There is a place with G-d’s fingerprints all over it. And they form a pattern, two hand prints, 10 fingers and a date.

Last week, I was wrapping one of our *Pesach* cabinets, when I discovered 3 bags of Israeli cous cous (*chametz gamor*) in the cabinet we were selling beside it. My ego swelled and I felt like a hero. In the very next second, the door swung shut on my pinky, crushing it. I carefully removed the *chametz* and paused to ponder the relationship between the two events, which by the way is the real kabbalah—examining the causes and effects in our lives, not reading people’s astrological signs. I realized G-d was not allowing me the slightest ego and was crushing it out of me like oil from an olive. I was so grateful. The pain and bruising went away instantaneously and I saw G-d’s fingerprint in the event.

I had no trouble seeing G-d’s hand in the cause-and-effect event. Thanks to the wave of *Binah* energy that is blanketing us, shortening the time frame between cause and effect, many like-minded individuals can see it too. But what of the skeptics and doubters? At the time of the incident I had been working on an answer for them, a place where G-d’s fingerprints would be unmistakable and unquestionable. Moreover, these fingerprints tell a story, tell us about the opening of the 50 Gates of *Binah* and the onset of the 1000 years of Moshiach Ben David that are upon us.

If G-d were to have carved His Designs, Plans and Name in a 1000-year-old tree would people believe it was real? No, anyone could have carved them there. If He engraved them in large letters high up on a giant rock ledge, would they be heeded? Probably not, again someone could conceivably carved them. If He gave us specific instructions in the Torah would Man follow them? Again, as is evidenced, most would not, and even many of those that do do not know what to make of them. Total certainty, the necessary password for the Gates of Moshiach, is so difficult to achieve.

So where could G-d place these designs and plans of His so that we can be sure that only He could have written them, and none other? There is a place and it is hard to reach, in fact, it was only reachable in the last few decades and only to the people least likely to have such faith in G-d. Even though we can prove beyond the slightest doubt that Man could not have written the Torah and that much of the Torah is designed to connect us with the various Names of G-d we cannot prove to you that G-d wrote it; after all, a hyper intelligent life force from outer space or from the future could have done it too. Nevertheless, the omniscient G-d redundantly placed those designs and proofs for us in a place that aliens could not have created. G-d hardwired them into the fabric of the universe, into the physics and mathematics that have existed since the dawn of time. G-d made them tamperproof. G-d made them immutable and he made them readily accessible to us only as a last resort. We had thousands of years to find G-d on our own. With no time left, we demand proof.

Before the bundled **7** dimensions of *Zein Anpin*, the stairway to Heaven represented by the Torah, there existed the realm of *Binah. Binah* is characterized by the Primordial Hebrew letter *Aleph* (**א**), whose numerical value is both **1** and also **1000. ** The spiritual dimension of *Binah* (Understanding) is the World to Come. *Binah* is the **1000**-year long Shabbat; it is the **7**th millennium. It is represented by both the **1000** letters in the Shema prayer and by the first **1000** digits in the mathematical constant Pi. It is the place of the primordial letter *Aleph* (**א**). It is the place of infinite understanding and limitless possibilities. It is upon us and the **50** Gates of *Binah* are wide open.

Given that the standard mathematics in our universe is base **10** and that our modern scientists and ancient kabbalists agree that the **10** *sefirot* (dimensions) form a whole or unity/oneness in both our physical and spiritual universe, base **10** logarithms are the equalizers that make all numbers equate to **10**. The standard mathematics in our universe is base **10**, meaning we count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 100, and 100 to 1000 in cycles of **10**. Not coincidentally, the standard gematria (numerical valuation) of the Hebrew letters are counted the same way. Logarithms sound complicated, but the logarithm (log) of a number is the exponent (power) to which another fixed number, called the *base*, must be raised to produce that number. If we wanted to know the base **10** logarithm of **1000** we would need to calculate to what power 10 must be raised to equal 1000 and since **1000** = 10 × 10 × 10 = **10 ^{3}**, the “logarithm to base 10” of the number

**1000**is

**3**.

This simple schematic of **10 x 10 x 10** equaling **1000** and thus **10 ^{3}**, mimicking the spiritual structure of the universe in

**3**columns and

**3**iterations of the

**10**

*sefirot*(dimensions) whereby the 1 st iteration is equivalent to our world,

*Malchut*, the next one to

*Zeir Anpin*and the 3 rd to

*Binah*.

