This verse is the 5778th Verse in the Torah. Kabbalistically, there is a connection between the year and verse number that relates to that number.
This verse relates to any person whose name starts with a Aleph and ends in a Mem Sofit. The Kabbalah teaches that every verse in the Tanach speaks to every person in every generation. It also explains that when a verse from the Tanach starts with a Hebrew letter and ends with a Hebrew letter that is the same as your Name when spelled with Hebrew Letters is an indication that this verse has special significance to that person. It is recommended that one speak this verse each day at least three times each day. Once in the evening, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. There is a specific location in the prayer known as the Amidah - standing prayer which is said 3 times a day in the Orthodox and Conservative traditions. If not just say the verse with a preceding Leshem Yichud.
One can find discussion of the Leshem Yichud on the yeshshem website.
Here is a list of Names that this verse connects with
These two letters are considered "Mother Letters" in the Sefer Yetzirah and they also spell the word Em which translates as mother. Our basic classes teaches many of the aspects and connections in the Hebrew Calendar. If this is a verse connected to your name we recommend that you read the hand outs and listen the recordings of the 2 classes on the Calendar in our basic classes.
אַסְפֶּה עָלֵימוֹ, רָעוֹת; חִצַּי, אֲכַלֶּה-בָּם.
Aspeh Ahlaymu RaOt; Chatzi, Ahkaleh Bam
I will heap evils upon them; I will spend Mine arrows upon them;
In my Opinion, the above translation is corrupted.
My translation is "Assemble on His Sea of Evils; Consume 1/2 of daughters"
Here is a word by word translation for you to decide for yourself.
אַסְפֶּה - Assembly
עָלֵימוֹ - My Leaves
The above word can be parsed into two words as follows:
עָלֵ - on - about - onto - about - upon - astride - atop
ימו - His Sea
רָעוֹת - Evils - Evil in the plural
חִצַּי - Half - Semi
אֲכַלֶּה - eat Hai - Direction of eating - chow - corrode - consume - nosh
בָּם - Them - Daughters - gematria is 42 and 602
Pshat Level of Discussion
Number of Words
There are 6 words in this verse. The number 6 connects to the energy of "Heaven" or Zeir Anpin.
Number of Letters
There are 22 letters. The number 22 refers to all of the energy of the Alef Bet.
Let us take the first letters of each word as this develops a Name or word that encapsulates the energy of the verse. Here are the first letters: אערחאב. These letters can translate when permutated as "Father is the evil Brother"
Our basic classes teaches many of the aspects and connections in the Hebrew Calendar. If this is a verse connected to your name we recommend that you read the hand outs and listen the recordings of the 2 classes on the Calendar in our basic classes.
Let us now take the final letters and do the same thing we did with the first letters. The final letters or last letters are: הותיהם. These letters can be permuted into the phrase "Death of HaShem" Chas V'Shalom or "HaShem is Death".
There is a prophecy in the Zohar that there will be no Torah left in the world. This verse has that potential. Since the Kabbalah Center has caused a spread of the teachings of the Zohar that prophecy will not manifest. In the potential, if that spread of the Zohar had not taken place the year 5778 might have been the destruction of the last Torah Scroll - Chas V'Shalom.
This above discussion is not complete and will be added to by many people over time. Please check back often to see more discussion.
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