The last verse in Parshat Shemot is
וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, עַתָּה תִרְאֶה, אֲשֶׁר אֶעֱשֶׂה לְפַרְעֹה: כִּי בְיָד חֲזָקָה, יְשַׁלְּחֵם, וּבְיָד חֲזָקָה, יְגָרְשֵׁם מֵאַרְצוֹ.
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.'
Notice that this verse speaks about the first redemption of the Jewish people.
When taking the gematria of this entire verse including the numerical value of the 2 Mem-sofit letters as 600 each, one gets to 5708, the year the State of Israel was established, a major stage in the Redemption process.
The verse has 17 words. If we combine אֶל-מֹשֶׁה because a Makaf connects them, we have 16 words. If we then add the 3 Samechs that is often used to denote the end of the Perasha (like here
), we get 19 words. If we add those 19 words to our 5708 gematria of the verse, we get to 5727, the year the Six Day War occurred and when the Jewish people received Yerushalayim, another major stage in the Redemption process.
The verse has 65 letters. If we add those 3 Samechs to the 65 letters, we get 68 letters. If we add the 68 letters to our 5708 gematria of the verse, we get 5776, the year of Motza'ei Shevi'it, which is possibly the year when Mashiah Ben David comes according to the gemara.
The Shemita year of the 7-year cycle when Mashiah comes is to be a year full of wars, the darkest point in our Galut, full of Hevlei Mashiah. Notice that in the words משה עתה
, the letters can be rearranged to say ה' תשע"ה (i.e. 5775). It is very interesting to note that the words that hint to the year 5775 include עתה from the phrase עתה תראה. The Keli Yakar
is bothered how Hashem's answer of עתה תראה [Now shalt thou see] answers Moshe Rabbeinu's question of
למה הרעתה [wherefore hast Thou dealt ill]. He answers that עתה תראה is telling Moshe Rabbeinu the idea that the darkest part of night is right before dawn, and therefore the harshest part of Galut comes right before the Redemption and is a sign of its imminent arrival. Perhaps that is why 5775 precedes 5776.
May Hashem save us from the wars of the 7th year and take us to the promise of the after-7th year when Mashiah Tzidkenu comes Bimhera Veyamenu, Amen.