G-d’s Hands are Reaching Out to Us

The two (2) calendars are superimposed, the Western and the Hebrew. One began in the year 0 with Adam and has lasted 5778 years to date. The other began 3760 years after the start of the first one, 2018 years ago.  First Holy Temple was destroyed 422 years, which is the gematria of the number “70,” before the 2 nd calendar began. Then 70 years after the 2 nd calendar began, the Second Holy Temple was destroyed, 70 CE. Now 1948 years later, we find ourselves at the end of the 70-year period since Israel became a nation in 1948.  Abraham, the first of the Patriarch was born in 1948 HC. Seventy (70) years later G-d made a Covenant with him and called it the Covenant of Halves. The Calendars are folding in on themselves. Time is collapsing. Zeir Anpin is collapsing with it, focusing to point.

Genesis 1:1  “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.”

Genesis 1:4 “…God divided between the light and darkness.”

Genesis 1:6 “God said, ‘There shall be a sky [expanse, firmament, Heaven] in the middle of the water, and it shall divide between water and water’.”

Before we can get to that point of collapse we need to understand better how our greater universe is structured. The Zohar juxtaposes the 12 directions (branches) of Zeir Anpin with the 2 seas: the Sea of Binah and the Sea of Malhut. As we have explained previously, the 12 directions (branches) represent the restrictive cubic structure with the 12 edges boxing in the 6 sides. The Zohar further tells us that the 12 edges are analogous to the 12 tribes of Israel and to the 12 sons of Jacob, who came from 4 mothers (sides and/or vertical edges of the cube).  The 3 Patriarchs representing the 3 columns spreading out at right angles to form the full 12 boundaries of the cube (4 x 3). Spiritually, the 12 edges of the cubes, like the metaphor of the 12 sons, are the channels of light that draw from the upper see to the lower one. As we have said previously the 12 edges, 6 sides and 8 vertices (points) of the cube sum to 26, the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) that is G-d’s Name in the state of Zeir Anpin.

The sea spreads out evenly in all directions and is presented by a spherical shape, equidistant from its center at all points. The sea is endless, but when stopped in freeze-frame at any moment in its even expansion it would be a sphere, like the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  For simplicity, we will think of this juxtaposition as a circle and a square, which are slices of those spheres and cubes. The square is Zeir Anpin, the channel between the circles, the sky from Genesis 1:6. There is a circle inscribed in the square; it is Malchut, our physical world, cased in by Zeir Anpin.  There is a circle that circumscribes the square and encases it; it is Binah. An Inner circle and an outer one.  These are the wheels you read about in the Zohar. These are the seas you read about in the Zohar.

Ecclesiastes 1:7
כָּלהַנְּחָלִים הֹלְכִים אֶלהַיָּם, וְהַיָּם אֵינֶנּוּ מָלֵא; אֶלמְקוֹם, שֶׁהַנְּחָלִים הֹלְכִיםשָׁם הֵם שָׁבִים, לָלָכֶת”
“All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again.”

Zeir Anpin are the rivers that channel the light from the upper endless sea of Light, Binah. The four (4) rivers of Genesis 2:10. Malchut is the sea that cannot be filled.  Malchut is a dark endless with no light of its own. Once it is cut off from the light it will be pitch black. Our spiritual selves live in Zeir Anpin; our physical selves are ensconced in Malchut.  What we think and imagine as light in the world in which we live is just a reflection from Binah above. It is an illusion, a cheap trick to keep us trapped down here.  Whatever gives us what we think is light down here is the antithesis of light; it draws us deeper into the darkness. The stronger the sensation of light, like being high, the further from the actual light we are being led. The cruel trick is that the reflection is on the bottom of sea not its surface, so the closer to the false light we swim, the deeper into the abyss we are diving.  That is the reality behind addictions, all of them. And addictions are just a modern term for idol worshiping, which is even a crueler trick because almost no one today thinks they are worshiping idols-most would tell you that is barbaric.

To understand how to escape the lower sea before the collapse is complete, we must first understand how it is all structured. Only then will we be able to see through the illusions.

