To have faith is to believe in G-d. To believe in G-d is to believe that everything has a purpose, a reason for being. That begins with the numbers and ends with us. There is no physicality without numbers because numbers describe the size and pathways of matter. There is no physicality or spirituality without energy and the numbers represent that energy, bridging the gap between the two worlds. More than just descriptions of the energy’s strength, frequency and amplitude, numbers are also the portals that link the two worlds. They also mark our time and our place in both history and our universe. Given their significance, how can they be random? There not. And once we understand that, we can begin to harness them. Once we truly understand that nothing is random we can start working the system, rather than let the system work us.

We have seen repeated how there are digit sequences built into the primordial mathematical constant Pi, which by bending straight lines into a circles and spheres gives our physical world its shape and also by bending time gives it its cyclical nature. We have seen how those sequences relate directly to the Divine Calendar and how both Pi and those sequences have been integrated into the Torah. We have seen how Phi, the primordial mathematical constant that gives shape to the natural spiraling growth in all aspects of our universe, integrally connects to the Torah and to the Divine Calendar. We have seen how the very structure of our solar system can be broken down into a very few specific numbers that artificially repeat over and over again, and also relate directly to the Torah and the Divine Calendar. They all integrate like one gigantic clock mechanism, one that cannot be carved out by random nature.

We have seen how the quantitative dimensions of the Torah have a multifaceted purposeful design with an inhuman precision. We have seen how the sequential integers both inside and outside those quantitative dimensions can be summed up to reveal the spiritual gateways, linkages, and portals between the worlds. We have seen how viewing the numbers in multiple dimensions by squaring and cubing them and even raising them to higher powers reveals the same symmetry, as does stacking them in pyramids in both 2 and 3 dimensions, as does packing them into geometric shapes like the 541 units that form a 12-gonal star, the Magen David, exceptional in that the numerical value of Israel is 541. Coincidental in that there are 541 rooms in the Capitol building in Washington, and noteworthy in that we have seen the border dimensions of the state of Israel also match up with these highly symmetrical and redundantly coded numbers.

There is one set of numbers, though, a subset of the integers, that is considered more primal than all the rest. These are numbers that have no factors other than themselves and One. In other words, they cannot be reduced by division. They are the Prime Numbers. Once again, as they done with every aspect of physicality we have shined a spiritual light on, scientists will tell you emphatically that prime numbers are random and that there is no discernible pattern in them, none. For 2300 years, ever since Euclid defined them as “A prime number is that which is measured by the unit alone,” mathematicians have been looking for such patterns and have poured superior computer power in search of them, and yet have found nothing. Why?

Prime numbers are unique, each one is an undividable unity until itself. If they could find a pattern that generates them, they could take G-d out of the equation and call it simply physics. If rather than a generating pattern, there were undeniable patterns within the numbers, if there were proof of deliberate design, the opposite would be true: There would have to be G-d. There is the natural aspect of G-d, called Elohim that even Pharoah accepted. It is Elohim that defines the laws of physics. Then there is the higher aspect of G-d, who goes by the unpronounceable (**יהוה**) and other higher Names. This is the G-d who actually Creates. He Creates with purposeful design that defies the simple laws of physics. This is why scientific elites hand out millions in prizes to anyone who can find generating patterns in the numbers. They do not spend even a moment looking for the more obvious deliberate designs that would rock their world.

As we illustrated in *The Genesis Prayer* the sum total of the spelled out **22** letters of the Hebrew Alphabet is **4248**. We can readily recognize the significant spiritual numbers **42,** as in the **42**-Letter Name of G-d; **424**, as in the numerical value of *Moshiach Ben David*; and **248**, as in that of Abraham, but we are not going to rehash 14 years of articles, explanations, and proofs in this short space. We are simply going to advise you that the first few prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and when we divide One (1), as in “G-d is One,” by a numerical string made by those numbers sequentially we get:

**1/.2357111317192329 = 4.24248100930230**

Thus One (1) divided by a simple sequence of the prime numbers in order gives us **42**, followed by** 4248,** and** 100**….. or the **42**-Letter Name of G-d; **424** twice, as in the numerical value of *Moshiach Ben David*; and **4248**, as in the spelled out **22** letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, including **248**, as in Abraham, the first person to acknowledge the One G-d, followed by **100**. And this is just the beginning. Diving One (Unity) by a G-d given string of numbers to get another astounding G-d given number is not new to us. In the same *Genesis Prayer* book we revealed that dividing the number **9** by the numerical string formed by the **42**-Letter Name of G-d gave us **9/.1230490… = 73.141593** or **70** plus **Pi (3.14159265)**.

