On L’ag B’Omer this year I learned of a powerful Divine sequence of **7** numbers: **22, 23, 26, 32, 42, 57,** and **78**. These are all spiritual numbers with powerful connections to Names of G-d individually in their own right. The other thing I learned that night was the importance of the irreducible prime numbers within G-d’s divine plans. I apologize for all those whose eyes glaze over at the sight of numbers, but we cannot yet glimpse into Heaven and have only its shadows upon our world, which are reflected through the Hebrew letters and their associated numbers (their energetic equivalents).

The number **22** represents the **22** letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

The number **23 **represents the ordinal value of the angel code (**יאל**) written into most of their names, including Israel (**ישראל**). It is also the ordinal value of every other syllable in the all-important first verse of the Torah from the **כל** of *Kol Israel* (the last 2 words of the Torah) to the **ברא** of *Bereshit* and of *Bara*, the **ים** of *Elohim* and of *H’Shamayim*, and the **את** of *Et* and of *V’Et*. It is also a connection to healing through the **23** verses of the *Shema* prayer, the **23** words of the blessing of the *Cohenim*, and the **23** pairs of chromosomes in our bodies.

The number **26** represents the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**).

The number **32** represents the **32** Paths of Wisdom of the **10** *sefirot* of the Tree-of-life. By the way, **23** is the **10**th Prime number.

The number **42** is representative of the **42**-Letter Name of G-d. Finally the numbers **57** and **78** are part and parcel to the year **5778** and built into the **42**-Letter Name through its 5th triplet (**נגד**), whose value and complete value, respectively, are **57** and **78**. The number** 78 **is also kabbalistically noted as 3 times the value of the Tetragrammaton** (יהוה).
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**57** and** 78** or **5778** are also reflected in the 72 Names of G-d matrix through the placement of the only double crowned triplets in it: (**ננא**) and (**ענו**) at columns **5**, row **7,** and column **7**, row **8** respectively. Curiously, the triplet (**ננא**) has the numerical value **101**, which is the sum of the prime numbers from **1** to **23.** Even more curious, the number **101** is the **26th** prime number, which is notable because **101** is the numerical value of Michael, the guardian Archangel of Israel. Moreover, the sum of all the Hebrew letters through the **23**rd Hebrew letter, the final *Caf* (**ך**) plus the *kolel* for the **23** letters is **2018,** matching the year **5778** in the Hebrew Calendar.

These select set of Divine numbers also interact with each other, as in **22 x 23** equals **506**, the complete value of “*Moshiach Ben David*” and the value of the first line of the **42**-Letter Name and the **506** occurrences of the 14 triplets of the **42**-Letter Name in the Torah, etc. Another example is **26 x 32** equaling **832**, as in the **832** years the two Holy Temples stood (422 and 410 years respectively), representing 1/4 of the time period between the giving of the Torah at Sinai in 2448 HC and Shavuot 5778. **832** years is also the time frame from the construction of the First Holy Temple in 2928 HC to 3760 HC, the pivotal year “0” chosen for the Gregorian calendar, and it is the number of years from the Flood to Moses’ death in 2488.

All that be as it may, the 7 numbers (**22, 23, 26, 32, 42, 57,** and **78**) form a sequence, one built repeatedly into the Torah as well. The sequential difference between these numbers (23-22, 26-23, 32-26…) is 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, and 21, which is the familiar triangular number sequence often used in the Torah. It represents the sum of integers up to the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 respectively (i.e. 1, 1+2, 1+2+3…). One example is that the first verse of the Torah is comprised of **7** words, alternatively **28** letters, and the sum of the integers from **1-7** is **28. **Moreover the sum of the gematria value of those **28** letters is equivalent to the sum of the integers from **1 -73**, so it is no coincidence that **28 +73 = 101**.

Another example is that all the occurrences in the Torah of all the *Yuds*(**י**), *Heis* (**ה**) and *Vavs* (**ו**) in the Torah, the components of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**) is exactly **90,100,** which is the sum of the integers from 1 – **424**, the numerical value of *Moshiach Ben David*. Yet another example is found in the prophesied date **5778**, which is the sum of the integers from** 1 – 107**. So it is further noteworthy that the sum of *Yud*(**י**), *Hei* (**ה**) and *Vav* (**ו**) is **21** and the **21st** prime number is** 73**, connecting those **90,100** back to the Torah’s first verse and *Chochma* (wisdom) of numerical value **73**. Yet another connection back to that most powerful verse from which the **42** Letter Name emanates is that the **28th** prime is **107**. By the way, 28 + 107 = 135, which is the same as **57** and **78**.

