Counting on The Tabernacle, Part II; Building the Tree-of-life.

As discussed in Part I of the Tabernacle, we know from the Zohar, The Book of Splendor, that the construction of the Tabernacle, Mishkan, is connected to the act of Creation in the first verse of the Torah (Bible).

So let’s examine all that money (metal) collected to built the Tabernacle, Mishkan and see what shakes out.

…….Talents…Shekels

Gold ….29………730

Silver 100…….1775

Bronze 70 ……2400

……….199……4905

Now, it’s relatively easy to see that the 1775 shekels represent and are connected to the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet which have a total gematria value of 1775.

Moreover, the 70 talents of Bronze is most probably connected to the 70 Nations, the 70 years, etc, and also the 70 faces of the Torah. And even more so, since the square root of the 4905 shekels is 70.03571 and 3571 is exactly (5778/Phi), or precisely Phi17.

Now, let’s leave the 1775 Silver Shekels out of it for a second, since they were for a special counting, and we have 29+100+70+730+2400 = 3329. And since the Torah makes a special point of telling us that the Mishkan was built in the 2nd year of the Exodus, (in 2449), we get 2449 + 3329 = 5778 (2018 CE), the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim for the geula, the final redemption and the advent of the Tree-of-life reality.

And since a talent = 3000 shekels, we see that there is an extra mixed talent of metal currency that can be separated from the shekels, leaving us with (4905 – 3000) = 1905, and giving us a total of 200 talents and 1905 shekels in all that was contributed to the building of the Tabernacle.

And since we’re looking at the Torah’s first verse, it’s interesting that the 27th letter is Resh (R), of numerical value 200, same as the 200 talents.

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

And if we were to add the 28th letter, Tzadi (Tz) of numerical value 90, to 4905, we’d get 90 + 4905 = 4995, which is the gematria sofit value of all 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

Obviously, the contributions of the Tabernacle are all about the letters (or the light/energy in them).

Is this reaching? You decide, since the total value of the verse is 2701, which is equivalent to the sum of all the positive integers through 73, as in the 730 shekels of gold used to built the Tabernacle, and since the square root of 730 is 27.01….

What this also means is that the Torah’s first verse is based on a triangular number, the 73rd triangular number. And we know this isn’t a coincidence because not only is the sum of the first 8 words (33 letters) of the Torah also a triangular number (3003), the 77th in fact, but the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse are comprised of 28 letters and 28 is the 7th triangular number. (For more on this and for a better understanding of the Torah and G-d’s design, see The Genesis Prayer)

So knowing this, if we see which letters correspond to triangular numbers within this first verse, we get:

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

First of all, the numerical value of the 7 letters (BETEEMZ) add up to 535 and with an adjustment for the kolel of the letters and the equation, we get us 541, the numerical value of Israel.

Let Val  x  Tri#  =                Sofit Val

B       2        1 =            2                 2
E       1        3 =            3                 1
T  400        6 =    2400            400
E       1       10 =         10                1
E       1       15 =         15                1
M   40       21 =      840           600
Z    90       28  =   2520          900

7  535       84 =   5790        1905

These 7 letters correspond to the 7 triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, and 28, which collectively add up to 84, or 3 times 28, representative of the 3 metallic elements of the tabernacle and the 3 columns of the Tree-of-life, and 84 is the value of Pad (redemption), the union of the upper and lower 42 Letter names.

Moreover, the sum of the ordinal value sofit of these 7 letters is 78, or 3 x 26, it is representative of the initials of the Tree-of-life, ayin (70) and chet(8), representative of the year 5778, as pointed out by Rav Brandwein. And the gematria sofit sum of the 7 letters is 1905 yet again, bringing us back to the Tabernacle counting.

We discussed in numerous previous  articles the connection between the brain’s natural rhythm/frequency (timing mechanism) of 54 beats per minute and its relationship to 5778 which is 54 x 107 = 5778 with the 107 triangular number being 5778, but we’ve recently learned that 54 is also the complete cycle of the 27 letters with its returning light of 27 letters.

And as stated above, the standard gematria sum of the 7 triangular letters in the Torah’s first verse is 535, which when multiplied with 54 x 2 or 27 x 4 = 57780, two complete cycles.

And this becomes all the more interesting because when we multiple the 7 triangular numbers by their respective letters and sum them all up they equal 5790, which is 12 more that 5778 and when we adjust for the kolel in the exact same way as above, we get 5778 yet again.

And given all these connections to 5778 (2018 ce) is it inconceivable that the complete sofit value of these 7 special letters within the 28 is 2018 utilizing the kolel of 7 and 28 letters: 1905 + 78 + 28 + 7 = 2018.

Or that the gematria of the 2 words of the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse not utilized in the special letter sequence above is 616, which is that of “The Torah (H’TVRH).

And you might say skeptically that 2018 could point instead to G-d’s Covenant with Abraham which occurred in 2018 HC, but we know form the sages that the final letters in verse of phrase point toward the future and the final letters in the initial 7 word phrase in Pekudei (“These are the accounts of the tabernacle which were calculated”) add up to exactly 2019: “ELH PKVDY HMShCN MShCN HADT EShR,” which may explain why the Torah chose to double the word Mishkan.  And without the sofit, the gematria of the first 6 words less the kolel for the 24 letters in them adds up 2017.

I wonder if the Torah is trying to tell us something?

Oddly, the initials of these 7 words add up to 212, that of “The Light,” and they spell out H’Pe M’H’Pe, “The letter Pe from the letter Pe.” Just something to think about, considering the 4805 letter Pes in the Torah and their connection to the Mishkan.

So why 1905?

At the age of 26, Albert Einstein experienced his year of miracles (annus mirablis), in which he published 4 earth-shattering papers on the physics of the universe that changed the course of history and laid the foundations of quantum physics, introducing the special theory of relativity, explaining Brownian motion and proving the existence of atoms. And it was on 9/27/1905 on the 27th day of Elul that Einstein revealed the world’s most famous equation: E = Mc2

Energy = Mass X the speed of Light (c) squared

The Torah, Tabernacle, Creation, the 27 Letters, triangular numbers, Phi, the brain’s frequency (54 B/Min), the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K) and a dream that revealed quantum physics. And what runs through them all: The Light of G-d.

