Geula Update from Rav Fish - Tetzaveh 5772 - Part 1
I'm going to split these up b/c of time constraints and because some of these deserve their own post.
From Rav Fish's latest:
- We find in Midrash (Shoher Tov 7):
[Habakkuk] started crying out, עַד-אָנָה יְהוָה שִׁוַּעְתִּי, וְלֹא תִשְׁמָע [How long, O LORD, shall I cry, and Thou wilt not hear?] HKB"H answered him and said, "You are a son of Torah and not an ignoramous. Write for yourself the Alef Bet on one tablet, and afterwards, you will say 'You have informed me of the Keitz.'" And similarly, it says: וַיַּעֲנֵנִי יְהוָה, וַיֹּאמֶר, כְּתֹב חָזוֹן, וּבָאֵר עַל-הַלֻּחוֹת [And the LORD answered me, and said: 'Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables...] And similarly, it says: כִּי יוֹם נָקָם, בְּלִבִּי; וּשְׁנַת גְּאוּלַי, בָּאָה [For the day of vengeance that was in My heart, and My year of redemption are come.]We see that Habakkuk is asking Hashem, "Ad Matai? Until when?" And Hashem answers him to take a tablet and write the complete Alef Bet upon it and he will know the Keitz. There is an amazing hint here. If we write the entire 22 letters in their regular form and their Milui form:
א' ב' ג' ד' ה' ו' ז' ח' ט' י' כ' ל' מ' נ' ס' ע' פ' צ' ק' ר' ש' ת'.
אַלֶּ"ף בֵּי"ת גִּימֶ"ל דָּלֶ"ת הֵ"י וָי"ו זַיִ"ן חֵי"ת טֵי"ת יוֹ"ד כַּ"ף לָמֶ"ד מֶ"ם נוּ"ן סָמֶ"ךְ עַיִ"ן פֵ"י צָדִ"י קוֹ"ף רֵי"שׁ שִׁי"ן תָּי"ו.
we get the gematria of 5772.
- And if we delve a bit deeper, it appears we can explain why the Redemption is connected to the completeness of the 22 letters, as we will explain later that the Sod of Redemption is the Sod of Ateret Hayesod which connects the 2 Mashiahs. And this has the aspect of the completeness of the letters, as is brought down in the book "Likutei Levi Yitzhak" (Va'era, p. 46):
Ateret Hayesod is called an אות - a sign - since Mila is called an אות, and Mila is only on the portion of the crown. And the meaning of אות is "revelation" from the expression "אתא בקר" because this aspect of Yesod is revelation.We see that the אות symbolizes the Atara in the Yesod, which influences the influence from Yesod to Malchut. אות is made up of 3 letters א' ו' ת' to hint to the fact that all the letters, from א to ת are included in the letter ו which symbolizes Yesod. And it is also brought down in the book שערי אורה (Sha'ar 2) that the אות connects Yesod and Malchut. And this is also the Sod of Shabbat, which is called an אות and symbolizes Redemption. And this is also brought down in the book "Vayechulu" by Rav Galzerson Shlit"a (p. 135) that the verse that completes the Creation of the world and brings in Shabbat (Bereishit 2:1) וַיְכֻלּוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ, וְכָל-צְבָאָם [And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.] has 22 letters. And we also explained in the essay "Hashmal Ot" that everything that was created on Friday Bein Hashemashot has the aspect of אות העטרה שביסוד.