Tonight, Rabbi Shimon Revealed Another Secret

It’s fitting that this is Lag B’omer, the celebrated death anniversary of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, for not only did he pass away on the 33rd day of the Omer period, but in his final speech (See Zohar Idra Zuta), he spoke about the 115th psalm.

There are moments when science, religion and spirituality come together. There aren’t as many as there should be because everyone has his own entrenched beliefs. Nevertheless, this is one of those precious moments of harmony, when we can all be in awe, when we can all see and understand that the primordial underlying structure of the physical universe, that the Bible, which is the essence of religion, and that the structure of the spiritual world are all the same, and that this is in no way random.

There is an innate structure to our universe no matter how chaotic it may feel to use, and stepping back we can understand that; after all, if there are a set of natural laws and a set of mathematical (physical) constants then no matter what scale things should look alike and follow the same patterns. But what about an ancient scroll 248 columns long? Should the letters, words, chapters, and verses on that 3330 year old document adhere to the same pattern? If it was written by G-d it might, or by the universe itself it might? But if it were written by man, could it?

Maybe today it could, using computers and software, but 3330 years ago? And if it did, why was the number and date 5778 (2018 ce) singled out? Some of those answers can be found in the Torah portions read during the Omer in the portions surrounding Lag B’Omer.

The Torah or 5 Books of Moses is comprised of several finite and very defined structural elements: the number of words in it, letters, verses, chapters, paragraphs.  These haven’t changed in 3330 years, which in Biblical counting as we learn in this week’s portion, Bechukotai, is 66.6 jubilee years (50-year intervals).

The wonderful things about having quantitative numbers verses qualitative words is that we don’t have to interpret them. The total 187 chapters in the Torah divided into the Phi (.61803399) proportion is exactly (187  x .61803399) = 115.566, and 5778, the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the arrival of the geula (final redemption) in jubilee years (5778/50) is precisely 115.56.

Moreover that 115th chapter is the chapter 25 of the Book of Leviticus, the first chapter in Torah portion Behar, and as it happens not only does Behar have 57 verses in it, but the very next portion (often read together by the way) is Bechukotai with 78 verses. Thus at the 115th chapter in the Torah we have 2 consecutive portions of 57 and 78 verses respectively, a nice allusion to 5778.

As we explain in much greater depth in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, the primordial mathematical constant that controls the natural shaping of spirals, from the stars in our galaxy, to the petals on our flowers, to the shape of our seashells and our Trees, and to the growth of our populations is called Phi.

Phi is a specially balanced proportion that extends between the two parts of a segmented whole and then to the whole itself (ie the short length is to the longer one as the longer one is to the entire length).

Nature naturally follows this proportion at all turns, and when art or architecture does too it gives us a beautiful sense of harmony, balance, and well-being. But Phi is not only integral to the existence of the universe but to the design of the Torah as well, as we’ll show below. Moreover, as is covered extensively in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe it is uniquely connected to the number and thus the year 5778 as well.

There are 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, number of chapters, words, letters, verses, etc. and it was written down by hand thousands of years ago, before anyone had ever heard of primordial mathematical constants, or calculators. So it is amazing that the Torah is actually divided into specific segments using the Phi proportion with the first chapter of the Book of Numbers (Bamidbar) being the dividing point in terms of letters, of words, of verses, and of all 3 together, that splits the Torah into two harmonic portions.

Thus:

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus)/ (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 letters, or words, or verses

And

(Numbers + Deuteronomy)/(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) = .61803399 letters, or words, or verses

So Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, and the 33rd portion of the Torah is Emor, the very portion where the number of words, letters and verses of the Torah is split into a proportion of .5778.

In summary, the have the portion of Emor connected to Lag B’Omer, and to the .5778 proportion in terms of the number of words, letters and verses in the Torah. Then we have the next two portions in the Torah, Behar and Bechukotai, with 57 and 78 verses respectively as the final two potions in Leviticus, and with their connection to splitting the Torah’s 187 chapters into the exact Phi proportion (115.56) that equations to the number of jubilee years from Adam to Moshiach in 5778. And then in the very next portion, in fact the very next chapter, the first chapter in Numbers, we have the Torah split into the Phi proportion in terms of letters, verses and words.

Now as explained in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe the connection between Phi and also Pi to 5778 is a profound one and Phi18 = 5778.000 precisely so maybe it’s more than coincidental that the gematria of Lag B’Omer is 358, that of Mashiach.

