Sunday, November 6, 2011

God-World, Kel Olam.

And he planted an eishel in Beer-Sheba, and he called there in the name of the Lord, the God of the world.

וַיִּטַּע אֶשֶׁל בִּבְאֵר שָׁבַע וַיִּקְרָא שָׁם בְּשֵׁם יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֵל עוֹלָם

Abraham our forefather planted a eishel tree, Rashi says it was either an orchard to feed fruits to the guests or it was an inn to house the wayfarers. 

What's interesting here is that Abraham called God's name אֵל עוֹלָם  meaning God-World and not God of the World. The world is not a separate entity from God but the world and God are one thing united. It's like the rays of the sun when they are still in the sun are one thing with the sun itself the same way the world and God are one thing united it just looks to us that the world has a separate existence to it. In truth the world is just like a ray of God's emanation completely dependent on him for life and in truth one thing with Him. As we get closer to Moshiach this concept can be understood easier and easier as more mesholim come out from the physical world. For example we see an action figure in a video game written by a programmer running around the screen. Can one imagine the chutzpa of the video game character proclaiming that he is an independent reality to the program? Of course it's unimaginable for when ever the programmer wants he can just pull the plug and the whole reality of the video game will disappear. The video game character is just an end result of the programmers code much like the world is here due to God's code keeping it going.

And so is our blog called, God-World (and Moshiach) for that's the true reality.

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