All that said, let’s look at those 199 talents and the 4905 shekels a little differently because of the 304805 letters in the Torah, 4805 of them are the letter Pe, and those 4905 shekels represent 4805 plus 100, synonymous with keter (the crowning sefira/dimension) and the numerical value of the spelled-out letter Caf (CP). Thus 4805 and 100 equals the 2 letters in Caf (CP).

Moreover, 100 is the numerical value of the letter Koof(K) and since the value 4805 represents the letter Pe, together they form the first two letters in Pekudei (PKVDY, counting), the name of this portion, 23rd of the 54 portions in the Torah. The other 3 letters in Pekudei (PK(VDY) permute to the spell-out letter Yud (YVD), and the total value of the word Pekudei is 200, as in the 200 talents.

It’s not surprising that the Mishkan would connect to Keter; nevertheless, there’s more to this. First we must understand the dynamic construction of the Tree-of-life as revealed by the Arizal in his explanation that the 100 talents of silver collected correspond to Keter, and that they were used to create the ground supports of the Tabernacle’s columns, which are malchut. The metaphor is easy to understand, as the sefirot are arranged as a tree (column) and what receives and holds up the tree from the base, is the sefira of malchut.

For those that understand, this is deep wisdom: Keter is One, Echad, as in God is “One.” It’s inseparable. From Keter the light expands level by level through the 10 sefirot (dimensions) spreading out without diminishing in its entirety. And from each one of these levels the light further divides by 10 sub-levels, and then again. First 1 then 10 then 100 then 1000, each one considered keter because they represent the complete light and not an aspect of it. Yet 1 remains keter of keter of keter, and 100 represents the light stretching from that point all the way through the 10th level of malchut (malchut of malchut) and similarly with 1000.

We’ll get back to this important dynamic structure in a moment, but let’s view that 100 shekels as 1 talent, or keter spread out through malchut of malchut, and thus 1 = 100 = the light of Keter fully disseminated through 100 sub-levels.

Thus is we transfer 100 shekels to the talents we have 200 talents and 4805 shekels, and following that logic, the 200 talents would equal 20,000 shekels, making the total 24805. It just so happens that the 5 Names of the 5 Books of Moses equal 2480 collectively.

And moreover, since 200 is the value of the letter Resh (R), those 200 talents and 4805 shekels together represent the combination Resh-Pe, of value 280, the numerical value of the 5 final letters, that complete the 27 letters, which added up to 1775 shekels, so the allusion is not without merit. And as the Zohar explains, the 5 final letters connect us with the time of the geula, final redemption.

The Hebrew word for “talents” is spelled CCT, beginning with Caf and ending with Taf, thus stretching from Keter (CTR) to the final letter Taf, thus malchut.

So to continue the Arizal’s schematic, each level has a digital value in our base 10, 10-dimensional world:
Keter – 1
Chochmah -2
Binah (Da’at) – 3
Chesed – 4
Gevurah – 5
Tiferet – 6
Netzach -7
Hod – 8
Yesod -9
Malchut – 0

These numbers indicate how far down the light has penetrated to reach that level.  Now each multiple of 10, represents the sub-levels penetrated within each level
Keter – 1 -10 -100 – 1000
Chochmah -20 -200
Binah (Da’at) – 30-300
Chesed – 40-400
Gevurah – 50-500
Tiferet – 60-600
Netzach -70-700
Hod – 80-800
Yesod -90-900
Malchut – 0

Malchut, meaning kingdom, has a digital value of zero because it is an endpoint more than a dimension; it reflects light rather than shining with its own. Malchut is a world created totally of illusion however real it feels to us. Malchut can be visualized as a screen on which the light of the other worlds (dimensions) are projected.
So when the light has reached malchut of malchut of malchut, it has shone throughout the entire Tree-of-life and is considered complete, and thus called  keter and is fully 1000.  From the aspect of the vessel (Malchut) it is zero, but from Keter it is 1000.
At keter of chochma for example the light level is 20, while at tiferet of chochma it is 26.  Thus each number has a place (space) within the Tree-of-life.
Tonight is the hillula of Moshe Rabeinu, may we merit to see him soon. The numerical value of Moshe (Moses, MShH) is 345, so Moses’ place within the sefira would be Gevurah of Chesed of Da’at.
We will be concluding the 10 Commandment series shortly with the explanations of how the 10 Commandments have laid out the final years to 5778 (2018) and how the devastation in Japan and the tragic events of the past 10 years have fit snugly into it. B’H we awaken soon.  Our prayers go out to the Japanese.
Shavua Tov.
Ezra

Va’Etchanan: The Deepest Secrets Yet-The Prophecy

The Torah portion Vaethchanan is always read right after Tisha B’Av, the day of utter darkness that always portends to hold the greatest light as the promised birth date of Moshiach Ben David. Long before the Final Solution, the destruction of the Holy Temples and the incident of the spies all occurred on Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, Abraham, the Patriarch, explained that the month of Av was controlled by the Hebrew letters Caf(C) and Tet(Tt), which divided the month spiritually into the first 9 days as indicated by the numerical value of the letter Tet(Tt) and the subsequent 20 days as indicated by the value of the letter Caf(C) and to the expression of the crowning sefira (dimension) of Keter. And in this portion, we always read the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph, the 10 Commandments, and the prophecies of the end of days as laid out by Moses.

Referring to the portion of Chukath that we discussed in our article “The Book of the Wars of the Lord,” the act of Moses striking the ground twice instead of following G-d commandment to him “to speak to the cliff (rock)” and that the value of that phrase was 848, or twice that of Mashiach Ben David (424). And also that the reason he did that was to shorten the time span of the arrival of the Moshiach by half, from the 5778 years as denoted by the tzaddikim to 2889 years, which is the midpoint in King David’s life, because Moses knew how strong the negative side would be today and how difficult it would be for us to overcome it. Furthermore, the Torah hinted of this in the words “water from the rock,” which was what came directly from his action, in that this phrase’s numerical value is 345, that of Moses, whose completed spirit it is said will be our redeemer, our Moshiach, in the end of days.

Moses knew that the evil inclination, like red wine grows stronger with age, but as previously discussed the evil inclination has its age limit as well, which one reason why wine (YYN) has the numerical value of 70 and is also one of the reasons we fill the Kiddush cup to the brim and look into it: to see an end to our judgments and an end (a limit) to the evil forces at the end of the 70 years. Moses knew G-d’s timing was at the end of the 70 years period from when Israel became a nation in 5708 (1948 CE), but he wanted to move that timing up to the end of the 70 years of King David’s life when we’d all have a better chance given the strength and Wisdom of King David and his son King Solomon. Moses knew it wasn’t really going to happen, but worth a try given what he knew of our odds today. But what he did bring us at the end of David’s 70 years was the First Holy Temple.

