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Shelach - the mystery of the land of Israel

There are two grave sins committed in the wilderness:

  1. the golden calf, which in Hebrew is chet ha-eigel חֵטְא הָעֵגֶל;

  2. the spies, which in Hebrew is meraglim מְרַגְּלִים.

These two sins parallel the destruction of the two temples, but how?

According to Jewish tradition, the 1st temple was destroyed due to three sins:

  1. murder

  2. sexual immorality

  3. idolatry

These are the three cardinal sins in Halacha, which were all committed in the sin of the golden calf, but how?

According to Jewish tradition Hur (חוּר) was murdered because he refused to make the golden calf for the people. His name was last mentioned in the Torah in Ex 24:14, just before Moshe’s ascent to the mount. When Moshe came down from the mount, Hur was no longer mentioned, because he was murdered.

When people made the golden calf, the Torah says: (rose up) to play (Ex 32:6), Hebrew is לְצַחֵק. This is the euphuism for having sex. The same word was used in Gen 26:8 to describe Yitzchak and Rivkah.

It is now clear that the three cardinal sins were committed in the sin of the golden calf, which parallels the destruction of the 1st temple.

With respect to the reason for the destruction of the 2nd temple, the Jewish tradition attributes it to baseless hatred, which in Hebrew is sinat chinamשִׂנְאַת חִנָּם .

What happened?

The people studied Torah fervently and followed the commandments to the minute details, in order to rectify the sins that destroyed the 1st temple, but they have gone to the other extreme, in that they have neglected love which is the essence of Torah. This is evident throughout the New Testament Scriptures.

The destruction of the 2nd temple is connected to the sin of the spies in this week’s parshat, but how?

The sin of the spies is speaking evil of the land, this is lashon hara לְשׁוֹן הָרַע, which literally means the evil tongue.

When one speaks evil of another, it is certainly not out of love.

Yeshua was killed due to baseless hatred, as the result of lashon hara, evil tongue against him, to this very day.

Amazingly, the word for lashon לְשׁוֹן has the same gematria as Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ, which is 386, and the word hara הָרַע can be permuted to spell shepherd ro’eh רֹעֵה.

There are two fast days to commemorate these two tragedies as in Zechariah 8:19.

  1. The fast of 17th of Tammuz, which is the fast of the fourth month;

  2. The fast of the 9th of Av, which is the fast of the fifth month.

17th of Tammuz is the day when Moshe broke the two tablets (Ex 32:19), because of the sin of the golden calf.

9th of Av is the day when the spies brought back the evil report and the people cried in the night (Num 14:1).

In history, 17th of Tammuz is the day when the wall of Jerusalem was breached, exactly 3 weeks later is the 9th of Av, the destruction of both temples.

Torah recorded a failed military attempt in Num 14:39-45 after the judgment was pronounced on the people, paralleling the failed military revolt by Bar Kokhba which also was associated with 9th of Av in 135 CE according to Jewish tradition, which is 65 years later after the destruction of the 2nd temple.

65 is the gematria of Adonai אֲדֹנָי, which in Kabbalah tradition relates to the name of God in exile.

In the same manner that the people went into exile in the wilderness for another 39 years, the Jewish people started their Roman exile after the defeat of the Bar Kokhba revolt.

Interestingly, 9th of Av in Hebrew is Tish b’Av תשעה באב, the gematria is 780, which is exactly the triangle number of 39, alluding to the 39 additional years in the wilderness.

It is now clear that the destruction of the 2nd temple parallels the death of the Mashiach.

How do we know these two are connected, or rather encoded in the holiday?

17th of Tammuz and 9th of Av obviously fall on the same week day, being connected by the 3 weeks.

The first day of Pesach (Passover) is intrinsically connected to 9th of Av as they always fall on the same week day. This is known as the atbash according to the 7 days of the Pesach, as discussed before.

1st day in Hebrew letter would correspond to א, the atbach is Tav ת. Alef is the first letter and Tav is the last letter. Tav is the first letter of Tish b’Av (תשעה באב‎), the 9th day of Av.

This provides some insight on one of the Jewish traditions that says the Mashiach will be born on Tish B’Av to redeem the people.

The birth of Mashiach in this sense is the revelation of the identity of the Mashiach as the redeemer, and when was this identity revealed? This is the holiday of Pesach. The 1st day of Pesach always falls on the same week day as Tish B’Av, commemorating the destruction of both temples, and the death of Mashiach.

