Parashat Shemot on January 10, 2015
The Parashat of Shemot opens the Book of Exodus and with it illuminates our modern lives as Lost Israelites, Diasporic Jews, and also Restored Jews who have already succeeded in aliyah to the Land of Israel. Here we witness the theme of how one passes over the vast gulf between the “Worldliness” of our lives and the “Holiness” of our lives in the world to come.
And so we open the first chapter of the Story of the Exodus and find with great clarity how the lives of the Children of Israel stuck in bondage and slavery are so reminiscent of our lives today, wherever we are on the globe of Planet Earth. When we talk about the redemption of Klal Yisrael (All 12-Tribed Israel) that is exactly what all the prophets of Israel were talking about also; the entire House of the Children of Israel.
When we come to the Book of Exodus we read:
Exodus 1:1, 7 – “And these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family…The Children of Israel were fertile and prolific. They increased and grew very, very mighty, and the land was filled with them.”
According to Rashi, the fertility of the Israelites alluded to the facts on the ground that each Israelite woman was giving birth to sextuplets. Since each one of the sextuplets were given birth by one source; father and mother, so also whenever harm came to even one of the six sextuplets, it created harm to each one of them.
The allusion to above was that all, Israelite and Jews sextuplets were descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Out of the loins of Jacob, came a very potent genetic pool of 12 sons from four wives. This potent genetic pool came with the divine resources to rule the world.
This was the cardinal fact that created fear in the heart of the Pharaoh of that age. It was he who created the first “Final Solution” not just to the Jews but to all the Children of Israel living in Goshen in the Nile Delta of Northern Egypt.
According to Rebbe Nachman in Rebbe Nachman’s Torah:
Rebbe Nachman – “The [permutations of the] final letter of the first five words of this verse, ve’eileH shemoT bnei YisraeL haba’iM (These are the names of the sons of Israel who came) spell TeHiLiM or the Book of Psalms. The final words of the next five words of this verse, MetzrayimaH eT Ya’akoV iSh u-veitO [to Egypt with Jacob, each man and his household), spell TeShUVaH; repentance.”
What is even more amazing, the names of each of Jacob’s twelve sons were composed of forty-nine letters. These according to Nachman represent each of the Forty-nine Gates of Repentance. When any person recites the Psalms, his prayerful words are taken to the very specific Gate of Repentance by the divine messengers of the angelic hosts. (Likutey Moharan II, 73)
Out of the fear of the exponential growth of not just the Jews but of all 12-Israel, there rose a Pharaoh, “A new King who did not know Joseph.” The forces of the “Other Side” were beginning to gather around the home base of Jacob’s descendants in subtle ways to ensnare and entrap them into the materialistic culture of Egypt. Therein grew what was called the MetZaRim (narrow straits, or the constriction or suppression of their lives seeking to enslave and repress the Israelite lives, families and culture.
Yet the Israelites continued to survive, not because the valor of the men, but from the women midwives, under the direction of the Shiphrah and Puah (Yokheved and Miriam), the mother and sister of Moses. They each in harmony with each other became the saviors of the male babes, and especially the infant Moshe, who would someday be HaShem’s spokesman on Planet Earth.
As reported in the Likutey Halakhot III, P. 264-133a)
Likutey Halakhot III – “In an attempt to kill Moses, the future savior of the nation, the Egyptians threw all the Jewish (Israelite) male children into the river. But Moses, the true tsaddik, had the capability to counter the evil of the Egyptians. Only he could enter into the river the “channels of evil” of Egypt and return from there to defeat them. Even though, he was raised in the house of Pharaoh, Moses the tsaddik defeated him.”
Is it of coincidence that this young Israelite, a descendant of Levi, would eventually be called Moshe Rabbeinu, “Moses our Teacher”, whose name held the numerical value of 613, the number of the 613 commandments later given to the Children of Israel in the Torah at the mount called Sinai?”
It was the daughter of the Pharaoh who discovered Moses in the basket floating amongst the reeds in the river that gave Moses his name, meaning, “The one who was drawn from the water.” It was this young lad, who was threatened with extermination yet became the “Savior” of his people, Klal Yisrael, “All Israel”. This included all 13 Tribes that included the double portion to Joseph: the two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.
