The Prime Directive

To have faith is to believe in G-d. To believe in G-d is to believe that everything has a purpose, a reason for being.  That begins with the numbers and ends with us.  There is no physicality without numbers because numbers describe the size and pathways of matter. There is no physicality or spirituality without energy and the numbers represent that energy, bridging the gap between the two worlds.  More than just descriptions of the energy’s strength, frequency and amplitude, numbers are also the portals that link the two worlds. They also mark our time and our place in both history and our universe.  Given their significance, how can they be random? There not. And once we understand that, we can begin to harness them. Once we truly understand that nothing is random we can start working the system, rather than let the system work us.

We have seen repeated how there are digit sequences built into the primordial mathematical constant Pi, which by bending straight lines into a circles and spheres gives our physical world its shape and also by bending time gives it its cyclical nature.  We have seen how those sequences relate directly to the Divine Calendar and how both Pi and those sequences have been integrated into the Torah.  We have seen how Phi, the primordial mathematical constant that gives shape to the natural spiraling growth in all aspects of our universe, integrally connects to the Torah and to the Divine Calendar.  We have seen how the very structure of our solar system can be broken down into a very few specific numbers that artificially repeat over and over again, and also relate directly to the Torah and the Divine Calendar.  They all integrate like one gigantic clock mechanism, one that cannot be carved out by random nature.

We have seen how the quantitative dimensions of the Torah have a multifaceted purposeful design with an inhuman precision. We have seen how the sequential integers both inside and outside those quantitative dimensions can be summed up to reveal the spiritual gateways, linkages, and portals between the worlds. We have seen how viewing the numbers in multiple dimensions by squaring and cubing them and even raising them to higher powers reveals the same symmetry, as does stacking them in pyramids in both 2 and 3 dimensions, as does packing them into geometric shapes like the 541 units that form a 12-gonal star, the Magen David, exceptional in that the numerical value of Israel is 541.  Coincidental in that there are 541 rooms in the Capitol building in Washington, and noteworthy in that we have seen the border dimensions of the state of Israel also match up with these highly symmetrical and redundantly coded numbers.

There is one set of numbers, though, a subset of the integers, that is considered more primal than all the rest.  These are numbers that have no factors other than themselves and One.  In other words, they cannot be reduced by division. They are the Prime Numbers.  Once again, as they done with every aspect of physicality we have shined a spiritual light on, scientists will tell you emphatically that prime numbers are random and that there is no discernible pattern in them, none. For 2300 years, ever since Euclid defined them as “A prime number is that which is measured by the unit alone,” mathematicians have been looking for such patterns and have poured superior computer power in search of them, and yet have found nothing.  Why?

Prime numbers are unique, each one is an undividable unity until itself. If they could find a pattern that generates them, they could take G-d out of the equation and call it simply physics. If rather than a generating pattern, there were undeniable patterns within the numbers, if there were proof of deliberate design, the opposite would be true: There would have to be G-d.  There is the natural aspect of G-d, called Elohim that even Pharoah accepted. It is Elohim that defines the laws of physics.  Then there is the higher aspect of G-d, who goes by the unpronounceable (יהוה) and other higher Names. This is the G-d who actually Creates.  He Creates with purposeful design that defies the simple laws of physics.  This is why scientific elites hand out millions in prizes to anyone who can find generating patterns in the numbers. They do not spend even a moment looking for the more obvious deliberate designs that would rock their world.

As we illustrated in The Genesis Prayer the sum total of the spelled out 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet is 4248. We can readily recognize the significant spiritual numbers 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d; 424, as in the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David; and 248, as in that of Abraham, but we are not going to rehash 14 years of articles, explanations, and proofs in this short space.  We are simply going to advise you that the first few prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and when we divide One (1), as in “G-d is One,” by a numerical string made by those numbers sequentially we get:

1/.2357111317192329 = 4.24248100930230

Thus One (1) divided by a simple sequence of the prime numbers in order gives us 42, followed by 4248, and 100….. or the 42-Letter Name of G-d; 424 twice, as in the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David; and 4248, as in the spelled out 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, including 248, as in  Abraham, the first person to acknowledge the One G-d, followed by 100. And this is just the beginning.  Diving One (Unity) by a G-d given string of numbers to get another astounding G-d given number is not new to us.  In the same Genesis Prayer book we revealed that dividing the number 9 by the numerical string formed by the 42-Letter Name of G-d gave us 9/.1230490… = 73.141593 or 70 plus Pi (3.14159265).

It is not the purpose of this article to discuss the merits of specific equations, it is odd, though, how those same numbers came up when, with the help of Rav Brandwein of blessed memory, we analyzed an unfathomable secret of the Zohar concerning the upper and lower worlds and the primordial aleph (א).  It is also notable that when we take only the numbers following the zeros (0)’s in the resultant quotient above, 4.24248100930230605, we get 9265, as in Pi (3.14159265) and as in the primordial aleph (א) equation: the Zohar’s 300109265 worlds divided by (Aleph(א)  X Aleph(א)) = 2701, the numerical value of the Torah’s first verse.

