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Portion SheLach Anashim (great people) in Israel – A little Kabala for great people

Portion SheLach Anashim (great people) in Israel – A little Kabala for great people


 Shakespeare wrote " All the world's a stage - and all the men and women merely players...

The Torah implies (and it rhymes with the above)

All the world's a temple - and all the men and women do their mjtzvahs.

Shakespeare himself would say "Aye Where's the rub?" (Nu - so what?)

I have to ask - Do people THINK what they DO? Is everything just a game or a musical?
Seems like Shakespeare would have to say "no" - people just ACT -
except for the plotting and conniving ones -And maybe a rare bird like Hamlet!

Our Torah portion is filled with "conniving ones" - mostly great leaders of the Israelites (in the desert) -
and how they got our forebears into trouble!

(Does that sound familiar in today's world? Personally, I don't see a single European or Asian leader concerned with truth or the world or with healing the world despite this Pandemic that threatens everyone and everything!
Africa and South America? Are all leaders plotting opportunists? Maybe it goes with the territory -

for most people – except a Moses and a Joshua and a Caleb! (And the women in the desert seem to be above the conniving).

So those great leaders went to Canaan to spy out the potential adversaries -
and on return told the peoplè "Forget about it - we just can't do it! Don't try for Israel!"

They were maybe afraid or maybe were worried they might lose ledership rewards IF ALL THE Israelies took themselves
into a whole new  Land of Milk and Honey -
a beautiful country ! It is not so clear from the Torah wording why they dissuaded the Israelites from entering the Land of Israel.

 It was a commandment for them to spy - Moses sent them.

Commandments must be followed according to Kabbalah in 3 ways-
Verbally, with thoughtfullness - and then following the commandment.

They missed it - the point - and messed up.

The results were that all that generation had to die in the desert, and only the children of that generation came into the land  -
and conquered it - with Joshua and Caleb – those 2 spies who trid to convince the people that the other 10 were wrong.

 The Kabbala implies that we can defeat false ideas by making all our actions and words focused on the positive methods above.

 But how to focus on those 3?

Reb Shlomo Carlebach taught that:

You can't look at Israel like a stage to play out the (Canaanite or Euro-Asian) perversions,
cooked up by enmies of truth - whether at the UN or EU - or by "world class" anti semites.

Only if we have "Moshiach Eyes" –
Searching Eyes Ready for a Redeemed World -
can we all get past today and past today's limitations - to reach a Holy Potential -

For the Land and the People of Israel - and for healing the World.

Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Andy Eichenholz (in Israel)


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בבקשה להתפלל לרפואת: הרב שמריהו יוסף חיים בן פעשא מרים, יגאל שלמה בן שושנה מהין ובני משפחתו, בבקשה להתפלל לזרע בר קיימא בקרוב לנופית הודיה בת רחל ודויד שלמה בן שושנה ולזרע בר קימא בקרוב למירב המזל בת גאולה ונועם בן לאה וחזרה בתשובה לעידן בן שולמית ושי שלומי בן שולמית ודינה תרצה בת ורדה רגינה ולבשורות טובות ישועות ונחמות לכל עם ישראל

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