On a similar note, a friend of mine pointed out that the gematria of “Nitzavim VaYelech” “ניצבים וילך” is the also the exact same gematria. Which at first glance, doesn’t seem to have any connection.
We know that according to Jewish tradition “the world as we know it” will exist for only 6000 years. The Vilna Gaon zt”l (1720 – 1979) teaches us something amazing. He says that the Torah portions found in the book of Dvarim (Deuteronomy) correspond to the last 1000 years of this world. (i.e., The year 5000 – 6000 according to the Jewish Calendar).
Meaning that, hidden within the book of Devarim is all that will transpire during these last 1000 years.
He explains that the whole book of Devarim is divided into 10 Portions, each portion corresponding to 100 years out of the 1000. Based on this, the Gaon combines Nitzavim-VaYelech as one Parasha (just as we customarily read it this way) and it corresponds to the 100 years from 5700-5800. Which is the 100 years we are currently in. We are now in the year 5773.
Something to think about.
The Gematria of the word “Comments” when written in hebrew is 661 which is the same gematria as the phrase “Lashon Hara” which can be translated as evil speech, gossip, or slander. Think twice before reading the “comments” section of any article. When someone listens to or speaks lashon hara one can possibly violate up to 31 Torah Commandments.
I thought it was so amazing how relevant this quote still is in today’s modern world, even though it was actually written in the late 1700s. I read this quote initially on aish.com, and it inspired me to make this cool infographic. I think an interesting lesson to take home from this quote, isthink before you act. Every piece of information given to us and especially our own personal thoughts and opinions must be handled with care. Don’t act out of impulse. In today’s “blogging” world, each word published can be read by hundreds, thousands, and even millions of people. This also holds true with commenting on blog posts, articles, and even status updates on Facebook or Twitter. Every word can be read by many, making the impact of each word much more powerful – for better or for worse. Hope you like the graphic!