Nevertheless, we already know everything ties together, and we hope to wrap it up nicely and in a very simplistic way in the final of these three articles.

Speaking of Aleph (א) in the Torah, at the very end of parsha Balak in paragraph 107 of Bamidbar, translated as Numbers, we find, as the very last word of the verse and paragraph, the word Aleph (אלפ).  Balak had just finished prophesying about the end of days and Pinchas has just saved the Israelites and ended the plague of 24,000.  Not only is finding the Aleph (א), the quintessential beginning, in the end noteworthy, but the phrasing in this last verse is also telling.

The prophecy about the end-of-days starts off with the verse, “…not in the near future, A star shall go forth from Jacob, and a staff shall arise from Israel.  The first two words (ולא קרוב )  in this phrase contain a word with the same numerical value of Korach, who is supposed to be the righteous leader in the time of Moshiach, and both words together add up to 345, the numerical value of “Moshe,” the redeemer.  Nevertheless, it is the juxtaposed names of Jacob (  מישראל and מיעקב) that prove most telling. Notice how they both begin with the letters (מי), which individually means “who” or “who will” in Hebrew, but together forms the word yamim (ימים), meaning “days.” The two names ( מישראל and מיעקב) begin and end with the same letters (ל and ב) that the Torah begins and ends with.  While the two names in the prophecy have between them concealed inside them the names of Israel’s arch foe, Amalek (עמלק), Balak (בלק) and Balaam (בלעם), the letters that are not used in these sinister names appropriated form the word Masher (מאשר) meaning “rather than” and also “approved/endorsed, happy, content.”

What is most important is that the numerical value of both names together ( מישראל and מיעקב) is 903 as in the sum of the integers from 1 – 42. “From Jacob (מיעקב)” or kabbalistically, “from Tiferet (Zeir Anpin)” begins and ends with (מב) or 42 in gematria, as in the 42-Letter Name, the understanding of which, as Rav Brandwein of blessed memory pointed out, will bring the Geulah.  It is not a coincidence that the Israelites endured a journey of 42 places, each punctuated in the Torah with (מב) to reach the Promised Land, or that Balaam tried and failed 42 times to curse the Israelites.  The straight line from Jacob to Israel has 42 portions. The gematria of “From Jacob (מיעקב)” is 222 and since Zeir Anpin is 6 or 6000 taking 222 from Jacob leaves us with 5778.

Why do we dig and search for meaning in every word of the Torah? Because each word is a well and the deeper we dig the more mayim nukva, the precious pure desirous waters of our world enter it, rather than be squandered about on our arid plain. These mayim nukva solicit the coming down of the Mayim Dukhrin, the upper waters, and like the union between the upper and lower (מב), 42-Letter Names so crucial to our existence, the bonding of the two spiritual waters opens the gates of Heaven to us.

Back to final Aleph (אלף) that connects us to primordial Aleph, Binah, the one that preceded the Torah and all physically. “In that plague, 4 and 20 thousand had died.”

וַיִּהְיוּ, הַמֵּתִים בַּמַּגֵּפָה–אַרְבָּעָה וְעֶשְׂרִים, אָלֶף

Notice that first word is palindromic, ending how it begins, foreshadowing the Aleph in the end.  While the final letters of the first 3 words in the verse have a combined gematria of 611, the same as that of “Torah,” we find the two letters (במ) starting off the word for plague(במגפה), which has the same numerical value as Sinai and sulam, ladder in English, which in turn is what the lower (מב) 42-letter Name is, a ladder to the upper world.  The next word, four (ארבעה) gives us a clue in that it has the gematria of 278, which is that of “the gematria.” After the four (4), the final two words, including the kolel, have the numerical value 2019. And since aleph (אלף) is synonymous with eleph (אלף), meaning 1000 and eluph (אלף) meaning chief or head of, we should look at the final 4 digits of the first 1000 digits in Pi,  in which we had astonishingly found the digit sequence “5778” three times, and the subsequent year 2019 CE another three times.  Those last 4 digits comprised the third and last of the “2019” digit sequence. Contemplating again the exact wording of the verse, we see it could easily read “4 and 2019,” just like the full final sequence in those 1000 (אלף) digits: 42019.  And since we found it at the very end of the 107th paragraph of Numbers, we need to note that the sum of the integers from 1 – 107 is 5778.

