Dan Brown is a terrific writer and excellent researcher. Here are a few facts and Kabbalistic meanings to some of the facts he dug up for his bestseller *The Lost Symbol*. We’ve previously drawn numerous connections between the timing of the founding of America, the State of Israel and the divine calendar as highlighted by the tzaddikim. So it’s quite interesting that the US Capital Building (the home of Congress) has **541** rooms, since **541** is the well-established standard numerical value for the name Israel.

Nevertheless, the monument at the core of Washington D.C. and Dan’s book is the Washington Monument, which Dan correctly points out is **555** feet tall and has a capstone of **3300** lbs. Now anyone who knows anything about Hebrew knows that the monument resembles a giant letter (** V**) of numerical value

**6**. And the reason this is significant is that

**555 x 6 = 3330**and that there are exactly

**3330**years from the giving of the Torah at Mt Sinai and the second opportunity for the Tree-of-life reality in

**2448 HC**and the year

**5778 HC (2018 CE)**, the year given by Rav Ahlag and the tzaddikim for the

*geula*(final redemption) and the third reception window for the Tree-of-Life reality.

Moreover, since the letter *vav* is spelled out ** VV**, it has a numerical value of

**12**as in the

**12**inches to a foot, which makes the Washington Monument

**6660**inches tall, and this is significant only because there are exactly

**66.6**jubilee years (

**50**-year Biblical cycle) from

**2448 HC**to

**5778 HC (2018 CE).**

Furthermore, in **2018 CE** we will be in the **115 ^{th} **US Congress, and we’ll also be in the

**115**Jubilee year, counting as the sages do from Adam to

^{th}**5778 HC**.

Now, had Washington D.C. and its buildings and monuments not have been designed by the Masons this might all be a great coincidence, but it would be very surprising that architects familiar with ancient gematria and the writings of the tzaddikim would not have incorporated this knowledge in their monumental works. Especially so, considering that the tiny aluminum capstone that rests at the apex of the Washington Monument weighs exactly **100 oz** with **100 **being the numerical value for *Keter,* the crowning *sefira* (dimension) at the apex of the Tree-of-Life. This in itself would mean nothing if the architect didn’t also know that **100 oz** was **6.25** lbs and that **625** is the numerical value of “*H’Keter* (the Crown)” high atop the **555** ft tall monument. Or that **100** is the numerical value of the letter* Caf ( CP*), the first and representative letter of

*Keter (*, and that

**C**TR)**can also be pronounced**

*CP***Cap**, as in

**Cap**stone.

Furthermore, gematria and Kabbalah scholars know that the letter *Caf ( C)* has a numerical value of

**20**and the Hebrew word for

**20**(

*Esrim*) has a numerical value of

**620**, the same as that of

*Keter*.

No one can say for sure that the Washington Monument was designed as a giant letter *Vav* or as the central column of the Tree-of-Life, but it does make a heck of a sundial and it is indisputable that the surface temperature of the sun is **5778 K**, and that the final measure of the complete Washington Monument stretches figuratively from **625 to 555**, for a span of **70**, which is oddly analogous to the **70** years that span the statehood of Israel in the year **5708 (1948 CE) **to** 5778 (2018 CE)**.

Who knows who knew what, but there are only 8 years left until **2018**.