We Now Know Why We Count the Omer

If you’ve been reading our articles, you may feel like you’ve been collecting pieces of the giant cosmic puzzle, so here are few more key ones. For 3330 years we’ve counted the Omer, but for the first time we have a clear understanding as to why.

The Key is in the Word “Counting!”

The Key is in the word “Counting.” The Torah doesn’t command us to count many things, but it’s very clear about counting the 50 days of the Omer every year and about counting and keeping track of jubilee (Yovel) years every 50 years.

The tzaddikim instructed us long ago how to count the Omer properly, counting the days one at a time: along the branches of the 49-word Psalm 67 in the shape of a menora, one word at a time; counting the 49-letter central trunk of that menora one letter at a time; and counting the 42-Letter Name of G-d (Ana B’Koach) one letter/word at a time, including the name of the angel comprised of the 6 letters of each of the 7 rows, making 49 letters or words to be counted in total for each of 49 (7 x7) days from the 2nd day of Pesach through the reception of the Torah on Shavuot, the 50th day.

To the kabbalists, 50 always signifies Binah, the upper sefira (dimension) of Understanding, as in the 50 Gates of Binah, and the numerical value of Binah is 67, so it’s no coincidence that King David, wrote the divinely inspired Psalm 67 with 49 words. It’s also no coincidence that the midpoint in David’s life, 2889 HC, marks the exact midpoint from the Birth of Adam to the date the tzaddikim predicted for the full manifestation of the Moshiach and the tree-of-life (Etz Chaim) reality and geula in 5778 HC (2017-18 CE).

It’s also no coincidence that the 42-Letter Name is being used as the tzaddikim have also told us that the understanding of this Name will bring about the geula (final redemption).

The theme of midpoints is very important and the midpoint in the counting is on the 25th (5 x 5) day. Another important day occurs 8 days later in the counting:s the 33rd, day, called La’g B’Omer, when we celebrate the hillula of the author of the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and when his energy is available to us. The 33rd day in terms of the sefirot (dimensions) is hod of hod, or the 5th level of the 5th level, so you can already see there is a connection to the midpoint of the Omer, or 25th day.

The open revelations below were first made on the 33rd day, L’ag B’Omer, this year, 5/12/2009, and not coincidentally we also revealed that the gematria of L’ag B’Omer is 358, that of Mashiach, when the kolel of the 7 letters is included, which isn’t surprising since Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, has a spark of Moses, who was an aspect of H’Moshiach.

What we didn’t reveal that day was that at the 33rd letter of the 42-Letter Name we have the word L’ag is reverse:

יגל פזק

And perpendicular to it we have the letters (Sh,Y, Ch, B) for Shimon Bar Yochai, and just as significantly the Shin, Yud, and Chet add up to 318, as in the exact numerical value of B’Omer, thus at the 33rd letter in the 42-Letter Name we have L’ag B’Omer and the initials of Shimon Bar Yochai. And if we use the gematria atbash of the Bet, which is Mem, we get a total gematria value of 358, Mashiach.

אבג יתץ

קרע שטן

נגד יכש

בטר צתג

חקב טנע

יגל פזק

שקו צית

But that is just an aside, the real revelations are still to come.

As we said, the 33rd day of the Omer is kabbalistically hod of hod, or the 5th level (sefira) of the 5th level, and thus is related to the very center of the
counting, the 25th day or 5 x 5, 8 days earlier, which is not coincidental since the first 8 words of the Torah have 33 words and a total value of 3003.

But here is what we can reveal today. The midpoint in the counting of both the central 49 letters and the 49 words of Psalm 67 intersect at the same place: the 1st Mem in Yamim. And when we sum up those 25 words, plus the kolel for the 25 words we get 5778.

Moreover the sum of the square roots of those 25 words is 345, that of Moses.

Remember 5778 is 9, or 3 x 3, years from now, 3330 years after the Torah was first received in 2448 HC. And as unconceivable as it is, up to that 25th word, the sum of the square roots of the 24 words is 333.078 or 3330 years and 78, represents the initials of Etz Chaim (A,Ch) the tree-of-life.

So given that when we examined the sum of the square roots of the 33 letters we counted through L’ag B’Omer this year, it came to 220.095 or 5/12/2009, May 12th 2009, L’ag B’Omer 2009 (5769 HC).

