Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Benyamin and "NAMES."

by Joe Indomenico.

Mazal is the power of man to activate HaShem's Hashgachah Pratit - Divine Providence.

"Every man of Israel has a root above with his name according to the root of his soul and the merit of his forefathers. As is known, the name given a child at his birth is not given by chance; rather, the name is placed in the mouth of his father by Heaven according to the root of his soul." Soul Mazal Mission Statement.

כד  וַתִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ יוֹסֵף, לֵאמֹר:  יֹסֵף יְהוָה לִי, בֵּן אַחֵר.24 And she called his name Joseph, saying: 'The LORD add to me another son.'
כה  וַיְהִי, כַּאֲשֶׁר יָלְדָה רָחֵל אֶת-יוֹסֵף; וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-לָבָן, שַׁלְּחֵנִי וְאֵלְכָה, אֶל-מְקוֹמִי וּלְאַרְצִי.25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban: 'Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

When Yosef looked at Benyamin, he rejoiced in the sight because Benyamin resembled their mother Rachel.
“Have you any children?” Yosef asked Benyamin.
“I do,” replied Benyamin.
“How many?” inquired Yosef.
“I have ten,” said Benyamin.
“What are their names?” Yosef wanted to know. 
Benyamin reply was, ” Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Na’aman, Echi, Rosh, Mupim, Chupim, Ard.”
Yosef commented ,”Those are strange names!”
“You see,” explained Benyamin, “I had a brother from my mother. He was very special, and therefore I named my children in memory of him.”

Bela   - He was swallowed by strangers, and I do not know where he is.

- He was the first born of our mother.
Ashbel  - He was taken captive.
Gera  - He lives in a strange land.
Na’aman  - His deeds were wonderful.
Echi  - He was my brother from both my father and mother.
Rosh  - He was my leader and destined to be my brother’s leader.
Mupim  - He was physically and spiritually beautiful.
Chupim  - He was not at my wedding, and I was not at his.
Ard  -His face is like a rose. The name also denotes that my father said, “I shall descend to the grave because of his loss.”
Yosef left the room to relieve his heart and wept.

לבנימין, לבנימין, לבנימין אמר 
ידיד ה' ישכון לבטח לבטח עליו

Of Benjamin he said: The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him
(Dvarim 33:12 / Deuteronomy 33:12)
The Son of my Sorrow has become the Son of my Right Hand.


Leah said...


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Joe!!! Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. Really enjoyed it and the video.

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