The Fingerprints of G-d


There is a place with G-d’s fingerprints all over it. And they form a pattern, two hand prints, 10 fingers and a date.
Last week, I was wrapping one of our Pesach cabinets, when I discovered 3 bags of Israeli cous cous (chametz gamor) in the cabinet we were selling beside it. My ego swelled and I felt like a hero. In the very next second, the door swung shut on my pinky, crushing it.  I carefully removed the chametz and paused to ponder the relationship between the two events, which by the way is the real kabbalah—examining the causes and effects in our lives, not reading people’s astrological signs. I realized G-d was not allowing me the slightest ego and was crushing it out of me like oil from an olive.  I was so grateful. The pain and bruising went away instantaneously and I saw G-d’s fingerprint in the event.
I had no trouble seeing G-d’s hand in the cause-and-effect event. Thanks to the wave of Binah energy that is blanketing us, shortening the time frame between cause and effect, many like-minded individuals can see it too.  But what of the skeptics and doubters? At the time of the incident I had been working on an answer for them, a place where G-d’s fingerprints would be unmistakable and unquestionable. Moreover, these fingerprints tell a story, tell us about the opening of the 50 Gates of Binah and the onset of the 1000 years of Moshiach Ben David that are upon us.
If G-d were to have carved His Designs, Plans and Name in a 1000-year-old tree would people believe it was real? No, anyone could have carved them there. If He engraved them in large letters high up on a giant rock ledge, would they be heeded? Probably not, again someone could conceivably carved them. If He gave us specific instructions in the Torah would Man follow them? Again, as is evidenced, most would not, and even many of those that do do not know what to make of them. Total certainty, the necessary password for the Gates of Moshiach, is so difficult to achieve.
So where could G-d place these designs and plans of His so that we can be sure that only He could have written them, and none other? There is a place and it is hard to reach, in fact, it was only reachable in the last few decades and only to the people least likely to have such faith in G-d. Even though we can prove beyond the slightest doubt that Man could not have written the Torah and that much of the Torah is designed to connect us with the various Names of G-d we cannot prove to you that G-d wrote it; after all, a hyper intelligent life force from outer space or from the future could have done it too. Nevertheless, the omniscient G-d redundantly placed those designs and proofs for us in a place that aliens could not have created.  G-d hardwired them into the fabric of the universe, into the physics and mathematics that have existed since the dawn of time.  G-d made them tamperproof. G-d made them immutable and he made them readily accessible to us only as a last resort.  We had thousands of years to find G-d on our own. With no time left, we demand proof.
Before the bundled 7 dimensions of Zein Anpin, the stairway to Heaven represented by the Torah, there existed the realm of Binah. Binah is characterized by the Primordial Hebrew letter Aleph (א), whose numerical value is both 1 and also 1000.   The spiritual dimension of Binah (Understanding) is the World to Come.  Binah is the 1000-year long Shabbat; it is the 7th millennium.  It is represented by both the 1000 letters in the Shema prayer and by the first 1000 digits in the mathematical constant Pi.  It is the place of the primordial letter Aleph (א).  It is the place of infinite understanding and limitless possibilities.  It is upon us and the 50 Gates of Binah are wide open.
Given that the standard mathematics in our universe is base 10 and that our modern scientists and ancient kabbalists agree that the 10 sefirot (dimensions) form a whole or unity/oneness in both our physical and spiritual universe, base 10 logarithms are the equalizers that make all numbers equate to 10.  The standard mathematics in our universe is base 10, meaning we count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 100, and 100 to 1000 in cycles of 10.  Not coincidentally, the standard gematria (numerical valuation) of the Hebrew letters are counted the same way.  Logarithms sound complicated, but the logarithm (log) of a number is the exponent (power) to which another fixed number, called the base, must be raised to produce that number. If we wanted to know the base 10 logarithm of 1000 we would need to calculate to what power 10 must be raised to equal 1000 and since 1000 = 10 × 10 × 10 = 103, the “logarithm to base 10” of the number 1000 is 3.
This simple schematic of 10 x 10 x 10 equaling 1000 and thus 103, mimicking the spiritual structure of the universe in 3 columns and 3 iterations of the 10 sefirot (dimensions) whereby the 1 st iteration is equivalent to our world, Malchut , the next one to Zeir Anpin and the 3 rd to Binah.
This unity/oneness in our base 10 mathematical system is why the logarithm of the number 10 is 1 (0ne).  That same system dictates that the sum of the logarithms of the integers from 1 to 70 is 100.078, in order words if we take all the resultant logs for each number from 1, 2, 3… 70 and add them all together they would give us 100.078, metaphorically 1000 and 78. Kabbalistically, the decimal place is irrelevant, as it is just a multiple of 10.  Also 78 is the value of the Hebrew initials of the 3 column Tree-0f-Life (חיים עצ) which is the choice we must make in 5778.  We must choose the tree-of-life over the tree-of-knowledge of good and evil and yet G-d purposely embedded his signature within the boundaries of our knowledge.  And while 78 is 3 times the value (26) of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), 1000 is 3 iterations of the 10 sefirot of the tree-of-life (10 x 10 x 10).
Adding up 70 irrational numbers and coming up with a whole round number like 100.0 to 3 decimal places is pretty special, but the number 70 itself has a very special place in G-d’s Divine plans. There were 70 members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt; 70 members of the Sanhedrin that were formed at Mt Sinai; the 10 Commandments were found in the 70 th chapter in the Torah; and the many all-important 70-year periods throughout Biblical history from Adam to Abraham to David to the exiles and all 3 Holy Temples, culminating in the 70 years since the birth of the State of Israel to the prophesied coming of Moshiach this year in 5778.  This deep impression connecting the 1000 sub-sefirot (dimensions) of Binah with the 70 sub-sefirot of Zeir Anpin is but a single fingerprint that G-d left for us within the logarithmic scale. It is also the connection we need to make to jump from Zeir Anpin, the heavenly ladder, to Binah.
