Yibum: From a Strange Custom Comes the Messiah

The Tikunei Zohar 26 provides us with great insight into a strange custom, the  Levirate marriage, a great Mitzvah. This process is called יבום (Yibum). If a man dies, leaving a widow without children, his brother should come to the woman, have sex together to impregnate her and with that action they become married to each other. This process of connecting the woman as Malchut to the Man as Zeir Anpin is called גאולה, “redemption” and the man is called גואל, “redeemer”.

Ruth 4:7
“וְזֹאת לְפָנִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל עַל-הַגְּאֻלָּה וְעַל-הַתְּמוּרָה, לְקַיֵּם כָּל-דָּבָר, שָׁלַף אִישׁ נַעֲלוֹ, וְנָתַן לְרֵעֵהוּ; וְזֹאת הַתְּעוּדָה, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל ”
“Now this was the custom in former time in Israel about the Redemption and about the exchange, to keep in existence all things: a man drew off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the attestation in Israel.- ”

This process is called יבום (Yibum, YBVM). Within this word and the process,  the channels from Yud (G-d) to Vav (Man) to the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name, representing the union of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, Heaven and Earth) are completed.

It is very powerful.

The final Mem is the womb, as is known from the Arizal, and the Bet is both blessing and representative of the brother (the 2nd husband).

Geula (redemption) has the numerical value of 45, which is also that of Man, which is why, “This process of connecting the woman as Malchut to the Man as Zeir Anpin is called גאולה,”

The process of יבום (Yibum, YBVM) also permutes to B’YVM, “2nd day” or “in the day,” connecting to both Creation and the so-called end-of-days when the geula (final redemption) will occur.

Now יבום (Yibum, YBVM) as broken down above YV and MB can be seen as (42 and 42) since the letters MB has the value 42 and Yud-Vav spelled out also has the gematria value 42. This the word (Yibum, YBVM) can be seen to conceal the value 84, that of Pad, meaning redemption, and the union of the Upper and  Lower 42-Letter Names, necessary for the final redemption.

So given the significance of this strange custom, what powerful souls do we know of that were brought into the world by this means? Such a powerful connection should bring powerful souls, no?

And so it did. And we have our answer as to why the Tikunei Zohar chose to quote the Book of Ruth in the description of the Yibum.

The Torah in Genesis 38 tells the story of Yehuda and Tamar. It helps us understand the importance of the Yibum process. Yehuda’s son, Er ער, was married to Tamar, a woman that his father chose for him, and died before having children. Yehudah sent the other son, Onan אונן, to redeem his daughter in law but Onan knew that she is not intended for him and spilled his seeds to the ground so he will not be the one to continue the seed of his brother. Because Onan didn’t continue the light to the vessel he brought death on himself.

Yehuda saw the situation and held onto the younger son, telling Tamar that he is waiting for him to grow up before giving him to her.

Tamar was righteous and understood that Yehuda is her redeemer. She disguised herself as a prostitute and ‘tricked’ him into having sex with her and thus fulfilled her vessel.
As it turns out  trick was the cause and seed to bring Mashiach to the world.

From Tamar came out Perez and from his descendant came out Boaz who married Ruth the Moabite with Yibum (See the book of Ruth). They had Obed that begot Yishai that begot David. King David who is the aspect of Malchut and the great desire for the light, created the vessel that will bring the redeemer, the Mashiach.

Now, as for Ruth herself, she is a descendant of a similar Yibum process, when after witnessing the destruction of Sodom and Gemorra, Lot’s daughters, thinking they were the only ones left in the world, got their father drunk and slept with him. It’s not the strict definition of Yibum, but the same righteous intent was there and it is the intent cloaked within our actions that builds the spiritual world.

So we have Ruth descendant of Moab, whose name contains the MB,  marrying Boaz, and this together Moab-Boaz, the two results of the two Yibums create another MB. And of this powerful fusion, King David was born.  Not to mention, that Yehuda’s name is mentioned 42 times in the Torah.

