The 3 Columns of History.

The Torah always presents information to us with great built in redundancy, so it’s not the Torah’s fault if we’re slow on the uptake.  For example, did you ever wonder why there were 70 family members who entered Egypt and began the 210 years of exile there while they grew to 600,000? Or why Moses and his siblings had to pass the Torah on to 70 Elders before it could be given to the people, also 600,000 at the time. And you probably didn’t realize that Noah’s sons had 70 named descendants in the Torah, which eventually populated the world.

Ok, so what?

So if the Torah is expressing a distinctive pattern, it’s our  obligation to try and figure out why, what he message is. This is the Sod Torah, the secret chambers of the Torah that house the deepest wisdom.

The pattern:

Noach (1) – his 3 sons – 70 descendants

Adam (1) – 3 Patriarchs – 70 family members

G-s (1) – 3 Moses/Aaron/Miriam – 70 Elders

1 -3 -70

1

3

70

The Tree-of-life comes to mind right away:

Keter

Binah –  Da’at – Chochma

Gevurah -Chesed

Tiferet

Hod -Netzach

Yesod

Malchut

thus:

1 (Keter)

3 Upper Sefirot

70 Subsefirot of 7 sefirot of Zeir Anpin/Malchut

By the way, the 70 sub-sefirot are naturally bundled this way; it wasn’t some convenient arrangement of ours.

Then, of course, there is 137, the numerical gematria value of Kabbalah, meaning both to receive and also parallel, as in parallel meaning and parallel universe.

As my friend Mordechai pointed out, 1-3-70 is also 1370 as in the 1370 that Chazal tells us the Moslems were to rule over the Jews in merit of their forefather Ishmael (10 years for each of the 137 of his life), which incidentally ended on June 8th, 2002, 1370 years after the death of Mohammad in 632 CE.

Then there is 1 x 3 x 70 = 210 years of exile in Egypt.

Of course, Keter is 1, but it’s also 100 and 100 + 70 + 3 = 173, as in the 173 keys that the Zohar tells us G-d gave to Moses to access Heaven, and allusion to the small gematria value of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, 173.

Let’s put that aside for the moment and see where the 3 column structure of the Tree-of-life takes us. The Arizal explains that all history is based on cycles of the coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut (in it’s most simplistic form, Heaven and Earth).  These cycles include the 3 times of the day (corresponding to the 3 sets of daily prayers); the 7 days of the weeks; 12 months in a year He further states that in the grand cycle, the destruction of the Second Temple in 3830 HC heralded the end of the coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, which will reoccur in the time of the Third Temple. Interestingly, the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, and the first Temple was destroyed in 3338 HC, or -422 CE, which is germane because 422 is the gematria value of the word seventy (70).

Now, since the 2nd of the 3 periods (columns) of history ended in 3830, if this first 2 periods were split down the middle, each would be 1915 years long.  I haven’t found any biblical events that match the year 1915, but Abraham was born 33 years later in 1948.

And similarly, 3830 + 1915 (or alternatively 1915 x 3 periods) = 5745 (1985 CE), which is 33 years before 5778, the year prophesied by Rav Ashlag, etc. for the geula (final redemption) and the arrival of Moshiach and the 3rd Tree-of-life opportunity.

Nevertheless, we know that the 70 years of King David’s life is tied into the  whole Mashiach calendar and that the midpoint of his life in 2889 HC is exactly halfway between Adam (0) and Moshaich in 5778 HC, and so we should see see how his life compares with the 3 periods of 1915 years. As it happens, half way between the first 1915 year period and the the second at 3830 is the year 2872 and half of 33 years later is 2889, alternatively David was born 33/2 years before 2872 in 2854 HC.

So why the 33 years?

Is it because it’s 1/3 of 100 (keter)? Or because it’s 1 more than the 32 Paths of Wisdom (Tree-of-life).  Or is it something deeper, some link/path/gateway that G-d wants us to find on our own. After all, the square root of 33 is 57.45, as in 3 x 1915 = 5745.

Couldn’t be, right? Square roots factoring into G-d’s Divine calendar?

