Auspicious Dates

When will Moshiach arrive?

The Gates of Moshiach have been opening wider every day since we started counting the Omer this year.  In Israel this week, corresponding with Lag B’Omer 5778 HC, the Torah portion Behar will be read; it is the first of the linked portions Behar-Bechukotai, which have 57 and 78 verses respectively, concluding the Third Book of Moses.  As Yaakov recently pointed out to me, the year 5778 when split into 57 and 78 is representative of the 57th prime number, 269, and the 78th prime number, 397, which together are (269 + 397) or 666, as in the 66.6 jubilee years from the Exodus from Egypt and the giving of the Torah at Sinai in 2448 HC.  Oddly, the digits in 2+6+9+3+9+7 = 36 and the sum of the integers from 1-36 also equal 666.

We have shown many times how Rav Ashlag determined 5778 to be the year of Moshiach using the Kabbalistic principles of 333 and 666 (1/3 and 2/3) when applied to the prophesied 6000 years, and we more recently showed how the Arizal hinted at using the same principles to arrive at the 33 rd day of this Omer to pinpoint the date.  The Arizal guided us to take 2/3 (.666) of the 150 days from Zot Channukah to Shavuot, in other words from the revelation of the full light of Channukah to the revelation of the full light of the Tree-of-life and the Torah on Shavuot. This gave us, as he indicated, Pesach. He then indicated that we were to take the remaining 1/3 (.333) of the 50 days of the Omer and similarly split it again, which gives us Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer, the 18th day of Iyar.

Following Rav Ashlag and the Arizal, we find that this Lag B’Omer 5778 corresponds in multiple ways with the recent findings of Rabbi Glazerson’s Torah code searches, correlating it with Moshiach.

 

The number 5778 represents the sum of the integers from 1 to 107, and if we continue dividing the remaining 17 days from Lag B’Omer on the 33rd day of the Omer to the totality of the revelation of the light on the 50th day, Shavuot, using the 1/3 and 2/3 splits we get in this year in particular, the 14th of May, the day Israel actually completes the prophesied 70-year period until Moshiach in the Gregorian Calendar. This is also the date Donald J Trump has blessed Israel with the official transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.  Six days later we receive Shavuot, the day (time) of illumination, when our vessels are fully capable of receiving the light of Mashiach.

To our modern scientists, numbers are the underpinnings of the universe, enabling us to quantify the energy patterns that lie underneath. To the ancient kabbalists the numbers represent the Hebrew letters which are the underpinnings of the universe, enabling us to quantify the energy patterns that lie underneath. The holidays are just cosmic windows within those underpinnings, and the holiday of Shavuot (שבעות), as it is spelled in the Torah, has the numerical value 778. Its root letters (שבע) indicate, not only its origins of counting 7 weeks of 7 days each, but also of its purpose as the gateway to the 7th millennium, the great Shabbat (שבת), which is likewise included within Shavuot (שבעות).  The final 2 letters (תו) of Shavuot (שבעות), indicating an end, as they spell out the letter Tav (תו), the final letter (ת) of the Hebrew alphabet and of the 7th line of the all-important 42-Letter Name of G-d.

The 6th line of the 42-Letter Name of G-d matrix, which we use to count the 7 weeks of the Omer, corresponds to the sefirot (dimension) of Yesod and to the 6th Millennium. On this line we find the 6 Hebrew letters: יגלפזק and counting the initials vertically from the last of the 7 lines upwards, we get the letters (שיחב).  Not only do the letters Lamed and Gimel (גל) spell out “Lag” of numerical value 33 and the letters Yud and Chet (יח) spell out 18, as in the 18th of Iyar, but the 3 letters (שיח) have the same numerical value of 318, the same as that of “B’Omer.

יגלפזק

Moreover, not only are the initials (ש–ב–יח) of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, whose hillulah we, and all of Israel, celebrate on Lag B’Omer, found within those same vertical initials of the 42-Letter Name, but the gematria value of his name “Shimon Bar Yochai ( שמעון–בר–יוחאי)‘ר”) is 903, the same as that of the sum of the integers from 1 to 42.  And as if that were not enough, the final 2 letters (זק) of the 6th line (יגלפזק), corresponding to the 6th millennium, have the numerical value 107, as in the sum of all the integers from 1 – 107, which total 5778.

The next set of letters in the 42-Letter Name of Gd, starting with the koof (ק), the last letter of the 6th line and continuing with the letters of the 7th line, corresponding to the 7th millennium and the 1000-year Shabbat of Moshiach Ben David, form two consecutive groupings–(קשקו) and (שקוצי)—which each have the numerical value of 506, the complete value for “Moshiach Ben David.

As we celebrate Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai this Lag B’omer we must have Moshiach and the 42-Letter Name of G-d in our consciousness.  Then the following day, this Friday night, Shabbat, when we recite the Kiddush we must have ISRAEL in out consciousness.

When we recite the Kiddush of Friday night we begin with 6 words from the first 6 days of Creation and the rest of the 41 words are from the description of the 7th day in the second chapter of the Torah. Of those first 6 words, 4 are recited silently and they translate as “it was night, it was day,” followed by “on the 6th day there was Heaven (יום–הששי–ויכלו–השמים),” which has G-d’s Name (יהוה) encoded into its initials. This is the first time this Name of G-d appears in the Torah.

 

יוםהששיויכלוהשמים

 

Then beginning with the 7-letter phrase “it was morning (day)” of numerical value 333, we have 6 groups of 7 letters, or 42 letters in total, which spell out the name ISRAEL (ישראל) through the 7th letter of each line.

