There’s more to the Washington Monument than we first revealed, but more important is what it connects us to as a metaphor: the central axis of the Tree-of-Life; the **42**-Letter Sword of Moses; the **10** Commandments; and even Joseph’s Pyramid and the Future Holy Temple. It’s not as odd as it sounds and we’ll explain all these concepts and we promise we’ll then segue into them in subsequent articles with much fuller explanations.

Since the Monument was built to resemble a giant Egyptian obelisk dedicated to the sun, let’s start with the word Cap, as in capstone, which is spelled *(C-P).* As per the Arizal, the letters *CP* are two of the revolving 7-letter sequence that connects to the energy of and spiritually controls the influence of the 7 planets *CP**RTBGD*; they are the first two when it comes to controlling the Sun, whose surface temperature as we’ve previously noted is **5778 K**.

Here is a secret about the letter *Caf (***CP**). While its numerical value sofit is **820**, the same as the all-important phrase at Vayikra 19:18, paraphrased as “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” *Caf (***CP**)’s ordinal value is **28**, making its’ complete value **(820+28) = 848, **or** 2 x 424,** the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David (the Messiah).

Nevertheless, besides representing *Keter(***C**TR), the crowning *sefira *and besides also representing the Sun, as explained by Abraham, the Patriarch in his Book the *Sefer Yetzira*,” , the letter *Caf (***C**) when spelled out (CP) also spells out the word for palm, as in the palm of our hands.

Thus our **2** palms obviously connect with the two **424**’s, but they also connect with our **10** fingers, **5** on one side, **5** on the other, like the **10 **sefirot, **10** Commandments on the **2** tablets, and like Abraham’s description, “**5** on one side, **5** on the other, cleaved down the middle.” And the reason this is so significant will become clear once we examine why the **4** bases of the Washington Monument all had to be **55’** long.

Meanwhile, the Zohar supports this revelation in that in portion Ekev it states emphatically that the palms connect to the 14 joints of the fingers and that there are **28** joints in both hands, which is the numerical value of *Koach*, power.

Like the weight of the aluminum capstone at the tip of the Washington Monument (**6.25 lbs**) the ratio of its capstone (pyramidian) height to its base is also **34.45/55.125 ft = .625**, reinforcing the image of the capstone pyramid as “*H’Keter* (the Crown)” of numerical value **625**. It also connects it the Torah, whose square root of its total number of words, verses, and letters is exactly **625**.

Just in case you think the Masons accidentally hit upon this ratio, please note that the ratio of the bases of the entire Monument to that of the capstone are also **34.45/55.125 ft = .625**,

Another very significant and telling ratio chosen by the Monument’s architects is given by the Monument’s height to its base is **555/55.5 ft = 10** for a ratio of **10 to 1,** or inversely **1 **ft of width for every **10** of height, a very steep angle indeed. More significant than its angle of inclination is its similarity of structure to another *Keter* that involves **10**: The **10** Commandments.

The **10 **Commandments (Utterances) found in the **13** verses of chapter **20 **(the numerical value of the Hebrew letter *C**af*) of Exodus consist of exactly **620** letters, the numerical value of the word *Keter* and of the Hebrew word for **20 **(*Esrim*), an obvious allusion to the point the Israelites had reached as they were being offered the Tree-of-Life reality. Nevertheless, the similarity in structure is delineated by the **62 **letter *Y**uds* (of numerical value **10** each)—the first letter of the Tetragrammaton (*Y**HVH*)—for a total of **620** (*Keter* once again), meaning that **1 in 10** of every letter in the **10** Commandments is the letter *Yud(***Y**) of numerical value **10**.

Like the **2 **palms and the **2 **sets of Tablets given to Moses, there are **2** recitals of the **10 **Commandments in the Torah, for a total of **20**, one in Exodus and the other in Deuteronomy. While the first has **620** letters, the second has **708 **letters, with **708** being the numerical value of the Upper **42**-Letter Name (the **42** letters of the 3 iterations of the spelled out Tetragrammaton (*YHVH*). We only bring up the **42** Letters because there are **42 **Letters in the names of the 11 sefirot of the Tree-of-Life, the central column of which the Washington Monument may be a metaphor.