To geometry, this relationship between the spheres and cubes or circles and squares is basic, and while it may look fancy if we spell it all out, it is very basic math. What is math anyway? It is just a way to describe relationships between different objects using a common universal language. So let us skip the math and examine the relationship.  Skipping the part about the ratio of the circumference of the inscribed circle to the circumscribed circle being (1-1/√2) and jumping ahead to where it works out to .2928, we learn that 2928 HC is the year that the First Holy Temple was constructed. Doing the same with the ratio of the outer circle’s circumference to the inscribed square’s perimeter, the resultant Pi/2 is 1.5708, which gives us 5708 HC, the year Israel became a nation. This is also 2780 years after the construction of the First Holy Temple. Those 2780 years are 10 times the numerical value of Ohr HaGanuz, the concealed light of Moshiach.

And again skipping the math in the ratio of the area of the circumscribed (outer circle) to the square within gives us 1.111, which we know is representative of the primordial Aleph (א) that is Binah. Then as mentioned in our article on the Solar System, the square drawn around the inscribed circle that it bounds is 1.273 or 27.3% larger, representative of the ratio of Zeir Anpin to the bounded Malchut. This partially explains why within that strict confined structure, the Moon rotates in 27.3 days and revolves around the Earth in 27.3 days, in sync with the dark sunspots that rotate around the Sun also every 27.3 days.  The design of Zeir Anpin is to keep the darkness of Malchut from infecting the upper worlds and to inject as much order as possible into that swirling chaos, hence the strict marching orders of the planets, timed to one-half of the numerical value of the Tree-of-Life and of Israel, 546/2 = 273.

To see the two (2) Hands of G-d in all this, each with 14 finger segments, we need only look past the square Zeir Anpin and look to the ratio of the two seas to one another, Binah to Malchut. Given what we just described, the ratio of the Outer circle to the Inner one is 1.111 x 1.273,or 1.414214, which is the square root of 2. The √2, or essence of 2, decodes as 1.414214 = 14 (יד) and 14 (יד), followed by 2 (יד), or even ruach, the spirit of G-d of numerical value 214. Since Yad (יד) is Hand, we can see the 2 Hands of G-d within the square root of two (2), a very unique number, and one at the core of all our geometry.

The Covenant of Halves

The name David (דוד) also has the numerical value of 14.  Moreover, the ratio of the Inner circle to the Outer one is .707107, giving us the 70 years of David’s lifespan and of the nation of Israel in this transformational year, 5778 (2018 CE). Before we examine this closer, we should note that the .707107 Inner to Outer circle ratio is one-half of the √2 and that it also gave us the equation (1 -.707107) = .2928, the Year that King David’s plans for the First Holy Temple were realized (2928 HC) by his son, 4 years after his death.  The square root of 2 is unique in that half (√2/2) of it, (.707107), is equal to the inverse (1/√2) of it, (.707107).  Therefore, half of those two (2) hands (1.414214), in other words .707107, breaks down numerically to 70 years, the 7th prophesied Shabbat millennium, and 107, whose sum of its 107 integers (∑ 1 -107 ) equals 5778, the year Israel completes its first 70 years.

The splitting of the square root of 2 in half is not only mathematically unique, but special in its relationship to King David in that the midpoint—the splitting in 2—of his 70-year life span marks the midpoint, 2889 HC, in the 5778 years to Moshiach and freedom.  It is no coincidence that G-d made the Covenant of Halves with Abraham in the year 2018 HC, the analog to 2018 CE (5778 HC).

The Zohar tells us the four (4) walls of the square are akin to the four (4) exiles. When Joseph entered Egypt the 210 years of Egyptian exile began, 3 The Divine Calendarperiods of 70 years each. Not coincidentally, there are 4 portions about Joseph in the Torah, who was born in the year 2198 HC, and lived in Egypt for 70 years of those 210.  Those 70 years were blessings and protection to Israel, even as they lived within the darkness of exile.  Those 70 years of blessings extend forward in time to today’s 70 years of Israel, for Joseph was born exactly 3580 years before the year 5778, or 10 times 358, the numerical value of Mashiach. Joseph’s birth in 2198 HC was also 1562 years before the Gregorian Calendar began, and 156 is the numerical value of Joseph.  The 2 Calendars are converging this year. 5778 years of history did not happen in vain.

How long was the Babylonian exile before the Second Holy Temple was built? 70 years. The Gregorian calendar began with a 70-year period that marked the end of the Second Holy Temple.  It is ending with another 70-year period clearly marked by the birth of Israel. It is time for us to break out and reach Binah, the World to Come. It is time to break out of the self-defined confines of the 4th exile. It is the illusion that we keep feeding ourselves that forms the walls of this prison. Zeir Anpin is made of light; we must look up towards it, not to its reflection in the bottom of the abyss.

The Israelites are Zeir Anpin, the 12 sons of Jacob are the structured boundary walls ruled by the 3-column system. The Inner Circle referenced above is Malchut, the darkness drawing its light from the bounded edges, the 4 rivers. The Outer Circle is Binah, the true light that beckons us to break free. As explained above, the two Hands of G-d are reaching down to us through the design of that structure.  They are built into it as our way out.

This year, the boundaries of our self-imposed prison will be shaken severely. They will be shaken loose for our sake.  The Zohar explains that that is exactly what happened to end the 210-year exile in Egypt. It took the Hands of G-d to shake free and wake up the Israelites then, which is why the initials of the 10 plagues add up to the numerical value of Israel.  Then once the boundaries are broken, the choice is ours; The Outer or the Inner Circle; the Darkness or the Light.

We live in a universe of positive and negative, spiritual and physical. Black and white fire, as the Hebrew letters of the Torah and the space they occupy are called. Like two pieces of a puzzle fitting together, 5778 and 4222 slide in together to form 10000, or 10 to the power of 4, the 4th or Binah dimension. As we explained above, numerically 4222 is 422 and 2, or the numerical value of 70 and the 2 dates of the destruction of both Holy Temples.





The numerical values for “70″ and for “Joseph” respectively, 422 and 156 equal 578.  Of the 91 sets of oddly doubled words in the Torah, the set of doubled words meaning to tear away (טרף and טרף) was used twice, once when the brothers inferred to Jacob that Joseph was dead and again when he was found to be alive.  Each set has the numerical value 578. Each set also has the sofit gematria value of 2018. This year Joseph is alive for us.  Joseph was never dead; it was an illusion. This is the year we tear away the illusions.

The Temples were the physical manifestation of Zeir Anpin on Earth, open channels to Binah and beyond.  When the weight of the encroaching darkness of Malchut became too much they collapsed to seal off and protect the upper worlds.  If the darkness was feeding off the light, having none of its own, why not strike a balance and thus live off as much light as possible? It was not its nature.  Darkness likes darkness and the nature of physicality is blind greed, not balance. In order to escape it, we have to turn away from our own nature; it is the only way.  Trying to strike a balance is the illusion the darkness would like you to believe.

We are personifying the darkness for a reason: it does have a consciousness.  This is why you cannot fight it; this consciousness feeds off everyone collectively and individually. Every negative thought we have, let alone our selfish actions and speech, feed it and tell it how best to control us, what illusions with which to best confront us.

It is a battle that cannot be won, but there is a way out.  This year, G-d’s two Hands are reaching out to those who can wake themselves up and see the physical nature of our prison for what it is .

More to follow…

Metatron in the Beginning and in the End of Days.

Metatron in the Beginning and in the End

Out next Chanukah revelation concerns the archangel Metatron (MTTRVN) of numerical value 314. The sages, tzaddikim and Zohar all tell us he was originally Enoch (ChNVC), the 7th in the lineage of Adam.

Zohar 43. Balak : 6.

Verse 86. “Enoch, who is Metatron,”

We can see from the following verses in the Torah that it was never stated that Enoch dies, only that he walked with God and was taken.

Genesis 5:23-24 “All of Enoch’s days were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and was no more, because God had taken him.

These Zohar excerpts give it more color and speak of all the secrets that were revealed to Enoch and that subsequently were guarded by Mettatron and then revealed on a need-to-know basis.

Zohar Bereshit 51 474. “We have also been told that Chanoch had a book, which originated from the same place as that of the generations of Adam. And this book contains the inner secrets of wisdom. He was taken from this earth to become a heavenly angel. Thus, it is written: ‘And he was not; for Elohim took him’ (Beresheet 5:24). He is the youth, THAT IS, HE IS ALWAYS CALLED A YOUTH, as the verse states: ‘Train up (Heb. chanoch) a child in the way he should go’ (Mishlei 22:6), INDICATING THAT CHANOCH IS THE YOUTH BECAUSE HE BECAME MINISTERING LAD TO THE SHECHINAH.

475. All the supernal secrets were delivered into his hands and he, in turn, delivered them to those who merited them. Thus, he performed the mission THAT THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE, ASSIGNED TO HIM. One thousand keys were delivered into his hands and he takes one hundred blessings every day and creates unifications for his Master. The Holy One, blessed be He, took him from this world so that he would serve him above. The text refers to this when it reads: ‘And he was not; for Elohim took him.’

476. Since it was given to him, it is called the book of Chanoch. When the Holy One, blessed be He, took him, He showed him all the supernal mysteries, including the mystery of the Tree of Life, with its leaves and branches in the middle of the garden. We find all those secrets in his book, ALL THAT ELOHIM SHOWED HIM WHEN HE TOOK HIM TO HEAVEN. Happy are those of exalted piety to whom the supernal wisdom has been revealed and from whom it will never be forgotten, as it is written: ‘The secret of Hashem is with them that fear him; and he will reveal to them his covenant’ (Tehilim 25:14).”

As we’ll get into in a moment, it is no coincidence that Enoch was the 7th in the line of Adam, or that he lived 365 years, with 365 being universally agreed as a reference to the solar year.

So who is Metatron?

Zohar 49. Ki Tetze : 28: 138. “It is so THAT METATRON IS SHADAI when the Holy One, blessed be He, descends TO BRIYAH to rule over the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, good being Metatron and evil Samael, who is a devil, the king of demons. Metatron is an angel, the king of angels, but from the aspect of the Tree of Life the name Shadai is Yesod OF ATZILUT..” [the gateway to the uppermost world].

Shadai is the name of G-d (ShDY) found on all Mezuzot which the Jews place on their doorposts. It has the same numerical value as Metatron, 314, as guardian of the gates.

We’ll reinforce the connection from the Zohar linking Enoch (Metatron) as governor ,if you will, of the 7 sefirot (Zeir Anpin/Malchut) and particularly as guardian of the entrance way through Yesod, but for an understanding of the deepest hidden secrets we need to turn to the Tikkune Zohar, chapter 22 of the 70 chapters revealing the 70 faces of Creation.

It’s in the Tikkunei Zohar that we learn that the 6 letters of the Name Metatron (MTtTtRVN) should be expanded into a matrix of 42, similar to the 42-Letter Name of God (Ana B’koach).  In this case, the matrix would be comprised of the name Metatron (MTtTtRVN) and then the name stretched out over the subsequent 6 dimensions, something like this:

MTt Tt R  V  N




R  R  R  R  R  R

V  V  V  V  V  V

N  N  N  N N N

In The Genesis Prayer and Nothing is Random in the Universe we discuss in great depth the secrets of 42, Pi (314) and their connection to the Torah’s first verse and also the revelations of the advent of Moshiach in 5778, so we won’t go into it again here, other than to point out again that the number 9/(42-letter Name) = exactly 70 + 3.14159..(Pi).

What we do want to reveal is that while the name Metatron has the numerical value of 314, this 42 letter name of Metatron has a total numerical value of 2198, or 7 x 314.

And why is this significant?

It’s not just because 314+ 42 = 358, the numerical value of Mashiach, of that the Torah has exactly 358 phrases of the numerical value 314, indelibly connecting Moshiach with Metatron, but because there are precisely 2198 letter Zayin(s) in the Torah and the numerical value of Zayin is 7.

Speaking of 7, Zohar Bereshit 1:4. tells us why 7 is so important: “There are seven sacred chambers and seven levels above, which are the secrets of supernal faith, NAMELY BINAH. And there are seven chambers below, IN MALCHUT, similar to those above, IN BINAH. Six of these chambers are just as they are above, CORRESPONDING TO THE SIX SFIROT OF ZEIR ANPIN, but one CHAMBER, CORRESPONDING TO BINAH, IS hidden and concealed.”

Keep in mind that this hidden chamber corresponds to the 7th millennium and the time of Moshiach when Binah Chamber will be open to us.

And at the end of the description of the 7 chambers, the Zohar (Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai) has this further to say about the 7th:

Zohar Bereshit B 19:53. “The same can be found in the seven compartments of the lower land, which are all similar to the SEVEN COMPARTMENTS of the world above. And in all OF THE SEVEN COMPARTMENTS BELOW, there are ANGELS in the shape of humans,…” Not, just Metatron, but we’ll be writing about this shortly as well: how the angels have intervened at key points to keep us on track.

Let’s recap:

A) Enoch was the 7th in the line of Adam: of which Noach was the 10th, an allusion to the completion of 10 sefirot/dimensions; Abraham was the 20th, an allusion to Keter (Esrim, 20); and Moses was the 26th, an allusion to the YHVH (26); so obviously placement is important and not random..

B) Enoch became Metatron of numerical value 314, and thus connected to Pi, which makes a line into a circle, which we know from Rav Ashlag’s work on the 10 Luminous Emanations is how the light enters and fills our universe.

C) Metatron controls the 7 dimensions and gates from our would to the upper ones.  We also know from Abraham, the Patriach in his Sefer Yetzirah, that there are 22 building blocks of the universe, namely the 22 Hebrew letters, 7 of which are called doubles and 7 of which connect us to the 7 planets, and that 22/7 = 3.14..

D) We know that both 314 and 42 are connected together to each other and that they connect us to Creation and that the 42-Letter Name, is like Metatron, our bridge between our world and the upper ones, namely Binah.

E) We know that 314 and 42, and thus Metatron are connected to Moshiach, 358.

F) We know that the name Metatron(MTtTtRVN) expands into 42 letters totaling 2198 or 314 x 7, and that there are 2198 letter Zayin(s) in the Torah and the numerical value of Zayin is 7, meaning the entire Torah was written (conceived) with Metatron in mind, and that there is probably a deeper hidden meaning to 2198 as well, behind the total gematria of the Torah letters being 21009826.

G) Enoch’s (Metatron’s physical) life is connected to 365 years or days as in year, there may be a connection to the end-of-day and the advent of Moshiach that he is obviously connected with. Incidentally, 365 is 7 more than 358, an important point not to be overlooked.

H) If 2198 were a year, it would be 2198 CE, or 5958, 42 years shy of the year 6000 HC, and the 7th millennium. Therefore since the 42 letter of Metatron including the kolel are 2198 + 42 = 2240, they are also equivalent to the year 6000 HC.

So why are there 2 dates, 5778 and 6000 for the advent of Moshiach?

Why indeed? The period between the two prophesied dates is 222 years? So let’s go back to the Zohar and see why there are two dates and why they are 222 years apart. We’ll give you another explanation gleaned from the Torah portion Miketz later in the week.

21. Trumah : 56. Verse 598. If you ask: Metatron serves in the Tabernacle above AND NOT MICHAEL? HE ANSWERS: The tabernacle is of Metatron and Michael the High Priest is the one who serves in the Tabernacle of Metatron, as the High Priest serves above in another Tabernacle that is concealed and not revealed, which is the secret of the World to Come, WHICH IS BINAH. There are two tabernacles. One is concealed, BINAH, and one is the Tabernacle of Metatron. There are two priests, MEANING THE ATTRIBUTES OF CHESED THAT IS CALLED ‘PRIEST’. One is the primordial light, NAMELY CHESED OF ZEIR ANPIN, and one is Michael, the High Priest below.

