These are the Generations of Cain and Abel.

cain kills abelThere are several times when the Torah describes the generations of, sometimes translated as the chronicles of, various Biblical figures, and they can be divided into two distinct types, the ones that have chronicled lifespans and those that are just lists of descendants.  The first set begins with Adam and the 130 year period that he was estranged from Eve, before their reconciliation and the birth of Seth. This was the period Cain and Abel and their 3 sisters were born.  In it the growth of the human race was to have followed the primordial mathematical constant phi and the universal Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,…) that natural follows be it the petals on our flowers or the branching of stars in the Milky Way. It began with Adam(1), Eve(1), Cain and his sister(2), Abel and his sisters (3), for 5 siblings in total, but Cain became jealous of Abel having 2 sisters and he killed him, putting an end to a perfect plan.

When in Genesis 4:10, G-d said that the voice of Abel’s blood was calling to him from the ground, He cursed Cain from the ground, but then added 7 levels of protection.  Why didn’t G-d stop there are try again? Why give Cain and his descendants time to spread their evil inclination throughout the human race.?

The Torah next lists the generations of Cain and the sisters, but oddly, this appears to be an alternate universe, one that was juxtaposed and yet parallel to the universe delineated in the Torah’s very next chapter, Genesis Chapter 5, with the Book of the Chronicles of Adam.  Many of the two desperate universes have the same or very similar names with only a single letter’s difference between them, and some of the names are listed in a different order, with the son in one begetting the name of the father in the other, as if they were spiritually intertwined.

Nevertheless, the generations of Adam that began with Seth all have their lifespans and the ages in which they begot the next generation clearly delineated.  There were no time-frames in Cain’s generations. In this way we were given the 10 generations from Adam to Noach, corresponding to the 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree of Life.  The description of Cain’s generations stopped at 8, as in the 8 Kings that we’ll hear about during the recitation of the generations of Esau, which the kabbalists relate to the 8 levels of fallen sparks derived from the chaotic universe of Tohu that predated the formation of our Tree-of-life one.

Interestingly, there are 26 separate time spans listed amongst these 10 generations, as in the numerical value for the YHVH (יהוה), leaving no doubt as to what these generations and sefirot are connected. Moreover, these disparate numbers add up to the palindromic 14441, and the square root of the sum of these 26 individual time-spans is 120.17, notable for two reasons: 1) 2017 CE is the year (5778 HC) prophesied for the coming of Moshiach consciousness and the geula (final redemption), and 2) in the paragraph immediately following these generations, G-d says, “My spirit will not continue to judge man forever, since he is nothing but flesh. His days shall be 120 years.”

This verse is directly telling us that Man’s days are numbered and that there will come a set time when our period of judgement and physicality will end and that all will return to the spiritual state. And implanted within that section, which the Torah calls The Book of Adam is the date for that confluence of time, space and motion.


Man’s days are numbered

There will come a set time when  judgement and physicality will end


There must be truth in that number because the 441 in 14441 is the numerical value of the Hebrew word emet (אמת,truth), an allusion to the 42-Letter Name of G-d that begins with Alef (א) and end with Tav (ת) and has 40 (מ) letters in between, and also to the beginning and the end with the YHVH (יהוה) in between as the letter Mem (מ) breaks down to Caf (כ) and Vav (ו) of numerical value 26.

In that same prophetic paragraph, Genesis chapter 6, which some say is an allusion to the 6th millennium, we have two additional time spans, Noah’s age when he fathered his 3 sons and the 120 years that we just mentioned, for a total of 620, which is the numerical value of Keter, the highest and crowning sefira (dimension), and not coincidentally it’s the number of letters in the 10 Commandments (10 utterances connected to the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life). Moreover, the sum of the square roots of these two numbers 500 and 120 is 33.31 as in the 3330 years from the giving of the 10 Commandments in 2448 HC to the prophesied end time of 5778 HC, 3 years from now.

