What is Time?

Do you take the Earth, Moon and Sun for granted? I did, until recently. Like most people, I assumed physics and random chance played some role in their creation. Then again, like most of us, until recently I thought our news was real. Fake news is the least of our issues.  That, at least, is created by man and controlled by men trying to manipulate us. Our universe, our solar system, the Earth, Moon and Sun are an entire different story, on a much larger scale, an enormous scale if you consider that our inner solar system is 186 million miles wide. Nothing of what I thought about them is real, yet the true reality has been available to us in every scientific journal; we just never thought to look. What you are about to changed my perception of the universe and our place in it forever.  I am going to piece it together for you as best I can in this brief article, using only the scientific facts readily available to all of us. Nevertheless, the purpose of these revelations is not to shock, nor is it to shatter the reality that we have all mutually constructed; it is to show us that there are back door escape hatches built into that reality, that the system was designed for us to uncover and harness it, while there is still time.

Time

Time itself is an  interesting concept, marked solely by the turning of the Earth, and its orbit around the Sun. Every time the Earth spins around another day has past, every time the Earth orbits the Sun another year has past. This is the 5778th year in the Hebrew Calendar, and for 5778 years the Earth has been orbiting the Sun at 66,600 mph. Yes, that is a scientific fact. and yes it is 666, and while prophecies ancient and modern call for this year to be the “end of days (end of time)” this 666 does not represent some apocalyptic mark of a beast. It represents the knowledge of 666, ancient and modern. That said, this is also the 66.6th jubilee year from when 600,000 men received the 10 Commandments at Mt. Sinai in the Hebrew year 2448.  So before we get too deep, since the moment the 600,000 Israelite Men (3.6 million Israelites in total) stood at Sinai, the Earth has circled the Sun at 66,600 mph, marking time for us for exactly 66.6 jubilee years.

When the Earth revolves around its equator we get morning, then night, one day.  When the Sun revolves around its equator we don not notice much. Yet, for all those 2448 years the Sun has been revolving at its equator, oddlyenough, in a 24.48 day cycle, meaning it completed one revolution every 24.48 days.  Therefore, in those first 2448 years that the Bible told us to start counting, the Sun spun on its axis 36,525 times, meaning that its rotation was set to match the 365.25 day annual orbit of the Earth around the it.  Moreover, since our Earth rotates completely in 24 hours, or 1 day, the Earth rotates exactly 24.48 times faster than the Sun. Again, these are all scientific facts that can be readily googled yet were never taught to us in school, and while they can be dismissed as coincidental, the Torah is 3330 years old and it chronicles clearly the 2448 year date.  And if you do not believe in G-d, the Creator, or some Divine force, you will have to come up for some other explanation since Man, 3330 years ago, could not have calculated the Sun’s rotation or the Earth’s speed through space.

There is another ancient book, the Zohar, written 1900 years ago, still long before Man could make any of these calculations.  In this divinely inspired set of books ancient knowledge has been compiled and channeled, including many of the prophecies calling for this year to be the so-called end-of-days.  Specifically, it is said to happen at the end of the 70-year period  from the formation of Israel becoming a nation in 1948.  So when the Zohar tells us about that 70-year period or that there are 70 faces (levels of understanding of the Torah) its author, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, would not have known about the Earth’s 66,600 mph orbit, or that mathematically speaking, there are exactly 70 factors of the number 66,600.  He did not have Google after all.

And yet, the author of the Torah knew to place the revelation of the 10 Commandments at the 70th chapter and split them so that there would be 50 chapters in Genesis–akin to the jubilee period–and 20 in Exodus so that the 10 Commandments would end in Exodus 20:18 with Moses disappearing into the mist to receive the Torah.  G-d, or whoever you think created the Torah, must have planned it to coincide with the year 2018 CE, or 70 years after 1948 CE.

Those 66.6 jubilee years, each a 50-year interval, as specified in the Torah, are actually 3330 calendar years so it is probably not coincidental the Sun is actually 333,000 times more massive than the Earth.  The Torah commanded us to count in 50-year intervals starting in 2448.  The Zohar (Book of Splendor) explained that “jubilee” is Binah and that Binah has 50 Gates, and that what we are counting toward is the reckoning with Binah, the higher spiritual dimension associated with the World to Come.

One fact neither the Torah, not the Zohar mentioned was that the surface temperature of the Sun is exactly 5778 degrees Kelvin, meaning that the life-giving surface temperature of the Sun marks the end of the 66.6 jubilee year period, the same 3330 years marked by the difference in size of the Sun and the Earth from 2448 to 5778. If I were making this up, it would be a great beginning to a Dan Brown novel, yet this is all very real.  This enormous time-keeping system seems to be tuned precisely to coincide with the Torah, the Zohar and prophecies counting from Adam to Moshiach (the Messiah), yet this is only the beginning.  These were just the first facts I stumbled upon.

And while there were 600,000 men standing at Mt Sinai back in 2448, there were probably 3.6 million people in total, including the women, children and not including the accompanying mixed multitudes. The Book in which we were commanded to count those jubilee 50-year intervals is the Torah, which as we said was given to us in the year 2448, and which has exactly (600,000-408) component letters.  Scholars, sages and kabbalists have all noted the connection between the 600,000 men and the supposed 600,000 letters of the Torah, which only makes sense when we realize the 27, or , Hebrew letters are broken down into exactly 50 component letters that when multiplied by each letter occurrence in the Torah works out to (600,000 – 408) letters.  This is relevant to us because 408 x 6 = 2448 and because multiple times the Zohar specifically mentions a period of 408 years leading up to the End of Days.  We will discuss that period in our next article; nevertheless, the square root of 408 is 20.19, as in 2019 CE, one year from now and the beginning of a new dawn.

Does all this seem contrived? It is not; these are scientific facts, ones that can only be calculated today with computers and advanced scientific instruments.  They are also in the palms of our hands and on the back of our wrists. Our scientific understanding of the universe has advanced in leaps and bounds, yet for the last few hundred years those advances have served to distance us from our spiritual development.  With the speeding up of technological development over the last few decades, this movement away from true spiritual beliefs has accelerated to the point where most everything is now upside down and backward. I did not understand until this moment why Rav Berg kept referring to how the eye sees images in our brains and minds: upside down and backward.  The more science advanced the more we became glued to the physical realm with thousands (now trillions) of data points becoming our entire world.  Do your kids look out the window or into their phones? It is time we turn the tables. Using only scientific facts about our solar system we can show that there is nothing random or unplanned about our existence. It was all premeditated and for a purpose.

600,000 men at Mt Sinai

50 component letters in the Hebrew alphabet

(600,000 – 408) component letters in Torah

6 x 408 = 2448

Torah received at Mt Sinai in 2448 HC

Jubilee year = 50 years

66.6 jubilee years= 3330 years

2448 HC + 3330 years = 5778 HC

Sun is 333,000 times more massive than Earth

Earth Orbits Sun at 66,600 MPH

The Sun Revolves in a 24.48 day cycle

Earth revolves 24.48 faster than the Sun

In the first 2448 Years the Sun revolved 36525 times

The Earth orbits the Sun in 365.25 days

The Sun is 5778° K

The truth is that in our corner of the galaxy, contrary to common belief, speed, time and distance are not only related but integrated.  Scientists would tell us that this numerical relationship between the Sun’s size and the Earth’s size are purely coincidental, as is the relationship with their speed and their rotations, their temperatures too.  As for the historic and Biblical dates and their relationship to these self-same numbers, just more coincidence. We can stick our heads in the sand and believe that too, but it will not stop the clock from ticking. It will not stop this once in all time alignment from occurring this year.  As Rav Berg would often say, “there is no ‘time, space and motion’ they are one,” and as Rav Ashlag explained, in the spiritual realm distance is measured by similarity of form, not physical separation (i.e. 3330 and 333000 are nearly identical, while 3325 and 3330 could be worlds apart). Therefore, these relationships between the giant moving parts of our universe, whether it be the mass of a planet or the time it takes for it to revolve, or the speed that it is hurtling through space are not casual at all.  They represent a unity of purpose and intent.

Plainly speaking, they were purposely designed that way. It was no accident. And if it was done on purpose then someone had a purpose in doing so. And if so, it behooves us to figure out that purpose; after all, we are the ones trapped in that system, a system that is set to the number and year 5778, this year.

The Tilt

The search for how this artificial system that governs our lives works took me to the tilt in the Earth’s axis. As it orbits the Sun at 66,600 mph, the Earth also tilts toward it at 23.4 degrees, which means it also tilts away at 66.6˚.  Assuming the Earth is spherical and thus 360˚ round, it can be divided into four 90-degree quadrants stretching from the Poles to the Equator, and each 90˚quadrant is necessarily divided by the tilt into two parts, 23.4˚ and (90˚ – 23.4˚) or 66.6˚.  that tilt away.

Thousands of years ago without a telescope, tape measure, or calculator the Kabbalists divinely determined that the greater universe was divided into 10 dimensions.  The upper 3 were purely spiritual, the lowest one, where we reside, is a world of illusion, and the other 6 are bundled together as a ladder to Heaven and are collectively referred to as Zeir Anpin.  These same kabbalists and the Zohar also refer to the Sun as Zeir Anpin.  Thousands of years later, our physicists came to the same conclusion and have determined that we do indeed inhabit a greater 10-dimensional universe with some of the them bundled together as tightly would string. They refer to this as String Theory. 

The Zohar explains that the 6 spiritual dimensions that make up Zeir Anpin are represented by the number 6 for the 6 directions that make up the 3-dimensional world that we live in. They further tell us that Zeir Anpin is also represented by the ineffable Name of G-d (יהוה), which is spiritually associated with this dimension. Each Hebrew letter has an assigned value based on its energy frequency and the collective value of the letters in the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) is 26.  So given that and given that 23.4 and 66.6 are complementary angles, can it also be coincidental that 23.4˚ is precisely 26% of the full 90˚ angle, or that the Earth’s 23.4˚ tilted axis rotates against the backdrop of the constellations once every 26,000 years? This rotation is known as the precession of the equinoxes .

So given that whoever created our universe wanted G-d’s Name associated with the Earth’s tilt, we further find that (26 – 23.4) equals 2.6 or 10% of 26, which means that 23.4 is 90% of 26, thus relating the Earth’s tilt to G-d’s Name and the 90˚ right angle that defines our 3-dimensional universe.

The numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) is 26

Our 3-d universe is defined by the right angle, 90˚

The Earth’s axis is tilted 23.4˚

(90˚ – 23.4˚) or 66.6˚

(26 – 23.4) = 2.6

23.4 is 90% of 26

The precession of the equinoxes is 26,000 years

That 23.4˚ tilt of the Earth’s axis also means that the Earth’s direct angle to the Sun is 23.4˚ at the North Pole and 66.6˚ at the Equator, which is why the latitude of the North and South Poles are 66.6˚

Let us now examine the relationship between the angle 66.6° and 23.4° a little further. While we might roll our eyes that 23.4 is 432 backwards, we cannot ignore the fact that 66.623.4 = 43.2.

Moreover, 23.4 is .6 less than 24 hours, One day, matching the 6 hours before the first Shabbat that Adam sinned at the behest of the serpent, and also the 6 hours the Israelites did not wait for Moses to return with the tablets at the behest of the Erev Rav. Those 6 hours equate to 6 x 60 x 60 or 21600 seconds, an allusion to the Moon’s diameter, 2160 miles.  All the allusions to 216 alight on the sefira of gevurah of numerical value 216, signifying judgement. The Zohar tells us that our world was created in judgement and sustained by mercy, as in the allusions to 432. So while 234 and 432 are complimentary parts of 666, the 432 allusion to Binah is the spiritual reason the Earth is tilted off its strict axis by 23.4˚, thus binding it to the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) by way of the value 26 as described above.  Thus mercy was injected into the strict judgement of Creation, and instead of burning up we were allowed to develop and find our way to this threshold of choice.

