Israel’s Borders – A Divine Gift

For the first day of Chanukah our gift was the revelation that our solar system was not a once in a billion life-producing chance occurrence, but a gigantic fixed clock-like mechanism, tuned to very specific frequencies and wound to a specific time frame. On the second day of Chanukah our gift is the confirmation that the present boundaries of Israel were set by G-d and that they include all the territories won by war and fixed in 1973.

Most internet and international sources want to exclude the territories and box Israel in to a 8019 square mile area.  That would limit and confine Israel to a 20³ cube. These are the limits imposed on our sukkahs and connect them to Keter, the highest sefira (dimension), but it is the highest sefira within the physical realm of Malchut thus keeping Israel from its full potential as the State of Binah and of Moshiach, as it was always meant to be.  Sure, there is a purity, power and blessings to be received within that 20³ cube, the same way it is on Sukkot for those making the proper connections, but it is limited. And our goal as connected individuals, a people, and as a nation is to break out of those limitations. That has been the goal for 5778 years. We were given physical limitations, a set of rules and tools and told to free ourselves. From day one it has been a race against time and the forces that would hold us back.

This article is about Israel. We have included a screenshot here before the powers that be can change their web sites and perpetuate the illusion of limitations. We see that the full area of Israel should include the 2270 square miles in the West Bank, the 27 square miles in East Jerusalem and another 1150 square miles in the Golan Heights, for a total of 11,466 square miles. While it is interesting that the 27 miles of East Jerusalem form yet another cube, 3³, it is the total of 11,466 square miles that tells the real story.

It is said that every picture tells a story, yet we know from the ancient Kabbalists that every number does as well, since numbers are really just pictures (or imprints) of the underlying energies projected into our world.  And while we now realize that the pictures we see out there are often doctored and fake, numbers cannot lie—you can pick up a calculator and verify them for yourself. There is a reason for all the numbers in the Torah; they are not filler.

As it turns out, the square root of the 11,466 square miles is 107.07, whose significance we will get to in a moment. You can picture this graphically as Israel filling a square that is 107.07 miles long by 107.07 miles wide. Most significantly though is that that square root can broken down to √11466 = 21√26, since 11466 equals 441 x 26. First of all, 441 is the gematria value of the Hebrew word for Truth, (אמת) as in the phrase “Give Truth to Jacob,” from Michah 7:20 and secondly, 26 is the gematria value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).  Therefore, the true total area of Israel spells out the “Truth of G-d” and moreover, the square root of that area—its essence—is equivalent to 21√26, which is the gematria value of the essence of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) times the higher Name of G-d, Ehyeh (אהיה), associated with Binah and the World to Come. So before we say another word, the area that Israel encompasses that includes the more recently conquered historic Israelite territories are defined by the two most essential Names of G-d. It represents their unification and connection to the World to Come. Remember, off by even 1 square mile and Israel’s territory is just a number with no significant meaning, or numerically spiritual relationship with G-d.

It is also relevant that the sum of the initials of the upper 6 sefirot (dimensions) of the Tree-of-Life total 441 as well. Truth!

תִּתֵּ֚ן אֱמֶת֙ לְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב חֶ֖סֶד לְאַבְרָהָ֑ם אֲשֶׁר־נִשְׁבַּ֥עְתָּ לַֽאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ מִ֥ימֵי קֶֽדֶם   -Micah 7:20

As for the numerical square root of the area’s 11,466 square miles, 107.07, it is highly reminiscent of the number of letters in the Torah that preceded the 10 Commandments, 107,007. These rules were given in the 20th Chapter in Shmot (Exodus), the 7 overall.  While this may or may not reflect on Michah 7:20, the number 20 is the cube root of those limited 8000 square miles, the 10 Commandments in the Torah ended at Shmot 20:18, as in the year 2018, which marks the 70th year of Israel becoming a nation.  Furthermore, the year 2018 CE is also 5778 in the Hebrew calendar and most significantly, 5778 is the sum of the numbers from 1 to 107 is 5778.

