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This number has, to the best of my knowledge, no significance whatsoever in Judaism. You can search according to gematria here but the average person shouldn't really come up with their own gematrios, generally speaking, and expect anything from them. You will find that there are many gematrios with both good and bad implications for practically every ...


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The Rabbis learn out that there are 39 Melachot because of a numerical value (kind of). From here (or here, if that link doesn't work), quoting Talmud Shabbat 70A: ...it says, (Shemot 35:1-2) And Moshe gathered together the entire congregation of the Children of Israel and he said to them: 'Eileh HaDevarim' (these are the things--plural) that HaShem ...


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The g'mara in Mo'ed Katan 28 derives that the age of "death at the hands of heaven" is 60 from the pasuk תָּבוֹא בְכֶלַח אֱלֵי קָבֶר כַּעֲלוֹת גָּדִישׁ בְּעִתּוֹ in which the bold word has the numerical value of 60, yielding the interpretation You will come to the grave at 60, like a stack that goes in its proper time I am not sure if this ...


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Well let's see here, If you're looking for a backronym in Tanach it's pretty slim pickings inspiration-wise. Ezekiel 7:20: וצבי עדיו לגאון שמהו וצלמי *ת*ועבתם *ש*קוציהם *ע*שו *ב*ו על כן נתתיו להם לנדה and statues of their awful, disgusting things they made ... Isaiah 38:12-13: מיום עד-לילה *ת*שלימני. *ש*ויתי *ע*ד-*ב*קר כארי I was ...


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Among the many explanations of what it means when we say that the Avos kept the Torah (as in the linked question) is that they did so on a spiritual level. R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi thus states in one of his Chassidic discourses (Va'eira 5572): קיים אאע״ה כל התורה כולה עד שלא ניתנה וכן ביעקב עם לבן גרתי ותרי״ג מצות שמרתי והיינו רק ברוחנית שהרי לא יתכן ...


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The Gemara in Menahot 39a implies that the bare minimum Biblical obligation is only one knot. However, Tosfot there understand that this single knot mentioned by the Gemara is actually (what we would call) a double knot, because a single knot doesn't hold tight. However, there are other traditions of how to make this knot, such as in the example all the way ...


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It sounds like you're describing this gematria search tool on Ohr Chadash. The one thing I wish the tool had is a way to put in a number directly and search for strings that match, but you can get that effectively by expressing that number in letters. It just takes a lot of tavs sometimes.


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In the Yerushalmi (Shekalim 1:3), Rav Yochanan ben Zakkai's position that the tribe of Levi was obligated to give the annual half-Shekel Temple tax is derived from the verse (Exodus 30:13) זה יתנו where זה is 12 in Gematria, implying all 12 tribes need to give the tax. Rambam (Shekalim 1:7) rules like this opinion.


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe addresses this in a letter included in the appendices to Likkutei Sichos vol. 16. He gives several explanations: According to the מהר״ש מאסטרופוליא הי'ד: Each of the names have a gematria of 9 in mispar katan - except NaB (5+2 = 7). BaN on the other hand, does have a mispar katan of 9, since a final nun has a mispar gadol of 700. The ...


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If it is only examples that you want, you will find one of each within the first Berakha of the Amidah with the Kavvanot the Rashash. I give you the siddur of Rav Abulafia as an early and slightly more detailed example. There is also the short version, which you may find a bit easier on the eyes, known as the Arom Tzova. However if you want to know why ...


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As @rony points out, there were many mitzvot that Yaakov had no way of keeping while he was in the house of Laban. Some examples include all the mitzvot that are dependent on the Land (e.g. Trumah) and Mitzvot that are dependent on the congregation (e.g. appointing a king). @Alex brings other examples in his answer. If so, how could Yaakov say "עם לבן גרתי ...


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Ya'akov couldn't be "mekayem" (to perform?) all the miztvot. For example Kivud av (honoring your parents) and Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (live in Israel). So here "shamarti" may mean something different. When Ya'akov heard Yosef's dream (Breshit 37:11) the Torah writes that he "shamar" the dream. Rashi writes: שמר את הדבר - היה ממתין ומצפה מתי יבא, he waited ...


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To the question of Rachel and Leah's mother mocdeg brought down this answer, which would make them only half sisters which may then be allowed. The sefer Tiferes Shlomo al HaTorah in Parshas Vayetze brings a number of answers to the question of how Yaakov was allowed to marry two sisters. One of the answers is that Rachel and Leah were born to Lavan ...


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Rashi's comment can be found here: http://kodesh.mikranet.org.il/comment/t0132_5.htm Firstly, this opinion appears as ד"א, davar achar, a secondary comment, which are often understood by Rashi's supercommentaries as being of secondary importance, often not compelling answers, but merely 'drashas' which are only brought to solve one particular problem and ...


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There are lots of examples of this in Sefer Kol-Bo (c. 14th century). One such example, brought in §122, concerns the halakha that a convert will only be accepted if s/he agrees to observe the entire Torah. This is learnt out from Psalm 146:7-9, as follows: ה' מתיר אסורים, ה' פוקח עורים, ה' זוקף כפופים, ה' אוהב צדיקים, ה' שומר את גרים: ראשי התיבות הללו ...


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Here is a nice one: תְּהִלִּים קלח:ב - אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה. אֶל הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ וְאוֹדֶה אֶת שְׁמֶךָ עַל חַסְדְּךָ וְעַל אֲמִתֶּךָ כִּי הִגְדַּלְתָּ עַל כָּל שִׁמְךָ אִמְרָתֶךָ בְּיוֹם. קָרָאתִי וַתַּעֲנֵנִי תַּרְהִבֵנִי בְנַפְשִׁי עֹז יוֹדוּךָ. יְהוָה כָּל מַלְכֵי אָרֶץ כִּי שָׁמְעוּ אִמְרֵי פִיךָ I built a site which calculated every possible gematria for ...


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The Agra D'Kalla says that the word Breishis בראשית is Roshei Teivos as follows. A: א'נטיוכות ר'שע י'גזור ת'כתבו ב'קרן ש'ור B: י'שועה ר'בה ת'היה ב'זמן ש'ימלוך א'נטיוכות C: י'שועה ר'בה ת'היה ש'ינצחו ב'ני א'הרן D: ב'ימי ר'שעת י'ונים ת'הללו ש'ם א'דנות (Hallel) E: ב'ימי ר'שעת י'ונים ת'דליקו ש'מונה א'ורות


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In Yermiyahu 25:26, there is a mention of King of Shishah (מלך ששך), AFAIR the commentators say that the talk is about the King of Bavel (מלך בבל) because shishah = bavel in atbash. Also mentioned here.


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because if it were termed נ"ב then it wouldn’t equal 9 in “the small number gematria” value. The “small number gematria value” comes down to this: were I to add 2+4+6 I’d of course arrive at 12. If I were to add the 1 and 2 of the figure 12 I’d arrived at just now, I’d then arrive at the number 3, which is the “small number gematria” value of the original ...


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I'm not sure (despite your comment on the question) whether this is what you want, but many title pages of books include phrases of which certain letters are picked out to form the gimatriya of the year of publication. Along those lines, we can have תׄהׄי נשׄמתו צרורהׄ בׄצרור החיׄיׄםׄ (with the תה...ש...הב...יים picked out). (Not a good answer IMO, this ...



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