So given the double fusions of the 42-Letter Names, it’s not The Divine Calendartotally shocking that the midpoint of King David’s 70-year life was exactly the midpoint between Adam and Moshiach: 5778/2 = 2889 HC. David lived from 2854 – 2924 HC.

As we said earlier, the process of יבום (Yibum, YBVM) also permutes to B’YVM, “2nd day” or “in the day.” David was the 2nd in the Maturation process of Adam (ADM) or Adam – David-Moshiach. Adam is spelled Alef-Dalet-Mem, whose gematria miliu (spelled-out) values are respectively, 111 + 434 + 80 = 625. And as per our recent articles on the 3 Keters that add up to the year 2018 (5778 HC), the numerical value of H’Keter (the crowning sefira/dimension) is 625, which is also the exact square root of all the words, letters, and verses of the Torah added together (390,625).

What we should take away from this is that no item in the Torah, no matter how strange, is without deep meaning and importance to us, even if that meaning takes 5778 years to become clear and manifest.  The other thing we should note is that while G-d has His divine time frame, it takes righteous actions to fulfill it. Windows of opportunity will open in their proper time; whether we step through them is up to us.  And as we learned from Lot’s daughters and Tamar, it’s the intent (where our conscious is at) that’s most important. The Baal Shem Tov explains that the right intent is to do all our actions with the thought of “Loving thy neighbor as thyself,” and thus being one soul with everyone, so even if we don’t make the connections exactly right, some part of our global soul is, and that’s what we’ll connect with.

Shavua Tov and Chodesh Tov

Ezra

The Ten Commandments Part VIII: 666, the Most Feared Number?

…Continued from The Ten Commandments

Our last article in the series was about relationship between the time of flood, Noah, Moses, the time of the 10 Commandments, and the time of the final redemption. l

The People

The people, “ET H’AM“, that G-d refers to has the numerical value of 516, which we know from chazal is the number of times Moses needed to pray if he wished to enter the Land of Israel and bring the final redemption, but G-d had instructed Moses to stop at 515. And as we’ve previous written, according to the Arizal these coincide with the 516 hours between Rosh Hashanna and Hoshanna Rabba.

Then 4 verses later, after Moses pleaded on their behalf, the 4 Hebrew word phrase, “God refrained from doing that evil,” has a gematria of 516 as well when the kolel of 4 is subtracted. The connection between them is that G-d put off that decree to destroy the people in the same way that he put off the final redemption h’geula for 66.6 jubilees years.

It’s simple:

The numerical value of h’geula is 50 and 66.6 x 50 = 3330

And

2448 + 3330 = 5778.

But as all judgments, they can be meted out with harshness or mercy. In this case, it was mercy. With the generation of Noach, it was harshness for as chazal explain, Noach didn’t pray for the people as Moses had. The lesson here is that mercy comes when we pray for others.

Back in paragraph 123, Exodus 31:12-17, when G-d is telling Moses to tell the Israelites to keep the Sabbath, making it a day of rest and a sign to you for all generations, “as an eternal covenant,” He referred back to Creation again, and repeated that He made Heaven and Earth in 6 days and on the seventh (Shabbat) “He ceased work and withdrew to the spiritual.”

There are 6666 letter Bets(B) in the Torah up to that point, reminiscent of the value 66666.308 x 26, which as previously stated was the total gematria of the 22,000 letters in this full 5 portion section.

One way to interpret this is that at the 6’s He stopped working on us, and withdrew to spiritual, for in the very next paragraph, the Israelites at the urging and persuasion of the erev rav decide they couldn’t wait another 6 hours, and in 6 verses they made the golden calf instead. It appears they stopped working on themselves first. So is it surprising that the numerical value of the biblical “golden calf” is 108, which is 18 x 6, or chai x 6, meaing giving “life” to the 6. It’s also (6+6+6) x 6.