There is much more to 11,466 than meets the eye, though that is the whole point of ancient gematria, to discover G-d’s hidden clues, meaning, and spiritual energy among the physicality of our world. There are 36 (לו) factors of the number 11,466, in other words, other whole numbers that can be multiplied together to give us the number 11,466.  The simplest one is 11,466 divided in half, or 11466/2 = 5733. The Hebrew year 5733 corresponds to 1973 CE, which is the year of the ’73 War when those additional territories included in the 11,466 square miles were cemented into the State of Israeli. According to Rav Brandwein, of blessed memory, this was the last time Moshiach Ben Joseph was present and ruled within Israel. That was 45 years ago.

The numbers 546 and 21 are also a factor pair of 11466 since 546 x 21 = 11466. We have already covered that 21 is the value of the higher Name of G-d, Ehyeh (אהיה), associated with Binah and the World to Come. As for 546, it is both the sum of the initials of the sefirot in the Tree-of-Life, and according to Rabbi Isaac Luria, the Arizal, the number 546 stands for Israel itself, so obviously it is noteworthy. He explains that it is its gematria value including the 5 letters of the name Israel as the kolel.

We mentioned the Biblical quote, “Give Truth to Jacob,” which many commentators have explained with several different meanings and connections. Here is one more that is pure Truth and comes straight out of the number 11,466, the area of Israel in square miles. Two more consecutive factor pairs of 11,466 relate directly to Jacob. The first set is 63 and 182 since 63 x 182= 11466. While the number 63 represents the Tetragrammaton (הי‐יוד‐הי‐ואו) in the aspect of Sag (Binah), the number 182 is the gematria of the name “Jacob” itself. Then the very next factor pair is 78 and 147 since 78 x 147 = 11466.  We know from the Arizal that 78 is the triple Tetragrammaton (יהוה יהוה יהוה). We also know from Rav Brandwein that 78 represents the value of the initials (עץ) of Etz Chaim (The Tree-of-Life), which he related to the year 5778 and the Geulah,(final redemption) when we will return to the Tree-of-life, or Binah, consciousness. The number 78 is also the complete gematria value for Adonai Echad (אחד יהוה) from the Shema Prayer. This alone may have meant something, yet it means even more multiplied with 147, the number of years in Jacob’s life. So given that we have Jacob’s name and his age as two consecutive numbers within the 36 factors, it may also be concluded that the factor 546 does stands for Israel, Jacob’s alternate Biblical name.

Before we visit some other significant factor pairs of the 11,466 square miles of Israel, we should note, considering that it is Chanukah, that the number 11466 is 54 minutes shy of a full 8 days (11520 minutes) and that 54 x 107 = 5778. By the way, the 10 Commandments were given in the 54th paragraph of Shmot. We keep going back to the 10 Commandments, which are comprised of 620 letters and the Hebrew word for 20 is Esrim (עשרים) of numerical value 20, the same as Keter (כתר).

The ordinal value of Esrim (עשרים) is 91 so it is fitting that the next factor pair is 91 x 126 = 11466. We know from all the Kabbalists that 91 represents the all-important unification of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) with Adonai (אדני) in (יאהדוני) and that 126 equals 3 x 42-Letter Name of G-d.

The next 3 factor pairs were more surprising to me than any, given that they are the main numbers that our solar system is based upon and that they define the important kabbalistic proportion of 1/3 to 2/3 or .333 to .666 that our solar system is built upon.

234 and 49 are a factor pair since 234 x 49 = 11466, and 273 and 42 are the consecutive factor pair since 273 x 42 = 11466. The number 42 is always representative of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the understanding of which is supposed to bring us the Geulah, and whether coincidence or not 42 +49 = 91, a combination aligned with the counting of the Omer for those that understand.  Yet it is 234 and 273 that are the most exciting to see in this list, along with the previously mentioned all-important factor 26, for you see in our last article we wrote about how our solar system was based on these very numbers.

Among a thousand other pertinent facts, we wrote about how the Earth was tilted 23.4˚ which turned out to be precisely 26% of the full 90˚ angle, and how 23.4 is 90% of 26, thus relating the Earth’s tilt to G-d’s Name. This also related to the complementary angle of (90 ˚ – 23.4 ˚) = 66.6˚.

And while 273 is the value of the word “gematria” itself, it is also the core temperature of the Sun at 27.3 million degrees Fahrenheit, which is doubly relevant because the Sun’s surface temperature is 5778 ˚ K.

