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Tikkun 55 – 11
“אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, נָתַן לִי לְשׁוֹן לִמּוּדִים, לָדַעַת לָעוּת אֶת-יָעֵף, דָּבָר; יָעִיר בַּבֹּקֶר בַּבֹּקֶר, יָעִיר לִי אֹזֶן, לִשְׁמֹעַ, כַּלִּמּוּדִים”
“The Lord YHVH hath given me the tongue of them that are taught, that I should know how to sustain with words him that is weary; He wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as they that are taught”
The letters of God give the power to everything in Malchut. We use names for every object in this world. Uttering the name reveals its existence.
The Hebrew letters as they are written in the Torah are the aspect of empty vessel. They are silent until we read them and add the Nikkud (vowels).
What is Nikkud?
The word Nikkud, which is the name for the Hebrew vowels, comes from the root word that means ‘dot’. The Nikkud is a combination of dots and lines. The dot represents Yod and has numerical value of 10 and line represents the Vav with numerical value of 6. Both are male energy that channel the light from above to below. The letter Yod is a dot that represents the point of connection between Keter and Chokma.
Every letter written in the Torah starts with a dot. The scribe puts the pen down on the parchment to make a dot, lifts the pen and goes down again to the dot to draw the letter. The Yod initiates the connection of light for the letters and the whole Torah.
When we listen to the Torah reading on Shabbat, the reader connects the light of Shabbat and activates the sacred words with vibrations that we hear and receive into our own vessel.
When we add the Nikkud, we bring the light and energy to the letter’s vessel. It gives it sound and movement. Every sound represents different energy level. Like combining basic atoms together to create special molecules with physical identity, it is so with the Hebrew letters and words.