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




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


Binah –  Da’at – Chochma

Gevurah -Chesed


Hod -Netzach




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


238.095 = 1/42


The atomic weight of


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…


No Filler

Like our DNA and the Torah, there is no filler in the Zohar, everything has a purpose. Ever since discovering DNA our biologists and geneticists have assumed that large chunks of our genetic coding were just junk taking up space to keep the important stuff apart. We now know that not to be true, and while we don’t yet know the full extent of its importance we do know that much of it, like the telomeres at the ends of our DNA strands, control our aging process, and that many other such chucks have hidden genetic encoding that sustains many of the functions necessary for life itself. So in their pursuit to play G-d it’s a good idea for them not to ignore the junk. And by the way, if you add up the initials in the 4 basic building blocks of our DNA (A,C,T and G), they add up to 424, the same numerical value as Moshiach Ben David.

We alone on our site have shown that the Torah is a highly complex mathematical matrix of interlocking algorithms and that changing one letter can and will change everything, which is why the deformation of a single letter by a scribe invalidates the entire Torah.

As for the Zohar, the highly cryptic esoteric passages are often stated as conversations hung on a loose scaffolding of the chance meetings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s students, yet seeing as we know there are no coincidences in life, these chance meetings are not to be overlooked either. They are more than just filler thrown in to make the book read easier; they are powerful lessons in themselves.

A case in point is found in Shemini 10, which corresponds to this week’s Torah portion.

“Rabbi Elazar was traveling along a road, where he met Rabbi Pinchas Ben Yair and his whinnying donkey….When he emerged from under the brow of a hill, he saw Rabbi Elazar coming towards him and said: Assuredly, the omen of the [donkey’s] rejoicing has been fulfilled. Rabbi Elazar then came up to him and kissed him. He said to him: If you would like [to join me] and go the same way, let us go together and if not, go on your way. He replied: Indeed, I was going towards you and since I have found you, I will follow you and we can go together.”

So what just happened here and why is it so important that I’m writing a whole article about it?

Most of us come across friends and acquaintances in our daily journeying, greet them, maybe exchange a little gossip and go on our way. Many of us, even say to ourselves afterwards, “Funny I ran into so and so today; I wonder what it means.” But what Rabbi Elazar did, without thinking twice, was change the direction he was traveling in to join his friend in his journey.

This profound difference in the way he thinks is the message we have to learn. While we perceive a chance encounter as a something to move through and past, he realized that he was traveling (cosmically drawn) to it; it was the true end point (object) of his journey, even though not when he originally had set out. He immediately realized, aided by the sign of his whinnying donkey, that the universe had just opened up a window of opportunity for him. Obviously, (since traveling wasn’t so easy back then) he was originally on a mission of some personal significance to himself, but he unquestionably accepted the new path the universe laid out for him and moved on.

We need to view, as Rabbi Elazar did,  the chance encounters we have as the objectives of our journeys, and not as interruptions (pleasant or otherwise).

To be truly spiritual, we too must view life that way if we want to maximize what the universe wants to give us.  We need to stop telling ourselves that our personally set out paths take precedence over the ones the universe is showing us. Even as we overlook all the encounters of our lives, we so often say to ourselves, “if only G-d would show me the way!”.

Well, thanks to the filler in the Zohar, we now understand that all those chance encounters are there to show us those paths; they are the turning points in our journey, not the pit stops. So if the omens are good, take advantage and walk with your friends and new acquaintances and see what awaits you. Opportunities can only open for us. We don’t make them ourselves, but we can and should take advantage of them when they’re presented to us. And by the same token, we don’t find them sitting at home, but on the road of life, traveling through it.

There’s no such thing as filler in the Torah, our DNA, the Zohar, or life, so don’t treat any aspect of it as such, as junk to be ignored, for that would be selling G-d and ourselves short.

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The Tabernacle, Creation, and Modern Physics

We know from the Zohar, The Book of Splendor, that the construction of the Tabernacle, Mishkan, is connected to the act of Creation in the first verse of the Torah (Bible).

So let’s examine all that money (metal) collected to built the Tabernacle, Mishkan and see what shakes out.


Gold ….29………730

Silver 100…….1775

Bronze 70 ……2400


Now, it’s relatively easy to see that the 1775 shekels represent and are connected to the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet which have a total gematria value of 1775.

Moreover, the 70 talents of Bronze is most probably connected to the 70 Nations, the 70 years, etc, and also the 70 faces of the Torah. And even more so, since the square root of the 4905 shekels is 70.03571 and 3571 is exactly (5778/Phi), or precisely Phi17.

Now, let’s leave the 1775 Silver Shekels out of it for a second since they were for a special counting, and we have 29+100+70+730+2400 = 3329. And since the Torah makes a special point of telling us that the Mishkan was built in the 2nd year of the Exodus, (in 2449), we get 2449 + 3329 = 5778, the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the arrival of H’Moshiach, the Messiah.

And since a talent = 3000 shekels, we see that there is an extra mixed talent of metal currency that can be separated from the shekels, leaving us with (4905 – 3000) = 1905 and giving us a total of 200 talents and 1905 shekels in all that was contributed to the building of the Tabernacle.

And since we’re looking at the Torah’s first verse, it’s interesting that the 27th letter is Resh (R), of numerical value 200, same as the 200 talents.


And if were to add the 28th letter, Zaddi (Z) of numerical value 90 to 4905, we’d get 90 + 4905 = 4995, which is the gematria sofit value of all 27 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.


Obviously, the contributions of the Tabernacle are all about the letters (or the light/energy in them).

Is this reaching? You decide since the total value of the verse is 2701, which is equivalent to the sum of all the positive integers through 73, as in the 730 shekels of gold used to built the Tabernacle, and since the square root of 730 is 27.01….

What this also means is that the Torah’s first verse is based on a triangular number, the 73rd triangular number. And we know this isn’t a coincidence because not only is the sum of the first 8 words (33 letters) of the Torah also a triangular number (3003), the 77th in fact, but the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse are comprised of 28 letters and 28 is the 7th triangular number. (For more on this and for a better understanding of the Torah and G-d’s design, see The Genesis Prayer)

So knowing this, if we see which letters correspond to triangular numbers within this first verse, we get:



These correspond to the 7 triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, and 28, which collectively add up to 84, or 3 times 28, a sin the 3 metallic elements of the tabernacle, and as in Pad (redemption), the union of the upper and lower 42 Letter names.

And while the sum of the ordinal value of these 7 letters is 78 or 3 x 26, the gematria sofit sum of the 7 letters is 1905 again.

We discussed numerous times the connection between the brain’s natural rhythm/frequency (timing mechanism) of 54 beats per minute and its relationship to 5778 which is 54 x 107 = 5778 with the 107 triangular number being 5778, but we’ve recently learned that 54 is also the complete cycle of the 27 letters with its returning light of 27 letters (more on this soon in another article). And the standard gematria sum of the 7 triangular letters above is 535, which when multiplied with 54 x 2 or 27 x 4 = 57780, two cycles.

And we know that G-d, revealed by the 4 letter Tetragrammaton (YHVH) of numerical value 26 had a hand in in it. So why 1905?

At the age of 26, Albert Einstein experienced his year of miracles (annus mirablis in which he published 4 earth-shattering papers on the physics of the universe that changed the course of history and laid the foundations of quantum physics, introducing the special theory of relativity, explaining Brownian motion and proving the existence of atoms. And it was on 9/27/1905 on the 27th day of Elul that Einstein revealed the world’s most famous equation: E = Mc2

Energy = Mass X the speed of Light (c) squared

The Torah, Tabernacle, Creation, the 27 Letters, triangular numbers, Phi, the brain’s frequency (54 B/Min), the surface temperature of the Sun (5778 K) and a dream that revealed quantum physics. And what runs through them all: The Light of G-d.

The Nature of Miracles

In this week’s portion we read about the magical breastplate of the High Priest, the one in which a parchment was hidden inside that contained the 42-Letter Name of G-d to activate the so-called magic.

If you are doing the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name of G-d) properly, which means in the course of doing an action (helping yourself to manifest something) then you should be seeing what are called miracles regularly. If not, you should read The Genesis Prayer. Miracles, Nes (NS) are nothing more than a shift in reality, and we know our reality is nothing more than an illusion, so shifting it, while it seems to many like some great endeavor, is really nothing special at all, and takes no great effort on your part or on the part of the universe.

That said, much more happens when we initiate a miracle. As theBaal Shem Tov teaches when you cause a miracle to happen, you open up a channel for the whole world to follow. “Initially, a miracle is above nature [but] After the first time it happens, though, it becomes part of nature.” [You} opened up a new channel of bringing Divine beneficence into the world.”

The Hebrew word for miracle – nes (NS)- means elevated and when we spell out the letters nun and samech and add 2 for the kolel we get 228, the same as for Baruch, blessing, so we are in essence creating a blessing, by channeling the miracle. And if you prayed for (used the Ana B’koach to create) that miracle of behalf of others, you are in essence praising G-d, which is the the true higher level of prayer, the ones that according to the Baal Shem Tov, get answered first.

The Baal Shem Tov further explains that this is the same with studying and revealing new Torah incite: “This is what happened to the Beis Yoseph (Rabbi Yoseph Karo). He toiled and toiled until he reached an understanding of a certain text. But shortly afterwards he overheard someone saying that very same interpretation, and he became very upset. The Ari z”l explained to him, “You opened up the channel so that others can receive the same.”

“After a new channel of Divine effluence has been opened, whether this is a new channel of wisdom or a new channel of serving Gd, this becomes a natural path that causes a new path of material blessing to open as well.”

But being this powerful channel comes with new responsibilities as you may have already realized in your lives. You have elevated yourselves and the world and now you must do even more to maintain your new spiritual stature. The Baal Shem Tov continues, “However, one must not follow this new path in a rote way and remain stuck there. Instead, one must continue to ascend to higher levels to open up yet another new path.”

Whether it’s spreading miracles or our Torah knowledge and secrets we are all powerful channels now and have been given new and greater responsibilities to do more and continue blazing the paths for the world and our brethren. We all must make sure we are doing our part and B”H we will open the channels to bring Mashiach and the geula (final redemption) in their appropriate time for as many people as possible.

Shabbat Shalom

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