Chanukah: 8 Days Designed to Bring Moshiach and Light Up the 70 Nations.

Chanukah: Eight days of Miracles Designed to Bring Mashiach

dreidelThis year more than ever, we must connect with all the cosmic windows. And it can be as simple as a child’s dreidel, or the chocolate gelt. Four sides corresponding to the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), but 4 sides engraved with the Hebrew Letters G, H, N, and Sh. Four letters whose numerical value add to to 358, that of Mashiach, the Messiah.

From the games we play to candles we light, the entire 4 dreidelsChanukah event is designed to help us bring Moshiach. And that’s where our consciousness should be. The eight days are a cosmic event, not a celebration of a miracle that happened because it occurred during this cosmic event. The light we ignite each night are to connect us to the special light of miracles available to us once a year for 8 days staring every 25th of Kislev (Sagittarius). It’s different light/energy than what’s available to us in the 8 days of Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret; and it’s different from the light available to us during the 8 days of Pesach (Passover); and it’s different from the energy available to us on the 8 other holidays throughout the year. In total there are 32 days of varying special Light/energy (besides the special light of Shabbat). These 32 days connects to the 32 Paths of Wisdom of the Tree-of-Life, through which these various lights shine unto us.

The oil lasted 8 days because the Light of Chanukah, Mashiach Light, lasted 8 days, not cosmic window 2the other way around. As soon as the special Light of Moshiach (Or Ganuz) was revealed into our existence, it was hidden. I learned from my teacher that on the first Shabbat of Creation, it was brought out for 32 hours then hidden away for the time of the Messiah. But for 8 days every year we can taste of the Light.

The letters of Mashiach (MShYCh) spell out Madlikim Shmona Yemei Chanukah (“lighting up eight days of Chanukah.”)

Chanukah Meditations

How to Count the 8 Days

As tasty as the jelly donuts are, the purpose of Channukah is not the joy of the celebration, but the joy of bringing Moshiach.

Even the books of the Maccabees dates the first war as 3585 HC, which coincides with the numerical value of Moshiach, which is 358.  The fight was for liberation, and so is ours today, liberating ourselves from the clutches of physicality.

One of the key elements of Chanukah is based on the spiritual tenet that nothing can ever chanukiah all litbe lost; once it goes from a latent(potential) state to physical one it’s forever present in the universe, whether we can physically see it or not. So the light of the first night, is added to the second and so forth until the 8th day when we have the light of 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 = 36 days of light.

That explained, we can note that the sum of all the Torah occurrences of the words “first” through “eighth”—echad, sheni, shlishi, reve’i, chamishi, shishi, sheve’I, and shemeni—is (189+125+2+2+2+2+0+0) = 322 and since the sum of days (numbers) 1-8 representing all the summary Chanukah lights for the 8 days is 36 , and (322 + 36) = 358, the value of Moshiach yet again. And while 36 is just the result of rounding off the numerical term 35.8, the number 36 to the kabbalists represents the lamed-vav tzaddikim, or 36 righteous souls necessary at all times to maintain our existence in the universe.

cosmic window

The 44 Candles Sweeten the Judgment

How to count the candles

On a simple level, over the 8 nights, we’re lighting 44 candles in total including the shamesh every night, these corresponding to the ordinal value of the letters in Chanukah (ChNVCH), which is 44. It also corresponds to first letters of all 10 plagues, which also add up to 44. So you can see the power to create miracles is built into every aspect of these 8 days.

Moreover, the first plague was blood, dam, also of numerical value 44, and as the Arizal explains “the word “m’damei“, whose numerical value (89) equals that of the word “Chanukah“, is rooted in the letters dalet and mem, which spell the Hebrew word for “blood.” Blood represents the negative powers of judgment; our mission it is to sweeten that judgement and the lighting of the 44 candles are designed to help us. They nullify the kelipot before us.”

With every candle we light, we can sweeten the judgment in out lives and in the world.

As we’ll explore within the blessings, the 44 candles connect first and foremost to the regressive spelling of the higher name of G-d, Ehyeh, whose numerical value is 44, thus connecting us to Chochma and Binah;

EHYH

(E – EH – EHY – EHYH)

Counting Candles:

If our actions of lighting the chanukiya each night rekindle the energy from the night before and culminate in completeness on Zot Chanukah (the final night) then: On the 1st night we light 1 candle and it stays lit metaphysically for (at least) 8 days; and on the second night we light 2 candles that stay lit, we have a total of 3 lit (rekindled) that second night. On the 3rd night we are lighting (rekindling) 1 + 2 + 3 or a total of six; and so on, until we have 1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21 + 28 + 36 = 120, a familiar mathematical progression that seems to be oft used in the deeper meditations and connections of the Torah, and that we first learned about from Abraham in the Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Formation.

geltIn the same way, the Shamesh would be 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 36. Thus 120 + 36 = 156 candles would be metaphysically lit, and 156 = 6 X 26 with 26 being the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). Moreover, the Arizal explains that 78 is the value of mazal (fortune), an integral part of the lighting meditations as will be explained below, and 156 = 2 X 78.