It is not the purpose of this article to discuss the merits of specific equations, it is odd, though, how those same numbers came up when, with the help of Rav Brandwein of blessed memory, we analyzed an unfathomable secret of the Zohar concerning the upper and lower worlds and the primordial aleph (** א**). It is also notable that when we take only the numbers following the zeros (

**0**)’s in the resultant quotient above, 4.24248100

**9**30

**2**30

**6**0

**5**, we get

**9265,**as in Pi (3.1415

**9265**) and as in the primordial aleph (

*א**)*equation: the Zohar’s 30010

**9265**worlds divided by

**(**

*Aleph(*

*א**)*

**X**

*Aleph(*

*א**))*

**= 2701**, the numerical value of the Torah’s first verse.

Nevertheless, we already know everything ties together, and we hope to wrap it up nicely and in a very simplistic way in the final of these three articles.

Speaking of

*Aleph*(

**) in the Torah, at the very end of parsha Balak in paragraph**

*א***107**of Bamidbar, translated as Numbers, we find, as the very last word of the verse and paragraph, the word

*Aleph*(

**אלפ**). Balak had just finished prophesying about the end of days and Pinchas has just saved the Israelites and ended the plague of 24,000. Not only is finding the Aleph (

**), the quintessential beginning, in the end noteworthy, but the phrasing in this last verse is also telling.**

*א*The prophecy about the end-of-days starts off with the verse, “…not in the near future, A star shall go forth from Jacob, and a staff shall arise from Israel. The first two words (

**ולא**

**קרוב**) in this phrase contain a word with the same numerical value of Korach, who is supposed to be the righteous leader in the time of

*Moshiach,*and both words together add up to

**345**, the numerical value of “Moshe,” the redeemer. Nevertheless, it is the juxtaposed names of Jacob (

**מישראל**and

**מיעקב**) that prove most telling. Notice how they both begin with the letters (

**מי**), which individually means “who” or “who will” in Hebrew, but together forms the word

*yamim*(

**ימים**), meaning “days.” The two names (

**מישראל**and

**מיעקב**) begin and end with the same letters (ל and ב) that the Torah begins and ends with. While the two names in the prophecy have between them concealed inside them the names of Israel’s arch foe, Amalek (

**עמלק**), Balak (

**בלק**) and Balaam (

**בלעם**), the letters that are not used in these sinister names appropriated form the word Masher (

**מאשר**) meaning “rather than” and also “approved/endorsed, happy, content.”

What is most important is that the numerical value of both names together (

**מישראל**and

**מיעקב**) is

**903**as in the sum of the integers from 1 –

**42**. “From Jacob (

**מיעקב**)” or kabbalistically, “from

*Tiferet*(

*Zeir Anpin*)” begins and ends with (

**מב**) or

**42**in gematria, as in the

**42**-Letter Name, the understanding of which, as Rav Brandwein of blessed memory pointed out, will bring the

*Geulah*. It is not a coincidence that the Israelites endured a journey of

**42**places, each punctuated in the Torah with (

**מב**) to reach the Promised Land, or that Balaam tried and failed

**42**times to curse the Israelites. The straight line from Jacob to Israel has 42 portions. The gematria of “From Jacob (

**מיעקב**)” is

**222**and since

*Zeir Anpin*is 6 or

**6000**taking

**222**from Jacob leaves us with

**5778**.

Why do we dig and search for meaning in every word of the Torah? Because each word is a well and the deeper we dig the more

*mayim nukva*, the precious pure desirous waters of our world enter it, rather than be squandered about on our arid plain. These

*mayim nukva*solicit the coming down of the

*Mayim Dukhrin*, the upper waters, and like the union between the upper and lower (

**מב**),

**42**-Letter Names so crucial to our existence, the bonding of the two spiritual waters opens the gates of Heaven to us.

Back to final

*Aleph*(

**אלף**) that connects us to primordial

*Aleph*,

*Binah*, the one that preceded the Torah and all physically. “In that plague, 4 and 20 thousand had died.”

## וַיִּהְיוּ, הַמֵּתִים בַּמַּגֵּפָה–אַרְבָּעָה וְעֶשְׂרִים, אָלֶף

Notice that first word is palindromic, ending how it begins, foreshadowing the *Aleph* in the end. While the final letters of the first 3 words in the verse have a combined gematria of **611**, the same as that of “Torah,” we find the two letters (**במ**) starting off the word for plague(**במגפה**), which has the same numerical value as Sinai and *sulam*, ladder in English, which in turn is what the lower (**מב**) **42**-letter Name is, a ladder to the upper world. The next word, four (**ארבעה**) gives us a clue in that it has the gematria of 278, which is that of “the gematria.” After the four (**4**), the final two words, including the *kolel,* have the numerical value **2019**. And since *aleph* (**אלף**) is synonymous with *eleph* (**אלף**), meaning **1000** and *eluph* (**אלף**) meaning chief or head of, we should look at the final **4** digits of the first **1000** digits in Pi, in which we had astonishingly found the digit sequence “**5778”** three times, and the subsequent year **2019 CE **another three times. Those last **4** digits comprised the third and last of the “**2019”** digit sequence. Contemplating again the exact wording of the verse, we see it could easily read “**4** and **2019,**” just like the full final sequence in those **1000** (**אלף**) digits: **42019**. And since we found it at the very end of the **107**th paragraph of Numbers, we need to note that the sum of the integers from 1 – **107** is **5778**.

And so we see further hints by the Torah that the period at the end of **5778** and start of **2019** is the final transformative shift, when the veils of illusion will be lifted for all to see. The final process begin, as prophesied in the Zohar and elsewhere, **70** years earlier with the birth of the nation of Israel in **1948**, just like it was foretold eons ago with the three first locations within Pi (digits # 246, 703 and 996) for the sequence **2019**, which with their *kolel* add up to **1948**. This is also the year (**1948** HC) of the birth of Abraham **3830** years ago, which mirrors the destruction of the Second Holy Temple in **3830 HC**, may the Future Holy Temple be completed swiftly.

The Zohar, regarding Balak’s prophesy and these current days, tells us, “At the time of the revealing of Moshiach, the inhabitants of the world will find themselves in one distress after another and those who hate Israel will get stronger. Then the spirit of Messiah will stir against them, and will destroy the wicked Edom, and the entire land of Seir will go up in flames. Concerning that time, it is written: ‘And Israel shall do valiantly’ (Bamidbar 24:18). That is the meaning of: ‘And Edom shall be his possession, Seir also, his enemies,’ meaning the enemies of Israel.’…At that time, the Holy One, blessed be He, will raise the dead of His people and remove death from them.”

The Zohar also states in the same section Balak 47:501, “…are for future times, in the period of King Moshiach. We learned that the Holy One, blessed be He, will build Jerusalem and display a fixed star that sparkles with seventy moving planets and with seventy winds that display light from it in the center of the firmament. Another seventy stars will be instructed and guided by it, and it will be glowing and blazing seventy days.” B”H we will all understand this prophecy soon, though days and years are often synonymous in the Zohar and in Kabbalistic terms and this is the **70th year**.

On the 4th of July this year 4 earthquakes of average 4.2 on the Richter scale struck in Israel as foretold in Psalm 18 that describes the salvation of Israel and ends with the 36 (**לו**) *zaddikim* and Moshiach Ben David. It was also foretold in this same Zohar portion, (47:504) “During the day when that star will be covered, the Holy Land will shudder and shake 45 miles around the area of the Temple…the most high saints (*zaddikim*) will be gathering to him. Then, Messiah will be revealed in the entire world and the kingdom will be granted to him.”

“The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.” Psalms 18:7

We’ll get into the prophecies in the third part of this trilogy. For now, let us return to the primes. We are going to arrange the prime numbers in sequential order into a natural stacked pyramid pattern to reveal some subtly concealed symmetries. If we were to stack the prime numbers sequentially in a pyramid, starting with 1 on top, followed by 2 and 3 on the 2nd level and 5, 7 and 11 on the 3rd level, etc we would get

If we were to add up all nine columns (ie column 1 = 1+2+5+13…151) and divide by 9, we would find that the exact average is **425.778**. That is right, **42** and **5778** yet again, irrevocably embedded in primordial mathematics. Once again, we find design in the undesignable. It also works out that the average of the first **45** primes times the number **5** = **425.778**. Oddly enough, the sum of the digits in all those primes through 193 equals **4**0**2**.

