The 7th and 8th Torah Portions Reveal the Truth

The 10 paragraphs and 10 chapters of VaYetze and VaYishlach, the 7th and 8th portions of the 54 portions of the Torah respectively, aren’t usually linked together beyond the sequential story of Jacob that they are telling. Nevertheless, on deeper reflection, they are bound together and have deep implications about the final redemption (geula), prophesied by the tzaddikim to occur in 5777.78 – 5778 (2018 CE).

Vayetze, of numerical value 107, begins with the verse “Jacob left Beer-Sheba and heded toward Charan. Innocuous enough, until we examine the Hebrew (VYTzE YAKB MBER ShBA VYLC ChRNH). We know from chazal that the final letters point towards the future, and while the first four of them (EBRA: VYTzE YAKB MBER ShBA VYLC ChRNH) add up to 273, the numerical value of “gematria” and thus pointing out the tool we should be using, all the final letters (EBRACH: VYTzE YAKB MBER ShBA VYLC ChRNH) add up to 778, as in 5778.

Now, this could very well be coincidence, if the numerical value of Vayetz (VYTzE) itself wasn’t 107 and if 5778 wasn’t the 107th triangular number, meaning that all the positive integers through 107 sum up to 5778.

Now, before we examine the letters themselves and delve into the hidden meaning of the verse, lets further note, that the value 107 comes up again significantly later in the portion. The portion begins with Jacob erecting pillar to G-d and it ends after he establishes (solidifies) the 7 dimensions (sefirot) of Zeir Anpin and Malchut through his union with Leach and Rachel with him erecting another one at/called “Geled,” of numerical value 107. BTW, 54 x 107 = 5778.

By erecting these pillars, Jacob was not only establishing the tree-of-life reality, but creating a bridge for us to follow to that divine reality beyond illusion and to the opportunity that approaches in 5778 (2018 ce).

If we look at the letters in the verse themselves, we see the first 3 (EBR) final letters are the first 3 of the Torah as well (BRE) meaning “to create”, They are also not coincidentally the first 3 in Abraham (EBRHM). So are we look past “Jacob Left” we first find the MB (Mem-Bet), as in the Shem Mem-Bet or 42-Letter Name of G-d, combination that is always associated in the Torah and Kabbalah with journeying, which leads off the phrase “Beer Sheba (MBER ShBA), the place named by Abraham and Isaac that translates as 7th Well.

If we rearrange the letters to find the deeper meaning we get MB BRE ShBA or 42 created 7, as in the 42 Letters created the 7 dimensions, alternatively rearranging them as MBSh BRE A, the 42-Letter Name created 70, as in the 7 dimensions expanded by the 10 subsefirot, as explained by the Zohar and the Arizal.

Before we move on and link Vayetze with Vayishlach, it’s notable that Beer Sheva is today the 7th largest city in Israel, and that in Tishrei, the 7th month, 70 years before 5778, Beer Sheva was conquered from the Egyptians by the IDF of the fledgling Israeli nation (1948 ce).

So with scene set, lets examine the joint 7th and 8th Torah portions. The final word of Vayetze in Machanaim (MChNYM) of numerical value 708, which happens to be the numerical value of the upper 42-Letters of the Name of G-d. And as pointed out by Rav Brandwein, when the two 42-Letter Names are linked as one, we get 84 (PaD), redemption, which is all the more relevant since the name Machanaim (MChNYM) means twin camps. The Ramban says that this is Jacob’s camp and the divine camp and since Jacob represents Zeir Anpin, defined by the lower 42-Letter Name, and the Upper 42-Letter Name could easily be the divine camp, we do indeed have the two twin 42-Letter camps.

If we follow the narrative of the Torah, we see that Jacob just left Galed, which we connected to 5778, and encountered angels, which was when he realized the Twin Names were as one, and the process of redemption was at hand. We have also just entered the 32nd chapter of the Torah, which connects us to the 32 Paths of Wisdom that comprise the Tree-of-Life, the unification of the Names.