This unity/oneness in our base **10** mathematical system is why the logarithm of the number **10** is **1 (0ne)**. That same system dictates that the sum of the logarithms of the integers from **1** to **70 **is** 100.078**, in order words if we take all the resultant logs for each number from 1, 2, 3… **70 **and add them all together they would give us **100.0**78, metaphorically **1000** and **78**. Kabbalistically, the decimal place is irrelevant, as it is just a multiple of **10**. Also **78** is the value of the Hebrew initials of the **3** column Tree-0f-Life (**חיים עצ**) which is the choice we must make in 57**78**. We must choose the tree-of-life over the tree-of-knowledge of good and evil and yet G-d purposely embedded his signature within the boundaries of our knowledge. And while **78** is **3** times the value (**26**) of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**), **1000** is **3** iterations of the **10** sefirot of the tree-of-life (**10 x 10 x 10**).

Adding up **70** irrational numbers and coming up with a whole round number like **100.0** to **3 **decimal places is pretty special, but the number **70** itself has a very special place in G-d’s Divine plans. There were **70** members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt; **70** members of the Sanhedrin that were formed at Mt Sinai; the **10** Commandments were found in the **70** th chapter in the Torah; and the many all-important **70**-year periods throughout Biblical history from Adam to Abraham to David to the exiles and all **3** Holy Temples, culminating in the** 70** years since the birth of the State of Israel to the prophesied coming of *Moshiach* this year in **5778.** This deep impression connecting the **1000** sub-*sefirot *(dimensions) of *Binah* with the **70** sub-*sefirot* of *Zeir Anpin* is but a single fingerprint that G-d left for us within the logarithmic scale. It is also the connection we need to make to jump from *Zeir Anpin*, the heavenly ladder, to *Binah*.

The logs of a number are immutable, and man has no say in them. The results are unique. After noting that within the endless stream of logs, the number **70** stands out starkly, as in the **70** members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt, we can see yet another fingerprint of G-d in the unity and oneness of the **600,000** souls that received those **10** Commandments at Mt Sinai: the base **10** log of **600,000** is **5.778**. It is because all is One and in G-d’s plans everything is One, everything ties together. There were about 3 million Israelites at Mt Sinai, but the Torah specifically singled out and mentioned the **600,000** men who were there, just as it specifically mentioned the **70** family members. Man barely knew how to count **3330** years ago when the Torah was given at Sinai, so there is no way he could have calculated the logarithms to choose these specific numbers. As the Arizal pointed out, those **600,000** souls at Sinai divided by the **70** family members and again by the **12** sons of Israel and the **3** Patriarchs gives us 10000/**42**, representing the **42**-Letter Name of G-d capable of unifying us.

Another thing that Man could not have known about **3330** years ago is that there are **3** strings of the digit sequence “…**5778…”** within the first **1000** digits of Pi (3.14159265358…) and also **3** strings of the sequence of “…**2019…”**, giving us consecutive back-to-back years **2018** and **2019** in the Gregorian calendar. Two of those “…**2019**…” numerical strings are actually matching 5-digit strings of “…**42019…”** each, coupling the year **2019** with the number **42**. Also, when Man was told at Mt Sinai in the year **2448** to start counting jubilee years (**50**-year periods), he could not have known that he would have to wait **3330** or **66.6** jubilee years, until the year **5778** for his next opportunity to reach *Binah*.

