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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Trump, Sanders, Clinton, and Cruz Gematrias

The Ben Ish Hai ZTVK"L, in the beginning of Parshat Devarim in year 1 (Hebrew | English), notes that there are 212 hours in the first 9 days of Av that are meant to be bad for the Jewish people.  Although the 9 days contain 216 hours, the final 4 hours of Tish'a Be'av day are sweetened since that is when Mashiah is to be (or was to have been) born.  He also notes that the months of Tamuz and Av were given to Edom and are to be returned to the Jewish people in the future.

The 2 winners of the New Hampshire Primary are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

The gematria of Donald Trump (דונלד טראמפ) is 424, or 212 x 2.

The gematria of Bernie Sanders (ברני סנדרס) is 636, or 212 x 3.

A Donald Trump presidency will therefore be doubly bad for the Jewish people while a Bernie Sanders presidency will be triply bad for the Jewish people (לא עלינו).

But in the future, the Ben Ish Hai writes, even these 212 hours will turn around in our favor since 212 is the gematria of אורה - as in the verse ליהודים היתה אורה ושמחה וששון ויקר.

In the same vain, we can take a look at the verse וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם חֲמִישִׁי.  [And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.]

We know that the 5th day represents the fifth millennium, which was entirely made up of troubles for the Jewish people, as it was the only millennium in its entirety where we, as a Jewish nation, were left in exile and without the presence of the Shechina in a centralized location.  It is also the millennium where the nation of Edom was at its strongest.  The sages say it is represented by the verse כָּל-הַיּוֹם דָּוָה [He hath made me desolate and faint all the day.]

It is understandable, therefore, that ויהי ערב ויהי בקר is the gematria of 636 - that of Bernie Sanders.  And יום חמישי is the gematria of 424 - that of Donald Trump.

We know, however, that the sixth millennium, which we are currently in, will contain the long-awaited Redemption.

More gematrias for Donald Trump (words in bold equal 424):

Tehillim 140:4:
שָׁנְנוּ לְשׁוֹנָם, כְּמוֹ-נָחָשׁ: חֲמַת עַכְשׁוּב--תַּחַת שְׂפָתֵימוֹ סֶלָה
They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers' venom is under their lips. Selah
His sharp tongue is snake-like.

Bemidbar 13:12:
לְמַטֵּה דָן, עַמִּיאֵל בֶּן-גְּמַלִּי
Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
This member of the meraglim, from the tribe of Dan (similar to Donald) also spoke evil.

Mishlei 15:12:
לֹא יֶאֱהַב-לֵץ, הוֹכֵחַ לוֹ; אֶל-חֲכָמִים, לֹא יֵלֵךְ
A scorner loveth not to be reproved; he will not go unto the wise.
No comment needed.

Then again, 424 is also the gematria of משיח בן דוד [Mashiah ben David], so if he becomes president, we hope his presidency will herald in the new era of Mashiah.

More gematrias for Bernie Sanders (words in bold equal 636):

Devarim 32:21:
הֵם קִנְאוּנִי בְלֹא-אֵל, כִּעֲסוּנִי בְּהַבְלֵיהֶם; וַאֲנִי אַקְנִיאֵם בְּלֹא-עָם, בְּגוֹי נָבָל אַכְעִיסֵם
They have roused Me to jealousy with a no-god; they have provoked Me with their vanities; and I will rouse them to jealousy with a no-people; I will provoke them with a vile nation.
Bernie not acknowledging his faith and espousing the vanity of anti-Torah liberalism and socialism provokes Hashem.  Under his presidency, the no-people, i.e., the Palestinians, and the vile nation, i.e., the Iranians, will (לא עלינו) continue to provoke the Jewish people with terrorism.

