The 70 Nations Are Going Down; The Battle Has Begun

In a brief continuation from Fish, Fowl, and Nuclear Radiation, Symptoms, Not Signs, we’d like to add a couple insights from this week’s short 67 verse Torah portion, Tazria, and the corresponding teachings of the Arizal enlightenment.

Binah, the sefira (dimension) of understanding, one of the upper 3, has the numerical value 67, which is the first clue that this portion contains some important hidden “understanding” for us.

Let’s first note that the portion begins with and is all about the uncleanliness (spiritual impurity) that resulted from the snake’s intimate relations with Eve, which created the separation of Jew and Gentile souls and the admixture of good and evil in Eve’s womb. That said, we once again are faced with the battle of good vs evil in the power of the Cohen (HCHN) vs the plague (h’negah, HNGA).

As we said in our ultimate article about the events playing out this year around the world, the symptoms all point to problems in the critical sefira of Yesod of Zeir Anpin.

On the side of good we have the Cohen(HCHN), of standard numerical value 80, the same as Yesod (YSVD) gematria, and of complete gematria sofit value of 777, as in 5777 (2017 CE).

On the side of evil we have the plague (NGY) of numerical value 123 and ordinal value 33 for a complete value of 156, the same as Joseph whose energy is associated with Yesod.

Now, according to the Arizal this battle is played out by the dark angel Samael, who we showed to be connected to the current events, and who is in charge of the supernal princes of the 70 nations, and by Michael, who is guardian of Israel and who presides over the 70 sages of the Great Assembly, corresponding to the 70 souls of Jacob.

The good news is that the word for the Cohen(HCHN) is found 57 times in this portion, up to and including the 107th times this word is used in the Torah, and as we’ve written about extensively, the sum of all the positive integers through 107 is 5778. And note that HaCohen is the only word in the Torah tied to the word Moshiach, the Messiah.

The word for plague (negah, NGA) is found 13 times in this portion, and 13 is the numerical value of love, ahava. Together the occurrences in this portion of the Cohen(HCHN) and plague (negah, NGA) are found 70 times, connecting this battle to the epic one that has already begun.

If we look at the word for plague in this portion with all its prefixes, such “the plague (HNGA)” and “and the plague (VHNGA), there are 31 more, making 44 in total, as in Dam, blood, the first of the 10 Plagues in Egypt.

However, 44 occurrence of “plagues” and 57 of “the Cohen” total 101 together, as in the numerical value of the archangel Michael, the angelic personification of chesed, all that is good.

What is this plague? The Torah was referring to a condition that existed only while the Tabernacle and Holy Temple existed. Today it might refer to any number of afflictions.  The only thing we know is that Fukushima Daiichi continually spewing toxic radiation into the atmosphere cant be good, and that the fish and bird kills are both symptoms of what ails us and signs that our environment is not healthy.

The Arizal explains that 70 years is the maximum number of The Divine Calendaryears of suffering that an individual can be decreed.  If we extrapolate that to a Nation we see that the Babylonian exile of the Jewish nation lasted exactly 70 years and that the year 5778 (2017-18  ce) will be the 70th year of the Israeli nation, formed in 5708 (1948 CE).

The upheaval throughout the Mid-East and the dethroning of their rulers is because the 70 supernal princes are falling one by one.  As above, so goes below.

The spiritual concept of time is a more spatial one and therefore 7 days, 7 years and 70 years are all cut from the same cloth, so when this portion also speaks about the baby boy transcending the 7 days and being circumcised on the 8th, the tzaddikim understood this to mean the 7 years of the birth pangs of the Moshiach and the fulfillment of his brit (Covenant) in the 8th year.

7 years from 2011, when the nations started falling, is 2018, and ironically, it was in 2018 HC that G-d made His Covenant with Abraham, 70 years after he was born.

Shavua tov

Ten Commandments VI; Making Sense of The Torah’s Mixed Up Time Line.