Well, maybe, considering that the square root of 1370 = 37.01, and the gematria value of the 42-Letter Name is 3701. And speaking of the 42-Letter Name, whose small gematria value if you recall was 173, the square root of 3 is 1.73.

Nevertheless, 33 is 2/3 or .666 of the 50-year biblical jubilee year, which the Torah commands us (starting back in 2448 HC at Mt Sinai) to count, until the arrival of Moshiach 3330 (66.6 jubilee) years later.

Now the Divine Calendar is so designed so that Abraham would be born in 1948 HC, and Israel would become a nation in 1948 CE and that 1948 years after the destruction of the Second Temple in 3830, we’d get the 3rd opportunity for the Tree-of-life reality in 5778, which is 2018 CE, 70 years after Israel became a nation, just as it was 70 years after Abraham was born in 1948, that G-d made his Covenant with Abraham (in 2018 HC).

But if that isn’t enough, it was also so designed so that the square root of the year the First Holy Temple was destroyed, 3338 is 57.78, and moreover that the square root of 5778 is 76.0 and 76.6 jubilee years is 3830, when the Second Holy Temple was destroyed.

So G-d had a plan for us all along, and a time table, a very specific one it seems, down to the square roots, so let’s take another look at the 1-3-70 progression. And it turns out that the sum of their respective square roots is 11.1, as in the numerical value of the 1st Hebrew Letter, Alef (ELP), 111, which leads us back to 1 (One). But as for the progression and the cyclical coupling of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the Arizal explains that the 600,000 Jewish souls at Mt Sinai can trace their soul root back through the 70 members through the 12 sons through the 3 Patriarchs to Adam, meaning:

600,000/70/12/3 = 238.095

and

238.095 = 1/42

=

The atomic weight of

Uranium238

These are just a few of the secrets revealed in just one of the Torah’s many chambers.  But buried beneath this chamber of history is another chamber, with deeper secrets, with clues to the 4th Period of History, he one to come.  We’ll open the seal on that chamber in our next post…

Ezra

Let’s Count the Omer, but what are we really counting?

Our revelations last year,  about the Omer we’re pretty startling, but one simple piece of the puzzle had alluded us: why do we count it twice? One time by days and another by weeks.

As noted last year, since no light is ever lost, the sum of 49 days we count is equivalent to the sum of the digits 1-49, which is 1225. But each weekly cycle, like the 7 words and 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse from which the Ana B’koach is derived, is similarly counted and the sum of the 7 days counting (1-7) is similarly 28.

And if we apply the value 28 to each week’s counting and count the 7 weeks using the same principles as above and as was used repeatedly in the construction of the Torah, we get the sum of the 7 sums of the weekly cycles as  (28 + (28+28) + (28+28+28)…) or 28 squared, which is 784.

But what is revealed by this double counting that we do every year is 784 + 1225 = 2009, as in last year 2009  CE.

Now the day we don’t count, the final day, the completion of the Jubilee cycle, is the 50th day,  Shavuot,  the day we received the 10 utterances (Commandments) and thus the 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree of Life, 66.6 jubilee years ago (3330 years ago).

And adding the final 10 to 2009, gives us 2019, the year the tzaddikim indicate was slated all along for the final redemption.

Presented below is the in depth article published last year. The importance of 2009 and the distinguishing of the final 10 years to the geula (redemption) will become more apparent once you’ve read it (or reread it).

f 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.

Va’Etchanan: The Deepest Secrets Yet-The Prophecy

The Torah portion Vaethchanan is always read right after Tisha B’Av, the day of utter darkness that always portends to hold the greatest light as the promised birth date of Moshiach Ben David. Long before the Final Solution, the destruction of the Holy Temples and the incident of the spies all occurred on Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, Abraham, the Patriarch, explained that the month of Av was controlled by the Hebrew letters Caf(C) and Tet(Tt), which divided the month spiritually into the first 9 days as indicated by the numerical value of the letter Tet(Tt) and the subsequent 20 days as indicated by the value of the letter Caf(C) and to the expression of the crowning sefira (dimension) of Keter. And in this portion, we always read the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph, the 10 Commandments, and the prophecies of the end of days as laid out by Moses.

