Moses did everything right except…

It’s the details that trip us up.

Even the slightest slip up can have devastating repercussions, especially so, the higher up you are on your spiritual path.

When Moses retrieved Joseph’s bones from the Nile in order to fulfill the pledge to Joseph and to help split the Red Sea, as per our blog on “Why are you crying out to me?” he used a golden plate inscribed with G-d’s Name and with the words “Ascend, O ox!”

And when he tossed that plate into the Nile, Joseph’s coffin rose up. (Midrash Tanchuma, Ki Tisa 19). As the Arizal explains, we know Moses associated Joseph with the Ox because in his farewell blessing to the Jews in Devarim 33:17, the second to last chapter in the Torah, Moses described Joseph as an “ox”: “His glory is like a first-born ox….”

Next the Arizal juxtaposes this with the second to last chapter in Genesis, and in Jacob’s blessing to Joseph in Genesis 49:22, the same word for “ox” appears, although in this case it meant wall (ShVR) “wall”: “Joseph is a fruitful son, a fruitful vine by the fountain with branches running over the wall.” The words for “over the wall” in Hebrew are “alei shur“, which can be pronounced, “Ascend, O’ ox!” (“aleh shor“).

Wherever the golden plate came from it was known to possess great power, and had Moses held retrieved it all might have been well, but Moses had his counterparts who were nearly as powerful and used the dark side of the Names. It’s a spiritual axiom that where there’s light, there are also shadows.

From Jacob’s nemesis Laban, came his son Beor, who was the father to Balaam, who chazal tell us was nearly Moses’ equal, to his sons Yunus and Yumbruce, who according to the Zohar were the leaders of the Erev Rav. the Mixed Multitude that accompanied Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt. Moses had thought he could convert them and thus capture a huge amount of holy sparks for the sake of the Lord, but it wasn’t their time.

According to the Arizal, Yunus and Yumbruce planned to extricate the soul of their grandfather Beor from the vegetable Kingdom to which he had been relegated upon death by making Aaron and the Israelites sin, and thus Moses as well.

This plan was not unlike the snake’s plan to cause Eve and thus Adam to sin by utilizing the fruit of the tree (from the vegetable kingdom).

And somehow they had gotten a hold of the golden plate inscribed with the words, “Ascend, O ox!” We can be pretty sure who had a hand in that. Nevertheless, the Golden Calf, of numerical value 108, is also called an “ox,” and by the magic embedded in the golden plate and the spiritual support of a reluctant Aaron’s hands, the Golden Calf came to life imbued with the soul of their grandfather Beor.

Now Moses was very busy, moving 600,000 Jews and 2.4 million erev rav toward the edge of the Red Sea (Endless Sea), yet had Moses recovered the powerful plate, instead of leaving it to fate, those 600,000 at least would have been able to ascend once and for all back in 2448 HC.

Instead only 408 Jews ascended and stayed within the tree-of-life reality. One for every 6 years of the 2448 that passed from the sin of Adam to the 10 utterances.

Though Moses was high upon Sinai and nowhere near the sinful dealing below, he knew of the inadvertent part that he had played in their downfall and took responsibility for it when he pleaded on their behalf and asked G-d to remove him from His Book. There’s much controversy about which book he meant; after all, there are 6 Torah portions that Moses’ name is not mentioned in after this incident, 1 for each of the 6 days of creation and 1 for each 100, 000 of the 600,000 souls not permanently elevated that day. Since Creation occurred for the sole purpose of providing a platform for that elevation, each day had been sinned against separately.

And since Moses’ name is not mentioned in the 12 portions of Genesis (Bereshit) his name is not included in a total of 18 potions, or exactly 1/3 of the 54 (3 x18) portions in the Torah. This, of course means that he is mentioned, in 2/3 or 66.6% of the portions.

The golden calf has a numerical value of 2 x 54, or 108, or 18 x 6, which is (6+6+6) x 6, and it’s also the numerical value of chai, life (18) x 6, so it’s telling that the Torah hints to the Book of Life as to the Book that Moses was referring to be removed from. And even more so that the “Book of Life” (Sefer Chaim, SPR ChYYM) has the numerical value of 408, which is also 68 x 6 or chaim (life) x 6.

And it’s for the sake of the 6 days of creation that all the rest of the souls that would have to wait another 66.6 jubilee years from 2448 to 5778 for another opportunity to ascend to the tree-of-life reality.