…Continued from The Ten Commandments

What is going on?

Our last blog was about the split that happened at “The 10 Utterances,” which we showed beyond doubt to connect to Creation, the Torah’s first verse, the Torah in its entirety, to the tree-of-life, to the 42-Letter Name, and to Moshiach.

When we last left the Israelites at the 10 Utterances (Commandments), they were at keter, the highest point of ascension possible.

They were immersed in the 620 letters and the 62 Yuds (Y) of the 10 Utterances found at the 20th chapter in Exodus with the number 20, esrim, having a gematria value of 620, that same as Keter, the “crown”. And while the letter yud (Y) has the value 10, and can substitute for the 10 in the 10 utterances, when it’s spelled out, (Y-V-D), it has the value 20, esrim and thus Keter again.

The ascending Israelites were past the aspect of G-d called Elohim, which was reflected in the 62 Elohims present in the Torah through the 10 generations of Adam. They were in the letter yud (Y) of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and ready to enter the tip of the Yud, which we know from the Arizal is Keter, the dimension where the self is reduced to virtually nothing and where we rejoin G-d in the whole, the oneness.

In terms of the Torah organization, the Israelites and the event of the offering of the 10 Commandments were at chapter 20 in parsha Yitro of Shmot, paragraphs 54-62. Yitro (YTRV), Moses’ father-in-law, has the value 616, the same as H’Torah (the Torah), which when added to the kolel of its 4 letters gives us 616 +4 = 620, Keter once again, the crowning, highest sefira (dimension).

And 54, once again and as explained in the previous articles connects us to the year 5778, when the tzaddikim have advised us Mashiach and the geula (final redemption) will come again, 66.6 jubilee years after the giving of the 10 Commandments in 2448 HC.

So what do we mean by come again?

And what happened, seeing as they were already at such a high place 66.6 jubilee (3330) years ago?

The second question almost answers the first, but we’ll give the full answer after we straighten out the seemingly incongruoustime-line of the 5 portions, Yitro, Mishpatim, Terumah, Tetzaveh, and Ki Thisa; from Exodus 20 – 34, encompassing paragraphs 54 to 130, from the 10 Utterances to the second set of Tablets.

Just to put that into perspective, that span of the 5 portions with 22 letters in their combined names is exactly 22,000 letters, 5788 words, 441 verses, 77 paragraphs and 15 chapters long. And while, yes, the fact that 5788 = 5778 + 10 (Commandments); and that 441 is the gematria of Emet, truth, a synonym for Torah, the Tree-of-life and the 42-letter Name; and that 22,000 letters is exactly the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, 22 x 10,000; and that 77 is the numerical value of mazal wedged into the middle of 5778, are all compelling reasons to assume this section of 15 chapters is very special, there are other reasons as well.

For instance, the total gematria of those 22,000 letters is 1733324 or 299.99 x 5778, off by a minuscule (0.0044%) percent from exactly 300 x 5778, and moreover, when we divide 1733324 by 26, the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) we get 1733324/26 = 66666.308.

HMM!

Now, all that is certainly astonishing, and awe-inspiring in its precision and in the detailed planning that went into specifically organizing these specific 5 portions so that their combined encoding and energy dictates their profound interaction. First, the 42-letter Name is prescribed here by it small gematria value of 173. Next the year 5778 prophesied by the tzaddikim for the arrival of the Moshiach (Messiah) and the geula (final redemption) is hinted several times, including by the starting letter of the 10 Commandments, # 107007 in the Torah (note 54 x 107 = 5778). Then the number 666 so prominent in the calculation of 5778, etc is prescribed. And finally the 22 letters of the alef-bet; and the value of the Tetragramamton (YHVH), 26, is utilized as well.