And so we see further hints by the Torah that the period at the end of 5778 and start of 2019 is the final transformative shift, when the veils of illusion will be lifted for all to see. The final process begin, as prophesied in the Zohar and elsewhere, 70 years earlier with the birth of the nation of Israel in 1948, just like it was foretold eons ago with the three first locations within Pi (digits # 246, 703 and 996) for the sequence 2019, which with their kolel add up to 1948. This is also the year (1948 HC) of the birth of Abraham 3830 years ago, which mirrors the destruction of the Second Holy Temple in 3830 HC, may the Future Holy Temple be completed swiftly.

The Zohar, regarding Balak’s prophesy and these current days, tells us, “At the time of the revealing of Moshiach, the inhabitants of the world will find themselves in one distress after another and those who hate Israel will get stronger. Then the spirit of Messiah will stir against them, and will destroy the wicked Edom, and the entire land of Seir will go up in flames. Concerning that time, it is written: ‘And Israel shall do valiantly’ (Bamidbar 24:18). That is the meaning of: ‘And Edom shall be his possession, Seir also, his enemies,’ meaning the enemies of Israel.’…At that time, the Holy One, blessed be He, will raise the dead of His people and remove death from them.”

The Zohar also states in the same section Balak 47:501, “…are for future times, in the period of King Moshiach. We learned that the Holy One, blessed be He, will build Jerusalem and display a fixed star that sparkles with seventy moving planets and with seventy winds that display light from it in the center of the firmament. Another seventy stars will be instructed and guided by it, and it will be glowing and blazing seventy days.” B”H we will all understand this prophecy soon, though days and years are often synonymous in the Zohar and in Kabbalistic terms and this is the 70th year.

On the 4th of July this year 4 earthquakes of average 4.2 on the Richter scale struck in Israel as foretold in Psalm 18 that describes the salvation of Israel and ends with the 36 (לו) zaddikim and Moshiach Ben David. It was also foretold in this same Zohar portion, (47:504) “During the day when that star will be covered, the Holy Land will shudder and shake 45 miles around the area of the Temple…the most high saints (zaddikim) will be gathering to him. Then, Messiah will be revealed in the entire world and the kingdom will be granted to him.”

“The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.” Psalms 18:7

We’ll get into the prophecies in the third part of this trilogy. For now, let us return to the primes. We are going to arrange the prime numbers in sequential order into a natural stacked pyramid pattern to reveal some subtly concealed symmetries.  If we were to stack the prime numbers sequentially in a pyramid, starting with 1 on top, followed by 2 and 3 on the 2nd level and 5, 7 and 11 on the 3rd level, etc we would get

If we were to add up all nine columns (ie column 1 = 1+2+5+13…151) and divide by 9, we would find that the exact average is 425.778. That is right, 42 and 5778 yet again, irrevocably embedded in primordial mathematics.  Once again, we find design in the undesignable. It also works out that the average of the first 45 primes times the number 5 = 425.778.  Oddly enough, the sum of the digits in all those primes through 193 equals 402.

The sums of each line in this prime pyramid are 1 for the first line, 5 for the second, 23 for the third, 72 for the fourth, 181 for the fifth line, 358 for the sixth line and 625 for the seventh.  We stopped counting at seven.

While we’ve discussed the significance of 23 in recent articles, and 72 could be said to connect to the 72 Names of G-d, the number 181 is not only the 42nd prime, but 181 is also the sum of the first 42 digits in the primes (2+3+5+7+1+1…)—actually through the 23rd prime—yet another allusion to the 42-Letter Name of G-d.  Continuing to the sixth and seventh lines, 358 is the numerical value of Moshiach, and 625 is not only the numerical value of H’Keter (the crown), but it is also the exact square root of the total number of words, letters and verses in the Torah, (the 5 Books of Moses).  625 is also 25 squared, since the total number of words, letters and verses in the Torah is also 25 raised to the power of 4, and this is germane to our discussion because the average of the first 25 primes is exactly 42.4, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David. Can we still think this is coincidence? By the way, the first 9 primes, the 9th being number 23, add up to exactly 100, or 25 x 4, making their average 11.111111, which is perhaps a connection to Aleph (אלף)  of numerical value 111.

Since it appears that once placed in a natural pyramidal stacking, the G-d given list of prime numbers may hold hidden significance for us, let us take a closer look.

Working our way through the list, we see that while the sum of 23 and 72 is 95, as in the value of “H’Melech (the King)” as in H’Melech Moshiach, the sum of the first four line’ sums (1, 5, 23, and 72) is 101, as in “Michael,” the protective archangel of Israel. Then we see that the line sums 72 and 181, alluding to both the 72 and 42-Letter Names of G-d as mentioned above, add up to 253, which is the sum of the integers from 1 – 22, as in the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, whose spelled out letters summed to 4248, which we have just seen being derived directly from the primes.

We have repeatedly seen how the sums of the integers is integral into the design of the Torah, starting with its first verse of 7 words and the sum of the integers from 1 -7 being 28, as in the 28 letters in those 7 words. Therefore, it is no surprise that the very next prime after the sum of the 6 th line of primes, which is 358, that of Moshiach, is 107, the 28 th prime.  What is most significant is that the sum of integers from 1 – 107 equals 5778, meaning that the 6th line, or interpretatively the 6th millennium, results in 358, Moshiach at 5778. By the way the final prime before prime # 107 is 577.

