The Curses

There are exactly 676 words used in pronouncing the curses in Due 28:15-68, and 676 is 26 squared:

676 = 26^2

26 is the gematria of YHVH, denoting mercy, by which the Children of Israel can be saved from all the curses.

The reason for the curse is clearly indicated in Due 28:58, as follows:

אִם-לֹא תִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת, הַכְּתֻבִים,בַּסֵּפֶר הַזֶּה: לְיִרְאָה אֶת-הַשֵּׁם הַנִּכְבָּד וְהַנּוֹרָא, הַזֶּה–אֵת, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and awful Name, the LORD thy God (Deu 28:58)

The gematria of this key verse is 6201, which is the Square Pyramidal Number of 26, meaning the sum of all the integers from 1 to 26 each squared, as follows:

1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + …+ 24^2 + 25^2 + 26^2 = 6201

This connects beautifully to the 676 words by which the “curses” are enunciated. In other word, if the curses are emanated from 26 squared, and cause of the curses are the sum of the integers from 1 to 26 each squared.

It is explicit from the verse that the root cause for the curses is that the children of Israel have failed to do:

All the words of this Torah אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת

The meaning of this phrase will be expounded presently.

Torah on the Stones

The fundamental question on “All the words of this Torah” is whether it is referring to the Written Torah or Oral Torah.

At the simple, literal level, this is the Written Torah, as the same exact phrase also appears in the beginning of this week’s Parashah, as follows:

וְכָתַבְתָּ עַל-הָאֲבָנִים, אֶת-כָּל דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת–בַּאֵר הֵיטֵב And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law well clarified.’ (Deu 27:8)

According to Rashi, this is Torah written in 70 languages, which obviously means the Written Torah.

Torah in 70 languages is derived from the last word in the verse, הֵיטֵב, meaning: properly, as follows:

Properly, well הֵיטֵב  
Revealed progressively ה הי היט היטב 70

This comes to reveal that the failing of the Children of Israel is that they have neglected the Written Torah, at the simple level.

“Torah on the Stones” in gematria is 819, as follows:

Torah on stones תּוֹרָה עַל-הָאֲבָנִים 819

Astonishingly, 819 is exactly the Square Pyramidal Number of 13, meaning the sum of all the integers from 1 to 13 each squared, as follows:

1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + …+ 11^2 + 12^2 + 13^2 = 819

Ein Sof

The concept above can be illustrated by the pyramid as follows:

square-pyradmid

The geometry as a whole represents the square pyramidal number of 26, which is 6201.

The upper section represents the square pyramidal number of 13, which is 819, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 13 each squared, as follows:

  Sum
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13  
1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100 121 144 169 819

The lower section represents 6201 – 819 = 5382, which is the sum of all the integers from 14 to 26 each squared, as follows:

  Sum
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26  
196 225 256 289 324 361 400 441 484 529 576 625 676 5382

The relationship can be summarized as follows:

Sum of 1 to 13 each squared Sum of 14 to 26 each squared Sum of 1 to 26 each squared
819 = 13 x 63 5382 = 13 x 414 6201
אֵין סוֹף אוֹר אֵין סוֹף אוֹר אֵין סוֹף
Written Torah Oral Torah All the Torah

The three stages represent the progression of Ein Sof in decent.

The first stage: Ein Sof (Infinity) in ordinal number is 63, and 13 times 63 is 819, as follows:

Ein Sof (Infinity) אֵין סוֹף  
Ordinal number 17+6+15+14+10+1 63

This would allude to Written Torah, as Torah on the stones in gematria is 819, as discussed above.

The second stage: Or Ein Sof (Infinite Light) אוֹר אֵין סוֹף in gematria is 414, and 13 times 414 is 5382. This would allude to Oral Torah as symbolized by Torah on heart, as will be further expounded below.

The third stage: Or Ein Sof (Infinite Light) in “atbash” is 1026, which is exactly the “mirror image” of 6201, as follows:

Or Ein Sof (Infinite Light) אוֹר אֵין סוֹף  
Atbash תפ”ג תמ”ט חפ”ו 1026

The conclusion is that both blessings and curses are light emanated from God. When the vessel is fitting to receive the light, the result is blessing; in contrast, when the vessel is not prepared to receive the light, the result is curse.

Torah on the Heart

Oral Torah is the feminine aspect of the Torah as a whole, which deals with the details necessary to fulfill the principles of the Written Torah.