That was all in the 63rd Paragraph or the Torah, or 70-7, where Jacob had to work for 7 years for Leah, 7 again for Rachel and 7 yet again in total. We turn to Vayishlach, whose first word, Vayishlach (VYShLCh) with the kolel for the 5 letters has the numerical value 359, that of Satan.

The lineage of the Patriarchs, not only defines the structure of the tree-of-life, but delineates a cleansing process, whereby the holy sparks of life were separated from the inherent evil inclinations with each generation. Ishmael was born first and received the brunt of any negativity Abraham had to pass on. Esau was born first and likewise received most of the negativity that Isaac had to pass on, which set up the dynamic of good vs evil between the two brothers Jacob and Esau.

The connection to Satan (evil-inclination) is followed by Jacob’s name (YAKB) of numerical value 182, and by the word malachim (messengers or angels): Jacob sent messengers. The deeper secret is that Jacob sent angles to check on Esau, not actual people as messengers, but the even deeper secret is that the first 5 letters in the word malchim (MLECYM) spell out the word Michael, as in the archangel Michael, the protector of Israel.

A little later in this same chapter Jacob will wrestle with and conquer a powerful angel, who will change his name to Israel, or numerical value 541. The Zohar tells us this was a negative angel, Samuel, also know as Satan, but other chazal say it may have been Michael. It would appear the first words of the portion set up that Dynamic: Satan Jacob Michael, and when we look even closer at the gematria we see 359, 182, and Michael (101). If you then add 359 + 182, you’ll get 541, Israel, insinuating that the new Jacob conquered Satan, and became Israel.

If we combine the final letter message of the first verse of Vayetze with the full 3 word message of the first verse of Vayishlach, we get (778 + 1242 – 2 (kolel of the 2 verses)) = 2018, the Year of the Covenant of Abraham, and when using the Western calendar, the year 2018 CE, or 5778 HC, 70 years after Israel became a nation and the Covenant began to be fulfilled.

A Hidden Equation

Keter (CTR), the crowning sefirot, can be expressed as its numerical gematria value of 620, or as 100, or even as 1000 depending on the circumstances. And in these combined two portions 10 chapters and/or 10 paragraphs) we have 100 letter Zayins of numerical value 7; 620 letter Ayins of numerical value 70 each; and 273 Nun sofits of numerical value 700 each. While the value of these 3 letters is 777, the number of these 3 letters is (100 + 620 + 273) = 993 = (1000 – 7), giving us an equation that balanced the ultimate Divine, Keter, with our spiritual path (ladder) from Earth to Heaven.

Flash Forward to Today

There is so much hidden and revealed in these two portions and many books have been written about them so we won’t duplicate that here. One point we do want to emphasize is the connection between Esau and Edom, which the Zohar often refers to as Rome and connects with the “end-of-days” as we know them, the final redemption. To begin with Ishmael is the father of the Islam world; Esau is the father of Edom, the Christian world; and Jacob is the father of the Israeli (Jewish world), all under Abraham. If you recall from our articles on the Washington Monument, Washington, the new center of Edom (the Christian World) is the United States, whose capital is Washington D.C..

We also explained that the original name for Washington was Rome (Rome on the Potomac) and that the Zohar insists Rome will lead the final and losing assault against the rising Moshiach consciousness that will bring about the Final Redemption. We further went into detail explaining the encoding of the Washington Monument, whose height is 555 ft, but now we can tie it into the portion that tells us Esau is father of Edom and hat lays out not only all his descendants, but according to the Zohar and the Arizal, the entire structure of the evil tree-of-life, the anti-tree-of-life if you will, prescribed by 8 Kings that preceded Israel.

After sending angels and engaging the help of Michael, Jacob gives a tribute to Esau of 555 animals, when the kolel of 5 is included for the 5 animal species (Goats, Sheep, Camels, Cows, and Donkeys). Every year a sacrificial goat is given over to Satan, the “scape-goat” to appease him and draw off the Israeli sins, and this gift to Esau appears to be no different.

