The Essence of the Letter Yud; the Power of 10.

All light emanates from the letter Yud(Y).The first line of the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) has the numerical value 506, and since the 42-Letter Name of G-d is divided into 14 triplets and there are 506 occurrences of these triplets in the Torah (see The Genesis Prayer), it would appear this is no coincidence.

We’ve mentioned repeatedly that we know from the sages that 506 is the numerical value of “Ahavat Chinam,” unconditional love. And as Zion just pointed on in his comment on our last article that 22 x 23 = 506. What he left unsaid, but is well aware, is that 22 represents the 22 letters (energy bundles) of the alef-bet and 23 is the numerical value of ray (TzYV) or radiation, as in the light of the Shechina. Thus 506 is also the radiation of the 22 letters or energy building blocks that Abraham Avinu tells us in his Sefer Yetzira that the universe is constructed with.

Moreover, the complete numerical value, including the kolel, for radiation of the Shechina (TzYV H’ShCYNH)is 424, the same as that of Mashiach Ben David (the Messiah). Keep in mind that the tzaddikim have told us that it is the understanding of the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) that will help bring about the Geula (final redemption) and the Moshiach.

What does this have to do with the letter Yud(Y) and the essence of 10?

Let’s follow the trail of light. According to the Zohar, Peace (Shalom) is the vessel for everything. So far so good; on a simple level, without peace in a marriage or a nation, there is no vessel for holding wealth, health, happiness, fulfillment, in a word, light.

Now let’s take it a step further. The complete numerical value (standard plus ordinal) of Shalom (ShLVM) is 376 + 52 – 4 (kolel for the 4 letters) = 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David (the Messiah) again. So far so good again; the completion of the vessel of Peace leads to the Mashiach (Messiah).

So what does the Moshiach lead to?

So now, let’s take the complete numerical value of Mashiach Ben David (MShYCh Bn DVD) and see that it is 424 + 82 = 506. Thus the presence of the Moshiach leads to unconditional love and the full emanation of the radiation of the Shechina through the 22 letters of the Alef-Bet, in other words, the revelation of the Tree-of-Life reality that is defined by the 10 sefirot (dimensions) and the 22 paths that connect them. The difference between that reality and ours is that we operate in the lowest level of that existence and perceive everything as finite and limited, while in the time of the Moshiach, our perception will open to comprehend the infinite, and we’ll realize there are no limitations, physical or spiritual.

By the way Shalom and Mashiach have the same ordinal value, 52, tying them both spiritually to the emanation of manifestation, known as Ban(52), or Malchut. Meaning that to achieve that ultimate Tree-of-life reality, the vessel for Peace and the establishment of the Moshiach will have to start with our work on the physical plane.

But what of the letter Yud(Y)?

The letter Yud(Y) of numerical value 10 is the first letter of the Tetragrammaton, the ineffable Name of G-d (YHVH) and is always associated with the sefira of Wisdom, Chochma. We’ve previously discussed its associations with the 10 Commandments (Utterances), 10 Plagues, the 10 generations of Adam, the 10 Songs, which are all just manifestations of the 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life.  Indeed, all our mathematics is based on the base-10 decimal system, an those 10 dimensions that the Ancient Kabbalists wrote about are the same 10 dimensions that modern physicists swear comprise the greater structure of the universe.

Nevertheless, the letter Yud (Y) is spelled YVD, of numerical value 20 and when we spell out those letters yet again, forming the 3rd iteration of the letter Yud, they add up to (10+20+476) = 506.

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YVD

YVD VYV DLT

OK, we know from the tzaddikim and the Zohar and from the modern mathematicians and physicists that the 10 sefirot (dimensions) expand by the power of 10: 10-100-1000… So considering what we’ve just learned, as the light(energy) of the letter (Y) expands exponentially from 1 to 1000 (Keter) it equates to 506, which is equivalent to the full emanation of all 22 letters and to the emanation of unconditional love and to the manifestation of Mashiach Ben David.

There are 13 letters in this 3-part expansion and 13 is the numerical value of Ahava (love) and Echad (one), as in “G-d is One.” It is not a coincidence that the letter Yud (Y) is the first letter of G-d’s name (YHVH), as the entire name emanates from the letter Yud(Y), and note that this full emanation totals 42 letters in its 3 iterations, forming the Upper 42-Letter Name of G-d.

