In Parashah VaEthChanan we see the mathematic Signature of the Architect in the linguistic structure of the text describing the luchot (two stone tablets). These “twins” are mentioned twice in this parashah, just as they were brought down twice after the first set was shattered. This is like the mention of twins, twice, in Toldot and VaYeshev.
Toldot, you may recall that 'twins' are born to Rivka (Ya’acov and
Esav) but later in VaYeshev, 'twins' are born to Tamar (Peretz and
Zerach). Both of these events in
combination with one another, together with the unusual words used to
describe the events, allude specifically to the twins (shnei luchot)
would be brought down twice at Sinai. All are
mathematic or geometric imperatives originating in the properties of the
cosmic blueprint (the combined cubic form of the luchot or primordial torah).
We will examine all of these "twins" further in the paragraphs ahead. However, if you are new to this
blog, please read each of the essential constructs listed in
the column to the right before proceeding. These pages reveal some of the
basic mathematic connections between the letters of God's Explicit Name and the
multidimensional geometric characteristics of the luchot,
both in the divided state and combined cubic form, along with the
internal geometry that casts a shadow known as a magen david. There is a
special connection between the Name, the luchot and the geometry of the
magen, and together they form a unique signature. We refer to this geometry and its mathematic common denominator as the Signature of the Architect. The purpose of this blog is to show how all of these things connect, and to reveal where the signature geometry is
hidden, not only in each week’s parashah, but the physics of time and
space, quantum mechanics and celestial dynamics to name a few. Once you
are familiar with these constructs you can more fully appreciate each
post. Insofar as this parashah is concerned, it is also
important to have read the posts on Toldot and VaYeshev
mentioned above, as they contain a detailed explanation of the geometric language describing the twins
born to Rivka and Tamar.
Assuming you've already read these posts, a brief summary will suffice. The birth of these two sets of twins is a reflection of the primordial torah brought down twice as the luchot. The volumetric measure for each of the luchot is 108 cubic handbreadths (each half being 108 and noting once again that the gematria of the Hebrew word for 'half' is also 108). This geometry is the substance of our reality and so we see the equivalent in such things as the birth of the twins Yaacov and Esav who were born in the 108th
year of the third millennium. Together, the one-dimensional metric geometry of this event reflects the nature of the cosmic blueprint (the two tablets) that in turn reflect an even larger reality in the signature geometry of the Explicit Name.
With all of this in mind, we note that the first word group in this
parashah (essentially a series of contiguous letters) can be examined on this same level (i.e. its one-dimensional geometry). It is the phrase 'VaEth~chanan' (which also happens to be the name of the
parashah). The last half of the letters in the phrase 'VaEthCHaNaN' (which are chet-nun-nun) have a gematria of 108 alluding to each half of the reality that was previously mentioned. What about the first half of the phrase? The first half of 'VaEthchanan' does not equal 108. Why? We'll get to that in a moment.
VaEthChanan Moses is told he will not be permitted to enter the Land and
despite his 515 prayers, the decree was sealed. VaEthChanan is Hebrew for “...and he [Moses] pleaded,”
specifically “to be graced,” that God would grant him permission to
enter the Land. He was not involved in the sin involving the scouts, so why was he not
permitted to enter? One of the reasons given by our Sages is that, had Moshe
been allowed to enter, Israel would have never fallen into idolatry and
the First House (Temple) would never have been destroyed. But why
the King want to destroy His own House? Our Sages explain that this is
like the story of the king whose son rebelled. The son displeased the king so he had
banished. The decree would not allow the son to enter the palace. Later
the son realized the error of his ways and repented but it was too late
the king’s decree had been sealed. However, the king loved his son very
what did he do? He tore down his house, and built a new one instead.
The king’s decree applied to the first house. Had Moshe
been permitted to enter the land, Israel would never have fallen into
idolatry, and if that had happened, the first house (the temple) would never have been
destroyed. The son is like those who were lost in the
wilderness and forever banished from the King’s House. What did God do?
He took out His wrath on the building (the temple) of stone and wood,
rather than His son (Israel) so that the decree would no longer apply.
As long as Moshe remained outside of Israel, the King’s son would have a
portion in the world to come. Had Moshe entered the land, the ensuing idolatry would not have led to the destruction of the house, and those who sinned would
have been forever left outside. It is said that at the time of the resurrection
Moshe will bring those who were lost outside the land, back into the
fold. This has its counterpart in all the lost souls that are in the
diaspora who may not even know they are Jewish. At the time of the
redemption, they will find out who they are and mashiach will bring them
back to the land. This is why the decree was sealed and why God told
Moshe, to speak of the matter no more. Otherwise (had the decree been changed) the first half of the letters in "...and he [Moses] pleaded," (vav aleph tet) would have been different, and the gematria very likely equal to that of the second half (making the two halves 108 opposite 108).
