A Newly Revealed Gematria Cipher Takes Our Understanding of the Torah to a New Level

A new and very logical gematria cipher has recently been revealed and with it many amazing clues of the Torah have been deciphered. It is almost needless to say that it is only new to us, and is actually as ancient as Hebrew itself. This revelation is dedicated to the elevation of the soul of Chiel Mordechai Ben Abraham, may he study peacefully in the highest palaces. With these new revelations, more pieces of the grand puzzle of our universe fall neatly into place and heretofore-mysterious aspects of the Torah have become clear.

This gematria cipher is quite simple compared to most of them and simply uses the 5 final letters in a slightly different way. The standard gematria sofit takes into account the larger values of the special 5 final letters of the Hebrew alef-bet (C= 500, M= 600, N=700, P=800, and Z=900) for a total of 3500, while their standard values are normally counted as (C= 20, M= 40, N=50, P=80, and Z=90) for a total of 280, but since the letters represent energy and energy is never lost, another way to count them includes both values, thus treating the final shaped letters as extensions of the originals for a total of 280 + 3500 = 3780. Many of you may recognize this as 10 x 378, the numerical value of the word chashmol, the angelic cloaking that is today known as electricity, but today we’ll look straight to the heart of the Torah’s structure and leave the numerous other application of this cipher aside for now.

As usual, we turn to the seed level of the Torah to seek out wisdom, whether in the 73 faces of the Torah’s first verse or in the 32 paths of the letter Alef that preceded the Torah. The Torah (Bible’s) first verse states “In the beginning G-d created Heaven and Earth,” and the first word of this omniscient verse is

Bereshit (BREShYT), which is broken down to the prefix Bet (B) meaning “in” and REShYT meaning “Beginning.” The numerical value of REShYT is 911—yes, as in 9/11—but more germane is that utilizing the newly discovered ancient gematria, 911 represents the letter Alef. The letter Alef (ELP) is spelled out Alef-Lamed-Pe) whose numerical value is typically 1+30+80 or 111, but when we add in the 800 for the Pe sofit inclusive) we get 111 + 800 = 911, and thus the first verse of the Torah can be read as “In Alef G-d created Heaven and Earth.

We know from the tzaddikim that the letter Alef(E) is constructed of an upper letter Yud(Y), two parallel diagonal letter Vavs(V,V) and a lower letter Yud(Y), and that we can infer from this that the upper Yud created Heaven and the lower Yud created Earth in a spiritual (or energetic) sense. Moreover, we know from the Arizal that the Letter Alef also represents the numerical value of 1000, as Alef (ELP) and Elef (ELP), meaning 1000) are spelled exactly alike. So it’s surely no coincidence that the 5th word of the verse, HaSha’im (HShMYM), meaning Heaven, has a numerical value of 1000, utilizing the newly revealed gematria along with the kolel for the 5 letters: 395+600+5 letters = 1000

Likewise the new value for the 7th and final word in the verse, Earth, H’Aretz (HERZ) is 296+900+4 letters = 1200. So when we add “Heaven and Earth” together with the letter Vav(V), the prefix for “and”, we get  (HShMYM  V’HERZ) = 1000 + 1200 + 7 = 2207. This includes the kolel for each of the 10 letters in the phrase.

Now, to most people the number 2207 would be insignificant and random, but to readers of There’s Nothing Random about the Universe, the number 2207 represents 5778/phi2 or more specifically, exactly 2207.000 .

What does this mean?

First, the basics: 5778 is the Hebrew year given by Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag, and others for the geula, the final redemption; and Phi (1.61803398…) is the primordial mathematical constant that controls harmonic spiraling growth throughout our universe from the number of petals on our flowers to the shape of the Milky Way.  Moreover, since 5778.000 is exactly phi18, then the number, or year, 2207.000 is precisely two iterations of Phi away from 5778.000. Observed geometrically, 5778 is exactly 2 turns of the spiral further along the cosmic spiral of time than 2207. The number 5778 is a natural harmonic progression of 2207; therefore, the Tree-of-life reality is a natural progression of “Heaven and Earth,” and the first verse of the Torah may have been designed to show us that.

