Israel’s Borders – A Divine Gift

For the first day of Chanukah our gift was the revelation that our solar system was not a once in a billion life-producing chance occurrence, but a gigantic fixed clock-like mechanism, tuned to very specific frequencies and wound to a specific time frame. On the second day of Chanukah our gift is the confirmation that the present boundaries of Israel were set by G-d and that they include all the territories won by war and fixed in 1973.

Most internet and international sources want to exclude the territories and box Israel in to a 8019 square mile area.  That would limit and confine Israel to a 20³ cube. These are the limits imposed on our sukkahs and connect them to Keter, the highest sefira (dimension), but it is the highest sefira within the physical realm of Malchut thus keeping Israel from its full potential as the State of Binah and of Moshiach, as it was always meant to be.  Sure, there is a purity, power and blessings to be received within that 20³ cube, the same way it is on Sukkot for those making the proper connections, but it is limited. And our goal as connected individuals, a people, and as a nation is to break out of those limitations. That has been the goal for 5778 years. We were given physical limitations, a set of rules and tools and told to free ourselves. From day one it has been a race against time and the forces that would hold us back.

This article is about Israel. We have included a screenshot here before the powers that be can change their web sites and perpetuate the illusion of limitations. We see that the full area of Israel should include the 2270 square miles in the West Bank, the 27 square miles in East Jerusalem and another 1150 square miles in the Golan Heights, for a total of 11,466 square miles. While it is interesting that the 27 miles of East Jerusalem form yet another cube, 3³, it is the total of 11,466 square miles that tells the real story.

It is said that every picture tells a story, yet we know from the ancient Kabbalists that every number does as well, since numbers are really just pictures (or imprints) of the underlying energies projected into our world.  And while we now realize that the pictures we see out there are often doctored and fake, numbers cannot lie—you can pick up a calculator and verify them for yourself. There is a reason for all the numbers in the Torah; they are not filler.

As it turns out, the square root of the 11,466 square miles is 107.07, whose significance we will get to in a moment. You can picture this graphically as Israel filling a square that is 107.07 miles long by 107.07 miles wide. Most significantly though is that that square root can broken down to √11466 = 21√26, since 11466 equals 441 x 26. First of all, 441 is the gematria value of the Hebrew word for Truth, (אמת) as in the phrase “Give Truth to Jacob,” from Michah 7:20 and secondly, 26 is the gematria value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).  Therefore, the true total area of Israel spells out the “Truth of G-d” and moreover, the square root of that area—its essence—is equivalent to 21√26, which is the gematria value of the essence of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) times the higher Name of G-d, Ehyeh (אהיה), associated with Binah and the World to Come. So before we say another word, the area that Israel encompasses that includes the more recently conquered historic Israelite territories are defined by the two most essential Names of G-d. It represents their unification and connection to the World to Come. Remember, off by even 1 square mile and Israel’s territory is just a number with no significant meaning, or numerically spiritual relationship with G-d.

It is also relevant that the sum of the initials of the upper 6 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life total 441 as well. Truth!

תִּתֵּ֚ן אֱמֶת֙ לְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב חֶ֖סֶד לְאַבְרָהָ֑ם אֲשֶׁר־נִשְׁבַּ֥עְתָּ לַֽאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ מִ֥ימֵי קֶֽדֶם   -Micah 7:20

As for the numerical square root of the area’s 11,466 square miles, 107.07, it is highly reminiscent of the number of letters in the Torah that preceded the 10 Commandments, 107,007. These rules were given in the 20th Chapter in Shmot (Exodus), the 7 overall.  While this may or may not reflect on Michah 7:20, the number 20 is the cube root of those limited 8000 square miles, the 10 Commandments in the Torah ended at Shmot 20:18, as in the year 2018, which marks the 70th year of Israel becoming a nation.  Furthermore, the year 2018 CE is also 5778 in the Hebrew calendar and most significantly, 5778 is the sum of the numbers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

There is much more to 11,466 than meets the eye, though that is the whole point of ancient gematria, to discover G-d’s hidden clues, meaning, and spiritual energy among the physicality of our world. There are 36 (לו) factors of the number 11,466, in other words, other whole numbers that can be multiplied together to give us the number 11,466.  The simplest one is 11,466 divided in half, or 11466/2 = 5733. The Hebrew year 5733 corresponds to 1973 CE, which is the year of the ’73 War when those additional territories included in the 11,466 square miles were cemented into the State of Israeli. According to Rav Brandwein, of blessed memory, this was the last time Moshiach Ben Joseph was present and ruled within Israel. That was 45 years ago.

