Thursday, March 05, 2009

Haman from Iran

Commenter #96 on a Hebrew-language article on Iran's statements that they can blow up Dimona reminded me of a post I posted about Iran's current leader that's just as relevant today as it was 3 years ago, or perhaps more so.

As an added point to the gemara that says:

אמר לו רבי אליעזר: "הקב"ה מעמיד עליהן מלך קשה כהמן, ומיד הן עושין תשובה - והן נגאלין". מאי טעמא? ועת צרה היא ליעקב - וממנה יוושע.

I heard from Rav Shmueli's recent shiur that you can scramble the word וממנה and make it ומהמן for added effect.

2 Comments:

At Thu Mar 05, 05:45:00 PM 2009, Blogger Devorah said...

what is the gematria of mahmoud ahmadinejad?

 
At Thu Mar 05, 06:13:00 PM 2009, Blogger yaak said...

Well, let's see:
מחמוד = 98
אחמדי-נג'אד = 121
= 219

However, according to Hashem1.net, if you use the ה instead of the ח (as in Persian, the letter is closer to a ה than a ח), then מהמוד itself is the gematria of המן.

Also, Yaakov Nathan commented on my original post:

Ahmedi-najad can be transposed to Hebrew as Chemda-Neged: a "desire against"...

to which I commented:

Let's take a look at some gematrias:

Hemda = 57
Neged = 57

Ze Ge'ula = 57

 

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