And the sum of the square roots of the sofit values of the same 33 letters is 256.44, the numerical value of Aaron, Moses’ brother and another aspect of Mashiach.

This past L’ag B’Omer, the energy of Mashiach that was earned during teh 8 days of Pesach this year was revealed to us and for us through Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, and it was marked on a counting system invented thousands of years ago.

There are no coincidences about these midpoints. Within the 248 words (1000 letters) of the Shema, the first paragraph has 42 words and is this associated with the 42-Letter Name of G-d, but in the center of that paragraph there are the words Brit Bam or “Covenant of 42.” At the very center of the 42-Letter Name of G-d we find the word Brit spelled out again. And while we’ve previously explained in The Genesis Prayer and elsewhere the connection of this central placement in the Ana B’Koach to Moshiach and the value 358, the sum of the initials of the words through the midpoint of the Shema’s first paragraph is also 358 (including the kolel of 1).

But there are two words “Bam(BM)” (Bet-Mems, or 42) in the Shema, and the 2nd one is the 137th word, as in the numerical value of Kabbalah (to receive), meaning that the span that just includes both 42‘s is 115 words long. And this is significant because we’ve just completed 115 jubilee years since Adam and the year 5778 is exactly 115.56 jubilee years since Adam.

Jubilee (Yovel), by the way, is spelled (YBL) of numerical value 42.

And if we go to the 115 chapter in the Torah, we find the main verses telling us to Count the Jubilee years, starting at Vayikra 25:10. Once again 25.

Now, if the 22 words, 87 letters, 1 verse and 5 for the 5 final letters, owe also get 115 , but what’s more is that when we add the numerical value of final letters plus the kolel of 115 we get from the 22 words in the verse, plus the kolel of 115 we get 5769 (2009 ce), the same date given by the counting of the Omer.

But what’s the significance of the jubilee years?

It’s encoded into The Torah, but not all that cryptically. The first 4 words of Leviticus (Vayikra) 25:10 are “And you shall hallow the 50th year” which is Hebrew is VKDShTM ET ShNT HChMShYM, and if we isolate 50th year and separate out the final mem (M), shifting it to the middle of the placement word ET, we get EMT ShNT HChMShY or “And you shall make Holy Truth, Year of H’Moshiach.”

This full verse is divided into two parts, the first being 42 letters and the second being 45 letters, together forming 87, the gematria of Ani YHVH (I am G-d), and if we read the verse, even translated, it’s obvious that it speaks of the arrival of Moshiach in the first section and of the geula in the second. See for yourself.

The first 42 letters are “And you shall hallow the 50th year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all it’s inhabitants,” then the second 45 letters are “and you shall return every man to his family property and you shall return every man to his fmaily.”

While the initials of the last 3 words in the verse spell out Emet (EMT), truth, which is what the Torah and the 42-Letter name of G-d are called, the last word in the verse is Teshuvu. “you shall return” of gematria 708, the same as that of the upper 42-Letters of the Name of G-d.

And Rabbi Shimon in the Zohar in the Idra Zuta (section86), speaking about Vayikra 25:10, explains what the jubilee (yoval) is “and that spreads out its roots by the river (yuval).” (Jeremiah 17:8) For jubilee means a river after the river, which is Ima that comes out flows and emerges uninterruptedly to the garden, which is Malchut.” Ima is Binah.

Yovel (Jubilee) and Yuval (the river) are spelled the same except that the Torah sometimes spells Yovel without the vav(V), giving is a value of 42. To understand this you must know the secret that the vav always represents Zeir Anpin as does the number 45, which is why the verse 25:10 has two sections, one with 42 letters representing Yovel (jubilee) and the 42-Letter Name and the other with 45 letters, representing Zeir Anpin and Yuvel (the river), making the 42-Letter Name Binah to Zeir Anpin and making their union/fusion the key to the free-flowing river of Light, that is the Tree-of-Life.

And just to be clear, this verse 25:10, this 115th chapter, announcing the arrival of Mashiach and the geula with the jubilee year, starts at the 180030th letter in the Torah and the square root of 180030 is 424.300, with 424 being the gematria of Mashiach Ben David.