You can find 1000s of explanations of how the mathematical constant Pi is anything but random in the books, *Nothing is Random in the Universe*, and some illustrations of how standard gematria interprets them such as (**3.1**4**15**9**26**5**358**…) breaking down to the Names of G-d **31** (**אל**); **15** (**יה**); **26** (**יהוה**) and at the **10**th decimal place **358**, *Moshiach*. The World to Come, *Binah*, associated with the number **1000** is called the great Shabbat, one of **1000** years so how telling is it that the first string of “…**42019**…” within those **1000** digits of Pi is located at digit #**702**, the numerical value of Shabbat, or that the final **42019** is the last 5 digits of the **1000** and that the sum of the 995 digits until it is **4446**, when **44 x 46** equals **57.78** yet again. Another thing about **4446** is that it is 1332 or **2 x 666** less than **5778**.

Let us be crystal clear, Man can mess with his DNA; Man can mess with nuclear atoms, but Man can not shape of influence which digit in Pi is where or how often it reoccurs. Only G-d could do that. And while Man had a hand in warming up the Earth a little, it was G-d’s prerogative to make the surface temperature of the Sun, **5778K**.

The fingerprints of G-d are all over the mathematical constants Pi and Phi. For example, intercalated amongst those first 13 digits of Pi with the Names * El, Yah*, the Tetragrammaton (

**יהוה**) and

*Moshiach*are the 3 digits

**4**,

**9**and

**5**, who add up to

**18**, whose square root is

**4.24**(Moshiach Ben David). When we raise the other primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399…) to

**18**, we get

**5778.000**yet again.

By the way, those 3 intercalated numbers (4, 9, and 5) were the **3** rd, **6** th and **9** th digits, which also sum to **18**, and (**4 x 3 + 9 x 6 + 5 x 9**) = **111** or *Aleph* (**אלף**) representing *Binah*. Nevertheless, this article is mostly about G-d’s fingerprints found in His system of Logarithms and not so much which we have already written about extensively. Atheists would say it is nature that determines the physical laws that created mathematics and our solar system, and believers would say G-d (*Elohim*) *is* nature. While believers can easily see G-d’s plans being unveiled, atheists probably still see it all as mere coincidence, impossible 1 in a trillion coincidences, but coincidences nonetheless. Believing in G-d is all about letting go of our ego, and the belief that we are in control is the hardest aspect of ego to let go of. Denial is the purest form of ego.

Let us examine some of those so-called coincidences. While the log of 9 is **.95424**, spelling out in gematria “The King Moshiach Ben David (**95** and **424**),” the number **954** also represents the digit #**954** within Pi, where the **3**rd and final **5778** is located within those first **1000** digits. The final one of the **3 **sequences of “…**2019…”** comprise the absolute last 4 digits in the first **1000** digits of Pi, metaphorically the year that the Gates of *Binah* and sealed. The final “…**5778**..” is part of a **10** digit sequence “…**5778**18**5778**…”that starts at digit #948 and the sum of the digits in Pi up to that point is **4240** or **10 x 424**.

Interestingly, there are **42** digits between the last “…**5778**…” at digit #954 and the last “…**2019**…” at digit #996. This is like the prophecies of the prophets calling for a period of **42** months until the final redemption. The log of **10 **is Unity (**1**); the log of 9 spells out “King Moshiach Ben David;” and the Log of 8 is .**903**09, which hints at the **42**-Letter Name of G-d since **903** is the sum of the integers from 1 to **42**.

The **42**-Letter Name of G-d is the ladder to *Binah* built into the Torah’s first verse and according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory, “The Understanding of the **42**-Letter Name will bring about the *geulah* (final redemption). Of ALL the endless sums of the logs from the bases 1 – 10, the **ONE** number that is closest to a whole number is **42,** or most precisely 41.99997. This makes the number **42** unique in the universe. This is because the **42**-Letter Name is the ladder that we can actually climb that bridges our world with heaven and eventually with *Moshiach *Consciousness (*Binah*). This is also why we use the **42**-Letter Name matrix to count the Omer every year and why it is especially important this year.

Adding up the logs of all the bases from 1 to 10 is not arbitrary, as in our base 10 mathematical and physical world, 10 represents the completion of a level. It does as well in the spiritual realm. The Zohar explains nothing happens below that does not happen above. When we do add them up, we are adding up the resultant numbers of calculating each power exponent for each of the 10 bases,

If the log of 6 being **.778** and that of the integers 8, 9, and 10 are also telling, then what of the sum of the logs from **1 to 11**, whose value when squared is **57.78**. Similarly, the sum of the squares of the integers from **1 to 11** is **506**, which is not only the value of the first line of the **42**-Letter Name matrix and also the number of the Torah occurrences of the 14 triplets in **42**-Letter Name matrix, but it is also the complete gematria value of “Moshiach Ben David.”

We have been advising about the convergence of the Gregorian and Western Calendars upon the year **5778** for 20 years now so we would be remiss to point out that the **ONLY** log whose Hebrew Calendar year aligns with its Gregorian one is the year **2000** or **5760** in the Hebrew Calendar. Through the Log of **5760**, which is **3.760**42248, the year **3760 HC**, the year “**0**” in the Western Calendar is eternally connected. **2000** years separate the two dates and there are no other dates that line up separated as whole numbers at all. Ironically, the date **3760 HC** is followed by **422**, the year the 1 st Holy Temple was destroyed, **-422 BCE.** The 2 nd Holy Temple was destroyed in the year **70 CE**, and “**422”** is the gematria value for the Hebrew word “seventy.” How is it possible that the only date this happens with within the entire logarithmic system is the year **3760 HC (0 CE)**, the date the **2** calendars pivot on? And given 3.760 **42 248** whether G-d intended this or not there are **42** rows in every Torah scroll and **248** columns. Perhaps it is a reminder that it always comes back to the **42**-Letter Name and to the Torah.

Taking it all a giant step further and knowing that *Binah*, the **1000**-year period of *Moshiach*, is most represented by the number **1000**, if we were to add the logarithms of all the bases from **1-10** for the number **1000**, they would sum to 42.3994 or **42.4**, the numerical value of *Moshiach Ben David*. That must be telling us something. The 10 logs of 1000 could have added up to any other number. No number could have added up to anything close to **42.4**. Yet these **10** for the number **1000** did. Given the nature of logarithms and their very flat curve most resultant numbers fall into the double-digit category. To reach a result above 100, even with summing all the logs of bases 1 – 10, our starting number would need to be about 12,000,000 and it goes up exponentially and unfathomably higher from there. What we are saying is that **42.4** is the only number that could be representative of **424**, especially since the sum of all the logs from bases 1 -10 for even the lowest whole number, **2**, is 4.25. Please note that all the logs from bases 1 -10 for the number 1 are “0,” which if we wanted to extract meaning from, we could say that in Unity (Oneness) there is zero (“0”) space between us. If we wanted to get closer to **4.24**, we would have to forsake whole numbers and could go with **1.998** or **3 x .666** which would give us **4.248** as the sum of the logs for the bases 1-10, with **4248** being the sum of the 22 spelled out Names of 22 Hebrew letters.

Yes another fingerprint is found on the Natural Log of **70** or **LN (70)**, which is the log to the base of e (2.718…).** T**he Natural Log of **70** is **4.248**.

Given that all the summary logs from 1 to 12 million must fall between 4.25 and 100 and given that each one is the sum of 10 different mostly irrational numbers, the odds of one being so close to anything meaningful are astronomical, yet there is a second number that is always associated with *Binah*. The kabbalists have been writing about the **50** Gates of Binah for thousands of years—it is even in our Passover Haggadahs. Since we know that we must reach the **50** Gates of *Binah* in order to enter *Binah*, and that we last reached the **50** th Gate when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, how incredible is it that the sum of the logarithms of all the bases from **1-10** for the number **3450**, representing Moses (**משה** **345**) and also *Hashem (***השם*** 345)*, are precisely