The numbers 546 and 21 are also a factor pair of 11466 since 546 x 21 = 11466. We have already covered that 21 is the value of the higher Name of G-d, Ehyeh (אהיה), associated with Binah and the World to Come. As for 546, it is both the sum of the initials of the sefirot in the Tree-of-Life, and according to Rabbi Isaac Luria, the Arizal, the number 546 stands for Israel itself, so obviously it is noteworthy. He explains that it is its gematria value including the 5 letters of the name Israel as the kolel.

We mentioned the Biblical quote, “Give Truth to Jacob,” which many commentators have explained with several different meanings and connections. Here is one more that is pure Truth and comes straight out of the number 11,466, the area of Israel in square miles. Two more consecutive factor pairs of 11,466 relate directly to Jacob. The first set is 63 and 182 since 63 x 182= 11466. While the number 63 represents the Tetragrammaton (הי‐יוד‐הי‐ואו) in the aspect of Sag (Binah), the number 182 is the gematria of the name “Jacob” itself. Then the very next factor pair is 78 and 147 since 78 x 147 = 11466.  We know from the Arizal that 78 is the triple Tetragrammaton (יהוה יהוה יהוה). We also know from Rav Brandwein that 78 represents the value of the initials (עץ) of Etz Chaim (The Tree-of-Life), which he related to the year 5778 and the Geulah,(final redemption) when we will return to the Tree-of-life, or Binah, consciousness. The number 78 is also the complete gematria value for Adonai Echad (אחד יהוה) from the Shema Prayer. This alone may have meant something, yet it means even more multiplied with 147, the number of years in Jacob’s life. So given that we have Jacob’s name and his age as two consecutive numbers within the 36 factors, it may also be concluded that the factor 546 does stands for Israel, Jacob’s alternate Biblical name.

Before we visit some other significant factor pairs of the 11,466 square miles of Israel, we should note, considering that it is Chanukah, that the number 11466 is 54 minutes shy of a full 8 days (11520 minutes) and that 54 x 107 = 5778. By the way, the 10 Commandments were given in the 54th paragraph of Shmot. We keep going back to the 10 Commandments, which are comprised of 620 letters and the Hebrew word for 20 is Esrim (עשרים) of numerical value 20, the same as Keter (כתר).

The ordinal value of Esrim (עשרים) is 91 so it is fitting that the next factor pair is 91 x 126 = 11466. We know from all the Kabbalists that 91 represents the all-important unification of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) with Adonai (אדני) in (יאהדוני) and that 126 equals 3 x 42-Letter Name of G-d.

The next 3 factor pairs were more surprising to me than any, given that they are the main numbers that our solar system is based upon and that they define the important kabbalistic proportion of 1/3 to 2/3 or .333 to .666 that our solar system is built upon.

234 and 49 are a factor pair since 234 x 49 = 11466, and 273 and 42 are the consecutive factor pair since 273 x 42 = 11466. The number 42 is always representative of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the understanding of which is supposed to bring us the Geulah, and whether coincidence or not 42 +49 = 91, a combination aligned with the counting of the Omer for those that understand.  Yet it is 234 and 273 that are the most exciting to see in this list, along with the previously mentioned all-important factor 26, for you see in our last article we wrote about how our solar system was based on these very numbers.

Among a thousand other pertinent facts, we wrote about how the Earth was tilted 23.4˚ which turned out to be precisely 26% of the full 90˚ angle, and how 23.4 is 90% of 26, thus relating the Earth’s tilt to G-d’s Name. This also related to the complementary angle of (90 ˚ – 23.4 ˚) = 66.6˚.

And while 273 is the value of the word “gematria” itself, it is also the core temperature of the Sun at 27.3 million degrees Fahrenheit, which is doubly relevant because the Sun’s surface temperature is 5778 ˚ K.

And while the absolute freezing point of all matter and energy is -273˚ C, sunspots revolve around the Sun’s surface in exactly 27.3 days, the same number of days that the Moon orbits the Earth. Meanwhile, the Moon is 27.3% of the Earth’s size, and it completes one turn on its axis with respect to the stars also every 27.3 days. These are just some of the many synergies built into the structure of our universe, which could not have happened nor by the hand of man or created by random chance, physics, and pure dumb luck.