As for why 180030 letters and not 180000 letters which would be so cool, who knows, but Adam, who gave 70 years of his 1000-year lifespan to David, lived 930 years, or 18 jubilee years plus 30 years.

And speaking of David, there are exactly 115.56 jubilee years from Adam to 5778, and while the midpoint in that time frame is the year 2889, the midpoint in David’s life, we also have inexplicably an equation whereby 115.56 x 28.89 = 3338, which is the year the First Temple was destroyed, which is also defined by 5778 x .5778 = 3338. And while the square root of 115.56 = 107.50, we also have the phenomenon that the sum of the integers through 107 = 5778. For more on this please see the books The Divine Calendar and There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, but either way, there is a definite and definitive calendar of what is to happen and when, and it’s been around for 5778 years, which just happens to be the surface temperature of the sun (5778 K).

And most important for us, ever since L’ag B’Omer 2009 (5769) the energy of rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the spark of Moshiach is here with us and here to stay.

Right now the energy is individual. Those that choose to connect to it can. It has not been universally available for nearly 3330 (66.6 jubilee years), but it is now. The river (yuval) is flowing.

To the tzaddikim the final letters in a Torah phrase speak to the future, and the telling final letters of the 4 words VKDShTM ET ShNT HChMShYM, add up to 880 as in the 88th paragraph of Vayikra, which it is, but they also add up to 2000 using gematria sofit, and it was in 2004 that the first book about the 42-Letter Name, The Genesis Prayer, was written to explain the connection between the Name and Moshiach and to help open the channels for the river to flow through. Alternatively, 2000 plus the 17 letters in the 4 words is 2017, as in the year 5778.

As per The Divine Calendar, the theme of 8‘s is of extreme significance in Biblical dating and hence the connection of 8 days between between the 25th and 33rd days, but it also explains Rabbi Shimon’s and the spark of Moshiach’s reappearance 8 years before the start of the 2017-2018 (5777-5778) period, which coincides which what the tzaddikim have told us will be the 8 year period of the brit (covenant) of Mashiach, akin to the 8 day period before the brit milah of a new born boy.

So it’s also no coincidence that in this double reading corresponding to the 57-78 verses, we also read at Vayikra 26:42, “then I will remember My Covenant with Jacob and also My Covenant with Isaac and also My Covenant with Abraham I will remember, and I will remember the land.” And let us not forget that G-d made his Covenant with Abraham in 2018 HC.

And just like the word Brit (BRYT) spelled out at the center of first 42-word paragraph of the Shema and at the center of the 42-Letter Name, and of the numerical term 358 (Moshiach) mathematically spelled out in both places, and just like the first 4 letters of the central trunk of the the Psalm 67 menora that also spell Moshiach (MShYCh) and its next 8 letters that add up to 358 (Mashiach), the first 5 initials of the first 5 words of verse 25:10 add up the 612, that of Brit (Covenant).

G-d is not forgetting His Covenants, so let us not forget either. The time and energy is upon us.

Coincidentally, or not, it was on L’ag B’Omer 2009 that we began sending out the first ever published translations of the Tikunei Zohar through our Daily Zohar Email Project and began it with the portion of the Idra Zuta, where we find Rabbi Shimon’s death bed revelations about the jubilee year and about the geula in the end of days.

Matzah: Not Just Flour and Water

Before we move on in the Torah, I’d like to point out that this Shemini/Pesach connection we’ve been discussing also connects to the 8 days of waiting before a circumcision, or brit milah , in that, as explained by the Arizal, the difference between matza (מצה) and chametz (חמץ) is the letter hei (ה) and chet (ח) and that the letter hei is a circumcised letter chet and that what we’re doing in forgoing chametz for the eight days is akin to a circumcision in that we’re cutting off our desires for the self alone.

Kabbalistically and/or spiritually, similarity of form represent a physical closeness and in terms of gematria, it indicates a special affinity between the words. Now, interestingly enough there are a very few words that express multiple affinities, but one pair is Pesach (פסח), Passover and Kemach, (קמח ) flour/meal. Both have three letters, both end in the letter chet (ח) of value 8, both have a total gematria value of 148 and both have an ordinal value of 40, or 5 x 8.

