When Would I Ever Tell You to Eat a BLT?

~~This article is dedicated to my wonderful wife in Israel on her birthday, 7/20 ~~

432Perhaps you have never heard of a BLT, a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, which is obviously not kosher in the slightest.  Yet, a BLT sandwich has a lot to do with connecting us to Moshiach consciousness in the little time we have left.  Believe it or not, this sandwich has been fed to us, even to the most Orthodox, every year around the holiday of Sukkot for nearly 3330 years. Truthfully, it was even served to Adam in Gan Eden, and not by the snake nor by Eve.  Indeed, far from treif, this BLT sandwich is doubly blessed and contains a deep secret of healing that ties into the essential structure of our universe.  I am pretty sure there is no one among us who does not need heavenly healing, cleansing, and harmonic re-alignment with the universe, or a tighter bond to Binah (Moshiach) energy/consciousness.  If you do not need it, move on; if you do need it, please read on.

When G-d created this connection for us, he started out with a point of nothingness and expanded outward toward the BLT sandwich, and then the Torah and our Hebrew-Bytesexistence.  We are going to trace it backwards towards its source, and we will start with the sandwich, which is found within the joining of the Torah’s first and last words.  Hard to miss really, yet we have done so for thousands of years.  The Torah is cyclical (circular), and is s read continuously every year.  We  make a great show of reading the first word and portion (Bereshit/בראשית) immediately after finishing the last one (Israel/ישראל).  When you put them together and you get the 11 letters:

בראשית  ישראל

You may have noticed that within each of the two words there are 4 duplicate letters (אשרי) spelling the word Ashrei, meaning blessing/happy/overjoyed.  It is the same Ashrei as in the 18 years of tree10Oy and Ashrei (Chaos and Blessing), of which we find ourselves at year 16, and as in the Ashrei prayer that we recite so often and through which its 22 letters and 10 Names of G-d (יהוה) which  connects us to the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-life.  You may also have noticed that the letters not utilized in the two Ashrei (אשרי) within Bereshit-Israel are the Bet, Lamed and Tav (בלת) or BLT.

(אשרי) (בלת) (אשרי)

This blessed sandwich, even without the mayo, holds its real power, like most sandwiches in the fillings, the BLT (בלת), whose numerical value is 432 and whose small gematria value in reverse is 432 2also 432.  Numbers are just symbols of energetic readings and indicate which socket or portal in the greater universe the underlying letters or words connect through.  In this case 432 is a special frequency (432 Hz) to which we can tune our instruments and thus listen to our music.  The first time in the Torah a word has the numerical value of 432 is in Genesis 3:8 and that word translates to “And they heard,” when Adam and Eve heard G-d’s voice in Gan Eden.

psychoIf you stop right now and start listening to music whereby A is tuned to 432 Hz instead of the modern adjusted scale of 440hz, you will begin re-energizing at once and feel yourself harmonizing with the universe, where the winds of Binah blow at 432 Hz and G-d’s voice can be heard at 432 Hz.  Or you could wait a few more minutes and learn why it has little to do with 432 and more to do with its source and thus adjust your consciousness as well.

Most of you know that the 42-Letter Name is embedded within (reflected in) the first 42 Letters of the Torah and that is the Mayo in the BLT sandwich. Yet the moses and sea72 Names of G-d are there as well, even though later on they are fully reflected in the 3 verses of 72 letters each for a total of 216 letters at the crossing of the Red (endless) Sea.  In fact, they are at the seed level of the 432 HZ frequency.  This is so not just because 432 = 2 x 216, but because that does play a part. To understand this, we need to take a step backwards closer to Creation.

As will be more fully explained in a subsequent article, the Zohar, written nearly 2000 years ago, describes in detail the origins of the universe and how it unfolded geometrically from a point of nothing to our physical state and through to Binah and beyond.  For now, let us examine the 3 dimensions of our physicality defined by the simplest 3-dimentional shape, the cube, or as Abraham Avinu described it in his book, the Sefer Yetzirah, a “building block.” There was a point, then a line, then a square or face, and then a cube, where the energy spread out along 3 axes and thus in 6 directions, represented by the 6 faces of the cube.

cubeWe could ascribe any length to the edge of the cube, all 12 edges being necessarily the same length but there are 10 primordial letters corresponding to 10 sefirot of Tohu (yet another pending article). One of them, the Vav (ו), is purposely shaped like a line, or edge, and has the numerical value of 6, as is the bar of 6 handbreadth that R’ Chaim Luzzato tells us to use in the measurements of the Future Holy Temple. So when we construct our cube of 12 Vavs (ו), we 6 x 12 or a total length of 72 and we get a total volume of 6 x 6 x 6 or 216 cubic units.  Thus spiritually the energy of the 216 letters and the 72 Triplets of the 72 Names came out of a single cube.