We know there are 2 Moshiachs (Bed David and Ben Joseph) so we understand that there are 2 Tabernacles to be reveled,  one through Metatron in the year 6000 HC, as has been discussed, and the other through Michael, Archangel and protector of Israel, which according to prophecy will be in 5778, 70 years after Israel became a nation.

Therefore 6000 years will be the full length of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

As for the 222 year differential we must first look to the name of the beast.

Zohar 42. Chukat : 5:29.” AFTER ZEIR ANPIN AND MALCHUT DRINK, ‘they give to drink to every wild beast’ that which is written: ‘and from thence it was parted, and branched into four streams (lit. ‘heads’)’ (Beresheet 2:10). These four heads are ‘every wild (lit. ‘field’, Heb. sadai) beast,’… which is METATRON that receives and perfects IN HIMSELF the Name from Yesod, the Foundation of the world. This is SINCE THE NAME SHADAI IS IN YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN, AND METATRON, BEING A CHARIOT TO YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN, RECEIVES THIS NAME.”

Keep in mind that the Torah counts the time to the final redemption in jubilee years (50-year interval) and there are exactly 66.6 jubilee years from the reception of the 10 Commandments at Mt Sinai, until 5778 and 70.2 jubilee years from that date (2448) until 2198 CE. 702 is the gematria value of Shabbat, the 7th day, which is what the period of the final redemption is called.

So what about the 222 years?

In  Zohar 44. Pinchas : 45. “The Chariot of EzekielVerse 248. “When Ezekiel saw the Shechinah among the Klipot, THAT IS TO SAY, AMONG THE GARMENTS, he saw with her ten Sfirot, without any separation whatsoever, and these are the brain that is among all of them. He saw them within the earthly river K’var (Caf Bet Resh) [222], NAMELY, THE EARTHLY CHARIOT (RESH CAF BET) [222], NAMELY, THE LETTERS OF K’VAR REARRANGED) OF METATRON.

So Metatron is the Chariot, as previously defined in the Zohar, and the value of chariot is 222, meaning Metatron will rule over the earthly plain another 222 years past the time of Moshiach Ben David in 5778.

The same Zohar portion continues as it reveals yet another equation about Metatron and the end-of-days, “That is, ‘The Chariots of Elohim are twice ten thousand, thousands upon (Heb. Shin’an) thousands’ (Tehilim 68:18). ‘twice ten thousand’ are twenty thousand. From this you should deduct two that are missing, AS SHIN’AN IS SPELLED THE SAME AS ‘SHE’EINAN’ (MISSING). ‘(SHIN’AN) THOUSANDS’ ARE THE MISSING TWO THOUSANDS. Eighteen thousand remain, which is as the number of the eighteen (Chet Yud) worlds. THIS IS YESOD, WHICH IS CALLED ‘CHAI’ (LIT. ‘LIVE’ – CHET YUD,), which includes the ten Sfirot, attired in the Tet Tet (nine + nine = eighteen) of Metatron (Mem Tet Tet Resh Vav Nun). And this Tet Tet is taken from the word totafot (lit. ‘frontlets’), about which it is said: ‘and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes’ (Devarim 6:8). Who are the eyes? They are those above, about which it is said: ‘the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of Elohim’ (Yechezkel 1:1). These are the ten visions of Metatron, whom Ezekiel saw as a candle within a lantern, nine OF THE VISIONS being clear, with one being vague.”

Take the 2000, (SHIN’AN THOUSANDS” ARE THE MISSING TWO THOUSANDS), then add the “attired in the Tet Tet (nine + nine = eighteen),” 18, and we get 2018. Then take the 2018 and add the NAMELY, THE EARTHLY CHARIOT (RESH CAF BET), the Chariots of Elohim, 222, and we get 2240, the year 6000 HC.

This date of 6000 HC is very significant as will be revealed in our next installment of Chanukah revelations about the 2 dates for the windows of the Tree-of-Life consciousness.  Obviously whether you work towards Moshiach in 7 years time or in 229 years makes a big difference.

To be continued…

Happy Chanukah