234 + 432 = 666

 

גַּם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת, לֹא-אִירָא רָע– כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָּדִי;
שִׁבְטְךָ וּמִשְׁעַנְתֶּךָ, הֵמָּה יְנַחֲמֻנִי. Tehilim 23:4

This whole recent process of cosmic discovery for me began with the number 23 and the first thing that came to mind was Psalm 23.  Now deep into the process it has come back around, thanks to the rod and staff in Pslam 23.4, the most famous line in all of David’s Psalms. By the way, the exact midpoint in King David’s 70-year life is the exact midpoint in the 5778 years from Adam (אדם) to Moshiach, which is why the ancient kabbalists told us:

ADAM (אדם) stands for Adam-David-Moshiach  (א–ד–ם)
0 – 2889 -5778

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.-Psalm 23:4

 

Even the longitude and latitude measures of our continents can be shown to be 66.6˚ at the widest and longest points, and the measure from the top of Mt Everest to the surface of the Dead Sea, the Earth’s highest and lowest points respectively, is also approximately 5.778 miles.

For 20 years we have been delineating the prophesies and the hidden secrets of the Torah that are all hinting at the year 5778 as the year prophesied for the coming of Moshiach, so while it is astonishing that the surface temperature of the Sun is 5778˚ Kelvin, every aspect of our universe that we choose to shine a spot light on is equally astonishingly beautiful in its divine symmetry of design, purpose and redundancy. For example, given that 26 is the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), which as we mentioned the Zohar associates with the Sun, and given that 5778 is simply (6000 – 222), its notable that these 5778 years since the birth of Adam are precisely .222222% of 26,000, and moreover that 26 x 222.222 = 5778 and furthermore that 222 is .333 of 666.  Thus 5778 is not just a year, or the exact temperature of the Sun (Zeir Anpin) that is necessary to sustain life on Earth, it is also a specific portion of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).

Why 5778?

As we stated earlier there are 70 mathematical factors in 66,600. One of them, the prime factor, is 37 x 1800, or 37 x (3 x 6) x 100. This relates back to 5778, the chosen year so to speak, in that 5778 = (6000-222) and 222 is .037 of 6000. Moreover, if 222 is .037 of 6000, than 5778 is (100-.037) or .963 of 6000. That is simple arithmetic, I promise you, though, what is conceptually deeper is why 5778 is also equal to 6 x 963. The year 5778 is to 6000 as 6 is to 5778.

66,600 MPH is the Speed of the Earth

66,600 = 37 x (3 x 600)

5778 = (6000 – 222)

222 = .037 of 6000

5778 = .963 of 6000

5778 = 6 x 963

The year 5778 is to 6000 as 6 is to 5778.

The Sun = Zeir Anpin = 6 dimensions

5778˚ K = The surface temperature of the Sun

And

The numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) is 26

5778 = (6000 – 222)

26 x 222.222 = 5778

.222222% of 26,000 = 5778.

Was our planet tilted just to connect the surface shined on to the Sun’s surface temperature?

Rav Brandwein of blessed memory explained to me how his Uncle, Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag, HaSulam, knew 5778 was the year of the final redemption. It was based on the deep Kabbalistic premise of 2/3 and 1/3 or .666 and .333.  Starting with the universally accepted premise of the sages and tzaddikim that we were given 6000 for the 6 days of Creation, he divided those 6000 years into 2/3 and 1/3 or 4000 and 2000, then likewise divided the remaining 2000 into 1333 and 666, then again into 444 and 222. What was left was 4000 + 1333.333 + 444.444 = 5778.  The Arizal used a similar method to hint at the exact date.

Why 666? Why 6?

Nearly 1900 years before the Big Bang theory, the Zohar described our universe as beginning with a zero-dimensional point that expanded to single dimensional line and then a 2-dimensional plane or square if you will. Then with the outer boundary lines of this square expanding at right angles, representing the 3 columns, the 3-dimensional universe came into existence and the cube was formed. The expansion beyond that into a 4-dimensional hypercube was purely spiritual. It was called Binah. When it was a point it was represented by the letter Yud(י) of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) with a numerical value of 10. When it was a line it was represented by the letter Vav (ו) of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) with a numerical value of 6.  Thus the original line, drawn between two points had the numerical value of 10 + 6 + 10 or 26, the same as the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).

The elemental cube was constructed of a Vav (ו) in its length, width and height and thus numerically 6 x 6 x 6 or 216 in total 3-dimensional volume. The surface area of that 6-sided cube is 6 x 6 x 6 or 216, so inside and out we could say it is 216 + 216 or 432, which is the frequency (432 Hz) of the 4-dimensional realm of Binah, as discussed in prior articles.  Please note that when the Zohar refers to this cube shape, or to our 3-dimensional world, it most often describes it as the 6 directions.

The Moon is the 3rd element in this harmonically tuned celestial clock. Its diameter is 2160 miles, or 10 times the basic cube, referring to the 6 directions of Zeir Anpin formed by the letter Vav (ו) of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) as it entered and created our 3-dimension space.  In other words, the letter Vav (ו)–a straight line–engaged itself at right 90° angles. The volume of said cube (216) is half 432 Hz, the all-important frequency of the upper spiritual realm of Binah.

Not only is the lunar diameter 2160 miles, but the radius of the Sun is 432,160 miles, making the Sun’s radius 200.07 times larger than the Moon’s diameter. If our outer clocks are primed to receive the 432 Hz frequency with which the spiritual realm of Binah operates, then so t0o our inner clock. At an average of 72 beats per minute, the number of times our hearts beat in an hour is 4320 beats.

Notice that each beat of the basic heart rhythm has 3 parts, so 216 parts in each minute of 72 beat.

Students of Kabbalah will immediately recognize the association to the 72 Names (triplets) comprised of the 3 sequential verses of the Torah of 72 letters each, for a total of 216 letters. These 3 verses describe the splitting of the endless sea that occurred in 2448. There is a secret, one of many, embedded in the 72 Name matrix that students of Kabbalah would not know. If you look carefully, you will see that certain Hebrew letters have crowns on them, in this case the triple crown. There are only two Names of the 72 that have side-by-side crowned letters. The first is located column 5 row 7 and the other at column 7 row 8: 5-7-7-8.  There is a reason they are set in a matrix. There are similar hints and clues embedded in the 42-Letter Name, the Schema, the Psalms, and all throughout the Torah.

5 – 7 -7 -8

Every day, the Earth revolves on its axis in 24-hour cycles, which is 86,400 seconds, One Day, aligning the Earth’s rotation in seconds with the diameter of the Sun in miles, which is 864,320 miles long.

86,400 seconds, One Day : 864,320 miles

We see that time and distance, two independent concepts, are merging together in this giant schematic. In this harmonically balanced trio of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, the Sun is considered the beginning, the giver of Light and the Moon is the end, the ultimate receiver, with all 3 playing integral roles. The bond between the Sun and the Moon is highlighted with the Moon’s diameter, 2160 miles being incorporated into the Sun’s radius 432160 miles. Thus, we have the Sun’s diameter being 401 times greater than the moon’s and if we assume this is no coincidence then we know that 401 is the numerical value of the article Et (את), the 4th word of the Torah, representing the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the alpha and the omega, Aleph and Tav, the beginning and the end if you will. Kabbalistically, as advised by Abraham Avinu in his Sefer Yetzirah, written 3800 years ago, the letter Tav(ת) represents the Moon. Wherever we find the article Et (את) inserted in the Torah narrative it is significant because the complete value of the article Et (את) is 424, that of Moshiach Ben David.

The Zohar tells us that Et (את) means from Aleph (א) to Tav (ת), which is the distance from the primordial Aleph (א), also known as Binah to Malchut. In this unfolding schematic it means from the Moon (Malchut/Nukva) to Earth (ארץ), the physical reflection of Binah or junction point to the upper world.

When we define attraction between objects in this world we compare the size of the objects with their distance apart. Therefore, the distance between the Earth and the Moon divided by the Moon’s diameter is 111.1111, or 1/6th the 666.666 value repeatedly built into our solar system. So forget gravity as the sole attractive force; someone made sure the Moon was just the right distance away from the Earth.  Their diameters and their distance apart are preplanned elements of this beautiful harmonic synchronicity. And that relationship based on the number 111 is anything but arbitrary.

The value (111) is that of the first Hebrew letter Aleph (א) connected to the realm of Binah, and thus a huge injection of mercy.  The very first of the Torah’s many commandments was to bless the new moon every month. Since Aleph (א) is numerically counted as both 1 and 1000 and has a gematria value of 111 when spelled out, the 6 letter Alephs (א) in the Torah’s first verse sum to either 666, 6000 or 6 respectively, which brings all this clockwork precision of the cosmos to its central point: Aleph (א), the reset button. By the way, when the Aleph (א) is broken down into its component letters, they collectively have the value of 32, as in the the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-life and as in the pull of gravity, 32 ft/sec².

Temperature

The symmetry and harmonic correlation is not just skin deep. We discussed in depth in a previous article about the syncing of the 3 temperature scales and how they align with the dimensions of the Third (3rd) Holy Temple to be constructed shortly. Just below the Sun’s surface of 5778˚ K, is its Chromosphere or atmospheric ring, which is even warmer at 7800˚ F or 4320˚ C.  According to Rav Brandwein, may his memory be for a blessing, the 78 in 7800˚ F and especially in 5778˚ K stands for the values of the Hebrew initials of the Tree-of-Life(עץ–חיים), the non-illusory reality that is supposed to become available to use this year. It also stands for Adonai Echad (יְהוָה אֶחָֽד) from the Shema prayer, whose complete value is also 78. As we explained before and will cover again, there is enormous meaning to Adonai Echad (יְהוָה אֶחָֽד), G-d is One, on so many levels.

The Sun, synced to the same 3 temperature scales, is a powerful enormous furnace, burning at the precise temperatures so that its omitted light is processed in just the right way to sustain and illuminate our lives.  No one would question that it is a herculean task to create a star, the Sun, at all, let alone to mold it just right that so that it would sustain life at a specific distance away.  So why does its various temperature levels and measurements need to align with those of the Earth and the Moon? They are going to receive the light regardless, right? And who would have figured that the life and consciousness sustained by that Sun would reach a level after 5778 years whereby we could figure out its temperature at its core, its surface and its chromosphere? That would have taken extraordinary planning? But why?

Could there be a reason for Global Warming?

All this is being revealed as “global warming” raises the mean surface temperature of the Earth to 57.78˚ just as we enter the year 5778.

Reflecting on 27.3, the value of the word “gematria”, it is also the core temperature of the Sun at 27.3 million degrees Fahrenheit. Twice 273, or 546, is the sum of the initials of all the sefirot and is the gematria of Israel including the kolel, as advised to us by the Arizal.   So we now have the Sun’s temperature at its core, chromosphere, and surface, inclusive of all 3 temperature scales, integrally related to all the movement and mass in our solar system.  When the Kelvin scale was established based on the absolute freezing point of -273˚ C there was no way of man knowing that the core temperature of the Sun was 27.3 million degrees Fahrenheit and yet divinely a balance between absolute cold and absolute heat had already been built into the Sun.  Were these measurements important to G-d, or did He just want us to find them and their symmetry? Is it fitting we found them in 5778 or was it planned all along? We could not have found them much earlier as the technology was not available. Yes, the numbers meant something to the Kabbalists for thousands of years, but they had no way of knowing the temperature of the Sun or the diameter of the Moon.  It took time for the ancient and modern knowledge to merge; it took 5778 years to be precise.

Convinced that there is more than meets the eye going on with our universe, we could stop our investigation right now and limit our understanding, but Binah means Understanding and only by understanding are we going to be able to get in.  In the realm of Binah, everything is interconnected and as we have seen so far, everything in our world seems to be connected as well–only that we had no idea. When Isaac dug wells he was not looking for water. We need to keep digging if we want to reach the light.

