For the first day of Chanukah our gift was the revelation that our solar system was not a once in a billion life-producing chance occurrence, but a gigantic fixed clock-like mechanism, tuned to very specific frequencies and wound to a specific time frame. On the second day of Chanukah our gift is the confirmation that the present boundaries of Israel were set by G-d and that they include all the territories won by war and fixed in 1973.

Most internet and international sources want to exclude the territories and box Israel in to a 8019 square mile area. That would limit and confine Israel to a 20³ cube. These are the limits imposed on our sukkahs and connect them to *Keter*, the highest sefira (dimension), but it is the highest *sefira* within the physical realm of *Malchut* thus keeping Israel from its full potential as the State of *Binah* and of *Moshiach,* as it was always meant to be. Sure, there is a purity, power and blessings to be received within that 20³ cube, the same way it is on Sukkot for those making the proper connections, but it is limited. And our goal as connected individuals, a people, and as a nation is to break out of those limitations. That has been the goal for 5778 years. We were given physical limitations, a set of rules and tools and told to free ourselves. From day one it has been a race against time and the forces that would hold us back.

This article is about Israel. We have included a screenshot here before the powers that be can change their web sites and perpetuate the illusion of limitations. We see that the full area of Israel should include the 2270 square miles in the West Bank, the 27 square miles in East Jerusalem and another 1150 square miles in the Golan Heights, for a total of 11,466 square miles. While it is interesting that the 27 miles of East Jerusalem form yet another cube, 3³, it is the total of 11,466 square miles that tells the real story.

It is said that every picture tells a story, yet we know from the ancient Kabbalists that every number does as well, since numbers are really just pictures (or imprints) of the underlying energies projected into our world. And while we now realize that the pictures we see out there are often doctored and fake, numbers cannot lie—you can pick up a calculator and verify them for yourself. There is a reason for all the numbers in the Torah; they are not filler.

As it turns out, the square root of the **11,466** square miles is **107.07**, whose significance we will get to in a moment. You can picture this graphically as Israel filling a square that is 107.07 miles long by 107.07 miles wide. Most significantly though is that that square root can broken down to **√11466 = 21√26, **since** 11466 **equals **441 x 26**. First of all, **441** is the gematria value of the Hebrew word for Truth, (**אמת**) as in the phrase “Give Truth to Jacob,” from Michah **7:20** and secondly, **26** is the gematria value of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**). Therefore, the true total area of Israel spells out the “Truth of G-d” and moreover, the square root of that area—its essence—is equivalent to **21√26**, which is the gematria value of the essence of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**) times the higher Name of G-d, *Ehyeh* (**אהיה**), associated with *Binah* and the World to Come. So before we say another word, the area that Israel encompasses that includes the more recently conquered historic Israelite territories are defined by the two most essential Names of G-d. It represents their unification and connection to the World to Come. Remember, off by even 1 square mile and Israel’s territory is just a number with no significant meaning, or numerically spiritual relationship with G-d.

It is also relevant that the sum of the initials of the upper 6 *sefirot* (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life total **441** as well. Truth!

**תִּתֵּ֚ן אֱמֶת֙ לְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב חֶ֖סֶד לְאַבְרָהָ֑ם אֲשֶׁר־נִשְׁבַּ֥עְתָּ לַֽאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ מִ֥ימֵי קֶֽדֶם ** -Micah 7:20

As for the numerical square root of the area’s 11,466 square miles, **107.07**, it is highly reminiscent of the number of letters in the Torah that preceded the 10 Commandments, **107,007**. These rules were given in the **20th** Chapter in *Shmot* (Exodus), the **7** overall. While this may or may not reflect on Michah **7:20**, the number **20** is the cube root of those limited **8000** square miles, the 10 Commandments in the Torah ended at *Shmot* **20:18,** as in the year **2018**, which marks the** 70th **year of Israel becoming a nation. Furthermore, the year **2018 CE** is also **5778** in the Hebrew calendar and most significantly, **5778** is the sum of the numbers from **1 to 107** is **5778**.

