There is a place with G-d’s fingerprints all over it. And they form a pattern, two hand prints, 10 fingers and a date.

Last week, I was wrapping one of our *Pesach* cabinets, when I discovered 3 bags of Israeli cous cous (*chametz gamor*) in the cabinet we were selling beside it. My ego swelled and I felt like a hero. In the very next second, the door swung shut on my pinky, crushing it. I carefully removed the *chametz* and paused to ponder the relationship between the two events, which by the way is the real kabbalah—examining the causes and effects in our lives, not reading people’s astrological signs. I realized G-d was not allowing me the slightest ego and was crushing it out of me like oil from an olive. I was so grateful. The pain and bruising went away instantaneously and I saw G-d’s fingerprint in the event.

I had no trouble seeing G-d’s hand in the cause-and-effect event. Thanks to the wave of *Binah* energy that is blanketing us, shortening the time frame between cause and effect, many like-minded individuals can see it too. But what of the skeptics and doubters? At the time of the incident I had been working on an answer for them, a place where G-d’s fingerprints would be unmistakable and unquestionable. Moreover, these fingerprints tell a story, tell us about the opening of the 50 Gates of *Binah* and the onset of the 1000 years of Moshiach Ben David that are upon us.

If G-d were to have carved His Designs, Plans and Name in a 1000-year-old tree would people believe it was real? No, anyone could have carved them there. If He engraved them in large letters high up on a giant rock ledge, would they be heeded? Probably not, again someone could conceivably carved them. If He gave us specific instructions in the Torah would Man follow them? Again, as is evidenced, most would not, and even many of those that do do not know what to make of them. Total certainty, the necessary password for the Gates of Moshiach, is so difficult to achieve.

So where could G-d place these designs and plans of His so that we can be sure that only He could have written them, and none other? There is a place and it is hard to reach, in fact, it was only reachable in the last few decades and only to the people least likely to have such faith in G-d. Even though we can prove beyond the slightest doubt that Man could not have written the Torah and that much of the Torah is designed to connect us with the various Names of G-d we cannot prove to you that G-d wrote it; after all, a hyper intelligent life force from outer space or from the future could have done it too. Nevertheless, the omniscient G-d redundantly placed those designs and proofs for us in a place that aliens could not have created. G-d hardwired them into the fabric of the universe, into the physics and mathematics that have existed since the dawn of time. G-d made them tamperproof. G-d made them immutable and he made them readily accessible to us only as a last resort. We had thousands of years to find G-d on our own. With no time left, we demand proof.

Before the bundled **7** dimensions of *Zein Anpin*, the stairway to Heaven represented by the Torah, there existed the realm of *Binah. Binah* is characterized by the Primordial Hebrew letter *Aleph* (**א**), whose numerical value is both **1** and also **1000. ** The spiritual dimension of *Binah* (Understanding) is the World to Come. *Binah* is the **1000**-year long Shabbat; it is the **7**th millennium. It is represented by both the **1000** letters in the Shema prayer and by the first **1000** digits in the mathematical constant Pi. It is the place of the primordial letter *Aleph* (**א**). It is the place of infinite understanding and limitless possibilities. It is upon us and the **50** Gates of *Binah* are wide open.

Given that the standard mathematics in our universe is base **10** and that our modern scientists and ancient kabbalists agree that the **10** *sefirot* (dimensions) form a whole or unity/oneness in both our physical and spiritual universe, base **10** logarithms are the equalizers that make all numbers equate to **10**. The standard mathematics in our universe is base **10**, meaning we count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 100, and 100 to 1000 in cycles of **10**. Not coincidentally, the standard gematria (numerical valuation) of the Hebrew letters are counted the same way. Logarithms sound complicated, but the logarithm (log) of a number is the exponent (power) to which another fixed number, called the *base*, must be raised to produce that number. If we wanted to know the base **10** logarithm of **1000** we would need to calculate to what power 10 must be raised to equal 1000 and since **1000** = 10 × 10 × 10 = **10 ^{3}**, the “logarithm to base 10” of the number

**1000**is

**3**.

This simple schematic of **10 x 10 x 10** equaling **1000** and thus **10 ^{3}**, mimicking the spiritual structure of the universe in

**3**columns and

**3**iterations of the

**10**

*sefirot*(dimensions) whereby the 1 st iteration is equivalent to our world,

*Malchut*, the next one to

*Zeir Anpin*and the 3 rd to

*Binah*.