Okay, so we know that the Sun’s surface temperature is 5778˚ on the Kelvin scale. Our scientists also tell us that Zero degrees (0°) on that Kelvin scale describes the moment when it is so cold that all motion stops. This absolute freezing point is -273.15˚ C.  All well and good, except that those dark, slightly cooler, spots on the Sun, aptly named sunspots, revolve around it in exactly 27.3 days,  and our Moon also orbits the Earth in those same 27.3 days. Picture it for a second. Place yourself just outside our solar system and picture it: against the background of absolute stillness, giant cooler dark spots are circling the sun in harmonic unison with the Moon circling the Earth—a precision dance, each pacing each other as if they were mentally connected.

We spoke about the 111 (Aleph) relationship between the Moon’s diameter and its distance from Earth, now we learn that the ratio of the Moon’s diameter over the Earth’s diameter is .273. Diameter is not just a distance. It means the Moon’s overall size and spherical volume is 27.3% of the Earth’s, even as it revolves around that Earth at the same exact 27.3 day pace that the sunspots are also revolving around the Sun’s surface.

Furthermore, the amount of time the Moon takes to complete one turn on its axis with respect to the stars is also 27.3 days (a sidereal day), and 273 days marks the ¾ point in the Earth’s 365-day journey around the Sun every year.  Because of how the temperature scales were designed, the other key point on the Kelvin scale from 0˚ K (-273˚ C) to 5778˚K is the melting point of ice, alternatively the freezing point of water, which is 273˚K.

Absolute Zero: -273.15˚ C

Sunspots revolve around the Sun’s surface in 27.3 days.

The Moon orbits the Earth in 27.3 days.

The ratio of the Moon’s diameter over the Earth’s diameter is .273.

Moon’s overall size and spherical volume is 27.3% of the Earth’s.

Moon revolves on its axis in 27.3 days.

The freezing point of water: 273˚K.

The core temperature of the Sun is 27.3 million degrees Fahrenheit.

Why? None of these physical phenomenon have anything to do with one another, no physical reason to sync up.

In a more basic geometric sense, the area of a square is 27.3% larger than the area of a circle inscribed or drawn inside it. This is actually significant because it means 27.3 plays a major role as a ratio when we go from the basic 2-d square and 3-dimensional cube to the circles and spheres we find all around us.

Kabbalistically, it is notable that a circle of 666 would yield a square circumscribed around it with an area of 848, which is equivalent to 2 x 424, or two times the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.

Why 27.3? Could it be that 33.3 – 6 = 27.3? Once again, every key measure of our solar system harks back to the number 6 and the 333/666 relationship (1/3, 2/3).

Even the Torah made a point of the number 273:

“Number every firstborn male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names.” Numbers 3:40; “and all the firstborn males by the number of names from a month old and upward, for their numbered men were 22,273.” Since they counted 22,000 Levites, Numbers 3:43; “For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites,” Numbers 3:46

The Dance of the Three Elements

Once again, the universe is showing us an astonishing symmetry and similarity of form between time, space and motion. So how does this integrate with the 666-relationship and the Primordial Aleph (א) of the realm of Binah? Well, while 273 x 666 is 181818, which is 60606 x 3, Rabbi Abraham Azulai pointed out 400 years ago in his book Chesed L’Abraham that the 3 iterations of the spelling out of the letter Aleph (אלף) equal 1818.

Gematria is the ancient science of the numerical recognition and encodings of the energy represented by the Hebrew letters as they combine with one another. It was used extensively by the ancient kabbalists to understand the secrets and spiritual underpinnings of our universe.  Of the 70 levels of understanding of the Torah, Rav Abulafia of blessed memory, said that gematria was the deepest. The gematria value for the word “gematria” itself is 273.  Obviously, whoever built this enormous cosmic clock did not want us to miss the point.

In this melodic dance of the 3 cosmic bodies that govern our livesthe Earth, Sun and Moonthe ordinal value of their Hebrew names, Ertz (ארץ), Camah(חמה), and Levanah(לבנה) is 48, 26, and 33 respectively and their collective sum is 107.  This is telling because the sum of the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.  Pure coincidence? Perhaps, but is it also a coincidence that those 66,600 mph that the Earth is circling the Sun is also 107,000 kilometers per hour or that the distance between the earth and the Sun divided by its diameter is 107. In other words, like the 111 Moons, the distance between the Earth and the Sun equals 107 Suns. And since everything in our world is reflected in (or from) the Torah it is noteworthy that there are 107,000 letters in the Torah preceding the 10 Commandments? To round things out, the Sun’s diameter divided by the distance from the Earth to the Moon is 3.6 and the sum of the numbers from 1 to 36 is 666, which brings us back to 66,600 mph.

The ordinal value of the Hebrew names for the Sun, Moon, and Earth  = 107

The distance from the Earth to the Sun = 107 Suns.

∑ 1 to 107 = 5778

The Earth Orbits the Sun at 107,000 KPH

There are 107,000 Letters preceding the 10 Commandments

The 10 Commandments begin at the 54th Paragraph of Exodus and 54 x 107 = 5778

The 10 Commandments end in Verse 20:18

2018 CE = 5778 HC

The Sun’s Diameter is 3.6 times the Distance from the Earth to the Moon

∑ 1 to 36 = 666

The truth be told I did not just come across the relationship between 107 and 5778 recently. I have known about it for 20 years. It is a deep Kabbalistic concept that energy is never lost so when we count whole numbers like 1 , 2, and 3 they exist individually and as a collective (1+2+3 = 6). This is a principle embedded throughout the Torah. The Sum ∑1 – 7 = 28. mirrors the 7 words and 28 letters of the Torah’s first ver, whose total gematria value is 2701, equivolent to ∑1 – 73, the numerical value of Chochma (Wisdom)  Then adding the very next word brings the total to 33 letters of numerical value 3003, which works out to ∑1-77, the value of mazal (fortune).  Another example is found in the sum of all 90,100 Yuds(י), Heis (ה) and Vavs(ו)–the components of the Tetragrammaton  (יהוה)–that are in the Torah  since 90,100 = ∑1-424 , the value of Moshiach Ben David.

Before we go on, let us try to make some sense of this. There are 111 Moons between the Earth and the Moon, and 107 Suns between the Earth and the Sun.  The 107 measures time, giving us a limit of 5778 years. The 111 measures distance, the spiritual distance to reach the Aleph (א) from the Malchut, Moon. 111 is the value of “the line (הקו)”, the line that is drawn down to us from Binah.

Considering the ordinal value of the 3 names again, we see the hand of G-d, or at least His Name (יהוה) represented: 4+8+2+6+3+3 = 26. These 3 names and 10 letters can be neatly arranged into the 3 columns and 10 dimensions (sefirot) of the Tree-of-Life that is at the heart of the ancient kabbalistic understanding. The 3 letters of the Sun(חמה) are on the right, the 3 letters of the Earth (ארץ) are on the left and the 4 letters of the Moon(לבנה) form the central column. Their complete gematria—their standard sofit numerical value plus the ordinal or alphabetical placement value, of the 10 letters—is equal to 1332 or 2 x 666, when the kolel of all the 16 elements of the equation are subtracted.

We mentioned that according to Abraham the Patriarch the Moon is associated with the letter Tav(ת) of numerical value 400, and the Sun is associated with the letter Caf (כ), representing Keter, the crowning highest dimension, whose numerical value of 20 is the square root of 400 and thus the essence or source of it. Similarly, the Sun is the source of the Moon’s light. Therefore, given all the solar connections to 666, it is significant that 20 = 6.666 x 3, and more so that the Western Calendar year corresponding to 5778 is 2018 CE and that 2018 = (666 x 3 + 666.666 x 3).

20 = 6.666 x 3  and 18 = (6 x 3)

2018 = (666 x 3 + 666.666 x 3)

So whether the year is 2018, or 20 centuries (6.666 x 3) plus 18 years (6 x 3), the year 2018 is all about the 6’s (vavs ווו) and their relation to 3-dimensional structure of our reality. The gematria equivalent to 20 (כ) and 18 (חי), or 2018, is keter (crowning summit) with chai (life) respectively, spelling out the “pinnacle of life.” Like any pinnacle, it is certainly a pivotal moment in time and in our history.  A culmination may be an even better translation, one fitting with all the prophecies.

“And the sun also rises, and the sun goes down” – Kohelet 1:5

The Earth (ארץ) begins with the letter Aleph (א), the Sun (חמה) begins with the letter Chet (ח), and the moon (לבנה) begins the with the letter Lamed (ל), and as we just explained the moon is energetically guided through the Tav (ת). The Hebrew letter dalet spelled (דלת) contains both the lunar letters Lamed (ל) and Tav (ת) and represents the same realm as the moon, Malchut, the realm that has no light of its own, as explained in the Zohar.  When we combine these 3 letters, representing the Earth, Sun and Moon, we get (אחד) the Hebrew word for One, as in “He and His Name are One” and “G-d is One” from the Shema prayer. The numerical value for Echad (אחד) is 13 which harks back to the 3 names and 10 letters and to the 3 columns and 10 dimensions (sefirot) of the Tree-of-Life. Now these 3 letters are each found exactly 1 time within the all-important 42-Letter Name Matrix. They are found respectively within the 1st triplet of each of the 1st, 3rd and 5th lines and it just so happens that these 3 triplets add up to 173 in standard gematria, which is the small gematria value for the entire 42 letters. These represent the 173 keys to Binah given to Moses as detailed in the Zohar. So if you were looking for the keys to get into Binah you need look no further than the 42-Letter Name.

We saw that when we tithe or subtract 1/10th of the value (26) of the Tetragrammaton  (יהוה) we get the value of the Earth’s tilt etc, 23.4˚  Then taking the value 27.3 repeated above as the net value of (30 – 1/10th) or 27.3, in other words (30 – 2.7) = 27.3.  Abraham, the Patriarch explained that the numerical value 30 is associated with the Hebrew letter lamed (ל) and that this letter lamed (ל) is associated to the sefira of Binah by virtue that it is the only letter that is drawn above the plane of existence. Given that this may be one reason why the Zohar tells us that there needs to be (לו) or 36 tzadikim present at all times to sustain the world.  So while it is not coincidental that (27.3 = 17.3 + 10), harking back numerically to the 173 keys of the 42-Letter Name, and the 10 sefirot, it is also not random chance that the sum of the integers from ∑ 1- 36 = 666.

It is interesting that One (אחד) is associated with 173 and the 42-Letter Name of Creation, because it was on the first day of Creation, found in Genesis 1:5, when “G-d named the light ‘Day,’… It was evening and morning, One day.” Independently, our scientists have determined that there are exactly 173 astronomical units in One day.  In other words, in relation to the set distance between the Earth and the Sun (93,000,000 miles approx.), this is how far light travels at the speed of light (186,000 mps) in One Day’s time (86,400 seconds).  What did G-d name the light? Day. And One day is divided into 2 parts (“evening and morning, One day,”) just as 173/2 = 86,400 seconds and 186,000/2 = 93,000,000.

“If my covenant be not day and night, it were as if I had not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth… -Jeremiah 33:25

According to the Zohar, “one day” refers to the “everlasting day” in the “everlasting world,” the world of Binah.

Consider this: While the speed-of-light is 186,000 mps and that it is considered by physicists to be primordial, existing far beyond the birth of our Sun, how contrived is it that the width of the Earth’s orbit is 186,000,000 miles wide?

In the simplest sense, the light traverses the Earth’s orbit in 186,000,000/186,000 or 1000 seconds. Spiritually, the value of Aleph is 1000, and time of Binah is 1000 years long. The difference between the Torah’s first verse (2701) and the 42-Letter Name (3701) is 1000. This is not surprising since the 42-Letter Name, that begins and ends with the letters  Aleph (א) and Tav (ת), is our bridge to Binah and always has been.

By the way, the Earth’s 93,000,000 mile distance from the Sun is also 149.5 million KM using the metric system and 1495 is the sum value of all 22 Hebrew letters.