Of course we are not talking about just any cube, though they are all reflections of that first cube created out of the purest of energies.  Yet, all cubes are six sided and if the length of indexany side is 6 the surface area of any face will be 6 x 6 or 36 and that of all six faces will be 6 x 6 x 6 or 216 once again. Thus the energy within this cube has a volume of 216 and the energy wrapped around this same cube also has an area of 216 for a total energy frequency of 432.  That is quite a sandwich G-d gave us for the road, and that He made sure was in Adam’s satchel when he left Gan Eden and began our journey.

images 2 x 2Remember it all started with a point, and the cube, any cube, has 8 points (or vertices), 12 edges, and 6 faces, for a total of 26, the numerical value of G-d’s ineffable Name (יהוה).  The Name, not coincidentally, has a Vav (ו) sandwiched between two letters Hei (הה).  In case we think this all might be a coincidence or that maybe G-d doesn’t love us as much as I keep showing you that he does, the next natural cube consists of 8 cubes stacked 2 wide, 2 long, and 2 high with a total volume of 216 x 8 or 1728, which is the exact number of words in the Torah with a numerical value of 26. He wants us to connect on a soul level, to be able to reach out and latch onto Binah at every opportunity.  Why else would the numerical value of B’Nefesh (בנפש) meaning “for the soul” be 432?hypercube1

When this divine cube expands into the 4th dimension it becomes what is called a hypercube. While this is difficult to fathom, suffice to say in the next dimension where we interact (or want to) with Binah each of the 6 sides (faces) of the cube expand into an entirely new cube.   Here we are looking at 6 identical cubes surrounding the original one, or 7 in total.  In this realm of expanded consciousness the primary geometric shape, a hypercube, has 72 edges and 42 faces.  This tells us that if we want to ride the sea of Binah, our sails need to consist of the 42-Letter Name and 72 Names matrices.

pyramidIn case you were wondering, the sum of the internal and external energy of this hypercube based on the primordial Vav (ו) is 42 x 36 or 1512 plus 7 x 216 also 1512 for a total of 3024. This is the exact perimeter of the Great Pyramid, (Joseph’s Pyramid), 3024 feet. Moreover the same Pyramid is built on a scale of 1:43,200 to the earth’s northern hemisphere, with the Pyramid’s height corresponding to the pole and the perimeter as the equator. Do not think for a second that any of this is a coincidence, especially that in this base-10 mathematical world of ours we still thankfully measure in feet, yards, and miles, and in minutes, hours and days  — all 72 namesmultiples of 6, not 10.

tuning forkSo when we connect by listening to music at a frequency of 432 HZ, (which can easily be found by Googling) we are connecting to the Vav (ו) sandwiched within G-d’s Name (יהוה) as it vibrates at 432 vibrations/second 432 HZ. Even better sing it, or play it yourself. Sing the El Na RFa Na La in the right pitch to or for someone who needs healing. Sing the Ana B’koach. Meditate on the 72 Names, each one the corner of a cube, 9 columns making 9 cubes of 8 corners while listening to music in the frequency of 432 HZ.

Circle_of_fifths_deluxe_4.svg8142967_origThe musical scale happens naturally once a specific pitch (vibration frequency) has been set and that natural progression is completely based on complex mathematics which we will spare you, except to note that A being equivalent to 432 HZ means that the whole tone C is 256 HZ. Within that mathematics the 12 tones line up around the circle of 5th’s and while 256 is precisely 28 it is also the numerical value of the “Ark of the Covenant,” and of the name of the 5th Book of Moses, Devarim (דברים) which summarized the whole Torah. Another natural harmonic note is F# at 720 HZ, corresponding to 720.0, which is the sum of the square roots of each the 72 Names. That is the natural order of music.compare 2

In Germany in the late 1930’s the 440 HZ tone began to be used, then somehow in 1953 the ISO mandated it as the standard for all music worldwide. It is time we return to the natural order. Don’t you think?M2_Scale_12_Fifths_A440_A432

