Beshalach | בשלח | “When he sent ” – That they may serve Most Ancient Holy one of Israel and serving Him from Love is the Level of a Son / Image of Elohim.
The Sixteenth reading from the Torah is named Beshalach (בשלח), means “When he sent.” (After he had let go) Exodus 13:17; After Pharaoh had let the people go…..This title comes from the first verse of the reading is “And it happened when Pharaoh sent out the people.” This portion describes the adventures of the Israelite as they leave Egypt, crossing the Red Sea, great miraculous events in the wilderness and face their first battle in the war.
Most High wanted them to be in circumstances where they would have to see constant miracles in order to survive. This would be their schooling in faith, for they would see through the Manna, the Water, the constant protection from all the aspects. So on that HaShem is omnipresent and all-powerful. Some of the interesting events has to be noted in these studies.
- The Leaving of Egypt and Slavery
- Crossing of the Red Sea
- The Giving of Torah at Sinai
- The Song of Moses
- Finally Entering into the promised land
Rabbi Yehuda said, Why the difference? When Yisrael were in Egypt, it is written, “Let My people go“ (Shemot(Exodus) 5:1); “if you refuse to let My people go” (Shemot 10:4); and, “Yisrael is My son, my first born” (Shemot 4:22). They were not circumcised at that time and were not bound TO THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE, properly. But once they were circumcised, had offered the Passover sacrifice, and were bound to Him, He calls them “the people” and not “My people.”
As indeed he says in Hoshea, “Those who were not my people I will call my people; her who was not loved I will call loved. – Hosea 2 : 1, 23; Romans 9:25
Yeshua words to Shaul: I want you to open their eyes, so that they will turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan(the Adversary) to HaShem. Then their sins will be forgiven, and by faith in me they will become part of G-d’s holy people.” – Acts 26:18
Patterns of Circumcision and Deliverance
Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 35b – FOR THE LORD WILL PASS THROUGH…. R. Jose commented on the expression, “The Lord shall see the blood … and pass over”. ……………………..In Jose replied: ‘The blood was of two kinds, that of circumcision and that of the Passover lamb, the former symbolizing mercy and the latter justice.
- In the chapters of Joshua there is a process of circumcision and deliverance. ..So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the entire male population of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. – Joshua 5 : 3
- Even In the chapters of II Kings 23, All the leaders of Yehudah had found the Torah in the House of Most High and Made a Covenant to Serve HaShem. As it is written: This Passover was celebrated to the HaShem in Jerusalem in the eighteenth year of King Josiah’s reign. – II Kings 23: 23
- We can find the same process of deliverance for the Lost sheep of Israel but we need to understand the prophetic way ( i.e redemption and restoration) of the divine Mandate of Mashiach ben Yosef ... Deut 30: 1 -10
But it is written : Adonai your G-d will Circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your children, so that you will love Adonai your God with all your heart and all your being, and thus you will live. – Deuteronomy 30 :6
Circumcise yourselves to the Adonai, Circumcise your hearts…… -Jeremiah 4:4
Here is what Adonai Elohim says: ‘No foreigner, uncircumcised in both heart and flesh, is to enter my sanctuary — no foreigner living among the people of Isra’el. – Ezekiel 44 : 9
The scriptures of New Testament about Circumcision and Passover:
If you listen his VOICE then Most High Will do Circumcise your Hearts and also we need to observe the feast of Most High in our life. (i.e Passover, Shavuot, Feast of Tabernacles etc..) ….These are a shadow of things that are coming, but the body is of the Messiah. – Colossians 2:17
….and true circumcision is of the heart, spiritual not literal; so that his praise comes not from other people but from G-d. – Romans 2:29
Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he Circumcised him (i.e flesh) because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. – Acts 16 :3
Lamb of G-d was slain “from the Foundation (beginning) of the world.” – Hebrews 9:26; Revelation 13:8
…… For indeed Messiah (Lamb), our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast.. – I Corinthians 5: 6-8
Even We can find the hidden(Sod level) concepts in these studies but first look into the name “Baal-Tz’fon” in the chapter of Exodus 14. and it is the name of an Egyptian deity, the only idol supposedly not destroyed during the plagues.