This unity/oneness in our base **10** mathematical system is why the logarithm of the number **10** is **1 (0ne)**. That same system dictates that the sum of the logarithms of the integers from **1** to **70 **is** 100.078**, in order words if we take all the resultant logs for each number from 1, 2, 3… **70 **and add them all together they would give us **100.0**78, metaphorically **1000** and **78**. Kabbalistically, the decimal place is irrelevant, as it is just a multiple of **10**. Also **78** is the value of the Hebrew initials of the **3** column Tree-0f-Life (**חיים עצ**) which is the choice we must make in 57**78**. We must choose the tree-of-life over the tree-of-knowledge of good and evil and yet G-d purposely embedded his signature within the boundaries of our knowledge. And while **78** is **3** times the value (**26**) of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**), **1000** is **3** iterations of the **10** sefirot of the tree-of-life (**10 x 10 x 10**).

Adding up **70** irrational numbers and coming up with a whole round number like **100.0** to **3 **decimal places is pretty special, but the number **70** itself has a very special place in G-d’s Divine plans. There were **70** members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt; **70** members of the Sanhedrin that were formed at Mt Sinai; the **10** Commandments were found in the **70** th chapter in the Torah; and the many all-important **70**-year periods throughout Biblical history from Adam to Abraham to David to the exiles and all **3** Holy Temples, culminating in the** 70** years since the birth of the State of Israel to the prophesied coming of *Moshiach* this year in **5778.** This deep impression connecting the **1000** sub-*sefirot *(dimensions) of *Binah* with the **70** sub-*sefirot* of *Zeir Anpin* is but a single fingerprint that G-d left for us within the logarithmic scale. It is also the connection we need to make to jump from *Zeir Anpin*, the heavenly ladder, to *Binah*.

The logs of a number are immutable, and man has no say in them. The results are unique. After noting that within the endless stream of logs, the number **70** stands out starkly, as in the **70** members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt, we can see yet another fingerprint of G-d in the unity and oneness of the **600,000** souls that received those **10** Commandments at Mt Sinai: the base **10** log of **600,000** is **5.778**. It is because all is One and in G-d’s plans everything is One, everything ties together. There were about 3 million Israelites at Mt Sinai, but the Torah specifically singled out and mentioned the **600,000** men who were there, just as it specifically mentioned the **70** family members. Man barely knew how to count **3330** years ago when the Torah was given at Sinai, so there is no way he could have calculated the logarithms to choose these specific numbers. As the Arizal pointed out, those **600,000** souls at Sinai divided by the **70** family members and again by the **12** sons of Israel and the **3** Patriarchs gives us 10000/**42**, representing the **42**-Letter Name of G-d capable of unifying us.

Another thing that Man could not have known about **3330** years ago is that there are **3** strings of the digit sequence “…**5778…”** within the first **1000** digits of Pi (3.14159265358…) and also **3** strings of the sequence of “…**2019…”**, giving us consecutive back-to-back years **2018** and **2019** in the Gregorian calendar. Two of those “…**2019**…” numerical strings are actually matching 5-digit strings of “…**42019…”** each, coupling the year **2019** with the number **42**. Also, when Man was told at Mt Sinai in the year **2448** to start counting jubilee years (**50**-year periods), he could not have known that he would have to wait **3330** or **66.6** jubilee years, until the year **5778** for his next opportunity to reach *Binah*.

You can find 1000s of explanations of how the mathematical constant Pi is anything but random in the books, *Nothing is Random in the Universe*, and some illustrations of how standard gematria interprets them such as (**3.1**4**15**9**26**5**358**…) breaking down to the Names of G-d **31** (**אל**); **15** (**יה**); **26** (**יהוה**) and at the **10**th decimal place **358**, *Moshiach*. The World to Come, *Binah*, associated with the number **1000** is called the great Shabbat, one of **1000** years so how telling is it that the first string of “…**42019**…” within those **1000** digits of Pi is located at digit #**702**, the numerical value of Shabbat, or that the final **42019** is the last 5 digits of the **1000** and that the sum of the 995 digits until it is **4446**, when **44 x 46** equals **57.78** yet again. Another thing about **4446** is that it is 1332 or **2 x 666** less than **5778**.

Let us be crystal clear, Man can mess with his DNA; Man can mess with nuclear atoms, but Man can not shape of influence which digit in Pi is where or how often it reoccurs. Only G-d could do that. And while Man had a hand in warming up the Earth a little, it was G-d’s prerogative to make the surface temperature of the Sun, **5778K**.

