In our article on Zechariah ch.11 we saw that: Zechariah speaks of two sticks.
7 SO I FED THE FLOCK FOR SLAUGHTER, IN PARTICULAR THE POOR OF THE FLOCK. I TOOK FOR MYSELF TWO STAFFS: THE ONE I CALLED BEAUTY, [NOAM i..e. Pleasant] AND THE OTHER I CALLED BONDS [CHOVLIM - Bruiser], AND I FED THE FLOCK. 10 AND I TOOK MY STAFF, BEAUTY [NOAM i.e. Pleasant] , AND CUT IT IN TWO, THAT I MIGHT BREAK THE COVENANT WHICH I HAD MADE WITH ALL THE GENTILES. 14 THEN I CUT IN TWO MY OTHER STAFF, BONDS [CHOVLIM - Bruiser], THAT I MIGHT BREAK THE BROTHERHOOD BETWEEN JUDAH AND ISRAEL.
Or rather: "I will root out my second stick, BRUISER, whose aim was to undo the brotherhood between Judah and between Israel." And henceforth they will be able to re-unite!
The Hebrew word translated as cut in two is GDA which is also renderable as "break in two," or "uproot."
Zechariah 11:14 can be interpreted (as explained by Rabbi Moshe Valley)
"I will root out my second stick, BRUISER, whose aim is to undo the brotherhood between Judah and between Israel."
This interpretation is actually a more literal one than the NKJV! Zechariah (according to Rabbi Moshe Valley, 1697- 1776, Padua, west of Venice, Italy) explains that Up until then there will have been a cause, a negative force, that disallowed brotherhood between Judah and the Lost Ten Tribes.
This cause will be removed! This verse is potentially VERY IMPORTANT! Here is a complete translation and paraphrase of the relevant commentary of Zechariah 11:14. It is framed in Mystical Kabbalistic Terminology but should be easy enough to understand. In the same way as the rulership over the Gentiles in a Charitable Way was cut off and removed at the time when their fall was decreed (Zechariah 11:8-10) so too will it be necessary to cut off and remove the ASPECT OF HARSH JUDGMENT from Israel at the time of their favor and success.
This is the reason why it said at the beginning,
AND I TOOK MY STAFF, BEAUTY, AND CUT IT IN TWO, THAT I MIGHT BREAK THE COVENANT WHICH I HAD MADE WITH ALL THE GENTILES ( Zechariah 11:10)
Now he says, "I will root out my second stick, BRUISER, whose aim is to undo the brotherhood between Judah and between Israel." That is to say, HE will root out and remove from them altogether that Aspect of Harsh Judgment that previously would undo the fraternity and cause division between Judah and between Israel. This intervenes between the head and the body. All the time that the Aspect of Harsh Judgment ruled over Israel it was not possible for the Upper Lights to illuminate the lower ones.
That was the reason for the constant quarrelling between Judah and Israel. This will no longer be the case at the time when the Principle of Charity rules. On the contrary, at that time there will be love, fraternity, peace, and friendship, among them. The expansion of Charity spreading out leads to Unity. This is the secret of the expression:
"The envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off, Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not harass Ephraim." (Isaiah 11:13).
Two Sticks are spoken of (Zechariah 11:7): the first stick [Noam- PLEASANT] and the second stick [CHOVLIM - Bruiser]. The ALMIGHTY will cease to show favor to the Gentile Nations of Europe. This is the first stick [Noam- PLEASANT] which HE breaks (Zechariah 11:10). The ALMIGHTY will remove the barrier preventing Judah and the Ten Tribes from re-uniting.
This is the second stick [Chovlim - BRUISER] which HE also breaks (Zechariah 11:14). Here we see TWO STICKS used to symbolize the breaking of powers that impeded the growth and unification of Judah and the Ten Tribes. When the impediments are done away with Unity will come about.
Here we see TWO STICKS used to symbolize the breaking of powers that impeded the growth and unification of Judah and the Ten Tribes. When the impediments are done away with Unity will come about. Ezekiel 37 spoke of this: Ezekiel (NKJV) 37: