Korach and the Missing 38 Years of the Torah

DSC_5399 LIGHTThis shabbat is the bar mitzvah of my son David, in the portion of Korach. A note of caution; the insights in today’s article may take you far from what you thought you knew about the Torah. According to chazal and just about every commentator on the Torah, Korach was not a very positive person and they are correct. They are also correct that this portion teaches us the extremely important concept of appreciation and also what happens when we are ruled by greed and jealousy. Though it may be not greed so much, because Korach, having obtained the treasures of Joseph, was already the richest man in the world by far. He did well by greed, until of course he foolishly challenged Moshe and Aaron. It is said he had 300 donkeys just to carry the keys to his treasure chests. Though this saying may be hyperbole, the point of it is that Korach was an extremely wealthy man. The Midrash tells us his wife pushed him to want it all. However, it is odd because it is rare to find someone wise enough to amass and keep such wealth and so foolish to challenge his cousins whom he has witnessed wielding such might powers as the chosen channels of the Almighty. He had seen them defeat Pharaoh and his armies, split seas, wreak havoc with nature and reality, all with the raising of an arm or a few chosen words—so why would he think he had a chance? He had seen G-d’s wrath against anyone who spoke against Moses, even Moses’ own sister Miriam, which may be the reason why that particular incident happened only two portions earlier.

Those very same sages who elucidated the appreciative aspects of the Korach portion, also have told us that the Torah has many layers—all true and beautiful—and the deeper layers are where the strongest secrets lay. According to Rav Abulafia, the most concealed is that which most needs to be revealed, and not only does everything get revealed in its time, but nothing gets revealed without permission from Above. It is also Rav Abulafia who tells us that the deepest Torah secrets are revealed through the understanding of gematria, the science of reading the underlying energies of the Hebrew letters and Torah passages.

Using gematria and searching the Torah for clues, we see that Korach (קרח) has the numerical value of 308 and because in Kabbalah the spiritual gematria-related understanding of the number “0” is that it is often just a place holder and becomes nullified. Hence 308 can also be seen as 38, which is relevant because Korach is the 38th portion of the Torah. This is significant because the portion of Korach immediately follows the portion of Shlach, where G-d decreed that the Israelites were to wander in the desert for 40 years. It immediately precedes the portion of Chukath, where the red heifer is utilized and 38 of those 40 years vanish. Without missing a beat the journey of 42 places continues from Korach into Chukath with no time or space for those derived 38 years.

In the fourth Book of the Torah, Bamidbar, Korach is indeed the 38th parasha. 33 of those portions are in the first three books and five of them are found in Bamidbar. It is known from chazal that 3 of the Patriachs gave of their lifespans to King David so that he may live. Abraham, whose numerical gematria value is 248, the same as Bamidbar, gave 5 years. Jacob, representing the 3 columns of the Tree-of-Life gave 28 years and together with Abraham, they gave 33 years. Joseph gave 37 years. We can see these as coincidences or as hints after hints that there may be something here in the number 14,700, which is the number of people who died in the aftermath of the Korach rebellion, because Jacob lived 147 (!) years.

Speaking of Jacob, he fought and defeated the dark angel in the river Yabok the night before he reunited with his brother. As it just so happens, Korach’s name as written in the Torah is: Korach Ben Yitzhar (קרח בן יצהר) whose initials (קבי) spell Yabok (יבק) backwards. Yabok, or numerical value 112, represents two powerful unifications to the kabbalists. The first is Elohim (אלהים) with the ineffable Name of G-d (יהוה) or 86 and 26 energetically, fusing the heavenly world with the natural one. The second represents the passage from Malchut through Zeir Anpin to the 3 upper worlds : יהוה+אהיה+אדני

Nevertheless Korach’s full name is Korach Ben Yzhar Ben Kohoth Ben Levi, as I know so well from listening to my son diligently practice reciting his portion. Those initials spell Yabok (קבי) backwards, then forwards, Yabok (יבק), then a permutation of the name, Balak (בלק). Balak is the name of one of three Torah portions named after three powerful individuals. In Yitro (יתרו), named after Moses’ father-in-law, we find the 10 Commandments. Two of these men were not-so nice; Balak (בלק), Moses’ nemesis, and Korach (קרח), Moses’ cousin. Together, their intials spell Yabok (יבק) once again.

