The **Zohar** tells us **600,000** angels accompanied the 70 Israelites (Jacob’s family) into Egypt, and in our last article (on parsha VaYigash) we also learned from the Zohar that the chariot Joseph harnessed and rode to greet his father was of angelic (divine) origin, the same one that appeared in **Ezekiel’**s famous vision. In a few weeks (**17 **chapters or **50** paragraphs, from now), we’ll read in the Torah (parsha BeShalach) how Pharaoh sent **600 **chariots chasing after the **600,000** Israelites, who had just used the **70** Angels (Triplets, Names) to split and cross the Sea of Reeds.

Let’s take a moment to examine all that.

We know that **17** is the numerical value of Tov (good) and always implies this when designated specifically in the Torah, such as Joseph’s age when he was sold by his brothers and such as the **17** good years Jacob lived in Egypt (Goshen). We also know that **50**, or an interval of **50**,** **always refers to the **50** Gates of Binah and in turn to the **50-**year jubilee period.

So it can be easily inferred that this period from the entrance of Jacob and his **70** family members with their **600,000** escorting angles to their **600,000** descendants exit **210** years later was a good thing and that it relates to Binah and the jubilee counting system. And indeed, we know from the Zohar that they did overcome the negativity of Egypt and reach the **50 ^{th}** Gate of Binah at Mt Sinai,

**210**years later. Moreover, those

**210**years were exactly

**4.2**jubilee years, a reference to the al-important

**42**-Letter Name of G-d.

**210 = 4.2 Jubilee Years**

This is very important to the understanding of why the Israelites were in Egypt, why we’re still in exile, and when we’re coming out of exile.

Let us note further that exactly **44** jubilee years passed from Adam to Joseph’s birth (**2200** years) and the first and essence of the 10 Plagues was in Hebrew *dam (DM)*, meaning blood, of numerical value **44**, like the blood Joseph’s brothers spread on his coat that they showed Jacob.

Nevertheless, according to the Zohar, the Israelites were in Egypt for one main purpose, to recuperate the holy sparks scattered there at the shattering of the **10** disconnected vessels (sefirot/dimensions) that existed prior to the Creation of the Tree-of-life. And so as the expanded from **70 **to **600,000** they physically absorbed those sparks **600,000** and the **70** angles. Meanwhile, the **600,000** protecting angels went from **8571.428** angels per Israelite to 1, and the Sea of Reeds was in front of them and Pharaoh’s **600** chariots behind them.

In order to overcome their situation, the Israelites were forced to band together, unify, conjoin their **600,000** angels and concentrate their energy through the **70 **Names. Theses **70** Names are also called today the **72 Names**, as they are comprised of the 216 letters derived from the 3 consecutive **72**-letter verses in BeShalach, but of the **72 **Triplets there are only **70** unique Names as emphasized by the Zohar and as we can see for ourselves.

There is to this day still only **600,000** Israelite soul roots that originated from the **70** family members, the **12** sons of Jacob, the **3** Patriarchs and Adam, and we may have to reunite once again to end this exile as our ancestors did in the first. After all, it took Ester, Morchachai and Ezra to unite our ancestors trapped in Babylon to end their **70** years of exile as well. It stands to reason, unity amongst our souls is key.

Let’s set that aside for the moment and take a closer look at those **70** Israelites. Interestingly enough, there are an awful lot of 7’s in this story. Jacob “began his journey” by leaving Beer Sheba, the **7 ^{th} **Well. He then worked

**7**years for Leah,

**7**years for Rachel, and

**7**years for himself. Then there was Pharaoh’s dream of

**7**cows emerging from the reeds, 7 more emaciated cows, 7 ears of corn,

**7**more shriveled ears of corn, which were translated by Joseph to

**7**good years and

**7**fallow years. Jacob worked

**7**years for Leah,

**7**years for Rachel, and

**7**years for himself.

Then on the way to Goshen, Jacob, now called Israel, “began his journey” and stopped back at Beer Sheba, the

**7**Well, where God spoke to him in a night vision, very similar to the prior time when he had just left Beer Sheba and had his famous vision of the angels racing up and down the ladder. When G-d reiterates his Covenant with Jacob that He had made with Abraham and Isaac, the Torah tells us Jacob set out from Beer Sheba, “the

^{th}**7**well”.

^{th}Next the Torah describes the make-up of the

**70**family members and we find out that

**7**are directly from Rachel,

**14**from Rachel’s handmaiden, making

**21**indirectly from Rachel in total, or

**3**times

**7**. And the other

**49**family members were from Leah and her handmaiden (33 and

**16**respectively), or

**7**times

**7**. We have

**1 x 7 + 2 x 7 + 7 x 7 = 70.**

Yup! That’s a lot of 7’s. Could it be possible that the life and journey of Jacob was about establishing Zeir Anpin, the trunk of the tree-of-Life, comprised of the

**7**lower sefirot (dimensions) and their

**10**sub-dimensions each, or

**70**? Even the

**16**offspring from Leah’s handmaiden corresponded to the

**16**times Beer-Sheba (the

**7**Well) is mentioned in the Torah and their

^{th}**49**members are almost split in a

**70/30**ratio.

Nevertheless, when we apply the ration

**8571.428**angels per family member, it works out to exactly

**180,000**angels for Rachel’s camp and

**420,000**for Leah’s camp, very interesting round numbers, especially considering that the square root of

**180,000**angels is

**424.26**, with

**424**being the numerical value if Moshiach Ben David and

**26**of the Tetragrammaton (

**26**).

Nevertheless, back to the

**8571.428**angels/person. If those angels were assigned to guard the

**12**directions, as explained by the Zohar (think of the edges of a cube), and each of those groups (

**714.28**angels) were to be split up to guard the right, left, and central columns of their particular direction, then there would be

**238.095**… per group. Yet another interesting number, considering that

**238**is the numerical value of Rachel, and also that

**1/42 = .0238095**.

And yes,

**238.095**… is also the atomic weight of

**Uranium**.

_{238}Moreover, the Atomic number of

**Uranium**is

_{238}**92**because it has 92 Protons in its’ nucleus and also

**92**electrons circling it. Since Joseph was born in

**2200**HC, Jacob was

**92**at his birth. And of course, the numerical value of Rachel, his beloved, and Joseph’s mother is

**238**.

Smelling something fishy? What about the fact that

**2200 HC**is the year

**1560 BCE**in the Gregorian calendar and the numerical value of Joseph is

**156**. Is this all a big Divine metaphor?

So what’s the power here? Nuclear? Nuclear Fusion? Is that the power behind the conjoining of our souls.

Mathematically, what went on here? Following the instructions of the Arizal, we simply took

**600,000**and divided it by

**70**and then again by

**12**and again by

**3**, mimicking the soul route of the Israelites from Adam to the

**3**Patriarchs to the

**12**sons (tribes) to the

**70**family members, or

**600,000/2520**. And what is

**2520**, but the year of the Exodus and revelation at Sinai,

**2448**, plus

**72**, as in the

**72**Triplets (Names that were utilized to effect the final fusion.

**(2448 +72) = 2520**

**Therefore**

**600,000/(2448 + 72) = 238.095 = Uranium _{238}.**

So why was Joseph’s family split into Rachel’s camp of **21** and Leah’s camp of **49**? It’s because **21/49 = 3/7 = .428 **and that forms the relationship of the upper **3** sefirot (dimensions) with the lower **7** sefirot. In other words, it mimics the Tree-of-Life and it was planned that the Israelites would spread along the branches of that tree. kabbalistically, Leah is always representative of he upper levels, and Rachel of the lower ones, Malchut, but this is not what the Torah is showing us here. Except that the Zohar confirms that Leah’s children are the real malchut, while Joseph was of Yesod of the upper worlds.

There are many more secrets here. To be continued…