There is so much more, but what is also important to this divine design of our universe in which the alignment of these 3 celestial numbers used as angles, temperature, times, and distances are coordinated is their proportions to one another. The 3 numbers (23.4 – 26 – 27.3) are 2.6 and 1.3 units apart respectively, meaning that of the entire 3.9 units that separate them they are split into the .666 and .333 proportions (i.e. 2.6/3.9 = .666 and 1.3/3.9 = .333). These proportions govern both the Kabbalistic principles as taught by the Arizal and the physical attributes of our universe as detailed at length in our prior article. Furthermore, 13, 26 and 39 are all factors of Israel’s G-d given area, 11,466 square miles.

One more tidbit: while the ordinal value of the Hebrew names for the Sun, Moon, and Earth equal 107, the distance from the Earth to the Sun is the exact equivalent to 107 Suns, and the Earth orbits the Sun at 107,000 KPH (66,600 MPH). So I guess these two articles, Chanukah gifts, are intimately related; they certainly are divinely so as G-d set the size of Israel and set the firmaments in Heaven.

One last odd note about the factor pairs of 11,466. The factors in the two pairs, 6 x 1911 and 3 x 3822 add up to 5742 and when we add their digits (6+1+9+1+1+3+3+8+2+2 = 36) to that total, they add up to 5778. Is it a coincidence we light 36 candles over the 8 days of Chanukah and there are 36 factors of Israel’s total land mass? Let’s all connect to the Ohr HaGanuz, the light of Moshiach available these 8 days. Let us give truth to Jacob, who was born 3580 years ago and the to Maccabees who fought for Moshiach in the year 3585 HC. Since 358 is the numerical value of Moshiach these cannot be coincidences either. G-d had a plan, always did, and still does. The question is do we want to get with it.  By the way, as you can see in those screen shots above, the length of Israel from North to South is 424 km and since 424 is the gematria of Moshiach Ben David if that does not tell you who is really calling the shots, nothing will.  This is the year to connect. This is it. And this is the holiday that connects us.

The Divine CalendarUsing a little known, but deeper gematria method (1911 x 3822)/(1911 + 3822) = 1274, yet another of the 36 factors. There is probably no end to the secrets revealed in the number 11,466 because it is not just a number, but the area that was chosen for Israel by G-d, back in 2018 of the Hebrew Calendar when He made the Covenant of Halves with Abraham. That 2018 HC corresponds to 2018 CE, which is 5778 CE is no coincidence, just as Abraham’s birth in 1948 HC corresponds to Israel’s birth in 1948 CE; the Gregorian and Hebrew Calendars converge in 5778. G-d works in mysterious ways. We are just lucky that we are privileged to be able to see some of them. May we all be in Israel, within these G-d given borders, to receive Moshiach in this G-d given year.

Blessings to Everyone

Chag Chanukah Sameach


Counting on The Tabernacle, Part II; Building the Tree-of-life.

As discussed in Part I of the Tabernacle, we know from the Zohar, The Book of Splendor, that the construction of the Tabernacle, Mishkan, is connected to the act of Creation in the first verse of the Torah (Bible).

So let’s examine all that money (metal) collected to built the Tabernacle, Mishkan and see what shakes out.


Gold ….29………730

Silver 100…….1775

Bronze 70 ……2400


Now, it’s relatively easy to see that the 1775 shekels represent and are connected to the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet which have a total gematria value of 1775.

Moreover, the 70 talents of Bronze is most probably connected to the 70 Nations, the 70 years, etc, and also the 70 faces of the Torah. And even more so, since the square root of the 4905 shekels is 70.03571 and 3571 is exactly (5778/Phi), or precisely Phi17.

Now, let’s leave the 1775 Silver Shekels out of it for a second, since they were for a special counting, and we have 29+100+70+730+2400 = 3329. And since the Torah makes a special point of telling us that the Mishkan was built in the 2nd year of the Exodus, (in 2449), we get 2449 + 3329 = 5778 (2018 CE), the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag and the tzaddikim for the geula, the final redemption and the advent of the Tree-of-life reality.

And since a talent = 3000 shekels, we see that there is an extra mixed talent of metal currency that can be separated from the shekels, leaving us with (4905 – 3000) = 1905, and giving us a total of 200 talents and 1905 shekels in all that was contributed to the building of the Tabernacle.

And since we’re looking at the Torah’s first verse, it’s interesting that the 27th letter is Resh (R), of numerical value 200, same as the 200 talents.


And if we were to add the 28th letter, Tzadi (Tz) of numerical value 90, to 4905, we’d get 90 + 4905 = 4995, which is the gematria sofit value of all 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.


