YHWH has not only granted us another year,
but another Parashat as well.
"The Great Order of the World"
Genesis (Bereshit) 1:1
Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz.
In the beginning God created heaven and earth.
God created the universe out of nothing (creatio ex nihilo)
Bereshit a book of beginnings:
the beginning of the world;
the beginning of the human culture;
the beginning of the Children of Israel
whose story occupies most of
Bereshit and will dominate the rest of the Torah.
Parashat Vayetzei / פרשת ויצא
Torah Portion: Genesis "Bereshit" 28:10 - 32:3
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Jacob's Ladder "Sulam" Portal is Open in Heaven " (Pineal Gland - Transportation Device)
Come and see, the ladder holds two worlds - the world above and the world below - everything goes through Jacob's ladder, the foundation of the world.
Prayer "tefilah" is likened to the ladder in the dream of Yaakov. As the Book of Bereshit relates (28:12), in his dream, Yaakov saw “a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. The Hebrew word for “ladder”—sulam—is comprised of three Hebrew letters totaling 130: samach equaling 60; lamed equaling 30; and mem equaling 40. This is the same numerical value as that of the word Sinai: samach equaling 60; yud equaling 10; nun equaling 50; and yud equaling 10. This implies that the peak or ultimate experience of tefilah is the mystical union with YHWH, such as the Israelite people achieved at Mt. Sinai.
If the word sulam is spelled with an additional letter vav (equaling 6), its numerical value is 136, which is the same as kol meaning “voice.” This suggests that the means of travel on the ladder of tefilah is through the vocalization of our prayers. We need to include all levels of our being on this inner journey of tefilah, most importantly our humanness, which is distinguished by our ability to speak, an ability not shared by any other creatures.
The sages and commentators, have many interpretations but
the simplest is that the ladder has to do with the encounter between the human soul
and YHWH, an encounter which later generations have come to know as tefilah. (See Blog)
Parashat Vayetzei — Hebrew for "and he left" Summary:
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