Whether there is meaning in this or not, 500 x 120 = 60,000 as in the 60,000 Israelites that were at Mt Sinai for each of the 10 Commandments, a total of 600,000, which as we’re recently noted has a logarithm of 5.778, just like the surface temperature of our Sun, 5778 K. Just saying. The Torah doesn’t make mistakes and neither does G-d. We’re the ones that are made of flesh. We’re the ones who have a choice to align with the alternate fallen universe of Cain, or that of Abel and the tree-of-life reality.

After 2 years and 10 days from the start of the Noah’s saga with the flood until they were on dry land once again, in Genesis chapter 10, Noah’s children’s wives gave birth and we are once again presented with the chronicles or generations of their descendants without time-spans. The Torah immediately goes into the story of the Tower of Babel and the over-reaching of the people of that generation.

Once that story concluded, we’re presented with an alternate reality whereby the wife of Noah’s son stateShem gave birth to a son while still on the Ark, or immediately afterwards, probably within those last 10 days. Then from paragraph 33 to 42, the Torah delineates with precise time-spans the 11th through 20th generations, culminating when Abraham was born in 1948 HC, a mirror image of the founding of Israel in 1948 CE (one of many such mirroring).

The Kabbalists liken the Ark to a womb and the human gestation period is 40 weeks, analogous to the fetus40 days/40 nights so famously phrased in the Torah.  So out of that spiritual womb, removed from the confines of time and space, and all the restrictions, trappings and shortcomings of physicality was born the precursor to Abraham and eventually Moses, who you’ll recall began his life with his own journey in the sea.  As an aside, the 280 day journey the fetus floats through within the womb is connected with the value of the collective 5 final letters (ךםןףץ)of the Hebrew alphabet (280), the 5 letters connected with the physical world of malchut, as opposed to the 22 supernal letters that influence it before and at the moment of conception, the moment of truth if you will.

Though Israel became a nation on May 14th, 1948, it was on November 29th, 1947, that the United Nations General Assembly recommended the adoption and implementation of the Partition Plan for Mandatory Palestine, setting in motion the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and formation of the Israeli State.  So just as we have the year 2017 CE spelled out as the square root (120.17) of the sum of the 26 individual time-spans in the Generations of Adam, we also have the year 1947 CE–exactly 70 years earlier–spelled out with the sum of the 17 individual square roots (194.72) of the given time-spans in the Generations of Shem, Noah’s son and Abraham’s Kabbalah teacher.

I don’t believe this is coincidental given that Abraham was conceived in 1947 when his father was 70 and then born in 1948 HC, 70 years before G-d made the Covenant of Halves (in 2018 HC) with Abraham, promising to make his descendants into a great nation. Nevertheless, what may be coincidental is that the sum of 120.17 + 194.7 = 314…., the numerical value for the archangel Metatron  and Pi.

The next listing of descendants we have is not described as either generations or chronicles in the Torah, yet it lists in paragraph 57 the sons and grandsons of Abraham’s concubines.  Then in paragraph 58, we have the chronicles of Ishmael without time-spans again, excepting Ishmael himself, who according to chazal repented at the end of his life, which is why we’re given his life-span, 137 years. We should note that 137 is the gematria value of Kabbalah, meaning to receive, and parallel.

In the very next paragraph we get the chronicles of Isaac with the time-frame for his marriage to Rebecca (age 40) and the birth (age 60) of Jacob and Esau. Then in paragraph 70, we get the chronicles of Esau without time-frames whatsoever and this goes on until in paragraph 72 when we get the list of the 8 Kings of whom we mentioned earlier. In paragraph 73,  we have the chronicles of Jacob, but it gives only the age of Joseph, 17.

So we have the very short dated list for Isaac and Jacob, following in the succession of Adam and Shem, and a long non-dated lists for Noah’s other sons, Abraham’s concubines, Ishmael, and Esau, mimicking what we originally saw with Cain.  As it would appear, a dynamic runs through Genesis, two battling forces, one derived from the energy of Cain, and the other of Abel, which was transferred into Seth passed down to Noach and through the line of Abraham and Moses. In fact the Arizal himself tells us that Moses was an incarnation of Abel and his father-in-law, Yitro, of Cain.

