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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chag HaPetek - Yom Yerushalayim

As I mentioned earlier, Chag HaPetek is the Gematria of Yerushalayim, even though the Nes HaPetek happened in Tiveria. This reminds me of the Talmud Yerushalmi being named after Yerushalayim, even though it was composed in Tiveria, where the main Beis Din was at that time.

But there is a direct connection. You see, both the Nes HaPetek & the liberation of the holiest area in the world on 28 Iyar which became Yom Yerushalayim - happened on a Wednesday - the 4th day of the week. The significance?

Rabbeinu's favorite number was four. His name Nachman is the Gematria of Netzach - the 4th Sefira from Chesed, as we count during the Sefira period. His name is also the Gematria of Pesach - symbolized by the number four: four terminologies of Geula, four cups of wine, four questions, and the four sons. Rabbeinu insisted on receiving the 4th Aliyah of the Torah on Shabbos, when everyone else wants to be honored particularly with the 3rd or 6th Aliyos, or Maftir. His name has four letters, and Na Nach Nachma Nachman is the ultimate expression of that. And if that was not enough - the Mispar Katan of his name is also four, like this Nachman=148; thus, 1+4+8=13, and 1+3=4. Finally, he was Niftar on the 4th day of Sukkos, and was buried on the next day, which was the 4th day of the week - Wednesday.

Oh yes, about the place of the Nes HaPetek - it happened in Tiveria, which is considered the 4th holiest city following Yerushalayim, Chevron & Tzfas.


The villager said...

4 cryin out loud! "for" is a very significant word in English the great mercantile nations USA/GB/Australia/India.

For is like..= or Emes we want emes and faireness.

You struck a goldmine in other words!

The villager said...

I heard Chinese experts telling me that that nation still remembers a man that saved it from starvation single handedly and demanded in exchange that they respect 4 laws!