And 108 as 1 more than 107, which we know indicates the year 5778 (2018 CE), makes the statement that the erev rav (the people) need to wait 1 period beyond 5778, they need to atone for the 6 hours and 6 verses; they’ll need to wait until the 6th millennium, the year 6000, 222 years more.  But beware, knowing that, they will probably do everything they can to prevent everyone else from achieving the Tree-of-life reality in 5778, just as they did 66.6 jubilee years earlier.

The word “spiritual (vyinafash, VYNGSh) has the same gematria, 446, as mot, death. This double meaning is similar to Moshiach and Snake, in that when we’re not working (on ourselves) it can be like and thus can lead to death, or if we chose otherwise, it can lead to connectivity to the spiritual realm, where our physical down-time is a spiritual time (not a dead rest time), a time to work on ourselves spiritually and thus recharge our physical world for the coming 7 day cycle.

This dichotomy on a grander scale is indicating that the 66.6 jubilee (Biblical 50 year period) will lead either to death (a permanent end) or to the spiritual realm (the tree-of-life reality) in the 7th period, and this time frame is hinted at by the 5761 letter Nuns(N), each of numerical value 50, through this same location in the Torah, as in the year 2001 CE, when it appears the period of Oy and Ashrei began (at least physically) with 9/11. Spiritually it began in 5760 as Rav Abraham Azulai suggested it would, 18 (6+6+6) years before 5778.

As we will explain very soon in the upcoming articles in Ten Commandment series the year 2001 CE was indeed marked by the Ten Commandments themselves as the beginning, and the 18-year period was laid out for us.

If we consider chazal’s analysis that after 6 millenniums, the geula will happen in the 7th, then we have to look at the millenniums as elefs (thousands) each of which has the numerical word value of 111, and thus the 6 of them total 666. Thus 66.6 equals 6 millenniums.

And just to hammer home the point, up until chapter 32 and the 6 verses of the golden calf there are 5777 letter nun’s of value 50, and thus symbolically and spiritually related to the 50-year jubilee period.

As the Zohar explains, the thousands are found in YHVH, and jubilee is Binah.  And the aspect of the YHVH that corresponds to Binah is Sag (YVD HY VEV HY). The 3 Yuds (YYY) at this level each have a value of 10 and when multiplied together form 10 x 10 x10 =1000.

And since there are 600,000 component letters in the Torah, the 5 component and composite yuds in YHVH similarly form 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 100,000. To understand this you must see the two letters Hey (H) as their component dalet-yud’s 2 x (DY) and combine them with the letters vav (VV) to form yud (YVD) and yud (YVD). You then add the Yud (Y) of YHVH and the two component yuds (Y) from the Heys, and you get the 5 total yuds in the YHVH at the level of Malchut (Ban), which is the level that the 600,000 souls fell back to when it was decreed they needed to restart the correction process.

Okay, so maybe it was 408 souls that ascended to Keter, or 4 x 102, the numerical value of emunah (faith). And maybe that makes sense since 408 = 407 + 1 (Moses) and the square root of 407 = 20.17424, considering that 424 is the value of Mashiach Ben David and 2017 CE is the year 5777.

But considering 620 is the value of Keter and there were 620 letters in the 10 Commandments, why not 620 souls?

Why not? We do know though that 620-408 = 202, as in verse 20:2 where the 10 Commandments and the 22,000-letters began. Perhaps this had something to do with it. Who knows?

And since everything to do with the special set of 22,000 letters, the embedded gift within the Bible, has to do with 10 and the power of 10, perhaps it has something to do with 408 x 6 being equal to 2448 and also that the square root of ((600,000 – 408) x 10 ) also equals 2448 .

Let’s not forget that it was the year 2448 when the 2nd Tree-of-life opportunity, the 10 Commandments, occurred, and that that is 66.6 jubilee years before 5778.

Could it be for that reason that the Hebrew letters break down into 50 component letters, representing the Jubilee period, and that because of this they form the 600,000 – 408 equations. After all, G-d was pretty emphatic that we count the Jubilee years.

To be continued shortly with Part IX.