Two-thirds, or .666 of the way through the 50 chapters of Genesis in chapter 33, we come to the pivotal moment in the Torah when Jacob re-encounters Esau, who was out for revenge and was planning on killing him.  Jacob sent gifts and messengers (angels) to Esau, but according to chazal, when they finally met and Esau ran to hug him, he was planning on biting his throat and spilling his blood, yet the outcome was a kiss.  After a polite exchange they went on their separate ways. What happened?

In Genesis 33:3, in the last verse before Esau ran to him, Jacob bowed down to the ground 7 times. Did Jacob too hear Abel’s blood calling to him from the ground? Did he wrestle the secret out of the dark angel the night before at the Yabok River? Somehow he knew, by connecting with the ground 7 times, Jacob awoke the memory of Cain killing Abel, the subsequent curse from the ground, and the 7 levels of punishment.  What actually happened in that moment we can only speculate, but at the very least Esau became confused and time was allowed to march on, the two opposing souls, blood brothers, and their respective lineages moving on.

Had history repeated itself there, the Biblical story would have ended, as would have the fate of the human race. In the words of the Torah, the murder of Abel by Cain caused an “end of days.” By Esau restricting his instincts, we all were granted a reprieve. Nonetheless, the battle continues. Globally, the purest descendants of Cain strive to spill the blood of their innocent brethren wherever they come across them.  Individually, we must all purge ourselves of our baser selfish Cain-like desires.

While it appears to be a battle against Islam and the West, it is at its core a struggle between love and hate. The letters in the name Abel (הבל) can be permuted to for H’Lev (הלב), the heart. Hate can kill, but love will overcome.

The Divine CalendarIt comes down to the eights (8’s) Besides the 43 time-spans listed in the two chronicles of the righteous lineage, there are 13 other ones, 13 being the numerical value of ahava (love) for a total of 56 time segments that sum to 18,868 and whose sum of their 56 individual square roots is 888.729. Were the original Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,…)to have continued and thus followed the primordial pattern of the universe the next numbers would have been (1,1,2,3,5,8,13…), yes 8, then 13.

The Chinese will instantly recognize 888 as a most auspicious number, and readers of the Divine Calendar will recognize the pattern that all the prophetic dates in Biblical history also end in 8.

It comes down to the righteous with the spirit of love raising the holy sparks out of the negative realm of anabkoach160-ksthe 8 Kings and the 8 generations of Cain. Meanwhile, the 729 in the 888.729 sum is the sum of the 2nd line (קרעשטן) of the Ana B’koach, the 42-letter Name of G-d that we need to combat these evil forces. One of the aspects of this line is that it spells out in sequence קרע שטן, kara satan, or tear-out satan (the source of negativity). We have the tools. We must find the will in our hearts.

It was the Arizal who pointed out that the 600,000 souls at Sinai can be traced back to the 42-letter Name of G-d. When we divide 600,000 by the 70 family members of Jacob, by the 12 sons of Jacob and by the 3 Patriarchs we get precisely 1/42, that One being G-d and Unity.

Were there no time-frames in Cain’s generations or their descendants chronicles because they happened PiBook6before or outside of time? At the outset, we mentioned the original plan to follow the primordial contact Phi along the Fibonacci sequence of growth, but even that element outside of time has it’s markers for us. In Hebrew Chai means life and as is well-known in Judaism, the numerical value for Chai is 18, and Phi raised to the power of 18, which we could call 18 generations of Phi, Phi18, and aptly, Phi18 = 5778.000.

There’s Nothing Random in the Universe; G-d left nothing to chance. There were no time-frames for them because our battles with them are spiritual. True, there are devastatingly painful physical manifestations of them throughout our world and out lives, but we must fight them with our spiritual beings as well as our physical ones. Physically, we can only hold them at bay. Spiritually, we can fulfill G-d’s wish and overcome them. G-d gave us all the tools we’d need; it’s up to us to use them.

Is G-d Just Having Fun With Numbers, or is He Marking Time, Waiting Us Out?

