Vayetze: Sometimes One Word Says it All

What does the word Vayetze tell us?

We know that the spiritual essence of the assorted Torah parshot (portions) are found in its first verses, and sometimes in its first word.  It’s not for nothing that very high level righteous souls (tzaddikim) gave them their appropriate names, and we’ve already discussed how important a name is for us and how we can use them for our spiritual advancement. It is a spiritual tenet that the seed energy (and thus complete blueprint) for anything, whether it’s a tree or a Torah portion, is included in its beginning. Why do you think the Torah begins with the words “In the Beginning?” The 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse house the blueprint for all 5 Books.

Vayetze means “He went out,” but before we explore that, let’s see what the gematria ciphers reveal about the word, because these are the access codes to get into the more secure areas of the cosmic website address “Vayetze.”

The first verse of the Torah portion Vayetze, Bereshit 28:10, is the 784th in the Torah and 784 = 28 squared (or 28 x 28), 28 being not only the number of letters in the Torah’s first verse, but also the number most associated with the year 5778.  Indeed, there’s reason to believe that the actual date is 5778.28, as per the book, There’s Nothing Random in the Universe.

Nonetheless, the value of the first word in the verse, Vayetze (ויצא) is 107 and we know that because nothing physical is ever really lost, the true spiritual value of 107 is the sum of all the positive integers through 107, which is 5778. Moreover, the א alef in Vayetze, ויצא  is the 3778th in the Torah.

If we permute the alef in Vayetze to Yacov (jacob) and the י yud of Yacov to Vayetze, we get יויצ and אעקב, and since we know from chazal that the עקב in Yacov is the word for heel, which he was holding when he was born (the heel of Esau) and that this reflects the generation of the heel (of Adam), which is our generation, the bottommost and last one, we can now find a clue in that אעקב (עקב) adds up to 173, the small gematria value of the Shem Mem-Bet מ״ב, the 42-Letter Name of God (אנא־בכח Ana B’koach).  And the יוי now has the value of 26, that of the Tetragrammaton, which is waiting on top of the ladder (סולם) in Jacob’s famous dream 2 verses later.

There is only one paragraph in this portion, and it encompasses the entire portion, # 63 and we know that 63 is universally associated with the 2nd aspect of the Tetragrammaton (סג) (יוד־הי־ואו־הי ) of numerical value 63 and it represents the פרצוף partzuf of Binah (understanding). To a kabbalist like the Arizal that says it all, and he went on a lengthy discussion of the reasoning that Jacob had to marry Leah first and then Rachel in order to draw down the energy from Binah in the proper order, back-to-back with Jacob who represents Zeir Anpin. But you can read his commentary for yourselves. This blog is all about shedding and shining new light for you.

There is only one other portion that has a single and entire paragraph associated with it and that’s Miketz and paragraph number 77, the numerical value of מזל mazal, fortune, which Jacob finds in that portion when he interprets Pharaoh’s dream.  Seeing as there are no coincidences in the Torah, the Torah must be telling us that these two portions are connected somehow. If we add the numerical value of the word Vayetze to Yayehi the first word of each portion, plus the 2 for the kolel of the 2 words/portions, we get 107 + 31 + 2 = 140 = 63 + 77, so there is a definite connection between Jacob going out and Joseph becoming King of the world (more or less). It is the connection between Binah consciousness (understanding) and mazal.

And the point cannot be lost that both these portions begin with dreams, the two most famous in the Torah. An understanding of kabbalah and the structure of the tree-of-life reveals that Joseph is a reflection of his father, Jacob, both of them pivotal central column elements on the trunk of the tree, and that what one did reflected on the other. A few secrets about the central column structure are in order here. First, the first letters of the upper three positions on it Keter-Daat-Tiferet (associated with Jacob) add up to 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David, the Messiah.  And the bottom 2 positions Yesod (associated with Joseph) – Malchut, add up to 50, representing both Binah (as in the 50 gates of Binah) and the jubilee year. Together, all 5 central column positions (sefirot/dimensions) add up to 474, the numerical value of Da’at (knowledge), the place we want to access when we go out of ourselves.

