Thanks for your latest post “…It Has Begun…” We are
looking forward even more to when the title will be “…It
Has Happened…!!!”

It is especially encouraging however that despite the
many sever ongoing difficulties you are still so
confident, writing “that the prophesied events for 5778
did take place and the process did begin then, even if
the cloaked world of illusion did not allow most of us
to see it. Yes, H’Moshiach, the chosen (anointed One)
did arrive on G-d’s schedule, just as it was indelibly
encoded in the Torah, recorded in the immutable
mathematical constants, and written into our divinely
given prayers.”

Concerning the ongoing difficulties you wrote, “Like
so many I have been locked in a wrestling match with the
dark forces and it has been eating up so much of my
time. I graciously accept all your prayers in this fight
as I endeavor, B”H, to reveal many more of the deepest
secrets and the revelations of light necessary for these
troubled times.” Unfortunately, it is way way too easy
to relate to that. Let’s all pray for one another and
then surely our combined prayers will help!

———-

Regarding the “many concealed Names of G-d hidden in
the Scroll of Ester for our benefit,” it has been
observed that a book’s authorship is often hinted in the
first and last words.

The first word of the Megillah is ויהי, Vayehi, “And
it was,” in gematria is 31, which corresponds to the
gematria of the Divine Name Kal, Alef Lamed, also 31.

The last word of the Megillah is זרעו, Zaro, “his
seed,” in gematria 283, and this is the same as the
gematria of the significant expression in the Torah,
‘ויאמר ה, Vayomer Hashem, “And Hashem said,” 257 + 26 =
283.

Interestingly, both numbers are prime numbers, 31 is
the 11th prime, and 283 is the 61st prime, and the sum
of 11 + 61 = 72, a hint to a special Kabbalistic Divine
Name, formed by spelling out the four letters of
Hashem’s Name to their greatest extent.

Amazingly both of these numbers 11 and 61 are also
prime numbers, 11 is the 5th prime and 61 is the 18th
prime. More amazingly, the sum of these two numbers
yields 5 + 18 = 23, yet another prime, the 9th prime.
The combined sum of 23 + 9 = 32, which is a reflection
of the number 23, and the gematria of the word לב, Lev,
Heart.

Interestingly the number 127, as in the 127 countries
ruled by Achashveirosh, which is mentioned several times
in the Megillah and even in the first verse, is also a
prime number, the 31st prime.

Amazingly the sum of these the three primes, 11 + 61
+ 31 = 103, which is yet another prime number, the 27th
prime. The combined sum of 103 + 27 = 130, which is a
rearrangement of the number 103, both of which have a
small gematria of 13, corresponding to the gematria of
אחד, Echod, One.

The small gematria of זרעו, Zaro, the last word, is 2
+ 8 + 3 = 13 [another prime, the 6th prime], which is
the reflection of the number 31, which as was said is
the gematria of the first word Vayehi, and also the
gematria of the word אחד, Echod, One, another hint to
the One, Hashem.

The gematria of the first word ויהי, Vayehi, together
with the gematria of the last word זרעו, Zaro, is 31 +
283 = 314, the same as the gematria of the Devine Name
ש-ד-י, ShaDaI, Shin Dalet Yud, which as was explained is
so intimately connected to the Shma.

Combining of the first and last words of the Megillah
to yield this hint to the Devine Name ShaDaI is also
reflected in the name of the king in the Megillah,
אחשורוש, king Achashveirosh, which is said to be an
allusion to the real King, Hashem, as also hinted the
name Achashveirosh being considered a combination of the
words Acharis V’Reishis, “Last and First,” which truly
applies only to Hashem, as explained in many places.

Interestingly, the sum of 314 + 127 = 441, the same
as the gematria of the word אמת, Emes, Truth.

The gematria of the second word of the Megillah,
בימי, Bimei, “in the days of,” is 62, which is 2 times
31, and also the reflection of the number 26, the
gematria of the Name Hashem.

The two last words לכל זרעו, Lechol Zaro, “for all
his seed,” have a gematria of 80 + 283 = 363,
corresponding to the gematria of המשיח, HaMoshiach, the
Messiah, likewise in gematria 363.

The combination of the first two words and the last
two words, yields a gematria of 31 + 62 + 80 + 283 =
456, and this is the same as the gematria of the
combination of the two Divine Names Kel and ShaDaI, 31 +
314 = 345, plus one more for the Kolel, as expressed in
the letter Alef, gematria 1, only with the Alef spelled
out, Alef Lamed Feh, thus in gematria 111, since 345 +
111 = 456.

The first three words ויהי בימי אחשורוש, Vayehi Bimei
Ahachashveirosh, “And it was in the days of
Achashveirosh,” are gematria 31 + 62 + 821 = 914, and
this is the same as the gematria of בראשית, Breishis,
“In the beginning,” plus Alef, 1, for the Kolel – thus
also hinting to the first word of the First Book of the
Torah, all the way through to the Last Book of the
Torah, the Megillah.

All of this is further evidence of Divine
inspiration. When possible I’ll try to share some more
relevant comments and feedback, but that’s all for now.

Wishing you and all the readers a very very happy
Purim!

In continuation to what was explained above
about prime numbers appearing in the beginning
and ending of the Megillah, there are also many
more notable examples of this:

The name of the heroine of the Megillah,
אסתר, Esther, in gematria is 661, and 661 is a
prime number, the 121st prime. In addition, the
small gematria of Esther is 6 + 6 + 1 = 13, with
13 also being a prime, the 6th prime, and again
this is also the gematria of אחד, Echod, One.

The name of the hero of the Megillah is
מרדכי, Mordechi, in gematria 274, which is not
prime, however his full name as it appears in
the Megillah (2:5), מרדכי בן יאיר בן שמעי בן
קיש, Mordechai son of Yoir son of Shimi son of
Kish, is gematria 274 + 52 + 221 + 52 + 420 + 52
+ 410 = 1481, which is a prime number, the 234th
prime. Also in small gamatria Mordechai 274 is 2
+ 7 + 4 = 13, again with 13 being a prime, the
6th prime, and again this is also the gematria
of אחד, Echod, One.

Another hero of the Megillah is חרבונה,
Charvonah, who spoke to king Achashveirosh and
led to the king’s decision to hang Haman
(Megillah 7:9), and who identified by our sages
o.b.m. with revelation of Eliyahu Hanavi, in
gematria is 271, and this is also a prime
number, the 58th prime.

Further, the king אחשורוש, Achashveirosh, in
gematria is 821, and this too is a prime number,
the 142nd prime.

Moreover, המן, Haman, the villain in the
Megillah, in gematria is 95, not prime, however
the way his full name appears in the Megillah
(3:1), המן בן המדתא האגגי, Haman son of Hamedosa
the Agagi, it has a gemtria of 95 + 52 + 450 +
22 = 619, and this is a prime number, the 114th
prime.

Also the phrase בני המן, Benei Haman, “the
sons of Haman,” who conspired against the Jews
with him and were hung on the tree, is gematria
62 + 95 = 157, which is prime, the 37th prime,
and 37 itself is also prime, the 12th prime.

Further, the arch-enemies of the Jews, Haman
and his 10 sons, sum to 11, which is prime, the
5th prime. Moreover, together with the total
number of enemies of the Jews killed in Shushan,
the capitol city, 500 on the first day and 300
on the next day, yields a sum of 1 + 10 + 500 +
300 = 811, which is also prime, the 141st prime.

Additionally, both Mordechai and Haman are
given the appellation איש, Ish, “man,” with a
gematria of 311, which is a prime number, the
64th prime.

Incidentally, in the Megillah (2:5) Mordechai
is called both איש יהודי, Ish Yehudi, and איש
ימיני, Ish Yemini, and together these two
phrases sum to 311 + 121 + 311 + 35 = 778, as in
the pivital year (5)778 [perhaps the 5 for 5000
is hinted in this being verse 5].

Another example of a prime number in the last
word of the first verse of the Megillah, the
word מדינה, Mediah, “country,” in gematria 109,
which is prime, the 29th prime, with the number
29 itself also being prime, the 10th prime. This
could be elaborated on in more depth however
there is no time for it right now…

All of this is very striking and seemingly
significant, perhaps also being connected to the
idea that the name ישראל, Yisroel, in gematria
541, is also a prime, the 100th prime, and the
number of Mitzvos, 613, is also a prime, the
112th prime.

(To be continued בע”ה.)

Dear Moshe, Just a “tribute” made
in appreciation (and almost in “awe”) of
the enormous amount of interesting
material you have posted over what has
been so many many moths . . .

Thank you Peter for your kind words
which are much appreciated. Here
meanwhile are a few more interesting
thoughts continuing from what was
explained in my last comment:

Another hero in the Megillah, that I
did not mentioned before, is התך,
Hasach, described in the Megillah (4:5)
as “one of the king’s chamberlains whom
he had appointed to attend to her
[Esther].”

Interestingly, the gematria of the
name Hasach is 425, which is not a
prime, however, when the letters of this
name are spelled out fully, הי תו כף,
Heh Tav Chof, then the gematria is 15 +
406 + 100 = 521, and 521 is indeed also
a prime number, the 98th prime.

Our sages o.b.m. discuss Hasach, whom
both Esther and Mordechai obviously
trusted implicitly with their most
closely guarded secrets, and identified
him with דניאל, Daniel. It is
interesting that the two names Hasach
and Daniel combine to yield 425 + 95 =
520, and with 1 more to indicate they
are one person, or with 1 more for the
Kolel, the sum is also the same prime
number 521.

Further, it is interesting that
Daniel was also given the name בלטשאצר,
Baltshatzar, by the Chief of the
chamberlains (as stated in Daniel 1:7),
and in gemtaria the name Baltshatzar is
632, which is the same as 521 plus 111,
which is Alef, 1, spelled out Alef Lamed
Feh, 521 + 111 = 632.

It is also interesting that the
gematria of דניאל, Daniel, is 95, which
is the same as the gematria of המן,
Haman, and the same as the gematria of
the word המלך, HaMelech, “the king,”
which has such a prominent role in the
Megillah, and this may indicate that the
righteous Daniel stood in opposition to
the wicked Haman, and in opposition to
the only slightly less wicked king
Achashveirosh who “degraded” him from
his previously greater position – as
indicated by the meaning of his
alternative name “Hasach” (see Rashi on
Megillah 4:5, based on the Gemarah
Meggillah 15a).

The name Daniel has a meaning of “G-d
(Kel) has judged me,” and the letters of
the name Daniel may be rearranged to
spell ל-א-ד-נ-י, L’Adon-ai, “to G-d,”
where the Divine Name Alef Dalet Nun Yud
represents the Divine attributes of
Kingship and Judgment. It is also
interesting that the 95th prime number
is 499, which is the gematria of the
Divine Name צ-ב-א-ו-ת, Tzevokos, that is
used in conjunction with other Divine
Names, usually translated as “L-rd of
Hosts” or as “G-d of Hosts.”

——–

Here is also fitting to add about
Mordechai, that according to the Mishnah
(Shkolim ch. 5, Mishna 1) he also was
known by another name, פתחיה, Petachya:
“Petachya is Mordechai. Why was he
called Petachya? Because he would open
[Poteach] with words and interpret them,
and he knew seventy languages.” It is
amazing that the name Petachya in
gematria is 503, which is yet another
prime number, the 96th prime.

———-

Additionally regarding Esther, she
also has another name that is stated
openly in the Megillah, הדסה, Hadasah,
and while in gematria the name Hadasah
is 74, a non-prime, however the number
74 may be understood as the equivalent
of 73 + 1, where 73 is a prime number,
the 21st prime. Further, the reflection
of the number 74 is the number 47, and
47 is also a prime number, the 15th
prime, and with 15 also being the
gematria of the Divine Name י-ה, Yud
Keh, Kah. Also 74 is equivalent to 2 x
37, where 37 is also a prime number, the
12th prime.

Moreover, Esther’s father’s name is
stated in the Megillah (2:15), אביחיל,
Avichayil, and in gematria the name
Avichayil is 61, which amazingly is also
a prime number, the 18th prime, and
further, in that verse Esther is called
בת אביחיל, Bas Avichayil, “the daughter
of Avichayil,” and in gematria this
phrase is 402 + 61 = 463, and again,
amazingly, the number 463 is also yet
another prime number, the 90th prime.

———-

What is the connection of all of
these prime numbers to Purim?

Isn’t it interesting that the words
“Prime” and “Purim” are so similar?

Further, the meaning of “Purim” is
connected with the idea of a “lottery”
and so-to-speak “happenstance” and
“chance,” and similarly with regard to
prime numbers, they too seem to be
basically “random” without any apparent
rule for generating them.

The Megillah teaches however that
nothing is by chance, and that includes
everything in the physical and in the
spiritual universe, including all the
laws of science and mathematics.
Everything is controlled in the most
exquisite detail by the Infinite One,
the Almighty Creator, the One and Only
Hashem, praise be His Name.

(To be continued בע”ה.)

In connection to the previous
comments, another idea that was
not mentioned before, is that
there is also another way the
name Achashveirosh is spelled in
the Megillah, in verse 10:1,
where the name is written
defectively, as אחשרש, without
either of the two letter Vovs
that are normally part of the
name, although it is still
pronounced the same way when the
Megillah is read. It is
interesting to note that this
way of spelling אחשרש,
Achashveirosh, in gematria is
809, and again amazingly the
number 809 is a prime number,
the 140th prime.

