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

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

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


Gold ….29………730

Silver 100…….1775

Bronze 70 ……2400


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Let Val  x  Tri#  =                Sofit Val

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

7  535       84 =   5790        1905

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So why 1905?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 7th and 8th Torah Portions Reveal the Truth

The 10 paragraphs and 10 chapters of VaYetze and VaYishlach, the 7th and 8th portions of the 54 portions of the Torah respectively, aren’t usually linked together beyond the sequential story of Jacob that they are telling. Nevertheless, on deeper reflection, they are bound together and have deep implications about the final redemption (geula), prophesied by the tzaddikim to occur in 5777.78 – 5778 (2018 CE).

Vayetze, of numerical value 107, begins with the verse “Jacob left Beer-Sheba and heded toward Charan. Innocuous enough, until we examine the Hebrew (VYTzE YAKB MBER ShBA VYLC ChRNH). We know from chazal that the final letters point towards the future, and while the first four of them (EBRA: VYTzE YAKB MBER ShBA VYLC ChRNH) add up to 273, the numerical value of “gematria” and thus pointing out the tool we should be using, all the final letters (EBRACH: VYTzE YAKB MBER ShBA VYLC ChRNH) add up to 778, as in 5778.

Now, this could very well be coincidence, if the numerical value of Vayetz (VYTzE) itself wasn’t 107 and if 5778 wasn’t the 107th triangular number, meaning that all the positive integers through 107 sum up to 5778.

Now, before we examine the letters themselves and delve into the hidden meaning of the verse, lets further note, that the value 107 comes up again significantly later in the portion. The portion begins with Jacob erecting pillar to G-d and it ends after he establishes (solidifies) the 7 dimensions (sefirot) of Zeir Anpin and Malchut through his union with Leach and Rachel with him erecting another one at/called “Geled,” of numerical value 107. BTW, 54 x 107 = 5778.

By erecting these pillars, Jacob was not only establishing the tree-of-life reality, but creating a bridge for us to follow to that divine reality beyond illusion and to the opportunity that approaches in 5778 (2018 ce).

If we look at the letters in the verse themselves, we see the first 3 (EBR) final letters are the first 3 of the Torah as well (BRE) meaning “to create”, They are also not coincidentally the first 3 in Abraham (EBRHM). So are we look past “Jacob Left” we first find the MB (Mem-Bet), as in the Shem Mem-Bet or 42-Letter Name of G-d, combination that is always associated in the Torah and Kabbalah with journeying, which leads off the phrase “Beer Sheba (MBER ShBA), the place named by Abraham and Isaac that translates as 7th Well.

If we rearrange the letters to find the deeper meaning we get MB BRE ShBA or 42 created 7, as in the 42 Letters created the 7 dimensions, alternatively rearranging them as MBSh BRE A, the 42-Letter Name created 70, as in the 7 dimensions expanded by the 10 subsefirot, as explained by the Zohar and the Arizal.

Before we move on and link Vayetze with Vayishlach, it’s notable that Beer Sheva is today the 7th largest city in Israel, and that in Tishrei, the 7th month, 70 years before 5778, Beer Sheva was conquered from the Egyptians by the IDF of the fledgling Israeli nation (1948 ce).

So with scene set, lets examine the joint 7th and 8th Torah portions. The final word of Vayetze in Machanaim (MChNYM) of numerical value 708, which happens to be the numerical value of the upper 42-Letters of the Name of G-d. And as pointed out by Rav Brandwein, when the two 42-Letter Names are linked as one, we get 84 (PaD), redemption, which is all the more relevant since the name Machanaim (MChNYM) means twin camps. The Ramban says that this is Jacob’s camp and the divine camp and since Jacob represents Zeir Anpin, defined by the lower 42-Letter Name, and the Upper 42-Letter Name could easily be the divine camp, we do indeed have the two twin 42-Letter camps.

If we follow the narrative of the Torah, we see that Jacob just left Galed, which we connected to 5778, and encountered angels, which was when he realized the Twin Names were as one, and the process of redemption was at hand. We have also just entered the 32nd chapter of the Torah, which connects us to the 32 Paths of Wisdom that comprise the Tree-of-Life, the unification of the Names.

That was all in the 63rd Paragraph or the Torah, or 70-7, where Jacob had to work for 7 years for Leah, 7 again for Rachel and 7 yet again in total. We turn to Vayishlach, whose first word, Vayishlach (VYShLCh) with the kolel for the 5 letters has the numerical value 359, that of Satan.