We’ve discussed other reasons in other articles, but one of the reasons Moses knew this was that when Jacob was given the name Israel, the numerical value of 359 was added to that of the name Jacob (182), and Israel of numerical value 541 became the father of all the Israelites, and the value of the word Satan (359), code for the evil inclination, became embedded as our stumbling block. So if at the end of the 70 years, the value of Satan could be extracted from Israel, we’d be left with Jacob, who is Zein Anpin, and the natural order would be restored. As the word for “In Seventy (B’ShBAYM),” it has the numerical value 424, that of Moshiach Ben David, so we see what awaits us at the end of the 70 years if we truly desire it enough to work for it.

As you will see, all this ties into pasha Vaethchanan, which starts off with Moses praying 515 times to enter the promised land in order to bring Moshiach once and for all. We’ve discussed this in prior articles about his obeying G-d’s request of him to stop at 515, when the 516th time would have achieved his desired result, so we’ll only point out that 848 – 515 = 333, as in the 3330 years that would transpire from the Exodus from Egypt and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when we were first offered the Tree-of-Life reality to the year 5778, when Rav Yehuda HaLevi Ashlag (HaSulam) of blessed memory and tells us we will next be offered that opportunity.

The reason it was so telling that the essence of Jacob (Zeir Anpin) will return at the end of days is that the geula (final redemption) is all about the mating (reuniting) of the 6 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin with Malchut (our 10th sefirot/dimension), completing the circuitry, as it completes the 7 lower sefirot and restores the Tree-of-life structure/ reality back to its original state, before Adam chose the wrong tree or course for mankind.

We see this explained in the Zohar Vaethchanan 187- 190:

187: The Holy One, blessed be He, at the end of day, will return Israel to the holy land and gather them from exile. The end of days is that which is the last of the days,” and as Rav Ashlog explains, “[this is] Malchut, which is the last of the sefirot, called days.”

Section 187 continues to reiterate this and also explains part of the prophecy: “During the end of days Israel will suffer exile. This is what is meant by, ‘When you are in distress, and these things are come upon you, in the latter days’ (Devarim 4:30), and evil will befall you in the end of days’ (Devarim 31:29),” as we will discuss shortly. “Together with this end of days they receive punishment in exile. With it the Holy One, blessed be He, will wreak vengeances for Israel constantly…”

189: “Happy is the portion of he who sees him, [Moshiach], and happy is the portion of he who sees him not. Woe to him who shall be present when the great lion will demand to mate with his female, and more so when they will mate together,” which as Rav Aslog explains means, “Zeir Anpin with Malchut at the time of redemption.” The Zohar continues, “Of that hour it is written, ‘The lion has roared, who will not fear…’ (Amos 3:8)”

190: “Come and see, at first it is written, ‘He shall mightily roar because of His habitation’ (Yirmeyah 25:30). When Zeir Anpin will come out to receive his mate, Malchut, it is said, “The lion has roared, who will not fear’: “Adonai Elohim has spoken, who can but prophesy’ (Amos 3:8). At that time it is written, ‘then Hashem your Elohim will turn captivity’ (Devarim 30:3). What is meant by ‘turn’? [And he answers,] The Holy One, blessed be He, returns the congregation of Israel from exile, and the righteous returns to join its place….
And before we explain how Rav Ashlog derived the date of the final redemption as the year 5778, and why it is so, we need to see what the Zohar has to say in Vaetchanan 188:

“Once a shadow started to form at the beginning of the other day, as during the time when the Temple was destroyed when the shadow was about to be gathered. [When there will be] day and shadow, it will be the end of exile,” which Rav Ashlog explains means, “redemption will come when the shadow begins to emerge.” The Zohar continues, “The measure of that shadow is 6 thumbs long for the height of a man among men. This secret is remembered among the friends though the verse, ‘for we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow’ (Iyov 8:9), ‘for we are but yesterday,’ namely in exile; ‘and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow,’ which means the Holy One, blessed be He, wants the shadow and the day to rest upon the earth.”

To understand this, one must grasp that the Sun is Zeir Anpin, represented by the number 6, which coincides with the 6 thumbs and 6 feet of height of a man, but also that only the Sun, the giver of Light and life in our world, can create a shadow, and the temperature of the surface of the sun from which the light emanates is exactly 5778 K.

Neither Rav Ashlog 70 years ago, nor Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, 1900 years ago, nor Moses, 3330 years ago, knew about the temperature of the sun, yet they knew the date, the length of the shadow cast by the tree-of-Knowledge of good and evil over our world.

It’s important to understand that the 6 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin, denoted by the number 6, can be expressed as 60, 600, 6000… or as 6, 66, 666… or even 6 x 6 x 6, depending on subtle interpretations of the sub-sefirot at each level.

As the Zohar implies here and more explicated elsewhere, the commonly thought date for the Moshiach and redemption is at the end of the 5th millennium, around the year 6000, or 6 x 1000. These 6 thousands correspond the 6 letter Alefs (E) of Creation, in other words in the Torah’s first verse. The letter Alef (E), the first in the Hebrew Alphabet, of numerical value 1, is spelled ELP, which has a numerical value of 111, and as the Arizal explains, it also spells out the word Elef (ELP), meaning 1000, thus the 6 Alefs of Creation equal 6, 666, and 6000 respectively, all representative of Zeir Anpin.

Just so we know, every 1000 years is 1/1730702 of 5778, which makes perfect sense since the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse come right out of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, whose small gematria value is 173 and 702 remainder is the numerical value of the word Shabbat, which is the malchut or final level, so that each 1000 years stretches from keter to machut.

Now, the 3rd word of the Torah is the Name of G-d Elohim, which is representative of the Malchut aspect of G-d, that of nature following its course. The last concept to understand is that Zeir Anpin is divided into an upper 1/3 and a lower 2/3, which while simple is really so complex that the Arizal has spent volumes on it, but today we confine ourselves to the simple understanding that 1/3 =.333… and 2/3 = .666…

So with that stated, we can examine the Length of the Shadow as Rav Ashlag witnessed it: Applying the 3 column tree-of-life structure to the 6000 year period (or 6 Alefs) we see that it breaks down to 3 iterations of 2/3.

