176. פָּתַח רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר וְאָמַר, שְׁנֵי פְסוּקִים מָצָאתִי, שֶׁאַף עַל גַּב שֶׁהַכֹּל תְּלוּיִים בְּדַרְגָּה אַחַת, אֵינָם מִדַּרְגָּה אַחַת. בְּפָסוּק אֶחָד כָּתוּב, (חגי א) כֹּה אָמַר ה’ צְבָאוֹת. וּבְפָסוּק אֶחָד כָּתוּב, כֹּה אָמַר ה’ אֱלֹהִים. מַה בֵּין זֶה לָזֶה? אֶלָּא בִּזְמַן שֶׁכָּתוּב כֹּה אָמַר ה’ צְבָאוֹת, אֲזַי הַדָּבָר בָּא בְרַחֲמִים. וּבִזְמַן שֶׁכָּתוּב כֹּה אָמַר ה’ אֱלֹהִים, אֲזַי הַדָּבָר בָּא בְדִין.
Today is the Hilulah of the Holy Ari
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We continue the study about Tefillin started with DZ #3156
A man should wear Tefillin because they represent the Holy Name YHVH.
“וְרָאוּ כָּל עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ כִּי שֵׁם יְהוָה נִקְרָא עָלֶיךָ וְיָרְאוּ מִמֶּךָּ.”
“Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of YHVH, and they shall be afraid of you.”
Those who put this ‘crown’ on their heads are called kings on earth and the Holy One Blessed be He is the King in heavens. As he is a King above so he is a king below.
“וּכְתַבְתָּם עַל מְזוּזֹת בֵּיתֶךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶיךָ.”
“And thou shall write them upon the posts of your house, and on your gates.”
We are instructed to write the Holy Name also in the Mezuzah that is on our doorposts so we can have a connection to the Holy Name above and below.
Happy are the Israelites for the gifts they receive from Hashem.
Rabbi Elazar opened and said that he found two verses that even though they seem to come from one spiritual level, they are not.
“כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, לֵאמֹר: הָעָם הַזֶּה אָמְרוּ, לֹא עֶת-בֹּא עֶת-בֵּית יְהוָה לְהִבָּנוֹת”
“Thus speaks YHVH of hosts, saying: ‘These people say, “The time has not come, the time that YHVH’s house should be built.” ’ ””
Isaiah 7:7 (And in many other places)
“כֹּה אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה לֹא תָקוּם וְלֹא תִהְיֶה.”
“thus says YHVH GOD (ELHYM,אלהים): “It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass.”
The Zohar explains that when it says ‘יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת’, ‘YHVH of hosts’ it tells us that the prophecy that follows represents the aspect of mercy.
When it says ‘אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה’ ‘YHVH God’ the words of God include judgment.
The Light of the Endless in its essence is simply an endless force without changes. Only when this light is ‘dressed’ with names then the expression of this light is different.
More on this in the next study.