Science and Theology are One; Secrets of the Future Holy Temple

In our last article we discussed how both the Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales aligned perfectly with the specific structural design of the Future Holy Temple as laid out by Ezekiel thousands of years ago, and moreover how the Kelvin scale and the surface temperature of the planets aligned with the dates given by the tzaddikim for the final redemption.

Given that, and returning the the freezing point of water, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, we see that the major structural dimensions of the Future Holy Temple centers redundantly and concentrically on the 32 Paths of Wisdom that comprise the Tree-of-life.

As we lay out this structure for you in a 2-dimensional grid, please note that the Temple, like the Tree-of-Life, is multi- dimensional and should always be viewed that way, staring with the fact that 32 is 25, and that 32 represents the 32 edges (paths) of what is called in mathematics a 4-dimensional hypercube.

Though our modern physicists, by and large, agree with the ancient Kabbalists that the greater universe is constructed in 10 dimensions, we cannot even fathom , except mathematically, how a 4-D cube, or indeed any object would actually look.  Nevertheless, in the same way that a 3-D cube casts a 2-D shadow on our desk, a 4-D hypercube does the same in our 3-D world.  It’s by these shadows, much like Plato’s cave, that we can glimpse and maybe grasp that upper dimension.

The following illustrations are just such shadows of 4-D hypercubes on our world, and the reason we need to perceive them before getting back to the temperature scales will be clear in a moment, but keep in mind that it’s only because of light that we have shadows and thus perception in the first place.

One of the shapes that a 3-D cube casts on a flat 2-D page is a square, another is a hexagon, and likewise one of the shadows cast by our 4-D hypercube on our 3-D world is a cube itself (if you follow the outlines in the blue image). Others, include the tesseract, as in the image above (a cube within a cube), and also the double stacked cubes, which once turned on its axis, forms the exact Tree-of-Life depiction kabbalists have been elaborating on for thousands of years.

Since we have a difficult time imagining hyperspace or multiple dimensions, lets look at the simplest schematic of the Future Holy Temple’s layout, which has an outer courtyard that measures 312 x 312 cubits square, an inner courtyard centered within it that measures 100 x 100 cubits square and the Alter within that that measures 32 x 32 cubits square. There is, of course, the Holy of Holies, measuring 100 x 100 x 100, a perfect cube of 100 cubits per side that sits off to the side,  and also numerous other significant structures, but today we are concerned only with the precisely centered concentric ones.

These shadows on our world form another shape: a truncated pyramid, just like Joseph’s Pyramid that we’ve been analyzing in conjunction with the Future Holy Temple. Picture, if you will, the 32 cubit square, flat-topped Alter, widening first to 100 cubits square then to 312 cubits square

The three temperature scales align such that 0 Kelvin = -273.16 degrees Celsius, and 0 degrees Celsius = 32 degrees Fahrenheit = 273.16 Kelvins, and 273.16 = half of 546.32. Thus from 0 Kelvin to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, there are 546.32 degrees Kelvin.

This is most interesting because the number 546 is the sum of the initials of the 10 sefirot (dimensions) along the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-life.  Thus, to the kabbalists, the temperature, which after all only measures energy transference, is analogous to the Tree-of-Life.  Furthermore, 273 is thus the Tree-of-Life cleaved down the middle as described by Abraham 3700 hundred years ago in his Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Formation.

The energetic connection between 32 and 100 goes deeper than the results on our thermometer. According to the ancient science of gematria, each of the Hebrew letters has a numerical value representing its underlying energy and when the letters spell out a word they impart their combined energy to that word and its meaning. As is well know, the Torah begins and ends with the letter Bet and Lamed, which in gematria have the numerical value together (2 +30) of 32, and 32 squared, the area of the central Alter of the Holy Temple is 1024, or in scientific notation 210, which just happens to be the exact number of different word values in the Torah, 1024.

Now, what makes this especially telling is that a hypercube in the 10th dimension, as in the 10 dimensions that most of our modern physicists believe the universe to be made up of, and as in the 10 dimensions of the tree-of-life that our ancient sages and kabbalists believe the universe to be made up of, has 1024 vertices or points (corners). So one could view (if we had such extraordinary vision) the Torah as a matrix designed in 10 dimensional space, forming a hypercube whereby each point represented a different word value of the Torah.

Now, a little more down to earth is, as we just said, the first and last letters of the Torah, Bet and Lamed, have a numerical value of 32, but they also carry an ordinal value of 14, making their complete value 46, which is that of the Hebrew word for cubit, Amah (EMH) as in the 32 cubits of the Alter.  Moreover, the letters in Amah (EMH) can be rearranged to spell Me’ah (MEH), also of numerical 46, which is the Hebrew word for 100, so both cubit and 100 occupy the same vertex (point) on that 10-D hypercube and both connect directly to the point occupied by the number 32.

