A Tidbit about the 600,000 Component Letters of the Torah.

We’re going to explore and develop every aspect of our previous article on the primordial derivations of the Torah and try to keep them short. Today, we want to begin at the place where the black fire begin to take shape into the letters we recognize today.  As we’ve previously written about, the 304,805 letters in the Torah are comprised of exactly (600,000-408) component letters. This means that the 27 building blocks–and we do mean blocks as we’ll get into soon in another article–are broken down individually into their component parts and a letter such as Alef becomes Yud, Vav, Vav, Yud as determined by the Arizal.  This also means that the 27 building blocks are made up of 50 separate parts and that these 50 letter segments are comprised of only 10 individual and indivisible letter.  Kabbalistically this makes perfect sense as 50 is always representative of the 50 Gates of Binah and 10 of the 10 sefirot that comprise Tree-of-life reality and what our modern physicists call our 10-dimensional universe.  And while the Torah is our bridge to Binah (the upper world) it is indeed built up of the essence of the Tree-of-life.

Being a bridge to Binah, the Torah that we know, the physically formed one, is Zeir Anpin, a heavenly ladder comprised of 6 rungs bundled together, or as our string theorists say, knotted.  The number 6 and the collective 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin is thus represented by the letter Vav. We say all this in order to point out that when the swirling black fire solidified amongst the white fire, it coalesced into only 599592 component letters and not 600,000, which to us would seem more appropriate. Nevertheless, 599592 is (600,000 – 408) and 408 letter Vavs have a collective numerical value of 2448, as in the year the 600,000 Israelites left Egypt chased by pharaoh’s 600 choice chariots and received the 10 Commandments, the year the gates opened and the Tree-of-life reality was made available to them.  They were just entering the 50th jubilee period since Adam,  a Biblical defined period of 50 years each, precisely because it connects to Binah.  It is also a date precisely 66.6 jubilee years before 5778, the year (2018 CE) prophesied by the tzaddikim for the geula (final redemption), the union of Zeir Anpin with Binah.

Farfetched? Maybe, but they why is the logarithm of 599,592 equal to 5.7778 and log of 600,000 equal to 5.778. And since as we’ve explained in the previous article and Nothing is Random in the Universe, the split in time appears destined to occur between 2018 (5778 HC) and 2019 CE why is the square root of 408 equivalent to 20.19. And if you shrug off that, why is the collective sum of the square roots of total gematria value of each Torah letter when broken down to its component parts (ie. the square root of the  27059 Alefs in the Torah times 32 (the value of Y,V,V,Y) equal to 20191.07 with the sum of the integers through 107 being equal to 5778.

Why indeed?

Everything has a purpose. We must remember that in our daily lives as well, if we want to connect our physicality to the spiritual and harness it. If we look at the Torah as a collection of stories then that’s what it’ll be; if we look at our lives that way we can’t expect them to be much more than that either.  The Torah has no limitations, as we’ll continue explaining in our next posts.  Our lives don’t have to either, not now, not in this generation.

Have a wonderful Purim and remember to connect to the Names (gateways) hidden behind the words and the swirling fire of limitless energy behind the letters.

Ezra

The Torah; Beyond the Beginning.

Where to begin? “In the beginning G-d created….” The Torah tells us what to do in its very first word: Bereshit (“In the beginning” ). But the Torah is far from a narrative and the word Bereshit is far more than the beginning of a story. It’s a commandment. It’s a commandment for us to look deeper, to look to the source, to seek out the beginning, and in so doing to come closer to the Creator.

In this blog and our articles, we’ve often selected key words, phrases, or portions of the Torah and dug deep, uprooting profound meanings that help open up the big picture, but this time we are going beyond.  We’re going to unravel the Torah and all its 304,805 letters, 79,975 words, 5845 verses, etc etc and go back to its latent state, when ALL existed in potential and nothing was limited by physicality. We are going to pull back some of the veils to the endless. We’ve been silent for quite some time now, but permission has finally been granted. It’s time.

In it’s physical state the Torah is a document written on 80 sheets of parchment and about 80,000 words long, which makes sense since spiritually, according to the Arizal, the Torah is Yesod of Abba and the numerical value of “Yesod” (the sefira/dimension) that channels forth the shefa (life-force energy) is 80 and Abba is the highest level, but this is just a side note.

