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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Sefer Karnayim's Hint to 5774

I mentioned this briefly a long time ago, but I'll mention it again more at length as we start 5774.

In the Sefer Karnayim, it states:
The Sod of 774 windows in the room called מצפ"ץ עד"ת, within which is the horn of Ben David and its Sod is within it. This is in the Sod of: when he will come, then will be awakened the 2 horns from the Sod of the upper ש"ת. In the Sod of each one, the Milui of the upper Kallah.

If you understood that, you must be a holy Kabbalist. For the rest of us, we have the commentaries דן ידין and קרן הצבי to help us out.

The Dan Yadin (written by the holy Kabbalist Rav Shimshon of Ostrapoli ZT"L) says that he is coming to explain the idea of Mashiah. The name מצפ"ץ is the Atbash of Hashem's name and has the gematria of 300. עד"ת has the gematria of 474. Altogether, it's 774. 774 is also the gematria of קרן משיח בן דוד [the horn of Mashiah Ben David]. Because of this Atbash, it's hinting to עדת ה'. The name ש"ת refers to upper חכמה, and its gematria - 700 - is the same as קרן קרן. We are left with 74. The "Upper Kallah" refers to Binah, whose representative Milui is שם ס"ג. The Milui without the first letter is: וד י או י, equalling 37. Add another 37 for the other קרן and you get 74 for a grand total of 774. Also, עץ הדעת is connected to this since Hashem's name equals עץ when you do the following Haka'a: 10x5+5x10+6x5+5x6=160...

The Keren Hatzvi (written by the holy Kabbalist Rav Shemuel Shamama ZT"L) explains that at the time of Mashiah, everyone will know that Hashem is King, so it's fit to name the room in a way that hints to עדת ה'. He adds that the reason it didn't just name the room עדת ה' and it needed to use the Atbash is because מצפ"ץ is 300, which is also the gematria of the Milui of א-ל-ה-י-ם [spelled like this: אלף למד הי יוד מם], and it wanted to show that Hashem will exact judgement on the foreign gods, as it says וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִפְקֹד יְהוָה עַל-צְבָא הַמָּרוֹם בַּמָּרוֹם; וְעַל-מַלְכֵי הָאֲדָמָה, עַל-הָאֲדָמָה [And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD will punish the host of the high heaven on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.] The word יפקד can be understood as "missing" - meaning Hashem will cause the angels of the nations to be missing from their places on high and brought down from their greatness, and then, He will exact judgement upon all the nations, which is idea of the verse וְסִכְסַכְתִּי מִצְרַיִם בְּמִצְרַיִם [And I will spur Egypt against Egypt].

He continues that it could be that this is hinted to in Tehilim 74, when David Hamelech asks why we have been cast off forever and then says:
זְכֹר עֲדָתְךָ, קָנִיתָ קֶּדֶם-- גָּאַלְתָּ, שֵׁבֶט נַחֲלָתֶךָ; הַר-צִיּוֹן, זֶה שָׁכַנְתָּ בּוֹ
Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast gotten of old, which Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance; {N} and mount Zion, wherein Thou hast dwelt
The Keren Hatzvi says that this can be interpreted: If You remember the 774 windows which are represented by עדת ה', then the Geula will come. The idea of "Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance" refers to Mashiah Ben Yosef, whom we hope will not die via Armilus Harasha. And this will occur on "Mount Zion, wherein Thou hast dwelt". ... And the reason he mentions "the horn of Ben David" is to tell you that when He remembers the number of windows, He will lift up the horns of His nation with honor for Mashiah Ben David...


If you continue on, there's a lot more interesting info there in both the Dan Yadin and the Keren Hatzvi like the idea that Gog and Armilus are brothers from the same mother whose name is Gasha [גאש"א], which is Rashei Teivot of אם של גוג ארמילוס.

Googling the name "Gasha" told me that it is an uncommon name. Some sites said it is a Russian name meaning "Good" and related to "Agatha". Other sites said it was an Italian name. It is noteworthy that Russia is attributed by some to be Meshech and Tuval who accompany Gog, while Italy is the home country of Armilus, according to Midrashim. Some food for thought.

Wishing all my readers:

Shana Tova
Ketiva Vahatima Tova
Tizku Leshanim Rabot, Ne'imot Vetovot
A Gut Gebentched Yahr

However you want to say it, it should be a sweet new year filled with lots of good things for you personally and for all of Kelal Yisrael. May this year bring us to where we want to be as a nation with משיח צדקינו במהרה בימינו אמן.


At Sat Sep 07, 02:00:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now a G'mar Chatimah Tovah! Coming back at you from the other side of our 72 hours of feasting to a week of food and water deprivation.


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