Chanukah: 8 Days Designed to Bring Moshiach and Light Up the 70 Nations.

Chanukah: Eight days of Miracles Designed to Bring Mashiach

dreidelThis year more than ever, we must connect with all the cosmic windows. And it can be as simple as a child’s dreidel, or the chocolate gelt. Four sides corresponding to the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), but 4 sides engraved with the Hebrew Letters G, H, N, and Sh. Four letters whose numerical value add to to 358, that of Mashiach, the Messiah.

From the games we play to candles we light, the entire 4 dreidelsChanukah event is designed to help us bring Moshiach. And that’s where our consciousness should be. The eight days are a cosmic event, not a celebration of a miracle that happened because it occurred during this cosmic event. The light we ignite each night are to connect us to the special light of miracles available to us once a year for 8 days staring every 25th of Kislev (Sagittarius). It’s different light/energy than what’s available to us in the 8 days of Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret; and it’s different from the light available to us during the 8 days of Pesach (Passover); and it’s different from the energy available to us on the 8 other holidays throughout the year. In total there are 32 days of varying special Light/energy (besides the special light of Shabbat). These 32 days connects to the 32 Paths of Wisdom of the Tree-of-Life, through which these various lights shine unto us.

The oil lasted 8 days because the Light of Chanukah, Mashiach Light, lasted 8 days, not cosmic window 2the other way around. As soon as the special Light of Moshiach (Or Ganuz) was revealed into our existence, it was hidden. I learned from my teacher that on the first Shabbat of Creation, it was brought out for 32 hours then hidden away for the time of the Messiah. But for 8 days every year we can taste of the Light.

The letters of Mashiach (MShYCh) spell out Madlikim Shmona Yemei Chanukah (“lighting up eight days of Chanukah.”)

Chanukah Meditations

How to Count the 8 Days

As tasty as the jelly donuts are, the purpose of Channukah is not the joy of the celebration, but the joy of bringing Moshiach.

Even the books of the Maccabees dates the first war as 3585 HC, which coincides with the numerical value of Moshiach, which is 358.  The fight was for liberation, and so is ours today, liberating ourselves from the clutches of physicality.

One of the key elements of Chanukah is based on the spiritual tenet that nothing can ever chanukiah all litbe lost; once it goes from a latent(potential) state to physical one it’s forever present in the universe, whether we can physically see it or not. So the light of the first night, is added to the second and so forth until the 8th day when we have the light of 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 = 36 days of light.

That explained, we can note that the sum of all the Torah occurrences of the words “first” through “eighth”—echad, sheni, shlishi, reve’i, chamishi, shishi, sheve’I, and shemeni—is (189+125+2+2+2+2+0+0) = 322 and since the sum of days (numbers) 1-8 representing all the summary Chanukah lights for the 8 days is 36 , and (322 + 36) = 358, the value of Moshiach yet again. And while 36 is just the result of rounding off the numerical term 35.8, the number 36 to the kabbalists represents the lamed-vav tzaddikim, or 36 righteous souls necessary at all times to maintain our existence in the universe.

cosmic window

The 44 Candles Sweeten the Judgment

How to count the candles

On a simple level, over the 8 nights, we’re lighting 44 candles in total including the shamesh every night, these corresponding to the ordinal value of the letters in Chanukah (ChNVCH), which is 44. It also corresponds to first letters of all 10 plagues, which also add up to 44. So you can see the power to create miracles is built into every aspect of these 8 days.

Moreover, the first plague was blood, dam, also of numerical value 44, and as the Arizal explains “the word “m’damei“, whose numerical value (89) equals that of the word “Chanukah“, is rooted in the letters dalet and mem, which spell the Hebrew word for “blood.” Blood represents the negative powers of judgment; our mission it is to sweeten that judgement and the lighting of the 44 candles are designed to help us. They nullify the kelipot before us.”

With every candle we light, we can sweeten the judgment in out lives and in the world.

As we’ll explore within the blessings, the 44 candles connect first and foremost to the regressive spelling of the higher name of G-d, Ehyeh, whose numerical value is 44, thus connecting us to Chochma and Binah;

EHYH

(E – EH – EHY – EHYH)

Counting Candles:

If our actions of lighting the chanukiya each night rekindle the energy from the night before and culminate in completeness on Zot Chanukah (the final night) then: On the 1st night we light 1 candle and it stays lit metaphysically for (at least) 8 days; and on the second night we light 2 candles that stay lit, we have a total of 3 lit (rekindled) that second night. On the 3rd night we are lighting (rekindling) 1 + 2 + 3 or a total of six; and so on, until we have 1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21 + 28 + 36 = 120, a familiar mathematical progression that seems to be oft used in the deeper meditations and connections of the Torah, and that we first learned about from Abraham in the Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Formation.

geltIn the same way, the Shamesh would be 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 36. Thus 120 + 36 = 156 candles would be metaphysically lit, and 156 = 6 X 26 with 26 being the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). Moreover, the Arizal explains that 78 is the value of mazal (fortune), an integral part of the lighting meditations as will be explained below, and 156 = 2 X 78.

The Arizal further explains that the eight days of Chanukah are, or end up, at the level of latkas2hod, the same as a brit whose 8 days expire at hod before the brit can be performed at the level of yesod. Well, considering this, it’s noteworthy that if we assume that all our candles/oil last for 8 days, then in total, we are lighting 120 lights (which would correspond to the 120 permutations of Elohim) and the 120 years of Moses, whose soul is part and parcel with that of Moshiach in every generation. Then if we add the 36 lights for the 8 Shamesh (helper candle) that we light, totals 156, the numerical value for Yosef, who represents the level of Yesod. It’s also the value of Zion. And Yosef was born in 2198 HC, exactly 3580 years before the year 5778, when Moshiach (numerical value 358) is supposed to be manifest in our world.

The Blessings

The Ignition to all the Blessings

jelly donuts2When we start the blessing with the word Baruch, we need to keep in mind that it has the numerical sofit value of 708, which is the same as that of the 42 letters of the upper Mem-Bet, which is the ineffable Name YHVH spelled out through 3 iterations. This is no coincidence as it is from this Name that the blessings flow downward through the 6 levels (dimensions) of zeir anpin and into our world. It is also for this reason that the first gate from the Holy of Holies into our world has the dimensions 6 x 7 (the Gate of 42):

YHVH

YVD HY VYV HY

YVD VYV DLT HY YVD VYV YVD VYV HY YVD

L’hadleek Ner Chanukah

Now regarding the Chanukah blessings on the words L’hadleek Ner Chanukah and the kavanot that we’ve learned from the Arizal, the 3 first letters Lamed, Nun and Chet, spell out in small gematria, 3,5,8 or 358, Mashiach.

The initials in L’hadleek Ner Chanukah (to light the Chanukah candle) spell the word Cosmic_RiverNachal (a holy Name that means stream or river, and also inheritance) and it has a numerical value of 88, which when aided by a kolel of 1 = 89, that of Chanukah itself.

Nevertheless, the concept of a stream is very important because by lighting the candles with the right consciousness we’re opening a stream of light (the energy of sustenance or shefa) from above into our lives and world. And the inheritance is the Messiah (the Moshiach).

As explained by the Arizal,the secret of 3 letters N, CH. L and Nachal comes  from the 3 words that comprise the 8th and 9th of the 13 Attributes of G-d : “Notzer Chesed L‘alefim.” The Ari further explains that the 8th sefira (level), which is Binah (Imma/Understanding) is where we are drawing this upper light from. Moreover, a key secret here is that once the 8th level is tapped into, all 3 upper levels (Binah, Chochma and Keter) are at once available to us. A river of divine light and blessing can flow into our world if we attune ourselves to it during the blessing and candle lighting.

So the first mediation is on opening up the flowing river (Nachal) from Binah, cosmic river 2Chochma and Keter through Binah into Zeir Anpin (the heavenly ladder that connects our world to Binah (the upper world). Zeir Anpin is represented by the aspect of the spe;;ed-out Tetragrammaton (YVD HE VEV HE) at the level called (Mah) of numerical value 45.

This is very important

We are further told that Mah combines with Binah through the alef(E) in the letter vav (VEV) to the regressively spelled Name Ehyeh (E, EH EHY EHYH) which is associated with Binah and has a numerical value of 44, just like the 44 total Chanukah candles that we will physically light over the 8 days.

Together, these two intersecting Names of G-d total numerically 45 + 44 = 89, once again the value of Chanukah(ChNVCH). Please note that it’s the Names that are important, the numbers just help us understanding a little of what is going on energetically in the spiritual framework.

It’s very important we grasp this unification because as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory explains, it through this very union of the YHVH (26) and the regressive EHYH (44) that the 70 Minsters of the 70 Nations are governed and thus all that stems from it in the count of 70, such as the final 70 years from Israel becoming a nation until the advent of Moshiach consciousness throughout the world.  Through the proper lighting of the 44 candles this year we have the power to guide that process forward.

EHYHyhvh small

(E, EH EHY EHYH + YVD HE VEV HE)

45 + 44 = 89

(Shefa flowing from Binah into Zeir Anpin)


Second Meditation:

The value of the word L’hadleek plus the kolel (1) = (179 +1) = 180, and partially because of this the Arizal tells us at this point in the blessing to meditate on the 3 upper aspects of the Tetragrammaton (Av, Sag, Mah), which total numerically (72+63+45) = 180.

Av: (YVD HY VYV HY) = 72

Sag: (YVD HY VEV HY) = 63

Mah: (YVD HE VEV HE) = 45

= 180

tree10Any number times 10 indicates that number spreading throughout the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life.  In this case, it’s 18 (Chai, life), and as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory explains “All Torah Light is spread by squaring,” so we see within the square root of  18: 4.2426. This is significant because 424 is the value for “Mashiach Ben David” and 26 is the value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

Now, specific to the Channukah blessing is that the spelled-out (gematria milui) value of the letters nun (NVN) and that of the lamed (LMD) of L’hadleek Ner is also 180, thus giving us yet another connection to “Mashiach Ben David and the tree-of-life.

From the 18 words of the 13 Attributes, the phrase “Notzer Chesed L‘alefim” meansHe preserves kindness for 2000 yearswhich is a hint that our time of exile for the past 2000 years is coming to a close, and if we add the 18 to it, we get 2018 CE (5778 HC), the year the tzaddikim have prophesied for the coming of the messiah and the final redemption (geula). It is also the year (2018 HC) that G-d made His Covenant with Abraham, our inheritance (Nachal).

Indeed, the word candle, Ner, has a numerical value of 250 and thus the 8 candles have a chnaukah lightscollective value of 250 x 8 = 2000.

And so when we add the 180 of Av, Sag. Mah aspects of the YHVH to the 180 of L’hadleek Ner plus the kolel of 3 for said 3 aspects, we get 180 + 180 + 3 = 363, the numerical value of H’Mashiach, (“the Messiah”), which is what we should be mediating on when we recite L’hadleek Ner:

(Receiving H’Mashiach)

L’Hadleek

Ner

Regarding Ner, the Arizal tells us to combine the Names Ehyeh, Elohim, and Adonai with YHVH on the 3 different levels (Av, Sag, and Mah)  to draw down the light properly from Binah to Malchut:

(EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY).

If we take the first two letters of each Name (EH, EL, ED), they add up to 6 + 31+ 5 = 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, (the Shem Mem-Bet, known as the Ana B’koach).

Then if we take the third letter (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) in each (YHN) they add up to 10 + 5 + 50 = 65 the numerical value of Adonai (EDNY), which leaves (H,YM, Y) which sum to 5 + 50 + 10 = 65, Adonai (EDNY) again.

The main point, though, is that the 3 Names represent the 42-letter Name and 130, which anabkoach160-ksis the numerical value of the two synonyms, Sinai and Sulam (ladder). Now the total numerical value of the 3 Names (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) is 172, and when we add 1 for the kolel, it’s 173, as in the small gematria numerical value for the 42-letter Name.

The Ari further explains that at the word Ner in the blessing we should concentrate on combining the 3 Names (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) with the 3 simple (YHVH)’s. These 3 YHVH’s add up to 26 + 26 + 26 = 78, the gematria of Mazla, aramaic for mazal, fortune, which we want to draw into our lives when lighting the Chanukah candles. This process mimics the flow of the shefa, (life-giving light) that emanates from the 3 YHVH’s and flows from the Holy of Holies through the Gate of 42 into the Holy Temple and then our world.

Now the main point of the Arizal was that the 6 Names (YHVHEHYH, YHVHELHYM, YHVHEDNY)-add up to 250, the value of Ner, candle, but if we add 6 as the kolel, we get 256, which is the value for both H’Aron (Ark of the Covenant) and for Aaron who lit the Menorah as channel for us all.

 Ner

So when we recite Ner, we want to meditate on the 42-Letter name (the Ana B’koach), receiving mazal, letting  Aaron, the high priest and the only person in the Torah assigned the title Mashiach, be our channel to light the Menorah in our lives and world.

אבג יתץ

קרע שטן

נגד יכש

בטר צתג

חקב טנע

יגל פזק

שקו צית

together with the 6 Names merging together as follows.


YHVH – EHYH (Chochma – Ehyeh)

YHVH – ELHYM (Binah – Elohim)

YHVH – EDNY (Malchut – Adonai)

We draw the light of blessing down from Chochma to Binah to our world, Malchut.

chanukah oilNow for the full understanding, we take the 3 Names Ehyeh, Elohim and Adonai plus the 3 Names Av, Sag, Mah from the L’hadleek Ner kavanot and numerically add them  (172 + 180) + 6 (kolel for the 6 Names) and get 358, Mashiach

So completing the recitation of Baruch though Ner, we want to have in mind drawing down the light from the Upper 42-Letter Name to the Lower 42-Letter Name though the 3 YHVH’s and into the 3 Names (Ehyeh, Elohim and Adonai) and thus igniting the spark of  Moshiach consciousness in all of us and spreading it throughout the 70 nations.

The Candle

The candle we’re lighting is the light of the Torah itself as evidenced by the spelled out, menora 1 lightgematria milui of the letters (nun-resh) of Ner (candle): (NVN RShY) = (106 + 510) = 616, which is the numerical value of H’Torah, which helps explain Proverb 6:23:

“A mitzvah is a candle, and the Torah is light.”

The Shamesh

The Shamesh, or 9th candle is much more than a simple helper candle. The 9th sefira is that of Chochma, Wisdom. and the unification from above that is associated with the 9th sefira is YHVH x EHYH or in numerical terms 26 x 21 = 546, which is the sum of the initials of all 10 sefirot, a clue that this unification helps us draw the energy down through all 10 sefirot.

The value 546 is also the total value of the Names of the 3 Patriarchs whose names began with the letter Yud, which connects them to Chochma (wisdom), the 9th sefira: Isaac (208), Jacob(182), and Jospeh(156).  It’s likewise a connection to Israel, which has a value of 546 when the kolel for the 5 letters is included, and whose name is found 546 times in the Torah.

So as we light the Shamesh we should meditate to draw down the light through the 10 sefirot and to put joy in our hearts.

The 25th of Kislev

Yet another connection between the kavanot and the words of the blessing is found gelt 2between the 25 letters of the union of the 6 Names and the value of Ner, 250, since 250/10 = 25, but most important these would be the 25 letters that the Zohar says is missing for the completion of the Mishkan and the 25 words that we know are missing from the completion of the Torah, which is exactly (80,00025 words). It’s also a connection between the 25 letters of the Shma Israel phrase and the 25th of Kislev, as explained by the Zohar.

The next obvious further connection is between the 80,000 words and the 8 lights and torah scrollnights of Chanukah, since the 4th root of the sum of all the words, letters, and verses of the Torah = 25 exactly. There are also 25 letters in lamed-vav (36) milui.

So note that the 25 letters in the verse “Shma Israel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad” (Hear O Israel, G-d our Lord is One) is found at Devarim 6:4 and the word Chanukah (ChNV-CH) can be broken down to the two numerical values 64 (ChNV) and 25 (CH), and moreover that the numerical value of the first and last words in that verse, Shma (ShMY) and Echad (EChD) plus the kolel (1) = 410 + 13 + 1 = 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.

Further to this line of reasoning, and as connected by the Zohar, are the 24 days of Kislev that proceed Chanukah and the 24 letters in the Baruch Shem phrase that follows the Shma Israel phrase.