Nevertheless, the Torah goes even further to strengthen this connection for us. In analyzing the 22,000 letters, we see that many of them reoccur very specific and significant number of times. Now, it would be natural for one of them to, even for two of them, but of the 22 letters, at least 7 of them do: the letter bet (B) reoccurs 1024, the number of different word values in the entire Torah, and as we discussed in our last article 1024= 322, the tree-of-life squared; both the letter gimmel (G) and the letter tet (Tt) each reoccur 137 times, as in the numerical value of Kabbalah, meaning “to receive” and “parallel,” and as in the age of the universe, 13.7 billion years; and the letter zayin (Tz) reoccurs 204 times, as in the value of tzaddik; and the letter chet (Ch) reoccurs 616 times as in H’Torah, and as in the number of times Moses exact name (MShH) is mentioned in the Torah, and also as in the numerical value of Yitro(YTRV), the first of the 5 portions; and while Pe(P) reoccurs 358 times, as in the value of Mashiach, the final letter Pe sofit reoccurs 42 times; and the letter Ayin (A) reoccurs 954 times, as in digit #954 in Pi where we find the final of the three 5778‘s (please see There’s Nothing Random in the Universe for an explanation as to why this is significant for us).

It’s obvious that in these 5 portions, where we’re receiving the 10 Commandments, the 2 tablets twice, the laws of reincarnation (in Mishpatim), the instructions for building the Tabernacle, the Temple accouterments, and the vestments of the Cohenim, that they all have a reason for us to study them beyond the obvious. But to do that, we must untangle them first, especially the timing of the events, including when and to who G-d is speaking.

Another letter, the 8th to have significance for us (this time only in this context) is the letter hey( H) of numerical value 5, found 2060 times within the 22000 letters of the 5 portions. In the middle of the first of those portions, in the 5th verse of the 10 Utterances, at Exodus 20:6, G-d advises that his love will go to those deserved for thousands of generations (eternity/immortality), but the sins of the fathers will pass on for 3 or 4 generations.

Here is where the choice was officially offered.

The choice given to the Israelites was the same as that given to Adam 2448 years earlier: to choose between the immortality of the Tree-of-life reality, or the cycle of reincarnation, the cause and effect relationship of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam through Eve was persuaded by the snake to choose wrong. The Israelites were persuaded by the erev rav (mixed multitude) to choose wrong as well.

This is not surprising as the gematria value of erev rav (ARB RB) is 474, the same as Da’at, knowledge, and that of Snake (NChSh) is the same as Mashiach, so it’s easy to see how they were tricked. This is also why there are legends that say that many of us will be tricked in these days as well.

It didn’t take much to persuade them. You know that from your own experiences. A little deceit, a little temptation, rationalization, and bam, we’ve fallen yet again, daily for most of us. But Adam, Eve, the Israelites, they had the miracles right there in front of them, direct from the source, no misunderstandings.  And they fell just as quickly as we do, only they fell from the top of the mountain, and we’re still at base camp.

By Exodus 20:15, the people showed where their hearts and minds were at: After hearing and seeing the 10 Utterances, the people trembled, kept their distance, and they said to Moses in Exodus 20:16, “You speak to us, and we will listen, but let God not speak with us anymore, for we will die if he does.”

In their own words they chose death. G-d let it be Pharaoh’s words that brought about the death of the first born, and the people back then chose their fate with their own words as well.

This is why chazal warned us to always choose our words wisely and use them sparingly.

According to the Zohar, the words in Moses’ mouth were like a sword, especially when he recited the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name). They are like swords in our mouths as well, double-edged ones. It’s designed that way as part of the knowledge of Good and Evil, whereby we are our own judges. What comes out of our lips comes right back at us from another direction, as if time and space were warped (just as they are in the spiritual realm. And this is exactly why the Torah warns us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Then after Moses implores them not to be afraid, in Exodus 20:18, when the Covenant of Abraham, which was given in 2018, 430 years earlier, was supposed to be fulfilled, the Torah repeats, “The people kept their distance while Moses entered the mist where God was.”