The Genesis verses 1:5 -1:7, including the excerpt above, all occurred before the 2nd day of Creation was sanctified. “It was morning, one day…water from water” has the standard gematria of 2448, as in the year the Israelites stood at Sinai and as in the 24.48 days the Sun takes to revolve at its equator. It is also 6666 in full sofit gematria inclusive of the kolel of 18 for the 18 words and verses. Moreover, when G-d separated the “water from water (מַיִם לָמָיִם)” He also split its numerical sofit value of 1332 in 2 to get 666.

 

Genesis verses 1:5 -1:7

וַיְהִיבֹקֶר, יוֹם אֶחָדוַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם, וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל, בֵּין מַיִם לָמָיִם

וַיַּעַשׂ.”

A deeper secret embedded in “water from water (מַיִם לָמָיִם)” is that in complete gematria the letter lamed (ל) has a value of 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, and each of the two words for water (Mayim  מים) have the complete gematria of 126 or (3 X 42) representing the 3 columns of the complete Tree-of-Life.  According to Rabbi Chaim Vittal of blessed memory, each of these 3 Trees has 42 parts. In total, the 3 components Mayim-Lamed-Mayim, themselves reminiscent of H2O in their composition, there are 7 associations with 42.  When G-d was splitting the water from water, He was separating the upper and lower 42-Letter Names and setting up the dynamic in which they and the Tree-of-Life would function as a nexus between Binah and our world in order to spiritually maintain our universe. It was this action and the splitting of the waters that later manifest on cue as the splitting of the Endless Sea 2448 years later. So it is not coincidental then that our scientists have figured out that the Molar mass or molecular weight of water is 18.01528 g/mol, yet again connecting a crucial life-sustaining element in our environment to 18 or 3 x 6.

What is the Source?

We have already discussed the letter Vav(ו) as the origin of the value 6, as in 666, and we know that 6 x 6 formed the first square and 6 x 6 x 6 the first and basic cube. Yesod, the 6th dimension in Zeir Anpin is the pivotal point and spiritual reservoir above our world.  As Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto explained in his book, “Secrets of the Future Temple” that “It is Binah that sets limits and measure, for she is the source. When the quality of strict measure reaches Yesod it takes on her name and is called “the measuring rod…the length of the rod is six [6] cubits. Each cubit is six [6] handsbreaths…(when all are connected to the 6 directions and sefirot]and when they connected to one another, they make thirty-six[36], corresponding to the length of this rod.”

6 Handsbreaths = 1 cubit

36 Handsbreaths = 1 measuring rod

36 inches = 1 Yard

3.6 ft = 42 inches

3.6 months = 42 months

The basic cube =6 x 6 x 6 = 6 x 36 = 216 =6³ = 1 cubit³ = 1 = One 

The 42-Letter Name is our nexus to Binah and contains all the keys we need to access it. It is the ONLY Name we can access safely as we access it from below and it get processed by the Upper 42-Letter Name above. In other words, it has an impermeable firewall to protect it and us. At the end of the 6th  line of the 42-Letter matrix, at the end of the line corresponding to Yesod, are the letters (קז) of numerical value 107, which we know alludes to 5778.  Then in the middle of the 7th and final line, corresponding to our physical world, we have the Vav(ו). This Vav(ו), or line, is part of the two letters (קו) that spell the Hebrew word for “line,” kav(קו). Then the gematria of the 4 sequential letters that include that line (קוצי) is 216, representing the cube of that line. But it all started with the single point called Zion (ציון) also embedded and encoded into this 7th line, using the same 4 letters (קוצי), utilizing the component final nun (ן) component of the koof(ק). Zion is the Upper Jerusalem, the point through which all the real (Spiritual) light of our universe flows. To quote the Zohar, “Zion is the Inner Yesod of the Nukva [Malchut].”

“Out of Zion, teh perfection of beauty, Elohiim has shone forth.” -Tehilim 50:2

The 3 celestial numbers used as angles, temperature, times, and distances used in the design of our universe line up in a very specific and ordered way: 23.4 – 26 – 27.3 are 2.6 and 1.3 units apart respectively, meaning that of the entire 3.9 units that separate the measures 23.4 and 27.3  are split into the .666 and .333 proportions (i.e 2.6/3.9 = .666 and 1.3/3.9 = .333).

Furthermore, a deeper level of gematria reveals that (23.4 X 26 X 27.3)/ (23.4 + 26 + 27.3) = 216.55 thus circling back on the basic cube.  And when we add the three basic distances (diameters) of these same celestial bodies, 216 + 432 + 864, we get 1728, which is a 12³ cube and the sum of 6 cubes of 216 The sum of 1728 is also one less than the 1729 words in the Torah that have the value 26 of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).  The relationship with the cube shape is not a casual one, as the 3-dimensional cubic shape necessarily has 6 side (faces), 8 vertices (points) and 12 edges, totaling 26 total elements. The 4-dimensional cube or hypercube, corresponding to Binah, has 42 faces, 72 vertices and 72 edges for a total of 186 as in the 186,000 mps speed of light and 186,000,000 mile width of our earthly orbit.  This makes perfect sense as information in the state of Binah is instantaneous, meaning it travels around at the speed of light.  It also makes sense that we can access Binah through the 42-Letter Name of G-d and the 72 Names (Triplets). This is also why the 4 paragraphs of the Shema have 42, 72, 50 and 72 words each.

Channukah

Moreover, this corresponds to what the Zohar tells us are the 36 hours of the Ohr Ha-Ganuz, the concealed light of Binah, which was set aside for Adam even though he had sinned.  This is the special light set aside and available for us to tap into every Channukah as we light the 36 Chanukkiah candles over the 8 days for the sum of the numbers from ∑ 1 to 8 is 36.

There is a an interesting story regarding the Sultan’s search for the meaning of the 9th Channukah candle, the Shamash or helper candle. What he never learned was that the Shamash (שמש) is spelled the same way as is the Sun in Hebrew, Shemesh (שמש), both of which have the ordinal value of 42 for the two shins (שש) and 13 for the Mem (מ). This is just like the Mem-Bet (מב) or the Shem Mem-Bet, the 42 Letter Name, whose value is 42 plus an ordinal value of 13, for a total of 55. It is also just this the 13 words with the initial Vav (ו) is the first paragraph of the Shema, the one with 42 words, combined with the 42  words with the initial Vav (ו) in the rest of the 4 paragraphs for a total of the 55 mercies.  We already know that the Sun is represent by the Vav (ו) and that 13 is the value of Echad (אחד), One. So combining all that we know, can the secret of the Shamash (שמש) candle standing above the rest be that it is a Vav (ו), the one that represents the Sun, Shemesh (שמש)? It certainty looks like a Vav (ו) and it brings everything together as One. Moreover the Vav (ו) of value 6 times the 36 candles is 216 again.

Meanwhile, with the 8 Shamash (שמש) candles there are 44 candles in total plus the One Echad (אחד), making 45, representing the other Name for the Sun (חמה). Chamah (חמה) can be broken down to chet(ח) for the 8 nights and Mah (מה) for the Tetragrammaton of Zeir Anpin at the level of Sun.

Channukah 5778 is almost upon us, the more we can harness its secrets the better our connection to Ohr Haganuz, the Light of Moshiach will be. The proper Chanukah meditations as detailed by the Arizal can be found here. If you are going to light the candles, you want to get the most out of it for your family and our world, right? Who knew more than the Ari?

Then we have the standard value of Shemesh (שמש) which is 640 or (8² x 10) and when we add the Tetragrammaton  (יהוה) to the Sun (שמש), both representative of Zeir Anpin, we get 640 + 26 = 666, yet again.

 

This is all very surreal. Let us step back and examine what we now know about our universe in the way that G-d and the beings in Heaven might see it, or aliens in outer space if that is where your faith lies.  Our solar system is in reality a giant clock with enormous mechanical gears turning one another in lock-step. Our hearts beat to the ticking of time that is based on the turning of the Earth and Moon as they spin in harmonic sync with and revolve around the Sun. They are all aligned, tuned, and constructed to the same proportions (including their mass, radius, diameters, etc.) and then tilted just so.  Their speed and distance traveled is likewise aligned to those selfsame proportions, as is the strength of their internal battery, which is set at 5778K.   Perhaps, like its Swiss counterparts, this clock-like mechanism gets gunked up over time because of all our klippot, negativity, and acquired tikkune.  Or perhaps the gears in this giant clock-like mechanism are wound to only last 5778 years, and unless the reset button is pushed at the start of 2019 CE it will grind to a halt in one way or another.  We cannot know for sure.  The two things we do know are that one, the ancient ones prophesied all this thousands of years before they could have physically known any of it, and two, the year 5778 is upon on.

We can no longer view our solar system as a streak of random accumulations of meteorites and luck, all floating within a sea of endless stars and galaxies. Random luck does not align proportions across different physical elements and modalities. Random luck does not set the various temperature levels of the Sun to match our planets sizes and speeds of rotations.  Nor does evolution and physics.  Random luck does not make the primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.6180033889…), which controls the spiraling growth throughout nature from our DNA to the shape of galaxies, align with the 3 Vavs(ווו) and 5778.

Phi^18 = 5778.000 and 18 = 6+6+6

Nor does random luck does insert the numerical string 5778 and 2019 three (3) times each within the first 1000 digits (10³) of Pi. No, there is nothing random about this, and we cannot take these alignments of our solar system for granted.  The Earth is not simply in a fortuitous orbit around the Sun; it is set in a fixed mechanism, designed not by evolution and simple laws of physics, but by strict intent and purpose. Abraham and the true kabbalists have known this for thousands of years.  Our scientists are loathe to admit it, but all the technological advancements of the last few decades have served to prove it.  Like Abraham, modern physicists now believe the greater universe is designed around 10 dimensions bundled together. Abraham taught us their names and their relationships with one another; our physicists are confirming the mathematics.

Most of the information offered above were not kabbalistic secrets; they were just little known scientific facts about our solar system that we tied together and highlighted. Originally, we had intended for them to serve as an introduction to the real secrets, ones which we all need in order to break out beyond the clock-like confines of our physicality. As the details of the mechanism that is our universe became more numerous, it became apparent that we needed to present these critical bridges to the true Binah reality in a separate article, which will follow shortly. It also became apparent just how critical these revelations are.

Stay tuned. In our next article we will show exactly when the dawn of time began and how we can blow past this event horizon with connections already found in the Torah and our siddurim.

Zohar Vayeshev 16:155 “Low and behold: how foolish are men who neither know nor care for teh ways of the Holy One, blessed be He. They are all asleep, and sleep never leaves their eye sockets.”

If you buy into the idea that everything is random and life will keep evolving forever, keep at it.  If you woke up and now realize that for the last 5778 years we have been living in a giant experimental Petri dish, it is time to take matters in your own hands before someone turns out the light.  Is it just a random occurrence that Putin has just launched the most powerful nuclear Submarine ever, the Prince Vladimir, capable of hitting targets specifically”5778″ miles away?  Is all the chaos in the world right now also coincidental? Is it coincidental that we have finally woken up this year to the fact that most of what we thought was real and news was fake? Is our news any more contrived than what we have been led to believe about the origins of our solar system? What is real? It is no wonder that for thousands of years the kabbalists have described our world  “the world of illusion.”

The rigid structure of our solar system made our world a wonderful and protective incubator in which our population has grown from 2 individuals to 7.6 billion people over the last 5778 years, yet it also made it a prison.  We are looking out from this prison, not in.  We are on the inside looking out through the numerical bars.  Do you agree it is time we break out of this contrived prison of physical limitations?  Do you want to escape to the limitless realm of unbound possibilities, Binah. That is what awaits us outside these tall fixed walls.