There is much more to 11,466 than meets the eye, though that is the whole point of ancient gematria, to discover G-d’s hidden clues, meaning, and spiritual energy among the physicality of our world. There are **36** **(****לו****) **factors of the number 11,466, in other words, other whole numbers that can be multiplied together to give us the number 11,466. The simplest one is **11,466** divided in half, or **11466/2 = 5733**. The Hebrew year **5733** corresponds to **1973 CE,** which is the year of the ’73 War when those additional territories included in the 11,466 square miles were cemented into the State of Israeli. According to Rav Brandwein, of blessed memory, this was the last time *Moshiach Ben Joseph* was present and ruled within Israel. That was 45 years ago.

The numbers **546** and **21** are also a factor pair of **11466** since **546 x 21 = 11466**. We have already covered that **21** is the value of the higher Name of G-d, *Ehyeh* (**אהיה**), associated with *Binah* and the World to Come. As for **546**, it is both the sum of the initials of the *sefirot* in the Tree-of-Life, and according to Rabbi Isaac Luria, the Arizal, the number **546 **stands for Israel itself, so obviously it is noteworthy. He explains that it is its gematria value including the 5 letters of the name Israel as the *kolel*.

We mentioned the Biblical quote, “Give Truth to Jacob,” which many commentators have explained with several different meanings and connections. Here is one more that is pure Truth and comes straight out of the number **11,466**, the area of Israel in square miles. Two more consecutive factor pairs of **11,466** relate directly to Jacob. The first set is **63** and **182** since **63 x 182= 11466**. While the number **63** represents the Tetragrammaton (**הי‐יוד‐הי‐ואו**) in the aspect of *Sag* (*Binah*), the number **182** is the gematria of the name “Jacob” itself. Then the very next factor pair is **78** and **147** since **78 x 147 = 11466.** We know from the Arizal that **78** is the triple Tetragrammaton (**יהוה יהוה יהוה**). We also know from Rav Brandwein that **78** represents the value of the initials (**עץ**) of *Etz Chaim* (The Tree-of-Life), which he related to the year **5778 **and the *Geulah*,(final redemption) when we will return to the Tree-of-life, or *Binah,* consciousness. The number **78** is also the complete gematria value for *Adonai Echad* (**אחד יהוה**) from the Shema Prayer. This alone may have meant something, yet it means even more multiplied with **147**, the number of years in Jacob’s life. So given that we have Jacob’s name and his age as two consecutive numbers within the 36 factors, it may also be concluded that the factor **546** does stands for Israel, Jacob’s alternate Biblical name.

Before we visit some other significant factor pairs of the 11,466 square miles of Israel, we should note, considering that it is Chanukah, that the number **11466** is **54** minutes shy of a full **8** days (11520 minutes) and that **54 x 107 = 5778**. By the way, the 10 Commandments were given in the **54 ^{th}** paragraph of

*Shmot*. We keep going back to the 10 Commandments, which are comprised of

**620**letters and the Hebrew word for

**20**is

*Esrim*(עשרים) of numerical value

**20**, the same as

*Keter*(כתר).

The ordinal value of *Esrim* (עשרים) is **91** so it is fitting that the next factor pair is **91 x 126 = 11466.** We know from all the Kabbalists that **91** represents the all-important unification of the Tetragrammaton **(יהוה**) with Adonai (**אדני**) in (**יאהדוני**) and that **126** equals **3 x 42**-Letter Name of G-d.

The next 3 factor pairs were more surprising to me than any, given that they are the main numbers that our solar system is based upon and that they define the important kabbalistic proportion of 1/3 to 2/3 or **.333 to .666** that our solar system is built upon.

**234 **and **49** are a factor pair since **234 x 49 = 11466,** and **273** and **42** are the consecutive factor pair since **273 x 42 = 11466**. The number **42** is always representative of the **42**-Letter Name of G-d, the understanding of which is supposed to bring us the *Geulah*, and whether coincidence or not **42 +49 = 91**, a combination aligned with the counting of the Omer for those that understand. Yet it is **234** and **273** that are the most exciting to see in this list, along with the previously mentioned all-important factor **26**, for you see in our last article we wrote about how our solar system was based on these very numbers.