Written Torah is static as the principle, and Oral Torah is dynamic as it deals with the situation at hand.

If Written Torah is represented by Torah on the stones, then Oral Torah would be represented by Torah on the heart, as it is written:

כָּתְבֵם, עַל-לוּחַ לִבֶּךָ Write them upon the table of your heart (Pro 3:3)

The key to write the Torah on heart is by the Spirit of the Living God, as it is written:

…written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. (2Cor 3:3)

The “atbash” of the “Spirit of the Living God” in gematria is 853, which is exactly the mirror image of 358, the gematria of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ, as follows:

Spirit of the Living God רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים חַיִּים  
Atbash גפ”ס תכצמ”י סממ”י 853

Oral Torah to Written Torah is feminine to masculine, and the Spirit of Living God represents the feminine aspect of Mashiach by which the Torah can be written on the heart.

“Write them upon the table of your heart” in atbash is 878 in gematria, which is exactly the gematria of Mashiach spelled out (מם שין יוד חית), as follows:

Write them upon the table of your heart כָּתְבֵם, עַל-לוּחַ לִבֶּךָ  
Atbash לאש”י ז”ך כפ”ס כש”ל 878

Mashiach the Living Torah

The root cause for the curses is that the Children of Israel have failed to know their Mashiach, which is the Living Torah in flesh.

Mashiach is called “and the Word was made flesh” in John 1:14, the concept is that the abstract Torah is fulfilled by the actions of man, i.e. the flesh. While this is the expectation of man at the individual level, at the collective level (Yechidah), this is the concept of Mashiach:

And the word became flesh וַיְהִי דָּבָר בָּשָׂר 739

739 is exactly the gematria of “Living Torah becomes flesh” in “atbash”, as follows:

Living Torah becomes flesh תּוֹרָה הַחַיִּים לְבָשָׂר 1216
Atbash אפג”ץ צסממ”י כשב”ג 739

“Living Torah becomes flesh” is the concept of Mashiach, who is the “Word became flesh”, this is the concept of “clothing”.

The concept of “clothes” is the expression of the essence that serves a dual role to reveal as much as to conceal the essence.

God at the level of Ein Sof is beyond human comprehension, this is the so-called “Surrounding Light” אוֹר סוֹבֵב in Kabbalah. The final two letters of “surrounding” can be fused into a Dalet, therefore rendering “Surrounding” as “Secret” סּוֹד, i.e. that which can’t be known by man.

God reveals Himself to His creation at the lower level through His “clothe”, this is the concept of “Infilling light” אוֹר מְמֻלָּא in Kabbalah. The first two letters of “infilling” can be fused into a Peh, therefore rendering “Infilling” as “Wonder” פֶלֶא, which is one of the names of Mashiach (Isaiah 9:5), i.e. by whom God can be known by man.

“YHVH clothed” in gematria is exactly 358, the gematria of Mashiach, as follows:

YHVH clothed לָבֵשׁ יְהוָה 358

“From the Infilling Light” in gematria is also 358, the gematria of Mashiach, as follows:

From the Infilling Light מֵאוֹר מְמֻלָּא 358

The concept of YHVH clothed in majesty in gematria is 1216, which is the same gematria of “Living Torah becomes flesh” תּוֹרָה הַחַיִּים לְבָשָׂר, as follows:

The LORD reigneth; He is clothed in majesty; the LORD is clothed…(Psalm 93:1) יְהוָה מָלָךְ, גֵּאוּת לָבֵשׁ:לָבֵשׁ יְהוָה 1216

Similarly, the following phrases in gematria are all 555:

And Ein Sof was clothed וַיִּלְבַּשׁ אֵין סוֹף 555
And he was clothed in light וַיִּלְבַּשׁ אוֹר 555
Mashiach is Immanuel מָּשִׁיחַ עִמָּנוּ אֵל 555

It is now clear that the process of “clothing” is the same concept as “contraction”, i.e. tzimtzum.