We look forward to breaching the walls with you, very soon,

Chag Chanukah Sameach

Ezra

 

5778 Is Upon Us

The year 5778 is finally upon us and the entire world has been witnessing the changes over the past year with the ominous signs recognizable to all.  For 5778 years the Earth has been circling the Sun at 66,600 miles per hour, or 107,000 kilometers per hour if you use that system.  Most people will recognize 666 as an apocalyptic sign but be that as it may, it is also a deep Kabbalistic concept and the numerical value of 2/3. Rav Ashlag of blessed memory used that principle to determine the year of 5778 as the time of the geula (final redemption), and the Arizal hinted at its use to determine a specific date within the year 5778.  Equally significant is that the sum of the integers from 1 to 107 is also 5778 and that there are 107,000 letters in the Torah preceding the 10 Commandments, which were given in the 70th Chapter in the Torah, but that has already been written.

Since the beginning of consciousness, the biblical birth of Adam, the Earth has been hurtling through space at 66,600 miles per hour, and when it traveled exactly 1,666,666,666,666 miles, King David was born. 35 years later, at the midpoint in David’s 70-year lifespan, in the year 2889 HC, we reached exactly the midpoint to the year 5778.  Let that sink in for a moment, and connect to the journey that began with Adam, paused with David, and brought us to this fateful point in time. The ancient kabbalists told us that ADAM (אדם) stands for Adam-David-Moshiach(א–ד–ם).

After David, the Earth continued its journey and when it traveled a total of 3232323232323.2 miles around the Sun, the United States of America was formed. It was 1776 CE. Then 101010101010.1 miles later, the Earth reached a total of 3333333333333.3 miles and Israel became a nation. The year was 5708(1948 CE). Notably, the Archangel Michael, of gematria 101 is the guardian angel of Israel. This is more significant considering the Biblical and Zoharic prophecies of the 70 nations of the world gathering against Israel in the end-of-days, and the vicious anti-Semitic sentiments orchestrated by the Erev Rav and boiling up all over the world. These prophecies are thousands of years old and are relevant only now as Israel approached 70 years of nationhood.

The Earth continued circling the Sun at 66,600 mph and the planet started to heat up—what we call global warming.  This heating up over the last 70 years brought the average surface temperature of the Earth, to 57.78 degrees, in alignment with that of the surface of the Sun, 5778 K.

The Earth will continue circling the Sun we assume. The question is will we chose to keep riding it, or get off?  Which world will we choose to live in? It is no longer a matter of whether we will choose to go through the gates when they open, but whether they will even open for us. We have been given the tools to make that happen, eyes to see and ears to hear. We will discuss the key tools below and hopefully strengthen your beliefs for without them no tool can help you. After all, our souls have already had 5778 years to decide what they really want.

The Torah scroll is arranged into 42 rows and 248 columns, and all the columns, except for 6 specific ones, begin with the letter Vav (ו) of numerical value 6, as in the 6th millennium when most of the Jewish prophecies called for Moshiach’s arrival.  The number 248 is the numerical value of Abraham(אברהם), whose letters permute to Reah MB (ראה–מב) or “See the 42.” This arrangement of the Torah with its focus on 42, as in 42-Letter Name of G-d, is crucial for us in these final days.

These 6 letters at the heads of their respective columns spell out B’YH Shmo (ביה–שמו) and they have the numerical value 363 along with an ordinal value of 57. Both these values are the exact same as H’Moshiach (המשיח), the Messiah. Neither the Torah, nor G-d’s messages in it are mbiguous.  What matters is if we are ready to receive them. If the other 242 columns seem to point to H’Moshiach it must be noted that they can also represent the 242 years from when the 13 colonies of the United States became a nation in 1776 CE to the year 2018 CE (5778), this year. The complete gematria value of B’YH Shmo is thus 363 plus 57 or 422 when The Divine Calendarthe kolel of 2 is added for the 2 parts of the equation, and as noted in The Divine Calendar, 422 is the numerical value of the word for 70, specifically as in 70 CE when the Second Holy Temple was destroyed.  We make this connection because the year -422 BCE is also when the First Holy Temple was destroyed, in 3338 HC, and because 5778 x .5778 = 3338.  There are no coincidences, only choices. The divine intent is unambiguous. We were given eyes to see; what we choose to look at is our choice, and ours alone. In truth, we judge only ourselves. Our fate is entirely dependent on the choices we make. Hopefully, the revelations herein enclosed will make those choices clearer.

Just before Rosh Chodesh Elul this year, when the final month of teshuva (repentance) began before 5778, the moon equaled the Sun and a 70-mile wide swath of darkness divided the United States in two. Thanks to the pervasive efforts of the Even Rav, the US has become the most divided, divisive place on the planet, split in two, literally and figuratively.  This occurrence, witnessed by millions, fulfills the prophecy based on the Zohar that in the days of Mashiach the moon (malchut) would equal the Sun (Zeir Anpin) and so it has, for a few hours at least, when the entire country, so recently fixated on hatred and anarchy, focused on the darkness and cheered.  That dark band divided the country into North and South for the second time in US history.  More recently, the South has been under siege and not just from those anarchistic forces of evil who are pulling down all symbols of its past, but by powerful elements of nature (Elohim). Three very powerful and unprecedented hurricanes surged forth from the Atlantic, whose initials in Hebrew (חיה) spelled (Chayah), or beast in English.  The gematria of Harvey (הרוי) is that of the Hebrew word “the judgement” and the gematria of Irma (יארמה) is that of “from judgement” while that of Jose (חוזה) is the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).  The letters of Irma and Harvey permute to spell in Hebrew “the ten curses,” while the letters in Jose count down 8…7…6…5. And then there was Maria…

We should pray for G-d’s will to be done mercifully and for mankind to suddenly awaken before it is too late. This window in time will be temporary and we need to take advantage of it while we can.

This year, 5778, we complete 66.6 jubilee years since the giving of the Torah at My Sinai, which was the last opportunity we had for Moshiach consciousness in our world, the last time we touched Binah, a state of immortality and instate understanding. That time, we collectively rejected it. Binah is a spiritual sea where everything is instantaneously connected and these connections are openly understood by all who ride upon it.  The Earth has traveled a great distance in those 3330 years and G-d has expended great efforts on our behalf to align the worlds for us for the 3rd and possibly final time, at least for us.   The Zohar indicates that we needed to reach a critical mass of like and positive consciousness of 600,000 souls.  Alternately because of the two Shins (שש) of numerical value 300 each on the tefillin, we would have needed 100 minyanim with like and positive consciousness praying for Moshiach/ Binah consciousness and the unification of the Shechinah with Hashem. Instead, the majority of the population, including far too many Jews, have unwittingly succumbed to the negative influence of the Erev Rav, just as they did 3330 years ago with the golden calf.  These are the same people working so hard to divide the United States in two and create World War III.  So where does that leave us?

Barring a sudden shift in the common consciousness, we must make our  connections individually, and prepare ourselves to receive the gates . Besides the normal prayers, and besides studying Zohar as much as possible, there are three connections that can bring us closer to the docks of unification and help prepare our sails for the winds of Binah that soon approach. Caution though: nothing can prepare us for what is to come if we choose to ground ourselves in the lower world of malchut. That is the first choice we must make.  We have to want Moshiach and enlightenment over physicality and we have to want it with all our hearts, not as a hedge to our bets.  Before children reach the age of 5 they see many wondrous and scary things that we cannot. It is because they believe. If we do not believe something is not possible it will not be possible. It is as simple as that. If you want to connect to the spiritual realm you must first believe—truly believe—that it exists. Our eyes see what we let them see.  The Kabbalists describe our world as the world of illusion and Satan as the master illusionist.

The three places of intense connection to the spiritual realm, and specifically to Binah, are the Torah’s first verse of gematria 2701; the 42-Letter Name of G-d that stems from that verse, of gematria 3701, and the 1000 letters of the Shema that bridge the 1000 value gap between them, the 1000 chambers of Moshiach.  We have written about the Torah’s first verse and the 42-Letter Name extensively and will add even deeper connections for them soon. Today, it is imperative we bring out a deeper understanding of the Shema for everyone.  In this I am fulfilling a promise to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory to publish this enlightenment for the whole world.  This article is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis or explanation about the Shema prayer, which would fill volumes; it is meant to illuminate numerous highlights of the prayer have been previously concealed from the average student and are only now being revealed because the darkness of our days necessitates it.

So why 1000? Kabbalistically, and as a matter of counting, 1000 represents completion, just as in the complete Tree-of-Life that has 10 sefirot (dimensions) subdivided into 10 sub-sefirot and those in turn into 10 additional sub-sefirot or 10 x 10 x 10. Notably, when we descend these dimensions by 10% each iteration, 1000 units requires 22 diminutions of 10% each to get to 100, as in the 22 Hebrew Letters, or as Abraham described them in the Sefer Yetzirah, the 22 cubic building blocks, and also as in the 22 paths that connect the sefirot in the Tree-of-Life.  Please note the science used by the ancient kabblaists may have been divinely given but it is no less accurate or precise than our modern physics, which also divides our existence into 10 dimensions.

Therefore, there are 66 iterations in total when diminishing the light of 1000 to 100 to 10 to 1. The symmetry aside, those 1000 are as One (1) in that the Hebrew word for 1000 is elef (אלפ), which is exactly the same as alef (אלפ), the first Hebrew letter, of numerical value 1 (one).  In short, the alef (א) is Binah, a primordial existence that preceded the Bet of Bereshit in the Torah.  As a completeness, 1000 is also the end since Ketz (קץ), meaning “the end” of numerical value 1000, and spelled with the initials of North Korea in Hebrew (צפון–קראה).

First, it must be explained that we inhabit a 3-dimensional world and that as the Zohar enlightens, the most basic shape in our world is the cube, which is why the 1000 letters of the Shema form a cube of 10 by 10 by 10, or 103.  When that cube expands to connect with the 50 gates of Binah in the 4th dimension it forms a hypercube, which because of math and physics has 42 faces and 72 vertices and 72 edges.  This is why the 4 paragraphs of the Shema have 50 letters in first 2 verses, 42 words in the first paragraph, 72 words in the second, 50 words in the third, and 72 in the fourth.  This is hard to visualize and we need not be able to do it. We should, though, connect the 42 words and the 72 words to 42-Letter Name and 72 Triplet Names of G-d respectively, and we should use the entire prayer to elevate our consciousness toward Binah. Each Name and letter is a portal or port in the sea of Binah.  It is not a coincidence that Sea, Yam (ים) has the numerical value of 50, just as it is no coincidence that there are 50 years in a jubilee year, which we were told to start counting exactly 3330 years ago. This time we are all captains of our own ships, and if we do not unfurl our sails in time no one will do it for us.

What is described above in 4-dimensions is what our sails look like unfurled. It is invisible to us at the moment, yet we can and should use the Shema in its condensed 4 paragraph form which we can see in order to harness all that spiritual energy and open ourselves up to that spiritual existence beyond.    See with your eyes and hear with your ears.  See the MB (42-Letter Name). Hear the Shema,

The Zohar in Ki Tetze further explains that in the end of days, we will strike, Samuel, the evil minister of the Erev Rav 50 times, corresponding to the ordinal value in the 3 letters of the first word in the shema (שמע) and that we would strike out the wickedness from within us at the limit of 39 times, as in the value and also the ordinal value of the last two words (אחד  יהוה) of that same first verse of the shema. The Zohar relates those 50 strikings (beatings) of Samuel to the 50 letters in that verse combined with the silent Baruch Shem verse that follows it.  When we recite the Shema with the right intentions we can beat away our accumulated negative klippot that block out the light that G-d so wants us to receive.  This is a precious gift given that our world is so thick with negativity. We need to use it, not forsake it.

The same Zohar passage continues explaining that Adam, Eve, the serpent, and the land each received 10 strikes.  This is akin to the four letter Yuds(י) in the four central words of the Shema’s first verse

(יהוה אלהינו  יהוה ישראל ) with each of the 4 (ד) letters Yud(י) having the numerical value of 10. Indeed, like the mezuzot on our doorposts, the Name of protection, Shadai (שדי) is embedded in that verse.