6000 x .666 = 4000

4000 x .666 = 1333…

1333 x .666 = 444…

5778

As Rav Ashlag specifically pointed out, the final 2/3 period began with the death of the Arizal himself in (4000+1333) or 5333.

But we should also note that the digits in 4000, 1333, and 444 = 4+0+0+0+1+3+3+3+4+4+4 = 26, the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). Couldn’t be coincidental, could it?

Before examine further this divine equation (time-frame) in the 3-column structure let’s go back to the Torah portion Vaetchanan and the chapter where many of the prophecies are given, Devarim 4. As a clue to the connection to Moses’ pleas and actions of striking the rock twice on our behalf in order to bring Moshiach earlier than the proscribed divine time frame, this is chapter is the 515th chapter in the Torah, and there are four phrases within this chapter of numerical value 848, including one at Devarim 4:40 “A long time in the land that God your Lord [is giving you for all time],” but we’ll get into Moses prophecies a little later.

In that same verse, Devarim 4:40, Moses uses the words “All time,” referring to the land that God our Lord is giving us for all time. “All time “kol h’yamim” is spelled in Hebrew CL HYMYM, which breaks down to kol (all) of numerical value 50, representing the 50 gates of Binah the Biblical jubilee year (50-years long), and the word value 50 is coupled with “the time” or “the days” h’yamim (HYMYM), which with the kolel of 1 has the numerical value of 666. Thus together they give us 50 x 66.6 jubilee years= 3330 years, which, as we’ve said, is the exact period of time from the first exodus and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when the tree-of-life was last offered to us in 2448 to the year 5778, which the tzaddikim have long known will be the next cosmic window for the Tree-of-life reality.

And not coincidentally, in the very next chapter, the 516th chapter, coinciding with the 516 times that Moses needed to pray/plea to enter the promised land and bring in the Tree-of-life, we have the retelling of the 10 Commandments (Utterances).

But back to the divine 3-column equation:

6000 x .666 = 4000

4000 x .666 = 1333…

1333 x .666 = 444…

5778

4000 = 6 x 666…years; 1333 = 2 x 666…years ; and 444 = 2/3 x 666…. years for a total of 6 + 2 + 2/3 or 8 2/3 x 666 years. And going back to the seed of Creation, we see that the numerical value of the first 8 and 2/3 letters of the Torah (BREShYT BRE) is 1115.6, which magnificently coincides with the 115.6 jubilee years from the dawn of time (Adam) to the year 5778.

Moreover, when we take the figure of 66.6 jubilee years into account, rather than the generic 666, this divine 3-column structure also gives us:

4000 = 60 x 66.6…years; 1333 = 20 x 66.6…years ; and 444 = 6.666 x 66.6…. years

for a total of 86.666 x 66.6 years, and since 86 is the numerical value of Elohim, the 3rd and very next word after (BREShYT BRE), and since Elohim is the Name of G-d associated with the sefira (dimension) of Malchut, and since as discussed, 666 represents Zeir Anpin, we find that the 3-column structure of the divine equation not only brings the first 2/3 (Bereshit bre) of the first 3 words of the Torah together with the last 1/3 of those first 3 words (Elohim), but it couples (mates) Zeir Anpin with Malchut in the year 5778, as indicated in the Zohar would happen at the time of the final redemption.

As an aside, and keep in mind that the revealing phrase “all time” was in Devarim 4:40, the gematria sofit value of those first 3 words is 1776, as in the year of the formation of the United States and as in 1 more that the total value of the 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, 1775. We’ve covered the US role in the grand scheme of things in previous articles and also President Obama’s role as our 44th President and how that relates to the 10 plagues, whose first plague has the numerical value of 44 and whose second plague interestingly enough has the numerical value of 444, which we can now relate to the final 444 year period from the birth of the Arizal to the year 5778. We only mention this because two of the 3 columns of the divine equation 444 and 1333 equate to 444 + 1332 = 1776 when the 666.666 is rounded off to 666.

And for anyone unaware, the year 5778 is the year 2018, exactly 10 years after the financial crises began in the US. And as discussed in numerous articles and at length in The Divine Calendar, the year 2018 CE corresponds numerically to the year 2018 HC, the year G-d made his Covenant with Abraham, to which the prophecies and promises of Vaetchanan relate and refer.

And for those interested, the date that Moses was trying to shorten our time frame to was 2889, or midway through King David’s life and half of 5778, but 44 x 66.6 years is 2930, only 2 years after the First Holy Temple was built. And if you recall from our article on the Tetragrammaton, it spells out quite clearly 5778 as well, with the numerical value of the Malchut aspect of the Tetragrammaton (YVD HH VV HH) being 52 and with 5778/52 = 111.11538, we see that 2889 = 26 x 111.11538. And while we wont reiterate here the significance of .11538, remember that it all harks back to the first 6 alefs of Creation, each of numerical value 111.

When discussing the 6 alefs (E) and the time-frame of 6000 years, it’s interesting that up until the portion Vaetchanan there are exactly 6000 letter Dalets, of numerical value 4 and as stated above, it is in the 4th chapter within Vaetchanan that we learn of Moses’ prophecies about the 4 exiles. And we knew to pay attention to the letters because Vaetchanan begins with the 4995th verse in the Torah and the total value of the 27 Hebrew letters, using gematria sofit, is 4995. That said, in Devarim 4:23 Moses advises us. “Be careful that you nor forget the covenant that God your Lord made with you, [Do not] make for yourself any statue image that is forbidden by God,” and in 4:24, corresponding to the value of Moshiach Ben David (424), he continues, “God your Lord is a consuming fire, a God demanding exclusive allegiance.”

Here in the same portion where we have the Shema and the line “Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, G-d is One” we see it clearly stated that there is One G-d and we should not be worshipping anyone else or anything else, nor any image of anyone or anything else. It’s hinted at that if we obey that simple commandment we will merit Moshiach Ben David, but if not, then in 4:25 Moses begins to tell us the prophecies what will happen to us because he knew we wouldn’t fulfill that commandment.

“When you have children and grandchildren and have been established in the land a long time, you might become decadent and make a statue of some image, committing an evil act in the eyes of God your Lord and making Him angry.” 4:26 “I call upon heaven and earth as witnesses for you today that you will then quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to occupy. You will not remain there very long, since you will be utterly destroyed.” 4:27 “God will then scatter you among the nations and only a small number will remain among the nations to which God will lead you.” 4:28 “There you will serve gods that man have made out of wood and stone, which cannot see, hear, eat or smell.”