So why now? Why after nearly 5778 years since Creation, and 66.6 jubilee years after receiving the Torah at Sinai, are we receiving this birthday gift? Why now are we finally able to understand tumblr_o1da2lkSH11us5bx1o1_500this power of healing and blessings that was there under our noses all along? It goes back to the Vav (ו) and its energetic value, six (6). You see, the mathematics of musical tones are based on logarithms and as it turns out the logarithm of 6 is .7781512.  So coupled with the expansion to Binah from that original point of nothingness being the 5th phase (from point, to line (Vav), square, cube, and hypercube), we get from the Vav, both the year 5778 (2018 CE) and the 1512 found in the hypercube tied to both the 42-Letter Name and 72 Names matrices.

So go eat a kosher BLT and enjoy it as G-d’s gift to help see us into the 5th Phase.

(אשרי) (בלת) (אשרי)

Once we are re-tuned, the harmonics of our time, our destiny, and our universe will resonate throughout.  How could they not?  They were designed that way. The surface temperature (energy) of anabkoach160-ksthe sun is 5778K and its radius is 432,288 miles. The diameter of the moon is 2160 miles or 5 x 432. The speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, only off from 4322 by .1833% with 1833 being the number of occurrences of the letter Samech (ס) found in the Torah, each of numerical value 60, which is even more harmonic as the total numerical value of the letters at the exact midpoint of the 42-Letter Name is 1833 and because that .1833% equals to exactly 342 mps.  Further, the radius of the Earth is 18.33 x 432.

Once in tune, the broken Vav (ו) in Shalom (שלום) of portion Pinchas will be healed and as Pinchas’ spear becomes whole again we will welcome in peace and recover another portion of the 288 fallen sparks of Tohu necessary to usher in Moshiach and the Geula (Final Redemption).

If you examine the initials of the blessed sandwich above you will see that they spell out Abba (אבא), Father, so that you shall make no mistake as to who gave you that gift. Notice also that the final letters (יתי) sum to 420, which are also the central 3 letters in  בראשית  ישראל. When we add them together, we get 420 + 4 = 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David. What a gift! It is time to give thanks to the Almighty for being alive in these times!  It is a gift and a responsibility!  He has shown us the blessings in the beginning and in the end. He has shown us how to make them endless.  Use them; the alternative is the Oy.

psychoUse this gift to free yourself of your limitations, open the bonds and boundaries of your cube. Let go and Binah awaits.

With endless blessings,

 

Ezra

 

 

 

 

The ALL

fireThis wasn’t the first article I had planned to write after my prolonged hiatus. I was and am still going to write about the how the 2000-year-old Zohar explains in detail the expansion of the universe in the instant before the big bang; about the missing 38 years from the Torah; time speeding up; and the final segment in the meaning behind the year 2014 series within the context of the final 4 years until Moshiach (the Messiah) in 2018 (5778 HC).  The events and their consequences of 2014 are blatantly obvious to everyone watching the news as they unfold all around us.

As we’ve explained in previous articles about the 10 Commandments and their 2 tabletsprophetic connection to us today, each verse in the sequence of the Torah’s 70th paragraph, ending with verse 20:18, corresponds to our calendar year today, and verse 20:14, corresponding to the year 2014, states, “Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house.” Does this not explain what we see going on all around us?

The last of the 10 Commandments:

Exodus 20:14 “Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house.”

This Utterance of G-d is the last of the 10 Commandments, our last chance to exercise free will in choosing love and loving kindness over hatred and jealousy.  We know what drives Vladimir Putin, Hamas, ISIS and Boko Haram, what courses through their bloodstreams. We know what fuels the flames of Ferguson. But it is what we choose in the face of this that matters now.  The choice is harder than ever, as you would expect it to be with only 4 years to go and no more Commandments for us to prove ourselves by. We’ve had 5778 years to work on ourselves, 3330 of them with the Torah in hand so we’d be hard pressed to ask for more time, but we could and should ask for help. We already know what our nature is; if we want to connect with the spiritual world, we must seek to go beyond our animal nature. That doesn’t mean to do nothing. When Assad was gassing his helpless citizens, we could have stepped in then and quenched the fires long before they blew ISIS across the Mid-East; that would have been the compassionate, neighborly thing to do.

light worldAs a result of the angelic construction of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem, and consequentially the exponentially greater intensity of light flooding into our world, cracks and fissures are opening up throughout humanity, all emanating from that central point, much like the rivers that flowed from Gan Eden. Counter-clockwise from militant upheaval in Libya to Ebola in Western Africa and Boko Haram in West-Central Africa to Gaza to Pakistan to Afghanistan to Iran to the desperate crises in Iraq and Syria caused by ISIS to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the burgeoning antisemitism in Europe and most recently the riots in Ferguson Missouri, the cracks are bringing out the worst of Satan in his death throws, as evil tries everything it can to annihilate good, pitting neighbor against neighbor, desperately trying to erase the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself while it still can.