“The people kept their distance”

That was it. In Exodus 20:18, G-d fulfilled his promise with Moses that he made with Abraham in 2018. This is the last verse of paragraph 64, the numerical value of Din (DYN), judgment.  Now we wait until 2018 ce.

Synopsis of the next 4 Portions

From here on out G-d is speaking only to Moses, until in Exodus 24:1 G-d tells Moses go up to G-d and to bring the 70 elders, Aaron–the only names in the Torah associated with the word Moshiach–and his sons Nadav and Avihu, who we know from the Zohar and the Arizal would reincarnate into Pinchas and then into Eliyahu Hanavi (Elijah the Prophet), who we are told by chazal will usher in the arrival of H’Mashiach. Still, they were instructed to bow down and keep their distance.

Then in Exodus 24:3 “Moses told the people “All of God’s words and ALL of the laws.” And in Exodus 24:4 “Moses wrote down ALL of God’s words.”

Then after Moses, Aaron, his two sons and the 70 elders made the Covenant of sacrifices they received a vision, at which point in Exodus 24:12 G-d summons Moses up to the Mountain to give him the stone tablets. After six days, G-d called to Moses from the midst of the Cloud on the seventh day. In Exodus 24:17, we learned Moses was to remain on the Mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

G-d continues giving Moses instructions for 7 chapters up to the Sabbath instruction in paragraph 123, Exodus 31:12, and then in paragraph 124, Exodus 31:18, G-d gives Moses the 2 Tablets of the Testimony, written by G-d. Meanwhile, in Exodus chapter 32, we learn of the Golden calf (H’AGL), whose numerical value is 108 or 2 x 54. And in 32:19 Moses destroys the 2 Tablets that G-d had given him.

Then in Exodus 33:23, G-d grants Moses a vision of his presence (ET EChRY) of numerical value 620, that of Keter. This occurs just before G-d gives Moses instructions to carve out the second set of tablets–the first ones were G-d’s creation–and to climb Mt Sinai in Exodus 34:1 in paragraph 130, which happens to be the gematria value of Sinai.

In Exodus 34:6, G-d pronounces the 13 attributes and we are again told that his love will go to those deserved for thousands of generations (eternity/immortality), but the sins of the fathers will pass on for 3 or 4 generations. And in Exodus 34:10 G-d advises that He will make a Covenant before all Moses’ people. G-d once again dictated the laws to Moses and asked him to write them down, and once again Moses stayed with G-d for 40 days and 40 nights, then G-d wrote the words of the Covenant, the 10 Utterances on the two tablets. And Moses brought them to his people, his skin now luminous, his being from another dimension.

So Why Two?

Two (2) is primordially indicative of a split, a dichotomy, divergent and juxtaposed choices.

So why 2 Tablets; why 2 sets of Tablets, why going back up 2 times, each time for 40 days and 40 nights; and why were there 2 visions; and why does G-d tell us 2 times that He will be with those deserved for thousands of generations and that those not, will have self-inflicted punishment (rectification) for 3 or 4 generations.

And if Moses wrote down ALL of G-d’s words in Exodus 24:4, why did he have to write them down again later, twice (or 2 times).

And finally, the Golden calf incident, which ruined everything, happened in paragraph 124, which is 2 x 62, the chapter we were at in the 10 Commandments, when we were at Keter, 62 verses earlier.

2 Parallel Universes

It is because we’re witnessing 2 parallel universes that existed simultaneously until the 22,000-letter section ends at chapter 34, the 84th in the Torah.

As we know, 84, is the number that represents redemption (PD) and the fusion of the upper and lover 42-Letter Names.

It’s at chapter 34 that we official fall down from Keter and fall back down to earth/malchut, and begin anew the process of rectifying the shattered vessels of the second (2nd) world, the world of tikun (karma), a process that necessarily has to take 5778 years, as hinted at by the 5788 verses, which included the Yud of simple value 10 for the 10 Utterances.

