November 28, 2012 4:04 am at 4:04 am #606801
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3 + 6 + 3 + 30 = …
42!November 28, 2012 4:08 am at 4:08 am #1017403
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So…November 28, 2012 4:13 am at 4:13 am #1017404
unmitigated geniusNovember 28, 2012 4:34 am at 4:34 am #1017405
Now that is a yiddishe kup!November 28, 2012 4:48 am at 4:48 am #1017406
In the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything.
The WolfNovember 28, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #1017407
So cool!!!!!!!November 29, 2012 3:16 am at 3:16 am #1017408
Does that imply that Hitchhikers Guide was also Divinely inspired?November 29, 2012 4:07 am at 4:07 am #1017409
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Q: Who is the Rav HaMachshir of the restaurant at the end of the universe?
A: Svlad Cjelli of course.December 1, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm #1017410
We are required to constantly speak of the answer, as it says “v’dibarta bam” – bam is gematria 42.December 2, 2012 3:31 am at 3:31 am #1017411
Hashem has different names, each serving a distinct purpose. There is a forty-two lettered name (sheim mem-beit of Hashem which according to the Kabbalists, is the holiest of all His names. It is comprised of the first letters of the forty-two words of the “Ana becho’ach” prayer composed by the Tanaitic sage Rabbi Nechunia ben Hakanah. The Siddur, at the end of each of the seven verses of “Ana becho’ach,” prints an acrostic of the first letters of the six words of the verse. These letters, according to the Kabbalists, are the forty-two letters which spell this exalted name.
In the Gemara (Kiddushin 71a) Rabbi Yehudah states in Rav’s name: “The forty-two lettered name of Hashem is entrusted only to him who is pious, meek, middle-aged, free from bad temper, sober and not insistent on his rights. And he who knows this name is heedful thereof (not to use it lightly), and observes it in purity, is beloved above and popular below, feared by man, and he inherits two worlds, this world and the future world.”
Furthermore, Hashem created the world with this forty-two lettered name (Zohar II, 234b), and it facilitates a Jew’s endeavors to ascend spiritually from level to level. For this reason, every morning as we prepare to ascend spiritually, through prayer, we recite “Ana becho’ach” before “Eizehu mekoman.” Likewise for the ascent through the minchah prayers, before “Ashrei” we say karbanot (portions dealing with sacrifices) and conclude with “Ana becho’ach.” Before going to sleep we recite “Ana becho’ach” in Kriat Shema al Hamitah, since the neshamah prepares itself to be rejuvenated and to rise to a higher spiritual sphere. And on Friday night, after reciting six Psalms corresponding to the six days of the week (see Siddur Otzar Hatefilot), as we prepare to enter the holiness of Shabbat, “Ana becho’ach” is also recited.
The forty-two encampments correspond to the forty-two letters of Hashem’s name. Leaving Egypt to reach Eretz Yisrael was a process of elevation (aliyah) and the forty-two lettered name helped the Jews in this endeavor.
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Interestingly enough, Douglas Adamas, the deceased author of the book Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, described himself as a radical atheist. Hashem always has the last laugh.May 27, 2014 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1017413
1 week until Matan Torah!May 27, 2014 1:45 am at 1:45 am #1017414
For me it is 34 days. (Morasha Kollel)May 28, 2014 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #1017415
I saw this thread and was going to say 42, but someone beat me to it.May 28, 2014 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1017416
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I’m not understanding what this thread is all about…
Can someone explain?May 28, 2014 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #1017417
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Mod 42 loves his mod #.May 28, 2014 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #1017418
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