All the portions begin with deeply encrypted messages and these are the seed level energies imparted to us weekly, which is why Torah was split into these specific and very uneven portions in the first place. This portion, *Chayei Sarah*, the **5**th in the Torah and the **55**th paragraph in the Torah begins seemingly simple enough. Aryeh Kaplan translates the 12 words of the portion’s first verse (Genesis 23:1) as “Sarah had lived to be **127** years old. These were the years of Sarah’s life.” Perhaps a more accurate translation is as the Zohar states it: “And Sarah was one hundred year and twenty year and seven years old; the years of Sarah’s life.”

Let’s examine the verse more closely.

The verse begins with the palindromic word “וַיִּהְיוּ” meaning “And there were….” or “and they became” If we change the vowel of the first *vav* to *Shva* (two vertical dots) the meaning becomes “and they will be.” This is interesting because the rare palindromic nature of this word indicates a coming and going in two different directions, future and past.

The first four words in the verse reads like this “וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה” and the total gematria of these **4** words is** 616**, the same numerical value as התורה, “The Torah.” The numerical value of the second word in the verse is **28** (as in the value of *Koach*, power), but it turns out that **616 = 28 x 22** and that the name Sarah is mentioned without prefixes **28** times in The Torah and 22 times through this verse. And that’s probably just as coincidental as the fact that Moshe’s name is mentioned without prefixes exactly **616** times in “The Torah,” and of course that there are **22** letters in the *aleph-bet.*

The Name Sarah is found another **10** times for a total of **38** times in the Torah.

And we should keep in mind that the square root of** 616** is **24.8** which happen to be the value of Abraham (**248**) and also Raziel.

While the numerical value of the first letters of the first **3** words is **314**, as in PI, *Shaddai* and Mettatron, the last letters of the first four words of the verse, permute to the Tetragrammaton, “י׃ה׃ו׃ה” so obviously there’s lots of substance here.

The first **9** letters out of the **45** letters in the verse add up to a value of **365**, and as in the value of the letter** ***Shin* ש., spelled out, השין, or “The *Shin*” while **45** plus **300**, the numerical value of *shin*, is **300 + 45 = 345**, the numerical value of Moshe. Including the **8 **in this verse , there are **1424** *Shins *in the Torah, with 1000 being representative of Keter and 424 being the value of *Mashiach ben David.*

There are also **9** letter *Yuds* י in the verse. And the complete numerical value of *Shin-Yud* including its ordinal value is **310 + 31 = 341**, which is the numerical value of the 3 Mother letters, *Alef, Shin and Mem* אמש. We’ve previously linked Abraham and Sarah to the **3 **Mothers with Sarah representing the *Shin *ש. Up to this verse, there are **3142** *yuds* in the Torah and **3142** is the small gematria value of *Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh*, “I Am that I am,” which represents the upper **42** letters of the Name of G-d, etc. The central *shin* of this all-important phrase, becomes the **9**th *shin *of this verse and balances out the **9** *yuds.*

4 of those 9 י *yuds* are in the 1st two words and together the 4 *yud*s sum to 40, and often 4 yuds in a verse are associated with special healing properties, like the 4 *yuds* in the שמע־ישראל Shma Israel.. and in the *Shem Mem-Bet *(שם־מ״ב) (*Ana B’koach* אנא־בכח). We also know that the name Moshe forms one of the 72 triplets (Names ע״ב־שמות), the** 5**th one (מהש MHSh), and is also associated with healing properties.

So looking at the first **3 **words again: “וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה” we can extrapolate the 4 *yuds* to be a * Mem* as in

**M**oshe, The

*of*

**Sh**in**S**arah forms the

*of Mo*

**Sh**in**sh**e, and the

*of Sara*

**H**e**h**also passes to Mosh

**e**, spelling מהש

**MHSh**and leaving והרוח, “

*v’h’ruach*” meaning

**“and the spirit of Moshe.**” So it’s not far fetched to presume that the verse is stating that Sarah will live through the spirit of Moshe. Especially since the verse then states that Sarah lived

**100**year and

**20**year, which makes

**120**years together, which was the lifespan of Moshe.

**Thus we have Sarah will live through the spirit of Moshe for 120 years.**

It also then adds **7** years, which we all know represents *Zeir Anpin* and *Malchut*, the lower **7 ***sefirot* (dimensions). The total of **127** years is interesting for several reasons. First, because there are **127** possible combinations of **7** items (letters, doubles, etc) and secondly because we know from *chazal *that Sarah reincarnated as Queen Ester who ruled over **127 **nations, which is interesting because the *atbash *isאת־בש of Sarah (שרה) has the numerical value of **95**, as does Malcah מלכה, Queen.

