FROM NOAH’S RAINBOW TO ISAAC NEWTON’S PRISM

EXCERPT FROM RABBI GINSBURGH’S UPCOMING BOOK: KABBALAH AND MEDITATION FOR THE NATIONS
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In the Torah portion that relates the establishment of the covenant between God and Noah (and all generations to come) by means of the rainbow, the word “covenant” (בְּרִית) is repeated seven times. These seven appearances of the word “covenant” allude to the seven colors of the rainbow studied and documented by Isaac Newton, and to the seven Noahide commandments. The seven colors of the rainbow and the seven Noahide commandments correspond to the seven lower sefirot as follows:

Partzuf of Rainbow Colors and Noahide Commandments
might גבורה
loving-kindness חסד
RED
BLUE
prohibition against murder
prohibition against adultery
beauty תפארת
YELLOWׁ
prohibition against theft
thanksgiving הוד
victory נצח
ORANGE
VIOLET
prohibition against blasphemy
prohibition against idolatry
foundation יסוד
GREEN
prohibition against eating the flesh of a live animal
kingdom מלכות
INDIGO
injunction to establish a just legal system

In Hebrew, the sum of the numerical values of Noah (נֹחַ), 58, and Newton (נְיוּטוֹן), 131 is 189. 189 = 7 x 33 The 7 corresponds to the seven covenants (in respect to Noah), the seven colors of the rainbow (in respect to Newton), and the seven Noahide commandments—the seven universal commandments of the Torah given to all righteous gentiles. These three “sevens” are then consummately inter-included by the 3 being raised to the power of 3.

The difference between Newton and Noah is 73, the numerical value of “wisdom” (חָכְמָה). Newton’s name by itself is equals to the value of the normally used connotation for the Angel of Death, called the samech-mem (סמאל).

When 73 is added to Noah 6 times (6 x 73 = 438, the numerical value of “the House of God, (בֵּית י־הוה) the result is 496, the numerical value of “kingdom” (מלכות). When 73 is added 11 times, the result is 861, the numerical value of the Holy Temple (בֵּית הַמִקְדָש), Isaac Newton’s central mystical interest and the inspiration for even much of his work in science. As explained in the Zohar, Noah’s Ark, spiritually symbolizes the Holy Temple. Indeed, in Hebrew, the numerical value of Noah’s Ark (תֵּבָת נֹחַ) is 860, which with the kollel (the unifying one) equals the numerical value of the Holy Temple (בֵּית הַמִקְדָש).