Moreover, 7 is the 4 th prime and while 7 x 4 = 28, the sum of the first 4 consecutive primes (2,3,5,7) is 17 and the sum of the sums of the 6 th and 7 th lines, 358 (Moshiach) and 625 (H’Keter) respectively, together equal (1000 – 17).  This can be seen as tying back to the 1000 digits of Pi, aleph (א) and to the millennia. The 4 th verse of the Torah states, “G-d saw that the light was good.” The gematria of Good (טוב) is 17 and that of the entire verse including a kolel of 20 for the 20 letters is (1000 – 17).  The word 20, esrim has the same numerical value as Keter.

וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאוֹר, כִּי-טוֹב

4 And God saw the light, that it was good

 

Perhaps it is a hint of what is to come soon as the continuation of the verse is G-d separated the light from the darkness.

 

וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ.

and God divided the light from the darkness.

 

Even within just this first group of primes, there are an endless stream of significant numerical equivalents derivable from the strings of consecutive primes. Here are some examples that further show a divine intent in the design of the primes, as opposed to a random naturally occurring sequence. Of course, that would not be possible without G-d. While some could argue that super intelligent aliens could create the infinitely complex Torah and that incredibly powerful and intelligent aliens could create our solar system, how could they create the infinite set of irreducible prime numbers? They could not.

  • The average for the first 77 primes is 19480, which is interesting only because Abraham, the Patriarch was born in 1948 HC and lived for 175 years, while the average of first 53 primes is exactly 110, Joseph’s age. Keep in mind that the 3 locations within the first 1000 digits of Pi (digits # 246, 703 and 996) for the sequence 2019 with their kolel add up to 1948. Moreover, we are now in the prophesied 70 th year from 1948 CE, when the state of Israel was founded, which is all the more amazing because the sum of the logarithms for the numbers 1 – 70 equals 100.0 and the 100th prime is 541, the numerical value of Israel. If you recall, following Moshiach Ben David 424 and Abraham 248 in the Primal Equation (1/.23571113… =4.24248100) is 100.

Maybe G-d wanted to send us messages where no one could mess them up, where there could be no fake news.

  • Like the 7 lines in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the sum of the first 7 consecutive primes (1,2,3,5,7,11,13) is 42.
  • The sum of the first 9 consecutive primes (1,2,3,5,7,11,13,17, 19) is 78.
  • The sum of the second 9 consecutive primes (23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53, 59) is 363, Moshiach Ben David.
  • Thus the sum of the first 18 consecutive primes (1,2,3,5,7,11,13,17, 19, 23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53, 59) is 441, “Emet (אמת), truth.” This is like the sum of the stacked 20 cubes in the core of the Great Pyramid, whose sum (1^3 +2^3 + 3^3…20^3) equals 44,100. Once those 20 cubes were stacked they equaled 210 units (cubits) in height, which is the exact height of that pyramid, both in cubits and in its 210 This would correspond to the sum of the 8 consecutive primes (13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41), which is 210. Then the very next 6 consecutive primes (43,47,53,59,61,67) adds up to 330, the base measurement of that pyramid in cubits.  Is this also coincidence? Our civilization’s knowledge of primes was supposed to have begun 2300 years ago with Euclid; now we are pushing it back another 1200 years at least to whoever designed the Great Pyramid.
  • Emet (אמת), is the seal of truth we say after each Torah reading, so how fitting that the 15 consecutive primes that include both the height and base of Great Pyramid (13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71) equals 611, the numerical value of “Torah.” Also, how fitting is it that the sum of the digits in those consecutive primes is 125 or  5 cubed, which corresponds to the sum of the 3 main structural elements of the Torah, which is 5 raised to the 8th power.
  • The full first 21 primes from 1 – 71 equal 661, when the kolel of 21 is included and since Purim is the only holiday that we will celebrate after Moshiach arrives, it is fitting that that 661 is the numerical value of Ester. The primes from 1 – 21 represent the full first 6 levels of the prime pyramid, with the 6th level possibly representing the 6th millennium in the 21 st century, and definitely totaling 358, Moshiach. The sum of the digits of those first 21 primes is 144 or 12 squared.
  • 73 is the 21 st prime and the Torah’s first verse has a numerical value equal to the sum of integers from 1 – 73.
  • The final letters in the first 3 words of the Torah spell Emet (אמת) of value 441, or 21 squared, the final letters of all 7 words (from the 28 letters) of the Torah’s first verse add up to 1371, which is the total of the first 28 primes, ending appropriately enough with the number 107. Moreover, since 107 is the next prime after the sum of the 6 th line of the prime pyramid, which as we showed totals 358, the value of Moshiach, it is interesting to note that when we add 358 to 1371, we get 1729, as in the exact 1729 words of numerical value 26 in the Torah, with 26 being the all-important value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).
  • The average of first 91 primes starting with 1 is exactly 210, with 210 being the Israelites years in exile in Egypt and the height of the great pyramid, and the product of the first 4 primes (2,3,5,and 7) The number 91 represents the all-important union of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), of numerical value 26 and Adonai (אדני) of numerical value 65 that we will discuss in the conclusion of this three part article when we reveal the Trinity. Speaking of trinity those 210 cubits and/or 210 levels measure 5775 inches, so add 3 to them for 5778.
  • And if we were to sum up all the integers between 26 and 65 (i.e. 27+28….63+64) they would also equal exactly 1729. Moreover, if we were to sum all the integers from 26 to 65 (i.e. 26+27+28….63+64+65) inclusive they would equal exactly 1820, the precise number of Tetragrammatons (יהוה) in the Torah. We have written about 1820 before and will touch on it again in the final article, but know that it also equals 91 x 20, the number of the stacked cubes which form the central tower that has been hidden in the center of the Great Pyramid for thousands of years.
  • The 28th prime is 107. The next to last prime before it is the 27 prime, 103, so the last two primes are 103 and 107, which total 210, alternatively 27 and 28 equals 55, the height of the entrance to the Pyramid in feet and the sum of the integers from 1 – 10, which is also the number of inches in 2 cubits, and the square root of the perimeter of the Pyramid in feet. Also, If we add the prime numbers in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th prime pyramid levels (1 + 5 + 23 + 181) we get 210 yet again.
  • The sum of the 6 consecutive primes (37,41,43,47,53,59) equals 280, the value of the five final letters in the Hebrew alphabet associated with the end-of-days.
  • There is also the sum of the 3 consecutive primes (53,59,61) that equal 173, the small gematria of the 42-Letter Name of G-d and also the 40th prime number. 173 is also the average of first 78 primes, starting with 1, while the average of first 42 primes, starting with 1, is exactly 7857.

