Joseph and Yesod – The Channel of Sustenance

We mentioned at the end of our last article that Joseph was Yesod, above his brother, which was why the tree-of-life proportions were reversed from what is normally presented as Leah over Rachel. So we just wanted to point out that the all-important reunion between Joseph and Jacob that completed and established the Tree-of-life on earth occurred in the 80th paragraph of the Torah, and as the Arizal explains below, 80 is the numerical value of Yesod.

Yesod is the dimension through which all the life forces (shefa) are funneled down to our world (level).  What the Torah (Bible) is doing here in these portions of Bereshit is reconstructing for us a schematic of how our world really works and the spiritual principles upon which it is based.

Yesod” is spelled: yud-samech-vav-dalet = 10 + 60 + 6 + 4 = 80

Before we quote the Ari verbatim below, please recall that our last article was all about the sevens(7).

From the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria

The seven names…are called ‘seven pearls’….

Another reason [this sefira] is called “yesod” is the following. What is written in the Zohar (II:92a, in Raya Mehemna) about the verse, “Remember the Shabbat day” (Ex. 20:8), concerning the seven names, is well-known. They are called “seven pearls”, and the Shabbat is called “Y-ah Ado-nai“.

These seven names are associated with the seven blessings of the Shabbat Standing Prayer (see third installment of parashat Tetzaveh), and that the fourth blessing of the Shabbat Standing Prayer, which is the only one that refers specifically to the Shabbat, is associated with the name Y-ah Ado-nai.

It is also known that the Shabbat is associated with yesod, which is called “the Seventh”.

Normally, we associate the Shabbat with malchut, the seventh midah. However, in the context of Zeir Anpin, malchut is not truly a separate sefira, but is called “the crown of the yesod“, associated physically with the glans of the male reproductive organ. Malchut comes into its own only as the full partzuf of Nukva. Thus, the “seventh” of the midot within Zeir Anpin – and therefore, the Shabbat as well – can still be considered to be part of yesod.

Therefore, the numerical value of “yesod” is the same as that of the names Y-ah Ado-nai.

Yesod” = 80, as above.

Y-ah Ado-nai” is spelled: yud-hei alef-dalet-nun-yud = (10 + 5) + (1 + 4 + 50 + 10) = 15 + 65 = 80.

These two names correspond to the two aspects with [yesod]: yesod [itself] and its “crown”. Yesod itself is called “Y-ah“, and its “crown” is called “Ado-nai“.

To Be Continued with the death bed End-of-Days revelations of Jacob to his sons.

The Divine Metaphor; Nuclear Fusion and the Bible.

The Zohar tells us 600,000 angels accompanied the 70 Israelites (Jacob’s family) into Egypt, and in our last article (on parsha VaYigash) we also learned from the Zohar that the chariot Joseph harnessed and rode to greet his father was of angelic (divine) origin, the same one that appeared in Ezekiel’s famous vision. In a few weeks (17 chapters or 50 paragraphs, from now), we’ll read in the Torah (parsha BeShalach) how Pharaoh sent 600 chariots chasing after the 600,000 Israelites, who had just used the 70 Angels (Triplets, Names) to split and cross the Sea of Reeds.

Let’s take a moment to examine all that.

We know that 17 is the numerical value of Tov (good) and always implies this when designated specifically in the Torah, such as Joseph’s age when he was sold by his brothers and such as the 17 good years Jacob lived in Egypt (Goshen). We also know that 50, or an interval of 50, always refers to the 50 Gates of Binah and in turn to the 50-year jubilee period.

So it can be easily inferred that this period from the entrance of Jacob and his 70 family members with their 600,000 escorting angles to their 600,000 descendants exit 210 years later was a good thing and that it relates to Binah and the jubilee counting system. And indeed, we know from the Zohar that they did overcome the negativity of Egypt and reach the 50th Gate of Binah at Mt Sinai, 210 years later. Moreover, those 210 years were exactly 4.2 jubilee years, a reference to the al-important 42-Letter Name of G-d.

210 = 4.2 Jubilee Years

This is very important to the understanding of why the Israelites were in Egypt, why we’re still in exile, and when we’re coming out of exile.

Let us note further that exactly 44 jubilee years passed from Adam to Joseph’s birth (2200 years) and the first and essence of the 10 Plagues was in Hebrew dam (DM), meaning blood, of numerical value 44, like the blood Joseph’s brothers spread on his coat that they showed Jacob.

