Stairway To Heaven

א”ר ברכיה מ”ד והארץ היתה תהו ובהו מאי משמע היתה שכבר היתה ומאי תהו דבר המתהא בני אדם ומאי בהו אלא תהו היתה וחזרה לבהו ומאי בהו דבר שיש בו ממש דכתיב בהו בו הוא
Sefer HaBahir, verse 2

There are two sofit (final) letters in the entire verse, ם mem and ץ tzadi. In addition to these 2 sofit letters, there are 119 other hebrew letters in the entire verse. Opening the once final מ (see birchat kohanim):

119 reduces to 1 + 1 + 9 = 11 => 1 + 1 = 2 = ב

Bringing the Torah of the tzadi (tzadikim) and the Torah of the mem (baalei teshuvah) into the house, we have a berachah meshuleshet in the word מצב, meaning “set up” – like the stairway in the Torah verse in which this word is found:

And s/he had a dream; a stairway was set up on the ground and its top reached to the sky, and the messengers of Hashem were going up and down on it. Bereshit 28:12


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