The Mystery of the Double Words

Before we examine the ancient monument that has stood proud for thousands of years secretly hiding the value of the ancient and future cubit in plain sight and see what else it reveals about our history and future, lets go back to the nature of the cubit itself: the splitting in halves of the double 55 to give us 27.5 inches.

Let’s look first to the Torah and last week’s portion. And as we do, we’ll reveal a secret encoding for the blessing of conception and childbirth, which in essence is the union of the two halves. For those that understand, the two halves are always the letters Vav and Hei of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH)

The Torah portion Vayera begins the 49th paragraph and 18th chapter of the Torah. It begins with the words Vayera Elav Adonai (VYRE ELYV YHVH), “God appeared to him,” of numerical value 290.

And note for the moment that that this first chapter of parsha Vayera ends at Bereshit 18:33, which matches up nicely with the gematria value (1833) of the first half of the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name of G-d), whose mid- point is marked with the letters Resh-Zadi (RZ) of numerical value 290. Readers of The Genesis Prayer already know this RZ gateway, or connection, at the very center of the 42-Letter Name matrix and its relationship between this gateway the Well of Miriam (also of numerical value 290) and the blessing of conception and childbirth, but in this article we’re going to focus primarily on the secret encoding of the Torah as it applies to this miracle/blessing.

Please note because it is not coincidence that there are 290 letters in the 4th paragraph of the Schema, the 1st of which has 42 words.

Nevertheless, before we do, let’s take a step back to the prior weeks’ portion Lech Lecha (LC LC, of numerical value 50-50) the only portion named after one of the Torah’s mysterious 89 double (duplicate) words. In this portion, we find in the 45th paragraph of the Torah the Covenant of G-d with Abraham, the one that promises that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, also know as the Covenant of Halves. The readers of know full well that this event occurred, according to the sages of blessed memory in 2018 HC (see The Divine Calendar).

Let’s flash forward to Vayera, 20:18, the last verse in paragraph 50 of the Torah, which states, “God had previously sealed up every womb in Abimelech’s house, because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.”

Now it just so happens that this verse also contains a double word, Azir Azar (AZR AZR), the 17th double in the Torah, which is akin to the sum of the values of the initials of this portions first 3 words, (VYRE ELYV YHVH), 17. Morever, each of these double words contains the same Resh-Zadi (RZ) combination as in the center of the 42 Letter Name.

We’ll get more into these mysterious doubles, but first the Torah is giving us some very practical spiritual advice if we want to conceive, even if like Sarah Amenu, we are 89 years old and born without a womb. In the verse just prior to this one, in 20:17, “Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, as well as his wife and slave girls, so that they were able to have children.” In the very next verse, the first in chapter 21, Sarah is granted special providence by G-d to give birth to Isaac and begin to fulfill his Covenant with Abraham.

The practical and simple advice is to pray for others to conceive if your desire is for yourself or your wife to.

Now, it’s no coincidence that Isaac is conceived and born in the first 2 verses of chapter 21, just as the RZ combination in the Shem Mem-Bet is located at the 21st letter of the Name, the midpoint of the 42 letters.

Keeping in mind that the ordinal value of the letter Resh is 20 and Zadi is 18, the last 3 words of verse 20:18, are Sarah, wife of Abraham, (SRH EShT EBRHM) and with the kolel their numerical value sofit can be either 2017 or 2018.

Moreover, the next set of double words in the Torah is also in parsha Vayera, and they are “Abraham Abraham,” and not only are these the 18th pair of duplicate words, but the numerical value of Abraham is 248, the same as the Hebrew word for womb, rechem.

We further note that these verses, all related to the RZ combination and to childbirth, are in the 4th reading of the Vayera Torah portion, just as the RZ is in the center of the 4th line of the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name), the level of Netzach, which is associated with the energy of victory and perseverance.

We’ll get more into the miracles embedded into these 89 mysterious double words as we get closer to Chanukah, not coincidentally also of numerical value 89, but for now, please note that the midpoint of these 89 words is the 45th one, Darosh Darash, connecting us back to where we began in the 45th Paragraph of the Torah and the Covenant of Abraham in 2018. Now Darosh Darash has the numerical value 504 – 504 and this location also splits the number of occurrences of the word value 504 into 25 and 25 per half, and while Darosh Darash is the 45th overall double, it is the 32nd unique one and the 32nd overall one just so happens to be CH CH of numerical value 25-25, representing not only the last two letters of Channukah (ChNVCH), but the date that the miracles of Channukah begin every year, the 25th of Kislev.

