**Rav Ashlag** was the greatest kabbalist of the past century. Known as *Hasulam* (the ladder), he was not only the first to translate the *Zohar* from Aramaic to Hebrew but he wrote volumes of explanations as well and could have written hundreds more by his own account had he had the financial means to cover the pens and paper. His legacy included several other books including ** The Ten Luminous Emanations,** which brought new light and understanding to the study of the Tree-of-life as taught by the Arizal 400 years earlier.

**Rabbi Yehuda Halevi Ashlag** died at the age of **70**, on Yom Kippur, 1954, and with his last divine breath uttered these 5 words , quoted from **Psalm 91:16** אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ; וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי.

which translates to “With long life will I satisfy him, and make Him to behold My salvation.”

For 56 years now, since his passing, these words were shrouded in mystery. Yet, we have to look no further than the initials of the **5 **words (* Alef,Yud, Alef,Vav, Bet*), whose gematria miliui (spelled-out numerical value) is exactly

**666**.

Now, for sure Rav Ashlag wasn’t referring to the infamous number of Revelations, but to the year that the kabbalistic proportion of **.666** points to for the *geula* (final redemption), **5778 HC (2018 CE)**. After all, it was Rav Ashlag who taught it to me. (Please see ** The Divine Calendar **or our article on

**the missing 222 years**.)

Like the design of the Tree-of-life itself, Rav Ashlag separated the** 6** millennium (**6000 years**) into those years dedicated to G-d (upper 1/3. or .333), and those to the self (lower 2/3, or **.666**), thus 2000 and 4000 respectively, giving us a base of 4000 selfish (*malchut*) years. Thus leaving us 2000 years to purify ourselves.

This .666 proportion by the way is not arbitrary and has deep divine origins, which we’ll explain in another article very soon.

Nevertheless, taking those 2000 years, then separated them into** 666.66** (667) and 1333.33 years, he came up with a total of 5333.33 base years and **666.66** years that were left to be purified further, which not so coincidentally coincided with the death of the **Arizal**. These final **666.66** years he separated once again into 444.44 base years and** 222.22** spiritual ones.

This left Rav Ashalg, of blessed memory, with the year for Moshiach at** 5777.78** with **222.22 **spiritual years set aside. So of our **6000** year allotment, as specified by the sages, only **222** are of a higher spiritual nature, giving us a proportion of **222/6000**, or .0370 percent or **1/27.01**, which is why to a great extent the total numerical value of the Torah’s first verse is **2701** (See * The Genesis Prayer*).

The same goes for the total value of the **42**-Letter Name of G-d, **3701**, which is the Kabbalistic inverse of 2701 and is directly derived from that first Torah verse. Moreover, the complete gematria *sofit* of the **42**-Letter Name equals **5778**, while the final letters of each of the 7 lines of the **42**-Letter Name matrix add up to **2448**, the year of the exodus from Egypt and that the 10 Commandments were received at Sinai, exactly **66.6** jubilee years prior to **5778**.

**6000:** 4000 + 2000

2000: 1333.33 + 666.67

666.67: 444.44 + 222.22

**5777.78 + 222.22** **= 6000**

But back to Rav Ashlag’s final 5 words:

**Psalm 91:16** אֹרֶךְ יָמִים, אַשְׂבִּיעֵהוּ; וְאַרְאֵהוּ, בִּישׁוּעָתִי.

While it’s true that the **5 **words with their ordinal values add up to **1998 **when 1 is added for the *kolel* and **1998 = 3 x 666**, adding the *kolel *for the **27** letters and subtracting that **5** words gives us **2019**, the year (**2019 ce**) that the new era is slated to begin (see **Nothing is Random in the Universe**).

We can’t say whether Rav Ashlag was pointing to that when he uttered his very last words, but we know he was very well aware of the date prognosticated and that using the **2/3 (.666) **proportion **3** times gets you there, as illustrated above. And we know he could have chose any final words to leave us with. So just perhaps, he wanted to make sure that those of us with whom he shared this secret would pass it on in time.

And have faith, since the sum of the first and last letters in each of the 5 words sum to **102**, the numerical value of *emunah*, meaning “faith,”and with the *kolel* for the **5** words, we have **107, **as in the sum of integers through **107 = 5778, **the** 107th **triangular number.

And with the events that transpired this week, the time is now, if ever, but we’ll get into that in our next article as it appears the battle is upon us.