Israel is the central energy point of the nations en world history

Introduction

Israel is the central energy point of the nations and the world history, according to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scheerson in one of his classes:

 

  1. Jerusalem in Israel, is regarded as the Central spiritual/material energy area from which this energy flows out to the nations in the world.
  2. this spiritual energy, the word of God, is assigned outside Israel to the guardian angels of the 70 nations. They are intermediaries or between creatures.
  3. From these angels flow the spiritual/material energy to the people, the flora and the fauna in these nations and to the physical world and the universe. These are the spheres and the orbits of the stars and planets.
  4. This guardian angels including the pantheon couples are actually nothing in relation to the energy which God shines forth to them. They depend on the transcendent power of God. Therefore the energy which is coming from the angels is less than the direct energy of God.
  5. Therefore, these angels  are called other gods. The God of gods, because these angels consider themselves as gods. That is why the nations that their spiritual energy retrieved from their angels and powers, basically idolaters. This lasts until the final redemption, when the evil and wrong powers will be removed. God has promised (Zephaniah 3:9) then I will purify the nations and they will hail be the name of God. Israel will no longer be in exile.

 

Psalm 82 : 1. (Rashi comment)

There is a difference of opinion about the explanation of this psalm: are we here speaking about gods or judges? How is this Psalm explained by Jewish scholars? To get more clarity about this, the view of one of the most important Jewish interpreters, the Rabbi Rashi, is shown below.

 

  1. A song of Asaph. God stands in the congregation of God; in the midst of the judges He will judge. 

God stands in the congregation of God: to see whether they [the judges] judge fairly, and you judges, how long will you judge unjustly?  

 

  1. How long will you judge unjustly and favor the wicked forever?
  2. Judge the poor and orphan; justify the humble and the impoverished.  

justify: If he [the poor man] is right in his cause, do not reverse the verdict to condemn him in order to favor the wicked.  

 

  1. Release the poor and the needy; save [them] from the  hands of [the] wicked.
  2. They did not know and they do not understand [that] they will walk in darkness; all the foundations of the earth will totter.  

They did not know: The judges who pervert justice.  

and they do not understand: that because of this iniquity, they will walk in the dark (on the order of [Exod. 23:8]: “for bribery blinds, etc.”), and all the foundations of the earth will totter because of it.  

 

  1. I said, "You are angelic creatures, and all of you are angels of the Most High."  

You are angelic creatures: Angels. When I gave you the Torah, I gave it to you on the condition that the Angel of Death should not rule over you.  

 

  1. Indeed, as man, you will die, and as one of the princes, you will fall.  

Indeed, as man, you will die: Indeed, as Adam, you will die since you corrupted your deeds as he did.  

and as one of the princes: the first [princes], who died, so will you fall. The Midrash Aggadah (Mid. Ps. 82:3) [explains]: As one of the celestial princes, for it is said (Isa. 24:21): “the Lord will visit punishment upon the host of heaven on high.”  

 

  1. Arise, O God, judge the earth, for You inherit all the nations.  

Arise, O God: Asaph commences to pray that He rise and cut off from Israel those corrupt

 

 

The effect is according to Isaiah 24:21  Rashi explains the text:

  1. And it shall come to pass on that day, that the Lord shall visit punishment upon the host of heaven on high and upon the kings of the earth on the earth.

The host of heaven: He shall cast down the heavenly princes of the nations first.

"Cast down" means G-d lowers them from their temporary, more exalted position of power over the Jewish people. So they were reduced back to their normal level, where they do not have jurisdiction about the Jewish people. (Explanation of Rashi)

 

 

Rashi comment:  Isaiah - Chapter 34

  1. Nations, come near to hear, and kingdoms, hearken. The earth and the fullness thereof, the world and all its offspring.  
  2. For the Lord has indignation against all the nations and wrath against all their host. He has destroyed them;  He has given them to the slaughter.  
  3. And their slain ones shall be thrown, and their corpses-their stench shall rise, and mountains shall melt from their blood.  
  4. And all the host of heaven shall melt, and the heavens shall be rolled like a scroll, and all their host shall wither as a leaf withers from a vine, and as a withered [fig] from a fig tree.

And all the host of heaven shall melt: They shall be frightened when I cast down the princes of the heathens.([Mss. yield:] the princes of the nations.) ([Warsaw edition:] of Assyria and Babylon.)

 

 

More than 70 nations

The new nations have their origin in the 70 nations. Examples are: Ammon, Moab, Edom and Israel, Ishmael (descendants of the family of Terach). These nations would have belonged to the nation where Terach, the father of Abram, lived in. From this nation they came as new nations.

To these new nations:  God has also given an angel with the goal, so the new nations could survival. This implies that no nation can exist without a national angel (Mi Yoda).

In the Zohar, Volume III it says that Edom and Ishmael have their own angels. Also in the Zohar, Volume III, the angel of Egypt is mentioned with the lower gods during the exodus of Israel. The angel and the lower gods and Egypt were punished by God, because the nation Israel was suppressed.

 

 

Summary  with conclusions

The Jewish vision states that from the original 70 nations, new nations were created. God has also added an angel to these nations. Jerusalem is an important spiritual centre. One can criticize that this vision is not scientifically tested. So it is not an empirical science, but a speculative science, such as theology and philosophy (H. Becker, Social methodology, 1977).

This applies also at historical research. For example the creation of Rome by Romus and Remulus is regarded as a legend (John Gray, 1998 and L.J. de Blois, R.J. van der Spek, an introduction to the ancient world, 1992).

The commentary of Rashi on Psalm 82 is a bit ambiguous. He puts God in the midst of the judges. On the basis of his commentary on verse 6 he seems to refer to the Jewish people that received the Torah. Then he refers in Psalm 82 to Isaiah 24:21.

His explanation of this part (isaiah 24:21) is that the heavenly princes (angels) are those who thrown down. In Isaiah 34 Rashi repeats: the heavenly princes of the pagans/nations that fall.