And between the **2** recitals there are **130** *Yuds(Y)* with **130** being the numerical value for Sinai and for (*Sulam*) ladder. And while some say that **708** relates to 5**7**7**8** and 5**708**, the year Israel received statehood (**70** years before **5778** as prophesied in the Zohar 2000 years ago, there is a less subtle connection between **5778** and the **10** Commandments. The first set, found at Exodus **20:2** is located exactly at the **107007**^{th} letter in the Torah or the **107000**^{th} letter from the word *Bereshit *(“In the Beginning”), and **5778** is the exact sum of all the positive integers from 1 to **107**. This obviously can’t be coincidental, and as divine confirmation the first **2 **words of these **10 **Commandments “*Anochi YHVH* (I am G-d)” have the exact numerical value **107**, and they contain the first **2** *Yuds(***Y)** of the **62**, back-to-back right in their middle (*ENC***Y Y**HVH). Moreover, these **2** words (*I am G-d*) have an ordinal value of **62**.

And by the way, the last word in the **10 **Commandments has the newly revealed gematria *sofit sofit* value of **820,** the same as *C**af (***CG)** and of the singular Torah verse of unconditional love, as mentioned above.

Thus the Monument can also be seen as a giant letter *Vav(***V**), which in Hebrew is a vertical line, capped by the Hebrew letter *Caf (***C**) and as any Kabbalist knows *CV* of numerical value **26** represents The Tetragrammaton *(YHVH),* the ineffable Name of G-d associated with the **6** sefirot (dimensions) bundled together and called Zeir Anpin, metaphorically the vertical pipeline from our world into the upper spiritual (Heavenly) one.

And speaking of metaphors, while the Washington Monument is found at the edge of the reflecting pool at NW **15**^{th} street, the **42**-letters Sword of Moses is found right after the crossing of the Red Sea (*Yam Suf* or End Sea) at paragraph **42** of the Book of *Shmot*, Exodus **15:11**. Appropriately enough, the sword is tipped with the word and letter *Alef*, which is shaped like a **X **comprised of **4 **component letter, **2** of which are the letter *Yud(Y*). If you look upon the monument as a **4**-sided sword, you’ll see the **X** formed by the **4 **angles at the top.

There is one more monumental connection to make, of which there is no doubt the Masons were aware, for, you see, the entrance to the Great Pyramid (referred to as Joseph’s pyramid in the series of articles we began late last year and hope to continue with soon as a prelude to The Future Holy Temple) is **55** ft off the ground, and that pyramid too had a special capstone high atop of it. Furthermore, the ratio of the height of the Washington Monument to the Great Pyramid is precisely **15/13** or **1.1538 **as in the **115 **jubilee years from Adam to the year prophesied for the 3^{rd} opportunity of the Tree-of-Life reality, **5778**.

And if you don’t think the architects of the Monument had some inkling as to what they were connecting to, please note that the perimeter of the capstone is **137** ft and **137 **is the well-known numerical value of Kabbalah. Moreover, Moreover, the Base of the Great Pyramid is **13.7** times that of the Washington Monument, a giant Egyptian Obelisk. Furthermore, the resultant diagonals of the capstone are **77.85** (NE-SW) and **78 **(NW-SE).

Moreover, the dimension **55 ft** (**5** on one side, **5 **on the other, cleaved down the middle) hides the secret of the ancient cubit needed for the building of the Future Holy Temple, and **555** of those cubits equals **1271**, the year the Zohar mysteriously reappeared in Spain.

And the Future Holy Temple will be **100 **of *Caf *(**CP**) cubits high, once again connecting with *Keter *and that Capstone.

Nevertheless, **555 ft = 242.18** cubits, and since the year **5778** HC is also the year **2018 CE**, this year of prophesy is exactly **242** years after the founding of the United States of America in **1776**.

Food for thought.

In the coming weeks we’ll be exploring in depth the various avenues brought about from the various metaphors and connections laid out above.