ויהי–בקר

יום–הששי

ויכלו–הש

מים–והאר

צ–וכל–צבא

מ–ויכלאל

So the name ISRAEL starts on the 14th letter, or 1/3 (.333) into the 42 letters. Likewise, within the 41 words from the Torah recited as part of Kiddush, the word Elohim, where we find the letter Lamed (ל) of Israel (ישראל), divides the passage into 1/3 (.333) and 2/3 (.666).

Moreover, because the gematria of the verse of the 4 words recited out loud in “on the 6th day there was Heaven(יום–הששי–ויכלו–השמים), is 1948, without the 2 corresponding letters from the name Israel (יש), we see that right after the dawn, G-d (יהוה) gave us Israel and destined it to become a nation, 70 years ago on May 14th 1948.

With Lag B’Omer and these last 17 days, let us do all that we can to honor G-d’s intentions for us and, as the nation of Israel, let us inject as much love and unity into the land of Israel and the world, in order manifest the light of the Tree-of-Life and Moshiach consciousness for all. As per Hashem’s and the Arizal plan, let us call upon Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and the 42-Letter Name of G-d for help and support. And since King David’s hillulah is on Shavuot and since the midpoint of his 70 years is also the midpoint (2889 HC) from Adam to Moshiach in 5778, let us heeds G-d’s helpful clues and call upon King David’s support on Shavuot as well.

The Gates are wide open; we still have to step inside.

Ezra

The Fingerprints of G-d

There is a place with G-d’s fingerprints all over it. And they form a pattern, two hand prints, 10 fingers and a date.

Last week, I was wrapping one of our Pesach cabinets, when I discovered 3 bags of Israeli cous cous (chametz gamor) in the cabinet we were selling beside it. My ego swelled and I felt like a hero. In the very next second, the door swung shut on my pinky, crushing it.  I carefully removed the chametz and paused to ponder the relationship between the two events, which by the way is the real kabbalah—examining the causes and effects in our lives, not reading people’s astrological signs. I realized G-d was not allowing me the slightest ego and was crushing it out of me like oil from an olive.  I was so grateful. The pain and bruising went away instantaneously and I saw G-d’s fingerprint in the event.

I had no trouble seeing G-d’s hand in the cause-and-effect event. Thanks to the wave of Binah energy that is blanketing us, shortening the time frame between cause and effect, many like-minded individuals can see it too.  But what of the skeptics and doubters? At the time of the incident I had been working on an answer for them, a place where G-d’s fingerprints would be unmistakable and unquestionable. Moreover, these fingerprints tell a story, tell us about the opening of the 50 Gates of Binah and the onset of the 1000 years of Moshiach Ben David that are upon us.

If G-d were to have carved His Designs, Plans and Name in a 1000-year-old tree would people believe it was real? No, anyone could have carved them there. If He engraved them in large letters high up on a giant rock ledge, would they be heeded? Probably not, again someone could conceivably carved them. If He gave us specific instructions in the Torah would Man follow them? Again, as is evidenced, most would not, and even many of those that do do not know what to make of them. Total certainty, the necessary password for the Gates of Moshiach, is so difficult to achieve.

So where could G-d place these designs and plans of His so that we can be sure that only He could have written them, and none other? There is a place and it is hard to reach, in fact, it was only reachable in the last few decades and only to the people least likely to have such faith in G-d. Even though we can prove beyond the slightest doubt that Man could not have written the Torah and that much of the Torah is designed to connect us with the various Names of G-d we cannot prove to you that G-d wrote it; after all, a hyper intelligent life force from outer space or from the future could have done it too. Nevertheless, the omniscient G-d redundantly placed those designs and proofs for us in a place that aliens could not have created.  G-d hardwired them into the fabric of the universe, into the physics and mathematics that have existed since the dawn of time.  G-d made them tamperproof. G-d made them immutable and he made them readily accessible to us only as a last resort.  We had thousands of years to find G-d on our own. With no time left, we demand proof.

Before the bundled 7 dimensions of Zein Anpin, the stairway to Heaven represented by the Torah, there existed the realm of Binah. Binah is characterized by the Primordial Hebrew letter Aleph (א), whose numerical value is both 1 and also 1000.   The spiritual dimension of Binah (Understanding) is the World to Come.  Binah is the 1000-year long Shabbat; it is the 7th millennium.  It is represented by both the 1000 letters in the Shema prayer and by the first 1000 digits in the mathematical constant Pi.  It is the place of the primordial letter Aleph (א).  It is the place of infinite understanding and limitless possibilities.  It is upon us and the 50 Gates of Binah are wide open.

Given that the standard mathematics in our universe is base 10 and that our modern scientists and ancient kabbalists agree that the 10 sefirot (dimensions) form a whole or unity/oneness in both our physical and spiritual universe, base 10 logarithms are the equalizers that make all numbers equate to 10.  The standard mathematics in our universe is base 10, meaning we count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 100, and 100 to 1000 in cycles of 10.  Not coincidentally, the standard gematria (numerical valuation) of the Hebrew letters are counted the same way.  Logarithms sound complicated, but the logarithm (log) of a number is the exponent (power) to which another fixed number, called the base, must be raised to produce that number. If we wanted to know the base 10 logarithm of 1000 we would need to calculate to what power 10 must be raised to equal 1000 and since 1000 = 10 × 10 × 10 = 103, the “logarithm to base 10” of the number 1000 is 3.

This simple schematic of 10 x 10 x 10 equaling 1000 and thus 103, mimicking the spiritual structure of the universe in 3 columns and 3 iterations of the 10 sefirot (dimensions) whereby the 1 st iteration is equivalent to our world, Malchut , the next one to Zeir Anpin and the 3 rd to Binah.