Referring to the portion of Chukath that we discussed in our article “The Book of the Wars of the Lord,” the act of Moses striking the ground twice instead of following G-d commandment to him “to speak to the cliff (rock)” and that the value of that phrase was 848, or twice that of Mashiach Ben David (424). And also that the reason he did that was to shorten the time span of the arrival of the Moshiach by half, from the 5778 years as denoted by the tzaddikim to 2889 years, which is the midpoint in King David’s life, because Moses knew how strong the negative side would be today and how difficult it would be for us to overcome it. Furthermore, the Torah hinted of this in the words “water from the rock,” which was what came directly from his action, in that this phrase’s numerical value is 345, that of Moses, whose completed spirit it is said will be our redeemer, our Moshiach, in the end of days.

Moses knew that the evil inclination, like red wine grows stronger with age, but as previously discussed the evil inclination has its age limit as well, which one reason why wine (YYN) has the numerical value of 70 and is also one of the reasons we fill the Kiddush cup to the brim and look into it: to see an end to our judgments and an end (a limit) to the evil forces at the end of the 70 years. Moses knew G-d’s timing was at the end of the 70 years period from when Israel became a nation in 5708 (1948 CE), but he wanted to move that timing up to the end of the 70 years of King David’s life when we’d all have a better chance given the strength and Wisdom of King David and his son King Solomon. Moses knew it wasn’t really going to happen, but worth a try given what he knew of our odds today. But what he did bring us at the end of David’s 70 years was the First Holy Temple.

We’ve discussed other reasons in other articles, but one of the reasons Moses knew this was that when Jacob was given the name Israel, the numerical value of 359 was added to that of the name Jacob (182), and Israel of numerical value 541 became the father of all the Israelites, and the value of the word Satan (359), code for the evil inclination, became embedded as our stumbling block. So if at the end of the 70 years, the value of Satan could be extracted from Israel, we’d be left with Jacob, who is Zein Anpin, and the natural order would be restored. As the word for “In Seventy (B’ShBAYM),” it has the numerical value 424, that of Moshiach Ben David, so we see what awaits us at the end of the 70 years if we truly desire it enough to work for it.

As you will see, all this ties into pasha Vaethchanan, which starts off with Moses praying 515 times to enter the promised land in order to bring Moshiach once and for all. We’ve discussed this in prior articles about his obeying G-d’s request of him to stop at 515, when the 516th time would have achieved his desired result, so we’ll only point out that 848 – 515 = 333, as in the 3330 years that would transpire from the Exodus from Egypt and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when we were first offered the Tree-of-Life reality to the year 5778, when Rav Yehuda HaLevi Ashlag (HaSulam) of blessed memory and tells us we will next be offered that opportunity.

The reason it was so telling that the essence of Jacob (Zeir Anpin) will return at the end of days is that the geula (final redemption) is all about the mating (reuniting) of the 6 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin with Malchut (our 10th sefirot/dimension), completing the circuitry, as it completes the 7 lower sefirot and restores the Tree-of-life structure/ reality back to its original state, before Adam chose the wrong tree or course for mankind.

We see this explained in the Zohar Vaethchanan 187- 190:

187: The Holy One, blessed be He, at the end of day, will return Israel to the holy land and gather them from exile. The end of days is that which is the last of the days,” and as Rav Ashlog explains, “[this is] Malchut, which is the last of the sefirot, called days.”

Section 187 continues to reiterate this and also explains part of the prophecy: “During the end of days Israel will suffer exile. This is what is meant by, ‘When you are in distress, and these things are come upon you, in the latter days’ (Devarim 4:30), and evil will befall you in the end of days’ (Devarim 31:29),” as we will discuss shortly. “Together with this end of days they receive punishment in exile. With it the Holy One, blessed be He, will wreak vengeances for Israel constantly…”

189: “Happy is the portion of he who sees him, [Moshiach], and happy is the portion of he who sees him not. Woe to him who shall be present when the great lion will demand to mate with his female, and more so when they will mate together,” which as Rav Aslog explains means, “Zeir Anpin with Malchut at the time of redemption.” The Zohar continues, “Of that hour it is written, ‘The lion has roared, who will not fear…’ (Amos 3:8)”