The multiple hints tying Korach to Jacob and the conquering of the dark angel are extensive and even the numerical values of their names tell us that more than what meets the eye is going on. Yitro has a numerical value of 616, the same as “the Torah (התורה),” while Korach’s numerical value of 308 is exactly half of 616 and half a Torah is the same as a whole Torah.

While Yitro is the 17th portion of the Torah and 17 is the numerical value of Tov (good), it is also the 5th portion of the Book of Shmot, and since Korach is the 5th portion of Bamidbar and Balak is the 7th portion, likewise of Bamidbar, 5 plus 5 plus 7 is also 17, Tov (good). Yet another hint.

Moreover, Korach is the 38th portion, Balak the 40th and Yitro the 17th, together they sum (38+40+17) to 95 and there are 95 verses in the portion of Korach. While 95 is the numerical value of H’Melech. “the King,” it is also the value of Haman and of Daniel from the Scroll of Esther.  We might posit that the evil aspects within Korach ended up in Haman and the positive in Daniel and they are both under the King (G-d).

In the portion and rebellion of Korach, the Torah makes a point of repeatedly telling us that there were 250 Israelites participating with 250 incense pans etc., and the Torah does not make a point of anything haphazardly. 250 is the value of the Hebrew word for candle, Ner (נר), and when we spell out these two letters utilizing gematria milui (נון רשי), we get (106 + 510) = 616, once again the numerical equivalent of “the Torah (התורה).”

A closer look at the portion shows us that contrary to popular belief, Korach was never swallowed alive by the earth, only his men, along with Dathan and Aviram ended up as such. Korach and the 250 incense lighters were actually devoured by fire, which is interesting because Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu were also devoured by fire when they made an unauthorized incense offering. Again, Korach knew this—they were his cousins—why would he have agreed to Moses’ contest of lighting the incense when he well knew what G-d had decreed and had done regarding anyone that makes an unauthorized offering of the incense. A sin offering would perhaps have been more appropriate.

Moreover, we see that Korach’s sons were spared, supposedly because they repented. G-d did not show that kind of mercy elsewhere when his laws were challenged. Why did he so in this case?

It is said that Korach had a vision that Samuel Hanavi would be his descendant and it is assumed that he misinterpreted the vision to mean that he would become the Cohen Hagadol, which is why some say Korach thought he would be successful in challenging Moses.

Yet another clue into Korach (קרח) is that the value of his name in gematria atbash (דגס), (a cipher whereby the alphabet is reversed), is 67, the numerical value of the sefira (dimension) of Binah, the level at which Moses was.

Immediately before the portion of Korach, G-d decreed that the Israelites would wander in the desert for 40 years and we know that those 40 years are very much part of G-d’s Divine Calendar. While His word must be done, He is nevertheless all merciful and we know from the kabbalists and our own experiences with the kabbalistic tools, (such as the 42-Letter Name), that time and distance are elastic. 40 years can pass in 40 days—as it would seem to have happened in this case. Nevertheless, such a significant change in the course of history and reality would necessitate certain tools, like the red heifer, and a huge action or sacrifice on the part of man. Could the richest man in the world giving up all his wealth, his legacy and his life, be such a sacrifice?

What if that vision of Samuel Hanavi gave solace to Korach that his sacrifice would be successful? What if G-d was not only fulfilling the vision he gave to Korach, but was also acknowledging Korach’s sacrifice by allowing his sons to live. It is notable that Aaron’s sons perished after igniting the unauthorized incense, while Korach’s sons survived. Wasn’t Korach the notorious one?

And why did Moses choose an incense offering as the contest and not a sin offering? Was Korach and the 250 men the actual sin offering? Was Moses aware of the sacrifice and was going along with it in order to spare the Israelites?  We can ponder that Moses, who consulted G-d on most matters, why did he not consult G-d before choosing the incense offering?

So the main question is, “Did Korach sacrifice himself so that the 38 years would pass with mercy, as if the Israelites slept through it?” There is no doubt that the revolt existed, but, “Was Korach divinely inspired to revolt?” The Arizal tells us that even the most negatively inclined people in the Torah can deliver blessings, since all the words of the Torah are G-ds. He gives the example of Laban, who inadvertently blessed Elazar and thus ended the curse of Canaan for him. There is also the example of Bilaam, who blessed the Israelites every time he tried to curse them.