This unity/oneness in our base 10 mathematical system is why the logarithm of the number 10 is 1 (0ne).  That same system dictates that the sum of the logarithms of the integers from 1 to 70 is 100.078, in order words if we take all the resultant logs for each number from 1, 2, 3… 70 and add them all together they would give us 100.078, metaphorically 1000 and 78. Kabbalistically, the decimal place is irrelevant, as it is just a multiple of 10.  Also 78 is the value of the Hebrew initials of the 3 column Tree-0f-Life (חיים עצ) which is the choice we must make in 5778.  We must choose the tree-of-life over the tree-of-knowledge of good and evil and yet G-d purposely embedded his signature within the boundaries of our knowledge.  And while 78 is 3 times the value (26) of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), 1000 is 3 iterations of the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life (10 x 10 x 10).

Adding up 70 irrational numbers and coming up with a whole round number like 100.0 to 3 decimal places is pretty special, but the number 70 itself has a very special place in G-d’s Divine plans. There were 70 members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt; 70 members of the Sanhedrin that were formed at Mt Sinai; the 10 Commandments were found in the 70 th chapter in the Torah; and the many all-important 70-year periods throughout Biblical history from Adam to Abraham to David to the exiles and all 3 Holy Temples, culminating in the 70 years since the birth of the State of Israel to the prophesied coming of Moshiach this year in 5778.  This deep impression connecting the 1000 sub-sefirot (dimensions) of Binah with the 70 sub-sefirot of Zeir Anpin is but a single fingerprint that G-d left for us within the logarithmic scale. It is also the connection we need to make to jump from Zeir Anpin, the heavenly ladder, to Binah.

The logs of a number are immutable, and man has no say in them. The results are unique.  After noting that within the endless stream of logs, the number 70 stands out starkly, as in the 70 members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt, we can see yet another fingerprint of G-d in the unity and oneness of the 600,000 souls that received those 10 Commandments at Mt Sinai: the base 10 log of 600,000 is 5.778.  It is because all is One and in G-d’s plans everything is One, everything ties together.  There were about 3 million Israelites at Mt Sinai, but the Torah specifically singled out and mentioned the 600,000 men who were there, just as it specifically mentioned the 70 family members.  Man barely knew how to count 3330 years ago when the Torah was given at Sinai, so there is no way he could have calculated the logarithms to choose these specific numbers.  As the Arizal pointed out, those 600,000 souls at Sinai divided by the 70 family members and again by the 12 sons of Israel and the 3 Patriarchs gives us 10000/42, representing the 42-Letter Name of G-d capable of unifying us.

Another thing that Man could not have known about 3330 years ago is that there are 3 strings of the digit sequence “…5778…” within the first 1000 digits of Pi (3.14159265358…) and also 3 strings of the sequence of “…2019…”, giving us consecutive back-to-back years 2018 and 2019 in the Gregorian calendar.  Two of those “…2019…” numerical strings are actually matching 5-digit strings of “…42019…” each, coupling the year 2019 with the number 42.  Also, when Man was told at Mt Sinai in the year 2448 to start counting jubilee years (50-year periods), he could not have known that he would have to wait 3330 or 66.6 jubilee years, until the year 5778 for his next opportunity to reach Binah.

You can find 1000s of explanations of how the mathematical constant Pi is anything but random in the books, Nothing is Random in the Universe, and some illustrations of how standard gematria interprets them such as (3.14159265358…) breaking down to the Names of G-d 31 (אל); 15 (יה); 26 (יהוה) and at the 10th decimal place 358, Moshiach.  The World to Come, Binah, associated with the number 1000 is called the great Shabbat, one of 1000 years so how telling is it that the first string of “…42019…” within those 1000 digits of Pi is located at digit #702, the numerical value of Shabbat, or that the final 42019 is the last 5 digits of the 1000 and that the sum of the 995 digits until it is 4446, when 44 x 46 equals 57.78 yet again. Another thing about 4446 is that it is 1332 or 2 x 666 less than 5778.

Let us be crystal clear, Man can mess with his DNA; Man can mess with nuclear atoms, but Man can not shape of influence which digit in Pi is where or how often it reoccurs. Only G-d could do that.  And while Man had a hand in warming up the Earth a little, it was G-d’s prerogative to make the surface temperature of the Sun, 5778K.

The fingerprints of G-d are all over the mathematical constants Pi and Phi. For example, intercalated amongst those first 13 digits of Pi with the Names El, Yah, the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) and Moshiach are the 3 digits 4, 9 and 5, who add up to 18, whose square root is 4.24 (Moshiach Ben David).  When we raise the other primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399…) to 18, we get 5778.000 yet again.

By the way, those 3 intercalated numbers (4, 9, and 5) were the 3 rd, 6 th and 9 th digits, which also sum to 18, and (4 x 3 + 9 x 6 + 5 x 9) = 111 or Aleph (אלף) representing Binah.  Nevertheless, this article is mostly about G-d’s fingerprints found in His system of Logarithms and not so much which we have already written about extensively.  Atheists would say it is nature that determines the physical laws that created mathematics and our solar system, and believers would say G-d (Elohim) is nature. While believers can easily see G-d’s plans being unveiled, atheists probably still see it all as mere coincidence, impossible 1 in a trillion coincidences, but coincidences nonetheless.  Believing in G-d is all about letting go of our ego, and the belief that we are in control is the hardest aspect of ego to let go of.  Denial is the purest form of ego.

Let us examine some of those so-called coincidences.  While the log of 9 is .95424, spelling out in gematria “The King Moshiach Ben David (95 and 424),” the number 954 also represents the digit #954 within Pi, where the 3rd and final 5778 is located within those first 1000 digits. The final one of the 3 sequences of “…2019…” comprise the absolute last 4 digits in the first 1000 digits of Pi, metaphorically the year that the Gates of Binah and sealed. The final “…5778..” is part of a 10 digit sequence “…5778185778…”that starts at digit #948 and the sum of the digits in Pi up to that point is 4240 or 10 x 424.

