Journey Through Genesis
Breath of / Spirit of Bitterness / Rebellion ©
By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk
B'nai Noach Torah Instittue, LLC
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Our Devri Torah is in the loving Memory of John Rockwell, John Bond, Nylah Jo, Stephen Reynolds and Linda Sutherland may they rest in peace. May they be elevated in the HaShamayim.
1:1וַתִּהְיֶיןָ מֹרַת רוּחַ לְיִצְחָק וּלְרִבְקָה:
And they were a spirt of rebellion to Yitzchok and Rivkah...
And they were a breath of rebellion to Yitzchok and Rivkah...
And they [Yehudit and Basmat] were spiritually rebellious to Yitzchok and Rivkah... tr"mo, Moh Raht mean rebellion. Rashi Teaches that tr"mo, comes from µyrIm]mæ, meaning 'you were rebellious,' Devarim 9.24. Others Teach that tr"mo, Moh Raht means bitterness. In any case regardless if our definition is rebellion or bitterness we recognize the result as falling short of what our Creator Expects from His Creation.
If this is a breath of bitterness or a breath of rebellion it is short lived. However if these are spirits of bitterness or spirits of rebellion they live on. How can we tell which they are? The first Letter of tr"mo is µm Mem. The Letter travels in a 360 degree circle. This gives us the impression that the bitterness or the rebellion is eternal. This means the bitterness or rebellion lives in them, their children their grand children etc. The Letter vyrE Reish means head or principle. This is the first time the Word tr"mo occurs in Ha Torah. The usage in Bereisheit 26.35 is the head or principle. The Letter wT; Tav means sign. Rather it is bitterness or rebellion it begins with Eisov's marriage to Yehudit and Basmat. Unfortunately it continues through their children. Look at the flow of Letters from the right to the left. The are flowing away from the Creator on the right... when we consider that the Creator is at the center of everything.
Moh Raht means bitterness or rebellion
The Letter Mem is mystical with a continuing equals 360 degree circle
80 = µ40 m40
The Letter Reish means First or Principal
510 = v300 y10 r200
The Letter Tav Represents a sign
406 = w06 t400
The total of 996 = 80 + 510 + 406
Te Word ˆWrm]v]Ti, Tee Shih Mih Roon, meaning to guard, to keep, to observe... Please not the second Word of Devarim / Deuteronomy 6.16
ת400 ש300 מ40 ר200 ן50 = 996
What is bitterness?
Wikipedia defines bitterness as: having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet... angry, hurt, or resentful because of one's bad experiences or a sense of unjust treatment... painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate..
What is rebellion? Wikipedia defines bitterness as: an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler...
When one wonders from guarding Ha Torah... when one wonders from keeping the Mitzvot of Ha Torah when one does not Observe Ha Torah the full result is a spirit of bitterness and rebellion like that of Eisov and his wives Yehudit and Basmat. So we should try not to go towards that realm. We try not to travel their. We try not to travel in that direction. We try to be careful.
May Hashem Bless each of us...
Blessings, Love, Health, Prosperity, Kindness and Peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel