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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Rebbe Nachman, Joseph and the Four Tzadikkim

In other articles I have written about the Four Minds in the Temple who are represented by the four Cherubim in the Temple. Two of the Cherubim being the golden male and female children on the Ark of the Covenant; and the other two Cherubim being of olive wood overlaid with gold. Rebbe Nachamn of Breslov discusses the mystery of these Four Minds in Likutey Moharan 67 which he begins by alluding prophetically to the fate of Westen Europe and to the fate of the Jews in the West and the weeping of the Shekhinah (Our Lady)under the image of Rachel weeping. Rebbe Nachman foresees the terrible Shoah of the Jewish people by the antichrist Hitler and then a second time of darkness for the Jews and the West as the Divine Light of God goes down in the West. However concealed beyond this time of weeping and clouds is the mystery of the four Minds who are the four Tzadikkim- two male and two female- and a time or era when their hidden mystery will be revealed in the beauty of all Creation.

Rebbe Nachman states: "...The darkening caused by these clouds, the fading of eyesight due to weeping, is symbolised by the light setting in the west. Since the sun rises in the East and sets in the west, the west represents the setting of light. Thus weeping, the fading of eyesight, which is symbolised by the sun setting, is alluded to by the acrostic of the verse, "Rachel Mevakah Al Vaneha"(Rachel weeps for her children;Jeremiah 31:14), for MAaRaV means "west". Why does the sun set in the West? Because there, in the West, is where the Shekhinah can be found (Bava Batra 25a). It is there that She weeps and wails for the Jewish people. This is alluded to in the above quoted verse, "Rachel weeps for her children- she refuses to be comfoted for her children, for they are gone". She weeps over the Jewish people who are shattered among the nations and not in their proper place. Due to the Shekhinah's weeping eyesight disappears. This is symbolised by the sun setting. This why the sun sets in the West, because that is where the Shekhinah weeps. This is symbolised by the Western Wall, the site where the Shekhinah weeps and wails over the destruction of the Holy Temple. For there , in the West,Rachel Mevakah Al Vaneha." In the West seeing with the eyes of God will decline and the Divine Will will be rejected leading to a time of clouds when morality will be perverted and then with the decline of the Divine Light in society and hearts a time of fire will come as proclaimed by the weeping Lady of Akita and Rebbe Nachman.

The cause of this dimming of the Divine Light Rebbe Nachman links to Major Rome who is Edom and represents the Godless secular Roman Imperial spirit as seen in Napoleon and his successors Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin and the modern secular European Union. Minor Rome he associates with Ishmael who represents a false and fanatical religious extremism as is found among the Islamists [who claim descent from Ishamael]. Rebbe Nachman opens with: "There are clouds which cover the eyes. These clouds are Rome Major and Rome Minor (Zohar 3:252a)...." Breslov Rabbi Yeshoshua Starrett commenting on this states: "In Likutey Moharan I.16 Rebbe Nachman refers to the two clouds as Edom and Ishmael, because they represent the archetypal adversaries of the Jewish people, of genuine holiness in general, and are symbolic of cultures which undermine-obscure- God's true revealed Will at Sinai."

The passage of the Zohar that Rebbe Nachman refers to speaks of the 'reed of chametz' which is the foundation of the pagan Roman spirit and it states that the Messiah son of Joseph will defeat Rome major and replace the chametz with the matzah (the mystery of Eucharistic Adoration). This he will do through his earthly representative the Annointed One for War called Mashiach Ephraim [in Catholic prophecy the Great Monarch Henry Charles and called Prince David in Ezekiel). This earthly annointed one will come from the lands of Joseph (British Isles)and be a descendant of the House of David and of King St Louis of France and also from an ancient German Royal House(House of Oldenburgh). He will in a powerful way embody the spirit of the Mashiach ben Joseph and the hidden Tzaddik Joseph. Rebbe Nachman states that this Messiah will be one of his descendants. Rabbi Cordevero states that he will be a Catholic of Jewish ancestry. He will be a convert to the Catholic faith through Our Lady's intercession. Like the sons of the Patriarch Joseph- Manesseh and Ephraim- Mashiach Ephraim will be the younger brother of the Mashiach Manesseh spoken about in Jewish tradition.

Likutey Moharan 67 is entitled "bereshit...l'einei kol Yisrael"- In the beginning... before all the eyes of Israel- thus joining the Torah's beginning with its end. Thereby also proclaiming this as a mystery of the Divine Heart (Leb). The final lamed and the beginning bet making the hebrew word for "Heart" Leb. Rabbi Yehoshua Starrett in "The Inner Temple" comments on this title: "The very title of the lesson encapsulates the underlying theme of the lesson: the puropose of "bereshyt", Creation, is "l'einei kol Yisrael"- that the eyes of all Israel be opened to see in the world the beauty that is God's". Rebbe Nachman links the tears of the Lady with the coming of the fire and the destruction of the Temple. In the Catholic and Marian prophecies we read of the fire from heaven and the destruction of the Church down to its foundations.

