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  1. Great post, looking forward to more revelations!

    There is some feedback about the Divine Names discussed in this post that I will try to share soon.

    Meanwhile here it is noteworthy to point out that last year much was made of the fact that 5778 was 3330 years from the Exodus from Egypt and the Giving of the Torah, and it is also be significant that the approaching holiday of Pesach 5779 will mark the beginning of 3330 +1 = 3331 years since these most momentous events.

    Among the elevations of the number 3331 is that it is a Prime Number, the 470th prime.

    For additional meditation, the number 470 = 10 x 47, and 47 is the 15th prime…

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    Also for additional meditation, the number 47, the 15th prime, was mentioned several time in my comments on the previous post, “…It Is Beginning…,” including:

    “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.”

    [The numbers 73 and 37 are also the factors of the semiprime number 2701, as was highlighted previously, since 37 x 73 = 2701, and 2701 is the gematria of the first verse of the Torah. Further, it is possible to say that just as 73 and and 37 are the reverse and reflection of one another, similarly their prime ordinal numbers, 73 being the 21st and 37 being the 12th primes, are the reverse and reflection of one another, since 21 and 12 are mirror images of one another.]

    Also:

    “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 [it is the product of 7 x 17], 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:

    “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 interesting that the prime ordinal numbers of primes 233 and 47, i.e., the 51st prime and the 15th prime, are mirror images, since 51 is 15 in reverse. Both 51 and 15 are semi primes, 15 = 3 x 5, and 51 = 3 x 17.]

    “… 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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    May all of this turn out לטוב, LaTov, “For Good.”

    (To be continued בע”ה.)

  2. Another thought about the difference between 3330 and 3331:

    The small gematria of 3330 is 3 + 3 + 3 + 0 = 9.

    The small gematria of 3331 is 3 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 10.

    In a previous comment I explained that:

    “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.”

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    Additionally, when the two numbers 3330 and 3331 are combined together, 3330 + 3331 = 6661, and 6661 is also a prime number, the 859th prime, and the number 859 is also prime, the 149th prime, and 149 is also prime, the 35th prime.

    For additional meditation, the numbers 149 and 35 were mentioned in my comments on the previous post, “…It Is Beginning…”:

    “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!”

    (To be continued בע”ה.)

  3. There are many previous Kabbalah Secrets explanations about completing the cycle of the Alef Beis by joining the first letter Alef with the last letter Tav. Here are several excerpts [with some of my comments in brackets], though certainly there are much more than these, along with so very many other incredible revelations, and of course these should best be studied if possible in context and in their entirety:

    An excerpt from The Genesis Prayer: Discover the Ancient Secret to Modern Miracles:

    Another example of the closed circuitry of the Genesis Prayer is found in its first and last words: ana and ta’alumot, אנא and תעלומות, which begin and end as the Hebrew/Aramaic alphabet does with alef (א) and tav (ת); moreover, the letters were both duplicated so we wouldn’t miss the point of joining the beginning with the end, just as occurs in the Pentateuch’s most common word value, 401, also comprised of alef (א) and tav (ת), and thus encapsulating all the power of all 22 letters wrapped into one. This concept is even reinforced by the reoccurrence of the word et (את), the most numerous in the Torah, which is found 2,622 times, since 26 is the value for the Tetragrammaton and 22 is the number of Hebrew/Aramaic letters in the Alef-bet, or “alphabet.” It’s also the fourth or middle word in the Bible’s first verse, from which the Genesis Prayer is derived.

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    An excerpt from the Kabbalah Secrets website post, The Final Sequence:

    The number 22 represents the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

    The number 23 represents the ordinal value of the angel code (יאל) written into most of their names, including Israel (ישראל). It is also the ordinal value of every other syllable in the all-important first verse of the Torah from theכל of Kol Israel (the last 2 words of the Torah) to theברא of Bereshit and of Bara, theים of Elohim and of H’Shamayim, and theאת of Et and of V’Et. It is also a connection to healing through the 23 verses of the Shema prayer, the 23 words of the blessing of the Cohenim, and the 23 pairs of chromosomes in our bodies.

    [In my comments there I questions some of this, including “it is unclear how you counted 23 verses in the Shema, when the first paragraph has 6 verses, the second 9 verses, and the third paragraph has 5 verses, and that adds up to an even 20 verses.” Probably the answer is that with a Kolel of 1 for each of the 3 paragraph the sum is 20 + 3 = 23.

