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Vaetchanan – Secret of Shema

One God

The most central expression of one God faith is Shema from this week’s Parashah:

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one. (Deu 6:4)


The gematria is 1118 = 86 x 13, where 86 is the gematria of Elohim אֱלֹהִים, and 13 is the gematria of one אֶחָד, i.e. one Elohim (God).

Why Elohim which is plural? Precisely so, for a natural man sees many divine emanations with many names of God, but Israel is commanded to believe in one God by faith, for Our God אֱלֹהֵינוּ in gematria is 102, the gematria of faith אֱמוּנָה.


One People

If God is one, it follows that Israel must be one, as it is written:

וּמִי כְעַמְּךָ כְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, גּוֹי אֶחָד בָּאָרֶץ And who is like Thy people, like Israel, a nation one in the earth…(2 Sam 7:23)


The gematria is 1092, which is exactly the gematria of Shema (1118) less 26, with 26 as the gematria of YHVH.

What does one God have to do with one Israel?

In the same way that there is one God despite many levels of emanation, so is there one people of believers despite their differences. It is one God in heaven and one Israel on earth.

One God and One Israel in gematria is 593, which is exactly the same gematria of כְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, גּוֹי אֶחָד from above verse, which means “Israel is one nation” at the simple level, but hyperliterally it means that Israel and the nations is unified as one, i.e. the unification of Israel with the nations as one people in one faith of one God:

YHVH is one יְהוָה אֶחָד 39
Israel is one יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶחָד 554


The gematria of Echad (one) and her “atbash” is 573:

One (Echad) אֶחָד 13
One in “atbash” תסק 560


573 is exactly the gematria of יִשְׂרָאֵל גּוֹי אֶחָד of the same phrase from the above verse, without the prefix Kaf, meaning: Israel and Nation is one, at the hyperliteral level of the text.

This comes to teach us that Israel is the collective name for those chosen by God as his people, for the gematria of this verse 1092 = 84 x 13, where 13 is the gematria of one אֶחָד, and 84 is the ordinal number of Israel and nation (83) plus a kollel (1), i.e. the union of Israel with the nation (83 + 1):

    Ordinal number
Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל 64
Nation גּוֹי 19


Now, the gematria of כְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, גּוֹי אֶחָד בָּאָרֶץ “like Israel one nation in the earth” is 886, which is exactly the gematria of the three possible spellings out of Elohim אֱלֹהִים, as follows:

Hey spelled out with Alef אלף למד הא יוד מם 291
Hey spelled out with Hey אלף למד הה יוד מם 295
Hey spelled out with Yud אלף למד הי יוד מם 300


Elohim represents the lower emanation of God, and YHVH is the higher emanation of God which has four primary spellings out, as follows:

MaH הא ואו הא יוד 45
BaN הה וו הה יוד 52
SaG הא ויו הי יוד 63
AV הי ויו הי יוד 72


The union of Elohim and YHVH with their spelled out forms in gematria is:

886 + 232 = 1118

1118 is exactly the gematria of Shema, as noted above.


One Mashiach

The only way that the nations can be unified with Israel as one nation is through Mashiach. The gematria of One God, One Israel and One Mashiach is 964, which is exactly the gematria of Mashiach, Israel and Nations, as follows:

YHVH is one יְהוָה אֶחָד 39 Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ 358
Israel is one יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶחָד 554 Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל 541
Mashiach is one מָּשִׁיחַ אֶחָד 371 And Nations וְגוֹיִם 65
  964 964


964 is exactly the gematria of Shema without mentioning the three names of God, as follows:

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶחָד Hear Israel is one



Shema Israel

Shema Israel שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל in “atbash” ביז מבגתך has a gematria of 484, this is the same gematria of “To obey is better than sacrifice” שְׁמֹעַ מִזֶּבַח טֹוב, (1 Sam 15:22), “to obey” is the same word as “Shema” (with different vowelization). This comes to teach us that the essence of Shema Israel is in the fulfillment of the “spirit of the law” rather than the “letter of the law”.