The previous installments of The Ten Commandments are here.

When Will We Reach Keter for the 3rd Time? Simple Gematria Provides the Answer.

Keter is the summit of true reality, the point where all the veils and illusions have been drawn back and the light of Hashem shines unfiltered. It’s where we and He are One.

The first time man stood in the light of keter (the crowning sefirot/dimension), the highest level of existence, spiritual and otherwise, attainable was before the original sin in the Garden of Eden.

The second time was 2448 years later when the Ten Commandments were given. But on the 39th day the golden calf was created and we fell for the 2nd time, all the way back to square one.

There are 42 letters in the spelling of the names of the sefirot, corresponding with the 42 paths of the Tree-of-life, which R’ Chaim Vital of blessed memory connects with the 42-letter Name.  The name Keter (CTR) comprises the uppermost 3 letters of the 42, meaning that because the Israelites couldn’t wait 1 more day–actually just the last 6 hours of that day–for Moses to return as promised, they paused at the gates of Keter (CTR) and as we know it all game crashing down, everything shattering along with the 2 tablets.

And the third time?

Since the ancient kabbalistic science of gematria reads the energy levels in the letters, which allows us so see the words and names for what they really represent at their source, let’s look at the spelling of Keter (CTR), whose simple gematria is C (20) + T (400) + R (200) = 620, as in the 620 letter in the 10 Commandments.

So 3 Keters (CTR) would be 3 x 620 or 1860.

The Tikunei Zohar explains that the light in the ineffable Name of G-d, the YHVH get expanded through squaring, which coincides with R’ Chaim Vital’s comment that all Torah light is spread through squaring. As the Zohar illustrates, Y (10) + H(5) + V(6) + H(5) gets squared like this: 102 + 52 + 62+ 52 = 186.

And as we can see, 3 Keters = 10 x (YHVH) squared, or simply 1860 = 10 x 186. Thus the equation illustrates that the light of the YHVH spread fully throughout the 10 sefirot (dimensions) will be achievable with the 3rd Keter.

The first two times we reached Keter, were thus untenable as they were incomplete and the unbalanced light was too powerful.

But when will that be?

We need to turn to the much revealing complete gematria for that.  The complete gematria combines the standard numerical value of a word or phrase with its ordinal value (the placement of the letters within the alef-bet). And as it happens the ordinal value of Keter (CTR) is C(11) + T(22) + R(20) = 53.

Before we put it all together lets examine that a little closer. After all, it is a very important name. the ordinal vaue of Caf(C) is 11, signifying the 11 sefirot when Da’at (the reservoir of knowledge) is included (as it must be) , and the letters Taf(T) and Resh(R) together = 42, as in the 42 letters in the names of the 11 sefirot.

When all 3 letters (CTR) are added together, they total 53, as in the value of the word Gan, representing the first instance of our Keter, Gan Eden (the Garden of Eden). Nevertheless, the 3 Keters would then be 3 x 53 = 159.

And 159 is the small gematria value of the Upper 42 Letters of the Name of G-d, which is the YHVH expanded 3 times by spelling out the individual letters.

Now, adding the standard value (1860) to the ordinal value (159) for the 3 Keters gives us 1860 + 159 = 2019.

And as it so happens the year 2019, coincides with Rav Ashlag’s The Divine Calendarpredictions and all the prophecies about the date for the geula (final redemption) and thus the opening of the third Tree-of-life window in 5778 (2018) and it’s sealing in 2019.  (See Nothing is Random for more details and scientific evidence).

With the kolel of 1, the year 2019 could easily be 2018, but as understood within Nothing is Random there is a definitive separation in the time-spatial continuum that is occur marked by the separation between the dates 2018 and 2019. Indeed, the Tikunei Zohar makes the point of telling us that the word Makom (place/space), as in the place where Jacob rested his head and had the famous dream of the angels rising and descending, has the numerical value 186 directly because of the squaring of the letters in the YHVH.

