Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Uva Letzion Goel in 5773 - The Full Count

From my summary of Rav Fish's posting from last Yom Kippur:
In the name of Harav Hagaon R' David Samson Shlit"a: we find in the Siddur HaRasha"sh that when saying the chapter of Tehillim (Psalm 20) יענך ה' ביום צרה, which contains 70 words, one should have in mind the 70 sounds of a birthing mother, and when saying the Kedusha of Uva Letziyon, one should have in mind the birth of the Heavenly influence of the entire day. It comes out that the words, ובא לציון גואל are words 71, 72, and 73 respectively. Going a bit deeper, the words ובא לציון hint to the birth as Tziyon symbolizes the birthplace, whereas גואל hints to the actual Redemption, in the year 5773.
Expanding on this idea, we can go further back in time and further back in the prayers to the beginning of Tahanunim on Monday and Thursday.  The year of the destruction of the second Beit Hamikdash is traditionally held to be 3828.  Of course, the Beit Hamikdash was destroyed due to our sins so beginning with the Vidui of Tahanunim right after the destruction seems very appropriate.

Various Nus'ha'ot can alter the count.  I happened to use the first Siddur I had handy, which was the למען שמו באהבה Siddur.  Other Sephardic Siddurim would not alter the count by very much.

ParagraphNo. of WordsRunning Year Count
מה נאמר2393961
יהי רצון2874048
א-ל ארך אפים314079
רחום וחנון74109
אבינו מלכנו 1164400
א-ל מלך594459
ויעבר 234482
אנשי אמונה754557
א-ל מלך594616
ויעבר 234639
תמהנו 794718
א-ל מלך594777
ויעבר 234800
אלקינו 814881
והוא רחום1955076
אבינו אב הרחמן1155191
אנא 365227
אין כמוך9535322
הפותח 925414
א-ל ארך אפים255494
א-ל ארך אפים265520
Verses for taking
out the Sefer Torah
יהי חסדך75527
אשרי 1735700
למנצח 705770
ובא לציון גואל35773

1) This number will vary the most according to various Siddurim.
2) Many siddurim put מה נאמר and יהי רצון right before והוא רחום, but the count is unaffected.
3) I cheated a bit here as the למען שמו באהבה siddur - as do most Sephardic siddurim - have only 94 words, but some Sephardic siddurim have 95 words as they start this paragraph אין כמוך חנון ורחום ה' אלקינו like Ashkenazic siddurim.  Hashem's name is omitted in the former.
4) I only included the א-ל ארך אפים paragraphs since they are supplicatory prayers, whereas everything else that is associated with the Sefer Torah is omitted.


At Tue Sep 04, 02:47:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought 5772 was the year?

At Tue Sep 04, 03:07:00 PM 2012, Blogger Neshama said...

:-) Shana Tova U'Metuka
from Eretz Yisrael, the "Promised Land" :-)


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