Does G-d do anything meaninglessly? If we wanted to get into a whole other discussion, we could and would argue that nothing in our lives is meaningless, especially not in these days. Nonetheless, the article is about something bigger, much bigger.

redsea2aAs previously advised, the Israelite exile in Egypt lasted 210 years from 2238 HC to 2448 when the Endless Sea was crossed and the 10 Commandments (Utterances) where given at Mt Sinai. These 210 years correspond to the 210 levels of Joseph’s Pyramid and alternatively, to the 210 mir (secret or ancient) cubits of 27.5 inches each that the Pyramid is in height.

From that moment in time (2448 HC) to the construction of the First Holy Temple in 2928 HC there pyramidwere 480 years, which is equivalent to that same height of the pyramid measured in feet. Those self-same 210 cubits equal 5775 inches, and this year in the Hebrew calendar, 5775 HC is the year 2015 CE in the Western one, 3 years before the prophetic date for Moshiach consciousness in the world and geula (final redemption).

The ancient cubit is derived from the expanded four aspects of the ineffable Name of G-d (יהוה). The base of the pyramid in feet (756.25) is, as it turns out, precisely the square of the measure of this cubit in inches, or 27.52. Using this secret (ancient) cubit measurements for the height and the base we get 210 + 330 = 540 plus 1 for the kolel = 541, the gematria of the name Israel.

Also there were, as is well known, 12 tribes of Israel and 12 x 27.5 = 330. And of course, there are 12 inches in a foot. Now the difference in the base of the pyramid and its height in inches is once again precisely 3300 inches, or 120 cubits, and Moses, who was somewhat instrumental in the Exodus from Egypt and leading the Israelites to the Promised Land, lived 120 years.

torah scrollAnd as we wrote about in “The Real 5 Books of the Torah: Dimensions Beyond.,”120 years is the length of our generations, those from Moses on, for as the Torah says in Genesis 6:3 “God said, ‘My spirit will not continue to judge man forever, since he is nothing but flesh. His days shall be 120‘.” And since there were 26 generations delineated in the Torah from Adam until Moses, with an average of 91 years each and since according to chazal, Moses lives on (reincarnates) every generation, he would live another 120 years 27.5 times. This gives us an average of approximately 107 years over 54 generations–analogous to the 54 portions of the Torah–to 5778, since 5778 = 54 x 107, all the more remarkable since the sum of the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

There’s no question as to connection between Joseph’s Pyramid and Biblical dates, the Name of G-d and as you can read in our prior articles, the terms H’Mashiach (the Messiah) and Moshiach Ben David, but the question is WHY?

Could it have to do with the manifestation of the Future Holy Temple within the next 3 years, 3330 years after the Exodus? Did G-d want to set this all in stone for us as well as in paper (the Torah). And why are we just deciphering all this now?

The answer to the last question is pretty important, yet self-explanatory: Knowing the dates for G-d Calendar and the final redemption would have been counter-productive in any other generation. Only we (as a society) have the technology to grasp it and the urgency to do something about it.

By the way for those that like numbers, as G-d seems to, the logarithm for 600,000, as in the 600,000 Israelites, who were at Mt Sinai 3330 years ago, is 5.778.  Also, there is one more pyramid equation who my friend Zechariah will appreciation: If we add all the 3 different measures of the bases of the Pyramid (330 + 756.25 + 9075 ) and all those of the height (210 + 481.25 + 5775) plus 42 for the 42-Letter Name of G-d that unlocks all things and all mysteries in the universe, we get 16,670, or 3330 shy of 20,000.  The spelled out number twenty (20) has the numerical value of Keter, the highest and crowning dimension of G-d, which is why it’s used as such repeatedly in the Torah.

Kol Tuv

Shhh! It’s a Secret! According to G-d, That is.

In the Torah portion, Beshalach, where we find the splitting of the Red Sea, there are innumerable secrets, many, such as the 72 Names of G-d, discussed in depth in the Zohar, by many of the tzaddikim, and also in this blog, but there is one very obvious one that is almost always overlooked. And according to my teacher, the Rav, who learned it from his teacher, Rav Brandwein, those are the most important ones.

