Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Enigma Seven

1. Shabbat is the 7th day of the week.
2. 7 weeks of counting the Omer.
3. Succot and Pesach are each 7 days (outside of Israel, 8 days).
4. Every 7th year is Shemita
5. After 7 times of Shemita is Yovel
6. After death, one sits Shiva
7. On Succot we pray with 7 items (Lulav, Etrog, 2 branches of Aravot, 3 branches of Hadas).
8. Yitro, the first Ger Tzedek, had 7 names and 7 daughters.
9. Moshe Rabenu, zs'l, born and passed away 7 Adar
10. On Succot, the 7 Ushpizin visit us.
11. The Menorah in the Bet HaMikdash had 7 stems.
12. Achashverosh had a 7 day celebration
13. There are 7 Jewish Holidays
14. There are 613 Mitzvot and Chazal added 7 more.
15. Bnei Noach have 7 Mitzvot.
16. The bride and groom are blessed with 7 blessings.
17. Every Shabbat, 7 people are called up to the Torah.
18. The first Passuk of the Torah contains 7 words.
19. Leah Imenu, a'h, had 7 children.
20. 7 days to prepare building the Mishkan.
21. The bride encircles the groom 7 times.
22. The Teffilin is encricled 7 times around the arm.
23. Moshe Rabenu was the 7th generation from Avraham Avinu, zs'l.
24. Every plague in Egypt lasted 7 days.
25. Pharoah's dream had 7 cows and 7 stalks.
26. Development of Tzaraat (leprosy) lasts 7 days.
27. HKB'H created 7 heavens (in the 7th heaven are the pure souls)
28. On Shabbat and holidays we say 7 blessings in the Amida.
29. Eretz Israel was blessed with 7 fruits.
30. The universe has 7 continents.
31. 7 spiritual ways we serve HKB'H, חסד, גבורה, תפארת, נצח, הוד,יסוד ומלכות .
32. Noach HaTzaddik, zs'l, sent the dove for 7 days.
33. 7 nations sat in Eretz Israel when Am Israel entered Eretz Israel.
34. On Yom Kippur, the High Priest sprinkled blood 7 times.
35. Rosh HaShana is on the 7th month.
36. There are 7 intercalary cyclicality of the moon every 19 years.
37. There are 7 musical notes.
38. The High Priest can become impure thru 7 relatives; father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, wife.
39. 7 encirclement on Simchat Torah.
40. Minimal height of Succah is 7 by 7 טפחים.
41. There are 7 seas and oceans.
42. Yehoshua bin Nun, zs'l, and Am Israel encircled the walls of Yericho 7 times, till it fell.
43. Yaakov Avinu, zs'l, works 7 years and then an additional 7 years for Lavan
44. The Bet HaMikdash had 7 entrances.
45. We pray daily 7 blessings of Kriat Shema, 3 in the morning and 4 in the evening.
46. There were 7 women who were Prophets.
47. A Jewish slave gets free after 7 labor years.
48. After marriage, the newlyweds have 7 brachot.
49. The last prayer in Yom Kipur we say 7 times "HaShem Hu HaElokim".

The Shemita period (Sabbatical year) in which Ben David will come the following verse will be fulfilled in the first year, "And I caused it to rain upon one city, and upon another city I caused it not to rain." (Amos 4:7). In the second year, slight famine will be sent. In the third year, a great famine from which men, women, and children, pious and deed-doing people will die, and Torah will be forgotten by those who learned her. In the fourth year, some will be satiated, and others will not be. In the fifth year, there will be great satiation, with eating, drinking, and joy, and Torah will return to those who learned it. In the sixth year, voices [speaking of the Moshiach's imminent arrival] will be heard, and in the seventh year, there will be war [Gog u'Magog].

In the year after the seventh, Ben Dovid will come.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו