Leviticus 14:1-15:33

by Yehoshua ben Moshe

Shalom Aleichem,
We commenced this D'var Torah by focusing our attention on the title of the parashat. The title of the parashat is "METZORA". A METZORA is one who was afflicted with TZARAAS affliction and seeks purification. From the Sidrah it is revealed that one who was afflicted with this DIS-EASE termed TZARAAS (someone who prior to the affliction was involved in SLANDER AGAINST DIVINE PROTOCOL) is destined to undergo treatment and has an obligation to keep in close contact with the KOHANIM in order for the treatment to be completed. This is no doubt a necessary task for the Jewish people to be placed with the Torah in regards to dealing with this DISEASE and how to QUARANTINE the one is afflicted. From the PERSPECTIVE OF MISHKHAN DAVEED, affliction happens on two levels, one being PHYSICAL and the other being MENTAL. On the MENTAL LEVEL this PURIFICATION occurs with the MIND BEING REFINED. The prophets were schools of MEDITATION (MIND REFINEMENT). When we look at what the PRIESTHOOD was about it was all about the MANIFESTATION of the DIVINE PRESENCE in the Tabernacle and to maintain that MANIFESTATION. This took a constant refining of the MIND. There are three different courts to what is termed the MISHKHAN (TABERNACLE). On the first court it is revealed as the SUB-CONSCIOUS LEVEL of the MIND. Here is where the "SACRIFICES" take place. The BURNT OFFERING is indicative of that which is consumed entirely to HASHEM. This can be effect in the prayers of this first court. The prayers in this court are termed prayers of SUBMISSION. To SUBMIT the MIND to the HIGHER LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS will bring about a transformation of the THOUGHTS that cause for us to decline MENTALLY into THOUGHTS that will cause us to Ascend MENTALLY. This is why the prophet Moshe, Aaron, were constantly "falling on their faces". Going through this process is one of many ways to aid mentally in the thought life of the METZORA. On the physical level there should be IMPROVEMENT as a result of Ascending and REFINING THE MIND if done correctly, "HASHEM spoke to Moses, saying: This shall be the law of the METZORA on the day if his purification: He shall be brought to the kohen. The Kohen shall go forth to the outside of the camp; the Kohen shall look, and behold! - the tzaraas affliction had been healed from the metzora." Leviticus 14:1-3. Israel has been scattered from this type of affliction in the MIND and going through this process of contamination, "I will sanctify My great Name that is desecrated among the nations, that you have desecrated among them; then the nations, that you have desecrated among them; then the nations will know that I am HASHEM - the word of the Lord HASHEM/ELOHIM - when I become sanctified through you before their eyes. I will take you from [among] the nations and gather you from all the lands, and I will bring you to your own soil. Then I will sprinkle pure water upon you, that you may become cleansed; I will cleanse you from all your contamination and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My spirit within you, and I will make it so that you will follow My decrees and guard My ordinances and fulfill them." Ezekiel 36:23-27. What blocks the path of life is contamination. Idol worship has been Israel's biggest downfall. But now is the time for that downfall to become an Ascension.

by Shekinah bat Moshe

Devar TORAH: Metzora (infected one)

Mishkan David: Holy of Holies (bestowal)

My/Our Teacher, Rebbe Moshe ben Avraham teaches me/us to choose life and then bestow this knowledge, existence and bliss to others! In Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:11-20 Echad says �choose life! For He is our life!� How? Follow His LOVE bestowal on our physical forms (knowledge of commandments in outer court) our hearts (inner court knowledge of our oneness with Him) and immortality (bliss of knowing we live forever). Then we bestow this LOVE (knowledge, existence and bliss) on others. Please read/study TORAH in order to receive YAH Echad�s love bestowal to us and then share it with others!!! Baruch YAH Echad!!!

In the Haftorah Metzorah (2 Kings 7:3-20) we see Echad�s bestowal of knowledge, existence and bliss on four leprous men. They come into the knowledge of the truth of Echad�s love: �Why sit we here until we die?� (2 Kings 7:3). Once the decision was made to enter the city where they thought there was death, they found life (the love of Echad). These four leprous men had the knowledge to the point that what they had (leprosy) caused death (physically and knowledgeably). But they moved under the guidance of �spirit� or pure soul consciousness which is what Echad blew into them (life). Then they spread this knowledge to others and brought life to them..

My/Our Teacher, Rebbe Moshe ben Avraham, teaches us that knowledge (TORAH) causes existence (life) and bliss. This knowledge that commands, decrees (chukim) and statues (laws) of Echad causes knowledge, existence and bliss in the earthen realm. Now we must follow the path to bring this truth to others so they will experience knowledge, existence and bliss � Echad�s LOVE!!! Baruch Echad!!! To be continued