Man face look at all the Creatures and they all rise to look at him. Then together they reveal the name ‘הנורא’ and that is the explanation to ‘each had the face of a man’ from the verse above (Ezekiel 1:10). The face of Man unifies them all and his image is revealed on each of them.
This secret is the reason the Holy One Blessed be He is called
‘הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא ’
‘The God, the great, the mighty and the formidable’
These names are founded on the higher levels of the supernal chariot and include in the four letters of the name, יהוה YHVH.
The Holy Throne is based on the four aspects, one to the Right, one to the Left, one in the front and one in the back. The four are also related to the four directions of South, North, East and West.
The four supernal names carry the Holy Throne and become part of it. They elevate the throne that receive and collect light of fulfilment. Then the throne comes down as a tree full of branches loaded with fruits on each side. After the throne is lowered the shapes of the living creatures come out and shine with great bright light. In this state they plant seeds in the world.
At the beginning of the silent prayer, Amida, we connect to the three patriarchs and the four names. This spiritual technology designed and formed by the sages after the destruction of the first Holy Temple to give us opportunity to make a spiritual connection that allow us to ascend to higher levels and be able to pick some of the supernal ‘fruits’. The different blessings during the Amida cover almost all aspects of our lives and build the vessels we need to hold the ‘fruits’.
We have 18 blessings in the Amidah prayer plus one more where we bless God for blessing us with the future peace.
“YHVH will bless his people with peace”
The sages of the Talmud tell us that the best vessel the Holy One Blessed be He gave Israel is one of peace that can hold all the blessings.
This year we arrived to the year 5778, which is 70 years since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. This year is also 3760 years since God made the covenant with Abraham.
3760 is numerically 10 times ‘Peace’, ’שלום’.
B”H our prayers bring Mashiach and the final peace, today, Amen.
By the grace of God and with deep thanks to Rabbi Ashlag of blessed memory for his teachings we concluded the study of Zohar Ekev.