190: “Come and see, at first it is written, ‘He shall mightily roar because of His habitation’ (Yirmeyah 25:30). When Zeir Anpin will come out to receive his mate, Malchut, it is said, “The lion has roared, who will not fear’: “Adonai Elohim has spoken, who can but prophesy’ (Amos 3:8). At that time it is written, ‘then Hashem your Elohim will turn captivity’ (Devarim 30:3). What is meant by ‘turn’? [And he answers,] The Holy One, blessed be He, returns the congregation of Israel from exile, and the righteous returns to join its place….
And before we explain how Rav Ashlog derived the date of the final redemption as the year 5778, and why it is so, we need to see what the Zohar has to say in Vaetchanan 188:

“Once a shadow started to form at the beginning of the other day, as during the time when the Temple was destroyed when the shadow was about to be gathered. [When there will be] day and shadow, it will be the end of exile,” which Rav Ashlog explains means, “redemption will come when the shadow begins to emerge.” The Zohar continues, “The measure of that shadow is 6 thumbs long for the height of a man among men. This secret is remembered among the friends though the verse, ‘for we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow’ (Iyov 8:9), ‘for we are but yesterday,’ namely in exile; ‘and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow,’ which means the Holy One, blessed be He, wants the shadow and the day to rest upon the earth.”

To understand this, one must grasp that the Sun is Zeir Anpin, represented by the number 6, which coincides with the 6 thumbs and 6 feet of height of a man, but also that only the Sun, the giver of Light and life in our world, can create a shadow, and the temperature of the surface of the sun from which the light emanates is exactly 5778 K.

Neither Rav Ashlog 70 years ago, nor Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, 1900 years ago, nor Moses, 3330 years ago, knew about the temperature of the sun, yet they knew the date, the length of the shadow cast by the tree-of-Knowledge of good and evil over our world.

It’s important to understand that the 6 sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin, denoted by the number 6, can be expressed as 60, 600, 6000… or as 6, 66, 666… or even 6 x 6 x 6, depending on subtle interpretations of the sub-sefirot at each level.

As the Zohar implies here and more explicated elsewhere, the commonly thought date for the Moshiach and redemption is at the end of the 5th millennium, around the year 6000, or 6 x 1000. These 6 thousands correspond the 6 letter Alefs (E) of Creation, in other words in the Torah’s first verse. The letter Alef (E), the first in the Hebrew Alphabet, of numerical value 1, is spelled ELP, which has a numerical value of 111, and as the Arizal explains, it also spells out the word Elef (ELP), meaning 1000, thus the 6 Alefs of Creation equal 6, 666, and 6000 respectively, all representative of Zeir Anpin.

Just so we know, every 1000 years is 1/1730702 of 5778, which makes perfect sense since the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse come right out of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, whose small gematria value is 173 and 702 remainder is the numerical value of the word Shabbat, which is the malchut or final level, so that each 1000 years stretches from keter to machut.

Now, the 3rd word of the Torah is the Name of G-d Elohim, which is representative of the Malchut aspect of G-d, that of nature following its course. The last concept to understand is that Zeir Anpin is divided into an upper 1/3 and a lower 2/3, which while simple is really so complex that the Arizal has spent volumes on it, but today we confine ourselves to the simple understanding that 1/3 =.333… and 2/3 = .666…

So with that stated, we can examine the Length of the Shadow as Rav Ashlag witnessed it: Applying the 3 column tree-of-life structure to the 6000 year period (or 6 Alefs) we see that it breaks down to 3 iterations of 2/3.

6000 x .666 = 4000

4000 x .666 = 1333…

1333 x .666 = 444…

5778

As Rav Ashlag specifically pointed out, the final 2/3 period began with the death of the Arizal himself in (4000+1333) or 5333.

But we should also note that the digits in 4000, 1333, and 444 = 4+0+0+0+1+3+3+3+4+4+4 = 26, the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). Couldn’t be coincidental, could it?

