Rochel Observed ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

This is an audio mp3 download discussion on the first word of Bereisheit 30.1 ar≤Tewæ Vah Tay Reh {And she saw, and she noticed and she observed...} How could Rachel not notice that Leah was bearing children to Yaakov after four sons?

On the other hand, one could question how could the majority of 6 billion residents of this earth not know about Spirituality or B’nai Noachides? Yet how could the majority of the world have lost touch with the original observances of humankind? How could the majority of the world not be aware of the Seven Laws Given By
G-d at the Creation of this world?

The first sin in the world is noted in Bereisheit 3.6 when Chava {Eve} Vah Tay Reh {observes} the fruit of the tree was good for food... this begins a brief synopsis of Vah Tay Reh.

Next in this audio Dr. Akiva Gamliel ties this to our surroundings. How is it that we might not be so Vah Tay Reh? Something that may seem so obvious to others may not be so obvious to us. How many times has one read Ha Torah and read Ha Torah? Then we discover something new to us... We discover something we had not before Vah Tay Reh. One should ask oneself, what kind of of a struggle have I gone through to observe Ha Torah as a Jew... as a Spiritualist...?

Dr. Akiva concludes with a story about our awareness of nature.

The Torah Calendar Is A Sign ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

Dr. Akiva Gamliel in this audio mp3 download discussion discusses the meanings of Bereisheit 1.14,15. And G-d Said, ‘Let There Be Lights in the canopy of the heavens To Separate between the day and the night and They Will Serve as signs for seasons for days and for years. And They Will Be Lights in the canopy of the heavens to enlighten the earth and it happened.’

To a casual reader of Ha Torah it may appear that the subject is making reference to spring, summer fall and winter. Not so! We learn that it may be necessary to adjust our focus. We may be thinking seasons when Ha Torah is intending Festivals. The reference to Moh Ah Deem is to the festivals of Ha Tenach not seasons of the year. Each Mohaid {Festival} is the pinnacle of its particular kingdom. HJa Torah’s intention is to draw our attention to the observance of that Festival.

Each Torah Festival has boundaries that begin in the evening and conclude in the evening. These are intended as noticeable signs for when the Festival begins and for when the Festival concludes.

In this mp3 download Dr. Akiva Gamliel tells a story that helps to illustrate the purpose of a sign. Then he discusses why we need to honor the Signs of Ha Torah regarding the Festivals. In addition, Ha Torah Has Given a name for each day of the week and each month of the year and each year from Creation until now. We should use the correct names, not pagan names.

Hundreds of times throughout Ha Torah a name / word is altered by adding a letter or two and by taking away a letter or two. EVERY TIME this is done it is for the explicit purpose of changing the essence of the word or name. It is for this reason that it is an absolute must to call the days of the week, the weeks of the month and the months of the year according to their original names. When we call the days of the week by their original names we are honoring the Creator. We are flowing with what is original. We are acknowledging that there is a G-d Who Created each day. We are not adding to Ha Torah or taking away from Ha Torah. Remember, our words can honor the Creator or our words can remove honor from the Creator!

B’nai Noach Torah Institute uses a Torah Based calendar. OUR TORAH CALENDAR CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE FROM
THE LEARNING STORE.

The Formation Of All Beings ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

This audio mp3 download is a discussion of Bereisheit 2.1; 1.6-8 and 2.19 and how they relate to the Creation of one neshamah {soul}. If one studies the subject regarding Sefer Chayim {The Book of Life} they will learn that all names were recorded in The Book of Life on the second day of Creation. The existence of one’s name represents the existence of one’s essence. When our names were recorded in The Book of Life we came into existence. Why? One’s essence... one’s Spirituality... one’s neshamah... one’s soul began being Called. What our Creator Called Us became our name. It was then that our name was inscribed by the Creator in The Book of Life.

The Call of the Creator both Created and Identified our soul. This is the soul that enters our body at birth. If one carefully studies they will learn that Ha Torah Teaches that one can ONLY be removed from the Book of Life. Each of us begin life with our name being inscribed in the Book of Life. One’s name can only be erased from the Book of Life. In this audio Dr. Akiva Gamliel discusses briefly how one’s name may be removed from Sefer Chayim {The Book of Life}, citing Tehillim 69.29.

Ha Torah’s Position On Cremation ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

In this audio mp3 download Dr. Akiva Gamliel explains that Bereisheit 3.19 instructs Spiritualists and Jews against cremation. He discusses that the main purpose for decay is to allow the deceased an additional opportunity for repentance through decay of their body. There appears to be serious corruption among certain translations.