This “document” is comprised of black letters and white space, referred to by the Zohar as black fire and white fire, neither more or less significant than the other. Without one we could not see or fathom the other.

There are strict laws in recreating a Torah that a scribe must follow meticulously or the Torah isn’t kosher, in other words completely invalid. For example, each of the 304,805 letters, comprised of exactly (600,000-408) component letters must be formed fully and perfectly and in the precise order; one deviation and the entire document is nullified. He does, though, have a little leeway in how many letters, grouped into specific words, verses, and paragraphs to place on each line, put just so long as each of the columns begin at specific places.  This means he can stretch certain letters within guidelines and also stretch the space between some of the letters again within guidelines.

Nevertheless, in the end there will be 42 rows of spaces and letters, let’s call them collectively “character spaces” in each column, and either 245 or 248 columns per page, as there are always two points of view in Judaism. The standard is 248 columns, corresponding most fittingly numerically to “womb” and “mercy” and “Abraham,” considering that the sum of the Names of the 5 Books in the Torah is 2480. But enough gematria, we’ll explore the significance of 245 columns, and also 246 columns, after we tackle the matrix formed by the 248 columns by 42 rows.

There is nothing left to chance in the Torah, also known as The 5 Books of Moses, everything has a special “harmonic” alignment and thus purpose. The total number of 304,805 letters, 79,975 words and 5845 verses collectively equals 390,625 or 58. That would appear to be more than an accident, right? Exactly 5 raised to the power of 8. Try just calculating that in your head, 5 x 5, now 5 again, now 5 again, again and again 8 times, let alone keeping track of all those letters, words, and verses.

But what if all the letters and the empty “white fire” spaces, in other words, the character spaces in that same 248 x 42 matrix also totaled 390,625 or 58?

Because they do, more or less. It’s because of that leeway that today’s scribes have in stretching the letters and spaces that the matrix created even before the Torah was laid out, in other words before Creation, might not necessary come out to exactly  58, but if properly written it will be close.

This by itself should be astonishing, but there is a deeper reason behind it, one primordial to life and the structure of the universe itself.  And that’s what we’re seeking out. But before we get to that, we need to help ally the skeptics fears about there really being a G-d (or as some put it, a G-d-like force in the universe) and show how the numbers add up.

First of all, let’s note that this 248 by 42 matrix works out to 10416 rows, with 20 (4 between each book and 1 before and after each of the two songs) being necessarily empty, leaving us with 10396 rows that contain at least some letters. So when we divide the 304,805 letters amongst the 10396 rows it works out to 29.32 letter/row on average, which corresponds with the Shulchan Aruch that states that a length of line should be three times the word “למשפחותיכם” or 30 letters more or less (Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah 272:2).

But that’s just the letters and it’s the easy part. Next, we know that there are 79975 words in the Torah, and 79975 words divided by 10396 lines gives us 7.693 (7.7) words per line, which means that there are at least 6.7 spaces between the words on average per line. And thus without any further computation we know that there are 36.0123 character-spaces directly attributable to the letters and words. A nice round number (36) but not the complete picture, which would necessarily be 37.50 character-spaces per line if indeed there are 58 character-spaces in the Torah. One of the essential elements of Torah study followed by the sages for ages has been the use of the initials of words in a specific Torah phrase, and coincidentally or not, the initial numerals in the 304,805 letters, 79,975 words and 5845 verses which collectively equal 390,625 or 58 are 3, 7, and 5, as in 37.5 character-spaces per line.

Now, there are 670 paragraphs in the Torah and there has to be a minimum of 9 spaces between them and a maximum of about 35 and here is where the scribes have lots of leeway. On average, and somewhat arbitrarily, there’s between 17 and 20 spaces allotted to the paragraph separation . Using 17 for the 670 paragraphs, we have 11,390 additional character spaces. Then there are the 20 empty rows at 37.5 character spaces each and you could argue that that is arbitrary, but we already know that it is at least, and also close to, 37.11, so it’s not so farfetched.  Anyhow, this gives us 20 rows x 37.5 spaces, or an additional 750 character spaces.