The age of mashiach would have begun immediately, there would have been
no idolatry and no destruction of the temple. However, it would have
also meant that those lost in the wilderness would have no way to
return. In order that none be left behind, Moshe's prayer had to be
In VaEthChanan, after
Moses is told he will not enter the land and accepts that fact, he
proceeds to remind the Jewish people of everything that had transpired
to that point, including what God requires of them. Moses said: “He [God] announced to you His covenant, instructing you to keep the ten commandments, and He wrote them on two stone tablets” (Dev/Deut 4:13). Moshe speaks of the ten commandments and then repeats what was said above, that: “[God] wrote [these commandments] on two stone tablets” (Dev/Deut 5:20). In other words, the description of the two stone tablets is redundant, in that it is repeated (twice) just as the luchot were brought down twice. The gematria of the phrase "the stones" (in Hebrew) is 108. There were two stones (2 x 108 = 216) The sequence of letters is in essence a reflection of a larger reality dictated by the nature of the primordial torah (shnei luchot / two tablets) that were brought down twice. The reflection however, has further implications.
The Hebrew words describing the events (in the above mentioned passages) are spelled
differently in the second mention of the tablets. The first time the
words are spelled: “lamed-vav-chet-tav,” and
the second time as “lamed-chet-tav” (without the vav). Even
though the tablets were identical twins (in terms of size, ratio,
substance and clarity as described in the essential constructs in the
column to the right) the different spelling alludes to something that
was missing from the second set! At the letter level, the missing
element is obviously a vav, but this is highly significant because of its secret in the Tetragrammaton where its marriage to the nun causes it to disappear. It is subtracted from the nun during the marriage between the letters (as explained in the essential construct on the "Marriage of the Letters" that was repeated in last week's post on Massey and Devarim). So, just as it is subtracted from the Name, during the unification, so
too, it is here subtracted from the language describing the second set
of tablets. The connection between the vav that is subtracted from the second set of tablets (of what
would ultimately be four tablets) and the vav that is subtracted during
the unification (of what is ultimately four letters) should not go
unnoticed. The events, and in this case the linguistic structure, again reflect (to an even greater degree) the
nature of a much larger reality that originates with the letters of God's
In addition to the above connection between the Name and the luchot, the letter “vav” also has a gematria
of 6, which is the primary measure of the luchot (6 cubed) where each dimension is 6: or specifically 6H x 6W x 6L (handbreadths in combined cubic form). The fact that a “6” is missing from the reference to the
second set of twins suggests something very specific. Three 6s correspond to "space," which has three dimensions. However, in the primordial torah, the dimension of "time" is defined in similar terms, where a hyper-cube (sometimes called a tesseract) is merely the next dimension expressed by the same measure (for example the 6 thousand years allotted to mankind). In this case, over a period of time, one set of tablets was withheld while the other was received. Had Israel not been involved in the sin of the golden calf
and the original luchot not been shattered, then “time” (the next dimension above
the three-dimensions of space) in terms of Israel’s “history” (His-story
over time) would have been dramatically different.
Had the sin of the eigal/calf not happened, the first set of tablets would have been received, and the vav
that is missing from the language of the second set, would never have
been subtracted. It's an interesting paradox that must be contemplated,
however the bottom line is that the internal dynamics of the cosmic
blueprint (which would have been the first and only set) would have
resulted in "the messianic era starting immediately"
(numerous sources explain that absent the sin of the eigal/calf the
messianic era would have begun at that time). As it stands now, that missing vav
needs to be restored and we expect it to be “added back into the
equation” during a period of time known as the footsteps of mashiach,
figures into the sequence of events immediately preceding the final
stage of the redemption, when all things are restored.
In addition to the above explanation, the word "redeemer" (go'el in Hebrew) is usually spelled without a vav. However, in the phrase "a redeemer will come to zion"
(in reference to mashiach) it is spelled with a vav. The
being that, had the sin of the eigal not occurred, Moshe would have
initiated the redemption (become the redeemer) and the messianic era
would have started immediately. As it is, mashiach will be the
redeemer and bring the vav when he comes. The vav with a gematria of 6 also has other implications.
As stated above, it is the primary measure of the luchot (in handbreadths). There is one vav in the
Tetragrammaton (which is the template for the subtraction) but there are three in the 12-letter equivalent, like the three measures of 6 in the luchot: 6 x 6 x 6 (216).
We will not delve into this now, except to say that in this context, it
has a connection to the fourth dimension (time). It is said that
mashiach will be 'born' (at a future time) on Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av). If you read last week's post then you know that there are 216 hours in 9 days. This is of course the one-dimensional signature geometry of the Explicit Name with its 216 letters that in turn defines or otherwise limits the nature of the luchot.
summary, the vav that was subtracted from the letters describing the
second set of luchot are a reflection of the vav that is subtracted
during the process of unification (in the marriage of the letters) but
it is also indicative of an appointed 'time,' that is in this case
destined to occur near the end of 6 days (6,000 years) in the messianic era, having been subtracted from the
equation when the luchot were received (the redemption that would have
occurred at that time, had the sin not occurred). Given that it
was subtracted when the luchot were given, we fully expect to see it
restored at the time of the redemption in the future, as the designated
time approaches, and likely on the 9th of Av when "a redeemer (with a vav) will come to zion." We’ll just have to wait and see how all this plays itself out in the cosmic scheme of things.