If indeed G-d wanted a huge sacrifice to ignite the mercy from above, what greater one would there have been than Korach, the richest man in the world… perhaps no one else had more to sacrifice.

In Bamidbar 26:10, the Torah states that when Korach died and fire annihilated the 250, it involved a divine miracle.

Sacrificing all that one owns is the highest form of appreciation when one understands that the altruistic actions of a single person can change the course of history for the betterment of humanity. We are not talking about crazed suicide bombers who have nothing to lose, but about the deliberate and divinely inspired actions of someone with literally everything to lose. That is the ultimate message of the portion.

In the troubling times ahead, great sacrifices are going to be called for and we must ask ourselves who will step up; who will sacrifice everything for the sake of mankind? It will take certainty, extraordinary certainty. Whether Korach sacrificed everything for the sake of mankind or for the sake of his vision, it does not matter. The point is he was willing to risk everything with his certainty.

Once again the Torah is providing us with the clues and the means to overcome all obstacles, and it is doing so in the appropriate time. Being appreciative has always been extremely important, but the message to be ready to sacrifice everything is now of the utmost importance as we strive to close the final gap toward Moshiach consciousness. The earth opening up and swallowing Korach’s followers was a true earthquake. It is also a metaphor for how easily a gap can close and the warning point that if we are not careful to be in the right consciousness it can close in on us.

We can wonder where those 38 years went which deprived us of Moses’ physical presence for 38 years. Perhaps they were granted to the Arizal, who lived 38 extraordinary years, a peerless fountain of knowledge and beacon of light. Wherever the years disappeared, rest assured it was meant to happen from the very beginning of time.


Shabbat Shalom,



G-d Never Abandoned His People

pillar of smoke1In the nearly 5778 years of our existence since Adam, we have had the connection to the Creator through the Ark of the Covenant in our midst for only 890 years, just 26.72% of the 3330 years since it was given to us. Or so we were led to believe. The truth is we always had it. It has been at our fingertips all along. The Ark, the Tabernacle, the direct connection to G-d, and all that is Holy in the universe has been concealed, wrapped up tight and handed to us at the moment of Creation. It has actually never left our sight or been denied to us, not in exile, nor in our denial.

There is a prayer or meditation that many of us know as the Ana B’koach or 42-Letter Name of G-d matrix that is extremely powerful in changing or shifting reality. Yet few of us have a real inkling as to how powerful these 42 Letters really are or how much technology is embedded in them. It is even more than that though. Everything in the Torah and our divinely inspired history is encapsulated into it. It is the blueprint to Creation drafted on a level we cannot fathom.

Still, a little kabbalistic decoding gives us insights into some of that primordial imprinting and thus genesis prayer coverallows us to tap into that Power and those Biblical reference points as if we were there in the moment. One can ask, “What can that do for us?” It can give us, what we refer to today as “miracles.” Further, when we know the right power points it can give us more specific and more powerful ones. Some of these concealed connections were revealed in the book, The Genesis Prayer and in a few of our articles. As we get closer and closer to the time of Moshiach (the Messiah), it becomes more imperative that we tap into this energy and make stronger connections to the Creator and to the energy of Creation.

To those that are unfamiliar with the power of the 42-Letter Name, we should first note that it was the Arizal, one the most knowledgeable and powerful kabbalists of all time, who told us that no prayer could be elevated without it. Second, as Rav Brandwein, the Admor of Stretin of blessed memory, said, “It is through the understanding of the 42-Letter Name that Moshiach will come.” Third, the Ana B’koach can drill through anything in this world, no matter how thick the negativity—all you need is a deeper understanding as to what it connects and to recite it, sometimes multiple times if the situation calls for it. What you will experience is that the layers of negativity will peel away like the skins of an onion, and the finely stacked layers of parallel universes will dissolve until you come to the one with the positive outcome you need.

 We are revealing today a series of newly unveiled ancient connections that will both help to explain the technology behind the 42-Letter Matrix and give you greater control over the evil inclination and protection from evil in general; two advantages we need more than ever in these times.

