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קטגוריה משנית
To dedicate this lesson

Shemot – Exodus, Ch. 3
יב וַיֹּאמֶר, כִּי-אֶהְיֶה עִמָּךְ, וְזֶה-לְּךָ הָאוֹת, כִּי אָנֹכִי שְׁלַחְתִּיךָ: בְּהוֹצִיאֲךָ אֶת-הָעָם, מִמִּצְרַיִם, תַּעַבְדוּן אֶת-הָאֱלֹהִים, עַל הָהָר הַזֶּה. 12 And He said: 'Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be the sign unto thee, that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.'

The Sign – Ha’Ot Heb. – is a hint to the covenant between G-d and Israel. Shabbat is also called Ot and so is the Tefillin.
The Arizal and sages say the children of Israel went down to Egypt to redeem the holy sparks and receive the Torah at Sinai.
The future and final redemption will likewise be in order to elevate the holy sparks of Judaism and rebuild the eternal holy Temple.

4 and 40

The 4 letters of the word הָאוֹת are parallel to the 4 expressions of redemption of Hashem and the 4 cups of wine we drink on Lel Ha’Seder. 4 expressions (Ex. 6):
וְהוֹצֵאתִי וְהִצַּלְתִּי וְגָאַלְתִּי וְלָקַחְתִּי – I shall 1/ exit you, 2/ save you, 3/ redeem you, 4/ take you.
Each word ends with the letter Yod, numerical value 10.
Add them together and you have 40.
40 days and 40 nights Moses spent on Mount Sinai each time he went up to study the Torah.
40 years is the travel time the children of Israel spent travelling from Egypt to the land of Israel.

5 and 50

The fifth expression is that G-d would bring the Israelites to the land of Israel; וְהֵבֵאתִי אֶתְכֶם.
This is the fifth letter Yod at the end of the fifth expression. The 5th cup will be drunk by the prophet Elijah who will come to redeem us with the messiah. 50 = the 50 levels of impurity that our forefathers nearly sank to while in Egypt as they stooped to the 49th level, and had to be redeemed.
Both Moses and the king Solomon could attain 49 levels of purity and wisdom but the 50th eluded them.

King messiah will attain the 50th level of purity, sainthood and wisdom.
According to Bnei Tzion, quoting Rabbi Pinchas Friedman and Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Rujin – Jacob prophesied about Samson from the tribe of Dan, who would save the Israelites from the Philistines.
Samson went after his eyes and chose Delilah for a wife but not for physical attraction. He saw in her the potential to redeem and attain the 50th level of purity from the depth of the abyss of defilement but unfortunately he did not succeed in his extremely brave attempt and lost his eyesight.
The name Delilah Heb. דלילה make the following acronyms, derived from Song of Songs (Shir ha’Shirim) 6, the first 4 words:

ב דּוֹדִי יָרַד לְגַנּוֹ, לַעֲרֻגוֹת הַבֹּשֶׂם--לִרְעוֹת, בַּגַּנִּים, וְלִלְקֹט, שׁוֹשַׁנִּים.2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Only Hashem is able to, and will empower the messiah to go down so low to pick us precious souls from the abyss of 50 levels of defilement and elevate them up to redeem the holy sparks. This helps to explain why the greatest personalities in Judaism could not do so until the messiah is crowned and empowered by G-d to bring upon us the final redemption, speedily in our days, amen.
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