The lineage of the Patriarchs, not only defines the structure of the tree-of-life, but delineates a cleansing process, whereby the holy sparks of life were separated from the inherent evil inclinations with each generation. Ishmael was born first and received the brunt of any negativity Abraham had to pass on. Esau was born first and likewise received most of the negativity that Isaac had to pass on, which set up the dynamic of good vs evil between the two brothers Jacob and Esau.

The connection to Satan (evil-inclination) is followed by Jacob’s name (YAKB) of numerical value 182, and by the word malachim (messengers or angels): Jacob sent messengers. The deeper secret is that Jacob sent angles to check on Esau, not actual people as messengers, but the even deeper secret is that the first 5 letters in the word malchim (MLECYM) spell out the word Michael, as in the archangel Michael, the protector of Israel.

A little later in this same chapter Jacob will wrestle with and conquer a powerful angel, who will change his name to Israel, or numerical value 541. The Zohar tells us this was a negative angel, Samuel, also know as Satan, but other chazal say it may have been Michael. It would appear the first words of the portion set up that Dynamic: Satan Jacob Michael, and when we look even closer at the gematria we see 359, 182, and Michael (101). If you then add 359 + 182, you’ll get 541, Israel, insinuating that the new Jacob conquered Satan, and became Israel.

If we combine the final letter message of the first verse of Vayetze with the full 3 word message of the first verse of Vayishlach, we get (778 + 1242 – 2 (kolel of the 2 verses)) = 2018, the Year of the Covenant of Abraham, and when using the Western calendar, the year 2018 CE, or 5778 HC, 70 years after Israel became a nation and the Covenant began to be fulfilled.

A Hidden Equation

Keter (CTR), the crowning sefirot, can be expressed as its numerical gematria value of 620, or as 100, or even as 1000 depending on the circumstances. And in these combined two portions 10 chapters and/or 10 paragraphs) we have 100 letter Zayins of numerical value 7; 620 letter Ayins of numerical value 70 each; and 273 Nun sofits of numerical value 700 each. While the value of these 3 letters is 777, the number of these 3 letters is (100 + 620 + 273) = 993 = (1000 – 7), giving us an equation that balanced the ultimate Divine, Keter, with our spiritual path (ladder) from Earth to Heaven.

Flash Forward to Today

There is so much hidden and revealed in these two portions and many books have been written about them so we won’t duplicate that here. One point we do want to emphasize is the connection between Esau and Edom, which the Zohar often refers to as Rome and connects with the “end-of-days” as we know them, the final redemption. To begin with Ishmael is the father of the Islam world; Esau is the father of Edom, the Christian world; and Jacob is the father of the Israeli (Jewish world), all under Abraham. If you recall from our articles on the Washington Monument, Washington, the new center of Edom (the Christian World) is the United States, whose capital is Washington D.C..

We also explained that the original name for Washington was Rome (Rome on the Potomac) and that the Zohar insists Rome will lead the final and losing assault against the rising Moshiach consciousness that will bring about the Final Redemption. We further went into detail explaining the encoding of the Washington Monument, whose height is 555 ft, but now we can tie it into the portion that tells us Esau is father of Edom and hat lays out not only all his descendants, but according to the Zohar and the Arizal, the entire structure of the evil tree-of-life, the anti-tree-of-life if you will, prescribed by 8 Kings that preceded Israel.

After sending angels and engaging the help of Michael, Jacob gives a tribute to Esau of 555 animals, when the kolel of 5 is included for the 5 animal species (Goats, Sheep, Camels, Cows, and Donkeys). Every year a sacrificial goat is given over to Satan, the “scape-goat” to appease him and draw off the Israeli sins, and this gift to Esau appears to be no different.

So, let’s take a step back and review the connection.  Jacob spent the last portion of the Torah raising pillars (alters) to G-d. Now, he gives a sacrifice to Edom of 555 animals. Flash forward about 3430 years and the Masons erected a pillar in the Capital of Edom for the country to rally around that is 555 feet high.  Is this just a coincidence?

What’s the connection?

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Thanksgiving! We all have a lot to be thankful for. It’s only through the appreciation of what we have that we can receive more.

Color My World

The seasons change and so do the colors. Why? Sure, there is a scientific biological reason and it’s not really open for dispute, but there is a spiritual reason as well.  Everything in our world runs in cycles, usually cycles of 7, and there is a time for everything, as in the 28 times of Ecclesiastes (3: 2-8), and depending where you live there are 4 very distinct seasons.

So why then the colorful change during the different seasons and why are we mentioning it in a kabbalah blog?

