Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8

by Yehoshua ben Moshe

Shalom  shalom, we want to commence this D’var Torah by focusing our ATTENTION UPON the title of the Parashat  Ki Tavo and it’s Hebrew Transliteration being “WHEN YOU ENTER”. This portion opens with the idea of EXCHANGE. It reads, “…That you shall take of the first of every fruit of the ground that you bring in from your Land that Hashem, your God, gives you,…. You shall come to whoever will be the Kohen in those days, and you shall say to him, “I declare today to Hashem, your God, that I have come to the Land that Hashem swore to our forefathers to give us. The Kohen shall take the basket from your hand, and lay it before the Altar of Hashem, your God.” (Deut.26:2-4) This idea of EXCHANGE that is PRINCIPAL in Nature gives rise to the idea of RECIPROCATING the CONSCIOUSNESS of the Kohen which is one of HIGH LEVEL. In other words, the law of supporting the Torah Teacher makes it so that the one who does so will experience SHEFA or DIVINE ENERGY for the purpose of moving into higher levels in their soul. Since CREATION consist of ONE great big Soul which is termed ADAM KADMON, the one who is Ascending in this soul will experience the WHOLE OF REALITY (Physical Immortality)first. That is important to know because this person is apart of the HOST SOUL or ISRAEL. The Host Soul is to aid the Individual soul in making an Ascension. One who enters into PURE SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS they are entering into a CORPORATE CONSCIOUSNESS  as well. So it’s no small wonder why the portion starts off talking about when you enter into the Land (Collective Consciousness) to give of your first fruits to the Kohen. As the prophet Isaiah revealed to us there comes a time when Echad will choose who will be KOHANIM and LEVITES, “ I [know] their actions and their thoughts; [the time] has come to gather all the nations and tongues, they will come and see My glory. I will put a sign upon them and send some of them as survivors to the nations-Tarshish, Pul, Lud, the Archers, Tubal and Javan, the distant Islands who have not heard of My fame and not seen My glory- and they will declare My glory among the nations. They will bring all your brethren from all the nations as an offering to Hashem……From them too, I will take men to be KOHANIM and LEVITES , says Hashem.” Isaiah. 66:18-21. What these KOHANIM  (Priests) and LEVITES (Ministers) would be doing is setting up Levels of Instructions on how to reach the Goal of Creation or Becoming Like the Creator through, what the prophet Amos uttered, MISHKHAN DAVID or the Tabernacle of David, “ On that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David; I will repair their breaches and raise up its ruins, and I will build it up as in days of old, so that they upon whom My Name is called may inherit the remnant of Edom and all the nations – the word of Hashem, who shall do this.” Amos. 9:11,12. No doubt this is a PROCESS. A PROCESS  in which a purification has to be performed as disclosed in the book of Malachi, it is written, “Behold, I am sending My messengers, and he will clear a path before Me; suddenly the Lord Whom you seek will come to His Sanctuary, and the messenger of the covenant for whom you yearn, behold, he comes, says Hashem, Master of Legions. Who can bear the day of his coming and who can survive when he appears? For he will be like the smelter’s fire and like the launderer’s soap. He will sit smelting and purifying silver; he will purify  the children of Levi  and refine them like gold and like silver, and they will be for Hashem presenters of offerings in righteousness. This portion of Torah also discloses the idea of a declaration being made by the person bringing the support to exchange,…”Then you shall call out and say before Hashem, your God, “An Aramean tried to destroy my forefather. He descended to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation – great, strong, and numerous…..And now, behold I have brought the first fruit of the ground that You have given me, O Hashem!” Deut.26:5-10. In the ROOT LANGUAGE this is making reference to what will be said in our generation but with an EVOLVED DECLARATION. The prophet Jeremiah hints at this, “However, behold – days are coming – the word of Hashem – when it will no longer be said, ‘As Hashem lives, who took out the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt, ‘ but rather, ‘ As Hashem lives, Who took out the Children of Israel from the land of the North and from all the lands where He had scattered them’…”Jer.16:14,15. We understand that if there is no exchange or financial support then community building won’t happen. Wisdom requires an exchange. This is why in proverbs we read things like, “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.”Proverbs.23:23. You get out, what you put into G-ds program.