I told you about Arachim/Discovery Seminars and Aish.com in beyondarecipe.com. Let me mention these seminars are based on Torah Codes. In 1930’s Rabbi Dov Ber Weissmandl wrote about these codes.
I was telling you some things about the codes, the remarkableness of the Hebrew letters.
But there is much more I did not describe to you. Rabbi Weissmandl (see biography of Rabbi D.B. Weissmandl called Undeeded Cry, book in Eichler’s book store) knew all of Torah by heart. So as a huge genius, he figured out that every 50 letters in a section in the Five Books of Moses, put together a certain code/message.
Over and over he did this to come up with messages and names that were like prophetic. If the letters were put together and the context of the paragraphs were read, there were messages! The seminar you take (hoping you will sign up and take a Discovery Seminar via Aish.com) should be very full of energetic alive speakers, who are Rabbis with love of these codes and Jewish history and prayer. So you will like it.
When Dr. Inbal (who was one of the innovators of Arachim (which morphed into the English speaker’s Discovery Seminars) and other scientists saw the workings of the alphabet in the Five Books of Moses (Chumash), and learned about Rabbi Weissmandl’s information, they set up computers. Listen to what they did. They took Shakespeare and took a play and checked every 50th letter everywhere looking for patterns or sensible messages. Nothing but babel and jibberish came up. They did this with many languages that have their classic literature.
They again counted from the beginning of the Chumash, the first letter is a word with a Beit (b). They counted 50 letters after that and did other tests like 25 letters after and 100 letters after. Then they wrote the every 50th letters for the book of Numbers, or for the book of Genesis, and checked their finding, It just was not jibberish. All this is the half story. Because in short many many scientists saw the order of the Chumash and its Hebrew letters and saw the letters with their ‘conscousness’ and they were Jews, many not keeping Sabbath. Yet the apparent mind behind the Chumash was obvious.
You can take a pot with ink and throw it on a white tablecloth. It will look like blobs of ink. Do you think if you did it one million times that finally a tablecloth would have a great Picasso painting in ink be formed? Do you think it would become a book like War and Peace by Tolstoy? Nope. But what if when you take a pot full of letters and throw them in a typewriter, the next day a composition by Shakespeare appears? Could it happen? Nope.
Now what if you decided to write a great play, would you be so smart to have every 10th letter have a message and every 20th letter, and 50th letter? Could you do that? Maybe. But what if the play is by Shakespeare and you see no messages and then other literature in other languages, no messages, yet in Hebrew for the Torah, messages constantly…So if you take bunches of letters and decide to find meaning in every 50th letter or 150 letter, what if it has meaning in Hebrew written Chumash but no meaning in every other language, what can that mean?
What can it mean? What can it mean? What can it mean?
It means there is something thoughtful and conscious and planned by the formation of the 600,000 or so letters in the Chumash. And these scientists know that with probability, no such result can occur by ‘chance’. So if this order is impossible then there is no chance it can be, yet is true the Chumash is the impossible happening, outside of the possible, so what explains this?
God, the Creator, conscious and full of thought, made this Chumash…He wrote it. It is holy and the words are by Him. This result boggled the scientists. Those not keeping Sabbath became closer to Judaism. Afterall, what is Torah: it tell us to keep Sabbath and to not kill and to wear tefillin. But the Torah (five books) does not tell you what are tefillin, so the Orthodox Jewish rabbis have been studying how to wear tefillin and how to keep the many details of Sabbath in the Oral Law–
In Discovery Seminar speakers explain this Oral Law. The speakers are usually Rabbis and here is what they explain. Imagine you are in a school classroom during class. You listen to the teacher and take notes.
Then class is over and you go home and review your notes. Then you get a call from a friend:”Hi, I missed class, could I borrow you notes?”
You say yes and scan them and email it to her/him.
In the Discovery Seminar the speakers asks the audience: Did the notes cover everything in class?
Everything in class was on the blackboard and then orally spoken by the teacher. There was a lot going on. So then what else is there besides notes? The oral information and the blackboards.
So it was at Mt. Sinai. God spoke to Moses and gave him the Torah and much more was transmitted by God to Moses–this is the Oral Tradition, which is just as vital as the written! There is no teacher who says, What you wrote in your notes, I will test you and the rest I said that you happened not to get on paper in your notes you can forget.
Stunning. See the truth in this?
Gemarra is now much of the Oral Torah–vital to the written Chumash.
More another time- love, Chana Tova