The flaming sword

The first portion of the Torah, Bereshit, has 146 verses, corresponding to the numerical value of the word, Olam, world.  At the 80th verse, we encounter the revolving flaming sword that G-d uses to block Adam’s (Man’s) reentry into the Garden of Eden, thus splitting the Torah portion into 80 and 66 verses.  It also separates those 80 verses from the rest of the Torah.  Interestingly, the letter Pe has a numerical value of 80 and there are 4805 of them in the Torah, while the entire Torah has exactly 304805 letters, meaning that if take a cue from Bereshit and the flaming sword of separation and we split off the 4805 Pes, we get 4805 and 300,000 letters. Now knowing that nothing in the Torah is coincidental we find it further interesting that when we take the Pe (80) out of 4805, we’re left with the digits, 45, which is the numerical value of Adam, or Man.

One reason for the connection to Pe, is that it is the final letter in the name of the Aleph-bet’s first letter, Aleph (ELP) signifying the beginning or seed level, and since we know that there exists a primordial Aleph preceding the Bet of Bereshit (the Torah’s first written letter), we might surmise that the primordial (or heavenly) Aleph extends to the 80th verse, and can’t go any further because of the sin of Adam and because the world after that point is a world of physicality.

This is an obviously clue for us to examine deeper the first 80 verses, etc.

Do note though that the 304805 letters of the Torah correspond to the two Hebrew letters governing the first month of the year as laid out by Abraham in the Sefer Yetzirah, Tishrei (Libra): Lamed, of numerical value 30 and Pe, represented by the 4805 Pes in the Torah. When the primordial aleph of the 3 mother (E,M,SH) is added to Lamed and Pe, it spells Aleph (ELP) which helps explain why Tishrei is the first month.  Please further note that it takes 42 rotations of the 7 letters governing the planets to return to the starting point again, but more about that in another posting.

Tohu V’Bohu and the Messiah, H’Mashiach

Genesis 1:2 Tohu v’Bohu: “The world was empty and without form.” We know from Chazal that this refers to the 10 sefirot (dimensions) before the interconnectedness of the sefirot (in other words, order). Tohu represents the 10 sefirot (vessels) that were shattered, fell, and then scattered throughout our world, the world of Tikun, and these became the holy sparks that we must all help to gather in from the 70 nations of the world to bring Mashiach. Bohu represents the present 3-column schematic of the interconnected dimensions.

The 3 words that express this in the Torah, come after the 8th word (V’H’ERZ,”and the Earth”) in the Torah, and they represent the final transformed letters of the all-important 42-Letter Name of G-d connected to Creation and the Messiah.

The first of these three, H’YTH, has the value 420 as in 42 x 10 or the 42 Letters in the 10 dimensions (sefirot). And if we add the kolel (4) for the 4 letters of the word, we have 424, the value for Mashiach Ben David.  This is significant because the sum total of the sofit values of the 33 letters (8 words) preceding this 9th word, totals 5778, the year prophesied for the arrival of H‘Mashiach as is explained below.

From the middle of the 9th word, Ha’itah (HYTH) to the middle of the 10th word, Tohu (THV), we get the numerical value of 820, which is the value of the all-important (all encompassing) Torah verse for “Love they neighbor as thyself”

Then the six letters including the 3 of  Tohu (THV) and the first 3 of Bohu (VBHV) add up to 424, the value for Mashiach Ben David again.

While the full phrase Tohu v’Bohu has the numerical value of 430 as in the 430 years of exile between the Covenant of Abraham and the Exodus (also the reception of the Torah) as explained in depth in The Divine Calendar.

Moreover, the 5 letters between the final He of Ha’itah through Tohu to the Vav of V’Bohu add up to 422 as in the numerical value of the Hebrew word for 70, which as explained in The Divine Calendar connect to the fall of both Holy Temples in the years –422 BCE and 70 CE respectively and much more, including the 70 years of King David.