Adonai said to Moshe, “Tell the people of Isra’el to turn around and set up camp in front of Pi-Hachirot, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Ba‘al-Tz’fon; camp opposite it, by the sea. -Exodus 14: 1-2
Another text in the same chapter in Exodus 14:7, which seems redundant at the literal (p’shat) level: And he took Six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. And Here it is very interesting point is pharaoh took the six hundred chosen ones and also repeated the text he took all the chariots of Egypt separately. At the Sod (hidden) level these are not physical chariots but of spiritual powers from above that supported Egypt, which Pharaoh called upon.
And there was war in heaven………. – Revelation 12: 7
Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven (i.e spiritual powers from above falling) . – Luke 10: 18
But it was not strong enough to win, so that there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The great dragon was thrown out, that ancient serpent, also known as the Devil and Satan [the Adversary], the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. 11 “They defeated him because of the Lamb’s blood and because of the message of their witness…….. Revelation 12:8-11
Zohar Writings: “And he took six hundred chosen chariots.” Rabbi Chiya said, It is written, “That Hashem shall punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth” (Isaiah 24:21). At the time that the Holy One, blessed be He, gives dominion to the ministers of the nations above, He gives it to their nations below; and when He brings them down from their grade above, He brings down their nations below. “And he took six hundred chosen chariots.” It was their minister WHO TOOK THEM. We have established that he led the chariots of the other peoples, for these six hundred chariots were not from Egypt, but were only from the other nations. They all fell in the army camp of Sisra. And this is the meaning of “SIX HUNDRED CHARIOTS chosen.” Afterwards, “all the chariots of Egypt,” for once it is written, “and all the chariots of Egypt,” then “six hundred chosen chariots” is superfluous. Certainly, “six hundred chosen chariots” is only from the other nations, and therefore it says afterwards, “and all the chariots of Egypt.”
This commentary can be found in the studies of Zohar that Most High first restrained the power of the Egyptian Spiritual forces above, which in turned Weakened them below: Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, 30b – These mighty deeds which the Almighty performed in Egypt were accomplished by the raising of one of his hands against them, both on high and below. It was then that the wisdom of Egypt perished, as Scripture says: “and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid” (Isaiah 29:14). Note further the pronouncement: “And I will confuse Egypt with Egypt” (Isaiah 19:2), that is to say, celestial Egypt with terrestrial Egypt. For the celestial legions are in charge of the terrestrial ones, and they both were altogether thrown in disorder.
As it is written: …. know today, and establish it in your heart, that Adonai is G-d in heaven above and on earth below — there is no other. – Deuteronomy 4: 39
Exodus 14:14 ; 16:4
Deuteronomy 4: 39
Judges 4: 4 – 5: 1-31
Ezekiel 44 : 9
II Kings 23: 23
Matthew 5 : 1- 14
John 6:25-35, 19:31-37
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
This portion of Beshalach tells the story of the Manna that G-d brought down from heavens to feed the Israelite’s in the wilderness. The Israelite’s received the Manna everyday until they reached the borders of the promised land. In the story of the exodus from Egypt, three consecutive verses describe G‑d’s power as manifest just before He split the Sea of Reeds, which the Jewish people passed through on dry land while the Egyptians were drowned.And also we find the source of the 72 names and the splitting of the Read Sea. The spelled name of YHVH that has the numerical value of 72 relates to the world of emanation Atzilut( i.e Upper World) .
“And the angel of G‑d who had been going ahead of the camp of Israel now moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud went from in front of them and stood behind them. Thus[the pillar of cloud] came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel, making it cloud and darkness [to the Egyptians], but it gave light by night [to the Israel], so that the one came not near the other all the night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and G‑d drove the sea back with a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land; thus the waters were divided.” -Exodus 14:14
For, brothers, I don’t want you to miss the significance of what happened to our fathers. All of them were guided by the pillar of cloud, and they all passed through the sea, and in connection with the cloud and with the sea they all immersed themselves into Moshe, also they all ate the same food from the Spirit…… -1 Corinthians 10:1-3
The forty-two, to which thirty are added, compose “The Name of seventy-two letters”. The attributes of G-d’s Name of 42 Letter Name associates with the power of creation and 72 Letter Name associates with the power of redemption. And its very good piece of information from Matthew chapter about Forty two generations of Messiah and Thirty Years old when Messiah started his holy work.
