Passover is More Than You Think; Pesach is More Than You Can Imagine.

The Shabbat prior to Pesach (Passover) is called Shabbat HaGadol (the Great Shabbath). The word HaGadol occurs 26 times in the Torah, the same numerical value of the Tetragrammaon (YHVH) and 18 of those times the word HaGadol  (HGDL) is written with the cholam (vowel) instead of the Vav, giving it a numerical value of 42, the same as the 42-Letter Name of G-d. The number 18 is the well-known numerical value of Chai (life) and not coincidentally the square root of 18 is 4.2426, with 424 being the value of Moshiach Ben David. And all this is only to provide us with clues. The real significance of this is that Shabbat HaGadol acts as a gateway to Pesach, much as the Gate of 42 is the final gate before entering the Holy of Holies in the Holy Temples, including the Future Holy Temple. This gateway to Pesach is more than a metaphor. According to the sages  the first and last verses of the Torah link together seamlessly to form a complete cycle, or circle, which is why they are read together contiguous every year around the holiday of Sukkot. This analogy of an annual cycle is strengthen by the design which splits the 19 words into the 7 words of the first verse and the 12 of the last.  We realign our 12-month lunar cycles with our solar ones in cycles of 7 and 19, and this keeps the calendar progressing at an even pace and guides which portions of the Torah are read in which week in any given year. One Shabbat not long ago I challenged...

The Sun and the Moon; Why Limit the Torah? A Matrix of 72,000.

If our thoughts, minds and imagination aren’t limited, why should the Torah be? Just because the part we can see is physically constructed of a set number of letters and spaces laid out in a definitive matrix, why can’t there be more there than meets the eye. Let’s say we can expand the Torah Matrix of 248 columns by 42 rows, totaling 10416 lines, beyond their arbitrary artificial borders. Let’s say we did it 7 fold, or 7 times, as in the time cycle of 7 with which for spiritual reasons we Biblically count our days, weeks, and jubilee years.  The cycle of 7 is a spiritual pumping mechanism in which every Shabbot the holy sparks we’ve uncovered that week are raised up (as if by elevator) and deposited above, exchanged for spiritual sustenance before we descend again for the next 6 days. If we did expand the Torah 7 fold, we’d get 10416 x 7 = 72912, whose square root is 270.222, evocative of the 22 and 27 building blocks of the Hebrew alphabet, which are the prima fascia physical manifestations of the primordial black fire, and it’s also evocative of the number 2701, the numerical value of the Torah’s first verse. Sure, this expansion is arbitrary, but in a Torah model that we already know works out two different ways to exactly 58, why would we think there is any way that the Torah is meant to be simply 2-dimensional? So for arguments sack, let’s say that the Torah matrix of 248 x 42 is 7 layers deep. It could be 70, or could be whatever, but...

A Tidbit about the 600,000 Component Letters of the Torah.

We’re going to explore and develop every aspect of our previous article on the primordial derivations of the Torah and try to keep them short. Today, we want to begin at the place where the black fire begin to take shape into the letters we recognize today.  As we’ve previously written about, the 304,805 letters in the Torah are comprised of exactly (600,000-408) component letters. This means that the 27 building blocks–and we do mean blocks as we’ll get into soon in another article–are broken down individually into their component parts and a letter such as Alef becomes Yud, Vav, Vav, Yud as determined by the Arizal.  This also means that the 27 building blocks are made up of 50 separate parts and that these 50 letter segments are comprised of only 10 individual and indivisible letter.  Kabbalistically this makes perfect sense as 50 is always representative of the 50 Gates of Binah and 10 of the 10 sefirot that comprise Tree-of-life reality and what our modern physicists call our 10-dimensional universe.  And while the Torah is our bridge to Binah (the upper world) it is indeed built up of the essence of the Tree-of-life. Being a bridge to Binah, the Torah that we know, the physically formed one, is Zeir Anpin, a heavenly ladder comprised of 6 rungs bundled together, or as our string theorists say, knotted.  The number 6 and the collective 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin is thus represented by the letter Vav. We say all this in order to point out that when the swirling black fire solidified amongst the white fire, it coalesced into...

The Torah; Beyond the Beginning.

Where to begin? “In the beginning G-d created….” The Torah tells us what to do in its very first word: Bereshit (“In the beginning” ). But the Torah is far from a narrative and the word Bereshit is far more than the beginning of a story. It’s a commandment. It’s a commandment for us to look deeper, to look to the source, to seek out the beginning, and in so doing to come closer to the Creator. In this blog and our articles, we’ve often selected key words, phrases, or portions of the Torah and dug deep, uprooting profound meanings that help open up the big picture, but this time we are going beyond.  We’re going to unravel the Torah and all its 304,805 letters, 79,975 words, 5845 verses, etc etc and go back to its latent state, when ALL existed in potential and nothing was limited by physicality. We are going to pull back some of the veils to the endless. We’ve been silent for quite some time now, but permission has finally been granted. It’s time. In it’s physical state the Torah is a document written on 80 sheets of parchment and about 80,000 words long, which makes sense since spiritually, according to the Arizal, the Torah is Yesod of Abba and the numerical value of “Yesod” (the sefira/dimension) that channels forth the shefa (life-force energy) is 80 and Abba is the highest level, but this is just a side note. This “document” is comprised of black letters and white space, referred to by the Zohar as black fire and white fire, neither more or less significant...

Head’s Up! Look Out for Brand New Post Later Today

Here’s a head’s up! Watch for our most significant post ever to come out later today, B’H. It’s been a very long while, but we think this next article will make up for it.  We’ve taken the Torah revelations to a whole new level. We look forward to your feedback and comments afterwards. All the best, Ezra Download as PDF    Send article as PDF...
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