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Gematria on the Islamic prophet's name [closed]

Gematria for the name of the prophet is giving a number close to 666, can anybody please respond to why this is occuring , is it wrong to use an Arabic name, transliterate it to English and then apply ...
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Refutation of Christian claim [closed]

I would like your help in refuting a Christian claim as this has been bugging me for a while now Is the epsilon truly more fitting of the first letter of the word "Allah" (as pronounced in ...
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Interpretation of these Letters?

What are different gematria interpretations of די (Dalet, Yud), 14? What is the depth of this combination in this order? Do I interpret them together or each individually and what is the depth, ...
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Zohar and the 42 first letters of Torah

Sometimes it is said that 42 is the gematria of אהיה, but it is only 21. What is meant by that statement? I only know about the ana bekhoach prayer.
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Significance of the Year of the Flood?

I've been studying how the biblical creation & re-creation in Genesis, from Adam to Noah, foreshadows the Exodus. For instance, Noah is of the 10th generation of mankind. The Hebrews were slaves ...
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Numerology in the Plagues

Going over the plagues in exodus, I notice a pattern. The first few plagues (blood, frogs, gnats / lice), are general afflictions that affect Egyptian and Hebrew alike. The next few plagues (flies, ...
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Where does Baal HaTurim's commentary come from?

A lot of the Baal HaTurim's commentary on the Torah relates to how certain words or phrases have the same gematriya as other words or phrases in the Torah, or phrases that relate, in some way, to the ...
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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

I am interested in learning more about gematrias. Namely, I am looking for an English-language sefer that discusses some of the more famous gematrias and the lessons that we can learn from them. ...
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Gematria seforim and look up

Are there any seforim, or sites, that explain a specific gematria-value and you can look up with what it is associated with? How would one find the meaning behind it? I found this website, but it not ...
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Gematria of Person's Name

Kol Hator states that a person has multiple gematrios that are important to him, such as one's name, one's name plus father's name, name plus father's and mother's name, etc, etc. My question is, ...
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Angelic wrestling and the intergenerational transmission of rights and priestly duties

In Gen. 32:26, during Ya'aqobh's struggle with a malakh (angel/emissary), he is struck. The Ba'al ha-Turim there offers two explanations for the location that the malakh chose to strike his body. The ...
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Simanim at the end of the Parshah

Does anyone have any coherent history of and/or source for the siman for the amount of pesukim in each parshah? (I’m sure it’s been asked here before, but I was unable to find anything while searching ...
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Incorrect Pri Eitz Chaim?

I have reviewed this Pri Eitz Chaim multiple times, and it seems that the gematria does not add up correctly. Here is the text. כבוד מלכותו ואת יקר תפארת גדולתו, גימטריא אלה בגדי כהן גדול, ...
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Calling one's wife 'honey'

I recently heard that calling one's wife 'honey' is a Jewish concept born from the fact that the gematriot are the same. דבש = 306. אשה = 306. Does anyone talk about this? Or is this a convenient ...
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Conundrum of first verse of Matos & first verse of Masei

A fellow pointed out to me that the first verse of Matos & first verse of Masei have the exact same Gematria of 3324. Has anyone seen any Seforim that talk about the similar Gematria between these ...
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What is being emphasized in the Chassidic thought for the day called HaYom Yom in connection with the festival of Shavuot?

In HaYom Yom for the first day of Shavuot it says: The Baal Shem Tov passed away on Wednesday, the first day of Shavuot, 5520 (1760) and is interred in Mezibuz. The Alter Rebbe Commented (on ...
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Pasuk Numbering Question

Shalom! In the pasuk number of today's aliyah of the parsha I noticed something curious. Instead of counting yed-aleph - kaf as I would expect, it jumps to tet-vuv and tet-zayin, and then returned to ...
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Is there a particular reason Ezra HaSofer name is spelled with an "א" instead of with a "ה"?