Power of Creation: 42 Letter Name
Who is image of the invisible G-d, firstborn of all creation.… – colossi ans 1: 5
Forty-two generations that led to Messiah
All the generations, therefore, from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations, and from David unto the Babylonian removal fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian removal unto the Messiah,fourteen generations – Matthew 1:17
While all the people were being immersed, Yeshua too was immersed. As he was praying, heaven was opened; the Ruach HaKodesh came down on him in physical form like a dove; and a Voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, whom I love; I am well pleased with you.” Yeshua was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry. –Luke 3: 21-23
Power of Redemption: 72 Letter Name
Rabbi Abin commented: He redeemed them by His name; for the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, consists of Seventy-two letters.
Midrash Rabbah Genesis on the Seventy-two Letter Name of G-d : Eleazar said in R. Jose’s name: The Holy One, blessed be He, promised our forefather that He would redeem his children with these two letters; but if they repented, He would redeem them with seventy-two letters. R. Judan said: In the passage, “ [Or hath God assayed] to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by roar, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors” (Deut. 4: 34), You will find seventy-two letters; and should you object, that there are seventy-five, deduct the second ’nation,’ which is not to be counted. R. Abin said: He redeemed them by His name, the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He, consisting of seventy-two letters.
Rabbi Judan is referring to the following verse of 72 letters. If we are worthy, our Master will redeem us by justice, and if not, He will redeem us with mercy.
….. spoke of him to all those who waited for redemption in Jerusalem. – Luke 2 :38
But we had hoped that he was [the one] who is about to redeem Israel. – Luke 24 : 21
The combination of the heavenly hosts(seventy angelic beings), the Shekinah, and Tipheret ( from zohar writings it is “Ancient Israel”) brings us to the 72-letter name of G-d. So “Hear, O Israel,” signifies the union of the Spouse with her Husband (i.e. Malkuth with Tifereth) and all is one.The 72 names(70+1+1) provide for us spiritual bridges from Malchut(Kingdom), the world of action, to the upper levels where spiritual and material sustenance are bestowed on us.
The term SH e M a’ (hear) is esoterically analysed into SH e M (name) and the letter ‘Ain (= 70), that is, one Name comprising seventy names whilst remaining a unity. “Israel” here signifies “Ancient Israel”, [Tipheret] in contrast to “Little Israel”, of whom it is written: “When Israel was a child, then I loved him” (Hosea 6, 1). “Ancient Israel” symbolizes the union of the Shekinah with her Spouse, and in pronouncing that name we have to concentrate our mind on the principle of unity, on the union of the two habitations; we have to put all our being, all the members of our body, our complete devotion, into that thought so as to rise and attach ourselves to the En-sof (Infinite), and thus achieve the oneness of the upper and the lower worlds. The words, “the Lord our God” are to reunite all the Members to the place from which they issued, which is the innermost Sanctuary. The same thought is continued in the words, “the Lord is one”, in the recital of which we have to make our thoughts range throughout all the grades up to the Infinite (En-sof) in love and fear …Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 215b-217b
On the six weekdays you will gather [manna], but on the seventh day, Shabbat, there won’t be any” (Exodus 16:26). The holy Zohar (2:88a) asks, “If there is no food to be found on Shabbat, in what way is Shabbat blessed (Genesis 2:3)?” It answers, “All blessings, supernal and ordinary, depend upon Shabbat.”
In order for the holy Zohar’s answer—that all blessings depend on Shabbat—to work for us, based on Trust(bitachon) and Fear (Yirah).