So on the first night before lighting we should connect to the Shma Israel and mediate that we are completing the Torah as in the days of Moshiach, B”H soon.

 The OiI

The word for eight (8) in Hebrew is shemonah, and a simple permutation of the letters in latkasshemonah (ShMNH) gives us hashemen. “the oil” (HShMN), and also neshama (soul, NShMH), all of which have the numerical value of 395, that of the 5th word in the Torah, H’Shama’im (the Heavens).

And when we spell out the Shin-Mem-Nun root letters of the Oil they add up to 546, so we must keep in mind (Proverbs 27:9): “Oil and incense rejoice the heart,” and be joyful as we light the oil for that joy will spread through the 10 sefirot and be contagious throughout the world.

Proverbs 27:9 “Oil and incense rejoice the heart”

The 8 Nights of Lights

Now know this for every candle we light below, one is lit above. So for all the 156 metaphysical candles we light below plus 1 collective one (the kolel), another 157 are lit above, making 314 in total, and 314 is the numerical value of the Name of G-d Shadai (ShDY) and also of Mettatron.  As for the 156 candles , it’s the numerical value of Zion and as we said previously, Joseph, who represents Yesod of Malchut, where the light of Binah ends up on the 8th day. It’s is also the point where all the divine sustenance funnels into out lives and our world. Incidentally, Zion, of numerical value 156, is found 107 times in Tanakh and the sum of all the positive integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

Moreover, if we consider all the cumulative lit Chanukah lights as a multiple of 8 days: 1 x 3 x 6 x 10 x 15 x 21 x 28 x 36 = 1008 then add 1 for the kolel, and double them for above and below, they total 2018 candles in all.  So in essence, each and every year, by fulfilling the mitzvot of lighting the Channukah candles we’re preparing for the arrival of Moshiach in the year 2018 CE (5778 HC), our inheritance.

Chanukah Gelt

Even the parve chocolate gelt we give to our children on Chanukah connects to Mashiach, geltas the Aramaic word for gelt is Dami (DMY) of numerical value 54, and since 5778 is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 and 5778 = 107 x 54, then 54, and thus Dami (Gelt), plays yet another role in connecting all of us to the coming of H’Mashiach, B’H very soon.

So bring joy to your heart and joy to the world this Chanukah and help bring the gift of Mashiach into our lives.

A Hidden Message Awaits Within.

Part III of IV

This week’s portion was parsha Toldot, about the birth and conflict of Jacob and Esau, anabkoach160-ksbeginning with G-d’s Covenant with Isaac in Padan Aram and ending with 40-year-old Jacob in Padan Aram, looking for a wife.  Padan Aram, the home of Laban, was a place of great darkness and out of such places come the greatest light. The more spiritual light there is, the more klippot (negative husks) surround and feed off it, making it a dark place, so the Torah is telling us that there must be important holy sparks for us to recover within this portion.  As Rav Brandwein of blessed memory explained to me many years ago, Pad (PD), of numerical value 84, represents the final redemption (geula) in that it stands for the union of the upper and lower 42-Letter Names of G-d; and moreover, that it’s the deep understanding of this Name that will bring about said final redemption.

Toldot (TVLDT) begins and ends with the letter Tav (T), which signifies “the end,” but it’s tree10its value of 840 that is most telling, as 840 equals 10 times 84, PD, redemption. Furthermore, the word that proceeds Toldot in the Torah, the portion’s first word, V’eleh (VELH) of numerical value 42 gives us the final clue that there is an important message hidden within the portion regarding the end of days. The number 10 always represents the 10 sefirot (dimensions) in Kabbalah, so Toldot signifies the ultimate redemption through all 10 sefirot.  Nevertheless, 840 (Toldot) is also 20 x 42 and 20 (AShRYM) has the spelled out value of 620, that of Keter, the highest and ultimate level (sefira).

This is why 20 years passed from when Isaac married at age 40, the value of the inner letters of Toldot (TVLDT) and gave birth to twins, represented by the outer twin Tavs (TVLDT). There is not a single letter in the Torah that doesn’t have a purpose, many purposes, which is G-d’s way of showing us that every one of us has a purpose and should be appreciated as a valuable part of the whole, respected and loved as we would like to be respected and loved ourselves for what we bring to the table, to the whole.

The word Toldot (TVLDT) can be broken down into DLT and TV, the spelling of the 2 letters Dalet and Tav of DT, which spells the word Dat, meaning religions, faith, just as the 2 twins became the forefathers of the two (2) brethren religions Judaism and Christianity.

genesis prayer coverAnd finally, the complete (standard plus ordinal) value of Toldot (TVLDT) is 840 + 66 or 906, the same as the final line of the 42-Letter Name matrix (ShKVZYT), the line associated with the sefira Malchut (Kingdom), King David, and the  ultimate manifestation of Moshiach in our world.

These are all clues, not manifestations or kavannot to be meditated on, though any connection to the 42-Letter Name creates an elevation for us and as the Arizal told his student, Rabbi Chaim Vittal, “no prayer can be elevated without it.” It’s that important.

There are many important messages in this portion and much going on, but our focus–continued from our latest series of articles related to this and the next 4 years–is on one significant message that drops us a clue as to where the Moshiach consciousness will spring forth in our time. And we will begin by pointing out that the sages must have been on the same page when they chose which Haftorah portion to assign to Toldot this year, which on special occasions, like this year on Erev Rosh Chodesh, is Samuel 20:18-42. Pretty fitting, no? 2018 (5778 HC) and 42.  Samuel (ShMV EL) can be translated into “G-d has heard,” and also “Name of G-d,” such as the 42-Letter Name of G-d.