Obviously, the contributions of the Tabernacle are all about the letters (or the light/energy in them).

Is this reaching? You decide, since the total value of the verse is 2701, which is equivalent to the sum of all the positive integers through 73, as in the 730 shekels of gold used to built the Tabernacle, and since the square root of 730 is 27.01….

What this also means is that the Torah’s first verse is based on a triangular number, the 73rd triangular number. And we know this isn’t a coincidence because not only is the sum of the first 8 words (33 letters) of the Torah also a triangular number (3003), the 77th in fact, but the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse are comprised of 28 letters and 28 is the 7th triangular number. (For more on this and for a better understanding of the Torah and G-d’s design, see The Genesis Prayer)

So knowing this, if we see which letters correspond to triangular numbers within this first verse, we get:


First of all, the numerical value of the 7 letters (BETEEMZ) add up to 535 and with an adjustment for the kolel of the letters and the equation, we get us 541, the numerical value of Israel.

Let Val  x  Tri#  =                Sofit Val

B       2        1 =            2                 2
E       1        3 =            3                 1
T  400        6 =    2400            400
E       1       10 =         10                1
E       1       15 =         15                1
M   40       21 =      840           600
Z    90       28  =   2520          900

7  535       84 =   5790        1905

These 7 letters correspond to the 7 triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, and 28, which collectively add up to 84, or 3 times 28, representative of the 3 metallic elements of the tabernacle and the 3 columns of the Tree-of-life, and 84 is the value of Pad (redemption), the union of the upper and lower 42 Letter names.

Moreover, the sum of the ordinal value sofit of these 7 letters is 78, or 3 x 26, it is representative of the initials of the Tree-of-life, ayin (70) and chet(8), representative of the year 5778, as pointed out by Rav Brandwein. And the gematria sofit sum of the 7 letters is 1905 yet again, bringing us back to the Tabernacle counting.

We discussed in numerous previous  articles the connection between the brain’s natural rhythm/frequency (timing mechanism) of 54 beats per minute and its relationship to 5778 which is 54 x 107 = 5778 with the 107 triangular number being 5778, but we’ve recently learned that 54 is also the complete cycle of the 27 letters with its returning light of 27 letters.

And as stated above, the standard gematria sum of the 7 triangular letters in the Torah’s first verse is 535, which when multiplied with 54 x 2 or 27 x 4 = 57780, two complete cycles.

And this becomes all the more interesting because when we multiple the 7 triangular numbers by their respective letters and sum them all up they equal 5790, which is 12 more that 5778 and when we adjust for the kolel in the exact same way as above, we get 5778 yet again.

And given all these connections to 5778 (2018 ce) is it inconceivable that the complete sofit value of these 7 special letters within the 28 is 2018 utilizing the kolel of 7 and 28 letters: 1905 + 78 + 28 + 7 = 2018.

Or that the gematria of the 2 words of the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse not utilized in the special letter sequence above is 616, which is that of “The Torah (H’TVRH).

And you might say skeptically that 2018 could point instead to G-d’s Covenant with Abraham which occurred in 2018 HC, but we know form the sages that the final letters in verse of phrase point toward the future and the final letters in the initial 7 word phrase in Pekudei (“These are the accounts of the tabernacle which were calculated”) add up to exactly 2019: “ELH PKVDY HMShCN MShCN HADT EShR,” which may explain why the Torah chose to double the word Mishkan.  And without the sofit, the gematria of the first 6 words less the kolel for the 24 letters in them adds up 2017.

I wonder if the Torah is trying to tell us something?

Oddly, the initials of these 7 words add up to 212, that of “The Light,” and they spell out H’Pe M’H’Pe, “The letter Pe from the letter Pe.” Just something to think about, considering the 4805 letter Pes in the Torah and their connection to the Mishkan.

So why 1905?

At the age of 26, Albert Einstein experienced his year of miracles (annus mirablis), in which he published 4 earth-shattering papers on the physics of the universe that changed the course of history and laid the foundations of quantum physics, introducing the special theory of relativity, explaining Brownian motion and proving the existence of atoms. And it was on 9/27/1905 on the 27th day of Elul that Einstein revealed the world’s most famous equation: E = Mc2

Energy = Mass X the speed of Light (c) squared

The Torah, Tabernacle, Creation, the 27 Letters, triangular numbers, Phi, the brain’s frequency (54 B/Min), the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K) and a dream that revealed quantum physics. And what runs through them all: The Light of G-d.

