22 August 2015

Are We Suddenly Transitioning from the World of 'Seven' to the World of 'Eight'?

8 Elul 5775

I opened the computer after Shabbat on 8 Elul to read the following from the Economic Collapse Blog...

"...The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points (Friday), and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history."

May I remind you that the crash of 2008 began with a record one-day (9/29) loss of  777 points?

The message could not be clearer!!

What is the Spiritual Significance of the Number Eight?

In kabbalistic teachings, the number seven symbolizes perfection – perfection that is achievable via natural means – while eight symbolizes that which is beyond nature and its (inherently limited) perfection.

Some examples:

a) G‑d created the world and its natural order in seven days.

b) Between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot we count seven weeks. During these weeks we work on perfecting our seven emotions (love, fear, compassion, ambition, humility, bonding and receptiveness)—one emotion per week. At the conclusion of these seven weeks we have sufficiently perfected ourselves to be worthy of receiving the Torah on Shavuot. A completed person has control over all seven emotions.

c) The Holy Temple's menorah, which served to illuminate the natural world with the holy glow of spirituality, had seven branches.

e) There are seven colors of the rainbow and seven musical notes. When something has seven parts, it symbolizes that it has reached its state of completion: the seven notes of the diatonic scale make one complete octave, etc.

Eight, on the other hand, is symbolic of an entity that is one step above the natural order, higher than nature and its limitations. That's why Chanukah is eight days long—the greatly outnumbered Maccabees' resolve to battle the Greeks wasn't logical or natural. They drew on reservoirs of faith and courage that are not part of normative human nature. They therefore merited a miracle higher than nature – a miracle that lasted eight days – and to commemorate this, we light on Chanukah an eight-branched menorah. In a similar vein, we circumcise our children when they are eight-day old babies, because the brit milah symbolizes our nation's supernatural and logic-defying covenant with G‑d.

The number 8 is also connected to the revelation of Mashiach!

...In the era of Mashiach we will merit a higher revelation of G-dliness, and therefore Mashiach's harp will consist of eight strings, one more than the seven-stringed harp of the Beit Hamikdash (Arachin 13b). Chanukah is a preparation for the forthcoming Messianic era. These days are called "Chanukah" because they are a Chinuch — education/preparation — accustoming us to the final redemption.

...The correlation of Chanukah and Mashiach is most evident on day eight, because the number eight represents that which is above the chain of creation. Similarly, the Messianic era will usher in a new order which will also transcend the chain of creation. (Source)

Yes, there is going to be a New World Order, but Melech HaMashiach will be at the head of it, not the Pope!!


  1. 358 point crash = 358 is Moshiach !!

    1. Right you are! I missed that one. Thanks for pointing it out. :-)

    2. 530 the next day, what's 530 in gematria?

    3. והארץ אזכר - And I will remember the land... (And shmittah is connected to the land - end of shmittah)

  2. I guess Chabad should have changed it to 880! lol

  3. Yes, it looks promising...we need to do teshuvah; more Torah study; more mitzvos- show Hashem we are ready

  4. itzhak drahy directed me to a comment on that blog which points out...

    358 - 3+5+8 = 8 + 8
    530 - 5+3+0 = 8 + 0 --> 8, 8, 8

    And I was wondering, does the triple number present us with a chazakah that THIS motzaei shvi'it will be The Eighth Year?

  5. Devorah posted about the shirot. And the eighth is: "8) Shirat David ..."

    And that eighth string on the harp will bring a new Shira to the world, the shira of Mashiach. Music is able to elevate the neshoma, a very spiratual experience, to open it up to receiving from Shomayim.

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhJ--R4SEY0

  7. Shem Ha-Nistar 26 YKVK - 2+6 =

    Watch the vid to see how this plays out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhJ--R4SEY0

  8. I think trying to draw a comparison between a 777 loss in one day and 888 in two days is a bit off. Trying to dig out secrets where none exist is more like it..(no offense)

  9. More on 8
    (not hate - but eight)

    Copied from a yahoo group from *Rafi*

    It is an adaption from R Moshe Shamah - who was basing himself on some initial work done by R Solomon David Sassoon (who amongst many other things was a foremost talmid of Rav Dessler).

    At the beginning of the parsha Hashem says he will reveal Himself through the shem Havaya (YKVK). The significance of the gematria of this name (26) is fairly well known ie 26 = 2 x 13 - with multiples of 13 (and 8) being clearly important throughout the Torah. However the point here is that there are some incredible patterns involving this number within these opening pesukim (in Hashem's speech to Moshe) and across the Torah in general, which correspond to the message.

    The speech starts with the words 'Ani Hashem', ends with 'Ani Hashem and has 'Ani Hashem' in the mid-point; there is a further 'Ani Hashem' which splits the second half. There are exactly 52 words from the first until the second 'Ani Hashem' (52 = 2 x 26) which forms the mid-point of the speech. Starting with this second 'Ani Hashem' there are another 52 words ending again with 'Ani Hashem' at the end of the speech (again 2 x 26). This second half itself divides up into the 2 sections of 26 words each, with its exact midpoint being the other 'Ani Hashem' referred to above. (There is actually an ABCD-X-DCBA chiasm in the speech as well - X being 'ani hashem' and hence the central focus).

    The number of times that YKVK appears in pure form (i.e with no prefix) from the first 'Ani Hashem' of this passage until the end of Nevi'im Rishonim is exactly 2600 (26 x 100). The number of times it appears in pure form from after the introductory 'Ani Hashem' until the end of the Torah is 1,352 (26 x 52).

    The number of psukim containing the name in pure form starting from here to the end of the Torah is 1,170 (26 x 45). The number of pesukim in which it appears from here until the end of Nevi'im Rishonim is 2,184 (26 x 84).

    The number of psukim in which the name appears in pure form in the whole Torah is 1,326 (26 x 51). The number of psukim in which it appears until the end of Nevi'im Rishonim is 2,340 (26 x 90).

    The number of psukim containing the name in all forms (including prefixes), from our passage until the end of the Torah 1,820 (26 x 70) and until the end of Nevi'im Rishonim the number is 2,496 (26 x 96).

    The total number of times that 'Ani Hashem' occurs in the Torah is exactly 80 (significant as multiple of 8).

    Moshe (to whom the name was first revealed) was also the 26th generation from creation.

    It turns out bnei yisrael only became attentive to this message at krias yam suf where they declare in the shira 'Hashem (YKVK) shemo' 15:3. The first stanza of the shira which contains this phrase follows similar patterns (perhaps most notably there are 26 words from the beginning of the shira to the aforementioned phrase).

    Can't claim I've double checked all of these, nor performed a statistical analysis, but I don't think you would find such patterns in Moby Dick.

  10. Also in Torah Codes - 1820

  11. 358= moshiach
    358= nachash


    there is a nachash that flows betwen two gates of dalet vav dalet meaning David and other guimel vav guimel meaning gog. what would be interesting is our 358(points crash) nachash is referring?..............

  12. Re: the Geula happening right now, I thought readers would find this link of interest.
    It's about a California town being taken over by irksome bugs.

    1. Very interesting -- and very interesting how even they make the connection between the 10 makkot, judging by the last guy's comment on frogs....