**50.000**. According to the Zohar, it is because of this connection to the

**50**Gates that we were first told to count the

**50**-year jubilee cycles, starting at Mt Sinai in

**2448 HC**, corresponding to

**24.48**, which is the sum of logs of bases 1 -10 for the number

**54**. The number

**54**stands out because

**54 x 107 = 5778**and the sum of all the integers from

**1 to 107**is

**5778**.

Within those 12 million numbers there are only a few that meet our criteria for precision and one of them is the sum of the logs for all the bases from **1-10** for the number **26**, representing the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**), whose resultant value is **20** (19.99799 to be more precise). The value of **20** represents *Keter*, the highest dimension, which is why the **10** Commandments are found in the **20**th chapter of the Book of Exodus (*Shmot*) and why there are **620** letters in the **10** Commandments, like the Hebrew word for *20*, *Esrim *(**עשרים**) of numerical value **620**. Also, for what it is worth, **20 x 50 = 1000**.

There are a few others, though one number that keeps coming up for us this year, the number **58,** and as we explained in our previous article there is a strong correlation between the Megillah Ester, Ester, Mordechai and the Biblical story of Noach and the Flood. They share mutual *gematriot* of **58, 78** and the **127** combinations of **7** words, amongst other things. As if to make sure we did not miss this important correlation, G-d made sure that when we add the logarithms of all the bases from **1-10** for the number **12700**, representing the **127** provinces times the **100** days in the Megillah Ester; the **127** years of Sarah, the Matriarch; and the **127** possible combinations of the **7** words is the Torah’s first verse, corresponding to the **7** sefirot of *Zeir Anpin* beneath *Binah*, we would get **58**, or 57.99957 to be exact.

We would be remiss if we did not mention the further correlation between word Megillah (**מגלה**) with a standard value of **78** and an ordinal value of **33** for a complete value of **111**, and the *Aleph* (**אלף**), which is also *eleph* (**אלף**) meaning **1000, **also of spelled out value** 111**. The reason we bring this up is that **78**, as in **5778**, is also the value for *Mabul*, the Biblical flood (**מבול**) whose ordinal value is likewise **33**, which is the sum of the logs of the bases 1 – 10 for the number **216**, representing *Gevurah* (strong judgement) and the **216** letters in the 72 Names of G-d used to split the Red Sea. To think that this is coincidence is to also ignore that the first **33** letters of the Torah add up to a gematria value of **3003**, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to **77**.

G-d’s fingerprints are all over this. Even today, it is impossible for a team of engineers with a powerful super computer to create a document with anywhere near the complexity of the Torah, let alone align it, as G-d did, with the mathematics that underlay the framework of all the physics of our universe. G-d also chose to design our solar system to that same alignment. He did not have to do this. He did not have to make the Earth orbit the Sun at **66,600** mph. He could have created a system without fingerprints for us to trace; He could have left us with only one option: truly blind faith. He tried to make it easy for us to find faith and certainty. Even in the final year **5778**, with the floodwaters of *Binah* already upon us since Purim and the Gates of Moshiach Ben David opening wider every day since Pesach, He wants us to find our way in, to find certainty anyway we can.

Of the fingerprints we highlighted above we can connect the dots: after **70** years since the founding of the State of Israel in **1948**, the **50** Gates of Binah will swing open ushering in the Great Shabbat (**702**), the **1000** years of Moshiach Ben David (**424**) and in accordance with the hints given to us by the Arizal, the crucial moment can happen on the **18**th day of Iyar, on the **33**rd day of the **50**-day *Omer* period, or **.666**% of the way through that period which began **100** days or **.666%** of the way through the period from Zot Chanukah to Shavuot, or **.333%** of the way through the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah in the year **5778 (2018 CE)**.

Yes, **L’ag B’Omer 5778**.

B”H it can all unfold as written in the numbers. It depends on us.

Chag Sameach

Ezra