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Shemitah and life and death/patterns in judaism

Over the course of the past 3 generations on my father’s side, my Grandfather, Father, and Myself all seem to have been born or passed away in multiples of 7 years. What I mean is that my father passed away in 2008 when I was 14 and he was 49 years old, my grandfather passed away in 2015, and I was born in 1994 making me 26 now. These years happen to coincide with the Shmita years in Judaism. There are writings in Kabbalah about the 7 year cycles that the patriarch Jacob followed in his life: Jacob “began his journey” by leaving Beer Sheba, the 7th Well. He then worked 7 years for Leah, 7 years for Rachel, and 7 years for himself. Then there was Pharaoh’s dream of 7 cows emerging from the reeds, 7 more emaciated cows, 7 ears of corn, 7 more shriveled ears of corn, which were translated by Joseph to 7 good years and 7 fallow years. Using 7 year Sabbath cycles going back in Biblical time the Sabbath cycles do indeed mark important events. The 1st Temple was destroyed in a Sabbath year. King David died in a Sabbath year. The Exodus took place in a Sabbath year. Enoch’s birth and the year he was raised to heaven alive becoming a high angel and being given the name Metatron fell on a sabbath year. If you extend the same Sabbath cycles even further back in time (to Adam and Noah) using a reasonable rendering of the Old Testament chronology you find that: Joseph’s 7 years of plenty & 7 years of famine fell during the Sabbath cycles.

In the Star Trek episode “Amok Time” Every seven years, Vulcans If they do not mate with someone with whom they are empathically bonded they eventually enter Plak Tow, the blood fever, and finally die. This phenomenon is called the Pon Farr. Leonard Nimoy invented the Vulcan salute 🖖 basing it on the Kohanim blessing he saw his rabbi do with his hands as a child.

In nature there are certain species of Cicadas that go through a 7 year hibernation and brooding cycle, mating and dying off every 7 years.

If anyone has read this far, thanks for reading and feel free to let me know what you think.

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