Wednesday, September 4, 2013

#190 - The END

Don't worry my dear readers and friends.  I am not declaring this post to be the end of  However, we are presently at the end of Year 5773, writing this within three hours before the start of the New Year 5774.  And so, I am not going to be writing a whole lot now, even as I still have things to do before the three day holiday-Shabbat begins, including making what is called an Eiruv Tavshilin, which involves setting aside a couple of cooked/ready foods such as bread and fish or eggs as customary as a loophole which allows one to cook and prepare on Yom Tov (Jewish holiday) before Shabbat; as this year, the second day of Rosh Hashana immediately precedes Shabbat, because otherwise, one is forbidden to prepare on one holy day even if the next day that one wants to prepare for is also a holy day, and not merely a regular work day.

In Hebrew, we have quite a few words that mean "end".  But today, we will focus on one of these Hebrew words - Keitz, which also spells the Hebrew number 190 - Koof and Tzadi (Sophit), the number of this post.  And it is this particular synonym that is associated with the era of the Redemption.

Now, I am not here to predict when Moshiach, our Redeemer, will be coming.  The truth is that I already saw the exact date of his coming in the writings of the Vilna Gaon which was revealed to him by Heaven when he wanted to understand the simple meaning of the text in the Book of Daniel as to the meaning of the time of the Redemption; however, I will not reveal this to anyone until Moshiach does come, for the simple reason that the Vilna Gaon binds one who reads what he wrote about it with an oath not to reveal it, and since then, there were two people who attempted to do so and were immediately stricken by Heaven.

However, there is a hint in the Torah about the Keitz as related to Moshiach.  Knowing that the world is slated to exist for 6,000 years, and that there are many hints between the number of the Hebrew year and the same number of verse in the Chumash (Penteteuch), let us take a look in the last Parsha of the Torah, in which Moses blesses the individual tribes of Israel.  As we know, Moshiach is supposed to descend from the Royal Kingdom of David which comes in the parental line from the Tribe of Judah.  And the one verse about the Tribe of Judah that Moses blesses is the 5811th verse of the Torah, noting that corresponding to the Hebrew Year 5811, it is the first of the last 190 years of the world's 6,000 years.  Now, I must stress, I am not saying that this when Moshiach is coming; rather, this may very well be a step in the process of the Redemption.

And then, in the final verse of the Book of Daniel which has the greatest mention hinting to the time of the Redemption, it mentions the word Keitz twice, both times with the prefix Lamed (to) at the beginning of this word, making this word the total Gematria of 220.  And the last 220 years of the world's 6,000 years begins with Year 5781, which is within the 207th period of the 28 year sun cycle as associated with the spiritual light of the Redemption - Ohr=207, as I went into detail in my previous post; again, which may very well be a step in the process of the Redemption.

In one more way of Gematria of this word Keitz, while its simple Gematria is 190; in another way, its Gematria is 1,000 when five letters that appear only at the end of a word are assigned higher Gematria values (as I explained in the past, but I have no time now to explain in detail), thus making this Tzadi Sophit to be the numerical value of 900, along with the Koof being 100.  Accordingly, the name and title of the founder of the Hasidic movement - Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov - is the Gematria of 1,000; and it is through his teachings, as Moshiach told him in a spiritual revelation on Rosh Hashana 5507, that will bring the Redemption when spread throughout the world.

So in conclusion, I wish you all to be written and inscribed in the Book of Life - both for physical and spiritual life; and may we all merit the spiritual light of the Redemption shortly as we enter the New Year 5774, which I have written about in a past post and will write again about, G-d willing, as per the special timing of this coming new year.

Erev Rosh Hashana 5774

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