Yirmiya 16:11:
וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵיהֶם, עַל אֲשֶׁר-עָזְבוּ אֲבוֹתֵיכֶם אוֹתִי נְאֻם-יְהוָה, וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, וַיַּעַבְדוּם וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ לָהֶם; וְאֹתִי עָזָבוּ, וְאֶת-תּוֹרָתִי לֹא שָׁמָרוּ
then shalt thou say unto them: 'Because your fathers have forsaken Me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My law;
Bernie promotes the other gods of his agenda and has brought along many followers, including many Jews, who have forsaken Hashem and His Torah.

Then again, 636 is the gematria of Yeshaya 60:22:
הַקָּטֹן יִהְיֶה לָאֶלֶף, וְהַצָּעִיר לְגוֹי עָצוּם; אֲנִי יְהוָה, בְּעִתָּהּ אֲחִישֶׁנָּה
The smallest shall become a thousand, and the least a mighty nation; I the LORD will hasten it in its time.
We hope that his potential presidency will herald in the time not when a Jew leads a mighty nation, but when the Jewish people will become a mighty nation.

Hillary Clinton (הילרי קלינטון) has the gematria of 510.  Interestingly, she shares that gematria with a few interesting Geula-related verses that signify that her presidency shows the downfall of Edom and Yishmael and an impending Redemption (the words in bold equal 510):

Micha 7:6:
כִּי בֵן, מְנַבֵּל אָב, בַּת קָמָה בְאִמָּהּ, כַּלָּה בַּחֲמֹתָהּ: אֹיְבֵי אִישׁ, אַנְשֵׁי בֵיתוֹ
For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
The gemara in Sotah 49b considers this as one of the signs of Ikveta Dimshiha.  And it's no coincidence that Hillary said that her mother-in-law "was a doozy".  In addition, her progressive agenda promotes anti-establishment and anti-family-unit policies like this verse predicts will occur.

וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יֵצְאוּ מַיִם-חַיִּים מִירוּשָׁלִַם, חֶצְיָם אֶל-הַיָּם הַקַּדְמוֹנִי, וְחֶצְיָם אֶל-הַיָּם הָאַחֲרוֹן: בַּקַּיִץ וּבָחֹרֶף, יִהְיֶה
And it shall come to pass in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter shall it be.
The translation of האחרון as "western" is based on Rashi, Metzudat Tzion, and Radak.  This tells us that the influence from Yerushalayim will reach even the U.S. in the west and overpower it.

Daniel 7:11:
חָזֵה הֲוֵית--בֵּאדַיִן מִן-קָל מִלַּיָּא רַבְרְבָתָא, דִּי קַרְנָא מְמַלֱּלָה; חָזֵה הֲוֵית עַד דִּי קְטִילַת חֵיוְתָא, וְהוּבַד גִּשְׁמַהּ, וִיהִיבַת, לִיקֵדַת אֶשָּׁא
I beheld at that time because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke, I beheld even till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given to be burned with fire.
This talks about the destruction of the fourth beast of Edom.  Ibn Ezra and Metzudat David say that it refers to the grandiose words (like those that Hillary talks) that the horn says before its destruction.  At the same time, Malbim says that this speaking horn refers to the prophet of the Ishmaelites (for whom the Rambam has a special word to describe), who speaks against the Torah.  Hillary's failure to denounce Islamic terrorism by its name and kiss of Mrs. Arafat promotes this same attitude.

Daniel 7:25:
וּמִלִּין, לְצַד עליא (עִלָּאָה) יְמַלִּל, וּלְקַדִּישֵׁי עֶלְיוֹנִין, יְבַלֵּא; וְיִסְבַּר, לְהַשְׁנָיָה זִמְנִין וְדָת, וְיִתְיַהֲבוּן בִּידֵהּ, עַד-עִדָּן וְעִדָּנִין וּפְלַג עִדָּן
And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.
This verse tells us how long we have until we are released from the hand of Edom, while according to the Malbim, from the hand of Yishmael.

May a potential Clinton presidency herald in the destruction of Edom and Yishmael and the beginning of our Redemption.