The fingerprints of G-d are all over the mathematical constants Pi and Phi. For example, intercalated amongst those first 13 digits of Pi with the Names * El, Yah*, the Tetragrammaton (

**יהוה**) and

*Moshiach*are the 3 digits

**4**,

**9**and

**5**, who add up to

**18**, whose square root is

**4.24**(Moshiach Ben David). When we raise the other primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399…) to

**18**, we get

**5778.000**yet again.

By the way, those 3 intercalated numbers (4, 9, and 5) were the **3** rd, **6** th and **9** th digits, which also sum to **18**, and (**4 x 3 + 9 x 6 + 5 x 9**) = **111** or *Aleph* (**אלף**) representing *Binah*. Nevertheless, this article is mostly about G-d’s fingerprints found in His system of Logarithms and not so much which we have already written about extensively. Atheists would say it is nature that determines the physical laws that created mathematics and our solar system, and believers would say G-d (*Elohim*) *is* nature. While believers can easily see G-d’s plans being unveiled, atheists probably still see it all as mere coincidence, impossible 1 in a trillion coincidences, but coincidences nonetheless. Believing in G-d is all about letting go of our ego, and the belief that we are in control is the hardest aspect of ego to let go of. Denial is the purest form of ego.

Let us examine some of those so-called coincidences. While the log of 9 is **.95424**, spelling out in gematria “The King Moshiach Ben David (**95** and **424**),” the number **954** also represents the digit #**954** within Pi, where the **3**rd and final **5778** is located within those first **1000** digits. The final one of the **3 **sequences of “…**2019…”** comprise the absolute last 4 digits in the first **1000** digits of Pi, metaphorically the year that the Gates of *Binah* and sealed. The final “…**5778**..” is part of a **10** digit sequence “…**5778**18**5778**…”that starts at digit #948 and the sum of the digits in Pi up to that point is **4240** or **10 x 424**.

Interestingly, there are **42** digits between the last “…**5778**…” at digit #954 and the last “…**2019**…” at digit #996. This is like the prophecies of the prophets calling for a period of **42** months until the final redemption. The log of **10 **is Unity (**1**); the log of 9 spells out “King Moshiach Ben David;” and the Log of 8 is .**903**09, which hints at the **42**-Letter Name of G-d since **903** is the sum of the integers from 1 to **42**.

The **42**-Letter Name of G-d is the ladder to *Binah* built into the Torah’s first verse and according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory, “The Understanding of the **42**-Letter Name will bring about the *geulah* (final redemption). Of ALL the endless sums of the logs from the bases 1 – 10, the **ONE** number that is closest to a whole number is **42,** or most precisely 41.99997. This makes the number **42** unique in the universe. This is because the **42**-Letter Name is the ladder that we can actually climb that bridges our world with heaven and eventually with *Moshiach *Consciousness (*Binah*). This is also why we use the **42**-Letter Name matrix to count the Omer every year and why it is especially important this year.

Adding up the logs of all the bases from 1 to 10 is not arbitrary, as in our base 10 mathematical and physical world, 10 represents the completion of a level. It does as well in the spiritual realm. The Zohar explains nothing happens below that does not happen above. When we do add them up, we are adding up the resultant numbers of calculating each power exponent for each of the 10 bases,

If the log of 6 being **.778** and that of the integers 8, 9, and 10 are also telling, then what of the sum of the logs from **1 to 11**, whose value when squared is **57.78**. Similarly, the sum of the squares of the integers from **1 to 11** is **506**, which is not only the value of the first line of the **42**-Letter Name matrix and also the number of the Torah occurrences of the 14 triplets in **42**-Letter Name matrix, but it is also the complete gematria value of “Moshiach Ben David.”

We have been advising about the convergence of the Gregorian and Western Calendars upon the year **5778** for 20 years now so we would be remiss to point out that the **ONLY** log whose Hebrew Calendar year aligns with its Gregorian one is the year **2000** or **5760** in the Hebrew Calendar. Through the Log of **5760**, which is **3.760**42248, the year **3760 HC**, the year “**0**” in the Western Calendar is eternally connected. **2000** years separate the two dates and there are no other dates that line up separated as whole numbers at all. Ironically, the date **3760 HC** is followed by **422**, the year the 1 st Holy Temple was destroyed, **-422 BCE.** The 2 nd Holy Temple was destroyed in the year **70 CE**, and “**422”** is the gematria value for the Hebrew word “seventy.” How is it possible that the only date this happens with within the entire logarithmic system is the year **3760 HC (0 CE)**, the date the **2** calendars pivot on? And given 3.760 **42 248** whether G-d intended this or not there are **42** rows in every Torah scroll and **248** columns. Perhaps it is a reminder that it always comes back to the **42**-Letter Name and to the Torah.