The ordinal value is the sum of the positioning of the letters within the Hebrew alphabet (i.e. mem is the 13th letter and has an ordinal value of 13. So as it happens both related words have ordinals value of 40, which is the numerical value of the letter Mem, whose ordinal value is 13, which if you’ve read our last few articles you know is connected to love (ahava) and mazal, as is the number 8.

Another pair of words with an even greater affinity is Mayim (מים), water and Melech (מלך ), King, both with gematria values of 90 and ordinal values of 36. Now, it may just be a coincidence but Kamach, (קמח ) flour and Mayim (מים), water are the two ingredients in Matzoth. If we add the two values we get 148 + 90 = 238, which is the value for Rachel, a prominent kabbalistic symbol for protection and of manifestation on an earthly level (malchut).

And if we add the two ordinal values 40+ 36 = 76 plus the kolel of 1 for the equation we get 77, mazal, or if we choose a kolel of 2 for the two ingredients, we get 78 which according to the Arizal is mazal in Aramaic and 3 times the Tetragrammaton ( יקוק ,יקוק ,יקוק) and also not-coincidentally “bread,” which would be chametz.

Just a note for anyone interested, R’ Chaim Vital explains that the 3 Tetragrammaton (יקוק ,יקוק ,יקוק) act as a visual meditation for supporting mochin, the brain.

Moreover, 238 + 76 = 314, the value of the Shin-Dalet-Yud (ש־ד־י), the name of protection on every mezuzah. And regarding the connection between Pesach and King, as Rav Yehuda Zvi Brandwein of blessed memory points out in one of his letters, the meaning of Passover is not a battle between Moses and Pharaoh, but a battle for the souls of the people between God and the Satan, the evil inclination, and the eating of matzoth on Pesach is a turning away from the desires for the self alone and the evil inclination and towards the King, Hashem.

As we strive to reach the tree-of-life reality, we need to examine the tree itself and find that the letters in chametz (חמץ) Ch.M and Z are also found in the tree-of-life (AZ ChYYM) and that the 3 that are not, AYY not only add up to 90, but also have the original value of 36, just like the phenomenonal affinity found between Mayim (מים), water and Melech (מלך ), King that we’ve written about in previous blogs.

What this means is not clear, but the Ayin (70) represents the 70 branches of the tree and the double Yuds represents the central column or trunk of the tree through which the water from above flows. While the chametz may be the bark.

And like the tree, we surround ourselves with chametz for protection, but it prevents the divine waters (light) to flow through us. Chametz is just the same pure flour and water as Matzah, but with the addition of yeast (the desire to receive for ourselves alone). It’s these desires that soak up the divine waters and prevent us from seeing the essence of the tree.

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The Final 3 Plagues and the Final Redemption

Continued from The Hidden Mysteries of the 10 Plagues.

At the end of the parsha VaEra we’ve completed 7 of the 10 plagues, leaving 3 more to go in parsha Bo, as in “Come (Bo) to Pharaoh” when logic would dictate that G-d would say to Moses “Go to Pharaoh” That there are 3 plagues left was signaled (heralded) by the value of the word Bo (BE).

More significantly, this reversal of the action word seems to indicate a reversal in direction and also if G-d meant that He would accompany Moses; it indicates a new urgency. 

The sum of the initials of the first 7 plagues is 490 or 7 x 70, reflecting the 70 sub-sefirot of the 7 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin-malchut (collectively known as heaven and earth).  These are the only levels we can access at all in any sense. Above them are the 3 upper sefirot Binah, Chochma, and Keter(Understanding, Wisdom and Crown) from which inspriation is drawn but not perceived. 

These first 7 plagues were to sway the Egyptians, but G-d needed 3 more to reach the souls of the Israelites who, according to chazal, were mired in the 49th gate of negativity and not able to break free of their desirs and ties to the world of material illusion, not unlike the situation we find ourselves in today.

At this point in the narrative, Pharaoh was willing to let the men go, but not the women.  As women are far more anchored in malchut, the material world, (not to say that they can’t be very spiritual, but kabblaistically this the sefira associated with women, the vessels) they were not yet willing to let go, pack up and move.  You see that in life today: A man gets an inspiration and tells his wife we’re moving. His wife tells him not on your life, requiring him to explain what his plan is, why, where, when, what, all the details, a hundred reasons not to go, when all he has is a vision.