The secret of Mashiach is the soul of Israel at the collective level known as Yechidah, which is the intermediary between Israel and YHVH, for the “spelled out” of Yechidah is exactly the “spelled out” of YHVH clothed, as follows:

YHVH clothed לָבֵשׁ יְהוָה   Yechidah יְחִידָה  
Spelled out למד בית שין יוד הה וו הה 898 Spelled out יוד חית יוד דלת הא 898

“Clothed in Light” is the same gematria of Israel, which is 541, as follows:

Clothed in light לָבֵשׁ בְּאוֹר 541

In contrast, they who are clothed in darkness in gematria is 666, the number of the beast, as follows:

Clothed in darkness לָבְשׁוּ חֹשֶׁךְ 666

666 is also the gematria of “The Torah of Man”, i.e. that which taught by man, instead of that which is taught by Mashiach, as follows:

The Torah of Man הַתּוֹרָה הָאָדָם 666

All the words of this Torah

In contrast to the Torah of Man that brought about the curses, the Torah of Mashiach is the key to the blessings.

The Torah of Mashiach הַתּוֹרַת מָּשִׁיחַ 1369

1369 is 37 squared, where 37 is the gematria of Yechidah יְחִידָה, fittingly.

Astonishingly, the “small gematria”, i.e. removing the zeros, of this phrase is exactly the gematria of 37, as follows:

The Torah of Mashiach הַתּוֹרַת מָּשִׁיחַ 1369
Small gematria 8 + 1 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 6 + 4 + 5 37

We can now understand the deeper meaning of this key phrase and the failing of which is the cause of all the curses, as follows:

All the words of this Torah אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת 1696

The difference in gematria is 1696 – 1369 = 327, which is the gematria of the “Spirit of the Law”, as follows:

Spirit of the Law רוּחַ הַחֹק 327

Spirit of the Law is the antithesis of the Letter of Law, which is exactly what Mashiach has come to reveal and teach, therefore, the antidote to the cause of the curses are as follows:

Spirit of the Law of the Torah of Mashiach רוּחַ הַחֹק הַתּוֹרַת מָּשִׁיחַ 1696

The gematria is exactly 1696, the same as the “All the words of this Torah”. In other word, to fulfill “All the words of this Torah” is to do the “Spirit of the Law of the Torah of Mashiach”.

1696 is exactly the gematria of:

And the virgin conceived and bare Immanuel וַתַּהַר, וַתֵּלֶד הַבְּתוּלָה עִמָּנוּ אֵל 1696

Astonishingly, 1696 = 4 x 424, which comes to reveal Immanuel is Mashiach ben David.

Mashiach ben David מָּשִׁיחַ בֶּן דָּוִד 424

By Happy

There is another reason for the curses in this week’s Parashah:

תַּחַת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-עָבַדְתָּ אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּשִׂמְחָה, וּבְטוּב לֵבָב–מֵרֹב, כֹּל Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything (Deu 28:47)

At the simple level, the curses are due to not serving God with joy and gladness of heart.

At the deeper level, the lack of joy is due to not knowing Mashiach, for the knowledge of Mashiach brings about joy, and the four letters of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ can be permuted to spell יִשְׂמַח, meaning: he shall rejoice.

The phrase “with joy and gladness of heart” בְּשִׂמְחָה, וּבְטוּב לֵבָב in gematria is 414, which is exactly the gematria of Or Ein Sof, i.e. the Infinite Light, as discussed above, which is the cause of the curses.

Astonishingly, the gematria of “And the Assembly of Israel shall rejoice in the Spirit of Law” is 1396, which is exactly the gematria of “The Torah of Mashiach”, as discussed above:

The Torah of Mashiach הַתּוֹרַת מָּשִׁיחַ 1369
And the Assembly of Israel shall rejoice in the Spirit of Law וַיִּשְׂמַח קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל בָרוּחַ הַחֹק 1369

This comes to teach that the reason Israel can’t rejoice in serving God is because they are entrapped in the Torah of Man, i.e. the traditions of man, instead of observing the Torah of Mashiach, as taught by the Holy Spirit, which is freedom. For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Cor 3:17).

Israel shall rejoice in the freedom of Torah יִשְׂרָאֵל יִשְׂמַח בְּחֵרוּת הַתּוֹרָה 2131

2131 is exactly the gematria of the Bible, as follows:

Torah תּוֹרָה 611
Prophets נְּבִיאִים 113
Writings כְּתוּבִים 478
New Testament בְּרִית חֲדָשָֽׁה 929
  2131

The Tanakh as a whole can be understood as the Written Torah, and the New Testament, or Brit Chadashah as a whole can be understood as the Oral Torah revealed by the Holy Spirit, which unification in gematria is exactly the same as Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵל, when Alef is elevated as 1000, as follows:

Torah תּוֹרָה 611
New Testament בְּרִית חֲדָשָֽׁה 929
  1540