In this Haftorah portion there is a seemingly meaningless exercise of Jonathon’s plan to Arrow-Flying-Through-Airprotect his friend, the future King David, from Saul by alerting him whether he should flee or whether the coast was clear for him to come home by shooting an arrow either to the side of David or beyond him.  It was meaningless because he shot the arrow beyond David, which should have indicated to him to flee, yet the two hugged good-bye. If he was going to meet him anyway, why not just advise him in person and dispense with the archery game?

So the exercise must have been about something else. The word for arrow (ChZ) represents the 2 central letters in the tree-of-life (AZ ChYYM) and has the numerical value of 98, the same as the word for to “cleanse,” which is also why there are 98 so-called curses delineated in the Torah. The archery exercise showed us that in the future there lies a cleansing, which will give way to the Tree-of-life reality. Had the arrows fallen beside David, then King David and the Patriarchs’ work would have been enough to bring about the proper Moshiach (messiah) consciousness.  It wasn’t.

arrows hitting targetDo you think G-d would actually miss His target?

To better grasp the interpretation above we must understand that it’s known that the 70 years of King David’s life marked the halfway point (2889 HC) from Adam to Moshiach in 5778, and that the tree-of-life (AZ ChYYM) can be broken down to A (70), ZCh (98) and YYM (620), which is the numerical value of Keter, the highest possible level. Moreover, it’s also known that every tzaddik who has tried to bring the final redemption and/or the Moshiach revelation before his time has met with an untimely death/misfortune.  Even Moses was forbidden to do so. The arrows didn’t tell David to flee in as much as they divinely fell to advise him of his place in the plan.

In the initial paragraph of Toldot we learn that Isaac was 40 years old and from this the Zohar extrapolates that there will be 40 years between the Moshiach ,the rebuilding of the Temple and the return of the exiles and final redemption/Resurrection of the dead.  But then the rest of the paragraph delineates pairs of twos (2): nations, governments, twins: All a connection to Mem (40) and Bet (2), as in the Shem MB (the 42-Letter Name). A secret here is that the Shem MB can be used to collapse time and 40 years can become 2, just as it was with the Israelites 42 journeys through the desert, which we’ll elaborate on in another article.

The article has become too lengthy once again, so as for the hidden message where the Torah drops out of its narrative and into future (end-times) time frame within this portion, we’ll have to save that for the next article: “To This Day…”

Part I of this series.

Part II of this series.

Say the Shema: Ayin and Dalet; The Last 4 Years of the Final 70.

Part II of III, continued from 5774 Revealed

Ayin and Dalet

shma large AD

The two letters Ayin and Dalet have values of 70 and 4 respectively and are the two large letters found in the first and last words of the first verse of the famous Shema prayer, as it’s written in the Torah. It was Rav Brandwein, of blessed memory, who taught me that the final letters of words point to the future, and so not coincidentally, the numerical value of the words Shma (ShMA) and Echad (EChD), together meaning “Hear One) is 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David (the Messiah).

Moreover, the numerical value of all the letters between the the enlarged Ayin and Dalet is 704, clearly representative of 70 and 4. Nevertheless, if we add the Ayin and Dalet to that 704, we get 778, as in the final 4 years of the final 70 years leading to Moshiach Ben David (the Messiah) in 5778. B”H. Obviously, the sages were right in telling us to recite the Shma 3 times a day; it’s not only for protection and healing, but to connect us body and soul to Moshiach at the right time, in the end of days, and to set us on the right path as we enter the final 4 years of the final 70.

anabkoach160-ksThe value 704 is not only the value of the Shema’s middle letters, it’s also the numerical value of the Ana B’koach’s (42-Letter Name) middle line, the one that can give us the power of perseverance and that most importantly connects us to the brit (Covenant)of Moshiach.

Moreover, the sages tell us these two letters AD which together spell the word for witness, represent the 2 witnesses.  The two witnesses are often said to be Moses and Elijah, but let’s examine the word AD in relation to the Torah a little further before jumping to conclusions.

AYN and DLT are integrally related: As noted above, the numerical value of AD added together is 74 and all the disparate words in the Torah that have the numerical value of 74 are found a total of 434 times in the Torah, which is the numerical value of the letter DLT (D), which itself is found 7032 times in the Torah.  Then if we were to multiply the simple values of A (70) by D (4) instead of add them, we’d get 70 x 4 = 280, which is the numerical vale of the 5 final letters (MNZPC), the 5 final judgements, and as it just so happens, the word AD is found exactly 280 times in the Torah. Taken with the meaning of AD, we have both “until” the final days (judgments) and witness of the final days, etc.

These 5 final letters, collectively called manzipach, are often connected to the end-times by manzipachthe tzaddikim and are represented numerically by the letters PR (280), so it’s no wonder that they are found in the words Shofar (ShVPR) and Yom Kippur (CYPR), when our collective and individual judgment needs to be mitigated.  This year the 3 Holidays representing the left, right and central columns of the Tree-of-life–Rosh Hashannah, Pesach, and Shavuot–will play a most prominent role in our preparations for the final days. Collectively, the initials of these 3 holy days spell our Shofar backwards (SH-P-V’R), but that we’ll develop more in a separate article.

Moreover, the sum of the 22 Hebrew letter that would be permuted, as per the discussion above, is 1495 and if we subtract the value of the 5 final letters (280) from them we get 1215, less the kolel is 1214, once again as revealed by Rav Abulafia and connected to Ayn Dalet in the first article of this series, means the “permutation of the letters” and “70 languages”.