Now, since envisioning this in a flat two dimensions would be shortsighted, and one of the secrets of the structure of the Future Holy Temple, is revealed by adding the 3 concentric central components of the Temple together. The base measure of the Alter cubed, 323 plus the measurement of the Inner Courtyard cubed, 1003 plus the Outer Courtyard cubed, 3123 = 31404096, which is precisely 31400000 plus 4 x 322, or 4 times the number of word values in the Torah, and thus in scientific notation 212.

The number 314 is quickly recognizable as the mathematical constant PI, but also the numerical value of the Name of G-d Shadai (ShDY) found on every mazuza, and it is also that of the Archangel Metatron, guardian of knowledge. And when you connect this intrinsic cosmic design to the proper  sequence of Holy Names, you have the flow of the Divine Life Force (the Shefa) that sustains all existence.

Moreover, 312 is just 1 of the 1024 word values in the Torah, but individual words with the value 312 are found 128 times in the Torah and that is 32 x 4 times—probably not a coincidence, right?  Also, the 312th word value in the Torah is 314, also found 128 or 4 x 32 times in the Torah.

The Torah and divine structure of the universe is nothing if not awe-inspiring.  And the Future Holy Temple will be our bridge between the Tree-of-Life and our limited world of illusions.

It’s Getting Warmer!

It’s Getting Warmer. What does that mean, physically and spiritually. Whether is man-made or natural global warming makes no difference. The temperatures are rising. We’ll start off by looking at where they are going, but rather than an apocalyptic discussion of what that will mean for the coastal nations and cities, we’re going to tackle the nature of temperature itself and surprisingly how the temperature scales and modern are built into the design of the Future Holy Temple, as laid out by the Ramchal and the visions of Ezekiel.

Even before Japan declared Fukushima another Chernobyl, both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reportedthat the global average surface temperature for 2010 had tied the record set in 2005. The analyses differ slightly; nevertheless, using the NOAA version, the average 2010 temperature was 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit above the average for the 20th century, which is 57 degrees.

At our current pace of global warming, it’s only a matter of time, maybe just 6-7 years before the average 100-year surface temperature inches up to 57.78 degrees Fahrenheit, or numerically exactly 1.00% of the Sun’s surface temperature as measured in Kelvins, 5778 K.

If 5778 (2018 CE) weren’t just around the corner(6-7 years from now) and if 5778 wasn’t the date the tzaddikim advised us the final redemption and tree-of-life reality would happen, then it could be just another cool (hot) coincident. But they are, so the special temperature confluence can’t be overlooked, which makes it even odder that the two places this global temperature increase is centered on is the Arctic Circle and Israel.

So what is temperature and what on Heaven or Earth does it have to do with the Future Holy Temple?

Temperature measures heat, a thermodynamic derivative of energy and light, and the Fahrenheit scale, created in 1724, set the freezing point for water—the molecule necessary for sustaining all life on our planet—at 32 degrees and the boiling point at 212 degrees.

The Celsius scale, created in 1744, translated that 32 degrees F to 0 degrees Celsius and that 212 degrees F to 100 degrees Celsius. And then the Kevin scale, created in 1848, further adjusted those scales so that 0 Kelvin, or absolute zero was –459.67 degrees F.

So Man took water and measured energy’s (light’s) effect on it and developed a scale, actually 3 scales, all correlated. But what did G-d do? Besides making the water and the light and man?  According to the kabbalists, He designed the universe around the structure of the Tree-of-life, which consists of 32 paths of wisdom, further broken down to 10 dimensions and their interlinking 22 connections.

Since those 10 dimensions are further broken down to another 10 sub-dimensions each, there are a total of 100 sefirot (dimensions), thus we have right away the obvious comparisons between 32 and 100 attributes of the Tree-of-life and the 32 and 100 degree critical temperature points of water,

This just happens to be a natural correlation between man’s science and G-d’s; nevertheless, the point of this article is to illustrate how G-d designed the Future Holy Temple—a pure extension of the greater universe itself—around those same proportions inherent in the temperature readings of water and light.

These revealed proportions are based on the dimensions given to us by R’ Chaim Luzzatto in his Mishkney Elyon written between 1722 and 1729, which he derived from the description of the Future Holy Temple in Ezekiel 40-43.

It’s funny how the two major temperature scales (Fahrenheit and Celsius) would come into being within the same 20-year window that the thin esoteric book by R’ Chaim Luzzatto, the celebrated kabbalist, did. Hmm!

According to the dimensions given by R’ Chaim Luzzatto, the Future Temple is constructed along the lines of the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life through the 32 Paths of Wisdom. To that end, the Alter, at the exact center of the concentrically arranged Temple, is 32 cubits square, and also exactly 32% of the inner courtyard’s dimensions. The inner courtyard, which is 100 cubits square is at the very center of the outer courtyard, and is likewise exactly 32.0% of that outer courtyard, which is 312 cubits square. Simply put, 100/312 = 32.0% and 32/100 = 32.000%


So lets look at this simple structure closer. Water freezes at 0 and 32 degrees, totaling 0 + 32 = 32, and it boils at 100 and 212 degrees, or 312, so how much of a coincidence do we think it is that the Future holy Temple is designed into concentric squares with 32 at the center, 100 in the next outer square, leaving 212 as the distance from that square to the outermost one, which is 312 square. Pretty cool, right?

And this is only the beginning…. Part II to follow soon

The Land of Moshiach (the Messiah).

In parsha Vayigash, 46:28 it says [Jacob] sent Judah ahead of him to make preparations in Goshen (Goshnah).” Goshen (Goshnah) has the same 4 letters as the Chanukah dreidel, and likewise they add up to 358, the numerical value of Moshiach, the Messiah. This is the area within Egypt (or really outside it) that Joseph arranged for his family and the Israelites to live in exile. The name Goshen (גֹּשְׁנָה Goshnah) is only found twice in the Torah and hints at the two Mashiachs, Mashiach Ben Yosef and Mashiach Ben David, connected to Joseph and Judah respectively. By Joseph reuniting with Jacob, the spirit of Mashiach was restored, and the flow of mazal through Joseph could go to the Israelites, instead of the Egyptians who had been the previous beneficiaries.

The Torah is also telling us that the spirit of Mashiach can be anywhere, even in the darkness of Egypt if we stay connected to the source of the Light, which is a message we need to hear now, more than ever. Nevertheless, with Goshen(גֹּשְׁנָה GShNH), the Torah is also spelling out the travels of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle) and the Ark of the Covenant, whose final home was prepared by King David in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem: G for Givon; Sh for Shilo; and N for Nov.

While, it could be said that 3 letters of the Goshen(גֹּשְׁנָ GShN) adequately represent the 3 locations of the Mishkan, but the H of Goshna (GShNH) could stand for the 5 Books of Moses, since the 4th stop of the Ark of the Covenant was with King David in Jerusalem and King David was born 616 years after Jacob and his family moved to Goshen, and 616 is the numerical value of “H’Torah (the Torah).”

The name Goshen (גֹּשְׁנָה Goshnah) really translates to “toward Goshen” as the Torah is pointing us toward Mashiach. And the dreidel only spells out numerically Mashiach (גֹּשְׁנָה) outside of Israel. Inside Israel the letter Pe, for Po, here, is substituted for the Shin, just as Goshen is also outside Israel, in the land of exile.

The second instance Goshen is spelled (גֹּשְׁנָה Goshnah) is in the mystically important verse Bereshit 46:29 “Joseph harnessed his chariot and he went to greet his father in Goshen.” According to the Zohar, the word for chariot used here is merkava, as in the the chariot, or vehicle of divine revelation, described in Ezekiel’s famous prophetic vision (Ezekiel 1).

The Zohar goes on to explain that what Joseph harnessed was the various levels of his soul and he thus ascended to the level of Zeir Anpin of Atzilut (the highest level) and communed  with the Divine Presence, referred to in the verse as his father, Israel.” In Ezekiel’s vision, He was referred to as “the likeness of a man.”

Obviously, Goshen was a very special place, where the Israelite population would explode from 70 to 600,000 in preparation for the reception of the Torah and the Tree-of-Life and the fulfillment of the Covenant of Abraham (the Covenant of Halves) as God reiterated to Jacob earlier in the portion (Vayigash). With the kolel of 1 the initials of the verse total 107, and as we know, the sum of the integers through 107 is 5778, the year (2018 ce) Rav Ashalag and the tzaddikim prophesied for the final redemption (geula) and Moshiach.

We know the tie in to Moshiach is beyond dispute, but as for the intent to point to 5778 (2018 ce) we need further proof. Mirroring the ascention of Joseph to meet the Divine presence in the first verse of this chapter, “God spoke to Jacob in a night vision and said, “Jacob Jacob.” While the gematria of these double words less the kolel of 1 is 363 that of “H’Mashiach (The Messiah),” what these double words do is connect with the other set of double words, earlier in the portion at Bereshit 44:28: Tarof Toraf (TtRP TtRP).

And the secret of these double words is that they add up to 2018 in gematria sofit or 578 in simple gematria. Now, as regarding the mysterious double words, the Covenant of Halves, and the connection to King David mentioned earlier, half of period from Adam to Moshiach in 5778 is 2889, which is exactly midway through the 70 year life of King David.

To be continued with the the secrets behind the 70 Israelites who moved to Goshen.

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