The 6 portions that Moses’ name isn’t mentioned in after the Book of Genesis (Bereshit) are Balak, Re’eh, Ekev, Shoftim Ki Thetze, and Tetzaveh, whose initials which spell out 4 of the 6 (or 2/3) letters in Bereshit (BREShYT). The other 2 initials (C and A) add up to 90, the numerical value of melech, king, or 5 x 18. And the letters they couldn’t replace Alef (E) and Yud (Y) stand for Anochi (E) YHVH (Y), I am G-d, the first two words of the 10 Utterances.

And we know that G-d didn’t remove or erase Moses’ name from the Book of Life, but from the 6 portions of the Torah instead. And how do we know that? Because the gematria sofit of the final letters in the 11 words of Exodus 32:32 where Moses makes this request is 3666, when the kolel of the letters and words in the verse are added, and 3666/6 = 611, the numerical value of “Torah.”

And we know Moses is still in the Book of Life, even today, because when He took Moses name out of 6 portions He also took the letter vav of numerical value 6 out of 6 of the 248 columns in the Torah and replaced it with the letters BYHShMV of  numerical 363, which is that of Moshe Chai, “Moses lives” and also of H’Mashiach, “the Messiah.” And the Shin (Sh) of BYHShMV and also of M0She and MoShaich is found in the portion Ki Thisa of the golden calf.

Of course, the golden calf was just the final manifestation of the doubts raised during the 10 Utterances. Spiritually, the seed was planted when Moses left behind the golden plate with G-d’s Name inscribed upon it, which allowed let the tree-of-knowledge to grow anew. The golden calf was just the fruits that were eaten from it when the Israelites couldn’t wait another 6 hours for Moses return with G-d Tablets.

For 3 full chapters after the 10 Utterances, Moses’ name wasn’t mentioned. And of the 616 times that Moshe (MShH) appears in the Torah, the 173rd time, corresponding to the 173 keys of Moses and the small gematria of the 42-Letter Name, is at the end of the 10 Utterances in Exodus 20:19, which is in the 156th paragraph of the Torah, the 65th in Exodus. Does this hint at 2019 CE, the year after 5778 HC, as also hinted at in PI (as explained in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe)?

It might, considering that 616 is the value of H’Torah (the Torah), 65 is the value of Adonai, and 156 is the value of Zion and of Joseph, whose bones Moses had retrieved.

It’s a funny way to tell a story through numbers, but while our Biblical interpretations change with our consciousness, the quantitative numbers never change; they haven’t in 66.6 jubilee years. And the sum of the gematria of the names of the 6 portions that Moses’ name is not mentioned in after the 50 chapters of the Book of Genesis is 1968, as in both 1968 HC and 1968 CE. If we add the 50 chapters of Genesis (as in the 50-year length of the jubilee year) to this, we get 1968 + 50 = 2018, as in the year 5778 HC and as in 2018 HC, the year of G-d Covenant with Abraham. (see our blog on 1968, the year of revolution).

Regardless, of the simple math, the importance of this lesson is that we must pay attention to the details in our spiritual quests, that we don’t forget about G-d’s Name. Moses had his name removed when he forgot about G-d’s Name (even though it only happened once and during very pressing circumstances). Moses’ name was also removed from the Pesach Haggadah because it was there in Egypt, during the Exodus that Moses slipped up. And G-d was so angry at him, knowing what would happen, that He even stated that He wanted to kill Moses.

Moses’ case is an extreme one because of his exalted spiritual level, but we all want to reach that place of keter, which our forefathers were at back at the 10 Utterances (Commandments) and thus we’re all going to have to be much more careful, much more diligent in our spiritual actions. Why did only 408 people make it to the tree-of-life last time? Because all it takes is one slip of consciousness. Adam only slipped up once. Moses slipped up only once. The snake doesn’t slip; he slithers.

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Secrets from Vayechi: Open the Matrix

The Torah is a matrix, the Matrix, an infinite web of gateways and passages that define the true reality, and we’re all asleep in an illusionary world of reflected light and shadows.  Yes, it sounds like the movie, but the movie wasn’t far from the Truth. Three things are called the Truth, (Emet): The Torah, the 42-Letter Name, and the Tree-of-Life, and they all are the same Truth, the same reality. And none of them are the reality we see when we look around us.

Everything on every level of the Torah is true, and there are lessons to be learned on all 70 faces of the Torah. But we strive to look deeper into the Torah in order to link ourselves up with it. It’s only when we’re linked into the Torah that we’re really touching reality.

