One of the astounding aspects of the Torah is that the deeper you look the more beautiful and awesome it is, even if you’re receiving the same message over and over again in varying ways–like staring into those amazing and colorful digital renditions of fractals. That is because the Torah itself was designed fractally and fractals are naturally occurring phenomenon designed by the same force that created the Torah.

If you doubt that, we challenge you to explain just the few revelation in our last article “It’s a Beautiful Thing!” and which we’re expanding on in this one. So if you haven’t read it yet, should do so now and then read this one.

1**87** chapters

6**7**0 paragraphs

304**8**0**5** letters

**7**99**7**6 words

**58**4**5** verses

There is a very concealed form of gematria that consists of multiplying the numerical values of the letters and dividing it by the sum of them, and as you may recall, that gave us approximately the value 3.14159, or Pi, when we applied it to the Torah’s first verse.

When we take the **18 **positive digits of 5 core quantitative Torah elements and the deduct all the components of the year that the tzaddikim have declared for the arrival of Moshiach and the Tree-of-life reality, **5778**, which would be the **5**’s, **7**’s, and **8**’s and then apply this rare but most revealing form of gematria, we get:

**(1+6+0+3+0+4+0+9+9+6+4) =** **42**

which is not only the source–the **42**-Letter Name–of the entire Torah, but the Name that the tzaddikim have told us to understand in order to bring about the geula (final redemption). And since you’ll recall that the sum of the main 3 elements added up to exactly **5 ^{8}**, and the square of that was

**625**with

**.625**being exactly

**5/8**, it’s not coincidental that

**42 = 100-58.**

Now while

**Phi**, in finishing the revealing gematria we find that the product/the sum of those

^{18}= 5778**8**of the

**18**digits is:

**(1*6*3*4*9*9*6*4)/42=3333**

That, of course, leaves us the **10** digits **(8+7+7+8+5+7+7+5+8+5**) or staring from the end of the list, (**5+8**+**5+7+7+8**+**5+7+7+8**) = **67**, the numerical value of **Binah**, the sefira (dimension) of Understanding.

As you may have noticed there are **670** paragraphs in the Torah, or not coincidentally **10 x 67 (Binah).**

And that there are **5845** verses in the Torah, which is **67** more than **5778**.

There is even deeper understanding amongst this simple set of digits indelibly encoded into the 5 core and immutable quantitative elements of the Torah, but we’ll leave that for you to discover (and share with all of us) on your own, as the light of discovery burns brightest when you do it on your own, and all these layers of Torah understanding were put there for the sole purpose of allowing us to reveal light into our lives and world.

One other thing the sum of the 5 elements divided by **67 (Binah)** = **5843 **or **2** less than the number of verses **5845**. Obviously they are connected, but why are there 2 missing? I guess G-d has more surprises ahead for us. Help solve the mystery. Someone just asked me why 70 years and not 72 as the Zohar also mentions, and I will answer him more completely after Shabbat, but perhaps part of the answer lies in this mystery.

Shabbat Shalom

Ezra