Ezekiel 3:12
“בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד-יְהוָה, מִמְּקוֹמוֹ”
“Blessed be the glory of YHVH from His place”
‘Place’ is מקום.  His place is also Keter, and in spirituality distance is time, so His place as it connects with our world becomes a time frame as well.

2018 is the so-called end of days, and 2019 is the beginning.

Let’s recap a bit.

10 x YHVH2 + the 3 expansions of YHVH = 2019

= Keter x 3

When the Light of the YHVH spreads completely throughout the 42 Pathways of the Sefirot, we will be at the 3rd Keter.

How do we know that 2019 is actually 2019 ce and not 2019 HC? After all, the Covenant of Abraham, the great and glorious time was promised, occurred in 2018 CE.

Because when we spell out the name Keter (CTR) as Caf-Tav-Resh (CP-TV-RYSh), its ordinal value is 107 and the sum of the integers (1+2+3+..107) = 5778 (2018 CE).

Moreover the complete gematria sofit value plus the kolel of the spelled out Keter (CP-TV-RYSh) is 1860 once again, or 3 x 620 (CTR). It’s Perfect!

Would you expect anything less perfect, at the level of keter, the dimension of pure perfection?

So then, why 3 letters in Keter, and why 3 Keters?

Because as the Zohar and the Kabbalists explain, the Tree-of-life is a 3 column structure (system). The ill-fated Gan Eden Keter headed up the right column. The short lived 10 Commandments Keter headed up the left column. And the only one which could really last, will be the balanced central column one that will soon form and be sealed in place in 2019 CE, B’H.

The 3rd window will open soon and the question will be not whether the Light is ready to receive us, but whether we’re   ready for the Light.

Shavua Tov

Ezra

The Ten Commandments Part VII: Adam, Noach, Moses and the End of Days

…Continued from The Ten Commandments

Our last article was about straightening out the 5 portion, 22,000 letter, section of the Torah’s time line concerning the giving of the Ten Commandments,  the incident of the golden calf, and the two times Moses brought down the 2 Tablets. In this article, we”ll begin tying it all together.

Adam, Noach, Moses and the End of Days

As we said the people saw to it that the Tree-of-life conscious never  took root. But what did happen, though, was that G-d had to start all over again with these people. In paragraph 125, Exodus 32:9-10 “G-d then said to Moses, “I have observed the people and they are an unbending (stiff-neck) group. Now do not try to stop me when I unleash my wrath against them to destroy them. I will then make you into a great nation.”

Here is a deep secret: The words “great nation” L’Goy Gadol (LGVY GDVL) permute into Yud Gilgul (YVD GLGVL), “10 reincarnations, “one for each of the 10 Commandments.

Could it be that the Torah is hinting to us that Moses (H’Moshiach) will reincarnate 10 times?

Moses could have chosen to be like Noach, the 10th generation from Adam and preside over a new beginning, but Moses was the 26th generation of Adam, connected to the YHVH of value 26.

This connection between Noach and Moses is more than casual. G-d’s wrath was revealed to Moses in paragraph 125 of Exodus and to Noach in paragraph 25, when in Genesis 6:13 “God said to Noach, ‘The end of all flesh has come before me. The world is filled with crime. I will therefore destroy them with the earth’.” It was only a few verses earlier when in Genesis 6:3 “God said, ‘My spirit will not continue to judge man forever, since he is nothing but flesh. His days shall be 120 years’.” The word flesh (BShR) is found 58 times in the Torah, the same as the numerical value of Noach.

And who lived for 120 years? Moses did.  Moreover, the Torah mentions no one else who lived for 120 years to fulfill G-d’s statement. And lets not forget that Noach had to endure for 40 days and 40 night immersed in water to cleanse mankind and the earth, and Moses also 40 days and 40 nights immersed in the clouds on Sinai to do the same.

