The deeper the secrets, the more important they are. The Shema Israel prayer is the most well known and widely recited Jewish prayer, yet most people recite it without a clue to its many secrets and the power that these can unleash. In this series, we hope to change that and fulfill my teacher’s wishes that we make them available to everything in order to help bring about the tree-of-life reality, the world beyond illusion.
In Part II we’d like to continuing revealing the secrets about the initial 6 word refrain that begins the prayer.
“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One” — is perhaps the most famous of all Jewish sayings.
Kol Ysrael (CL YShREL) are the last 2 words of the Torah, CL = 50
The ordinal value of Shema, the first word of the verse, is 50, so teh first 2 words of the verse are also representative of Kol Ysrael (CL YShREL), “All Israel.”
The value 50 is kabbalistic code for the sefira/dimension of Binah, (also know as the 50 gates of Binah). Binah is what we consider as Heaven to our Earth. Then the 6 dimensions between them, corresponding to the 6 words of the Shema, is the ladder that we climb to reach it. The technology embedded in these 6 words is designed to elevate our prayers and consciousness to the upper sefirot (dimensions), to Binah.
Now to shift gears a little, please note that Sum of complete value of the 6 words equals 1345, or 1000 (Keter, representing completion and the highest sefira) plus 345, the numerical value of Moses, who drew his energy from Da’at of Imma (Binah), a level none of us can. Moreover, while he first two words (Shema Israel) represent the Torah’s last two words, the full verse has half the numerical value of the Torah’s first verse, tying the Torah together as an endless circle, just as it is meant to be.
Meanwhile, the initials of all 6 words sum to 332, or 333 (utilizing the kolel of 1, as in the 3330 years, or 66.6 jubilee (Biblical 50-year period) years, from the end of the 1st exile and the reception of the Torah in 2448 to the year of prophecy and the end of the final exile in 5778 (2018 CE).
OK, so that might be a stretch except that the total gematria of the 5 words of the verse is 577, plus the word Israel, the word that ends the Torah cycle.
And according to the tzaddikim of blessed memory, we are in the final decade, 5770, leading up to the manifestation of Moshaich Ben David and the final redemption (geula) in 5778. This will occur in Israel as the exile will have ended.
Referring to the portion of Chukath that we discussed in our article “The Book of the Wars of the Lord,” the act of Moses striking the ground twice instead of following G-d commandment “to speak to the cliff (rock)” we noted that the value of that phrase was 848, or twice that of Mashiach Ben David (424). And also that the reason Moses did that was to shorten the time span of the arrival of the Moshiach by half, from the 5778 years, as denoted by the tzaddikim, to 2889 years, which is the midpoint in King David’s life, because Moses knew how strong the negative side would be today and how difficult it would be for us to overcome it.
Furthermore, the Torah hinted of this in the words “water from the rock,” which was what came directly from his action, in that this phrase’s numerical value is 345, that of Moses, whose completed spirit it is said will be our redeemer, our Moshiach, in the end of days.
We’ve drifted from the Shema, but for a purpose, but first, we need to tie all this into pasha Vaethchanan, where the Shema is found, and which starts off with Moses praying 515 times to enter the promised land in order to bring Moshiach once and for all.
We’ve discussed this in prior articles about his obeying G-d’s request of him to stop at 515, when the 516th time would have achieved his desired result, so we’ll only point out that 848 – 515 = 333, as in the initials of the 6 words of the Shema and as in the 3330 years that will transpire from the Exodus from Egypt and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when we were first offered the Tree-of-Life reality to the year 5778, when Rav Yehuda HaLevi Ashlag (HaSulam) of blessed memory and tells us we will next be offered that opportunity.
In the Torah portion Vaetchanan, we find a clue linking the final redemption prophecies of (Deuteronomy) Devarim chapter 4 with Moses’ pleas and his actions of striking the rock twice on our behalf in order to bring Moshiach earlier than the proscribed divine time frame in that this is the 515th chapter in the Torah.
Furthermore there are 4 phrases within this chapter of numerical value 848, including one at Devarim 4:40 “A long time in the land that God your Lord [is giving you for all time],” but we’ll get into Moses prophecies a little later.
In that same verse, Devarim 4:40, Moses uses the words “All time,” referring to the land that God our Lord is giving us for all time. “All time “kol h’yamim” is spelled in Hebrew CL HYMYM, which breaks down to kol (all) of numerical value 50, representing the 50 gates of Binah, the Biblical jubilee year (50-years long), s mentioned earlier “Shema.”
In this case the word value 50 is coupled with word for “the time” or “the days” h’yamim (HYMYM), and with the kolel of 1, it has the numerical value of 666. Thus, together, they give us the equation 50 x 66.6 jubilee years= 3330 years, which, as we’ve said, is the exact period of time from the first exodus and the reception of the Torah at Sinai when the tree-of-life was last offered to us in 2448 to the year 5778, which the tzaddikim have long known will be the next cosmic window for the Tree-of-life reality.
Nevertheless, in that same verse, Devarim 4:40, we also find that the full phrase “I am presenting to you today, so that He will be good to you and your children after you. Then you will endure for a long time in the land that God” has the numerical value 5777, and is only one of 13 phrases in the Torah with that value with the number 13 being the value of ahava (love) and Echad (one) as in “G-d is One” found later in this portion.
Echad (13) is not only the last word of the 6 words of verse, but teh 2nd half of the Shema + Echad equation that = 424, Moshiach Ben David, as mentioned in our earlier Shema articles.
But back to the word Shema, through its connection to the value 50, it also serves as the link between Zeir Anpin and Malchut. In that the initials of the last two sefirot have the numerical value of 10 and 40 respectively and also form the word for Sea (YM). If you look at the 5 sefirot of central column of the Tree-of-life you’ll see the initials of the upper 3 of them (CDT) equal 424, that o Moshiach Ben David, and the bottom 2 are Yud and Mem, 50.
The 6 words that initiate the Shema Ysrael are thus designed to help align us with the central column of the Tree-of-Life in order that we can help bring out and welcome Moshiach Ben David in our lifetime. If there is one prayer that ALL (kol) Israel says it is the Shema Ysrael. Let it be with the consciousness to bring Oneness and Moshiach.
Part IV of the Shema Ysrael will follow shortly, helping to fulfill my teacher’s wishes.