    [Additionally I questioned the 23 words of the blessing of the Cohenim, but the number 23 words is reached when the following verse is included as well, since “the 3 verses of this blessing are composed of 3, 5, and 7 words respectively, a total of 15 words, and [with] the next verse, “V’somu Es Shmi Al Bnei Yisroel V’Ani Avoracheim,” [it has another] 8 words, and 15 + 8 = 23.]

    The number 26 represents the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).

    The number 32 represents the 32 Paths of Wisdom of the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life. By the way, 23 is the 10th Prime number.

    [Apparently a few words are missing in this last paragraph, and it should read “32 represents the 32 Paths of Wisdom which consist of the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life combined with the 22 paths between the sefirot corresponding to the 22 letters.” Also, 23 is generally recognized to be the 9th prime number, not the 10th, and therefore this should be amended to say “23 is the 10th prime number when the number 1, the origin, is also counted as a special prime (although the mathematical consensus now is not to count 1, but rather to start the prime numbers from number 2).”]

    The number 42 is representative of the 42-Letter Name of G-d. Finally the numbers 57 and 78 are part and parcel to the year 5778 and built into the 42-Letter Name through its 5th triplet (נגד), whose value and complete value, respectively, are 57 and 78. The number 78 is also kabbalistically noted as 3 times the value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).

    57 and 78 or 5778 are also reflected in the 72 Names of G-d matrix through the placement of the only double crowned triplets in it: (ננא) and (ענו) at columns 5, row 7, and column 7, row 8 respectively. Curiously, the triplet (ננא) has the numerical value 101, which is the sum of the prime numbers from 1 to 23. Even more curious, the number 101 is the 26th prime number, which is notable because 101 is the numerical value of Michael, the guardian Archangel of Israel. Moreover, the sum of all the Hebrew letters through the 23rd Hebrew letter, the final Caf (ך) plus the kolel for the 23 letters is 2018, matching the year 5778 in the Hebrew Calendar.

    These select set of Divine numbers also interact with each other, as in 22 x 23 equals 506, the complete value of “Moshiach Ben David” [i.e., by this is meant the combination of the standard gematra, 424, plus the sum of the ordinal value of the letters, 82, and 424 + 82 = 506] and the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name and the 506 occurrences of the 14 triplets of the 42-Letter Name in the Torah, etc. Another example is 26 x 32 equaling 832, as in the 832 years the two Holy Temples stood (422 and 410 years respectively), representing 1/4 of the time period between the giving of the Torah at Sinai in 2448 HC and Shavuot 5778. 832 years is also the time frame from the construction of the First Holy Temple in 2928 HC to 3760 HC, the pivotal year “0” chosen for the Gregorian calendar, and it is the number of years from the Flood to Moses’ death in 2488.

    All that be as it may, the 7 numbers (22, 23, 26, 32, 42, 57, and 78) form a sequence, one built repeatedly into the Torah as well. The sequential difference between these numbers (23-22, 26-23, 32-26…) is 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, and 21, which is the familiar triangular number sequence often used in the Torah. It represents the sum of integers up to the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 respectively (i.e. 1, 1+2, 1+2+3…). One example is that the first verse of the Torah is comprised of 7 words, alternatively 28 letters, and the sum of the integers from 1-7 is 28. Moreover the sum of the gematria value of those 28 letters is equivalent to the sum of the integers from 1 -73, so it is no coincidence that 28 +73 = 101.

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    An excerpt from another Kabbalah Secrets website post, What is Time? – which is especially timely to review in honor of the Israeli spacecraft reaching on the moon today (although sadly it did not complete its intended mission):

    The bond between the Sun and the Moon is highlighted with the Moon’s diameter, 2160 miles being incorporated into the Sun’s radius 432160 miles. Thus, we have the Sun’s diameter being 401 times greater than the moon’s and if we assume this is no coincidence then we know that 401 is the numerical value of the article Et (את), the 4th word of the Torah, representing the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the alpha and the omega, Aleph and Tav, the beginning and the end if you will. Kabbalistically, as advised by Abraham Avinu in his Sefer Yetzirah, written 3800 years ago, the letter Tav(ת) represents the Moon. Wherever we find the article Et (את) inserted in the Torah narrative it is significant because the complete value of the article Et (את) is 424, that of Moshiach Ben David.