Maybe there is a reason for all this. And maybe we should wake up and stop perusing dates from dead cultures and calendars and start looking at the Bible (Torah) for the answers and timing that was given to us exactly 66.6 jubilee years before 5778 at Mt Sinai and that was spelled out for us in terms that could only be readily understood by our generation, the first to use computers and analytical software.

Thank you once again, Rabbi Shimon.  We’ll resume our discussions and revelations about the Future Holy Temple shortly.

Here’s a couple more equations for those so inclined, or so skeptical.

Also, as illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, while the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the entire Torah = 390,625 = exactly 58, they too as a whole connect with Phi in that:

(Words, Letters, and Verses in the Entire Torah)/(106 x (square root 1 + the square root of 2))

= 1.618022

Moreover, as is also illustrated in The Genesis Prayer:

The Words, Letters, Verses, Columns and Rows in the Torah = 248000 x 1.61803399

With 248 being the numerical value of Abraham and also of Mercy (Rachem) and also the number of columns in the Torah.

We’ve proven repeatedly in The Genesis Prayer, in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe and in our articles the purposeful interweaving of Pi (3.1415926358…) in the construction of the Torah. Now we see that the primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399) was likewise programmed in.

A Newly Revealed Gematria Cipher Takes Our Understanding of the Torah to a New Level

A new and very logical gematria cipher has recently been revealed and with it many amazing clues of the Torah have been deciphered. It is almost needless to say that it is only new to us, and is actually as ancient as Hebrew itself. This revelation is dedicated to the elevation of the soul of Chiel Mordechai Ben Abraham, may he study peacefully in the highest palaces. With these new revelations, more pieces of the grand puzzle of our universe fall neatly into place and heretofore-mysterious aspects of the Torah have become clear.

This gematria cipher is quite simple compared to most of them and simply uses the 5 final letters in a slightly different way. The standard gematria sofit takes into account the larger values of the special 5 final letters of the Hebrew alef-bet (C= 500, M= 600, N=700, P=800, and Z=900) for a total of 3500, while their standard values are normally counted as (C= 20, M= 40, N=50, P=80, and Z=90) for a total of 280, but since the letters represent energy and energy is never lost, another way to count them includes both values, thus treating the final shaped letters as extensions of the originals for a total of 280 + 3500 = 3780. Many of you may recognize this as 10 x 378, the numerical value of the word chashmol, the angelic cloaking that is today known as electricity, but today we’ll look straight to the heart of the Torah’s structure and leave the numerous other application of this cipher aside for now.

As usual, we turn to the seed level of the Torah to seek out wisdom, whether in the 73 faces of the Torah’s first verse or in the 32 paths of the letter Alef that preceded the Torah. The Torah (Bible’s) first verse states “In the beginning G-d created Heaven and Earth,” and the first word of this omniscient verse is

Bereshit (BREShYT), which is broken down to the prefix Bet (B) meaning “in” and REShYT meaning “Beginning.” The numerical value of REShYT is 911—yes, as in 9/11—but more germane is that utilizing the newly discovered ancient gematria, 911 represents the letter Alef. The letter Alef (ELP) is spelled out Alef-Lamed-Pe) whose numerical value is typically 1+30+80 or 111, but when we add in the 800 for the Pe sofit inclusive) we get 111 + 800 = 911, and thus the first verse of the Torah can be read as “In Alef G-d created Heaven and Earth.

We know from the tzaddikim that the letter Alef(E) is constructed of an upper letter Yud(Y), two parallel diagonal letter Vavs(V,V) and a lower letter Yud(Y), and that we can infer from this that the upper Yud created Heaven and the lower Yud created Earth in a spiritual (or energetic) sense. Moreover, we know from the Arizal that the Letter Alef also represents the numerical value of 1000, as Alef (ELP) and Elef (ELP), meaning 1000) are spelled exactly alike. So it’s surely no coincidence that the 5th word of the verse, HaSha’im (HShMYM), meaning Heaven, has a numerical value of 1000, utilizing the newly revealed gematria along with the kolel for the 5 letters: 395+600+5 letters = 1000

Likewise the new value for the 7th and final word in the verse, Earth, H’Aretz (HERZ) is 296+900+4 letters = 1200. So when we add “Heaven and Earth” together with the letter Vav(V), the prefix for “and”, we get  (HShMYM  V’HERZ) = 1000 + 1200 + 7 = 2207. This includes the kolel for each of the 10 letters in the phrase.