The logs of a number are immutable, and man has no say in them. The results are unique.  After noting that within the endless stream of logs, the number 70 stands out starkly, as in the 70 members of Jacob’s family that entered Egypt, we can see yet another fingerprint of G-d in the unity and oneness of the 600,000 souls that received those 10 Commandments at Mt Sinai: the base 10 log of 600,000 is 5.778.  It is because all is One and in G-d’s plans everything is One, everything ties together.  There were about 3 million Israelites at Mt Sinai, but the Torah specifically singled out and mentioned the 600,000 men who were there, just as it specifically mentioned the 70 family members.  Man barely knew how to count 3330 years ago when the Torah was given at Sinai, so there is no way he could have calculated the logarithms to choose these specific numbers.  As the Arizal pointed out, those 600,000 souls at Sinai divided by the 70 family members and again by the 12 sons of Israel and the 3 Patriarchs gives us 10000/42, representing the 42-Letter Name of G-d capable of unifying us.
Another thing that Man could not have known about 3330 years ago is that there are 3 strings of the digit sequence “…5778…” within the first 1000 digits of Pi (3.14159265358…) and also 3 strings of the sequence of “…2019…”, giving us consecutive back-to-back years 2018 and 2019 in the Gregorian calendar.  Two of those “…2019…” numerical strings are actually matching 5-digit strings of “…42019…” each, coupling the year 2019 with the number 42.  Also, when Man was told at Mt Sinai in the year 2448 to start counting jubilee years (50-year periods), he could not have known that he would have to wait 3330 or 66.6 jubilee years, until the year 5778 for his next opportunity to reach Binah.
You can find 1000s of explanations of how the mathematical constant Pi is anything but random in the books, Nothing is Random in the Universe, and some illustrations of how standard gematria interprets them such as (3.14159265358…) breaking down to the Names of G-d 31 (אל); 15 (יה); 26 (יהוה) and at the 10th decimal place 358, Moshiach.  The World to Come, Binah, associated with the number 1000 is called the great Shabbat, one of 1000 years so how telling is it that the first string of “…42019…” within those 1000 digits of Pi is located at digit #702, the numerical value of Shabbat, or that the final 42019 is the last 5 digits of the 1000 and that the sum of the 995 digits until it is 4446, when 44 x 46 equals 57.78 yet again. Another thing about 4446 is that it is 1332 or 2 x 666 less than 5778.
Let us be crystal clear, Man can mess with his DNA; Man can mess with nuclear atoms, but Man can not shape of influence which digit in Pi is where or how often it reoccurs. Only G-d could do that.  And while Man had a hand in warming up the Earth a little, it was G-d’s prerogative to make the surface temperature of the Sun, 5778K.
The fingerprints of G-d are all over the mathematical constants Pi and Phi. For example, intercalated amongst those first 13 digits of Pi with the Names El, Yah, the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) and Moshiach are the 3 digits 4, 9 and 5, who add up to 18, whose square root is 4.24 (Moshiach Ben David).  When we raise the other primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399…) to 18, we get 5778.000 yet again.
By the way, those 3 intercalated numbers (4, 9, and 5) were the 3 rd, 6 th and 9 th digits, which also sum to 18, and (4 x 3 + 9 x 6 + 5 x 9) = 111 or Aleph (אלף) representing Binah.  Nevertheless, this article is mostly about G-d’s fingerprints found in His system of Logarithms and not so much which we have already written about extensively.  Atheists would say it is nature that determines the physical laws that created mathematics and our solar system, and believers would say G-d (Elohim) is nature. While believers can easily see G-d’s plans being unveiled, atheists probably still see it all as mere coincidence, impossible 1 in a trillion coincidences, but coincidences nonetheless.  Believing in G-d is all about letting go of our ego, and the belief that we are in control is the hardest aspect of ego to let go of.  Denial is the purest form of ego.
Let us examine some of those so-called coincidences.  While the log of 9 is .95424, spelling out in gematria “The King Moshiach Ben David (95 and 424),” the number 954 also represents the digit #954 within Pi, where the 3rd and final 5778 is located within those first 1000 digits. The final one of the 3 sequences of “…2019…” comprise the absolute last 4 digits in the first 1000 digits of Pi, metaphorically the year that the Gates of Binah and sealed. The final “…5778..” is part of a 10 digit sequence “…5778185778…”that starts at digit #948 and the sum of the digits in Pi up to that point is 4240 or 10 x 424.
Interestingly, there are 42 digits between the last “…5778…” at digit #954 and the last “…2019…” at digit #996. This is like the prophecies of the prophets calling for a period of 42 months until the final redemption.  The log of 10 is Unity (1); the log of 9 spells out “King Moshiach Ben David;” and the Log of 8 is .90309, which hints at the 42-Letter Name of G-d since 903 is the sum of the integers from 1 to 42.
The 42-Letter Name of G-d is the ladder to Binah built into the Torah’s first verse and according to Rav Brandwein of blessed memory, “The Understanding of the 42-Letter Name will bring about the geulah (final redemption).  Of ALL the endless sums of the logs from the bases 1 – 10, the ONE number that is closest to a whole number is 42, or most precisely 41.99997. This makes the number 42 unique in the universe. This is because the 42-Letter Name is the ladder that we can actually climb that bridges our world with heaven and eventually with Moshiach Consciousness (Binah).  This is also why we use the 42-Letter Name matrix to count the Omer every year and why it is especially important this year.
Adding up the logs of all the bases from 1 to 10 is not arbitrary, as in our base 10 mathematical and physical world, 10 represents the completion of a level. It does as well in the spiritual realm. The Zohar explains nothing happens below that does not happen above.  When we do add them up, we are adding up the resultant numbers of calculating each power exponent for each of the 10 bases,
If the log of 6 being .778 and that of the integers 8, 9, and 10 are also telling, then what of the sum of the logs from 1 to 11, whose value when squared is 57.78. Similarly, the sum of the squares of the integers from 1 to 11 is 506, which is not only the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name matrix and also the number of the Torah occurrences of the 14 triplets in 42-Letter Name matrix, but it is also the complete gematria value of “Moshiach Ben David.”
