Blessing for the Jewish New Year of 5765
all the Jewish People,
Righteous Gentiles and Lovers of Israel--Shalom!
is customary to meditate on the numerical significance of each new
Jewish year. The upcoming Jewish year, starting on Rosh
HaShanah, is 5765. Traditionally, Jewish years are referred to
without the thousands, so this year will be known as '765.
of the verses that we recite before we blow the shofar
on Rosh Hashanah is (Psalms 119:160):
beginning of Your word is truth (emet),
and the laws of Your justice are eternal
goal is to awaken the point of truth in our souls|
goal every day of the year, and particularly on Rosh Hashanah
is to awaken the point of truth, emet, in our souls. This point
of emet is the point of our deepest, essential connection to
God, HaShem emet, to the Torah, Torat emet, and to the true tzadik,
tzadik emet, a truly righteous person. A tzadik
is someone who has succeeded in fully overcoming the evil inclination
of his animal soul, has converted its potential into good, and who
dedicates himself to spiritually elevating his people.
source of this connection in our souls is our deep and unconditional
love for God, which is concealed in the heart of every Jew. When we
connect to the true tzadik who walks in the ways of God, this
point of love in our souls is aroused, and begins to "walk"
as well. It transforms to a line, to the desire to fulfill God's
commandments even before we understand them (na'aseh v'nishmah)
and to walk in His ways.
Rosh Hashanah we nullify ourselves first to God Himself and only afterwards to His will|
explains that this transformation is the Divine service of Rosh
Hashanah -- to nullify ourselves first to God Himself and only afterwards
to His will. We accomplish this service specifically by nullifying
ourselves to the tzadik with great love. When we serve God in
this manner we merit to hear the new Torah revealed by the tzadik emet,
and our line of connection to God and to the tzadik develops
into a broad and infinite "area" -- the manifestation of the
infinite and essential expanse of the Divine.
the above is alluded to in the letters of the new year, tav,
hei, which equals 765. 765 is
the numerical value of:
("love," which begins with an alef) = 13,
("commandment," which begins with a mem) =
("teaching" which begins with a tav) = 611.
Emet, spelled alef,
is an acronym for these three words.
this year we must work on and develop our essential point of
"love" (ahavah) for God and our bond to Him by
connecting to the walking, "line" aspect of the tzadik
and the fulfillment of God's "commandments" (mitzvah).
Then all of reality will become pregnant ("Today is the conception of
the world," from the Rosh Hashanah prayers) with the light
of new "teachings" of the Torah with the
imminent arrival of the Mashiach,
and will be transformed to the infinite expanse of the Divine.
we be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet year,
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