Yibum: From a Strange Custom Comes the Messiah

The Tikunei Zohar 26 provides us with great insight into a strange custom, the  Levirate marriage, a great Mitzvah. This process is called יבום (Yibum). If a man dies, leaving a widow without children, his brother should come to the woman, have sex together to impregnate her and with that action they become married to each other. This process of connecting the woman as Malchut to the Man as Zeir Anpin is called גאולה, “redemption” and the man is called גואל, “redeemer”.

Ruth 4:7
“וְזֹאת לְפָנִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל עַל-הַגְּאֻלָּה וְעַל-הַתְּמוּרָה, לְקַיֵּם כָּל-דָּבָר, שָׁלַף אִישׁ נַעֲלוֹ, וְנָתַן לְרֵעֵהוּ; וְזֹאת הַתְּעוּדָה, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל ”
“Now this was the custom in former time in Israel about the Redemption and about the exchange, to keep in existence all things: a man drew off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the attestation in Israel.- ”

This process is called יבום (Yibum, YBVM). Within this word and the process,  the channels from Yud (G-d) to Vav (Man) to the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name, representing the union of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, Heaven and Earth) are completed.

It is very powerful.

The final Mem is the womb, as is known from the Arizal, and the Bet is both blessing and representative of the brother (the 2nd husband).

Geula (redemption) has the numerical value of 45, which is also that of Man, which is why, “This process of connecting the woman as Malchut to the Man as Zeir Anpin is called גאולה,”

The process of יבום (Yibum, YBVM) also permutes to B’YVM, “2nd day” or “in the day,” connecting to both Creation and the so-called end-of-days when the geula (final redemption) will occur.

Now יבום (Yibum, YBVM) as broken down above YV and MB can be seen as (42 and 42) since the letters MB has the value 42 and Yud-Vav spelled out also has the gematria value 42. This the word (Yibum, YBVM) can be seen to conceal the value 84, that of Pad, meaning redemption, and the union of the Upper and  Lower 42-Letter Names, necessary for the final redemption.

So given the significance of this strange custom, what powerful souls do we know of that were brought into the world by this means? Such a powerful connection should bring powerful souls, no?

And so it did. And we have our answer as to why the Tikunei Zohar chose to quote the Book of Ruth in the description of the Yibum.

The Torah in Genesis 38 tells the story of Yehuda and Tamar. It helps us understand the importance of the Yibum process. Yehuda’s son, Er ער, was married to Tamar, a woman that his father chose for him, and died before having children. Yehudah sent the other son, Onan אונן, to redeem his daughter in law but Onan knew that she is not intended for him and spilled his seeds to the ground so he will not be the one to continue the seed of his brother. Because Onan didn’t continue the light to the vessel he brought death on himself.

Yehuda saw the situation and held onto the younger son, telling Tamar that he is waiting for him to grow up before giving him to her.

Tamar was righteous and understood that Yehuda is her redeemer. She disguised herself as a prostitute and ‘tricked’ him into having sex with her and thus fulfilled her vessel.
As it turns out  trick was the cause and seed to bring Mashiach to the world.

From Tamar came out Perez and from his descendant came out Boaz who married Ruth the Moabite with Yibum (See the book of Ruth). They had Obed that begot Yishai that begot David. King David who is the aspect of Malchut and the great desire for the light, created the vessel that will bring the redeemer, the Mashiach.

Now, as for Ruth herself, she is a descendant of a similar Yibum process, when after witnessing the destruction of Sodom and Gemorra, Lot’s daughters, thinking they were the only ones left in the world, got their father drunk and slept with him. It’s not the strict definition of Yibum, but the same righteous intent was there and it is the intent cloaked within our actions that builds the spiritual world.

So we have Ruth descendant of Moab, whose name contains the MB,  marrying Boaz, and this together Moab-Boaz, the two results of the two Yibums create another MB. And of this powerful fusion, King David was born.  Not to mention, that Yehuda’s name is mentioned 42 times in the Torah.

So given the double fusions of the 42-Letter Names, it’s not The Divine Calendartotally shocking that the midpoint of King David’s 70-year life was exactly the midpoint between Adam and Moshiach: 5778/2 = 2889 HC. David lived from 2854 – 2924 HC.

As we said earlier, the process of יבום (Yibum, YBVM) also permutes to B’YVM, “2nd day” or “in the day.” David was the 2nd in the Maturation process of Adam (ADM) or Adam – David-Moshiach. Adam is spelled Alef-Dalet-Mem, whose gematria miliu (spelled-out) values are respectively, 111 + 434 + 80 = 625. And as per our recent articles on the 3 Keters that add up to the year 2018 (5778 HC), the numerical value of H’Keter (the crowning sefira/dimension) is 625, which is also the exact square root of all the words, letters, and verses of the Torah added together (390,625).

What we should take away from this is that no item in the Torah, no matter how strange, is without deep meaning and importance to us, even if that meaning takes 5778 years to become clear and manifest.  The other thing we should note is that while G-d has His divine time frame, it takes righteous actions to fulfill it. Windows of opportunity will open in their proper time; whether we step through them is up to us.  And as we learned from Lot’s daughters and Tamar, it’s the intent (where our conscious is at) that’s most important. The Baal Shem Tov explains that the right intent is to do all our actions with the thought of “Loving thy neighbor as thyself,” and thus being one soul with everyone, so even if we don’t make the connections exactly right, some part of our global soul is, and that’s what we’ll connect with.

Shavua Tov and Chodesh Tov

Ezra

The Ten Commandments Part V: Where are You, God?

Some Got it, Most Didn’t; Will We?

…Continued from The Ten Commandments

In the previous installments we spoke of the first 3 words (Exodus 20:2), “I am God, your Lord,” of the 10 Commandments and how they connect with the Torah’s first verse and how they contain the entirety of the 10 Commandments’ power and structure.

Just to add to what’s been discussed already,  we note that we can break down (ENCY YHVH ELHYC) into the symmetrical phrase (EYC YHVH NHL EYC), which numerically is (31 + 111 + 31) and while 31 is the numerical value of El (G-d) and Lo, (LE), meaning “don’t,” used so often throughout the 173 words of the 10 Commandments.  Meanwhile 111 is the value of the letter alef (E), the permuted phrase could translate to “Where are you? G-d, our guide, Where are You?”

Some of the Israelites reached Keter, and the Tree-of-life represented by alef, which when broken down (Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud) has the numerical value of 32 and thus is our physical symbol of the 32 Paths of Wisdom that are the 32 connections (energy centers and channels) of the 10 sefirot (dimensions) that comprise the Tree-of-life. One of the interesting things about the structure of the letter alef (Yud-Vav-Vav-Yud) is that the upper Yud-Vav component when spelled out equals 42 numerically, as does the lower Yud-Vav component when spelled out equal 42. Thus the letter Alef, all on its own represents the complete union of the upper and lower 42-letter Names, which chazal has explained together translate to Pad (84), redemption.  It’s no wonder that the Alef represents the Tree-of-life, which according to R’ Chaim Vital of blessed memory in his book, New Writings, is really 42 and connected to the 42 Letter Name, because the 32 Paths are added to the 10 sefirot (dimensions). This is also why there are 42 letters in the names of the sefirot.

Most did not, and asked “Where are you? G-d, our guide, Where are You?”

They could see the words but not beyond them. We have to do everything we can to see beyond them, past the barriers of our own illusions, our own limitations.

Like the first 3 words of this first verse that significantly have 13 letters that correspond to the 13 verses of the Ten Commandments, the last 2 words of the verse m’bet avadim, have 9 letters corresponding to the 9 paragraphs: (MBYT ABDYM), “from the house of slavery.”

So let’s examine those 2 words, which were last used in the Torah during the killing of the first born, the 10th plague, whose initials were MB. These 2 words (MBYT ABDYM) begin with Mem-Bet and Ayin-Bet respectively, as in the 42-Letter Name and the 72 Names, which are the keys to freedom hidden within the doorways to the house of slavery.

Some found these keys, most didn’t.

Those that didn’t weren’t really ready, even after everything they had seen. They still weren’t ready to let go completely.

When we unlock the MB and AB in (MBYT ABDYM) we’re left with 5 letters that total 1024, as in the numbers of word values in the Torah, precisely 210, or 32 x 32. Moreover, concealed within teh word for slavery (ABDYM) are the initials of Mashiach Ben David, and what’s left is the Hebrew word  Yi (AY), meaning “debris, ruins.” Two clear choices.

When faced with a revelation of light, we can choose to embrace it, or to embrace our doubts instead.  Most people choose the comfort of their doubts, and the company of their peers.

And while the numerical value of MBYT is 452, so is the number of times that the value 86, that of Elohim appears in the Torah, 452 times.  It’s noteworthy that found Elohim appears in both the Torah’s first verse and the 10 Utterances introductory verse (Exodus 20:1), both of whichare comprised of 7 words and 28 letters.

Meanwhile, the value of (MBYT ABDYM), “From the house of slavery” is 578, a possible allusion to the year prophesied  5778.

The connection to Elohim is understandable, considering that this Name (aspect of) G-d, was found 32 of those times in Creation, the first chapter of the Torah, which of course, means that the value 86 is found 32 times the story of creation and 420 times in the rest of the Torah. Things that make you go hmm!

Moreover, the value 86, that of Elohim, is found a total of 62 times through the completion of the 10 generations of Adam in chapter 5, analogis to the 62 letter Yuds of numerical value 10 within the 620 letters of the 10 Commandments.

There’s not much room for coincidence here. Nor room for error, as the window to the Tree-of-life opens for the 3rd time, the last time being 3330 years ago.

As one would imagine there’s so much concealed information and guidance jam-packed into these 620 letters that it becomes tedious to try to maneuver through it all. So we’ll stop here and continue in our next posts, where we’ll explain what everything in the previous articles were hinting at: what happened at Mt Sinai; what were the two paths in the Torah that followed; and what’s hidden in plain sight within the 10 Commandments that describes what the next few years will bring.

The implications for us today are extraordinarily profound, which is why all this tedious background enlightenment into the workings and encodings of the Ten Commandments (Utterances) and to its connection to the whole Torah were necessary. The Torah must be seen as a whole, and the 10 Utterances as a special moment or window in time if we are to welcome the next cosmic opening.

…to be continued shortly.

The previous installments of The Ten Commandments are here.

Chanukah in June

It’s funny that in the portion of Naso, we read about the sacrifices that we read during the 8 days of Chanukah and in the very next portion BeHa’alothekha we read about the Menorah in Chapter 8 of Bamidbar. Obviously these two portions must be connected somehow.  Each Chanukah we read about the sacrifices from Numbers (B’midbar) 7:1-89 and 8:1-4, and while the 89 verses of chapter 7 obviously correspond to the gematria value of Chanukah (89), the 4 verses of chapter 8 correspond to the 4 periods of exile.

One simple way that these two portions are connected is in the sum of their two names. Naso has a numerical value of 351 and BeHa’alothekha has a final value of 1007, which together sum to 1358, or keter (1000) plus 358, the numerical value of Mashiach. That would be fine and dandy but of little value to us, unless we also knew that encoded into the sacrifices for Chanukah, the festival of lights designed to bring Mashiach, was the date for Moshiach’s arrival.

Before we explain about some of the deeper meanings of the laundry list of sacrifices that read about in the portion of Naso, on each of the 8 days of Chanukah and that were to be made by the 12 tribes in the Mishkan or Holy Temple, we should note the complete numerical value of the “Menorah” found in Chapter 8 in BeHa’alothekha is 359, the numerical value for Satan (or for Mashiach in Aramaic). It’s common in sourcing the essential energies that the numerical values represent that we find that the cure and the problem have the same exact value, which is why the Menorah (359) is our cure for overcoming Satan (359) in the same way Moshiach (358) is the cure for the snake (358).  Energy is usually  depicted as a wave so to visualize this picture a symmetrical wave along the X-Axis of a simple X-Y graph whereby the peaks reach 358 units high and the troughs 358 units low. Superimposing the energies cancels one another out.