But back to the simpler expansion of the letter Yud (Y), which totaled 506 numerically. The ordinal value of the 13 letters in the 3 iterations of the letter Yud(Y) is 110, as in the numerical value of Nes (NS, meaning miracles), and as in 10 for each 11 sefirot in the complete Tree-of-life (including Da’at), which incidentally is spelled out in 42 letters. Thus the complete value of the 3 iterations of the letter Yud(Y), is 616, the exact numerical value of H’TVRH, “The Torah,” and also 616 is the number of times the exact name Moses (MShH) is written in the Torah.

So what’s in a letter?

From now on every time you see the letter Yud(Y), especially in the Torah and especially in the Name of G-d (YHVH) you should see the full manifestation of its energy, its radiation, until it encapsulates you and the world and brings about the Moshiach, Unconditional Love, and the Tree-of-Life reality, B”H soon. The message here is that that energy (cosmic imprint) is ever present and only needs to be manifest. We can tap into it at any time.

The Ancient and Future Cubit Revealed! The Countdown begins…

The ancient and future cubit is the key piece of information missing for the construction of the Third Holy Temple. It’s been known yet concealed for thousands of years, but this year we enter the final 9 years and have the ability to go beyond the 9th level, to past Wisdom (Chochma), the phase that began with the birth of the Arizal, 9/10 of the way from Adam to Moshiach, as advised by Rav Ashlag and other kabbalists of blessed memory (see The Divine Calendar).

Exactly halfway to that point, in 2889 HC, was the midpoint in King David’s life, 57.78 jubilee years after Adam’s creation. A few years later he’d begin planning the construction of the First Holy Temple, which his son, King Solomon would see through to completion.

That Temple didn’t last, neither did the Second Temple, nor were they really supposed to. Man didn’t have the consciousness to maintain their spiritual integrity and thus they physically fell too.

This time the dimensions of the Temple are a little different, they are more in tune with the cosmos, with eternal existence rather than temporal. This time the dimensions will mean more than numbers or blocks of stone in a wall.

“Great will be the glory of this last House” (Hagai 2:9)

The Ramchal, R’ Chaim Luzzatto of blessed memory, explains that Ezekiel saw the Future Temple with a height of 100 cubits, yet the First temple, built by King Solomon, who had wisdom (Chochma) was 120 cubits and 120 is greater than 100. The First temple had an additional floor of 20 cubits, representing Keter, that the Third Temple, which is Keter will not have. or need. Thus the cubit utilized in the Third Temple is a “far” greater one than the one used by Solomon, at least 20% greater, making it at least 20% greater than somewhere between 19.6-22.5 inches–the commonly assumed measure for the cubit.

The Ramchal further explains that the word B-reshit, (literally “2 Beginnings”) ,the Torah’s first word, indicates that there are two beginnings, the one we know, in wisdom (Chochma), and the previous one beyond our comprehension, in Keter. This is indicated by the gematria of the Torah’s first verse of 28 letters, 2701, which is the sum of the positive integers from 1 to 73, with 73 being the numerical value of Chochma (wisdom), the 9th sefira. Also, it should be known that this initial Torah verse stretches and covers all 9 sefirot from Malchut to Chochma in that 2701 plus the kolel of 3 = 52 squared and 52 is the numerical value of the Name of G-d that is in essence Malchut (kingdom), our physical world.

When we enter the time of the Messiah and Future Temple becomes physical, we will be in the time and space frame of Keter, the 10th and ultimate sefira.

The cubit according to tradition was always an approximate measure of a man’s forearm and hand or 5-6 hands widths depending on interpretation, accurate enough for most simple construction I guess, but….

Abraham in his Sefer Yetzirah tells us that the greater universe is constructed with 22 building blocks, and moreover that this construction takes the form of 10 sefirot (dimensions) with 5 on one side, 5 on the other, unified yet cleaved down the middle.

Sefer Yetzirah 1: 2 “Ten Sefirot of Nothingness and 22 Foundation letters” also translated as “Ten counts of Nothingness and 22 building blocks”

Sefer Yetzirah 1: 2 “Ten Sefirot of Nothingness in the number of ten fingers five opposite five with a singular covenant precisely in the middle in the circumcision of the tongue…”

Similarly we find “My left hand has founded the earth and my right hand has spread out the heavens” Isaiah 48:13) giving us again 5 on right, 5 on the left, separated in the middle, just like the Ten Commandments, which represent and parallel the Tree-of-life.