שדי

We should keep all this in mind every time we do the Shema, along with the fact that the first and last words of that verse (שמע) and (אחד) together have the numerical value of 424, Moshiach Ben David.  As the Erev Rav does everything in their vast powers to prevent this unification we must unify ourselves by making these selfless connections in the name of bringing Moshiach Ben David into our world, which is why G-d placed these connections with the Shema, the prayer of unification.

G-d hid even more treasures for us within this first verse.  The first four words of the Shema (אלהינו יהוה ישראל שמע) have the complete gematria value of 1215, which we know from Rav Abulafia is that of “70 Nations” and “permutation of the letters.”  It is also the value of the word Tikune (karma) and of Va-etchanan, the key word that indicates how many times Moses beseeched G-d to let him enter the Promised Land and thus end our Tikune and bring about Binah. Normally, Va-etchanan is considered without its sofit value and thus only 515, representative of tefila (prayer) and the 515 hours from Rosh Hashannah to Hoshannah Raba.  Many of the tzaddikim today think this Hoshannah Raba marks the time of the profound shift.  When concentrating on the first four words of the Shema (אלהינו יהוה ישראל שמע) we too are beseeching G-d to help us overcome our tikkune and our global tikkune, using the Hebrew letters to unite us as channels for the 70 nations of the world.  This is also one of the reasons the word Shema שמע is written in the Torah with an enlarged letter Ayin (ע) of numerical value 70. We know from the Zohar that all the enlarged letters in the Torah connect us to Binah, including the enlarged dalet (ד) of echad (אחד) that the Zohar instructs us to elongate its pronunciation significantly as we mediate on the 4 exiles merging into one and ending now with Moshiach Ben David.

G-d always builds redundancy into everything that is important to us because it is known that we are stiff necked and need to see things repeatedly before we realize things are not coincidental. That is why we did not get it the first time and were thrown out of Gan Eden. That is why we did not get it the second time, and rejected G-d’s voice on the eve of the 50th Gate in 2448, after 49 jubilee years. That is why it has taken 66.6 more jubilee years to prepare us.  The milui or spelled out value of the two letters Ayin (ע) and dalet (ד) plus the kolel of 1 for their unification is also 1215.

The Zohar explains that Moses was the Sun and he set into the stillness of the night to let Joshua shine as the Moon. It further explains that in the end of days, Moses, as the Sun, will rise to help redeem us.  With the sign of the eclipse, the Sun regains its rightful place.  Rabbi Shimon tells us that Moses is the Leviathan that swims in the Sea of Binah. The first four words of the Shema also equal the value of Leviathan (לויתן) and the first 4 letters of Leviathan (לויתן) have an ordinal value of 50. During this profound connection, part of our kavanot should be to meditate on linking our consciousness with Moses, the Leviathan that swims in the Sea, represented by the 50 letters of the unified Shema and Baruch Shem, Zeir Anpin with Malchut.

The final two words of the first verse (אחד  יהוה) have the complete gematria of 78, which as Rav Brandwein explained to me many years ago is symbolized in the initials of Etz Chaim (עץ–חיים), the Tree-of-Life, the consciousness of which we have the ability to achieve this year, in 5778, when the Gates will open for us for the first time in 3330 years. Those two words (אחד  יהוה) Meaning G-d is One echo throughout the next 4 paragraphs.  The Zohar explains that the letter Vav (ו) of numerical value 6 represents Zeir Anpin and the expansion of space in 6 directions, which is why there are 6 letters in each line of the 42-Letter Name matrix.  In the 50 letters of the first verse and Baruch Shem of the Shema there is only 1 word beginning with the letter Vav (ו), V’ed (ועד). There are 13 words beginning with Vav (ו) out of the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph, and there are 42 words beginning with Vav (ו) in the Shema’s remaining 3 paragraphs.  Within the limitless technology built into the cubic Shema matrix, we have been given a formula of 1 – 13 – 42 to help unify us with G-d. Echad (אחד), One – Ahava (אהבה), love and Echad, One (אחד), each being of numerical value 13 – and the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the understanding of which Rav Brandwein explained would bring about the Geula (final redemption).

1 – 13 – 42

There are 599,592 or (600,000408) component letters in the Torah and the first word of the Shema’s four paragraphs, V’ahavta (ואהבת)meaning “and you shall love” has the numerical value of 408 with the prefix (ו). Moreover, 408 times 6, the numerical value of the letter Vav (ו) is 2448, the year the Torah was given to Moses, 3330 years ago, the last time the Tree-of-life reality was available to us. The message is clear: Love is the missing link; love and a desire for oneness with the Creator is what will overcome the hatred being spread by the Erev Rav and their ministering serpent throughout the world; love is what will unite us and connect us to Binah.  The four words that head up each of the 4 paragraphs, without their letter vav(ו) prefixes add up to 2019, the time when the window closes, and the upper and lower worlds will have separated once again. Being the beginning of the era of Binah, it is a time beyond the Zeir Anpin (ו).  Including the first verse, the 5 initial words of the 5 paragraphs the kolel add up to 2448, as in the year 2448, which was the last time that unity existed, albeit briefly.

The year 2448 was the time that 600,000 Jewish souls stood as One before G-d. Is it odd then, unbelievable perhaps, that the Log of 600,000 is 5.778Or that One over those 600,000 souls divided by the 70 members of Jacob’s family who entered Egypt, divided by the 12 tribes, divided by the 3 Patriarchs equals exactly 42.  This equation was given to us by the Arizal and shows us why the 42-Letter Name, also known as the Ana B’koach, is embedded into the Torah’s first verse: its power to unify us.

1/(600,000/70/12/3) = 42

 

In VaEtchanan, just prior to the giving of the 10 Commandments and the verses of Shema Ysrael…, in Devarim 4:40 Moses states, “…Then you will endure a long time in the land that God your Lord is giving you for all time(כל–הימים) ,” and in the words “All time,” literally “all the days” we have kol(כל) with the numerical value of 50 and H’yamim (הימים) with the value of 666 including the kolel, which reveals to us once again the equation 50 x 66.6 = 3330 years.  Moses begins the verse with, “I am presenting to you today, so that He will be good to you and your children after you. Then you will endure for a long time in the land that God…” This phrase within the verse has the numerical value 5777, and is only one of 13 phrases in the Torah with that value.  As we know, the number 13 is the value of ahava (love) and Echad (one) and what we desperately need to cling to in these days.  It has been hinted at in so many ways how to count the days, all of them, and the years until Moshiach.

It is not just any love we need to embrace; it is unconditional love. The first paragraph of the Shema, the one with 42 words, begins with the letter Vav(ו) and ends with the letter Caf(כ), as do all 5 verses in this paragraph, as do the first 21 words in the paragraph and the second 21 words in the paragraph, as does the final word and 3 other words. The letter combination Vav-Caf(וך) is easily recognizable as that of 26 and the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), though arranged with the Caf(כ) in the sofit (final) position, its more appropriate value would be 506, which is not only the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name matrix, but it is also the value of the words for unconditional love (Love for no reason) and it is the complete gematria value for Moshiach Ben David. And as mentioned in The Genesis Prayer, the 14 triplets in the 42-Letter Name are found exactly 506 times in the Torah. With the addition of one word that begins with Vav-Caf (וכ) there are 13 instances of this connection to unconditional love and Moshiach Ben David in the paragraph of 42. Do we really need any more redundancy? Can the message and equation 1 – 13 – 42 be any clearer? When the signs and the times get darker and people ask where is G-d, we must ask ourselves could He have tried to help us anymore, given us any simpler tools to connect with what is truly important: Love – Moshiach – Unity? If we are going to say the Shema twice a day, at least we should say it with the right intentions. If we are going to say the Ana B’koach within our prayers, at least let it elevate them properly. If you want an arrow to hit its target you must aim it—there is no other way. For 3330 years most of us have been releasing our arrows in empty fields.

To help us bring the unifying power of the Shema into our souls and the healing power of the Shema into our bodies we were given the 23 verses of the Shema, whose initials total 432, as in the 432 Hz frequency of Binah, which is the sum of two basic cubes of 63, which is simply the 2-dimensional or straight line Vav(ו) cubed, but we have covered that in previously articles. Moreover, it cannot be coincidental that the Earth circles the Sun at 66,600 mph and the cube of 6 x 6 x 6, which according to the Ramchal is equivalent to 1 Biblical cubit cubed, is the basic unit of space in our world. Nor is it coincidental that there are 216 or 6 x 6 x 6 letters in the 72 Names of G-d, which are derived from the 3 verses where the Red Sea parted. To stretch that thought, the two hurricanes that made landfall so devastatingly were both connected numerically to Gevurah (Judgement) through 216.  While 6x6x6 is 216, the equation 6+6+6 is 18, and when we raise Phi, the primordial constant that controls the spiraling growth in our universe to the power of 18, we get phi18 equals 5778.000

You may ask why it is important to tune into this exact frequency of 216 x 2 or more specifically, 432 Hz; after all, your cell phone works whether you understand the technology or not. The questions really are whether you want 1 bar or 4, 3G or 4G, static and dropped calls, or a clear channel to the upper world.

Like the 23 words in the Blessing of the Cohenim, these 23 verses align with the 23 chromosome pairs in our DNA in the same way that the 206 words of the Shema that are not in the first paragraph of 42, align with the 206 bones in our bodies. Another way we can tune into the 432 Hz frequency of Binah is when we recite blessings. We start most blessings with the word Baruch (blessed), whose sofit value is 708, as in the value of 42-Letters in the fully iterated Upper 42-Letter Name of G-d, the station hub above for clearing all the prayers and messages.  As the Arizal explains, no prayers get processed with the 42-Letter Names.  It is not coincidental the Israel became a nation in 5708. We follow Baruch with Atah Adonai (אתה–יהוה) whose numerical is 432.  Thus, with each blessing (ברוך‐אתה–יהוה) that we say, or that we say Amen to, we can connect directly and clearly to the spiritual Sea of Binah.

And speaking of Israel, the 6 words of the Shema’s first verse in normal gematria sum to 577 plus 541, the numerical value of the 2nd word in the verse, Israel, while the initials of all 6 letters with the kolel equal 333, as in the 3330 years to 5778, when Israel becomes 70 (ע) and the 4th (ד) exile ends. The final letters add up to 120, as in the lifespan of Moses, the redeemer. Once decoded by simple gematria, it is quite a story this verse is telling us, yet it means nothing if we do not listen to the message, which is why the verse states “Shema Ysrael (Hear O Israel…).” Many of us say the Shema two, three times a day, yet are we listening?

As the Earth circles the Sun at 66,600 for the last year in this era, we conclude the Shema prayer with its final word, “your G-d (אלהיכם)” of numerical value 666, and what do the four final letters of the four final words of the Shema sum to: 1215.  Eleichem (אלהיכם) has a complete gematria of 729, which is quite fitting for the last 6 letters of the 10 x 10 x 10 cube we call the Shema since 729 is 9³ or a cube of 9 x 9 x 9. The number 729 is also the value of the 2nd line of the 42-Letter Name(קרעשטן), which spells kara Satan or “tear out Satan,” the evil within us and amongst us, not a bad idea if we want to connect with Binah consciousness this year.

The Zohar describes the expansion of space from zero(0) dimensions to One (1) dimension, represented by the (vowel) point and by the Yud (י), and then the second dimension is the line, or Vav(ו). In the 3rd dimension the Vav(ו) expands to 6³ or 216 and the Yud (י) expands to 10³ or 1000. Together they add up to 1216, which is 1215 including the kolel of 1.  If we were to add + 10³ + 9³ plus 3 for the 3 components we would get 1948, as in the year Abraham was born (1948 HC) and as in the year Israel became a nation, 1948 CE (5708).  There is a definite structure to our universe, including our physical universe. Our space is ordered and defined and so is our time.