The reversal of the direction in the logical wording is also indicated in the word Bo (B-E), which is Av (E-B), father, or even the Supernal father, when spelled in reverse. As is, by coincidence surely, it is the initials of Barack Obama (BE), and pronounced as such as well. Then again the initials play an important part of the understanding of the 10 plagues.  But don’t read into this, as it may just mean Barack Obama as our 44th president is a sign for us to pay attention to the signs.

And one sign is surely found in the gematria of the first 8 words (24 letters) of parsha Bo, Shmot 10:1. Not coincidentally, this is the 8th plague, 10th chapter and 24th paragraph of the Book Shmot (Exodus).  Including the kolel, the first 13 letters add up to 666, which we know from the tzaddikim is connected with the arrival of H’Moshiach, and the next 11 letters (as in the 11 initials of the plagues that add up to 541, Israel) (H BE EL PRYH CY) add up exactly to 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David. 

These are signs of what’s to come, what we’ll need to go through, and the explanation of the process that both the Israelites in their exile and we in ours (had) have to grapple with in order to free ourselves.

To free the Israelites to choose for themselves the Tree-of-life reality, G-d had to complete all 10 of the plagues, akin to the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life structure.

The 8th plague, Locusts, laid waste to the land, as only a locust could, eating and devouring everything in sight, leaving not a crumb in their path of devastation, totaling vacuuming even the essential material from their existence, leaving only dust to be consumed.

Even so, by the 9th plague, as the darkness descended, the Israelites were at the 49.9th gate of negativity since they still could only see the desperation of their situation and not the solution.  We can emphasize because we see for ourselves that as our circumstances become more difficult, we get further drawn into the problems and less able to see our way out.  When our savings are decimated, we’re beside ourselves. When food runs low, we naturally start panicking. And the more crazed we get, the less able we are to see clearly. In other words, the darker the situation, the less we see.

And thus we see that the sum of the initials of the first 9 plagues is 499, the numerical value of Tzva’ot, another of the Biblical Names of G-d.  Instead of our plight, this is what we should be focusing on within the darkness: the source of the Light.

Given the desperation of the situation one more plague was required.  And given that the initials of last plague are mem-bet (42-Letter name of G-d) not only does the total value of the 11 initials equal 541, that of Israel, we see that the Torah seems to be insinuating that the powerful aspect of G-d, called the Shem Mem-Bet (42-letter Name) was required for effecting the paradigm shift necessary in the Israelites vision and reality. This is just as it was with the great flood, Mabul. and just as it will be for us today, as chazal has explained that it is through the understanding of the Shem Mem-Bet that the geula (final redemption) will come about. To better understand the Shem Mem-Bet and how it can shift reality and your vision, we suggest you read The Genesis Prayer.

Another way to view this is that after we go through 9 sefirot (chochma) we still need to utilize the Mem-Bet to break through to the level of Keter. The sages are quite clear that the 10 plagues correspond to the 10 sefirot and that the final one is at the level of Keter(crown), but we can also see the word Keter (Caf-Tav-Resh) within the permutated letters of the final plague. The letters MCT BCVRVT become CTR MB CV TV,  or CTR (Keter), MB (42-Letter Name) CV (26, an appellation of the Tetragrammaton) and TV (the final letter Tav, signally the end and also representing Malchut). 

So the final plague, the killing of the first born, a circumcision (brit milah) and a pinyon ben, to remove the negativity and all connection to it for the good in us,  stretches from malchut to keter, all the levels (steps) in the final process. And who is present at all brit milah? Elihayu Hanavi, the one who will also herald the arrival of Mashiach.

The final plague was the hardest to bear, but was necessary to make a clean break, just as Abraham had to get circumcised in order to receive the 3 angels and get the blessing to have Isaac.  And just as Ishmael had to be born first before Isaac, and just as Esau before Jacob, all the bad seed and chaff had to be removed before the Light could shine through.  This is what the Israelites in Egypt had to endure and us today as well.  But we’ve been given powerful tools such as the Shem Mem-bet (Ana B’koach). We need to learn how to use it and use it to awaken ourselves quickly.

This blog will be continued with the explanation of how the gematria of the 10 plagues spells out the date of the final reception and more….

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