As we live through prophecy being fulfilled, know this, kol tuv, it’s all good. We may be destined to fight the battle, but the light has been with us from the beginning, and will be there with us in the end.  There is a reason G-d hid these 5 little letters within the 304,805 ones of His Torah.  It’s time we understood them.

In Vaetchanan, read on the week that Tish B’Av occurs every year, we have the repetition of the 10 Commandments followed by the first paragraph of the Shema and immediately following that, in Vaetchanan 6:11 we find the expression Kol Tuv (כל טוב), Hebrew for all or everything is good, which HaRav always said was the highest and most complete wish we should make for someone, as it includes everything, so we traditionally wished that for each other after making a L’chaim. But what does it really mean? Or connect to? And why is it used only once in the entire Torah? And why found at verse 6:11, knowing that 611 is the gematria value of “Torah” itself?

So we can assume that such a common phrase used only once and very strategically placed tree10at that must have some powerful import, and yes it does.  What HaRav passed on from his teacher is that whatever is most overlooked is usually the most important. The first word of this overlooked phrase is kol (CL) of numerical value 50, as in the 50 gates of Binah, and as such the word has always been regarded by the kabbalists as a definite expression and connection to the sefira of Binah (Understanding). It is also regarded as a connection to Yesod, as it includes all the 50 inter-included sub-sefirot from the 5 higher levels of Zeir Anpin above it (Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach and Hod). Yesod is the repository of all that comes from above, and as such, and like the righteous, of which it is associated, Yesod can channel everything to us.

Nevertheless, the ordinal value of kol (CL, כל), in other words the numerical place value of its letters within the Hebrew alphabet, is 11 and 12 respectively, a total of 23, and it just so happens that we find the the only expression of Kol Tuv (CL TtVB,כל טוב) in the entire Torah at the 11th verse of paragraph 23 of Devarim (Deuteronomy). That said, this makes the complete value of the word kol (כל) equal to 50 plus 23, which is 73, the value of the sefira of Chochma (Wisdom), the dimension one level higher than Binah. It also connects to the Torah’s very first verse, whose total numerical value is equivalent to the sum of all the integers from 1 to 73.

Now the word tov (טוב), first used when G-d pronounced in Bereshit(Genesis), “it was good(ki tov)” has he numerical value of 17. It also has an ordinal value of 17 as well, thus it has a complete value of 34 and when we add the kolel for the 3 letters, we get 37, which it turns out is the inner dimension of Chochma (ChCMH), in other words the ordinal value of Chochma. Every sefirot is both light and vessel and has an inner and outer dimension to it and so does every word. In the case of Chochma (ChCMH), its numerical value, 73, forms the exact number of units in the 4th natural star number. Star numbers form the star numbers3shape of the Magen David, also known as the Star or Shield of David.  And so does the number 37 (the 3rd Star number), but 37 is also the number of units in the central hexagon of that 73-unit Magen David, so they are integrally related, one the inner dimension of the other. Please do not think this is coincidental, as the numerical value of Israel, 541, gives us the 10th Star, and furthermore, as it turns out 37 x 73 is also the same value as all the integers from 1 to 73.  This aside only serves to show the depth and the everlasting power to which the simple phrase, Kol Tuv connects.

day and nightThe initials of Kol Tuv (כל טוב), Caf (כ) and Tet (ט) are the letters (כט) that Abraham told us in his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) represent and influence the month of Av so it’s no wonder we find Kol Tuv (CL TtVB) in a portion only read in Av. And since the letter Tet (ט) is the 9th letter of the alphabet it is also no wonder that the portion is always read immediately following the 9th of Av, the day of maximum light of the year, when the negative side holds sway in the morning and when Moshiach consciousness reigns in the afternoon, similar to that first day in Bereshit. After G-d pronounced the light good, He separated it as light and darkness, day and night.