So, let’s take a step back and review the connection.  Jacob spent the last portion of the Torah raising pillars (alters) to G-d. Now, he gives a sacrifice to Edom of 555 animals. Flash forward about 3430 years and the Masons erected a pillar in the Capital of Edom for the country to rally around that is 555 feet high.  Is this just a coincidence?

What’s the connection?

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Thanksgiving! We all have a lot to be thankful for. It’s only through the appreciation of what we have that we can receive more.

Color My World

The seasons change and so do the colors. Why? Sure, there is a scientific biological reason and it’s not really open for dispute, but there is a spiritual reason as well.  Everything in our world runs in cycles, usually cycles of 7, and there is a time for everything, as in the 28 times of Ecclesiastes (3: 2-8), and depending where you live there are 4 very distinct seasons.

So why then the colorful change during the different seasons and why are we mentioning it in a kabbalah blog?

Because color is nothing more than differing frequencies of light and light is nothing more than a stream of photos, which are energy bundles, ergo colors are just reflections of differing frequencies of energy, the same as the Hebrew letters.

Our ancestors knew this, which is why when the Israelites built the Pyramid that built it to reflect the spectrum of light.  The most basic measurements of the Pyramid are its height, exactly 210 holy cubits, and its base, exactly 330 holy cubits.  We’re calling them holy cubits because this cubit (27.5 inches) is the one based on G-d’s name, (YHVH) and designated for the Future Temple, as we’ve discussed in our prior articles. Nevertheless, given only 210 and 330 and the 10 dimensional structure of the universe agreed upon by both most modern physicists and the ancient kabbalists, we find that:

1/(330*102) = 1/33,000 inches (the exact wavelength for red light)


1/(210*330) = 1/69300 inches (the exact wavelength for violet light on the opposite side of the visible light spectrum).

And by the way, 210 + 330 + 1 = 541, the numerical value of Israel, at the center of the visible frequency scale.

Be that as it may, our world was created for us and there is meaning and purpose in everything in G-d’s Creation. Everything was put there to support us, including the colors. We actually need the energy available to us in the colors, and there is an easy way to tap into that energy. If you live in a area where the leaves change colors you especially need to tap into them before winter arrives, no different than the squirrels need to hoard acorns.

So what do we do?

Very simply, you want to spend some time outdoors, stare in he direction of whatever color pops out as brightest, and allow your eyes to soften their focus. Soon the colors will intensify. Just allow yourself to absorb them.

You can do this for a few seconds, or you can doing a full meditation or Ana B’koach–all depends on your desires. In the Fall, I’d do this with as many different colors as I could find, intense reds, yellows, oranges. Winter will be here soon.

In the Spring, or in an area of perpetual green, focus on the bright light green, yellowish new growth; the energy will rejuvenate you.  While hiking in the Cascade Mountains, inspired by the beauty and the waterfalls, I went a few miles too deep and had exhausted myself, with sundown fast approaching. In a few seconds of soft focus, the green forest was ablaze of bright light green rejuvenating energy.  And after only a couple minutes of relishing in this energy, I quickly retraced my trail and beat the sun.

And by the way, the colors of sunset and sunrise, give us those bountiful same energies, just in time to begin our days, and our nights.  As for the blue frequencies, we have only to look up to the sky. Take advantage and enjoy all that was given to us.

We were given this world, let’s make the most of it. Getting in tune with it, is a great way to begin.

What Abraham Really Purchased for 400 Shekels.

Apropos to our last post about the dissemination of the light and the Jewish souls from 1-3-70-600,000 as presented repeatedly in the Torah, a recent comment on the DailyZohar regarding Chayeh Sarah made a wonderful connection between the 600,000 Jewish souls and Abraham’s purchase of the cave at Machpelah.