    [The last sentence means that the standard gematria of the letters Aleph and Tav that spell the word את, is 401, and the sum of the ordinal value of the letters Aleph and Tav is 1 + 22 = 23, so together 401 + 23 = 434.]

    The Zohar tells us that Et (את) means from Aleph (א) to Tav (ת), which is the distance from the primordial Aleph (א), also known as Binah to Malchut. In this unfolding schematic it means from the Moon (Malchut/Nukva) to Earth (ארץ), the physical reflection of Binah or junction point to the upper world.

    When we define attraction between objects in this world we compare the size of the objects with their distance apart. Therefore, the distance between the Earth and the Moon divided by the Moon’s diameter is 111.1111, or 1/6th the 666.666 value repeatedly built into our solar system. So forget gravity as the sole attractive force; someone made sure the Moon was just the right distance away from the Earth. Their diameters and their distance apart are preplanned elements of this beautiful harmonic synchronicity. And that relationship based on the number 111 is anything but arbitrary.

    The value (111) is that of the first Hebrew letter Aleph (א) connected to the realm of Binah, and thus a huge injection of mercy. The very first of the Torah’s many commandments was to bless the new moon every month. Since Aleph (א) is numerically counted as both 1 and 1000 and has a gematria value of 111 when spelled out, the 6 letter Alephs (א) in the Torah’s first verse sum to either 666, 6000 or 6 respectively, which brings all this clockwork precision of the cosmos to its central point: Aleph (א), the reset button. By the way, when the Aleph (א) is broken down into its component letters [i.e., as explained elsewhere this means the Aleph may be viewed as being composed of a Yud at the top right, a Yud at the bottom left, and two letter Vovs back to back in the middle], they collectively have the value of 32, as in the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-life and as in the pull of gravity, 32 ft/sec².

  4. Here are some additional amazing insights that I discovered about combining the first and the last letters of the Alef Beis (though perhaps some of this is already mentioned elsewhere in the Kabbalah Secrets website and/or in other places that I have not seen, or have seen and do not recall, however anyway there can be no harm in repeating these ideas):

    The sum gematria of Alef and Tav is 1 + 400 = 401, and interestingly 401 is the 79th prime, and in turn 79 is the 22nd prime, and therefore this reveals another hint to these letters encompassing the entire 22 letters.

    Adding the prime ordinal numbers of the above interconnected primes yields 79 + 22 = 101, and 101, a number identical forward or reverse, which is symbolic of first Alef (forward) and last Tav (reverse), is also a prime, the 26th prime, and therefore it reveals another connection to the Divine Name Hashem, gematria 26.

    Further, adding all three ordinal numbers of these primes, 79 + 22 + 26 = 127, and 127 may also be expressed as the beginning of another series of primes, since 127 is the 31st prime, and 31 is also a prime number, the 11th prime, and continuing all the way to the beginning, the number 11 is the 5th prime, with 5 being the 3rd prime, with 3 being the 2nd prime, and with 2 being the 1st prime.

    Additionally, adding the ordinal numbers of this series of primes, 31 + 11 + 5 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 53, and 53 is also a prime, the 16th prime. Further, in reverse 16 is 61, also a prime, the 18th prime. Notice too that 11 + 5 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 22, and thus in this series of primes there is also a connection to the 22 letters. Further in reverse the gematria of the Divine Name Hashem, 26, is 62, and 62 / 2 = 31, and 31 in reverse is 13, also a prime, the 6th prime, and 13 x 2 = 26, also demonstrating a connection to the Divine Name Hashem, and of course 31 is also the gematria of the Divine Name Alef Lamed, Kel.

    Regarding the ordinal numbers of Alef and the Tav, i.e, 1 + 22 = 23, the number 23 is a prime number, the 9th prime, and it is interesting that in reverse 23 is 32, which is the same as the sum of 23 + 9 = 32. Further, 32 is the sum of the 10 Sefiros and the 22 letters, 10 + 22 = 32, the same as the key word לב, Lev, heart.

    Interestingly, the reverse of 401, is 104, a non-prime, however 104 = 4 x 26, and thus it is connected with the Divine Name Hashem, with 4 letters and gematria 26.

    As said, 401 is the 79th prime, and the reverse of 79 is 97, which is also a prime, the 25th prime, and in reverse 25 is 52, and 52 = 2 x 26, and thus also connected to the Divine Name Hashem. Additionally, 25 plus 1 for the Kolel is 26, and therefore in this way the number 25 is also connected with the Divine Name Hashem.