The final letters, which Rav Brandwein of blessed memory taught me speak to the future, 32 pathsin the phrase Kol Tuv (CL TtVB),are Lamed and Bet (לב), which happen to be the first and last letters of the Torah and spell Lev (LB), Hebrew for heart. Besides encapsulating the Torah, they have the numerical value of 32. They universally represent the 32 Paths of Wisdom and the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-life. Similarly, the first 3 letters (כלט) of Kol Tuv (CL TtVB), representing the 3 columns of the Tree-of-life and have an ordinal value also of 32.  Their complete value is 91, that of Amen, the unification of the YHVH with Adonai.

When we recite or read a Hebrew expression with the insight and understanding of the spiritual technology behind it and with the knowledge of the gates and pathways of energy that it opens up for us we become channels for that light, and the world becomes our vessel. As an open channel we can expand ourselves infinitely. But the key is heart. To really open ourselves up and really make a difference, we must have intention and not only a desire for the love of the Creator, but a desire to share it as well. This doesn’t need to be a prolonged meditation; it could happen in an instant, but your head and heart have to be in the right place.

The complete value of Kol Tuv (כל טוב) is 50 + 17 = 67, which is actually the numerical value of the Name Binah, which to us is everything good.

The complete value of Tov (טוב) is 17 + 17 = 34, which corresponds to the 34 letters in the 3 spelled out iterations of the YHVH at the level of Ban (Malchut) and thus acts as a ground for us.

Thus in saying Kol Tuv (כל טוב) with the proper intention we can draw the conjoined purified energy down from Chochma and Binah and draw it down through Yesod, represented by Kol (כל) to Malchut, our world represented by tov (טוב).  We can’t actually picture what this looks like, but we can imagine the process as it flows down to and through us just before or as we recite it. And finally, the central letters in Kol Tuv (כל טוב) form the Hebrew word, Tal (טל ), which the Arizal said would take 80 years to fully explain, but we can in our limited way understand it to mean dew, as the energy of sustenance that replenishes us everyday, the shefa. It also has to do with the 39 letters of the 4 variations of the spelled out YHVH and the energy of Moshiach consciousness to which we need to attach ourselves.

dccover3dNonetheless, the complete value of the expression Kol Tuv (כל טוב) is 67 + 40 =107, and the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778, the Hebrew year equivalent to 2018, the year prophesied for the coming of Moshiach and the geula, the final redemption. So just as the complete value of kol (CL) connected us with the Beginning, the complete value of Kol Tuv (כל טוב) connects us with the end, the end of darkness, and the new beginning. And just as every year for 5778 years the 9th of Av has reminded us that darkness can feed off the light and run rampant, it also reminds us that it eventually burns out and new life grows in its place.

The initials (כט) in Kol Tuv (CL TtVB) have an ordinal value of 20 while the corresponding value of the next 2 letters (CL TtVB) is 18, thus forming 20:18 and those 2nd set of letters (LamedVav) represents the LV (לו) of numerical value 36, as in the 36 tzaddikim (righteous souls) that sustain our world and guide us from generation to generation (L‘dor V‘dor) toward Moshiach. Just to note, the gematria of (L‘dor V‘dor) is 444 and there exactly are 13 generations of 444 years in 5778 and 13, the numerical value star numbers2of the Hebrew word for love, is the 2nd Star number, as discussed above.  It all begins with love. The final letter in this sequence is Bet (ב) of numerical value 2, which once again shows us that the 2 calendars are converging and that the two 2018’s are one. In the Hebrew calendar year 2018 G-d made His Covenant of Halves with Abraham, promising him everything, and in 2018 CE in the Western Calendar (5778 HC) it is prophesied to be fulfilled, 70 years after the birth of the Israeli nation in 1948 CE, fulfilling yet another part of the prophecy and coinciding with the birth of Abraham in 1948 HC.

Moreover, when we add 5 for the 5 letters in kol tuv (כל טוב) to its complete value of 107, we get 112, which all kabbalists know as Yabok, the place when Jacob defeated the dark angel and became Israel, and also the unification of the YHVH of numerical value 26 with Elohim, 86, which in both instances represents the triumph of the divine spirit over the natural one. This is the energy we should tap into when saying and wishing kol tuv (כל טוב) and this is the energy that will triumph in 5778.

