18 September 2016

Gematria: Getting Down to the Wire

17 Elul 5776

The pressure's on! Only two more weeks to go, and Mashiach hasn't been identified yet as far as I know. Too many gematrias (gematrioth if you're good at Hebrew) point to 5776 as the year he will show up on Jewish "radar." The radar part is my interpretation, not what was said.

 Also take a look at this video: the Temple will come down to Yerushalayim in 5776.

My husband and I wrote an article back about 2013-ish, an exercise in interpreting gematria that even R' Pinchas Winston had nothing bad to say about - we had it posted under his video Geulah b'Rachamim, thinking they went well together, and published it on our personal web site. (I'm not adding a link to it here because hubby redesigned the site and hasn't put any articles back in. The Wayback Machine doesn't have it either. If my husband finds it, bli neder I will post it next. If not, then I'll continue with more writing I have had in mind for a while.) It was inspired by a teaching by R' Ephraim Sprecher, that in Parashath Behar, Vayikra 25:10 the gematria of the word tashuvu  תשבו (missing a vav (ו) - we know it through the nikud) comes out to 708, referring to the rebirth of the State of Israel.

י וְקִדַּשְׁתֶּם אֵת שְׁנַת הַחֲמִשִּׁים שָׁנָה וּקְרָאתֶם דְּרוֹר בָּאָרֶץ לְכָל ישְׁבֶיהָ יוֹבֵל הִוא תִּהְיֶה לָכֶם וְשַׁבְתֶּם אִישׁ אֶל אֲחֻזָּתוֹ וְאִישׁ אֶל מִשְׁפַּחְתּוֹ תָּשֻׁבוּ

10 And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim freedom [for slaves] throughout the land for all who live on it. It shall be a Jubilee for you, and you shall return, each man to his property, and you shall return, each man to his family.

My husband's question was: How do we know it was in 5708, since the gematria was 708? It could have been in any of the past or future millennia. To find the answer, he and I went through all the millennia from Creation - the years 708, 1708, 2708 and so on, up to 6708 (which hasn't happened yet) searching for events that could answer 1) the gematria, and 2) the context of the verse it occurs in (in this case, sanctifying the Yovel, or Jubilee, year), and came to the conclusion that 5708 was the answer because of the major event that occurred in that year, the announcement of the rebirth of the State of Israel. All the rest of the millennia didn't have such a clear event to point to.

In the next two weeks we shall see whether the gematriot that have been put forth as possibly indicating Mashiach's identification in 5776 come true. Prior to this we can never know. And even if it doesn't...we must wait expectantly, and not give up! There's always 5777!

Meanwhile, the King is in the field, and we must go out to meet Him...!


Avi said...

You are such a good soul Chava. Keep the bottle of wine for Mashiach in a good safe place for another year.
He won't come this year. Yisrael has to pass through her tribulations soon, the surviving population will be pushed into the desert. Sounds unbelievable now, it's hard to imagine.
Mashiach's arrival is only for the remnant of Yisrael.
But things do hasten at the end. Yisrael is preparing today for a massive rocket attack from Yishmael. Suddenly the atmosphere becomes tense, the Am Yisrael will live through its time of nation
cleansing. MBY will do his mission, then Eliyahu and MBD appear.
The 5776 expectations are for letting the Jews know that there is Mashiach living now in the world, but his appearing may take a couple more years.

Myrtle Rising said...

Fascinating research with that Gematria, Chava.
And the last line of this post filled me with renewed hope and brought a smile to my face.

Anonymous said...

One of the gematriot for Mashiach's name is 611.

CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

Avi, we'll see what we will see. I have hope that Mashiach will come, even though he seems to tarry.

My husband disagrees about the wine and grape juice. He believes, after some study, that it's actually a hillul haShem to present Mashiach with shmitta wine. I forget why he said this.

Thank you, Myrtle Rising - I am happy that this brings a smile to your face. Your comments always bring a smile to mine, as do many of your articles.

Anon, you'll have to explain how you (or your teacher) got Mashiach to have the gematria of 611. What was the method?

Anonymous said...

Simple method with no final values. Nothing creative.
Title plus last name like one would say Senator Smith or Governor Jones.

To you a very sweet and good year!

CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

So, Anon 30 September, 2016 19:20, what is the title and last name you have in mind?

Anonymous said...

The title is his profession and purpose (lots of experience already, because what else would he be doing), only soon Hashem gives him a huge promotion. Same work, but on a much higher level obviously.