Before examine further this divine equation (time-frame) in the 3-column structure let’s go back to the Torah portion Vaetchanan and the chapter where many of the prophecies are given, Devarim 4. As a clue to the connection to Moses’ pleas and actions of striking the rock twice on our behalf in order to bring Moshiach earlier than the proscribed divine time frame, this is chapter is the 515th chapter in the Torah, and there are four phrases within this chapter of numerical value 848, including one at Devarim 4:40 “A long time in the land that God your Lord [is giving you for all time],” but we’ll get into Moses prophecies a little later.

In that same verse, Devarim 4:40, Moses uses the words “All time,” referring to the land that God our Lord is giving us for all time. “All time “kol h’yamim” is spelled in Hebrew CL HYMYM, which breaks down to kol (all) of numerical value 50, representing the 50 gates of Binah the Biblical jubilee year (50-years long), and the word value 50 is coupled with “the time” or “the days” h’yamim (HYMYM), which with the kolel of 1 has the numerical value of 666. Thus together they give us 50 x 66.6 jubilee years= 3330 years, which, as we’ve said, is the exact period of time from the first exodus and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when the tree-of-life was last offered to us in 2448 to the year 5778, which the tzaddikim have long known will be the next cosmic window for the Tree-of-life reality.

And not coincidentally, in the very next chapter, the 516th chapter, coinciding with the 516 times that Moses needed to pray/plea to enter the promised land and bring in the Tree-of-life, we have the retelling of the 10 Commandments (Utterances).

But back to the divine 3-column equation:

6000 x .666 = 4000

4000 x .666 = 1333…

1333 x .666 = 444…

5778

4000 = 6 x 666…years; 1333 = 2 x 666…years ; and 444 = 2/3 x 666…. years for a total of 6 + 2 + 2/3 or 8 2/3 x 666 years. And going back to the seed of Creation, we see that the numerical value of the first 8 and 2/3 letters of the Torah (BREShYT BRE) is 1115.6, which magnificently coincides with the 115.6 jubilee years from the dawn of time (Adam) to the year 5778.

Moreover, when we take the figure of 66.6 jubilee years into account, rather than the generic 666, this divine 3-column structure also gives us:

4000 = 60 x 66.6…years; 1333 = 20 x 66.6…years ; and 444 = 6.666 x 66.6…. years

for a total of 86.666 x 66.6 years, and since 86 is the numerical value of Elohim, the 3rd and very next word after (BREShYT BRE), and since Elohim is the Name of G-d associated with the sefira (dimension) of Malchut, and since as discussed, 666 represents Zeir Anpin, we find that the 3-column structure of the divine equation not only brings the first 2/3 (Bereshit bre) of the first 3 words of the Torah together with the last 1/3 of those first 3 words (Elohim), but it couples (mates) Zeir Anpin with Malchut in the year 5778, as indicated in the Zohar would happen at the time of the final redemption.

As an aside, and keep in mind that the revealing phrase “all time” was in Devarim 4:40, the gematria sofit value of those first 3 words is 1776, as in the year of the formation of the United States and as in 1 more that the total value of the 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, 1775. We’ve covered the US role in the grand scheme of things in previous articles and also President Obama’s role as our 44th President and how that relates to the 10 plagues, whose first plague has the numerical value of 44 and whose second plague interestingly enough has the numerical value of 444, which we can now relate to the final 444 year period from the birth of the Arizal to the year 5778. We only mention this because two of the 3 columns of the divine equation 444 and 1333 equate to 444 + 1332 = 1776 when the 666.666 is rounded off to 666.

And for anyone unaware, the year 5778 is the year 2018, exactly 10 years after the financial crises began in the US. And as discussed in numerous articles and at length in The Divine Calendar, the year 2018 CE corresponds numerically to the year 2018 HC, the year G-d made his Covenant with Abraham, to which the prophecies and promises of Vaetchanan relate and refer.

And for those interested, the date that Moses was trying to shorten our time frame to was 2889, or midway through King David’s life and half of 5778, but 44 x 66.6 years is 2930, only 2 years after the First Holy Temple was built. And if you recall from our article on the Tetragrammaton, it spells out quite clearly 5778 as well, with the numerical value of the Malchut aspect of the Tetragrammaton (YVD HH VV HH) being 52 and with 5778/52 = 111.11538, we see that 2889 = 26 x 111.11538. And while we wont reiterate here the significance of .11538, remember that it all harks back to the first 6 alefs of Creation, each of numerical value 111.