How much clearer can G-d’s messages to us be? Well how about if He designed the Torah too so that the total gematria of the Torah divided by the value of its first verse (21009826/2701) would be 7778.536?  And how about if that total gematria of the Torah divided 3636, or (21009826/3636) worked out to 5778.28. Why 3636?  Maybe because 3636 is 36 x 101, which represents the protection of the 36 Tzaddikim and Michael (101), the protectors of Israel. Or maybe because 3636 = 2 x 1818, representing the 3 iterations of the letter Aleph (א) that R’ Azulai wrote about in L’Chesed AbrahamThese two (2) fully empowered Alephs (א) are the 2000 years and the 2000 generations found in the 18 words of the 13 Attributes of G-d, “Notzer Chesed Alefim.”

  • Adding a 4th consecutive prime (53,59,61,67) equals 240, the value of Amalek, the eternal enemy of Israel.
  • We see entwined within the prime numbers, found right at the beginning where we could not miss them, the numbers associated with G-d’s names, 72 and 42, and the value for Moshiach, 358. Then when we add the value (26) of the Tetragramamton (יהוה) they sum to 496, the numerical value of Malchut, our world, meaning Kingdom. It is the third perfect number after 6 and 28, a very small set of numbers, whose factors equal itself.
  • And even clearer is the fact that the 42nd prime, which is 181, plus the 72nd prime, which is 359, plus 1 for the kolel equals 541, Israel, the 100th prime. This is not only purposefully designed, but beautifully so, as one would imagine anything created by G-d. We can see this in that 181 is the 42nd prime, and there are 42 digits in the first 23 primes and those first 42 digits sum to
  • We touched on factorials as they applied to the Torah in The Genesis Prayer. Factorials are when all the integers up to a number are multiplied together, rather than added so it is apropos that there are 181 digits in 111! (111 factorial), connecting the sum of primes yet again to Aleph of numerical value 111. And yes, (181 – 70) is 111.
  • Whatever G-d’s plans and the designs He built into our universe the digital string “181” occurs at position 728 with the constant Pi after the 3, and Resolution 181 was adopted by the United Nations on November 29, 1947.  This resolution was designed to divide Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into two separate Jewish and Arab states by the date that the mandate was set to end.
  • And referring to the prime pyramid line sums (5,23,72,and 181), the number 181 is also the 5 th Star number, which is a centered figurate number that represents a centered hexagram in other words a six-pointed star like the Magen David. The numerical value of Israel (541) also is a Star, number, the 9 And we saw earlier how 72 and 181 summed up to form 253, the sum of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, so its interesting that 253 is also a star number, the 6th. And while 661, the numerical value of Ester discussed above is the 10th star number, the 3rd Star number is 73, representing the Torah’s first verse (2701) as the sum of the integers from 1 – 73. Incidentally, the 2nd star number id 37 and 2701 = 73 x 37.