Back to the sacrifices:1 Silver plate weighing 130 shekels (ShKL); 1 Silver bowl weighing 70 shekels; 1 Gold bowl weighting 10 shekels; 1 Young bull; 1 Ram; 1 male lamb (1 year old); 1 male goat; 2 oxen; 5 rams; 5 male goats; 5 male lambs (1 year old).

You have to admit it’s an odd group of items, but with everything in the Torah, there is always method in the madness. (130+70+10+1+1+1+1+2+5+5+5) = 231, as in the 231 Gates of Wisdom, which we know from Abraham’s Sefer Yetzirah are the number of pairs of letters that can be made from the 22 letters of the Alef-bet, which he called the 22 building blocks of the universe.

Besides helping us to cancel out the sins that our souls committed when they were joined as one within Adam during the 130 years that he was separated from Eve, the 130 shekels of silver for the plate that we sacrifice each day corresponds to Jacob’s age when he entered Egypt to begin the exile in Egypt. This itself is no coincidence as his 130 years also served to mitigate that self-same sin of Adams. 130 is also the value of Sinai, where the Israelites received the Torah 210 years later. Of course, if we add together the weight of the silver and gold (representing right and left column energies) we get (130+70+10) = 210.

By way of further explanation, the 70 shekels of silver correspond to the 70 family members with Jacob who entered Egypt. It also represents the 70 nations of the current exile and the year 70 CE when the Second Holy Temple was destroyed and the current exile began. And while the 10 shekels of gold correspond to the 10 Utterances received at Sinai and the 10 Sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-life. Moreover, while the full weight of metals was 210 shekels corresponding to the 210 years of the Egyptian exile, the value of the word Shekel (ShKL) itself is 430, corresponds to the 430 years of the full first exile from the Covenant of Abraham, which began in 2018 HC and ended with the crossing of the YM Suf and the reception of the Torah at Sinai in 2448 HC.

Now, a deeper secret within this weight is that “210 shekels (ShKL)” are equivalent to a numerical value of 210 x 430 = 90,300 or 903 x 100, an 903 is the recognized sum of all the positive integers through 42 and since there is a spiritual tenet that nothing is ever lost, 903 is the full inclusive value of 42, encompassing all the energy of the integers that came before it. Going back to our depiction of energy as waves, we can picture 903 as the sum of the peaks of energy level 1, plus that of energy level 2 all the way through energy level 42.

If you recall the Chanukah reading consists of 89 plus 4, or 93 verses. It’s a possible allusion to 903; nevertheless, the word Shekel is repeated 26 times during in the 93 verses of the full reading and not only is 26 the value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), but the value of the word shekel (ShKL) spelled out (gematria milui) is 620, that of keter, the highest, crowning sefira (dimension).  Then in the often repeated phrase amongst these verses, “Shekel B’Shekel H’Kodesh,” the word H’Kodesh (HKDSh) likewise has the gematria milui (spelled-out-value) including the kolel of 1000, which, as stated above is also representative of keter. Therefore, the phrase Shekel B’Shekel H’Kodesh can read as “the crown in the crown at the crown,” or “keter of keter of keter,” which is the highest level imaginable.

All this reiterates all the potent energy available in these connections to the YHVH and to keter of keter of keter, but how does it relate to date for the arrival of Moshaich?

To begin with, the word H’kodesh in gematria milui sofit has the numerical value of 2008, as in the recent year 2008 CE, when from a financial standpoint the world began its implosion, when the world’s stock markets declined a collective 42%. 2008 CE would be Of course, this is 10 years before the prophesied time frame of 2017-2018 CE (5778 HC), and could be accounted for with the kolel, but there is much much more that ties the sacrifices more precisely to this very specific date.

