Top of the Columns.

bereshitThe Torah consists of 248 columns and 42 rows, a matrix that goes beyond and letters and even the space between them. And most of those columns, 242 of them to be precise, begin with the letter Vav, itself shaped like a column and likewise designed to help us channel the light downward through the 6 bundled dimensions of Zeir Anpin. The other 6 letters that head up their 6 columns help us to channel, H’Moshiach (the Messiah). They begin with the Bet (B) in Bereshit, the very first word in the Torah.

The number 248 is the numerical value for word womb and for mercy and the 42, always refers to the 42-Letter Name of G-d.

Starting with the very first letter and column in the Torah is the letter Bet (B), the Yud (Y) –Hei (H) of the ineffable Name of G-d (YHVH), and the Shin (Sh), Mem (M) and the special Vav (V) of the word Shemo (His Name). Altogether B’YH ShMV, “in the YH, His Name.”

Not coincidentally, the numerical value of these 6 letters is 363, that of H’Moshiach, (the Messiah).

These  letters can also be permuted to spell out  ShMB YHV, or the Shem Mem-Bet and the YHV of the YHVH. The Shem Mem-Bet is the 42-Letter Name of G-d, that according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory will help bring us Moshiach and the Geula (the final redemption).

Seeing as there is a connection to the Mem-Bet, it behooves us to see what the albam (ELBM) cipher of these 6 letters is, and using it they permute to ShMA B’PY (Shema BPay) or Hear in the Mouth. It is  Shema as in Shema Israel.  Hearing and Speaking. This is interesting because this topic is referred to by Moses, when he is speaking about his death in portion HaZeinu, and also by Rabbi Shimon, author of the Zohar, on his deathbed in the Idra Zuta. While the 6 letters (ShMB YHV) also include the name Moses (MShH), it is the concept of hearing and speaking simultaneously that is important. They are talking about the time when what is heard through divine inspiration is manifest immediately without delay, as in the time of Moshiach.

During the yearly cycle of Torah readings, most of the 248 columns are helping us channel down the energy of the portion, then on average roughly every 42 letters, we tap into the energy of Moshiach.  The complete value of the all the letters that head up the columns is given by 242 x 6 + plus their ordinal value (242 x 6) of the 242 Vavs  and also the 363 value of the special 6 letters together with their ordinal value (57) plus the kolel of 6 for a grand total of 3330.

As it just so happens there are exactly 3330 years from when the Torah was given to us on Mt Sinai in 2448 HC until the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim for the Moshiach and the Geula (the final redemption), in 5778 HC (2018 CE).

That 3330 years is also exactly 66.6 jubilee years or that the complete value of the 6 letters is 363 + 57 = 420, or 10 x 42 is certainly no coincidence.

Every week the Torah brings us wondrous gifts. The more we understand, the more we anabkoach160-ksreceive and the closer we get to the time when we can hear and speak clearly without filters. The Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) is designed as is the Torah, to help us get there.

We’ll explain about the 10 large and 6 small letters and the 32 letters under the dots in the Torah shortly.  Until then,

Shabbat Shalom and Pesach Sameach to all,


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