All the portions begin with deeply encrypted messages and these are the seed level energies imparted to us weekly, which is why Torah was split into these specific and very uneven portions in the first place. This portion, Chayei Sarah, the 5th in the Torah and the 55th paragraph in the Torah begins seemingly simple enough. Aryeh Kaplan translates the 12 words of the portion’s first verse (Genesis 23:1) as “Sarah had lived to be 127 years old. These were the years of Sarah’s life.” Perhaps a more accurate translation is as the Zohar states it: “And Sarah was one hundred year and twenty year and seven years old; the years of Sarah’s life.”
Let’s examine the verse more closely.
The verse begins with the palindromic word “וַיִּהְיוּ” meaning “And there were….” or “and they became” If we change the vowel of the first vav to Shva (two vertical dots) the meaning becomes “and they will be.” This is interesting because the rare palindromic nature of this word indicates a coming and going in two different directions, future and past.
The first four words in the verse reads like this “וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה” and the total gematria of these 4 words is 616, the same numerical value as התורה, “The Torah.” The numerical value of the second word in the verse is 28 (as in the value of Koach, power), but it turns out that 616 = 28 x 22 and that the name Sarah is mentioned without prefixes 28 times in The Torah and 22 times through this verse. And that’s probably just as coincidental as the fact that Moshe’s name is mentioned without prefixes exactly 616 times in “The Torah,” and of course that there are 22 letters in the aleph-bet.
The Name Sarah is found another 10 times for a total of 38 times in the Torah.
And we should keep in mind that the square root of 616 is 24.8 which happen to be the value of Abraham (248) and also Raziel.
While the numerical value of the first letters of the first 3 words is 314, as in PI, Shaddai and Mettatron, the last letters of the first four words of the verse, permute to the Tetragrammaton, “י׃ה׃ו׃ה” so obviously there’s lots of substance here.
The first 9 letters out of the 45 letters in the verse add up to a value of 365, and as in the value of the letter Shin ש., spelled out, השין, or “The Shin” while 45 plus 300, the numerical value of shin, is 300 + 45 = 345, the numerical value of Moshe. Including the 8 in this verse , there are 1424 Shins in the Torah, with 1000 being representative of Keter and 424 being the value of Mashiach ben David.
There are also 9 letter Yuds י in the verse. And the complete numerical value of Shin-Yud including its ordinal value is 310 + 31 = 341, which is the numerical value of the 3 Mother letters, Alef, Shin and Mem אמש. We’ve previously linked Abraham and Sarah to the 3 Mothers with Sarah representing the Shin ש. Up to this verse, there are 3142 yuds in the Torah and 3142 is the small gematria value of Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, “I Am that I am,” which represents the upper 42 letters of the Name of G-d, etc. The central shin of this all-important phrase, becomes the 9th shin of this verse and balances out the 9 yuds.
4 of those 9 י yuds are in the 1st two words and together the 4 yuds sum to 40, and often 4 yuds in a verse are associated with special healing properties, like the 4 yuds in the שמע־ישראל Shma Israel.. and in the Shem Mem-Bet (שם־מ״ב) (Ana B’koach אנא־בכח). We also know that the name Moshe forms one of the 72 triplets (Names ע״ב־שמות), the 5th one (מהש MHSh), and is also associated with healing properties.
So looking at the first 3 words again: “וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה” we can extrapolate the 4 yuds to be a Mem as in Moshe, The Shin of Sarah forms the Shin of Moshe, and the He of Sarah also passes to Moshe, spelling מהש MHSh and leaving והרוח, “v’h’ruach” meaning “and the spirit of Moshe.” So it’s not far fetched to presume that the verse is stating that Sarah will live through the spirit of Moshe. Especially since the verse then states that Sarah lived 100 year and 20 year, which makes 120 years together, which was the lifespan of Moshe. Thus we have Sarah will live through the spirit of Moshe for 120 years.