Because color is nothing more than differing frequencies of light and light is nothing more than a stream of photos, which are energy bundles, ergo colors are just reflections of differing frequencies of energy, the same as the Hebrew letters.

Our ancestors knew this, which is why when the Israelites built the Pyramid that built it to reflect the spectrum of light.  The most basic measurements of the Pyramid are its height, exactly 210 holy cubits, and its base, exactly 330 holy cubits.  We’re calling them holy cubits because this cubit (27.5 inches) is the one based on G-d’s name, (YHVH) and designated for the Future Temple, as we’ve discussed in our prior articles. Nevertheless, given only 210 and 330 and the 10 dimensional structure of the universe agreed upon by both most modern physicists and the ancient kabbalists, we find that:

1/(330*102) = 1/33,000 inches (the exact wavelength for red light)


1/(210*330) = 1/69300 inches (the exact wavelength for violet light on the opposite side of the visible light spectrum).

And by the way, 210 + 330 + 1 = 541, the numerical value of Israel, at the center of the visible frequency scale.

Be that as it may, our world was created for us and there is meaning and purpose in everything in G-d’s Creation. Everything was put there to support us, including the colors. We actually need the energy available to us in the colors, and there is an easy way to tap into that energy. If you live in a area where the leaves change colors you especially need to tap into them before winter arrives, no different than the squirrels need to hoard acorns.

So what do we do?

Very simply, you want to spend some time outdoors, stare in he direction of whatever color pops out as brightest, and allow your eyes to soften their focus. Soon the colors will intensify. Just allow yourself to absorb them.

You can do this for a few seconds, or you can doing a full meditation or Ana B’koach–all depends on your desires. In the Fall, I’d do this with as many different colors as I could find, intense reds, yellows, oranges. Winter will be here soon.

In the Spring, or in an area of perpetual green, focus on the bright light green, yellowish new growth; the energy will rejuvenate you.  While hiking in the Cascade Mountains, inspired by the beauty and the waterfalls, I went a few miles too deep and had exhausted myself, with sundown fast approaching. In a few seconds of soft focus, the green forest was ablaze of bright light green rejuvenating energy.  And after only a couple minutes of relishing in this energy, I quickly retraced my trail and beat the sun.

And by the way, the colors of sunset and sunrise, give us those bountiful same energies, just in time to begin our days, and our nights.  As for the blue frequencies, we have only to look up to the sky. Take advantage and enjoy all that was given to us.

We were given this world, let’s make the most of it. Getting in tune with it, is a great way to begin.

Reflections of the Reflecting Pool.

It came to my attention this week that the giant Reflecting Pool that lies in the central axis between the Washington Monument and the Capital Building is 2300 x 150 feet. At first I dismissed it, even as they pointed out that 2300 x 150 = 345,000 sq ft and that 345 is numerical value of Moses. But on further reflection, I realized that 2300 = 20 x 115 and as we’ve been discussing in the last few articles, the value 20 is synonymous with the highest, crowning sefira (dimension) of Keter, and 115 is the number of jubilee years (Biblical 50-year interval) from Adam to the prophecies of Mashiach (the Messiah) in our generation, specifically 5778 (2018 CE).

Still, I didn’t consider it worth mentioning until I further realized that 2300  + 150 = 2450, and by removing the kolel of 2, we get 2448, as in the year of the exodus from Egypt and the reception of the Torah at Sinai in 2448 HC. Moreover, both 2448 and 2450 equal 49 jubilee years, which we know from the sages correspond with the 49 gates of negativity that the Israelites were at before they crossed the Red (Reed) Sea.

Now, the Torah commands us emphatically to count jubilee years and this connection between the measurements of the Reflection Pool and to both times that the window to the Tree-of-Life reality is said to have opened and is predicted to open again is a little suspicious.  Even more so, when we consider that there are exactly 66.6 jubilee years between those 2 dates and that the Washington Monument is 6660 inches tall.

Nevertheless, I held off writing about this until in a dream last night I saw in a straight line, just as it’s actually laid out, the 541 room Capital Building, the Washington Monument (the giant Egyptian Obelisk) and the 2300 foot long Reflecting Pool just beyond it. It dawned on me then that the US Capital was purposefully designed to reflect these aspects of the Exodus from Egypt across the red sea in 2448 HC, to the Promised Land, Israel, whose numerical value is 541, and who is symbolically represented by the Star of David (Magen David), a symmetrical 12-gonal star that is mathematical comprised of 541 points.

But Why?