So the people rested on the seventh day. -Exodus 16:30 ; Then HaShem said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.” -Exodus 16:4
As we learned from the sages Mashiach ben Yosef as we love to call Yeshua our Mashiach ( i.e heavenly Tzaddik) , And He is the Bread of Life.For the bread of G-d is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world – John 6:33
THE TORAH HEALING PATHWAY
Parshas BESHALACH is always read just prior to, or as this year, actually ON the festival of TU BISHVAT (15th of Shevat). Many people think of this as the “Festival of Trees”. However, the Mishneh (Rosh HaShanah 1:1) refers to it as the “New Year of THE TREE”. On one level, this is an allusion to the Etrog tree — and it is proper on Tu Bishvat to offer a prayer for the Etrog one will take in eight months time on the festival of Succos, for it is now, after Tu Bishvat, that the fruit begins to develop and grow on the tree. On another level, “THE TREE” is an allusion to the Tree of Life, which begins sending fresh vitality and life into the world just when spring starts to appear in the Land of Israel and the water from the winter rains enters the trees from the soil, sending energizing sap all through them.
“And they came to Marah and they could not drink the waters for they were bitter. And he cried to HaShem, and HaShem SHOWED HIM (or “taught him”) A TREE and he cast it into the waters and they were sweetened” (Exodus 15:23, 25).
The “Tree” that sweetens the bitterness of life is the Torah, which provides us with the waters of DA’AS, understanding of how evil is joined to good as part of G-d’s unity.
–— Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum
Praising Most High with Dancing:
How did the Israelites have tambourines in the desert? The righteous women of that generation were certain that G-d would perform miracles for them, so they prepared tambourines and dances while still in Egypt. (Rashi and Mechilta on Exodus 15:20)
Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing. (Exodus 15:20)
The psalmist describes the worshipers in the Temple to praise Most High with dancing: Let them praise His name with dancing;Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. (Psalm 149:3; 150:4)
Amalek War against Most High Throne:
And Israel saw the big hand which G-d made in Egypt… and they believed in G-d and his servant Moses -Exodus 14:31
Commentaries on the role of Amalek :
The sages explain that Refidim comes from the word:Rifu (ריפו) – weakening; because Israel was spiritually weakened (cf. Berakhot 5b). It’s also connected with Pirud (פירוד) – separation; lack of unity (cf. Keli yakar). Israel continued to show doubt in G-d and Moses as they journeyed away from Egypt. A direct result of this is the attack by Amalek. The gammatria (numerical value) for “doubt” (Hebrew: sufek) and “Amalek” are both 240.
Midrash Rabbah – Numbers XIX:20 – The Amalekites were ever a strap of chastisement for Israel. You find that as soon as they said, Is the Lord among us? (Deuteronomy 17:7), Came Amalek (ib. 8). When They said one to another: Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt (Num. XIV, 4), Then the Amalakite and the Canaanite… came down (ib. 45).
“Is YHWH among us or not? And came Amalek and made war with Israel in Refidim” (Exodus 17:7-8). But the Amalek attack was against: “G-d’s throne” (Exodus 17:16).
Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 65b-66a – When a young man who lives at ease in his father’s house begins to make all sorts of complaints and demands, saying, “I want this, and I do not want that”, he attaches himself to that “sore evil”, and he will be punished both in this world and in the world to come. Concerning such a case, King Solomon said: “There is a sore evil… riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.” Such was the case of the Israelites: the Holy One, blessed be He, carried them on eagles’ wings, encircled them with the clouds of glory, made the Shekinah go before them, gave them manna to eat, and sweet water to drink, and yet they complained! Hence, “and Amalek came.”
Although Israel defeats the Amalkites in this particular battle, but the war with “doubt” continues all the time, as we are told:
For he said, Because the Lord has sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.Exodus 17:16
Moses said to Yehoshua: Choose people for us to go do battle with Amalek… Moses, Aaron and Hur ascended to the top of the hill” -Exodus 17:9-10.
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.- Exodus 17:8. “And Yehoshua and his people weakened Amalek with the edge of the sword” -Exodus 17:13.