אבג יתץ

קרע שטן

נגד יכש

בטר צתג

חקב טנע

יגל פזק

שקו צית

Of all the processes and tools G-d gave to us regarding the Holy Temple and the Mishkan (Tabernacle), nothing is more powerful as a protection against the forces of evil than the 11-incense. In Vayak’hel, the Zohar Vol. 12:466 tells us that “whoever smelled the smoke coming from the pillar rising from the smoke raiser, would cleanse his heart totally to worship his Master, and the filth of the Evil Inclination would pass from him…nothing in the world breaks the Other Side except incense… It can revoke sorcery, and evil things at home.”

What good would all that do if the recipe for the incense was lost and the Mishkan was gone as well? pillar of smoke2Fortunately, the energy of the recipe, the altar, the 11-incense, its pillar of smoke, and of Aaron, the High Priest were all captured in the 42-Letter Matrix, preserved for all time.

Found in the 2nd line of the matrix (קרעשטן) are 3 of the 4 letters in ketoret (KTtRT, קטרת ) the Hebrew word for incense plus the letter Tav ) found in the 1st line, just above the letter Tet (ט). As we have written about it previously, this 2nd line in particular is especially powerful for protection and literally means to “tear out Satan, the evil inclination.”

אבג יתץ


The smoke from the 11-incense is known in the Torah as Ashen (AShN, עשן ) of numerical value 420 (or 10 times 42), and it too is found in perfect sequence within the 2nd line (קרעשטן).

In Exodus 30:8, after G-d states that Aaron should light the incense twice a day, the ketoret offering is described as “Thus, for all generations there will be incense before G-d at all times,” indicating it was meant to outlast the presence of the Mishkan and Holy Temples. As explained by Rav Kook, the ketoret linked the material and spiritual realms. As opposed to ordinary smoke, the ashen rose straight up, connecting our physical realm with the heavenly, much as the Ana B’koach does.

Starting off the 6 letters of the 4th line (בט-רצתג), which itself has the numerical value of ketoret (KTtRT, קטרת) when the kolel is included, are the two letters (בט) which have the numerical value of 11. These same two letters (בט) are found again in the center of the 5th line (חק-בט-נע).

The word ketoret means connecting; it is the incense that the High Priest, such as Aaron would offer up tree of life 11 Engtwice a day. It was an offering to G-d. The two times (בט) of numerical value 11 are included within the 42-Letter matrix represent the 2 times a day the offering is supposed to be made. The 11 spices in the incense mixture connect both to the 11 unique letters in the Torah’s first verse and the 11 sefirot in the Tree-of-Life when Da’at is included. These 11 unique letters have a complete value (ordinal plus standard gematria) of 1214, the exact numerical value of “70 languages” (שבעים לשונות), corresponding to the 70 nations, as explained by Rav Abulafia or blessed memory, who went on to say that 1214 is the exact value for the “permutation of the letters” (צירוף האותיות).

The final column of the 6 column matrix also contains the word for smoke ashen (AShN, עשן ) within the first 5 rows, and the two letters of the 5 final ones of those lines that were not utilized in that word are the tzadi and the gimmel (ץג) which together have the numerical value of 903, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 42.

אבגית ץ

קרעשט ן

נגדיכ ש

בטצת ג

חקבטנ ע

 The altar upon which the incense was placed in the Mishkan is called in Hebrew the Mizbeach (מזבח) of numerical value 57, the same is the 1st triplet of the 3rd line of the 42-Letter Name matrix (נגד). Notice how it is situated just below the words for ketoret and smoke (ashen) within the matrix. Notice also how the smoke (ashen, עשן ) flows upward sequentially from below in a straight pillar.

cinnamonCinnamon was one of the 11 spices and in Hebrew it is spelled cinnamon (KYNMVN קינמון) and it has the same gematria value as both Aaron and as the last line of the 42-Letter Name (שקו צית). This is very important because while Moses’ and Miriam’s names are also found concealed within the 42-Letter Name matrix, we will discuss this shortly in our next installment, Aaron must be present for the ketoret to be accepted. Otherwise it would be considered as “strange fire,” which not only led to the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, but also to the deaths of his cousin Korach and his 250 followers. By incorporating Aaron’s name at the level of malchut, the 7th line, Aaron’s energy is present and available to us today to elevate our prayers and offerings throughout the 42-Letter chambers. It was Aaron who used the incense to bind the Angel of Death and end the plague. And it is Aaron’s name (not anyone else’s) which is associated in the Torah with Moshiach,

