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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sod on the Women of Parshat Shemot

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  • Mahsof Halavan says that the name א-ל-ה-י-ם has 120 permutations, and Shifra and Pu'ah were able to sweeten the Dinim of that name.  The gematria of שפרה ופועה plus 4 letters plus 2 words = 758 = מאה ועשרים א-ל-ה-י-ם.  When it says ויעש להם בתים, besides what Haza"l say בתים means, the word בתים in Sefer Yetzira means "permutations".  As the gemara Sotah 11b says, Par'oh tried to have his way with Shifra and Pu'ah, but they did not accept his offer.  One could ask: How was it possible for them to be saved from him?  Granted, they gave a logical answer to how they saved the babies, but how could they themselves have been saved from Par'oh's advances since he was a powerful king?  The answer is that since they feared א-ל-ה-י-ם, Hashem made בתים - i.e. permutations of His name to save them.  For example,
    • אהלים - Hashem's Shechina was a tent of protection for them
    • לאימה - Hashem's Shechina instilled fear in Par'oh so as not to harm them
    • אמילה - Hashem cut Par'oh off from trying to harm them
    • א-ל הים - Hashem's attribute of kindness pushed the harsh Dinim onto Par'oh
    • אלם י-ה - Hashem made Par'oh mute so as not to be able to harm them
    • מליאה - Hashem's Shechina encompassed Shifra and Pu'ah in order to instill fear in Par'oh
    • להם י"א & הלם י"א - The 11 Kelipot were subdued and couldn't overpower them, causing Par'oh's power to be weakened
    [YY - one could also say מעשה אבות סימן לבנים is in effect, as Hashem saved Sarah Imeinu from Par'oh as well.]
  • From the bottom of p. 8 of Rav Shmueli's newsletter this week: Tzippora was one of the twin sisters of Hevel.  After Hevel was murdered, Kayin tried to have his way with her, but she refused his advances and tied up her opening.  It is possible that she was the girl that the fallen angels שמחזא-י and עזא-ל gazed upon, as it says, "that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair..."  She said to them, "I will not listen to you until you teach me the Shem Hameforash."  They then taught it to her, she remembered it, and she went up to heaven without sin.  And during the time of Yitro, she descended from heaven, and Yitro found her since he was a Gilgul of Kayin, and he returned her to Moshe who was a Gilgul of Hevel, so she was his soulmate since the six days of Creation.  Devorah the Prophetess was a Gilgul of Tzippora, and since Tzippora did not merit to say Shira at the Sea - since Yitro only came with her to Moshe after the splitting of the sea - therefore, Devorah, who was her Gilgul said a Shira in her stead.


At Wed Jan 02, 07:54:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! So unreal how everything is linked to the original...

Thank you for your posts... very interesting and informative for all of us.

At Fri Jan 04, 02:58:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol at you and YY. This is bitul zman and Torah.

At Fri Jan 04, 05:47:00 AM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous 2:58: I beg to differ, but would you care to elaborate why you think so?

At Sun Jan 06, 06:40:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not bitul zman. Print out this drivel and bring it to your shul. It is a great chessed to warn people who don't know better.

At Sun Jan 06, 12:00:00 PM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

I would be happy to print these divrei torah out and bring it to shul. They would appreciate the Torah value contained therein. If your shul would call such divrei torah "drivel", it is not a shul worth attending. I believe you owe Ribbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira ZT"L and lhbdl"a Rav Shmueli an apology.


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