Rosh HaShannah is upon on, and the Arizal teaches us that this second line of the 42-Letter Name(קרעשטן) is the crucial element in the kavanot of the Shofar blowings.  Jews and like-minded souls of all degrees of faith and denominations will be praying at the same time.  Let us use our new knowledge to synchronize our prayers in unity for the coming of Moshiach and the ability to shift our consciousness from our physical world and desires to that of Binah, the World to Come.

 

L’Shanah Tova

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Chanukah: 8 Days Designed to Bring Moshiach and Light Up the 70 Nations.

Chanukah: Eight days of Miracles Designed to Bring Mashiach

dreidelThis year more than ever, we must connect with all the cosmic windows. And it can be as simple as a child’s dreidel, or the chocolate gelt. Four sides corresponding to the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), but 4 sides engraved with the Hebrew Letters G, H, N, and Sh. Four letters whose numerical value add to to 358, that of Mashiach, the Messiah.

From the games we play to candles we light, the entire 4 dreidelsChanukah event is designed to help us bring Moshiach. And that’s where our consciousness should be. The eight days are a cosmic event, not a celebration of a miracle that happened because it occurred during this cosmic event. The light we ignite each night are to connect us to the special light of miracles available to us once a year for 8 days staring every 25th of Kislev (Sagittarius). It’s different light/energy than what’s available to us in the 8 days of Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret; and it’s different from the light available to us during the 8 days of Pesach (Passover); and it’s different from the energy available to us on the 8 other holidays throughout the year. In total there are 32 days of varying special Light/energy (besides the special light of Shabbat). These 32 days connects to the 32 Paths of Wisdom of the Tree-of-Life, through which these various lights shine unto us.

The oil lasted 8 days because the Light of Chanukah, Mashiach Light, lasted 8 days, not cosmic window 2the other way around. As soon as the special Light of Moshiach (Or Ganuz) was revealed into our existence, it was hidden. I learned from my teacher that on the first Shabbat of Creation, it was brought out for 32 hours then hidden away for the time of the Messiah. But for 8 days every year we can taste of the Light.

The letters of Mashiach (MShYCh) spell out Madlikim Shmona Yemei Chanukah (“lighting up eight days of Chanukah.”)

Chanukah Meditations

How to Count the 8 Days

As tasty as the jelly donuts are, the purpose of Channukah is not the joy of the celebration, but the joy of bringing Moshiach.

Even the books of the Maccabees dates the first war as 3585 HC, which coincides with the numerical value of Moshiach, which is 358.  The fight was for liberation, and so is ours today, liberating ourselves from the clutches of physicality.

One of the key elements of Chanukah is based on the spiritual tenet that nothing can ever chanukiah all litbe lost; once it goes from a latent(potential) state to physical one it’s forever present in the universe, whether we can physically see it or not. So the light of the first night, is added to the second and so forth until the 8th day when we have the light of 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 = 36 days of light.

That explained, we can note that the sum of all the Torah occurrences of the words “first” through “eighth”—echad, sheni, shlishi, reve’i, chamishi, shishi, sheve’I, and shemeni—is (189+125+2+2+2+2+0+0) = 322 and since the sum of days (numbers) 1-8 representing all the summary Chanukah lights for the 8 days is 36 , and (322 + 36) = 358, the value of Moshiach yet again. And while 36 is just the result of rounding off the numerical term 35.8, the number 36 to the kabbalists represents the lamed-vav tzaddikim, or 36 righteous souls necessary at all times to maintain our existence in the universe.

cosmic window

The 44 Candles Sweeten the Judgment

How to count the candles

On a simple level, over the 8 nights, we’re lighting 44 candles in total including the shamesh every night, these corresponding to the ordinal value of the letters in Chanukah (ChNVCH), which is 44. It also corresponds to first letters of all 10 plagues, which also add up to 44. So you can see the power to create miracles is built into every aspect of these 8 days.

Moreover, the first plague was blood, dam, also of numerical value 44, and as the Arizal explains “the word “m’damei“, whose numerical value (89) equals that of the word “Chanukah“, is rooted in the letters dalet and mem, which spell the Hebrew word for “blood.” Blood represents the negative powers of judgment; our mission it is to sweeten that judgement and the lighting of the 44 candles are designed to help us. They nullify the kelipot before us.”

With every candle we light, we can sweeten the judgment in out lives and in the world.

As we’ll explore within the blessings, the 44 candles connect first and foremost to the regressive spelling of the higher name of G-d, Ehyeh, whose numerical value is 44, thus connecting us to Chochma and Binah;

EHYH

(E – EH – EHY – EHYH)

Counting Candles:

If our actions of lighting the chanukiya each night rekindle the energy from the night before and culminate in completeness on Zot Chanukah (the final night) then: On the 1st night we light 1 candle and it stays lit metaphysically for (at least) 8 days; and on the second night we light 2 candles that stay lit, we have a total of 3 lit (rekindled) that second night. On the 3rd night we are lighting (rekindling) 1 + 2 + 3 or a total of six; and so on, until we have 1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21 + 28 + 36 = 120, a familiar mathematical progression that seems to be oft used in the deeper meditations and connections of the Torah, and that we first learned about from Abraham in the Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Formation.

geltIn the same way, the Shamesh would be 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 36. Thus 120 + 36 = 156 candles would be metaphysically lit, and 156 = 6 X 26 with 26 being the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). Moreover, the Arizal explains that 78 is the value of mazal (fortune), an integral part of the lighting meditations as will be explained below, and 156 = 2 X 78.

The Arizal further explains that the eight days of Chanukah are, or end up, at the level of latkas2hod, the same as a brit whose 8 days expire at hod before the brit can be performed at the level of yesod. Well, considering this, it’s noteworthy that if we assume that all our candles/oil last for 8 days, then in total, we are lighting 120 lights (which would correspond to the 120 permutations of Elohim) and the 120 years of Moses, whose soul is part and parcel with that of Moshiach in every generation. Then if we add the 36 lights for the 8 Shamesh (helper candle) that we light, totals 156, the numerical value for Yosef, who represents the level of Yesod. It’s also the value of Zion. And Yosef was born in 2198 HC, exactly 3580 years before the year 5778, when Moshiach (numerical value 358) is supposed to be manifest in our world.

The Blessings

The Ignition to all the Blessings

jelly donuts2When we start the blessing with the word Baruch, we need to keep in mind that it has the numerical sofit value of 708, which is the same as that of the 42 letters of the upper Mem-Bet, which is the ineffable Name YHVH spelled out through 3 iterations. This is no coincidence as it is from this Name that the blessings flow downward through the 6 levels (dimensions) of zeir anpin and into our world. It is also for this reason that the first gate from the Holy of Holies into our world has the dimensions 6 x 7 (the Gate of 42):

YHVH

YVD HY VYV HY

YVD VYV DLT HY YVD VYV YVD VYV HY YVD

L’hadleek Ner Chanukah

Now regarding the Chanukah blessings on the words L’hadleek Ner Chanukah and the kavanot that we’ve learned from the Arizal, the 3 first letters Lamed, Nun and Chet, spell out in small gematria, 3,5,8 or 358, Mashiach.

The initials in L’hadleek Ner Chanukah (to light the Chanukah candle) spell the word Cosmic_RiverNachal (a holy Name that means stream or river, and also inheritance) and it has a numerical value of 88, which when aided by a kolel of 1 = 89, that of Chanukah itself.

Nevertheless, the concept of a stream is very important because by lighting the candles with the right consciousness we’re opening a stream of light (the energy of sustenance or shefa) from above into our lives and world. And the inheritance is the Messiah (the Moshiach).

As explained by the Arizal,the secret of 3 letters N, CH. L and Nachal comes  from the 3 words that comprise the 8th and 9th of the 13 Attributes of G-d : “Notzer Chesed L‘alefim.” The Ari further explains that the 8th sefira (level), which is Binah (Imma/Understanding) is where we are drawing this upper light from. Moreover, a key secret here is that once the 8th level is tapped into, all 3 upper levels (Binah, Chochma and Keter) are at once available to us. A river of divine light and blessing can flow into our world if we attune ourselves to it during the blessing and candle lighting.

So the first mediation is on opening up the flowing river (Nachal) from Binah, cosmic river 2Chochma and Keter through Binah into Zeir Anpin (the heavenly ladder that connects our world to Binah (the upper world). Zeir Anpin is represented by the aspect of the spe;;ed-out Tetragrammaton (YVD HE VEV HE) at the level called (Mah) of numerical value 45.

This is very important

We are further told that Mah combines with Binah through the alef(E) in the letter vav (VEV) to the regressively spelled Name Ehyeh (E, EH EHY EHYH) which is associated with Binah and has a numerical value of 44, just like the 44 total Chanukah candles that we will physically light over the 8 days.

Together, these two intersecting Names of G-d total numerically 45 + 44 = 89, once again the value of Chanukah(ChNVCH). Please note that it’s the Names that are important, the numbers just help us understanding a little of what is going on energetically in the spiritual framework.

It’s very important we grasp this unification because as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory explains, it through this very union of the YHVH (26) and the regressive EHYH (44) that the 70 Minsters of the 70 Nations are governed and thus all that stems from it in the count of 70, such as the final 70 years from Israel becoming a nation until the advent of Moshiach consciousness throughout the world.  Through the proper lighting of the 44 candles this year we have the power to guide that process forward.

EHYHyhvh small

(E, EH EHY EHYH + YVD HE VEV HE)

45 + 44 = 89

(Shefa flowing from Binah into Zeir Anpin)


Second Meditation:

The value of the word L’hadleek plus the kolel (1) = (179 +1) = 180, and partially because of this the Arizal tells us at this point in the blessing to meditate on the 3 upper aspects of the Tetragrammaton (Av, Sag, Mah), which total numerically (72+63+45) = 180.

Av: (YVD HY VYV HY) = 72

Sag: (YVD HY VEV HY) = 63

Mah: (YVD HE VEV HE) = 45

= 180

tree10Any number times 10 indicates that number spreading throughout the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life.  In this case, it’s 18 (Chai, life), and as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory explains “All Torah Light is spread by squaring,” so we see within the square root of  18: 4.2426. This is significant because 424 is the value for “Mashiach Ben David” and 26 is the value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

Now, specific to the Channukah blessing is that the spelled-out (gematria milui) value of the letters nun (NVN) and that of the lamed (LMD) of L’hadleek Ner is also 180, thus giving us yet another connection to “Mashiach Ben David and the tree-of-life.

From the 18 words of the 13 Attributes, the phrase “Notzer Chesed L‘alefim” meansHe preserves kindness for 2000 yearswhich is a hint that our time of exile for the past 2000 years is coming to a close, and if we add the 18 to it, we get 2018 CE (5778 HC), the year the tzaddikim have prophesied for the coming of the messiah and the final redemption (geula). It is also the year (2018 HC) that G-d made His Covenant with Abraham, our inheritance (Nachal).

Indeed, the word candle, Ner, has a numerical value of 250 and thus the 8 candles have a chnaukah lightscollective value of 250 x 8 = 2000.

And so when we add the 180 of Av, Sag. Mah aspects of the YHVH to the 180 of L’hadleek Ner plus the kolel of 3 for said 3 aspects, we get 180 + 180 + 3 = 363, the numerical value of H’Mashiach, (“the Messiah”), which is what we should be mediating on when we recite L’hadleek Ner:

(Receiving H’Mashiach)

L’Hadleek

Ner

Regarding Ner, the Arizal tells us to combine the Names Ehyeh, Elohim, and Adonai with YHVH on the 3 different levels (Av, Sag, and Mah)  to draw down the light properly from Binah to Malchut:

(EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY).

If we take the first two letters of each Name (EH, EL, ED), they add up to 6 + 31+ 5 = 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, (the Shem Mem-Bet, known as the Ana B’koach).

Then if we take the third letter (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) in each (YHN) they add up to 10 + 5 + 50 = 65 the numerical value of Adonai (EDNY), which leaves (H,YM, Y) which sum to 5 + 50 + 10 = 65, Adonai (EDNY) again.

