The Tallit is Much More than a Prayer Shawl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Revelations About the Ana B’koach, the 42-Letter Name of G-d.

It was the Rav Brandwein, the Strettiner Rav of blessed memory, who said that the understanding of this prayer will give us the deep understanding needed to bring the Geulah, the final Redemption. The Baal Shem Tov, knowing he was speaking of a future time, said something similar 300 years earlier.  As the time of the redemption approaches it is imperative that we take their message to heart.  The 42-Letter Name was G-d’s first gift to Man; it is also our most important one.

It’s now 13 years since I revealed some of the discoveries that Rav Berg, may his memory be for a blessing, made about the Ana B’koach (the Shem Mem-Bet or 42-Letter Name).  At the urging of Rav Brandwein, I have since had the privilege  to reveal many more of them, though not recently. It is time to step it up and reveal yet a few more. Over the next week or so, we will explain several heretofore unrevealed secrets and connects regarding the 42-Letter Name Matrix.  As Rav Abulafia said many centuries ago, “Everything gets revealed in its time and nothing gets revealed without heavenly permission.”

The first of these new revelations was actually written about nearly 2000 years ago by Rabbi Shimon Baranabkoach160-ks Yochai in the Zohar (The Book of Splendor) and it is about protection. According to the Zohar, in portion Terumah, the letters  KRAShTtN (קרעשטן) of the 2nd line of the 42-Letter Name matrix are used to guard against negative forces.  They are so powerful that they were “marked outside the Tabernacle in order to guard the Tabernacle, which is the secret of the Holy Covenant…”

As the very next line NGDYCSh (נגדיכש) of the 42-Letter Name represents the Tabernacle (Mishkan,משכן) itself, we can easily see why it was placed just before it.  The secrets of the 3rd line (נגדיכש) are for our next post.

The line KRAShTtN (קרעשטן), a name unto itself, is also associated with Rosh Hashanah and all the blowings of the Shofar, and we will go into that when we get closer to that holiday. For now, just note that both the Name and the shofar are tools to fight harsh and severe judgments.  All three types of shofar blasts, the individual blasts, and all the small and large sets of blasts are encoded into this line, so that on 363 days of the year when it is not Rosh Hashanah, the Ana B’koach can act as a stand-in for the shofar warding off evil and evil inclinations within and without.


We usually use this 2nd line to help us remove the negativity within ourselves, our selfish desires, to genesis prayer coverhelp us let go of the baggage that is holding us back, and to block off those small gates through which negativity can enter our lives.  For more on that and all the other connections of the prayer that will help us usher in Mashiach consciousness to the world and bring the final redemption please refer to The Genesis Prayer.  Meanwhile, it behooves us to protect ourselves from any and all outside forces, forces that are quickly building in the world today. What better way to protect ourselves than to use the Name that the kabbalists used to protect us on the Day of Judgment and that Moses and the Israelites used to protect the Tabernacle itself.

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