This week’s Torah portion features the revelation on Mount Sinai and the two Tablets of Moses! Kabbalist Rav Berg said there is a profound reason why this most famous reading of the entire year, featuring the biggest event in human history, the giving of the Tablets, is called Jethro!
Jethro was NOT an Israelite.
Jethro was a gentile!
A gentile received the honor, distinction and merit to have the most important Torah reading named after him.
What’s the lesson?
It is through the sharing of the Light of Sinai, which is the Hidden Light called Zohar, with ALL the gentile nations that will bring about our Final Redemption and restore the immortality that was lost back on Sinai.
The gentiles are required to be active participants if we are going to reintroduce the Light of Sinai back into the world to forever eradicate darkness, evil, pain and human suffering from this planet.
In fact, it is through the gentiles that we will bring forth our redemption and the Messiah. How? Through the power of Zohar!
This is what we, Israelites, blew on Mount Sinai. We brought death back into the world when we believed, mistakenly, that Moses had died. We built the Golden Calf as a result of that grave doubt.
And the gentile nations that make up mankind, from that point forward, knew, deep in their subconsciousness, that the Israelites brought death back into the world when they doubted Moses and constructed the Golden Calf.
Thus was born the metaphysical roots of anti-Semitism.
The Kabbalists of history, and Rav Berg are clear about this:
The only way to restore the world and the peace that we tasted at Sinai, is for the Israelites to complete the job of sharing the Light of Zohar with all nations.
By removing our ego and sharing the books and the teachings of Zohar physically—and by us living those teachings. As we do, the scourge of anti-Semitism will evaporate. If we remain victims, the hatred and violence will grow and expand, and rightly so. If we become accountable for our ego and our self-interest and excessive greed and narcissism, as the Torah commands us, then we will nourish the gentile nations with spiritual Light and they will come forth to cherish the Israelites and help pave the way to the final redemption.
This is the power of Jethro.
And any counter-argument against this is to deny the truth of Jethro’s name and its meaning as to why Jethro was chosen to be the official name of this portion. Any doubt or skepticism to this harsh and difficult truth is to prolong the agony and hatred and death of all mankind. Never underestimate the power of ego and our Adversary, know as “the satan.” He lives within us. Not outside of us.
I miss the Rav’s lectures.