Also not mentioned before was
Achashveirosh’s first queen,
Queen Vashti, and while the
gematria of ושתי, Vashti, 716,
is not a prime, however the
gematria of the combination of
the two words מלכה ושתי, Malka
Vashti, “Queen Vashti,” which is
95 + 716 = 811, is a prime
number, the 141st prime.

Further, the reverse or
reflection of these numbers,
with 95 becoming 59 and 716
becoming 617, are also both
prime numbers, with 59 being the
17th prime, and 617 being the
113th prime. Interestingly these
numbers too are primes, 17 being
the 7th prime, and 113 being the
30th prime, and their reverses
or reflections are also primes,
with 17 becoming 71, the 20th
prime, and 113 becoming 311, the
64th prime.

———-

There is a relatively famous
hint, brought at the end of MaAm
Loez on Megillas Esther, that
the Megillah has 166 verses,
corresponding to the combined
166 words of the two Torah
portions that command the
destruction of Amolek. The first
of these Torah portion is Exodus
17:8-16, with 119 words, and the
second portion is Deuteronomy
25:17-19, with 47 words, which
together sum to 119 + 47 = 166
words.

With regard to these two
Torah portions it may be pointed
out that although the number
119, which is the number of
words in the first portion, is
not a prime number, however its
reverse or reflection, 911, is a
prime number, the 156th prime.
The number of words in the
second portion is 47, and 47 is
a prime number, the 15th prime.

Also interestingly the first
words of each of these two Torah
portions are also primes. The
first word of the first portion
is ויבא, VaYavo, “And he
[Amolek] came,” in gematria is
19, and 19 is the 8th prime, and
the first word of the second
portion, זכור, Zochor, “Remember
[what Amolek did to you],” in
gematria is 233, and 233 is the
51st prime. Further the numbers
8 + 51 = 59, and 59 is also a
prime number, the 17th prime,
and the number 17 as was said is
also prime, the 7th prime, and
its reverse or reflection 71 is
the 20th prime.

Incidentally these two Torah
portions commanding the
destruction of Amolek have 8
verses and 3 verses
respectively, for a total of 8 +
3 = 11 verses, and notably 11 is
a prime number, the 5th prime.

Interestingly, the number
166, although it is not prime,
it is the reverse or reflection
of the number 661, which as was
said above, is the gematria of
the name אסתר, Esther, and 661
is a prime number, the 121st
prime, which is the same
frontwards or in reverse, or
whether seen directly or in
reflection.

By the way, the idea of
reading numbers in reverse
order, or in reflection, seems
to be hinted in the Megillah,
since the Megillah stresses how
the situation back then in those
days became reversed, as it says
in verse 9:1, ונהפוך הוא,
V’nahafoch Hu, “and it was
reversed”: “…on the very day
that the enemies of the Jews
expected to gain the upper hand
over them, and it was reversed,
the Jews gained the upper hand
over their adversaries.”

At this point it is important
to note that if one actually
does the counting, and adds up
all the verses in the Megillah,
the number one gets is not 166
verses, but rather one more, 167
verses. I have seen that this is
explained away by using the rule
of adding or subtracting 1 for
the Kolel, in order to make the
numbers coincide, or perhaps by
assuming that there may have
been an alternate way of
dividing up the verses, and
joining two verses together so
that the number is 166 instead
of 167. [There may also be
another way to explain this too,
however that explanation will
have to remain for another
occasion if possible.]

At any rate, with regard to
the seemingly more accurate
number of verses in the
Megillah, 167, it is remarkable
that the number 167 is a prime
number, the 39th prime, and also
its reverse or reflection, 761,
is a prime number, the 135th
prime.

It is also interesting that
in the key phrase from the
Megillah mentioned above, ונהפוך
הוא, V’nahafoch Hu, “and it was
reversed,” the word ונהפוך,
V’nahafoch, in gematria is
itself the number 167, which as
was said, is a prime number, and
together with the second word of
the phrase הוא, Hu, the sum is
167 + 12 = 179, which is also a
prime number, the 41st prime,
and continuing in this way, the
number 41 is also prime, the
13th prime, and 13 is also
prime, the 6th prime.

———-

It is also brought there in
MaAm Loez, that Halel HaGodol,
which is Psalm 136, also has 166
words corresponding to the 166
verses of the Megillah, and it
also says there that the
gematria of the words חסידים
בכבוד, Chassidim B’Chovod, “the
pious (exalt) with glory,” from
verse Psalms 149:5, is also 166,
and this is correct since 132 +
34 = 166.

With regard to Halel Hagadol,
Psalm 136, the number 136 is not
a prime, but its reverse or
reflection, 631, is a prime, the
115th prime. Also 136 plus 1 for
the Kolel is 137, which is a
prime, the 33rd prime.
Additionally, the gematria of
the title הלל הגדול, Halel
Hagadol, “The Great Praise,” is
65 + 48 = 113, which is a prime,
the 30th prime. Further the
numbers 113 and 30 in reverse or
in reflection are 311 and 03
respectively, and 311 is the
64th prime and 03 is the 2nd
prime. Additionally this Psalm,
recited every Shabbos and Yom
Tov, is called “The Great
Praise,” because it begins with
“Hodu L’Hashem,” “Give praise to
Hashem,” and it contains 26
verses with 26 times the refrain
“Ki L’olam Chasdo,” “for His
kindness endures forever,”
corresponding to the gematria of
the Divine Name Hashem.

With regard to Psalm 149, the
number 149 is prime, the 35th
prime, and its reverse or
reflection 941 is also prime,
the 160th prime. Further the
numbers 35 and 160 in reverse or
reflection are 53 and 061
respectively, both of which are
also prime, 53 being the 16th
prime, and 061 being the 18th
prime. Also interestingly Psalm
149 has precisely 61 words,
another hint to the 18th prime.
Moreover, interestingly the word
Chassidim, “pious,” the initial
word of the hint that was
discussed, is the exact middle
word of the Psalm, i.e., its
31st word, and 31 is also a
prime number, the 11th prime,
and continuing in this way, with
the number 11 also being prime,
the 5th prime, and with 5 also
being prime, the 3rd prime, and
with 3 also being prime, the 2nd
prime, and with 2 also being
prime, the 1st prime!

This Psalm, Psalm 149, is
recited daily in our morning
prayers, and if only we would
pray like real Chassidim, with
lofty thoughts in our minds,
then surely Hashem would hear us
and answer us right away!

(To be continued בע”ה.)

Beautiful work on
Esther and primes, etc
as per usual. Thank you.
We all thank you.
Shortly, we will lay
bare whole new layers of
encoding and take primes
to a level way beyond
what we’ve been looking
at. I look forward to
your invaluable feedback
when we get there.
Shabbat Shalom

Thank you too, Ezra,
for everything. We are
certainly looking
forward to your next
revelations. Meanwhile,
here are a few more
comments about the
predominance of Primes
in Purim:

Another character in
the Megillah, not
previously mentioned, is
the wicked Haman’s
wicked wife זרש, Zeresh,
and this name in
gematria is 707.
Although the number 707
is not prime,
nevertheless it is
obviously an interesting
number, being the same
frontward or backward,
with digits 7 at its
beginning and end.
Further, it has
significant prime
factors, since 707 = 7 x
101, where 7 is the 4th
prime number and 101 is
the 26th prime number,
perhaps hinting to the 4
letter Divine Name
Hashem with gematria 26.

Moreover, near the
end of the special
acrostic Piyut,
liturgical poem, recited
after reading the
Megillah, more commonly
known for its stanza
starting “Shoshanas
Yakov,” it says ארורה
זרש אשת מפחידי, Arurah
Zeresh Eishesh Mafchidi,
“Accursed be Zeresh the
wife of my terrorizer.”
Interestingly, the two
words ארורה זרש,
“Accursed be Zeresh,”
are gematria 412 + 707 =
919, and 919 is a prime
number, the 157th prime,
and with 157 itself
being the 37th prime,
and with 37 itself being
the 12th prime. In
addition, the two words
אשת מפחידי, “wife of my
terrorizer,” are
gematria 701 + 152 =
853, where 701 is the
126th prime, and 152 in
reverse or in reflection
is 251, which is prime,
the 54th prime, and the
sum number, 853, is also
prime, the 147th prime.

The mention of the
wicked Zeresh in this
Piyut is countered by
mention of the righteous
Esther, ברוכה אסתר בעדי,
Bruchah Esther Ba’adi,
“Blessed be Esther [who
sacrificed] for me.” The
first word ברוכה,
“blessed,” is gematria
233, which is prime, the
51st prime, and אסתר,
Esther, as was said, is
gematria 661, the 121st
prime, and the word
בעדי, “[who sacrificed]
for me,” is gematria 86,
corresponding to the
gematria of the Divine
Name Elokim. Adding a
Kolel of 1 for each of
these 3 words gives 233
+ 661 + 86 + 3 = 983,
which is also a prime
number, the 166th prime,
corresponding to the 166
[plus 1] verses of
Megillas Esther.

———-

In the same Shoshanas
Yakov Piyut, just before
the mention of Zeresh
and Esther, there is
mention of Haman and
Mordechai, ארור המן אשר
בקש לאבדי, Arur Haman
Asher Bikeish L’abdi,
“Accursed be Haman who
sought to destroy me,”
and ברוך מרדכי היהודי,
Baruch Mordechai
HaYehudi, “Blessed be
Mordechai the Yehudi.”
It is famous that the
gematrias of Arur Haman
and Baruch Mordechai are
equivalent, since the
wicked Haman is
perfectly countered by
the righteous Mordechai.
The two words ארור המן,
Arur Haman, are 407 + 95
= 502, and the two words
ברוך מרדכי, Boruch
Mordechai, are 228 + 274
= 502. Taking the
average for each word,
it comes out that 502 /
2 = 251, and as
mentioned above the
number 251 is prime, the
54th prime.

Additionally the
words added after Haman,
אשר בקש לאבדי, Asher
Bikeish L’abdi, “who
sought to destroy me,”
in gematria are 501 +
402 + 47 = 1050. Of
these numbers only 47 is
prime, the 15th prime,
however when 1 is added
for the Kolel, 1050 + 1
= 1051, which is prime,
the 177th prime, and
when 11 is added, 1 for
each of the 11 letters
1050 + 11 = 1061, which
is prime, the 178th
prime.

The word added after
Mordechai, היהודי,
HaYehudi, is gematria
40, and with a Kolel of
1 for the word itself,
40 + 1 = 41, the 13th
prime [with 13 being the
6th prime], and with
another 6 more for the 6
letters sums to 41 + 6 =
47, again the 15th
prime.

———-

The blessing before
reading the Megillah
concludes with the words
מקרא מגלה, Mikrah
Megillah, “[Blessed are
You Hashem… Who
commanded us regarding]
reading the Megillah,”
and in gematria these
words sum to 341 + 78 =
419, and 419 is a prime
number, the 81st prime.

The blessing after
reading the Megillah
concludes with the words
ה-א-ל המושיע, HaKel
Hamoshia, “the G-d Who
saves,” which in
gematria are 36 + 431 =
467. The first word
HaKel, “The G-d,” may be
seen as being composed
of the letter Heh,
gemaria 5, and the
letters Alef and Lamend,
gematria 31, with 5
being the 3rd prime [and
then with 3 being the
2nd prime, and 2 being
the 1st prime], and with
31 being the 11th prime
[and then with 11 being
the 5th prime, 5 being
the 3rd prime, 3 being
the 2nd prime, and 2
being the 1st prime].
The second word
Hamoshia, in gematria is
431, which is prime, the
83rd prime, and with 83
being the 23rd prime,
and 23 being the 9th
prime. The sum of the
two words HaKel Hamoshia
is 467, which is also
prime, the 91st prime,
and with 91 being the
gematria of the sum of
the two Divine Names,
י-ה-ו-ה א-ד-נ-י, Hashem
Ad-nai, 26 + 65 = 91,
and also the gematria of
the word אמן, Amen.

———-

Here is also fitting
to mention that it is
brought in Sefarim that
“Shoshanas Yakov,” “The
Rose of Yakov,” is a
hint to Esther, who
lived in the Persian
capitol city of Shushan,
especially since the
gematria of the name
שושנה, Shoshanah,
“Rose,” is also 661,
exactly the same as the
gematria of the name
אסתר, Esther.

Interestingly, the
word שושנת, Shoshanas,
“The Rose,” is gematria
1056, and with the 5
letters of the word it
sums to 1056 + 5 = 1061,
which as mentioned above
is a prime number, the
178th prime. Further,
the next word, the name
יעקב, Yakov, is gematria
182 (with the hint that
7 x 26 = 182), and in
reverse or reflection
182 becomes 281, which
is a prime, the 60th
prime. Together, the two
words שושנת יעקב,
Shoshanas Yakov, sum to
1056 + 182 = 1238, and
with 9 for the 9 letters
and 2 for the 2 words
sums to 1238 + 9 + 2 =
1249, which is prime,
the 204th prime.

———-

Likewise, here it is
fitting to mention that
the Zohar opens with a
wonderful introduction
based on the verse Shir
HaShirim 2:2, כשושנה בין
החוחים, K’Shoshanah Bein
Hachochim, “Like a rose
among the thorns,” and
explains various details
of how the
Shoshanah/rose flower
also hints to the
Congregation of Israel,
including its 2 colors,
red and white, its 13
petals, and its 5
sepal-leaves that
protect it from the
thorns. It is
interesting that these
numbers 2, 13 and 5, are
all primes.

