Tuesday, June 05, 2007

(Apparently not) Pissing off Ed

Proof* that Tzipporah the Midianite is also the "Cushite woman" referred to in this week's parsha comes from a simple Gematria:

צִפֹּרָה

The value of Tzipporah = 49

הָאִשָּׁה הַכֻּשִׁית

The value of "The Cushite Woman" = 101

which is simply a redundant way of referring to Tzipporah - the woman, the Cushite

(49+49 = 98)

in the presence of the three neviim

(Aharaon, Miriam, and Moshe = 3)

Incidentally, it is no accident that Tzipporah's number is 49. She is the bridge between Moshe's affiliation with his own people, and the acceptance of his path in their salvation (which leads to Sinai), just as we must count 7 weeks between Pesach and Shavuot.

(*Yes, I am kidding. Gematria is hilarious, don'tcha think?)

6 Comments:

Blogger Juggling Frogs said...

This makes as much sense as half the gematria 'proofs' I'm subjected to.

6/06/2007 7:38 PM  
Anonymous zibble said...

The value of Tzipporah = 49

So are you at the 49th level of tumah or taharah?

6/12/2007 1:12 PM  
Anonymous balabusta in blue jeans said...

Very nice!

6/14/2007 4:25 PM  
Blogger LakewoodShmuck said...

mamesh geonis

6/21/2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

And WHY aren't you posting anything new?!?!

6/21/2007 8:06 PM  
Blogger DAG said...

Tziporah is 49? The Cushite woman is 101? I didnt take much math....

6/21/2007 10:05 PM  

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