For example there are 41 combined occurrences of the 3 words in the phrase Shekel B’Shekel H’Kodesh found in the reading of the sacrifices and their average value is ((15 x 409)+(12×430)+(14×432))/3 – 3 (kolel) = 5778, as in the year 5778 HC (2018 CE).

Then there are also 6 different phrases throughout the sacrifices that have a numerical value of 5777, (representing the year 2017 CE).  Of the 5845 verses in the Torah, there are only 13 incidences where the value of a phrase that occurs wholly within a single verse has the value of 5777 and one of those is verse Numbers 7:87 of the sacrifices. It is the summary verse for all the sacrifices: “…12 young bulls, 12 rams and 12 male lambs a year old, together with their grain offering. 12 male goats….”

This is significant because the geula was prophesied to most probably occur in the period 5777.78 to 5778.28 .

As for the year 5778, amongst the 93 verses of the sacrifices there are 16 occurrences of phrases (defined as a contiguous grouping or words) with the total value of 5778, the last of which is in the final verse of the sacrifices, Numbers 8:4, where we find the 22-word phrase “…the Menorah, just as The Lord Commanded Moses. This is how the menorah was made: It was made from hammered gold…had shown.”

And not coincidentally, the number 84 (or twice 42) represents Pad, redemption, the union of the upper and lower Mem-Bet (42-Letter Names) necessary for the geula.

But possibly even more telling, of the 5845 verses in the Torah, 184 phrases wholly within verses or 3.14% of the total verses, have a value of 2019, as in 2019 CE, the first year of the new era of Mashiach as prophesied by the tzaddikim. And of these 184 phrases, 35 are within the 93 verses of the sacrifices, an unfathomably large percentage. Moreover, 184 is the numerical value of Pkad, which chazal has independently connected to the coming of Mashiach and which we wrote about in a previous blog.

So of the 93 verses of the sacrifices, fully, 57 (6, 16, and 35) are either connected to the year 2017 (5777), 2018 (5778), or 2019 and another 41 times specifically to 5778 through the repeated occurrences of shekel b’shekel h’kodesh.

There’s no statistical way that this is coincidence. And if you grabbed a calculator and did the math, you saw that 57/93 = Phi (.6180…).  Even more precisely, it worked out as 57/93 = .612903, or 612 (brit/covenant) and 903, and allusion to the mem-bet (42-Letter Name) as described above.

This is what connects the two portions read after Shavuot, when we’ve just received the Torah in marriage once again. It’s clear that as we can every Chanukah, 6 months earlier, we can also connect now through the subliminal connections programmed into the sacrifices to keter, to the geula and to the coming of Moshiach.  Every 6 months, we get this wonderful opportunity to connect with the Tree-of-life reality, and at the end of 66.6 jubilee years in 5778, we will get the ultimate opportunity to connect to it permanently.

But it is not some G-d given right. It is an opportunity we’ll have to earn.

We’ll have to make sacrifices.

The 4 verses in Chapter 8 of Bmidbar (BMDBR, which incidentally permutes to (DBR MB, say the 42) corresponds to the 4 exiles. And at the end of the 4th exile, we must make sacrifices. Each of the 4 types of animals of the sacrifices had a specific purpose to help the 4 types of man.  But the gold and silver had other significance too: to open up the 231 Gates of Wisdom for us.

The complete value (standard plus ordinal) of silver, representing gevura/judgment or left column energy is 203, as in the first 3 letters of the Torah. And the complete value of gold, representing chesed/loving-kindness, or right column energy, is 28, as in the 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse. All 12 tribes were instructed to give both gold and silver in the weights/proportions described above for the sacrifices.  And just as (130+70+10+1+1+1+1+2+5+5+5) = 231, representing all the sacrifices, the complete values of gold and silver together (28 + 203) = 231 as well. And not only do these 231 Gates correspond with the 231 letter pair combinations amongst the 22 letters of the alef-bet but 231 is also the sum of the positive integers through 22, just as 903 was for 42.  Gold and silver, money, assets, mean nothing in the achievement of the Tree-of-life reality–it can’t be purchased, but chesed/loving-kindness, and helping one another, these are the commodities that count.  Remember, all the 12 tribes gave equally. The sacrifices are made for the community. It took more than Moses; it took unity to reach the Tree-of-life opportunity last time. And also to build the Holy Temples. And it was disunity that blew the opportunity and crumbled the Temples.