Now, while the concept, as explained by the Ari, of the jubilee year (7 X 7 +1) is embedded in both the portion vayetze and Miketz through the 7 by 7 years that Jacob toiled to earn the right to marry Leah and Rachel and through the 7 by 7 fat and lean years in the dream of paragraph 77, the YM sofit combination also has a numerical value of 610, that of מעשר  Ma’aser, tithing. This concept of tithing first comes up in this portion of Vayetze, when in Bereshit 28:20 Jacob makes a deal with God to tithe to Him if He’ll watch over him on this journey.  And so we see Jacob’s work and journey to/from לבן Laban lasted 21 years, one-tenth (1/10th) of the 210 years that the Israelites, Jacobs’ descendants, had to spend in exile in Egypt. This concept is further emphasized by Jacob’s statement that Laban reduced his wages 10 times. In a sense, Jacob’s tithe made the end of the exile possible, exactly 66.6 jubilee years before the prophesied arrival of the Mashiach in 5778.

The mention of 10 multiple times in the portion causes us to look back to the first 10 letters (seed level) of the portion and we find as before Vayetze Yaacov followed by MB (מ״ב). Interesting, because all the significant journeys in the Torah are divinely governed by the mem-bet (42). And the sum of those 10 letters plus the kolel of 10 is 341, the numerical value of the 3 Mothers (EMSh). as spelled out in the Sefer Yetzirah, whose cyclical ordinal value is 101, as in Michael (the archangel protecting Jacob), the same as the יצא in Yayetzeיצא). Thus the verse can be read Michael and Jacob journeyed. The 3 Mothers, the 3 primordial letters of creation also correspond with the 3 elements (speckled, spotted, and flecked) and in the odd story where Jacob used 3 types of branches to control nature and change his fortune, but that’s a much deeper secret for those that understand.

So how do we go out, make our own mazal? Tithing is one way and many other answers were provided in The Genesis Prayer, but one important gateway through which flows the living waters, as we’ve sited in previously posts, is hinted at in the words ויצא־יעקב Vayetze Yaacov of numerical value 107 + 182 + 1 (kolel) = 290, which is that of the Resh-Zaddi (רצ) pair at the very center of the 42-Letter name of God. It is also the launch point for Jacob’s ladder (סולם) on which the angels ascended and descended, as explained in that same post (Living waters), 2 verses later.

Jacob worked hard, made a vow to God, kept unwavering faith, and used the spiritual tools of kabbalah; in other words, he went out of his comfort zone. He stepped out of the illusion of reality, out of the illusion of being a victim, and into Binah consciousness. There’s nothing Jacob did that we can’t do today. By trusting in God and taking the initiative, we have everything we need to create our own mazal. But we must take a clue from Jacob; the first thing he did was go out. Like Jacob, we must let go of the physical illusions, take the leap of faith without looking back,and then to the hard work. Not the other way around. Don’t toil and struggle first and then ask God why the results aren’t there. Results from hard work alone only happens for those not on a spiritual path, because their results are all on the physical plane and their path goes in circles. If you’re on a spiritual journey, you need to do the steps in order and to take a clue from the Bible and all the Bible codes, you must begin your journey with the mem-bet, the 42-Letter name of God.

The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?

What can the 22 letters themselves tell us without relaying on words or verses. Each letter has a unique energy value and thus unique numerical valuations of that energy depending on which cipher is being used to read them. And each letter has as a quasi-unique name. I say quasi, only because a few of them can be spelled different ways depending if the letter yud (Y) is included or not., and there no real right way to spell those letters because in different situations they are meant to be spelled different ways depending on whether the support of the yud, representative of the sefira of chochma, is needed. Names are very important as they define what something is and should be chosen carefully. When it pertains to Torah. like the names of the Patriarchs, the names themselves are gateways, or in an analogy consistent with modern technology, the names are cosmic web addresses, each socially networked to other names and addresses.  Together they form a giant tree with myriad branches to be explored.

For the charts below, we’ve selected the most common spellings for the half dozen names that can have multiple versions and switched to a different version when it seemed to make sense.  It’s not so much poetic license as it is trying to follow a predetermined trail by exploring the different branchings until we find the one with the choicest fruit.

