For this Blog, I want to re-examine the Hebrew word נחמו.
If we simply split the word equally down the middle we get two very interesting letter combinations-
You have seen this before in a recent Blog referring to their inclusion in the Hebrew word for Ammonium Nitrate.
But this time I want to take a closer look at each two letter combination to produce a totally different meaning-
נח = Noah
Of course, those two letters represent the word Noah, and immediately we think of the Torah Parshah that is named after him.
But what is more amazing is that Parshat Noah begins with the similar pattern as the Haftorah for Parshat Shoftim.
In Parshat Noah, נח נח appears together as the third and fourth words at the beginning of the Parshah. Reading further on, G-d saw that the earth had been filled with חמס. (Ch. 6, Verse 11). Then only two lines further down, on Verse 13, Hashem is talking to Noah and again Hashem uses the same word while describing the situation on Earth to Noah. By using this word twice, it would seem to indicate G-d is very disturbed by this and has decided to take decisive action by bringing on the Flood.
Defining The Hebrew Word חמס
I found a few English words which can be used to define חמס such as Robbery, Violence, Injustice and Larceny.
Pronouncing The Hebrew Word חמס
In my Chumash as well as others I have seen that have the vowels written together with the Hebrew letters, the word חמס is pronounced the same as Hamas.
Taking A Closer Look At Hamas
Hamas (Arabic: حماس Ḥamās, an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah [Islamic Resistance Movement]) is a Palestinian Sunni–Islamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. It has been the de facto governing authority of the Gaza Strip since its takeover of that area in 2007. During this period it fought several wars with Israel. Israel, the United States and the European Union classify, either in whole or in part, Hamas as a terrorist organization. This classification is one among various and diverse international positions on the nature of Hamas. Iran, Russia, China, and Turkey are some countries who view Hamas in a positive light.
I Now Want To Bring The Other Half Of The Word נחמו Into This Discussion.
מו = ??
I really could not find a translation for those two Hebrew letters above that fits in well with this discussion, however if I look at the Gematria, this opens a whole new possibility.
מו = 46
The numerical value of those two Hebrew letters equals a number that can be tied into some recent events within the past year.
Last Year’s Israeli Earthquake Equaled 4.6 On The Richter Scale
The above link will take you to a story that appeared in the Jerusalem Post on May 16, 2019. That earthquake also measured 4.6.
Under the main headline of the article, the sentence reads
Residents in Cyprus, Jordan and Egypt also reported feeling an earthquake.
Cyprus–Israel relations refer to the bilateral relations between Cyprus and Israel. Israel has an embassy in Nicosia, while Cyprus has an embassy in Tel-Aviv. Both countries are members of the Union for the Mediterranean, United Nations, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.
The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty (Arabic: معاهدة السلام المصرية الإسرائيلية, Mu`āhadat as-Salām al-Misrīyah al-‘Isrā’īlīyah; Hebrew: הסכם השלום בין ישראל למצרים, Heskem HaShalom Bein Yisrael LeMitzrayim) was signed in Washington, D.C., United States on 26 March 1979, following the 1978 Camp David Accords. The Egypt–Israel treaty was signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, and witnessed by United States president Jimmy Carter.
The agreement notably made Egypt the first Arab state to officially recognize Israel.
The Israel–Jordan peace treaty or in full “Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (Hebrew: הסכם השלום בין ישראל לירדן; transliterated: Heskem Ha-Shalom beyn Yisra’el Le-Yarden; Arabic: معاهدة السلام الأردنية الإسرائيلية; Arabic transliteration: Mu’ahadat as-Salaam al-‘Urdunniyah al-Isra’yliyah), sometimes referred to as Wadi Araba Treaty, was signed in 1994. The signing ceremony took place at the southern border crossing of Arabah on 26 October 1994. Jordan was the second Arab country, after Egypt, to sign a peace accord with Israel
Please Note That The UAE Agreement Will Be Signed 26 Years After The Jordan Peace Treaty
Since the Number 26 in Gematria is equal to the Name Of Hashem, it is all the more interesting that the UAE Agreement is timed exactly that amount of years corresponding to G-d’s name after Israel’s Peace Treaty With Jordan.
With hindsight, and using the sub-heading in the Jerusalem Post article, it appears that those countries who felt the earthquake are the only countries to have signed a peace treaty with Israel or in the case of Cyprus have a peaceful relationship with the Jewish State. For those countries who have not done so, perhaps they run the risk of suffering the same fate as residents of Beirut did with the recent explosion.
And therefore it is interesting that the UAE has come to the peace table at this time with other countries expected to follow.
Unfortunately for those terrorist organization such as Hamas, the Beirut explosion may just signal the beginning of tough times ahead. Especially when the word appearing in the Torah which G-d himself refers to is pronounced the same way and means the same as what Hamas represents.
This, of course, is all in Hashem’s hands.