The first star number, though, is the most important of all, 13, the numerical value of Echad (One) and Ahava, (love). With this, we wish you a Shabbat shalom. This is a concept we will develop further in the final article.  In the meantime, when you look at anything in this world look past the forgery and the fake, look past the words and works of man, and see the hand of G-d in it all.

The Missing 222 Years; What is Time?

Someone recently asked me why if some of the sages said Moshiach would come in the 6th millennium, did the tzaddkim say 5778; how are we to account for the missing 222 years.  The concept of time is a difficult one to grasp. Sure, we can all watch the clock and measure out 24 hours in a day, but that’s a man-made measuring strategy, not a spiritual or universal one.  A year is just the measure of time that the Earth journeys around the sun.  So what’s a year in another Solar system? And how is either of those measuring strategies relevant to a Martian?

Einstein brought us space-time, in which time could be bent and stretched like an elastic sheet with a heavy rock placed on it.  Meanwhile, Rav Ashlag explained the kabbalistic approach to time in that spiritual time is measured purely in distance, and distance is measured in similarity of form. Confusing?

What makes time so hard to grasp is that we view it from a very limited perspective, one concretely anchored in the world of Malchut (of matter), and we NEED it to be fixed in order to make sense of our world.

But imagine for a second, if you could let go of all that and allow time to become elastic for you. Imagine the ability to stretch or shrink time at will, to make a single hour long enough to accomplish everything you need to do in a day, a week, or even a year; imagine how far ahead of the game you would be then.

It would be like being in two, or ten, places at once. You could hit a ground ball and be rounding third even before it got to the shortstop because it would be stretched only from your perspective, not his. Think of all the lives you could save and mizvot you could do.

Alas, very few of us possess this ability. Only a very few of us have restricted our physical nature so completely that we’ve achieved the level of mind over matter where we can choose our own reference of time.

Nevertheless, if you’ve recited the Ana B’koach while trying to accomplish something difficult or seemingly impossible (see The Genesis Prayer) you’ve probably seen time and reality shift before your eyes.  I know I have.  So I know first hand that time can be stretched and bent and that Einstein’s theory is real in more than the abstract sense.

Scientists and pragmatists in general have a very hard time with the concept of  a Creation that limits our existence to 5771 years.  They have all the proof their eyes can show them that the universe is 13.7 billion years old and that it’ll last a few billion more give or take.  So for arguments sake, lets say the universe is 13.7 billion of our “limited time frame years” old, so what?

The Zohar tells us the Torah existed for 2000 years before Creation and it never said how long those years were in our time-frame.

Moreover, our time-frame and thus our fixed calendar wasn’t established until the sun and stars were set in the 4th day.  Again, according to the Zohar and the Arizal, the Torah existed in a permuted state that allowed for complete potentiality prior to its fixation  which began with the Bet of Bereshit in verse 1:1. Yet even with the Beginning, only Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the lower 7 dimensions, corresponding to Heaven and Earth were fixed.  Prior to then, all was pure energy, known as Light, the force ultimately responsible for directing matter and thus life, but also the force we can still feel a million times removed, as love.

Those 2000 years could be billions from our limited perspective and they are really more like infinity if the truth be told.  Nevertheless, according to the structure of the Tree-of-Life, all energy(light) is stepped down or diminished in form increments of 10 times, making each level 1/10th that of the level (sefirot or subsefirot (dimension) above it.  Thus on the 1st Day of Creation another 200 spiritual years past, and on the 2nd day, 20 spiritual years past, and on the 3nd day, 2 more spiritual years past.

Thus by the time the Sun was fixed in the sky in relation to the Earth, 2000, 200, 20, and 2 or 2222 years had past spiritually.  Once the sun was fixed, the Earth could complete a trip around it and thus our reference point changed. We were no long surging through infinity, connected to everything and nothing at once; we were separate and isolated.  We aged 1 year from our limited point of view with every encircling  of the Earth around the Sun.

We could track it with shadows and set a calendar to it.

On that day the Sun’s surface temperature was set to the exact number of degrees that would permit life as we know it to flourish on earth: 5778 K

Everything is 2’s in the Genesis: (day and night), light and dark, sea and sky, water and dry land, sea creatures and flying creations, etc.  Spiritually, it takes 2 to equal 1. “It was evening and it was morning, one day.”

Then there’s Adam and Eve, and Noach’s 2 at a time menagerie, Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau. They are all part and parcel of same spiritual concept.

Then two more days past, equivalent to 2 months and 2 days and Adam was created, and our calendar officially began, and so too the countdown to 5778 as prescribed by some of the tzaddikim.