2207.000 expanded 2 Revolutions along the spiral Phi = 5778.000

Since the letter Alef represent the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-Life and the 10 letters of “Heaven and Earth) also represent the 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life, we now see a hint that the Tree-of-life reality, which was present at the dawn of creation, will have to go through 2 more iterations (expansions) to reach the geula in 5778, which is in actuality no different than the tzaddikim have explained numerous times. After Adam, and the start of the 5778-year calendar, the next opportunity for the Tree-of-life consciousness came in 2448 at Mt Sinai, which was exactly 66.6 jubilee years before 5778, when the third cosmic opening for the Tree-of-life reality is destined to occur.

And while probably just coincidental that 22/7 = 3.1428, a close approximation of Pi (3.14159…), through simple gematria the Torah’s 1st verse of 7 words and 28 letters yields an even closer approximation, 3.14155, as explained The Genesis Prayer.  The important concept to keep in mind is the Torah as the nexus between the physical world that’s structurally guided by Phi and Pi and the spiritual world that’s guided by the Tree-of-life.

Speaking of the Tree-of-life, Etz Chaim (AZ ChYYM), its numerical value, utilizing the newly revealed gematria, is 1728 and with 1 for the kolel it equals 1729, as in the 1729 words in the Torah that have a numerical value of 26, that of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

And as for the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), there are 1820 of them in the Torah and 1820 just happens to be the numerical value, utilizing the new gematria, of the famous verse that Hillel and other sages have said encapsulates the entire Torah, Vayikra 19:18, paraphrased as “Love they neighbor as thyself,” which is the essence of the consciousness that will lead to the Tree-of-life reality.  The number 1820 is not only 70 x 26, but it’s also the number of letters in the 28 prophetic verses of Ezekiel 37 about the “dry bones” and the geula in the end of days.

You can add 19+18 in Vayikra 19:18 and get 37 and say “wow,” but a much bigger Wow! moment comes when we compare when we apply the newly revealed gematria to the collective words in the entire Torah.

First of all, the standard gematria gives us a total value of 21009826 and while  (2+1+0+0+9+8+2+6) = 28, as in the number of letters in the Torah’s first verse, the product of those same digits is (2*1*0*0*9*8*2*6) = 1728, as in the value of Tree-of-life using the new gematria. And just to keep us honest, another deeply revealing form of gematria gives us 4(P(21009826)/ ∑(21009826)) = 4(1728/28) = 2.802828, not so dissimilar from the square root of the exact number of words in the Torah, 282.8002828, but we’ve discussed elsewhere about 28 being a core Torah concept and won’t go further with it today, except to say that 28 x 26 (YHVH) = 616, the numerical value of “The Torah,” and the number of times Moses’ name (MShH) is mentioned in the Torah.

Nevertheless, it’s when we apply the newly revealed gematria that we discover that the square root of the total gematria value (33640626) of the 304,805 letters in the Torah is 5800.0054, which is pretty astonishing considered that exact collective number of words, letters and verses in the Torah is exactly 58.

And what ties these two gematria ciphers even closer together and ties them both to the main quantitative (or structural) elements of the Torah is that while the square root of 58, the sum of the words, verses, and letters in the Torah, is 625 and 5/8 = .625, and while 625 is the numerical value of H’Keter(“The Crown”) or highest and crowning sefira (dimension), 21009826/33640626 = .625 (approximately) = 5/8.

Moreover, while the sum of the 22 spelled out Hebrew letters is 4248, it becomes 10048 when the final letters are considered in the spelling, in other words exactly 5800 more.

And in case you didn’t do the math: 5800 – 22 = 5778

Thus, it’s pretty obvious in these days of knowledge that the revelations of formerly concealed gematria ciphers are opening up whole new avenues of Torah exploration for us, and that simple names, like Abraham, whose value was 248, now take on new meaning for us as 848, or twice 424, which is the value of Moshiach Ben David.

As revealed in The Divine Calendar the Covenant of Abraham (also knows as the Covenant of Halves) occurred in 2018 HC.  And 2018 CE is the swiftly approaching Hebrew year 5778, the year dictated by the Torah’s structure, its gematria values and by the 22 letters of the Alef-bet. And in case you think this is all utter nonsense, ask yourself why then is it also the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K). Did man create the Sun as well?

Ask yourself this as well: If G-d’s Covenant with Abraham in 2018 was known as the Covenant of Halves, what is half of 848? You already know the answer in your heart: 424, Mashiach Ben David.

We can close our minds to the depth of the Torah and its relationship to the underlying structure of the universe and G-d’s designs, or we can open them up and try to grasp the endless dimensions of the Tree-of-life reality.  Either way, it’s through the burning desire of our hearts for the truth that will draw us closer to it.