We have been advising about the convergence of the Gregorian and Western Calendars upon the year 5778 for 20 years now so we would be remiss to point out that the ONLY log whose Hebrew Calendar year aligns with its Gregorian one is the year 2000 or 5760 in the Hebrew Calendar.  Through the Log of 5760, which is 3.76042248, the year 3760 HC, the year “0” in the Western Calendar is eternally connected.  2000 years separate the two dates and there are no other dates that line up separated as whole numbers at all.  Ironically, the date 3760 HC is followed by 422, the year the 1 st Holy Temple was destroyed, -422 BCE.  The 2 nd Holy Temple was destroyed in the year 70 CE, and “422” is the gematria value for the Hebrew word “seventy.”  How is it possible that the only date this happens with within the entire logarithmic system is the year 3760 HC (0 CE), the date the 2 calendars pivot on? And given 3.760 42 248 whether G-d intended this or not there are 42 rows in every Torah scroll and 248 columns. Perhaps it is a reminder that it always comes back to the 42-Letter Name and to the Torah.
Taking it all a giant step further and knowing that Binah, the 1000-year period of Moshiach, is most represented by the number 1000, if we were to add the logarithms of all the bases from 1-10 for the number 1000, they would sum to 42.3994 or 42.4, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.  That must be telling us something.  The 10 logs of 1000 could have added up to any other number. No number could have added up to anything close to 42.4. Yet these 10 for the number 1000 did. Given the nature of logarithms and their very flat curve most resultant numbers fall into the double-digit category. To reach a result above 100, even with summing all the logs of bases 1 – 10, our starting number would need to be about 12,000,000 and it goes up exponentially and unfathomably higher from there.  What we are saying is that 42.4 is the only number that could be representative of 424, especially since the sum of all the logs from bases 1 -10 for even the lowest whole number, 2, is 4.25.  Please note that all the logs from bases 1 -10 for the number 1 are “0,” which if we wanted to extract meaning from, we could say that in Unity (Oneness) there is zero (“0”) space between us. If we wanted to get closer to 4.24, we would have to forsake whole numbers and could go with 1.998 or 3 x .666 which would give us 4.248 as the sum of the logs for the bases 1-10, with 4248 being the sum of the 22 spelled out Names of 22 Hebrew letters.
Yes another fingerprint is found on the Natural Log of 70 or LN (70), which is the log to the base of e (2.718…). The Natural Log of 70 is 4.248.
Given that all the summary logs from 1 to 12 million must fall between 4.25 and 100 and given that each one is the sum of 10 different mostly irrational numbers, the odds of one being so close to anything meaningful are astronomical, yet there is a second number that is always associated with Binah.  The kabbalists have been writing about the 50 Gates of Binah for thousands of years—it is even in our Passover Haggadahs.  Since we know that we must reach the 50 Gates of Binah in order to enter Binah, and that we last reached the 50 th Gate when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, how incredible is it that the sum of the logarithms of all the bases from 1-10 for the number 3450, representing Moses (משה 345) and also Hashem (השם 345), are precisely 50.000.  According to the Zohar, it is because of this connection to the 50 Gates that we were first told to count the 50-year jubilee cycles, starting at Mt Sinai in 2448 HC, corresponding to 24.48, which is the sum of logs of bases 1 -10 for the number 54. The number 54 stands out because 54 x 107 = 5778 and the sum of all the integers from 1 to 107 is 5778.
Within those 12 million numbers there are only a few that meet our criteria for precision and one of them is the sum of the logs for all the bases from 1-10 for the number 26, representing the Tetragrammaton (יהוה), whose resultant value is 20 (19.99799 to be more precise). The value of 20 represents Keter, the highest dimension, which is why the 10 Commandments are found in the 20th chapter of the Book of Exodus (Shmot) and why there are 620 letters in the 10 Commandments, like the Hebrew word for 20, Esrim (עשרים) of numerical value 620.  Also, for what it is worth, 20 x 50 = 1000.
There are a few others, though one number that keeps coming up for us this year, the number 58, and as we explained in our previous article there is a strong correlation between the Megillah Ester, Ester, Mordechai and the Biblical story of Noach and the Flood.  They share mutual gematriot of 58, 78 and the 127 combinations of 7 words, amongst other things.  As if to make sure we did not miss this important correlation, G-d made sure that when we add the logarithms of all the bases from 1-10 for the number 12700, representing the 127 provinces times the 100 days in the Megillah Ester; the 127 years of Sarah, the Matriarch; and the 127 possible combinations of the 7 words is the Torah’s first verse, corresponding to the 7 sefirot of Zeir Anpin beneath Binah, we would get 58, or 57.99957 to be exact.
We would be remiss if we did not mention the further correlation between word Megillah (מגלה) with a standard value of 78 and an ordinal value of 33 for a complete value of 111, and the Aleph (אלף), which is also eleph (אלף) meaning 1000, also of spelled out value 111. The reason we bring this up is that 78, as in 5778, is also the value for Mabul, the Biblical flood (מבול) whose ordinal value is likewise 33, which is the sum of the logs of the bases 1 – 10 for the number 216, representing Gevurah (strong judgement) and the 216 letters in the 72 Names of G-d used to split the Red Sea.  To think that this is coincidence is to also ignore that the first 33 letters of the Torah add up to a gematria value of 3003, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 77.
G-d’s fingerprints are all over this.  Even today, it is impossible for a team of engineers with a powerful super computer to create a document with anywhere near the complexity of the Torah, let alone align it, as G-d did, with the mathematics that underlay the framework of all the physics of our universe.  G-d also chose to design our solar system to that same alignment.  He did not have to do this.  He did not have to make the Earth orbit the Sun at 66,600 mph. He could have created a system without fingerprints for us to trace; He could have left us with only one option: truly blind faith.  He tried to make it easy for us to find faith and certainty. Even in the final year 5778, with the floodwaters of Binah already upon us since Purim and the Gates of Moshiach Ben David opening wider every day since Pesach, He wants us to find our way in, to find certainty anyway we can.
Of the fingerprints we highlighted above we can connect the dots: after 70 years since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, the 50 Gates of Binah will swing open ushering in the Great Shabbat (702), the 1000 years of Moshiach Ben David (424) and in accordance with the hints given to us by the Arizal, the crucial moment can happen on the 18th day of Iyar, on the 33rd day of the 50-day Omer period, or .666% of the way through that period which began 100 days or .666% of the way through the period from Zot Chanukah to Shavuot, or .333% of the way through the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah in the year 5778 (2018 CE).
Yes, L’ag B’Omer 5778.
B”H it can all unfold as written in the numbers. It depends on us.
Chag Sameach