All that said, let’s look at those 199 talents and the 4905 shekels a little differently because of the 304805 letters in the Torah, 4805 of them are the letter Pe, and those 4905 shekels represent 4805 plus 100, synonymous with keter (the crowning sefira/dimension) and the numerical value of the spelled-out letter Caf (CP). Thus 4805 and 100 equals the 2 letters in Caf (CP).

Moreover, 100 is the numerical value of the letter Koof(K) and since the value 4805 represents the letter Pe, together they form the first two letters in Pekudei (PKVDY, counting), the name of this portion, 23rd of the 54 portions in the Torah. The other 3 letters in Pekudei (PK(VDY) permute to the spell-out letter Yud (YVD), and the total value of the word Pekudei is 200, as in the 200 talents.

It’s not surprising that the Mishkan would connect to Keter; nevertheless, there’s more to this. First we must understand the dynamic construction of the Tree-of-life as revealed by the Arizal in his explanation that the 100 talents of silver collected correspond to Keter, and that they were used to create the ground supports of the Tabernacle’s columns, which are malchut. The metaphor is easy to understand, as the sefirot are arranged as a tree (column) and what receives and holds up the tree from the base, is the sefira of malchut.

For those that understand, this is deep wisdom: Keter is One, Echad, as in God is “One.” It’s inseparable. From Keter the light expands level by level through the 10 sefirot (dimensions) spreading out without diminishing in its entirety. And from each one of these levels the light further divides by 10 sub-levels, and then again. First 1 then 10 then 100 then 1000, each one considered keter because they represent the complete light and not an aspect of it. Yet 1 remains keter of keter of keter, and 100 represents the light stretching from that point all the way through the 10th level of malchut (malchut of malchut) and similarly with 1000.

We’ll get back to this important dynamic structure in a moment, but let’s view that 100 shekels as 1 talent, or keter spread out through malchut of malchut, and thus 1 = 100 = the light of Keter fully disseminated through 100 sub-levels.

Thus is we transfer 100 shekels to the talents we have 200 talents and 4805 shekels, and following that logic, the 200 talents would equal 20,000 shekels, making the total 24805. It just so happens that the 5 Names of the 5 Books of Moses equal 2480 collectively.

And moreover, since 200 is the value of the letter Resh (R), those 200 talents and 4805 shekels together represent the combination Resh-Pe, of value 280, the numerical value of the 5 final letters, that complete the 27 letters, which added up to 1775 shekels, so the allusion is not without merit. And as the Zohar explains, the 5 final letters connect us with the time of the geula, final redemption.

The Hebrew word for “talents” is spelled CCT, beginning with Caf and ending with Taf, thus stretching from Keter (CTR) to the final letter Taf, thus malchut.

So to continue the Arizal’s schematic, each level has a digital value in our base 10, 10-dimensional world:
Keter – 1
Chochmah -2
Binah (Da’at) – 3
Chesed – 4
Gevurah – 5
Tiferet – 6
Netzach -7
Hod – 8
Yesod -9
Malchut – 0

These numbers indicate how far down the light has penetrated to reach that level.  Now each multiple of 10, represents the sub-levels penetrated within each level
Keter – 1 -10 -100 – 1000
Chochmah -20 -200
Binah (Da’at) – 30-300
Chesed – 40-400
Gevurah – 50-500
Tiferet – 60-600
Netzach -70-700
Hod – 80-800
Yesod -90-900
Malchut – 0

Malchut, meaning kingdom, has a digital value of zero because it is an endpoint more than a dimension; it reflects light rather than shining with its own. Malchut is a world created totally of illusion however real it feels to us. Malchut can be visualized as a screen on which the light of the other worlds (dimensions) are projected.
So when the light has reached malchut of malchut of malchut, it has shone throughout the entire Tree-of-life and is considered complete, and thus called  keter and is fully 1000.  From the aspect of the vessel (Malchut) it is zero, but from Keter it is 1000.
At keter of chochma for example the light level is 20, while at tiferet of chochma it is 26.  Thus each number has a place (space) within the Tree-of-life.
Tonight is the hillula of Moshe Rabeinu, may we merit to see him soon. The numerical value of Moshe (Moses, MShH) is 345, so Moses’ place within the sefira would be Gevurah of Chesed of Da’at.
We will be concluding the 10 Commandment series shortly with the explanations of how the 10 Commandments have laid out the final years to 5778 (2018) and how the devastation in Japan and the tragic events of the past 10 years have fit snugly into it. B’H we awaken soon.  Our prayers go out to the Japanese.
Shavua Tov.