Since writing this post just a few days ago, many new ancient secrets have been revealed, which we hope to share shortly, including the 42 letters of the Tree-of-Life hidden write under our noses, and a new and very specific clarification to the Zohar’s lengthy discussions about the end-of-days (final redemption).

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The Hidden Message Within

At the end of the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus), just when we’re taught about the jubilee year, we reach a turning point not only in the Torah, but in the Tree-of-Life as well. An intricate and very important message to us was woven into the structure of the Torah. And only by taking a step back does it become readily apparent.

The final two portions of this the 3rd Book, Behar and BeChukotai have 57 and 78 verses respectively, completing the upper 3 sefirot (dimensions) —Keter, Chochma and Binah—and splitting the Torah into two portion precisely along the Phi (Golden Mean) proportions.  Followers of this blog know full well that Rav Ashlag and others have given us the year 5778 (2018 CE) as the time for the arrival of Moshiach (the Messiah) and the geula (the final redemtion), which ushers in the 3rd time we had the opportunity to achieve the Tree-of-life reality, so it’s not surprising that the Torah would once again be encoded to showcase that date.

There’s no coincidence that we’re told to count jubilee years (50 years intervals) or that we’re told to do it in the 115th chapter in the Torah (Behar, 25:1-24). Previously, we’d been told to count 50 days from Pesach to the reception of the 10 Commandments (Tree-of-Life) on Shavuot. This is called the Omer period, but kabbalistically the sages have taught us that “days,” “months,” and “years” are synonymous and that counting 50 days is also a message to count 50 years. But the message isn’t just to count 50 year intervals, which were told to do explicitly in Behar anyway. But that we’re supposed to count a specific period, we which can extrapolate to mean from the exile in 2448 HC to the reception of the Tree-of-life, which if it occurs as foretold in 5778 HC, will be precisely 66.6 jubilee years. But it would also be the 115th jubilee year from the first time we had Tree-of-life consciousness back in the Garden of Eden with Adam.

So are there hidden time codes hidden year? Of course.

In an article we wrote about the famous “End of Days” prophecy of Daniel and Time, times, and half a time, we discussed the connection to the Torah’s odd wording in the Chayeh Sarah verse “Shanah, shanah, Shan’im” or “year, year, and years,” especially since Shanah can be regarded as “time” as well.

To better understand this, we need to go to a place before time, where the primordial letter alef exists before the physical universe took shape. According to Abraham and his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) in that place/empty space before Creation and before the Torah, the 3 Mothers (Alef, Shin, and Mem) came into existence. But first among them was the letter alef.

Alef typically has the numerical value of 1 and is spelled, ELP, which has the numerical value of 111. Now the Tree-of-life is split into the 3 upper worlds, and Zeir Anpin, or the 6-world (dimension) ladder than takes us from our world (Malchut) to the upper ones. The Torah is akin to Zeir Anpin, this 6-dimensional channel, which is why 60% of the verses in it begin with the letter Vav (of numerical value 6) and why there are 6 letter Alefs in the Torah’s first verse, totaling 6, or 666 when spelled out. The place delineated by the final two chapters totaling 57-78 verses and that ultimately the splits the Torah into the precise Phi proportion as will be explained below also according to the sages, splits the Torah into the upper 3 sefirot and into Zeir Anpin with the start of the Book of Numbers (Bamidbar).

So since the Israelites received and blew the 2nd Tree-of-life opportunity at Mt Sinai in the 50th jubilee year from Adam and the 1st opportunity, we now have the 3rd opportunity approaching after an additional 66.6 jubilee years, and 66.6 is not only very relevantly connected to the 6 letter Alefs of Creation and representative of the numerical and all-important kabbalistic fraction 2/3, but it is also 1/3 more 50 (i.e. 66.6/50 = 1.33).

Interesting enough, the two portions whose verses total 57-78 and whose first and last verse contains the words “B’har Sinai (On Mount Sinai)” have 7 and 5 paragraphs between them, paragraphs 87-98 of Vayikra to be precise and the sum of 87 through 98 is 1110, or that of 10 letter Alefs (ELP). And in case we were to miss this, Behar is the 32nd portion in the Torah, as in the 32 Paths of Wisdom that make up The tree-of-Life and as in the value, 32, or the 4 component letters that physically make of the letter Alef (Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud).

The Arizal further explains that Alef (ELP) can also be the word elef, meaning “one thousand (1000).” Now, if we substitute, as the Arizal did, the value 1000 for the value 1, the value of alef spelled out become 1110, which is 10 x 111, or Alef expanded to cover all 10 sefira (dimensions).