Ted Cruz (טד כרוז), being a man of the right, has the same gematria (246) as לֵב חָכָם לִימִינוֹ, from the verse לֵב חָכָם לִימִינוֹ, וְלֵב כְּסִיל לִשְׂמֹאלוֹ [A wise man's understanding is at his right hand; but a fool's understanding at his left].

Nevertheless, we vote in elections only to do Hishtadlut - not to put our trust in politicians.  We say every day אַל-תִּבְטְחוּ בִנְדִיבִים-- בְּבֶן-אָדָם, שֶׁאֵין לוֹ תְשׁוּעָה [Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help].  Rather, our trust should be only in Hashem.

May Hashem send His Mashiah speedily so we won't need to worry who the next POTUS will be any longer.


At Thu Feb 18, 12:42:00 AM 2016, Blogger Shimshon said...

I certainly agree, we should not be concerned about politicians and we should ask Hashem that He keep government far from our private lives.

For an interesting picture of Trump, you should watch a segment he had with Oprah in 1988. She asks him if would consider running for president.

Regarding Hillary Clinton, it is hard to imagine anyone who has pursued power (another way reshaim see honor) more than her. For that alone, I don't think she will be the victor in November, if she even makes it that far.

At Thu Feb 18, 01:11:00 AM 2016, Blogger Cosmic X said...

Great post. I guess that means you would like to vote for Cruz. :)

At Thu Feb 18, 01:21:00 AM 2016, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

Interesting post.

I was wondering why you chose כ instead of ק for Cruz. Also, what about using the translation of his name instead (צלב)?

Still, another question... Why use Ted instead of Theodore (Theodoro?)? Because that's how people know him, by "Ted?"

At Thu Feb 18, 09:56:00 AM 2016, Blogger yaak said...


This may be the first time you agreed with me on anything political ever. :-)


That's a good guess. :-)


It's a bomb קשיא on me since I was trying to use the Wikipedia spelling and I deviated from it. I did so since I didn't want him to have the gematria of פרא אדם if I used a ק. And I thought having him equal לב חכם לימינו is kinda cool. Why I didn't use Theodore is because that's how Wikipedia has him and that's probably because people know him as Ted. Now, people may accuse me of cheating the system when I fiddle with the spelling. However, I also noticed that טד כרוז has many more Google hits than טד קרוז so I figured it was OK to do.

The valid contender I left out of the post even though he is my second favorite choice for President is Marco Rubio. I didn't want to portray מרקו רוביו (who equals 570) as a רשע or a צרר היהודים since he is clearly not one as far as I can tell. There are likely some other positive gematrias about him that I'm missing.

I was also thinking about including ביל ג' והילרי קלינטון plus the 4 words as the gematria of ולב כסיל לשמאלו, but that's a bit of a stretch.

At Thu Feb 18, 10:02:00 AM 2016, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

So, you're saying you manipulated it? ;-)

Why shouldn't Cruz have the pere adam gematria? ;-)

But, it may make sense to use what he's commonly written as,...the associated energy and all.

Rubio? He's lousy on immigration. Why shouldn't he be a rasha? One of Esau's greatest weapons is his smile. The other is his tongue. :-)

At Fri Feb 19, 01:47:00 AM 2016, Blogger Neshama said...

Yes Rubio is not a good choice at all, establishment. Also why did you use an aleph in Trump's name? What happens without the aleph?

Sanders is a perfect choice for a people that has gone far far to the left.

Having a more dangerous President in my estimation could bring the Geula even faster. After all, the golus of Amerika/Edom is over, over.

Otherwise, a very good exposé.

At Fri Feb 19, 02:48:00 AM 2016, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks to Neshama's comment, I just realized that טראמפ is also the spelling for "tremp" - hitchhiking.


At Wed Mar 09, 05:43:00 AM 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

דונלד טראמפ=424

424=משיח בן דוד

At Wed Mar 09, 09:45:00 AM 2016, Blogger yaak said...

Yes, Anonymous 5:43, that was mentioned.


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