When discussing the 6 alefs (E) and the time-frame of 6000 years, it’s interesting that up until the portion Vaetchanan there are exactly 6000 letter Dalets, of numerical value 4 and as stated above, it is in the 4th chapter within Vaetchanan that we learn of Moses’ prophecies about the 4 exiles. And we knew to pay attention to the letters because Vaetchanan begins with the 4995th verse in the Torah and the total value of the 27 Hebrew letters, using gematria sofit, is 4995. That said, in Devarim 4:23 Moses advises us. “Be careful that you nor forget the covenant that God your Lord made with you, [Do not] make for yourself any statue image that is forbidden by God,” and in 4:24, corresponding to the value of Moshiach Ben David (424), he continues, “God your Lord is a consuming fire, a God demanding exclusive allegiance.”

Here in the same portion where we have the Shema and the line “Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, G-d is One” we see it clearly stated that there is One G-d and we should not be worshipping anyone else or anything else, nor any image of anyone or anything else. It’s hinted at that if we obey that simple commandment we will merit Moshiach Ben David, but if not, then in 4:25 Moses begins to tell us the prophecies what will happen to us because he knew we wouldn’t fulfill that commandment.

“When you have children and grandchildren and have been established in the land a long time, you might become decadent and make a statue of some image, committing an evil act in the eyes of God your Lord and making Him angry.” 4:26 “I call upon heaven and earth as witnesses for you today that you will then quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to occupy. You will not remain there very long, since you will be utterly destroyed.” 4:27 “God will then scatter you among the nations and only a small number will remain among the nations to which God will lead you.” 4:28 “There you will serve gods that man have made out of wood and stone, which cannot see, hear, eat or smell.”

Through here, Moses appears to be describing the events of first century CE, when we were established in the land a long time and we were about 66.6% (2/3) of the way to 5778. It was known as a time of decadence (though not as bad as our generation) and many Israelites turned away from the One G-d commandment and began accepting the plausibility of praying to more than one god, which led to praying to images of that second god. Moses had even advised that the reason G-d didn’t let the Israelites at Sinai see Him was so they would make no images of Him with which to worship—it was that important that people worship directly. Yet as Moses foresaw, they did, and the Holy Temple was destroyed and the Israelites were scattered among the nations of the earth in small pockets. And there, also as Moses foresaw, they (we) served the men that made those idols and later more idols and more items to idolize, until we were like Abraham alone amongst the idols made by his father Terach in the final years between his birth in 1948 HC and the Covenant of the Lord 70 years later in 2018 HC.

And like those dates 3760 years ago, or 10 x 376 (the value of Shalom/peace), with the birth of Abraham in 1948 HC and the birth of Israel in 1948 CE we hear Moses’ words from Devarim 4:29 “Then you will begin to seek God your Lord, and if you pursue Him with all your heart and soul, you will eventually find Him.” 4:30 “When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will finally return to you’re your Lord and obey him.” 4:31 “God your Lord is a merciful Power, and He will not abandon you or destroy you; He will not forget the oath He made upholding your father’s covenant [3760 years earlier in 2018 HC].”

Then in Devarim 4:32 Moses cryptically advises us “inquire about times” [by] “going back to” [Creation], where in the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse we found the answer 5778 spelled out for us.

But in Devarim 4:40 where we encountered both the prophetic numerical value 848 in “A long time in the land that God your Lord [is giving you for time],” and in the words “All time,” referring to the land that God our Lord is giving us for all time, which revealed to us the equation 50 x 66.6 = 3330, we also find that the full phrase “I am presenting to you today, so that He will be good to you and your children after you. Then you will endure for a long time in the land that God” has the numerical value 5777, and is only one of 13 phrases in the Torah with that value (4000+1333+444), with the number 13 being the value of ahava (love) and Echad (one) as in “G-d is One” found later in this portion.