The 5778 + 222 years gives us the 6 millennium, and completes 6000 years, or in gematria, the 6 alephs (elephs/thousands) that appear in the first verse of the Torah, thus establishing Heaven (Zeir Anpin). The 6 alephs are in every word except H’Sham’im (Heaven), reinforcing the point. The also alternatively total 666, which will be relevant in a moment.

According to the Zohar then,there are a total of 2000 + 6000, or 8000 total years until the geula from the true beginning,  though as we’ve discussed not all of these years are of the same length, and the number 8 always connects us to the higher sefira (dimension) of Binah.

Nevertheless, the 222 years are above (spiritual), and kabbalah teaches us that what happens above gets reflected below, so we should also account for 222 years in our world, and we find them in the time of our Patriarchs.

We know that the Covenant of Abraham occurred in 2018 HC and that the Torah specifically tells us the exile in Egypt would last 430 years; that takes us to the year 2448 when the Red Sea was split and the Torah (tree-of-Life) was received at Sinai.  But the Torah also tells us the Israelite left Egypt 210 years after Jacob and his 70 family members entered.

430-210 is 220 unaccountable years, and they are considered to be the 220 of exile in Canaan, part of the full Egyptian exile. Jacob is the key.

He promised to tithe to G-d and then worked for 22 years.  According to the Ari, Jacob was an incarnation of Adam and worked most of his life to rectify the sins of Adam.  As is said by chazal; Adam (ADM) stands for Adam-David-Mosiach and while David’s life falls at the exact midpoint (2889 HC) from Adam (0) to 5778, by tithing those 22 years Jacob saved us 220 years, and completed the full 6 millennium for us.

Now we are ready to understand how Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag and the tzaddikim arrived at the same date of 5778 for the geula and the 3rd opportunity for the Tree-of-life (endless) reality.  According to the Arizal, there is a deep kabbalistic understanding that the upper 1/3 of all and of any of the sefirot are oriented upwards toward G-d and the higher spiritual realm, and the lower 2/3 of them are oriented downward to the self, to our physical world. That is 1/3 = .333 and 2/3 = .666.  Before we explain Rav Ashlag’s computation, please note once again that there are 66.6 jubilee years between the 2nd tree-of-life opportunity (the reception of the 10 Commandments and the Torah) in 2448 HC and the year 5778 HC (2018 CE. This is 3330 of our normal years.

Rav Ashlag separated the 6 millennium (6000 years) into those years dedicated to G-d, and those to the self, thus 2000 and 4000, respectively, giving us a base of 4000 selfish (malchut) years and 2000 years left to purify once again. So taking those 2000 years, then separated them into 666.66 (667) and 1333.33, he came up with a total of 5333.33 base years and 666.66 years left to purified further, which coincidentally coincided with the birth of the Ari, of blessed memory. These final 666.66 years he purified once again into 444.44 base years and 222.22 spiritual ones. This left him with the year for Moshiach at 5777.78 and with the 222.22 spiritual years that as we’ve seen above reflect both the spiritual years before Adam and the completion of the 6th millennium.

6000: 4000          +       2000

2000:   1333.33     +          666.67

666.67:  444.44     +           222.22

5777.78   +          222.22 =  6000

So we’re now comfortably at the full 6000, and according to chazal there will be a 1000 year Shabbat (7th millennium) and then another 1000 year period (forever) of limitless existence, corresponding to the 8th millennium, for a total of physical and spiritual years on this side of Creation of 8000.

If we add that to the 2000 years the Zohar tells us the Torah existed in limitless form before Creation, we have a total of 10,000 years, 1000 years for each of the 10 sefirot: 4222 spiritual ones and 5778 physical ones, or 42% and 58%.

I guess it’s no wonder the 42-Letter Name of G-d is key to Creation and to the geula (final redemption), as advised by chazal, and that the 5-8 combination 58, 58, etc) and ratio (5/8) is central to the structure of the Torah, or that the complete gematria sofit value of the 42-Letter Name is 5778.

Nevertheless, we were discussing time, and we can look at our 5778 physical years as the bottom portion of a bowl, or better yet, of a tall narrow vase with steep side.  To us at the very bottom, time and the passing years appear flat like the earth, but we know that the earth is round and curves at any horizon.

In reality, time does as well, and the curve gets steeper before and beyond the 5778 year period that is soon ending.  At 7 years away, we are still too far away to really see it, but I suspect that soon the curvature will come into view.  As illustrated above, the first 2 seconds will be as 20; the first 2 minutes will be as 200, the first 2 hours as 200o, the first 2 days  as 20000, the first 2 months as 200,000; and the first 2 years as 2 million; and the first 20 years as 20 million; and the first 200 years as 200 million, while the final 1000 and 2000 will be nearly infinite.

You may feel that in the past 60-70 years time has felt as if it’s speeding up what with planes, and rockets, and satellites, and the advent of the telex, facsimiles, cell phones, email, instant messaging, texting and tweeting, but we’re only approaching the event horizon; things will really speed up in the near future.