In the Torah the word AD always connects with the final days and as we can see now, the final judgements associated with the end of days as well.  Right after the earth was wiped clean in the flood (mubul, MBVL), the Torah recalls the story of the Tower of Babel in which the people united to reach Heaven on their own accord by manipulating the divine names and using the energy and angelic coding behind the Hebrew letters, permuting them if you will.  In order to stop them, G-d took their language, Hebrew, away from them and split it into 70 different languages, thus scattering the people into 70 different nations.

He and His Name are One

According to the tzaddikim the future in the time Moshiach and the geula (final redemption) the Name YHVH will be replaced by YHYH of numerical value 30, which is alluded to in the verse “On that day, G-d [YHVH] will be [spelled  YHYH] one, and His Name one.” (Zecariah 14:9)

בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִהְיֶה יְהוָה אֶחָד–וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד.

Now, since 30 is the numerical value of the letter Lamed(LMD) which has the spelled out value of 74, the future Name YHYH from Zechariah’s verse of His Name being One relates to the large letters AD of the Shema’s first verse where it’s proclaimed that the Lord is One. Furthermore, the 4 letters of the future Name Yld-Hy-Yld-Hy spelled out have the numerical value of 70.

This connection powerfully enhances the power of the Shema when we recite it, and even more evidence to strengthen this connection is found in an obscure but most revealing gematria algorithm.

Since A = 70 and D = 4 we take (A x D)/(A +D) = something

and (70 x 4)/(70+4) = 280/74 = 3.78378378..

378 = Echad Ushmo Echad (אֶחָד–וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד)

One and His Name is One

Obviously these two verses were meant to be united, and to help us reach the final redemption in its appropriate time.  And as Rav Berg, who confirmed this connection for me, always pointed out Echad Ushmo Echad has the same gematria as “loving and caring (Ahava Deaga), which is the real message we need to adopt.

Time is speeding up and going in reverse as the Hebrew and Western calendars mirror themselves. The unity at the Tower of Babel happened shortly afterward the Flood (MBVL), which begins with the assignation of the 42-Letter Name (MB) and has the numerical value of 78.   As things rush backwards towards the original tree-of-life reality, we need to achieve that unity first, then the cleansing (Flood).

Today, we desperately need to find unity.  Through modern technology, we’ve been given tools whereby everyone can nearly instantaneously know everyone’s thoughts, no matter how mundane or profane they may be.  And ever since Rav Berg, of blessed memory, opened up the floodgates of Kabbalah to the world, the ancient technology has been spreading like wildfire, drawing us back to the One Hebrew language and the knowledge of how to permute the letters.

Encoded in the first verse of the Torah is not only the powerful Ana B’koach prayer/meditation, but the same 1214 numerical value of “70 languages” and  “permutation of the letters” twice. The complete value of the Torah’s first 9 letters less the kolel of 1 also equals 1214, as does the 11 unique letters utilized in constructing that same first verse.  sefer yetzirah coverAbraham, in his Sefer Yetzirah, called the Hebrew letters building blocks, and like Mindcraft, it’s through the permutation, recombination and reconstruction of these letters that we can build a city and a tower to span the 70 sefirot between Heaven and Earth.

Nevertheless, if you don’t think there is an energetic link between the 70 sefirot or at least the number 70 and the Hebrew letters consider this: the natural log of 70, or LN (70) = 4.248, and the sum of the spelled-out names of the 22 Hebrew letters is likewise 4248. And let’s not forget that 424 is Moshiach Ben David.

According to HaRav Berg, of blessed memory, that tower, that unity, must be built on love. anabkoach160-ksIt’s scaffolding would be the 42-Letter Name of G-d, known as the Ana B’koach, a seven (7) rung (70 sefirot) matrix or ladder to Heaven, whose first verse is numerically equivalent to  that of “Unconditional Love” and to Moshiach Ben David in its complete form (including its ordinal values). As Rav Brandwein explained, it’s through the understanding of the 42-Letter Name of G-d that the geula (final redemption will occur.

The Torah illustrates repeatedly that energy is never lost and that just as a number represents the energy in all the integers leading up to it, so do the Hebrew letters (ie. Bet includes Alef and Bet and Gimmel includes Alef, Bet and Gimmel).  So it’s telling that the PiBook6sum of 22 letters when each is take as a sum of all the values of the letters leading up to it is 6200 or 10 x 620, the numerical value of Keter, the highest sefira (dimension). And it’s even more telling that the square root of this sum, 6200, is 78.7400… As illustrated in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe, G-d’s messages are extra redundant, leaving us little opportunity to miss them, or excuses.

Concerning the 11 unique letters of the Torah’s first verse they connect to the 11 sefirot, including the all-important upper sefira  DAT), the 11 incense, and the 11 dots, the last in a series of the 10 sets of extraneous dots found above certain letters in the Torah. Germaine to our discussion, this set of 11 dots ends with the word AD, of numerical value 74 and begins with the letter Lmd, also of numerical value  74. The value of all the letters beneath those 11 dots is 314, the numerical value of Mettatron, and when the ordinal value of the letters is also considered, its 422.  As explained in the book, The Divine Calendar, 422 is the The Divine Calendarnumerical value of the word seventy(70) and also the year the the First Holy Temple was destroyed, -422 BCE and thus reflective of the year the Second Holy Temple was destroyed in 70 CE.