The main point, though, is that the 3 Names represent the 42-letter Name and 130, which anabkoach160-ksis the numerical value of the two synonyms, Sinai and Sulam (ladder). Now the total numerical value of the 3 Names (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) is 172, and when we add 1 for the kolel, it’s 173, as in the small gematria numerical value for the 42-letter Name.

The Ari further explains that at the word Ner in the blessing we should concentrate on combining the 3 Names (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) with the 3 simple (YHVH)’s. These 3 YHVH’s add up to 26 + 26 + 26 = 78, the gematria of Mazla, aramaic for mazal, fortune, which we want to draw into our lives when lighting the Chanukah candles. This process mimics the flow of the shefa, (life-giving light) that emanates from the 3 YHVH’s and flows from the Holy of Holies through the Gate of 42 into the Holy Temple and then our world.

Now the main point of the Arizal was that the 6 Names (YHVHEHYH, YHVHELHYM, YHVHEDNY)-add up to 250, the value of Ner, candle, but if we add 6 as the kolel, we get 256, which is the value for both H’Aron (Ark of the Covenant) and for Aaron who lit the Menorah as channel for us all.

 Ner

So when we recite Ner, we want to meditate on the 42-Letter name (the Ana B’koach), receiving mazal, letting  Aaron, the high priest and the only person in the Torah assigned the title Mashiach, be our channel to light the Menorah in our lives and world.

אבג יתץ

קרע שטן

נגד יכש

בטר צתג

חקב טנע

יגל פזק

שקו צית

together with the 6 Names merging together as follows.


YHVH – EHYH (Chochma – Ehyeh)

YHVH – ELHYM (Binah – Elohim)

YHVH – EDNY (Malchut – Adonai)

We draw the light of blessing down from Chochma to Binah to our world, Malchut.

chanukah oilNow for the full understanding, we take the 3 Names Ehyeh, Elohim and Adonai plus the 3 Names Av, Sag, Mah from the L’hadleek Ner kavanot and numerically add them  (172 + 180) + 6 (kolel for the 6 Names) and get 358, Mashiach

So completing the recitation of Baruch though Ner, we want to have in mind drawing down the light from the Upper 42-Letter Name to the Lower 42-Letter Name though the 3 YHVH’s and into the 3 Names (Ehyeh, Elohim and Adonai) and thus igniting the spark of  Moshiach consciousness in all of us and spreading it throughout the 70 nations.

The Candle

The candle we’re lighting is the light of the Torah itself as evidenced by the spelled out, menora 1 lightgematria milui of the letters (nun-resh) of Ner (candle): (NVN RShY) = (106 + 510) = 616, which is the numerical value of H’Torah, which helps explain Proverb 6:23:

“A mitzvah is a candle, and the Torah is light.”

The Shamesh

The Shamesh, or 9th candle is much more than a simple helper candle. The 9th sefira is that of Chochma, Wisdom. and the unification from above that is associated with the 9th sefira is YHVH x EHYH or in numerical terms 26 x 21 = 546, which is the sum of the initials of all 10 sefirot, a clue that this unification helps us draw the energy down through all 10 sefirot.

The value 546 is also the total value of the Names of the 3 Patriarchs whose names began with the letter Yud, which connects them to Chochma (wisdom), the 9th sefira: Isaac (208), Jacob(182), and Jospeh(156).  It’s likewise a connection to Israel, which has a value of 546 when the kolel for the 5 letters is included, and whose name is found 546 times in the Torah.

So as we light the Shamesh we should meditate to draw down the light through the 10 sefirot and to put joy in our hearts.

The 25th of Kislev

Yet another connection between the kavanot and the words of the blessing is found gelt 2between the 25 letters of the union of the 6 Names and the value of Ner, 250, since 250/10 = 25, but most important these would be the 25 letters that the Zohar says is missing for the completion of the Mishkan and the 25 words that we know are missing from the completion of the Torah, which is exactly (80,00025 words). It’s also a connection between the 25 letters of the Shma Israel phrase and the 25th of Kislev, as explained by the Zohar.

The next obvious further connection is between the 80,000 words and the 8 lights and torah scrollnights of Chanukah, since the 4th root of the sum of all the words, letters, and verses of the Torah = 25 exactly. There are also 25 letters in lamed-vav (36) milui.

So note that the 25 letters in the verse “Shma Israel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad” (Hear O Israel, G-d our Lord is One) is found at Devarim 6:4 and the word Chanukah (ChNV-CH) can be broken down to the two numerical values 64 (ChNV) and 25 (CH), and moreover that the numerical value of the first and last words in that verse, Shma (ShMY) and Echad (EChD) plus the kolel (1) = 410 + 13 + 1 = 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.

Further to this line of reasoning, and as connected by the Zohar, are the 24 days of Kislev that proceed Chanukah and the 24 letters in the Baruch Shem phrase that follows the Shma Israel phrase.

So on the first night before lighting we should connect to the Shma Israel and mediate that we are completing the Torah as in the days of Moshiach, B”H soon.

 The OiI

The word for eight (8) in Hebrew is shemonah, and a simple permutation of the letters in latkasshemonah (ShMNH) gives us hashemen. “the oil” (HShMN), and also neshama (soul, NShMH), all of which have the numerical value of 395, that of the 5th word in the Torah, H’Shama’im (the Heavens).

And when we spell out the Shin-Mem-Nun root letters of the Oil they add up to 546, so we must keep in mind (Proverbs 27:9): “Oil and incense rejoice the heart,” and be joyful as we light the oil for that joy will spread through the 10 sefirot and be contagious throughout the world.

Proverbs 27:9 “Oil and incense rejoice the heart”

The 8 Nights of Lights

Now know this for every candle we light below, one is lit above. So for all the 156 metaphysical candles we light below plus 1 collective one (the kolel), another 157 are lit above, making 314 in total, and 314 is the numerical value of the Name of G-d Shadai (ShDY) and also of Mettatron.  As for the 156 candles , it’s the numerical value of Zion and as we said previously, Joseph, who represents Yesod of Malchut, where the light of Binah ends up on the 8th day. It’s is also the point where all the divine sustenance funnels into out lives and our world. Incidentally, Zion, of numerical value 156, is found 107 times in Tanakh and the sum of all the positive integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

Moreover, if we consider all the cumulative lit Chanukah lights as a multiple of 8 days: 1 x 3 x 6 x 10 x 15 x 21 x 28 x 36 = 1008 then add 1 for the kolel, and double them for above and below, they total 2018 candles in all.  So in essence, each and every year, by fulfilling the mitzvot of lighting the Channukah candles we’re preparing for the arrival of Moshiach in the year 2018 CE (5778 HC), our inheritance.

Chanukah Gelt

Even the parve chocolate gelt we give to our children on Chanukah connects to Mashiach, geltas the Aramaic word for gelt is Dami (DMY) of numerical value 54, and since 5778 is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 and 5778 = 107 x 54, then 54, and thus Dami (Gelt), plays yet another role in connecting all of us to the coming of H’Mashiach, B’H very soon.

So bring joy to your heart and joy to the world this Chanukah and help bring the gift of Mashiach into our lives.

Passover is More Than You Think; Pesach is More Than You Can Imagine.

The Shabbat prior to Pesach (Passover) is called Shabbat HaGadol (the Great Shabbath). The word HaGadol occurs 26 times in the Torah, the same numerical value of the Tetragrammaon (YHVH) and 18 of those times the word HaGadol  (HGDL) is written with the cholam (vowel) instead of the Vav, giving it a numerical value of 42, the same as the 42-Letter Name of G-d. The number 18 is the well-known numerical value of Chai (life) and not coincidentally the square root of 18 is 4.2426, with 424 being the value of Moshiach Ben David. And all this is only to provide us with clues.

The real significance of this is that Shabbat HaGadol acts as a gateway to Pesach, much as the Gate of 42 is the final gate before entering the Holy of Holies in the Holy Temples, including the Future Holy Temple. This gateway to Pesach is more than a metaphor.

According to the sages  the first and last verses of the Torah link together seamlessly to form a complete cycle, or circle, which is why they are read together contiguous every year around the holiday of Sukkot. This analogy of an annual cycle is strengthen by the design which splits the 19 words into the 7 words of the first verse and the 12 of the last.  We realign our 12-month lunar cycles with our solar ones in cycles of 7 and 19, and this keeps the calendar progressing at an even pace and guides which portions of the Torah are read in which week in any given year.

One Shabbat not long ago I challenged my 8-year-old daughter to figure out which letters of the Hebrew alphabet were not included in the Torah’s first verse. She promptly figured out all 11 of them, and then added, “Why don’t we check the last verse too.” Since I consider EVERYONE to be my teacher, especially my children, we did. Lo and behold, there were 20 letters utilized and only 2 that weren’t:  Pe and Samech.

Samech and Pe spelled Saf (SP), as in end, threshold, but not a word we find in the Torah per se.  Nevertheless, there are 12 days of preparation, when we read a special portion of the Torah daily, leading to the 7 days of Pesach, which is spelled Pe, Samech, and Chet spell Pesach (PSCh).

The end of the Chet(Ch), which according to the sages gets circumcised at Pesach and become a He(H); hence chametz (ChMZ) is transformed into matzah (MZH).

So joining the Chet to the Pe and Samech, left 19 letters and begged the question: Why were these three letters isolated? Why was Pesach considered outside the realm of the annual cycle?

It is because the 7 days of Pesach are actually another dimension entirely, and once we climb the 15 steps of the seder to enter it, we are beyond the earthly realm. This is why there is another seder at the end of Pesach, to ease our descent back down.  This is also why all the cleaning for Pesach is essential. It’s a cleansing, or purification, process that prepares us to align ourselves with the energy of this higher dimension.

Pesach is a gift, the diamond set in the ring opposite the cyclical closure of the Torah’s first and last verses around Sukkot 6 months earlier.

The exodus from Egypt brought the Israelites to another dimension as well, a higher state, a place of Keter as indicated by the 620 letters in the 10 Commandments.  They too left all there chametz (personal garbage/klippot/negativity behind) and went through a final cleansing as they passed through the Sea of Reeds.

Getting rid of all the chametz in our lives is about disconnecting from the physicality; it’s a preparation for the time of Moshiach (the Messiah), which B”H will be upon us very soon. For nearly 3330 years, ever since the exodus and the reception of the Torah at Sinai, we’ve been rehearsing every Spring for the arrival of Moshiach consciousness. Except, most of us have treated it as Biblical reenactment, or even as a family gathering. It was nice, but we missed the point.

This time around, once we cross over, we should find (feel) joy in everything.  Each letter and word of the Passover Haggadah should ignite us with happiness. And every moment in this paradisaical dimension should feel, well, like Heaven. To the extent that it doesn’t reveals how much more cleansing we need to do in order to see through the darkened veils.

When we take away these 7 days of the year from the annual cycle of 365, we’re left with 358 days and 358 is the numerical value of Moshiach.  Likewise, the 210 years of exile in Egypt plus Pesach (PSCh of numerical value 148) equals 358.

So let’s all scrub and clean and cleanse the physicality out of our lives, so that we can climb easily into this higher dimension called Pesach, experience the otherworldly pleasures within, and after 7 days we can return from this vacation refreshed and rejuvenated. Or better yet, return without descending, bringing the Moshiach consciousness back with us, like a cloak of dew upon the spring grasses, helping to prepare our world for what is to come. Pesach is as much a community event as it is a personal one and it’s our responsibility to bring back and spread that consciousness for the sake of our brethren.

On Sukkot we make a space for that world within our own and connect to Keter. On Pesach (PE SMC ChYT) whose letters when spelled out with the kolel have the same numerical value as Keter, 620, we leave our world and ascend to that lofty dimension.

This year, as we circle the stellar ring, let’s grab that brilliant diamond and bring it home.

 Chag Pesach Sameach

May this be an amazing Pesach for us all,

Ezra