Vilna Gaon Writings:
“the sword of Joshua” — This is the sword of the first Mashiach who fights Amalek as revealed in the great force of the name of G-d that is concealed in the words “the war of the Lord” and in the combination of two names of G-d, …….. in connection with fighting Amalek. (in Exodus 17:13)
“place it in the ears of Joshua, that I will surely erase the memory of Amalek, ” etc.– In gematria, the word ! “in the ears of” equals  “secret” for the way to fight Amalek is at first secretly, as already explained, because Work in gathering in the exiles is the waging of war against Amalek in order to subdue Samael in the gates of Jerusalem. Joshua is part of the mission of Mashiach ben Yosef. (Exodus 17:14)
Joshua bin Nun — together with Mashiach ben Efraim who wages war against Amalek. Akiba ben Yosef is in the line of Joshua, and this is affirmed in gematria . Likewise, it states [Psalms 132:6] “We heard about it in Efrata, ” which refers to Joshua from the tribe of Efraim (Zevachim 54b).
(In Deuteronomy 32:7) “remember the days of old, understand the years of generation after generation” — This refers to the first Mashiach who fights Amalek in an eternal war. The Lord wages war against Amalek in generation after generation. That is the mission of Joshua who was Mashiach ben Yosef.
-From Kol Hator
New Testament Writing about “Sword and War”
Yeshua Words: Don’t suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Land. It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword! – Matthew 10 :34
And out of his mouth comes a sharp SWORD with which to strike down nations — “He will rule them with a staff of iron.” It is he who treads the winepress from which flows the wine of the furious rage of Adonai, G-d of heaven’s armies (i.e Seventy angelic beings) – Revelation 19:15
…. and not for the nation alone, but so that he might gather into one the scattered children of G-d ( i.e brings the Mission of Mashiach ben Yosef ) – John 11:52
They will go to War against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are called, chosen and faithful will overcome along with him.” -Revelation 17:14
The sword as representing Torah in Midrash and New Testament:
In his right hand he held seven stars, out of his mouth went a sharp double-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. – Revelation 1:16
Hebrews 4:11-13 – Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of G-d is living(i.e Torah) and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Midrash Rabbah – Genesis XXI:9 – Our Rabbis said: SWORD refers to the Torah, as it is written, And a two-edged sword in their hand -Psalms 149 :6.
Midrash Rabbah – Exodus LI:8 – And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from Mount Horeb onward (ib. 6). (By three names is this mount known: The mountain of G-d, ‘Mount Horeb’ and Mount Sinai.2 Why ’ The mountain of G-d ‘ ? (ib. XVIII, 5). Because it was there that G-d manifested His Godhead. And Sinai? use [it was on that mount] that G-d showed that He hates (sane) the angels and loves mankind. And why was it called ’Horeb’? (ib. XXXIII, 6)–Because thereon was the Torah, called ‘a sword’ (hereb), given, as it says, Let the high praises of G-d be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand (Psalms 149, 6).
Soncino Zohar, Devarim, Section 3, Page 269a – A man should sharpen the intellect of his son on the words of the Torah like a two-edged sword, so that he should not be dull.
Zohar I (Vayechi) 223a – One youth, whose measure is from the height of the world to the end of the world, emerges between her legs. He is clothed in sixty whips of fire [the Shekinah]. This is his appearance when he is appointed over those below on (all) four sides. This is the lad who holds six hundred and thirteen exalted keys from the domain of Mother (Binah), and all these exalted keys hang on the point of the sword girded to his belt.
And take the helmet of deliverance; along with the Sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of G-d ( i.e all the commands of the Word (the Torah), making up the “sword of the Spirit” ) . -Ephesians 6:17
He put on righteousness as his breastplate, salvation as a helmet on his head;
he clothed himself with garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in a mantle of zeal. – Isaiah 59 : 17
And also the term for double-edge sword it is noted literally “A Sword with two mouths” ..The claim has been made the reference from the Judges . –Ehud made himself a double-edged sword eighteen inches long and strapped it to his right thigh under his clothes. – Judges 3:16; And in other instance Ehud piques the kings interest saying, “Your Majesty, I have a Secret Message for you”… Judges 3: 19… The word Message bears a dual meanings i.e; “Sword of two mouths” The same double meaning displayed in the following verse, Ehud said: “I have a message from G-d for you. – Judges 3: 20
As it is “the sword” itself indicating the slaying, “Executing the vengeance of the covenant” (i.e., Messiah ben Joseph – Heavenly Divine Tzaddik).
Soncino Zohar, Shemot, 66a – Now when Moses perceived that Samael [Esau’s angel] was going to fight for Amalek, he thought: “this young man, Joshua, will surely stand against him and prevail”, and therefore he said unto him: “go and fight against Amalek! It is thy battle, the battle here below, and I will prepare myself for the battle above. Choose worthy men, righteous and the sons of the righteous, to accompany thee”.’ Said R. Simeon: ‘At the moment when Joshua, the “young man”, started out to fight Amalek, the “Young Man” above was stirred, and was equipped with weapons prepared by his “Mother” (the Shekinah) for the battle in order to “avenge the covenant” (cf. Leviticus 26:25) with the “sword” (Exodus 17:13). Moses equipped himself for the war above. “His hands were heavy” (Ibid. v, 12), that is to say, “weighty, honourable, holy hands”, that had never been defiled, hands worthy to wage the war above. AND THEY TOOK A STONE AND PUT IT UNDER HIM AND HE SAT THEREON: to participate in the distress of Israel. AND AARON AND HUR STAYED UP HIS HANDS, THE ONE ON THE ONE SIDE, AND THE OTHER ON THE OTHER SIDE: AND HIS HANDS WERE STEADY (emunah, lit. faith). This cannot be taken in the literal sense; what it means is that Aaron represented his “side” (the attribute of Grace), Hur his “side” (the attribute of Strength), and Moses’ hands between the two represented Faith. AND IT CAME TO PASS THAT WHEN MOSES HELD UP HIS HAND, ISRAEL PREVAILED, AND WHEN HE LET DOWN HIS HAND, AMALEK PREVAILED. “Hand ‘ here refers to the right hand, which he held up above the left, and so long as he did so, Israel, i.e. the Supernal Israel, prevailed; but when Israel below ceased praying Moses could not keep his hand up and “Amalek prevailed”. From which we derive the lesson that, although the priest spreads out his hands at the sacrifice to make his mediation complete, yet Israel must co-operate with him in prayer. AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, WRITE THIS FOR A MEMORIAL IN THE BOOK, ETC. Note that in the previous verse it says, “And Joshua disabled (vayahlosh) Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.” Why is the word “ disabled” used here instead of “slew”? Because the word halash has also another meaning, namely, “to cast lots” (cf. Isaiah 14:2). Joshua did indeed first cast lots, .[Tr. note: i.e. as to which of the multitude of nations that Amalek brought with him (vide infra) should first be put to the sword.] and then the sword, executing the vengenace of the covenant, slew them. WRITE THIS FOR A MEMORIAL: “this” in the first place, AND REHEARSE IT IN THE EARS OF JOSHUA, namely, that he is destined to slay other kings. FOR I WILL UTTERLY BLOT OUT (lit. for blotting out I will blot out); that is, both their celestial forces and their power here below: similarly THE REMEMBRANCE of them on high as well as below. Said R. Isaac: ‘Here it is written: “For I will utterly blot out”, whereas in another passage it says, “Thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek” (Deuteronomy 25:19). The Holy One, blessed be He, said in effect: “Ye shall blot out his remembrance on earth, and I will blot out his remembrance on high”.’ R. Jose said: ‘Amalek brought with him other peoples, but all the rest were afraid to commence war against Israel. Hence Joshua cast lots which of them to slay.’ AND MOSES BUILT AN ALTAR AND CALLED THE NAME OF IT YHVH NISSI (the Lord is my sign). He built an altar below to correspond to the Altar above.
Yoseph Bones – Essence of Heavens ( i.e Mission of Mashiach ben Yosef )
Talmud notes: That only Moses took Joseph remains (i.e Moses was occupied with the command of Yosef’s bones ; the rest of the people were occupied with requesting the valuables of Egypt( i.e gold and silver), a temptation that Moses ignored. (cf. Sotah 13a).
