THE KABBALAH OF TIME:
Kahane and Wainer explain that the calendar is the master key to unlock the hidden rationale behind the formal structure of ancient sacred texts, as well as to understand basic mystical concepts. When comprehended within the context of the Jewish calendar, these works reveal the spiritual energy of each week, serving as a practical guide for self-analysis and development.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Week 38 (Book 5): Reviewing the Last Week of Sivan - Psalms 112-114; 105:15-17; 89:39
PSALMS (Introductions and Translations from Chabad.org):
psalm, too, follows alphabetical sequence, each verse containing two letters,
save the last two which contain three letters each. It speaks of the good
traits man should choose, and of how to give charity-the reward for which is
never having to rely on others.
1. Praise the Lord!
Fortunate is the man who fears the Lord, and desires His commandments
intensely. 2. His descendants will be mighty on the earth; he will be blessed
with an upright generation. 3. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his
righteousness endures forever. 4. Even in darkness light shines for the
upright, for [He is] Compassionate, Merciful, and Just. 5. Good is the man who
is compassionate and lends, [but] provides for his own needs with discretion.
6. For he will never falter; the righteous man will be an eternal remembrance.
7. He will not be afraid of a bad tiding; his heart is steadfast, secure in the
Lord. 8. His heart is steadfast, he does not fear, until he sees his oppressors
[destroyed]. 9. He has distributed [his wealth], giving to the needy. His
righteousness will endure forever; his might will be uplifted in honor. 10. The
wicked man will see and be angry; he will gnash his teeth and melt away; the
wish of the wicked will be ruined.
psalm recounts some of the wonders of the exodus from Egypt.
1. Praise the Lord! Offer
praise, you servants of the Lord; praise the Name of the Lord. 2. May the Name
of the Lord be blessed from now and to all eternity. 3. From the rising of the
sun to its setting, the Name of the Lord is praised. 4. The Lord is high above
all nations; His glory transcends the heavens. 5. Who is like the Lord our G-d,
Who dwells on high 6. [yet] looks down so low upon heaven and earth! 7. He
raises the poor from the dust, lifts the destitute from the dunghill, 8. to
seat them with nobles, with the nobles of His people. 9. He transforms the
barren woman into a household, into a joyful mother of children. Praise the
psalm explains why the tribe of Judah merited kingship.
1. When Israel went out
of Egypt, the House of Jacob from a people of a foreign tongue, 2. Judah became
His holy [nation], Israel, His domain. 3. The sea saw and fled, the Jordan
turned backward. 4. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like young
sheep. 5. What is the matter with you, O sea, that you flee; Jordan, that you
turn backward; 6. mountains, that you skip like rams; hills, like young sheep?
7. [We do so] before the Master, the Creator of the earth, before the G-d of
Jacob, 8. Who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flintstone into a water
TIKKUN HAKLALI Chapter 105
15. "Do not touch My anointed ones, and do not harm My prophets." 16. He called a famine upon the land; He broke every staff of bread. 17. He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold as a slave.
39. But You abandoned and You rejected; You became wroth with Your anointed.