29 thoughts on “The Fingerprints of G-d

  1. Nice article. I have a question. Seems irrelevant..but it’s not. Why do we recline on Pesach? What is the secret of reclining? Btw the flood has been happening this whole time. The Zohar is the ark.

  2. Dear Jeffrey(Ezra),
    Your work/research is both a delight and a treasure-house of information. You and your writing(s) are worthy of votes as “international treasures”.
    Todad Rabah for what you do and for what you share. Please tell your family how much “Dad’s time” and effort is appreciated right around the world

  3. Thank you. Jeff for your amazing article. I am looking forward impatient to your next articles to come….as you know time is approaching…. best regards.

  4. Sholom,
    Just recently I came across your website and started reading your books and blog posts.
    Thank you so much for all of this very amazing and very valuable information!
    Are any of your works translated into Hebrew?
    Are any other disciples of R’ Ashlag and R’ Brandwein spreading similar news about 5778/2018?
    Wishing you and your family the greatest Brocha V’Hatzlocha!

  5. Okay…..”It’s a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the true and living G-D” “his left hand is behind my head, his right hand embraces me” turn around, upside down!? 541…it’s all about the turn around…any musicians!? King Solomon was the wisest of them all…

  6. After the passing of R’ Avraham Brandwein in 2013, did you maintain and do still have a connection with his son and successor, the current Rebbe of Stretten, R’ Moshe Chaim Brandwein, and the Yeshiva Kol Yehuda in Yerushalayim, or any other Gedolei HaMekubolim?
    How widely are they disseminating the prediction of 5778 being the year of Bias Moshiach Ben Dovid?
    Did R’ Ashlag or any of his followers make the connections that you have between the Hebrew calendar and the secular calendar?

  7. Thanks again Jeffrey, your writings demonstrate extraordinary and undeniable patterns that are so far beyond the range of coincidence that when viewed honestly they must be recognized as evidence of Godly design and predetermination in a manner entirely conforming to the way these very patterns are encoded in the Torah.
    The convergence and synchronicity of the Hebrew calendar and the-Gregorian-secular calendar indicates that year 3760 HC marks a most significant turning point. For Christians this would be seen as the birth of their Messiah, and as you have written, their belief has spread and gained influence throughout the world among the descendants of Esav and other nations.
    However in your book The Divine Calendar and in your blog posts that I have read so far it seems that you tend to concentrate on presenting the patterns as indicated by the specific number sequences but generally you avoid providing any decisive interpretation of the meaning of certain things – and consequently just from what you write Christians may still be encouraged to believe that the truth is ultimately with them, and that in 5778/2018 their Messiah will return for a second coming, and conversely Jewish readers may become very wary of accepting your entire thesis because of this.
    Therefore it should be pointed out that from the perspective of authentic Jewish and Torah-based belief the reason the year 3760 is precisely so pivotal is because it is such an extremely negative occasion, just like the subsequent destruction of the Second Temple 70 years later, since it marks the beginning of the Christian heresy, the false doctrine that has prevailed throughout all the years of Exile since then, and under which the Jewish people have suffered so severely with anti-Semitic attacks, pogroms and culminating in the horror of the holocaust.
    Indeed this Christian dominated epoch has been the period of the ascension of the wicked Esav, who though a twin brother to Jacob, nevertheless personified the very opposite of Peace, as described in the Torah and in the teachings of our sages. Similarly in some respects Christianity is a twin brother to Judaism, and yet there is nothing else that has been responsible for so much suffering and destruction for the Jewish people (and corresponding observations also apply regarding the significance of the dating of the Muslim calendar that you also discuss in your writings).
    Seventy years ago in 5708/1948 with the reemergence of the state of Israel in the Jewish homeland as predicted by the Torah and prophets the tide started to turn back in favor of the Jewish people once again. May it now be that indeed this year 5778/2018 the real truth will be revealed, with the arrival of the authentic Jewish Messiah and the establishment of a genuinely Torah-based society that will lead the entire world to abandoning false beliefs and recognizing and worshiping the One True God of our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
    Again my blessings to you – and to all your readers, Jews and Gentiles. We are very much looking forward to your next comments and posts.