And while the absolute freezing point of all matter and energy is -273˚ C, sunspots revolve around the Sun’s surface in exactly 27.3 days, the same number of days that the Moon orbits the Earth. Meanwhile, the Moon is 27.3% of the Earth’s size, and it completes one turn on its axis with respect to the stars also every 27.3 days. These are just some of the many synergies built into the structure of our universe, which could not have happened nor by the hand of man or created by random chance, physics, and pure dumb luck.

There is so much more, but what is also important to this divine design of our universe in which the alignment of these 3 celestial numbers used as angles, temperature, times, and distances are coordinated is their proportions to one another. The 3 numbers (23.4 – 26 – 27.3) are 2.6 and 1.3 units apart respectively, meaning that of the entire 3.9 units that separate them they are split into the .666 and .333 proportions (i.e. 2.6/3.9 = .666 and 1.3/3.9 = .333). These proportions govern both the Kabbalistic principles as taught by the Arizal and the physical attributes of our universe as detailed at length in our prior article. Furthermore, 13, 26 and 39 are all factors of Israel’s G-d given area, 11,466 square miles.

One more tidbit: while the ordinal value of the Hebrew names for the Sun, Moon, and Earth equal 107, the distance from the Earth to the Sun is the exact equivalent to 107 Suns, and the Earth orbits the Sun at 107,000 KPH (66,600 MPH). So I guess these two articles, Chanukah gifts, are intimately related; they certainly are divinely so as G-d set the size of Israel and set the firmaments in Heaven.

One last odd note about the factor pairs of 11,466. The factors in the two pairs, 6 x 1911 and 3 x 3822 add up to 5742 and when we add their digits (6+1+9+1+1+3+3+8+2+2 = 36) to that total, they add up to 5778. Is it a coincidence we light 36 candles over the 8 days of Chanukah and there are 36 factors of Israel’s total land mass? Let’s all connect to the Ohr HaGanuz, the light of Moshiach available these 8 days. Let us give truth to Jacob, who was born 3580 years ago and the to Maccabees who fought for Moshiach in the year 3585 HC. Since 358 is the numerical value of Moshiach these cannot be coincidences either. G-d had a plan, always did, and still does. The question is do we want to get with it.  By the way, as you can see in those screen shots above, the length of Israel from North to South is 424 km and since 424 is the gematria of Moshiach Ben David if that does not tell you who is really calling the shots, nothing will.  This is the year to connect. This is it. And this is the holiday that connects us.

The Divine CalendarUsing a little known, but deeper gematria method (1911 x 3822)/(1911 + 3822) = 1274, yet another of the 36 factors. There is probably no end to the secrets revealed in the number 11,466 because it is not just a number, but the area that was chosen for Israel by G-d, back in 2018 of the Hebrew Calendar when He made the Covenant of Halves with Abraham. That 2018 HC corresponds to 2018 CE, which is 5778 CE is no coincidence, just as Abraham’s birth in 1948 HC corresponds to Israel’s birth in 1948 CE; the Gregorian and Hebrew Calendars converge in 5778. G-d works in mysterious ways. We are just lucky that we are privileged to be able to see some of them. May we all be in Israel, within these G-d given borders, to receive Moshiach in this G-d given year.

Blessings to Everyone

Chag Chanukah Sameach


666 and the Mark of the Beast continued…

In our previous article we explained how the value 666 came to be associated with the beast long before Revelations was written and then we examined in depth the verse from Ecclesiastes where the origins lay, including all the allusions to Moshiach (the Messiah), Moshiach Ben David, and to the year 2018 (5778 HC), which is prophesied for the geula (final redemption).

Today, we want to briefly add a little more. In our previous article we showed 3 different ways that the simple 14 word verse hinted at 5778 (2018 ce). Here is one more.

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

As previously stated the first 3 words numerically add up to 357 including the kolel (3) for the 3 words, Adding 1, as is common practice, gives us 358, the value for Moshiach. Similarly, the last 3 words add up to 421 plus the kolel of 3 to give us 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.

When we bring those first and last 3 words together, the 6 words sum to 357 + 421 = 778, as in the year 5778, and now we can begin to understand all the superfluous prefixes of the letter “Hey(H)” of numerical value 5 that the verse contained.  Nothing is written without a reason, usually many reasons.

The symmetrical verse juxtaposes the path of Man’s spirit with that of the beast and each half contains 3 of the 6 prefixes (H). As explained by the Zohar, the letter prefix Hey (H) associated with the beast in this verse represents the final Hey(H) in the YHVH and thus the earthly realm of malchut. Meanwhile, the first 3 prefixes Hey(H) associated with Man (Adam) represent the first Hey(H) in the YHVH and thus the sefira (dimension) of Binah (Heaven/upper world).

This poetic juxtaposition is further emphasized in the first word of the verse, Mi, of numerical value 50, and thus universally associated by the sages with the 50 Gates of Binah, the 3rd of the” 3 Upper sefirot (dimensions). By contrast, the last word in the verse is L’aretz, “to the earth”, and you can’t get more malchut, more earthly, than that.

3’s and 6’s, the pattern in this verse repeats itself, just as 666 x 3 + 6.66 x 3 = 2018

Interestingly, that final word “to the earth” has the numerical value 321, and not only is this verse Ecclesiastes 3:21, but as pointed out by Volker in a recent comment, 321 x 18 = 5778.  And since the primordial mathematical constant Phi that controls natural spiraling growth in the universe, can be raised to the 18th power, as in Phi18 = 5778.000, to give us 5778 yet again, the divinity and/or divine inspiration in this verse is beginning to shine forth. That spiraling growth includes all life as well and in Hebrew it is universally known that the number 18 represents the Hebrew word chai, meaning “life.”

So G-d is trying to tell us something yet again through the verses in the Tanakh (Hebrew Old Testament).  Forget for a moment everything that you may have heard, read, or assumed about a man who knows the number of the beast.  Now, we all do.  The descending beast, the animal aspect within us will sink into the earth, while the higher (Binah) spirit of Man will ascend. When? 5778 (2018 ce). Why? Because the two natures (spirits) must separate, one weighs down the other.

What we needed and relied on, we must now bid farewell and jettison, lest it weigh us down and draw us into the earth along with it. The time of the Tree-of-life (of Binah consciousness) is almost upon us. This is the 3rd time the gates were opened for us. It’s been 66.6 jubilee (Biblical 50-year period) since the last time when we received the 10 Commandments at Sinai in 2448 HC.

And there are 6.66 years until 5778 (2018 ce). Things are heating up.

Who knew? The Mark of the Beast Really is 666.

The number 666 is infamous, made so by the phrase in the final chapters of the Christian Bible: Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

In our next couple posts, we’ll explain what this has to do with the geula (final redemption) and Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag’s last words, and separately, what is has to do with the Tree-of-life.

Meanwhile, today we’ll supply some of that yearned for wisdom: what the number 666 has to do with both the beast and the man, as given to us by the Tanakh (Old Testament), several hundred years “Revelations” was written.

The answer lies in the Hebrew and its gematria, even the English translation of Ecclesiastes 3:21, “Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?” is evocative of the much later written verse in the Christian Revelations.

TIKKUN 46 of the Tikkune Zohar brings up Ecclesiastes 3:21 in its discussion of בְּרֵאשִׁית , “In the beginning”, the first word of the Torah.  It forms two words , בָּרָא   שִׁית, meaning “created six(6)”.
The Zohar tells us that this refers to the six (6) bundled sefirot (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin (chesed gevurah, tiferet, netzach, hod and yesod), which form the central column.  It is represented by the letter Vav of the Tetragrammaton YHVH name. It is the connector between Binah (the upper world), which is the provider of the light, to Malchut (our dimension).

“From Binah came out the six days that are the element of time that create the process. Working and following the process during the six days lead us to the seventh day when we have rest and ability to connect to the Light of Binah.”

Then the Zohar, brings up the following verse from Ecclesiastes, where we also find the famous 28 Times (A time to live, a times to die, etc)

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

So let’s understand what this verse has to do with 6 and more importantly for this conversation, 666.  The prefix Hey (H) in Hebrew is the article meaning “the” and in this case it was inserted somewhat superfluously 6 times in the verse. When we discount it, we find that the words in the verse that pertain to the beast part of the spirit that goes down (הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת) has the gematria (numerical value) of 666, and moreover, for those familiar with the apocalyptic predictions of Revelations and the 42 month period, it’s important to note that the 666 value 2 word (10-letter) phrase for beast begins on the 32nd and ends on the 42nd letter of this verse.

It’s significant that the tree-of-life is structured with 32 Paths of Wisdom, that link together the 10 sefirot, for as Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory points out, these total 42 and are associated with the 42Letter Name of G-d.

At this point we can easily say that the number and its association with the 666 had it’s origins with the writings in Ecclesiastes, but that would simply be doing a disservice to those very profound writings.

The verse clearly and symmetrically  juxtaposes the spirit of a mad with that of a beast, moving in opposite directions, one up, one down. But that’s on the surface. Underneath, we find that once again without the superfluous prefix (H), the words for Man (בְּנֵי הָאָדָם) also have the gematria value (less the kolel of 1) of 666. Literally the words state “son of the Man (Adam).

Is the verse saying we have the beast within us and that negativity will sink to the earth, while the pure spirit will rise up?

Who knows? The gematria with the kolel of the verse’s first 3 words (מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ) is 358, that of Moshiach, the Messiah. And even more surprisingly, the gematria of the last 3 words (הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ) with the kolel (3) for the 3 words is 424, the same as that of Moshiach Ben David.

Once again, the concept if time slips into the writings of Ecclesiastes, as we begin Man’s journey with Moshiach, a primordial figure and energy (consciousness) that existed before the counting of time, which began with Adam. Then our journey through physicality ends with Moshiach Ben David, after the negativity (represented by the beast) is separated out and drawn into the earth.

But When?

This verse provides several hints to the answers. It can be found in The Divine Calendarits’ 5th word, the name/word Adam (EDM), which the sages tell us is an acronym for Adam-David-Moshiach and if we make the midpoint in David’s life (2889 HC) the halfway point to Moshiach Ben David, then the date would be 5778, just Rav Ashlag suggested based on the kabbalistic calculation using the principle of 2/3 (.666). See The Divine Calendar for a fuller explanation. The halfway point coincides with the middle 6 words of this special verse whose final letters equal exactly 424, once again the numerical value of Moshaich Ben David.

The next hint is found in the total gematria of the verse, 2084 when we subtract 53 for the number of letters and 14 for the number of words in the verse as the Arizal was apt to do, and get 2017, as in the year 2017 ce, or 5777-5778 HC.

And finally, we spoke of how the first 3 words of the 14 words and the last 3 words and also the middle 6 words all add up to either Moshiach or Moshaich Ben David, but that leaves two words unaccounted for Bnei H’Adam (בְּנֵי הָאָדָם) and together they add up to in simple gematria, 107, which is curious as we know that the sum of all the integers through 107 is 5778.

And then there is the gematria sofit of the final letters in the 14 words of the verse, which the sages tell us point to the future and in this case they add up to 2028 or 10 years more than 2018 ce. Does this indicate a 10 year process for the 10 sefirot beginning in 2018. Who knows?

As for the beast…

The words used for the beast (הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת) can be permuted to form H’BrYT DM, meaning the covenant of blood or H’BrYT DMH, meaning the covenant of her blood, which is also the angel of the death level.

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“מִי יוֹדֵעַ, רוּחַ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם–הָעֹלָה הִיא, לְמָעְלָה; וְרוּחַ, הַבְּהֵמָה–הַיֹּרֶדֶת הִיא, לְמַטָּה לָאָרֶץ”
“Who knows the spirit of man whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast whether it goes downward to the earth?”

Indeed, who knows? With the promise of Moshiach and the Tree-of-life reality upon us, we should make sure we are doing everything we can to separate ourselves from the beast within us, the klippot (negative husks) and selfish desires that weigh us down and anchor us to this earth.

As stated earlier, we’ll soon explain what this has to do with the geula (final redemption) and Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag’s last words, and separately, what is has to do with the Tree-of-life.

Armed with wisdom, may G-d bless us all with the strength to overcome our own nature.

The Future Holy Temple, Part IV – Primordial Proportions: Phi and the End of Days

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.  Next, 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).

Then we discussed how the courtyard and Alter design of the Future Holy Temple mimicked the skeletal bone structure our bodies, and how it all ties in with Ezekiel’s prophecy of the “dry bones” resurrection.

We’ll go back and examine the 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, but today, we’ll concentrate on the equally alluring primordial constant Phi and how it relates to the Holy Temple and the final redemption.

So there are 54 bones in the hands and 54 bones in the body’s central column (22 head and 32 spine), and our brains’ internal timing mechanism is 54 beats/minute, what of it?

Let’s first note that the walls of the Holy Temple are 6 cubits wide, so when we add their width to the 312 cubit width of the outer courtyard, we get a total of 324 cubits or 54 x 6 = 324. The number 324 is also 182, or the numerical value of chai (life) squared. It’s also, not coincidentally the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David raised to the 4th power, (4.24264).

Moreover, it also means that the Outer Courtyard of the Holy Temple was designed so that its outer wall perimeter is exactly 64 cubits in total.

When discussing the temperature scales, we noted that 5778 K was the surface temperature of the sun, and that this is suspiciously the same year given by Rav Ashlag, etc for geula, final redemption, 5778 (2018 CE), and that if the surface temperature of the sun were even 1 degree cooler or warmer there may be no life on Earth as we no it at all. Now, as it just so happens, the proportion of the Holy Temple’s Outer Courtyard, 312 cubits, divided by 5778 is .054 or 5.4%, and while 54 x 107 = 5778 and the sum of all the positive integers through 107 equals 5778, the number 54 times 5777.777 exactly 312,000.

The length of 5778 inches itself is exactly 3 inches more than 210 cubits with 210 being the number of years the Israelites were in exile in Egypt, and also the height in cubits in and levels of Joseph’s Pyramid.

If we venture back to the perimeter of the walled courtyards for a moment, we can also see that the sum of the perimeter of the 32 x 32 Alter, the 112 x 112 walled Inner Courtyard and the 324 x 324 walled Outer Courtyard is precisely 6.57784 in total. Coincidental?

Of course, without the walls, the same sum of the perimeters is 1776, as in the date of the founding of the United States of America, and also as in 1 more than the sum of the 27 letters of the Hebrew alef-bet (1775).

Moreover, the exact triple point of water, the term our current physicists use, is precisely 32.018, which not only conveniently still points to 32, but it is also oh so evocative of the year 2018 combined with the number 3 as in the 3rd Temple, which is the 3rd opportunity for us to achieve the Tree-of-life reality, the previous one being exactly 66.6 jubilee years earlier, in 2448 HC at Mt Sinai.

In our previous installment we explained about the 206 bones in our bodies and the various connections to 206 in the Holy Temple, including the collective height of the 5 inner gateways leading into the Holy of Holies.  Thus we can understand the relevance of the equation 206 cubits x 3000 cubits (the width of the full Temple Mount) = 618000 = 106 x Phi, the primordial mathematical constant that controls harmonic spiraling growth in our universe, (.6180).

So given the connection between Phi and 206 in the structure of the Holy Temple and that there are 206 bones in our bodies, which incidentally conform to the Phi proportion themselves, and given what we’ve learned about the year 5778 from Rav Ashlag and others, it’s interesting that 5778/28 = 206.3571 and that 3571/5778 = Phi (.6180339) precisely to 7 or more decimal places. As is revealed in the book, “There is Nothing Random in the Universe,” there are deep connections to the number 28, Phi, and 5778 way beyond the first verse of the Torah having 28 letters, so it’s most probably not coincidental that Ezekiel’s prophecies of the geula and the dry bones occurred in 28 verses, or that time is measured in 28 segments, according to Ecclesiastes (3:2-8).

Or even considering the width of the walled Outer Courtyard is 324, and thus 182, that Phi18 = 5778.000

Therefore, it’s possible to view the 5778 year period as a process whereby we were meant to cleanse ourselves (our souls) to account for everyone of our 206 bones that are to rise up at the end of days.

And, of course, while the 42 Letter Name of G-d, the Name meant to help the journey of our souls and to help us reach the final redemption (the Tree-of-Life consciousness) according to the tzaddikim, is derived from the first verse (28 letters) of the Torah, we should note that 28/42 = .666, the Kabalistic proportion representing both Zeir Anpin and the relationship of the upper to the lower worlds (sefirot). And equally significant is the relationship of 28 x Phi (.6180339) = 17.30 since 173 is the small gematria value of those 42 Letters, referred to in the Zohar as the 173 keys to Heaven given to Moses.