Through here, Moses appears to be describing the events of first century CE, when we were established in the land a long time and we were about 66.6% (2/3) of the way to 5778. It was known as a time of decadence (though not as bad as our generation) and many Israelites turned away from the One G-d commandment and began accepting the plausibility of praying to more than one god, which led to praying to images of that second god. Moses had even advised that the reason G-d didn’t let the Israelites at Sinai see Him was so they would make no images of Him with which to worship—it was that important that people worship directly. Yet as Moses foresaw, they did, and the Holy Temple was destroyed and the Israelites were scattered among the nations of the earth in small pockets. And there, also as Moses foresaw, they (we) served the men that made those idols and later more idols and more items to idolize, until we were like Abraham alone amongst the idols made by his father Terach in the final years between his birth in 1948 HC and the Covenant of the Lord 70 years later in 2018 HC.

And like those dates 3760 years ago, or 10 x 376 (the value of Shalom/peace), with the birth of Abraham in 1948 HC and the birth of Israel in 1948 CE we hear Moses’ words from Devarim 4:29 “Then you will begin to seek God your Lord, and if you pursue Him with all your heart and soul, you will eventually find Him.” 4:30 “When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will finally return to you’re your Lord and obey him.” 4:31 “God your Lord is a merciful Power, and He will not abandon you or destroy you; He will not forget the oath He made upholding your father’s covenant [3760 years earlier in 2018 HC].”

Then in Devarim 4:32 Moses cryptically advises us “inquire about times” [by] “going back to” [Creation], where in the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse we found the answer 5778 spelled out for us.

But in Devarim 4:40 where we encountered both the prophetic numerical value 848 in “A long time in the land that God your Lord [is giving you for time],” and in the words “All time,” referring to the land that God our Lord is giving us for all time, which revealed to us the equation 50 x 66.6 = 3330, we also find that the full phrase “I am presenting to you today, so that He will be good to you and your children after you. Then you will endure for a long time in the land that God” has the numerical value 5777, and is only one of 13 phrases in the Torah with that value (4000+1333+444), with the number 13 being the value of ahava (love) and Echad (one) as in “G-d is One” found later in this portion.

But we jumped ahead a verse and back in Devarim 4:33-34 Moses asks, “Has any nation ever heard God speaking out of fire, as you have, and still survived? Has God ever done miracles bringing one nation out of a another nation with such tremendous miracles, signs, wonders, war, a mighty hand and outstretched arm, and terrifying phenomena, as God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?” Yes, the 10 occurrences that Moses listed correspond to the 10 plagues figuratively, which we alluded to earlier, but remember Moses is prophesying about the future hear, the final days, so he’s connecting us to the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life reality of the 10 Commandments, which will shortly follow this verse in the very next chapter, and also to what G-d will do for us yet again in the final days and final 10 years leading up to the final redemption in order to bring us back into the fold.

Devarim 4:35 “You are the ones who have been shown, so that you will know that God is the Supreme Being, and there is none besides Him.” As we’ve made the point in previous articles, G-d didn’t make the plagues to impress Pharaoh; they were to awaken us.

Devarim 4:38, the prophecy continues, “He will drive away before you nations that are greater and stronger than you, so as to bring you to their lands, and give them to you as a heritage, as today.”

And then one more time Moses tells us in Devarim 4:39, “Realize it today and ponder it in your heart: God is the Supreme Being in heaven above and on the earth beneath—there is no other.” There are 5 instances within these verses of Devarim chapter 4 where a phrase has numerical value of either 2017 or 2018, and two more, making 7, if we consider 2019, the year following 5778 when the Tree-of-life reality will be in effect, beginning with the verse 4:1 “Now Israel, listen to the rules and the laws…” (Israel Shema…”

From the prophecies of chapter 4, we receive the Tree-of-life through the 10 Commandments (Utterances) in chapter 5 and then in chapter 6, we hear the words listen Israel again, especially in the first 6 words of the “Shema Israel” followed by the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph.

In the verse just prior to the Shema, which also begins with “listen Israel,” tying the meaning of these verses together, Moses, speaking to our generation (“children’s children”) tells us that if we remain in awe of G-d and do what was proscribed, things will go well for us in the land flowing with milk and honey as G-d, Lord of our fathers, promised us.

“Shema Israel Adonai Elohenu Adonai Echad”

“Listen, Israel, God is our Lord, God is One”

The first and last word of the famous verse, the words with enlarged final letters, Shema – Echad (ShMA EchD), add up numerically plus the 1 (kolel) to 424, Moshiach Ben David, and the enlarged letters, are Ayin and Dalet, spelling “witness” as the sages have told us, but they also have the numerical values 70 and 4 respectively, signifying the coming of Moshiach and the end of the 4th exile at the end of the 70 years from Israel’s statehood in 1948 and also the end of the 4th exile that began 1948 years earlier in 70 CE with the destruction of the Second Holy Temple.

There are innumerable secrets embedded in the Shema and in the this portion, and this article is way too long as it is, so we will only point out a few for now.

Right off the bat it’s well know that the Shema’s first paragraph is connected to the 42-Letter name of G-d, but if we observe the 5 verses that comprise the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph, we see that they all begin with a Vav(V) and end with a letter Caf(C), which together for Caf-Vav or 26, the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and also that the first and last letters of the paragraph thus also form Caf-Vav as do the first 21 and last 21 words of the paragraph. But Vav-Caf sofit as its actually written in these 8 instances has the numerical value of 506, as in that of the first line (7 letters) of the 42-Letter Name matrix (Ana B’koach), and the word for “unconditional love” which is the point of it all.

We mentioned the splitting of the paragraph into two halves as we find that the words and word values for Brit MB or Covenant of 42 are found right in the center and initials of those first 21 words with the kolel of 1 add up to 358, Mashiach. And it is also in the very midpoint of the 42 Letters of the 42-Letter Name (Shem MB) that we find the word Brit (BRYT ), or Covenant, spelled out as well. And lets not forget that the Covenant of Abraham was called the Covenant of Halves.

