In a brief continuation from **Fish, Fowl, and Nuclear Radiation, Symptoms, Not Signs**, we’d like to add a couple insights from this week’s short 67 verse Torah portion, Tazria, and the corresponding teachings of the Arizal enlightenment.

*Binah*, the *sefira* (dimension) of understanding, one of the upper 3, has the numerical value **67**, which is the first clue that this portion contains some important hidden “understanding” for us.

Let’s first note that the portion begins with and is all about the uncleanliness (spiritual impurity) that resulted from the snake’s intimate relations with Eve, which created the separation of Jew and Gentile souls and the admixture of good and evil in Eve’s womb. That said, we once again are faced with the battle of good vs evil in the power of the Cohen (*HCHN*) vs the plague (*h’negah, HNGA*).

As we said in our ultimate article about the events playing out this year around the world, the symptoms all point to problems in the critical *sefira* of *Yesod of Zeir Anpin*.

On the side of good we have the Cohen(*HCHN*), of standard numerical value **80**, the same as *Yesod* (*YSVD*) gematria, and of complete *gematria sofit* value of **777**, as in **5777 (2017 CE)**.

On the side of evil we have the plague (*NGY*) of numerical value 123 and ordinal value 33 for a complete value of **156**, the same as Joseph whose energy is associated with *Yesod*.

Now, according to the Arizal this battle is played out by the dark angel Samael, who we showed to be connected to the current events, and who is in charge of the supernal princes of the **70** nations, and by Michael, who is guardian of Israel and who presides over the **70** sages of the Great Assembly, corresponding to the **70** souls of Jacob.

The good news is that the word for the Cohen(*HCHN*) is found **57** times in this portion, up to and including the **107th** times this word is used in the Torah, and as we’ve written about extensively, the sum of all the positive integers through **107** is **5778**. And note that HaCohen is the only word in the Torah tied to the word *Moshiach*, the Messiah.

The word for plague (*negah, NGA*) is found **13** times in this portion, and **13** is the numerical value of love, *ahava*. Together the occurrences in this portion of the Cohen(*HCHN*) and plague (*negah, NGA*) are found **70** times, connecting this battle to the epic one that has already begun.

If we look at the word for plague in this portion with all its prefixes, such “the plague (*HNGA*)” and “and the plague (*VHNGA*), there are **31** more, making **44** in total, as in *Dam*, blood, the first of the 10 Plagues in Egypt.

However, **44 **occurrence of “plagues” and **57** of “the Cohen” total **101 **together, as in the numerical value of the archangel Michael, the angelic personification of *chesed*, all that is good.

What is this plague? The Torah was referring to a condition that existed only while the Tabernacle and Holy Temple existed. Today it might refer to any number of afflictions. The only thing we know is that Fukushima Daiichi continually spewing toxic radiation into the atmosphere cant be good, and that the fish and bird kills are both symptoms of what ails us and signs that our environment is not healthy.

The Arizal explains that **70 years** is the maximum number of years of suffering that an individual can be decreed. If we extrapolate that to a Nation we see that the Babylonian exile of the Jewish nation lasted exactly **70 years**** **and that the year **5778 (2017-18 ce)** will be the **70th year** of the Israeli nation, formed in **5708 (1948 CE)**.

The upheaval throughout the Mid-East and the dethroning of their rulers is because the **70 **supernal princes are falling one by one. As above, so goes below.

The spiritual concept of time is a more spatial one and therefore 7 days, 7 years and 70 years are all cut from the same cloth, so when this portion also speaks about the baby boy transcending the **7** days and being circumcised on the **8th**, the *tzaddikim* understood this to mean the **7 years** of the birth pangs of the Moshiach and the fulfillment of his *brit *(Covenant) in the** 8th year**.

**7 years **from 2011, when the nations started falling, is **2018**, and ironically, it was in **2018 HC **that G-d made His Covenant with Abraham, **70 years **after he was born.

Shavua tov

Excellent and clear, but, would you please expand further for me:

“And note that HaCohen is the only word in the Torah tied to the word Moshiach, the Messiah.”

I am grateful for this writing.

Thanks. There are 4 places in the Torah where the word “H’Moshiach” appears and none without the prefix “the” Leviticus 4:3, 4:5, and 4:16 as “H’Cohen H’Mashiach” and 6:15 as “V’H’Cohen H’Mashiach” And as I note that, it occurs to me that the gematria of all 4 totals 1778, and adding the 4 as 4000 gives us 5778. Thanks for the inspiration, Serge.

Superb! Thank you.

Thanks, very clear.

Some more ideas on that item:

In the church of french village named Périgueux exists an old marble eastertable, starting 631 or 1163 for 91 years. I assume, because of many details, that the number 613 was intended.

So 1163 + 613 = 1776 = 2 x 888.

But it was also intended to show, that 532+532+532+91+91 eastercycles = 1778.

As there is a difference of 240 years between 4000 and 3760 HC, we have to add 240 years and get 2018 AD = 5778 HC.

If we divide furthermore 1000 in 358 for Moshiach, we get a rest of 642 or 2 x 321.

5778 : 642 = 9.

Let´s look what happens:

9 x 642 = 5778

9 x 358 = 3222 – 3760 = 538, permutation of Moshiach and Shekinah.

5778 + VY DBR (222) = 6000 (+3000 = 9000)

If we count the difference in the calenders:

5778 -3760 = 2018

3222 – 3760 = 538 and built the next difference

2018 – 538 we get 1480 or 2 x 740.

This is very important, because the Christians started their Calender on

Wednesday 7.4.0, Fullmoon.

The left side of Tree of Life include the Sephirot 3-5-8.

The right side involve the numbers 2-4-7+10 or 2-4-7+0 (10 = 0, like the ARI told us)

The 631 Mitzwoth have a correspondence with the Shekinah 385.

631 – 385 = 273 (sideric moon, pregnancy, 4 : pi, 3/4 of a year) – 57 = 216 (6x6x6).

273 = 3 x 91 and 57 = 3 x 19.