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Pesach-Time, Space and Resurrection

The Nullification of Time

Pesach פֶּסַח can also mean leap פָּסַח, which represents a quantum leap in the blink of an eye. It can be understood as the qualitative change as the result of drastically minimizing the quantitative time.

The secret of Pesach night is about nullification of time. The key word for Pesach is “this night” הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה Halaylah HaZeh which appears only once in the Bible in describing Pesach (Ex 12:42), the gematria of this phrase is 97, exactly the same as time:

This night הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה 97
Time זְמָן 97

And one of the hymns for the Seder night is Mah Nishtanah:

מַה נִּשְׁתַּנָּה, הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה מִכָּל הַלֵּילוֹת
Why is this night different from all other nights

The gematria of this phrase is 1518, with its six words in total, the average gematria of each word is therefore 253, which is exactly the spelling out of time in gematria:

Time זְמָן 97
Spelled out זין מם נון 253

The question is how can one transcend the limitation of time?

According to Maharal, if one moves fast enough and minimizes the time for action, one can transcend the limitation of time.

There is no difference between matzah (unleavened bread) and leavened bread except for the time difference, as the matzah must be baked within 18 minutes after the flour is mixed with water.

Unleavened bread – Matzah מַצָּה
Leavened bread – Chametz חָמֵץ

The only difference between matzah and chametz is the small opening in the Hey of matzah, through which opening the time is nullified.

The Nullification of Space

The sorcerers can imitate the miracles of Moses except when it comes to the plague of lice, and according to Rashi, this was because the demon has no power over a creature smaller than a barleycorn.

According to Maharal, at some measured point an item is large enough to be considered as an individual thing unto itself, and anything smaller is considered just a part of the general world, hence “tumah” (uncleanness) can attach only to individual things, not to generalities, the boundary between the two is the barleycorn.

Pesach denotes the time of barley harvest hence the matzah is naturally made of barley.

If the size of a barleycorn denotes the minimum space, baking the matzah within 18 minutes would denote the minimum time.

The gematria of the four concepts is 999:

Barley, space שְׂעוֹרָה מָקוֹם 767
Matzah, time מַצָּה זְמַן 232

El Shadai

Peach is the time when the name of God is transformed from El Shadai to YHVH (Ex 6:3).

The spelling out of El Shadai also yields 999:

El Shadai אֵל שַׁדָּי  
Spelled out אלף למד שין דלת יוד 999

The concept of Shadai according to the rabbis is “she’amar le’olamo dai” שֶׁאָמָר לְעוֹלָמוֹ דַי, that is, He said to His world, enough.

The concept of “enough” denotes limitation, as in the limitation of space and time.

It follows that the name Shadai corresponds to the third dimension of the reality, soul, for the name Shadai is connected with procreation, i.e. the making of soul. The unification of the three dimensions of reality, i.e. time, space, and soul in gematria is 1313:

Barley, matzah, space, time שְׂעוֹרָה מַצָּה מָקוֹם זְמַן 999
Shadai (enough) שַׁדָּי 314

1313 is exactly the gematria of the resurrection of the dead:

Resurrection of the dead – Techiyat Ha’metim תְּחִיַּת הַמֵּתִים 1313

When man dies, the body returns to dust, the concept of resurrection of the dead is to restore the body of man from the dust. 1313 = 13 x 101, where 13 the gematria of Echad אֶחָד, i.e. one, and 101 is the gematria of man reduced progressively and restored progressively, as follows:

Man אָדָם  
Back and forth אדם אד א אד אדם 101

The diminishing of the two letters above represents the disintegration of the body of man in dust, whereas the restoration of the two letters represents the resurrection of dead from the dust.

There are two heads in a Hebrew calendar: Rosh HaShanah is the birth of Adam the first man, and Pesach is the birth of Israel the new man.

If the first man is represented by 101 as illustrated above, the 101th prime number is 541, exactly the gematria of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל ( when 1 is counted as the first prime).

When one dies, it is as if man has been returned to nothingness, which is Hebrew is Ayin אַיִן, the creation is Yesh Me’ayin יֵשׁ מֵאַיִן, meaning something from nothing. Me’ayin מֵאַיִןin gematria is also 101, for the resurrection of dead at the superficial level is something from nothing.

Luz Bone

According to the rabbis, the resurrection of dead is restored from a mysterious Luz bone, which again is of the size of a barleycorn.