This is an important representation of the structure of the universe because we would assume that the cubit that measured the universe before our time began and that will measure it in a physical sense once the Temple is properly constructed would be one and the same.

And in these and similar passages Abraham clued us into the Holy cubit and the one probably utilized by Solomon.

All this said, please note that the ancient and future cubit is entirely based on the Name of G-d.

The Ramchal explains that the four expansions of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) have such “great holiness [that] their power is limitless. All existence is bound to them from beginning to end.”

Av YVD HY VYV HY of numerical value 72

Sag YVD HY VEV HY of numerical value 63

Mah YVD HE VEV HE of numerical value 45

Ban YVD HH VV HH of numerical value 52

The total value of these 4 names that represent the totality of the 10 sefirot spelled out in 39 letters is 232

232 is “Ad Adi Ad” (AD ADY AD) or “eternity of eternities” as expressed in the Sefer Yetzirah 1:5

And 232 + 39 + 4 = 275.

And since 275/10 sefirot = 27.5 we have the secret measure of the Holy cubit, 27.5 inches, as dictated by the Holy Name of G-d Himself.

And also as hinted at by Abraham in that 5 on one 5 side, 5 unified and on the other split down the middle is a graphic way of illustrating the numerical expression 55/2 = 27.5

Moreover, if Solomon logically utilized 22 inches as the cubit for the construction of the First Temple, anchoring it in the 22 foundation letters (building blocks) of the universe, the future and Holy cubit is exactly 25% larger than Solomons, fulfilling nicely the prophecy of Hagai and the divine analysis of the Ramchal and making the Future Temple 110 inches or 4 Holy cubits (5 Solomon cubits) higher than the First Temple.

Not coincidentally, 110 is the numerical value of Nes (miracle) and the lifespan of Joseph in years.

And for those of you who have read our recent article on the secret meaning of 5 Kings vs 4 Kings in Lech Lecha, please note that the Future cubit is 5/4 the length of Solomon’s cubit because it extends to Keter, where Solomon’s stopped at Wisdom (Chochma), just as the Arizal explained in that there are 5 levels of holiness and only 4 of evil.

Now, we are calling the First Temple cubit, Solomon’s cubit, and we could just have easily referred to it as “the cubit of Wisdom,” but we can’t refer to it as the ancient cubit, because that designation is also bestowed upon our Future cubit, as it’s been utilized before and immortalized in stone, but that explanation, worthy of a book unto itself, will be revealed in our next article.

For now, we want to illustrate how the ancient and future cubit is integrally tied into the concept of 3 and the 3-column 10 dimensional structure that our universe and the Tree-of-Life is designed around.

First, we must note, that all light gets filtered (for lack of a better word) by 10% as it goes from one sefira/dimension (level) to the next and not coincidentally it takes 22 such iterations or diminishings to descend from one sefira to the next in steps of 10%, which is akin to going from one order of magnitude to the next (i.e. 100 to 100, or 10 down to 1)

The number 3 connotes balance, physical and spiritual, and if we where to start with the ancient and future cubit (27.5 inches) and achieve an equilibrium point by adding and subtracting 10% at a time, we’d get

27.5 + 2.75 – .275 + .0275 – .00275 + .000275

and the point in space that this exercise would eventual reach is 30.00000000000000000…, or essentially 3, as 30 is just 3 x 10.

We now can understand why the letter Lamed (L) of numerical value 30 was chosen as the last letter of the Torah. Together with the initial letter Bet (B), they form 32, as in the 32 Paths of Wisdom that comprise the Tree-of-life reality, in other words the 22 building blocks and the 10 sefirot(dimensions), which lies at the Heart (LB) of Holy Temple . And with the initial Bet (B) having one foot in the spiritual world, the initial 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse could be interpreted as 27.5 letters.

The mathematical expression for this convergence is an alternative harmonic series that looks like this, with n representing the amount of iterations or dimensions the light is processed through, going from 1 to infinity, and x being the measure of our cubit in inches:

x + (-1)n+1(x/10n)

n = 1

if x = 27.5 then the summation series converges on 30

if x = 2.75 then the summation series converges on 3.

And thus we see that the length of the future cubit is much more than the length of our forearms and connects us to cosmic proportions that we can only begin to understand. Yet. Yet this time we must understand them, as we are the generation of knowledge and if we are to burst through to the dimension of keter, we’ll need to find the awe with which to do it through our minds. At that point our hearts will be open to receive. We have a lot to overcome, though, as the awe we have for our blackberries, I-Phones, computers and the like is so great. We’ve set our own high hurdles.