Cremation does not allow for decay. Cremation destroys the body. Ha Torah Teaches that repentance is accomplished as worms and maggots return the body to its original state.

For those who have a loved one that was cremated Dr. Akiva Gamliel offers words of hope and courage in this audio. He states, all is not lost. There are actions that one can do to help elevate a loved one after their departure. One can do much for a departed loved one.

Adam Knew Chava ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

This is a unique audio mp3 download where by Dr. Akiva Gamliel discusses Adam’s special relationship with G-d before his sin in Bereisheit 4. He explains that Adam deeply loved his wife and chose to sin knowing full well that he was disobeying the Creator.

Dr. Akiva Gamliel reviews several levels of Torah understanding in this audio. He reviews the common understanding and he reviews why Adam was held accountable for his sin.

Yaakov Burned With Anger ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

This is an audio mp3 download that Dr. Akiva Gamliel discusses several points on anger.Why? Ha Torah Says, Yaakov burned with anger. This is a very serious statement. Yaakov was a Tzaddik. He was a righteous man. Normally anger is not considered a good meda. Ahf {anger} is a character trait that a tzaddik like Yaakov would work very carefully on. One should work hard on conquering their ahf {anger}.

We know that Yaakov was a very tolerant individual based upon Bereisheit 31.6,7 and 34.30.

Our sages teach that it had to do with with Rochel’s statement, Give me children; if not I am dead. Why did this statement anger Yaakov so?

Rochel knew that Yaakov was a Tzaddik. Hashem is known to Answer the prayers of His Tzaddikim. Before we begin exploring the answer to this question it is important to realize that we must be careful how we speak about Rochel just as we are careful about how we speak of Yaakov. Rochel is a Tzah Deh Keht. Radak and Sforno suggest that Rochel’s statement angered Yaakov because it implied that he had G-d Like Powers, which he did not possess. If this is accurate one could say that Yaakov was angered because of his love for G-d’s Honor.

Ha Chim says that Yaakov was angered because Rochel uttered a curse against herself by saying she would die if he did not give her children. Such a statement is very serious because a righteous individual’s prognostications may happen. It is necessary to be careful.

Rochel’s View:
The Midrash states that G-d Said to Yaakov, Is that a way to answer a woman in distress? By your life your children will one day stand [in supplication] before her son [Yosief], (who will answer them, Am I in the place of G-d?) See Bereisheit 50.19.

In this audio Dr. Akiva Gamliel discusses the etymology of rjæyIwæ Vah Yee Chahr {And he burned}. Vah Yee Chahr is a softer, gentler form of expressing how angry one is. This would be like he smoked with anger or he simmered with anger in comparison to he flamed with anger or he boiled with anger. The Shoresh {root word} is

hr…j; {Chaw Raw} Ref. 2734

πaæ - Ahf Yaakov {anger}. The letter Pey can represent humility and kindness or arrogance.and stubborness.

The Letter Aleph represents Elokim {G-d}, El {G-d}. Echad {One} Adonaw {Master}
If the combinations are Pey Aleph one may have ha;Peæ -A corner as in the Pioht or raePe Pay Aeyr as in beauty, decoration, ornament, praise, glory, etc... So the formation of the letter is very important. Pey = mouth. Through speech we can articulate the soul’s beautiful insights or we can scream defilement, G-d Forbid...

The Letter Pey is compared to Moshe Rabbeinu. Shemot 4.12 Says, Go Now and I Will Be With your mouth and Teach You What To Say.

Who Are We Listening To? ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

Our discussion begins in Bereisheit 31.1 with Yaakov’s brother-in-laws accusing him before Laven, their father, of taking all their wealth. These emotions seem to have come on all of the sudden from out of no where. Yet Yaakov’s wealth should have not been a surprise to his brother-in-laws. He amased his wealth over six years. It should only have only been a shook for someone who just found out... So why were they surprised? Why were they shooked? Is it because Yaakov, his wives and sons did all the work? Possible... Remember who Ha Torah Identifies as watering the sheep in Bereisheit 29.9

It is clear that Yaakov’s brother-in-laws were not present an accurate assesment of what had actually transpired.

Next we observe that Hashem Commands Yaakov to return to the land of his fathers. Dr. Akiva Gamliel points out that there is the physical return and their is a Spiritual return. He also points out that when one is facing difficult people or situations one should return to the land {temple} of our fathers.

Yaakov calls his wives and discusses with them what his brother-in-laws were accusing him of and what the Creator of the univers had Instructed him to do.
Who are we listening to?

Was Yaakov listening to his brother-in-laws and Lavan or was he listening to G-d? Yaakov was a tzaddik! He was listening to G-d’s Instruction.

Put On A Good Face

The Nature Of Struggle ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

Each of us face struggles and difficulties.

This is an audio of great encouragement. Dr. Akiva Gamliel offers suggestions on how one may lighten their struggle and how one should approach issues that are difficult.

We were scheduled to have our hardwood floors redone. The individual was suppose to use a quick drying polyurethane. He didn’t. At 7:00 pm our floor leading to the kitchen was still wet. We were totally unprepared for this. We could not get to the stove, refrigerator, pantry or anything. We were hungry. The closest kosher restaurant is about 55 mile one way. The closest supermarket is about 26 miles roound trip...

One opens a sefer to search for a specific story, meaning, Passuk etc. One cannot find what they are looking for. They struggle and struggle to find it.

These are several is examples of what we may consider an everyday struggle.

Dr. Akiva Gamliel discusses in this mp3 audio download why we have struggles. What purpuse struggles serve. The connection of strugle and sin.

While traveling down the freeway one is distracted and misses the exit. It is necessary to travel five miles to the next exit then drive five miles back. This is struggle. This is how we pay for our sins...

In this audio Dr. Akiva Gamliel explains that when one losses a struggle this does not necessarily mean the result is sin. Sometimes struggle developes over choices like choosing between paths. One may choose the elevated path or a path on a lower level.

Several classmates discuss this struggle:

Dr. Gamliel,
Especially when I listen to your words [on the audios], it feels so good for me. This test assignment though posed quite an emotional difficulty for me because it felt like the large mountain that could be climbed only step by step, and it took me time to get together enough guts to tackle. I am having difficulty now and feel stretched for time and fortitude.

I appreciate you teaching.

Sefer Shemot Chuf Gimmel, Hey Says: If you see the donkey of your enemy couched below a burden you may not want to help and you may want to abondon him. Instead greatly help him as a kinsman!



In this audio Dr. Akiva Gamliel discusses the Baal Shem Tov’s position that our body is that mortar that material that needs our great help. When we fail we maybe come to strict with our self. The Baal Shem Tov, teaches this is not good. We may try to break out enemy. Instead, we must come to our enemies rescue.

Bereisheit 46: Sacrifices of Praise For the Giving Of Ha Torah

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

Dr. Akiva Gamliel uses Torah Mysticism to discuss this mp3 audio download of Bereisheit 46.1. This audio is recommended for those experienced in Gematria. If you do not know anything about Gematria Dr. Akiva Gamliel has developed a special kit. We offer this on the Learning Story Page.

Here, in Bereisheit 46.1 Bih Ayr Sheeh Vah is spelled differently. The letter Hey is added to Bih Ayr. This is for a very special purpose. When the letter Hey is added to Bih Ayr it changes to Bih Ay Raw. Adding the Hey changes the essence of the word. The Gematria changes from 203 to 208. Mystically this is significant. Why? 208 is the Gematria of Yaakov’s father, Yitzchok.

Next is the Gematria of Shaw Vah, 372. Shaw Vah means seven. Shaw Vah also means satisfied , abundance.

The words of Ha Torah in Bereisheit 46.1, Bih Ah Raw - Shaw Vah - Vah Yeez Bah Ach represented a clear sign to Yaakov. Remember Bih Ayr means to make clear to make plain, to elucidate. When the letter Hey is added to Bih Ayr the sign to Yaakov mystically points to his father Yitzchok because of the Gematria of 208. The sign is this, ‘And he, Yitzchok [as the] sacrifice satisfied provided abundance. In other words his father’s willingness to be sacrificed on the altar on Mt. Moriah provided abundance. What is That Abundance Yitzchok’s willingness provided? Yitzchok’s wiliness paved the way for Ha Torah being given to his descendants. How do we know this? The Gematria of Bih Ah Raw - Shaw Vah - Vah Yeez Bah Ach is 613. 613 represents the Mitzvots of Ha Torah. B’nei Yisroel would receive the 613 commands of Ha Torah. To this great news Yaakov offered the first recorded peace offerings of Ha Torah to the G-d of his father Yitzchok..