Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Covenant between the Parts

Beraishit 15.10  בראשית

10.’And he took to Him all these- וַיִּקַּח לוֹ אֶת כָּל אֵלֶּה (647=17=8), and divided them in the middle, and laid each half against (opposite) the other (half); but the birds he did not divide- וַיְבַתֵּר אֹתָם בַּתָּוֶךְ וַיִּתֵּן אִישׁ בִּתְרוֹ לִקְרַאת רֵעֵהוּ וְאֶת הַצִּפֹּר לֹא בָתָר (6989+12 words=7001=8).

Rashi comment that Abram divided each animal into two parts. This was the practice of making a Covenant-to divide an animal and pass between the pieces as it says in the Book of Jeremiah (34.19):

19.’The Princes of Judah, and the Princes of Jerusalem, the officers, and the priests, and all the people of the Land- שָׂרֵי יְהוּדָה וְשָׂרֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם הַסָּרִסִים וְהַכֹּהֲנִים וְכֹל עַם הָאָרֶץ הָעֹבְרִים (6552=18 counting final Zadik and Mems as 900 and 600) that passed between the parts of the calf- בֵּין בִּתְרֵי הָעֵגֶל(782=17=8).
Here we shall see that Hashem passed through the pieces in the form of smoking furnace and torch of fire (verse 17 below).

Rashi adds that the birds were not dissected as they represent Israel- who is compared to doves and turtle doves- who will survive forever. The other animals represent the nations of the world (see Rashi here) who will gradually be annihilated (Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer 28).

The gematria of the words “all these”- כָּל אֵלֶּה is 86=14=8. The number 86 is the gematria of the name "Elokim"- אלהים.

The gematria of the word “divide”- בָתָר is 602=8.

The gematria of the words “each half against the other”- אִישׁ בִּתְרוֹ לִקְרַאת רֵעֵהוּ is 1931+4 words=18.

The gematria of the word “in half”- בַּתָּוֶךְ is 908=17=counting final Kaf as 500.

The word “the bird”- הַצִּפֹּר has to be read as “Hashem Bird”-ה' צפר or-י-ה-ו-ה צפר. 

The gematria of these two words- י-ה-ו-ה צפר is 396=18.

The Bird of Hashem is the dove –היונה (71=8).

This is the Jewish People.

Why were there two birds (doves)-an adult and a fledgling- and why is the verse written in the singular-the bird? 

Because a Jew  (יהודי-35= 8) has two (2) lives-in “This World” and in the “World to Come”- and because he is immortal.

He is above nature as his soul emanates from the highest part of the Eighth Sphira .

When a Jew dies he is reincarnated again to fulfill his purpose in the world the mission of “World Rectification”-תיקון עולם.

This is proved by the gematria of the words:

“The Bird he did not divide”
הַצִּפֹּר לֹא בָתָר

           The Covenant Between the Parts

 ברית בין הבתרים


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