All light emanates from the letter *Yud( Y)*.The first line of the Ana B’koach (

**42**-Letter Name) has the numerical value

**506**, and since the

**42**-Letter Name of G-d is divided into 14 triplets and there are

**506**occurrences of these triplets in the Torah (see

*The Genesis Prayer*), it would appear this is no coincidence.

We’ve mentioned repeatedly that we know from the sages that **506** is the numerical value of “Ahavat Chinam,” unconditional love. And as Zion just pointed on in his comment on our last article that **22 x 23 = 506**. What he left unsaid, but is well aware, is that **22 **represents the **22** letters (energy bundles) of the *alef-bet* and **23** is the numerical value of ray (*TzYV*) or radiation, as in the light of the *Shechina*. Thus **506** is also the radiation of the **22 **letters or energy building blocks that Abraham Avinu tells us in his *Sefer Yetzira* that the universe is constructed with.

Moreover, the complete numerical value, including the *kolel*, for radiation of the *Shechina (TzYV H’ShCYNH)*is **424**, the same as that of *Mashiach Ben David* (the Messiah). Keep in mind that the tzaddikim have told us that it is the understanding of the Ana B’koach (**42**-Letter Name) that will help bring about the *Geula *(final redemption) and the Moshiach.

What does this have to do with the letter *Yud( Y)* and the essence of

**10**?

Let’s follow the trail of light. According to the Zohar, Peace (Shalom) is the vessel for everything. So far so good; on a simple level, without peace in a marriage or a nation, there is no vessel for holding wealth, health, happiness, fulfillment, in a word, light.

Now let’s take it a step further. The complete numerical value (standard plus ordinal) of Shalom (** ShLVM**) is

**376 + 52 – 4 (kolel for the 4 letters) = 424**, the numerical value of

*Mashiach Ben David*(the Messiah) again. So far so good again; the completion of the vessel of Peace leads to the Mashiach (Messiah).

So what does the Moshiach lead to?

So now, let’s take the complete numerical value of *Mashiach Ben David* (** MShYCh Bn DVD**) and see that it is

**424 + 82 = 506**. Thus the presence of the

*Moshiach*leads to unconditional love and the full emanation of the radiation of the

*Shechina*through the

**22**letters of the

*Alef-Bet*, in other words, the revelation of the Tree-of-Life reality that is defined by the

**10**

*sefirot*(dimensions) and the

**22**paths that connect them. The difference between that reality and ours is that we operate in the lowest level of that existence and perceive everything as finite and limited, while in the time of the

*Moshiach*, our perception will open to comprehend the infinite, and we’ll realize there are no limitations, physical or spiritual.

By the way *Shalom *and *Mashiach* have the same ordinal value, **52**, tying them both spiritually to the emanation of manifestation, known as *Ban*(**52**), or *Malchut*. Meaning that to achieve that ultimate Tree-of-life reality, the vessel for Peace and the establishment of the *Moshiach* will have to start with our work on the physical plane.

But what of the letter *Yud( Y)?*

The letter *Yud( Y) *of numerical value

**10**is the first letter of the Tetragrammaton, the ineffable Name of G-d (

*Y**HVH*) and is always associated with the

*sefira*of Wisdom,

*Chochma*. We’ve previously discussed its associations with the

**10**Commandments (Utterances),

**10**Plagues, the

**10**generations of Adam, the

**10**Songs, which are all just manifestations of the

**10**sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life. Indeed, all our mathematics is based on the base-

**10**decimal system, an those

**10**dimensions that the Ancient Kabbalists wrote about are the same

**10**dimensions that modern physicists swear comprise the greater structure of the universe.

Nevertheless, the letter *Yud (Y)* is spelled ** YVD**, of numerical value

**20**and when we spell out those letters yet again, forming the 3

^{rd}iteration of the letter

*Y**ud*, they add up to

**(10+20+476) =**

**506**.

# Y

**YVD**

**YVD VYV DLT**

OK, we know from the* tzaddikim* and the Zohar and from the modern mathematicians and physicists that the **10*** sefirot* (dimensions) expand by the power of **10: 10-100-1000… **So considering what we’ve just learned, as the light(energy) of the letter (** Y**) expands exponentially from

**1**to

**1000**(

*Keter*) it equates to

**506,**which is equivalent to the full emanation of all

**22**letters and to the emanation of unconditional love and to the manifestation of

*Mashiach Ben David*.

There are **13 **letters in this 3-part expansion and **13** is the numerical value of *Ahava* (love) and *Echad* (one), as in “G-d is One.” It is not a coincidence that the letter *Yud ( Y)* is the first letter of G-d’s name (

*), as the entire name emanates from the letter*

**Y**HVH*Yud(*, and note that this full emanation totals

**Y**)**42**letters in its

**3**iterations, forming the Upper

**42**-Letter Name of G-d.

But back to the simpler expansion of the letter *Yud ( Y)*, which totaled

**506**numerically. The ordinal value of the

**13**letters in the

**3**iterations of the letter

*Yud(*is

**Y**)**110**, as in the numerical value of

*Nes*(

*NS*, meaning miracles), and as in

**10**for each

**11**

*sefirot*in the complete Tree-of-life (including

*Da’at*), which incidentally is spelled out in

**42**letters. Thus the complete value of the

**3**iterations of the letter

*Yud(*, is

**Y**)**616,**the exact numerical value of

*H’TVRH*, “The Torah,” and also

**616**is the number of times the exact name Moses (

*MShH*) is written in the Torah.

So what’s in a letter?

From now on every time you see the letter *Yud( Y)*, especially in the Torah and especially in the Name of G-d (

*) you should see the full manifestation of its energy, its radiation, until it encapsulates you and the world and brings about the*

**Y**HVH*Moshiach*, Unconditional Love, and the Tree-of-Life reality, B”H soon. The message here is that that energy (cosmic imprint) is ever present and only needs to be manifest. We can tap into it at any time.