It’s funny that in the portion of Naso, we read about the sacrifices that we read during the **8 **days of Chanukah and in the very next portion BeHa’alothekha we read about the Menorah in Chapter **8** of Bamidbar. Obviously these two portions must be connected somehow. Each Chanukah we read about the sacrifices from Numbers (*B’midbar*) **7:1-89** and **8:1-4**, and while the **89** verses of chapter **7** obviously correspond to the gematria value of Chanukah (**89**), the **4 **verses of chapter **8** correspond to the **4 **periods of exile.

One simple way that these two portions are connected is in the sum of their two names. Naso has a numerical value of 351 and BeHa’alothekha has a final value of 1007, which together sum to **1358**, or keter (**1000**) plus **358**, the numerical value of Mashiach. That would be fine and dandy but of little value to us, unless we also knew that encoded into the sacrifices for Chanukah, the festival of lights designed to bring Mashiach, was the date for Moshiach’s arrival.

Before we explain about some of the deeper meanings of the laundry list of sacrifices that read about in the portion of Naso, on each of the **8** days of Chanukah and that were to be made by the **12** tribes in the Mishkan or Holy Temple, we should note the complete numerical value of the “Menorah” found in Chapter **8** in BeHa’alothekha is **359**, the numerical value for Satan (or for Mashiach in Aramaic). It’s common in sourcing the essential energies that the numerical values represent that we find that the cure and the problem have the same exact value, which is why the Menorah (**359**) is our cure for overcoming Satan (**359**) in the same way Moshiach (**358**) is the cure for the snake (**358**). Energy is usually depicted as a wave so to visualize this picture a symmetrical wave along the X-Axis of a simple X-Y graph whereby the peaks reach 358 units high and the troughs **358** units low. Superimposing the energies cancels one another out.

Back to the sacrifices:1 Silver plate weighing **130** shekels (ShKL); 1 Silver bowl weighing **70** shekels; 1 Gold bowl weighting **10** shekels; **1 **Young bull; **1** Ram; **1** male lamb (1 year old); **1** male goat; **2 **oxen; **5** rams; **5** male goats; **5** male lambs (1 year old).

You have to admit it’s an odd group of items, but with everything in the Torah, there is always method in the madness. **(130+70+10+1+1+1+1+2+5+5+5) = 231, **as in the** 231 **Gates of Wisdom, which we know from Abraham’s *Sefer Yetzirah* are the number of pairs of letters that can be made from the **22** letters of the *Alef-bet*, which he called the **22** building blocks of the universe.

Besides helping us to cancel out the sins that our souls committed when they were joined as one within Adam during the **130** years that he was separated from Eve, the **130** shekels of silver for the plate that we sacrifice each day corresponds to Jacob’s age when he entered Egypt to begin the exile in Egypt. This itself is no coincidence as his **130** years also served to mitigate that self-same sin of Adams. **130** is also the value of Sinai, where the Israelites received the Torah **210** years later. Of course, if we add together the weight of the silver and gold (representing right and left column energies) we get **(130+70+10) = 210**.

By way of further explanation, the **70** shekels of silver correspond to the **70** family members with Jacob who entered Egypt. It also represents the **70** nations of the current exile and the year **70** CE when the Second Holy Temple was destroyed and the current exile began. And while the **10** shekels of gold correspond to the **10** Utterances received at Sinai and the **10** Sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-life. Moreover, while the full weight of metals was **210** shekels corresponding to the **210** years of the Egyptian exile, the value of the word Shekel (*ShKL*) itself is **430**, corresponds to the **430** years of the full first exile from the *Covenant of Abraham*, which began in **2018** HC and ended with the crossing of the *YM Suf* and the reception of the Torah at Sinai in **2448** HC.

Now, a deeper secret within this weight is that “**210** *shekels (ShKL)*” are equivalent to a numerical value of **210 x 430 = 90,300** or **903 x 100,** an **903** is the recognized sum of all the positive integers through **42** and since there is a spiritual tenet that nothing is ever lost, **903** is the full inclusive value of **42**, encompassing all the energy of the integers that came before it. Going back to our depiction of energy as waves, we can picture **903** as the sum of the peaks of energy level 1, plus that of energy level 2 all the way through energy level **42**.

If you recall the Chanukah reading consists of **89** plus **4**, or **93** verses. It’s a possible allusion to **903**; nevertheless, the word Shekel is repeated **26** times during in the **93 **verses of the full reading and not only is **26** the value of the Tetragrammaton (*YHVH*), but the value of the word *shekel (ShKL*) spelled out *(gematria milui)* is **620**, that of *keter*, the highest, crowning *sefira* (dimension). Then in the often repeated phrase amongst these verses, “*Shekel B’Shekel H’Kodesh*,” the word *H’Kodesh (HKDSh) *likewise has the *gematria milui *(spelled-out-value) including the *kolel* of **1000**, which, as stated above is also representative of *keter*. Therefore, the phrase *Shekel B’Shekel H’Kodesh *can read as “the crown in the crown at the crown,” or *“keter* of *keter *of *keter*,” which is the highest level imaginable.

All this reiterates all the potent energy available in these connections to the *YHVH* and to *keter* of *keter *of *keter*, but how does it relate to date for the arrival of Moshaich?

To begin with, the word *H’kodesh* in *gematria milui sofit* has the numerical value of **2008**, as in the recent year **2008 **CE, when from a financial standpoint the world began its implosion, when the world’s stock markets declined a collective **42**%. **2008 CE** would be Of course, this is 10 years before the prophesied time frame of **2017-2018 CE (5778 HC)**, and could be accounted for with the kolel, but there is much much more that ties the sacrifices more precisely to this very specific date.