Most of us sense that there’s more out there than meets the eye, but we quickly get drawn back into the malchut, the world of our daily existence. We want to tap into it, get messages in our dreams, explore alternate realities, but our lives get in our way. It’s designed that way. Just like the movie, if we ever woke up, we’d never be able to go back.

But the movie didn’t go far enough.

Imagine if you had the ability to see people’s souls, feel only their love, and not the hatred and envy that their bodies (shells) are emitting. Imagine if nature spoke to you, nurtured you; if you saw the path of your words and deeds even before you spoke them; if all the right choices were shown to you with every step you took.

This is the reality we want to tap into.

Not the one we’re in where everything and everyone seems blind and deaf to their options, to the plight of others, where everyone feels like a victim, and where we abuse and deprecate all the abundance lovingly made available to us. It’s not that we’re bad people, or bad at heart; it’s just that we’re asleep and can’t see reality. This is the world of illusion.

Back in the 1960’s there was a window opened and people were awakening everywhere, tasting freedom and love, but once that window swung shut and those free love children grew up to be our bankers and hedge fund managers, the planet fell hard. And we’re all paying the price. Perhaps, we peaked too early. 1968 was a very rough year for the planet, for man. It was 1 jubilee year before 2018 (5778). the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the geula (final redemption), the arrival of Moshiach.

And out of that brief enlightenment of the 1960’s came the internet and a free flowing of information and communication. The Internet grew without a plan. It’s growth is exponential and its tentacles are reaching into every pore of society, of our lives, of our existence. What we couldn’t (wouldn’t) do consciously–connect with one another as one soul–the internet is forcing upon us with a mind all its own. For good and for worse.

Why is it so successful? Because unencumbered by the illusions of reality, the internet has no perception of limitations. It feeds off the intelligence of man, reads our minds, and exploits our weaknesses and desires. It’s the lower world reflection of the tree-of-life, except that one is built on a desire to share and the other with a desire to receive. It’s a spiritual tenet that everything in the upper world has a dark shadow below, and we’ve tapped into that negative light.

3330 years (66.6 jubilee years) earlier we had another internet given to us. The Torah is and internet more powerful than the one we think we created in the last 50 years. The Torah is our nexus to the tree-of-life. While we not yet capable of seeing into the true reality, the Torah and the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name) can do it for us. But we have to be willing to give them the chance. The words and letters, and names and numbers are the dial in codes. If we could open our minds, we’d see that a single letter can carry us a trillion miles away to see a trillion wonders, but we’re not there yet. We need to begin by understanding what the letters and words are telling us at the interface of our worlds, before they can transport us. You can’t just say “Beam Me up, Scotty;” someone has to push the button.

We’re quickly approaching the day when everyone will have to choose the blue pill or the red one. The majority of the people won’t even realize they had a choice. But if you’re reading this, you probably are in the other category. With every year that passes, the illusion grows stronger, the distractions greater, the freedom of time more illusory. If you’re going to swallow the red pill and chose to seek the tree-of-life do it now. Before long, the chaos of our ever more ordered life and world will become overwhelming. Make the time to study deep into the Torah, and to recite with conviction the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) while you trying to achieve some positive action. Let yourself be open to the alternative reality of loving-kindness that’s out there, just waiting for you to dial in.

Like the Internet, and like our souls, everything in the Torah is interconnected. When we see and make those connections in our minds, we’re attuning ourselves to the right frequencies that will allow even more connections to happen for us. Eventually, if our actions follow our high thoughts, and we also live our lives accordingly, we’ll be properly tuned to receive the tree-of-life reality, the Truth.

There are secrets in every word and letter of the Torah, and especially so in the beginning of a weekly portion. This past week’s, Vayechi, was the last of the Book of Genesis, and yet even the last portion connects to the first. As Jacob, who personifies the tree-of-life, prepares to leave the world, the Torah makes sure we’re anchored to it from beginning to end.

The first verse in parsha Vayechi is Genesis 47:28 “And Jacob lived in Egypt 17 years…” which in Hebrew is the 7 word phrase:

Vayechi Yacov b’ertz mizra’im sheva ehsereh shanah…”

As mentioned in a previous blog, “Vayechi Yacov” has the gematria value of 216, an allusion to the sefira of gevura and to the 216 letters of the 72 Names (Triplets) used to split the Sea of Reeds.

