Haven on Earth
Asking you to imagine something - I spoke of Tradition. I questioned myself: books, what do they teach? What am I doing? I wrote a little of my dream - real and imaginary are my friends. Why now do keys tap Two? Why has one year of sharing a little booklet of poems lead me to write another One? I would like you to write to me your thoughts on this, perhaps on that. Better yet let us meet. When hearing your steps I will listen and call to you answering with a step or two. Do you mind if I do? Shall we walk?
It seems to me that I still pursue a dream. Placed toward the end of the little booklet of poems it reads:
Eight steps/ step1/ Haburah. May we merit Higher help.
1/ 10, 50, 100, 1000.
2/ 7 miztvot Bnei Noach.
3/ 4 sides of Har HaBayit.
4/ International law.
5/ 3 festivals, house of prayer, Chanukah.
7/ Eretz Yisrael, Torah, Shabbot, Shmittah.
8/ Yisrael, Yeru-shalayim, Malkhut.
a/ A group of ten male Torah observant Jews should form a Haburah. The purpose of the Haburah is to help each other and their families to live stable Torah lives.
b/ After learning to help each other, they should pool their energy to help non- Haburah, to live stable Torah lives and to help non- Haburah form a new- Haburah. Each Haburah should help and learn the way of the other Haburah.
c/ Five Haburot should form a Hevrah. Five Haburot with five Haburot should form a Hevrah of ten Haburot. Ten Haburot with ninety Haburot to form a Hevrah of one hundred Haburot.
Step 2/ . . . can be found on page 38 of the booklet YeruShalayim Opport-Unity Recipro-City.
Before you continue this Journey, please notice in your standing, that you have already begun. Now our fasts and sackcloth are they so thickly woven that our Torah readings are not our fare any more? Please continue then . . .
"HASHEM RELENTED OVER THE EVIL THAT HE SAID THAT HE WOULD DO TO HIS PEOPLE."
These words are read in the afternoon on the day of sorrow, the ninth day of Av. The context of the statement is Shemot 32, relating the telling, the teaching - The First Tablets. These words conclude the first part of our reading and are followed by these words:
"HASHEM SAID TO MOSHE, 'CARVE FOR YOURSELF TWO STONE TABLETS LIKE THE FIRST ONES, AND I SHALL WRITE UPON THE TABLETS THE WORDS THAT WERE ON THE FIRST TABLETS, WHICH YOU SMASHED. AND BE READY IN THE MORNING; . . ." SHEMOT 34.Read just a minute later.
Here we are reading words teaching us of first steps toward the acquisition of two stone tablets like the first. We are spared the lesson teaching us sorrow and cleansing on the afternoon of a day called Sorrow. I am currently sitting in on a lesson called proper timing - be brief - straight to the point at the end of this day - and be ready, arise, climb and stand in the morning - an eternal teaching. I believe we can learn together the intimate understanding the lesson of the giving - a teaching - we are receiving the Law of the Living - essentially Living the Law. No wonder we receive more and more revelation as we come to this final breathe of giving, to this first conscious grasp - receiving the gift - to be in essence the Living of the Law.
I sang a poem. Repeating over and over another version and a different one like the first. So I placed them all, each version, One after itself in another version. In which order did you place them Yoseph? Look at them. Listen to what it sounds like and you tell me the answer.
"Conceptualize This Compositor,
The Becomer Is Now Us Even Representing Us,
A Becomer Come Kind.
A Becomer Kind."
See there how this end version of the concept is placed first in its own chapter.
We read two chapters of Prophetic writing on the afternoon of the day we call Sorrow. Here is the second chapter of this day's reading:
"SO SAID HASHEM: OBSERVE JUSTICE AND PERFORM RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR MY SALVATION IS AT HAND TO COME AND MY RIGHTEOUSNESS TO BE REVEALED. PRAISEWORTHY IS THE MAN WHO DOES THIS AND THE SON OF MAN WHO GRASPS IT TIGHTLY: WHOEVER GUARDS THE SHABBAT AGAINST DESECRATION AND GUARDS HIS HAND AGAINST DOING ANY EVIL. AND LET NOT THE ALIEN, WHO HAS JOINED HIMSELF TO HASHEM, SAY, 'HASHEM SHALL UTTERLY SEPARATE ME FROM HIS PEOPLE;' AND LET NOT THE BARREN ONE SAY, 'BEHOLD I AM A SHRIVELLED TREE.' FOR SO SAYS HASHEM TO THE BARREN ONES WHO OBSERVE MY SHABBATOT AND CHOOSE WHAT I DESIRE, AND GRASP MY COVENANT TIGHTLY. IN MY HOUSE AND WITHIN MY WALLS I SHALL GIVE THEM A PLACE AND RENOWN, BETTER THAN SONS AND DAUGHTERS; ETERNAL RENOWN SHALL I GIVE THEM, NEVER TO BE CUT DOWN; AND THE ALIENS WHO JOIN HASHEM TO SERVE HIM AND TO LOVE THE NAME OF HASHEM TO BECOME HIS SERVANTS, WHOEVER GUARDS THE SHABBAT AGAINST DESECRATION AND GRASPS MY COVENANT TIGHTLY - I SHALL BRING THEM TO MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, AND I SHALL GLADDEN THEM IN MY HOUSE OF PRAYER, THEIR ELEVATION OFFERINGS AND THEIR FEAST OFFERINGS WILL FIND FAVOUR ON MY ALTER, FOR MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES. THESE ARE THE WORDS OF MY L~RD, HASHEM / EL~HIM, WHO GATHERS IN THE DISPERSED OF YISRAEL, 'I SHALL GATHER TO HIM EVEN MORE THAN THOSE ALREADY GATHERED.' " YESHAYAHU 56.
These final words heard are to be real visions seen, they conclude the readings of the day we have been calling sorrow. May this reading shortly precede our encircling vision of the site to be known as the House of Choice. Let your heart be gathered from within your very place and face together - to appear at - to be seen within "My walls - My House of Prayer for All Peoples."
"I WILL BE FOR HER, SAYS HASHEM, A WALL OF FIRE AROUND AND I WILL BE GLORIOUS BETOCHAH [IN HER MIDST]." ZECHARIYAH 2.
From the conclusion prayer on the ninth day of Av, for the rebuilding of Yerushalayim. Shining if finishing.