But another problem existed in the lands of the Israelites in Egypt.
Exodus 2:1 – “In those days, when Moses was grown, he went out to his brothers, and saw their suffering. He saw an Egyptian man beating a Hebrew man, one of his brethren.”
Why did the Jews and the Israelites people have to suffer? What did they do, as today, to deserve the anti-Semitic strife swelling across the land and around the world? It was Moshe who comprehended that the “bitterness of the exile” was because of the Israelites lack of repentance; teshuvah.
It was at this time that Moses took the law of justice in his own hands. As the Torah testifying to this act, stated:
Exodus 2:12 – “Her looked here and there, and when he saw no one was watching, he struck down the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.”
Moses, now as a tzaddik, was able to remove the life force called the “holy sparks of life” from the Egyptian and then it resulted in the Egyptian’s “physical death”, his “loss of influence”, or his “spiritual death.” (Likutey Moharan II, 91)
Here we can begin to perceive the beginning of the spiritual battles between Nachash, HaSatan, the leader of the forces of darkness called the “Egyptian” and the “Messiah” that HaShem had given to the Children of Israel to lead them to their redemption in the Land of Israel.
When Moses looked “here and there” (Hebrew; Koh and Koh) the words represented the numerical value of 50 like the 50 letters of the Shema Yisrael and Barukh Shem (Zohar II, 12b), the biblical text states that “He saw no one” for Moses was nullifying his own being. He was abrogating his own identity and in his humility literally jumped into the fiery sufferings of his people. As the Vayikra Rabbah stated:
Vayikra Rabbah – “Since Moses looked for a way to alleviate his people’s suffering, he merited the mitzvah of oaths. (Numbers 30; Vayikra Rabbah 37:2)
It was soon to become evident that this young Hebrew clothed as the Prince Heir of Egypt was beginning to understand the bitterness of suffering that the early Hebrews were experiencing in the hands of a “Pharaoh who did not want to remember the largess and esteem of Joseph.”
Their lives then are a reflection of our lives today as the Pharaoh of Egypt in those days is reflected in the lives of the living Pharaoh’s of the world today who are battling for dominion of the entire world, The One World Order, represented by Mizraim. The modern Mitzráyim was knownthe land of Egypt the land of Ham, who defiled his father, and created a materialistic culture of suppression giving the Children of Israel a harsh world of terrorism, oppression in life, a food culture of sickness and death, and taskmasters who glean all the profits of life for themselves.
This exile is being played out today before our eyes for the Pharaohs of the world, many of whom are Lost Israelites that are setting the stage for the final dramatic act of redemption of the Jews and the Lost Israelites. At the same time, many of them are also seeking to exterminate the Jewish people from the face of the earth.
At this time, the exiles of both the Jews and the Lost Israelites today are still linked together in a long and bitter struggle of jealousy and rivalries that existed from the days of the Judge called Eli and the noble kings of the United Kingdom of Israel; Kings David and Solomon. And so today, neither the House of Israel nor the House of Judah are fully redeemed or fully in exile. Why so!
This exile will remain until the familial conflict between the Jews of the House of Judah and the Lost Ten Israelites of the House of Joseph (Israel) is nullified or exterminated from the relationship of these two brotherhoods and changed to one of acceptance of each’s destiny as part of the redemption of Klal Yisrael (All Israel) and the institution of a Greater Israel ruled by the chosen Maschiach by the One G-d of Israel.
Neither one of these brotherhoods of the House of Jacob (Israel) will be redeemed and restored to the “World to Come” when they continue seek to negate and suppress each other and using Lashan Ha’Ra, the slanderous tongue, against other peoples around the world. When the lost brotherhood of the ancient Hebrews, the Jews and the Lost Ten Tribes, choose to resolve their own differences between each other and their G-d, the One G-d of Israel, then the days of reclamation, redemption and restoration will begin.
At that time, the Gates of Heaven will open and the Era of the Messiahas prophesied by the Jewish Sage, Rabbi Judah ben Samuel will arrive to recover, redeem and restore each of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel and the House of Judah. The two exiles will be revoked and the unprecedented era of Peace will fill the whole earth as a spiritual state of elevated consciousness will settle over Planet Earth.
In the meantime, the facts on the ground, are being highlighted by the Parashat of the week, as we see the harshness of Mizraim played out in the central regions where the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel claim their residencies today. First we saw the rise of ISIS, seeking a Sunni Caliphate of the Middle East using the Islamic control of Sharia law to eventually control the whole world.
Then was saw the fierce anti-Semitism of the Lost Israelites in Sweden and Norway who seek to delegitimize the Divine directed rise of the State of Israel seeking to replace the future Promised Land in Shomron called the West Bank with a Palestinian State. To do this they seek to use the international organs of the United Nations and the Brussel’s International court of Justice to force Jundenrein (“free of any Jew”) living in the West Bank.
This has been done seeking to abrogate G-d’s gift to the Lost Ten Tribes for a homeland of peace and tranquility, negating the deed and title of the land of Shomron and Judea that has already been given by the G-d of Israel to the House of Joseph (Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel) and the Jews for a future influx of population growth in massive proportions in the World to Come.
The “Time of the End” appears to be unfolding right in front of our eyes. If we take the “blinders” off our eyes, we see this deadly struggle played out in Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany, when the French satirical paper, Charlie Hebdo became the Islamic target of arson by two brothers, Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi. As DEBKAfiles reported on January 11, 2015:
DEBKAfiles – “On April 15, 2013, the brothers Tamerlan Tsarnayev, 26, and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, 19, tried to blow up the Boston Marathon.
On May 22, in the same year, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowalo performed an Islamist rite on the streets of London by decapitating the British serviceman Lee Rigby.
A year earlier, on March 2012, Mohammed Merah was responsible for two attacks: He murdered two French commandos in Montauban for France’s participation in the Afghan war, then slew the teacher and pupils of a Jewish school in Toulouse.
On May 24, 2014, Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, from the North of France, was able to attack the Jewish Museum in Brussels and kill the Israeli couple, Miriam and Emanuel Riva, as well as a French woman and Belgian citizen. This was despite the fact that French intelligence had been keeping an eye on Nemmouche because of his association with groups of Islamists who fought in the Syrian war in 2013.
Friday, January 9, the Kouachi brothers were found on the US no-fly list of Americans and foreigners who are barred from flying to the States because of specific security concerns. They were therefore familiar names to counterterrorist agencies when, two days earlier, they murdered 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, including the editor and top French cartoonists and two police officers. Both had known records.
Cherif had spent time in a French prison in the early 20s for terrorist activities in connection with the recruitment of fighters in the Iraq War, while Said spent time in Yemen four years ago training with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Their bloody outrage in the heart of Paris did not fit the “lone wolf” or “lunatic” epithet attached to recent terror attacks in France, along with the argument that such actions are impossible to predict or thwart.
This argument was heard after a string of attacks on a synagogue, a Jewish-owned printing plant and the mowing down of Christmas shoppers by a vehicle.
There was no question that this was a targeted multiple assassination that called for detailed planning and reconnaissance, as well as knowledge of the location of the editorial board room and the timetable of board meetings attended by the targeted journalists. In terms of logistics, the perpetrators would have had to get hold of Kalachnikov assault rifles, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, gloves, balaclavas and masks, as well as a vehicle for arrival and get-away from the scene of the slaughter.
All these arrangements point to a complex, well-oiled support network, with experience in combat, terror, logistics, intelligence and communication operations. Nonetheless, neither the French DGSE (external security) nor the DGSI (internal security) got wind of the murderous conspiracy afoot against the satirical magazine, which was famous for its irreverent cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as well as holy figures of other religions.”
The same day, hour hostages were abducted by an Islamist gunman at a Jewish Parisian kosher grocery store. To say that Jews were not targeted on the eve of the Jewish Shabbat, is ignorance. After a massive rescue operation, the French police killed the gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, who had earlier shot and killed a French policeman. What now appeared to be sole attacks by separate Islamic cells now appeared to be coordinated with each other?