As you can in the first chart, the sum of the 22 names of the 22 letters equals exactly 4242, not only a double representation of the number 42, but one that included 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.  All the possible variations came to 42** and the next most likely branch summed to 4248, one that combined 42 and 248, the numerical value of Abraham.  This particular one was further interesting because the squares of the 22 different names plus the number 42 added up to exactly 1395000 or 1000 (keter) x 1395, and 1395 is the sum of the (numerical values of the 6 Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron.  (see chart #2).

Why would that be? Why would the names of the 22 letters link up with the names of the 6 Patriarchs. we can only speculate, but if we add the names of the 4 Matriarchs (Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah), we find that the 10 together add up to 2481 or 10 x 248 (Abraham/mercy), which also happens to be the value of the sum of the names of the 5 Books of the Torah (Bereshit, Shmot, Vayikra, Bmidbar, and Devarim), or 2480. And Bmidbar (the Book of Numbers) also has the numerical value of 248.

It’s all obviously hinting at the 10 sefirot structure of the tree-of-life, of which we know that there are 22 connecting paths, making 32 in total, which brings us to chart # 3, where we utilized the sofit values for the 22 names and made one variation in the spelling of the letter vav, using the tree-of-life version without the yud this time.  And lo-and-behold, the total came to 10032, or 10000 (keter) plus 32, as in the 32 Paths of Wisdom.

Moreover, the sum of the square roots of the sofit values for the 22 names is 424.242,  which is an even clearer graphic representation of 424, Mashiach ben David and also 42, 42, 42. Now, when we subtract the value of 4242 that we found in chart #1 from 10032, we get 10032 – 4242 = 5790 and 5790 – 12 = 5778.  Why 12? There could be lots of reasons, possible to represent the 12 sons of Jacob, since all the Patriarchs were already represented, or it be that when we add the 10 for the yud we didn’t utilize with the sofit calculation, we get 12 + 10 = 22, as in the 22 letters.

So why all this circular, redundant branching, and this reinforcing of a specific structure pattern? Because it’s all a giant multidimensional matrix that constantly draws us in deeper, with each Name connecting to multiple other gateways, all capable of imparting a different set of knowledge or abilities to us.  It’s literally like leaping across the neurons of a giant mind. But whose?

Who indeed!

And why?

Because the deeper we get and the more in tune we get to this structure, the closer we get to G-d and more prepared with are for Mashiach Ben David in 5778.

Chart # 1

spelled-out

square of

letter

value

value

alef

111

12321

bet

412

169744

gimmel

73

5329

dalet

434

188356

hey

15

225

vav

22

484

zayin

67

4489

chet

408

166464

tet

419

175561

yud

20

400

caf

100

10000

lamed

74

5476

mem

80

6400

nun

106

11236

samech

120

14400

ayin

130

16900

peh

85

7225

zaddi

104

10816

koof

186

34596

resh

510

260100

shin

360

129600

tav

406

164836

Total

4242

1394958

plus:

42

1395000

Chart # 2

Abraham

248

Isaac

208

Jacob

182

Joseph

156

Moses

345

Aaron

256

1395

chart # 3

spelled-out

square root

letter

sofit value

of value

alef

831

28.82707061

bet

412

20.29778313

gimmel

73

8.544003745

dalet

434

20.83266666

hey

15

3.872983346

vav

12

3.464101615

zayin

717

26.77685568

chet

408

20.19900988

tet

419

20.46948949

yud

20

4.472135955

caf

820

28.63564213

lamed

74

8.602325267

mem

640

25.29822128

nun

756

27.49545417

samech

600

24.49489743

ayin

780

27.92848009

peh

85

9.219544457

zaddi

104

10.19803903

koof

906

30.09983389

resh

510

22.58317958

shin

1010

31.78049716

tav

406

20.14944168

Total

10032

424.242

-4242

5790

-12

5778

What was in the Beginning?

“In the beginning…”

What was there in the beginning?

The world was without form and empty, so what was there?

There were four things within this emptiness: The spirit of G-d hovering on the waters; the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the 22 letters (building blocks) and a timetable (time frame) for them all to work in.

These four aspects of G-d combined in instant precision to form the Torah and all our physical and metaphysical existence, heaven and earth. But what were these four aspects?