In 1st Chronicles 4:17, a man from the tribe of Yehudah by the name of Ezrah is listed as follows: And the sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And she bore Miriam, and Shammai, ...
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What is the significance of the gematria of יצחק, יעקב, יוסף all being multiples of the gematria of הוי״ה?

The gematria of יצחק is 208, which is 8 x 26. The gematria of יעקב is 182, which is 7 x 26. The gematria of יוסף is 156, which is 6 x 26. Is there are significance to the relationship of all of them ...
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Thirty two pairs of letters from Adam to Terach

I'm reading in the Zohar on Shir Hashirim 64 that there are thirty-two sets of the alphabet advanced until Israel stood at Mount Sinai. Basically, all the first and final letters of the names of main ...
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Source for Vilna Gaon's gematriah about 'חצי לה and חצי לכם

I remembering hearing a p'shat in the name of the Gra about Yom Tov, that I would really love to know the source for. I am not normally one for Gematriyos but the genius of the Vilna Gaon is quite ...
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What is the connection between Haman and HaMelech?

Do any Meforshim explain a connection between the equivalent gemtriya of "Haman" and "HaMelech" (95) repeated throughout Megillas Esther?
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What are pesukim or phrases from pesukim with the gematria of either 5781 or 781 [duplicate]

I'm publishing a sefer and in place of the date i want to write a pasuk or phrase that represents this year 5781.
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What is the source for one sixtieth?

The rule of bitul one sixtieth or sleep one sixtieth death or dreams one sixtieth prophecy: How did we arrive at one sixtieth as the measurement?
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Using Gematria (גמטריא) to analyze Deuteronomy 6:4, could the value of "Echad" (אֶחָֽד) be synonymous with 13 attributes of God?

Using Gematria (גמטריא), the word Echad (אֶחָֽד) equals 13. Why would "One" be valued as 13? Deuteronomy 6:4 [MT] "Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God; the Lord is one." (שְׁמַ֖ע ...
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Database of Gematria, Notarikon, and Temurah Findings

I have been aware of Gematria, but now just learned of Notarikon and Temurah. There is a cool twitter feed by the TilingBot on hyperbolic tessellations. It is essentially a database of all the types ...
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May you live until one hundred and twenty [duplicate]

The phrase: May you live until one hundred and twenty (עד מאה ועשרים) is a famous one derived from different verses of the Tenach. But I would like to know if there is any deeper (gematrial) meaning ...
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what are the different versions of miluiyim for the Hebrew letters?

When calculating gematrias for the Hebrew letters there are letter expansions called "miluyim". what are all the valid miluiyim letter expansions according to chazal? (ex. midrashim, talmud, zohar, ...
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Is there a significance to the number of witnesses at Har Sinai?

It is said there were 2-3 million present at Matan Torah. (Not sure what the consensus on the exact number is.) Numbers are important in Judaism. 613 mitzvot. Seven days of creation, gematria, ...
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Vilna Gaon's gematria for the number of kosher & non-kosher sukkot in Masechet Sukkah

I remember once learning that the Vilna Gaon said that Maseches Sukkah (Bavli, Yerushalmi, Tosefta) talks about 85 non-kosher sukkot and 91 kosher sukkot. The Gra said the way to remember this is ...
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Why do Nachash נחש & Mashiach משיח have the same Gematria?

I once heard a beautiful explanation of why נחש nachash & משיח mashiach have the same Gematria of 358 but I can’t recall it. Does anyone know what the connection between these two seemingly ...
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Where is the midrash of "300 days of Tefillin?"

According to various Rishonim and Acharonim who are listed in R' Binyomin Shlomo Hamburger's "Shorshei Minhag Ashkenaz Volume 5," there is a Midrash that states that the Shin on Tefillin boxes alludes ...
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Is numerology an acceptable Jewish practice?

Is numerology an acceptable Jewish practice, and if so how does one differentiate between it and non-Jewish forms? According to Wikipedia Numerology is any belief in the divine or mystical ...
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Can halacha be derived from gematria?