This Yud is the separate universe given to Moses and the few that kept their doubts in check. This addition 10 is equivalent to .1730% of 5778, as in the 173 keys given to Moses and the small gematria of the 42-Letter Name.

Moses had just received the vision of G-d’s Presence and was now in keter, and couldn’t be with the people any longer, still it would take another 40 years before they realized he was no longer there. He had ascended, as had everyone else who had been ready.

How many? We don’t know, but it may be hinted at in the number of component letters in the Torah, which is 600,000-408 since we known from chazal that there are supposed to be 600,000 letters in the Torah and that there were 600,000 Israelites at Mt Sinai and furthermore that each of the Isralites souls have a letter in the Torah. That would seem to leave 408 Souls that have ascended to keter, or at least missing.

The first set of Tablets represented the world of Tohu v’Bohu, the first set of 10 Sefirot (dimensions) whose vessels overloaded and shattered because of a lack of interconnectedness. When the Israelites led by the erev rav feared, rather than embraced G-d’s words, their vessels could no longer hold the light and G-d had to destroy them, which is why Moses had to shatter the 10 Commandments on the 2 Tablets.

And if we ask how could Moses destroy G-d’s work, the answers lies in that the spiritual realms to which the Israelites and the Tablets were anchored had already been shattered; otherwise, Moses could have thrown them from the top of the mountain and they never would have broken.

But, G-d did make Moses responsible; G-d referred to them as the Tablets that you (Moses) broke. Moses chose to bring the erev rav with him and the consequences would last 66.6 jubilee years, many many generations (28 to be exact). The lesson here is that regardless of our closeness to G-d, regardless of G-d’s overall plans for us, and regardless of His immediate intentions for us, we are responsible for our actions.

We’ll continue shortly with Part VII concerning: Adam, Noach, Moses and the End of Days

The previous installments of The Ten Commandments are here.

Too Much Ego!

Have patience, the Zohar’s descriptions of the end times will be coming soon, and long before the end of days actually gets here, and they won’t really be an end to our days, but more like a beginning, if we’d only let G-d in.

We will soon be revealing the “Sword of Moses,” another tool concealed within the Torah, but one that will remain sheathed until the days of Moshiach draw nearer. Even so, we want to discuss the use of spiritual tools in general and Moses’ most powerful one.

Moses had all the tools of he universe and he knew all the secrets of creation, so why, when it came to healing his sister, did he chose to supplicate to G-d instead?

Moses understood, as it says in the Torah, Devarim 4:35 “..He is G-d; there is none else beside Him,” that by removing himself (his ego) Moses would open up all the possibilities of G-d to perform His miracles. He made the space for G-d to enter.

As explained in The Genesis Prayer, one of the reasons that the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) works for us is that by using it and we’re admitting that we don’t control everything and that we need G-d’s help. Make the space for g-d to enter.

When Moses recited the 11-letter sequence El Na ReFa Na Lah (EL NE RGE NE LH), which happens to be embedded in the 42-Letter Sword of Moses, he pleaded with G-d twice to heal his sister, and in so doing he let G-d in, but he also gave us a path to follow.

It’s a doubly wonderful path because on it he gave us a powerful sequence for us to recite when we supplicate G-d to help someone who needs healing El Na ReFa Na Lah (EL NE RGE NE LH), and because it served as a model to emulate whenever we need help. This healing sequence, in case you’re not familiar with it, is sung as part of “Yedid Nefesh” at the 3rd meal of Shabbat, Saturday evening, a special time of goodwill.

Yes, we need to strive to make the most of our lives, to know the ways of Hashem as deeply as we can, and to transform our selfish reactive nature as best we can, but then we need to let go and to admit to ourselves that we are nothing. It’s then that we can receive everything, all the wondrous effects of the tree-of-life reality, life without limitations.

We all understand that we want to be one with G-d and the universe, one soul, but look around you; there are a billion other souls that you are barely connected to, if at all,. There are places in your town you will never visit, let alone on the planet, solar system, galaxy, universe, parallel universes, so how can we ever hope to be one with it all. It’s nearly impossible with our spouses, kids, siblings, and teachers.