Numbers represent energy and energy is never lost, just concealed. Therefore, in essence, this divine sequence (**22, 23, 26, 32, 42, 57,** and **78**) represents cumulatively the combined energy of the numbers 1 through 6 added to the **22** letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. These 6 cumulative energies (1, 3, 6, 10, 15, and 21), represented by the Hebrew letters (**א,ג,ו,י,ס,ש**) respectively have the complete gematria value of **424** when the koleel of 6 is subtracted. Likewise, when we multiple the numerical value of the *Yud* (**י**), *Hei* (**ה**) and *Vav* (**ו**), we get 300 and when we spread the light by squaring as instructed by R’Chaim Vittal of blessed memory, we get **90,000**. Then adding the **100**, representing *Keter* for completion, and as in the **100th** prime number, 541, the value of Israel (**ישראל**), we get **90,100**. Moreover the squares of the first two letters in Israel (**ישראל**) also equal **90,100**, while the last two equal **901**.

Right in the middle of the Torah’s first verse is the article *ET* (**את**), which as noted above has an ordinal value of **23**. It has a complete value of (401 + 23) or **424**, *Moshiach Bed David* once again.

Suffice to say, G-d has a plan. G-d designed the Torah to bring us *Moshiach Ben David* in the right moment and He gave us these powerful Names of His to help connect us daily to that energy.

While completely unexpected, it should be no surprise that those sequential Names (**22, 23, 26, 32, 42, 57,** and **78**) sum to **280,** as in the sum of the 5 powerful final letters (**ךםןףץ**) in the Hebrew alphabet, the ones associated with severe judgment and the end of days. This is no mathematical slight of hand. The Names and numbers are G-d given. Abraham first wrote about the **22** building blocks and their values some 3760 years ago. And the fact that the first and last numbers (**22** and **78**) add up to **100**, like the **100th** prime, 541 (Israel), is the same as the middle 3 Divine numbers **(26, 32 **and** 42**) cannot be made up or manipulated. They are simply what was given to us. Furthermore, the sequential spacing between those Names numbers (**1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21**) sum to **56**, just like the sum of the two middle numbers in the sequence** (26 **and** 32)** with **5** times **56** being **280** as well.

We have advised repeatedly over the years that beside doing the *mitzvot* with the proper *kavannot* and consciousness the best, highest, and easiest way to connect to this energy of Moshiach and the sea of *Binah* (the World to Come) is through the Torah’s first verse, the **42-**Letter Name of G-d and the *Shema* prayer, so it should not be a surprise to us that when we add the prime numbers that are associated with the 7 Divine Name sequence (79, 83, 101, 131, 181, 269 and 397) they sum to **1248** including the kolel of 7, which is equivalent to the sum of the **1000** letters and **248** words in the *Shema* Prayer that come directly from 3 specific paragraphs in the Torah.

Nor is it a surprise that the middle 3rd and 4th primes of this sequence sum to 232, as in the full 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**), or that the final two primes, which sum to **666,** as in **66.6** jubilee years that stretch from the first Giving of the Torah at Sinai and this Shavuot in **5778**. The three other primes (79, 83, and 181), corresponding to 22, 23 and 42 of the divine sequence, sum to **343**. This is also the sum of the location and value of the two “57-78” triplets from the 72 Names, the 53rd one (**ננא**) of value **101** and the 63rd one (**ענו**) of value 126, in other words (53 + **101** + 63 + 126) = **343**, a number that is found at digit #**666 **within the mathematical constant PI**. **

In G-d’s Divine plan we have had to wait **5778** years from Creation, **3330** years (**66.6** Jubilee years) from the Exodus from Egypt, **70** years from the installation of Israel as a nation, and **23** years for the US Embassy to be officially moved to Jerusalem from its original proclamation date in 1995. It has all been prophesied. It has all been encoded and decoded many times. G-d built the numbers into the Torah, into the structure of our solar system, and into our mathematical constants so we would find them. He built them into his Names and into the Hebrew letters to empower us. It all comes together now. G-d has His reasons. B”H we all merit to understand them soon.

Shabbat Shalom,

Chag Shavuot Sameach

Ezra