Now, to most people the number 2207 would be insignificant and random, but to readers of There’s Nothing Random about the Universe, the number 2207 represents 5778/phi2 or more specifically, exactly 2207.000 .

What does this mean?

First, the basics: 5778 is the Hebrew year given by Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag, and others for the geula, the final redemption; and Phi (1.61803398…) is the primordial mathematical constant that controls harmonic spiraling growth throughout our universe from the number of petals on our flowers to the shape of the Milky Way.  Moreover, since 5778.000 is exactly phi18, then the number, or year, 2207.000 is precisely two iterations of Phi away from 5778.000. Observed geometrically, 5778 is exactly 2 turns of the spiral further along the cosmic spiral of time than 2207. The number 5778 is a natural harmonic progression of 2207; therefore, the Tree-of-life reality is a natural progression of “Heaven and Earth,” and the first verse of the Torah may have been designed to show us that.

2207.000 expanded 2 Revolutions along the spiral Phi = 5778.000

Since the letter Alef represent the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-Life and the 10 letters of “Heaven and Earth) also represent the 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life, we now see a hint that the Tree-of-life reality, which was present at the dawn of creation, will have to go through 2 more iterations (expansions) to reach the geula in 5778, which is in actuality no different than the tzaddikim have explained numerous times. After Adam, and the start of the 5778-year calendar, the next opportunity for the Tree-of-life consciousness came in 2448 at Mt Sinai, which was exactly 66.6 jubilee years before 5778, when the third cosmic opening for the Tree-of-life reality is destined to occur.

And while probably just coincidental that 22/7 = 3.1428, a close approximation of Pi (3.14159…), through simple gematria the Torah’s 1st verse of 7 words and 28 letters yields an even closer approximation, 3.14155, as explained The Genesis Prayer.  The important concept to keep in mind is the Torah as the nexus between the physical world that’s structurally guided by Phi and Pi and the spiritual world that’s guided by the Tree-of-life.

Speaking of the Tree-of-life, Etz Chaim (AZ ChYYM), its numerical value, utilizing the newly revealed gematria, is 1728 and with 1 for the kolel it equals 1729, as in the 1729 words in the Torah that have a numerical value of 26, that of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

And as for the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), there are 1820 of them in the Torah and 1820 just happens to be the numerical value, utilizing the new gematria, of the famous verse that Hillel and other sages have said encapsulates the entire Torah, Vayikra 19:18, paraphrased as “Love they neighbor as thyself,” which is the essence of the consciousness that will lead to the Tree-of-life reality.  The number 1820 is not only 70 x 26, but it’s also the number of letters in the 28 prophetic verses of Ezekiel 37 about the “dry bones” and the geula in the end of days.

You can add 19+18 in Vayikra 19:18 and get 37 and say “wow,” but a much bigger Wow! moment comes when we compare when we apply the newly revealed gematria to the collective words in the entire Torah.

First of all, the standard gematria gives us a total value of 21009826 and while  (2+1+0+0+9+8+2+6) = 28, as in the number of letters in the Torah’s first verse, the product of those same digits is (2*1*0*0*9*8*2*6) = 1728, as in the value of Tree-of-life using the new gematria. And just to keep us honest, another deeply revealing form of gematria gives us 4(P(21009826)/ ∑(21009826)) = 4(1728/28) = 2.802828, not so dissimilar from the square root of the exact number of words in the Torah, 282.8002828, but we’ve discussed elsewhere about 28 being a core Torah concept and won’t go further with it today, except to say that 28 x 26 (YHVH) = 616, the numerical value of “The Torah,” and the number of times Moses’ name (MShH) is mentioned in the Torah.

Nevertheless, it’s when we apply the newly revealed gematria that we discover that the square root of the total gematria value (33640626) of the 304,805 letters in the Torah is 5800.0054, which is pretty astonishing considered that exact collective number of words, letters and verses in the Torah is exactly 58.

And what ties these two gematria ciphers even closer together and ties them both to the main quantitative (or structural) elements of the Torah is that while the square root of 58, the sum of the words, verses, and letters in the Torah, is 625 and 5/8 = .625, and while 625 is the numerical value of H’Keter(“The Crown”) or highest and crowning sefira (dimension), 21009826/33640626 = .625 (approximately) = 5/8.