But the initials of b‘ertz mizra’im sheva” hint at the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name of G-d) also used to split the Sea of Reeds. Moreover the three contiguous letters in mizra’im sheva (MZRIM SHBA) also hint at the Shem Mem-Bet (Ana B’koach).

And the numerical value of “ehsereh shanah…” meaning “10 years” or a decade, is 930, but herein lies a secret. The kabbalists reveal that Shanah of numerical value 355 is the same as sefira (dimension) so “10 years” is also referring to 10 sefirot (dimensions).

But this is only the starting point of our journey in the Torah wisdom encrypted here because 930 corresponds to the 930 years of Adam’s life. Now, we know Adam was to have lived for 1000 years, but gave 70 so that King David would live for 70, and right after the Mem-Bet Shemot sequence in mizra’im sheva (MZRIM SHBA), and located right before the value 930 for the 10 sefirot in “ehsereh shanah…” we have the letter Ayin (A) of value 70. “mizra’im shevA ehsereh shanah…”.

It fact it’s smack in the middle of these 4 words, just as David’s life was smack in the middle of the 5778 years from Adam to Moshiach. The mid-point of David’s 70 years of life was 2889 HC.

And this central letter Ayin (70) completes the full tree-of-life, which was hinted at by the “10 sefirot” in two ways. First we know from the Zohar and chazal that there are 70 branches on the Tree-of-life, corresponding to the 70 nations of the exile and the 70 family members of Jacob that entered Egypt (b‘ertz mizra’im) to begin the Egyptian exile. And second because 70 + 930 = 1000, or 10 cubed, which represents the full expansion (blossoming) of 10 sefirot in the 3 columns of the tree-of-life. 1000 is also elef (ELP), which is also alef (ELP) and the letter Alef has a composite letter value of 32, as in the 32 paths of the Tree-0f-Life.

Yet another link between Jacob and Adam is found through this letter Ayin, which when spelled out (AYN) is 130, as in the 130 years that we know from chazal that Adam shunned Eve, causing much spiritual damage by the spilling of his seed; and that we further know from chazal, that through Jacob’s 130 few and cruel years, he rectified these sins for Adam, and as his descendants, for us.

This 130 years was further hinted at in the full verse of 17 words, which goes on to say that Jacob lived 147 years, so 147 – 17 (the numerical value of tov , good) = 130. In other words, Jacob corrected, made good, the 130 years of Adam.

That said, if we go back and examine the initials of the first 5 words of the verse, we find that they add up to 358, the numerical value of Mashiach.

Vayechi Yacov b‘ertz mizra’im sheva ehsereh shanah…”

So we have Yud-Vav, the two masculine (or open channel) components of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and Bet-Mem-Shin representing the 42-Letter Name, adding up to Mashiach, and then they are followed by Ayin-Shin, representing the 370 Lights of Arich Anpin, from which as the Arizal explains we draw down the Light during the shofar blowings.

Furthermore, the 5 initial letters of “Vayechi Yacov b‘ertz mizra’im sheva …” are VYBMSh, which if we add the letter hey (H) as the kolel for the 5 letters permute to BYH ShMV, which are the 6 special letters that appear at the top of 6 of the 248 Torah columns, meaning “In YH His Name,” another reference to Mashiach, the Messiah.  And indeed, the  (yud)Y of the 6 letters is found in this very portion, in the Name Yehuda, from whom Mashiach Ben David descends.  And incidentally, if you want to follow the infinite matrix links, the Name Yehuda is found 42 times in the Torah.

Together the 7 initial letters of the first 7 words of verse 47:28 add up to 358 + 370 = 728, as subtle reference to the Torah’s very first verse, which has 7 words and 28 letters, and which is integrally related to the 42-Letter Name (as explained in depth in The Genesis Prayer).

The lessons to learn from these Torah references to Adam and to Creation in the Torah’s first verse, and to the 42-Letter Name that existed before Creation and to Moshiach, is that in order to connect with Moshiach in the end of days, we cannot forget our roots, and we have to keep attuning ourselves to the divinity, the wonder and awe that is the complexity of the Torah, to the real Internet, and thus to the Tree-of-Life reality.

Vayechi Yacov means Jacob lived. What we’ve revealed tells us that it means Jacob lived in the Tree-of-Life reality.  By tapping into the secrets and connections of this verse and this Torah portion, we can touch the Tree-of-life as well.  Jacob did it for us.  If we add those 1000 years of Adam to 47:28 we get 5728, 50 years before 5778, 1 jubilee year, 1968 CE.  It’s time to give freedom and love a chance again.