The Arizal further explains that the eight days of Chanukah are, or end up, at the level of latkas2hod, the same as a brit whose 8 days expire at hod before the brit can be performed at the level of yesod. Well, considering this, it’s noteworthy that if we assume that all our candles/oil last for 8 days, then in total, we are lighting 120 lights (which would correspond to the 120 permutations of Elohim) and the 120 years of Moses, whose soul is part and parcel with that of Moshiach in every generation. Then if we add the 36 lights for the 8 Shamesh (helper candle) that we light, totals 156, the numerical value for Yosef, who represents the level of Yesod. It’s also the value of Zion. And Yosef was born in 2198 HC, exactly 3580 years before the year 5778, when Moshiach (numerical value 358) is supposed to be manifest in our world.

The Blessings

The Ignition to all the Blessings

jelly donuts2When we start the blessing with the word Baruch, we need to keep in mind that it has the numerical sofit value of 708, which is the same as that of the 42 letters of the upper Mem-Bet, which is the ineffable Name YHVH spelled out through 3 iterations. This is no coincidence as it is from this Name that the blessings flow downward through the 6 levels (dimensions) of zeir anpin and into our world. It is also for this reason that the first gate from the Holy of Holies into our world has the dimensions 6 x 7 (the Gate of 42):

YHVH

YVD HY VYV HY

YVD VYV DLT HY YVD VYV YVD VYV HY YVD

L’hadleek Ner Chanukah

Now regarding the Chanukah blessings on the words L’hadleek Ner Chanukah and the kavanot that we’ve learned from the Arizal, the 3 first letters Lamed, Nun and Chet, spell out in small gematria, 3,5,8 or 358, Mashiach.

The initials in L’hadleek Ner Chanukah (to light the Chanukah candle) spell the word Cosmic_RiverNachal (a holy Name that means stream or river, and also inheritance) and it has a numerical value of 88, which when aided by a kolel of 1 = 89, that of Chanukah itself.

Nevertheless, the concept of a stream is very important because by lighting the candles with the right consciousness we’re opening a stream of light (the energy of sustenance or shefa) from above into our lives and world. And the inheritance is the Messiah (the Moshiach).

As explained by the Arizal,the secret of 3 letters N, CH. L and Nachal comes  from the 3 words that comprise the 8th and 9th of the 13 Attributes of G-d : “Notzer Chesed L‘alefim.” The Ari further explains that the 8th sefira (level), which is Binah (Imma/Understanding) is where we are drawing this upper light from. Moreover, a key secret here is that once the 8th level is tapped into, all 3 upper levels (Binah, Chochma and Keter) are at once available to us. A river of divine light and blessing can flow into our world if we attune ourselves to it during the blessing and candle lighting.

So the first mediation is on opening up the flowing river (Nachal) from Binah, cosmic river 2Chochma and Keter through Binah into Zeir Anpin (the heavenly ladder that connects our world to Binah (the upper world). Zeir Anpin is represented by the aspect of the spe;;ed-out Tetragrammaton (YVD HE VEV HE) at the level called (Mah) of numerical value 45.

This is very important

We are further told that Mah combines with Binah through the alef(E) in the letter vav (VEV) to the regressively spelled Name Ehyeh (E, EH EHY EHYH) which is associated with Binah and has a numerical value of 44, just like the 44 total Chanukah candles that we will physically light over the 8 days.

Together, these two intersecting Names of G-d total numerically 45 + 44 = 89, once again the value of Chanukah(ChNVCH). Please note that it’s the Names that are important, the numbers just help us understanding a little of what is going on energetically in the spiritual framework.

It’s very important we grasp this unification because as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory explains, it through this very union of the YHVH (26) and the regressive EHYH (44) that the 70 Minsters of the 70 Nations are governed and thus all that stems from it in the count of 70, such as the final 70 years from Israel becoming a nation until the advent of Moshiach consciousness throughout the world.  Through the proper lighting of the 44 candles this year we have the power to guide that process forward.

EHYHyhvh small

(E, EH EHY EHYH + YVD HE VEV HE)

45 + 44 = 89

(Shefa flowing from Binah into Zeir Anpin)


Second Meditation:

The value of the word L’hadleek plus the kolel (1) = (179 +1) = 180, and partially because of this the Arizal tells us at this point in the blessing to meditate on the 3 upper aspects of the Tetragrammaton (Av, Sag, Mah), which total numerically (72+63+45) = 180.

Av: (YVD HY VYV HY) = 72

Sag: (YVD HY VEV HY) = 63

Mah: (YVD HE VEV HE) = 45

= 180

tree10Any number times 10 indicates that number spreading throughout the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life.  In this case, it’s 18 (Chai, life), and as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory explains “All Torah Light is spread by squaring,” so we see within the square root of  18: 4.2426. This is significant because 424 is the value for “Mashiach Ben David” and 26 is the value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

Now, specific to the Channukah blessing is that the spelled-out (gematria milui) value of the letters nun (NVN) and that of the lamed (LMD) of L’hadleek Ner is also 180, thus giving us yet another connection to “Mashiach Ben David and the tree-of-life.

