Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Psalm/Tehillim 15
Translation Rabbi Avraham Sutton

King David herein encapsulates eleven quintessential qualities and traits that one should cultivate in order to lead a G-dly life, to attain the highest degree of human perfection, and thereby inherit Eternity.

S.R. Hirsch

A Psalm of David. Lord, who shall sojourn in Thy Tabernacle, who shall dwell upon the mountain of Thy Sanctuary?
(1) Mizmor LeDavid – A cutting-psalm by David. Hashem, who can dwell in Your tent [i.e. live a spiritual life even in this-world which is likened to a temporary tent]! Who will abide on Your Holy Mountain [i.e. in the Heavenly Beth HaMikdash]!
Mizmor Le’David. Adonai, mi yagur be’aho’lecha! Mi yish’kon be’har kod’shecha!
(א) מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה מִי יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ. מִי יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ:
He who walks in moral integrity and practices righteousness and speaks the truth with his heart.
(2) He who walks in wholehearted integrity, deals righteously, and speaks truth in his heart.
Holech tamim, u’fo’el tzedek, dover emet bi’le’vavo.
(ב) הוֹלֵךְ תָּמִים וּפֹעֵל צֶדֶק. וְדֹבֵר אֱמֶת בִּלְבָבוֹ:
(final letters)
He who has borne no slander upon his tongue; nor done evil to his fellow, nor tolerated an aspersion cast upon his neighbor.
(3) He who has no slander on his tongue, who has not acted wickedly towards his brother, nor cast disgrace upon his relative [i.e. friend].
Lo ragal al leshono, lo asah le’re’ehu ra’ah, ve’her’pah lo nasa al kerovo.
(ג) לֹא רָגַל עַל לְשֹׁנוֹ. לֹא עָשָׂה לְרֵעֵהוּ רָעָה. וְחֶרְפָּה לֹא נָשָׂא עַל קְרֹבוֹ:
In whose eyes that which is blameworthy is despised, and he honors those who fear the Lord. He has sworn this once to evil and does not change [his vow].
(4) He who is lowly in his own eyes, and extremely humble; who honors those who revere Hashem; who, though he swear to his own disadvantage, does not recant on his oath.

Niv’zeh be’einav nim’aas, ve’et yir’ei Adonai ye’chabed; nish’ba le’ha’ra ve’lo yamir.
(ד) נִבְזֶה בְּעֵינָיו נִמְאָס. וְאֶת יִרְאֵי יְהֹוָה יְכַבֵּד. נִשְׁבַּע לְהָרַע וְלֹא יָמִר:
He who has not put out his money for usury, nor has taken a bribe against an innocent man – he who so acts as by these principles will not waver forever.
(5) He who has not lent his money with interest, or taken a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never falter.
Kaspo lo natan be’neshech, ve’shohad al naki lo lakah. Oseh eleh lo yimot le’olam.
(ה) כַּסְפּוֹ לֹא נָתַן בְּנֶשֶׁךְ. וְשֹׁחַד עַל נָקִי לֹא לָקָח. עֹשֵׂה אֵלֶּה לֹא יִמּוֹט לְעוֹלָם:
4189+14 words = 4203=1+8
(final letters)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Ultimate Destination
Mashiach, The Name of Hai, Creation and Rectification

The gematria of the word "half"- חֶצִי ("Chetzi") is 108.
If the letter "Zadik" is written as a final letter- חֵץִי the gematria is 918.
The word "half"- חֶצִי ("Chetzi") can also be understood to mean "my arrows"- חֵצִי ("Chaitzi") by changing the vowel under the letter Chet.
The word "half"- חֶצִי ("Chetzi") can be rearranged to spell the word "separation/division"- חֵיץ ("Chaitz"). The gematria of this word is 918.
The number 918 is the gematria of the words Shem Hai- שֵׁם חַ"י the name of this commentary.
The number 918 is also the gematria of the word "Mashiach"- םשיח when the letter "Mem" is spelt as a final letter- ם.
Thus we observe:
Shem Hai/Living Name
שֵׁם חַ"י

The spelling of the name "Mashiach"-   םַשׁיִחַwith a final letter "Mem"-םַ is hinted to in the words of the Prophet Isaiah which prophesies the coming of Mashiach at the End of Days (9.6):

6.' That his title may be increased, and of peace there be no end, upon the Throne of David, and upon his Kingdom to establish it, and to uphold it through justice and through righteousness from now and forever. The zeal of the Hashem the Lord of Hosts shall perform this-לְםַרְבֵּה הַמִּשְׂרָה וּלְשָׁלוֹם אֵין קֵץ עַל כִּסֵּא דָוִד וְעַל מַמְלַכְתּוֹ לְהָכִין אֹתָהּ וּלְסַעֲדָהּ בְּמִשְׁפָּט וּבִצְדָקָה מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם קִנְאַת יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת תַּעֲשֶׂה זֹּאת (6661=19=10=1).