Then if we add the approximately 28 by 24 extra spaces in the Song of the Sea and the 70 lines by 9 extra spaces in portion Ha’Azinu, we have another 672 and 630 spaces respectively, bringing the total to within about 2000 or so spaces of the total 390,625, easily compensated for by the allowed stretched spacing and stretched writing found in most Torahs. We could easily make it work out exact, but if it were meant to be, as the sum of the letters, verses and words are, it would have been.  We are dealing with the intangible spiritual state and are meant to enter this cloud-like state as Moses did, focused by our certainty and not by a well-lit path.

The 2000 or so spaces can go either way, and thus on average will go right down the middle, directly toward 390,625, which when broken down by gematria spells out “The Crown (625, H’Keter) of Heaven (390, Shama’im).

Thus focused and ascending, let’s continued beyond, where we recall the words of Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory that all Torah light is spread by squaring, and thus we can now see how this matrix of white and black fire was unfolded into Creation.  Working backwards, we can take the square root of 390,625, which is 625, then do it again (25) and again (5) and one more time (√5) for a total of 4 times, corresponding to the 4 Letter/levels/phases of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

(√5)2 = 5 and 52 = 25 and 252 = 625 and 6252 = 390,625

It’s not called the 5 Books of Moses for nothing.

This square root of 5 is no arbitrary number, not by a long shot.  Yes, on the surface it’s just some endless irrational number 2.2360… but so is Pi. Nevertheless, √5 appears to have been chosen to define the primordial existence that gave birth to Creation and thus physicality in the formation of the Torah matrix.  A bold statement for sure, but the mathematicians are already smiling because they already know what’s coming next.

It turns out our physicality is indeed defined by the square root of 5. For you see the (√5) is at the heart of the primordial mathematical constant Phi, which controls (dictates) all natural spiraling growth in nature from the petals on the flowers, the branches on the trees, the twisting of seashells, our DNA, and arms of the Milky Way.

(√5 – 1)/2 = Phi (.61803399…)

and also

(√5 +1)/2 = Phi2 (1.61803399…)

And reminiscent of the essential Kabbalistic equation, “He and His Name are One”

we have the reason why the square root of 5 creates natural growth.

(√5 – 1)/2 x (√5 + 1)/2 = 1

or

Phi x Phi2 = 1

Extrapolating from 1, we get 4

(√5 – 1) x (√5 + 1) = 4

From Unity to the YHVH

So, G-d took this sacred space or dimension and unfolded it 4 times before shaping it into a matrix of 248 by 42 in a proportion of about 6 columns to every row, the same proportion (59%) of verses in the Torah that begin with the letter Vav of numerical value 6. Which leads us to the filling of that matrix, going from a potential state to a physical one, the point of Creation.

After the matrix was filled with swirling white and black fire in very specific quantities, both of which as we’ve seen tie back to the square root of 5, the black fire was arranged according to G-d’s Name, YHVH.

As you can imagine, the shape the black fire took was significant in every detail. Even without the help of the scribes the 22 Hebrew letters vary in size with 2 of them Yud and Vav occupying a single width, 4 of them occupying 2 widths and 16 of them occupying 3 widths, thus once again giving us a unfolding squaring pattern, 2, 4, 16.

For some reason, the fire of the 304,805 letter characters was split into exactly 300,000 of the 26 assorted letters (including the 5 final variations) and 4805 of the letter Pe, or Phe (possibly representing Phi in both its spiraling shape and sound).

Then of those 300,000 letters, 90,100 letters, or 30% of them, were the letters Yud, He, and Vav, the building blocks of the Tetragrammaton, the YHVH, with the value 90,100 being equivalent to the sum of the integers through the number 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.” (The Messiah).

Sum of integers 1 to 424 = 90,100

    424 = Moshiach Ben David

These 3 letters were arranged in specific patterns throughout the Torah matrix forming along the way 1820, or 20 x 91 Tetragrammatons (YHVH). Now those 1820 YHVH are comprised of 7280 letters, reminiscent of the 7 words and 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse, whose inextricable ties to the 42-Letter Name of G-d and the mathematical constant Pi are pervasive.