  8. In your book The Divine Calendar you wrote that the Gregorian calendar “was designed by Aloysius Lilius and instituted by Pope Gregory XIII in 5342 of the Hebrew Calendar (HC) was based on Lilius’ calculation of the birth year for Jesus Christ.”
    You also wrote that “3760 HC is the year “0” CE, which is either the year Jesus Christ was born, or the year Aloyius Lilius thought he was when he was divinely inspired to formulate a new Western calendar.”
    Later in the book you explained that “There is an academic debate about when Jesus was born and when the Gregorian calendar should have begun, but it’s irrelevant because if these dates were all parts of a divine plan and a calendar then whatever the starting year Aloysius Lilius came up with was divinely inspired. As for Jesus’ birth date, scholars give anywhere from 4 BCE to 6 CE, making his life span anywhere from 27 to 37 years, rather than the more typically acknowledged 33 years, which better fits the divine plan unfolding before us.”
    It is important to note that there also are also very credible scholarly opinions who argue that Jesus as a real historical figure never really existed, and yet you did not mention this in your writings.
    In your book you wrote “Regardless who we personally feel the Patriarchs may be—historic figures, mythical metaphors for certain archetypes of consciousness, embodiments of divine spiritual energy, or just fictional characters—they all do one thing and that is mark specific moments on a Biblical time‐line and set them indelibly.” You included similar statements elsewhere as well.
    Seemingly regarding Jesus you also should have written something similar, that even if he is just a fictional character nevertheless the secular calendar remains significant even though it is based on extremely false misconceptions.
    In addition it is possible to say that the year 3760 HC anyway stands out and becomes pivotal for the alternate secular calendar, not because of the dubious birth of Jesus, and certainly not because of the even more dubious idea that he was the predicted Messiah, but rather because of other genuinely major historical events that really did happen then or at least circa that year.
    It does not take much digging to find that this is approximately when Herod the Great died, which marked a colossal turning point in Jewish and world history. Notably, it is recorded that shortly after Herod’s death, his son Archelaus ordered the army to attack the Temple and 3000 Jews were killed, and then he sent heralds around the city announcing the cancellation of Passover.
    It could be that this or another similar horrendous event was the real precursor of the Roman destruction of the Temple 70 years later, and therefore it is fitting for this to be the start of the secular calendar since it coincides with real historic events in the destiny of the Jewish people with subsequent ramifications throughout the entire world.

  9. At the end of your post “The Fingerprints of G-d” you wrote:
    “…the crucial moment can happen on the 18th day of Iyar, on the 33rd day of the 50-day Omer period, or .666% of the way through that period which began 100 days or .666% of the way through the period from Zot Chanukah to Shavuot, or .333% of the way through the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah in the year 5778 (2018 CE).”
    This is not so readily understandable and more explanation would be appreciated.
    Granted that the 33rd day of the Omer — Lag B’Omer, the holiday connected with R’ Shimon Bar Yochoi, author of the Zohar, and therefore a day intimately connected with revelation of the secrets of the Torah and the coming of Moshiach — is 2/3 or .666 of the way from when we start counting the Omer, i.e., from the 2nd night of Pesach, until the 50th day after that, Shevuot.
    Granted too, counting on the calendar one finds there are “100 days” between Zot Chanukah and Pesach. However what is the relevance these 100 days to Lag B’Omer?
    Even less understood is what you wrote next. What connection is there between Lag B’Omer and “the period from Sukkot to Zot Chanukah”?
    Your explanation would be appreciated. Thanks!

    1. There are 150 days from Zot Channukah to Shavuot and therefore Pesach is 2/3 (.666) 100/150 of the way between them, then Lag B’Omer is 2/3 (33/50) of the way again. There are 225 days between Sukkot and Shavuot, which causes Zot Channukah to split that period into 1/3 and 2/3 (75 days and 150). The Ari cryptically alluded to using this method to know the day of arrival. He also moved the date of the hillulah of R’ Shimon from September (Elul) to Lag B’omer, probably so we would all focus on that date with extreme positivity without knowing the real reason why. Keep in mind that Rav Ashalag used a very similar method (narrowing by 1/3, 2/3) to determine the year 5778.

  10. Good, that unites 5778’s three Biblical Festivals, Sukkos, Pesach, Shevuos, in one formula with Chanuka and Lag B’Omer.
    Can you please provide specific citations where these ideas are to be found in the printed works of the Arizal and Rav Ashlag?

  11. Above I asked for specific citations or references in the published works of the Arizal and R’ Ashlag for the prediction of Moshach coming in 5778/2018. By browsing through a number of your past blog posts however it now seems to me that you are saying this information was just passed verbally from teacher to disciple until recent years when, with encouragement from your teachers, you revealed it in your books and on this website – as you wrote for example in your January 7, 2009 post “The Origen [sp: Origin] of the 5778 Prophecy; A Secret Passed from Teacher to Student.”
    It is still not clear to me if any other disciples of the Arizal, R’ Ashlag or R’ Brandwein are also disseminating this same prediction. It is possible that you have already explained this in more detail elsewhere, since I still have not had time to even glance at most of your writings, let alone read them carefully. Perhaps you can direct me to where you may have discussed this before, or at least clarify it a little more at the present time . Thanks.

  12. In your book The Divine Calendar on page 102-103, without mentioning R’ Ashlag by name, but rather simply attributing it to “the righteous sages,” you write basically the same thing as you later explained in your January 7, 2009 post “The Origin of the 5778 Prophecy; A Secret Passed from Teacher to Student,” that this is arrived at by taking 2/3 of 6000, then another 2/3 of the remaining years, and then another 2/3 of the remaining years, 4000 + 1334 + 444 = 5778. There are slight differences in the way you round off the decimal places, but that is not a major point of contention.
    What is important to note however is that in the book you wrote that (4000 + 1334 =) 5334 “when the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, was BORN,” which is incorrect.
    You later corrected this mistake in the above mentioned blog post, where you wrote “As it turns out, when you start counting from the birth of Adam, 2/3 of the way through that last 2000-year period, or (.666666 x 2000), we get the year 5333, when the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, PASSED AWAY,” which is closer to the truth.
    Actually however, the hyperlink on “Arizal” that you yourself posted in your blog that leads to the Wiki entry for the Arizal, states (that he was born 1534, and that) he died July 25, 1572 — 5 Av 5332.
    This can still be said to work out well enough… just the method of rounding off the fractions should be stated clearly, and sometimes, as in gematria, an extra 1, i.e., an extra year, can be added as with adding the “kolel” or the like.
    I’m sure you are aware, but your readers may not be, that when the year is counted from Nissan the month of Av is the 5th month , thus the Arizal’s Hillula on the 5th day of the 5th month, corresponds nicely with Lag B’Omer, the day set for commemorating the Hillula of the Rashbi, on the 33rd day of the Omer, which is the 5th day in the 5th week of the counting of the Omer, connected with “Hod She’B’Hod,” the 5th Sefira within the 5th Sefira (as counted down from Chesed)…

