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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rebbe Nosson & the 16th Parsha

The very first word of the Shiras HaYom read on Shabbos Parshas Beshalach/Shabbos Shira - the Shabbos of Rebbe Nosson's birth - is "Ashira", having the Gematria of 516. This is also the very first word of the Tefilla for the Tikkun HaKelali (which is customarily recited after the Tikkun HaKelali), which was composed by Rebbe Nosson.

Interestingly, Rebbe Nosson's name is the Gematria of 500 and he was born on the Shabbos when the 16th Parsha of the Torah is read. So, when you add 500 and 16, presto! 516 - the Gematria of "Ashira" the beginning word of the Shiras HaYam read on the Shabbos of Rebbe Nosson's birth, and the beginning word of the Tefilla for the Tikkun HaKelali which was composed by Rebbe Nosson.

Oh yes, the square root of 16 is 4, or 4*4. The number four is very connected with Rabbeinu whose main Talmid was Rebbe Nosson, and the Shiras HaYam as connected before with Rebbe Nosson is part of the 4th Aliyah, and as we know, Rabbeinu was customarily given the honor of the 4th Aliyah, in contrast to most other rabbis who are either honored with the 3rd Aliyah, 6th Aliyah, or Maftir.

2 comments:

The villager said...

That Rabbenu is connected to shira ha yam makes sense since it is his bones, like Josefs that will push away the waters of heresy.

Gershon Wynschenk said...

Dear All

The Rebbe's name, Rabbi Nachman ben Feiga , when a second yud is added to emphasise the ''ay'' sound,comes to, by my poor reckoning on a clculator and by basic arithmetic to 516
Good Shabbos
Cosher L'Pesach