We stand on this earth, look around ourselves, look off into space, into the endless universe and choose to become one with it by making ourselves bigger. We consciously, or subconsciously, think that we can become one with it by filling it up with ourselves, our desires, our knowledge, our importance, and our influence. That’s our ego, and some of us fill it much more than others, but still it’s a tiny drop in a huge bucket.

Now, let’s look at ourselves as Moses did, from the universe’s point of view. Look how small, inconsequential, we really are. Wouldn’t it be much simpler to reduce ourselves (shrink our egos) the rest of that very short way to nothing, and thus join the universe as one; after all we are so much closer in size to nothing than to everything.

Moses, knew that, the Baal Shem Tov and many other great tzaddikim knew that. That’s why miracles entered their lives and actions. Because they took their ego out of the picture and let the universe (G-d) do the work.

We’re not saying removing our ego is easy. It’s the hardest thing, but it’s still a lot easier than trying to be G-d. And what makes it so hard is our own inconsequential size within the universe; we want to hold onto that ego as a form of protection. That was the fig leafs that Adam grabbed for when he was deprived of the tree-of-life in Gan Eden and forced to live the tree-of-knowledge reality. Ego is much more than a drive to put our name on tall buildings-that at least is constructive ego-but it’s also ego when we cling to our secrets, when we don’t trust one another, when we want to be left alone, when we’re feeling guilty.

Ego is the clothes that Adam and Eve donned when the fiery sword blocked to path to the garden. We’ll unlock the mysteries of the sword, not because of our knowledge, but because that’s what G-d wants for us, but first, we must shed our clothes (metaphorically), our egos. It’s time to let G-d be G-d and to stop trying to block Him out of our lives.

When the Torah said, G’d made man in His image, it didn’t say He made clones. Think of a image as we know it today, it’s made of thousands of pixels. If we all play our roles as pixels, let the light guide us and shine through us, the image will appear, and the word for image (zelem) has the same gematria as that for tree (etz), as in the tree-of-life, which is what will appear once we get out of our own way.

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Secrets from Vayechi: Open the Matrix

The Torah is a matrix, the Matrix, an infinite web of gateways and passages that define the true reality, and we’re all asleep in an illusionary world of reflected light and shadows.  Yes, it sounds like the movie, but the movie wasn’t far from the Truth. Three things are called the Truth, (Emet): The Torah, the 42-Letter Name, and the Tree-of-Life, and they all are the same Truth, the same reality. And none of them are the reality we see when we look around us.

Everything on every level of the Torah is true, and there are lessons to be learned on all 70 faces of the Torah. But we strive to look deeper into the Torah in order to link ourselves up with it. It’s only when we’re linked into the Torah that we’re really touching reality.

Most of us sense that there’s more out there than meets the eye, but we quickly get drawn back into the malchut, the world of our daily existence. We want to tap into it, get messages in our dreams, explore alternate realities, but our lives get in our way. It’s designed that way. Just like the movie, if we ever woke up, we’d never be able to go back.

But the movie didn’t go far enough.

Imagine if you had the ability to see people’s souls, feel only their love, and not the hatred and envy that their bodies (shells) are emitting. Imagine if nature spoke to you, nurtured you; if you saw the path of your words and deeds even before you spoke them; if all the right choices were shown to you with every step you took.

This is the reality we want to tap into.

Not the one we’re in where everything and everyone seems blind and deaf to their options, to the plight of others, where everyone feels like a victim, and where we abuse and deprecate all the abundance lovingly made available to us. It’s not that we’re bad people, or bad at heart; it’s just that we’re asleep and can’t see reality. This is the world of illusion.