It is also
interesting that the
word הזוהר, HaZohar, The
Zohar, is gematria 223,
which is a prime number,
the 48th prime, and the
words ספר הזהר, Sefer
HaZohar, The Book of The
Zohar, are gematria 340
+ 217 = 557, and 557 is
prime, the 102nd prime,
and when spelled fully
with a letter Vov, ספר
הזוהר, Sefer HaZohar,
the gematria is 340 +
223 = 563, and 563 is
also prime, the 103rd
prime, and with 103
itself also being prime,
the 27th prime.

Accordingly this
would be an auspicious
time for each one to
review to the best of
his or her ability what
is stated there in the
beginning of the Zohar,
and to commit oneself to
living one’s life in
accordance with the
Mitzvos of the Torah and
in accordance with the
inner wisdom of the
Torah, the Kabbalah.

By the way, the word
קבלה, Kabbalah, is
gematria 137, which is a
prime number, the 33rd
prime, and סודות קבלה,
Sodos Kabbalah, Secrets
of Kabbalah, or
“Kabbalah Secrets,” is
gematria 137 + 476 =
613, which 613, as was
said before, is the
number of Mitzvos, and
also a prime number, the
112th prime.

All of the above
seems to be most
significant, and
impossible to attribute
to mere “chance” and
“coincidence.” Rather,
this seems to be more
incontrovertible
evidence of the
influence and guidance
of Hashem, and the more
we recognize this, the
more great revelations
we will merit to be able
to see, both in this
world and in the world
to come.

(To be continued
בע”ה.)

This is just
a quick note to
say I’m sorry
for an
unfortunate
mistake that
somehow
accidentally
crept in at the
beginning of my
previous
comment, where I
wrote about זרש,
Zeresh, that the
gematria of this
name is 707.
That is clearly
a mistake;
instead of 707
it is 507 (and
it is still not
a prime).

For some
reason I did not
catch this
mistake even
when in the next
paragraph I used
the gematria of
the name Zeresh
again, writing
that the two
words ארורה זרש,
“Accursed be
Zeresh,” are
gematria 412 +
707 = 919 (and
919 is a prime
number, etc.),
however in that
case at least
the final sum
919 is still
correct, it is
just that the
formula should
have stated 412
+ 507 = 919.

On the
positive side
perhaps someone
needed to see
the “Megillah”
that I wrote
about the number
707 being
connected to the
Name Hashem,
which anyway is
also still
correct.

Regarding the
real gematria of
זרש, Zeresh,
which is 507,
its prime
factors are 3 x
13 x 13, and
perhaps it can
be said that
when these
factors are
added together
instead of
multiplied, then
3 + 13 + 13 =
29, and 29 is a
prime number,
the 10th prime.

Alternatively,
507 plus 3,
i.e., 1 for each
of the 3 letters
of Zeresh, is
510, which is
509 plus 1 for
the Kolel, and
509 is a prime,
the 97th prime,
with 97 also
being prime, the
25th prime.
[Also 510 is the
gematria of the
letter Reish
spelled out ריש,
Reish Yud Shin,
and the gematria
of the letter
Reish is 200,
which is the
difference
between my
mistaken 707 and
the actual
gematria of
Zeresh, 507.]

At any rate,
please forgive
my mistake, for
it is only human
to err, and no
one can be
perfect or
correct all the
time, especially
when trying to
do so much, and
especially when
simultaneously
having to juggle
many different
things under not
the most optimal
circumstances.
The best we can
do is to try to
fix our mistakes
as quickly as
possible when we
discover them,
and resolve to
more careful in
the future.

Continuing
from
what was
explained
above:

After
cursing
Haman,
blessing
Mordechai,
cursing
Zeresh,
and
blessing
Esther,
the
“Shoshanas
Yakov”
prayer
concludes
with the
words
וגם
חרבונה
זכור
לטוב,
V’Gam
Charvonah
Zachur
LaTov,
“and
also
Charvonah
remembered
for
good.”
The
gematria
of
Charvonah
was
already
explained
to be
271, a
prime
number,
the 58th
prime.

It is
interesting
that in
this
phrase
the
first
word of
the
phrase,
the word
before
Charvonah,
וגם,
V’Gam,
“and
also,”
is
gematria
49,
which is
also a
“good”
number,
with
multifaceted
significance
throughout
the
Torah
since it
is the
product
of a key
prime
number
squared,
i.e., 7
x 7 [and
therefore
reminiscent
of the
number
707 that
was
accidentally
explained
above].
If the
prefix
letter
ו, Vov,
gematria
6, which
simply
means
“and,”
is
discounted,
and just
the root
word גם,
Gam,
“also,”
is
counted,
then the
gematria
is 43,
and 43
is also
a prime
number,
the 14th
prime.

The
reverse
or
reflection
of 14,
the
number
41, is
also
prime,
the 13th
prime,
and 13
is also
prime,
the 6th
prime,
and also
13 in
reverse
or
reflection
is 31,
another
prime,
the 11th
prime,
which 11
is
identical
in
reverse
or
reflection,
and 11
is also
prime,
the 5th
prime,
with 5
being
the 3rd
prime, 3
the 2nd
prime,
and 2
the 1st
prime.

Next
comes
the word
חרבונה,
Charvonah,
in
gematria
271, the
58th
prime,
as was
explained.

Then
comes
the word
זכור,
Zachur,
“remembered,”
which is
gematria
233,
also a
prime
number,
the 51st
prime.

Then
the last
word of
the
phrase,
and the
last
word of
the
prayer,
is לטוב,
LaTov,
“for
good,”
and for
the
moment
discounting
the
initial
prefix
letter
ל,
Lamed,
“for,”
the root
word
טוב,
Tov,
“good,”
is
gematria
17,
which is
prime,
the 7th
prime
(and
with 7
being
the 4th
prime),
and
together
with the
prefix
letter
ל,
Lamed,
gematria
30, the
total
for the
word
לטוב,
Latov,
“for
good,”
is 47,
which
also is
a prime
number,
the 15th
prime.

It is
amazing
that
this
phrase,
with
consecutive
words
that are
primes,
contains
17
letters,
and as
was
said, 17
is the
7th
prime
(with 7
being
the 4th
prime),
and the
sum of
the
gematria
of all 4
words of
the
phrase
is 49 +
271 +
233 + 47
= 600,
an even
600, and
with 1
more for
the
Kolel it
is 600 +
1 = 601,
which
601 is a
prime
number,
the
110th
prime,
and with
17 more,
1 for
each of
the 17
letters,
the sum
is 600 +
17 =
617, and
617 is
also
prime,
the
113th
prime –
the next
prime
after
613, the
112th
prime,
as
explained
above –
and as
also
noted
above,
the
number
113 is
also a
prime,
the 30th
prime.

Also,
as
mostly
already
explained
above,
the
reverse
or
reflection
of the
numbers
17, 110,
113, and
30, are
also all
primes,
for 17
transforms
into 71,
the 20th
prime,
and 110
transforms
into
011, the
5th
prime
(and 5
is the
3rd
prime, 3
the 2nd
prime,
and 2
the 1st
prime),
and 113
transforms
into
311, the
64th
prime,
and 30
transforms
into 03,
the 2nd
prime
(and
again 2
is the
1st
prime).
Similarly,
but not
yet
pointed
out
above,
the
number
112 (613
being
the
112th
prime)
in
reverse
or
reflection
transforms
into
211,
which is
also
prime,
the 47th
prime,
and also
as said
above,
the
number
47 is
yet
another
prime,
the 15th
prime.

———-

As
mentioned
above,
Charvonah
is
identified
by our
sages
o.b.m.
with
revelation
of
Eliyahu
Hanavi.
It is
interesting
that a
similar
expression
is
frequently
used in
the
sayings
of our
sages
o.b.m.
regarding
Eliyahu
Hanavi,
אליהו
הנביא
זכור
לטוב,
Eliyahu
Hanavi
Zachur
LaTov,
“Eliyahu
the
prophet
remembered
for
good,”
and in
gematria
this
phrase
is 52 +
68 + 233
+ 47 =
400, an
even
400, and
with 1
more for
the
Kolel,
400 + 1
= 401,
and 401
is also
a prime
number,
the 79th
prime,
and
again 79
is also
a prime
number,
the 22nd
prime.

Together
the
gematria
of the
two
phrases,
about
Eliyahu
and
about
Charvonah,
is 400 +
600 =
1000,
the very
significant
and
complete
number
that has
been
explained
many
times.

Further,
in the
phrase
for
Eliyahu
there
are 18
letters,
and with
1 for
the
Kolel,
18 + 1 =
19, a
prime
number,
the 8th
prime,
and all
together
with 1
for the
Kolel
and 18
for the
18
letters,
the
entire
phrase
sums to
400 + 1
+ 18 =
419, and
as was
said
above
the
number
419 is
also
prime,
the 81st
prime.
Further
the
number
81 in
reverse
or
reflection
is 18,
Chai,
“life,”
the
number
of
letters
in this
phrase,
and also
81 is
the
gematria
of the
Divine
Name
אנכי,
Anochi,
“I am.”

Moreover,
the
number
419 in
reverse
is 914,
and this
also
takes us
back to
the
beginning
of the
Torah,
since
בראשית,
Bereishis,
“In the
beginning,”
the
first
word of
the
Torah,
together
with 1
for the
Kolel,
the
Anochi,
Hashem,
is also
914, 913
+ 1 =
914.

Importantly,
too, if
the
initial
prefix
letter
ב, Beis,
“in,” is
discounted,
then the
root
word
ראשית,
Reishis,
“beginning,”
is
gematria
911, and
911 is
also a
prime
number,
the
156th
prime,
with 156
being
equal to
6 x 26,
i.e., 6
times
the
gematria
of the
Divine
Name
Hashem,
as
explained
in many
places.

(To
be
continued
בע”ה.)

707 vs 507

Moshe, I laughed when I saw your note abour Zeresh and her erroneous gematria of 707. Your “batting average” just dropped from 100% to about 99.99% ! Still “High Distinction” and Top of The Class level in any field of human endeavour!

On a less humourous note, it was probably an “inspired” adjustment to the figure. Zeresh almost HAD TO HAVE BEEN a very nasty dark witch to be married to her monster of a husband. There may be some deeper “hint” in your coming up with half the square root of 2 (0.707 as half of 1.414).

(As per my earlier comment from a few days back, your posts are wonderful, regardless of any “one digit error” in years’ worth of work.)

Thanks again Peter, for your humor and for the square root of 2 idea. I should have just written “April fools,” or something to that effect. Anyway, here are more thoughts in continuation to what was explained previously.

Above it was explained that the phrase אליהו הנביא זכור לטוב, Eliyahu Hanavi Zachur LaTov, “Eliyahu the prophet remembered for good,” in gematria 400, with 1 more for the Kolel, and 18 for the 18 letters, the entire phrase sums to 400 + 1 + 18 = 419, the 81st prime, corresponding to the Divine Name אנכי, Anochi, “I am,” gematria 81, and that in reverse 81 is 18, indicating the Hashem is חי, Chai, “Alive,” and the Source of all “Life,” and that in reverse 419 is 914, reminiscent of the first word of the Torah, בראשית, Bereishis, “In the beginning,” gematria 913, since together with 1 for the Kolel, 913 + 1 = 914.

The number 419 is also significant in that it is the gematria of the 9th letter ט, Tes, spelled out as a word טית, Tes, letters Tes Yud Sav, 9 + 10 + 400 = 419. Interestingly the small gematria of either 81 or 18 is 8 + 1 = 9, and they are both products of 9, since 2 x 9 = 18, and 9 x 9 = 81, and when 81 and 18 are summed together 81 + 18 = 99, which is the same as 11 x 9 = 99. As explained in many places this is a special quality of the number 9, that “In base 10 a positive number is divisible by 9 if and only if its digital root is 9. That is, if any natural number is multiplied by 9, and the digits of the answer are repeatedly added until it is just one digit, the sum will be nine: … 9 × 9 = 81 (8 + 1 = 9).”

It is possible to say that the number 9 corresponds to Eliyahu Hanavi, while the number 10 corresponds to Moshiach, since Eliyahu is the herald who comes before and prepares the way and announces the arrival of Moshiach, just as the number 9 precedes and comes immediately before the arrival of the number 10, the number representing completeness.

Interestingly, the number previous to 419, i.e., the number 418, is the gematria of the 8th letter ח, Ches, when it is spelled out חית, Ches Yud Sav, 8 + 10 + 400 = 418. Then, as said, comes the number 419, which is the gematria of the 9th letter ט, spelled out Tes Yud Sav. The letters Ches and Tes are unique in this regard, that just as their gematrias 8 and 9 are adjacent, so too when spelled out as words חית and טית, the gematrias of these words are also are adjacent, 418 and 419.

Then comes the number after 419, i.e., the number 420, which is 10 x 42, where 10 corresponds to the letter Yud, the 10th letter of the Alef Beis, in gematria 10, which is the number of completeness, representing the 10 Sefiros, the 10 Divine sayings in creation, the 10 Commandments, and the 10 letters of Tetragrammaton, the Divine Name י-ה-ו-ה, where each of the letters י-ה-ו-ה is expanded and spelled out, יוד הי ויו הי. The 42 represents the mystical 42 letter Divine Name, the cumulative sum of the number of letters of the Divine Name Hashem when expanded and spelled out a second time, יוד ויו דלת הי יוד ויו יוד ויו הי יוד, such that the total number of letters is 4 + 10 + 28 = 42. The number 420 is also connected to a high level of completeness of the letter Yud. since י, Yud, spelled out יוד, Yud Vov Dalet, is gematria 20, and in completeness 20 x 20 = 400, and then summed together, 20 + 400 = 420.

