התשעב The Year Ahead - Its Inner Essence

When one prognosticates about the future there is a traditional statement that needs to be made in order to protect the prognosticator and the people who read or hear about his statements. The traditional statement which i am making at this time is: I am not a Prophet nor am I the Son of a Prophet. One may now feel safe in reading the balance of this page.

Many times i am asked by students and friends: What will the future be? What will tomorrow bring?. I usually answer "We will all return to the Endless World (Ayn Sof). The only question is will the process be shorter for you due to your restrictions or longer do to your negative actions that create the necessity of cleansing through pain and suffering (chaos)?".

Yet each year i analyze the year ahead as the Kabbalists have taught us to do. The reason they have given us this tool is not to satisfy our curiousity about the future. It is to learn about the essence of the energies that we will see during the year so that we can be prepared to restrict our reactive natures and also to learn how to enhance the positive aspects of the year.

The Kabbalists use the directive by Rabbi Bag Bag written in Pirkei Avot in order to understand the inner essence of the next year. Rabbi Bag Bag said " Turn it! Turn it! For everything is in it!". The Kabbalists undersand this to mean Permutate the Letters of the word that spells out the Number value of the year.

A second method of analyzing the inner essence of a year is to use Letter Substitutions. Please see our Gematria page to understand them in detail. Please see below to understand some of these essences.

A third method is that The Kabbalists also teach us to utilize the Gematriot from the Letters of this word to analyze the Verses from the Tanach תנך - Torah, Neviim (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings) to help understand the meaning as well.

When making this Kabbalistic Analysis it is important to understand that some essences are revealed (like when a permutation spells a word in Hebrew) and some essences are concealed (like when doing letter substitutions). What this means for this type of analysis relates to the strength of the essence.

Below are 3 lists covering the information available from the 3 methods above. When an energy or essence is revealed than it is considered a stronger impact during the year. When it is concealed it will have a lessor impact but may actually be more important in the world Tikune for that year.

The standard way of writing a year in Hebrew is to use the Gematria of the Letters that then become a word. The year ahead is 5772 which would be spelled תשעב - Taf Shin Ayin Bet. The Gematria of this word is 772. The immediate question is what happened to the "5". The practice is to drop the Hay or "5" since each year for a thousand years will have this and it is redundant. Each person knows that we are referring to the Sixth Millenium when we use the Hay or when we drop it. The only time we utilize the Hay is when we are analyzing the year completely like we are doing now.

When there are 4 letters (תשעב )there are 24 Permutations. When there are 5 letters התשעב there are 120 permuations which include the previous 24. Usually there are many permutations that do not have meaning in the Hebrew Language. This year is no exception.

Here are the permutations that have meaning in the Hebrew Language and their meanings. My explanation of these terms from a Kabbalistic perspective is below these 3 lists.

Permutations: List 1

Within the Permutations of the letters for this year are the following shoreshim (roots) or words:


which means hour; time; a short while


which means mold; to make mold; musty; or mildewed;


nine; multiply by nine; Please note that also included is the number nine in the female form תשעה


pull out weeds


sudden panic




the backside


satiated; to claim; to swear; to bind by oath;


thick; tangled; gross; dense; fat;


time; hour; to pay heed; to look away from; to look about;


time; season; era; period; from time to time;


to abhor; to abominate; to detest; to loathe; to sully


to argue; to be dismayed; to loook about anxiously;to turn;


to claim; to demand; to sue; to be prosecuted;


to pull weeds; to be covered with grass; to grow grass; to pull out;


to industrialize; to be industrialize


to be sated; to swear; to take an oath;seven; to multiply by seven


to terrify; to frighten; sudden panic: (spelled with a Hay at the end); in time;


to buble; to blister; to reveal; to discover; to ask; to inquire;


to do; to make; to carry out; to create; to produce; to appoint;


to stray; to wander; to go astray; to get lost;


Included in this years words are the famous number 72 which connects to the 72 Names of God and the Sefirah of Chochmah.

Letter Substitutions List: Number 2

At Bash = ש ז ב א = Gematria is 310 which is the Name Elokim times ten.

Al Bam= מ ה י כ = Gematria is 75 and the letters spell the words Ki Mah or "because what"or "what if"

Also one of the words that have this same Gematria is Laila לילה which means night. As we know the sun always shines even if it is being reflected off of the moon at night. There will be times during the next year that will appear dark and difficult but they will prove to be illusionary.

Another word that has a gematria of 75 is יהודים which means Jews from the Tribe of Yehudah. There will be a lot of change within the Jewish religion producing greater unity among the diverse factions (Renewal, Conservative, Reconstuctionist, Reform, Alternative Minyanim). There will be a great revelation of the Secrets of Torah during the year connected to Israel. These are called Chidushim and generally are added to the Kabbalah

Ab Bag = ב פ ת א = gematria 483

One word that has the same gematria is מזלות Mazalot which means constellations. It relates to both Astronomy and Astrology and both will be very much in evidence during the year ahead.

the last of the Esser Debrot לא תחמד Do not Covet also has a gematria of 483. People will be involved with coveting and doing tshuvah regarding coveting during this year. The year may even come to be called the year of not coveting.

At Ba = א ס ר ש =gematria 561.