Interestingly, there are 42 digits between the last “…5778…” at digit #954 and the last “…2019…” at digit #996. This is like the prophecies of the prophets calling for a period of 42 months until the final redemption.  The log of 10 is Unity (1); the log of 9 spells out “King Moshiach Ben David;” and the Log of 8 is .90309, which hints at the 42-Letter Name of G-d since 903 is the sum of the integers from 1 to 42.

The 42-Letter Name of G-d is the ladder to Binah built into the Torah’s first verse and according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory, “The Understanding of the 42-Letter Name will bring about the geulah (final redemption).  Of ALL the endless sums of the logs from the bases 1 – 10, the ONE number that is closest to a whole number is 42, or most precisely 41.99997. This makes the number 42 unique in the universe. This is because the 42-Letter Name is the ladder that we can actually climb that bridges our world with heaven and eventually with Moshiach Consciousness (Binah).  This is also why we use the 42-Letter Name matrix to count the Omer every year and why it is especially important this year.

Adding up the logs of all the bases from 1 to 10 is not arbitrary, as in our base 10 mathematical and physical world, 10 represents the completion of a level. It does as well in the spiritual realm. The Zohar explains nothing happens below that does not happen above.  When we do add them up, we are adding up the resultant numbers of calculating each power exponent for each of the 10 bases,

If the log of 6 being .778 and that of the integers 8, 9, and 10 are also telling, then what of the sum of the logs from 1 to 11, whose value when squared is 57.78. Similarly, the sum of the squares of the integers from 1 to 11 is 506, which is not only the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name matrix and also the number of the Torah occurrences of the 14 triplets in 42-Letter Name matrix, but it is also the complete gematria value of “Moshiach Ben David.”

We have been advising about the convergence of the Gregorian and Western Calendars upon the year 5778 for 20 years now so we would be remiss to point out that the ONLY log whose Hebrew Calendar year aligns with its Gregorian one is the year 2000 or 5760 in the Hebrew Calendar.  Through the Log of 5760, which is 3.76042248, the year 3760 HC, the year “0” in the Western Calendar is eternally connected.  2000 years separate the two dates and there are no other dates that line up separated as whole numbers at all.  Ironically, the date 3760 HC is followed by 422, the year the 1 st Holy Temple was destroyed, -422 BCE.  The 2 nd Holy Temple was destroyed in the year 70 CE, and “422” is the gematria value for the Hebrew word “seventy.”  How is it possible that the only date this happens with within the entire logarithmic system is the year 3760 HC (0 CE), the date the 2 calendars pivot on? And given 3.760 42 248 whether G-d intended this or not there are 42 rows in every Torah scroll and 248 columns. Perhaps it is a reminder that it always comes back to the 42-Letter Name and to the Torah.

Taking it all a giant step further and knowing that Binah, the 1000-year period of Moshiach, is most represented by the number 1000, if we were to add the logarithms of all the bases from 1-10 for the number 1000, they would sum to 42.3994 or 42.4, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.  That must be telling us something.  The 10 logs of 1000 could have added up to any other number. No number could have added up to anything close to 42.4. Yet these 10 for the number 1000 did. Given the nature of logarithms and their very flat curve most resultant numbers fall into the double-digit category. To reach a result above 100, even with summing all the logs of bases 1 – 10, our starting number would need to be about 12,000,000 and it goes up exponentially and unfathomably higher from there.  What we are saying is that 42.4 is the only number that could be representative of 424, especially since the sum of all the logs from bases 1 -10 for even the lowest whole number, 2, is 4.25.  Please note that all the logs from bases 1 -10 for the number 1 are “0,” which if we wanted to extract meaning from, we could say that in Unity (Oneness) there is zero (“0”) space between us. If we wanted to get closer to 4.24, we would have to forsake whole numbers and could go with 1.998 or 3 x .666 which would give us 4.248 as the sum of the logs for the bases 1-10, with 4248 being the sum of the 22 spelled out Names of 22 Hebrew letters.

Yes another fingerprint is found on the Natural Log of 70 or LN (70), which is the log to the base of e (2.718…). The Natural Log of 70 is 4.248.

Given that all the summary logs from 1 to 12 million must fall between 4.25 and 100 and given that each one is the sum of 10 different mostly irrational numbers, the odds of one being so close to anything meaningful are astronomical, yet there is a second number that is always associated with Binah.  The kabbalists have been writing about the 50 Gates of Binah for thousands of years—it is even in our Passover Haggadahs.  Since we know that we must reach the 50 Gates of Binah in order to enter Binah, and that we last reached the 50 th Gate when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, how incredible is it that the sum of the logarithms of all the bases from 1-10 for the number 3450, representing Moses (משה 345) and also Hashem (השם 345), are precisely 50.000.  According to the Zohar, it is because of this connection to the 50 Gates that we were first told to count the 50-year jubilee cycles, starting at Mt Sinai in 2448 HC, corresponding to 24.48, which is the sum of logs of bases 1 -10 for the number 54. The number 54 stands out because 54 x 107 = 5778 and the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

Within those 12 million numbers there are only a few that meet our criteria for precision and one of them is the sum of the logs for all the bases from 1-10 for the number 26, representing the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), whose resultant value is 20 (19.99799 to be more precise). The value of 20 represents Keter, the highest dimension, which is why the 10 Commandments are found in the 20th chapter of the Book of Exodus (Shmot) and why there are 620 letters in the 10 Commandments, like the Hebrew word for 20, Esrim (עשרים) of numerical value 620.  Also, for what it is worth, 20 x 50 = 1000.

