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Journey Through Genesis

Genesis 21

Why Did Avraham Send Yishmael and Hagar Away Penniless? © 

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk 

B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC


Bereisheit [Genesis] 21.1 - 34 

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Our Devri Torah is in the loving Memory of Mr. Lee Davis, Mrs Leann Davis and Mrs. Kathleen Travis may they rest in peace. 

Shalom Dear Ones, 

We are learning Bereisheit 21 [Genesis 21] Tells several stories that are all connected by  Avraham sending Yishmael and Hagar away penniless.

1. Sarah - Drive out this bond woman and her son

2. Sarah - This bond woman and her son will not inherit with my son Yitzchok

3. Avraham - This request was wrong in the eyes of Avraham. Avraham was a prophet. Our Sages Teach that Sarah was a Prophetess who was on a higher level of Prophecy than Avraham.  Women are more Spiritual than men.  Women set the atmosphere for Spirituality in the home.

4. Hashem - Avraham listen to Sarah!!

5. Avraham obeyed.

6. Avraham sent Yishmael and Hagar away with just water and bread.  Why?

Gen. 21:14

 וַיַּשְׁכֵּם אַבְרָהָם ׀ בַּבֹּקֶר

 וַיִּקַּח־לֶחֶם וְחֵמַת מַיִם וַיִּתֵּן אֶל־הָגָר

 שָׂם עַל־שִׁכְמָהּ וְאֶת־הַיֶּלֶד וַיְשַׁלְּחֶהָ וַתֵּלֶךְ

 וַתֵּתַע בְּמִדְבַּר בְּאֵר שָׁבַע:

The Gematria [746] of וַיִּקַּח־לֶחֶם וְחֵמַת מַיִםVih Yee Kah Ach - Leh Chehm - Vih Chay Maht Mah Yeem, and he [Avraham] took bread and a skin [pouch] of water is the same Gematria as µt;g...g"vi Shee Gih Gaw Tawm, meaning their errors.  This is an example of how our errors separate us from the wealth,  riches and blessings we could enjoy simply by being in the presence of the righteous.

Vih Yee Kah Ach - Leh Chehm - Vih Chay Maht Mah Yeem, and

he [Avraham] took bread and a skin [pouch] of water

746 = µ40 y10 m40    t400 m40 j8 w   µ40 j8 l30    j8 q100 y10 w6

Shee Gih Gaw Tawm, their errors

746 = µ40 t400 g6 g6 v300

So Avraham sent Yishmael and Hagar way without any wealth because he despised Yishmael for falling into evil ways. [Rashi].  Yet Avraham did  וַיִּתֵּן אֶל־הָגָר Vah Yee Tayn - Ehl Hagar, i.e he gave to Hagar.  What did he give to Hagar?  Avraham gave Hagar htev] Shi Tayh, meaning drink... to establish... to found... Avraham gave Hagar  the secret to live Spiritually in the desert.  How do we know this?  The following phrase from Ha Torah says 'She went and lost her way'.

Vah Yee Tayn - Ehl Hagar, i.e he gave to Hagar.

705 = r200 g3 h5     l30 a1     ˆ50 t400 y10 w6

Shi Tayh, meaning drink... to establish... to found... 

705 = h5 t400 v300

May Hashem open our eyes to areas we can improve and may we try to be better people.  May we use Ha Torah to assist us in meeting the challenges in life.

Blessings, Love, Health, Prosperity, Kindness and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel

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Journey Through Genesis 

Genesis 26

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.

 Gen. 26:35  

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

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