But we jumped ahead a verse and back in Devarim 4:33-34 Moses asks, “Has any nation ever heard God speaking out of fire, as you have, and still survived? Has God ever done miracles bringing one nation out of a another nation with such tremendous miracles, signs, wonders, war, a mighty hand and outstretched arm, and terrifying phenomena, as God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?” Yes, the 10 occurrences that Moses listed correspond to the 10 plagues figuratively, which we alluded to earlier, but remember Moses is prophesying about the future hear, the final days, so he’s connecting us to the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life reality of the 10 Commandments, which will shortly follow this verse in the very next chapter, and also to what G-d will do for us yet again in the final days and final 10 years leading up to the final redemption in order to bring us back into the fold.

Devarim 4:35 “You are the ones who have been shown, so that you will know that God is the Supreme Being, and there is none besides Him.” As we’ve made the point in previous articles, G-d didn’t make the plagues to impress Pharaoh; they were to awaken us.

Devarim 4:38, the prophecy continues, “He will drive away before you nations that are greater and stronger than you, so as to bring you to their lands, and give them to you as a heritage, as today.”

And then one more time Moses tells us in Devarim 4:39, “Realize it today and ponder it in your heart: God is the Supreme Being in heaven above and on the earth beneath—there is no other.” There are 5 instances within these verses of Devarim chapter 4 where a phrase has numerical value of either 2017 or 2018, and two more, making 7, if we consider 2019, the year following 5778 when the Tree-of-life reality will be in effect, beginning with the verse 4:1 “Now Israel, listen to the rules and the laws…” (Israel Shema…”

From the prophecies of chapter 4, we receive the Tree-of-life through the 10 Commandments (Utterances) in chapter 5 and then in chapter 6, we hear the words listen Israel again, especially in the first 6 words of the “Shema Israel” followed by the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph.

In the verse just prior to the Shema, which also begins with “listen Israel,” tying the meaning of these verses together, Moses, speaking to our generation (“children’s children”) tells us that if we remain in awe of G-d and do what was proscribed, things will go well for us in the land flowing with milk and honey as G-d, Lord of our fathers, promised us.

“Shema Israel Adonai Elohenu Adonai Echad”

“Listen, Israel, God is our Lord, God is One”

The first and last word of the famous verse, the words with enlarged final letters, Shema – Echad (ShMA EchD), add up numerically plus the 1 (kolel) to 424, Moshiach Ben David, and the enlarged letters, are Ayin and Dalet, spelling “witness” as the sages have told us, but they also have the numerical values 70 and 4 respectively, signifying the coming of Moshiach and the end of the 4th exile at the end of the 70 years from Israel’s statehood in 1948 and also the end of the 4th exile that began 1948 years earlier in 70 CE with the destruction of the Second Holy Temple.

There are innumerable secrets embedded in the Shema and in the this portion, and this article is way too long as it is, so we will only point out a few for now.

Right off the bat it’s well know that the Shema’s first paragraph is connected to the 42-Letter name of G-d, but if we observe the 5 verses that comprise the 42 words of the Shema’s first paragraph, we see that they all begin with a Vav(V) and end with a letter Caf(C), which together for Caf-Vav or 26, the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and also that the first and last letters of the paragraph thus also form Caf-Vav as do the first 21 and last 21 words of the paragraph. But Vav-Caf sofit as its actually written in these 8 instances has the numerical value of 506, as in that of the first line (7 letters) of the 42-Letter Name matrix (Ana B’koach), and the word for “unconditional love” which is the point of it all.

We mentioned the splitting of the paragraph into two halves as we find that the words and word values for Brit MB or Covenant of 42 are found right in the center and initials of those first 21 words with the kolel of 1 add up to 358, Mashiach. And it is also in the very midpoint of the 42 Letters of the 42-Letter Name (Shem MB) that we find the word Brit (BRYT ), or Covenant, spelled out as well. And lets not forget that the Covenant of Abraham was called the Covenant of Halves.

Moreover it in the 4th verse of this 42-word first paragraph of the Shema that we’re told to “Bind [these words] as a sign on your hand, and let them be an emblem on your head,” which is the reason not only do the tefillin contain this paragraph of the Torah, but that there are 21 YHVH’s in the hand tefillin and 21 YHVH’s in the head tefillin for a total of 42. And this means that each of the two tefillin connects to the numerical value of 21 x 26 = 546, which is the sum total of the initials of the 10 sefirot (dimensions).