As time speeds up science and spirituality will converge.  Already, scientists have settled on the 10-dimensional structure of the universe, the same as the ancient kabbalists and Abraham back in 2018 HC when he wrote about them and the 22 building blocks of the universe.  2018 CE is fast approaching; it’s time we all catch-up.

No one should be left behind.

Creation by Design; Renewed Every year.

As we complete the 22 days of the holidays and reestablish the relationship between the Zeir Anpin and Malchut (Heaven and Earth so to speak) for another year, we read once again the story of Creation. Before even finishing the holiday, just after we finish the 7th hakifot (encircling) with the lulov and doing the 7 hakifot with the Torah, both associated with Zeir Anpin, we read the first 32 verses of Creation, the verses that establish the 7 days of Creation.  This is of design, not convenience.

The 32 verses of Creation, as well established by Chazal, connect to the 32 Paths of Wisdom, the Tree-of-Life. And as we explained in a previous post, similarly the ordinal value of the word Lulov, which is 32, does as well, and moreover, they both connect to the Alter at the center of the Third Temple, which measures 32 x 32 cubits.

What was not previously explained was that the 6 verses in which each of the first 6 days were completed in, thus establishing the 6 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin, are the verses #5, 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31 of the Torah’s first chapter. The numbers 5 + 8 +13 + 19+ 23 + 31 = 99 and in the 1st verse of the 2nd chapter G-d completed Creating Heavean and Earth, plus 99 + 1 = 100, a level of perfection kabbalistically speaking, but also the square of 10 (sefirot) and the complete value of the word Lulov, (68 + 32 = 100), and also the measure of the inner courtyard surrounding the Alter at the center of the Future Holy Temple, 100 x 100 cubits.

This also corresponds to the sum of the ordinal values of the first 10 letters of the Torah (BREShYT BRE E) “In the beginning was created Alef:” 2+20+1+21+10+22+2+2+1+1 = 100, once again perfection and the square of the 10 sefirot.  And it should be noted that teh composite value of the letter Alef is 32, which is why it’s associated with the Tree-of-life.

As we said, when we complete the 7th day, Malchut, firmly establishing the 7 sefirot and 7 days of Creation in the 1st verse of the 2nd chapter, we have a total value of the verses as 100 which corresponds to the 100 blowings of the shofar on Rosh Hashannah that began the Holiday process 22 days ago.

This is all by design to reestablish our connection to the Tree-of-Life EVERY year, every year through the period of the Third Temple, which according to the prophecy of the tzaddikim should happen in about 7 years from now (around 5778).

Please note that 5778 is 66.6 jubilee years from the reception of the Torah at Sinai in 2448, and we mention this because as was explained in book The Genesis Prayer the number 5913 is also derived from a beautiful equation based on the 7 days of Creation and the kabbalistic principal that energy is never lost.

Before we get into the equation please note that in the 6 days of Creation there are 66 times the letter combination for the word “sea” appears (YM) of numerical value 50, the same as the length of the jubilee year, 50 years.  According to chazal, whenever we see the combination (YM) as in Elohim (ELHYM) it represents the sefira of Binah (understanding).

And as for Elohim (ELHYM) it is found 32 times in those same verses of the 6 Days of Creation. Whether it’s the lulov, or the Torah or the Alter in the Future Holy Temple, we’re tapping into the Tree-of-Life , and drawing the light (energy) from Binah through the 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin into the 7th, Malchut, the world of matter and limitation.

Abraham, the Patriarch, taught us in his Sefer Yetzirah several thousand years ago that 7 factorial is 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 5040, and when we apply that to 6 factorial and again for each of the 7 days of Creation and then add them together, we get (5040 + 720 + 120 + 24 + 6+ 2 + 1) = 5913 and even more significant, we know that the 10 Commandments and thus the 2nd opportunity of the Tree-of-Life reality was received on Shavuot 2448, or the exact Western date 5/9/1313 BCE (some say 5/9/1312 BCE, but it’s still 5/9/13).

Of further note is that 7 factorial and 6 factorial together total 5760 and (5 and 4 factorial) = 144 and (5 and 4 and 3 and 1 factorial = 151.  So, while 5760 is the year 2000 CE, the spiritual cleaning bath, or mikve has the numerical value of 151 (same as the higher name of G-d, Ehyeh) and it contains 40 seah each of 144 eggs, for a total volume of 5760 eggs, as prescribed by chazal.  It was based on this calculation for the mikve and divine inspiration that Rav Abraham Azulai of blessed memory, prophesied that the  Geula/Moshiach  process would begin in 5760 (2000 CE) and this period of Oy and Ashray could conceivably last for the 18 years until 5778 as fits the other prophecies, especially since the square root of 18 is 4.24, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.

Everything is by design.

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.

Y

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.