    Looking deeper, the 401st prime is 2749, and summing the digits 2 + 7 + 4 + 9 = 22, which also indicates a connection to the 22 letters.

    Further, adding the entire series, 2749 + 401 + 79 + 22 = 3251, which is also a prime, the 458th prime, and in reverse 3251 is 1523 which is also a prime, the 241st prime, and in turn 241 is also a prime, the 53rd prime, and as said above 53 is also a prime, the 16th prime.

    This is all very intriguing and seemingly one could keep going on for a very long time finding more and more of these types of interesting connections.

  5. Incidentally, the name of the portion of the Torah that is being read this week is מצרע, Metzora, usually translated “Leper,” which in gematria is 40 + 90 + 200 + 70 = 400.

    Additionally, the word מצרע, Metzora, in this form, is unique in that it only occurs 1 time in the Five Books of the Torah.

    It comes out that with 1 for the Kolel, or 1 for the 1 occurrence of this word Metzora of gematria 400, the sum is 1 + 400 = 401, which as was said is the gematria of the word את, Es.

    The connection of the word Metzora to the letter ת, Tav, is also stressed in that there are 3 other times in the Chumash that the word Metzora appears in a slightly different form, together with the addition of a suffix of the letter ת, Sav, as the word מצרעת, Metzora’as, gematria 400 + 400 = 800, once (Exodus 4:6) in connection with Moshe, and twice (in the same verse, Numbers 12:10) in connection with Moshe’s sister Miriam, and with their brother Aharon mentioned between those two times. Together the sum of these 4 words (with 4 being the small gematria of Tav, 400) is 400 + 800 + 800 + 800 = 2800. The number 2800 with another 1 for the Kolel, 2801, is a prime number, the 408th prime. The number 2800 with 19 more for the 19 letters, starting from the letter מ, Mem, in each of these 4 words, is 2800 + 19 = 2819, which is also a prime, the 410th prime.

    Actually the word Metzora in this week’s Torah portion also has the prefix of the letter Heh, ה’מצרע, Ha’Metzora, “the leper,” which was not yet counted, and when the prefix letter Heh, gematria 5, is counted, and also counting another 5 for the 5 letters of the word including the letter Heh, then the sum is also 400 + 5 + 5 = 410.

    This double focus on the number 410 is significant because as was explained, 410 is the gematria of the word שמע, Shma, and also of the word קודש, Kodesh, holy, and 410 = 10 x 41, where 41 is the 13th prime, and 13 is the gematria of the word אחד, Echod, one.

    Further, the ordinal numbers of the letter of the word מצרע, Metzora, are 13 + 18 + 20 + 16 = 67, and 67 is another prime, the 19th prime, and with 19 also being a prime, the 8th prime, and when joining together the regular gematria 400 with the ordinal gematria 67, the sum is 400 + 67 = 467, and 467 is also a prime, the 91st prime, with 91 being the semiprime product of 7 x 13.

    The connections of the Metzora to all of these special numbers, and to the 3 great redeemers, Moshe, Aharon, and Miriam, who saved us from the first exile in Egypt, enhances our understanding of the Talmud (Sanhedrin 98b) which refers to the Moshiach, the expected great redeemer for this the last of the exiles, as a “Metzora,” an idea which is further explained in many places. May we see this great revelation come to fruition speedily in our days!

  6. Continuing from the previous comment, another connection of Moshiach to the number 410 is that the standard gematria of משיח, Moshiach, is 40 + 300 + 10 + 8 = 358, and the ordinal number gematria is 13 + 21 + 10 + 8 = 52, and the sum of the two together is 358 + 52 = 410.

    Regarding Moshiach being hinted in the portion of Metzorah [starting from Leviticus chapter 14, (with 14 being the gematria of דוד, David, the progenitor of Moshiach, and 14 also being the mirror image of 41)]:

    After the introductory verse (14:1), “And Hashem spoke to Moshe saying” – and it is Highly Recommended to see the Kabbalah Secrets post “And God Spoke to Moses: The Location of Da’at” expounding this verse –the Torah continues (14:2), זאת תהיה תורת המצרע ביום טהרתו והובא אל הכהן, Zoas Tiheyeh Toras HaMetzora B’yom Tahoroso V’huva El HaKohan, “This shall be the law of the Metzora on the day of his purification, he shall be brought to the Kohen.”