The hope for the community lies in our individual sacrifices for the sake of others, for the sake of our souls. Satan equates to selfish desires; Moshiach to overcoming them.

The Story of Purim; The Story of Our Future

It is said that Purim will be the only holiday that we’ll celebrate after the final redemption, but if all the holidays are based on cosmic windows, what separates Purim in the grand scheme of cosmic time? We read about Purim in the Book of Ester so that’s where we must search for the answer.

Yes, Purim is about defeating Amelak, our individual and collective doubts, about unifying ourselves as we did in Shushan heeding Mordechai and Ester’s calls, and about revealing the concealed, but it doesn’t seem to explain why we’ll still be celebrating this event that occurred thousands of years ago and not all the others. Unless…

Unless, the events of Purim as laid out in the Megilat Ester were to reoccur today, at least metaphorically and spiritually. What if these events that occurred at the end of the 70 years of Babylonian exile were to repeat themselves at the end of the 70 years of our present exile?

Yes, this current exile has lasted 1948 years since 70 CE, but only 70 years since the establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948 CE. Of course the final 70 year time span is based on Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlog (HaSulam), and other well established predictions of the coming of Mashiach and the final redemption in 5778 (2018 ce), but we’ve covered that in a hundred other articles and books like The Divine Calendar and There’s Nothing Random About the Universe already.

That would indeed give us a reason to keep celebrating Purim; it would be celebrated as the final revelation of the concealed light. It would also mean that we actually have a blueprint of events that are to unfold in the final 8 years.

Every bit of the Tanakh is encoded, and we spend most of articles helping decode the first 5 Books of it, the Torah, but the Megilat Ester (The Book of Ester) is one of the most thoroughly encoded ones, with so many concealed Names of G-d, names of sefirot (the 10 dimensions) etc that it must surely hold some clues for us, something pointing to today.

Let’s look at the special sequence near the end of the reading of the 10 chapters of Ester, where the reader must recite the 10 names of the evil Haman’s children that are killed, in a single breath. It occurs in 3 symmetrical sequential verses of the 32 verses in Chapter 9. The number 32 always hints to hidden Tanakh wisdom, as it references the 32 Paths of Wisdom that comprise the structure of the Tree-of-Life and the number 9 also references wisdom as the 9th sefira (dimension) of that Tree is the sefira of Chochma (Wisdom).

That said, we know these deaths represent the removal of evil (klippot) and Amelak (doubt) from the 10 sefirot. And as we mentioned in a pervious article, it was in the 70th verse of the Torah that G-d punished the snake and told him that he’ll eat dust for all the days in his life, meaning that his life was finite. Perhaps the snake’s demise will be found at 70 years. It was after all after 70 years of Abraham’s life that G-d made his Covenant with him in 2018 (HC), which is analogous to 2018 CE (5778 HC). When the snake (NChSh) dies, Moshiach will live, as they both share the same gematria, 358.

As it happens that 70th verse in which G-d punished the snake for his part in separating man from the Tree-of-life reality was at Bereshit 3:14, and as we’ve explained in other articles and in The Genesis Prayer, when we divide the number 9 by the small gematria of the 42-letter Name of G-d we get:

9/.123049.. =73.1415777

which is 70 + 3.14… or 70 + Pi

And thus we can see how the 42-Letter Name (Ana B’koach) is integrally connected to this verse, and the prophecies that through its’ understanding will come the geula (final redemption) in 5777-5778.