But what’s more, if we search out words beginning with Vav (V) and connect them to the very next word ending with Caf (C) sofit within the first paragraph of the Shema, we find 13 more V-C combinations making a total of 21 within that first paragraph (42-words) of the Shema, and thus once again 21 x 26 = 546, which is the sum total of the initials of the 10 sefirot (dimensions).

And this is the secret of this 45th Torah portion, Va’etchanan, to help us and to show us repeatedly how to reconnect with the 10 sefirot, the Tree-of-Life reality
Shabbat Shalom

Ezra

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The Chosen Ones! Who Me?

We are the Chosen Ones. What does it mean to be chosen?

My wife wasn’t feeling well the other day and when I left to drop my son off at a play date, I told my daughter she was in charge while I was gone. She immediately said, “Then I’m the boss,” so I explained to her that it meant that she had to take responsibility while I was away (45 minutes), not that she could boss anyone around.

A leader leads by example, not by decree. And that goes the same for a people (the chosen ones). We have to take responsibility for what’s happening all around us and to personally work to fix it, without telling anyone else what to do.  If we can then inspire them to voluntarily help us, we will then be leaders.

We haven’t done that.  Moses did.  King David did.  The Baal Shem Tov did.  And a long list of tzaddikim understood that and did it on a smaller scales. But is anyone today doing it? Is anyone ready to step up?

The Geula (final redemption) will happen for those that are ready and have accepted the Tree-of-life reality, but for the majority it won’t, just like at Mt Sinai, as we’ve explained in numerous articles already. G-d provides cosmic windows for things to happen and either we’re ready and prepared for them, or we’re not.  No one can just appear and do the work for us.

Think about it, if that we’re the case, why make us wait? If we weren’t going to change on our own anyway, why wait until now, the year 2500 would have been just as good a time.

It’s not about waiting for Moshiach (the Messiah) to come; it’s about becoming like the Mashiach.  Those that have consciously accepted and prepare themselves for the Tree-of-life reality will step through it when the cosmic window opens.

But how do we reach the millions that don’t realize that, and are waiting for someone to do it for them? And if we don’t try to reach them, what does that say about whether we’ve fully embraced the Tree-of-life consciousness or understood the essence of the Torah, with its over-riding principle to love they neighbor as thyself.

We’ve been told Moshiach Ben Joseph will come first. Will he? It depends on us.  Any one of us can stand up and become the leader that the world needs.  If he steps up and takes responsibility, and inspires many others to follow and to take responsibility themselves, who would argue that he wouldn’t be Moshiach Ben Joseph.

Then the way will be paved for Moshiach Ben David to take us the rest of the way.

As the cosmic window of opportunity opens for us, someone needs to fulfill that mission, if not the 50th gate will close again.  Back at Sinai, in 2448, we were at the 49th gate, which not coincidentally was the 49th jubilee year (50-year Biblical period) since Adam.

As we finish our 5769th 9th of Av, we are reminded of the destruction of the First Holy Temple in 3338, 66.6 jubilee years after the sin of Adam, and are reminded of the darkness that comes from choosing the Tree-of-knowledge-of-good-and-evil over the tree-of-life.  Now, 66.6 jubilee years after the revelation and opportunity at Sinai, we face the choice again.  5778, the year known to the tzaddikim, is just around the corner.

When that 50th gate swings open will we go through as a tiny group, or as a whole people? Will we go through at all?

The First Holy Temple was destroyed in –422 BCE, and as readers of “The Divine Calendar” know, 422 is the gematria value of   “Seventy(70).” The Second Holy Temple was destroyed in 70 CE.  In 5778, the nation of Israel will be 70 years old, the age that King David died; will we go through the gate as a nation, or let fear, doubts, and hatred grip us as in the past?

We each have a choice to make.

It’s up to each of us to take responsibility and to step up, and for one of us to take it to heart and step higher, inspiring the rest of us to follow in his beautiful footsteps. Let’s all take that first step, and then the second to make it easier for him—9 years is not much time to work with and we all have a long way to go.

Let’s not waste anymore time.

Shabbat Shalom

Ezra

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