#32 Behar  (Maqam Nawa)

Maqam - a set of notes, with traditions that define the relationship between them, their patterns and expression.  A musical mode.  The Maqamat (plural) are patient, inwardly drawn, they are roomy enough for poetry. We worked the concept of the give-and-take between poetry and music.


Begin with keeping the Sabbath of the land (Leviticus 25:2). The Sabbath of the land; one of the applications of the principle Shabbat.


At the end of the portion, you have moved to speaking of the nimshal, the referent, what the mashal refers to: My Sabbaths? You shall keep them, and revere My Sanctuary (Leviticus 26:2).


O holy Behar, then you take me deeper, to the nimshal of the nimshal, the referent of the referent: My Sabbaths? You shall keep them, and revere My sanctuary, I am the Name.


The nimshal, the referent regressible into more essential and more essential principles until we arrive at: I am the Name. Moving from application to principle, from induction to deduction, from myth to tenor, arriving at the nimshal of the nimshal: Ani Hashem, I am the Name. 


Concealed of the Concealed [Zohar] sometimes referred to as Ayin [Nothingness]; when we have arrived at the nimshal of the nimshal -- the deepest of the deep -- we are at the level of language when the most we can say about Something – is Nothing.