Numbers 4:21-7:89

by Yehoshua ben Moshe

Shalom Aleichem,

We commence this D’var Torah by focusing on the title of the parashat. The title of the parashat is “NASSO”. The IVRI transliteration is interpreted as “TAKE”. The sidrah begins with the scenario of the Levites being taught their purposes in unfolding the work in the Tent of Meeting, “HASHEM spoke to Moses, saying, “Take a census of the sons of Gershon, as well, according to their fathers’ household, according to their families. From thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age shall you count them, everyone who comes to join the legion to perform work in the Tent of Meeting.” Numbers.4:21-23. From the perspective of Mishkhan David everyone who is undergoing the human conscious experience has an INDIVIDUAL PURPOSE and a CORPORATE PURPOSE. When we look at what the Goal of Creation is, that is, for CREATION TO BECOME CREATOR. Or for humanity to EVOLVE INTO ECHAD. What we see is a process being made manifest in our time. Since there is nothing but G-d then all that we see around us IS G-D, “ I am HASHEM and there is no other; other than Me there is no God….”. Isaiah. 45:5 This says to us that what we see outside of ourselves is ECHAD in some form or fashion. He is either revealed or concealed. In His CONCEALED STATE it looks as though G-D does not exist or He is not in control, but this comes from a LACK OF CORRECT PERCEPTION. Most of humanity is seeing the world through the 5 senses which are limited to BODY CONSCIOUSNESS or what we experience in SPACE & TIME. But beyond SPACE & TIME is where the sense has to be built. In the realm of Space & Time there is a lot of suffering do to the ABNORMAL USE OF THINGS or Abuse. The Levites were instructed on how to handle things CORRECTLY OR WITH WISDOM in dealing with the performance of the work n the Tent of Meeting. These ideas are simply descriptions(IN THE ROOT LANGUAGE) of that which is WITHIN each of us. ECHAD gave us dominion over the work of His Hands, “ And God said, “Let us make Man in Our image, after Our likeness. They shall rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and over the animal, the whole earth, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth……”God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea, the bird of the sky, and every living thing that moves on the earth.” Gen. 1:26-28. We are destined to embody what was PREDETERMINED in the UPPER FORCES. The WRITTEN TORAH must be INTERPRETED from the ORAL TORAH or ROOT LANGUAGE which brings about the aid in entering into the PHYSICAL IMMORTAL STATE. This state is a state where there is a constant IMPROVEMENT of the different SHEAFS we are clothed in whether it be the PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, INTELLECTUAL, HEART, etc.. there is a constant state of IMPROVEMENT that is going on with the BODY. This also can only be done by correcting the 613 points in the heart (mind) that are really desired or thought constructs that need transforming. The Tabernacle of David is the physical Body and everything within it. We are in the process of Building our Temple or Tabernacle which is not a physical building but physical body. The INDIVIDUAL PURPOSE of people has to do with uncovering qualities of Echad that are within. Those qualities will aid in the CORPORATE PURPOSE of people which is to BECOME ECHAD.