———-

The gematria of the first level of the Name Hashem is 26, the gematria of the next level, the expanded Name Hashem is 72, and the gematria of the next level, the doubly expanded Name Hashem, is 610, for a cumulative sum of 26 + 72 + 610 = 708, as Ezra wrote in the post. Interestingly 72 plus 1 for the Kolel is the key number 73, which is connected with the first verse of the Torah, and 610 plus 1 for the Kolel is 611, the gematria of the word תורה, Torah [and this is also connected to the number 707 = 7 x 101 (the 4th and the 26th prime respecively, as discussed before), since 707 + 1 for the Kolel = 708].

In the blog post Ezra wrote “While the first word of the Shema (sh’ma שמע) has the same numerical value (410) of the word Holy (Kadosh קדוש), the rest of its first verse has the gematria of the Upper 42-Letter Name of G-d (708), thus entire first verse of the Shema is 1118. Incidentally in reverse, 1118 becomes 8111, which is prime, the 1020th prime.

Ezra also has written that the small gematria value of the 42 letter Name is 173, and that the number 173 is the 40th prime, however I am having difficulty finding a clear explanation of more specifically how the number 173 is derived from the 42 letter Name, which if Ezra or someone else can provide would be appreciated.

———-

It was also explained above that discounting the initial prefix letter ב, Beis, “In,” the root word ראשית, Reishis, “Beginning,” is gematria 911, another prime number, the 156th prime, with 156 being equal to 6 x 26, i.e., 6 times the gematria of the Divine Name Hashem.

It should also be noted regarding the initial prefix letter ב, Beis, “In,” that the letter Beis is the 2nd letter of the Alef Beis, in gematria 2, and in and of itself the number 2 is also a prime number, the 1st prime, and especially since the initial letter of the Torah, this letter Beis, is written larger than the other regular letters, to the extent that in some regards it may be considered a word for itself, therefore from this perspective, with regard to primes, the Torah indeed does begin with a 1, the 1st prime.

Since the Torah (five Books of Moshe) ends with the word ישראל, Yisroel, in gematria 541, which as explained is also a prime number, the 100th prime, with 100 being a number of completeness, 10 x 10 = 100, thus it is seen that from this “primary” perspective that the Torah begins with 1 and ends with 100.

Interestingly, the letter Beis when spelled out as a word בית, Beis (also meaning “house,” hinting that the created world was intended to be a “house” or “temple” for the Creator), with letters Beis Yud Sav, its gematria is 412, and therefore it fits the pattern with the above discussed letters Ches and Tes, that together with its ending letters Yud and Sav, gematria 410 – which is also 10 x 41, where 41 is the 13th prime, and 13 is the 5th prime, 5 the 3rd prime, 3 the 2nd prime, and 2 the 1st prime – and with these three letters with their gematria 2, 8, and 9 respectively as the initial letters of their words.

Interestingly summing these numbers together 2 + 8 + 9 = 19, a prime number, the 8th prime. All together 412 + 418 + 419 = 1249, which is also prime, the 204th prime, and in reverse 1249 becomes 9421, which is also prime, the 1166th prime.

Interestingly, when 10 is added to the combination of 2, 8, and 9, then 2 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 29, another prime, indeed the 10th prime. Further, when 412 + 418 + 419 = 1249 is combined with 420, which as explained above is connected with the letter Yud, the sum is 1249 + 420 = 1669, which amazingly is also prime, the 263rd prime, and 263 itself is also prime, the 56th prime. Further, in reverse 1669 becomes 9661 which is also prime, the 1193rd prime.

———-

A little bit about the connection between Eliyahu and Charvona was explained above, and continuing on this theme, there is also another Biblical figure identified with Eliyahu, פינחס, Pinchus the son of Elozor the son of Aharon the Kohan. Our sages o.b.m. state that פינחס הוא אליהו, Pinchus Hu Eliyahu, “Pinchus is Eliyahu,” and the gematria of this phrase is 208 + 12 + 52 = 272, which is the same as חרבונה, Charvonah, plus 1 for the Kolel, 271 + 1 = 272.

Indeed the name ח’ר’בונה, Charvonah, starts with letters Ches and Reish, in gematria 8 + 200 = 208, which is the same as the gematria of the name פינחס, Pinchus, likewise 208. The name חרב’ונ’ה, Charvonah, also has in it the letters Beis and Nun, gematria 2 + 50 = 52, the same as the gematria of the name אליהו, Eliyahu, likewise 52. That leaves the letters וה, Vov and Heh, in ‘חרבו’נה, Charvonah, in gematria 6 + 5 = 11, which may represent 1’s for the Kolel, or the Vov and Heh at the end of the Divine Name Y-H-V-H, and 11 is also the 5th prime (with 5 being the 3rd prime, 3 being the 2nd prime, and 2 being the 1st prime).

Also interestingly the sum of the three names Pinchus, Eliyahu, and Charvonah, is 52 + 271 + 208 = 531, which is the product of 9 x 59 = 531 (with 59 being the 17th prime, etc.), and together with 1 for each of the 16 letters sums to 531 + 16 = 547, and 547 is a prime number, the 101st prime, and 101 itself is also prime, the 26th prime (as mentioned above). Interestingly, the name ישראל, Yisroel, gematria 541, the 100th prime, plus 1 for each of the 5 letters, plus 1 for the Kolel, is 541 + 5 + 1 = 547, the same number, the 101st prime.

The difference between Pinchus and Eliyahu is 208 – 52 = 156, the number discussed above as being 6 x 26, also the gematria of יוסף, Yosef, as explained many times.

The difference between Pinchus and Charvonah is 271 – 208 = 63, corresponding to 7 x 9, and 63 also represents another mystical Divine Name explained in Kabbalah, based on a different way of spelling out the four letter of the Divine Name Hashem.

The difference between Charvonah and Eliyahu is 271 – 52 = 219, which although not a prime, is a “semiprime,” since it is the product of the two primes, 3 and 73, for 3 x 73 = 219. The idea of a semiprime has not been mentioned yet, however “a semiprime is a natural number that is the product of two prime numbers. The two primes in the product may equal each other, so the semiprimes include the squares of prime numbers. Because there are infinitely many prime numbers, there are also infinitely many semiprimes. Semiprimes are also called biprimes.”

The significance of the number 73 is discussed in Ezra’s bog post as a key number, since the first verse of the Torah has a total gematria of 2701, which is the sum of all the integers from ∑1 – 73. The number 73 is also a prime number, the 21st prime, and in reverse 73 becomes 37, also a prime, the 12th prime.

Interestingly 219 is also the sum of the two differences mentioned above, 156 + 63 = 219, and thus the sum of all these three differences is 2 x 219 = 438, where 438 = 6 x 73.

It is also interesting that the name Charvonah, gematria 271, is reminiscent of and seems to hint to the first verse of the Torah, which as was said has a total gematria of 2701, which again is the sum of all the integers from ∑1 – 73.

Incidentally, 2701 is not a prime number, however with 1000 more, 3701, the gematria of the 42 letter Name Ana B’choach, is a prime, the 517th prime. Also backward 3701 becomes 1073, which is also the same as 1000 plus 73, and thus based on what was explained above this is also another hint to the first verse of the Torah.

The gematria of Charvonah plus Eliyahu is 271 + 52 = 323, which although not a prime, is a semiprime, since it is the product of the two primes, 17 and 19, for 17 x 19 = 323, and as explained, both numbers 17 and 19 play a significant role in this discussion.

The gematria of the names Eliyahu plus Pinchus is 52 + 208 = 260, which is 10 x 26, another level of completeness of the Divine Name Hashem gematria 26.

The gematria of Pinchus plus Charvonah is 208 + 271 = 479, which is a prime number, the 92nd prime, and in reverse 92 becomes 29, also a prime, the 10th prime.

Another interesting connection is that in the digits for the gematria of the name פינחס, Pinchus, gematria 208, and its alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, there are only the special numbers discussed above that are connected to the letters Beis, Ches, Tes, and Yud, 2, 8, 9, 1 and 0. The alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, also hints to these same digits since as explained above 2 + 8 + 9 = 19, and when multiplied by 10, then 10 x 19 = 190.

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Interestingly the letters Ches and Tes, gematrias 8 and 9, can be combined to form the number 89, which is a prime number, the 14th prime.

Further, the digits for the letters Beis, Ches, Tes, in order, gematrias 2, 8, 9, can be combined to form the number 289, and although the number 289 is not a prime, nevertheless it is still special, being a square semiprime, the product of a single prime squared, 17 x 17 = 289. With the addition of 1 more decimal place to represent the digit for the letter Yud, 1, the number 289 becomes the number 2891, which is the nonprime product of 7 x 7 x 59 = 2891. This is interesting because 59 is the 17th prime, and 17 is the 7th prime, and 7 being the 4th prime, and formula combines the 4 letters Beis Ches Tes and Yud.

Placing the 1 for the Yud at the beginning of this number string gives the number 1289, which is prime, the 209th prime, and the number 209 is semiprime, the product of 11 x 19 = 209, and this also corresponds to the gematria of Pinchus, 208 + 1 for the Kolel = 209, and also to Pinchus in the alternative spelling, gematria 190, plus 1 more set of 19, 190 + 19 = 209. Similarly adding another decimal place to include 10 for the Yud at the beginning of the number string gives the number 10289, which is also prime, the 1262nd prime, and in reverse 1262 becomes 2621 which is also prime, the 381st prime.

Looking forward to next week, with the election in Israel and the landing of the Israeli lander on the moon.

That’s all for now, Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

(To be continued בע”ה.)

Shavuah Tov!

Sorry, in rushing to upload my previous comment in time for Shabbos, I let slip in a couple of errors and again there is need for corrections.

First, at the end of the second to the last section of my above comment I wrote:

“Another interesting connection is that in the digits for the gematria of the name פינחס, Pinchus, gematria 208, and its alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, there are only the special numbers discussed above that are connected to the letters Beis, Ches, Tes, and Yud, 2, 8, 9, 1 and 0. The alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, also hints to these same digits since as explained above 2 + 8 + 9 = 19, and when multiplied by 10, then 10 x 19 = 190.”

The obvious error is that פנחס, Pinchus, without the letter Yud, is not gematria 190, rather it is 198. Accordingly the first sentence of this paragraph can be fixed, however the last sentence is wrong as written (though perhaps the idea can be salvaged to some extent by adding another 8 for the Bris Milah on the 8th day, since “Pinchus is Eliyahu,” the “Angel of the Bris”).

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Second, at the beginning of the last section I wrote:

“Interestingly the letters Ches and Tes, gematrias 8 and 9, can be combined to form the number 89, which is a prime number, the 14th prime.”

Correction: Instead of “14th prime,” this should have stated that 89 is the 24th prime.

Here it can be pointed out that interestingly in reverse the number 24 is the number 42, and thus in this way the numbers 8 and 9 may be connected with the Divine Name of 42 letters.

Interestingly, too, the numbers 8 and 9 are connected with the Divine Name of 72, since when multiplied together 8 x 9 = 72, and this is called to attention from Ezra’s newest excellent post “The Reality Behind the Universe,” which discusses the “72 Names (Triplets) matrix of 8 columns by 9 rows.”

Also not mentioned in all my long comment above is that the simple addition of 8 + 9 = 17, with 17 being the 7th prime.

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As of yet I have only briefly scanned Ezra’s other new post, “The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?,” but I noticed that there he is spelling the 8th letter of the Alef Beis, the letter Ches, not as I have done חית, Ches Yud Sav, with gemtaria 418, but rather simply חת, Ches, without the letter Yud in the middle, with gematria 408.

It appears that both spellings may be used (similar to the name Pinchus in my above comment, where the Torah uses both spellings, פינחס, with a letter Yud, and פנחס, without a letter Yud), however seemingly the more common spelling is as I wrote here, חית, Ches Yud Sav, gematria 418.

May Hashem, and the readers, forgive these and any other inadvertent mistakes.

And adding up the Line Values (“Mod 10″/Base 10 Arithmetic for this sum, as for the additions of the values above – i.e. Modulus 9 values, but the sums are generated as standard Base 10 additions) Sum ( 20 27 18 29 32 23 24 ) is 173

Peter, thanks for your explanation, but I think you make it more confusing and seeming to make it sound like higher mathematics is required with “Mod 9” and the like.

Actually now it appears quite simple, however it has to be made clear that there are at least two different 42 letter Names:

There is a “lower” 42 Letter Name, which is identified with the 42 letters that are the initials of the Ana B’choach prayer, and using the small gematria of each letter, for which the numbers and the sums are as you wrote, the total is indeed 173.

Then there is the “upper” 42 letter Name, the three-fold expansion of the Divine Name Hashem, first the basic letters of the Name, י-ה-ו-ה, and then with each letter spelled out, יוד הי ויו הי, and then again with each of those letters spelled out, יוד ויו דלת הי יוד ויו יוד ויו הי יוד, such that the total number of letters is 4 + 10 + 28 = 42.

The confusion was that I was taking the small gematria of the letters of the “upper” 42 letter Name, and I was getting a total of 159, which is 14 less than 173.

Upon reviewing the matter now I see that Ezra actually says this near the end of his book “The Divine Calendar.”

Anyway, this matter still requires further elucidation… and thankfully more revelations appear to be on the way!