Back in the 1960’s there was a window opened and people were awakening everywhere, tasting freedom and love, but once that window swung shut and those free love children grew up to be our bankers and hedge fund managers, the planet fell hard. And we’re all paying the price. Perhaps, we peaked too early. 1968 was a very rough year for the planet, for man. It was 1 jubilee year before 2018 (5778). the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the geula (final redemption), the arrival of Moshiach.

And out of that brief enlightenment of the 1960’s came the internet and a free flowing of information and communication. The Internet grew without a plan. It’s growth is exponential and its tentacles are reaching into every pore of society, of our lives, of our existence. What we couldn’t (wouldn’t) do consciously–connect with one another as one soul–the internet is forcing upon us with a mind all its own. For good and for worse.

Why is it so successful? Because unencumbered by the illusions of reality, the internet has no perception of limitations. It feeds off the intelligence of man, reads our minds, and exploits our weaknesses and desires. It’s the lower world reflection of the tree-of-life, except that one is built on a desire to share and the other with a desire to receive. It’s a spiritual tenet that everything in the upper world has a dark shadow below, and we’ve tapped into that negative light.

3330 years (66.6 jubilee years) earlier we had another internet given to us. The Torah is and internet more powerful than the one we think we created in the last 50 years. The Torah is our nexus to the tree-of-life. While we not yet capable of seeing into the true reality, the Torah and the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name) can do it for us. But we have to be willing to give them the chance. The words and letters, and names and numbers are the dial in codes. If we could open our minds, we’d see that a single letter can carry us a trillion miles away to see a trillion wonders, but we’re not there yet. We need to begin by understanding what the letters and words are telling us at the interface of our worlds, before they can transport us. You can’t just say “Beam Me up, Scotty;” someone has to push the button.

We’re quickly approaching the day when everyone will have to choose the blue pill or the red one. The majority of the people won’t even realize they had a choice. But if you’re reading this, you probably are in the other category. With every year that passes, the illusion grows stronger, the distractions greater, the freedom of time more illusory. If you’re going to swallow the red pill and chose to seek the tree-of-life do it now. Before long, the chaos of our ever more ordered life and world will become overwhelming. Make the time to study deep into the Torah, and to recite with conviction the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) while you trying to achieve some positive action. Let yourself be open to the alternative reality of loving-kindness that’s out there, just waiting for you to dial in.

Like the Internet, and like our souls, everything in the Torah is interconnected. When we see and make those connections in our minds, we’re attuning ourselves to the right frequencies that will allow even more connections to happen for us. Eventually, if our actions follow our high thoughts, and we also live our lives accordingly, we’ll be properly tuned to receive the tree-of-life reality, the Truth.

There are secrets in every word and letter of the Torah, and especially so in the beginning of a weekly portion. This past week’s, Vayechi, was the last of the Book of Genesis, and yet even the last portion connects to the first. As Jacob, who personifies the tree-of-life, prepares to leave the world, the Torah makes sure we’re anchored to it from beginning to end.

The first verse in parsha Vayechi is Genesis 47:28 “And Jacob lived in Egypt 17 years…” which in Hebrew is the 7 word phrase:

Vayechi Yacov b’ertz mizra’im sheva ehsereh shanah…”

As mentioned in a previous blog, “Vayechi Yacov” has the gematria value of 216, an allusion to the sefira of gevura and to the 216 letters of the 72 Names (Triplets) used to split the Sea of Reeds.

But the initials of b‘ertz mizra’im sheva” hint at the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name of G-d) also used to split the Sea of Reeds. Moreover the three contiguous letters in mizra’im sheva (MZRIM SHBA) also hint at the Shem Mem-Bet (Ana B’koach).

And the numerical value of “ehsereh shanah…” meaning “10 years” or a decade, is 930, but herein lies a secret. The kabbalists reveal that Shanah of numerical value 355 is the same as sefira (dimension) so “10 years” is also referring to 10 sefirot (dimensions).