Now for those that understand, the sole placement of kol tuv (כל טוב) at 6:11 connects it to the higher Name of G-d Ehyeh (EHYH) that is also found in only one place in the Torah, when Moses conversed with G-d at the burning bush, telling him, “I shall be who I shall be.”  There are 4 variations of the spelling out of the Name EHYH, corresponding to the 4 spellings out of the Name YHVH, and their total value is 611. This is the Name that “shall be” with us through the end of the exile.

lchaim2This is just one small thing we can do to wind the war against negativity, overcome our nature, help bring the final redemption, but it is something. And it’s something real. And it is a start for many. Doing nothing is not an option. So let’s all wish each other l’chaim with the expression kol tuv (כל טוב) and this time let’s mean it, let’s tap into the energy of the endless and channel it with love in our hearts to our family, friends, and especially to our neighbors. Let’s bring Moshiach.

kol tuv (כל טוב)

Ezra

The Covenant of Halves and the Counting of the Omer.

The year was 2018 HC, seventy (70) years after Abraham was born in 1948 HC, G-d had Abraham gaze up into the stars and He made the Covenant of Halves with him, in which He promised to make Abraham’s descendants more numerous than the stars and to give them the 10 lands between the two rivers, the Great Egyptian and the Euphrates.

Flash forward 3760 years to 2018 CE, 70 years after Israel became a nation in 1948 CE. dccover3dThe Hebrew Calendar year is now 5778 HC, the year prophesied by the Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim for the arrival of Moshiach consciousness (the Messiah) and the geula (final redemption). The Divine Calendar has mirrored itself, folding in the middle, and the Covenant is about to be fulfilled.

According to the Zohar, the 70 year final waiting period corresponds to the birth pangs of Moshiach, and as it just so happens the phrase used for “70 years (VShBAYM ShN-H)” occurs 42 times in the Torah, as in the 42 journeys the Israelites made in order to reach the promised land the first time around. Now, everyone who has studied the slightest bit of Kabbalah knows the power of the 42Letter Name of G-d (the Ana B’koach) and that every time the number 42 occurs it’s a direct connection to that Name in order to support us. Moreover, according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory in his paraphrasing of the Baal Shem Tov and other tzaddikim over the generations, “the understanding of the 42-Letter Name will bring about the geula (final redemption).”

Another painful waiting period was the “40 days and 40 nights” that the Israelites had to wait for Moses to bring down the Torah the first time. The exact gematria for both the Torah phrase used for “70 years (VShBAYM ShN-H)” and for “40 days and 40 nights” is  778 up to the final Hey of numerical value 5 of the phrase, thus implying a designed reference to 5-778.

Moreover, the very first time the 5-778 value phrase for 70 years is utilized in the Torah is in the 5th Chapter of Genesis with Lemekh(LMC)–kabbalistic code for king(melech, MLC)–who lived for 777 years.

And it’s even more significant that the next time it was used was in paragraph 42, at Genesis 12:4, when Abraham was “70 years and 5.”

So let’s back up 5 years, to today’s date, Pesach 5773 when we’ve just begun counting the Omer, as we’ve done for the last 3325 years, knowing that in 2018 CE (5778 HC) it’ll be menora 67th psalmexactly 3330 or 66.6 jubilee years since G-d commanded us to count both the Omer and the jubilee years (50 year period).  When we’ll reach the mid-point of the counting on the 25th day, we’ll reach the place in the pictographic menorah devised from King David’s 67th Psalm where the 25th word and the 25th letter of the central column intersect (the 1st Mem in YaMim).

It is here where the halves meet that we find the sum of the gematria values of the words and/or letters counted through the midpoint in the counting is exactly 5778, including the kolel for the 25 days.

Moreover, while the sum of the square roots of those 25 words is 345, the numerical value of Moses (MShH), the sum of the square roots of the 24 words prior to the midpoint is 333.078 or 3330 years and 78, which as explained by Rav Brandwein is the initials of Etz Chaim, the tree-of-life, that we find in 5778.

It’s divinely fitting that the two halves met up in King David’s Psalm, because exactly midway through his life we find the precise midpoint (2889 HC) in the 5778 years from Adam to Moshiach, which is why the Alef-Dalet and Mem in Adam (EDM) is known to represent Adam-David-Moshiach.

This is also why the complete value of the sofit spellings of Alef-Dalet and Mem is 1905 for the spelled-out (milieu) letters and 114 for their ordinal value, making a total of 2019, which just so happens to be the year that begins the new calendar of the Covenant, the coming together of the Halves.