Moreover, while the sum of the 22 spelled out Hebrew letters is 4248, it becomes 10048 when the final letters are considered in the spelling, in other words exactly 5800 more.

And in case you didn’t do the math: 5800 – 22 = 5778

Thus, it’s pretty obvious in these days of knowledge that the revelations of formerly concealed gematria ciphers are opening up whole new avenues of Torah exploration for us, and that simple names, like Abraham, whose value was 248, now take on new meaning for us as 848, or twice 424, which is the value of Moshiach Ben David.

As revealed in The Divine Calendar the Covenant of Abraham (also knows as the Covenant of Halves) occurred in 2018 HC.  And 2018 CE is the swiftly approaching Hebrew year 5778, the year dictated by the Torah’s structure, its gematria values and by the 22 letters of the Alef-bet. And in case you think this is all utter nonsense, ask yourself why then is it also the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K). Did man create the Sun as well?

Ask yourself this as well: If G-d’s Covenant with Abraham in 2018 was known as the Covenant of Halves, what is half of 848? You already know the answer in your heart: 424, Mashiach Ben David.

We can close our minds to the depth of the Torah and its relationship to the underlying structure of the universe and G-d’s designs, or we can open them up and try to grasp the endless dimensions of the Tree-of-life reality.  Either way, it’s through the burning desire of our hearts for the truth that will draw us closer to it.

Since writing this post just a few days ago, many new ancient secrets have been revealed, which we hope to share shortly, including the 42 letters of the Tree-of-Life hidden write under our noses, and a new and very specific clarification to the Zohar’s lengthy discussions about the end-of-days (final redemption).

Ezra

50 Gates and 42 Journeys

Every bit of the Torah has meaning beyond meaning and a purpose beyond purpose. In our previous article we spoke about Egypt being a code word for the “straits (constriction) of the Sea” with the sea (YM) being a code word itself for the 50 gates of Binah. The Arizal takes it a step further and says that the word for Egypt is also a constriction of the Holy Name “Who (MY)” which is comprised of the final 2 letters in the Holy Name Elohim (ELHYM), and moreover that (MY) likewise represents the 50 Gates of Binah. He referenced Isaiah 40:26 “Lift up your eyes on high, and see who (MY) created all this,” and explained that besides “Who” being connected to Binah and thus Understanding, the word for “All” used in this verse is spelled Eileh is spelled (E-L-H) as in the first 3 letters of Elohim.

The Book of Numbers, called Bamidbar (BMDBR) in Hebrew, doesn’t mean Numbers, but Wilderness, usually referring the desert, such as the Sinai Desert. And while it’s true that Numbers are a Wilderness, the important number is the number of journeys that is took the Israelites to cross the wilderness, which is also the number of journeys that it takes us and our souls to cross our wilderness. According to the Torah, the Sages and Tzaddikim that number is 42.

Even though the process of the 42 journeys began on the far side of the End Sea (YM SVP), the Torah tells us in portion Beha’alotcha that the Israelite Journey began here on the 2nd day of the 2nd month of the 2nd year (222). It was right after we learned about the 8 days of sacrifices, which can be connected to the arrival of Moshiach on or about 5778 as will be explained later, and also right after the final approved construction of the Tabernacle on the 8th day.  Since the Torah is always consistent once you understand the madness, we see that 2 x 2 x 2 = 8 and that this new journey into the Wilderness begins in the 64th or 8 x 8th Paragraph of Bamidbar.

The word Bamidbar (BMDBR) has the same numerical value (248) as Ramak (RMCh), meaning spear, which is most appropriate as the “spear i”s symbolized by the simple letter Vav (ו) of numerical 6, which kabbalistically represents the 6 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin, as does the 4th Book of Moses, Bamidbar.

The 42-Letter Name of G-d, abbreviated (MB) also represents Zeir Anpin (the 6 dimensions of Heaven) as it acts as our link between Malchut (M) and Binah (B). Therefore, it’s not so surprising that Bamidbar (BMDBR) permutes to (DBR MB), which means say (speak) the 42-Letter Name.  And we know from Chazal that it is the understanding of the 42-Letter Name (MB) that will bring about the geula (final redemption).