Now, getting back to the occurrence of this hidden blessing for childbirth in 20:18 of paragraph 50 of the Torah, we know that 50 always represents the sefira (dimension) Binah and always connects to the 50 jubilee years prescribed in the counting toward Moshiach and the geula (final redemption), and that 49 chapters after the Covenant of Halves in chapter 15 of Bereshit we have the end of exile and exodus from Egypt.

As part of that Covenant given in the year 2018 HC, G-d informs Abraham that his descendents will be in exile for 430 years and 2018 plus 430 years is 2448 HC, the year of the exodus, which just so happens to be 49 jubilee years (49 x 50) from Adam.

And of the 89 double word pairs in the Torah, 49 are unique after discounting for repeats, leaving (89 – 49) = 40 repeated double word pairs, as in the 40 jubilee years from Adam to the Covenant with Abraham in 2018 HC.

Then again there is the strange tale of Lot’s daughter getting impregnate by their father at the very end of paragraph 49. The descendant of that union many generation later would be King David, born 57.08 jubilee years after Adam., once again tying in the concept of childbirth and Mashiach.

Of course, with the symmetry of the two calendars as illustrated in The Divine Calendar, Abraham’s birth in 1948 HC is analogous to Israel’s birth in 1948 CE, which is 5708 HC; and 2018 HC seventy (70) years later is analogous to the date Rav Ashlag gave us for the arrival of Moshiach and the geula in 2018 CE, or 5778 in the Hebrew calendar.

And how does the 70 years play in to this?

A hundred different ways as per The Divine Calendar, but for this article just note that the letter Ayin in the double words (AZR AZR) at Bereshit 20:18 has a numerical value of 70 and that there are 3760 years from the year 2018 HC to 5778 HC, and 3760 = 42.24 x 89 with 422 being the numerical value of the word “seventy (70).”

Moreover, of those 89 mystical double words, all of which help bring us miracles especially that of childbirth, 3 are in the 1st chapter of the Torah, 12 in the next, leaving 70 more plus the four (4) that spell out “Ani YHVH Melech, Amen” or I am G-d, King, amen.” This is analogous to the path of the Jewish soul, as explained by the Arizal, from the YHVH to Adam (of numerical value 45) to the 3 Patriarchs to the 12 sons of Jacob to the 70 family members of Jacob to the 600,000 to the fulfillment of G-d’s Covenant with Abraham in paragraph 45 to make them more numerous than the stars.

And what does this all have to do with the 27.5 inch measure of the ancient and future cubit?

Well, the 42-Letter Name is derived from the 1st verse of the Torah, which ends in Resh-Zadi (RZ) and because these are the 27th and 28th letters of the Torah, we have (27+28)/2 = 55/2 = 27.5. Moreover, 89 x 27.5 = 2448, as in the year of the exodus 2448 HC. As for how that relates to 5778, we’ll just have to wait until the next article on that ancient monument of stone.

Meanwhile, tracing back to the first 3 words in Vayera–Vayera Elav YHVH, meaning G-d Appeared to him–we find that the middle word Elav, is repeated a short time later in the portion, this time with 3 dots over it, one of 10 times this occurs in the Torah, and we know from the sages that these 3 dots represent the 3 archangels that visted Abraham on the 3rd day of his circumcision—Michael, Gabriel, and Rachael—at the entrance to his tent. So not only are we being advised that if we persevere with our good spiritual intentions through our sufferings G-d will send us his angels, but with all the allusions to childbirth and to the arrival of Moshiach in 2018 CE, we are also being specifically advised to persevere with the right consciousness throughout the trials and tribulation of trying to conceive, and moreover through the next 9 years and the birth pangs of Moshiach.

And while G-d will fulfill his Covenant in 2018 (5778) for those that persevere and maintain the proper consciousness, Bereshit 20:18 described the closing of the wombs for everyone who held Sarah captive. And amongst those 89 duplicative words, the word pair Taroph Toraph (TtRP TtRP) appears twice, the first time in paragraph 73 when Joseph was 17 and of the 49 unique pairs, this is the 17th one. The word means to ravage, tear to pieces, and its while the numerical value of the pair is 578, the gematria sofit numerical value of the pair is 2018. Go figure!

Think about that. G-d set every word in the Torah for a reason. G-d set every word for a blessing. 89 of them he set twice. Maybe we should pay attention to them. Life is fraught with obstacles and suffering, but if we know where to look, it’s also full of blessings and the tools to manifest them.

There are two halves to everything, the physical, represented by the feminine receptive letter Hey of the numerical value (5) and the spiritual represented by the masculine giving letter vav of the numerical value (6), together they add up to 11, as in the 11 unique letters in the Torah’s first verse and the 11 incenses that completes the 89 lights of the Menora within the sanctuary of the Holy Temple.