At the mystical level, the sin of the spies is the sin of the generation that rejected Yeshua as the Mashiach.

What is the secret of the land of Israel at the mystical level?

Land of Israel is holiness in the dimension of space, as Shabbat is holiness in the dimension of time.

The 3rd dimension is the human soul, as follows:

three dimensions of reality as we know it…




Land of Israel




To understand the secret of the land of Israel, we must first understand the relationship between the two names of God, i.e YKVK and Elohim. This relationship is hinted in Psalm 84:11:

כִּי שֶׁמֶשׁ, וּמָגֵן יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים

For YKVK is the sun and Elohim is the shield.

In other word, YKVK is the source of light, and Elohim is the shield that conceals the light.

The name Elohim appeared exactly 32 times in the creation account, which conceals YKVK as the creator, so that the wonder of creation can be explained away as “mother nature”.

26 x 32 = 832

This is exactly the gematria of eretz Israel אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, the land of Israel.

This comes to teach us that the land of Israel is the source of light being concealed in nature, as nature hateva הַטֶבַע has a gematria of 86, the same gematria as Elohim אֱלֹהִים.

Yeshua is the light of the world.

The first time when light appears in the Torah, it says: וַיְהִי-אוֹר. meaning: let there be light (Gen 1:3). The gematria is 238.

238 is the mirror image of 832.

Shabbat שָׁבַת has a gematria of 702, which is the mirror image of 207, the gematria of light אוֹר.

Hence we have established the following parallels:

Land of Israel = light = Shabbat = Yeshua

Interestingly, the two names of Yeshua are Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ, and Yeshu יֵשׁוּ, the combined gematriot is 702, exactly that of Shabbat.

Truly the son of man is the Lord of Shabbat (Matt 12:8).

Hence in the Book of Hebrew 3:16-19, 4:1-11 the author connects Land of Israel with Shabbat, and faith in Yeshua.

It is now clear that the sin of the spies is the prototype of the future sin of rejecting Yeshua as the Mashiach.

The land in Hebrew is אֶרֶץ, which is the same root as ratzon רָצוֹן, meaning “will”. The land of Israel is where the will of God will be done, on earth as in heaven.

The will of God is that ye may believe in Him so that there will be truth and peace.

“Truth” and “peace” are diametrically opposite concepts. Truth is strict judgment, by the letters of the law; whereas peace is compromise and mercy, in the spirit of the law.

These two opposites can only be harmonized by the Mashiach, hence in Zachariah 8:19 where the fast days were discussed, the mourning will be transformed into joy and gladness, and fast days will be transformed into feasts,

 וְהָאֱמֶת וְהַשָּׁלֹום אֱהָֽבוּ

love truth and peace…

This last verse is interpreted by the sages as the coming of Mashiach, who is the King of Truth and Peace. The gematria of this verse is 853, exactly the mirror image of 358, the gematria of Mashiach.

The land of Israel is also called the land of Canaan כְנָעַן. Canaan means “merchant”.

In Matt 13:44, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant seeking goodly pearls and sold everything in order to acquire the pearls. What is the deeper meaning of this parable?

The merchant is the spy that is sent out to search the land. The land is the pearl which is the Mashiach. In the same way the pearl is hidden in the deepest of the sea, the Mashiach is hidden from the searching spies.

Pearls in Hebrew is margalit מַרְגָלִית, which is the same root as spies meraglim מְרַגְּלִים.

It is now clear that we are the spies (meraglim) to search the pearls (margalit) in the land of merchant (Canaan).

To summarize the above mirror-image concepts as follows:







Let there be light




אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל

Land of Israel

















וְהָאֱמֶת וְהַשָּׁלֹום אֱהָֽבוּ

Love truth and peace


The mission in the story failed, but the search continues nevertheless. Parshat Shelach is the 37th parshat, 37 is the gematria of Yehida יְחִידָה, which alludes to Mashiach as discussed before. The gematria of Shelach שְׁלַח is 338, which is 26 x 13, this is the love of God in concealment.


Appendix – The Theory of Relativity

To further understand the union of space and time, it is necessary to look into the basic concepts on the theory of relativity from the Torah perspective.