We only bring this up to point out a persistent pattern in the way the black fire unfolded within the 248 x 42 matrix. As we said, the first verse of the Torah has 7 words, and the sum of the integers from 1 to 7 is 28, as in the 28 letters of that verse.  Then we have the total numerical value of that verse being 2701, which is likewise the sum of the integers from 1 to 73, the numerical value of Chochma (Wisdom). And then there is the total numerical value of the first 8 words (33 letters) of the Torah, which is 3003, and which happens to be the sum of the integers from 1 to 77, the numerical value of mazal (divine fortune).

This pattern of including all the previous integers starts with the essential Name of G-d, which is injected into every aspect of the the Torah matrix. The 4 letters of the YHVH when spelled out YVD HY VYV HY become 10 letters, just as the sum of the integers from 1 to 4 = 10. When spelled out again they become 28 letters, as in the sum of integers from 1 to 7. And in its first 3 spelled-out iterations the YHVH and thus the energy of the YHVH becomes

4 + 10 + 28 = 42

These are the 42 Letters of the Upper 42-Letter Name of G-d, from which all divine sustenance flows down to us.

This pattern of including all the previous integers (spiritually just representations of specific energy levels) is oft repeated throughout the Torah; nevertheless, we’d like to point out that Torah space is more than space as we conceptualize it; it’s space and time and more, wrapped up in one. Therefore, when we add the sum of the first 7 and the first 8 words of the Torah together with the average of what they represent as the sum of integers:

2701 + 3003 +(73+77)/2 we get

= 5779

This is the date prophesied by the Tzaddikim for the coming of Moshiach consciousness and the Tree-of-life reality. Now, if Torah space is more than space, how much more would the primordial unfolded space-time occupied by the square root of 5 be?

And we find the answer in that the sum of the integers through 42, which is 903:

The sum of the integers from 1 to 42 = 903

903√5 = 2019

2019 CE = 5779 HC

You can read all about these prophecies by Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag, etc on our blog and The Divine Calendarin The Divine Calendar and Nothing is Random in the Universe so I’d like to get back to the brand new revelations and the structural essence of the Torah, but we would like to point out that the matrix is a reflection of sorts of the Tree-of-life, of which there are 32 Paths, which we’ve pointed out in other articles corresponds to the 32 times the Name Elohim is mentioned in Creation and to the 5-dimensional hypercube with its 32 vertices and 80 edges and 80 faces.

And one such result of this reflection is found by taking the matrix itself, 248 x 42, or 10416 lines (rows), and taking its square root again and again, 6 times, until it equals  (1.155517…) 32 A meaningless number, whose only significance (to our limited understanding) is that when we multiply it by 50, as in the 50-year Biblical jubilee period that the Torah commands us to to count, we get 57.77588…, yet another representation of the period 5777/5778 HC and of the use of the Jubilee year.  Whether it’s  115.552 jubilee years from Creation to 5778 or 66.6 of them from the reception of the Torah at Sinai in 2448 to 5778, it must all have been designed from even before the black fire was allowed to mix with the white.

None of this is surprising of course, because Phi18 also equals precisely 5778.000 and against all astronomical odds, the only 4-digit numerical strings found to repeat 3 times within the first 1000 digits of Pi, are 5778 and its CE equivalent, 2019, back to back years, a demarcation in time.  But you can read about that in Nothing is Random in the Universe and today, we’re concerned mainly about the unfolding of the Torah, not space-time.

Interestingly, when we take the square root of 10416 and take it again (the 4th root) we get 10.1024 and while 10 universally represents the 10 dimensions of the Tree-of-life and of modern physics, 1024 is precisely equivalent to  322 . Moreover, there just so happens to be exactly 1024 different numerical values represented within the 80,000 words of the Torah.

Now, let’s go back to those 90,100 Yuds, Hes, and Vavs of which 7280 formed the 1820 Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the Torah.   As you may have noticed when we mentioned 1820 = 20 x 91, the numerical value of the all important kabbalistic unification of YHVH and EDNY (Adonai) and of “Amen (EMN),” there is another synergistic 91 hidden here. It’s found in the simple sum of the whole and it’s parts; “He and His Name are One:

1820 + 7280 = 9100.

