Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
I thought, Why 851? What a weird figure. There must be a message in the gematria, the numerical value.
I searched and found two important gematrias for 851. The first is b’admas kodesh, meaning “in the Holy Land,” which is 851. So 851 new homes in the holy land!
The second gematria is really significant to the left-right struggle going on b’admas kodesh – in the Holy Land.
We go to Tehillim 20, verse 9, which we say every day between Ashrei and U’va L’Tzion. The verse states: “They shall be brought down and utterly fall, but we shall rise and stand firm and strong” – in Hebrew, v’anachnu kamnu v’nisohdod, which equals 851.
In closing, I say to our charming prime minister: Your becoming the leader of the State of Israel (again) was your dream come true.
In the street people are muttering, Hey, you’re dreaming if you believe Netanyahu about building the 851 new homes.
Mr. Prime Minister, it’s in your power to fulfill my dream, your dream, and the gematria of 851, which is our dream of a better Eretz Yisrael for Hashem and his Charming Nation.
Do not disappoint us. It was easy to defeat the Regulation Law, but given the makeup and decision-making power of your ministerial committee, which includes Barak and Mofaz, you’re dreaming if you think it will be easy to build those 851 new homes.
It won’t be easy, but you and I know dreams do come true. Good luck.
Dov Shurin is a popular radio personality and the composer and producer of several albums of original composition. He lives with his family in Israel and can be contacted at email@example.com. His column appears in The Jewish Press every other week.
About the Author: Dov Shurin is a popular radio personality and the composer and producer of several albums. He lives with his family in Israel and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Jewish Press column appears monthly.
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Sometimes, like the tamei individual who must stay away from the Mikdash, we have our limits and disabilities, and we must remember not to attempt those goals which are beyond our reach.
Such a misunderstanding would render our words worthless, for we would not be declaring that Hashem is truly the Master of the Universe.
Operating the crane is Joe. Joe is overweight and a chain smoker. Another worker approaches Joe and says, “Joe, look at you! 80 pounds overweight, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. You must do something about your health. Go the gym, work out, and get in shape.”
A Grafted Esrog
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