There are a few others, though one number that keeps coming up for us this year, the number 58, and as we explained in our previous article there is a strong correlation between the Megillah Ester, Ester, Mordechai and the Biblical story of Noach and the Flood.  They share mutual gematriot of 58, 78 and the 127 combinations of 7 words, amongst other things.  As if to make sure we did not miss this important correlation, G-d made sure that when we add the logarithms of all the bases from 1-10 for the number 12700, representing the 127 provinces times the 100 days in the Megillah Ester; the 127 years of Sarah, the Matriarch; and the 127 possible combinations of the 7 words is the Torah’s first verse, corresponding to the 7 sefirot of Zeir Anpin beneath Binah, we would get 58, or 57.99957 to be exact.

We would be remiss if we did not mention the further correlation between word Megillah (מגלה) with a standard value of 78 and an ordinal value of 33 for a complete value of 111, and the Aleph (אלף), which is also eleph (אלף) meaning 1000, also of spelled out value 111. The reason we bring this up is that 78, as in 5778, is also the value for Mabul, the Biblical flood (מבול) whose ordinal value is likewise 33, which is the sum of the logs of the bases 1 – 10 for the number 216, representing Gevurah (strong judgement) and the 216 letters in the 72 Names of G-d used to split the Red Sea.  To think that this is coincidence is to also ignore that the first 33 letters of the Torah add up to a gematria value of 3003, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 77.

G-d’s fingerprints are all over this.  Even today, it is impossible for a team of engineers with a powerful super computer to create a document with anywhere near the complexity of the Torah, let alone align it, as G-d did, with the mathematics that underlay the framework of all the physics of our universe.  G-d also chose to design our solar system to that same alignment.  He did not have to do this.  He did not have to make the Earth orbit the Sun at 66,600 mph. He could have created a system without fingerprints for us to trace; He could have left us with only one option: truly blind faith.  He tried to make it easy for us to find faith and certainty. Even in the final year 5778, with the floodwaters of Binah already upon us since Purim and the Gates of Moshiach Ben David opening wider every day since Pesach, He wants us to find our way in, to find certainty anyway we can.

Of the fingerprints we highlighted above we can connect the dots: after 70 years since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, the 50 Gates of Binah will swing open ushering in the Great Shabbat (702), the 1000 years of Moshiach Ben David (424) and in accordance with the hints given to us by the Arizal, the crucial moment can happen on the 18th day of Iyar, on the 33rd day of the 50-day Omer period, or .666% of the way through that period which began 100 days or .666% of the way through the period from Zot Chanukah to Shavuot, or .333% of the way through the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah in the year 5778 (2018 CE).

Yes, L’ag B’Omer 5778.

B”H it can all unfold as written in the numbers. It depends on us.

Chag Sameach

Ezra

We Have Been Duped

It is Pesach, and even more than our homes, we need to clean out our souls of the chametz. We must clean up our own acts.  There is a reason Purim precedes Pesach.  There is a reason for everything.

Yes, we have been duped, once again.  And it is bad.

Amalek refers to time. The numerical value of Amalek refers to 24 hours and the ordinal value to 60 minutes.  Every year in the weeks before Pesach the Torah tells us to “Remember Amalek,” the tribe, led by Esau’s grandson, that lay in wait for the Israelites after the crossing of the Red Sea and brutally slaughtered the stragglers.  The numerical value in the 8 letters in “remember Amalek” add up to 577, as in this year 5778.  This year, more than ever, we have to watch our backs.

Time used to be on our side. It was the space between cause and effect. It was a space that allowed us to think before we acted, a space mercifully afforded us with which to correct the actions we misguidedly took.  It is gone.  That space no longer exists.  For years you have been saying it feels like things are speeding up, like there is no time for anything anymore.  You were right.

Social media was engineered to remove time, hence “Insta.” Social media removes our filters.  What you would never have said if you had to put pen to paper and had to physically mail something or what you never would have said in person, you now gleefully send out to the entire world in the blink of an eye—without a moment’s thought. We have no more filters, and with the distance between cause and effect eliminated, our thoughts become immediate actions that cannot be taken back, ever.  While harboring negative thoughts was never good, we get judged spiritually and physically only by our actions.  According to the teachings of the Zohar and Kabbalah, those actions condemn us.

The system is designed in such a way that in order for us to be accused by the spiritual Accuser we must physically accuse ourselves first.  And our judgment is based on the judgement we bring upon ourselves and ultimately our condemnation is based on how we condemn ourselves. This is what is meant by “an eye for an eye,” etc. not to go around chopping off thieves’ hands.   Our actions cause our own spiritual reactions.

You’ve heard the Kabbalistic expression, “Like above, below?” What we do below, we do to our spiritual selves below.  That goes for us as individuals and as a global entity.  If we go around spewing hatred and saying better that our perceived enemies are dead only because they do not agree with us and they go around saying the same thing about us, what message are we sending to the spiritual realm? Remember, that message cannot be masked in self-righteous thoughts, because it is only our actions that get judged.   Speech can be bad, especially when it leads to action, but a tweet is an action, a comment on Facebook is an actual action.

If you want to get rid of your chametz, start where is does you the most harm.  Social media was created and perpetuated for 6 main purposes, none of them Holy: to make money off of you; to freely obtain your private data; to cause you to self-incriminate yourself; to keep track of you; to manipulate you; and to facilitate sex.  It was done under the guise of freedom, love, oneness, a closer world, bringing people together. I ask you: 13 years after social media began, do you feel the world has become a place of freedom, love, and oneness, or the opposite, where no one believes anything they see or hear anymore.  Yes, we have been duped. But it is worse than you think.