Above I wrote:

“As of yet I have only briefly scanned Ezra’s other new post, “The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?,” but I noticed that there he is spelling the 8th letter of the Alef Beis, the letter Ches, not as I have done חית, Ches Yud Sav, with gemtaria 418, but rather simply חת, Ches, without the letter Yud in the middle, with gematria 408. ”

I continued:

“It appears that both spellings may be used (similar to the name Pinchus in my above comment, where the Torah uses both spellings, פינחס, with a letter Yud, and פנחס, without a letter Yud), however seemingly the more common spelling is as I wrote here, חית, Ches Yud Sav, gematria 418.”

The post I referred to, “The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?,” is actually from years ago, from December 2008. What is new is in the reply section (the only comment there), a pingback has been added the new post “The Reality Behind the Universe.”

Anyway, upon further review, at the beginning of that older post, Ezra already discussed the different ways that certain letters of the Alef Beis may be spelled out as words, and this would apply for the different ways of spelling out the letter Ches:

“Each letter has a unique energy value and thus unique numerical valuations of that energy depending on which cipher is being used to read them. And each letter has as a quasi-unique name. I say quasi, only because a few of them can be spelled different ways depending if the letter yud (Y) is included or not, and there no real right way to spell those letters because in different situations they are meant to be spelled different ways depending on whether the support of the yud, representative of the sefira of chochma, is needed.”

Thanks Moshe. I’m going a mile a minutes these days trying to record all the new and much deeper incites in an orderly manner for everyone to grasp and I really appreciate all the effort you put in to back fill any information I skip over. It’s really important so that people can properly grasp the concepts, which can be tricky.

Thanks for your latest post “…It Has Begun…” We are looking forward even more to when the title will be “…It Has Happened…!!!”

It is especially encouraging however that despite the many sever ongoing difficulties you are still so confident, writing “that the prophesied events for 5778 did take place and the process did begin then, even if the cloaked world of illusion did not allow most of us to see it. Yes, H’Moshiach, the chosen (anointed One) did arrive on G-d’s schedule, just as it was indelibly encoded in the Torah, recorded in the immutable mathematical constants, and written into our divinely given prayers.”

Concerning the ongoing difficulties you wrote, “Like so many I have been locked in a wrestling match with the dark forces and it has been eating up so much of my time. I graciously accept all your prayers in this fight as I endeavor, B”H, to reveal many more of the deepest secrets and the revelations of light necessary for these troubled times.” Unfortunately, it is way way too easy to relate to that. Let’s all pray for one another and then surely our combined prayers will help!

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Regarding the “many concealed Names of G-d hidden in the Scroll of Ester for our benefit,” it has been observed that a book’s authorship is often hinted in the first and last words.

The first word of the Megillah is ויהי, Vayehi, “And it was,” in gematria is 31, which corresponds to the gematria of the Divine Name Kal, Alef Lamed, also 31.

The last word of the Megillah is זרעו, Zaro, “his seed,” in gematria 283, and this is the same as the gematria of the significant expression in the Torah, ‘ויאמר ה, Vayomer Hashem, “And Hashem said,” 257 + 26 = 283.

Interestingly, both numbers are prime numbers, 31 is the 11th prime, and 283 is the 61st prime, and the sum of 11 + 61 = 72, a hint to a special Kabbalistic Divine Name, formed by spelling out the four letters of Hashem’s Name to their greatest extent.

Amazingly both of these numbers 11 and 61 are also prime numbers, 11 is the 5th prime and 61 is the 18th prime. More amazingly, the sum of these two numbers yields 5 + 18 = 23, yet another prime, the 9th prime. The combined sum of 23 + 9 = 32, which is a reflection of the number 23, and the gematria of the word לב, Lev, Heart.

Interestingly the number 127, as in the 127 countries ruled by Achashveirosh, which is mentioned several times in the Megillah and even in the first verse, is also a prime number, the 31st prime.

Amazingly the sum of these the three primes, 11 + 61 + 31 = 103, which is yet another prime number, the 27th prime. The combined sum of 103 + 27 = 130, which is a rearrangement of the number 103, both of which have a small gematria of 13, corresponding to the gematria of אחד, Echod, One.

The small gematria of זרעו, Zaro, the last word, is 2 + 8 + 3 = 13 [another prime, the 6th prime], which is the reflection of the number 31, which as was said is the gematria of the first word Vayehi, and also the gematria of the word אחד, Echod, One, another hint to the One, Hashem.

The gematria of the first word ויהי, Vayehi, together with the gematria of the last word זרעו, Zaro, is 31 + 283 = 314, the same as the gematria of the Devine Name ש-ד-י, ShaDaI, Shin Dalet Yud, which as was explained is so intimately connected to the Shma.

Combining of the first and last words of the Megillah to yield this hint to the Devine Name ShaDaI is also reflected in the name of the king in the Megillah, אחשורוש, king Achashveirosh, which is said to be an allusion to the real King, Hashem, as also hinted the name Achashveirosh being considered a combination of the words Acharis V’Reishis, “Last and First,” which truly applies only to Hashem, as explained in many places.

Interestingly, the sum of 314 + 127 = 441, the same as the gematria of the word אמת, Emes, Truth.

The gematria of the second word of the Megillah, בימי, Bimei, “in the days of,” is 62, which is 2 times 31, and also the reflection of the number 26, the gematria of the Name Hashem.

The two last words לכל זרעו, Lechol Zaro, “for all his seed,” have a gematria of 80 + 283 = 363, corresponding to the gematria of המשיח, HaMoshiach, the Messiah, likewise in gematria 363.

The combination of the first two words and the last two words, yields a gematria of 31 + 62 + 80 + 283 = 456, and this is the same as the gematria of the combination of the two Divine Names Kel and ShaDaI, 31 + 314 = 345, plus one more for the Kolel, as expressed in the letter Alef, gematria 1, only with the Alef spelled out, Alef Lamed Feh, thus in gematria 111, since 345 + 111 = 456.

The first three words ויהי בימי אחשורוש, Vayehi Bimei Ahachashveirosh, “And it was in the days of Achashveirosh,” are gematria 31 + 62 + 821 = 914, and this is the same as the gematria of בראשית, Breishis, “In the beginning,” plus Alef, 1, for the Kolel – thus also hinting to the first word of the First Book of the Torah, all the way through to the Last Book of the Torah, the Megillah.

All of this is further evidence of Divine inspiration. When possible I’ll try to share some more relevant comments and feedback, but that’s all for now.

Wishing you and all the readers a very very happy Purim!

In continuation to what was explained above about prime numbers appearing in the beginning and ending of the Megillah, there are also many more notable examples of this:

The name of the heroine of the Megillah, אסתר, Esther, in gematria is 661, and 661 is a prime number, the 121st prime. In addition, the small gematria of Esther is 6 + 6 + 1 = 13, with 13 also being a prime, the 6th prime, and again this is also the gematria of אחד, Echod, One.

The name of the hero of the Megillah is מרדכי, Mordechi, in gematria 274, which is not prime, however his full name as it appears in the Megillah (2:5), מרדכי בן יאיר בן שמעי בן קיש, Mordechai son of Yoir son of Shimi son of Kish, is gematria 274 + 52 + 221 + 52 + 420 + 52 + 410 = 1481, which is a prime number, the 234th prime. Also in small gamatria Mordechai 274 is 2 + 7 + 4 = 13, again with 13 being a prime, the 6th prime, and again this is also the gematria of אחד, Echod, One.

Another hero of the Megillah is חרבונה, Charvonah, who spoke to king Achashveirosh and led to the king’s decision to hang Haman (Megillah 7:9), and who identified by our sages o.b.m. with revelation of Eliyahu Hanavi, in gematria is 271, and this is also a prime number, the 58th prime.

Further, the king אחשורוש, Achashveirosh, in gematria is 821, and this too is a prime number, the 142nd prime.

Moreover, המן, Haman, the villain in the Megillah, in gematria is 95, not prime, however the way his full name appears in the Megillah (3:1), המן בן המדתא האגגי, Haman son of Hamedosa the Agagi, it has a gemtria of 95 + 52 + 450 + 22 = 619, and this is a prime number, the 114th prime.

Also the phrase בני המן, Benei Haman, “the sons of Haman,” who conspired against the Jews with him and were hung on the tree, is gematria 62 + 95 = 157, which is prime, the 37th prime, and 37 itself is also prime, the 12th prime.

Further, the arch-enemies of the Jews, Haman and his 10 sons, sum to 11, which is prime, the 5th prime. Moreover, together with the total number of enemies of the Jews killed in Shushan, the capitol city, 500 on the first day and 300 on the next day, yields a sum of 1 + 10 + 500 + 300 = 811, which is also prime, the 141st prime.

Additionally, both Mordechai and Haman are given the appellation איש, Ish, “man,” with a gematria of 311, which is a prime number, the 64th prime.

Incidentally, in the Megillah (2:5) Mordechai is called both איש יהודי, Ish Yehudi, and איש ימיני, Ish Yemini, and together these two phrases sum to 311 + 121 + 311 + 35 = 778, as in the pivital year (5)778 [perhaps the 5 for 5000 is hinted in this being verse 5].

Another example of a prime number in the last word of the first verse of the Megillah, the word מדינה, Mediah, “country,” in gematria 109, which is prime, the 29th prime, with the number 29 itself also being prime, the 10th prime. This could be elaborated on in more depth however there is no time for it right now…

All of this is very striking and seemingly significant, perhaps also being connected to the idea that the name ישראל, Yisroel, in gematria 541, is also a prime, the 100th prime, and the number of Mitzvos, 613, is also a prime, the 112th prime.

(To be continued בע”ה.)

Dear Moshe,

Just a “tribute” made in appreciation (and almost in “awe”) of the enormous amount of interesting material you have posted over what has been so many many moths . . .

Thank you Peter for your kind words which are much appreciated. Here meanwhile are a few more interesting thoughts continuing from what was explained in my last comment:

Another hero in the Megillah, that I did not mentioned before, is התך, Hasach, described in the Megillah (4:5) as “one of the king’s chamberlains whom he had appointed to attend to her [Esther].”

Interestingly, the gematria of the name Hasach is 425, which is not a prime, however, when the letters of this name are spelled out fully, הי תו כף, Heh Tav Chof, then the gematria is 15 + 406 + 100 = 521, and 521 is indeed also a prime number, the 98th prime.

Our sages o.b.m. discuss Hasach, whom both Esther and Mordechai obviously trusted implicitly with their most closely guarded secrets, and identified him with דניאל, Daniel. It is interesting that the two names Hasach and Daniel combine to yield 425 + 95 = 520, and with 1 more to indicate they are one person, or with 1 more for the Kolel, the sum is also the same prime number 521.

Further, it is interesting that Daniel was also given the name בלטשאצר, Baltshatzar, by the Chief of the chamberlains (as stated in Daniel 1:7), and in gemtaria the name Baltshatzar is 632, which is the same as 521 plus 111, which is Alef, 1, spelled out Alef Lamed Feh, 521 + 111 = 632.

It is also interesting that the gematria of דניאל, Daniel, is 95, which is the same as the gematria of המן, Haman, and the same as the gematria of the word המלך, HaMelech, “the king,” which has such a prominent role in the Megillah, and this may indicate that the righteous Daniel stood in opposition to the wicked Haman, and in opposition to the only slightly less wicked king Achashveirosh who “degraded” him from his previously greater position – as indicated by the meaning of his alternative name “Hasach” (see Rashi on Megillah 4:5, based on the Gemarah Meggillah 15a).

The name Daniel has a meaning of “G-d (Kel) has judged me,” and the letters of the name Daniel may be rearranged to spell ל-א-ד-נ-י, L’Adon-ai, “to G-d,” where the Divine Name Alef Dalet Nun Yud represents the Divine attributes of Kingship and Judgment. It is also interesting that the 95th prime number is 499, which is the gematria of the Divine Name צ-ב-א-ו-ת, Tzevokos, that is used in conjunction with other Divine Names, usually translated as “L-rd of Hosts” or as “G-d of Hosts.”

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Here is also fitting to add about Mordechai, that according to the Mishnah (Shkolim ch. 5, Mishna 1) he also was known by another name, פתחיה, Petachya: “Petachya is Mordechai. Why was he called Petachya? Because he would open [Poteach] with words and interpret them, and he knew seventy languages.” It is amazing that the name Petachya in gematria is 503, which is yet another prime number, the 96th prime.

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Additionally regarding Esther, she also has another name that is stated openly in the Megillah, הדסה, Hadasah, and while in gematria the name Hadasah is 74, a non-prime, however the number 74 may be understood as the equivalent of 73 + 1, where 73 is a prime number, the 21st prime. Further, the reflection of the number 74 is the number 47, and 47 is also a prime number, the 15th prime, and with 15 also being the gematria of the Divine Name י-ה, Yud Keh, Kah. Also 74 is equivalent to 2 x 37, where 37 is also a prime number, the 12th prime.

Moreover, Esther’s father’s name is stated in the Megillah (2:15), אביחיל, Avichayil, and in gematria the name Avichayil is 61, which amazingly is also a prime number, the 18th prime, and further, in that verse Esther is called בת אביחיל, Bas Avichayil, “the daughter of Avichayil,” and in gematria this phrase is 402 + 61 = 463, and again, amazingly, the number 463 is also yet another prime number, the 90th prime.

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What is the connection of all of these prime numbers to Purim?

Isn’t it interesting that the words “Prime” and “Purim” are so similar?

Further, the meaning of “Purim” is connected with the idea of a “lottery” and so-to-speak “happenstance” and “chance,” and similarly with regard to prime numbers, they too seem to be basically “random” without any apparent rule for generating them.