The Torah is drawing these parallels for a reason. G-d gave us the 120 years of Moses (H’Mashiach) in flesh. Bnei Noach (BNY NCh) also has the value of 120, so it’s not surprising that G-d’s announcement about his wrath was found in Genesis 6:13, which hints at the 613 precepts that Moses would bring, and if you add the 7 Noahide precepts, we get 613 + 7 = 620, keter, a relationship many a sage has pointed out in relation to the 620 letters of the 10 Commandments.

This is all evidence as well in that the yud Gilgul (10 reincarnations or 10 revolvings) also refer to the 10 generations from Adam to Noach.

Furthermore, each of the 28 generations from 2448, when the Ten Commandments were given, to 5778 (2018 ce), the date prophesied for Moshiach lasted 120 years, while the first 26 generations through Moses lasted 93 years each on average. What this means is that the 54 generations from Adam to Moshiach lasted an average of 107 years, and since the sum of the integers from 1 to 107 = 5778, it all makes perfect sense. Spiritually, it always did.

26 + 28 = 54 generations

(26 x 93) + (28 x 120) = 54 x 107 = 5778 years

Please note that it is 91.0 years.generation for the 26 generations until Moses birth. The average is exactly 93 years, when Moses life is split into 70 years and his last 50 years or 58 and 42% respectively, in line with the Noach (58) connection, and the  not coincidental significance of the 42-Letter Name (necessary for the geula), the final 70 year period from Israeli Statehood in 5708 to 5778, and the 50-year jubilee period.

But the most significant parallel to draw from this Moshe(MShH)-Noach (NCh) connection is the correction of the snake (nachash, NChSh) and Adam/Man (EDM). When we combine the letters in their 2 names (MShH-NCh) they permute to NChSh, which is Nachash, snake and mah (MH), which has the same numerical value as Adam (45) and, according to the Zohar, it is also the aspect of the G-d’s name (YVD HE VEV HE) that is called M’H of value 45, and which represents both Man (ADM) and the 6 sefirot of Zeir Anpin.

And because nachash has the numerical value of 358, this correction will brings us Mashiach (358). Moreover, 45 is also the gematria of Geula (GEVLH), the final redemption.  So while the price paid was high, in the end we’ll get the Messiah and the final redemption.

Nevertheless, it also warns us what we have to overcome for Moses (Mashiach) to come again and bring the geula. The snake always finds a way, different every time, to work his way in and make us lose our focus.

Adam blew the opportunity to stay in the Tree-of-life reality, and 1658 years and 10 generations later, the Flood waters covered the earth, and we began anew. In 2448, we blew the opportunity once again. Thus we were given 66.6 jubilee years and/or 10 incarnations to reincarnate in flesh to find the means to summon the Tree-of-life back into our lives.

The phrase “End of days” found in the Zohar Trumah 143, is in Hebrew “Ketz H’Yamim (KZ HYMYM)“. It has the sofit gematria value of 1665, and if we take away the kolel of the 7 letters we get 1658, the year of the Flood, and if we add 1 instead for the kolel we get 1666, the year the generation of Shabtai Tzvi thought Moshiach was coming. But we also get 666, the numerical value of “the days,” and 1000 for “End.”

The end is the beginning since alef (ELP), the first letter, is also teh word elef, “one thousand (1000),” a concept that keeps coming up in spirituality and in many of our blogs.  It’s pure gematria-the observance and measure of similarity of form. Just like the geula and Adam having the same gematria.

Have doubts about the Adam-Noach-Moshe connection?

Please note then that Moses passed on after 120 years in 2488, just before the Israelites entered the Promised Land and Noach’s Flood occurred in 1658. The relationship between them gives us

1658/2488 = .666.

The flood occurred .666 of the way from Adam to Moshe’s death in the flesh.

Also 2488/5778 = 430, as in the 430 years from the Covenant with Abraham in 2018 to 2448 when the 10 Commandments were issued, which again comes full circle as 2018 CE = 5778 HC. And just to top it off, a circle has 360 degrees and 1658 + 360 = 2018.

To be continued shortly with Part VIII.

The previous installments of The Ten Commandments are here.