The Connection Between The Blessing Of The Sun On Erev Passover And The Final Redemption
The last time Bircas Hachammah fell on erev Passover was April 8, 1925. On that date, the Ostrovtzer Rebbe stated that this was only the 3rd time since the creation of the world that this event fell on erev Pesach. He drew a connection between redemption and the 2 previous times this occurred. The first time was in the year we left Egypt (2448) and the other was when Mordecai and Esther fasted to avert Ahasuerus’ evil decree (3404). The Rebbe was correct that there is a connection to this event and our geula. But he was just unable to accurately explain and demonstrate the proof behind this. Lacking computers and the extensive research materials our generation has at its disposal, the Rebbe relied on information filled with many correct facts, but primarily hope. It’s very possible that the Rebbe meant that soon after the brochas were made the redemptions had occurred. That is, after the brochas were made and within the next 28 year cycle, redemption had and will occur. That is what happened when the brocha was made on March 26th in the Jewish year 2437 on erev Passover. Shortly thereafter (11 years later) in 2448 we left Egypt and were finally freed from our bondage. But with respect to the incident of Purim, the Rebbe was mistaken. There was no brocha of Bircas Hachammah recited on erev Passover both before and after Purim for approximately 300 years each way. And besides, Purim was really not a geula. Jewish lives were saved but they were still under the influence of foreign rulers. At the best it was a defective redemption. When the Rebbe made the statement in 1925, he felt that the current occasion would bring the Mashiach. In fact, in 1948, within the next 28 year cycle, the State of Israel was born. This was a major beginning step of our final and complete geula for how can there be a redemption without the Land of Israel?
According to “Bircas HaChammah,” a recently published work by Mesorah Publications, written by Rabbi J. David Bleich, the event last month on April 8, 2009 was the 12th and final time that this has occurred on erev Pesach within our 6,000 year historical time frame. We have been privileged to uncover a major, significant finding regarding our final geula and its connection to the 12 dates that this brocha has been made on erev Passover throughout our history. The Rebbe felt the significance, and he was right. We dedicate our findings to the memory of the Ostrovtzer Rebbe, for we know that without his statements, correct or incorrect, we never would have discovered these secrets hidden for thousands of years. We would like to start by listing the 12 Jewish years that Bircas HaChammah has occurred on erev Passover: 1821, 1905, 2437, 2521, 3137, 3753, 3837, 4369, 4453, 5069, 5685, 5769 1. Notice that the years are all odd years. That’s easy to explain. Creation occurred in year 1, and 28 years later in year 29 the brocha was made, and 28 years later the brocha was made again and so on.
2. The 2 digits on the left side of the Jewish year will obviously increase, representing later ascending dates. However, the 2 digits on the right side in bold will ascend or descend. Again, nothing unusual.
3. We all know that if 2 odd numbers are added you arrive at an even number. And so we made pairs of the 2 right digits for the first 2 years and then the next two and so on as follows: 21 and 05=26; 37 and 21=58; 37 and 53=90; 37 and 69=106; 53 and 69=122; 85 and 69=154. You’ll notice the first unusual consequence as each total 26, 58, 90, 106, 122 and 154 are all ascending in value. This is unusual but nothing major.
4. But there is something unusual occurring here when you observe how much the ascent in value is. That is the difference between 26 and 58 is 32, the difference between 58 and 90 is 32, the difference between 90 and 106 is 16, the difference between 106 and 122 is 16, and the difference between 122 and 154 is 32. To understand this let’s quickly skip to the Book of Torah containing more secrets of our final redemption than any other book. At the end of the Book of Daniel in 12(4), the prophet is instructed to write the prophecies in an obscure manner, and to seal the book so that the secrets dealing with the end of days will not be revealed until that time. The prophet knew that people are skeptical regarding the use of numbers to uncover the truth. He knew that gematrias would seldom be used, and that a reverse gematria known as an atbash would hardly ever be mentioned. That is, until the actual time of the end. In Daniel 12(7) the prophet hears an angel explain that the end will occur after a “time, times and a half of time.” But exactly how much is a time? No one has been able to explain this.
Let’s return now to note 4 above dealing with the 12 Hebrew years when Bircas HaChammah fell on erev Pesach. You’ll notice that in the above illustration unusual differences amounting to 32, 32, 16, 16, and 32 again are revealed. Hashem has allowed a great secret to be revealed now. A time is 32, and times is 32 and 32, and a half of time is 16. The number 32 has always been an extremely holy, but overlooked number. Hashem created the world by using אלקים, His holy name, 32 times. And when the world was finished and G-d had completed His work, the verse known as ויכלו appears. Where does it appear? In the 32nd verse in the Torah. Thirty two is also the value of לב (heart) formed with the lamed, the last letter in Chumash, and the bais, the first letter. When we finish reading the Torah, we immediately begin again. Similarly, when the world as we know it runs its course, a new world (the real one) will immediately begin.
Additionally, if you add up 32 (time), 64 (times) and 16 (one-half of time), you get 112. The brocha that is made at the recitation of Bircas HaChammah is , עושׂה מעשׂה בּראשׁית . The first letters of these 3 words have a gematria of 112. Not only that but these 3 letters can be rearranged to spell בּעם implying that the event of Bircas HaChammah every 28 years, and certainly when it falls on erev Pesach should be experienced by a בּעם , a multitude of people. An additional proof occurs when you count 112 days from January 20th 2009, the day that Barack Obama took office as the U.S. President. This is important because he will be the President when our redemption occurs. 112 days brings you to May 11, 2009 or the 32nd day of the counting of the Omer.
The redemption is a slow process that began in 1948 when the State of Israel was born. A proof of that as well as a proof of the connection between geula and the blessing of the son is to spell out the words of Bircas HaChammah, and then add up the values of these letters. בּרכת החמה