And as it just so happens, 73.1415778 = 2 x 36.5708 and 5708 is the year Israel became a nation, 70 years before 5778, fulfilling the 70-year period proscribed by the Zohar.

70 years is a very significant period in Biblical history (as explained in The Divine Calendar) but it’s in the 70th chapter of the Torah that the 10 Commandments (Utterances) were given in 2448, when we last stood at the threshold of the Tree-of-Life reality, 66.6 jubilee years ago.

But back to the Megilat Ester, in this section of the 10 sons, the word v’et (VET) precedes each of the 10 names. VET is the 4th word in the Torah and has the numerical value 407, whose square root just happens to be 20.17424, or if we were to apply Number Theory and break it up, we’d have possibly the year 2017 and 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David. So in the reading of the story, this connection is made 10 times, once for each of the 10 sefirot (dimensions) connected within in a single breath.

Interestingly enough, the Hebrew word for letter or sign, Ot (EVT), is found exactly 10 times in the entire Torah, and 22 times in the entire Tanakh, corresponding to the 22 letters in the Hebrew Alef-bet.

We know from the sages that the last letters of phrases in Tanakh point to the future, and so when we find that the sum of the 10 names in the 11 words conjoined by the articles VET equals 376, the numerical value for Peace (Shalom), we can take heart. And that the 11th is Alef is quite significant for a new beginning as well.

The first letters also reveal important encoding and information for us. In this case, we start with the alef from the word (EYSh) that precedes the first VET and is an integral part of the 10-sefirot listed sequence in the Book. The collective first letters sum to 256, the numerical value of Devarim (Deuteronomy), the last Book of the Torah and also of the Name Aaron, Moses’ brother and High Priest, and the only person associated with the written word Moshiach in the Torah.

And while 256 = 28 or 44, interestingly enough, the first 8 of those letters, add up to 248, the numerical value of the Book Bamidbar (Numbers), and of Abraham.

Be that as it may, we’ve discussed in prior articles that the Torah is constructed of exactly (600,000 – 408) component letters and that 408 times the letter vav of numerical value 6 equals 2448, the year of the exile from Egypt and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when we all last had the opportunity to receive the Tree-of-Life, 66.6 jubilee years ago. And since the Tikunei Zohar tells us that each brush stroke of a letter is equivalent to a letter vav (6) we can see why multiplying the missing 408 by 6 is so valid. As an aside we can see why the 7 collective strokes on the 2 differing letter Shins (Sh) embossed on the tefillin add up (7 x 6) to 42, as in the 42 Tetragrammatons (YHVH) within the tefillin, and as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d that preceded Creation.

Nevertheless, the letters in the article VET, permute to EVT, the Hebrew word for “letter” and 407 just happens to be 1 less that 408, making 408 one more than 407, and thus the numerical value 408 can be viewed at “1 EVT” of “E EVT” meaning “1 letter,” the letter Alef(E). So rather than the Torah needing 408 mysterious component letters to complete it in the time of Moshiach, it may only need 1 letter, the letter Alef, as in the first letter of the 42-letter name of G-d. Moreover, the word Chat (ChT) of numerical value 408 can mean “one,” or “single.”

And so, it’s surely no coincidence that the final 3 letters of the single breath passage in discussion (TzTE) add up to 408, or that the word they come from (VYTzTE) has the numerical value 424, that of Moshiach Ben David.

And surely, it’s not a coincidence that the last 3 letters preceding the single breath passage are EVT (407) yet again, part of the word Me’ot (MEVT), meaning the “signals (signs).” This word could also mean “from the signs” or “from the letters” or even “hundreds,” as was used literally in the story. It permutes to v’emet (VEMT) “and the truth.”

So this passage begins with Truth (Emet), a kabalistic synonym for both Torah and the 42-Letter Name of G-d that begins with Elef, ends with Tav and has 40 (M) letters in between. Then the passage proceeds through 54 letters and ends with Moshiach Ben David.

