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.

The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?

What can the 22 letters themselves tell us without relaying on words or verses. Each letter has a unique energy value and thus unique numerical valuations of that energy depending on which cipher is being used to read them. And each letter has as a quasi-unique name. I say quasi, only because a few of them can be spelled different ways depending if the letter yud (Y) is included or not., and there no real right way to spell those letters because in different situations they are meant to be spelled different ways depending on whether the support of the yud, representative of the sefira of chochma, is needed. Names are very important as they define what something is and should be chosen carefully. When it pertains to Torah. like the names of the Patriarchs, the names themselves are gateways, or in an analogy consistent with modern technology, the names are cosmic web addresses, each socially networked to other names and addresses.  Together they form a giant tree with myriad branches to be explored.

For the charts below, we’ve selected the most common spellings for the half dozen names that can have multiple versions and switched to a different version when it seemed to make sense.  It’s not so much poetic license as it is trying to follow a predetermined trail by exploring the different branchings until we find the one with the choicest fruit.

As you can in the first chart, the sum of the 22 names of the 22 letters equals exactly 4242, not only a double representation of the number 42, but one that included 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David.  All the possible variations came to 42** and the next most likely branch summed to 4248, one that combined 42 and 248, the numerical value of Abraham.  This particular one was further interesting because the squares of the 22 different names plus the number 42 added up to exactly 1395000 or 1000 (keter) x 1395, and 1395 is the sum of the (numerical values of the 6 Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron.  (see chart #2).

Why would that be? Why would the names of the 22 letters link up with the names of the 6 Patriarchs. we can only speculate, but if we add the names of the 4 Matriarchs (Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah), we find that the 10 together add up to 2481 or 10 x 248 (Abraham/mercy), which also happens to be the value of the sum of the names of the 5 Books of the Torah (Bereshit, Shmot, Vayikra, Bmidbar, and Devarim), or 2480. And Bmidbar (the Book of Numbers) also has the numerical value of 248.

It’s all obviously hinting at the 10 sefirot structure of the tree-of-life, of which we know that there are 22 connecting paths, making 32 in total, which brings us to chart # 3, where we utilized the sofit values for the 22 names and made one variation in the spelling of the letter vav, using the tree-of-life version without the yud this time.  And lo-and-behold, the total came to 10032, or 10000 (keter) plus 32, as in the 32 Paths of Wisdom.

Moreover, the sum of the square roots of the sofit values for the 22 names is 424.242,  which is an even clearer graphic representation of 424, Mashiach ben David and also 42, 42, 42. Now, when we subtract the value of 4242 that we found in chart #1 from 10032, we get 10032 – 4242 = 5790 and 5790 – 12 = 5778.  Why 12? There could be lots of reasons, possible to represent the 12 sons of Jacob, since all the Patriarchs were already represented, or it be that when we add the 10 for the yud we didn’t utilize with the sofit calculation, we get 12 + 10 = 22, as in the 22 letters.

So why all this circular, redundant branching, and this reinforcing of a specific structure pattern? Because it’s all a giant multidimensional matrix that constantly draws us in deeper, with each Name connecting to multiple other gateways, all capable of imparting a different set of knowledge or abilities to us.  It’s literally like leaping across the neurons of a giant mind. But whose?

Who indeed!

And why?

Because the deeper we get and the more in tune we get to this structure, the closer we get to G-d and more prepared with are for Mashiach Ben David in 5778.

Chart # 1

spelled-out

square of

letter

value

value

alef

111

12321

bet

412

169744

gimmel

73

5329

dalet

434

188356

hey

15

225

vav

22

484

zayin

67

4489

chet

408

166464

tet

419

175561

yud

20

400

caf

100

10000

lamed

74

5476

mem

80

6400

nun

106

11236

samech

120

14400

ayin

130

16900

peh

85

7225

zaddi

104

10816

koof

186

34596

resh

510

260100

shin

360

129600

tav

406

164836

Total

4242

1394958

plus:

42

1395000

Chart # 2

Abraham

248

Isaac

208

Jacob

182

Joseph

156

Moses

345

Aaron

256

1395

chart # 3

spelled-out

square root

letter

sofit value

of value

alef

831

28.82707061

bet

412

20.29778313

gimmel

73

8.544003745

dalet

434

20.83266666

hey

15

3.872983346

vav

12

3.464101615

zayin

717

26.77685568

chet

408

20.19900988

tet

419

20.46948949

yud

20

4.472135955

caf

820

28.63564213

lamed

74

8.602325267

mem

640

25.29822128

nun

756

27.49545417

samech

600

24.49489743

ayin

780

27.92848009

peh

85

9.219544457

zaddi

104

10.19803903

koof

906

30.09983389

resh

510

22.58317958

shin

1010

31.78049716

tav

406

20.14944168

Total

10032

424.242

-4242

5790

-12

5778