“Moses took the bones (Atzmot) of Yosef with him” (Ex 13:19). However, the Torah refers to his bones, not his body. The term was used on purpose. The word: “Bones” in Hebrew is “Atzmot”, which comes from: Etzem (עצם). The word literally means: “Essence”, as in the verse: and there was under his feet… “as the Essence of Heavens” – ‘keEtzem haShamaim’ (Exodus 24:10).
And the verse can be read: Moses took the bones – “Essence of Yosef with him”. Yosef was constantly present in Moses’ memory at each steps of the Exodus. Even it was present in the memory of all Israel, for the commandment to bury him in the Holy land was completed by all the people (Joshua 24:32). And His merits were present in all Israel during the complete process of redemption, to the point that the nation is called “Yosef”, as stated: “O Shepherd of Israel, you who leads Yosef like a flock” (Psalms 80:2 ).
Yosef possessed the sign of Redemption’ ( he had prophesized: G-d will surely visit you) (cf. Zohar Beshalakh). “G-d will surely visit you” (Genesis 50:25; Exodus 13:19). “He will visit you in Egypt, in the Sea of Reeds, in the desert, at Nakhal Arnon, and even in the World to Come” (Mekhilta d’Rabbi Ishmael, Beshalakh).
Notes from Rabbi Nahman of Breslev, all the process from the exodus to the way to the Holy Land was achieved in the merits of Yosef, as it’s stated literally by Yosef: “G-d will surely visit you and you will ascend my essence hence with you” (Exodus 13:19).
As stated by the Vilna Gaon, almost every mention of Yosef or the Tzaddik in the scriptures refers to an aspect of Messiah ben Yosef (cf. Kol haTor 2:6).
Our sages Said:
“From the day that Yosef separated from his brothers he did not taste a drop of wine” (Shabbat 139a). Once they were together it’s written: ‘they drank largely with him’ -Genesis 43:34.
I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. – Matthew 26 : 29
The angel said to me, “Write: ‘How blessed are those who have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb!’” Then he added, “These are G-d’s very words.” – Revelation 19:9
But the Messiah, as Son (i.e Chosen one), was faithful over G-d’s house……. – Hebrews 3: 5 And it is written: “Yosef sustains his father and his brothers and his father’s entire house” (Genesis 47:12).
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of whom every family in [the] heavens and on earth is named… – Ephesians 3: 14-15
Be patient! We will see the light of redemption in our Lives in the merit of Righteous one( i.e Heavenly Tzaddik one)
Haftarat Beshalach – ‘When He Sent’ ( Judges 4:4-5:1-31 )
The portion is makes a connection in the “Song of Moses” that they sang on the shore of the sea, was of a prophetic nature (Deuteronomy 32) and the Song of Deborah praising the G-d when defeating enemies and also reflects the song in the chapter of revelation about the song of Lamb which is appearance of Mashiach.
“Song” is a song of praise of G-d
The “Song of Deborah” is really the “Song of Deborah and Barak.” It begins this way: Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying: “When leaders lead in Israel, when the people willingly offer themselves, Bless HaShem! “Hear, O kings! Give ear, O princes! I, even I, will sing to HaShem; I will sing praise to HaShem G-d of Israel. “HaShem, when You went out from Seir, when You marched from the field of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens poured, the clouds also poured water; the mountains gushed before HaShem, this Sinai, before HaShem G-d of Israel. – Judges 5:1-5
Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One who is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury; their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes. For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come. – Isaiah 63:1-4
Victory over enemies and Striking the Nations with a Sharp Sword
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of G-d. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty G-d. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND L-RD OF L-RDS. – Revelation 19:11-16
Song of the Lamb – The Coming of Mashiach and unification of the holy Name of Most Ancieny Holy one of Israel
They were singing the song of Moshe, the servant of G-d, and the song of the Lamb: “Great and wonderful are the things you have done, Adonai, God of heaven’s armies! Just and true are your ways, King of the nations! – Revelation 15: 3
Adonai keeps His covenant promises. We are the children of promise. Blessed are You, Most High, Redeemer of Israel.
Gaddi – President