    The gematria of the words of the verse are 408 + 420 + 1006 + 405 + 58 + 620 + 20 + 31 + 80 = 3048, and with 1 for the Kolel, equals 3049, which is a prime, the 437th prime. In reverse 3049 is 9403 which is also a prime, the 1163rd prime, and also 1163 is a prime, the 192nd prime.

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    It is interesting to note that the 1st word of the verse זאת, Zoas, begins with a letter Zayin, gematria 7, and then this word has the two letters we have been discussing, an Alef and a Tav. Further, the gematria of the word Zoas is 408, which also hints to the letter Tav since when spelled out as a word תו, letters Tav Vov, has a gematria of 406, and with 1 for each of the 2 letters sums to 406 + 2 = 408.

    Now note that the last two words אל הכהן, El HaKohen, sum to 31 + 80 = 111, which is a hint to the letter Alef, since the gematria of the letter Alef spelled out אלף, Alef Lamed Fei, is 111.

    Interestingly the last letter of the verse ן, a final letter Nun, in addition to its standard gematria 50, also has a higher gematria of 700, and thus together with the first letter of the verse, a Zayin, gematria 7, there is a hint to the number 700 + 7 = 707, which was discussed previously as being equal to 7 x 101, with 101 being the 26th prime number, and thus connected to the Divine Name Hashem.

    When the final letter Nun of the verse is taken with its composite gematria, its final letter gematria and its standard gematria, it is 700 + 50 = 750, and when summed with 7, the gematria of the first letter of the verse, then 750 + 7 = 757, which is also prime, the 134th prime. Further, 134 is semiprime, a product of 2 x 67, where 67 is the 19th prime, and 19 is the 8th prime. In reverse 134 becomes 431, which is also prime, the 83rd prime, and 83 is the 23rd prime, and 23 is the 9th prime.

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    Interestingly, the standard gematria of the first and last letters are 7 + 50 = 57, and the ordinal number gematrias of letters Zayin and Nun are 7 and 14, for a total of 7 + 14 = 21, and thus the combined standard and ordinal gematrias are 57 + 21 = 78. These numbers call to mind the key numbers in the Kabbalah Secrets post “The Final Sequence” that I quoted from above:

    “Finally the numbers 57 and 78 are part and parcel to the year 5778 and built into the 42-Letter Name through its 5th triplet (נגד), whose value and complete value, respectively, are 57 and 78. The number 78 is also kabbalistically noted as 3 times the value of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה).

    “57 and 78 or 5778 are also reflected in the 72 Names of G-d matrix through the placement of the only double crowned triplets in it: (ננא) and (ענו) at columns 5, row 7, and column 7, row 8 respectively. Curiously, the triplet (ננא) has the numerical value 101, which is the sum of the prime numbers from 1 to 23. Even more curious, the number 101 is the 26th prime number, which is notable because 101 is the numerical value of Michael, the guardian Archangel of Israel. Moreover, the sum of all the Hebrew letters through the 23rd Hebrew letter, the final Caf (ך) plus the kolel for the 23 letters is 2018, matching the year 5778 in the Hebrew Calendar.”

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    The 2nd word of the verse תהיה, Tihiyeh, also beings with the letter Tav, and symmetrically the 2nd to the last word of the verse א-ל, Kel, also beings with the letter Alef.

    The 3rd word of the verse תורת, Toras, also starts and ends with a letter Tav, and the 3rd word from the end והובא, V’huva, ends with a letter Alef and starts with letters Vov and Heh, in gematria 6 + 5 = 11, with 11 also being reminiscent of the letter Alef, gematria 1, or spelled out as a word gematria 111.

    There are numerous other specifics in the gematria of the verse that can be analyzed for astounding “coincidences”– some being very obvious like the gematria of the 2nd word, 420 = 10 x 42 which was explained above, and the gematria of the 6th word, 620, the same as the gematria of the word כתר, Kesser, Crown, the highest level in the Sephiros, which corresponds to Moshiach – however there is not enough time to cover any more of these now.

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    A concluding thought:

    The word מצרע, Metzora, Leper, may be understood as being composed of two parts, Mem Tzadi and Reish Ayin. The first two letters מצ, Mem Tzadi, may be understood as hinting “From the Tzadik,” i.e., “from efforts of the righteous person,” and the last two letters רע, Ra, “evil,” i.e., meaning “evil is purified,” especially since this verse discusses and concentrates on “the day of his purification.” This interpretation enhances the connection of the Metzora to Moshiach, since Moshiach will cleanse and purify the world from all evil.

    This week we witnessed major accomplishments, such as the clear victory of the right wing parties in the Israeli election, and the Israeli flag as it descended to the moon. There is still much room for improvement in all of these areas, but hopefully complete success will be achieved in the near future, including the purification of all evil, through Moshiach Tzidkeinu, very soon in our days!

    Shabbat Sholom!

  7. There is not much time for writing with Pesach fast approaching, and the need to concentrate on actual physical preparations, however here are some relevant additions to the above:

    It is interesting that, aside from the particle of speech word Es or Eis, that was discussed before, combining the first and last letters Alef and Tav also forms the word אות, Os, or as sometimes written without a letter Vov in the middle as simply את, Os, which spells out the word that means “letter” – or “sign” or even “miracle,” since a miracle is a “sign” of Hashem – and thus in this way too the combination of Alef and Tav hints to all the letters of the Alef Beis.

    In contrast the word תבה, Teivah, is the word that means “word” – or “box,” “container,” or “ark” – which starts with the letter Tav. Taken together these words demonstrate the connections between “letter” and “word,” since the gematria of the word אות, Os, “letter,” is 407, the same as the gematria of the word תבה, Teivah, “word,” also 407.

    Additionally the word גימטריא, Gimatria – in the singular, ending with the letter Alef – the word we use to refer to numerical equivalent of letters and words, is said to be related to the word “geometry,” the study of the “shapes of numbers,” and גימטריאות, Gimatriot – in the plural, which ends in the letter Tav – and since the last three letters spell the word אות, Os, thus Gimatriot also hints to the idea of the “shape of letters.”

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    The present Torah weekly portion is Acharei Mos (also this is the main Torah reading on Yom Kipur), and near the beginning is a verse (Leviticus 17:3), בזאת יבא אהרן אל הקדש בפר בן בקר לחטאת ואיל לעולה, B’Zoas Yavo Aharon El HaKodesh B’Par Ben Bakar L’Chatas V’Ayil L’Olah, “With this shall Aharon come into the Sanctuary, with a young bull for a sin-offering and a ram for an elevation-offering.”

    In continuation to the discussion of the verse near the beginning of last week’s portion Metzorah, here we see that this verse begins with a similar word, only this time with the prefix of the letter Beis, meaning “with,” בזאת, B’Zoah, “With this,” making the gematria of this word 410 – but still ending with a letter Tav, like at the beginning of the previous verse – and for now not counting the letter Lamed that is the prefix of the last word of the verse לעולה, L’Olah, “for an elevation-offering,” the main root of the last wood עולה, Olah, “elevation-offering,” is gematria 111, the same as the letter Alef spelled out, אלף, Alef Lamed Fei, which as was explained above is also hinted at the end of the previous verse.

    There is much more hinted from the connection of these two verses, including that the verse at the beginning of Metzorah says that the person to be purified is to be brought to the Kohen, and this verse at the beginning of Acharei Mos speaks about Aharon the Kohen Gadol. There is not sufficient free time now for going into this more in detail.

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    Regarding the numbers 400, 410, and 420, that we have discussed above, here we will see that they are also connected to the numbers 430, 440, and 480:

    Regarding the number 400, it is connected with Hashem’s foretelling to Avrohom that his family would be destined to be in exile for 400 years (Genesis 15:13).

    Regarding the number 410, it is the number of years the First Temple stood.

    Regarding the number 420, it is the number of years the Second Temple stood according to the most prevalent Traditional sources.

    [In Ezra’s Book, The Divine Calendar, it says that the Second Temple stood for 422 years, and I seem to recall this figure from somewhere else as well, however now I cannot find any specific source for it. Any help explaining this difference?]

    Regarding the number 430, it is the number of years mentioned upon the Exodus from Egypt, “The habitation of the Children of Israel during which the dwelled in Egypt was thirty years and four hundred. And it was at the end of thirty years and four hundred, and it was on that very day that the Legions of Hashem went out of the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:40-41).

    Regarding the number 440, it is the number of years from entering the Land until the building of the First Temple.

    Regarding the number 480, it is the number of years from the Exodus to the building of the First Temple.

    The number 480 is also the number of years that the First Temple stood 410, plus the 70 years until the building of the Second Temple, 40 + 70 = 480. Together with the 420 years the Second Temple stood there are 480 + 420 = 1000 years.

    Best wishes for a Kosher and Happy Pesach!