The Talmud says: Mishnah: A Nazirite vow of unspecified duration [remains in force] thirty days. Gemara: From where is this rule derived? Rabbi Mattena said: The text reads: He shall be [yihyeh] ...
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Numerical values of Torah words

After watching a Darren Aronofsky film entitled Pi, I've come to presume that some of the Jewish community study the numerical transliterations of the Torah. I ask whether or not the movie's claims ...
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Is there any significance to the age at which Methuselah died?

Bresheit 5:27 records the death of Methuselah as 969 years. His is the longest lifespan recorded in the Torah. Is there any meaning for his death at such an age, or is there significance to the ...
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Sefarim on how Gematria works?

While I know the basics of Gematria, i.e. the numerical value assigned to each letter, I’d like to learn more, like the different letter substitutions, how far off you can be and still count it as the ...
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Gematriot that differ by 1

We read in Bnei Yissaschar: “From where do we know that gematriot that differ by 1 are considered equal? We learn this from Yaakov's statement that Ephraim and Menashe (gematria of 726) are ...
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Rephidim gematria

I can't remember where but I read that the Ba'al HaTurim points out that 'Am Yisrael Berifidim' has the same gematria as 'Rafu yedeyhem min HaMitzvot.' The closest I got was this: Kitzur Baal HaTurim ...
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Where is there a reference to Moshe in the Torah? Please explain Chullin 139b [duplicate]

We read in Chullin 139b: משה מן התורה מנין בשגם הוא בשר Where is there a reference to Moshe in the Torah? "Since he is but flesh" (Bereishit 6:3) The gemara finds a hint to Moshe in this passuk as ...
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Moshe davening 515 times to enter Eretz Yisrael

I have recently heard that since the gematria of Va'etchanan is 515, Moshe davened 515 times to enter Eretz Yisrael before Hashem told him he couldn't daven anymore. The reason is that if he would ...
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Source for the "gra's" calculation of pi

I am looking for a textual source for this famous GRA which corrects the מקרא calculation of Pi from 3 to 3.1415 based on the kri and ksiv of קו vs קוה. Based on my research there may not be a written ...
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How to know when a Gematria match is meaningful or not

I have been interested in the subject of Gematria for some time, and have found many very interesting matches. For example.... Yaakov ben Rivka = Yisrael (both 541) Shlomo ben Dovid Hamelech = ...
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Gematria Matching

Using Gemtria for the purpose of determining whether two items have a relationship, are you allowed to match one method with another. For example, Absolute Value with Mispar Katan? Or AtBash with an ...
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Gematria Methods - Levels of Importance

Does anyone know of a "priority list" for gematria significance? In other words, aside from the standard absolute value, which method would have the next level of importance/significance (i.e., Mispar ...
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Fundamental Significance of Number Four - Tetragramaton

God's primary Name is the four letter tetragramaton Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh (shaarei kedusha part 4 gate 3: "And if you ask, why should we cling our thoughts in this Name more than any other Name (of G-d)? It ...
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120yrs to 210yrs

I learned over Shabbos that Adam and Chava spent 120 years apart. Adam spilt seed during this time that created the klipot. The 210 years Bnei Israel spent in Egypt was necessary to elevate those ...
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17 and 8 refering to YHVH, His Torah and Good?

I found out that the gematria of the word tov is 17, which contracted to 1+7=8. Then I found out that the 17th word of the Torah is Elohim, but also that the words Torah (611=6+1+1=8) and YHVH (26=2+6=...
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Gematria 515 avodat halev

I read this article: 'ABOUT AND BY THE COMMENTATORS: Why do we Eat Matza on Pesach?' written by Rabbi Amnon Bazak, in which he wrote: Avudraham gives many examples of gematria, the numerical value ...
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Where can one find a complete guide to Hebrew numerals?

I am looking for an instruction resource on Hebrew numerals that is comprehensive, insofar as it: lists all (or nearly all) of the euphemistic exceptions in frequent use (such as "chai" for 18, רחץ ...
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