The embedded technology of the rising incense continues upward through the 1st line and uppermost line of the Ana B’koach, the line associated with Chesed. This final processing point before our prayers are elevated has the gematria of 506, and as delineated in The Genesis Prayer, this is also the same as numerical value of “Unconditional love” and is also the complete (standard plus ordinal) gematria value of “Moshiach Ben David.” The value 506 also matches up with the 506 times that the 14 triplets that comprise the 42-Letter Name are found within the Torah. What has not been revealed before is that 506 equals the sum of the squares of the integers from 1 to 11, and thus we find just as our prayers are about to rise that their strength and the power of the 11-incense are exponentially magnified.

12 + 22 + 32 + 42 + 52 + 62 +72 + 82 + 92 + 102 + 112 = 506

When the energy builds and passes through the 11th expansion it leaves our realm entirely and rises upwards to the highest levels.

What awaits our prayers above is the Upper 42-letter Name, which is the conduit through which all our prayers from below are processed and the blessings channeled. The numerical value of the 42 Letters in this expansion of the Ineffable Name (יהוה) is the same as that of ketoret (KTtRT, קטרת ) plus the kolel of 1, completing the divine technological loop.

How important is this connection within the Ana B’koach? Rabbi Shimon in the Zohar wrote:

zohar setZohar 12:468: It is a standing decree before the Holy One, blessed be He that whoever looks at and reads every day the section of the preparation of the ketoret, he is protected from all things evil and sorcery in the world, from mishap, from evil thoughts, from harsh judgment, and from death, and shall not come to harm on that day, for the Other Side may have no power over him… Rabbi Shimon said, if people would know how exalted the concept of the ketoret is before the Holy One, blessed be He, they would take every single word in it and raise it as a crown on their head like a golden crown…If he concentrates on it every day, he has a portion both in this world and in the World to Come. Death is banished from him and from the world, and he will be protected from prosecution in this world, from the ordeal of Gehenom and from judgment in this world.”

We know from the tzaddikim that the deep understanding and use of the Ana B’koach will help bring about Moshiach in our lifetime, therefore understanding that the ketoret, according to the Zohar Vol. 12:470, “creates unity, above and below, so that everything becomes one,” is crucial, as is also using the 42-Letter Name with intent and knowledge. It was always known that neither the Mishkan nor Aaron would be physically available to us to prepare and light the incense in these critical days when the Other Side in its death throes is at its strongest. Therefore their energy and DNA was preserved for us at the time of Creation.

To be continued with the connections to Moses, Miriam and healing…

The Earthquake and the Flood.

According to the prologue to the Zohar, there are 2 malchuts, 2 staging vessels for the Light within the schematic of the Tree-of-life, one at the end of the first 4, or upper, expansions and the second at the end of the bottom 3 expansions, or the 7th–analogous to the 4th and 7th days of Creation. According to the same section, the borders of Shabbat are 2000 cubits, which the Zohar attributes to the Hebrew article, ET (את).

dccover3dAs explored in The Divine Calender and repeatedly in our articles, there’s little that happened in the Bible or in the history of Israel whose dates can’t easily be shown to be interconnected to each other and to both the Hebrew and Western Calendars.

On May 18th and 19th, 363 CE, Israel experienced two of its most devastating earthquakes, which is numerically odd in that 363 is the gematria value of H’Mashiach, the Messiah. Nothing happens below that doesn’t happen above spiritually first; nevertheless, a powerful earthquake can be thought of a tremendous judgment from below in the realm of malchut.

In 1656 HC, the flood began, this time tremendous judgment from above, though it did wash away nearly everything in the world of malchut.

Adding together the Judgment from above and the Judgment from below, we not only get a whole lot of Judgement, but 363 + 1656 = 2019, the year prophesied for the new beginning.

As you can read in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe, there are 2 sets of 4-digit numerical PiBook6strings reproduced 3 times with the first 1000 digits of Pi, a mathematical improbability to say the least. and what’s astonishing is that those triply repeated numerical strings are 5778 (the year 2018 CE) and 2019, giving us back to back years: 2018 and 2019 CE.

What happens when we cross the borders of the 2000 cubits? A hint may lie in the complete numerical value of the Hebrew article, ET (את), the 4th of the 7 words in the Torah’s first verse. The standard value of this word is 401 and its ordinal (or alphabet place value) is 23, giving us a total or complete value of 401 + 23 = 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David. B”H, may He come in His time.