The sums of each line in this prime pyramid are **1** for the first line, **5** for the second, **23** for the third, **72** for the fourth, **181** for the fifth line, **358** for the sixth line and **625** for the seventh. We stopped counting at seven.

While we’ve discussed the significance of **23** in recent articles, and **72** could be said to connect to the **72** Names of G-d, the number **181** is not only the **42**nd prime, but **181** is also the sum of the first **42** digits in the primes (2+3+5+7+1+1…)—actually through the **23**rd prime—yet another allusion to the **42**-Letter Name of G-d. Continuing to the sixth and seventh lines, **358** is the numerical value of *Moshiach,* and **625** is not only the numerical value of *H’Keter* (the crown), but it is also the exact square root of the total number of words, letters and verses in the Torah, (the **5** Books of Moses). **625** is also **25** squared, since the total number of words, letters and verses in the Torah is also **25** raised to the power of **4**, and this is germane to our discussion because the average of the first **25** primes is exactly **42.4**, the numerical value of *Moshiach Ben David*. Can we still think this is coincidence? By the way, the first 9 primes, the 9th being number **23**, add up to exactly **100**, or **25 x 4**, making their average **11.111111**, which is perhaps a connection to *Aleph* (**אלף**) of numerical value **111**.

Since it appears that once placed in a natural pyramidal stacking, the G-d given list of prime numbers may hold hidden significance for us, let us take a closer look.

Working our way through the list, we see that while the sum of **23** and **72** is **95**, as in the value of “*H’Melech* (the King)” as in *H’Melech Moshiach*, the sum of the first four line’ sums (**1, 5, 23**, and **72**) is **101**, as in “Michael,” the protective archangel of Israel. Then we see that the line sums **72** and **181**, alluding to both the **72** and **42**-Letter Names of G-d as mentioned above, add up to **253**, which is the sum of the integers from **1 – 22**, as in the **22** letters of the Hebrew alphabet, whose spelled out letters summed to **4248**, which we have just seen being derived directly from the primes.

We have repeatedly seen how the sums of the integers is integral into the design of the Torah, starting with its first verse of **7** words and the sum of the integers from **1 -7** being **28**, as in the **28** letters in those **7** words. Therefore, it is no surprise that the very next prime after the sum of the **6** th line of primes, which is **358**, that of *Moshiach*, is **107**, the **28** th prime. What is most significant is that the sum of integers from **1 – 107** equals **5778**, meaning that the **6**th line, or interpretatively the **6**th millennium, results in **358**, *Moshiach *at **5778**. By the way the final prime before prime # **107** is **577**.

Moreover, **7** is the **4** th prime and while **7 x 4 = 28**, the sum of the first **4** consecutive primes (**2,3,5,7**) is **17** and the sum of the sums of the 6 th and 7 th lines, **358** (*Moshiach*) and **625** (*H’Keter*) respectively, together equal (**1000 – 17**). This can be seen as tying back to the **1000** digits of Pi, *aleph* (א) and to the millennia. The **4** th verse of the Torah states, “G-d saw that the light was good.” The gematria of Good (**טוב**) is **17** and that of the entire verse including a *kolel* of 20 for the **20** letters is (**1000 – 17**). The word **20**, *esrim* has the same numerical value as* Keter*.

**וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאוֹר, כִּי-טוֹב**

**4 And God saw the light, that it was good**

Perhaps it is a hint of what is to come soon as the continuation of the verse is G-d separated the light from the darkness.

**וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ****.**

**and God divided the light from the darkness.**

Even within just this first group of primes, there are an endless stream of significant numerical equivalents derivable from the strings of consecutive primes. Here are some examples that further show a divine intent in the design of the primes, as opposed to a random naturally occurring sequence. Of course, that would not be possible without G-d. While some could argue that super intelligent aliens could create the infinitely complex Torah and that incredibly powerful and intelligent aliens could create our solar system, how could they create the infinite set of irreducible prime numbers? They could not.

