Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Crocodile Tears
 דמעות שווא

במדבר  B'Midbar-11.10

10.’And Moses heard the People crying by families each man at the entrance of his tent- וַיִּשְׁמַע מֹשֶׁה אֶת הָעָם בֹּכֶה לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָיו אִישׁ לְפֶתַח אָהֳלו (3059=17=8) and the anger of Hashem flared greatly and there was displeasure in Moses’ eyes  וַיִּחַר אַף יְהוָה מְאֹד וּבְעֵינֵי מֹשֶׁה רָע (1139 = 14=8).

Rashi comments that the families would gather and cry in public. The Rabbis said that the word “by families”- לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָיוmeans over incestuous relationships that had been forbidden to them (Yoma 75; Sifrei 90).

The gematria of the word “families”- מִשְׁפְּחֹתָיו is 844+1 word=17=8.

In this one verse there is both a reference to hearing- וַיִּשְׁמַע to smelling (nose) - אַף and to seeing (eyes) - וּבְעֵינֵי. All three parts of the faceears, eyes and nose can be seen as pairs of circles.

The gematriot of all three show us that there is a very deep connection between these senses and the Code of 1 and 8 in which the Universe is encrypted.

·            Ears-      אזנים 108
·         Eyes-     עינים  180
·         Nose-        אַף   81 or 801

This wailing was for no reason. It ultimately led to wailing for a reason. After the return of the Spies (see next Parsha) where there too the Children of Israel wept in their tents over nothing it was decreed that should die off in the Wilderness.

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