Moreover it in the 4th verse of this 42-word first paragraph of the Shema that we’re told to “Bind [these words] as a sign on your hand, and let them be an emblem on your head,” which is the reason not only do the tefillin contain this paragraph of the Torah, but that there are 21 YHVH’s in the hand tefillin and 21 YHVH’s in the head tefillin for a total of 42. And this means that each of the two tefillin connects to the numerical value of 21 x 26 = 546, which is the sum total of the initials of the 10 sefirot (dimensions).

But what’s more, if we search out words beginning with Vav (V) and connect them to the very next word ending with Caf (C) sofit within the first paragraph of the Shema, we find 13 more V-C combinations making a total of 21 within that first paragraph (42-words) of the Shema, and thus once again 21 x 26 = 546, which is the sum total of the initials of the 10 sefirot (dimensions).

And this is the secret of this 45th Torah portion, Va’etchanan, to help us and to show us repeatedly how to reconnect with the 10 sefirot, the Tree-of-Life reality
Shabbat Shalom

Ezra

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The Tabernacle, Creation, and Modern Physics

We know from the Zohar, The Book of Splendor, that the construction of the Tabernacle, Mishkan, is connected to the act of Creation in the first verse of the Torah (Bible).

So let’s examine all that money (metal) collected to built the Tabernacle, Mishkan and see what shakes out.

…….Talents…Shekels

Gold ….29………730

Silver 100…….1775

Bronze 70 ……2400

……….199……4905

Now, it’s relatively easy to see that the 1775 shekels represent and are connected to the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet which have a total gematria value of 1775.

Moreover, the 70 talents of Bronze is most probably connected to the 70 Nations, the 70 years, etc, and also the 70 faces of the Torah. And even more so, since the square root of the 4905 shekels is 70.03571 and 3571 is exactly (5778/Phi), or precisely Phi17.

Now, let’s leave the 1775 Silver Shekels out of it for a second since they were for a special counting, and we have 29+100+70+730+2400 = 3329. And since the Torah makes a special point of telling us that the Mishkan was built in the 2nd year of the Exodus, (in 2449), we get 2449 + 3329 = 5778, the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the arrival of H’Moshiach, the Messiah.

And since a talent = 3000 shekels, we see that there is an extra mixed talent of metal currency that can be separated from the shekels, leaving us with (4905 – 3000) = 1905 and giving us a total of 200 talents and 1905 shekels in all that was contributed to the building of the Tabernacle.

And since we’re looking at the Torah’s first verse, it’s interesting that the 27th letter is Resh (R), of numerical value 200, same as the 200 talents.

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

And if were to add the 28th letter, Zaddi (Z) of numerical value 90 to 4905, we’d get 90 + 4905 = 4995, which is the gematria sofit value of all 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

Obviously, the contributions of the Tabernacle are all about the letters (or the light/energy in them).

Is this reaching? You decide since the total value of the verse is 2701, which is equivalent to the sum of all the positive integers through 73, as in the 730 shekels of gold used to built the Tabernacle, and since the square root of 730 is 27.01….

What this also means is that the Torah’s first verse is based on a triangular number, the 73rd triangular number. And we know this isn’t a coincidence because not only is the sum of the first 8 words (33 letters) of the Torah also a triangular number (3003), the 77th in fact, but the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse are comprised of 28 letters and 28 is the 7th triangular number. (For more on this and for a better understanding of the Torah and G-d’s design, see The Genesis Prayer)

So knowing this, if we see which letters correspond to triangular numbers within this first verse, we get:

Genesis 1:1 BREShYT BRE ELHYM ET HShMYM VET HERZ

(BETEEMZ)

These correspond to the 7 triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, and 28, which collectively add up to 84, or 3 times 28, a sin the 3 metallic elements of the tabernacle, and as in Pad (redemption), the union of the upper and lower 42 Letter names.

And while the sum of the ordinal value of these 7 letters is 78 or 3 x 26, the gematria sofit sum of the 7 letters is 1905 again.

We discussed numerous times the connection between the brain’s natural rhythm/frequency (timing mechanism) of 54 beats per minute and its relationship to 5778 which is 54 x 107 = 5778 with the 107 triangular number being 5778, but we’ve recently learned that 54 is also the complete cycle of the 27 letters with its returning light of 27 letters (more on this soon in another article). And the standard gematria sum of the 7 triangular letters above is 535, which when multiplied with 54 x 2 or 27 x 4 = 57780, two cycles.

And we know that G-d, revealed by the 4 letter Tetragrammaton (YHVH) of numerical value 26 had a hand in in it. So why 1905?

At the age of 26, Albert Einstein experienced his year of miracles (annus mirablis in which he published 4 earth-shattering papers on the physics of the universe that changed the course of history and laid the foundations of quantum physics, introducing the special theory of relativity, explaining Brownian motion and proving the existence of atoms. And it was on 9/27/1905 on the 27th day of Elul that Einstein revealed the world’s most famous equation: E = Mc2

Energy = Mass X the speed of Light (c) squared

The Torah, Tabernacle, Creation, the 27 Letters, triangular numbers, Phi, the brain’s frequency (54 B/Min), the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K) and a dream that revealed quantum physics. And what runs through them all: The Light of G-d.

What’s Coming From America? The Light is Good.

For a long time most of the world has envied America. For a long time most of the world emulated America. For a long time most of the world took advantage of America. Most of the world hates America.

To cause so much of a reaction, there must be a lot of Light in America. That’s a spiritual law.

But you can’t see Light unless it’s encased in darkness. That’s also a physical law.

America and the Tetragrammaton, G-d’s ineffable Name, YHVH

Just 232 years ago, America created a revoltion and a government of, by and for the people, a truly revolutionary concept. It’s fitting that 232 is the total value of the full four aspects of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH, Av, Sag, Mah, and Ban)

Av (YVD HY VYV HY) is composed of Ayin (70) – Bet (2)

Sag (YVD HY VEV HY) is composed of Samech (60) – Gimmel (3)

Mah (YVD HE VEV HE) is composed of Mem (40) – Hey (5)

Ban (TYD HH VV HH) is composed of Bet (2) – Nun (50)

The two lower aspects Mah and Ban represents the union of Zeir Anpin (the 6 sefirot/dimensions of Heaven) and Malchut (our world), and thus aptly the 7 lines (sefirot) of Shem Mem-Bet, the 42-Letter Name, named thusly because the letters Mem (40) and Bet (2) = 42 in Gematria, the ancient science of letter valuation based on energy inherent in the Hebrew letters as first explained to us by Abraham, the Patriarch in his Book of Formation, the Sefer Yetzirah.