Taking it all a giant step further and knowing that *Binah*, the **1000**-year period of *Moshiach*, is most represented by the number **1000**, if we were to add the logarithms of all the bases from **1-10** for the number **1000**, they would sum to 42.3994 or **42.4**, the numerical value of *Moshiach Ben David*. That must be telling us something. The 10 logs of 1000 could have added up to any other number. No number could have added up to anything close to **42.4**. Yet these **10** for the number **1000** did. Given the nature of logarithms and their very flat curve most resultant numbers fall into the double-digit category. To reach a result above 100, even with summing all the logs of bases 1 – 10, our starting number would need to be about 12,000,000 and it goes up exponentially and unfathomably higher from there. What we are saying is that **42.4** is the only number that could be representative of **424**, especially since the sum of all the logs from bases 1 -10 for even the lowest whole number, **2**, is 4.25. Please note that all the logs from bases 1 -10 for the number 1 are “0,” which if we wanted to extract meaning from, we could say that in Unity (Oneness) there is zero (“0”) space between us. If we wanted to get closer to **4.24**, we would have to forsake whole numbers and could go with **1.998** or **3 x .666** which would give us **4.248** as the sum of the logs for the bases 1-10, with **4248** being the sum of the 22 spelled out Names of 22 Hebrew letters.

Yes another fingerprint is found on the Natural Log of **70** or **LN (70)**, which is the log to the base of e (2.718…).** T**he Natural Log of **70** is **4.248**.

Given that all the summary logs from 1 to 12 million must fall between 4.25 and 100 and given that each one is the sum of 10 different mostly irrational numbers, the odds of one being so close to anything meaningful are astronomical, yet there is a second number that is always associated with *Binah*. The kabbalists have been writing about the **50** Gates of Binah for thousands of years—it is even in our Passover Haggadahs. Since we know that we must reach the **50** Gates of *Binah* in order to enter *Binah*, and that we last reached the **50** th Gate when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, how incredible is it that the sum of the logarithms of all the bases from **1-10** for the number **3450**, representing Moses (**משה** **345**) and also *Hashem (***השם*** 345)*, are precisely

**50.000**. According to the Zohar, it is because of this connection to the

**50**Gates that we were first told to count the

**50**-year jubilee cycles, starting at Mt Sinai in

**2448 HC**, corresponding to

**24.48**, which is the sum of logs of bases 1 -10 for the number

**54**. The number

**54**stands out because

**54 x 107 = 5778**and the sum of all the integers from

**1 to 107**is

**5778**.

Within those 12 million numbers there are only a few that meet our criteria for precision and one of them is the sum of the logs for all the bases from **1-10** for the number **26**, representing the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**), whose resultant value is **20** (19.99799 to be more precise). The value of **20** represents *Keter*, the highest dimension, which is why the **10** Commandments are found in the **20**th chapter of the Book of Exodus (*Shmot*) and why there are **620** letters in the **10** Commandments, like the Hebrew word for *20*, *Esrim *(**עשרים**) of numerical value **620**. Also, for what it is worth, **20 x 50 = 1000**.

There are a few others, though one number that keeps coming up for us this year, the number **58,** and as we explained in our previous article there is a strong correlation between the Megillah Ester, Ester, Mordechai and the Biblical story of Noach and the Flood. They share mutual *gematriot* of **58, 78** and the **127** combinations of **7** words, amongst other things. As if to make sure we did not miss this important correlation, G-d made sure that when we add the logarithms of all the bases from **1-10** for the number **12700**, representing the **127** provinces times the **100** days in the Megillah Ester; the **127** years of Sarah, the Matriarch; and the **127** possible combinations of the **7** words is the Torah’s first verse, corresponding to the **7** sefirot of *Zeir Anpin* beneath *Binah*, we would get **58**, or 57.99957 to be exact.

