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 **3**rd aspect of the Tetragrammaton, the one that reflects the bundled 6 dimensions of *Zeir Anpin* (YVD H**E** V**E**V H**E**) 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 **E**hyeh **E**sher **E**hyeh, **“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 H**E** V**E**V H**E**) 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*.