Meanwhile, the first letters of Av-Sag (Ayin-Samech), the two upper aspects, add up to 130, the numerical value of the two synonymous words and thus concepts of Sinai and Sulam (ladder) thought by the sages to originate from the center of the Shem Mem-bet. You must bear in mind that the 42-Letter name, while arranged 2-dimensionally in our world as a 6-letter by 7 line matrix, is really a multi-dimensional one in the upper worlds.

The combined numerical value of the representative letters (Ayin-Samech-Mem-Bet) is 70+60+40+2 = 172 and when we add 1 for the kolel, we get 173, as in 173 keys that the Zohar, the Book of Splendor written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai around 130 CE, tells us were given to Moses, which is just a figurative way of saying he was given the secrets of the 42-Letter Name (the Ana B’Koach), which has the small gematria value of 173.

The remaining letters (Bet-Gimmel-Hey-Nun) have a total numerical value of (2+3+5+50) = 60, the value of Samech, the letter hidden within the center of the Shem mem-bet, and the number of years of Israel’s existence as a nation when the USA reached 232 years of age (in 2008 CE).

And interestingly enough, if we use the squaring principles of the Arizal and Rabbi Chaim Vittal of blessed memory, the four aspects of the Tetragrammaton sum up to 5742, and then if we add 26 for the original Tetragrammaton they emanated from, as the Arizal was apt to do, we get 5768 or 2008 CE.

Alternatively, when we add up the spelled out gematria sofit values of Ayin-Samech-Mem-Bet and include the kolel of 16 for the 4 YHVH, we get 2448, as in 2448 HC, the year the Torah was given at Mt Sinai, 2320 years (or 232 x 10 sefirot) earlier.

Then when we add up the spelled out gematria sofit values of Ayin-Samech-Mem-Bet together with their second letters Bet-Gimmel-Hey-Nun and the kolel for the number of letters in their spelled out names and also in the 39 letters of the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton, we get 3760 HC (0-1 CE).

Now, the reason it’s said the letter Samech is hidden within the center of the 42-Letter name (Ana B’Koach) is that the value of the 21 letters through the midpoint of the 42 Letters add up to 1833 and there are 1833 samechs in the entire Torah.

But here is a deep secret: The value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) is 26, which in Hebrew is Caf-vav (CV) and when we spell out Caf-vav for 3 iterations, we get (C+V) +(CP + VYV )+((CP +PE) + (VYV+YVD+VYV)) or (20 + 6) +(820 + 22) + (901 + 64) = 1833, so in the center of the 42-Letter Name is the ladder (sulam) to the YHVH, as has been told to us by chazal.

Let there be Light

In the 3rd verse in the Torah, G-d said “Let there be Light.” and the numerical value of that verse is 1729, which is significant because there are exactly 1729 words of numerical value 26, corresponding to the value of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH.

We have proven time and again that the Torah could not have been written by man, 3330 years ago, or even today–it’s just too mathematically intricate. And contrary to popular secular belief the Torah was not written by several authors over hundreds of years. It was produced and given to us instantaneously, complete in all its glory, which is why the moment the thought of Light entered the Torah, there were 1729 instances of it’s reflection throughout the 5 Books.

So after establishing the Light throughout the Torah, in the next verse, G-d establishes that Light is good, but also sets up a destiny that would happen 5536 years later, in the 111th jubilee year (Biblical 50-year period). We mention this because 111 is the numerical value of Alef, the first Hebrew letter, representing a beginning. And a very fitting one, since this destiny was hinted at in the 4th verse of the Torah and using the prophesied date of 5778 for the geula and coming of Moshiach, He would arrive in the 4th jubilee year after the 111th.

It’s in the Alefs (the Ones)

Now, there are 6 letter alefs in the Torah’s first verse, which correspond to the 6 elufim (6 thousand years universally understood by religious Torah scholars) until the arrival of the Mashiach, which in actuality is 222, or 111 x 2, years less in the year 5778, and since 111 is the value of the letter alef, those 222 years are really 2 alefs. It is also the sum of the first 3 letters (BRE) in the Torah along with the primordial alef, 221 +1 = 222.

So what was that destiny hinted at in the 4th Verse?

Genesis 1:4. “God saw that the Light was good, and God divided between the Light and the darkness.”

America was founded in 1776, a number that is one more than 1775, the total sum of the 27 letters in the Hebrew alphabet (the alef-bet including the 5 final letters), but perhaps more significantly 1776 is the total value of the 4th verse in the Torah (Bible).

It’s in the 4’s

OK, the 4th verse of the Bible connects to America and to Light, the 4 letters in the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), and to the 4 aspects of the full Tetragrammaton (YHVH), which are connected to pure Light and just maybe to America in 2008, when the darkness first descended upon it and as the 4th exile comes to a close, 4 jubilee years later. So isn’t it fitting that the 4th word in this verse is the 4 letter word, H’OR, “The Light,” that has been mentioned 4 times up to and including this 4th verse in the Bible?

Coincidence, right? Is it coincidence too that 1776 = 4 x 444.

And how many letters were in the 4 YHVH from above? 16. And hoe mnay alefs (111) in 1776? 16

Now let’s forget for a moment that the two times that “the light” is mentioned in this verse has the numerical value of 2 x 212 = 424, which is that of Mashiach Ben David, and let’s move on to examining this significant verse a little closer.

Just about everybody knows that “the light is good,” which in Hebrew is “H’OR Ci Tov‘ (HEVR CY TtVB), and the sum of the words “The Light is (H’Or Ci)” is 242, which is the age the USA will be in the year 2018 (5778 HC), the year chazal has prophesied for the coming of the Mashiach (Messiah) and the final redemption (See The Divine Calendar for details), but setting that aside for now, the sum of the first letters of the words in the verse through the word Tov (good) is 42, as in the 42-Letter Name that we know from chazal will help bring about the Geula, final redemption, and/or the “end of days” as it is known.

And while 242 can be looked at as the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton, 232, plus the 10 sefirot, alternatively, if we add the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David, 424, to the age of the US in 2018 (5778 HC), we get 424 + 242 = 666, the number chazal used to calculate the arrival of Mashiach Ben David in 5778. So how odd is it that 242 years is 4.2% of the 5778 years from Adam to the prophesied arrival of Moshiach?