  13. A source for Moshiach coming 70 years after the reestablishment of the state of Israel can be found in Zohar Vol. II, Raya Mehemna, on Parshas Mishpotim, page 119b, based on the 70 words of Psalm 20, which starts with the words Lamenatzach Mizmor L’Dovid, “La-me-natzach” is also letters Lamed Mem — two letters with gematria of 70 — Netzach, victory, i.e., at 70 years there will be Victory for (Moshiach Ben) Dovid. [Note too that L’amenatza’ach M’izmor, or M’izmor L’Dovid, is initials Lamed Mem, also hinting to these 70 years.] You might like to see R’ Ashlag’s Sulam on this Zohar.
    This source is brought in a new Hebrew Sefer “Keitz HaYomin” from R’ Yisroel Moshe Sorotzkin, son of R’ Avrohom Yitzcho Sorotzkin the Rosh Yeshiv of Telz. He also brings there from Rav Eliyahu Lopian’s Sefer “Lev Eliyahu,” end of Parshas Yisro, who quotes R’ Elchonon Wasserman saying that he heard from his teacher, R’ Yisroel Meir Kagan, the “Chofetz Chayim” (d. 1933), that there would be a WWII, and afterwards the state of Israel would be reestablished, and 70 years thereafter Moshiach would come to save Israel from [a potential or real] WWIII…

  14. Dear M Meiliken,
    Concerning the year of the arrival of Machia’h you explain that it is the year 5778 or 2018. Sometimes you speak of the year 2019 or 5779. We know that there is a period in the year when the 2 years overlap.
    This year, from September 9th to December 31st, we will be both in 5779 and still in 2018. I think it is during this period that Mashiach will come.
    From this hypothesis, we can deduce the year of birth of the Machia’h by using the gematria of the word “birth” in Hebrew or לידה which is 49. So the year of birth of Moshiach will be 5779 – 49 = 5730 or 1970. Now, this year is exactly when the 7th Rabbi of Lubavitch finished the sefer Torah to welcome Moshiach.
    It seems logical that the conclusion of the sefer Torah to welcome Moshiach is the year of his birth. Moreover, 1970 is 22 years after 1948. One year by Hebrew letter ! 22 letters for the Torah.
    What do you think about it ?

  15. I just found that you mentioned R’ Elchonon and the Chofetz Chayim in your blog post of June 12, 2009 “Do the 70 years End in 2009 or 2018?” Here is the quote of your blog then:
    Now, some have calculated, including R’ Elchonon Wasserman-” This time is called עקבתא דמשיחא – time…preparation for the time of the Mashiah. Then, he said it has to take 70 years. עקבתא דמשיחא has to take 70 years. Preparation for him has to be done…for 70 years”-that the 70-year period began with WW II and have come up with the year 2009. And as we know since this past Pesach of 2009, the energy of Moshiach has been upon us and more so with the arrival of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Lag B’omer (see the related articles for details), so in an sense they are correct too. And it’s interesting to note that 42 months from this past Shavuot 2009 is the infamous date of 12/21/2012 that so many people are waiting for. Again, playing into the hands of doubt when nothing more physical happens than the beginning of the final 6 years period as ordained by the Zohar.
    Regarding R’ Elchonon Wasserman statement, someone posted anonymously that they heard the following in a speech by their Rabbi that “The Vilna Gaon writes that there are 70 words in לדוד מזמור למנצח, which talk about the Yidden davening to Hashem to help them at a time of despair, corresponds to the “70 years of chevlai mashiach.” These seventy years will immediately take place after a big change in Klal Yisroel. After seeing the devastation caused by World War I the Chofetz Chaim said that the 70 years began at that time. He based it on the fact that in Europe Klal Yisroel used to look up to Rav and made a concerted effort to emulate the great authorities in Klal Yisroel. They had greater level of התורה כבוד than nowadays. Unfortunately, after World War I that attitude changed. After seeing the much greater devastation of World War II, Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman commented that the 70 years indeed started from World War II.”
    So whether that began when WWII began or when it ended with the birth of Israel is open to interpretation to some and as we’ve seen both are correct in their own way, yet only 70 years hence from the birth of Israel coincides with the year 2018 CE, which in turn coincides with G-d’s Covenant with Abraham in 2018 HC, the “Covenant of Halves.”
    Until here the quotation from 2009.
    Seemingly the source in my above comment is more reliable than what “someone posted anonymously that they heard the following in a speech by their Rabbi…,” but it is possible that both versions have elements of truth.

  16. Being that today is Pesach Sheini, Chesed She’b’Hod, I wanted to write another comment with some more observations about your books and blog. Since time is short for now I’ll limit this comment to reflecting on the good news of the apparent peace that is breaking out between North and South Korea, and the North Korean leader is now committing to defuse his nuclear arsenal. This is a tremendous miracle when one considers that up until just a short while ago major confrontation and war was seen to be almost inevitable.
    While this is not a political site, nevertheless it is relevant to mention that the one to credit for this is of course President Donald Trump, who put pressure on North Korea and China, is unquestionably serving as a Biblical figure of major proportion. This is especially with regard to his strengthening Israel and his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, with the opening there scheduled for next month. Indeed not long ago Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu likened President Trump to the Biblical King Cyrus, who at the end of TaNaCh is called “Moshiach Hashem” due to his support for the Jewish people and allowing the rebuilding of the Temple.
    President Trump has also shown with limited precision attacks in Syria that he means business in the Middle East and he will not be intimidated by any other powers including Russia. Now on the agenda is what to do about Iran. It is my hope that he will also be able to defang that situation in a peaceful manner and avoid a potential war. Our prayers should be focused on this in the days ahead.

