Numbers 8:1-12:16

by Yehoshua ben Moshe

Shalom Aleichem,

We commence this D’var Torah by focusing upon the title of the parashat. The title of the parashat is “BEHA’ALOTCHA”. The Hebrew transliteration is interpreted to mean “WHEN YOU KINDLE”. The Sidrah begins with instructions for the NAVI Moshe concerning the MENORAH. From the Perspective of Mishkhan David these instructions on something seemingly material (Menorah) is really dealing with that which is WITHIN when we look at this from the ROOT LANGUAGE. This shows us that we are able to get in contact with INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE to aid in transformation of challenges into SPIRITUAL ATTAINMENTS. INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE comes so that we can live. What balances INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE is REASONING. If you get the balance right then the result is OMNISCIENCE or ALL KNOWING. Our problem in the MIND is ABUSE of things. We have to understand how all things are used. INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE is purposed to aid you in the right use of stuff so you can LIVE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH, “ For the Conductor, by David, a psalms. O HASHEM, You have scrutinized me and You know. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought from afar.” Psalms. 139:1,2. The concept that ECHAD is ALL KNOWING is an example of what we (the human conscious experience) want to Ascend into. Kindling the lamps are symbolic of the DISCIPLINES one can do to get a HIGHER GRADE of INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE. There are different grades of INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE. At lower grades the feeling is that you might not even have this INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE at but the Eternal abides in the SOUL, because He is the Soul. So everyone’s actually has it. Some are just higher than others. Levy or the Tribe of Levi is there to support what the Kohanim does in regards to this type of service and DISCIPLINE, “ You shall stand the Levites before Aaron and before his sons, and wave them as a wave-service for HASHEM. So shall you separate the Levites from among the Children of Israel, and the Levites shall remain Mine. “Therefore the Levites shall come to serve the Tent of Meeting; you shall purify them and you shall wave them as a wave-service. For presented, presented are they to Me from among the Children of Israel…” Numbers. 8:13-15. It’s not about ritual, but it’s about INSTRUCTIONS. You won’t stop learning, “Many peoples will go and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the Mountain of HASHEM, to the Temple of the God of Jacob, and He will teach us of His ways and we will walk in His paths.’” Isaiah.2:3 The Kohanim and Levites will still be the ones to usher in what the prophet Isaiah spoke of. Moving further into the portion, chapter 9 starts off dealing with SPACE & TIME and how to handle it, “ HASHEM smelled the pleasing aroma, and HASHEM said in His Heart: “I will not continue to curse again the ground because of man, since the imagery of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again continue to smite every living being, as I have done. Continuously, all the days of the earth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis. 8:21,22. The timing of everything depends upon G-ds timing. Anything none out of season or timing is destined to fail or not succeed. This is in harmony with the ONENESS. When you ake away from the oneness something happens, “There were men who had been contaminated by a human corpse and could not make the pesach-offering on that day; so they approached Moses and Aaron on that day. Those men said to him, “We are contaminated through a human corpse; why should we be diminished by not offering HASHEM’S offering in its appointed time among the Children of Israel?”. Numbers. 9:6-7. Once you have made attainments it is possible to be diminished by dropping into a lower part of the soul. We are in a process of ATTAINMENTS. ECHAD uses nature to guide us, “ On the day the Tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the Tabernacle that was a tent for the Testimony, and in the evening there would be upon the Tabernacle like a fiery appearance until morning. So it would always be: The cloud would cover it, and an appearance of fire at night. And whenever the cloud was lifted from atop the Tent, afterwards the Children of Israel would Journey, and in the place where the cloud would rest, there the Children of Israel would encamp.” 9:15-17. Creation itself guides us to the space we need to be in. Being in the right space is essential to your success.