The difference in gematria:

Hear Israel שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל 951
Hear Israel in “atbash” ביז מבגתך (484)


467 is exactly the gematria of גוֹיִם לִמְשִׁיחֶךָ, meaning “Nations to Your Mashiach”, i.e. the Nations gathered to the Mashiach of Israel. 467 is also the sum of the ordinal number of Israel, Nation, and the gematria of One Mashiach, as follows:

Israel in ordinal number יִשְׂרָאֵל 64
Nation in ordinal number גוֹיִם 32
Mashiach is one מָּשִׁיחַ אֶחָד 371




The three holy names in Shema is “Adonai Eloheinu Adonai” (LORD Our God LORD), which obviously reflect the same pattern as Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh (I AM THAT I AM).

The difference in gematria between the revealed LORD Our God LORD and the concealed name (in atbash) is 1085:

Adonai Eloheinu Adonai יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה (154)
In “atbash” מצפ”ץ תכצמט”ף מצפ”ץ 1239


Astonishingly, the mid-point number between 1 and 1085 is 543, which is exactly the gematria of Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, commonly translated as I AM THAT I AM. This is the name connected with redemption.

At the simple level, the gematria of Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh is 21 + 501 + 21 = 543, but at the deeper, concealed level, number 21 and 501 can be expressed using the same two letters, Kaf and Alef. This is because the final form of Kaf in gematria can also be 500, when the two letters כ”א for 21 is reversed as א”ך, the gematria is elevated to 501, as follows:

  כ”א א”ך כ”א
Revealed level (Kaf sofit) 21 501 21
  כ”א כ”א כ”א
Concealed level 21 21 21


This comes to reveal that the name Ehyeh Asher Aheyeh at the concealed level in gematria is 63, being 21 + 21 + 21.

63 in mirror image is 36, the secret of the primordial light, which is Mashiach, also known as Yechidah, and the gematria of Yechidah יְחִידָה and YHVH יְהוָה is exactly 63.

For 36 is exactly the sum of the ordinal number and small gematria (without the 0) of light, as follows:

Small gematria (without the 0) אוֹר 9
Ordinal number אוֹר 27


Astonishingly, if we substitute the light of Mashiach which is 36, for the three divine names in the Shema, the new gematria is exactly 1000, the gematria of Mashiach ben Joseph and Mashiach ben David הַמָּשִׁיחַ בֵּן יוֹסֵף הַמָּשִׁיחַ בֵּן-דָּוִד, as follows:

Hear Israel is one שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶחָד 964
Light of Mashiach 36




It is customary to write two inscriptions on the back of the parchment for Shema in the Mezurah, as follows:

  • the Hebrew word שדי (Shadai)
  • the phrase כוזו במוכסז כוזו

Both are names of God, but the second phrase is a code based on a technique using “one letter shift” to the left of the Alphabet for the three names of God in the Shema. If this technique is applied to the six words of Shema, the revealed number for Shema would be 1521:

Original Shema שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד 1118
One letter shift to the left תנ”ף כתשב”ם כוז”ו במוכס”ז כוז”ו בט”ה 1521


Astonishingly, 1521 is the sum of the 27 possible spellings out of YHVH, meaning the full emanations of YHVH, but still, 1521 is 39 squared, where 39 is the gematria of “YHVH is one” יְהוָה אֶחָד, meaning there is one God despite the 27 different emanations.

The 27 emanations of YHVH are as follows:

  ה ו ה י  
1 הא ואו הא יוד 45
2 הה ואו הא יוד 49
3 הי ואו הא יוד 54
4 הא וו הא יוד 44
5 הה וו הא יוד 48
6 הי וו הא יוד 53
7 הא ויו הא יוד 54
8 הה ויו הא יוד 58
9 הי ויו הא יוד 63
10 הא ואו הה יוד 49
11 הה ואו הה יוד 53
12 הי ואו הה יוד 58
13 הא וו הה יוד 48
14 הה וו הה יוד 52
15 הי וו הה יוד 57
16 הא ויו הה יוד 58
17 הה ויו הה יוד 62
18 הי ויו הה יוד 67
19 הא ואו הי יוד 54
20 הה ואו הי יוד 58
21 הי ואו הי יוד 63
22 הא וו הי יוד 53
23 הה וו הי יוד 57
24 הי וו הי יוד 62
25 הא ויו הי יוד 63
26 הה ויו הי יוד 67
27 הי ויו הי יוד 72


27 is the ordinal number of light אוֹר, for God is beyond light but the emanation of God is light with 27 levels of decent.


