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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The 491th Parsha of the Torah

While we will be concluding the Torah with the 54th and last Parsha of the Torah on Simchas Torah, it should be noted that based on the spacings in the Torah between one section and another, there are a total of 669 such spacings, thus, each such section being called a Parsha.

So, in honor of the 200th Yahrzeit of Rabbeinu, I have a special treat to reveal. You see, as the name of Pesach is the Gematria of Rabbeinu's name Nachman - 148, and HaMatzos in the phrase Chag HaMatzos, another name for Pesach, is the Gematria of Yisroel - 541, the name of the Ba'al Shem Tov and Saba, the latter who said of himself, "I am Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman" (NOTE: I am not going to discuss here what he meant by this, I am simply making a corelationship of ideas); so pertaining to the holiday of the opposite side of the year Succos, the word HaSuccos as in the phrase Chag HaSuccos is the Gematria of Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman - 491, the connection between Rabbeinu & Saba.

And this leads to what I am getting to now. Noting the Krias HaTorah for Succos in Parshas Pinchos of the daily Korbanos for each day, as the reading for each day is separated by spacing making each one a separate Parsha, the reading in Eretz Yisroel for the 4th day of Succos (unlike in Chutz La'aretz who read in addition to this, from the following two sections out of Sfeika D'Yoma) - the Yahrzeit of Rabbeinu is - lo and behold - the 491th Parsha of the Torah, corresponding to the Gematria of Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman = 491!

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