End To Darkness
We now concentrate on the verse in Job
He set an end to darkness. (Job 28:3)which Midrash Rabbah references as parallel to
And it came to pass at the end of two years to the day! Pharaoh was dreaming (Genesis 41:1)
This means there is a limit to darkness. Darkness cannot overstep its boundary. Why is there a boundary, a limit? Midrash Rabbah (Vol 2, Soncino Press, New York, 1983, page 820) states that
A definite number of years was fixed for Joseph to spend in prison. When the appointed time came, Pharaoh dreamed a dream.
And this dream occurred just at the right time. For Joseph was emotionally and intellectually depressed because of the many years he had unjustly spent in prison.
In likewise manner, the Jewish people have spent now two thousand years in exile. There is no temple where the Divine miraculously and openly manifests. During this time the Jewish people have been scattered, persecuted, robbed, and killed in small pograms, large pograms and the holocaust. Today the very existence of Israel is threatened by Iran, who wishes to wipe Israel off the map. In some sense, this long and seemingly unjust exile has emotionally and intellectually depressed the Jewish people.
Rabbi Shmuel Bornstein, the Rebbe of Sochaczev, teaches that God shows the sufferer only after the sequence of events that everything was really for an ultimate purpose. Why is this? He says,
The answer is quite simple: for without the uncertainty that the sufferer faces at the outset and during his travails, there would be no test, and hence no gain. If we know for certain (such as when God shows us directly) that a problem that we are about to encounter has a purpose, it would easy to bear and of little value. But after the test, God can and does show us the value of our experiences. (Shem Mishmuel, Feldheim, New York, 1998, page 77.)
Let us take comfort. There is a limit to the darkness, a limit that God Himself has set. And the darkness has a purpose, even if we do not understand it. We enhance that purpose by keeping the faith in the darkness. Therefore, our key words are based around the concept of the end of darkness from 5736. We use two spellings for the key word phrase end of darkness, six forms for 5736: 5736, in 5736, from 5736, 736, in 736, from 736. Who creates the end of darkness? God. So we add three forms for God's Great name: the full form of four letters, the first two letters constituting the concealed part of the name, and the last two letters constituting the revealed part of the name. Two letter ELSs, however, are everywhere and basically tell us nothing. Therefore, we prefix the two letters of the name by the Hebrew for the word name itself. The number of experiments we do totals 36 for the 36 different key combination sets.
With the expected number of ELSs set to 50, the best table the Torah produces uses the key words End of Darkness, from 5736, and revealed name of God. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce a table as compact as that produced by the Torah text is 14/100,000.
The next table has the same key words as the previous one except it has the great name of God, instead of the concealed name of God. With expected number of ELSs set to 50, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would have as compact a table as that produced by the Torah is 614.5/100,000.
The next table has the same key words as the previous two except it has the revealed name of God. With expected number of ELSs set to 50, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would have as compact a table as that produced by the Torah is 791.5/100,000.
Our last table is similar to the first table but the spelling of End to the Darkness is without the Vav. With expected number of ELSs set to 50, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would have as compact a table as that produced by the Torah is 784/100,000.
We have done a total of 36 experiments. The smallest p-value was 14/100,000. The probability that in 36 experiments, the smallest p-value would be as small as 14/100,000 is bounded above by 506/100,000 by the Bonferroni inequality.
The Zohar is the principal book of Kabbalah. It is written in a medieval Aramaic. It is a commentary on the Torah. But the commentary is not an ordinary commentary. For the Zohar, the Torah is alive and is both a lover to and the beloved of its reader. The Zohar contains many secrets of the physical and spiritual universe. It aims to reveal and make plain that which we might not pay attention to or understand because of the ordinary way in which we look at and deal with the world. Its purpose is to elevate the consciousness of its reader. The next table is based on the key words Learning of Secret, The Zohar, Code, Messiah and From (5)736.