We must also keep in mind, especially in the darkest times that there is a spiritual and a physical component to everything. Through that knowledge you will find the solution.

Tonight is the death anniversary of the great kabbalist Abraham Azulai, may his memory be for a blessing and may G-d bless us all.

Ezra

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The Ancient and Future Cubit Revealed! The Countdown begins…

The ancient and future cubit is the key piece of information missing for the construction of the Third Holy Temple. It’s been known yet concealed for thousands of years, but this year we enter the final 9 years and have the ability to go beyond the 9th level, to past Wisdom (Chochma), the phase that began with the birth of the Arizal, 9/10 of the way from Adam to Moshiach, as advised by Rav Ashlag and other kabbalists of blessed memory (see The Divine Calendar).

Exactly halfway to that point, in 2889 HC, was the midpoint in King David’s life, 57.78 jubilee years after Adam’s creation. A few years later he’d begin planning the construction of the First Holy Temple, which his son, King Solomon would see through to completion.

That Temple didn’t last, neither did the Second Temple, nor were they really supposed to. Man didn’t have the consciousness to maintain their spiritual integrity and thus they physically fell too.

This time the dimensions of the Temple are a little different, they are more in tune with the cosmos, with eternal existence rather than temporal. This time the dimensions will mean more than numbers or blocks of stone in a wall.

“Great will be the glory of this last House” (Hagai 2:9)

The Ramchal, R’ Chaim Luzzatto of blessed memory, explains that Ezekiel saw the Future Temple with a height of 100 cubits, yet the First temple, built by King Solomon, who had wisdom (Chochma) was 120 cubits and 120 is greater than 100. The First temple had an additional floor of 20 cubits, representing Keter, that the Third Temple, which is Keter will not have. or need. Thus the cubit utilized in the Third Temple is a “far” greater one than the one used by Solomon, at least 20% greater, making it at least 20% greater than somewhere between 19.6-22.5 inches–the commonly assumed measure for the cubit.

The Ramchal further explains that the word B-reshit, (literally “2 Beginnings”) ,the Torah’s first word, indicates that there are two beginnings, the one we know, in wisdom (Chochma), and the previous one beyond our comprehension, in Keter. This is indicated by the gematria of the Torah’s first verse of 28 letters, 2701, which is the sum of the positive integers from 1 to 73, with 73 being the numerical value of Chochma (wisdom), the 9th sefira. Also, it should be known that this initial Torah verse stretches and covers all 9 sefirot from Malchut to Chochma in that 2701 plus the kolel of 3 = 52 squared and 52 is the numerical value of the Name of G-d that is in essence Malchut (kingdom), our physical world.

When we enter the time of the Messiah and Future Temple becomes physical, we will be in the time and space frame of Keter, the 10th and ultimate sefira.

The cubit according to tradition was always an approximate measure of a man’s forearm and hand or 5-6 hands widths depending on interpretation, accurate enough for most simple construction I guess, but….

Abraham in his Sefer Yetzirah tells us that the greater universe is constructed with 22 building blocks, and moreover that this construction takes the form of 10 sefirot (dimensions) with 5 on one side, 5 on the other, unified yet cleaved down the middle.

Sefer Yetzirah 1: 2 “Ten Sefirot of Nothingness and 22 Foundation letters” also translated as “Ten counts of Nothingness and 22 building blocks”

Sefer Yetzirah 1: 2 “Ten Sefirot of Nothingness in the number of ten fingers five opposite five with a singular covenant precisely in the middle in the circumcision of the tongue…”

Similarly we find “My left hand has founded the earth and my right hand has spread out the heavens” Isaiah 48:13) giving us again 5 on right, 5 on the left, separated in the middle, just like the Ten Commandments, which represent and parallel the Tree-of-life.

This is an important representation of the structure of the universe because we would assume that the cubit that measured the universe before our time began and that will measure it in a physical sense once the Temple is properly constructed would be one and the same.

And in these and similar passages Abraham clued us into the Holy cubit and the one probably utilized by Solomon.

All this said, please note that the ancient and future cubit is entirely based on the Name of G-d.

The Ramchal explains that the four expansions of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) have such “great holiness [that] their power is limitless. All existence is bound to them from beginning to end.”

