Torah Garments

Posted by Julie Edensor on 7 April 2020 | Comments

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The TORAH is clothed in ‘garments’ which relate to this world … because otherwise the world would not be able to contain and absorb it - “For the TORAH was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” (John 1 v 17).

Which is why David said “Open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of your Torah.” (Psalm 119 v 18).

Psalm 43 v 2 speaks of ‘mourning’ (Strong’s H6937) ‘wearing of sordid garments, to be black’ – the answer to those sordid garments is seen in the next verse “O God send out Thy light (אור) and Thy truth (אמת), let them lead me.” (Psalm 43 v 3).

There are different levels of understanding Torah – there are four levels

Level ONE – ‘levush’ – ‘levush elyon’ = ‘outer garment’ referring to the literary from of the Torah – a form of manifesting itself in human language.

Level TWO – a clear understanding of the basic intent and direct message of the Torah as a ‘Book of Instruction’.

Level THREE – neshamah (soul) which relates to the Torah’s esoteric meaning and tradition.

Level FOUR – letters of the Torah – the individual forms and reality – the understanding of the Hebrew language –  the individual letters and their combinations are not subjective, conventional symbols – THEY ARE OBJECTIVE – Hebrew letters and words do not follow upon physical reality; they precede it.

Rabbis say that if we memorise something by repeating 101 times we will remember it – זכר(zakar – Malachi 4 v 4) – remember is Zayin = 7, Kaf = 20, Resh = 200 – 7+20+200 = 227 – forget (שכח) Shin = 300, Kaf = 20, Heth = 8 – 300+20+8 = 328 – subtract 227 from 328 result 101!

HEBREWS 22 WONDERFUL LETTERS

The 22 Hebrew Letters of the aleph/bet ‘building blocks’ means by which the Universe was created and built – they are the tools and matter of creation.

Jewish Sages say that we are to study Torah “to bring down the light” The Hebrew word for ‘light’ is אור and in Genesis 1 v 3 we find the Hebrew words את האור ‘et hahaar’ indicating something deeper when we look at the Gematria of the Hebrew letters used.

Aleph = 1

Tav  = 400

Hey = 5

Aleph = 1

Vav = 6

Resh = 200 – 1+400+5+1+6+200 = 613

613 is the number of commandments given to the children of Israel gathered at the foot of Mount Sinai –

We, the ‘servants of the Most High’ are those who stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and are looking for the soul of the Torah.

Interestingly in Gematria 613 is connected with the narrative in Numbers 16 of the rebellious going down to the pit – Korah = קרח = Qof = 100, Resh = 200, Heth = 8 – 100+200+8 = 308 – the name of Korah’s father is Izhar – יצהר = Yod = 10, Tsade = 90, Hey = 5, Resh = 200 – 10+90-+5+200 = 305 – if you add together 308 + 305 you get 613 – it appears that those who will not be elevated by the commandments of God will go down to the pit!

Remember Sinai in Hebrew is םיני – Samech = 60, Yod = 10, Nun = 50, Yod = 50 – 60+10+50+10 = 130 – (Exodus 19 v 18)

Ladder in Hebrew is םלס (sulam) – Samech = 60, Lamed = 30, Mem = 40 – 60+30+40 = 130 – (Genesis 28 v 12).

PARDES – פרדס – refers to ‘Secrets of the Torah’ – only appears once in the Song of Solomon 4 v 13 “Thy shoots are a park ‘pardes’ of pomegranates, with precious fruits; henna with spikenard plants.”– Psalm 32 v 9! Simply by leaving the Samech off the word Pardes it becomes פרד (pered) which in Hebrew means ‘mule’ as found in Psalm 32 v 9 “Be not like a horse or a mule (Strong’s H6505) without UNDERSTANDING, which must be curbed with bit and bridge, or it will not stay near you.”

Torah Garments

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