Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Who Will Redeem Us?

In this weeks Parsha, the Meraglim (spies) are sent to spy on Eretz Israel. HKB'H said to Moshe Rabenu, zs'l, איש אחד איש אחד למטה אבתיו תשלחו, כל נשיא בהם from every tribe of their fathers you are to send a man, every one a chief among them.

The Ben Ish Chai, zs'l, says that each 3 tribes had one of the letters of HKB'H's name, Adonai.
א - (A) Yehuda and 2 more shevatim
ד - (D) Reuven and 2 more shevatim
נ - (N) Efraim and 2 more shevatim
י - (Y) Dan and 2 more shevatim

Kelev ben Yefune, zs'l, was the chief of Shevet Yehuda and Yehoshua bin Nun, zs'l, was the chief of Shevet Efraim. Together, they had the letters נא NA of HaShem's name.

HKB'H hinted to Moshe Rabenu, נשיא בהם chief among them.
When we split up the word נשיא, it becomes יש נא, there is NA. HKB'H was hinting to Moshe Rabenu to choose only the NA - Yehuda and Efraim.

The Gematria value of נשיא is 361. HaShem was hinting to Moshe Rabenu, appoint only 2 tribes that have total gematria of נשיא - 361. The only tribe with total gematria of 361 are Yehuda and Efaim.

Because of the generation's sins, Moshe Rabenu did not understand the hints HKB'H was telling him. HKB'H said that only the NA (Yehuda and Efaim) will merit to redeem Am Israel from the Midbar and live in Eretz Israel.

In Shemot 4;13, Moshe Rabenu asks HaShem to send his brother, Aharon HaKohen, zs'l, instead of him to Pharoah, as it says: "שלח נא ביד תשלח Please send by the hand that You will send".

Rashi, zs'l, says on this pasuk that Moshe Rabenu said in prophecy that it will be the נא NA that will merit to take Am Israel out of the Midbar and into Eretz Israel.

The only 2 survivors of the Midbar were:
Yehoshua bin Nun, from Shevet Efraim.
Kelev ben Yefune, from Shevet Yehuda

Yehuda and Efraim redeemed us then, and they will redeem us again.

Moshiach Ben Yosef comes from Shevet Efraim and
Moshiach ben David comes from Shevet Yehuda.




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