The rest of the string of hostages were set free, but the swift acting scenarios continued to pummel the international news. During the attack on the Jewish Kosher proprietary store, the gunman, Amedy Coulibaly and his 26 year old wife, Hayat Boumedienne had threatened to kill all their hostages in Paris if the Kouachi brothers were not set free. Were they accomplices?
What is now being unfolded, Amedy Coulibaly’s wife, Hayat Boumedienne did not flee with the “stream of hostages” in the Jewish kosher grocery store. She disappeared a week earlier and reached Syria by traveling through Spain and Istanbul.
Yet, simultaneously as the Coulibaly team were attacking the Jewish Kosher food store, a police siege force had surrounded a factory near Dammartin-en-Goelle about 40 Km northeast of Paris. As they threatened to do, Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi died in a fiery conflagration and their threat to “die as martyrs” was fulfilled as reported again by DEBKAfiles, in which “They said they are ready to die as martyrs rather than surrendering, so that they can go down in a cloud of Islamist glory.”
What began on January 9, by the Kouachi brothers and cascaded further away by another attack at a Parisian Jewish kosher grocery store on the same day, was again repeated on January 11, when the daily Hamburger Morgenpost re-printed three of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons with the headline reading, “This much freedom must be possible” as they sought to legitimize the use of satire seeking to humiliate or to destroy the reputation of other peoples. “Freedom” for some creates rage in others. To the G-d of Israel, there is no such thing as freedom to assassinate another person’s reputation.
So today, on Sunday, January 11, 2015, President Francois Hollande along with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benyamin Netanyahu and 55 leaders from all over the world will have arrived in Paris to join up with hundreds of thousands of Parisians will represent the free world’s protest against Islamic terror. As DEBKAfiles continued to report:
DEBKAfiles – “Western security sources have been playing up the three terrorists’ connection to the Yemeni headquarters of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). That is because, if ISIS was able to pull the strings for multiple terror in the heart of Europe, the air campaign that the US-led coalition of 20 countries including France is conducting in Iraq and Syria would look pretty tame. And its leader Abu Baqr al-Baghdad would be laughing.
But was it really ISIS or AQAP which set up the three attacks which claimed 17 lives in three days? That is the big question.
Said and Cherif Kouachi told French television shortly before they were shot dead that they belonged to Yemen Al Qaeda, whereas Coulibaly claimed he was acting for ISIS.
This apparent contradiction raises the scary suggestion that the two murderous Islamic groups may have collaborated for the first time to hit France. That scenario assumes an even more ominous dimension in the light of the chatter picked up Sunday by US intelligence indicating that all Al Qaeda’s branches are preparing to follow up the Paris operations with a major campaign of terror in Europe.
Boumediene’s arrival in Syria ahead of the Paris attacks appears to part of a comprehensive plan for setting up a command and control center for this campaign or, possibly to prepare safe asylum for the gunmen who manage to get away. If that is so, then the center of this campaign would be situated on ISIS - not AQAP – turf.
The sight of many thousands of gendarmes and security officers rushing around in combat gear to chase the female terrorist may have helped reassure a frightened population, who were not to know the guardians of security were on a fool’s errand.
But the truth was that France’s external security service (DGSE), anti-terror police branches and border authorities, who were supposed to operate in concert, fell down on the job and revealed their weakness to the enemy.
Homegrown and foreign jihadis were shown to have established safe exit routes for reaching the Islamic battlegrounds of the Middle East and returning home - well trained, heavily armed and filled with hatred for the societies which bred them.
Underground jihadist networks spent months undiscovered by the internal security service (DGSI) in the setting up of complicated multi-site operations, like the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish supermarket. And the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN) took too long to run them to earth and eliminate them.
After murdering the top journalists and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, the two Kouachi brothers emerged from the building packing two submachine guns, but none of the dozens of armed police outside was able to cut them down.
And finally, thousands of French police and soldiers from various units put to siege the print works outside Dammartin-en-Goele, where Said and Cherif Kouachi were holed up for hours, with nearly 100,000 security officers mobilized across France. Still, they hesitated to break in. All this provides fodder for the trainers to inspire the next generation of jihadi terrorists for action that is guaranteed to win them prime time on all the world’s television screens."