“As per Leviticus 27:16,  the size of a beit-kur,  which is the equivalent of 75,000 square cubits, represents a value of 50 silver shekels. Thus, the size of the field which Abraham purchased for 400 silver shekels was eight kur, or 600,000 square cubits. (Paaneach Raza)

A square cubit is the size of the roof hole at the top of Noah’s Ark and the size of the two tablets that the 10 Commandments were engraved in. It’s also enough space for a man to stand comfortably in, meaning Abraham purchased a plot of land that provides an individual “space” for each of the 600,000 souls of Israel. When using the Holy Cubit that the Future Holy Temple is designed with, it works out to a plot of land exactly .37 square miles.

Now, it’s said by the sages that every Jew has a letter in the Torah and that there are 600,000 letters in the Torah. We’ve previously shown that there are exactly 600,000 – 408 component letters in the Torah, when each letter is broken down into the component letters that comprise it.  Interestingly, there are a total of 50 component letters, as in the value of one field, with 50 always being a connection to the upper sefira of Binah.

And since the Torah is a hologram of G-d Name, his Unity, the entire Torah is included in every letter of it, we see by the Torah references to a cubit square that if all the hope of humanity (the opening in the ark) and the entire Torah (10 Commandments) can fit in that 1 square cubit space, and that we have a place reserved for ourselves in Israel thanks to Abraham, we each have the hope of the generation and entire Torah within us. And waiting for us.

The question always arises as to why 408, and we can’t know for certain. We do know, as the Zohar explains that it has to do with the coded Hebrew word “Zot” of numerical value 408, which refers to the time of the final redemption. We also know that if the missing letters were all Vavs of numerical value 6, then the 408 letters would equal 2448, as in the year the Torah was received at Sinai.

Nevertheless, Abraham purchased the cave/field from the sons of Chet (Hittites), whose numerical value is 408. And he purchased the field of 8 kur for 400 shekels for our 8 illustrious forefathers who would be buried there: Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rivka, Jacob and Leah. Either way, kabbalistically we can construe that as 400+8 = 408.

Abraham was securing a place for us, where we could all one day join together again as one, and he made sure he’d be waiting there for us.

Let’s make sure the Cave of Machpelah and the surrounding 600,000 square cubits (27.5″ x 27.5″) stay in Israel. It’s our patrimony and our future.

The 3 Columns of History.

The Torah always presents information to us with great built in redundancy, so it’s not the Torah’s fault if we’re slow on the uptake.  For example, did you ever wonder why there were 70 family members who entered Egypt and began the 210 years of exile there while they grew to 600,000? Or why Moses and his siblings had to pass the Torah on to 70 Elders before it could be given to the people, also 600,000 at the time. And you probably didn’t realize that Noah’s sons had 70 named descendants in the Torah, which eventually populated the world.

Ok, so what?

So if the Torah is expressing a distinctive pattern, it’s our  obligation to try and figure out why, what he message is. This is the Sod Torah, the secret chambers of the Torah that house the deepest wisdom.

The pattern:

Noach (1) – his 3 sons – 70 descendants

Adam (1) – 3 Patriarchs – 70 family members

G-s (1) – 3 Moses/Aaron/Miriam – 70 Elders

1 -3 -70




The Tree-of-life comes to mind right away:


Binah –  Da’at – Chochma

Gevurah -Chesed


Hod -Netzach




1 (Keter)

3 Upper Sefirot

70 Subsefirot of 7 sefirot of Zeir Anpin/Malchut

By the way, the 70 sub-sefirot are naturally bundled this way; it wasn’t some convenient arrangement of ours.

Then, of course, there is 137, the numerical gematria value of Kabbalah, meaning both to receive and also parallel, as in parallel meaning and parallel universe.

As my friend Mordechai pointed out, 1-3-70 is also 1370 as in the 1370 that Chazal tells us the Moslems were to rule over the Jews in merit of their forefather Ishmael (10 years for each of the 137 of his life), which incidentally ended on June 8th, 2002, 1370 years after the death of Mohammad in 632 CE.

Then there is 1 x 3 x 70 = 210 years of exile in Egypt.

Of course, Keter is 1, but it’s also 100 and 100 + 70 + 3 = 173, as in the 173 keys that the Zohar tells us G-d gave to Moses to access Heaven, and allusion to the small gematria value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, 173.