And by extention the 6 letters between the final He of Ha’itah through Tohu to the Bet of V’Bohu add up to 424 as in the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David yet again.

On interest to note is that the sum of the sofit values for the 33 letters through the 8th word of the Torah is 5743 and when we add 33 to it for the 33 letters and either the kolel of 1 or 2, we get either 5777 or 5778 respectively, the date prophesied for the arrival of Mashiach. Now, as discussed at length in The Genesis Prayer and as explained in Nothing is Random in the Universe, while the entire Torah is encoded and every letter is specifically set these first fer words and verses hold tremendous and deep power and meaning.  And while the sum of all the letter values in the first verse (7 words) add up to 2701, which just happened to be the sum of all the positive integers through 73, the value of Chochma (wisdom, the 2nd highest sefira), the total value of all 8 words is 3003, whihc happens to be the sum of the positive integers through 77, the value of the word Mazal (fortune/destiny/luck).

To see yet another glimpse of how these words/letters are structured to connect us with the underlying patters/order we see that the sum of the first letters of the first 8 words, representing the 28 letters before it is 28 and the sum of the first letters of the first 9 words, representing the 33 letters before it is 33.

Isaac Luria = Moshe = Ehyeh = the highest level

How are Moses and the Arizal related? What is their essence? And what level were they at?

The 3 letters of Moshe Rabbeinu, Moses’ name, is spelled (MShH) and when it is spelled out it is MM ShYN HY which has a numerical value of (80 + 360 + 15) = 455 which is the same numerical value of Isaac Luria, the Arizal’s actual name. This value, 455, just so happens to be the same as the 3 aspects of Eyheh, the higher Name of G-d, together, which are respectively 161. 151, and 143 and used extensively in his divine calculations. It also is the hidden meaning in Meah Shanah, 100 years, from Bereshit 23:1 in describing Sarah’s life, of which we’ve previously;y connected to Moshe, the Ari, David H’Melech and the Messiah, H’Mashiach in several other posts. Shanah has the numerical value of 355 and when we add the 100 for Meah, we get 455. And since 100 represents Keter, crown, the highest level, just as Ehyeh is the highest Name, 455 signifies a high point.

Now, speaking of 100, the Arizal likes to expand the value of yud (10) especially when it is in the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) to 100 to reflect the fuller 10 sub-sefirot (dimensions) within each sefira. In teh case of the 3rd aspect of the Tetragrammaton, the one that reflects the bundled 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin (YVD HE VEV HE) there are 3 alefs, and the Ari connects these to the 3 expanded Ehyehs mentioned above that each begin with the letter Alef. Since the numerical value of the spelled-out alef is 111, the 3 alefs collectively have a value of 333, and if we use the expanded value of 100 for the letter yud and add teh two letter heys and the two vavs we get (333 + 100 + 5 + 6 + 6 + 5 = 455). Note that the vav-dalet (value 10) of the letter spelled-out yud get folded in, as Y (10) x VD (10) = 100.

And the three alefs are reflected again in the Name Ehyeh Esher Ehyeh, “I am that I am” which reflects the upper 42 letters of the name of G-d. And with the 3 alefs as One, it has the numerical value of 541, that of Israel.

And to be sure, when we separate out the 3 alefs, the rest of the letters in the name (YVD HE VEV HE) sum to 42.

Now, the repetition of 3‘s is no coincidence here and we find in Moses’ name’s value that 345 = 115 x 3 and that 115 is the value of the word strength, hazak, which we recite 3 times at the close of every Torah Book, which is not only a connection to Moshe, but to the Messiah, H’Mashiach, an embodiment of Moses, as there are 115 jubilee (50 year interval) years up to the generation of 5778 when it’s been prophesied that Mashiach will come.

Thus we see that the Ari is an incarnation of Moses and that they carry in their essence the full name of G-d Ehyeh and use it to draw strength to Israel until the time of H’Mashiach.