From the 18 words of the 13 Attributes, the phrase “Notzer Chesed L‘alefim” meansHe preserves kindness for 2000 yearswhich is a hint that our time of exile for the past 2000 years is coming to a close, and if we add the 18 to it, we get 2018 CE (5778 HC), the year the tzaddikim have prophesied for the coming of the messiah and the final redemption (geula). It is also the year (2018 HC) that G-d made His Covenant with Abraham, our inheritance (Nachal).

Indeed, the word candle, Ner, has a numerical value of 250 and thus the 8 candles have a chnaukah lightscollective value of 250 x 8 = 2000.

And so when we add the 180 of Av, Sag. Mah aspects of the YHVH to the 180 of L’hadleek Ner plus the kolel of 3 for said 3 aspects, we get 180 + 180 + 3 = 363, the numerical value of H’Mashiach, (“the Messiah”), which is what we should be mediating on when we recite L’hadleek Ner:

(Receiving H’Mashiach)

L’Hadleek

Ner

Regarding Ner, the Arizal tells us to combine the Names Ehyeh, Elohim, and Adonai with YHVH on the 3 different levels (Av, Sag, and Mah)  to draw down the light properly from Binah to Malchut:

(EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY).

If we take the first two letters of each Name (EH, EL, ED), they add up to 6 + 31+ 5 = 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, (the Shem Mem-Bet, known as the Ana B’koach).

Then if we take the third letter (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) in each (YHN) they add up to 10 + 5 + 50 = 65 the numerical value of Adonai (EDNY), which leaves (H,YM, Y) which sum to 5 + 50 + 10 = 65, Adonai (EDNY) again.

The main point, though, is that the 3 Names represent the 42-letter Name and 130, which anabkoach160-ksis the numerical value of the two synonyms, Sinai and Sulam (ladder). Now the total numerical value of the 3 Names (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) is 172, and when we add 1 for the kolel, it’s 173, as in the small gematria numerical value for the 42-letter Name.

The Ari further explains that at the word Ner in the blessing we should concentrate on combining the 3 Names (EHYH, ELHYM, EDNY) with the 3 simple (YHVH)’s. These 3 YHVH’s add up to 26 + 26 + 26 = 78, the gematria of Mazla, aramaic for mazal, fortune, which we want to draw into our lives when lighting the Chanukah candles. This process mimics the flow of the shefa, (life-giving light) that emanates from the 3 YHVH’s and flows from the Holy of Holies through the Gate of 42 into the Holy Temple and then our world.

Now the main point of the Arizal was that the 6 Names (YHVHEHYH, YHVHELHYM, YHVHEDNY)-add up to 250, the value of Ner, candle, but if we add 6 as the kolel, we get 256, which is the value for both H’Aron (Ark of the Covenant) and for Aaron who lit the Menorah as channel for us all.

 Ner

So when we recite Ner, we want to meditate on the 42-Letter name (the Ana B’koach), receiving mazal, letting  Aaron, the high priest and the only person in the Torah assigned the title Mashiach, be our channel to light the Menorah in our lives and world.

אבג יתץ

קרע שטן

נגד יכש

בטר צתג

חקב טנע

יגל פזק

שקו צית

together with the 6 Names merging together as follows.


YHVH – EHYH (Chochma – Ehyeh)

YHVH – ELHYM (Binah – Elohim)

YHVH – EDNY (Malchut – Adonai)

We draw the light of blessing down from Chochma to Binah to our world, Malchut.

chanukah oilNow for the full understanding, we take the 3 Names Ehyeh, Elohim and Adonai plus the 3 Names Av, Sag, Mah from the L’hadleek Ner kavanot and numerically add them  (172 + 180) + 6 (kolel for the 6 Names) and get 358, Mashiach

So completing the recitation of Baruch though Ner, we want to have in mind drawing down the light from the Upper 42-Letter Name to the Lower 42-Letter Name though the 3 YHVH’s and into the 3 Names (Ehyeh, Elohim and Adonai) and thus igniting the spark of  Moshiach consciousness in all of us and spreading it throughout the 70 nations.

The Candle

The candle we’re lighting is the light of the Torah itself as evidenced by the spelled out, menora 1 lightgematria milui of the letters (nun-resh) of Ner (candle): (NVN RShY) = (106 + 510) = 616, which is the numerical value of H’Torah, which helps explain Proverb 6:23:

“A mitzvah is a candle, and the Torah is light.”

The Shamesh

The Shamesh, or 9th candle is much more than a simple helper candle. The 9th sefira is that of Chochma, Wisdom. and the unification from above that is associated with the 9th sefira is YHVH x EHYH or in numerical terms 26 x 21 = 546, which is the sum of the initials of all 10 sefirot, a clue that this unification helps us draw the energy down through all 10 sefirot.

The value 546 is also the total value of the Names of the 3 Patriarchs whose names began with the letter Yud, which connects them to Chochma (wisdom), the 9th sefira: Isaac (208), Jacob(182), and Jospeh(156).  It’s likewise a connection to Israel, which has a value of 546 when the kolel for the 5 letters is included, and whose name is found 546 times in the Torah.

So as we light the Shamesh we should meditate to draw down the light through the 10 sefirot and to put joy in our hearts.

The 25th of Kislev

Yet another connection between the kavanot and the words of the blessing is found gelt 2between the 25 letters of the union of the 6 Names and the value of Ner, 250, since 250/10 = 25, but most important these would be the 25 letters that the Zohar says is missing for the completion of the Mishkan and the 25 words that we know are missing from the completion of the Torah, which is exactly (80,00025 words). It’s also a connection between the 25 letters of the Shma Israel phrase and the 25th of Kislev, as explained by the Zohar.

The next obvious further connection is between the 80,000 words and the 8 lights and torah scrollnights of Chanukah, since the 4th root of the sum of all the words, letters, and verses of the Torah = 25 exactly. There are also 25 letters in lamed-vav (36) milui.

So note that the 25 letters in the verse “Shma Israel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad” (Hear O Israel, G-d our Lord is One) is found at Devarim 6:4 and the word Chanukah (ChNV-CH) can be broken down to the two numerical values 64 (ChNV) and 25 (CH), and moreover that the numerical value of the first and last words in that verse, Shma (ShMY) and Echad (EChD) plus the kolel (1) = 410 + 13 + 1 = 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.

Further to this line of reasoning, and as connected by the Zohar, are the 24 days of Kislev that proceed Chanukah and the 24 letters in the Baruch Shem phrase that follows the Shma Israel phrase.

So on the first night before lighting we should connect to the Shma Israel and mediate that we are completing the Torah as in the days of Moshiach, B”H soon.

 The OiI

The word for eight (8) in Hebrew is shemonah, and a simple permutation of the letters in latkasshemonah (ShMNH) gives us hashemen. “the oil” (HShMN), and also neshama (soul, NShMH), all of which have the numerical value of 395, that of the 5th word in the Torah, H’Shama’im (the Heavens).

And when we spell out the Shin-Mem-Nun root letters of the Oil they add up to 546, so we must keep in mind (Proverbs 27:9): “Oil and incense rejoice the heart,” and be joyful as we light the oil for that joy will spread through the 10 sefirot and be contagious throughout the world.

Proverbs 27:9 “Oil and incense rejoice the heart”

The 8 Nights of Lights

Now know this for every candle we light below, one is lit above. So for all the 156 metaphysical candles we light below plus 1 collective one (the kolel), another 157 are lit above, making 314 in total, and 314 is the numerical value of the Name of G-d Shadai (ShDY) and also of Mettatron.  As for the 156 candles , it’s the numerical value of Zion and as we said previously, Joseph, who represents Yesod of Malchut, where the light of Binah ends up on the 8th day. It’s is also the point where all the divine sustenance funnels into out lives and our world. Incidentally, Zion, of numerical value 156, is found 107 times in Tanakh and the sum of all the positive integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

Moreover, if we consider all the cumulative lit Chanukah lights as a multiple of 8 days: 1 x 3 x 6 x 10 x 15 x 21 x 28 x 36 = 1008 then add 1 for the kolel, and double them for above and below, they total 2018 candles in all.  So in essence, each and every year, by fulfilling the mitzvot of lighting the Channukah candles we’re preparing for the arrival of Moshiach in the year 2018 CE (5778 HC), our inheritance.

Chanukah Gelt

Even the parve chocolate gelt we give to our children on Chanukah connects to Mashiach, geltas the Aramaic word for gelt is Dami (DMY) of numerical value 54, and since 5778 is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 and 5778 = 107 x 54, then 54, and thus Dami (Gelt), plays yet another role in connecting all of us to the coming of H’Mashiach, B’H very soon.

So bring joy to your heart and joy to the world this Chanukah and help bring the gift of Mashiach into our lives.

The Future Holy Temple and the Human Body, Part III; We are One.

In our first article of this series we discussed how both the Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales aligned perfectly with the specific structural design of the Future Holy Temple and how the Kelvin scale and the surface temperature of the planets aligned with the dates given by the tzaddikim for the final redemption. Then we explored how the Temple and Torah formed and further aligned with the multi-dimensional Tree-of-life, forming hypercubes, including one with a telltale finger pointing to 314 (Pi).

We’ll go back and examine this connection to the mathematical constant Pi and the Torah and the design of the Future Holy Temple and prove that the Hebrew Alef-bet, the Ana B’koach (42-letter Name of G-d) and the Torah were constructed utilizing that primordial constant to at least 6 decimal places of accuracy in a later article in this series. Today, though, we’d like to discuss how the structure of the Future Holy Temple and the alef-bet are mimicked in our bodies.

The Human Body

The human body is composed of mostly water so the way water reacts to energy and temperature is crucial to our existence and thus it shouldn’t be so surprising that our body’s structure is analogous to the temperatures scales and thus the Temple.

Nevertheless, the body is also made up of solid substance and structurally central to that are our bones. As G-d made Man in His image, so too must the human body follow the design of the universe (Tree-of-life) in that we have 32 teeth in our mouths, 32 vertebrae in our spines and 206 bone segments in our bodies.

Please note that since the inner courtyard measures 100 cubits and the distance from the inner to the edge of the outer courtyard is 106 cubits together they measure 206 cubits.

A bone in Hebrew is “עצם”, of numerical value 200.  It also means essence. The letters are a combination of the word for Tree “עצ” and the final letter Mem(ם). The final letter Mem(ם) has four sides and it shaped like a square, like the 100 by 100 cubit courtyard and the 32 by 32 cubit Alter.

When it says that G-d created us in his own image. “בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹקים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ” It is exactly so. Image in Hebrew, tzelem “צֶלֶם” has the same numerical value as Tree, “עץ”. It is the Tree of Life that is inside and around us, and is constructed with the 32 Paths of Wisdom.

According to the Ramchal, the Temple’s central Alter, measuring 32 by 32 cubits,  is an energy pump dispersing shefa (life-giving energy throughout he Temple and our world. By comparison, our innermost alter is our Heart, Lev in Hebrew, which likewise has a numerical value of 32.

Moreover, the heart is similarly surrounded by our bones (rib cage and spine), which is our inner courtyard, and then by our Ohr Machif, or our surrounding Light, or aura, our outer courtyard.

Depending on how we count the fused vertebra in our spine, as explained below, we either have 206 or 212 bones in our bodies. Either way, both numbers are germane to our discussion, as the number 212 is analogous to the measure of the 312 cubit wide outer courtyard less the 100 cubit square inner courtyard. And following our allusion above that would mean that our 212 bones are equal to the size of our aura.

Central Column

That said, the central column of our bodies are comprised of 54 bones, 22 of which are in the skull, corresponding to the 22 letters of the alef-bet and the 22 paths between the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life.

The other 32 bones (vertebrae) in the spine bream down to the 3 bones of the Coccyx, the 7 of the neck, the 12 thoracic bones of the upper back and the 10 of the lumber and sacrum, split evenly 5 and 5.

Interestingly, this special distribution correspond to what Abraham’s Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation) referred to as the 3 mother letters, the 7 double letters, and the 12 single letters that comprise the 22 in the alef-bet.  Moreover, the remaining bones correspond to the 10 sefirot, which he further describes as being split into 5 and 5.

Also, the sacrum and the coccyx are sometimes considered as one, fused to each, reducing the number of bones in the spinal column to 26, as in numerical value of the Tetragrammaton ( YHVH), which is not-coincidentally the measurement of the top of the Alter, since the central Alter narrows from 32 cubits square at its base to 26 cubits square at it’s summit.  And thus the number of bones in our spine does as well, narrowing by 6, as it ascends upward from its base (our buttocks) through the 6 bundled dimensions of Zeir Anpin toward the YHVH.

Right and Left Columns

Furthermore, while the universe and the Future Holy Temple are largely symmetrical, so too is the human body, with the upper extremities having 2 times 32 bones in them, which makes 32 on the upper right half (column) of the body and 32 on the upper left half (column) of the body. These 64 bone segments break down structurally to 54 bones in the hands and 10 in the shoulders and arms.

Once again, note the symmetry, not just with he 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the tree-of-life, but with the 54 bones of the hands with the 54 bones of the Body’s central column. And as we’ve note in previous articles this symmetry extends to the timing of our brains which ticks at 54 beats/minute and to the divine calendar which ticks at the average Biblical lifespan of 107 years of 54 spans per prophesied 5778 years from Adam to Moshaich and the geula (final redemption).

Central Alter

And the complete upper chest has 24 ribs, 1 sternum, and 1 hyoid bone for a total of 26 bones protecting the Heart (of numerical value 32), once again mimicking the central Alter of the Holy Temple, which narrows from 32 cubits at its base to 26 cubits at the summit.  And just like our chest cavities, the Alter’s internal summit platform is 24 cubits square, surrounded by 1 cubit on each side.

Our Lower Body

The lower appendages are also split into 5 and 5 for the bones of the hips and legs and 26 and 26 for the bones of the feet, which make the feet a total of 52, the numerical value for the aspect of the Tetragrammaton that is Malchut, the lowest dimension, our earthly dimension, which makes perfect sense given the relationship of the feet to the body and the feet to the earth.

Moreover, this further means that the hands and the feet together, our extremities, add up to 54 + 52 bones, or 106, which leaves 100 more centralized bones, once again maintaining the mimicking of the Holy Temple whose outer courtyard measures 106 cubits further on each side than the inner courtyard of 100 cubits square.

The Aura and Outer Courtyard

As we said, the the 4 sides of the Outer Courtyard that lie beyond the confines of the concentric Inner Courtyard, measuring 106 cubits each side, correspond to our aura (our surrounding light). This Ohr machief is our potential light, and those 4 sides add up to 4 x 106, or 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.

The Flow of the Shefa (Life-Force).

So, in summary, the central skeleton of the human body, is divided into three columns of 32, with both chest/heart and the spinal column being analogous to the Holy Temple’s central Alter. And all of them reflect the 32 Paths and 3 column structure of the Tree-of-life.  Moreover, we thus see hints of a 3-dimensional cube of measuring  32 x 32 x 32.

The body can also be defined as an outer and inner structure, comprised of 106 and 100 bones respective just like the outer and inner courtyards of the Holy Temple.

And while, no one would call our bones the gateways to our bodies, they do support them like scaffolding to a building.  And as the shefa (life force) flows through the Holy of Holys in the Future Temple and through the sefirot (dimensions) to all the creatures of our world, it passes first through the gate of 42 that’s 6 cubits high by 7 wide, then out through the Gate of the Temple, then the Gate of the Inner Courtyard, and then the Gate of the Outer Courtyard, before finally filling the Gate of the Temple Mount, each of which is 50 cubits tall. The collective height of the 4 Temple Mount Gates plus the height of the Holy of Holy Gate totals 206 cubit, reminiscent of the 206 bones in out bodies that give us our height.

Dry Bones and Final Redemption

Even the word for cubit, Emah (EMH) when spelled out (ELP-MM-HY) has the numerical value 206, for this is how we measure man.  And when the letters are permuted, they spell Meah (MEH) the Hebrew word for “100,” our inner measure.

As it says in Devarim 20:19, “…a person is a tree of the field…” And so it is supposed to be, according to the tzaddikim, in 2019, we will once again be as the Tree-of-Life, with our alters in tune with the harmony of the universe’s 10 dimensions.

But before we get to that, let’s note that 312, the measure of the full outer courtyard, is the numerical value of the Hebrew word yavesh, meaning dry, as in the dry bones of Ezekiel 37:1-28, the verses that speak of the geula (final redemption) when the spirit of G-d reanimates and brings to life the dry bones.

The word Ezekiel uses for bones, Atzmot has a numerical value of 606, the same as the collective height of the 13 Gates (12 x 50 + 6) of the Holy Temple.

Let’s let the shefa enter our bodies and bones, may it flow through the Gates of the Future Holy Temple soon. The Temple stands ready, built for us in spiritual form, hovering over Jerusalem, waiting as the waters of the Sea of Reeds waited for their moment, waiting for unity amongst the people, waiting for Moses and his staff engraved with the Name of 42 and the Name of 72, waiting for us.

Ezekiel 37:1-28

The following are the most pertinent of the dry bones prophecy of Ezekiel to the above article:

Ezekiel 37:1. The hand of the Lord came upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley, and that was full of bones.

Ezekiel 37: 2. And He made me pass by them round about, and lo! they were exceedingly many on the surface of the valley, and lo! they were exceedingly dry.

Ezekiel 37: 4. And He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’

Ezekiel 37: 5. So says the Lord God to these bones; Behold, I will cause spirit to enter into you, and you shall live .

Ezekiel 37: 9. Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, O son of man, and say to the spirit, ‘So says the Lord God: From four sides come, O spirit, and breathe into these slain ones that they may live.’ ”

Ezekiel 37: 10. And I prophesied as He had commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, a very great army, exceedingly so.

Ezekiel 37: 11. Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 37: 21. And say to them, So says the Lord God: Behold I will take the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side, and I will bring them to their land.

Ezekiel 37: 26. And I will form a covenant of peace for them, an everlasting covenant shall be with them; and I will establish them and I will multiply them, and I will place My Sanctuary in their midst forever.

Ezekiel 37: 28. And the nations shall know that I am the Lord, Who sanctifies Israel, when My Sanctuary is in their midst forever.”

Yibum: From a Strange Custom Comes the Messiah

The Tikunei Zohar 26 provides us with great insight into a strange custom, the  Levirate marriage, a great Mitzvah. This process is called יבום (Yibum). If a man dies, leaving a widow without children, his brother should come to the woman, have sex together to impregnate her and with that action they become married to each other. This process of connecting the woman as Malchut to the Man as Zeir Anpin is called גאולה, “redemption” and the man is called גואל, “redeemer”.

Ruth 4:7
“וְזֹאת לְפָנִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל עַל-הַגְּאֻלָּה וְעַל-הַתְּמוּרָה, לְקַיֵּם כָּל-דָּבָר, שָׁלַף אִישׁ נַעֲלוֹ, וְנָתַן לְרֵעֵהוּ; וְזֹאת הַתְּעוּדָה, בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל ”
“Now this was the custom in former time in Israel about the Redemption and about the exchange, to keep in existence all things: a man drew off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the attestation in Israel.- ”

This process is called יבום (Yibum, YBVM). Within this word and the process,  the channels from Yud (G-d) to Vav (Man) to the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name, representing the union of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, Heaven and Earth) are completed.

It is very powerful.

The final Mem is the womb, as is known from the Arizal, and the Bet is both blessing and representative of the brother (the 2nd husband).

Geula (redemption) has the numerical value of 45, which is also that of Man, which is why, “This process of connecting the woman as Malchut to the Man as Zeir Anpin is called גאולה,”

The process of יבום (Yibum, YBVM) also permutes to B’YVM, “2nd day” or “in the day,” connecting to both Creation and the so-called end-of-days when the geula (final redemption) will occur.

Now יבום (Yibum, YBVM) as broken down above YV and MB can be seen as (42 and 42) since the letters MB has the value 42 and Yud-Vav spelled out also has the gematria value 42. This the word (Yibum, YBVM) can be seen to conceal the value 84, that of Pad, meaning redemption, and the union of the Upper and  Lower 42-Letter Names, necessary for the final redemption.

So given the significance of this strange custom, what powerful souls do we know of that were brought into the world by this means? Such a powerful connection should bring powerful souls, no?

And so it did. And we have our answer as to why the Tikunei Zohar chose to quote the Book of Ruth in the description of the Yibum.

The Torah in Genesis 38 tells the story of Yehuda and Tamar. It helps us understand the importance of the Yibum process. Yehuda’s son, Er ער, was married to Tamar, a woman that his father chose for him, and died before having children. Yehudah sent the other son, Onan אונן, to redeem his daughter in law but Onan knew that she is not intended for him and spilled his seeds to the ground so he will not be the one to continue the seed of his brother. Because Onan didn’t continue the light to the vessel he brought death on himself.

Yehuda saw the situation and held onto the younger son, telling Tamar that he is waiting for him to grow up before giving him to her.

Tamar was righteous and understood that Yehuda is her redeemer. She disguised herself as a prostitute and ‘tricked’ him into having sex with her and thus fulfilled her vessel.
As it turns out  trick was the cause and seed to bring Mashiach to the world.

From Tamar came out Perez and from his descendant came out Boaz who married Ruth the Moabite with Yibum (See the book of Ruth). They had Obed that begot Yishai that begot David. King David who is the aspect of Malchut and the great desire for the light, created the vessel that will bring the redeemer, the Mashiach.

Now, as for Ruth herself, she is a descendant of a similar Yibum process, when after witnessing the destruction of Sodom and Gemorra, Lot’s daughters, thinking they were the only ones left in the world, got their father drunk and slept with him. It’s not the strict definition of Yibum, but the same righteous intent was there and it is the intent cloaked within our actions that builds the spiritual world.

So we have Ruth descendant of Moab, whose name contains the MB,  marrying Boaz, and this together Moab-Boaz, the two results of the two Yibums create another MB. And of this powerful fusion, King David was born.  Not to mention, that Yehuda’s name is mentioned 42 times in the Torah.

So given the double fusions of the 42-Letter Names, it’s not The Divine Calendartotally shocking that the midpoint of King David’s 70-year life was exactly the midpoint between Adam and Moshiach: 5778/2 = 2889 HC. David lived from 2854 – 2924 HC.

As we said earlier, the process of יבום (Yibum, YBVM) also permutes to B’YVM, “2nd day” or “in the day.” David was the 2nd in the Maturation process of Adam (ADM) or Adam – David-Moshiach. Adam is spelled Alef-Dalet-Mem, whose gematria miliu (spelled-out) values are respectively, 111 + 434 + 80 = 625. And as per our recent articles on the 3 Keters that add up to the year 2018 (5778 HC), the numerical value of H’Keter (the crowning sefira/dimension) is 625, which is also the exact square root of all the words, letters, and verses of the Torah added together (390,625).

What we should take away from this is that no item in the Torah, no matter how strange, is without deep meaning and importance to us, even if that meaning takes 5778 years to become clear and manifest.  The other thing we should note is that while G-d has His divine time frame, it takes righteous actions to fulfill it. Windows of opportunity will open in their proper time; whether we step through them is up to us.  And as we learned from Lot’s daughters and Tamar, it’s the intent (where our conscious is at) that’s most important. The Baal Shem Tov explains that the right intent is to do all our actions with the thought of “Loving thy neighbor as thyself,” and thus being one soul with everyone, so even if we don’t make the connections exactly right, some part of our global soul is, and that’s what we’ll connect with.

Shavua Tov and Chodesh Tov

Ezra

The Ten Commandments Part VIII: 666, the Most Feared Number?

…Continued from The Ten Commandments

Our last article in the series was about relationship between the time of flood, Noah, Moses, the time of the 10 Commandments, and the time of the final redemption. l

The People

The people, “ET H’AM“, that G-d refers to has the numerical value of 516, which we know from chazal is the number of times Moses needed to pray if he wished to enter the Land of Israel and bring the final redemption, but G-d had instructed Moses to stop at 515. And as we’ve previous written, according to the Arizal these coincide with the 516 hours between Rosh Hashanna and Hoshanna Rabba.

Then 4 verses later, after Moses pleaded on their behalf, the 4 Hebrew word phrase, “God refrained from doing that evil,” has a gematria of 516 as well when the kolel of 4 is subtracted. The connection between them is that G-d put off that decree to destroy the people in the same way that he put off the final redemption h’geula for 66.6 jubilees years.

It’s simple:

The numerical value of h’geula is 50 and 66.6 x 50 = 3330

And

2448 + 3330 = 5778.

But as all judgments, they can be meted out with harshness or mercy. In this case, it was mercy. With the generation of Noach, it was harshness for as chazal explain, Noach didn’t pray for the people as Moses had. The lesson here is that mercy comes when we pray for others.

Back in paragraph 123, Exodus 31:12-17, when G-d is telling Moses to tell the Israelites to keep the Sabbath, making it a day of rest and a sign to you for all generations, “as an eternal covenant,” He referred back to Creation again, and repeated that He made Heaven and Earth in 6 days and on the seventh (Shabbat) “He ceased work and withdrew to the spiritual.”

There are 6666 letter Bets(B) in the Torah up to that point, reminiscent of the value 66666.308 x 26, which as previously stated was the total gematria of the 22,000 letters in this full 5 portion section.

One way to interpret this is that at the 6’s He stopped working on us, and withdrew to spiritual, for in the very next paragraph, the Israelites at the urging and persuasion of the erev rav decide they couldn’t wait another 6 hours, and in 6 verses they made the golden calf instead. It appears they stopped working on themselves first. So is it surprising that the numerical value of the biblical “golden calf” is 108, which is 18 x 6, or chai x 6, meaing giving “life” to the 6. It’s also (6+6+6) x 6.

And 108 as 1 more than 107, which we know indicates the year 5778 (2018 CE), makes the statement that the erev rav (the people) need to wait 1 period beyond 5778, they need to atone for the 6 hours and 6 verses; they’ll need to wait until the 6th millennium, the year 6000, 222 years more.  But beware, knowing that, they will probably do everything they can to prevent everyone else from achieving the Tree-of-life reality in 5778, just as they did 66.6 jubilee years earlier.

The word “spiritual (vyinafash, VYNGSh) has the same gematria, 446, as mot, death. This double meaning is similar to Moshiach and Snake, in that when we’re not working (on ourselves) it can be like and thus can lead to death, or if we chose otherwise, it can lead to connectivity to the spiritual realm, where our physical down-time is a spiritual time (not a dead rest time), a time to work on ourselves spiritually and thus recharge our physical world for the coming 7 day cycle.

This dichotomy on a grander scale is indicating that the 66.6 jubilee (Biblical 50 year period) will lead either to death (a permanent end) or to the spiritual realm (the tree-of-life reality) in the 7th period, and this time frame is hinted at by the 5761 letter Nuns(N), each of numerical value 50, through this same location in the Torah, as in the year 2001 CE, when it appears the period of Oy and Ashrei began (at least physically) with 9/11. Spiritually it began in 5760 as Rav Abraham Azulai suggested it would, 18 (6+6+6) years before 5778.

As we will explain very soon in the upcoming articles in Ten Commandment series the year 2001 CE was indeed marked by the Ten Commandments themselves as the beginning, and the 18-year period was laid out for us.

If we consider chazal’s analysis that after 6 millenniums, the geula will happen in the 7th, then we have to look at the millenniums as elefs (thousands) each of which has the numerical word value of 111, and thus the 6 of them total 666. Thus 66.6 equals 6 millenniums.

And just to hammer home the point, up until chapter 32 and the 6 verses of the golden calf there are 5777 letter nun’s of value 50, and thus symbolically and spiritually related to the 50-year jubilee period.

As the Zohar explains, the thousands are found in YHVH, and jubilee is Binah.  And the aspect of the YHVH that corresponds to Binah is Sag (YVD HY VEV HY). The 3 Yuds (YYY) at this level each have a value of 10 and when multiplied together form 10 x 10 x10 =1000.

And since there are 600,000 component letters in the Torah, the 5 component and composite yuds in YHVH similarly form 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 100,000. To understand this you must see the two letters Hey (H) as their component dalet-yud’s 2 x (DY) and combine them with the letters vav (VV) to form yud (YVD) and yud (YVD). You then add the Yud (Y) of YHVH and the two component yuds (Y) from the Heys, and you get the 5 total yuds in the YHVH at the level of Malchut (Ban), which is the level that the 600,000 souls fell back to when it was decreed they needed to restart the correction process.

Okay, so maybe it was 408 souls that ascended to Keter, or 4 x 102, the numerical value of emunah (faith). And maybe that makes sense since 408 = 407 + 1 (Moses) and the square root of 407 = 20.17424, considering that 424 is the value of Mashiach Ben David and 2017 CE is the year 5777.

But considering 620 is the value of Keter and there were 620 letters in the 10 Commandments, why not 620 souls?

Why not? We do know though that 620-408 = 202, as in verse 20:2 where the 10 Commandments and the 22,000-letters began. Perhaps this had something to do with it. Who knows?

And since everything to do with the special set of 22,000 letters, the embedded gift within the Bible, has to do with 10 and the power of 10, perhaps it has something to do with 408 x 6 being equal to 2448 and also that the square root of ((600,000 – 408) x 10 ) also equals 2448 .

Let’s not forget that it was the year 2448 when the 2nd Tree-of-life opportunity, the 10 Commandments, occurred, and that that is 66.6 jubilee years before 5778.

Could it be for that reason that the Hebrew letters break down into 50 component letters, representing the Jubilee period, and that because of this they form the 600,000 – 408 equations. After all, G-d was pretty emphatic that we count the Jubilee years.

To be continued shortly with Part IX.

The previous installments of The Ten Commandments are here.