We would be remiss if we did not mention the further correlation between word Megillah (**מגלה**) with a standard value of **78** and an ordinal value of **33** for a complete value of **111**, and the *Aleph* (**אלף**), which is also *eleph* (**אלף**) meaning **1000, **also of spelled out value** 111**. The reason we bring this up is that **78**, as in **5778**, is also the value for *Mabul*, the Biblical flood (**מבול**) whose ordinal value is likewise **33**, which is the sum of the logs of the bases 1 – 10 for the number **216**, representing *Gevurah* (strong judgement) and the **216** letters in the 72 Names of G-d used to split the Red Sea. To think that this is coincidence is to also ignore that the first **33** letters of the Torah add up to a gematria value of **3003**, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to **77**.

G-d’s fingerprints are all over this. Even today, it is impossible for a team of engineers with a powerful super computer to create a document with anywhere near the complexity of the Torah, let alone align it, as G-d did, with the mathematics that underlay the framework of all the physics of our universe. G-d also chose to design our solar system to that same alignment. He did not have to do this. He did not have to make the Earth orbit the Sun at **66,600** mph. He could have created a system without fingerprints for us to trace; He could have left us with only one option: truly blind faith. He tried to make it easy for us to find faith and certainty. Even in the final year **5778**, with the floodwaters of *Binah* already upon us since Purim and the Gates of Moshiach Ben David opening wider every day since Pesach, He wants us to find our way in, to find certainty anyway we can.

Of the fingerprints we highlighted above we can connect the dots: after **70** years since the founding of the State of Israel in **1948**, the **50** Gates of Binah will swing open ushering in the Great Shabbat (**702**), the **1000** years of Moshiach Ben David (**424**) and in accordance with the hints given to us by the Arizal, the crucial moment can happen on the **18**th day of Iyar, on the **33**rd day of the **50**-day *Omer* period, or **.666**% of the way through that period which began **100** days or **.666%** of the way through the period from Zot Chanukah to Shavuot, or **.333%** of the way through the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah in the year **5778 (2018 CE)**.

Yes, **L’ag B’Omer 5778**.

B”H it can all unfold as written in the numbers. It depends on us.

Chag Sameach

Ezra

Nice article. I have a question. Seems irrelevant..but it’s not. Why do we recline on Pesach? What is the secret of reclining? Btw the flood has been happening this whole time. The Zohar is the ark.

Dear Jeffrey(Ezra),

Your work/research is both a delight and a treasure-house of information. You and your writing(s) are worthy of votes as “international treasures”.

Todad Rabah for what you do and for what you share. Please tell your family how much “Dad’s time” and effort is appreciated right around the world

Thank you so much, Peter. Your comments are very much appreciated.

Thank you. Jeff for your amazing article. I am looking forward impatient to your next articles to come….as you know time is approaching…. best regards.

Sholom,

Just recently I came across your website and started reading your books and blog posts.

Thank you so much for all of this very amazing and very valuable information!

Are any of your works translated into Hebrew?

Are any other disciples of R’ Ashlag and R’ Brandwein spreading similar news about 5778/2018?

Wishing you and your family the greatest Brocha V’Hatzlocha!

Okay…..”It’s a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the true and living G-D” “his left hand is behind my head, his right hand embraces me” turn around, upside down!? 541…it’s all about the turn around…any musicians!? King Solomon was the wisest of them all…

After the passing of R’ Avraham Brandwein in 2013, did you maintain and do still have a connection with his son and successor, the current Rebbe of Stretten, R’ Moshe Chaim Brandwein, and the Yeshiva Kol Yehuda in Yerushalayim, or any other Gedolei HaMekubolim?

How widely are they disseminating the prediction of 5778 being the year of Bias Moshiach Ben Dovid?

Did R’ Ashlag or any of his followers make the connections that you have between the Hebrew calendar and the secular calendar?

Thanks again Jeffrey, your writings demonstrate extraordinary and undeniable patterns that are so far beyond the range of coincidence that when viewed honestly they must be recognized as evidence of Godly design and predetermination in a manner entirely conforming to the way these very patterns are encoded in the Torah.

The convergence and synchronicity of the Hebrew calendar and the-Gregorian-secular calendar indicates that year 3760 HC marks a most significant turning point. For Christians this would be seen as the birth of their Messiah, and as you have written, their belief has spread and gained influence throughout the world among the descendants of Esav and other nations.

