recommendation of the Torah to live - eat - pray - sleep - study - do business in the Sukkah then you are manifesting the full complement of the loving kindness planned for you in this year. When you do not do all these things each day of the week you limit the amount of love that will manifest in your life. The choice is yours. 

If you live where the weather does not permit living in the Sukkah it becomes up to your intentions. Did you plan to live in the Sukkah and are prevented by weather then there are no limitations.

Have a well planned - Happy - Healthy - Prosperous New Year.



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.

Use pincode 911904#.

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

Look for these classes to resume this week.


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.






72 Names of HaShem
The reading for the Shabbat Sukkot will be read on the 17th of Tishrai. 
The study commences on the Motzei Shabbat evening of the 10th of Tishrai. 
Thus the study runs this week from the evening of the September 30 - to the evening of the October 7th.

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 ֽTishrai:
During  Tishrai the following Names are utilized to achieve unity with the energy of Tishrai.
Names No 6 - ליה     ־  ללה
Name No 18 - כבי    ־   כלי
Name No 30 -  אלם ־ אום
Name No 42 -   מכך  - מיך
Name No 66  -   מכק   - מנק
 
The Days of the Month of Tishrai:
During Elul the following Names are utilized as personal Names for people who are born on these days.
 
Days 1 - 5 -    לים  ־  לכב
   
Days 6 - 10 - והר   ־   ושר    ־  
 
Days 11 - 15 - ייו ־   ירת
 
Days 16 - 20 -   להח  ־   להח
 
Days 21 - 25 -   כעק   ־   כיק
 
Days - 26 - 30 - מנד   ־   מנד


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:

WITHOUT THE STUDY OF THE ZOHAR, THE PNIMIUT HA TORAH, THE REST OF OUR STUDY WILL BECOME A POTION OF DEATH, G-D FORBID

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.
RABBI SHALOM DOV BER MI LUBAVITCH ZTK'L KUNTRES ETZ CHAYYIM

THE STUDY OF THE ZOHAR HA KADDOSH IN OUR TIMES IS VERY NECESSARY TO PROTECT AND SAVE US FROM ALL EVIL

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

ONE HOUR OF THE STUDY OF ZOHAR IS THE EQUIVALENT OF THIRTY DAYS OF THE STUDY OF THE PLAIN MEANING OF TORAH

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)
THEY CAUSE THE TORAH TO BE DESERTED BECAUSE THEY DO NOT OCCUPY THEMSELVES WITH THE WISDOM OF THE KABBALAH
"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.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY THE ZOHAR HA KADDOSH
IN PUBLIC

"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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