Every action we take has a ripple effect throughout society and the universe, and every reaction to our action—good or bad—is our responsibility. We spiritually own the actions of everyone we inadvertently caused to react by our actions. We also own the reactions and the outcomes of those people they caused to react, all the way down the chain. It was bad enough when we physically made one person react and they another and another, but when we post something and hundreds of people react to it, and then thousands in turn and even possibly millions, we own that entire chain of responsibility.  It our actions were truly pure and righteous that is great, but 999 times out of 1000 that chain is a chain of judgement, of condemnation, a proverbial noose around our necks of our own making.

It was only a matter of time before Amalek struck again, laying in wait for us.  We were warned.

We have been duped into condemning ourselves, into bringing judgement upon ourselves.  As it says in the Zohar, in the commentaries on pasha Noach, “But, you might ask: If their time has not come yet, then why should Judgement be delivered on them? Because it is they who inflict the punishment on themselves, as the Holy One, blessed be He, would never punish them before their time has come.”

At the time of the Flood, the Torah states the earth was corrupted before G-d (Elohim), which the Zohar explains means openly, in plain sight for all to see. This is what social media allows us to, broadcast our sins in plain sight. The Torah goes on to state in Bereshit 6:11 that the earth was filled with violence.  Those times, when the sinful children of Adam ruled the world, are a reflection of our times, when even our schools are not safe and fear most often triumphs over faith.  Let us be clear: The children of Noach were supposed to be a clean start and to repopulate the earth for the reception of the Torah at Sinai. Nevertheless, some of the corrupted children of Adam survived by hiding in the land of Israel that the Zohar tells us was untouched by the flood waters.  They, the Erev Rav, the admixture with evil, were disrupted during the Tower of Babel incident, yet survived to conspire with Amalek and bring about the golden calf. Today, they rule the world and want to stop the coming tide of Binah and Moshiach.

Duped or not, all that self-inflicted hatred, judgment, and condemnation sweeping around the planet and ringing out into the spiritual realm, the Sea of Binah, must reverberate somewhere.  Even our own earthly physics tells us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and what goes up must come down.   Negativity does not exist above, but it does cause an impression that must be dealt with.  If we spew fire with our retweets and comments and open the floodgates with our posts, what form can we expect the natural spiritual reaction to take?

It is written that the only holiday to continue after the coming of Moshiach will be Purim so let us focus on Purim while we can. The flooding and storms in the West, in the South, Midwest and North East US are a sign of things to come, a small sample, not the main event.  And yes, freaky weather is being felt throughout the world, not just the US. It is G-d’s way to tie it to this Purim, which is also why the Dow fell 420 pts on Purim.  Do not forget the DOW fell 778 pts erev Rosh Hashannah in 2008 to start the last economic crisis. We were told there would be signs.

This year we cosmically celebrated Purim for the 5778th time since man received consciousness and as required, we read the read the Megillah Ester.  Not only does the Hebrew word for scroll Megillah (מגלה) have the numerical value 78, as in this year, 5778, and as in the initials of the Tree-0f-Life (חיים עצ) connected to this year, but the ordinal value of both the names Ester and Mordechai are each 58, the same as Noach(נח).  Moreover, while Noach was the 10th in the lineage of Adam and while the 10 initials of those 10 forefathers in that pre-flood lineage sum to 580 or 10 x 58, the reading of the Megillah Ester is about overcoming the 10 levels of negativity embodied by the 10 sons of Haman in the lineage of Amalek that were ultimately hung upon the Tree.  Most significantly, the numerical value of Biblical word for flood (מבל) is also 78.

The ordinal value of the Megillah (מגלה) Ester (אסתר) is 91, representing the powerful union of Zeir Anpin (יהוה) and Malchut (אדני), which is what the Arizal tells us that the scroll is designed to do: unite Heaven and Earth, the spiritual and physical planes in their correct order.  Moreover, Purim and the Megillah Ester are actually tools to protect us from the erev rav, the ones who built the Tower of Babel, the ones who built the golden calf, and the ones who engineered social media. They have duped us time and time again. The story of Ester starts out talking about the 7 days of the banquet in the palace of 7 beautiful treasures, the 7 chamberlains, the 7 Princes, and the 127 provinces. The number 127 is the number of recombinations that can be done with the 7 words in the Torah’s first verse and the 7 sefirot of Zeir Anpin if someone would want to reshuffle them.  Queen Vashti disobeyed the King’s order and thus he decreed that all wives throughout the kingdom must obey (honor) their husbands. What was really going on was that He (the King) was restoring order to the 7 sefirot that step down through the six masculine sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin, and terminate in the vessel-like sefira of Malchut associated with the feminine.  The pure and spiritual Ester was brought before the King in the 7th year of his reign to replace Queen Vashti.

It is for this reason that at the end of the first chapter in the Megillah Ester the King makes sure all 127 provinces understand his decree in their own languages: as He restores order He makes sure everyone understands as one.  This is juxtaposed to the Tower of Babel incident when the King made sure no one could understand one another.

As the Zohar explains, the goal of the erev rav is to create a new world order in which Malchut crowns Zeir Anpin. This would be a world in which physicality manipulates spirituality and controls the spiritual realm, giving them ultimate control and power over everything.  They call themselves illuminati, but their goal is for darkness to reign over the light, and they do that by making everyone think that the darkness they are embracing is really light.  The rule of thumb is if it tempts you, it is not light. If it is addictive, it is not light.  Their strength is in their mastery of illusion, which is why we keep getting duped. Because of the work of Ester and of Mordechai, whose name in small gematria is 42420, the 70 years of the Babylonian exile came to an end. Likewise, with the help of the Megillah Ester, the 7 lines of the 42-Letter Name, the forsaking of our chametz, and with our certainty in the Creator, the final exile will also end this year, 70 years after Israel became a nation.