However in your book The Divine Calendar and in your blog posts that I have read so far it seems that you tend to concentrate on presenting the patterns as indicated by the specific number sequences but generally you avoid providing any decisive interpretation of the meaning of certain things – and consequently just from what you write Christians may still be encouraged to believe that the truth is ultimately with them, and that in 5778/2018 their Messiah will return for a second coming, and conversely Jewish readers may become very wary of accepting your entire thesis because of this.

Therefore it should be pointed out that from the perspective of authentic Jewish and Torah-based belief the reason the year 3760 is precisely so pivotal is because it is such an extremely negative occasion, just like the subsequent destruction of the Second Temple 70 years later, since it marks the beginning of the Christian heresy, the false doctrine that has prevailed throughout all the years of Exile since then, and under which the Jewish people have suffered so severely with anti-Semitic attacks, pogroms and culminating in the horror of the holocaust.

Indeed this Christian dominated epoch has been the period of the ascension of the wicked Esav, who though a twin brother to Jacob, nevertheless personified the very opposite of Peace, as described in the Torah and in the teachings of our sages. Similarly in some respects Christianity is a twin brother to Judaism, and yet there is nothing else that has been responsible for so much suffering and destruction for the Jewish people (and corresponding observations also apply regarding the significance of the dating of the Muslim calendar that you also discuss in your writings).

Seventy years ago in 5708/1948 with the reemergence of the state of Israel in the Jewish homeland as predicted by the Torah and prophets the tide started to turn back in favor of the Jewish people once again. May it now be that indeed this year 5778/2018 the real truth will be revealed, with the arrival of the authentic Jewish Messiah and the establishment of a genuinely Torah-based society that will lead the entire world to abandoning false beliefs and recognizing and worshiping the One True God of our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Again my blessings to you – and to all your readers, Jews and Gentiles. We are very much looking forward to your next comments and posts.

Happy Yom HoAtzmiut Israel’s 70th Independence Day!

Am Yisroel Chai!

In your book The Divine Calendar you wrote that the Gregorian calendar “was designed by Aloysius Lilius and instituted by Pope Gregory XIII in 5342 of the Hebrew Calendar (HC) was based on Lilius’ calculation of the birth year for Jesus Christ.”

You also wrote that “3760 HC is the year “0” CE, which is either the year Jesus Christ was born, or the year Aloyius Lilius thought he was when he was divinely inspired to formulate a new Western calendar.”

Later in the book you explained that “There is an academic debate about when Jesus was born and when the Gregorian calendar should have begun, but it’s irrelevant because if these dates were all parts of a divine plan and a calendar then whatever the starting year Aloysius Lilius came up with was divinely inspired. As for Jesus’ birth date, scholars give anywhere from 4 BCE to 6 CE, making his life span anywhere from 27 to 37 years, rather than the more typically acknowledged 33 years, which better fits the divine plan unfolding before us.”

It is important to note that there also are also very credible scholarly opinions who argue that Jesus as a real historical figure never really existed, and yet you did not mention this in your writings.

In your book you wrote “Regardless who we personally feel the Patriarchs may be—historic figures, mythical metaphors for certain archetypes of consciousness, embodiments of divine spiritual energy, or just fictional characters—they all do one thing and that is mark specific moments on a Biblical time‐line and set them indelibly.” You included similar statements elsewhere as well.

Seemingly regarding Jesus you also should have written something similar, that even if he is just a fictional character nevertheless the secular calendar remains significant even though it is based on extremely false misconceptions.

In addition it is possible to say that the year 3760 HC anyway stands out and becomes pivotal for the alternate secular calendar, not because of the dubious birth of Jesus, and certainly not because of the even more dubious idea that he was the predicted Messiah, but rather because of other genuinely major historical events that really did happen then or at least circa that year.

It does not take much digging to find that this is approximately when Herod the Great died, which marked a colossal turning point in Jewish and world history. Notably, it is recorded that shortly after Herod’s death, his son Archelaus ordered the army to attack the Temple and 3000 Jews were killed, and then he sent heralds around the city announcing the cancellation of Passover.

It could be that this or another similar horrendous event was the real precursor of the Roman destruction of the Temple 70 years later, and therefore it is fitting for this to be the start of the secular calendar since it coincides with real historic events in the destiny of the Jewish people with subsequent ramifications throughout the entire world.

At the end of your post “The Fingerprints of G-d” you wrote:

“…the crucial moment can happen on the 18th day of Iyar, on the 33rd day of the 50-day Omer period, or .666% of the way through that period which began 100 days or .666% of the way through the period from Zot Chanukah to Shavuot, or .333% of the way through the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah in the year 5778 (2018 CE).”

