Moshe Rebeynu

Neo Hassidic - Letting HASHEM into our lives is what it's all about. We do it through our exuberance in our own ideas and acts in regard to dress, prayer, song, dance, and Torah learning. All this stimulates us to do "The Mitzvot " making this world a better place for ourselves and everyone else, Jewish or not.

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Friday, June 16, 2017


Shalom, Shalom. We continue our focus upon the PARASHAT SHELACH by placing our ATTENTION on the following passage found in the SIDRAH, it is written, “But as for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, and who returned and provoked the entire assembly against him by spreading a report against the Land - the people who spread the evil report about the Land died in a plague before HaShem. But Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh lived from among those men who were going to spy out the Land. Moses spoke these words to all of the Children of Israel, and the people mourned exceedingly. They awoke early in the morning and ascended toward the mountaintop saying, We are ready, and we shall ascend to the place of which HaShem has spoken, for we have sinned … But they defiantly ascended to the mountaintop, while the Ark of HaShem’s covenant and Moses did not move from the midst of the camp. The Amalekite and the Canaanite who dwelled on that mountain descended; they struck them and pounded them until Hormah.” (Numbers 14:36-40, 44,45) In this scenario, BENEI YISRAEL who had received the EVIL REPORT from ten of the twelve spies and witnessed to the JUDGMENT that occurred as a result of their DISBELIEF, repented taking upon themselves to war against the enemies. Their attempt failed leaving the question as to Why?

As aforementioned in the previous DEVAR TORAH, ECHAD did not require the MIGHT or POWER of BENEI YISRAEL in possessing the LAND, His requirement is to ALGIN our INTENTION with HIS. By ALIGNING our INTENTION with His, HASHGACHAH (working behind the scene) would be made MANIFEST. It had been predetermined by ECHAD that the earth would be filled with the VISIBLE MANIFESTATION of HIS INVISIBLE QUALITIES. This could only occur with those who have the SAME INTENTION and are willing to step out of the COMFORT ZONE to do that which requires HIS MANIFESTATION. Thus INTENTION is like a CONDUIT CONNECTING THE POWER SOURCE TO THAT which is to MANIFEST the POWER. It was the DISBELIEF, i.e. DEFIANCE against INTENTION that placed them in a position where they would have to function without MOSHE and the ARK. RELYING upon their own energy met utter defeat.

On the other hand, we must also consider the IDEA that they REPENTED. Their REPENTANCE seemingly was SINCERE, since it gave rise to a change of ACTION. Therefore the problem seemingly does not rest in the MECHANICS that they EMPLOYED. No doubt the problem has to do with TIMING. Once the word of HASHEM had been given, the SPACE for REPENTANCE was over. The TIME of CONSEQUENCES had begun.

These two ideas lead us to the EMET (truth) that success is effected by INTENTION and TIMING. Yea, we are destined to ALIGN our INTENTION with ECHAD in harmony with His TIMING. Employing these MECHANICS will aid with the INFOLDMENT of the MANY BECOMING ONE.

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