And Jacob Arose
Beraishit 28.18- בראשית
18.’And Jacob arose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put around his head, and he set it up for a pillar, and he poured oil on its top-וַיַּשְׁכֵּם יַעֲקֹב בַּבֹּקֶר וַיִּקַּח אֶת הָאֶבֶן אֲשֶׁר שָׂם מְרַאֲשֹׁתָיו וַיָּשֶׂם אֹתָהּ מַצֵּבָה וַיִּצֹק שֶׁמֶן עַל רֹאשָׁהּ(8324=17=8 counting final Nuns and Mems as 700 and 600).
This Stone was "The Stone"- הָאֶבֶן the "Stone of Beraishit", The Stone that Hashem touched to create the World.
The word "Beginning"- רֵאשִׁית is found in the word "around his head"-מְרַאֲשֹׁתָיוand the double use of the word head corresponds to the number 2 which is the gematria of the letter "Bet"- בְּ.
Together they form the first word of the Torah "In the Beginning"-
In the Beginning-In the Raishit
In short Jacob had entered "Into the Raishit" and Hashem guaranteed to him a New Beginning.
On his return from Lavan and before he met Esau Hashem changed Jacob's to "Israel"- יִשְׂרָאֵל which is the last word of the Torah.
Thus Jacob new "the end"- "Israel" - יִשְׂרָאֵל "in the Beginning" - בְּרֵאשִׁית .
This is only possible when one enters the Eighth Sphira where the Beginning and end are One which is what Jacob had succeeded in doing.
The gematria of the name "Israel" - יִשְׂרָאֵל is 541=10=1.
Forwards- 541- Backwards
The joint gematria of the 4 verbs that describe Jacob's actions in this verse is:
· And he arose early- וַיַּשְׁכֵּם=376+1 word=17=8 or 936=18
· And he took- וַיִּקַּח=124+1 word=8
· And placed- וַיָּשֶׂם=356=14=8 or 916+1 word=8
· And he poured- וַיִּצֹק=206=8