The Spirit of G-d on the waters is a metaphor. Obviously, waters didn’t exist before existence, but imaginary concepts did, things like the mathematical and physical constants like Pi and Phi, which turn two dimensional objects into three dimensional ones by curving space, and which fashion growth into manageable spiraling patters so they don’t spiral out of control. To us, these are numbers, but before they were assigned an endless stream of numbers for each minor iteration of physical action that they controlled, the constants were formless concepts, ideas in the imagination of G-d, ideas that when laid out simultaneously formed a sea of potential that when finally combined with the right concepts of energy bundles formed the universe nearly instantaneously.

The 22 Letters, as briefly explained by Abraham in the Book of Formation, the Sefer Yetzirah, are the 22 building blocks, subdivided into 3 sets: the 3 Mothers (E,M,SH,); the 7 doubles (B,G,D,C,P,R.T); and the 12 elementals (H,V,Tz,Ch,Tt,Y,L,N,S,A,Z,K). These building blocks of distinct energy bundles–hence their distinct numerical values–combined and recombined to form physicality, and every which way they are combined takes on a life and meaning of its own. Think of it as being reflected in humans: You have your own personal energy and attributes; then combined with your wife’s, you form a pair with different attributes and new potential; then you become a family and that potential grows and gathers new attributes, even changing your own original personal ones; then you join different communities and social groups and you then impact on society in different ways, which then shades the understanding and interpretation of your attributes. If you look inward to the eusocial community that are the cells of your body you’ll see the same set up. Look to the atoms, or the cosmos and it is still the same.

Shortly, we’ll publish an article to the site on the exact structure of these building blocks and what Abraham meant when he assigned specific ones to the planets and constellations and told us that they controlled our destiny, because they do not combine randomly and G-d did not leave everything to chance. They are set in specific rings which rotate in sequence. The 12 rings of the 7 doubles for instance need 6 full rotations to complete their cycle, making a total of 42 clicks to complete their cycle. The Mothers and Elementals each need 22 clicks to complete there cycles, and if we add these 86 clicks, with all the cyclical ordinal values of all the letters (as will be explained in said article) they add up to exactly 5778. So far, what we’ve been seeing are the hands on G-d’s clock, and sometimes just the cuckoo popping out of the clock, what we’re now privy to is the mechanism within the clock–the gears and ratchets. To most, who just want to get through life, concentrating on the obstacles thrown at them one at a time, they don’t need that privilege. For those who think there must be more to life and want to understand, there is now a means.

it is a tenet of spirituality that nothing is ever lost, once it goes from potential state to physical it exists forever, which is why so many of the Torah mathematics include the sum of all the integers through a specific number–none of the previous integers that got you to that point had been lost.  That said, the sum of the integers through 22, in other words the real numerical value of 22, is 253 and 2 x 253 = 506, the value of the Hebrew word for “Unconditional love.”  It is also the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name, and is also the value found 3 times sequentially within the last 7 letters of that same Name.

Moreover, 253 x 22 + 212 = 5778 and 212 is the numerical value of H’Or, “The Light”

The 42-Letter Name is a multi-dimensional matrix, a scaffolding that the letters adhered to in a specific sequence, some visible to us, some not. It’s small gematria numerical value is 173, and it is the 173 keys that were given to Moses that opened the various gates of heaven to him. When the matrix is completely unfolded it is the Torah.  It comes to us simply as the Ana B’koach, and not so simply, as you can imagine such a potent tool as the entire Torah folded up into 42 visible letters would be, it can help us receive all the miracles in life we need by bending reality for us, folding up time and space, exactly as it did for Jacob and his sons. If you haven’t experiences this for yourself, or haven’t experienced it enough, you should start by reading The Genesis Prayer. After that, many deeper secrets will be revealed to you throughout this blog and many more gateways will be available to you. Indeed, the more you understand the 42-Letter Name, the more gets revealed to you anyway. I’m not saying that it is a substitute, but it’s like studying Torah on a deep level and studying a multitude of portions at once.