As you know by now, it all emanates through the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and the sum of the two numerical values of the spelled-out aspects of the YHVH that represent Malchut (52) and Binah (63) is 115, as in the 115 jubilee years (50-year intervals) from Adam to Moshiach in 5778. Moreover the relationship between Zeir Anpin and malchut can be expressed as 6/52 = .11538

The numerical value of the initials of the six (6) chapters that span the Behar-Bechukotai combination of 57and78 verses respectively though Bamidbar with its Phi and 5778 connections and through the Naso-Beha’alotecka Chanukah/sacrifices and 5778 connections through the portion of Shech Lecha (BBBNBSh) equates to 358, the same as Mashiach. These 6 parshot (portions) represent 6 of 54 or exactly 1/9th of the Torah’s 54 portions. These 6 parshot also represent 17 of 187 chapters, or exactly 1//11th of the Torah’s 187 chapters.

Maybe that’s just coincidence, though nothing in the Torah is coincidental. Our lack of understanding is just that: our lack of understanding, not a lack of meaning or significance.

These are secrets true and sure, but what we should take away from this is that as our journey through the wilderness gets difficult you should, “Lift up your eyes on high, and see who (MY) created all this.”

The deepest secret of all is coming up shortly.

On Track for Mazal and Love

This weekend we read Parsha Shemini, meaning the 8th, the 28th portion in the Torah. A fews days earlier we celebrated the 8 days of Pesach and read from Ki Thisa and the 13 Attributes of G-d (Exodus 34:5-7).

As usual the clues to the secrets of the Torah portions are concealed within their first few words. The parshat of Shemini begins with the 3 words “V’yhy byom HaShemini” (” ויהי־ביום־השמיני”), “And it came to pass on the eighth day,” whose total value is 504. Now this is very interesting because the Talmud states that in this portion at Leviticus 10:16 is found the midpoint of the Torah in words, which most people have understood as a place where there are an equal number of words before and after this point, but they are wrong. The midpoint that splits the number of words in two equal parts is at Leviticus 8:15, which can be easily verified with word-counting software.

Nevertheless, at Leviticus 10:16 is found the midpoint of the Torah in terms of the 77 pairs of the mysterious double (twin) words–words that are duplicated side by side like railroad tracks running through the Torah, often words with the exact same vowels too and which have seemingly no reason for being duplicated.

Here at Leviticus 10:16 are found the two words darosh and darash ( “דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ” ), each with the value 504. Most scholars translate them as one word, “inquired,” but darosh (“דָּרֹשׁ”) conveys future tense and darash (“דָּרַשׁ” ) conveys past tense, thus the act of inquiring has the answer already implicit in it, or in other words, “Ask and ye shall receive,” or “Ask, because on the spiritual level you’ve already received.” It’s easy to see how one could make this mistake since 504 is the numerical value for the word chatzot, meaning “midnight,” or “half,” or “middle, and unbelievably, there are exactly 50 (fifty) 504‘s in the Torah, 25 in each half once it’s split at darosh darash.

And yet another important fact overlooked by Torah scholars for millennia is that 504 is the exact square root of the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah, since as R’ Chaim Vital of blessed memory points out, all Torah light is spread through squaring, this central place in the double words can be viewed as the central point of spreading for all the Torah light.

The combined value of the two twin words darosh and darash (דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ) is 1008, or 1000 (keter) plus 8. Not coincidentally there are 77 twin words in total as the sum of the first 8 words in the Torah is 3003, which is the 77th Triangular number, and thus the sum of all the integers from 1 to 77, the sum of all the latent energy in all the whole numbers through 77.

According to the Arizal, 77 is Mazal (MZL), as is the number 8, and as is the 8th of the 13 attributes, which we just so happened to have read this week as well. And as we discussed it our last article, the sum of the 9 (3 x 3) words up to the 8th attribute (through the 7th) is 1089 or 332. And incidentally, there are 33 letters in those first 8 words of the Torah.