For example there are 41 combined occurrences of the **3** words in the phrase *Shekel B’Shekel H’Kodesh* found in the reading of the sacrifices and their average value is **((15 x 409)+(12×430)+(14×432))/3 – 3 ( kolel) = 5778**, as in the year

**5778 HC (2018 CE)**.

Then there are also **6** different phrases throughout the sacrifices that have a numerical value of **5777**, (representing the year **2017 CE**). Of the 5845 verses in the Torah, there are only 13 incidences where the value of a phrase that occurs wholly within a single verse has the value of **5777** and one of those is verse Numbers **7:87** of the sacrifices. It is the summary verse for all the sacrifices: “…**12** young bulls, **12 **rams and **12** male lambs a year old, together with their grain offering. **12** male goats….”

This is significant because the *geula* was prophesied to most probably occur in the period **5777.78 **to **5778.28 **.

As for the year **5778**, amongst the **93 **verses of the sacrifices there are **16** occurrences of phrases (defined as a contiguous grouping or words) with the total value of **5778, **the last of which is in the final verse of the sacrifices, Numbers **8:4**, where we find the **22**-word phrase “…the Menorah, just as The Lord Commanded Moses. This is how the menorah was made: It was made from hammered gold…had shown.”

And not coincidentally, the number **84** (or twice **42**) represents *Pad*, redemption, the union of the upper and lower *Mem-Bet* (**42**-Letter Names) necessary for the *geula*.

But possibly even more telling, of the **5845** verses in the Torah, **184** phrases wholly within verses or **3.14**% of the total verses, have a value of **2019**, as in **2019 CE**, the first year of the new era of *Mashiach *as prophesied by the tzaddikim. And of these **184** phrases, **35** are within the **93** verses of the sacrifices, an unfathomably large percentage. Moreover, **184** is the numerical value of *Pkad*, which *chazal *has independently connected to the coming of *Mashiach* and which we wrote about in a previous blog.

So of the **93** verses of the sacrifices, fully, **57** (6, 16, and 35) are either connected to the year **2017 (5777**), **2018 (5778)**, or **2019** and another **41** times specifically to **5778 **through the repeated occurrences of *shekel b’shekel h’kodesh*.

There’s no statistical way that this is coincidence. And if you grabbed a calculator and did the math, you saw that **57/93 = Phi (.6180…)**. Even more precisely, it worked out as **57/93 =** **.612903**, or **612** (*brit*/covenant) and **903**, and allusion to the *mem-bet *(**42**-Letter Name) as described above.

This is what connects the two portions read after Shavuot, when we’ve just received the Torah in marriage once again. It’s clear that as we can every Chanukah, **6** months earlier, we can also connect now through the subliminal connections programmed into the sacrifices to *keter*, to the *geula* and to the coming of *Moshiach*. Every **6** months, we get this wonderful opportunity to connect with the Tree-of-life reality, and at the end of **66.6** jubilee years in **5778**, we will get the ultimate opportunity to connect to it permanently.

But it is not some G-d given right. It is an opportunity we’ll have to earn.

We’ll have to make sacrifices.

The **4** verses in Chapter **8** of Bmidbar (BMDBR, which incidentally permutes to (DBR MB, say the **42**) corresponds to the **4** exiles. And at the end of the **4**th exile, we must make sacrifices. Each of the **4** types of animals of the sacrifices had a specific purpose to help the **4** types of man. But the gold and silver had other significance too: to open up the **231** Gates of Wisdom for us.

The complete value (standard plus ordinal) of silver, representing* gevura*/judgment or left column energy is **203,** as in the first **3** letters of the Torah. And the complete value of gold, representing *chesed*/loving-kindness, or right column energy, is **28**, as in the **28** letters of the Torah’s first verse. All **12** tribes were instructed to give both gold and silver in the weights/proportions described above for the sacrifices. And just as **(130+70+10+1+1+1+1+2+5+5+5) = 231,** representing all the sacrifices, the complete values of gold and silver** **together **(28 + 203) = 231** as well. And not only do these **231** Gates correspond with the **231** letter pair combinations amongst the **22** letters of the *alef-bet* but 231 is also the sum of the positive integers through **22**, just as **903** was for **42**. Gold and silver, money, assets, mean nothing in the achievement of the Tree-of-life reality–it can’t be purchased, but *chesed*/loving-kindness, and helping one another, these are the commodities that count. Remember, all the **12** tribes gave equally. The sacrifices are made for the community. It took more than Moses; it took unity to reach the Tree-of-life opportunity last time. And also to build the Holy Temples. And it was disunity that blew the opportunity and crumbled the Temples.

The hope for the community lies in our individual sacrifices for the sake of others, for the sake of our souls. Satan equates to selfish desires; Moshiach to overcoming them.

Marvellous, thank you.

I have a question please…. You wrote, “It’s common in sourcing the essential energies that the numerical values represent that we find that the cure and the problem have the same exact value, which is why the Menorah (359) is our cure for overcoming Satan (359).” But how do you spell “menorah”? If it is spelled like this מנורה the gematria is 301 and not 359. Thank you! 🙂

We’re using the complete gematria value which is the standard (301) and the ordinal value (58) together (359). Thanks for asking.

Thank you for your reply… But why use both values for Menorah, while for Shatan the value calculated is only through the complete gematria value?

The Torah and all that’s in it are multi-dimensional and must be viewed that way. The numerical values represent gateways and satan crouches at all the gates, which is why we must place “policemen and judges at our gates”.