These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, on the day Hashim created the earth and the heavens. (Brish 2:4)
When they were created, on the day that Hashem made…: This informs you that they were all created on the first day (Genesis Rabah 12:4). Another explanation of the word בְּהִבָּרְאָם He created them with the letter “hey,” as it is written (Yishaya 26:4: “for in Kah (Yud and Hey) HASHEM, is the Rock of eternity.” With these two letters [“Yud” and “Hey”] From the name, he made two worlds, and here informs you that this world was created with “hello”. – the briber
There is a lot to explain here. Characters are in the verse written small. It is implied that Hashem made this world with the letter “Hai”, and based on a verse from Yishaya, there is further evidence that Hashem made Olam Haba, the next world with the letter Yud. I am saying the words here but how to do it goes beyond the salaries of everyone besides Hashem. However, there are many important lessons planted here for us to understand.
Although it appears that these two worlds, Olam Haba and Olam HaZeh were created with two distinct letters, Maharal states that the letter Hey consists of Dalet and Yud. This means that Olam Haba, the next world exists in this world. This helps explain why Olam Haba is called the world to come, literally, and not another world, because it is a world that comes from this world. It is extracted from our experience at Olam HaZeh.
Perhaps we can now appreciate that after Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukos, we left a little remembrance to carry until Passover, and this is the phrase in our prayers, “Mashiv Harwash against Morey Hegish – He makes the wind blow and he makes the rain come down.” HASHEM is credited with directing the winds that carry rain clouds to the thirsty population of people, animals and plants. This is the simple meaning. There’s another deeper tip here, too.
Mashiv means return and HaRuach refers to Ruchnios – spirituality. Mourid must drop and Geshem points to Geshmius – a physical substance. HASHEM has always made the world, Yesh Ma’in, something out of nothing. Before Hashim wanted the world to exist, there were no physical laws. There was only Hashem! From a materialistic perspective, Hashem takes absolute spirituality and transforms it into matter. From a spiritual point of view, Hashem made the world ‘Ain Maish – nothing out of nothing, because Hashim is eternal and everything in this world is temporary.
Our mission in this world is defined by Mashiv HaRuach v’ Morid HaGeshem. We take the physical material of this world which is really Ruchnios/Spiritual Intensity and though eating, drinking, Torah learning, Davening and serving HASHEM, we turn this bodily back into Ruchnios – Mashiv HaRuach. We return to the material again to Hashem by revealing the ultimate spirituality within. As we make the best use of the good in this world, HASHEM gives us more Gashmius, material stuff to work with, – U’Morid HaGeshem.
In Loshon HaKodesh, the chemistry group with which HASHEM created the world, the word table is Shulchan. Shulshan does not mean a flat surface. Shulchan determines the ideal function of the table. Shulchan root is send. It is a mailbox of some sort through which gifts are released and received. Hashem takes spirituality and miraculously creates many delicious foods on our table and then we transform those good things into spirituality. We bring back Ruchnios and then HASHEM brings more Gashmios for us to process.
What is the purpose of all the food we eat over a lifetime? And are all those lakes of drinks, mountains of meat and grains only to produce 180 pounds net for the land!? No, we are like nuclear power plants. We produce eternal energy and light forever. In the latter part of the 20th century, we discovered what happens when we open up small molecules. Now imagine the enormity of the coming spiritual universe.