Incidentally, the Torah is built on the principle that no energy is ever lost and thus the number 4 is equivalent to all the integers that lead up to it, thus 4+3+2+1 = 10 and 7+6+5+4+3+2+1 = 28 and while the product of the levels of the 2 malchuts gives us 4 x 7 = 28, as in the 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse, the product of their sums, 10 x 28 = 280, is the numerical value of the 5 final Hebrew letters associated with both Judgment and the final days, and also to the time of Moshiach, which B”H will be the new beginning.

Chodesh Tov


The Tallit is Much More than a Prayer Shawl.

Most of the Torah portion Tetzaveh is about two articles of the clothing that the high priest wore during the time of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. They are of little use to us today or indeed over the last 2800 years, no matter how wondrous they were then. So why do we read about them in such tedious detail every year?
ks-kohengadolThe Choshen /חֹשֶׁן /breastplate and the Ephod /אֵפוֹד /apron are attached together and support each other as they cover the high priest. What made them special was the 42-Letter Name and 72-Letter Name that was folded up inside them, thus enabling the High priest to receive Divine answers to all the Israelites’ questions.

The Torah refers to the folded article with the Names on it as Umim and Tumim (את האורים ואת התמים) which is non-coincidentally reminiscent to the phrase Heaven and Earth (את השמים ואת הארץ) found in the Torah’s first verse which itself is derived from the 42-Letter Name. The Umim and Tumim were designed to be worn over the high priest’s heart which is where spiritually we should hold these names. While the word V’et (ואת) is a marker in the Torah whose square root of it’s numerical value is 20.17424, indicative of Moshiach Ben David (424) in the year 2017, the gematria of the first and final letters in Umim and Tumim (את האורים ואת התמים) is also 2017.  As in the beginning, Heaven and Earth will be once again unified. The Torah is giving us clues how we can do our part. 2017 CE or 5778 HC is the year given by Rav Ashlag for the coming of Moshiach (the Messiah) and the final redemption (Geulah).

The gematria of Choshen / חֹשֶׁן is the same as that of Mashiach (358) and the Ephod / אֵפוֹד contains the anabkoach160-ksword pad (redemption) whose gematria, as Rav Brandwein pointed out, is twice 42, representing the unification of the upper and lower Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name) necessary for the geulah, final redemption. Moreover, the word Ephod/ אֵפוֹדis spelled later in the portion with a vav (ו) which brings the numerical value of the apron that supports the breastplate to 91, the same as amen and the unification of the Tetragrammaton with Adonai (יאהדונהי), the kabbalistic fusion of the upper and lower worlds that are made when we answer amen to a blessing.

These powerful connections makes perfect sense for the High Priest, as representative of the entire Israelite people before G-d, but what does it mean for us today?

The gematria of ”Choshen and Ephod” ו’אֵפד חֹשֶׁן = 449, which is the same as tallit / טלית, the prayer shawl many of us don everyday for prayers.

Man-praying-at-the-Western-wall-in-a-traditional-Tallit-or-Prayer-Shawl-_-by-Beggs_cropIt is no wonder then that the Torah goes into such detail in the making of the Choshen and Ephod; it is obviously something very powerful, and one to which we can connect everyday.

Whoever wears a tallit is most probably wearing it for all the right reasons; nonetheless, there is so much more we can get out of the experience.

For several years I was blessed to be able to stand beside Rav Berg of blessed memory and to say “amen” for him every morning when he donned his tallit; because there I learned close up what a wonderous moment it was for him and could be likewise for us.

Those first moments with the tallit wrapped across your face and over your shoulder should not be rushed through; besides the Ohr Makief (surrounding light) we receive they can be moments of clear and divinely-sent visions, and of receiving messages and images of the tzaddikim. As with the breastplate of the high priest, the shining light is available to us as well. We only need to know that we can connect to it.

Please pass this on to anyone who puts on a tallit; knowledge is power and armed with the knowledge of what their tallit connects to their prayers will be so much more powerful. Let us pray for the prompt arrival of Moshiach and for the final redemption at the appointed time. There is much work and preparation to be done; we can start by aligning our thoughts with Moshiach consciousness.