Av YVD HY VYV HY of numerical value 72

Sag YVD HY VEV HY of numerical value 63

Mah YVD HE VEV HE of numerical value 45

Ban YVD HH VV HH of numerical value 52

The total value of these 4 names that represent the totality of the 10 sefirot spelled out in 39 letters is 232

232 is “Ad Adi Ad” (AD ADY AD) or “eternity of eternities” as expressed in the Sefer Yetzirah 1:5

And 232 + 39 + 4 = 275.

And since 275/10 sefirot = 27.5 we have the secret measure of the Holy cubit, 27.5 inches, as dictated by the Holy Name of G-d Himself.

And also as hinted at by Abraham in that 5 on one 5 side, 5 unified and on the other split down the middle is a graphic way of illustrating the numerical expression 55/2 = 27.5

Moreover, if Solomon logically utilized 22 inches as the cubit for the construction of the First Temple, anchoring it in the 22 foundation letters (building blocks) of the universe, the future and Holy cubit is exactly 25% larger than Solomons, fulfilling nicely the prophecy of Hagai and the divine analysis of the Ramchal and making the Future Temple 110 inches or 4 Holy cubits (5 Solomon cubits) higher than the First Temple.

Not coincidentally, 110 is the numerical value of Nes (miracle) and the lifespan of Joseph in years.

And for those of you who have read our recent article on the secret meaning of 5 Kings vs 4 Kings in Lech Lecha, please note that the Future cubit is 5/4 the length of Solomon’s cubit because it extends to Keter, where Solomon’s stopped at Wisdom (Chochma), just as the Arizal explained in that there are 5 levels of holiness and only 4 of evil.

Now, we are calling the First Temple cubit, Solomon’s cubit, and we could just have easily referred to it as “the cubit of Wisdom,” but we can’t refer to it as the ancient cubit, because that designation is also bestowed upon our Future cubit, as it’s been utilized before and immortalized in stone, but that explanation, worthy of a book unto itself, will be revealed in our next article.

For now, we want to illustrate how the ancient and future cubit is integrally tied into the concept of 3 and the 3-column 10 dimensional structure that our universe and the Tree-of-Life is designed around.

First, we must note, that all light gets filtered (for lack of a better word) by 10% as it goes from one sefira/dimension (level) to the next and not coincidentally it takes 22 such iterations or diminishings to descend from one sefira to the next in steps of 10%, which is akin to going from one order of magnitude to the next (i.e. 100 to 100, or 10 down to 1)

The number 3 connotes balance, physical and spiritual, and if we where to start with the ancient and future cubit (27.5 inches) and achieve an equilibrium point by adding and subtracting 10% at a time, we’d get

27.5 + 2.75 – .275 + .0275 – .00275 + .000275

and the point in space that this exercise would eventual reach is 30.00000000000000000…, or essentially 3, as 30 is just 3 x 10.

We now can understand why the letter Lamed (L) of numerical value 30 was chosen as the last letter of the Torah. Together with the initial letter Bet (B), they form 32, as in the 32 Paths of Wisdom that comprise the Tree-of-life reality, in other words the 22 building blocks and the 10 sefirot(dimensions), which lies at the Heart (LB) of Holy Temple . And with the initial Bet (B) having one foot in the spiritual world, the initial 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse could be interpreted as 27.5 letters.

The mathematical expression for this convergence is an alternative harmonic series that looks like this, with n representing the amount of iterations or dimensions the light is processed through, going from 1 to infinity, and x being the measure of our cubit in inches:

x + (-1)n+1(x/10n)

n = 1

if x = 27.5 then the summation series converges on 30

if x = 2.75 then the summation series converges on 3.

And thus we see that the length of the future cubit is much more than the length of our forearms and connects us to cosmic proportions that we can only begin to understand. Yet. Yet this time we must understand them, as we are the generation of knowledge and if we are to burst through to the dimension of keter, we’ll need to find the awe with which to do it through our minds. At that point our hearts will be open to receive. We have a lot to overcome, though, as the awe we have for our blackberries, I-Phones, computers and the like is so great. We’ve set our own high hurdles.

In our next article we’ll rewrite history when we reveal how the secret measure of the cubit was cleverly concealed in stone thousands of years ago and available to all who wanted to seek it.

Ezra

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5 Kings vs 4 Kings; The Battle between Good and Evil.

The portion Lech Lecha, the 3rd in the Torah, is about letting go of our negativity and moving on.

According to the Arizal, there are 5 level of Holiness (of the soul) and 4 of evil, since there is no level of evil corresponding to the highest level, yechida.  This is the secret meaning of the battle in this last week’s portion between 5 kings verses 4 kings.