The Torah is divided into 54 named portions and the cosmic energy of that portion is encapsulated in that name and in the first few words of portion, which is why it has been described as the seed level of the portion. The portion Beshalach (BShLCh,בשלח) is no different. In the context of the Torah passage, Beshalach means “sent away” as after the 10 plagues, Pharaoh had just agreed to send the Israelites away, but Shelach is more commonly known as a dagger, or javelin, a weapon, an appropriate double-entendre considering Pharaoh would soon give chase with his 600 choicest chariots and his entire army. Nevertheless, the 4 letters of Beshalach (BShLCh,בשלח) can be permute to form the word, Balkhash (בלחש), meaning “in the whisper, quietly,” and Lashebach (לשבח), meaning praise, glorify, exalt, and that is our clue to the portion’s secret formula for overcoming our enemies and our obstacles.

20 verses later, the Israelites are standing with Pharoah’s spears and lances at their backs and the 72 names“Endless Sea” in front of them and they are appropriately and boisterously agitated, to put it mildly. At Exodus 14:14, Moses answered the Israelites, telling them “to be quiet” and the Lord will fight for them.  Embedded in that verse are the initials (YYL,ייל), the 58th of the 72 Names of G-d Matrix that derives from the 3 consecutive Torah verses of 72 letters each at Exodus 14:19,20, and 21. We know from the tzaddikim that this Name is the key that unlocks the 72 Names and the energy of mind over matter, but that’s not the secret that this article is about, though the secret we’re revealing today will explain how to use the Names properly.

Right after Moses instructed the Israelites to be quiet, G-d ushered his kabbalistically famous phrase, Ma Tizack Elai, Why are you crying out to me?” It has so much embedded encoding to the 42-letter Name and to the 72 Names, etc that we’ve already written about it several times including here and again here. As the Arizal points out, its initials spell out the word Emet(אמת), truth, which tells you what’s involved here.  For those who understand, there is a deeper encoded secret, hinted at by the triplet nature of the word Emet(אמת) mimicking/foreshadowing the 72 triplets that follow shortly and the gematria cipher nature between the 3 letters (אמת). Nonetheless, it’s the secret of being quiet and letting G-d do his work that’s the more practical secret here, the one we can all understand and use.

splittingMany tzaddikim have explained about the power of unity and certainty that was utilized to enable Moses’ staff (which had the 42-letter Name and the 72 Names engraved upon it) to split the waters, but the only thing that G-d and Moses asked for was “Quiet.” I used to be gabbai and the announcer for HaRav of blessed memory during the prayers and I once asked of him what I could do for him, as he did so much for everyone else. I was expecting some monumental task asked of me, just as he’d asked of others in our congregation, but he simplest asked me to get everyone to be “Quiet” while he did his prolonged connections during the Amidah (silent prayers). I understood then, as I do now, the importance of that task.

When a problem involves something that requires a shift in nature (a true miracle), debate and even prayer are just “noise.” What’s required is “quiet.”  Quietude is space; it’s the space that allows G-d to operate, through a channel like Moses or HaRav, through channels like the 42-Letter Name, the Zohar, or the 72 Names, or even directly.

The mouth is at the level of malchut, the lowest level, and so are all our spoken words, holy or otherwise, which is why they can’t effect the results we seek as long as we’re speaking. What we are really saying when are talking is that we believe that we are in control and thus can handle things; if that were so, there would be no need for divine intervention, which is why it doesn’t come until we actually let go.

Keeping quiet is letting go (even better if you can quiet your mind too) and letting go is admitting to G-d (the universe) that you are willing to accept His help.  It’s about having certainty that there is a higher power than you and your mouth.

