TALMUD. The 20th Massekhet – Kiddushin

As we approach the end of Seder Nashim – the “Order of Women” in the Mishna – we conclude our discussion of the various obligations and responsibilities involved in the marital relationship with the rules and regulations relating to the act of marriage itself. Massekhet Kiddushin focuses mainly on the crucial moment when the marital relationship is formed, the first stage of the marital bond – betrothal. That is to say, it clarifies how two distinct individuals become husband and wife; how they form a new entity, that of a family.

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PTIKHA LeHOKHMAT HaKABBALAH by Baal HaSulam with the comments of Rabash (Part Eleven)-the Meaning of Gimel(3) haNekkudot Hollam, Shurruk, Hirrek.

In letter Pe’i-Vav(86) Baal haSulam says that Nekkudot( points or aspects of the creation) are divided into three parts which are Rosh(head or planning part), Tokh(body or active part) and Sof( end-the level of stopping the action), these are Nekkudot(aspects) where: Yilli’onot( Upper aspects) are called by one general name-Hollam and are found in the form of symbols above the letters, Nekkudot Emtza’yot(Middle) are found inside the letters and are called by one general name Shurruk or Millafo’m as for example is found in letter Vav with the point in the middle and which we call Vav&Nekkuda, and Nekkudot Takhtonot(low ones) which are found under the letters and which are called by one general name Hirrek.

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TALMUD. The 19th Massekhet – Gittin

According to the traditional order of the Talmud, Gittin appears as the next-to-the-last tractate in the order Nashim. Its main focus is the way divorce is performed, while the circumstances under which divorce is permitted, encouraged or even obligatory are discussed in other tractates.Halakhic divorce is unique, as it is an action that successfully undoes the relationship that is created through marriage. Just as halakhic marriage creates a relationship that forges forbidden interactions – isurei ervah – without a blood relationship, divorce is the method that removes that relationship. (It should be noted that even after divorce, some of the forbidden relationships remain in force, e.g. the husband can never marry his ex-wife’s mother or daughter. Nevertheless, the main relationship is undone.) Due to the severity of these relationships, the Sages devoted an entire tractate to detailing the rules and regulations that surround these laws.

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TALMUD. The 18th Massekhet – Sota

Massekhet Sota deals primarily with the halakhot associated with the sota (see Bamidbar, Chapter 5) – a woman whose husband suspects that she is unfaithful, and warns her not to seclude herself with a specific man. In the event that she secludes herself with that man, she is considered a sota, and it is prohibited for her to remain married to her husband unless she is taken to the Temple and undergoes an evaluation rite in order to determine whether she was in fact unfaithful. This rite includes the offering of a special meal-offering, the taking of an oath, and the drinking of the bitter water of a sota:

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PTIKHA LeHOKHMAT HaKABBALAH by Baal HaSulam with the comments of Rabash (Part Ten)- The Meaning of Ali’yat Ma”N(ascend of request for correction and receiving the Lights) and formation of Gadlut of the World of Nekkudim

In letter A’in-Tet(79) Baal haSulam starts explaining Esser Seffirot of the world deNekkudim in the Form of Gadlut(completely activated form, Katnut-partial activation) and says that the Form of Gadlut is created on the request=Ma”N of Reshimot( memories from being filled with Lights) of Zo”N deA”K (Partzufe’i Z”A and Nukva of the world deAdam Kadmon, which are found downwards the Tabur and which await their filling with the Lights). But, says Baal haSulam, at the beginning, we have to explore the meaning of Alli’yat Ma”N( ascend of requests for correction of form and receiving the Lights):

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Haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Isaiah 66:1-24)

When Shabbat coincides with the beginning of a new Hebrew month (Rosh Chodesh) we read a special maftir about Rosh Chodesh sacrifices at the end of the Torah reading, and chant a special haftarah taken from the book of Isaiah.This haftarah touches on several themes, from the typical–God as creator of the world, God’s omnipresent majesty–to the more extraordinary, including an extended prophecy in which God is represented as a midwife helping Zion to give birth to her son. There are also themes of universal worship, in which all people of the world will recognize God’s glory, and Jews around the world will be brought to Jerusalem to become Levites and priests:


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Haftarah for Shemini Atzeret (I Kings 8)

… And it was, as Solomon finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the Lord, that he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread out toward heaven. 55. And he stood, and blessed the entire congregation of Israel (with) a loud voice, saying, 56. “Blessed (be) the Lord, Who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He spoke; there has not failed one word of all his good word, that He spoke through Moses His servant. 57. May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our forefathers; let Him not leave us, nor forsake us:


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Haftarah for Parashat Zot HaBracha&Simchat Torah(the Book of Joshua 1:1-18

The last Parsha of the Torah, is read on Simchat Torah, when we celebrate finishing the entire Torah, and start over at Breishit. The Haftarah of Zot HaBracha is the first chapter of Yehoshua, the Book of Joshua, which talks about the events that take place immediately after the Torah ends and Moshe dies:


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Haftarah for Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot (Ezekiel 38:18-39:16)

The subject of the haftorah of this Shabbat is the war of Gog and Magog that will precede the Final Redemption. Its connection to the holiday of Sukkot is that according to tradition the war will take place during the month of Tishrei, the month when the holiday of Sukkot falls. In addition, this war is identical to the one described in the fourteenth chapter of Zachariah, the haftorah read on the first day of Sukkot, which concludes by saying that the gentile survivors of this war will be required to go to Jerusalem every year on the holiday of Sukkot to pay homage to G-d:


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Haftarah for Sukkot (Zechariah 14:1-21 )

Lo, a day of the Lord is coming when your spoil shall be divided in your very midst! 2 For I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for war: The city shall be captured, the houses plundered, and the women violated; and a part of the city shall go into exile. But the rest of the population shall not be uprooted from the city. 3 Then the Lord will come forth and make war on those nations as He is wont to make war on a day of battle. 4 On that day, He will set His feet on the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives shall split across from east to west, and one part of the Mount shall shift to the north and the other to the south, a huge gorge. 5 And the Valley in the Hills shall be stopped up, for the Valley of the Hills shall reach only to Azal; it shall be stopped up as it was stopped up as a result of the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. — And the Lord my God, with all the holy beings, will come to you. 6 In that day, there shall be neither sunlight nor cold moonlight, 7 but there shall be a continuous day — only the Lord knows when — of neither day nor night, and there shall be light at eventide… :


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