Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

Parshat Nitzavim
פרשת נצבים

We learn that on this day- הַיּוֹם, the day of Final Assembly, Moses brought the Jewish People into the Covenant of Hashem and just as at the time of the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, and all future Jewish souls were in attendance.

You are standing this day/today all of you before Hashem your G-d
 אַתֶּם נִצָּבִים הַיּוֹם כֻּלְּכֶם לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם

At the end of the Parsha we read that the Heavens and Earth on this dayהַיּוֹם were a witness to the gathering.

  I call to bear witness before you this day/today the Heavens and the Earth,
that the life and the death I have set before you, the blessing and the curse
הַעִדֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם אֶת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת הָאָרֶץ  הַחַיִּים
וְהַמָּוֶת נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה
4099 +13 words=4112=8

Just as the Heavens and Earth bore witness on that day so are they present every day. They are an eternal witness of “Today”- and “This Day”- הַיּוֹם.So long as the Heavens and Earth exist we are constantly on trial.

   And you shall choose life, that you shall live, you and your offspring
וּבָחַרְתָּ בַּחַיִּים לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה אַתָּה וְזַרְעֶךָ

 3698=26=8 (final letters)

The words of Moses ring true today as they did when they were spoken. In fact he is reciting them to us today and every day as every day is ONE DAY like the previous one and the following one.

And you shall choose life- Today!

וּבָחַרְתָּ בַּחַיִּים -הַיּוֹם!


Moses son of Amram
מֹשֶׁה בֶּן עַמְרָם


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Talmud Ketubot 110.b

תלמוד בבלי -כתובות 110.ב

Whoever lives outside the Land, it is as though he worships idolatry

כָּל הַדָּר בְּחוּץ לָאָרֶץ כְּאִלּוּ עוֹבֵד עֲבוֹדָה זָרָה


Hear O Israel Hashem is our G-d Hashem is One

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יהוה אֶחָד

1118+6 words=1124=8

  Shield             לוחות הברית

Megillat/Scroll of Ruth
מְגִלָּת רוּת

King David is Alive and Exists!
דָּוִד מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל חַי וְקַיָּם!

Name of Hai
שֵׁם חַי


The Book of Ruth details the raising up of the Davidic Dynasty through individual acts of loving kindness "Chesed"- חֶסֶד and self sacrifice/suffering- יִיסוּרִין for a greater good- Mashiach and the Final Redemption of Israel.

The following identical gematriot support this opinion in the clearest possible way:

Suffering and Chesed
יִיסוּרִין וְחֶסֶד

Mashiach son of David
מָּשִׁיחַ בֶּן דָּוד

In order to receive the latter- Mashiach son of David- we have to undergo suffering and perform Chesed. This has been the story of the Jewish People from the time of our Father Abraham.

The initial letters of the words spell "Life"- חַי   (18).


The word "Chesed"- חֶסֶד can be broken down as follows:

·         Chet-      ח=8
·         Sod-     סֹד=64 (8*8)
The three numbers 8 correspond to the following:

Code of Hai
צֹפֶן חַי
(Nun 700)

The word "Sod"- סֹד means "Secret".

The great Secret of Hashem is the Code of Hai in which the universe is encrypted.

The Torah is the blue print of the Universe!

From now we understand the inner meaning of the words of King David:

A world of "888" shall be built up!
עוֹלָם ח - סֹד יִבָּנֶה

285+3 words=288=18
845=17=8 (Mem 600)

This is the World to Come which is awaiting us from before Creation itself when we gather the 288 Sparks of Holiness that were shattered at the time of Creation.