- The average for the first
**77**primes is**19480**, which is interesting only because Abraham, the Patriarch was born in**1948**HC and lived for**175**years, while the average of first 53 primes is exactly**110**, Joseph’s age. Keep in mind that the 3 locations within the first 1000 digits of Pi (digits # 246, 703 and 996) for the sequence**2019**with their*kolel*add up to**1948**. Moreover, we are now in the prophesied**70 th**year from**1948**CE, when the state of Israel was founded, which is all the more amazing because the sum of the logarithms for the numbers 1 –**70**equals**100**.0 and the**100**th prime is**541**, the numerical value of Israel. If you recall, following Moshiach Ben David**424**and Abraham**248**in the Primal Equation (1/.23571113… =**4.24248**100) is**100**.

Maybe G-d wanted to send us messages where no one could mess them up, where there could be no fake news.

- Like the
**7**lines in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the sum of the first**7**consecutive primes (1,2,3,5,7,11,13) is**42**. - The sum of the first
**9**consecutive primes (1,2,3,5,7,11,13,17, 19) is**78**. - The sum of the second
**9**consecutive primes (23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53, 59) is**363**,*Moshiach Ben David*. - Thus the sum of the first
**18**consecutive primes (1,2,3,5,7,11,13,17, 19, 23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53, 59) is**441**, “*Emet*(**אמת**), truth.” This is like the sum of the stacked**20**cubes in the core of the Great Pyramid, whose sum (1^3 +2^3 + 3^3…20^3) equals**44,100**. Once those**20**cubes were stacked they equaled**210**units (cubits) in height, which is the exact height of that pyramid, both in cubits and in its**210**This would correspond to the sum of the 8 consecutive primes (13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41), which is**210**. Then the very next 6 consecutive primes (43,47,53,59,61,67) adds up to**330,**the base measurement of that pyramid in cubits. Is this also coincidence? Our civilization’s knowledge of primes was supposed to have begun 2300 years ago with Euclid; now we are pushing it back another 1200 years at least to whoever designed the Great Pyramid. *Emet*(אמת), is the seal of truth we say after each Torah reading, so how fitting that the 15 consecutive primes that include both the height and base of Great Pyramid (13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71) equals**611**, the numerical value of “Torah.” Also, how fitting is it that the sum of the digits in those consecutive primes is 125 or**5**cubed, which corresponds to the sum of the 3 main structural elements of the Torah, which is**5**raised to the**8th**power.- The full first
**21**primes from 1 – 71 equal**661**, when the*kolel*of**21**is included and since Purim is the only holiday that we will celebrate after Moshiach arrives, it is fitting that that**661**is the numerical value of Ester. The primes from**1 – 21**represent the full first**6**levels of the prime pyramid, with the**6**th level possibly representing the**6**th millennium in the**21**st century, and definitely totaling**358**,*Moshiach*. The sum of the digits of those first**21**primes is 144 or 12 squared. **73**is the**21**st prime and the Torah’s first verse has a numerical value equal to the sum of integers from 1 –**73**.- The final letters in the first 3 words of the Torah spell
*Emet*(**אמת**) of value**441**, or**21**squared, the final letters of all**7**words (from the**28**letters) of the Torah’s first verse add up to**1371**, which is the total of the first**28**primes, ending appropriately enough with the number**107**. Moreover, since**107**is the next prime after the sum of the 6 th line of the prime pyramid, which as we showed totals**358**, the value of*Moshiach*, it is interesting to note that when we add**358**to**1371**, we get**1729,**as in the exact**1729**words of numerical value**26**in the Torah, with**26**being the all-important value of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**). - The average of first
**91**primes starting with 1 is exactly**210**, with**210**being the Israelites years in exile in Egypt and the height of the great pyramid, and the product of the first 4 primes (2,3,5,and 7) The number**91**represents the all-important union of the Tetragrammaton (**יהוה**), of numerical value**26**and Adonai (אדני) of numerical value**65**that we will discuss in the conclusion of this three part article when we reveal the Trinity. Speaking of trinity those**210**cubits and/or**210**levels measure 5775 inches, so add 3 to them for**5778**. - And if we were to sum up all the integers between
**26**and**65**(i.e. 27+28….63+64) they would also equal exactly**1729**. Moreover, if we were to sum all the integers from**26**to**65**(i.e. 26+27+28….63+64+65) inclusive they would equal exactly**1820**, the precise number of Tetragrammatons (**יהוה**) in the Torah. We have written about**1820**before and will touch on it again in the final article, but know that it also equals**91 x 20**, the number of the stacked cubes which form the central tower that has been hidden in the center of the Great Pyramid for thousands of years. - The
**28**th prime is**107**. The next to last prime before it is the**27**prime, 103, so the last two primes are 103 and 107, which total**210**, alternatively**27**and**28**equals**55**, the height of the entrance to the Pyramid in feet and the sum of the integers from 1 – 10, which is also the number of inches in 2 cubits, and the square root of the perimeter of the Pyramid in feet. Also, If we add the prime numbers in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th prime pyramid levels**(1 + 5 + 23 + 181)**we get**210**yet again. - The sum of the
**6**consecutive primes (37,41,43,47,53,59) equals**280**, the value of the five final letters in the Hebrew alphabet associated with the end-of-days. - There is also the sum of the
**3**consecutive primes (53,59,61) that equal**173**, the small gematria of the**42**-Letter Name of G-d and also the 40th prime number.**173**is also the average of first**78**primes, starting with 1, while the average of first**42**primes, starting with 1, is exactly**7857**.