In our next article we’ll rewrite history when we reveal how the secret measure of the cubit was cleverly concealed in stone thousands of years ago and available to all who wanted to seek it.

Ezra

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Bravo! More Light has Been Revealed.

Bravo! Kudos to Mordechai O. who picked up the the challenge and noticed a profound connection within the 5 core Torah elements that we’ve been discussing in our last two articles (It’s a Beautiful Thing, and Even More Beautiful). I noticed a much more coincidental one considering that the sum of all the digits in those 5 elements equals 109 and that is that we’ve just completed our 109th post.

187 chapters; 670 paragraphs; 304805 letters; 79976 words; 5845 verses

Yes, that too is unplanned destiny, but what Modrechai recalled from one of our much earlier posts is of real significance: It’s that 109 is the gematria of “David H’Melech,” King David.

That is even more significant considering that the midpoint from the 5778 years Adam to Moshiach is the midpoint in King David’s life (2889 HC) and that as Mordechai further pointed out, the sum of the digits in the 5 core quantitative elements divided by 5, in other words their average value, is 21.8, reminiscent of 2018, the year Hebrew year 5778.

What this also means is that the value of “David H’Melech” or 109 also marks the midpoint to 2018 (5778), and that the Divine Calendar was indeed designed into the overall structure of the Torah.

And indeed, following the pattern of halves that Mordechai unearthed for all of us, we find that the square root of the sum of the 5 total elements is 442.426.., or depending how we look at it 4 coupled with 424 (Moshiach Ben David) coupled with 26 with both 4 and 26 being the most basic and common representations of the 4 letters (YHVH) of the Tetragrammaton.

And lets not forget that G-d’s Covenant with Abraham in 2018 HC was called the Covenant of Halves.

There are many many more secrets in these numbers and much more light to be revealed through them, such as the 670 paragraphs divided by the 187 chapters give us an average of 3.5828… paragraphs/chapter with 358 being the numerical value of Mashiach (messiah) and 28 being one of the core/key Torah numbers as revealed in The Genesis Prayer and in Nothing is Random in the Universe. And as Mordechai also pointed out: 28 is the sum of the digits in 391,483, which is the sum of the 5 quantitative core Torah elements.

And as I just realized, 28 + 109, all the digits in the cosmic equation (187 chapters+ 670 paragraphs+304805 letters+ 79976 words+ 5845 verses = 391,483) totals 137, as in the numerical value of kabbalah, meaning “to receive.”

One other quick note to point out is that when in the previous article we separated the digits in the 5 elements into those that correspond to 5778 (5,7 and 8) and all the others, which totaled 67 and 42 respectively, what we left out was that the square root of 67 x 42 is 53.0… and that 53 x 109 = 5777.

Also, in the previous article, we said the sum of the 5 elements divided by 67 (Binah) = 5843, or 2 less than the number of verses 5845, and we asked  why are there 2 missing. We won’t answer that today, but we will point out that the sequence 5843 is the verse of the number of letters in the Torah: 304805 so quite obviously this was extremely intentional on the part of the creator, and all the energy of the Torah derives from Binah.

There are still tons of secrets cloaked within these numbers and a huge amount of light to be revealed, so give it a try, peel back some layers from yourself and the universe, and stare deep into the scaffolding that the Torah was built on, then share the light with the rest of us.

The Dow Again

A couple weeks ago we pointed out some very odd alignments of the DOW Jones closings and the Jewish holidays this past 6 months and we suggested keeping an eye out for more.

Well, there was no Jewish holiday yesterday, and on the 42nd day of the Obama presidency, the DOW closed down 4.2%, quite suggestive of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the Shem Mem-Bet.

But wait, that was right at the beginning of the hillula (death anniversary) of Moshe Rabeinu (Moses), one of the most powerful dates in the Hebrew calendar and in cosmic energy. And the DOW didn’t actually fall 42% as it said in the headlines, but 42.4% as it said in the article, and as we all know by now 424 is the gematria value of Mashiach Ben David.

So now it makes sense. G-d is still sending us messages. Last night, I read a news headline that our current DOW was pacing the decline of the depression month by month and lost point by point. It mentioned that the Dow had peaked on September 3, 1929 (erev Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5689) and eventually hit rock bottom in July 1932 at 42.22.