It’s also noteworthy that 504 = (248 + 256) is the sum of the values of Abraham (248), or alternatively Bamidbar (Numbers, 248), and of both Aaron and the “Ark of the Covenant” (256), or alternatively Devarim (Deuteronomy, 256), two Books and numbers at the heart of the Torah. And while (256 – 248) = 8, its more significant because the letter koof (“ק”), whose value is a perfect 100 which can be split 50/50, is found 2488 times through Leviticus 8:15, the Torah’s midpoint in words, and 2568 times through the midpoint in Leviticus 10:16, its midpoint in twin words, both of which are found in parasha Shemini , the eight (8th). Incidentally, 2488 is the year Moses died. And as we discussed in the last article, the sum of the gematria sofit of the 13 attributes up to the 8th one is 3339 and 3339/13 = 256.8.

According to the Maharal, “Whenever we find the number 8 used, it is in reference to something that brings one into the spiritual realm;” it’s going one above the limitations of the 7 states ( sefirot) that lead from the 3 levels of the divine spiritual world to the physical one. Thus the equation 504/8 = 63, which gives us the numerical value of Binah (63), the first of the 3 upper sefirot, is by no means a coincidence, and just a reinforcement of the fountain of mazal available to us through these connections.

We know from the Arizal that there are two numbers that connect us to Binah and thus help us to go above our limitations, which is a connection to mazal, 8 and 13, which is why there are 13 attributes and which is one reason the 13 attributes are read during the 8 days of Pesach and are thus connected to Shemini, the 8th. Mathematically, it also just so happens that 33 times the sum of the integers though 13 also equals 3003, just like the first 8 words or 33 letters in the Torah. All Kabbalists know that 91 is the numerical value of the word Amen (” אמן”) which is kabbalistcially represented by the potent unification of the Tetragrammaton (יקוק) with Adonai (אדני) and that through the unifications we get closer to the Creator, what few realize is that 91 is the sum of the integers through 13, or ( 1 – 13) = 91, and we know from chazal that this summing up is equivalent to the accumulative energy and attributes of all that’s inclusive, and thus a more powerful force to be reckoned with.

Of further note, while the mathematical definition of a triangular number gives us (77277)/2 = 3003, more significantly is that of the 1024 different word values in the Torah, there are exactly 77 repeated only once, in other words: Of the 80,000 – (3 x 8) words in the Torah, there are only 77 with unique values, and also as we’ve said, 77 twin pairs. There are no coincidences in the Torah, not even the fact that 8 times 77 equals 616, the numerical value for the H’Torah ( ” התורה” ), “The Torah” itself, or that the gematria ketana, of value 616 is calculated as 6+1+6 = 13, and can be represented as the letters vav-alef-vav, ( ” ואו”), which we know from the Arizal connects us to aspect of the spelled out Tetragrammaton (“יוד־הי־ואו־הי “) at the level of Sag or Binah, the 8th sefira of numerical value 63, just like 504/8 = 63 and just like the sum of integers from 8 to 13, the two numbers associated with mazal/fortune, in other words (8+9+10+11+12+13) = 63, the value of Sag, Binah.

And if we go back to where the portion Shemini started–V‘yhy byom HaShemini” (” ויהי־ביום־השמיני”)–we see that the initials of the first 2 words total 8 and the initials of all 3 words, “And it came to pass on the eighth day” total 13.

And for complete disclosure the sum of the numbers in between them (9+10+11+12) = 42, as in the 42 letters of the 13 attributes through the 12th word, and of course the 42-Letter Name that has the power to channel the mazal when used correctly.

In summation, kabbalists would use this portion, especially the darosh darash (” דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ”) at Leviticus 10:16 to connect to improving their good fortune and mazal, which we’re told is what the 8 days of Pesach connections are supposed to help us do. The numerical value of 8 as in Shemini, the 8th, helps us to go above creation, which we can read as destiny, and is illustrated by one last divine equation: 8, representing mazal, times the sum of the integers through 13, which represents mazal , the 13 Attributes of G-d and the numerical value of ahava אהבה)) “love” is 91 x 8 = 728, as in the 7 words and 28 letters of the Torah’s very first verse and Creation itself.

And for those that understand, the first letters of the first 8 word of the Torah add up to 28, alluding to Shemini, the 28th portion in the Torah, and spelling out B’ahava vav-alef-vav.(באהבה־ואו”), or “Lovingly vav” at the level of Sag/Binah. Both mazal and love await those that get closer to the Creator and the Torah and through these powerful connections we all have the opportunity to go beyond our destiny.

And so it did come to pass this past 8th day of Pesach, and will come to pass after 8 years as the tzaddikim have advised: B’ahava (In Love). In the end as in the beginning.

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