Some things are written on parchment, other in stone, G-d wrote His Covenant with us in time. What we do with the time He gave us is up to us.

Silence is more than Golden; It Can Be Everything.

Years back, I was the announcer at our shul for HaRav, whether we barely had a minion, or had our typical 300 people for Shabbat, or a 1000 for a Shabbaton. What this meant was that I was responsible for making sure everyone understood what was going on, were aware of the unifications and encoding of the prayers as the chazan made them and that they could follow along in the proper consciousness, including leading them through certain meditations.  One day I asked the Rav if there was anything I could do for him and he replied simply that I could keep everyone quite for him during the Amidah, the silent standing prayer.

You see, the problem was that most people finished their standing prayers–the highest point in our very long morning connections–in a few minutes, and the Rav would routinely take 20 minutes or more.  It was obvious the Rav was praying at a much higher level than any of us could fathom, and to those of us with vision, he would even vanish entirely at points in the prayers.  Nevertheless, people being people, they would get restless and mundane conversations would break out everywhere, whispered and otherwise.

The Rav’s message to me was also obvious on a literal level: that he was making important connections and unifications for the congregation and the world and that we were distracting him.  But studying the writings of the Arizal last night, I realized there was a deeper message.

In parsha Beshalach, just prior to the crossing of the Sea of Reeds, in Shmot (Exodus) 14:14, we find one of the most important verses of the Torah: “God will fight for you, but you must remain silent (YHVH Yilachem lachem v’atem tacharishun).”

Moses is telling the Israelites and erev rav (mixed multitudes) accompanying him that in order to let G-d do his work (which Moses was channeling) they had to remain silent, in fact, that was all they had to do. They weren’t asked to unify themselves, to chant or meditate the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name) or the Ayin Bet Shimot (72 Names) in unison–Moses and his staff, which was engraved with both those Names) took care of that; all they had to do was silence their mouths and minds.

The spiritual process and unifications happen at a very high level and our speech and most of our thoughts occur at the lowest level (malchut) so all we do is weigh down G-d’s work and intentions and surround them with klippot (hard shells of negativity), regardless of our good intentions.

So if we want G-d in our lives, we need to be silent and realize that He does know best and is fighting for us. When we speak our minds, we’re just fighting back.

Now this verse is important for another reason. The first 3 words (YHVH YLChM LCM) form a key (YYL or YLY)that unlocks the 72 Names that follow in a few verses and are comprised of the proper assembly of the 3 consecutive verse of 72 letters each.

It’s also the key that unlocks the alternative special 72 Names, but more about that in a later article.

But while we’re on the 72 Names, note that it is in a matrix format and that only two of the Names have letters with consecutive triple tagin (crowns). They are found at column 5, row 7; and column 7, row 8, so like the 42-Letter Name, the 72 Names also contains the hidden date prophesied for the final redemption (geula), 5778 (2018 CE), as explained by Rav Yedhuda Halevi Ashlag (Hasulam) of blessed memory.

Nevertheless, Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory in his book New Writings (Ktvim Chadashim) cautions against utilizing the 72 Names, and understanding what his teacher, the Arizal, was highlighting in examining the verse Exodus 14:14, we can see how best to utilize them: In silence.

We do no harm in connecting to the 72 Name Matrix if we silence our mouths and minds and let G-d do the work for us. So rather than stare at the Names and tell them, or the universe, what we want to happen, or G-d forbid try to recite them, we should simply silence ourselves, let go, and let G-d to what’s best for us.  Anything else, is pure ego, and nothing good can come of that.

In other words, we must make room for G-d in our lives, thoughts, and especially in our meditations.  And as the Rav asked of me, and Moses asked of the Israelites at the Sea of Reeds, we must make room for Moshiach (the Messiah) in our lives as well. Moses comes to us in every generation, and as Moshiach in this one, and we have know enough to step out of the way and allow him to split the seas for us, for that is the only way to reach the Tree-of-life on the other side.

And beware of those that will try to interfere.  Ask yourself this, if the plague killed all the Egyptian livestock and animals, where did Pharaoh get the 1200 horses and 600 mules for his 600 choice chariots? And the rest of the mules and horse for his other chariots?

We’ll give you the answer in out next post, but you already know it inside of you.

Shavua Tov.