Among a thousand other pertinent facts, we wrote about how the Earth was tilted **23.4˚** which turned out to be precisely **26%** of the full **90˚** angle, and how **23.4 **is** 90% **of **26, **thus relating the Earth’s tilt to G-d’s Name. This also related to the complementary angle of (**90 ˚ – 23.4 ˚) = 66.6˚**.

And while **273** is the value of the word “gematria” itself, it is also the core temperature of the Sun at **27.3** million degrees Fahrenheit, which is doubly relevant because the Sun’s surface temperature is **5778**** ˚**** K**.

And while the absolute freezing point of all matter and energy is **-273˚** C, sunspots revolve around the Sun’s surface in exactly **27.3** days, the same number of days that the Moon orbits the Earth. Meanwhile, the Moon is **27.3%** of the Earth’s size, and it completes one turn on its axis with respect to the stars also every **27.3** days. These are just some of the many synergies built into the structure of our universe, which could not have happened nor by the hand of man or created by random chance, physics, and pure dumb luck.

There is so much more, but what is also important to this divine design of our universe in which the alignment of these 3 celestial numbers used as angles, temperature, times, and distances are coordinated is their proportions to one another. The 3 numbers (**23.4 – 26 –** **27.3)** are **2.6** and **1.3** units apart respectively, meaning that of the entire **3.9** units that separate them they are split into the **.666** and **.333** proportions (i.e. **2.6/3.9 = .666** and **1.3/3.9 = .333**). These proportions govern both the Kabbalistic principles as taught by the Arizal and the physical attributes of our universe as detailed at length in our prior article. Furthermore, **13, 26** and **39** are all factors of Israel’s G-d given area, **11,466** square miles.

One more tidbit: while the ordinal value of the Hebrew names for the Sun, Moon, and Earth equal 107, the distance from the Earth to the Sun is the exact equivalent to 107 Suns, and the Earth orbits the Sun at 107,000 KPH (66,600 MPH). So I guess these two articles, Chanukah gifts, are intimately related; they certainly are divinely so as G-d set the size of Israel and set the firmaments in Heaven.

One last odd note about the factor pairs of 11,466. The factors in the two pairs, 6 x 1911 and 3 x 3822 add up to 5742 and when we add their digits (6+1+9+1+1+3+3+8+2+2 = **36**) to that total, they add up to **5778**. Is it a coincidence we light **36** candles over the 8 days of Chanukah and there are **36** factors of Israel’s total land mass? Let’s all connect to the *Ohr HaGanuz*, the light of *Moshiach* available these 8 days. Let us give truth to Jacob, who was born **3580** years ago and the to Maccabees who fought for Moshiach in the year **358**5 HC. Since **358** is the numerical value of *Moshiach* these cannot be coincidences either. G-d had a plan, always did, and still does. The question is do we want to get with it. By the way, as you can see in those screen shots above, the length of Israel from North to South is **424** km and since **424** is the gematria of *Moshiach Ben David *if that does not tell you who is really calling the shots, nothing will. This is the year to connect. This is it. And this is the holiday that connects us.

Using a little known, but deeper gematria method **(1911 x 3822)/(1911 + 3822) = 1274**, yet another of the **36** factors. There is probably no end to the secrets revealed in the number 11,466 because it is not just a number, but the area that was chosen for Israel by G-d, back in **2018** of the Hebrew Calendar when He made the Covenant of Halves with Abraham. That **2018 HC** corresponds to **2018 CE**, which is **5778 CE** is no coincidence, just as Abraham’s birth in **1948 HC** corresponds to Israel’s birth in **1948 CE**; the Gregorian and Hebrew Calendars converge in **5778**. G-d works in mysterious ways. We are just lucky that we are privileged to be able to see some of them. May we all be in Israel, within these G-d given borders, to receive *Moshiach* in this G-d given year.

Blessings to Everyone

Chag Chanukah Sameach

Ezra

“May we all be in Israel, within these G-d given borders, to receive Moshiach in this G-d given year.”

Amen!