The spiritual war battles that were being played out in the days of Moses and the “Exodus” are raging today. It is occurring between the Lost 10 Tribes in Europe, American and the colonial lands of the European state, who are filled with anti-Semitic vile against the State of Israel, the nominal Jews of the Diaspora who want to forget that they are Jews and don’t want to be identified with the Orthodox Jews especially in the Land of Israel in the Shomron and the mountains of Judea.
And when Moses returned are tried to break up a feud between two Jews (Israelites), Datan and Aviram, his eyes were opened to the “spiritual dimensions” that are driving international relationship that is jettisoning between the nations that hate the Jews and the nations that love and respect the Jewish people.
Moses saw that conflict and strife brings upon us our sufferings and our exiles, where “strife points to a perverted sense of justice, and blemished justice causes exile. True justice, in contrast, leads to peace (Likutey Moharan VII. P.24).
So on the earthly level, the “Datans and the Avirams” are still there to create “strife” so that “justice can be perverted”. The next day, Datan and Aviram were there creating conflict with each other, and the Egyptian Israelite prince went forward to mediate. Moses understood that suffering and exile were the results of the lack of repentance.
The people who are responsible for the lack of repentance are those who slander other people’s names and reputation. This is called “Lashon Ha-Ra” where gossip and slander are used to destroy another person’s integrity and honor. In effect, the “Datans and the Avirams” were the same people who turned to the Prince called Moses and said to him:
Exodus 2:14 – “Who made you a ruler and judge over us? He said, ‘Are you planning to kill me like you killed the Egyptian?’ Moses was frightened.”
The strife we see rising in the world around us is still a microcosm of the wars raging in the heavens. The powers of darkness and the powers of light are waging the last universal battle before the Maschiach reveals himself under the Sovereign ruler of the Universe; the One G-d of Israel.
To the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel; your days to reverse the tide of strife and injustice have now come. It is time to open up your arms to your true genetic brothers, the Jews and say, ‘thanks for paving the pathway for our redemption’. Please help us find our pathway home!
Today, as Moses was attaining an elevated state of consciousness called “godliness” the Jews and the Children of Israel living in the Egyptian land called “Mizraim” were descending rapidly into the 49th level of Tuma or Degradation/Impurity. The lower the level of descend required a messiah that was a great tzaddik to help them ascend to the lofty station of life in the “world to come.” Yet, the greatest gift we can give to each other as brothers and sisters in descent from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is our affirmation and love for each other.
By affirming out brotherhood for each other, we also are affirming the Almighty One of Israel that He is our one and only G-d. Let us leave our Egyptian arrogance behind and affirm the humility of Moshe Rabbeinu.
The G-d of Israel proclaimed that there are only two groups of people who will be restored back into covenant with Him, the Jews of the House of Israel and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Both families, the Jews and the Israelites were scattered across the face of the earth and would become HaShem emissaries incognito sent to elevate the 70 nations of the world, so that even Righteous Gentiles could become part of the covenant.
Even the children of Ishmael still rooted in Islam, the children of the Lost Ten Tribes who today are now Buddhist, or the Lost Ten Tribes who today call themselves Christians will be assimilated into the Jewish culture. This will be because deep in their hearts they are known by the Divine to be “safe to save” and willing to live in peace with their brothers; all descendants of the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Only the G-d of Israel knows who they are.
We are quickly being polarizing a world in which there will be only two choices; we are either for the Hebrew Israelites; both now part of the Jews of the house of Judah and the Lost Israelites of the House of Israel or we will be against them. This comes to one sobering conclusion, if you are a descendant of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, whether Muslim, Buddhist or Christian, and you still despise your brothers, the Jews, you may be left outside, not redeemed to participate in the coming “Era of the Messiah” even though you think you want to be a part of them.
If you have wondered how biblical prophecy fits into your life, and how it will affect the Return of the House of Israel, then the G-d of Israel is beginning his “call” to bring you home, too. You might desire to reconnect with the Biblical portrayals on what is and may be happening in your near future. This Biblical portrayal includes Prophecies that the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are about to return to the Land of their Biblical Inheritance. This is Divine Destiny in living reality as the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel return to their Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel.
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