Now, the word AD in gematria atbash, which is a common Kabbalistic cipher that reverses the Hebrew alphabet, is converted to TzK, of numerical value 107, which is significant because the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778, while the sum of the logs of the integers from log(1) to log(74) is 107….  And the word L’AD, meaning forever–the place of endless life–is found 4 times in the Torah, and also has the gematria value of 107.  All the paths lead to one point in our future only 4 years from now.

All this means that the gates have opened and we need to commit now because in 5775 it may already be too late.  Think of this as a 5778 year journey to the Sun–fitting as the sun 2surface temperature of the Sun is 5778K.  At a certain point, let’s say 4 years out, there’s no return; you’re caught in the Sun’s gravitation field, whether you’ve prepared for it or not.  This is where we all are in time right now.  Time itself is being sucked into the gravitational field and is speeding up substantially.

There are 4 years left in this 4th period of 70 years that began with Israel becoming a nation. 70 years represents the 70 sefirot of the ladder of Zeir Anpin and Zeir Anpin is the aspect of G-d called YHVH. Because the 70 sefirot emanate from this 4-letter Name, meaning they sit at the head as the 4 top rungs of the ladder, the final 4 years correspond to the 4 letters of the YHVH.  Remember, both the Hebrew letters and our numerical YHVH goldsystem represent energy values and types base on the base 10, 10-dimensional structure of our universe, agreed upon by both ancient modern physicists. The sum of the logarithms from 1 to 70 is 100.078 and 100 is keter, the supreme completion, so given that 100-74 = 26, the value of the YHVH, it’s safe to say we’ve entered the vortex.  Once entered there is no turning back. With time speeding up, the distance between cause and effect is collapsing, leaving little margin for error. We have to be able to make the right decisions in the first place so our consciousness is crucial. So the question is do we have the consciousness that can find unity and build the tower to Heaven with love, the Future Holy Temple, or do we have the negative self-serving consciousness that rendered asunder the Holy Temples?

How do we know it’s 4 years within the 70 that the Dalet and Ayin represent and not 70 plus 4 years from when Israel became a nation? We know it because when Jacob went down to Egypt in the 1st of the 4 exiles, the Torah tells us they were 66 family members just before it tells us and lists the full 70.  There are 70 levels of understanding of the Torah and all are important; nothing is superfluous.

According to innumerable tzaddikim, including Rabbi Chaim Ben Attar in Ohr HaChaim, “[the] numerical value being 78, [represents] three times the numerical value (26) of the four-lettered Holy Name. This was an allusion to eternal life, i.e. past, present and future. We have much to look forward to in our near future and much incentive to shift our consciousness now to that of unity and love, to Oneness.  B’H it’ll be enough.

I originally intended to tie in the key mystical Torah phrase for our future Ad H’yom Hazeh, “until this day,” but this article became way too lengthy, so we’ll post it separately,

Ezra

 

Every Year has Meaning; This Year, 5774, is Especially Telling.

Do you feel time speeding up, your 7 day weekly cycles getting shorter with more pressure to get things done and less time to do it in? Do you feel the spiritual presence, both good and evil, in our world as never before in our lifetime, as if the distance between heaven and earth were collapsing.  In the beginning G-d created Heaven and Earth and the 70 dimensions (levels) or sefirot that separated them. He also created a time-frame for them to be reunited, giving us a limited time to do our work here, and a clock (calendar) for us to use so we’d know how much time we have left. That clock began with Adam and year 1.

It’s now reached 5774 and the Earth has spun around the Sun 5774 times since then.  In 4 Earth with Sunmore years, Earth will have circled the Sun 4 more times, making the number of revolutions 5778, equal to the surface temperature of the Sun, 5778K .

This year, 2013/4 corresponds to the Hebrew calendar year  5774 (Taf-Shin-Ayin-Dalet) and its Hebrew name is especially telling, as is its significance 4 years before 5778Taf-Shin is the 700 in 5774, so we’ll concentrate on the final two digits, the number/year, 74, which in Hebrew is Ayin-Dalet, or AD, which spells the Hebrew word for  “until,” or “ever (as in forever)” and alternatively, “witness.”

The two letters Ayin-Dalet are integrally related and paired energetically to open gateways, and wherever the word AD appears in the Torah it’s connected to the final redemption, as will be explained shortly.

First off, AYN DLT spelled out literally means “to see the door” or “70th door” or even 70 doors”, which, as has been foretold, will open 70 years after Israel became a Nation, hence 70 years after 1948, which is 2018 (5778 HC). Thus in 4 (D) years from now (5774 HC) the 70th (A) year will be in 5778.

Seventy (70) is no random number; kabbalistically, it represents the expansion of the 10 sub-sefirot through the heavenly ladder from Malchut (our physical world) up to the upper reaches of the 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin, making 7 x 10 or 70 in total.  Congruent with these sefirot are what the Zohar and the sages call the 70 faces (levels of understanding) of the Torah, the 70 languages of the world, the 70 Nations of the world under the 70 ministering angels of the upper worlds.

There are two time periods in the Torah Together that utilized repeatedly, 40 years, tree of life 11 Engrepresenting maturation, and 70 years, representing completion.  To understand this the 40 year span represents a climb upward through the 4 bottommost sefirot, until the more mature triad of Chesed-Gevurah-Tiferet is reached and our evil inclination or selfish desires can be overcome. 70 years represents the further climb upward through the expanded and purer consciousness of Chesed-Gevurah-Tiferet until we reach the spiritual realm of Da’at (DAT) and the uppermost triad, above the bridge of Heaven and earth.