Secret of Shadai

Shadai is the name that was revealed to the patriarch:

וָאֵרָא, אֶל-אַבְרָהָם אֶל-יִצְחָק וְאֶל-יַעֲקֹב–בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי; וּשְׁמִי יְהוָה,לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי לָהֶם and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name YHVH I made Me not known to them (Ex 6:3)


The secret of Shadai שַׁדַי is that it has the same gematria of Metatron מֵטַטְרוֹן which is 314. Jacob mentioned that there was a mysterious Angel of Redeemer that redeemed him, as it is written:

הַמַּלְאָךְ הַגֹּאֵל אֹתִי מִכָּל-רָע the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil…(Gen 48:16)


The spelling out of Shadai is:

Shadai שַׁדַי 314
Spelled out שין דלת יוד 814


This means the “pregnant” letters in Shadai is: 814 – 314 = 500, which is the gematria of Sar שַׂר, and Metatron is called Sar Metatron שַׂר מְטָּטְרוֹן, meaning, Prince Metatron.

Shadai is called El Shadai אֵל שַׁדָּי, commonly translated as God Almighty, the gematria is 345.

When El is spelled out as אלף למד, the gematria is exactly that of Panim הַפָּנִים, faces, which is 185, and Sar Metatron שַׂר מְטָּטְרוֹן is called Metatron Prince of the Faces מְטָּטְרוֹן שַׂר הַפָּנִים, the gematria is 999, which is exactly the gematria of El Shadai spelled out in full, as follows:

God Almighty (El Shadai) spelled out אלף למד שין דלת יוד 999
Metatron Prince of the Faces מְטָּטְרוֹן שַׂר הַפָּנִים 999


It may be surmised that the Angel of Redeemer is Metatron Prince of the Faces, which is the secret of El Shadai, who appeared to the three patriarchs.

In both cases the initials of both names in gematria is 345, the gematria of Moses מֹשֶׁה, and more astonishingly, the three letters of Moses is exactly the three initials of Metatron Prince of the Faces.


The Secret of the Parchment

What is the secret behind these two inscriptions on the Shema parchment, as noted above?

The secret of Shadai is in the number 999, as above noted, 999 is 1118 less 119.

The secret of the “one letter shift” in gematria is 1521, as above noted, which is 1118 plus 403.

The sum of 403 and 119 is 522, which is exactly the gematria of Yeshua spelled out, which is the name of the Mashiach, as follows:

Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ  
Spelled out יוד שין וו עין 522



The Unification of Shema

The unification of Shema is to unify 1118 in 1, and 1118 + 1 = 1119, which is exactly the sum of Mashiach, Israel, Nation in gematria and ordinal number in Echad (one), as follows:

Israel in gematria יִשְׂרָאֵל 541
Nation in gematria גוֹיִם 59
Mashiach in gematria מָּשִׁיחַ 358
Israel in ordinal number יִשְׂרָאֵל 64
Nation in ordinal number גוֹיִם 32
Mashiach in ordinal number מָּשִׁיחַ 52
One in either gematria or ordinal number אֶחָד 13


1119 is exactly the unification of the 7 “Echad” (one) in Eph 4:4-6:

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all…(Eph 4:4-6)


The 7 “Echad” (one) in Hebrew and gematria are as follows, which is exactly 1118 unified with 1:

Body גּוּף 89
Spirit רוּחַ 214
Hope תִּקְוָה 511
Lord אָדוֹן 61
Faith אֱמוּנָה 102
Baptism טְבִילָה 56
God אֱלֹהִים 86


The above verse is concluded with “father of all”, which in Hebrew would be rendered as “Av La’Kol” אָב לַכּׂל,meaning, the Father of All is also the Father of One, the gematria of “Father of All” is 83, which is exactly the ordinal number of Israel and Nation (singular), as follows:

Israel in ordinal number יִשְׂרָאֵל 64
Nation (singular) in ordinal number גּוֹי 19


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