  17. Regarding President Trump it seems you have mentioned him only once before in this blog, in the post dated April 12, 2016 “25th Century Technology.” There you wrote:
    “This is the energy that kabbalists have tapped into for generations. Watch this short clip of a mid-1980’s 5:30 AM class the Rav was giving and you will see how he momentarily pauses to tap into this energy. Watch how he seemingly pulls out of thin air the notion that when Donald Trump built Trump Tower in 1983 his goal (consciously or unconsciously) was to become President of the United States and when challenged he reiterated that it was the Presidency that was his goal, not the money. That was 30 years (!) before it blatantly manifests in our time. Amazing as this is, it is only a small part of the power inherent in this energy.”
    Then you presented a short video titled “Rav Berg Trump Prediction Video.”
    — Here I’d like to point out that any honest person who watches this video clip and has any knowledge about Donald Trump at that time will not be so amazed. In that period Trump had appeared on a number of TV shows and magazine covers and the like and there was a general feeling by many that he had presidential aspirations. For example, see on YouTube “Donald Trump Teases a President Bid During a 1988 Oprah Show,” and for years before and after there was speculation about this in many media outlets. It comes out that there was nothing at all unusual in R’ Berg’s comments. He was merely saying what many others at that time had observed, that Trump had indeed thought about and realized that he had potential to run for president.
    Certainly there is not even a hint in the video clip that R’ Berg had “tapped into energy” that allowed him to see that in our time Donald Trump would indeed run and more astoundingly overcome all the odds and the unprecedented major conspiracies against him in the Deep State and actually succeed and become the President.

  18. Shavua tov, I allows myself to make a modest contribution to all this teachings because I do not remember having read it here. I am sorry if this is the case.
    Year 5778 can be split in 57 and 78 . The 57th prime number is 269 and the 78th prime number is 397.
    269+ 397 = 666 like 66.6 jubilee.
    . When I come here and read some articles or when i leave out the shul after Shabbat or religious holidays i see numbers like 444 ,111 ,770, 541, 333 everywhere around me like licence plates or clocks. I know it is not a matter of probability or coincidence. Whats does it means ? thanks a lot for sharing all this secrets and i apologize for my english.
    Yaakov B.

    1. I never noticed that obviously purposeful design connecting the primes to 5778 and 666. Thank you. I’ve been told that when we see the same significant numbers repeatedly it means that 1) we are on the right track; and that 2) it is G-d’s way of showing us that He is with us on our path (He is in the numbers). In my case, I believe it also means that I have to re-double my concentration on certain numbers (areas of study).

  19. Boruch Hashem for Israel’s superb Prime Minister Bibi-Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s stupendous Secret Service — for the incredible revelation today by Netanyahu of the astonishing evidence that has been gathered about Iran’s clandestine nuclear program.
    Bibi’s presentation was huge, maybe better than ever, and there is no question about it that he too is a larger than life figure of Biblical proportions.
    Now we will see what President Trump and other world leaders will do in reaction to this overwhelming evidence of Iran’s dangerous treachery and deceit.

  20. Above almost two weeks ago you wrote “B”H soon all will be understood.” As I continue sifting through your books and blog some things are becoming clearer, some remain the same, and some are becoming even more confusing:
    On the positive side you present amazing ideas showing how the Torah and the Hebrew language and script must indeed be very special, true and holy, and how it is impossible for this to come about by even the greatest human ingenuity, and it could only come about from an Almighty G-d, the Creator and Master of the world.
    From your writings it is clear that the Almighty Creator is not just some distant and transient First Cause, but rather He has personal Divine Names, and He is intimately concerned with in interacting with the world, and especially with mankind and society.
    You show that the Biblical patriarchs and prophets and the Jewish people indeed did merit to special Divine provenance, including meriting to an everlasting covenant and communion with this One and Only Almighty G-d, and that historical events throughout the millennia until today verify this and fit the clear pattern as predicted by the Torah.
    You explain that studying G-d’s Torah, keeping the Mitzvos, following the traditions of the sages, and performing acts of kindness and giving charity are all valuable vessels for connecting to G-d and for being answered when we pray to Him. You elaborate about how effective even a small prayer meditation can be for our lives so that we have success in large and small matters.
    You show that the arrival of a great Jewish leader, Moshiach Ben Dovid, as predicted by the Torah, who will defeat evil and usher in a time of peace and worship and revelation of G-d, is surely destined to happen this year, 5778/2018, as revealed to Tzaddikim and Mekubalim, and as further supported by innovations from your own Torah studies and application of principles of mathematics and scientific discoveries.
    So far so good… Tremendous!
    (To be continued.)

  21. On the perplexing side is your description of your connection to your Kabbalah teachers:
    In your Acknowledgments at the beginning of The Genesis Prayer — I bought the Kindle version available via the Amazon link on your website — you write “Endless thanks unto the Creator, blessed be He, and special thanks to my teachers HaRav and Karen Berg for their support of me and of my family… I owe them a world of gratitude.”
    Also in your Acknowledgments you write “My deepest and eternal thanks to Rav Brandwein for all that he’s done for my family, and for enlightening me with the secrets of the Genesis Prayer.”
    It seems you were referring to R’ Abvaham Brandwein, as you wrote on the welcome page to this blog, “My teacher is the Admor of Strettin, Rav Abraham Brandwein, whose teachers were his father Rav Yeduda Tzi Brandwein of blessed memory and his uncle Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag (Hasulam) of blessed memory. It was at my teacher behest that I write and publish the books that I have and do this blog.”
    It seems strange to me however that on this blog’s welcome page you did not see fit to mention R’ Berg as your teacher, especially since in numerous other posts you continue to mention R’ Berg very reverently, as in the post I quoted above with what you said was a video showing how he had tapped into “the energy that kabbalists have tapped into for generations.”
    In a comments elsewhere on this blog I have also found that you wrote that at one time you served as the Gabbi for R’ Berg’s congregation, yet you also wrote that you are not officially affiliated with the Kabbalah Center. You also wrote that you personally are Modern Orthodox. Is that how you would describe R’ Berg?
    It cannot escape your attention that R’ Berg and the Kabbalah Center he and his wife founded have many detractors, from all sides, from the Orthodox Jewish perspective and from secular perspective, all questioning their knowledge and integrity in a most severe fashion.
    In particular it seems impossible to believe that either R’ Yehuda Tzi Brandwein or R’ Abraham Brandwein could have been supportive of developments with R’ Berg’s Kabbalah Center.
    (To be continued.)

  22. The are numerous valuable gold nuggets and genuine jewels in your writings, but it seems that most of these are presented in a jumbled fashion, jumping from one thought to another, going off on tangents, and mixed in with other silly statements or even just plain wrong statements.
    Even your books where there should have been more editorial review there remain a multitude of errors, mistakes and the like, and many things are left dangling with insufficient explanation to the extent that you surely confuse and lose the vast majority of readers. Moreover there is a complete lack of references that could substantiate what you write and provide readers more insight and places to look for further investigation and understanding.
    The main problem that I see is that you are mostly writing to a non-Jewish audience, basically to the Christian community, and especially that you seemingly write with such high regard of their false messiah. As I wrote above, scholars today are convinced that the person they call J.C. did not even exist. After all there were plenty of chroniclers living and writing at the time and place he is supposed to have lived, and yet he is not credibly mentioned even once, and that is just the beginning of the arguments against his existence!
    The bottom line is that the tenants of Christianity, although a step up from paganism, are clearly against the Torah and the Kabbalah, and as a result the Christians throughout history have been responsible for unspeakable atrocities against the Jews. Your support for them is therefore a betrayal of the Holy Torah and the Jewish people. If you want to encourage non-Jews that is fine and praiseworthy, but encourage them to look for Truth and to keep the Mitzvos of Bnei Noach, not to hold out false hope in their foolish fantasies!
    Looking forward my suggestion is that you should try to rewrite the good material that you have, this time directing your words primarily to a Jewish audience, and if others want to learn as well, make it as easy as possible for them to follow. I myself am considering trying to extract some of the gold and jewels that you write about, rearranging it in a more orderly and coherent manner, with footnotes and references and some explanations of my own as well, so that the message is more palatable and undeniable to everyone.
    Thank you for allowing me to express myself in these comments.
    Lag B’Omer starts tomorrow night, and even earlier in Israel, so let’s hope that all will indeed be really understood really soon!

  23. Thank you, Moshe. Your comments are welcomed and well received. I’ve been hoping for many years someone as skilled and well versed as you would step up and volunteer to help in these endeavors. The writings are not as polished as I would like, nor are they to the level to which I’m capable and that was never my goal. Given my circumstances and the limited time I have to write my goal has been to disseminate the knowledge and document what has been given unto me as much as I can. That said, everything I have written can benefit from your obvious talents and thus this knowledge could be disseminated much further. Thank you again and B”H we will not have to wait much longer.

  24. Ezra, thank you for your kind words, and B”N I will try to contribute more toward this effort to the best of my abilities, although I myself am not the most learned, and I too am facing numerous constraints making this even more difficult to do at the present time, however with Hashem’s help much is still possible.
    At any rate, here I’d like to point out that when I wrote my above comments concerning the book Keitz Hayomin by R’ Sorotzkin, I did not have the book in front of me, and I conflated into a few words what was actually written there. To set the record straight here is a more accurate and complete version of the relevant portion (my free translation from the Hebrew):
    In the book Lev Eliyahu (end of P’ Yisro), the author R’ Eliyahu Lapion writes that he heard from R’ Elchonon Wasserman, that he heard in the name of the Chofetz Chayim, who spoke at the end of World War One, explaining a statement from our sages o.b.m. that the war of Gog and Mogog will happen three times, and that WWI was the First War of Gog and Magog, and that in another about twenty five years there would be a Second World War, which WWI would be insignificant in comparison to it, and that would be the Second War of Gog and Mogog, and after that there would be a WWIII, the Third War of Gog and Mogog, which would be “A difficult time for Yaakov, but from it he shall be saved.”
    In that citation from the Chofetz Chayim it does not state how much time would elapse be between WWII and WWIII, however I have heard that R’ Elihvu Shwei said, that he heard that the Chofetz Chayim had said, that there would be 70 years from WWII until WWIII, and R’ Tzvi Meir Zilberberg said that he heard from American Rabbinical leaders, and the same was said by R’ Menachem Tzvi Berlin, that he heard from R’ Avrohom Pam, who heard from R’ Elchonon when he visited America (before he went to England), that he had heard the Chofetz Chayim say that after WWII (which ended in a Shmita year) there would be 10 Shmitos (10 x 7 years = 70), which would be the 70 years of preparation for Moshaich, and then the “appointed time” would come.
    It comes out that the Chofetz Chayim saying that there would be 70 years from WWII until the “appointed time” corresponds well with the words of the Vilna Goan discussed before, that the period of the birth pains of Moshiach will last for 70 years, and that this period is characterized by the sovereignty of the Erev Rov and the subjugation of Torah scholars, and this coincides with the onset of the mass immigration of observant Jews into the land of Israel after WWII when the modern state of Israel was established, as explained previously.
    Further, in the book Ovdos V’Hanhogos L’Beis Brisk (vol. 3, p. 9) it is related that when R’ Meir Soloveitchik said to his father the above words of the Vilna Goan regarding the 70 years of birth pains of Moshiach before the redemption, his father R’ Yitzchak Zev Soloveichik, the Brisker Rov. replied that they were already in those 70 years, and this corresponds well with what was said before.
    Also see earlier in the book Lev Eliyahu, in the introduction to what was related above, where he writes that we are now in the time of the heels of Moshaich, and we have to realize that our sages said that before the arrival of Moshaich there will be difficulties and hardships interfering with learning Torah, and overcoming these difficulties is what will bring the redemption… Thus R’ Lapian himself testifies that the redemption will come when the situation in the land of Israel deteriorates and people will have to overcome pressures and hardships in order to learn Torah, and all of this corresponds well with the tradition received from the Chofetz Chayim that the secular state will last for seventy years (and then it will return to the path of the Torah).

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