This is not so readily understandable and more explanation would be appreciated.

Granted that the 33rd day of the Omer — Lag B’Omer, the holiday connected with R’ Shimon Bar Yochoi, author of the Zohar, and therefore a day intimately connected with revelation of the secrets of the Torah and the coming of Moshiach — is 2/3 or .666 of the way from when we start counting the Omer, i.e., from the 2nd night of Pesach, until the 50th day after that, Shevuot.

Granted too, counting on the calendar one finds there are “100 days” between Zot Chanukah and Pesach. However what is the relevance these 100 days to Lag B’Omer?

Even less understood is what you wrote next. What connection is there between Lag B’Omer and “the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah”?

Your explanation would be appreciated. Thanks!

There are 150 days from Zot Channukah to Shavuot and therefore Pesach is 2/3 (.666) 100/150 of the way between them, then Lag B’Omer is 2/3 (33/50) of the way again. There are 225 days between Sukkot and Shavuot, which causes Zot Channukah to split that period into 1/3 and 2/3 (75 days and 150). The Ari cryptically alluded to using this method to know the day of arrival. He also moved the date of the hillulah of R’ Shimon from September (Elul) to Lag B’omer, probably so we would all focus on that date with extreme positivity without knowing the real reason why. Keep in mind that Rav Ashalag used a very similar method (narrowing by 1/3, 2/3) to determine the year 5778.

The cosmic calendar came first and then the events. B”H soon all will be understood.

Good, that unites 5778’s three Biblical Festivals, Sukkos, Pesach, Shevuos, in one formula with Chanuka and Lag B’Omer.

Can you please provide specific citations where these ideas are to be found in the printed works of the Arizal and Rav Ashlag?

Above I asked for specific citations or references in the published works of the Arizal and R’ Ashlag for the prediction of Moshach coming in 5778/2018. By browsing through a number of your past blog posts however it now seems to me that you are saying this information was just passed verbally from teacher to disciple until recent years when, with encouragement from your teachers, you revealed it in your books and on this website – as you wrote for example in your January 7, 2009 post “The Origen [sp: Origin] of the 5778 Prophecy; A Secret Passed from Teacher to Student.”

It is still not clear to me if any other disciples of the Arizal, R’ Ashlag or R’ Brandwein are also disseminating this same prediction. It is possible that you have already explained this in more detail elsewhere, since I still have not had time to even glance at most of your writings, let alone read them carefully. Perhaps you can direct me to where you may have discussed this before, or at least clarify it a little more at the present time . Thanks.

In your book The Divine Calendar on page 102-103, without mentioning R’ Ashlag by name, but rather simply attributing it to “the righteous sages,” you write basically the same thing as you later explained in your January 7, 2009 post “The Origin of the 5778 Prophecy; A Secret Passed from Teacher to Student,” that this is arrived at by taking 2/3 of 6000, then another 2/3 of the remaining years, and then another 2/3 of the remaining years, 4000 + 1334 + 444 = 5778. There are slight differences in the way you round off the decimal places, but that is not a major point of contention.

What is important to note however is that in the book you wrote that (4000 + 1334 =) 5334 “when the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, was BORN,” which is incorrect.

You later corrected this mistake in the above mentioned blog post, where you wrote “As it turns out, when you start counting from the birth of Adam, 2/3 of the way through that last 2000-year period, or (.666666 x 2000), we get the year 5333, when the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, PASSED AWAY,” which is closer to the truth.

Actually however, the hyperlink on “Arizal” that you yourself posted in your blog that leads to the Wiki entry for the Arizal, states (that he was born 1534, and that) he died July 25, 1572 — 5 Av 5332.

This can still be said to work out well enough… just the method of rounding off the fractions should be stated clearly, and sometimes, as in gematria, an extra 1, i.e., an extra year, can be added as with adding the “kolel” or the like.

I’m sure you are aware, but your readers may not be, that when the year is counted from Nissan the month of Av is the 5th month , thus the Arizal’s Hillula on the 5th day of the 5th month, corresponds nicely with Lag B’Omer, the day set for commemorating the Hillula of the Rashbi, on the 33rd day of the Omer, which is the 5th day in the 5th week of the counting of the Omer, connected with “Hod She’B’Hod,” the 5th Sefira within the 5th Sefira (as counted down from Chesed)…