So if you ever thought that the dividing up of the Torah into portions and paragraphs, etc was arbitrary, this should serve as a reminder of the depth of its encoding and technology.

Moreover, “Shanah, shanah, Shan’im” also has the numerical value of 1110, and thus is spiritually connected to primordial time, to the beginning before Creation. We wont go into again here all the technology built into that portion from Chayah Sarah where it’s declared Sarah was 127 or from Daniel 12:7 or how they both connect to Moshiach and 5778, but we will explain that Alef (ELP) is also Eluf, or “chief” and thus 1110 also represents the 10 chiefs or heads of the sefirot in unison, which must occur in order for the Tree-of-life reality to manifest in our world.

It should not be so surprising what is found at parsha Behar since Behar (BHR) has the same numerical value as “Light (Ohr)” and “secrets (Raz),” but the beautiful moment comes at the close of this 3rd Book, after the 57-78 sign, when in the first chapter of Bamidbar.

As we explain in much greater depth in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, the primordial mathematical constant that controls the natural shaping of spirals, from the stars in our galaxy, to the petals on our flowers, to the shape of our seashells and our Trees, and to the growth of our populations is called Phi. Phi is a specially balanced proportion that exists between the two parts of a segmented whole and then to the whole itself (i.e. the short length is to the longer one as the longer one is to the entire length). Nature naturally follows this proportion at all turns, and when art or architecture does too it gives us a beautiful sense of harmony, balance, and well-being. But Phi is not only integral to the existence of the universe, but to the design of the Torah as well, as we’ll show below. Moreover, as is covered extensively in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe it is uniquely connected to the number and thus the year 5778 as well.

There are 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, number of chapters, words, letters, verses, etc. and it was written down by hand thousands of years ago, before anyone had ever heard of primordial mathematical constants, or calculators. So it is amazing that the Torah is actually divided into specific segments using the Phi proportion with the first chapter of Numbers (Bamidbar) being the dividing point in terms of the number of letters, words, and also verses, splitting the Torah into two harmonic portions.

Thus:

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) / (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 letters

and

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) / (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 words

and

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) / (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 verses

And conversely,

(Numbers + Deuteronomy)/(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) = .61803399 letters, or words, or verses

Also, as illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, while the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the entire Torah = 390,625, which is exactly 58, they too as a whole connect with Phi in that:

(Total Words, Letters, and Verses in the Torah) / (106 x (√1 + √2))

= 1.618022

Moreover, as is also illustrated in The Genesis Prayer:

The Words, Letters, Verses, Columns and Rows in the Torah = 248000 x 1.61803399

With 248 being the numerical value of Abraham and also of Mercy (Rachem), but also—and here is another clue—of Bamidbar (Numbers), where we find the Torah divided precisely into the Phi proportion.

Now, we mentioned earlier that Behar began with the 115 chapter of the full 187 chapters in the Torah and that 5778 occurs in the 115th jubilee year, actually at 115.56 jubilee years from Adam and the first Tree-of-life reality we were offered. So how coincidental is it that 187/phi = 115.57236.. and that 115.57236 jubilee years (Biblical 50-year intervals) = 5778.618.

Or that the last chapter in Bechukotai, the other half of the 57-78 portions, is the 117 chapter and 117/187 = .625 with 625 being the square root of 390,625, the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah.

There are moments when science, religion and spirituality come together. There aren’t as many as there should be because everyone has his own entrenched beliefs. Nevertheless, this is one of those precious moments of harmony, when we can all be in awe, when we can all see and understand that the primordial underlying structure of the physical universe is the same as that of the Bible and of the spiritual world as well, and that this is in no way random.

Given all that we’ve seen, as the events of next few years unfold we need to pay close attention to the Torah, because nothing is random, and all has been foretold.

The message is that the 3rd opportunity for the Tree-of-Life is upon us, whether we’ve chosen to prepare ourselves or not.

Who put the Tree into the Tree-of-Life: A Startling Revelation.

There are moments when science, religion and spirituality come together. There aren’t as many as there should be because everyone has his own entrenched beliefs. Nevertheless, this is one of those precious moments of harmony, when we can all be in awe, when we can all see and understand that the primordial underlying structure of the physical universe, that the Bible, which is the essence of religion, and that the structure of the spiritual world are all the same, and that this is in no way random.