But this is only the starting point of our journey in the Torah wisdom encrypted here because 930 corresponds to the 930 years of Adam’s life. Now, we know Adam was to have lived for 1000 years, but gave 70 so that King David would live for 70, and right after the Mem-Bet Shemot sequence in mizra’im sheva (MZRIM SHBA), and located right before the value 930 for the 10 sefirot in “ehsereh shanah…” we have the letter Ayin (A) of value 70. “mizra’im shevA ehsereh shanah…”.

It fact it’s smack in the middle of these 4 words, just as David’s life was smack in the middle of the 5778 years from Adam to Moshiach. The mid-point of David’s 70 years of life was 2889 HC.

And this central letter Ayin (70) completes the full tree-of-life, which was hinted at by the “10 sefirot” in two ways. First we know from the Zohar and chazal that there are 70 branches on the Tree-of-life, corresponding to the 70 nations of the exile and the 70 family members of Jacob that entered Egypt (b‘ertz mizra’im) to begin the Egyptian exile. And second because 70 + 930 = 1000, or 10 cubed, which represents the full expansion (blossoming) of 10 sefirot in the 3 columns of the tree-of-life. 1000 is also elef (ELP), which is also alef (ELP) and the letter Alef has a composite letter value of 32, as in the 32 paths of the Tree-0f-Life.

Yet another link between Jacob and Adam is found through this letter Ayin, which when spelled out (AYN) is 130, as in the 130 years that we know from chazal that Adam shunned Eve, causing much spiritual damage by the spilling of his seed; and that we further know from chazal, that through Jacob’s 130 few and cruel years, he rectified these sins for Adam, and as his descendants, for us.

This 130 years was further hinted at in the full verse of 17 words, which goes on to say that Jacob lived 147 years, so 147 – 17 (the numerical value of tov , good) = 130. In other words, Jacob corrected, made good, the 130 years of Adam.

That said, if we go back and examine the initials of the first 5 words of the verse, we find that they add up to 358, the numerical value of Mashiach.

Vayechi Yacov b‘ertz mizra’im sheva ehsereh shanah…”

So we have Yud-Vav, the two masculine (or open channel) components of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and Bet-Mem-Shin representing the 42-Letter Name, adding up to Mashiach, and then they are followed by Ayin-Shin, representing the 370 Lights of Arich Anpin, from which as the Arizal explains we draw down the Light during the shofar blowings.

Furthermore, the 5 initial letters of “Vayechi Yacov b‘ertz mizra’im sheva …” are VYBMSh, which if we add the letter hey (H) as the kolel for the 5 letters permute to BYH ShMV, which are the 6 special letters that appear at the top of 6 of the 248 Torah columns, meaning “In YH His Name,” another reference to Mashiach, the Messiah.  And indeed, the  (yud)Y of the 6 letters is found in this very portion, in the Name Yehuda, from whom Mashiach Ben David descends.  And incidentally, if you want to follow the infinite matrix links, the Name Yehuda is found 42 times in the Torah.

Together the 7 initial letters of the first 7 words of verse 47:28 add up to 358 + 370 = 728, as subtle reference to the Torah’s very first verse, which has 7 words and 28 letters, and which is integrally related to the 42-Letter Name (as explained in depth in The Genesis Prayer).

The lessons to learn from these Torah references to Adam and to Creation in the Torah’s first verse, and to the 42-Letter Name that existed before Creation and to Moshiach, is that in order to connect with Moshiach in the end of days, we cannot forget our roots, and we have to keep attuning ourselves to the divinity, the wonder and awe that is the complexity of the Torah, to the real Internet, and thus to the Tree-of-Life reality.

Vayechi Yacov means Jacob lived. What we’ve revealed tells us that it means Jacob lived in the Tree-of-Life reality.  By tapping into the secrets and connections of this verse and this Torah portion, we can touch the Tree-of-life as well.  Jacob did it for us.  If we add those 1000 years of Adam to 47:28 we get 5728, 50 years before 5778, 1 jubilee year, 1968 CE.  It’s time to give freedom and love a chance again.