It’s the truth; it’s the only way. So next time you need to split your own Red Sea, keep quiet and trust that G-d knows what He is doing. Let him in. This lesson is most important for us as a society because the time is approaching when the Endless Sea will be before us again. We can see Pharoah’s choicest chariots with their lances drawn, kicking up dust all across the desert.  We were given the technology to grasp the hidden codes of the Torah and we’d better harness as many as we can before those chariots are seen over our shoulder.  So Shhhh! There is divinity in everything, and once the noise stops, we actually see it.

If we’re really quiet, and stare at the 72 Names matrix, we can take note that there are only two places where there are consecutive triple crowns upon the letters, the 5th column, 7th row and the 7th column, 8th row, as in the year 5778 (2018 CE), the year Rav Ashlag and the prophecies say Moshiach consciousness will be upon us, 3 years from now. Divinity is everywhere, especially in the divine Names.



fireThis wasn’t the first article I had planned to write after my prolonged hiatus. I was and am still going to write about the how the 2000-year-old Zohar explains in detail the expansion of the universe in the instant before the big bang; about the missing 38 years from the Torah; time speeding up; and the final segment in the meaning behind the year 2014 series within the context of the final 4 years until Moshiach (the Messiah) in 2018 (5778 HC).  The events and their consequences of 2014 are blatantly obvious to everyone watching the news as they unfold all around us.

As we’ve explained in previous articles about the 10 Commandments and their 2 tabletsprophetic connection to us today, each verse in the sequence of the Torah’s 70th paragraph, ending with verse 20:18, corresponds to our calendar year today, and verse 20:14, corresponding to the year 2014, states, “Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house.” Does this not explain what we see going on all around us?

The last of the 10 Commandments:

Exodus 20:14 “Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house.”

This Utterance of G-d is the last of the 10 Commandments, our last chance to exercise free will in choosing love and loving kindness over hatred and jealousy.  We know what drives Vladimir Putin, Hamas, ISIS and Boko Haram, what courses through their bloodstreams. We know what fuels the flames of Ferguson. But it is what we choose in the face of this that matters now.  The choice is harder than ever, as you would expect it to be with only 4 years to go and no more Commandments for us to prove ourselves by. We’ve had 5778 years to work on ourselves, 3330 of them with the Torah in hand so we’d be hard pressed to ask for more time, but we could and should ask for help. We already know what our nature is; if we want to connect with the spiritual world, we must seek to go beyond our animal nature. That doesn’t mean to do nothing. When Assad was gassing his helpless citizens, we could have stepped in then and quenched the fires long before they blew ISIS across the Mid-East; that would have been the compassionate, neighborly thing to do.

light worldAs a result of the angelic construction of the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem, and consequentially the exponentially greater intensity of light flooding into our world, cracks and fissures are opening up throughout humanity, all emanating from that central point, much like the rivers that flowed from Gan Eden. Counter-clockwise from militant upheaval in Libya to Ebola in Western Africa and Boko Haram in West-Central Africa to Gaza to Pakistan to Afghanistan to Iran to the desperate crises in Iraq and Syria caused by ISIS to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the burgeoning antisemitism in Europe and most recently the riots in Ferguson Missouri, the cracks are bringing out the worst of Satan in his death throws, as evil tries everything it can to annihilate good, pitting neighbor against neighbor, desperately trying to erase the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself while it still can.

As we live through prophecy being fulfilled, know this, kol tuv, it’s all good. We may be destined to fight the battle, but the light has been with us from the beginning, and will be there with us in the end.  There is a reason G-d hid these 5 little letters within the 304,805 ones of His Torah.  It’s time we understood them.

In Vaetchanan, read on the week that Tish B’Av occurs every year, we have the repetition of the 10 Commandments followed by the first paragraph of the Shema and immediately following that, in Vaetchanan 6:11 we find the expression Kol Tuv (כל טוב), Hebrew for all or everything is good, which HaRav always said was the highest and most complete wish we should make for someone, as it includes everything, so we traditionally wished that for each other after making a L’chaim. But what does it really mean? Or connect to? And why is it used only once in the entire Torah? And why found at verse 6:11, knowing that 611 is the gematria value of “Torah” itself?

