Love the LORD your God

It is natural for a man to love God, if he believes in God:

וְאָהַבְתָּ, אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ And you shall love the LORD your God… (Dec 6:5)

The gematria of this verse is 907.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

But love your neighbor is not natural, it is even difficult to love your neighbor as yourself, as such this commandment is followed by a divine signature, i.e. I am the LORD, in other word, don’t ask why, just do it:

וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְהוָֹה And you shall love your neighbor as yourself, I am the LORD (Lev 19:18)

The gematria of this verse is also 907.

This comes to teach us that love your neighbor as yourself carries the same weight as love the LORD your God, which are called the two greatest commandments in Torah (Mat 22:40).

Love Your Enemy

If love your neighbor as yourself is difficult, how much more so it is for one to love one’s enemy, as the concept is simply irrational. But when do we perform a commandment because it makes sense?

Since it is irrational to love the enemy, one therefore must take an extra effort, i.e. to emphasis on “and you shall love”:

וְאָהַבְתָּ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְאוֹיְבֶיךָ And you shall love, and you shall love your enemy

Astonishingly, the gematria of these three words is exactly 907, which is the same gematria of the two greatest commandments of Torah, as above.

907 is the 156th prime number, and 156 is the gematria of Joseph יוֹסֵף, who is the quintessential prototype of he who loves his enemy, for Joseph’s brother hated him (Gen 37:4), but Joseph loved his enemy nevertheless.

God is Love

YHVH appeared in Torah exactly 1820 times, this is well established.

The gematria of the first word in Torah Bereshit בְּרֵאשִׁית is 913, when the word is spelled out in full, the gematria is 1820, as follows:

Bereshit (in the beginning) ת י ש א ר ב
913 400 10 300 1 200 2
Spelling out of “Bereshit” תאו יוד שין אלף ריש בית
1820 407 30 360 111 510 412

It follows that the gematria of the letters used for spelling out Bereshit is 1820 – 913 = 907, which is exactly the gematria of love your God, love your neighbor and love your enemy, as above. This comes to teach us that love is what motivated the creation at the beginning.

וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ And you shall love your neighbor as yourself … (Lev 19:18)

In above verse, the letter Kaf (כ) in her sofit form (ך) appears twice. The normative form has a gematria of 20, the sofit form can have a gematria of 500. Together, the gematria of these three words is exactly 1820, which is the signature of God, as YHVH appeared 1820 times in Torah.

This comes to teach us that “love your neighbor as yourself” without the divine signature (I am the LORD) is in fact the divine signature in and of itself.

1820 = 26 x 70, therefore “love your neighbor as yourself” is the “secret of YHVH”:

Secret סוֹד 70
YHVH יְהוָה 26
  26 x 70 = 1820

Love Your Enemy as Yourself

Who is our enemy?

כִּי תֵצֵא לַמִּלְחָמָה עַל אֹיְבֶיךָ וּנְתָנוֹ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּיָדֶךָ וְשָׁבִיתָ שִׁבְיוֹ: When thou goest forth to battle against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God delivereth them into thy hands, and thou carriest them away captive (Deu 21:10)

According to the mystics, this enemy is none other than our soul that was trapped in the physical body.

If we are commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves, how much more so are we to love our own soul?

אָהַבְתָּ אוֹיְבֶיךָ כָּמוֹךָ You shall love your enemy as yourself

The gematria of these three words is 543, which is exactly the gematria of the spelling out of love, hence “love your enemy as yourself” is the essence of love.

love – ahavah ה ב ה א
13 5 2 5 1
spelling out of “love” (with Hey) הה בית הה אלף
543 10 412 10 111

Love Your God

The complete verse in Torah is:

וְאָהַבְתָּ, אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל-מְאֹדֶךָ And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Dec 6:5)

The gematria is 1644, which is exactly the gematria of love plus the three possible spellings out of love (for Hey can be spelled out with an Alef, Hey, or Yud), as follows:

Love – ahavah אַהֲבָה 13
Spelling out with Alef אלף הא בית הא 535
Spelling out with Hey אלף הה בית הה 543
Spelling out with Yud אלף הי בית הי 553
  1644

This comes to teach us that to love God is the full manifestation of love.

The love is manifested at three levels:

Heart לֵב 32
Soul נֶפֶשׁ 430
Might מְאֹד 45
  507

The average number is 507 / 3 = 169, which is exactly love (13) squared.

Faith, Hope and Love

And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13:13)

It is by no accident that this is the 13th verse of the 13th chapter, where 13 is the gematria of love אַהֲבָה.

Faith and hope has a gematria of 613, which corresponds to 613 commandments of Torah:

Faith אֱמוּנָה 102
Hope תִּקְוָה 511
  613

And the entire Torah can be summarized in one word, even love (Gal 5:14).

What is the commandment that precedes the greatest commandment in Torah?

הוֹכֵחַ תּוֹכִיחַ אֶת-עֲמִיתֶךָ thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbor (Lev 19:17)

How do you rebuke your neighbor? The answer is from love, the gematria of “from love” תּוֹךְ אַהֲבָה is 439, which is exactly the same as rebuke תּוֹכֵחָה.

Immediately follows “rebuke your neighbor” is the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself”:

וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ And you shall love your neighbor as yourself … (Lev 19:18)

The gematria of these two verses (rebuke and love) is 1424 + 820 = 2244, which is exactly the gematria of faith, hope, and love, if the three possible spellings out of love are used, to symbolize the love being the greatest of the three:

Love spelled out with Alef אלף הא בית הא 535
Love spelled out with Hey אלף הה בית הה 543
Love spelled out with Yud אלף הי בית הי 553
Faith אֱמוּנָה 102
Hope תִּקְוָה 511
  2244