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Pinchas saw the letter מ, Mem, flying and forming in the sky. That was the mark of the angel of death that wanted to connect it with the letters ו Vav and ת Taf. The three letters מות spells ‘death’. Pinchas, who previously connected the right and the left column, grabbed the letter מ Mem and bonded with it. The angel of death saw it and turned back from his plan.
The Zohar explains the deeper meaning and reveals that when Pinchas connected with the Left, his name received the numerical value of 208 and Isaac (left column). The added מ Mem with its numerical value of 40 brought the total to 248. That is what’s written in Numbers 25:7
“וַיַּרְא, פִּינְחָס בֶּן-אֶלְעָזָר, בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן, הַכֹּהֵן; וַיָּקָם מִתּוֹךְ הָעֵדָה, וַיִּקַּח רֹמַח בְּיָדוֹ”
“And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it (the negatity and the letter Mem forming for the angel of death), he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took (the letter Mem) a spear (רמח) in his hand.”
The ‘Spear’, רמח, has the numerical value of 248. With this power, Pinchas could break the negative side and stop death.
The Zohar reveals another secret about the aspect of death. The root of it is in the first sin when Eve ate from the ‘forbidden fruit’ and gave to Adam.
“וַתִּקַּח מִפִּרְיוֹ, וַתֹּאכַל; וַתִּתֵּן גַּם-לְאִישָׁהּ עִמָּהּ, וַיֹּאכַל.”
“she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.”
Obviously the translation has very little value and without the Hebrew we can never reveal the deeper secrets.
As we see here, the first box (from right to left) shows the letter מ Mem of the word מות, ‘Death’ that was waiting for the negative action of Eve connecting her to death and that is what happened in the following word. The third part is the connection of Adam to death. At that moment death was created in the world.
Our connection to the fruit of the Tree of Life that is the Zohar can save us from death, temporarily but with global unity and more people connecting to the Zohar we can open the path for Mashiach to come down and remove death from the world.
Feed yourself and friends with the fruits of the Tree of Life because all other ways lead to death.