561 is the sigma sum of 33.This means the sum of 1 + 2 + 3 etc up to 33 = 561. 33 is the number of Lag as in Lag B'Omer. It is a number that relates to the sephirah of Hod S'B'Hod. This means manifestation of the potential. Those who study Kabbalah will be able to utilize this energy in their lives to maintain balance during the difficult parts of the year ahead.

The Hebrew phrase fig leaves also has the gematria of 561. This indicates that we will be able to correct part of the Tikune of Adam having to do with that part of the Eden story. The story where Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness. This will relate to the porn industry which will be dealing with difficult issues as well as the Homosexual marriage and family issues

At Bach = ח ל ן ם = gematria = 128 which is 2 to the 7th power (2x2x2x2x2x2x2=128). It is also 4 times 32 which represents the 32 paths of wisdom as they manifest through the 4 worlds.

The word חלץ which translates as prepare for war and to draw off. With different vowels it means to deliver, rescue, tear, and cut. i will leave it to you to decide will this aspect of the year bring war (Has V'Shalom) or will we all be rescued from war. I see it as being rescued.

At Ban = ן ו כ ל = gematria = 106. It is the gematria of the fully spelled letter Nun. The meaning of the Nun is fish; failure; to weaken; to atrophy. The fish lives in water so it is surrounded by loving kindness which will be prevalent throughout the year. The negative side will be weakened and atrophy through out this year as well. What does that mean? It will continue the development of the two different sides of humanity. Those who follow a spiritual path and those who choose to stay emersed in the physical worlds corruption instead of following the spiritual path and learning Kabbalah.

Verses with the same Gematria: List 3

The Gematria of התשעב and תשעב is 777 and 772 respectively. They each have 1 Verse with that Gematria in the Tanach.

Lamentations Chapter 3 Verse 52 has a Gematria of 777

צוד צדוני כצפור איבי חנם

They have chased me sore like a bird, that are mine enemies without cause.

Ezra Chapter 2 Verse 50 has a Gematria of 772

בני-אסנה בני-מעינים בני נפיסים

the children of Asnah, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephusim;

My comments about the essences revealed in the above list (list no 3) appear below

Before reading my comments below, it is recommended that you review the above lists and determine for yourself what lies ahead for you. The best person to know what is the future for you is YOU! This is because you are creating your life right now (doing Tshuvah, and the various rituals of the Holidays from Rosh Hashana to Hoshana Rabah). Yes this creation of your life (think of the metaphor of a movie of your life) has all that chaos from previous lives within it. Yet you can change that. On Yom Kippur you will have the opportunity to connect to Cosmic Binah (The energy store) and create the movie of your life for next year. That is the purpose of this annual analysis. Intuitively, you are able to know what will happen next year. The lists above are there to help you.

Please feel free to send an email to yeshshem@hotmail.com with your comments. I promise to post all email comments received below my comments; as well as any continuing conversation between us.

One final comment before i start. I will not follow the lists above. This is because the lists are tools for you to utilize your intuition. Intuition does not follow logic. It is a totally different connection that being rational. While the analysis may appear to you to be rational, it is truly intuitive using the tools above to motivate the intuition to reveal the truth.

My Comments about Next Year

The 2 verses connected to next year are very upbeat even though they come from Lamentations and Ezra. Both of these are usually seen as less than positive, yet the lamentations verse is spoken in the past tense indicating this will be a year of peaceful development. The verse from Ezra is describing the children of the Gibbonites.

The Gibbonites were a people who lived in Canaan prior to the Jews arrival and were to have been destroyed. The Gibbonites used guile and sharpness to outwit Joshua and the Jews. They were allowed to live in the land with the Jews acting as menial task bearer (like water drawing) for the Temple. In effect they were the beginning of the concept of Benai Noachides living in Israel next to the Jews. The Palestinians have some of these people reincarnated and living among them today. These people will again try to beguile Israel but this time the Leaders of Israel will not allow it. These two items (the reincarnated Gibonites and the attempt to bequile Israel) will appear to people to be very frightening. In list 1 we see one of the essences of the word for the year Taf shin Ayin Bet indicate an aspect of frightening but it will prove to be very illusionary and nothing to truly be concerned about, as long as the nation does restriction and does not react.

It will be a year where people will pull out their weeds meaning the character traits that they want to remove from themselves and this will be in all nations.

The unindustrialzed nations will attempt to industrialze but will only set the stage for this to happen in later years.

It will be a year that many Gay Lesbian and Trans Gender issues will overtake the world. Probably over same sex marriage.

It will be a year of satiation for many. Satiation of the negative aspects of porn and other less than desirable values in the world. The stage will be set for a return to truly strong family values based on people desiring strong family values rather than the politicians speaking about it and doing nothing.

It will be a year where fat will overtake the medical community and they will develop ways to help the overweight loose weight and the underweight and starving people of the world find something to eat each and every day. No longer will People be allowed to live in Hunger and lack. Western Society (primarily America) will begin to take care of its own people.The operative word will be "to begin".

Overall next year will be a year of happyness and joy and fulfillment for the majority of people with a small minority still allowing themselves to feel frightened by the illusion.

LeShana Tovah Tikatevu! Have a wonderful, exciting, beautiful New Year

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