So we can assume that such a common phrase used only once and very strategically placed tree10at that must have some powerful import, and yes it does.  What HaRav passed on from his teacher is that whatever is most overlooked is usually the most important. The first word of this overlooked phrase is kol (CL) of numerical value 50, as in the 50 gates of Binah, and as such the word has always been regarded by the kabbalists as a definite expression and connection to the sefira of Binah (Understanding). It is also regarded as a connection to Yesod, as it includes all the 50 inter-included sub-sefirot from the 5 higher levels of Zeir Anpin above it (Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach and Hod). Yesod is the repository of all that comes from above, and as such, and like the righteous, of which it is associated, Yesod can channel everything to us.

Nevertheless, the ordinal value of kol (CL, כל), in other words the numerical place value of its letters within the Hebrew alphabet, is 11 and 12 respectively, a total of 23, and it just so happens that we find the the only expression of Kol Tuv (CL TtVB,כל טוב) in the entire Torah at the 11th verse of paragraph 23 of Devarim (Deuteronomy). That said, this makes the complete value of the word kol (כל) equal to 50 plus 23, which is 73, the value of the sefira of Chochma (Wisdom), the dimension one level higher than Binah. It also connects to the Torah’s very first verse, whose total numerical value is equivalent to the sum of all the integers from 1 to 73.

Now the word tov (טוב), first used when G-d pronounced in Bereshit(Genesis), “it was good(ki tov)” has he numerical value of 17. It also has an ordinal value of 17 as well, thus it has a complete value of 34 and when we add the kolel for the 3 letters, we get 37, which it turns out is the inner dimension of Chochma (ChCMH), in other words the ordinal value of Chochma. Every sefirot is both light and vessel and has an inner and outer dimension to it and so does every word. In the case of Chochma (ChCMH), its numerical value, 73, forms the exact number of units in the 4th natural star number. Star numbers form the star numbers3shape of the Magen David, also known as the Star or Shield of David.  And so does the number 37 (the 3rd Star number), but 37 is also the number of units in the central hexagon of that 73-unit Magen David, so they are integrally related, one the inner dimension of the other. Please do not think this is coincidental, as the numerical value of Israel, 541, gives us the 10th Star, and furthermore, as it turns out 37 x 73 is also the same value as all the integers from 1 to 73.  This aside only serves to show the depth and the everlasting power to which the simple phrase, Kol Tuv connects.

day and nightThe initials of Kol Tuv (כל טוב), Caf (כ) and Tet (ט) are the letters (כט) that Abraham told us in his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) represent and influence the month of Av so it’s no wonder we find Kol Tuv (CL TtVB) in a portion only read in Av. And since the letter Tet (ט) is the 9th letter of the alphabet it is also no wonder that the portion is always read immediately following the 9th of Av, the day of maximum light of the year, when the negative side holds sway in the morning and when Moshiach consciousness reigns in the afternoon, similar to that first day in Bereshit. After G-d pronounced the light good, He separated it as light and darkness, day and night.

The final letters, which Rav Brandwein of blessed memory taught me speak to the future, 32 pathsin the phrase Kol Tuv (CL TtVB),are Lamed and Bet (לב), which happen to be the first and last letters of the Torah and spell Lev (LB), Hebrew for heart. Besides encapsulating the Torah, they have the numerical value of 32. They universally represent the 32 Paths of Wisdom and the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-life. Similarly, the first 3 letters (כלט) of Kol Tuv (CL TtVB), representing the 3 columns of the Tree-of-life and have an ordinal value also of 32.  Their complete value is 91, that of Amen, the unification of the YHVH with Adonai.

When we recite or read a Hebrew expression with the insight and understanding of the spiritual technology behind it and with the knowledge of the gates and pathways of energy that it opens up for us we become channels for that light, and the world becomes our vessel. As an open channel we can expand ourselves infinitely. But the key is heart. To really open ourselves up and really make a difference, we must have intention and not only a desire for the love of the Creator, but a desire to share it as well. This doesn’t need to be a prolonged meditation; it could happen in an instant, but your head and heart have to be in the right place.