The Megillah teaches however that nothing is by chance, and that includes everything in the physical and in the spiritual universe, including all the laws of science and mathematics. Everything is controlled in the most exquisite detail by the Infinite One, the Almighty Creator, the One and Only Hashem, praise be His Name.

(To be continued בע”ה.)

In connection to the previous comments, another idea that was not mentioned before, is that there is also another way the name Achashveirosh is spelled in the Megillah, in verse 10:1, where the name is written defectively, as אחשרש, without either of the two letter Vovs that are normally part of the name, although it is still pronounced the same way when the Megillah is read. It is interesting to note that this way of spelling אחשרש, Achashveirosh, in gematria is 809, and again amazingly the number 809 is a prime number, the 140th prime.

Also not mentioned before was Achashveirosh’s first queen, Queen Vashti, and while the gematria of ושתי, Vashti, 716, is not a prime, however the gematria of the combination of the two words מלכה ושתי, Malka Vashti, “Queen Vashti,” which is 95 + 716 = 811, is a prime number, the 141st prime.

Further, the reverse or reflection of these numbers, with 95 becoming 59 and 716 becoming 617, are also both prime numbers, with 59 being the 17th prime, and 617 being the 113th prime. Interestingly these numbers too are primes, 17 being the 7th prime, and 113 being the 30th prime, and their reverses or reflections are also primes, with 17 becoming 71, the 20th prime, and 113 becoming 311, the 64th prime.

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There is a relatively famous hint, brought at the end of MaAm Loez on Megillas Esther, that the Megillah has 166 verses, corresponding to the combined 166 words of the two Torah portions that command the destruction of Amolek. The first of these Torah portion is Exodus 17:8-16, with 119 words, and the second portion is Deuteronomy 25:17-19, with 47 words, which together sum to 119 + 47 = 166 words.

With regard to these two Torah portions it may be pointed out that although the number 119, which is the number of words in the first portion, is not a prime number, however its reverse or reflection, 911, is a prime number, the 156th prime. The number of words in the second portion is 47, and 47 is a prime number, the 15th prime.

Also interestingly the first words of each of these two Torah portions are also primes. The first word of the first portion is ויבא, VaYavo, “And he [Amolek] came,” in gematria is 19, and 19 is the 8th prime, and the first word of the second portion, זכור, Zochor, “Remember [what Amolek did to you],” in gematria is 233, and 233 is the 51st prime. Further the numbers 8 + 51 = 59, and 59 is also a prime number, the 17th prime, and the number 17 as was said is also prime, the 7th prime, and its reverse or reflection 71 is the 20th prime.

Incidentally these two Torah portions commanding the destruction of Amolek have 8 verses and 3 verses respectively, for a total of 8 + 3 = 11 verses, and notably 11 is a prime number, the 5th prime.

Interestingly, the number 166, although it is not prime, it is the reverse or reflection of the number 661, which as was said above, is the gematria of the name אסתר, Esther, and 661 is a prime number, the 121st prime, which is the same frontwards or in reverse, or whether seen directly or in reflection.

By the way, the idea of reading numbers in reverse order, or in reflection, seems to be hinted in the Megillah, since the Megillah stresses how the situation back then in those days became reversed, as it says in verse 9:1, ונהפוך הוא, V’nahafoch Hu, “and it was reversed”: “…on the very day that the enemies of the Jews expected to gain the upper hand over them, and it was reversed, the Jews gained the upper hand over their adversaries.”

At this point it is important to note that if one actually does the counting, and adds up all the verses in the Megillah, the number one gets is not 166 verses, but rather one more, 167 verses. I have seen that this is explained away by using the rule of adding or subtracting 1 for the Kolel, in order to make the numbers coincide, or perhaps by assuming that there may have been an alternate way of dividing up the verses, and joining two verses together so that the number is 166 instead of 167. [There may also be another way to explain this too, however that explanation will have to remain for another occasion if possible.]

At any rate, with regard to the seemingly more accurate number of verses in the Megillah, 167, it is remarkable that the number 167 is a prime number, the 39th prime, and also its reverse or reflection, 761, is a prime number, the 135th prime.

It is also interesting that in the key phrase from the Megillah mentioned above, ונהפוך הוא, V’nahafoch Hu, “and it was reversed,” the word ונהפוך, V’nahafoch, in gematria is itself the number 167, which as was said, is a prime number, and together with the second word of the phrase הוא, Hu, the sum is 167 + 12 = 179, which is also a prime number, the 41st prime, and continuing in this way, the number 41 is also prime, the 13th prime, and 13 is also prime, the 6th prime.

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It is also brought there in MaAm Loez, that Halel HaGodol, which is Psalm 136, also has 166 words corresponding to the 166 verses of the Megillah, and it also says there that the gematria of the words חסידים בכבוד, Chassidim B’Chovod, “the pious (exalt) with glory,” from verse Psalms 149:5, is also 166, and this is correct since 132 + 34 = 166.

With regard to Halel Hagadol, Psalm 136, the number 136 is not a prime, but its reverse or reflection, 631, is a prime, the 115th prime. Also 136 plus 1 for the Kolel is 137, which is a prime, the 33rd prime. Additionally, the gematria of the title הלל הגדול, Halel Hagadol, “The Great Praise,” is 65 + 48 = 113, which is a prime, the 30th prime. Further the numbers 113 and 30 in reverse or in reflection are 311 and 03 respectively, and 311 is the 64th prime and 03 is the 2nd prime. Additionally this Psalm, recited every Shabbos and Yom Tov, is called “The Great Praise,” because it begins with “Hodu L’Hashem,” “Give praise to Hashem,” and it contains 26 verses with 26 times the refrain “Ki L’olam Chasdo,” “for His kindness endures forever,” corresponding to the gematria of the Divine Name Hashem.

With regard to Psalm 149, the number 149 is prime, the 35th prime, and its reverse or reflection 941 is also prime, the 160th prime. Further the numbers 35 and 160 in reverse or reflection are 53 and 061 respectively, both of which are also prime, 53 being the 16th prime, and 061 being the 18th prime. Also interestingly Psalm 149 has precisely 61 words, another hint to the 18th prime. Moreover, interestingly the word Chassidim, “pious,” the initial word of the hint that was discussed, is the exact middle word of the Psalm, i.e., its 31st word, and 31 is also a prime number, the 11th prime, and continuing in this way, with the number 11 also being prime, the 5th prime, and with 5 also being prime, the 3rd prime, and with 3 also being prime, the 2nd prime, and with 2 also being prime, the 1st prime!

This Psalm, Psalm 149, is recited daily in our morning prayers, and if only we would pray like real Chassidim, with lofty thoughts in our minds, then surely Hashem would hear us and answer us right away!

(To be continued בע”ה.)

Beautiful work on Esther and primes, etc as per usual. Thank you. We all thank you. Shortly, we will lay bare whole new layers of encoding and take primes to a level way beyond what we’ve been looking at. I look forward to your invaluable feedback when we get there. Shabbat Shalom

Thank you too, Ezra, for everything. We are certainly looking forward to your next revelations. Meanwhile, here are a few more comments about the predominance of Primes in Purim:

Another character in the Megillah, not previously mentioned, is the wicked Haman’s wicked wife זרש, Zeresh, and this name in gematria is 707. Although the number 707 is not prime, nevertheless it is obviously an interesting number, being the same frontward or backward, with digits 7 at its beginning and end. Further, it has significant prime factors, since 707 = 7 x 101, where 7 is the 4th prime number and 101 is the 26th prime number, perhaps hinting to the 4 letter Divine Name Hashem with gematria 26.

Moreover, near the end of the special acrostic Piyut, liturgical poem, recited after reading the Megillah, more commonly known for its stanza starting “Shoshanas Yakov,” it says ארורה זרש אשת מפחידי, Arurah Zeresh Eishesh Mafchidi, “Accursed be Zeresh the wife of my terrorizer.” Interestingly, the two words ארורה זרש, “Accursed be Zeresh,” are gematria 412 + 707 = 919, and 919 is a prime number, the 157th prime, and with 157 itself being the 37th prime, and with 37 itself being the 12th prime. In addition, the two words אשת מפחידי, “wife of my terrorizer,” are gematria 701 + 152 = 853, where 701 is the 126th prime, and 152 in reverse or in reflection is 251, which is prime, the 54th prime, and the sum number, 853, is also prime, the 147th prime.

The mention of the wicked Zeresh in this Piyut is countered by mention of the righteous Esther, ברוכה אסתר בעדי, Bruchah Esther Ba’adi, “Blessed be Esther [who sacrificed] for me.” The first word ברוכה, “blessed,” is gematria 233, which is prime, the 51st prime, and אסתר, Esther, as was said, is gematria 661, the 121st prime, and the word בעדי, “[who sacrificed] for me,” is gematria 86, corresponding to the gematria of the Divine Name Elokim. Adding a Kolel of 1 for each of these 3 words gives 233 + 661 + 86 + 3 = 983, which is also a prime number, the 166th prime, corresponding to the 166 [plus 1] verses of Megillas Esther.

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In the same Shoshanas Yakov Piyut, just before the mention of Zeresh and Esther, there is mention of Haman and Mordechai, ארור המן אשר בקש לאבדי, Arur Haman Asher Bikeish L’abdi, “Accursed be Haman who sought to destroy me,” and ברוך מרדכי היהודי, Baruch Mordechai HaYehudi, “Blessed be Mordechai the Yehudi.” It is famous that the gematrias of Arur Haman and Baruch Mordechai are equivalent, since the wicked Haman is perfectly countered by the righteous Mordechai. The two words ארור המן, Arur Haman, are 407 + 95 = 502, and the two words ברוך מרדכי, Boruch Mordechai, are 228 + 274 = 502. Taking the average for each word, it comes out that 502 / 2 = 251, and as mentioned above the number 251 is prime, the 54th prime.

Additionally the words added after Haman, אשר בקש לאבדי, Asher Bikeish L’abdi, “who sought to destroy me,” in gematria are 501 + 402 + 47 = 1050. Of these numbers only 47 is prime, the 15th prime, however when 1 is added for the Kolel, 1050 + 1 = 1051, which is prime, the 177th prime, and when 11 is added, 1 for each of the 11 letters 1050 + 11 = 1061, which is prime, the 178th prime.

The word added after Mordechai, היהודי, HaYehudi, is gematria 40, and with a Kolel of 1 for the word itself, 40 + 1 = 41, the 13th prime [with 13 being the 6th prime], and with another 6 more for the 6 letters sums to 41 + 6 = 47, again the 15th prime.

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The blessing before reading the Megillah concludes with the words מקרא מגלה, Mikrah Megillah, “[Blessed are You Hashem… Who commanded us regarding] reading the Megillah,” and in gematria these words sum to 341 + 78 = 419, and 419 is a prime number, the 81st prime.

The blessing after reading the Megillah concludes with the words ה-א-ל המושיע, HaKel Hamoshia, “the G-d Who saves,” which in gematria are 36 + 431 = 467. The first word HaKel, “The G-d,” may be seen as being composed of the letter Heh, gemaria 5, and the letters Alef and Lamend, gematria 31, with 5 being the 3rd prime [and then with 3 being the 2nd prime, and 2 being the 1st prime], and with 31 being the 11th prime [and then with 11 being the 5th prime, 5 being the 3rd prime, 3 being the 2nd prime, and 2 being the 1st prime]. The second word Hamoshia, in gematria is 431, which is prime, the 83rd prime, and with 83 being the 23rd prime, and 23 being the 9th prime. The sum of the two words HaKel Hamoshia is 467, which is also prime, the 91st prime, and with 91 being the gematria of the sum of the two Divine Names, י-ה-ו-ה א-ד-נ-י, Hashem Ad-nai, 26 + 65 = 91, and also the gematria of the word אמן, Amen.

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Here is also fitting to mention that it is brought in Sefarim that “Shoshanas Yakov,” “The Rose of Yakov,” is a hint to Esther, who lived in the Persian capitol city of Shushan, especially since the gematria of the name שושנה, Shoshanah, “Rose,” is also 661, exactly the same as the gematria of the name אסתר, Esther.

Interestingly, the word שושנת, Shoshanas, “The Rose,” is gematria 1056, and with the 5 letters of the word it sums to 1056 + 5 = 1061, which as mentioned above is a prime number, the 178th prime. Further, the next word, the name יעקב, Yakov, is gematria 182 (with the hint that 7 x 26 = 182), and in reverse or reflection 182 becomes 281, which is a prime, the 60th prime. Together, the two words שושנת יעקב, Shoshanas Yakov, sum to 1056 + 182 = 1238, and with 9 for the 9 letters and 2 for the 2 words sums to 1238 + 9 + 2 = 1249, which is prime, the 204th prime.

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Likewise, here it is fitting to mention that the Zohar opens with a wonderful introduction based on the verse Shir HaShirim 2:2, כשושנה בין החוחים, K’Shoshanah Bein Hachochim, “Like a rose among the thorns,” and explains various details of how the Shoshanah/rose flower also hints to the Congregation of Israel, including its 2 colors, red and white, its 13 petals, and its 5 sepal-leaves that protect it from the thorns. It is interesting that these numbers 2, 13 and 5, are all primes.