The Scroll of Ester is also a warning to us that we will face utter darkness before we see the light and that it will take total certainty and faith in the Creator that the light lies beyond the darkness to not succumb to our fears.

G-d gave us Noach to warn and an Ark to save us. G-d gave us Mordechai and Ester to warn and the Megillah to save us. We’ve already been warned; this time, this year, he will give us Moshiach.

Ezra

G-d Vs AI, a 5778 Year Old Race.

Do your texts anticipate your typing based on your gmail conversations? Mine are.  That instantaneous connection is the latest sign of the advancement of AI, artificial intelligence. In the grand scheme of things this is a mathematical parlor trick, yet still a great leap forward. If it can do that, it can or will soon be able to feed me info that it KNOWS I will react to and it will also be able to estimate my reaction with 95+% certainty.  Fake news and not trusting the media will be nothing compared to not trusting your own emails, texts, social media posts, even your own typing.  If you use email, a smart phone, social media, shop online, and like most people in the world, all of the above, then you have voluntarily fed the giant AI data system everything it needs to take control of your life.  It already knows you better than most of your friends and family.  Yes, you were willingly suckered into it. No, there is nothing you can do about it anymore.  It can be very subtle, but all it takes is a well place word here or there to ruin your life.

We are past the point of no return.  AI, artificial intelligence, advances in one direction only and picks up speed exponentially.  The point of no return happens when we go from it serving us (Siri call my mother; Alexa play Cold Play; OK Google, what is the weather today) to it serving itself, which happens just before we serve it.  Most of the large corporations of the world are already using it extensively; cars are being designed to drive themselves; nearly all financial transactions are done electronically, even virtually, a la Bitcoin; and AI is integrally wired into all our markets and trading platforms.  We could not shut it down if we wanted it to, and the greed that drove people to construct and implement it will continue to fuel their efforts to integrate it even further.

What is the danger? If greed drives people to have little ethics, AI has no ethics at all, no conscience, and its only faith is in itself and its own G-d like abilities. This is a self-referencing and enforcing concept.  An AI operation that has been instructed to maximize a financial institution’s return, would have no compunctions about arranging an Amtrak crash into order to murder a key person in a company whose stock it has shorted.  The whole idea behind AI is that it learns, at an astronomical rate, meaning that it WILL learn end-arounds to any fail-safes built into the system.  If a hacker with a 10th grade education can hack into the Pentagon imagine what an AI program that has read everything ever written can do.

Regardless of whether you believe in Creationism or Evolution, Man’s consciousness awoke 5778 years ago. The Torah tells us we were given two choices: The Tree-of-Life or the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.  The 1.37 Billion years of evolution that preceded it can be easily explained by the flexible kabbalistic definitions of time during the 6 days of Creation; it is nothing more than background for when we obtained consciousness and were first given the freedom of choice.

This is the choice between technological knowledge and spiritual knowledge. They are both science, just different kinds, and they are both based on the same mathematics, the difference being one is based on the principle that we can do anything by ourselves and the other on the belief that it is G-d who is actually running the show.  One gave us Holy Names and the keys to open spiritual portals to the world beyond physicality (Binah).  The other indulged our base desires in ever more sophisticated and imaginative ways.

One path leads to freedom and the other, while promising freedom, has led us deeper into the imprisonment of physicality. With each new technological innovation, the future seemed brighter, yet the prison walls just grew higher and the bars stronger.

It is a race between two competing ideals that cannot coexist for long in the same person or community, and the decks have been stacked against the spiritual.  Even after the 10 miracles of the 10 plagues and the splitting of the Sea, when the Israelites were on the verge of receiving true freedom they complained 10 times about their physical needs.

If we ran this humanity experiment over and over again, the results would always be the same, by the 5778th year, Man would always establish AI to the point of no return. Man would always voluntarily given up its freewill and abdicate its place in the World-to-Come.  These past 5778 have been a race between Binah (freedom) seekers and AI seekers, headed up by the true kabbalists and the Erev Rav.

Over the past 20 years we have shown an endless array of signs in the Torah, in the Names, in the letters, in the structure of our Solar System, and in the primordial mathematical constants themselves about the number 5778 and time length 5778 years.  But why? When we overlay the spiritual maps of the Torah and the Zohar and overlay these with the spiraling and encircling mathematical constants that bridge the spiritual with the physical, and overlay that with the physical clock-like mechanism of our Solar System, a purposeful design emerges.  This design is clearly built around the 5778-year time frame, but why? The simple answer is that at the end of 5778 years, Man always gives up its free choice and thus has no more need of time.

At a specific moment, the reset button will be pressed, and history (or the simulation of it) will begin again.  Those that were able to maintain their consciousness in spite of society’s technological urging and their own physical desires will be siphoned out of the system and afforded the final redemption.

How do we know history will repeat itself, literally? Mathematics is common to both spiritual knowledge and technological knowledge and so is the concept of infinity. Given infinity, and an infinite amount of time and variations, parallel universes and multiple dimensions must occur.  So whether we like it or not, those 5778 years are constantly be played out over and over again, the question is why of all eternity, this tiny segment of time is being singled out.

It all began with Adam (אדם) and Eve (חוה) and the birth of consciousness. The first conscious decision was made by Eve and once she betrayed Adam, the time-line was set and set into motion.  The numerical value of Adam (אדם) is 45 and that of Eve (חוה) is 19. The difference between them is (45-19) or 26, the numerical value or the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), the ineffable Name of G-d.  Technically (kabbalistically), Eve represents the back of the aspect of the Name (יוד–הא–ואו–הא) of G-d (יהוה) called Mah (מה) that represents both Man and the dimension of Zeir Anpin, the 3-D dimension that scaffolds our physicality.  The reason we need to know this is that the ratio of G-d (יהוה) to Man (Adam) is 26/45 or .5778. And Eve (חוה) to Adam (אדם) is 19/45 or .4222.