Nevertheless, according to the Zohar, the Israelites were in Egypt for one main purpose, to recuperate the holy sparks scattered there at the shattering of the 10 disconnected vessels (sefirot/dimensions) that existed prior to the Creation of the Tree-of-life.  And so as the expanded from 70 to 600,000 they physically absorbed those sparks 600,000 and the 70 angles. Meanwhile, the 600,000 protecting angels went from 8571.428 angels per Israelite to 1, and the Sea of Reeds was in front of them and Pharaoh’s 600 chariots behind them.

In order to overcome their situation, the Israelites were forced to band together, unify, conjoin their 600,000 angels and concentrate their energy through the 70 Names.  Theses 70 Names are also called today the 72 Names, as they are comprised of the 216 letters derived from the 3 consecutive 72-letter verses in BeShalach, but of the 72 Triplets there are only 70 unique Names as emphasized by the Zohar and as we can see for ourselves.

There is to this day still only 600,000 Israelite soul roots that originated from the 70 family members, the 12 sons of Jacob, the 3 Patriarchs and Adam, and we may have to reunite once again to end this exile as our ancestors did in the first. After all, it took Ester, Morchachai and Ezra to unite our ancestors trapped in Babylon to end their 70 years of exile as well.  It stands to reason, unity amongst our souls is key.

Let’s set that aside for the moment and take a closer look at those 70 Israelites. Interestingly enough, there are an awful lot of 7’s in this story. Jacob “began his journey” by leaving Beer Sheba, the 7th Well.  He then worked 7 years for Leah, 7 years for Rachel, and 7 years for himself. Then there was Pharaoh’s dream of 7 cows emerging from the reeds, 7 more emaciated cows, 7 ears of corn, 7 more shriveled ears of corn, which were translated by Joseph to 7 good years and 7 fallow years. Jacob worked 7 years for Leah, 7 years for Rachel, and 7 years for himself.

Then on the way to Goshen, Jacob, now called Israel, “began his journey” and stopped back at Beer Sheba, the 7th Well, where God spoke to him in a night vision, very similar to the prior time when he had just left Beer Sheba and had his famous vision of the angels racing up and down the ladder. When G-d reiterates his Covenant with Jacob that He had made with Abraham and Isaac, the Torah tells us Jacob set out from Beer Sheba, “the 7th well”.

Next the Torah describes the make-up of the 70 family members and we find out that 7 are directly from Rachel, 14 from Rachel’s handmaiden, making 21 indirectly from Rachel in total, or 3 times 7. And the other 49 family members were from Leah and her handmaiden (33 and 16 respectively), or 7 times 7. We have 1 x 7 + 2 x 7 + 7 x 7 = 70.

Yup! That’s a lot of 7’s. Could it be possible that the life and journey of Jacob was about establishing Zeir Anpin, the trunk of the tree-of-Life, comprised of the 7 lower sefirot (dimensions) and their 10 sub-dimensions each, or 70? Even the 16 offspring from Leah’s handmaiden corresponded to the 16 times Beer-Sheba (the 7th Well) is mentioned in the Torah and their 49 members are almost split in a 70/30 ratio.

Nevertheless, when we apply the ration 8571.428 angels per family member, it works out to exactly 180,000 angels for Rachel’s camp and 420,000 for Leah’s camp, very interesting round numbers, especially considering that the square root of 180,000 angels is 424.26, with 424 being the numerical value if Moshiach Ben David and 26 of the Tetragrammaton (26).

Nevertheless, back to the 8571.428 angels/person. If those angels were assigned to guard the 12 directions, as explained by the Zohar (think of the edges of a cube), and each of those groups (714.28 angels) were to be split up to guard the right, left, and central columns of their particular direction, then there would be 238.095… per group. Yet another interesting number, considering that 238 is the numerical value of Rachel, and also that 1/42 = .0238095.

And yes, 238.095… is also the atomic weight of Uranium238.

Moreover, the Atomic number of Uranium238 is 92 because it has 92 Protons in its’ nucleus and also 92 electrons circling it. Since Joseph was born in 2200 HC, Jacob was 92 at his birth. And of course, the numerical value of Rachel, his beloved, and Joseph’s mother is 238.

Smelling something fishy? What about the fact that 2200 HC is the year 1560 BCE in the Gregorian calendar and the numerical value of Joseph is 156. Is this all a big Divine metaphor?