It is also interesting that the word הזוהר, HaZohar, The Zohar, is gematria 223, which is a prime number, the 48th prime, and the words ספר הזהר, Sefer HaZohar, The Book of The Zohar, are gematria 340 + 217 = 557, and 557 is prime, the 102nd prime, and when spelled fully with a letter Vov, ספר הזוהר, Sefer HaZohar, the gematria is 340 + 223 = 563, and 563 is also prime, the 103rd prime, and with 103 itself also being prime, the 27th prime.

Accordingly this would be an auspicious time for each one to review to the best of his or her ability what is stated there in the beginning of the Zohar, and to commit oneself to living one’s life in accordance with the Mitzvos of the Torah and in accordance with the inner wisdom of the Torah, the Kabbalah.

By the way, the word קבלה, Kabbalah, is gematria 137, which is a prime number, the 33rd prime, and סודות קבלה, Sodos Kabbalah, Secrets of Kabbalah, or “Kabbalah Secrets,” is gematria 137 + 476 = 613, which 613, as was said before, is the number of Mitzvos, and also a prime number, the 112th prime.

All of the above seems to be most significant, and impossible to attribute to mere “chance” and “coincidence.” Rather, this seems to be more incontrovertible evidence of the influence and guidance of Hashem, and the more we recognize this, the more great revelations we will merit to be able to see, both in this world and in the world to come.

(To be continued בע”ה.)

This is just a quick note to say I’m sorry for an unfortunate mistake that somehow accidentally crept in at the beginning of my previous comment, where I wrote about זרש, Zeresh, that the gematria of this name is 707. That is clearly a mistake; instead of 707 it is 507 (and it is still not a prime).

For some reason I did not catch this mistake even when in the next paragraph I used the gematria of the name Zeresh again, writing that the two words ארורה זרש, “Accursed be Zeresh,” are gematria 412 + 707 = 919 (and 919 is a prime number, etc.), however in that case at least the final sum 919 is still correct, it is just that the formula should have stated 412 + 507 = 919.

On the positive side perhaps someone needed to see the “Megillah” that I wrote about the number 707 being connected to the Name Hashem, which anyway is also still correct.

Regarding the real gematria of זרש, Zeresh, which is 507, its prime factors are 3 x 13 x 13, and perhaps it can be said that when these factors are added together instead of multiplied, then 3 + 13 + 13 = 29, and 29 is a prime number, the 10th prime.

Alternatively, 507 plus 3, i.e., 1 for each of the 3 letters of Zeresh, is 510, which is 509 plus 1 for the Kolel, and 509 is a prime, the 97th prime, with 97 also being prime, the 25th prime. [Also 510 is the gematria of the letter Reish spelled out ריש, Reish Yud Shin, and the gematria of the letter Reish is 200, which is the difference between my mistaken 707 and the actual gematria of Zeresh, 507.]

At any rate, please forgive my mistake, for it is only human to err, and no one can be perfect or correct all the time, especially when trying to do so much, and especially when simultaneously having to juggle many different things under not the most optimal circumstances. The best we can do is to try to fix our mistakes as quickly as possible when we discover them, and resolve to more careful in the future.

Continuing from what was explained above:

After cursing Haman, blessing Mordechai, cursing Zeresh, and blessing Esther, the “Shoshanas Yakov” prayer concludes with the words וגם חרבונה זכור לטוב, V’Gam Charvonah Zachur LaTov, “and also Charvonah remembered for good.” The gematria of Charvonah was already explained to be 271, a prime number, the 58th prime.

It is interesting that in this phrase the first word of the phrase, the word before Charvonah, וגם, V’Gam, “and also,” is gematria 49, which is also a “good” number, with multifaceted significance throughout the Torah since it is the product of a key prime number squared, i.e., 7 x 7 [and therefore reminiscent of the number 707 that was accidentally explained above]. If the prefix letter ו, Vov, gematria 6, which simply means “and,” is discounted, and just the root word גם, Gam, “also,” is counted, then the gematria is 43, and 43 is also a prime number, the 14th prime.

The reverse or reflection of 14, the number 41, is also prime, the 13th prime, and 13 is also prime, the 6th prime, and also 13 in reverse or reflection is 31, another prime, the 11th prime, which 11 is identical in reverse or reflection, and 11 is also prime, the 5th prime, with 5 being the 3rd prime, 3 the 2nd prime, and 2 the 1st prime.

Next comes the word חרבונה, Charvonah, in gematria 271, the 58th prime, as was explained.

Then comes the word זכור, Zachur, “remembered,” which is gematria 233, also a prime number, the 51st prime.

Then the last word of the phrase, and the last word of the prayer, is לטוב, LaTov, “for good,” and for the moment discounting the initial prefix letter ל, Lamed, “for,” the root word טוב, Tov, “good,” is gematria 17, which is prime, the 7th prime (and with 7 being the 4th prime), and together with the prefix letter ל, Lamed, gematria 30, the total for the word לטוב, Latov, “for good,” is 47, which also is a prime number, the 15th prime.

It is amazing that this phrase, with consecutive words that are primes, contains 17 letters, and as was said, 17 is the 7th prime (with 7 being the 4th prime), and the sum of the gematria of all 4 words of the phrase is 49 + 271 + 233 + 47 = 600, an even 600, and with 1 more for the Kolel it is 600 + 1 = 601, which 601 is a prime number, the 110th prime, and with 17 more, 1 for each of the 17 letters, the sum is 600 + 17 = 617, and 617 is also prime, the 113th prime – the next prime after 613, the 112th prime, as explained above – and as also noted above, the number 113 is also a prime, the 30th prime.

Also, as mostly already explained above, the reverse or reflection of the numbers 17, 110, 113, and 30, are also all primes, for 17 transforms into 71, the 20th prime, and 110 transforms into 011, the 5th prime (and 5 is the 3rd prime, 3 the 2nd prime, and 2 the 1st prime), and 113 transforms into 311, the 64th prime, and 30 transforms into 03, the 2nd prime (and again 2 is the 1st prime). Similarly, but not yet pointed out above, the number 112 (613 being the 112th prime) in reverse or reflection transforms into 211, which is also prime, the 47th prime, and also as said above, the number 47 is yet another prime, the 15th prime.

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As mentioned above, Charvonah is identified by our sages o.b.m. with revelation of Eliyahu Hanavi. It is interesting that a similar expression is frequently used in the sayings of our sages o.b.m. regarding Eliyahu Hanavi, אליהו הנביא זכור לטוב, Eliyahu Hanavi Zachur LaTov, “Eliyahu the prophet remembered for good,” and in gematria this phrase is 52 + 68 + 233 + 47 = 400, an even 400, and with 1 more for the Kolel, 400 + 1 = 401, and 401 is also a prime number, the 79th prime, and again 79 is also a prime number, the 22nd prime.

Together the gematria of the two phrases, about Eliyahu and about Charvonah, is 400 + 600 = 1000, the very significant and complete number that has been explained many times.

Further, in the phrase for Eliyahu there are 18 letters, and with 1 for the Kolel, 18 + 1 = 19, a prime number, the 8th prime, and all together with 1 for the Kolel and 18 for the 18 letters, the entire phrase sums to 400 + 1 + 18 = 419, and as was said above the number 419 is also prime, the 81st prime. Further the number 81 in reverse or reflection is 18, Chai, “life,” the number of letters in this phrase, and also 81 is the gematria of the Divine Name אנכי, Anochi, “I am.”

Moreover, the number 419 in reverse is 914, and this also takes us back to the beginning of the Torah, since בראשית, Bereishis, “In the beginning,” the first word of the Torah, together with 1 for the Kolel, the Anochi, Hashem, is also 914, 913 + 1 = 914.

Importantly, too, if the initial prefix letter ב, Beis, “in,” is discounted, then the root word ראשית, Reishis, “beginning,” is gematria 911, and 911 is also a prime number, the 156th prime, with 156 being equal to 6 x 26, i.e., 6 times the gematria of the Divine Name Hashem, as explained in many places.

(To be continued בע”ה.)

707 vs 507Moshe, I laughed when I saw your note abour Zeresh and her erroneous gematria of 707. Your “batting average” just dropped from 100% to about 99.99% ! Still “High Distinction” and Top of The Class level in any field of human endeavour!

On a less humourous note, it was probably an “inspired” adjustment to the figure. Zeresh almost HAD TO HAVE BEEN a very nasty dark witch to be married to her monster of a husband. There may be some deeper “hint” in your coming up with half the square root of 2 (0.707 as half of 1.414).

(As per my earlier comment from a few days back, your posts are wonderful, regardless of any “one digit error” in years’ worth of work.)

Thanks again Peter, for your humor and for the square root of 2 idea. I should have just written “April fools,” or something to that effect. Anyway, here are more thoughts in continuation to what was explained previously.

Above it was explained that the phrase אליהו הנביא זכור לטוב, Eliyahu Hanavi Zachur LaTov, “Eliyahu the prophet remembered for good,” in gematria 400, with 1 more for the Kolel, and 18 for the 18 letters, the entire phrase sums to 400 + 1 + 18 = 419, the 81st prime, corresponding to the Divine Name אנכי, Anochi, “I am,” gematria 81, and that in reverse 81 is 18, indicating the Hashem is חי, Chai, “Alive,” and the Source of all “Life,” and that in reverse 419 is 914, reminiscent of the first word of the Torah, בראשית, Bereishis, “In the beginning,” gematria 913, since together with 1 for the Kolel, 913 + 1 = 914.

The number 419 is also significant in that it is the gematria of the 9th letter ט, Tes, spelled out as a word טית, Tes, letters Tes Yud Sav, 9 + 10 + 400 = 419. Interestingly the small gematria of either 81 or 18 is 8 + 1 = 9, and they are both products of 9, since 2 x 9 = 18, and 9 x 9 = 81, and when 81 and 18 are summed together 81 + 18 = 99, which is the same as 11 x 9 = 99. As explained in many places this is a special quality of the number 9, that “In base 10 a positive number is divisible by 9 if and only if its digital root is 9. That is, if any natural number is multiplied by 9, and the digits of the answer are repeatedly added until it is just one digit, the sum will be nine: … 9 × 9 = 81 (8 + 1 = 9).”

It is possible to say that the number 9 corresponds to Eliyahu Hanavi, while the number 10 corresponds to Moshiach, since Eliyahu is the herald who comes before and prepares the way and announces the arrival of Moshiach, just as the number 9 precedes and comes immediately before the arrival of the number 10, the number representing completeness.

Interestingly, the number previous to 419, i.e., the number 418, is the gematria of the 8th letter ח, Ches, when it is spelled out חית, Ches Yud Sav, 8 + 10 + 400 = 418. Then, as said, comes the number 419, which is the gematria of the 9th letter ט, spelled out Tes Yud Sav. The letters Ches and Tes are unique in this regard, that just as their gematrias 8 and 9 are adjacent, so too when spelled out as words חית and טית, the gematrias of these words are also are adjacent, 418 and 419.

Then comes the number after 419, i.e., the number 420, which is 10 x 42, where 10 corresponds to the letter Yud, the 10th letter of the Alef Beis, in gematria 10, which is the number of completeness, representing the 10 Sefiros, the 10 Divine sayings in creation, the 10 Commandments, and the 10 letters of Tetragrammaton, the Divine Name י-ה-ו-ה, where each of the letters י-ה-ו-ה is expanded and spelled out, יוד הי ויו הי. The 42 represents the mystical 42 letter Divine Name, the cumulative sum of the number of letters of the Divine Name Hashem when expanded and spelled out a second time, יוד ויו דלת הי יוד ויו יוד ויו הי יוד, such that the total number of letters is 4 + 10 + 28 = 42. The number 420 is also connected to a high level of completeness of the letter Yud. since י, Yud, spelled out יוד, Yud Vov Dalet, is gematria 20, and in completeness 20 x 20 = 400, and then summed together, 20 + 400 = 420.

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The gematria of the first level of the Name Hashem is 26, the gematria of the next level, the expanded Name Hashem is 72, and the gematria of the next level, the doubly expanded Name Hashem, is 610, for a cumulative sum of 26 + 72 + 610 = 708, as Ezra wrote in the post. Interestingly 72 plus 1 for the Kolel is the key number 73, which is connected with the first verse of the Torah, and 610 plus 1 for the Kolel is 611, the gematria of the word תורה, Torah [and this is also connected to the number 707 = 7 x 101 (the 4th and the 26th prime respecively, as discussed before), since 707 + 1 for the Kolel = 708].

In the blog post Ezra wrote “While the first word of the Shema (sh’ma שמע) has the same numerical value (410) of the word Holy (Kadosh קדוש), the rest of its first verse has the gematria of the Upper 42-Letter Name of G-d (708), thus entire first verse of the Shema is 1118. Incidentally in reverse, 1118 becomes 8111, which is prime, the 1020th prime.

Ezra also has written that the small gematria value of the 42 letter Name is 173, and that the number 173 is the 40th prime, however I am having difficulty finding a clear explanation of more specifically how the number 173 is derived from the 42 letter Name, which if Ezra or someone else can provide would be appreciated.

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It was also explained above that discounting the initial prefix letter ב, Beis, “In,” the root word ראשית, Reishis, “Beginning,” is gematria 911, another prime number, the 156th prime, with 156 being equal to 6 x 26, i.e., 6 times the gematria of the Divine Name Hashem.

It should also be noted regarding the initial prefix letter ב, Beis, “In,” that the letter Beis is the 2nd letter of the Alef Beis, in gematria 2, and in and of itself the number 2 is also a prime number, the 1st prime, and especially since the initial letter of the Torah, this letter Beis, is written larger than the other regular letters, to the extent that in some regards it may be considered a word for itself, therefore from this perspective, with regard to primes, the Torah indeed does begin with a 1, the 1st prime.

