Monday, December 12, 2011

Torah From Tzfas - The Holy City!

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Joe said...

Ha Rav Katz.....very poignant.

Yosef had two sons in Mitzrayim ; Efrayim and Menashe.

Efrayim..... HaShem made me fruitful in the land of my affliction....One could hardly say that Yosef was fruitful as two sons do not fit the criteria.
Menashe......HaShem made me forget all my trouble and my father's household.....hardly...Yosef never forgot.

I personally believe that these names were chosen as prophetic insights into the future of Beit Yisrael / Beit Yosef.....the lost 10 sh'vatim of the North.

Efrayim= Pey, Reish, Yud = Pri / fruitful.
But there is a twist, Efrayim is also comprised of "efer/afar - dust/ash" and "Yam - sea."
Therefore, we can deduce the "sea of dust/ash. The sea can be equated to the nations. HaShem will raise up the lost tribes from the dust of the nations.

ח מֵקִים מֵעָפָר דָּל, מֵאַשְׁפֹּת יָרִים אֶבְיוֹן, לְהוֹשִׁיב עִם-נְדִיבִים, וְכִסֵּא כָבוֹד יַנְחִלֵם: כִּי לַיהוָה מְצֻקֵי אֶרֶץ, וַיָּשֶׁת עֲלֵיהֶם תֵּבֵל. 8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, He lifteth up the needy from the dung-hill, to make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and He hath set the world upon them. 1 Sam 2.

I personally believe that many of the B'nei Noach are from the lost tribes. HaShem is raising them up out of the dust of Efrayim to sit next to the noble "princes" of Yehudah.

What are the pillars of the Earth ?
The Temple had two external pillars ( btw, they were not load bearing)that expressed outwardly the inward reality of the Temple.

"Yachin - HaShem will establish." This symbolizes the Hechel where the Menorot and Shulchanot lechem hapanim represent the light and mann of Torah. What will HaShem establish? His Malchut Shamayim and His Malchut will always be established on the truth of Torah. Therefore this pillar represents the Kingship of Beit Yehudah.

"Boaz - HaShem is my strength." This symbolizes Chodesh ha Chodeshim representing the Spirit / Sh'chenah or presence of HaShem. "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says HaShem." Therefore this pillar represents the office of prophet/priest of Beit Yisrael.

Just as we have one Temple with two compartments, the reality of HaShem comprises of the two pillars of Truth and Spirit. These are the foundations of the Earth.

Just as Shem / Melchitzedek was King Priest, so too Mashiach, as he joins Yehudah - Yosef into shalem or complete unity.

May he come speedily in our day.

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