Until recently G-d’s timetable (or time frame) has been known to only a very select few. Now, as you can read for yourselves in The Divine Calendar and There’s Nothing random about the Universe, it’s available for all to see. So 13.7 billion years were folded into 6 days of creation, get over it; it doesn’t mean anything. That it is 13.7 speaks for itself, as this is the numerical value (137) of kabbalah, meaning to receive. The time frame is 5778 years from the Biblical Birth of Adam to the arrival of Mashiach (the Messiah) and the end of days. It has been written into the Torah, into all our mathematical and physical constants, into the 22 building blocks, and since the complete sofit numerical value (nominal and ordinal together) of the 42 letters in the 42 Letter name of G-d add up to 5778, it’s been written into the Shem Mem-Bet (Ana B’koach) as well.

Even multiply 42 x 137 and add 22. or more specifically 42.173 x 137, and what do you get?:5777.7 or 5778.

So why make all this available to us now?

Because G-d has a plan. He always did. And He wants us to know that. It’s always darkest before the light. Darkness always precedes the Light, like Bohu (chaos) before the Light in Genesis, Nachor and Haran before Abraham, Ishmael before Isaac, Esau before Jacob, all brothers, but all must absorb the darkness and be separated out like the chaff from the wheat, and incidentally (B,N,H,Y,A), the 5 Hebrew initials of their names sum to 137, while the Initials of the 4 Names Light, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (E,E,Y,Y) add up to 22. Do you recall the odd story from pasha Lech Lecha of 5 kings verses 4 kings and the 4 Kings winning? It’s all planned.

Besides being a precursor of our tribulations in present day Iraq (and the tar pits in the valley of Siddon/Saddam), this battle was a metaphor for the victory of the Light then and also in the end of days. And it’s not coincidental either that 137 + 22 = 159, the small gematria value of the 42 Letters of the Name of G-d (the upper Mem-Bet).

Oh, and if you don’t think this had anything to do with our present tribulations of our Kings getting stuck in the tar pits, please review Bereshit 14:2 and the names of the 5 Kings, Bera, Birsha, Shinab, Shemeber and the King of Bela: (BRA, BRShA, ShNEB, ShMEBR, and BLA). What do they all have in common?

The letters in common to all 5 names are Bet and Shin as in Bush. Is it any wonder that both Presidents Bush were compelled by fate to enter the battle against evil. The other common letters BRA, BRShA, ShNEB, ShMEBR, and BLA) are Resh (R) and Ayin (A) or RA, evil. It could also be Ayin-Resh (AR), meaning enemy or even vigilant. The remaining letters spell El, Amen.

It’s all been written: 22 letters, blown by the spirit of G-d and lining up on the scaffolding of the 42-Letter Name and the Torah to spell out the details of the time-line.

And as per our post titled Halfway Point it’s the 5 final letters, assocaited with judgment that will pave the way to the final redemption in 5778, which is yet another connection to the epic Biblical battle detailed above. But speaking of letters, in our next post we’ll show the symmetry and perfection in the spelled-out forms of their names and their obvious connection to 42, Mashich Ben David (424) and the year 5778.

The Halfway Point and the End of the Alphabet

We’ve seen that in the Divine calendar from Adam to Mashiach, year 0 to year 5778 HC there is midpoint marked by the midpoint of King David’s 70 years life, the year 2889 HC. And it’s known by chazal that אדם (ADAM) stands for Adam-David-Mashiach. It’s also known that because David was necessary for mankind but given no life of his own until the end of time in 5778 that Adam gave 70 years of his proposed 1000 year life for David and thus lived only 930 years.

But it’s also known that Jacob gave up 33 of the years of his life since he was supposed to live as love as Isaac, his father (180) and that Joseph likewise gave up 37 years of his life since he was to live to 147 like Jacob, and not the 110 that he did. Together they sacrificed 33 + 37 = 70 years, but since David already had his life allotted to him by Adam, who received the patriarch’s 70 years. Just perhaps these are the 70 final years from the founding of Israel in 5708 to the final redemption in 5778.

So considering this divine calendar so perfect in its construct as delineated in the Book The Divine Calendar, what significance is there in David’s birth in 2854 HC, exactly 406 years after the reception of the Torah at Mt Sinai in 2448, seeing as 406 is the numerical value of the letter Tav, the last of the 22 regular letters, the one representing the end and malchut. If David’s birth was the end, what followed?