E = Mc2

This famous formula establishes a connection between Energy (E) and M (Mass) by the introduction of the speed of light.

Energy in Torah is called Koach כֹחַ, the gematria is 28, 28 is the triangle number of 7. This relationship is beautifully illustrated by the first verse in the Torah, which has 7 words and 28 letters. God created the physical world by Energy Koach, as it were.

It is by no accident that the most popular ancient Kabbalah prayer is known as: Anna BeKoach אָנָּא בְּכֹחַ, which means: We plead in the power (energy)…

Mass is matter, which in Hebrew is Chomer חֹמֶר, the gematria is 248. This word in Torah means: donkey, physicality, and the father of Shechem that raped Dinah.

Light obviously is Mashaich, and the Hebrew for light is Or אוֹר, the gematria is 207.

What is the deeper meaning of Mashiach riding the donkey? It is explained by the sages that Mashiach is able to subdue physicality.

We can now understand that Mashiach as the light is converting the matter (physicality) into energy (power), as in E = Mc2.

Amazingly the relationship between the three concepts can be established by gematria as follows:

The square of Energy Koach is 28 x 28 = 784;

Which when divided by Matter Chomer is exactly the gematria of Mashiach:

784 / 248 = 3.16129

316 is the gematria of Yeshu יֵשׁוּ.

129 is the gematria of the atbash of Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ, which is (מבפז), in other word, the concealed Yeshua.

Hence 3.16129 contains the two dimensions of Mashiach, the revealed and the concealed.

Instead of calling “c2” light squared, let’s call it the 2 dimensions of Mashiach.

Let’s now expand the concept to include the time and space dimensions.

Space in Torah is called Makom מָקוֹם, the gematria is 186. This is one of the names of God as recorded in Gen 28:17:”…how dreadful is this place (מָקוֹם), this is none other but the house of God…”

In Oral Tradition, it is said that God is the place (מָקוֹם) of the world, but the world is not the place for God.

The gematria of Makom is the square of each of the four letters of YKVK (Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey), as follows:

י … 10 x 10 = 100

 ה… 5 x 5 = 25

ו … 6 x 6 = 36

ה  5 x 5 = 25

100 + 25 + 36 + 25 = 186

It is therefore established that the “space” dimension parallels God the father, it then follows that the “time” dimension parallels Mashiach the son.

The “time” in Hebrew is Zeman זְמָן, the gematria is 97. This number is intrinsically connected to the feast of Passover, which centered around the key word “this night”, or halayla hazeh הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה.

The youngest in the Pesach sedar is always asked to sing the famous song: why is this night (הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה) different from all the other nights?

The purpose of this tradition is obviously to preserve the Mashiach consciousness, that Passover is about the redemption through the lamb of God, the only begotten son, the dimension of time.

97 is a prime number, if 1 is counted as a prime number, 97 is exactly the 26th prime number, connecting the son back to the father, as it were.

To summarize:


















Now interestingly, the middle letters (red above) of the four words spell Makom מָקוֹם.

This comes to teach us that indeed God is the “place” of the world.

According to the theory of relativity, the matter and energy can be unified as “one”, hence the four dimensions are really three:

  1. space

  2. time

  3. matter/energy.

According to Kabbalah tradition, the three dimensions of reality are:

  1. space

  2. time

  3. soul

Interestingly, if we add the gematria of matter (248) and energy (28), the total is 276, which is exactly the triangle number of 23, the gematria of Chaiya חַיָּה, the composite human soul, as discussed before.

If space in Hebrew is Makom and time is Zeman, what is the Hebrew word for soul, as there are 3 levels of soul inside the human body?

If we go with the lowest level, Nefesh נֶפֶשׁ, the gematria is 430, the combined gematriot of the three dimensions are: 186 + 97 + 430 = 713, this is the gematria for repentance, or return, teshuva תְּשׁוּבָה.

Hence for the sinners, the message is “repent”.

If we go with the highest level, Neshama שָׁמָה, the gemaria is 395, the combined gematriot of the three dimensions are: 186 + 97 + 395 = 678, this is the gematria for: father, son, and holy spirit as follows:

אָב + בֵּן + רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ = 3 + 52 + 623 = 678


This comes to teach us at when the sinner repents, he is unified with the father, son and holy spirit, they have become one. This is the secret of life eternal.

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