Rebbe Nachman links the mystery of the four minds with the concept of the eyes which are a theme throughout this lesson.The four Minds are represented by the three colours of the eye and the pupil of the eye. This mystery is alluded to in the word Shabbat. He states: "..And this is all symbolised in the ShaBbaT- Shin BaT: the three stems of the shin represent the three colours of the eye, and bat is bat ayin, the pupil...So this is the allusion of the verse "See! For God has given you the Shabbat" (Exodus 16:29). "See", for Shabbat, which is the Holy One's Name, is represented by the power of sight, symbolic of the three colours of the eye and the pupil." This linking of the eyes and the heart refer us to 1 Kings 9:3: "And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually."
Joseph Shadow of the Father

Rebbe Nachman also speaks of the mystery of Joseph as the Shadow of the Father connecting his mystery with the name Betzalel (meaning Shadow of God)who designed the tabernacle and its furnishings. He states In Likutey Moharan 67; "...And all the above is alluded to in the verse "See! God has called upon Betzalel, by name"(Exodus 35:30). 'See' because by Betzalel's- the Tzaddik's - 'name' becoming revealed and esteemed, you will be able to see, because the Tzaddik's fame opens the`eyes to see, since the esteem of the Tzaddik's name reveals God's name...Indeed, since God's name is intimately bound to ours, as alluded to in BeTzaLEL's very name (B'TzeiL El, in the shadow of God), therefore "God has called upon Betzalel by His name," and we can "see"...".

Earlier in Likutey Moharan 67 Rebbe Nachman wrote: "...since this Tzaddik represents the source of the four basic character straits, and as such stands above them, the eyes of whoever becomes close to him and becomes part of his genuine grace will become opened, to be able objectively look into himself and to see how he is faring in each of them. That person becomes part of the beauty of God's world, by virtue of the splendour of the hidden Tzaddik having been revealed to him. Further more, as a result of one's eyes having been opened by the splendour of the genuine Tzaddik being revealed, one will also be able to see and behold the greatness of God and the Awesomeness of His world. The reason for this is that when this Tzaddik becomes revealed and renowned, he "gets a name" - becomes famous- in the world. Hidden within this name of the Tzaddik is the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, for His Name is intimately bound with ours (Yerushalmi, Taanit 2). Thus, when and to the extent that the "name" of that Tzaddik becomes esteemed, so does God's Name become all the more esteemed."

Jospeh is the Hidden Tzaddik that Rebbe Nachman often refers to in his writings. "And all this is an aspect of "The Concealment", when the beauty and splendour of the whole world becomes concealed. However there is a Tzaddik who is beauty, splendour and grace of the entire world, and who is symbolised by Joseph, who was "beautiful in form and handsome" (Genesis 39:6), "a beautiful sight, the joy of the entire land" (Psalm 48:3). When the beauty and splendour of this genuine Tzaddik, who is symbolised by Joseph, is revealed in the world by becoming renowned and esteemed, then the eyes of mankind will be opened. And whoever is included in the genuine grace of this Tzaddik, the world's grace and beauty, by following him and surrending his self to become part of this Tzaddik's soul, will have his eyes opened, and he will be able to see."

Rebbe Nachman concludes: "And with this we return to BeREShYT, the beginning, the RoeSh BaYiT, the head and master of the house of the world, namely, the genuine Tzaddik, who is beauty and glory of the world, represented by Joseph, alluded to in the verse, "Joseph is the ruler...he supplies food..." (Genesis 42:6), because he is the RoeSh BaYiT, the master of the house of the world. For he is the one who maintains the Temple and every Jewish house and home...And when the name of this Tzadik, who represents the head of the house, becomes esteemed, the eyes of the Jewish people are opened, as above. So this is the connection of "bereshit' to "l'einei kol Yisrael". Bereshit- this is the master of the house, the Tzaddik, who is the glory of the world, through whom are opened "einei kol Yisael", the eyes of all the Jewish people." This seems to say that when Joseph is revealed in all his glories then the time of the veil being removed from the eyes of the Jews will occur.

This mystery of Joseph is connected to the Four Minds in the Temple which are also represented by the four chambers of the Head tefillin according to Rebbe Nachman. "And all this is a manifestation of Mind, because the very first thing to arise from the four letters of God's Name are the Four Minds, alluded to in the verse " I have filled [Betzalel]with a Divine spirit- with Wisdom, Understanding, knowledge and with all craftsmanship" (Exodus 31:2). Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and Craftsmanship are symbolic of the four Minds (Tikuney Zohar introduction)..." Wisdom represents the Mashiach ben Joseph and his mission, then in salvation history comes the mission of the Mother of the Mashiach who is the Sabbath Queen, then comes the mission of the Tzadikess who is to reveal the Knowledge of Living in the Divine Will and finally to complete the mission comes the Hidden Tzaddik Joseph as the craftsman of God. Joseph's mission is still partially hidden until the time of the full revelation of the glories of Joseph. Then will the Jews embrace in fullness the Kingdom of the Divine Will under the patronage of St.Joseph.


Sha-Rone said...

Hi. So interesting.
You have read all Rebbe Nachmans writings?
Do you keep mitzvos? Do you believe Rebbe Nachman believed Jesus was the Tzaddik? ~ s.

Sha-Rone said...
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Aharon (Athol Bloomer) said...

Dear Sha-Rone,

Thank you for your comments. No I haven't read all Rebbe Nachman's writings but I am working on it. Yes I try to keep mitzvot and I believe all Jews should try to keep mitzvot according to Halakah. Yes I believe Rebbe Nachman was a secret believer in Yeshua as the Ultimate Tzadik as taught by Frank.