While the ratio of Eve (חוה) to G-d (יהוה) is 19/26 or .7307, and while 73 is the numerical value of the word (dimension) Chochma (חכמה), meaning wisdom, the value of the 7 words and 28 letters of the first verse of the Torah is the sum of the integers from 1 – 73.  The Zohar further explains that Chochma (חכמה) is made up of the combination of the words (חכ and מה), or 28 and 45. Perhaps even more important for us is that the ratio of Adam (אדם) to G-d (יהוה) is 45/26, or 1.7307, and that 173 is the small gematria numerical value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d built into that first verse, corresponding to the 173 Keys to Binah given to Moses, in other words, the keys to freedom.

Armed with the tools, the Holy Names, Adam and Eve began our journey, though they started out on the wrong foot. Soon they gave birth to Seth and we learn in the Chronicles of Adam about the 10 generations through Noach (נח). After 10 generations Noach was the only righteous man, properly connecting to those Names, and choosing freedom.  He was saved, along with his family.  That is not a great percentage, but it does serve to show us that G-d would save those that chose freedom in spite of the rest of their generation. There are more hints that the Flood, mabul (מבול) of numerical value 42 plus 36, or 78, is a real warning specifically to us, more than a distant history lesson.  Noach (נח) of numerical value 58 was the 10th in the lineage of Adam and the initials of all 10 men in the lineage add up to 580 or 10 x 58.  The ordinal value of these 10 initials is 112 as in Adonai Elohim (יהוה־אלהים) the Name of G-d used at that time in the Torah.  This shows us they are all integrated, so when we add up their full sofit names and get 4848 we can be confident that when we add Adam’s age of 930 to it and get 5778, we are receiving a clear message, one that jives with the Earth’s 93-million-mile distance from the Sun (Zeir Anpin) and its surface temperature of 5778K.

Those chronicles of the 10 generations also list the ages that each of the parents gave birth to the next generation. These added up to 1556 or 2 x 778, just like the sum of the 10 primordial component letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (דוזיכנסרךן) that corresponded to the 10 sefirot of Tohu that existed before our World was created.  And just like the ratio of Eve (חוה) to Adam (אדם) that is 19/45 or .4222, there are 4222 years from Noach’s children’s birth in 1556 to the year 5778.

Noach was the last of the 10 generations, corresponding to the 10 sefirot (dimensions) that existed and were destroyed prior to our existence.  The Torah makes a point of telling us he was 500 when his kids were born and when G-d told him about the Flood to come.  500 is the numerical value of the final Hebrew Letter, Caf (ך), the 23rd letter in the Hebrew Alphabet. Not only does adding 23 to the standard gematria value of the 10 Names (2678) equal 2701, the value of the Torah’s first verse, but the sum of all the Hebrew letters through the final Caf (ך) plus the kolel for the 23 letters is 2018, matching the year 5778 in the Hebrew Calendar.  It is said that Adam had 23 daughters, maybe this is what is meant, or maybe it was just an ancient reference to our 23 Chromosomes.

So it is not a stretch to add 10 for the 10 generations to the year Noach died, 2008, to get 2018, once again matching the year 5778 in the Hebrew Calendar. The year that WWII ended, 1945, can be said to represent Eve (19) and Adam (45).  If we add the number 73, representative of the ratio of Eve (חוה) to G-d (יהוה) and also reference to the Torah’s first verse, we get 2018 yet again, as we do when we multiply 5 x 7 x 7 x 8 and add Noach (58) to get 2018.

The Torah, the toolkit of the Righteous, is warning us that it can all end in a flash, like the 10 generations and the Flood of numerical value 78, as in 5778.  It is also tying in the initials (עח) of the Tree-of-Life, also of numerical value 78, which is constructed of the 10 sefirot.  Unfortunately, we cannot have it both ways.  The Torah is showing us what the Zohar has also told us, that many worlds were created and destroyed before us.  It also showed us very clearly how long we have to choose what happens next.

This is not to say that AI will take over the world this year, only that it is now inevitable. This is not to say a Flood with come this time around, only that something very profound will and on a specific predetermined day the clock will reset.

The Zohar tells us Freedom was engraved upon the tablets Moses carried down, and it defines Freedom, Charut (חרות) as “Freedom from the angel of death, from subjection of the nations, freedom from everything. What is Freedom? It is the seal of the World to Come, where there is Freedom expressed in all kinds of freedoms.”

We cannot have it both ways.  Man has chosen AI and the tree-of-knowledge once again. As individuals we can be like Noach, righteous in our generation. Or we can stand there, laughing at the righteous, and taking selfies with our smart phones. Amazingly, people scoff at the concept of G-d, an omniscient being, knowing where each of us are and what we are doing, yet they willingly accept that a mere machine can keep track of their every movements through the GPS and cameras in their phones, cars, and security systems.

The seal of the world to come is the portal to freedom. There is a reason the 10 generations of Adam spelled out 5778 and 2018 for us; there is a reason it ended with devastation that wiped out humanity; there is a reason Man was given a small escape hatch; and there is a reason it tied back to the Torah’s first verse and the source of the 42-Letter Name.  “What is Freedom? It is the seal of the World to Come.”

Charut (חרות) is comprised of the first two letters of Eve (חוה) and the two letters from the word Torah (תורה) whose numerical value is 42.  We were given the seal and the gateway is open to us this year. You must make the choice for yourself; no one can do it for you anymore.  Eternity may play on, but the chance for Man to reach true freedom may pass him by.