The 54 letters are significant because the 9 brush strokes in the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) at a value of 6 each add up numerically to 54, representative of the running and returning Light though the 27 letters. They also hint to 5778 in that the sum of all the positive integers through 107 = 5778 while 54 x 107 is also equal to 5778, but be that as it may, the sum of the 12 words and names in the passage (excluding the 10 VET’s) is 5805, or 5778 plus 27, representing the 27 letters of the complete Alef-bet. And kabbalistically, all 27 letters are found bound up in the single letter Alef (E), the seed of the entire alef-bet, thus referring back to the  “1 letter” to complete the Torah in the days of Moshiach.

The 3 verses (Ester 9:7-9) are symmetrical, a rare occurrence in Tanakh, further distinguishing them: the first letter of each is Vav; the first letter of the 2nd word in each s Pe; the first letter of the next word in each is Vav again; then D-E-E; then the first letter of the 5th word in each is Vav again; and then the first letter of the 6th word in each is Alef(E). So the symmetrical Vavs add up to 9 and once again 9 x 6 = 54, which leaves the symmetrical PE, which can either spell the letter Pe itself, or stand for Petach Eliahu (PTCh ELYHV), “opening Elijah” or “opening to G-d (YHV)”, whose numerical value is 540 or 54 x 10, and when the kolel of 1 is added, it’s 541, the numerical value of Israel.

In the Torah everything has a special purpose. There are 10 large letters in the Torah, connecting us to Binah (the upper world); 6 small letters, connecting us to Zeir Anpin of malchut of Zeir Anpin (the final channel into our lives); there are 10 places with 32 dots, connecting us to the 32 Paths of Wisdom that connect the 10 Sefirot and that according to Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory make up the 42-letter Name; and there are 6 letters at the top of the column that are not vavs (V) and thus do not connect to Zeir Anpin like the rest of the Torah, and instead they connect us to H’Mashiach, the Messiah, of the same numerical value. All together there are 10 + 6+ 32 + 6, or 54 special letters in the Torah.

Moreover, with the 10 VETs in (Ester 9:7-9), we have 30 + 54 = 84 letters, the numerical value of the Hebrew word Pad, meaning “redemption,” and as explained by the tzaddikim, this is the fusion (42+42) of the upper and lower 42-Letter Names, the understanding of which they say will bring about the geula, the final redemption. Pad (PD) is also the initials (Pe and Dalet)of the first two of Haman’s sons listed.

It’s all about the Tree-of-Life. The 10 VETS, all connecting to Moshiach Ben David (424) manifestation in 2017, represent the 10 Sefirot, and the 22 words in the passage represent the 22 pathways between them, completing the 32 Paths of Wisdom.

And the 84 letters + 22 words + 1 breath of G-d totals 107, so as hinted by the tzaddikim and the encoding in the Book of Ester, if we align our consciousness to remove the negativity from ourselves and our world throughout the 10 sefirot, this embedded technology will serve to bring about the final redemption, which is all the more reason that Purim will be the only holiday that we’ll be celebrating in the near future.

And if we add the names of the 5 principle characters in the Book of Ester–Ester,(ESTR) Ahasverosh(EChShVRVSh),. Mordechai(MRDCY), Daniel(DNYEL)and Haman,(HMN)–the 22 letters in their combined names add up to 1946 and since the Zohar describes a final 72 year period before the final redemption, we once again arrive at the year 2018 CE, or 5778 HC.

The real answer to the question why Purim will be the only holiday (Chag) after the final redemption is that according to the Zohar and Rav Ashlag’s commentary, portion Ki Tisa (11:95) the word Chag (feast, holiday) is derived from the Aramaic Chaga, meaning breaking, that is “to execue judgement upon you,” and since the cosmic holidays were all desigend to mitigate the judgements upon us, they will no longer be necessary once we’ve achieved the Tree-of-life consciousness and live without judgment. Purim is designed, not to help us with our world (Malchut) ruled by time, but to help us navigate the universe beyond time, beyond the appointed time, the Tree-of Life.