That was a double message for me. The 42.22 turning point in the market/depression was an obvious significant connection to the 42-Letter Name and further to the 22 letters of the alef-bet and to 422, the number seventy (70) so associated with the Divine Calendar.

But September 3, 1929 was exactly 30 years before my birth date, so the message became personal. Perhaps the universe was just trying to catch my attention? It worked.

I don’t know what the full message is yet, but I do know that rather than bringing us all closer together, this economic/financial crises is dividing and separating us more with each passing day.

With the looming huge financial burden of Eastern Europe weighing heavily on the Western European Banks and countries, the worsening crises is tearing the recently forged European Community a part Community. A confidential report shows them $16.8 trillion in the whole.

Internationally, it’s becoming every man for himself, as all regions and countries start battening down the hatches and halting the already slowed to a trickle imports.

Riots and huge protests, not always peaceful, are occurring all over the world. With everyone turning their backs on one another, it one be long before the knives come out. And many of those are now nuclear tipped.

Companies, farmers, drug manufactures, and distributors are cutting corners to survive; that can’t be good.

Scam artists are proliferating, taking advantage of people’s last dollars, smirking when they get caught. What was the purpose of Bernie Madoff? To sew doubt and distrust amongst us. No one trusts the system anymore, least of all those in it, which is why there’s no credit in the market place. And thanks to Bernie Madoff, and his feeder alliances we don’t trust our friends and brethern anymore either.

Within the USA, no one with corporate responsibility (an oxymoron for sure) is taking Obama seriously and are therefore pummeling the markets with his every statement. Rather than unify the country as he promised, he’s alienated 40% or more of the country and is trying to push through a very liberal agenda at a time when we don’t have the money for it. In his rush for redistribution of wealth, he is pitting rich against poor, upper middle class against lower middle class, and the only end result can be that we’ll all end up poor. Unified in poverty, just like in the depression.

Obama has, though, found $900 Million to give to the Palestinians (ie Hamas) to rebuild (their offensive weapon stockpile). That’s unity. That’s money well spent, our money. That will bring Hamas and the Palestinians to the peace table.

Every day things get worse, and when we can least afford it, the states and municipalities, all fending for themselves, are raising taxes and cutting support programs to make up for their shortfalls.

So what’s the connection to Moses’ Hillula?

Moses was a unifier. And as we’ll see in our upcoming installment on the 10 Utterances, he brought us all to the highest level (keter) and it was only in his absence, that divisiveness and doubt brought everyone back down to the lowest levels, and forced us all to begin again.

Moses cared about everyone and made sure everyone was taken care of, that a system was put into place to empower everyone and to imbue all of them with the knowledge and Light-force of G-d. He made sure everyone understood the rules of the game, that they abided by them, and knew and received the consequences for not.

We’ve long since forgotten all those, even if we religiously read the Torah every week. No matter, the universe hasn’t and the consequences continue whether we understand the rules or not, whether we ignore the signs or not.

There will be more signs, personal ones for each of us, and global ones. And we’ll keep pointing them out as we see them, but it’s only through our actions that we’ll make a difference.

Harder times are coming. That pace we’re on that mimics the one from 1929-1932 has another year and half to go before hitting bottom at 42.22, when the DOW lost 89% in total. By the way, that market had peaked on Sept 3 in 5689, 89 years before 5778. This time around that won’t be the worst of it. This time around, nations, terrorist organizations, communities, and individuals are armed to the teeth. This time around bad news and its spiraling effects spread with the speed-of-light thanks to the new technologies we’ve developed. In the past few recessions, we’ve propped ourselves back up with new bubbles; this time, we have to wonder if there is any air left to fill them.

Still, it doesn’t have to be this way. If there wasn’t hope for us, the universe wouldn’t be sending us signs and messages, smuggling them through the thickening curtains of illusions. It would simply leave us to our own devices.

Bottom Line: We must wake up before it’s too late!

The same choice that the Israelites who stood at Mt Sinai 66.6 jubilee years ago faced, awaits us: the blissful eternity of the tree-of-life reality or the endless world of illusion and self-inflicted punishment. Most of them chose wrong, and G-d and the H’Moshiach (the Messiah) were standing before them performing miracles on their behalf.

We’re still in the plague stage. Look around, are people’s faith growing stronger? Is your own? That’s what matters most. We must use the signs, learn the codes of the universe, and grow spiritually in these darkest moments if we are to reach our Sinai.

Moses will be there for us if we are there for one another.

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