As we explain in much greater depth in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, the primordial mathematical constant that controls the natural shaping of spirals, from the stars in our galaxy, to the petals on our flowers, to the shape of our seashells and our Trees, and to the growth of our populations is called Phi. Phi is a specially balanced proportion that extends between the two parts of a segmented whole and then to the whole itself (ie the short length is to the longer one as the longer one is to the entire length). Nature naturally follows this proportion at all turns, and when art or architecture does too it gives us a beautiful sense of harmony, balance, and well-being. But Phi is not only integral to the existence of the universe but to the design of the Torah as well, as we’ll show below. Moreover, as is covered extensively in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe it is uniquely connected to the number and thus the year 5778 as well.

There are 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, number of chapters, words, letters, verses, etc. and it was written down by hand thousands of years ago, before anyone had ever heard of primordial mathematical constants, or calculators. So it is amazing that the Torah is actually divided into specific segments using the Phi proportion with the first chapter of Numbers (Bamidbar) being the dividing point in terms of letters, of words, and also of verses that splits the Torah into two harmonic portions.

Thus:

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus)/ (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 letters, or words, or verses

And

(Numbers + Deuteronomy)/(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) = .61803399 letters, or words, or verses

Also, as illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, while the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the entire Torah = 390,625 = exactly 58, they too as a whole connect with Phi in that:

(Words, Letters, and Verses in the Entire Torah)/(106 x (square root 1 + the square root of 2))

= 1.618022

Moreover, as is also illustrated in The Genesis Prayer:

The Words, Letters, Verses, Columns and Rows in the Torah = 248000 x 1.61803399

With 248 being the numerical value of Abraham and also of Mercy (Rachem)

We’ve proven repeatedly in The Genesis Prayer, in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe and in our articles the purposeful interweaving of Pi (3.1415926358…) in the construction of the Torah. Now we see that the primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399) was likewise programmed in.

This is beautiful and awe inspiring for bring science and religion together, but what the Torah is really illustrating for us is the secret proportions of the Tree-of-Life or spiritual structure of the universe. It’s common knowledge amongst the sages and tzaddikim that Genesis represents Keter; Exodus, Chochma; Leviticus, Binah; Numbers, Zeir Anpin; and Deuteronomy represents Malchut, our world.

So transferring the Torah proportions to the 5 main sefirot (dimensions) gives us Keter, Chochma and Binah collectively being Phi (1.618033) times larger than the seven lower sefirot (dimensions) comprised of the 6 bundled into Zeir Anpin and Malchut. In other words the topmost 3 sefirot (dimensions) represent 61.80 % of the Tree-of-Life (the greater universe) and the bottom 7 sefirot represents 38.2%.

Traditionally, the tree-of-life is depicted like this:

K

B – Ch

G – Ch

T

H – N

Y

M

But if you picture the proportions we’ve gleaned from the Torah, then you will see a thick tall trunk topped with a heavy wide and pointed triangular mushroom top:

K




B——————————Ch

G – Ch

T

H – N

Y

M

Now You Know Why it’s called a Tree!

There are 5 Books of Moses which we now know to be divided precise into the Phi proportion in terms of Books (3 and 2), and letter, and words, and verses, but what is significant about this is that Phi (1.618033887.,.) is based on the number 5, actually the square root of the number 5. It is exactly (1 + √5)/2 if you must know. We’ve discussed the sefirot that each of the books connect with, so we know that the 5th Book, the one that repeats the Torah’s story again from Moses’ point of view, is connected to Malchut, and we’ve seen in previous articles how numerous very specific prophecies about the last exile and the end-of-days is clearly spelled out in this 5th and final Book.

We know the Torah is exceedingly redundant (probably because we’re exceedingly thick-headed) and fractal in nature in its structure patterns and coding, so it’s not surprising to find that the 5th Book (Deuteronomy/Devarim) has 34 chapters, with 34 being the 10th Fibonacci number starting from zero. Fibonnaci numbers (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55…) are a very famous sequence formed by adding together the two prior numbers, the ratio between which approximates Phi (1.6180…). As there are 10 sefirot (dimensions) the number 10 also represents Malchut, representing an ending of sorts.

Using this as a clue, it’s further insightful that the 5th Torah portion of the 5th Book (Deuteronomy/Devarim), parsha Shoftim, begins at Devarim 16:18.

