Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Gilad Shalit

In Parshat Miketz, it says וישלח פרעה ויקרא את יוסף Pharaoh sent and called the Yoseph.

The Zohar HaKadosh, zs'l, asks why it says את יוסף the Yosef (HaTzaddik) and not 'for Yosef''? The answer that the Zohar Hakadosh answers is that this passuk should be read as 2 different occurences. One is that Pharoah called and sent for Yosef HaTzaddik and the second part is at that minute, HaShem notified Yosef HaTzaddik that he is Moshiach Ben Yosef.

After Yosef HaTzaddik interperted Pharoah's dreams, Pharoah declared וירכב אתו, במרכבת המשנה אשר לו And he made him to ride in the second chariot. The Zohar HaKadosh explains that there is מרכבה chariot of Shamayim and chariot in the lower world. Since Yosef HaTzaddik has been chosen to be Moshiach Ben Yosef, within minutes, HKB'H gave him to ride in the second chariot of the lower world.

Yosef HaTzaddik became the Shalit (ruler) of Egypt. Why does the Torah HaKdosha (holy) use the word Shalit specifically and not second in command, president, governor, prime minister, etc.? The Zohar HaKadosh explains the deeper meaning of the word Shalit.

(Sha)LIT in Arabic means impurities. The Sha (letter shin) represents Tzaddikim as in the words shemesh (sun) and Shalom (which is also one of HaShem's names). Yosef HaTzaddik took the power of the impurity of the LIT and added on the Shin. He upped the impurity to the kdusha (purity).

Till here divrei HaZohar HaKadosh, zs'l.

Let's connect all this to Gilad Shalit. In Israel, approximately 600,000 soldiers are active in the IDF. Before Lebanon War II, HaShem set in motion that the Hamas abduct from all 600,00 soldier ONLY Gilad Shalit. Hamas is a trait of Esav - it means to take without permission, stealing.

The Hamas wanted to only kidnap the LIT (impurity) but because Yosef HaTzaddik combined the Shin to the LIT - Shalit, they stole the whole package, SHALIT. What they don't know is the power of the name GILAD. What does GILAD mean? Gal Ed.

Yaakov Avinu, zs'l, made a pact with HaShem and called it Gal Ed. "Gal-ed" can be translated as "the mound is a witness." - Yaakov Avinu named it Gal-ed, and Lavan declared, "This mound is a witness between you and me this day."

Shalit's name is Gilad, Gal-Ed, this is a brit (covenant) between HaShem and the Tzaddikim. It is a matter of very short time that Gilad Shalit will be pulled out safely from the impurities and return home. Amen Ve'Amen.





והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו