Purim, Removing the Masks, Part I: New Revelations from the Beginning

It is said that Purim will be the only holiday that we’ll celebrate after the final redemption, but if all the holidays are based on cosmic windows, what separates Purim in the grand scheme of cosmic time? There is obviously some special connection between Purim and the times of Moshiach or the sages wouldn’t have made this special distinction.  We read about Purim in the Book of Ester so that’s where we must search for the answer.

It’s known that the Book of Esther is all about concealment, which is why we celebrate it with a costume party, but like the Torah there are layers of concealment.  The Name of G-d isn’t overtly mentioned in the Book of Ester, but it is found numerous times as the initials of phrases, often as permuted versions (ie YHVH, YHHV, VHYH). The Name Ehyeh (EHYH) is also found in the same manner, as are triplets of the 42-Letter Name and the 72 Names of G-d , but these are all relatively easy to find.

As we are so close to the time of Moshiach and the end of the 70 year period from the foundation of the State of Israel, we should be able to dig deeper, we sho9uld be able to reveal even more.  After all, the Book of Ester, marked the final years of the 70-year Babylonia exile.

It’s OK to get happy and a little inebriated on Purim in order to shed your mask and reveal the inner light within you, but the Baal Shem Tov and his students got drunk on Torah on Purim and so must we if we want to reveal the inner light within the holiday, the light of Moshiach (the Messiah) and Creation.

The story begins by telling us King Ahasuerus, who ruled over 127 provinces, displayed his wealth for 180 + 7 days for a total of 187 days.

Queen Vashti, his wife and equal, held her own party with her 7 maidens for the same final 7 days. On the 7th day, Ahasuerus consulted his 7 chamberlains.

The initials of the first two were Mem and Bet, an obvious allusion to the Shem Mem Bet (42-Letter Name) and also an indication that a journey would begin, as all Torah journeys begin with the Mem-Bet. The total value of their initials is 73, the numerical value of the sefira(dimension) of Chochma (wisdom), associated with both the 42-Letter Name and the Torah’s first verse, of 7 words, whose numerical value is 2701, which is also the sum of all the integers through 73.

Please keep in mind that at the heart of the Book of Ester is about removing Amalek (kabbalistic code for doubts) from our lives in order to bring about Mashiach, the geula (final redemption) and the Tree-0f-life reality, so just in case skepticism were to creep in and ruin it for us, the Book of Ester made certain we wouldn’t miss the connection to Chochma. The ordinal value of Chochma (CChMH) is 37, which is also the ordinal value of the initials of the 7 chamberlains (MBEBEZC).  Moreover, 37 x 73, the inner and surrounding light of Chochma equals 2701.

And as if that weren’t enough to grab our attention the last two chamberlain “Zether and Carcus” add up to 913, the same as the Torah’s first word, bereshit.

Oh, and by the way, those 187 days of display are analogous to the 187 chapters in the Torah, as are the 5 Parts of the Book of Esther analogous to the 5 Books of the Torah.

While the sages tell us Queen Ester was an incarnation of Sarah, the Matriarch, who live 127 years, 127 is also the number of ways any 7 items can be permuted, such as the 7 words in the Torah’s first verse, the 7 lines in the 42-Letter Name matrix, or the 7 dimensions (sefirot) in Zeir Apin, the ladder between Heaven and Earth to which both of them are associated.

We’re only at the 10th verse of the first of 10 chapters in the Book of Esther, an oft overlooked part except to the kabbalists, yet the 10 chapters in themselves is a hint that the Book of Esther may be about the necessary rectification of the 10 sefirot that comprise the Tree-of-life.

This 10th verse begins with  “On the 7th day, when the Kings heart was merry with wine” but let’s break that down, the 7th day is analogous to Shabbat, the 7th and final day of creation and “the King” to Hashem (G-d), and k’tov (was merry) has the numerical value of 37 once again and literally say was good, so the inner light of wisdom was good–the timing was right. The heart of the king (LV-HMLC) has the numerical value 127 once again, indicating that the timing was right to bridge the gap between Heaven and Earth, and with wine (B’YYN) can be understood as “in 70“. Thus the story is really telling us that in 70 years, the timing will be right for the re-establishment of the Tree-of-life reality, just as it was right for Ezra to bring the Israelites home from Persia after their 70 years of exile.

If you like how the Book of Ester’s revelations have begun you’ll love how it ends. In the next installment, we’ll reveal how the Hamelehk (The King) and the names of the other characters in the Purim story all reveal the same date for Moshiach’s manifestation.

Stay tuned for Part II

The 10 Commandments Part IX: The Ultimate Revelation

…Continued from The Ten Commandments

There was going to be 10 parts to this series, but due to the unfolding crisis in Japan, we felt it best to skip  to the most critical and most significant revelations about and from the 10 Commandments, those critical to our understanding of what is happening in our world today. Our last article in the series was the encoded timing for the Moshiach (messiah) and of the final redemption, and of those few sols that managed to cross over 3330 years ago during the last opening of the Tree-of-life reality at Mt Sinai.

The Alter

The word Mizbayach (MtzBCh), the Alter, whose construction is described in detail in the 3rd (middle) of the 5 special portions has the numerical value of 62, as in Keter, the highest sefira (dimension) of numerical value 620, just as so many other connections to the 10 Commandments( Utterances), including the 620 letters and the 62 letter Yuds of the 10 Commandments that were engraved on the 2 Tablets housed in the Tabernacle (MishKan). And this all fits since there are 100 (an appellation of Keter) occurrences of the word H’Mizbeach in the Torah, 22 of them through chapter 34 and the carving of the second set of tablets, which terminates the special 5 portion set of 22,000 letters.

And contained within the Hebrew word for “The Alter” (HMzBCh) are the  initials of the 42-Letter Name (Mem-Bet) so integral to the structure of the Torah, the universe, and so necessary for the geula, final redemption.

Within”The Alter” (HMzBCh) the (Mem-Bet) is accompanied by the letters Hey ,Zayin, and Chet whose collective numerical value is 20, “esrim” in Hebrew, of numerical value 620. Individually, the 3 letters sequentially have the values,  5-7-8, as in the year given to us by Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim, 5778 (2018 ce) for the geula, advent of the Tree-of-life reality.

If you examine the number 620, you’ll see that it is the product of 31 and 20, or 31 x 20 = 620.  As discussed early on in this series 31 is the numerical value of El (G-d) and also L0 (don’t), as in the Commandments not to do things, and while 20 is the numerical value of the letter Yud (YVD) and the word for 20 has the value 620 itself, the 10 Commandments are all in chapter 20 of Exodus, a very important point as you’ll soon see.

Nevertheless, back to the word Mizbeach (MZBCh), which without the prefix “the” has the numerical value 57, meaning the remaining letters would then be Z-CH or 78, thus encoded within the Hebrew word for the Alter, where all the sacrifices are performed, is the simple message “42 and 5778.”

Soon we’ll begin a new series on the construction of the Future Holy Temple as detailed by R’ Chaim Luzzatto of blessed memory. For the moment, we’d like to point out that the Alter in the Future Holy Temple measures 32 x 32 cubits and is in the exact center (heart, lev of numerical value 32) of a series of concentric (nested) symmetrical courtyards, the most inner of which measures 100 x 100 cubits.  We bring this up only for the reference to the 100 times “the alter” is mentioned in the Torah.

To Be or Not To Be

The Hebrew word Eem (EM) of numerical value 41, as in the 41 letters of the spelled out name of G-d, Ehyeh (EHYH) , can translate to mother, Matriarch, matrix, or “if” or “whether,” as it’s used repeatedly in the laws (precepts) of G-d given in the 4 chapters subsequent to the 10 Commandments, which together comprise the special 5 chapters of 22,000 letters.

What makes it so germane to our discussion of the 10 Commandments is that the word EM is found 62 times in Genesis, just like the Name Elohim, which begins and ends with EM.

And, not only is the word EM found 77 times through the 10 Commandments, as in 5778; and 86 (the value of Elohim) times through chapter 21 (the value of Ehyeh); but it’s found another 21 times throughout the 5 portions for a total 107 times through chapter 34, the chapter in which the 2nd set of tablets was received. And 107 is indicative of the sum of all the positive integers through 107, whose collective energy and sum equates to 5778.

Now, the final point to be made today out of all this is that the year 6000, is when most people expect the arrival of Moshiach. But the tzaddikim of blessed memory have arrived at 5778 as the approximate date, and we’ve shown a preponderance of evidence physical, spiritual, comic, and primordial that the prescribed year does indeed appear to be 5778 (2018 ce). So why the discrepancy?

The differential of 6000 – 5778 = 222 years represents the 2 divergent paths forged in the 22,000 letters by the doubts of the Israelites.

Thus when we divide 222 by 358 (Mashiach) and we get 222/358 = .620, keter, and are sent back to the 10 Commandments.

As we get closer to 5778 (2018 ce) it’s important to realize that when we question it should not be of our faith, but only of our understanding.  The reason to question, should be to dig deeper, not to create separation, as our ancestors did the last time they stood at keter.

If you follow the path of the 222 you’ll see that 222 x 26 (YHVH) = 5772, the year 2012 CE, and if you believe in the Mayan calendar prophecies of 12/21/12, you’ll find yourself deep in the trail of doubts, for when those 6 final years before 5778 mimic the Israelites failure to wait 6 hours for Moses’ return with G-d’s Tablets, and the Tree-of-life eternal reality.

We stood there before; we know the routine. This time, let’s get it right.

Of course, just to make sure we had everything we need to get it right this time, the Torah provided us with a road map, and shoved it under our noses every year for the past 3330 years.

And no, it’s not the 10 plagues; It’s the 10 Commandments. They are being played out as right now.

It began in 2001, corresponding to Exodus 20:01 that initiates the Torah’s 70th Chapter, the Keter sequence of the 10 Commandments.  It began with a jolt, a new reality realized on 9/11.

On June 8th, 2002 the prophesied 1370 reign of Ishmael (Islam, 10 years for each of the 137 years of his life) over the Israelites ended. This coincided with the beginning of the 620 letters of the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20:02 “I am God your Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, from the place of slavery.” Like Pharaoh before them, they were not giving up without a fight, which brought us the attack in Mombasa on Nov 28th, 2002.

Exodus 20:03 “Do not have any gods before me”  An earthquake on Dec 26th, 2003 killed 40,000+ people in BaM, Iran, one of the many events Mem-Bet events over this 18 year period.

Exodus 20:04 “Do not represent [such gods] by any carved statue or picture of anything  in the heaven above, on the earth below, or in the water below the land.” Exactly, one year after the earthquake in BaM, on Dec 26th, 2004 230,000 people died from the tsunami (mabul) resulting from the 9.3 Earthquake off the coast of Meulaboh, Indonesia.

In 2008 we were stuck financially, leading to the world markets losing 42% of their value and wide scale loss of jobs (livelihood), while in Exodus 20:08 we were told, “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”  And lets not forget it was Erev Rosh Hashannah that September when the NY stock market closed down 5% or 778 pts.  While Exodus 20:08 was the 4th Commandment, 2008 also brought us the attack on/in Mumbai on Nov 26th, Bernie Madoff, and of course, our 44th President, President Barack Obama.

In continuation, Exodus 20:09 and 20:10 insisted no one do anything that constitutes work on the Sabbath, which brings us to today, 2011.

As for this year 2011, Exodus 20:11 tells us that in the six(6) days, God made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on Saturday. God blessed the Sabbath and made it holy. So this year, what we’ll see is events from space, the earth, the sea and all that is in them. It’s no wonder the birds fell from the sky and the fish died on 1/1/2011.

Each one of these fish kill images represents millions of fish and they all occurred in different parts of the world this year, from Louisiana to Scotland to Thailand to Redondo beach California, and we could have posted similar images from several more diverse locations.  Whatever it is, it’s global.

We wrote this section back in January when we began our series on the 10 Commandments; unfortunately, the events have continued with millions and millions of fish washing up ashore last week in California and then the devastating 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan and thus created the terrifying chain of nuclear events that are happening to the 6 reactors there.

In Exodus 20:12 it’s honor your father and mother, then murder, adultery, stealing and false witness in 20:13.

In 20:14, don’t be envious of your neighbor

Then in 20:15 “All the people saw the sounds, the flames, the blast of the ram’s horn, and the smoking mountain.”

Hold on to your hats, folks.

In Exodus 20:16 “If God speaks with us anymore, we will die.”

Then in Exodus 20:17 Moses says, “God only came to you to raise you up.”

And in Exodus 20:18. It ended. “The people kept their distance while Moses entered the mist where the divine was revealed.

This is the road map for the next 7 years. The ministers of the 70 nations are falling rapidly, especially in the Mid-East, as prophesied in the Zohar, including Mubarak of Egypt, who fittingly was forced from his throne on the death anniversary of Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses).

Chapter 20 of Exodus is the 70th chapter of the Torah.  The pinnacle of the Chapter ends at Exodus 20:18: “The people kept their distance while Moses entered the mist where the divine was revealed.” This time it coincides with the 70th anniversary  of Israel becoming a nation in 5778 (2018 ce).

It’s obvious in all this that there was always two choices, two paths.
It’s all about G-d giving us 10 simple rules (commandments) in order to reach the Tree-of-life, and we couldn’t follow them.

Purim is almost upon us, when we take off our masks–by concealing our identity and getting inebriated we’re actually giving ourselves permission to reveal who we truly are–and reveal the truth.

It’s time to take off the masks from the Bible, and see the simple Torah truth. Either we follow G-d’s 10 simple rules, spiritually and physically, or we follow the prescribed consequences.  2 paths, 2 futures, 1 time table.

G-d willing, B’H, we will choose correctly.

The previous installments of The Ten Commandments are here.

Counting on The Tabernacle, Part II; Building the Tree-of-life.

As discussed in Part I of the Tabernacle, we know from the Zohar, The Book of Splendor, that the construction of the Tabernacle, Mishkan, is connected to the act of Creation in the first verse of the Torah (Bible).

So let’s examine all that money (metal) collected to built the Tabernacle, Mishkan and see what shakes out.

…….Talents…Shekels

Gold ….29………730

Silver 100…….1775

Bronze 70 ……2400

……….199……4905

Now, it’s relatively easy to see that the 1775 shekels represent and are connected to the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet which have a total gematria value of 1775.

Moreover, the 70 talents of Bronze is most probably connected to the 70 Nations, the 70 years, etc, and also the 70 faces of the Torah. And even more so, since the square root of the 4905 shekels is 70.03571 and 3571 is exactly (5778/Phi), or precisely Phi17.

Now, let’s leave the 1775 Silver Shekels out of it for a second, since they were for a special counting, and we have 29+100+70+730+2400 = 3329. And since the Torah makes a special point of telling us that the Mishkan was built in the 2nd year of the Exodus, (in 2449), we get 2449 + 3329 = 5778 (2018 CE), the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim for the geula, the final redemption and the advent of the Tree-of-life reality.

And since a talent = 3000 shekels, we see that there is an extra mixed talent of metal currency that can be separated from the shekels, leaving us with (4905 – 3000) = 1905, and giving us a total of 200 talents and 1905 shekels in all that was contributed to the building of the Tabernacle.

And since we’re looking at the Torah’s first verse, it’s interesting that the 27th letter is Resh (R), of numerical value 200, same as the 200 talents.

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

And if we were to add the 28th letter, Tzadi (Tz) of numerical value 90, to 4905, we’d get 90 + 4905 = 4995, which is the gematria sofit value of all 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

Obviously, the contributions of the Tabernacle are all about the letters (or the light/energy in them).

Is this reaching? You decide, since the total value of the verse is 2701, which is equivalent to the sum of all the positive integers through 73, as in the 730 shekels of gold used to built the Tabernacle, and since the square root of 730 is 27.01….

What this also means is that the Torah’s first verse is based on a triangular number, the 73rd triangular number. And we know this isn’t a coincidence because not only is the sum of the first 8 words (33 letters) of the Torah also a triangular number (3003), the 77th in fact, but the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse are comprised of 28 letters and 28 is the 7th triangular number. (For more on this and for a better understanding of the Torah and G-d’s design, see The Genesis Prayer)

So knowing this, if we see which letters correspond to triangular numbers within this first verse, we get:

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

First of all, the numerical value of the 7 letters (BETEEMZ) add up to 535 and with an adjustment for the kolel of the letters and the equation, we get us 541, the numerical value of Israel.

Let Val  x  Tri#  =                Sofit Val

B       2        1 =            2                 2
E       1        3 =            3                 1
T  400        6 =    2400            400
E       1       10 =         10                1
E       1       15 =         15                1
M   40       21 =      840           600
Z    90       28  =   2520          900

7  535       84 =   5790        1905

These 7 letters correspond to the 7 triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, and 28, which collectively add up to 84, or 3 times 28, representative of the 3 metallic elements of the tabernacle and the 3 columns of the Tree-of-life, and 84 is the value of Pad (redemption), the union of the upper and lower 42 Letter names.

Moreover, the sum of the ordinal value sofit of these 7 letters is 78, or 3 x 26, it is representative of the initials of the Tree-of-life, ayin (70) and chet(8), representative of the year 5778, as pointed out by Rav Brandwein. And the gematria sofit sum of the 7 letters is 1905 yet again, bringing us back to the Tabernacle counting.

We discussed in numerous previous  articles the connection between the brain’s natural rhythm/frequency (timing mechanism) of 54 beats per minute and its relationship to 5778 which is 54 x 107 = 5778 with the 107 triangular number being 5778, but we’ve recently learned that 54 is also the complete cycle of the 27 letters with its returning light of 27 letters.

And as stated above, the standard gematria sum of the 7 triangular letters in the Torah’s first verse is 535, which when multiplied with 54 x 2 or 27 x 4 = 57780, two complete cycles.

And this becomes all the more interesting because when we multiple the 7 triangular numbers by their respective letters and sum them all up they equal 5790, which is 12 more that 5778 and when we adjust for the kolel in the exact same way as above, we get 5778 yet again.

And given all these connections to 5778 (2018 ce) is it inconceivable that the complete sofit value of these 7 special letters within the 28 is 2018 utilizing the kolel of 7 and 28 letters: 1905 + 78 + 28 + 7 = 2018.

Or that the gematria of the 2 words of the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse not utilized in the special letter sequence above is 616, which is that of “The Torah (H’TVRH).

And you might say skeptically that 2018 could point instead to G-d’s Covenant with Abraham which occurred in 2018 HC, but we know form the sages that the final letters in verse of phrase point toward the future and the final letters in the initial 7 word phrase in Pekudei (“These are the accounts of the tabernacle which were calculated”) add up to exactly 2019: “ELH PKVDY HMShCN MShCN HADT EShR,” which may explain why the Torah chose to double the word Mishkan.  And without the sofit, the gematria of the first 6 words less the kolel for the 24 letters in them adds up 2017.

I wonder if the Torah is trying to tell us something?

Oddly, the initials of these 7 words add up to 212, that of “The Light,” and they spell out H’Pe M’H’Pe, “The letter Pe from the letter Pe.” Just something to think about, considering the 4805 letter Pes in the Torah and their connection to the Mishkan.

So why 1905?

At the age of 26, Albert Einstein experienced his year of miracles (annus mirablis), in which he published 4 earth-shattering papers on the physics of the universe that changed the course of history and laid the foundations of quantum physics, introducing the special theory of relativity, explaining Brownian motion and proving the existence of atoms. And it was on 9/27/1905 on the 27th day of Elul that Einstein revealed the world’s most famous equation: E = Mc2

Energy = Mass X the speed of Light (c) squared

The Torah, Tabernacle, Creation, the 27 Letters, triangular numbers, Phi, the brain’s frequency (54 B/Min), the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K) and a dream that revealed quantum physics. And what runs through them all: The Light of G-d.

All that said, let’s look at those 199 talents and the 4905 shekels a little differently because of the 304805 letters in the Torah, 4805 of them are the letter Pe, and those 4905 shekels represent 4805 plus 100, synonymous with keter (the crowning sefira/dimension) and the numerical value of the spelled-out letter Caf (CP). Thus 4805 and 100 equals the 2 letters in Caf (CP).

Moreover, 100 is the numerical value of the letter Koof(K) and since the value 4805 represents the letter Pe, together they form the first two letters in Pekudei (PKVDY, counting), the name of this portion, 23rd of the 54 portions in the Torah. The other 3 letters in Pekudei (PK(VDY) permute to the spell-out letter Yud (YVD), and the total value of the word Pekudei is 200, as in the 200 talents.

It’s not surprising that the Mishkan would connect to Keter; nevertheless, there’s more to this. First we must understand the dynamic construction of the Tree-of-life as revealed by the Arizal in his explanation that the 100 talents of silver collected correspond to Keter, and that they were used to create the ground supports of the Tabernacle’s columns, which are malchut. The metaphor is easy to understand, as the sefirot are arranged as a tree (column) and what receives and holds up the tree from the base, is the sefira of malchut.

For those that understand, this is deep wisdom: Keter is One, Echad, as in God is “One.” It’s inseparable. From Keter the light expands level by level through the 10 sefirot (dimensions) spreading out without diminishing in its entirety. And from each one of these levels the light further divides by 10 sub-levels, and then again. First 1 then 10 then 100 then 1000, each one considered keter because they represent the complete light and not an aspect of it. Yet 1 remains keter of keter of keter, and 100 represents the light stretching from that point all the way through the 10th level of malchut (malchut of malchut) and similarly with 1000.

We’ll get back to this important dynamic structure in a moment, but let’s view that 100 shekels as 1 talent, or keter spread out through malchut of malchut, and thus 1 = 100 = the light of Keter fully disseminated through 100 sub-levels.

Thus is we transfer 100 shekels to the talents we have 200 talents and 4805 shekels, and following that logic, the 200 talents would equal 20,000 shekels, making the total 24805. It just so happens that the 5 Names of the 5 Books of Moses equal 2480 collectively.

And moreover, since 200 is the value of the letter Resh (R), those 200 talents and 4805 shekels together represent the combination Resh-Pe, of value 280, the numerical value of the 5 final letters, that complete the 27 letters, which added up to 1775 shekels, so the allusion is not without merit. And as the Zohar explains, the 5 final letters connect us with the time of the geula, final redemption.

The Hebrew word for “talents” is spelled CCT, beginning with Caf and ending with Taf, thus stretching from Keter (CTR) to the final letter Taf, thus malchut.

So to continue the Arizal’s schematic, each level has a digital value in our base 10, 10-dimensional world:
Keter – 1
Chochmah -2
Binah (Da’at) – 3
Chesed – 4
Gevurah – 5
Tiferet – 6
Netzach -7
Hod – 8
Yesod -9
Malchut – 0

These numbers indicate how far down the light has penetrated to reach that level.  Now each multiple of 10, represents the sub-levels penetrated within each level
Keter – 1 -10 -100 – 1000
Chochmah -20 -200
Binah (Da’at) – 30-300
Chesed – 40-400
Gevurah – 50-500
Tiferet – 60-600
Netzach -70-700
Hod – 80-800
Yesod -90-900
Malchut – 0