Given this, and exploiting one of the basic and most unique properties of Phi, we find that the square root of 1.618033.. is 6.18033.., or (Phi –1) and Phi2 is 2.618033.., or (Phi + 1), so examining the 3 corresponding verses in Devarim, we find a concealed Torah

message about the end-of-days, which is really the dawning of the age of the Tree-of-Life. Devarim 6:18 corresponds the square root of Phi; Devarim 16:18

corresponds to Phi; and Devarim 26:18 corresponds to Phi2.

Devarim 6:18 “Do what is upright and good in God’s eyes, so that He will be good to you. You will then come and occupy the good land that God promised your fathers.”

Devarim 16:18 Appoint yourselves judges and police for your tribes in all your settlements that God your Lord is giving you, and make sure that they administer honest judgment for the people.”

Devarim 26:18 “God has similarly declared allegiance to you today, making you His special nation as He promised you. If you keep all His commandments, He will make you the highest of all nations He brought into existence…”

In short, “Do what is right, police yourselves, and God with elevate you to the Tree-of-Life state of reality.” The Arizal and other tzaddikim and sages have explained that we are our own police and judges and that we need to guard the gates of our souls, our senses and our consciousness. Moreover, the Zohar explains that as we judge others so we will be judged, so we must zealously guard our thoughts. And the word “people” in Devarim 16:18 refers not our own people, but to all other people in the 70 nations, for we are responsible for their well-being. Our thoughts and actions affect them.

We’re being told to take responsibility for our actions and thoughts and once we truly do, we’ll realize that we’re the only ones standing in our own way from receiving the final redemption.

At the first word of Devarim 16:18, where the portion of Shoftim begins, we find the 358th Shin-Mem (ShM) letter combination in the Book of Devarim. The combination spells the word Shem, as in the “Name” of G-d.  There is an abnormal preponderance of words with this combination in the previous portion, Reah, meaning “to see,” but the 358th one at the word Shoftim (Judges) alludes to Moshiach, also of numerical value 358, and also containing the same letter combination, yet in reverse (MShYCh). The spiritual explanation is that by honest judging, the Torah is speaking about judging with Mashiach consciousness, that of thinking with and through the heart.  Also, that from these actions will come Moshiach.

The Shin-Mem (ShM) letter combination has a numerical value of 340, significantly, 10 times the value 34, the 10th Fibonacci number and final chapter in the Torah, and also 18 (Chai, life,) less than 358, Moshiach.

We’re in final part of the month of Elul, the month of preparation for Rosh Hashanah, when we should be doing Tshuvah. Literally translated as repentance, it is deep self- examination and a going back in time to undo all the negativity that we’ve created.  The Torah shows us the way.  The numbers above are all intellectual, but the path traced is spiritual.  To travel back in time we must enter through our hearts and follow our actions and their results backwards along the universal harmonic path delineated by the Phi spiral until we get to their sources, whether in our childhood or in previous lifetimes, begging forgiveness and increasing our appreciate of Hashem and our understanding of our place in His universe as we go.

Thus it’s no coincidence that the Baal Shem Tov came out to the world in Elul, in the 6th Month on the 18th day of Elul (6/18), which split the month into the Phi proportion. It was likewise no coincidence that Rabbi Shimon’s hillulah is on the 18th of Iyar (the 33rd day of the Omer), which also split Iyar into those same proportions, both dates reminiscent of .618033.. and both Tzaddiks of blessed memory adding so much understanding to our world.

Phi18 = 5778, the year 2018 CE, a scant 8 years from this Rosh Hashanah. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions and thus become part of the harmony of our universe, instead of being chaotic blights upon it.  Let’s not fight this spiraling ride we’re on, but ride with it, as time spirals ever tighter to 5778, and let’s ride it as our consciousness expands and spirals upward and outward into the broad branches of the upper Tree-of-Life, the reality beyond the illusions.

Now, if it occurred to you to ask why the 187 chapters of the Torah weren’t also divided into the Phi proportion, when that would seem like an easier calculation that keeping track of hundreds of thousands of letters, know this: 187/phi = 115.57236.. and 115.57236 jubilee years (Biblical 50 year interval) = 5778.618.  Go Figure!

So where was the split at Numbers 1:1, in terms of chapters? There are 70 chapters in the last two Books, so 117/187 = .625 and 625 is the square root of 390,625, the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah. It’s also exactly 5/8 as in the exactly 58 total words, letters, and verses in the Torah.

Rosh Hashanah is nearly upon us. It is truly a time of awe.

Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tova
With love,

Ezra