The number 6661 corresponds to the unification of the Name of Hashem at the End of Days. It is 1 above the number 216 (6*6*6) which came about the result of the division/separation-"Chaitz"- חֵיץ (918) made in the "Name of Hai"- שֵׁם חַ"י (918) at the time of Creation when Hashem said "Let there be light and let there be light"- ויהי אור ויהי אור.

18 became 216 (1+8)

The Mashiach will "rectify" the division/separation in the Explicit Name of Hashem by joining the two halves (108+108=216) to a new unified whole of 217=10=1 which can also be expressed as 666+1.

This is the inner understanding of the word "half"- חֶצִי - the reparation of the separation/division of the Name of Hai torn apart into two halves-physical and metaphysical- at the time of the Creation of the Universe (Spiritual and Physical "Big Bang"). The rectification of the Name by Mashiach by re-combining the two halves will facilitate the entrance of the Jewish People into "Kedem"-קֶדֶם ("Origin") (144) at the time of their Final Redemption, the state of existence before Creation; the World to Come that already Came! Then we shall see the "Emet"- אֶמֶת ("Truth") (441).


Thus instead of reading "half" + "half" with a regular letter "Zadik"- חֶצִי (gematria 90) one should read it with a final letter Zadik- חֵץִי (gematria 900) as found in the word "separation/division"- חֵיץ.

The "Process" described above can be explained in the following diagram:

[State of Unification-ייחוד]


Spiritual/Physical Big Bang
“Let there be light and let there be light”
Crration of two lights-metaphysical light and physical light
הנפץ הגדול הרוחני והפיזי
ויהי אור ויהי אור
יצירת שני אורות-אחד רוחני עח טבעי השני פיזי


Half    -    Half
חֶצִי    - חֶצִי   
The Explicit Name of Hashem
State of Separation- פירוד of 1 (physical) from 8 (metaphysical) after Creation


Six Days of Creation
ששת ימי בראשית

First 3 Days (Half) –Creation of The World of the Heavens
Second 3 Days (Half) Creation of the World of the Earth
(See my commentary to Parshat Beraishit)

3 ימים הראשונים (חצי) בריאת עולם השמים
3 ימים (חצי)בריאת  עולם הארץ
(ראה הפירוש שלי לפרשת בראשית)


Fall of Man from Eden in the World of the Heavens to the
World of the Earth towards the end of the Sixth Day
 נפילת אדם הראשון מעולם השמים לעולם הארץ
לקראת סופו של היום השישי


6000 Years The World of the Earth will exist.
 Towards the end of that period
Arrival of Mashiach
6000 שנה עולם השמים יתקיים.
לקראת סוף תקופה זו המשיח יבוא

     Mashiach            Name of Hai
םַשׁיִחַ                 שֵׁם חַ"י
918                       918



חֵץִי חֵץִי




New State of Unification-World to Come
ייחוד מחדש עולם הבא


Resurrection of the Dead
תחית המתים


This final unification/rectification will allow man to enter the World to Come, a physical existence within a metaphysical world, a state which did not exist before Creation. From here we learn that the purpose of Creation and the subsequent fall of Man were in order to elevate him to a higher level of "existence" ("Hai"-18). This process will reach its climax with the Resurrection of the Dead.
Resurrection Of the Dead
תחית המתים
1313=8 or + 2 words=10=1

818=17=8 or + 1 word=18

Of the Dead
The World to Come which is awaiting us was prepared for us before the time of Creation itself!

The number 18 is half of the number 36.

Thus there will be a combination of two halves within the unified/rectified Name of 18.
The "Hidden" light of the First 36 hours of Creation will be returned
כאן יחובר שני החציים בתוך ייחוד שם ח"י (18)
האור הגנוז של 36 שעות הראשונות של הבריאה יוחזר-יראה

This is the final destination of Mankind!

The proof of the above is very simple and can be gleaned from the joint gematria of the following fundamental words in Judaism:

·       Torah-תורה                                  = 611 +1 =
·       Brit/Covenant-                     ברית= 612 + 1=
·       613 (Mitzvoth)-                  תרי"ג= 613


From the above we can understand that the arrival of Mashiach in the physical world is a foregone conclusion as a result of the Repentance of the Jewish People at the End of Days, the keeping of the Covenant through the performing of the 613 Mitzvoth which will ultimately lead to the unification of the Name of Hai and  the Resurrection of the Dead.

Avraham Eliyahu Agassi
אברהם אליהו אגשי