Parshas Shlach
Numbers 13:1 -15:41

Keeping A Torah Course Regardless of Leadership Failures ©

By Dr. Akiva G. Belk

This study of mysticism in Hebrew Gematria is dedicated in loving memory to James and Sissy Levin, may they rest in peace.

"And sent out each of you by Moshe, from Bamidbar Paron by Hashem's Word. All of you were men of [exceptional] distinction as heads of B'nei Yisroel." Numbers 13:3

These were twelve men personally selected by Moshe. Men who Moshe had confidence in. Men who Moshe knew to be wise, moral, Torah observant and honest. Moshe selected men of the finest character from among all Yisroel. These were highly respected men of exceptional distinction. Yet ten of these men brought back an evil report to Kal Yisroel which resulted in rebellion against Hashem, other sins, death and a prolonged stay in the BaMidbar. The results of their message was devastating to G-d's people.

We observe that the Gematria Miluy of Ah Naw Sheem {meaning men of distinction} is 677. This is also the Gematria of Zi Roh Oos {meaning strong armed} which is how the Torah describes our opposition. The essence of Ah Naw Sheem {our men of distinction} is in opposition to the Zi Roh Oos, the fearful kings of Canaan, Sichon and Og. These strong and powerful kings had to be defeated by Kal Yisroel before Kal Yisroel could enter the land of Canaan and take possession. Ten of our men of distinction were fearful of the people of Canaan. We originally were not unified in our thoughts, message, reports and actions. This brought about sin and our defeat. Years later when we were unified in our thoughts, message, reports and actions we defeated the Zi Roh Oos.

Isn't it interesting that the men we fear and the highly respected men of exceptional distinction of Kal Yisroel share the same Gematria? It is not by chance that they share this Gematria. They are the yetzer tov and the yetzer raw of the same Gematria. When the men of exceptional distinction veer off Torah's course, the effect is frequently similar to the Zi Roh Oos.

Gematria Miluy
Ah Naw Sheem
Mem - Yud - Shin - Nun - Aleph

111 =
Pey 80 Lamid 30 Aleph 1
106 = Nun 50 Vav 6 Nun 50
360 = Nun 50 Yud 10 Shin 300
20 = Dalet 4 Vav 6 Yud 10
80 = Mem 40 Mem 40

677 = 111 + 106 + 360 + 20 + 80



677 = Sav 400 Ayin 70 Reish 200 Zayin 7

Now our consideration does not end with 677. The Gematria Kotel of Ah Naw Sheem {406} mystically explains why we originally failed. Consider Dee Bahs {meaning [the words] of an evil report}. It was these words presented by ten of our Ah Naw Sheem that we wrongly believed and sinned in so doing. We did not agree with the opinions of Yehoshua and Caleiv.

Gematria Kotel
Ah Naw Sheem
401 =
Mem 40 Yud 10 Shin 300 Nun 50 Aleph 1
406 = 401 Plus 5 letters

Dee Bahs {[the words] of an evil report}
406 = Sav 400 Bais 2 Dalet 4

We learn from Parshas Shlach that the opinion of the majority is not always right. We learn that following such an opinion has tragic results when it is wrong. We hopefully learn that we need to compare the opinions of leadership with what the Torah says before we react to their opinions. This is where we failed thousands of years ago. Our challenge today is to make sure that we keep a Torah course regardless of what our leadership says!! We are responsible for our own actions regardless of our leadership!!

Best Wishes!

Dr. Akiva G. Belk

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