So what’s the power here? Nuclear? Nuclear Fusion? Is that the power behind the conjoining of our souls.

Mathematically, what went on here? Following the instructions of the Arizal, we simply took 600,000 and divided it by 70 and then again by 12 and again by 3, mimicking the soul route of the Israelites from Adam to the 3 Patriarchs to the 12 sons (tribes) to the 70 family members, or 600,000/2520. And what is 2520, but the year of the Exodus and revelation at Sinai, 2448, plus 72, as in the 72 Triplets (Names that were utilized to effect the final fusion.

(2448 +72) = 2520

Therefore

600,000/(2448 + 72) = 238.095 = Uranium238.

So why was Joseph’s family split into Rachel’s camp of 21 and Leah’s camp of 49? It’s because 21/49 = 3/7 = .428 and that forms the relationship of the upper 3 sefirot (dimensions) with the lower 7 sefirot. In other words, it mimics the Tree-of-Life and it was planned that the Israelites would spread along the branches of that tree.  kabbalistically, Leah is always representative of he upper levels, and Rachel of the lower ones, Malchut, but this is not what the Torah is showing us here.  Except that the Zohar confirms that Leah’s children are the real malchut, while Joseph was of Yesod of the upper worlds.

There are many more secrets here.  To be continued…

The House of David; The Tide has Turned

From this weeks’ portion, Tetzaveh, Exodus 28:2 “And you shall make holy garments for your brother, Aaron, for splendor and beauty.”

The Torah instructs the High Priest to wear 8 garments, 4 of white linen and 4 containing gold. The Hebrew words for “for splendor is ‘L’kavod‘ of numerical value 62 and for “for beauty is ltiferet of numerical value 1111. Without the prefixes (L) and subtracting the kolel for the 2 words, splendor and beauty together = 1111.

Thus through the singular construct 1111 and the 4 ones(1), the Torah is hinting at a unification. Similarly, the two Lameds (L) with the kolel of 2 = 62, so through the two references to the number 62, this verse and thus the set of 8 holy garments are linked back to the 10 Utterances with their numerous connections to the number 62 and keter (620), as we’ve previously discussed in depth. And by the way, 620/8 = 77.5, a numerographic representation of 5778 backwards.

Please note further that the letter alef of numerical value 1, when spelled out is 111 and thus 10 x alef (111) = 1110, add the kolel (1) and we have 1111.

And we know from Rabbi Chaim Ben Attar of blessed memory as discussed in his Ohr HaChaim that this unification is of the Tetragrammaton YHVH and Adonai, (EDNY), each of which have 4 letters to match the 4 and 4 sets of clothes. He quotes from the Tikunei Zohar: “The four golden garments are an allusion to the four letters in the name Havayah [YHVH], whereas the four white linen garments are an allusion to the four letters in G-d’s name Ado-nai.[EDNY]” Since the YHVH is Zeir Anpin (the bundled 6 dimensions of Heaven), and Tiferet also represents Zeir Anpin there’s no mistaking which attribute pertains to which set of clothes. Together, as discussed in previous blogs, YHVH and EDNY combine to form YEHDVNHY of numerical value 91, the same as amen.

If we take the spelled out value of the 12 letters in Adonai (ELP-DLT-NVN-YVD) along with their kolel we get 683 and if then them add the aspect of the YHVH at the level of Zeir Anpin (Mah), which is (YVD HE VEV HE) of value 45, we get 728, which appropriately is 8 x 91.

But what’s significant for us is that the 8 garments represent the all-important unification that causes our prayers to ascend when amen is said is reply to a blessing. This is what helped the High Priest to obtain atonement for the people. And Aaron, the only person in the Torah whose name was linked with the word Moshiach, was the first to wear these 8 garments and was “The One” the Torah specifically said they should be made for. And we should also note that the breastplate that the magical Aaron wore, and that contained all the 42-Letter name of G-d inside and all the answers in the universe in Hebrew is Choshen, of numerical value 358, the same as Moshiach.

There is deep understanding here.

Moreover, we know from The Divine Calendar that nearly all the significant Biblical dates end in 8 and all include the number 8, including 2018 CE and 5778 HC. We also know that the midpoint in King David’s life, 2889 HC is also the midpoint in the divine calendar from Adam to Moshiach (the messiah) in 5778. We can now understand why: within the 8‘s is the holy unification.

This holy unification, according to the Zohar, is hinted at in the first word (V’ahtah) of this weeks portion Tetzaveh. Rabbi Shimon of blessed memory and the the Zohar further discuss that the unification is the union of Zeir Anpin and Malchut that occurred while the 2 Holy Temples stood and that must occur again in the end of days.

The verse above, Exodus 28:2 refers to 4 garments made of gold and the word for “gold” in Hebrew has the same numerical value as the name David, 14, or 28/2. And when we spell out the name David (DVD) we get the 8 letters DLT VV DLT, which adds up to 434 +12 + 434 = 880, and with the kolel, it totals 888.

Likewise, the first two 7-letter columns of the 42 Letter name of G-d matrix add up to 888. The first column is 471 and the second one is 417 and thus 417 + 471 = 888. The second column though, 417, can be added with its kolel for the 7 letters to get 417 + 7 =424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.

There were Two Holy Temples and the two Houses/Temples, Be’it (BYT) and Be’it (BYT) each have the gematria value of 412 and 2 x 412 = 824 and when we add the kolel for the 6 letters and the 2 words we get 824 + 8 = 832, as in 832 BCE (3338 HC), when the First Holy Temple was destroyed. The number 832 also represents the time frame that both temples stood, 410 and 422 years respectively, which means that the 2 Holy Temples stood for almost exactly 1/4 (24.99%) of the 3330 years (66.6 jubilees years between the giving of the 10 Utterances (Commandments) and the Torah at Mt Sinai and the year the tzaddikim have said H’Moshiach (the Messiah) will arrive in 5778.

In 3338, the Holy Temple was destroyed, setting up the 2nd exile, the 70 years of force rule in Babylonia, but all things in the ancient calendar have their counterpart in the modern one and in 3/3/38 the first oil well was discovered in Saudi Arabia, setting up 70 years of Arab fortune at the expense of Israel and the Jews. Those 70 years ended in 2008, when the price of oil sank 72% and the Saudi investments in Citibank sank even more, along with much more Arab investment and influence around the world.

Something spiritual snapped in 2008, the supernal ministers had changed and by January 2009, Israel was once again able to fight and defend itself with the strength and protection from above with a massively successful incursion against Hamas and with a lopsided victory not seen in years. Instead of videos of Israelis committing what the world called atrocities against the Palestinians, what came out of Gaza were stories of Rachel Amenu warning and saving Israeli soldiers.

The year 1938 brought more than just good fortune and free wealth to the Arab and Persian kingdoms, it brought Kristalnacht as well, the kick-off campaign of the Nazi’s that quickly escalated into the holocaust. That date was 11/09/38 and the square root of 110938 is 333.0 as in the 3330 years from 2448, we received the Torah at Sinai to 5778 when we are supposed to receive H’Mashiach. But as the rest of the world writes it with the day first month second, that date was 9/11. And whether this is coincidence or not, the midpoint in David’s life and in the divine calendar less the spelled out numerical value of David is 2889 – 888 = 2001, as in 9/11/2001

With the shift in the supernal ministries came a new president of the US, the 44th, as in 4 + 4 = 8 and 44= 88/2. And while that is nothing more than a sign for the moment, the shift also brought the forced-by-circumstances confession of Bernie Madoff And even though many of us found ourselves wiped out by him, the truth is they already were, just not on paper yet. With the shifting of the supernal ministers, the internal hemorrhaging finally stopped; Instead of $50 Billion, it could have been $100 billion stolen.

This is not to say that the markets in general won’t continue to decline and that chaos won’t continue to spread throughout all sectors of the world and life, because they will, but certain elements of the world society will B”H no longer enjoy the protection from above that they once did, and others who repeatedly fell victim to them, B’H will no longer be so vulnerable.

The tide has turned. The Sea (H’YM) when spelled out has the numerical value of 666 and the 66.6 jubilee years are almost up.

With the major shift already occurring after the first 70-year period of the final 80, let’s see what the last 10 years will bring. The last time around, Ezra brought home the Jews to Israel, reestablished Torah study and prayer, and rebuilt the Holy Temple, which stood for another 422 years, with 422 being the numerical value for the word “seventy”

The 2nd part of the spelled out word Be’it is YVD TV = 426-2 (kolel) = 424

So if we add the letters in House of David (Beit M’David) spelled out we get 838+ 80 + 880 = 1798 + 18 (letters) and 2 (words) = 1818, which as we’ve discussed in a previous blog was what Rav Abraham Azulai of blessed memory pointed out in Chesed L’Avraham to be the 3rd iteration of the spelled-out letter Alef. This was the same book in which he fingered the year 5760 for the beginning of the final 18 year period.