The complete value of Kol Tuv (כל טוב) is 50 + 17 = 67, which is actually the numerical value of the Name Binah, which to us is everything good.

The complete value of Tov (טוב) is 17 + 17 = 34, which corresponds to the 34 letters in the 3 spelled out iterations of the YHVH at the level of Ban (Malchut) and thus acts as a ground for us.

Thus in saying Kol Tuv (כל טוב) with the proper intention we can draw the conjoined purified energy down from Chochma and Binah and draw it down through Yesod, represented by Kol (כל) to Malchut, our world represented by tov (טוב).  We can’t actually picture what this looks like, but we can imagine the process as it flows down to and through us just before or as we recite it. And finally, the central letters in Kol Tuv (כל טוב) form the Hebrew word, Tal (טל ), which the Arizal said would take 80 years to fully explain, but we can in our limited way understand it to mean dew, as the energy of sustenance that replenishes us everyday, the shefa. It also has to do with the 39 letters of the 4 variations of the spelled out YHVH and the energy of Moshiach consciousness to which we need to attach ourselves.

dccover3dNonetheless, the complete value of the expression Kol Tuv (כל טוב) is 67 + 40 =107, and the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778, the Hebrew year equivalent to 2018, the year prophesied for the coming of Moshiach and the geula, the final redemption. So just as the complete value of kol (CL) connected us with the Beginning, the complete value of Kol Tuv (כל טוב) connects us with the end, the end of darkness, and the new beginning. And just as every year for 5778 years the 9th of Av has reminded us that darkness can feed off the light and run rampant, it also reminds us that it eventually burns out and new life grows in its place.

The initials (כט) in Kol Tuv (CL TtVB) have an ordinal value of 20 while the corresponding value of the next 2 letters (CL TtVB) is 18, thus forming 20:18 and those 2nd set of letters (LamedVav) represents the LV (לו) of numerical value 36, as in the 36 tzaddikim (righteous souls) that sustain our world and guide us from generation to generation (L‘dor V‘dor) toward Moshiach. Just to note, the gematria of (L‘dor V‘dor) is 444 and there exactly are 13 generations of 444 years in 5778 and 13, the numerical value star numbers2of the Hebrew word for love, is the 2nd Star number, as discussed above.  It all begins with love. The final letter in this sequence is Bet (ב) of numerical value 2, which once again shows us that the 2 calendars are converging and that the two 2018’s are one. In the Hebrew calendar year 2018 G-d made His Covenant of Halves with Abraham, promising him everything, and in 2018 CE in the Western Calendar (5778 HC) it is prophesied to be fulfilled, 70 years after the birth of the Israeli nation in 1948 CE, fulfilling yet another part of the prophecy and coinciding with the birth of Abraham in 1948 HC.

Moreover, when we add 5 for the 5 letters in kol tuv (כל טוב) to its complete value of 107, we get 112, which all kabbalists know as Yabok, the place when Jacob defeated the dark angel and became Israel, and also the unification of the YHVH of numerical value 26 with Elohim, 86, which in both instances represents the triumph of the divine spirit over the natural one. This is the energy we should tap into when saying and wishing kol tuv (כל טוב) and this is the energy that will triumph in 5778.

Now for those that understand, the sole placement of kol tuv (כל טוב) at 6:11 connects it to the higher Name of G-d Ehyeh (EHYH) that is also found in only one place in the Torah, when Moses conversed with G-d at the burning bush, telling him, “I shall be who I shall be.”  There are 4 variations of the spelling out of the Name EHYH, corresponding to the 4 spellings out of the Name YHVH, and their total value is 611. This is the Name that “shall be” with us through the end of the exile.

lchaim2This is just one small thing we can do to wind the war against negativity, overcome our nature, help bring the final redemption, but it is something. And it’s something real. And it is a start for many. Doing nothing is not an option. So let’s all wish each other l’chaim with the expression kol tuv (כל טוב) and this time let’s mean it, let’s tap into the energy of the endless and channel it with love in our hearts to our family, friends, and especially to our neighbors. Let’s bring Moshiach.

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