So it’s by no coincidence that the Bible repeatedly utilizes specific periods (time-frames) of 70 years, or that the letters/numbers Ayn and Dalet are integrally connected to one another and these time periods. Their simple gematria, that of AYN DLT spelled out, is 1214. Rav Abulafia of blessed memory, one of the greatest kabbalists of all time, known for his deep understanding of the secrets revealed by the gematria of the Hebrew letters, explained that the 1214 we see here represents the numerical value of “70 languages” in Hebrew, and more relevantly,  it’s the numerical value of”permutation of the letters.”

While this is a great hint of what’s behind the energy of the AYN DLT that’s being injected into our world this year, a more subtler clue is found in the  ordinal (place-value within the Hebrew alphabet) values of the letters in AYN DLT spelled out, which total 78, as in 5778, and as Rav Brandwein, of blessed memory pointed out, the initials of Atz Chaim (ACh,78), the Tree-of-life, which we have the opportunity to return to in 5778. Meanwhile, 5778/74 = 78.0…

4 years before 5778, we have the clue of “70 languages” and “permutation of the tower of babelletters,” leading us to the belief that through the reunification of the 70 languages , which were scattered following the Tower of Babel incident, we’ll be able to permute the letters to hasten the linkages between Heaven and Earth. It’s also telling us that in this 1st of the 4 final years, the process has begun, which is why, words spoken in English and innumerable other languages suddenly have immediate repercussions and can palpably shift reality, when before it was only through Hebrew and certain individuals.

70 Years

starry skyAs detailed in The Divine Calendar, the period of 70 years is extremely significant in The Divine CalendarBiblical and historic terms with the Hebrew and Western Calendars reflecting back on one another to set a unique time frame from Adam to the prophesied final redemption (geula) and Moshiach (Messiah) in the year 5778 (2018 CE).  Considering that Ayin is 70 and Dalet is 4 it’s notable that there are 4 such 70 years periods.  The first being the 70 years of Abraham’s life from 1948-2018 HC until he received the Covenant of Halves from G-d and was shown a future time when his descendants would be as numerous as the stars.

To understand the depth of the second period, we must first look to the Torah’s first 4 letters, BRESh.  When we subtract their value from that of the Torah’s first verse, whose value is 2701 (the sum of all the integers from 1-73), we’re left with 2198. Oddly enough, there are 2198 letters Zayin in the Torah, each of numerical value 7; moreover, Joseph was born in the year 2198.  He was 40 when his family joined him in Egypt and they lived together 70 years beginning in 2238–the periods of maturation and completion.  During this period the Israelites thrived and multiplied, coddled and incubated in Goshen, just as G-d promised Abraham. It was only after Joseph’s passing that things grew difficult for the Israelites in Egypt. Interestingly, Abraham was born exactly halfway between the date of the Flood in 1658 and when Joseph’s 70 year period began in 2238.

The third period is the 70 years of exile in Babylon, the time between the fall of the First first holy templeHoly Temple in 3338 and the building of the Second Holy Temple in 3408. The year 3338 is also -422 BCE, with 422 being the numerical value of the Hebrew word for seventy (70).

That takes us to the final 70 year period, the one that began with the formation of Israel in 1948 CE and will end with the fulfillment of the Covenant of Halves in 2018 CE, just like it was given to Abraham in 2018 HC, who was born in 1948 HC.

 1948 , 2238 , 3338 , 5708

There are other significant 70 year Biblical periods of course, such as the 70 years of King David’s lifespan given to him by Adam, the midpoint of which (2889 HC) is also the midpoint from Adam (0) to Moshiach in 5778 HC, hence the name Adam (EDM): Edam-David-Moshiach.

The Hebrew word for “in 70 years,” has a gematria value of 424, that of Moshiach Ben David, so when we say 70 represents a completion, we’re speaking about a completion of out Tikkun.

So how do we know that these 4 specific periods are connected or are the right 4 to connect, besides that they all end in 8, like most of the significant Biblical dates in The Divine Calendar?

 1948 , 2238 , 3338 , 5708

If we add the 16 digits in all four dates they sum up to 74 (AD) even more indicative considering 16 is the ordinal value of the letter Ayn(A).

Furthermore, considering that the 4 years that initial the 4 periods of 70 years sum to 1948 + 2238 + 3338 + 5708 = 13232, it may be just a series of coincidences that 13 is ahava (love)–itself directly connected with 5778–and that the sum of the values of the 4 aspects (levels) of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) is 232 while uranium 232 has a half-life or 70.0 years.

 1948 , 2238 , 3338 , 5708

You wouldn’t realize it right away unless you read  The Divine Calendar , but 1948 HC is 3830 years before 5778 and 3830 HC was the year the Second Holy Temple was destroyed, which in the Western calendar was 70 CE, or as it was referred to for many years 70 AD.

So, where, besides the Zohar and revelations of the tzaddikim, is it foretold that the final period will be 70 years from the formation of Israel?

In Kabbalah and Biblical studies a year, month, week and even day are often the same thing, interchangeable, a complete cycle of time and space, so when Daniel and the prophets refer to weeks they usually mean years.

Daniel 24: “Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to forgive iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal vision and prophet, and to anoint the most holy place.”

Daniel 25: “Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem unto one anointed, a prince, shall be seven weeks…”

To be continued…

There is so much more that is critical to be revealed about this year, 5774, that we decided to break it up into several shorter articles. In the end it will be clear why the final 4 years are separate amongst the final 70 and why we must all take heed.

Shavua Tov

Ezra