And to further illustrate that the first letter of each of the 5 levels of souls sum numerically to 318 and the Torah tells us there were 318 Men with Abraham when he rescued Lot.  This further corresponds to the first letter of the last 3 lines of the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name of G-d), which are Shin-Yud-Chet

Yechida   –

Chaya      – 3rd level of evil

Neshama – 2nd level of evil

Ruach     – 1st level of evil

Nefesh    – neutrality (klippot noga)

This battle between good and evil had to be fought and one before we (Abraham) could move on.  The Torah is showing us that we can’t simply say we want to let go of our negative inclinations; we must fight a battle over them and win. And if we want to rescue a part of ourselves that has succumbed to the unholy side, we must bring all 5 parts of our soul (everything we’ve got) to bear against it. We must outnumber it 5 to 4.

It’s also telling us good will always outnumber evil if we go into battle spiritually complete.  And take the Ana B’koach along with you, as Abraham, and countless other tzaddikim did.

By tomorrow, bli nader, we will publish the secret of the ancient and future cubit and begin our journey into the Future Temple. This secret measure has not been revealed in thousands of years, not even by the Ramchal who revealed much about the Future Temple, but if not now, when?

Hashem hid the secret measurement in His Name. He hid it in the number and concept of 3, and he hid it in stone for all to see…

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The Power of 3; Your Life Depends on it.

Before we reveal the measure of the ancient and future cubit, it is imperative that we understand the universal concept of 3. A true understanding of the sefirot (dimensions) and what their names signify is beyond all of us. It’s like trying to tell someone without a sense of smell or taste what freshly made ice cream, chocolate, or warm homemade apple pie is like, and even that analogy is very weak by comparison. We can’t even fathom them. And this is why the universe (Hashem) has given us the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name of G-d); it serves as our nexus to the spiritual world.

Know that the light that our world depends on gets channeled through the Supernal Holy Temple in a balanced way, and that much of the power behind the number 3 lies in the balance struck between the first 3 sefirotChesed, Gevurah and Tiferet of Zeir Anpin–but what can that possibly mean for us?

Chesed is Loving-kindness, or the unconditional Love that Hashem has for us, which is why the first line, associated with Chesed, of the Ana B’koach has a numerical value of 506, that of Ahavatchinam (Unconditional love). This the love and joy of perpetual giving, the unceasing love and desire for our well-being that Hashem showers on us constantly. This is wonderful, but what place does that leave us in this universe? What purpose would we serve other than to take from G-d, which is why there is a 2nd phase for this light, one that allows us to participate and grow within the universe, utilizing the concept of free will.

The second line corresponds with judgment, din, the natural phase of the light where our actions receive immediate and just reactions, which we see as punishments and the universe sees as simple physics.

You step on someone’s toe, someone else steps on yours. Simple enough, and if we’d learn right away from that it would be a good thing and we’d all live easier more righteous lives. But what happens if the person whose toe we stepped on gets an infection from it and dies, or he later pushes someone too far because of the bad mood we set up for him and that person creates a negativity chain that winds up in someone else’s personal ruin or death? Would we want that punishment for ourselves? The universe holds us responsible and we’d have to pay (eye-for-an-eye) for that entire chain of negativity (action by action). That’s why there is a 3rd phase of the light, mercy, rachem.

Taken together the numerical value of chesed, and din is 72 + 64 + kolel(1)= 137, which is that of the work Kabablah, meaning “to receive,” but to receive this light in a balanced way we need the third phase, just as the electrons and protons need the neutrons to form stable and useful atoms.

Taken together the numerical value of chesed, din, and rachem is 72 + 64 + 248 +Kolel (3)= 387, which is that of the 3rd line of the Ana B’koach (NGD YCSh), which is structured to balance the light of loving kindness and judgment into life-sustaining mercy.

With mercy, our judgment are mitigated and we’re given time to reflect on and make amends for our actions. Think of the first line and sefira of chesed as space, the 2nd as motion, and the 3rd as time, completing the physics of “time, space and motion.” We can use this 3rd line of the Ana B’koach (NGD YCSh) combined with spiritual and heart-felt intentions to further mitigate our judgments, and we should start seeing life as a string of merciful incidents rather than as one of punishments.
For example, a minor fender-bender as inconvenient as it might be, may very well be a merciful way to spare you of a fatal car crash that some action in your past inadvertently warranted. Seeing life as filled with mercy is a big step forward toward reaching the Tree-of-life reality where the mercy will be inherent, obvious and universal. Until we’re there, we have the gift of the Ana B’koach. (get and read The Genesis Prayer if you don’t have it).

In our next article we’ll reveal the ancient and future cubit and you’ll understand why comprehending this concept of 3 and balance was important to grasp first.

With Love,

Ezra

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