It also then adds 7 years, which we all know represents Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the lower 7 sefirot (dimensions). The total of 127 years is interesting for several reasons. First, because there are 127 possible combinations of 7 items (letters, doubles, etc) and secondly because we know from chazal that Sarah reincarnated as Queen Ester who ruled over 127 nations, which is interesting because the atbash isאת־בש of Sarah (שרה) has the numerical value of 95, as does Malcah מלכה, Queen.
But in going back to the first few words again and looking at the 2nds, 3rd and 4th words, “חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה” an taking out the משה of Moshe, we’re left with הארי־חי, “The Ari Lives.” The word ordinal value of the 9 letter sequence that spells out this cryptic message about the Arizal, (2nd+3rd+4th = 9) leads us to 9 again, a recurrent theme in this verse.
Another recurrent theme is 5, as in the 5th portion and 55th paragraph and Sarah’s name’s value, 505, and since we know every little detail in the Torah has significant meaning and a purpose beyond our vision, we should note that the numerical value of “Ari” is 211, as in the the verse Bereshit 21:1 that prophesied about the Messiah’s arrival, and that there are 125 occurrences of words with the numerical value 211 in the Torah, and 125 = 5 x 5 x 5. Moreover, permuted versions of the 3 letters in Ari that form actual words occur in the Torah exactly 18 times, as in the numerical value of chai, “lives,” once again pointing to The Ari Lives. And how many of those occur through this verse? 5, of course.
We know from chazal the Ari was an incarnation of Moshe Rabbeinu so how interesting is it that the first word in the verse and parsha can be translated as “and they became.” And it was the Arizal himself who went into a lengthy discourse on the connection of this verse to Abraham’s 175 years and the 370 lights of Arich Anpin, but what he didn’t tell us was that seeing as Abraham was 137 at the time of Sarah’s death, Abraham lived another (175-137) = 38 years, and that’s how long the Ari lived, which is turns out is the same amount of times Sarah’s name is mentioned in the Torah. So the verse becomes, not Sarah lived for 127 years, but Moshe will live for 120 years and the Ari for 38 years.
And we know from chazal that the last letters in phrase speak to the future, so how fitting is it that the last letters in all 12 words of the verse add up to 211. as in the numerical value of “Ari”
And so we ask, what does the 9 recurrences in this verse of the Shin and the yud have to do with the Ari. We can see that they are central to the word, Mashiach (משיח), but as the Torah draws us deeper, we see that the value of the spelled out Shin and Yud add up to 360 + 20 = 380 and 380 is not only 38 x 10 (sefirot), but 380 is the numerical value for Egypt (Mizra’im) from whence came the Ari.
And simply, while the last letters of the first four words equaled the Tetragrammaton “י׃ה׃ו׃ה”, the last letters of those 4 words, indicating the future and as we’ve seen pointing to Moshe Rabbeinu and the Arizal add up to 358, when the kolel of 4 is included, and 358 is the numerical value of the Mashiach, the messiah. And do not forget that the 4 points to the 4 exiles, which B”H will be coming to an end very soon.
So we must ask is the ש in Mashiach (משיח) also attributed to Sarah. משיח could equal מש־חי “From Shin lives”
There are many more secrets contained in this verse, which we’ll leave for another time. including the connection to Daniel 12:7, and also how the 3 Mothers, 7 doubles and 12 elementals play into the verse as they control the cosmos.
The word shana שנה (year) has the numerical value of 355, the same as sefira (dimension), which is what led chazal to connect the 100 years to the dimension of Keter and the 20 years links to keter through the caf whose value is 20 and through the word twenty (עשרים) whose value is 620, which is also the value of keter (כתר),
As an additional note: The numerical value of “100 year (מֵאָה שָׁנָה)” is 46+355 = 401. and if we add the kolel for the 6 letters we get 401 + 6 = 407, whose square root is 20.17424 (2017 424) or the combined values of Mashiach ben David (424) in the year 2017. And then there is the last 7 years, whose numerical value (וְשֶׁבַע שָׁנִים) is 778 as in 5778, which begins in 2017 and is perhaps meaningful.