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#1 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:26 am

Shalom Tau Malachi:

Our most recent Zohar gathering drew upon a tremendous insight in the Holy One of the Shema as initiating a prophetic movement towards oneness: "making a people" who "cross the Jordan River" into the Promised Land:

Rabbi Yose opened with the words of the recitation of the Shema, saying, "It is written: Shema, Hear, O Israel! YHVH our God, YHVH is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). And it is written: Hear, O Israel! This day you have become a people [to YHVH your God] (ibid. 27:9). And it is written: Hear, O Israel! You are today crossing the Jordan (ibid. 9:1). Why all these Hears that Moses said? For Hear, O Israel of unification is fitting, and comes in order to be expounded; but these others, why?

This entire quote synthesizes three major points of the wilderness narrative for the children of Israel. Moreover, I heard your sharing insights of this teaching in our lens of Christian Kabbalah. For example, "hearing" is a calling to stir and awaken us from our condition in Egypt, "becoming a people" is being willing to the bewilderment of the wilderness, and "crossing the Jordan" suggests the fulfillment of hearing the call.

You said much more. I'm hoping the One might move you to share how this insight of hearing and acting, as embedded in Exodus and Deuteronomy, might speak prophetically of the First and Second Coming?


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