If you ask why 666, considering all the negative Christian connotations? Remember, the backbone of the Torah is the 6 sefirot of Zeir Anpin, which is why all but 6 columns begin with the letter vav of value (6) and 60% of all verses start with vav (6), but as the Arizal explains 666 is really just 2/3 and in a very simplistic reducti0n of the Arizal’s explanations, 2/3 of the way through the 6 sefirot of Zeir Anpin is where the emotional world meets the intellectual one (the head of Rachel connecting to heels of Leah 2/3 up into Tiferet).

But back to the Light is Good.

We also know from chazal, the righteous sages of blessed memory, that the final letters in a Biblical phrase point to the future and the final letters in “H’OR Ci Tov‘ (HEVR CY TtVB) add up numerically to 200+10+2 = 212, the numerical value of “The Light” once again. The Torah often does that, utilize overkill and redundancy, when it wants to make sure we get the message loud and clear. In this case it is that: “THE LIGHT IS GOOD.”

The Chanukah connection to Light

We discussed in our post regarding Chanukah about it’s lengthy associations with bringing Mashiach, and the first letters of the phrase “the light is good,” which in Hebrew is “H’OR Ci Tov‘ (HEVR CY TtVB), also hints at Chanukah. As the first two letters Hey and Caf are the last letter of the word Chanukah and have the numerical value 25, as in the 25th of Kislev, the first day of Chanukah each year. And the letter tet, has the value 9 as in the 9 candles of the Menorah (Chanukiya). This would probably be nothing more than a coincidence if the phrase wasn’t about light and in the verse first verse of the Torah discussing light and if the holiday of Chanukah wasn’t all about lighting candles.

It’s also about the 42-Letter Name.

The 42-Letter Name has been utilized and concealed by the sages throughout the Mid-East and Europe for thousands of years, but its powers are only now being revealed for all to benefit from, and they are being revealed in America though web sites and blogs and books like The Genesis Prayer. So the fact that it is numerically linked to the birth date of the US should be no surprise.

And so there is a curious equation derived from cubing the digits in the year of America’s birth, 1776, which is that 13 + 73 + 73 + 63 = 903, and 903 is the sum of all the integers from 1-42, which because in spirituality nothing is ever lost, 903 is the collective consciousness of 42. It is in the same way that the value of the first verse in the Torah, 2701 is the sum of all the integers from 1-73, which is thus the collective consciousness of 73, the numerical value of Chochma (Wisdom/crown). And likewise, the same holds for the first 8 words of the Torah equally 3003, or the sum of all the positive integers through 77, Mazal (fortune), so this is obviously more than a coincidence. It is a plan.

It’s also very odd that 2701 – 903 = 1776 + 22, as in the 22 letters of the alef-bet, tying the Torah’s 1st and 4th verses together in an odd way.

Light or “the Light” is mentioned only 7 times in the Torah and the total gematria value of those 7 mentions is 1701, which must be meaningful, because the total gematria value of the Torah’s first verse is 2701, and the total gematria value of the 42-letter Name is 3701, each increments of 1000, which in Hebrew is elef, the same word as alef, the primordial letter that preceded the Torah, whose component value is 32, as in the ordinal value of the word H’Or (the light) and as in the 32 paths of Wisdom that is the tree-of-life.

So given these odd connections, let’s contemplate this next mathematical link between the 1st and 4th verses: 73 – 42 = 31, which corresponds to the value of El (G-d, 31) and to the 31 verses of the Torah’s first chapter. And then there is the equation 2701 – 903 = (1776 +22) = 1798 and 1798/31 = 58 = (100-42).

Which brings us back to Chanukah, whose first two letters spell Noach, of numerical value 58, and whose last 3 have the numerical value of 31. Now 58 is the numerical value of Noach (Noah) and the Biblical word for flood is Mbul, which begins with Mem-bet (42), but there is an interesting secret embedded in the Torah’s first reading, Bereshit.

As each column of the Torah scroll has 42 lines, the first chapter of 31 verses is written in 57 lines and the next two readings, which ends with Genesis 3:21 where the Lord banishes Man from the Tree-of-life, cover a total of 78 lines, which not only makes 57 and 78 written lines, but between them there are a total of 77 verses, aptly spelling out 5778, from Creation through the banishment from the Tree-of-Life reality.

But back to America’s birth and its connections to the Mashiach and thus the end of days.  Did you notice that 5778-1776 = 4002, which is both graphically 42 and numerically 40 (x10 sefirot) + 2 = 42, mem-bet?

And then there are the factors of 1776 = 37*12*4, which is all very interesting because there are 12 words in the 4th verse and it loosely connects us to Genesis (Bereshit) chapter 37 in Torah portion Vayeshev, the 9th one in the Torah and the 73rd paragraph in it.  Not by coincidence 73 is the numerical value of Chochma, (wisdom) the 9th or second highest sefira/dimension, and the inner light, or ordinal value, of the letters in Chochma (ChCMH) is 37.

In Vayeshev, Joseph (The Light) and one of Jacob’s 12 sons has the dream alluding to them final redemption and is sold to the Israelites (the Arabs and/or Persians) partially because of it. First they wanted to kill Joseph (the Light) then they sold him, then he was brought down to Egypt (Mizra’im), known as “the darkness,” where he shined, faded, and kept hope alive for 210 years until the 2448, when the Torah was given. We learn right away in Chapter 37 that Joseph was 17 years old when he had his dream of Mashiach and the end of days, and 17 is the value of tov (good), bringing us back to verse Genesis 1:4 and the Light is good,”and if we count backwards 17 years from the final year 2018, we get 2001, as in 9/11 2001 when the bubble first burst on our illusions and the countdown to the final days began. And again, where did this happen? To better understand the process of these last 17 years for America and the world please see our post titled “Separation.” As we head into the darker days, this serves to remind us that the final outcome for those that believe in the Light is tov (good).

We could go on and on, but suffice to say, there are reasons for everything, even for the darkness, and candles of light that were lit 5768 years ago will glow ever more intense the darker it gets.   The candles were lit for America, the country that for all its many faults, was created in, and for the most part lived by, the premises of freedom.  And thanks to America, people throughout the world have the freedom to choose the light. For all their hatred of America, if it were not for America most of the world would live under oppressive dictatorships, modern day Egyptian Pharaohs,  and not know freedom at all.

Now, it’s up to each of us in these ever darker times to remember to light our own candles and that “The Light is Good.”