Let’s put that aside for the moment and see where the 3 column structure of the Tree-of-life takes us. The Arizal explains that all history is based on cycles of the coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut (in it’s most simplistic form, Heaven and Earth).  These cycles include the 3 times of the day (corresponding to the 3 sets of daily prayers); the 7 days of the weeks; 12 months in a year He further states that in the grand cycle, the destruction of the Second Temple in 3830 HC heralded the end of the coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, which will reoccur in the time of the Third Temple. Interestingly, the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, and the first Temple was destroyed in 3338 HC, or -422 CE, which is germane because 422 is the gematria value of the word seventy (70).

Now, since the 2nd of the 3 periods (columns) of history ended in 3830, if this first 2 periods were split down the middle, each would be 1915 years long.  I haven’t found any biblical events that match the year 1915, but Abraham was born 33 years later in 1948.

And similarly, 3830 + 1915 (or alternatively 1915 x 3 periods) = 5745 (1985 CE), which is 33 years before 5778, the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag, etc. for the geula (final redemption) and the arrival of Moshiach and the 3rd Tree-of-life opportunity.

Nevertheless, we know that the 70 years of King David’s life is tied into the  whole Mashiach calendar and that the midpoint of his life in 2889 HC is exactly halfway between Adam (0) and Moshaich in 5778 HC, and so we should see see how his life compares with the 3 periods of 1915 years. As it happens, half way between the first 1915 year period and the the second at 3830 is the year 2872 and half of 33 years later is 2889, alternatively David was born 33/2 years before 2872 in 2854 HC.

So why the 33 years?

Is it because it’s 1/3 of 100 (keter)? Or because it’s 1 more than the 32 Paths of Wisdom (Tree-of-life).  Or is it something deeper, some link/path/gateway that G-d wants us to find on our own. After all, the square root of 33 is 57.45, as in 3 x 1915 = 5745.

Couldn’t be, right? Square roots factoring into G-d’s Divine calendar?

Well, maybe, considering that the square root of 1370 = 37.01, and the gematria value of the 42-Letter Name is 3701. And speaking of the 42-Letter Name, whose small gematria value if you recall was 173, the square root of 3 is 1.73.

Nevertheless, 33 is 2/3 or .666 of the 50-year biblical jubilee year, which the Torah commands us (starting back in 2448 HC at Mt Sinai) to count, until the arrival of Moshiach 3330 (66.6 jubilee) years later.

Now the Divine Calendar is so designed so that Abraham would be born in 1948 HC, and Israel would become a nation in 1948 CE and that 1948 years after the destruction of the Second Temple in 3830, we’d get the 3rd opportunity for the Tree-of-life reality in 5778, which is 2018 CE, 70 years after Israel became a nation, just as it was 70 years after Abraham was born in 1948, that G-d made his Covenant with Abraham (in 2018 HC).

But if that isn’t enough, it was also so designed so that the square root of the year the First Holy Temple was destroyed, 3338 is 57.78, and moreover that the square root of 5778 is 76.0 and 76.6 jubilee years is 3830, when the Second Holy Temple was destroyed.

So G-d had a plan for us all along, and a time table, a very specific one it seems, down to the square roots, so let’s take another look at the 1-3-70 progression. And it turns out that the sum of their respective square roots is 11.1, as in the numerical value of the 1st Hebrew Letter, Alef (ELP), 111, which leads us back to 1 (One). But as for the progression and the cyclical coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the Arizal explains that the 600,000 Jewish souls at Mt Sinai can trace their soul root back through the 70 members through the 12 sons through the 3 Patriarchs to Adam, meaning:

600,000/70/12/3 = 238.095


238.095 = 1/42


The atomic weight of


These are just a few of the secrets revealed in just one of the Torah’s many chambers.  But buried beneath this chamber of history is another chamber, with deeper secrets, with clues to the 4th Period of History, he one to come.  We’ll open the seal on that chamber in our next post…