When one dies, the lowest level of the soul will continue to hover over the Luz bone until the time of resurrection, this comes to teach that the Luz bone symbolizes the minimum point of contact between the spiritual Nefesh and the physical luz bone, this can be referred to as a Kabbalistic term “touching and not touching”.

Astonishingly, the gematria of Luz bone is 248, which is the same gematria of matter and particle:

Luz bone עֶצֶם הַלוּז 248
Matter חֹמֶר 248
Particle חֶלְקִיק 248

Particle in science is barleycorn in Torah and Luz bone in resurrection in that it symbolizes the smallest matter for a particular situation under evaluation. In the same way that uncleanness has no power over anything smaller than a barleycorn, death has no power over the Luz bone from which the dead will eventually be resurrected. Similarly, at the level of particle, the matter can be transformed into wave according to quantum mechanics.

Eye of the Needle

248 is also the gematria of “eye of the needle” which is also the concept of a very small space:

Eye of the needle קוֹף הַמַחַט 248

The eye of the needle is represented by the Hebrew letter Kuf in form:

Kuf קוּף ק

The concept of a camel going through the eye of the needle represents what appears to be impossible at the superficial level, in that the camel with its size is able to transcend the limitation of space.

Camel is represented by the Hebrew letter Gimal ג, the gematria is 3, whereas the eye of the needle is represented by the Hebrew letter Kuf ק, which in gematria is 100, when the camel goes through the eye of the needle, it is as if the camel is nullified by the eye of the needle, which can be represented by a simple subtraction:

Camel goes through the eye of the needle 100 – 3 = 97

Astonishingly, 97 is exactly the gematria of time זְמָן. This comes to teach us the nullification of space and times goes hand in hand, as at the speed of light.

According to Einstein, the space and time is nullified at the speed of light. The speed of light is the secret of Pesach for the redemption comes in the blink of an eye.

Speed of Light

How do we know that Pesach night is the secret of the speed of light?

The speed of light is 299 792 458 meters per second, if the number is separated into three parts, the gematria is exactly as follows:

299 792 458
מם צדיק הי בְּאֵין פֶּסַח מַצָּה מַרוֹר שֶׂה הַפֶּסַח
Matzah מַצָּה spelled out Where there is no Pesach, Matzah, bitter herbs Lamb of Pesach

Where there is no Pesach, Matzah and bitter herbs means the three are eaten with haste, for there is no time (at the speed of light).

If we add the three parts together:

299 + 792 + 458 = 1549

1549 is exactly the gematria of the following verse about the lamb of Pesach:

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year (Ex 12:5) שֶׂה תָמִים זָכָר בֶּן-שָׁנָה, יִהְיֶה לָכֶם

Time, Space and Resurrection

The phrase רָצוֹא וָשׁוֹב “ratzo vashov” literally means “run and return”, which is the secret of time, in that the future constantly impregnates the past at the present moment.

Time flows like a river, in that the future flows into past. Past is death, future is life, when both past and future is converted into present, this is life eternal. The simultaneous experience of running to the future and returning to the past is the essence of time nullification.

The phrase נוֹגֵעַ וְאֵינוֹ נוֹגֵעַ “noge’a v’eino noge’a” literally means “touching but not touching”, which is the secret of space, in that the act of touching denotes there is no space between the two, and the simultaneous experience of touching but not touching is the essence of space nullification.

The phrase יֵשׁ מֵאַיִן “yesh me’ayin” literally means “something from nothing”, which is the secret of the resurrection of the dead, in that the “nothingness” of dead is brought back to the “something-ness” of the living.

The gematria of the three phases (when Mem is removed from Yesh Me’Ayin) is also 1313, the gematria of the resurrection of the dead תְּחִיַּת הַמֵּתִים techiyat ha’metim:

Touching but not touching נוֹגֵעַ וְאֵינוֹ נוֹגֵעַ 331
Run and return רָצוֹא וָשׁוֹב 611
Something, nothing יֵשׁ אָיִן 371

The state of the resurrection of the dead is called the “land of the living” (Psalm 116:9), and when the new man Israel is placed in the land of the living, the gematria is also 1313, which is also the unification of the land of Israel and land of Canaan:

Israel in the land of the living יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּאַרְצוֹת הַחַיִּים 1313
Land of Israel, land of Canaan אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן 1313
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