And let’s not forget the part America play in G-d’s plans as 2 x 888 = 1776, America’s birth date. And 888/44, as in our 44th President = 2018.18

Give Obama credit. He stepped up to the plate. Things are not going as he planned, nor as his supporters planned. And they won’t. The ministers have changed; the playing field has shifted along with them.

Everyone plays a part. With the change in the tide, our part will get easier. But if we choose to ignore our role…

We must step up too.

G-d speaks to Moses and in the first two words of this portion, He says to him, V’atah Tetzaveh, (VETH TZVH), “And You must Command”. And while the gematria value of Tetzaveh is 501, the same as Barack Hussein Obama, and the value of the second word (v’atah) is the same as Be’it, (house or Temple, 412), the value of both words is 913, the same as Bereshit, “In the Beginning).

It is a new beginning. It’s up to us to build the right house.

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Get Rid of it! Send it away!

We know that the essence and essential message of the Torah portions are usually concealed in their first word or words and this week’s portion Vayishlach, meaning “To send away” is no different. In this portion Jacob is about to face his hated brother, Esau, the precursor to Edom (Christianity). But first he wrestles all night with a dark angel in the river Yabok and in overcoming him, he asks him for a blessing and instead the angel first rewards him with a new name. He goes on to win over his brother.

The numerical value of Vayishlach (VYShLCh) is 354 and if we add 5 for the kolel of the 5 letters, we get 354 + 5 = 359, the value of Satan, a bible code word for our evil inclination, in other words our selfish personal desires.

The second word in the portion is Yacov, Jacob of numerical value 182 and if we add the two, we get 359 + 182 = 541, the numerical value of Israel. And what makes this so significant is that the name the dark angel gave Jacob standing their in the river Yabok, was Israel and since Israel has a value of 541 it is a composite of Jacob 182 and 359, Satan. 182 + 359 = 541.

And what this means is that what Jacob wrestled with that whole night was his evil inclination, his selfish desires and within those were his fears because when we fear we are fearing what we have to give up and not seeing that what we have and what we are facing is from G-d, Hashem, the Light.

When Jacob finally overcame Satan, his own weaknesses, Jacob asked him for a blessing, but before he was given one, he was given a new name, and in so doing, as we saw in the equation 182 + 359 = 541, Satan revealed his name to him, which is why when Jacob then asked him what the angel’s name was, he replied, “Why do you ask my name.” That was for us, so we’d ask it of ourselves, and so we could know who our adversary really was.

Now if we consider the ordinal values of the two names that Jacob now has, 47 for Jacob and 64 for Israel, we see that there is a difference of (64 – 47) = 17, the numerical value for tov, good, as in “the light is good.” So besides knowing that this name change was a good thing, when we add the 17 to the 359 for the complete difference between the two, we get (17 + 359) = 376, the numerical value for peace (shalom).

It’s also the numerical value for Esau, which completes the message to us: If we can defeat our selfish desires and illusionary fears we can find peace, even with those that hate us. This is a message that resonates most of all today and in particularly for Israel that has wrestled with its fears and desires ever since receiving statehood 60 years ago. rather than concentrating on giving up land or swapping missiles and prisoners, we all as the nation of Israel should be working on defeating our selfishness and self-centered thinking, then peace will come. First it’s peace of mind, then peace on earth.

So, once again, the first word in the portion says it all.  “Send it away.”  If we can get rid of that darkness inside of us, peace will be at hand.

The name Israel (YShREL) was a good one as the Yud (Y) stands for Yacov, and Ytzak, and the Shin (Sh) for Sarah, and the Resh (R) for Rivka and Rachel, and the Alef (E) for Abraham and the Lamed, (L) for Leah, while 541 is the exact numerical value of the complete 12-gonal polygon that we know as the Star of David, the 12-sided Magen David (Shield of David) that represents the 12 tribes and Israel itself.

And since 359 is also the Aramaic numerical value for Mashiach, the Messiah, we know what the potential is and who will come once we overcome ourselves.