And while there were 406 years from the giving of the Torah to King David’s birth in 2854 and 406 is the spelled-out value of the letter tav (ת), there were an additional 906 years until the year 3760, the pivotal year 0 CE in the Gregorian calendar and 906 is the sofit value for the spelled out letter koof (ק). There were also 906 years (representing Koof) from the Covenant of Abraham to the Birth of King David, displaying symmetry with the Birth of King David at the apex and/or bottom depending on your perspective.

Now the letter combination Tav-koofתק is not commonly used as a word in Hebrew, but the Zohar does use it to describe the actual distance/length of the Tree-of-Life, which is 500 parsangs פרסה according to the Zohar, the Book of Splendor. It is an interesting description for the distance (in spirituality time is measured as distance, and distance as similarity of form) between the giving of the Torah and the pivotal beginning of the Gregorian calendar-from one end of the tree-of-life unto the other.

But if we were to extend outwards from the year 0 CE (3760) that same distance of 500 parsangs, which we now know to be 406 + 906 = 1312 years, the next edge of the Tree-of-Life would reach the year 1312 CE or 5072 HC, which is 706 years before 5778 HC, the prophesied date of the arrival of the Messiah. And 706 is the value of the composite letters (nun sofit and vav) in the letter ץ Zaddi sofit, the last of the 5 final letters םןץףך, and the last of the total 27 letters in the Hebrew Alphabet (alef-bet), the end of the end.

Since we know Adam was to live 1000 years and 1000 is Elef (אלף) and thus also Alef (אלף) than we see the 2889 calendar spread out from Adam to David and from Alef-to-Tav. There is a kabbalistic refrain for the word Atah, אתה, said in every blessing, and that is from Alef to tav to the ה hey of malchut. This hey (ה) represents the 5 final letters, Manzipach, (םןץףך, ךםןףץ), whose simple numerical value is 280 and who collectively represent judgment. Their final value is 3500 and 3500 – 2889 = 611, the numerical value of the “Torah.”

And considering that Zaddi is the last of the 5 final letters, it’s very apropos that the spelled-out values of the composite letters (ן nun sofit and vav ו) that make of the Zaddi sofit(ץ) is 778, as in 5778.

We know that the 78 in 5778 represents the tree-of-life through its initials, the Ayin-Chet (numerical value 78) of YZ ChYYM, and we’ve just learned the the letter Zaddi sofit (ץ) will be found at the end of time (5778), so now we can better understand the reason David had to be given 70 years of life, and also the reason that the Patriarchs had to give up 70 years of their lives in order to support us during the final 70 years from Israel becoming a nation in 5708 until 5778.  The 70 years is the Ayin (Y) of value 70 in the word tree, which in the end of days will be combined with the Zaddi sofit (ץ) to form Etz, (ץ), the tree.  And Chaim (life) (ChYYM) can be permuted to form Mashiach (MShYCh) when the second letter Yud is converted to a Shin through gematria albam.  Thus when Mashiach comes in the end of days, we’ll have available to us the tree-of-life (10 sefirot) consciousness, the ability to see beyond the illusion of reality.

And the word for reality in Hebrew (MZYEVT) is comprised on Metz (MZ) meaning chaff (the surrounding husks we throw off/away) and 10 (Y) Ot (EVT), meaning signs, or possibly 10 sefira, thus what we call reality  now is in actually a covering of the signs we need to guide us through life, a covering of the 10 sefirot, which is life itself, the life of the soul.  Once H’Mashiach comes along the chaff will be blown away for those that really want to see, to live.  For 3330 (or 50 jubilee x 66.6 years) since the time of the 10 signs/plagues we’ve sampled this every Pesach (Passover) when we cleansed our homes of all H’MZ (chaff).  But we haven’t been able to rid ourselves of the Metz (chaff) inside us, inside our heads.

So it seems that the year 5778 is not only the end of the Divine Calendar, but of the Hebrew alef-bet as well.  What happens thereafter has yet to be written.

We do need to work on getting rid of the metz (chaff) in our heads; that much is clear.  No drop from above happens without two drops from below, work and faith.  The Mashiach will come.  It’s up to each of us to benefit from it.  Remember, the future is yet to be written.