Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Sons of Aaron and the Daughters of Tzelophechad

 בני אהרן ובנות צלפחד

60. ’And to Aaron were born Nadav and Avihu Elazar and Ithamar-וַיִּוָּלֵד לְאַהֲרֹן אֶת נָדָב וְאֶת אֲבִיהוּא אֶת אֶלְעָזָר וְאֶת אִיתָמָר (2998=28=10=1).

 The joint gematria of the names of all four sons of Aaron is  1044

  • Nadav-             נָדָב=56
  • Avihu-        אֲבִיהוּא =25
  • Elazar-  אֶלְעָזָר            =308
  • Ithamar-      אִיתָמָר=651

1040+4 words=1044=1+8

1.’And approached the daughters of Tzlophchad, son of Hepher, son of Gilad, son of Machir, son of Manashe, of the families of Manashe son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Machlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah-וַתִּקְרַבְנָה בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד בֶּן חֵפֶר בֶּן גִּלְעָד בֶּן מָכִיר בֶּן מְנַשֶּׁה לְמִשְׁפְּחֹת מְנַשֶּׁה בֶן יוֹסֵף וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת בְּנֹתָיו מַחְלָה נֹעָה וְחָגְלָה וּמִלְכָּה וְתִרְצָה (6480=18).

The joint gematria of the names of the five daughters of Tzlophchad is also 1044:

1.       Machlah-           מַחְלָה= 83
2.       Noah-                  נֹעָה=125
3.       Hoglah-              חָגְלָה=46
4.       Milchah-             מִלְכָּה=95
5.       Tirzah-              תִרְצָה =695

The number 1044 corresponds to the words "Truth"- אמת (441) and "Kedem"- קדם (144). They spoke the truth not for their own personal gain, but in order to further the mission of Tikkun Olam, to return to Kedem (Origin). Thus they were rewarded by saving the family of Tzlophchad from extinction as a family of Israel (see above).

This is the reason why all four sons of Aaron were mentioned in Parshat Pinchas despite the fact that the two eldest sons of Aaron had died and could not have been counted in the census.


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