Malchut, meaning kingdom, has a digital value of zero because it is an endpoint more than a dimension; it reflects light rather than shining with its own. Malchut is a world created totally of illusion however real it feels to us. Malchut can be visualized as a screen on which the light of the other worlds (dimensions) are projected.
So when the light has reached malchut of malchut of malchut, it has shone throughout the entire Tree-of-life and is considered complete, and thus called  keter and is fully 1000.  From the aspect of the vessel (Malchut) it is zero, but from Keter it is 1000.
At keter of chochma for example the light level is 20, while at tiferet of chochma it is 26.  Thus each number has a place (space) within the Tree-of-life.
Tonight is the hillula of Moshe Rabeinu, may we merit to see him soon. The numerical value of Moshe (Moses, MShH) is 345, so Moses’ place within the sefira would be Gevurah of Chesed of Da’at.
We will be concluding the 10 Commandment series shortly with the explanations of how the 10 Commandments have laid out the final years to 5778 (2018) and how the devastation in Japan and the tragic events of the past 10 years have fit snugly into it. B’H we awaken soon.  Our prayers go out to the Japanese.
Shavua Tov.
Ezra

Heaven and Earth; Heaven on Earth:The Tabernacle and the 42 Letter Name.

Where do the secrets come from? Why gold and silver? What were they counting?

In this week’s Torah portion (Pekudei), referring to counting and the redemption, the Tabernacle, H’Miskan (HMShCN) was built and there’s lots to say about that, but for now we’ll be brief. Like so much more in the Torah, it connects to Creation itself and to the very first verse of the Torah, and that verse is derived from the 42-Letter Name (Ana B’koach) .

As these excerpts from Zohar (The Book of Splendor) explain, it was only through the letters of the 42-Letter name that the Mishkan was built, and only because Moses possessed the 173Keys (the 42 Letter Name, of small gematria 173) that he was able to erect it. But first, did you notice that the first 3 letters of H’Miskan (HMShCN) spelled out Moshe (MShH)

Zohar Pekudei 272. “This is the mystery-why the tabernacle was erected only by Moses, since from that side of Moses (Zeir Anpin), another high grade, Binah bestirred itself to establish the tabernacle, Malchut, so there will be sustenance for all. This is the secret of ‘and Moses erected the Tabernacle’ erecting it by these letters with which heaven and earth were created, referring to the Name of 42.”

Zohar Pekudei 273.

“So Betzalel carried out the work of the Tabernacle using the secret of the engraved letters with which heaven and earth were created, namely the Name 42….Unless he knew them, he could not have done the work in the Tabernacle. The sense thereof is that as the upper Tabernacle was built, and all its actions done, only by the secret of these letters, of the Name 42, so here is the Tabernacle below, nothing was built save by the secret of these letters.”

Zohar Pekudei 273.

“Betzalel was combining the letters of the Name 42, and did the various works with different combinations of thereof. He used each combination to do one task, and all that pertains to it. And so with all the works in the Tabernacle, together with its parts and amendments, he used combinations of the letters of the Holy Name 42.

If the 42-Letter Name could build the Tabernacle, which brought sustenance to the world by uniting the dimensions of Binah and Malchut through Zeir Anin and indeed created heaven and earth, as no less an authority than the Zohar and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai tell us, then what can the 42-Letter Name do for you?

What can’t it do for you? Are you using it enough? Are you using it to be proactive? (If aren’t familiar enough with it, please read The Genesis Prayer).

Chazal tells us that it’s through the understanding of the 42-Letter Name that the geula (final redemption) will happen. Considering all that it’s done already, is there any doubt that it can do that as well?

The secrets of the combining of the letters will be revealed over time in this blog. Some have already been given, some were revealed in The Genesis Prayer.

One secret is that of Silver and Gold, precious metals so treasured by us so so many millennium., so important that G-d told the Israelites to gather it up before they left Egypt and eventually to donate it to the building of the Mishkan. The numerical value of Silver and Gold  (CSP VZHB) plus the kolel for the letters in words silver & gold is 906, the same as that of the final line of the Ana B’koach, the 42-Letter Name matrix: ShKVTzYT.  This is the line used for manifestation, the line connected to Malchut, where Heaven becomes manifest in our world, where the holy sparks in the Silver and Gold brought back from Egypt can be recycled in our lives.

This article on portion Pekudei and the Tabernacle is part I of II that we’ll publish this week. In the second article we’ll reveal numerous secrets about the counting (pekudei), including a revelation by the Arizal about how to count the sefirot and which numbers and digits represent which sefirot, a necessary guide to navigating the Tree-of-life matrix (reality).