Nevertheless, and even as the importance of this is lost on us, there is a deeper significance that we can note. Since there are 304805 letters (black fire) within the 390625 character-spaces, there are necessarily 85820 white fire spaces within the matrix, just about 22% of the Torah spaces.  While the connection to the 22 Letters of the Hebrew alphabet, or as Abraham described them, the 22 building blocks, is obvious, the juxtaposition to the 82820 Yuds, Hes, and Vavs that do not comprise the 7280 YHVH is less so.

Subtracting 82820 from 85820 gives us and even 3000. And what we can take away from this is that possibly all but 3000 of the “empty” spaces correspond to either Yuds, Hes, or Vavs and thus carry the Name of G-d within them, an energy that bonds the letters into words and verses; after all, because of this special design that’s incorporated into the Torah, those 85820 “empty” character spaces correspond precisely with the 85820 words and verses in the Torah.

Words (79975) + verses (5845) = 85820

Empty Character spaces = 85820

YHVH in Torah = 1820

82820 Resultant Yuds, Hes, and Vavs

820 = Numerical value of “Love thy neighbor as thyself”

 

The Sun and the Moon

Speaking of the 5845 verses, the small gematria numerical value for “the Sun (H’Chamah)” is 5845, which is all the more interesting considering that there are on average 29.3 letters per line of Torah and the days of the lunar cycle are 29.5. Not a perfect match, but if you recall at the outset of their article we mentioned that it is accepted practice to write the Torah with 245 columns as well as the standard and as we’ve seen oh so special 248.  If the Torah matrix were to have 245 columns everything would be crammed into a slightly smaller space, resulting in 7.78 words/line and 29.68 letters/line, but if it were 246 columns, there would be 29.50 letters/line, meaning each line would be representative of the monthly lunar cycle. This leeway provides room for us to think and ponder. It gives us room to explore and find our own way. If G-d gave us a giant clock, Man would probably have broken it by now.

By the way, in case you are new to our blog, the surface temperature of the Sun is 5778 K and the average surface temperature of the Earth will reach 57.78 F within the next 6 years. One big clock.

According to the Zohar, in the time of the geula, final redemption and of the advent of Moshiach consciousness, the Sun and the Moon will be equal. The Torah matrix provides a structure for this to occur; it’s up to us to find it.  But recall, the Sun, represents Zeir Anpin, (a sharing/channeling force) and the Moon, Malchut (a purely receptive vessel), possibly meaning that in the so-called end-of-days, the receptors will be able to share with the givers and a new balance will be in order.

But before there was a Sun and a Moon there was Phi, the primordial mathematical constant that along with Pi and several laws of nature helped bring into being our physical world, once the matrix had been laid out.  Going back to the 248 column structure of the Torah matrix, we note that besides the 390,625 elements there are also the 248 columns and the 10,400 lines (discounting the 16 blank lines that separate the 5 Books). These total 401,273 total elements and

Phi2 = 1.61803399..

401,273/Phi2 = 248,000

Moreover,

390625/(√1 + √2)=1,618,022

And when all the black fire was laid out and arranged amongst the white fire, and divied up amongst the 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, the number of chapters, words, letters, verses were indelibly set into place. It’s here that we find that they were all split (actually divided) into specific segments using the Phi proportion. T he first chapter of Numbers (Bamidbar) is 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

There should be no doubt that Phi is an integral part of the structure of the Torah matrix or that we weren’t meant to eventually wake up and realize it.  By the way, if we add the 670 paragraphs and the 80 pieces of parchment to the 248 columns,  10396 rows and 390625 elements we get 402019 and the only 5-digit string to repeat in those first 1000 digits of pi is 42019.

390,625 + 10396 rows + 248 columns + 670 paragraphs + 80 parchments =

402019

Everything has a purpose in the Torah.

We’ve breached the boundary of the upper worlds, and thus endless wisdom is available to us, but we’re right at the entrance and must be careful not to drag our negative shells (klippot) and personal agendas along with us.  Walking up is only the first step. It’s what we do from then on that matters.

There’s a lot of math here and the concepts underlying it are very profound so we will take our time in subsequent articles exploring them and bring them into our lives in a more concrete way.

