Koran And The Jewish People


The word Koran in Hebrew has three different interpretations of the simple meaning of the word: the horn of an animal. The horn of the animal plays a major part in Jewish life from the very beginning when Avraham slay a ram instead of his son. The horn of the ram is blown every Rosh HaShana for over 3500 years as a way to cry out to God. The word Koran / Horn comes up in many metaphors like when Chana in gratitude of the barren who bare a child after many years acknowledging to God saying, I will lift up my horn. The oil kept for anointing was kept in a horn.

The Cabalists arrange the meaning of Koran / Horn in three different categories: strength, essence and illumination; when Moshe comes down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments his face is beaming with Koran Ore / Horn Light. One of the attributes of the horn is being considered as nothing – therefore left behind with the carcass, but in Cabala nothing – that which is beyond being – is the highest of all. Strength, essence and illumination are qualities which all human beings strive to acquire and all three come out of nothing as seen in the three categories of the word Koran / Horn.

These three categories of the word Koran / Horn also have an application to the word Koran / Corner. The corner is also made of three components: two walls and the connection between; though it may seem a simple thing, theoretically the line between the two walls is as etheric as an infinitesimal point. It is the great strength through the essence that brings the fire of illumination melding two disparate planes together.

There is a practical implication to all this.

One of the purposes that the Koran was given to the Arab People was in order to make a corner out of the Middle East; Mohammad welcomed the Koran to the rabbis asking that the Arab and Jewish People, the People of the Book, should be joined together in coalition, but the Rabbis declined and as a result masses of Jewish population were extricated from that area until today. The rabbis thought the great wall of Torah was sufficient to stand by itself, but they were wrong.

The Jewish People became eclipsed in the shadow of the Koran and now 1500 years later a great animosity has arisen between these two brothers of a common father – Avraham. After Rosh HaShana and Yom HaKipur comes the holiday of Succoth where it is obligatory to make a structure of four walls and sit benefit the boughs of evergreen branches; the structure must have at least two corners. The corners do not change or compromise, in any degree, the uniqueness of each wall.

When the Jewish People with the Torah and the Arab People with the Koran unite together through the love of brotherhood, then there will be peace in the Middle East.