Shalom from Beit Shemesh, Chodesh Tammuz 5772
Chodesh Tov, Sh’Vuah Tov. Shishi parshas Korach
As we go through the parshas of each week we should realize that everything about any of us and for sure the goings on around us ‘world events’ are all included in them. The past, present and future are all inside. All we have to do is decipher it. So there is no real News. But the news serves only to distract us from the truth. But the spiritually alert will find even in the mundane news of the world, The truth. In the news we find the very things we need to work on.
I’m not a fan of going to the news, My Rav Shalom Arush, said it causes a defect in our Emunah. “Why should we go and search the lies to find the truth?”
We shouldn’t, but know the Tzaddik can hear or see in the news the truth of what is really going on by understanding the message hidden in the lies.
The revelation of Godliness in the mundane, ‘seeing past the Hester Panim’ or the hiding of the face.
What I’m referring to is the ability to understand from all the events and conversations we have every day, and to perceive from them the messages ‘prophesy a direct communication from Hashem. The gemara hints at this principle in (baba Batra 12b)”For from the day the Holy temple was destroyed, prophesy was taken away from the prophets and given to children and mad men”. Prophesy meaning Hashem’s communication with us, i.e. showing us where we have gone wrong and what direction we need to take. So the Gemara calls all these events ‘the prophesy of mad men and children’, because now we can only receive Heavenly guidance from these everyday events and we for the most part and they are not aware of it, for they have their own ideas of what they are telling us and why. Yet everything we are told or experience has and underlying message which is for our own good.
The main thing to know that it whatever you hear see or experience, whether from a man woman form someone close to you or someone distant, and especially your wife and the member of your house hold all of this is the WORD OF HASHEM it is mainly through these communications that we receive the direction to help us with our spiritual perfection.
We can know or understand what we need to fix by or through our everyday experiences. So what’s in the News that applies to me and you and us as a nation and a people?
It would seem that the whole of the world is screaming at us ‘The Jews’ to do T’shuvah.
But for now we still live in for the most part spiritual blindness. So we are now as we well know under three different kilpot of Galus. Edom, Yishmael, and Erev Rov. Chazal tell us this in many places in the Holy texts I can list 100’s sources. But this is not the yikar of the post. I only wish to make us aware that there is a much different way to see understand and to deal with most of our issues that we currently face.
Our holy Rebbeim are telling us of an Arab invasion, the ‘Erev Rav’ government is telling us of an imminent Iranian nuclear strike. And the United Nations ‘of Esav’ are squeezing the life out of us. The FED telling us there is a certain financial collapse. With all of this going on and with the next day bringing with it untold stress we have no idea what is about to happen. OK, so now we know what midot we need to work on, by the messages we receive. ‘And in any case we still just have to be Jewish’.
Over and over again we read the words in the Torah, “if you will harken today” if you will listen today” we are told that we can only serve Hashem today, not yesterday and not tomorrow only TODAY is our service valid. For yesterday lies in the realm of arrogance, i.e. “I did” or “we did” we rarely hear the words Hashem did, it seems to be human nature to take credit for all our past accomplishments. This is pure arrogance and is the base mida of Esav the western nations “UN”. We must free ourselves of this base nature if we want to serve Hashem for Hashem says “I and the arrogant cannot live together. So Hashem leaves them without a blessing, i.e. only enough sefa spiritual bounty to leave them alive but no more.
The base mida of Esav is Gyvar “ego centric unbridled arrogance”, the most destructive force of all and is the bases for all Avoda sora and heresy.
The cause of the concealment of Hashem in the world-’Chester Panim’ The Hiding of the Face
The second problem arises from dwelling on tomorrow. We literally cause the concealment of the creator and by this cause much suffering. Our worries and longing for a better tomorrow are full of all our materialistic cravings which stems from our inherent atheistic attitude, we all have it not one of us are completely free of this it is a daily fight to overcome this. This attitude is one of “we don’t believe in divine providence, we do not understand that all comes from and originates with Him. This is Kifirah! This is the grave sin of k’fui tovah baseless ungratefulness, and comes about through ‘Bakchiyan’ baseless complaints.