But in going back to the first few words again and looking at the 2nds, 3rd and 4th words, “חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה” an taking out the משה of Moshe, we’re left with הארי־חי, **“The Ari Lives.” **The word ordinal value of the **9** letter sequence that spells out this cryptic message about the Arizal, **(2**nd+**3**rd+**4**th = **9)** leads us to 9 again, a recurrent theme in this verse.

Another recurrent theme is **5**, as in the **5**th portion and **55**th paragraph and Sarah’s name’s value,** 5**0**5**, and since we know every little detail in the Torah has significant meaning and a purpose beyond our vision, we should note that the numerical value of “Ari” is **211**, as in the the verse* Bereshit* **21:1** that prophesied about the Messiah’s arrival, and that there are **125** occurrences of words with the numerical value **211** in the Torah, and** 125 = 5 x 5 x 5**. Moreover, permuted versions of the 3 letters in Ari that form actual words occur in the Torah exactly **18** times, as in the numerical value of *chai*, “lives,” once again pointing to **The Ari Lives**. And how many of those occur through this verse? **5**, of course.

We know from *chazal *the Ari was an incarnation of Moshe Rabbeinu so how interesting is it that the first word in the verse and parsha can be translated as “and they became.” And it was the Arizal himself who went into a lengthy discourse on the connection of this verse to Abraham’s **175 **years and the 370 lights of *Arich Anpin*, but what he didn’t tell us was that seeing as Abraham was **137** at the time of Sarah’s death, Abraham lived another **(175-137) = 38** years, and that’s how long the Ari lived, which is turns out is the same amount of times Sarah’s name is mentioned in the Torah. So the verse becomes, not Sarah lived for **127 **years, but **Moshe will live for 120 years ****and the Ari for 38 years.**

And we know from *chazal* that the last letters in phrase speak to the future, so how fitting is it that the last letters in all **12** words of the verse add up to **211**. as in the numerical value of “**Ari**”

And so we ask, what does the **9** recurrences in this verse of the *Shin* and the *yud* have to do with the Ari. We can see that they are central to the word, *Mashiach* (מ**שי**ח), but as the Torah draws us deeper, we see that the value of the spelled out *Shin* and *Yud* add up to **360 + 20 = 380 and 380 **is not only** 38 x 10 **(*sefirot*), but **380** is the numerical value for Egypt (*Mizra’im*) from whence came the Ari.

And simply, while the last letters of the first four words equaled the Tetragrammaton “י׃ה׃ו׃ה”, the last letters of those **4** words, indicating the future and as we’ve seen pointing to Moshe Rabbeinu and the Arizal add up to **358**, when the *kolel *of **4 **is included, and **358** is the numerical value of the **Mashiach**, the messiah. And do not forget that the **4** points to the **4** exiles, which B”H will be coming to an end very soon.

So we must ask is the ש* *in *Mashiach* (משיח) also attributed to Sarah. משיח could equal מש־חי **“From Shin lives**”

There are many more secrets contained in this verse, which we’ll leave for another time. including the connection to Daniel **12:7**, and also how the **3** Mothers, **7** doubles and **12** elementals play into the verse as they control the cosmos.

The word *shana* שנה (year) has the numerical value of **355,** the same as *sefira *(dimension), which is what led *chaza*l to connect the **100** years to the dimension of *Keter* and the **20 **years links to *keter* through the *caf* whose value is **20** and through the word twenty (עשרים) whose value is **620**, which is also the value of *keter* (כתר),

As an additional note: The numerical value of “100 year (מֵאָה שָׁנָה)” is **46+355 = 401**. and if we add the kolel for the 6 letters we get **401 + 6 = 407**, whose square root is **20.17424 (2017 424)** or the combined values of *Mashiach ben David* (**424**) in the year **2017**. And then there is the last **7 **years, whose numerical value (וְשֶׁבַע שָׁנִים) is **778** as in **5778**, which begins in **2017** and is perhaps meaningful.