How much clearer can G-d’s messages to us be? Well how about if He designed the Torah too so that the total gematria of the Torah divided by the value of its first verse **(21009826/2701) **would be **7778.536**? And how about if that total gematria of the Torah divided** 3636, **or (**21009826/3636) **worked out to** 5778.28. **Why** 3636**?** **Maybe because** 3636 is 36 x 101,** which represents the protection of the **36*** Tzaddikim* and Michael (**101**), the protectors of Israel. Or maybe because** 3636 = 2 x 1818**, representing the **3 **iterations of the letter** Aleph (**

**א)**that R’ Azulai wrote about in

**These two (**

*L’Chesed Abraham*.**2**) fully empowered

*Alephs*(**א)**are the

**2000 years**and the

**2000 generations**found in the

**18 words**of the

**13 Attributes of G-d,**

*“Notzer Chesed Alefim*.”- Adding a 4th consecutive prime (53,59,61,67) equals 240, the value of Amalek, the eternal enemy of Israel.
- We see entwined within the prime numbers, found right at the beginning where we could not miss them, the numbers associated with G-d’s names,
**72**and**42**, and the value for*Moshiach*,**358**. Then when we add the value (**26**) of the Tetragramamton (**יהוה**) they sum to**496**, the numerical value of*Malchut*, our world, meaning Kingdom. It is the third perfect number after**6**and**28**, a very small set of numbers, whose factors equal itself. - And even clearer is the fact that the
**42**nd prime, which is**181**, plus the**72**nd prime, which is**359**, plus 1 for the*kolel*equals**541**, Israel, the**100**th prime. This is not only purposefully designed, but beautifully so, as one would imagine anything created by G-d. We can see this in that**181**is the**42**nd prime, and there are**42**digits in the first**23**primes and those first**42**digits sum to - We touched on factorials as they applied to the Torah in
*The Genesis Prayer.*Factorials are when all the integers up to a number are multiplied together, rather than added so it is apropos that there are**181**digits in**111!**(**111**factorial), connecting the sum of primes yet again to Aleph of numerical value**111**. And yes,**(181 – 70)**is**111**. - Whatever G-d’s plans and the designs He built into our universe the digital string “
**181”**occurs at position**728**with the constant Pi after the 3, and Resolution**181**was adopted by the United Nations on November 29, 1947. This resolution was designed to divide Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into two separate Jewish and Arab states by the date that the mandate was set to end. - And referring to the prime pyramid line sums (
**5**,23,72,and**181**), the number**181**is also the**5**th Star number, which is a centered figurate number that represents a centered hexagram in other words a six-pointed star like the Magen David. The numerical value of Israel (**541**) also is a Star, number, the**9**And we saw earlier how**72**and**181**summed up to form**253**, the sum of the**22**letters of the Hebrew alphabet, so its interesting that**253**is also a star number, the**6**th. And while**661**, the numerical value of Ester discussed above is the**10**th star number, the**3**rd Star number is**73**, representing the Torah’s first verse (**2701**) as the sum of the integers from 1 –**73**. Incidentally, the**2**nd star number id 37 and**2701 = 73 x 37**.

The first star number, though, is the most important of all, **13**, the numerical value of *Echad* (One) and *Ahava*, (love). With this, we wish you a Shabbat shalom. This is a concept we will develop further in the final article. In the meantime, when you look at anything in this world look past the forgery and the fake, look past the words and works of man, and see the hand of G-d in it all.