Best wishes and love to everyone on this hillula of Moshe Rabbeinu,

Ezra

Rav Ashlag’s Final Words and the Secret of the Final Redemption.

Rav Ashlag was the greatest kabbalist of the past century. Known as Hasulam (the ladder), he was not only the first to translate the Zohar from Aramaic to Hebrew but he wrote volumes of explanations as well and could have written hundreds more by his own account had he had the financial means to cover the pens and paper.  His legacy included several other books including The Ten Luminous Emanations, which brought new light and understanding to the study of the Tree-of-life as taught by the Arizal 400 years earlier.

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi Ashlag died at the age of 70, on Yom Kippur, 1954, and with his last divine breath uttered these 5 words , quoted from Psalm 91:16 אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ;    וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי.

which translates to “With long life will I satisfy him, and make Him to behold My salvation.”

For 56 years now, since his passing, these words were shrouded in mystery. Yet, we have to look no further than the initials of the 5 words (Alef,Yud, Alef,Vav, Bet), whose gematria miliui (spelled-out numerical value) is exactly 666.

Now, for sure Rav Ashlag wasn’t referring to the infamous number of Revelations, but to the year that the kabbalistic proportion of .666 points to for the geula (final redemption), 5778 HC (2018 CE). After all, it was Rav Ashlag who taught it to me. (Please see The Divine Calendar or our article on the missing 222 years.)

Like the design of the Tree-of-life itself, Rav Ashlag separated the 6 millennium (6000 years) into those years dedicated to G-d (upper 1/3. or .333), and those to the self (lower 2/3, or .666), thus 2000 and 4000 respectively, giving us a base of 4000 selfish (malchut) years. Thus leaving us 2000 years to purify ourselves.

This .666 proportion by the way is not arbitrary and has deep divine origins, which we’ll explain in another article very soon.

Nevertheless, taking those 2000 years, then separated them into 666.66 (667) and 1333.33 years, he came up with a total of 5333.33 base years and 666.66 years that were left to be purified further, which not so coincidentally coincided with the death of the Arizal. These final 666.66 years he separated once again into 444.44 base years and 222.22 spiritual ones.

This left Rav Ashalg, of blessed memory, with the year for Moshiach at 5777.78 with 222.22 spiritual years set aside.  So of our 6000 year allotment, as specified by the sages, only 222 are of a higher spiritual nature, giving us a proportion of 222/6000, or .0370 percent or 1/27.01, which is why to a great extent the total numerical value of the Torah’s first verse is 2701 (See The Genesis Prayer).

The same goes for the total value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, 3701, which is the Kabbalistic inverse of 2701 and is directly derived from that first Torah verse. Moreover, the complete gematria sofit of the 42-Letter Name equals 5778, while the final letters of each of the 7 lines of the 42-Letter Name matrix add up to 2448, the year of the exodus from Egypt and that the 10 Commandments were received at Sinai, exactly 66.6 jubilee years prior to 5778.

6000: 4000          +       2000

2000:   1333.33     +          666.67

666.67:  444.44     +           222.22

5777.78   +          222.22 =  6000

But back to Rav Ashlag’s final 5 words:

Psalm 91:16 אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ;    וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי.

While it’s true that the 5 words with their ordinal values add up to 1998 when 1 is added for the kolel and 1998 = 3 x 666, adding the kolel for the 27 letters and subtracting that 5 words gives us 2019, the year (2019 ce) that the new era is slated to begin (see Nothing is Random in the Universe).

We can’t say whether Rav Ashlag was pointing to that when he uttered his very last words, but we know he was very well aware of the date prognosticated and that using the 2/3 (.666) proportion 3 times gets you there, as illustrated above. And we know he could have chose any final words to leave us with. So just perhaps, he wanted to make sure that those of us with whom he shared this secret would pass it on in time.

And have faith, since the sum of the first and last letters in each of the 5 words sum to 102, the numerical value of emunah, meaning “faith,”and with the kolel for the 5 words, we have 107, as in the sum of integers through 107 = 5778, the 107th triangular number.

And with the events that transpired this week, the time is now, if ever, but we’ll get into that in our next article as it appears the battle is upon us.

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