The realm of The Erev Rav, and their base mida of Kifirah -Heresy, sorcery to the point of delusion. A total distraction to the point of not living in reality. This” we will” do tomorrow attitude, and by my might or my savvy or by our military or financial prowess I will overcome, by my intellect, or money or political power or my wisdom, again a total lack acknowledgement of Hashem. This leads to total spiritual death over time, for it is a willful disconnection form the truth that Hashem runs every detail of everything in creation The Tzimtzum is such that He is inside every minute detail of everything that exists in the world, and that causes us to become deluded. It us who hide Him, by not acknowledging and revealing, that it is Hashem that is everything ‘Ain Od Milvado! Thus concealing Him from ourselves and the world.
Now the only area we really need to deal with is today for if today we will listen and not rebel, and keep the Torah, then we will have repaired the yesterdays and not broken the tomorrows, and after many of these we become free to live a life totally dedicated to Hashem. An Emunah filled life of freedom to serve Him without regrets of the yesterdays ‘Esav’ and without the worries of tomorrow ‘Erev Rav’. And this leaves us only with today and with this we only have to deal with Yishoael.
Teshuvah the way out of Galus Prati ‘personal exile’
When it comes to Yishmoel he equals Pere Odom, ”rebellion” for this is his base mida, so we know the tikun ‘spiritual repair’ is learning and teaching The Jewish law, The codes ‘Shuchan Aruch’. Thus there is no need for tanks, jet fighters, or missiles let alone soldiers. There is a spiritual way to combat all this, and it is far less expensive and it works for sure. Just think of all the poor we could help if we today stopped spending on weapons which only deal with the symptom and do not cure the disease. Just think what the world would be like without any weapons and no war we could end all suffering. This is the Holy job of the Jews to bring heaven to earth and to see with spiritual eyes the needs of others and to provide the spiritual cure.
Reb Noson tzal told us on his very last day of life that there are three things we must practice to be considered Chassidim of Rebbenu Nachman tzal. They just so happen to be the very same things which free us from the bondage of the galus, of the three kilpot that hold us back from total connection to Hashem.
Kesher to the Tzaddik, come to the grave of Rebbe as per the instructions of Rebbe Nachman. Which is ‘Bitual’ the opposite of Esav.
Learn Shuchan Aruch, a minimum of two halachot a day.
And Hisbodedut, spend at least one hour in secluded personal prayer each and every day.
You may ask why these things and not some other mitzvot, OK well I’ll tell you.
As we have mentioned previously the nature of the kilpot are based on evil traits that their human counterparts possessed. Esav, ‘Giivar’ Extreme Arrogance. Yishmael, ‘Pere Odom’ unrestrained rebellion. And the Erev Rov, ‘Kiferah’ sorcery or heresy, total delusion from the truth.
This being known, we can now know from the news what we need to work on.
How? I’ll tell you, it is simple!
We are now under threat of Arab invasion, nullification of the state by the western nations and the de-Torah-ifcation of the Jews by the Erev Rav. We do not need to build and deploy the latest super weapons to protect ourselves the ‘Iron dome’ is nothing compared to the shield we from the spiritual our father in heaven. The Mekeavah 4 is a nice toy, but it’s not the best choice in our arsenal. The Negev, the f-16 is all of no use for they only treat the symptom. We need not Succumb and surrender to the U.N. nor do we need to demonstrate against he government. We need to cancel all this out at its source, its spiritual source. “Some rely on chariots and others on horses and the strong legs of man are to no guarantee of victory”. But we will trust only in Hashem.
So the Super weapon that is the most successf=l against the Yishmaelim is to study and teach the Codes the Shalchan Aruch. For this is the only 100% proven weapon to counter Arab terrorism. Submission to the codes is the exact opposite of rebellion from Torah so it is the cure at the root cause for this problem. Being connected and Bitul to a the Tzaddik is the cure for arrogance, neutralizing the Esavian western nations, and Hisbodedut, is the ultimate cure for heresy thus a complete destruction of the Erev Rov.
We need but to understand that it is us!
Do not be deluded into thinking there is any other cure for the Ill of this generation there is only one way to repair what we and our forefathers have damaged. It is only in the realm of the Spirit that we can effect repairs at all. And the medicine for this generation are the words of Rebbe Nachman for he said himself that his Torah was not for his generation ‘200 years ago’ but I was for the last generation, so here we are, are we going to leave this mess for our children and grandchildren if the world can bear it that long.
Yes you and I we are the source of this problem but we also are the cure, have no fear my words can be proven. And know if you can damage then you can also repair.
Rebbe Nachman says “there is no such thing as despair at all in the world”! So Know for sure we can fix it all if we but change how we look at it all.