Since the Torah (five Books of Moshe) ends with the word ישראל, Yisroel, in gematria 541, which as explained is also a prime number, the 100th prime, with 100 being a number of completeness, 10 x 10 = 100, thus it is seen that from this “primary” perspective that the Torah begins with 1 and ends with 100.

Interestingly, the letter Beis when spelled out as a word בית, Beis (also meaning “house,” hinting that the created world was intended to be a “house” or “temple” for the Creator), with letters Beis Yud Sav, its gematria is 412, and therefore it fits the pattern with the above discussed letters Ches and Tes, that together with its ending letters Yud and Sav, gematria 410 – which is also 10 x 41, where 41 is the 13th prime, and 13 is the 5th prime, 5 the 3rd prime, 3 the 2nd prime, and 2 the 1st prime – and with these three letters with their gematria 2, 8, and 9 respectively as the initial letters of their words.

Interestingly summing these numbers together 2 + 8 + 9 = 19, a prime number, the 8th prime. All together 412 + 418 + 419 = 1249, which is also prime, the 204th prime, and in reverse 1249 becomes 9421, which is also prime, the 1166th prime.

Interestingly, when 10 is added to the combination of 2, 8, and 9, then 2 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 29, another prime, indeed the 10th prime. Further, when 412 + 418 + 419 = 1249 is combined with 420, which as explained above is connected with the letter Yud, the sum is 1249 + 420 = 1669, which amazingly is also prime, the 263rd prime, and 263 itself is also prime, the 56th prime. Further, in reverse 1669 becomes 9661 which is also prime, the 1193rd prime.

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A little bit about the connection between Eliyahu and Charvona was explained above, and continuing on this theme, there is also another Biblical figure identified with Eliyahu, פינחס, Pinchus the son of Elozor the son of Aharon the Kohan. Our sages o.b.m. state that פינחס הוא אליהו, Pinchus Hu Eliyahu, “Pinchus is Eliyahu,” and the gematria of this phrase is 208 + 12 + 52 = 272, which is the same as חרבונה, Charvonah, plus 1 for the Kolel, 271 + 1 = 272.

Indeed the name ח’ר’בונה, Charvonah, starts with letters Ches and Reish, in gematria 8 + 200 = 208, which is the same as the gematria of the name פינחס, Pinchus, likewise 208. The name חרב’ונ’ה, Charvonah, also has in it the letters Beis and Nun, gematria 2 + 50 = 52, the same as the gematria of the name אליהו, Eliyahu, likewise 52. That leaves the letters וה, Vov and Heh, in ‘חרבו’נה, Charvonah, in gematria 6 + 5 = 11, which may represent 1’s for the Kolel, or the Vov and Heh at the end of the Divine Name Y-H-V-H, and 11 is also the 5th prime (with 5 being the 3rd prime, 3 being the 2nd prime, and 2 being the 1st prime).

Also interestingly the sum of the three names Pinchus, Eliyahu, and Charvonah, is 52 + 271 + 208 = 531, which is the product of 9 x 59 = 531 (with 59 being the 17th prime, etc.), and together with 1 for each of the 16 letters sums to 531 + 16 = 547, and 547 is a prime number, the 101st prime, and 101 itself is also prime, the 26th prime (as mentioned above). Interestingly, the name ישראל, Yisroel, gematria 541, the 100th prime, plus 1 for each of the 5 letters, plus 1 for the Kolel, is 541 + 5 + 1 = 547, the same number, the 101st prime.

The difference between Pinchus and Eliyahu is 208 – 52 = 156, the number discussed above as being 6 x 26, also the gematria of יוסף, Yosef, as explained many times.

The difference between Pinchus and Charvonah is 271 – 208 = 63, corresponding to 7 x 9, and 63 also represents another mystical Divine Name explained in Kabbalah, based on a different way of spelling out the four letter of the Divine Name Hashem.

The difference between Charvonah and Eliyahu is 271 – 52 = 219, which although not a prime, is a “semiprime,” since it is the product of the two primes, 3 and 73, for 3 x 73 = 219. The idea of a semiprime has not been mentioned yet, however “a semiprime is a natural number that is the product of two prime numbers. The two primes in the product may equal each other, so the semiprimes include the squares of prime numbers. Because there are infinitely many prime numbers, there are also infinitely many semiprimes. Semiprimes are also called biprimes.”

The significance of the number 73 is discussed in Ezra’s bog post as a key number, since the first verse of the Torah has a total gematria of 2701, which is the sum of all the integers from ∑1 – 73. The number 73 is also a prime number, the 21st prime, and in reverse 73 becomes 37, also a prime, the 12th prime.

Interestingly 219 is also the sum of the two differences mentioned above, 156 + 63 = 219, and thus the sum of all these three differences is 2 x 219 = 438, where 438 = 6 x 73.

It is also interesting that the name Charvonah, gematria 271, is reminiscent of and seems to hint to the first verse of the Torah, which as was said has a total gematria of 2701, which again is the sum of all the integers from ∑1 – 73.

Incidentally, 2701 is not a prime number, however with 1000 more, 3701, the gematria of the 42 letter Name Ana B’choach, is a prime, the 517th prime. Also backward 3701 becomes 1073, which is also the same as 1000 plus 73, and thus based on what was explained above this is also another hint to the first verse of the Torah.

The gematria of Charvonah plus Eliyahu is 271 + 52 = 323, which although not a prime, is a semiprime, since it is the product of the two primes, 17 and 19, for 17 x 19 = 323, and as explained, both numbers 17 and 19 play a significant role in this discussion.

The gematria of the names Eliyahu plus Pinchus is 52 + 208 = 260, which is 10 x 26, another level of completeness of the Divine Name Hashem gematria 26.

The gematria of Pinchus plus Charvonah is 208 + 271 = 479, which is a prime number, the 92nd prime, and in reverse 92 becomes 29, also a prime, the 10th prime.

Another interesting connection is that in the digits for the gematria of the name פינחס, Pinchus, gematria 208, and its alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, there are only the special numbers discussed above that are connected to the letters Beis, Ches, Tes, and Yud, 2, 8, 9, 1 and 0. The alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, also hints to these same digits since as explained above 2 + 8 + 9 = 19, and when multiplied by 10, then 10 x 19 = 190.

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Interestingly the letters Ches and Tes, gematrias 8 and 9, can be combined to form the number 89, which is a prime number, the 14th prime.

Further, the digits for the letters Beis, Ches, Tes, in order, gematrias 2, 8, 9, can be combined to form the number 289, and although the number 289 is not a prime, nevertheless it is still special, being a square semiprime, the product of a single prime squared, 17 x 17 = 289. With the addition of 1 more decimal place to represent the digit for the letter Yud, 1, the number 289 becomes the number 2891, which is the nonprime product of 7 x 7 x 59 = 2891. This is interesting because 59 is the 17th prime, and 17 is the 7th prime, and 7 being the 4th prime, and formula combines the 4 letters Beis Ches Tes and Yud.

Placing the 1 for the Yud at the beginning of this number string gives the number 1289, which is prime, the 209th prime, and the number 209 is semiprime, the product of 11 x 19 = 209, and this also corresponds to the gematria of Pinchus, 208 + 1 for the Kolel = 209, and also to Pinchus in the alternative spelling, gematria 190, plus 1 more set of 19, 190 + 19 = 209. Similarly adding another decimal place to include 10 for the Yud at the beginning of the number string gives the number 10289, which is also prime, the 1262nd prime, and in reverse 1262 becomes 2621 which is also prime, the 381st prime.

Looking forward to next week, with the election in Israel and the landing of the Israeli lander on the moon.

That’s all for now, Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

(To be continued בע”ה.)

Shavuah Tov!

Sorry, in rushing to upload my previous comment in time for Shabbos, I let slip in a couple of errors and again there is need for corrections.

First, at the end of the second to the last section of my above comment I wrote:

“Another interesting connection is that in the digits for the gematria of the name פינחס, Pinchus, gematria 208, and its alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, there are only the special numbers discussed above that are connected to the letters Beis, Ches, Tes, and Yud, 2, 8, 9, 1 and 0. The alternate spelling without the letter Yud, פנחס, Pinchus, gematria 190, also hints to these same digits since as explained above 2 + 8 + 9 = 19, and when multiplied by 10, then 10 x 19 = 190.”

The obvious error is that פנחס, Pinchus, without the letter Yud, is not gematria 190, rather it is 198. Accordingly the first sentence of this paragraph can be fixed, however the last sentence is wrong as written (though perhaps the idea can be salvaged to some extent by adding another 8 for the Bris Milah on the 8th day, since “Pinchus is Eliyahu,” the “Angel of the Bris”).

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Second, at the beginning of the last section I wrote:

“Interestingly the letters Ches and Tes, gematrias 8 and 9, can be combined to form the number 89, which is a prime number, the 14th prime.”

Correction: Instead of “14th prime,” this should have stated that 89 is the 24th prime.

Here it can be pointed out that interestingly in reverse the number 24 is the number 42, and thus in this way the numbers 8 and 9 may be connected with the Divine Name of 42 letters.

Interestingly, too, the numbers 8 and 9 are connected with the Divine Name of 72, since when multiplied together 8 x 9 = 72, and this is called to attention from Ezra’s newest excellent post “The Reality Behind the Universe,” which discusses the “72 Names (Triplets) matrix of 8 columns by 9 rows.”

Also not mentioned in all my long comment above is that the simple addition of 8 + 9 = 17, with 17 being the 7th prime.

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As of yet I have only briefly scanned Ezra’s other new post, “The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?,” but I noticed that there he is spelling the 8th letter of the Alef Beis, the letter Ches, not as I have done חית, Ches Yud Sav, with gemtaria 418, but rather simply חת, Ches, without the letter Yud in the middle, with gematria 408.

It appears that both spellings may be used (similar to the name Pinchus in my above comment, where the Torah uses both spellings, פינחס, with a letter Yud, and פנחס, without a letter Yud), however seemingly the more common spelling is as I wrote here, חית, Ches Yud Sav, gematria 418.

May Hashem, and the readers, forgive these and any other inadvertent mistakes.

Shalom!

The 173 KeysHi Moshe,

“Mod 9” values for the 42 Letters in 7 Lines are:

1 2 3 1 4 9 –>20

1 2 7 3 9 5 –> 27

5 3 4 1 2 3 –> 18

2 9 2 9 4 3 –> 29

8 1 2 9 5 7 –> 32

1 3 3 8 7 1 –> 23

3 1 6 9 1 4 –> 24

And adding up the Line Values (“Mod 10″/Base 10 Arithmetic for this sum, as for the additions of the values above – i.e. Modulus 9 values, but the sums are generated as standard Base 10 additions)

Sum ( 20 27 18 29 32 23 24 ) is 173

Peter, thanks for your explanation, but I think you make it more confusing and seeming to make it sound like higher mathematics is required with “Mod 9” and the like.

Actually now it appears quite simple, however it has to be made clear that there are at least two different 42 letter Names:

There is a “lower” 42 Letter Name, which is identified with the 42 letters that are the initials of the Ana B’choach prayer, and using the small gematria of each letter, for which the numbers and the sums are as you wrote, the total is indeed 173.

Then there is the “upper” 42 letter Name, the three-fold expansion of the Divine Name Hashem, first the basic letters of the Name, י-ה-ו-ה, and then with each letter spelled out, יוד הי ויו הי, and then again with each of those letters spelled out, יוד ויו דלת הי יוד ויו יוד ויו הי יוד, such that the total number of letters is 4 + 10 + 28 = 42.

The confusion was that I was taking the small gematria of the letters of the “upper” 42 letter Name, and I was getting a total of 159, which is 14 less than 173.

Upon reviewing the matter now I see that Ezra actually says this near the end of his book “The Divine Calendar.”

Anyway, this matter still requires further elucidation… and thankfully more revelations appear to be on the way!

Above I wrote:

“As of yet I have only briefly scanned Ezra’s other new post, “The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?,” but I noticed that there he is spelling the 8th letter of the Alef Beis, the letter Ches, not as I have done חית, Ches Yud Sav, with gemtaria 418, but rather simply חת, Ches, without the letter Yud in the middle, with gematria 408. ”

I continued:

“It appears that both spellings may be used (similar to the name Pinchus in my above comment, where the Torah uses both spellings, פינחס, with a letter Yud, and פנחס, without a letter Yud), however seemingly the more common spelling is as I wrote here, חית, Ches Yud Sav, gematria 418.”

The post I referred to, “The 22 Letters; What’s in a Name?,” is actually from years ago, from December 2008. What is new is in the reply section (the only comment there), a pingback has been added the new post “The Reality Behind the Universe.”

Anyway, upon further review, at the beginning of that older post, Ezra already discussed the different ways that certain letters of the Alef Beis may be spelled out as words, and this would apply for the different ways of spelling out the letter Ches:

“Each letter has a unique energy value and thus unique numerical valuations of that energy depending on which cipher is being used to read them. And each letter has as a quasi-unique name. I say quasi, only because a few of them can be spelled different ways depending if the letter yud (Y) is included or not, and there no real right way to spell those letters because in different situations they are meant to be spelled different ways depending on whether the support of the yud, representative of the sefira of chochma, is needed.”

Thanks Moshe. I’m going a mile a minutes these days trying to record all the new and much deeper incites in an orderly manner for everyone to grasp and I really appreciate all the effort you put in to back fill any information I skip over. It’s really important so that people can properly grasp the concepts, which can be tricky.