Based on various sources such as Bilam’s prophecy and Ezekiel 48:35, Jerusalem’s name will be changed to ‘Ir HaShalom,’ ‘עיר השלום,’ ‘City of Peace,’ with Gematria of 661= “Ester” (אסתר), fulfilling Zakhariah’s 2:14 “Daughter of Tsion” prophecy. The 661 (596+65) also confirms the “Repatriation of Shekhina” to Jerusalem ירושלים (596) + Adonai אדני “My Lord” (65), representing Malkhut (Kingdom) and affirming “Yom Yerushalayim.” (בראשית_ברא_אלהים=1202=עיר_השלום + עץ_השלום)
Ir HaShalom - עיר השלום - City of HaShalom
Gematria (Numerical Value)
The standard gematria of ‘עיר השלום,’ (‘Ir HaShalom’) is 661 — the first superstar prime and the 8th star prime number — equal to “Ester” (אסתר). It alludes to the Persian Queen Esther and fulfills Zachariah 2:14 prophecy, “Daughter of Tsion,” at the end of the Persian exile.
The gematria ‘Ir HaShalom’ (661=596+65) is the sum of Jerusalem ירושלים (596) + Adonai אדני “My Lord” (65), affirming the “Repatriation of Shekhina” to Jerusalem. 661 is also the standard gematria of הנרות (The lamps).
In addition to Adonai אדני “My Lord,” 65 is likewise the standard gematria of various other phenomena such as Mezuzah (מזוזה), Heikhal (היכל), the sum of the dates the “Book of Esther” can be recited (Megillah 2a), and the sum of the dates from when Moses commanded the people of Israel to build the Mishkan until the “Clouds of Glory” returned, namely, on Sukkot, when God’s dwelling amongst us is celebrated.
Indicated in Talmud
The Tanakh does not have vowels (nekudot) marked, which creates ambiguity and allows for multiple interpretations of the written text. The suggested name, Ir HaShalom, fulfills both of the interpretations discussed in Talmud Bava Batra 75b.4 for the term ״שמה״(SMH ) mentioned in Ezekiel 48:35 (see below): “And the name of the city from that day shall be, the Lord is there [shamma].” Do not read the word as “there” [shamma; שָׁמָּה]; rather, read it as: The Lord is its name [shemah; שְׁמָהּ].
Prophecy of Ezekiel 48:35
ושם העיר מיום יהוה שָׁמָּה
ושם העיר מיום יהוה שְׁמָהּ
Prophecy of Bamidbar 24:17
A star rises from Jacob; A staff will rise out of Israel,
דרך כוכב מיעקב וקם שבט מישראל
A Short Explanation on “A star rises from Jacob”
In the prophecy of Balaam, the “star” refers to the new name of Jerusalem, ‘Ir HaShalom,’ with the standard gematria of 661 equal to Esther (star). In this constellation, the prophecy is aligned with the well-known name-change of Jacob to Israel in Bereshit 32:29: And he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, because you have commanding power with God and with men, and you have prevailed.” Further, Bereshit 32:31 states: And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” The standard gematria of “ויּקרא יעקב שם המקום פניאל” (And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel) is 1201 (Ets HaShalom’ + ‘Ir HaShalom’ = 1202). Please note that Jerusalem’s border will expand and replace Israel’s border.
For an explanation of “A staff will rise out of Israel,” please visit ‘Ets HaSahlom.’
Repatriation of Shekhinah to Jerusalem
Shekhinah, The Shabbat Queen
Zakhariah’s 2:14 prophecy
The portion in the Prophets (Haftarah) begins, “Sing and rejoice daughter of Tsion, behold I will come and dwell in your midst.” The Jewish people here are called the “daughter of Tsion.” The haftarah continues with two prophecies—first about Joshua, the High Priest, and second about the golden menorah.
Menorah, The Emblem of Ir HaShalom
Ir HaShalom’s standard gematria of 661 is also equal to הנרות, meaning ‘the lamps.’ This phenomenon refers to the seven-branched candelabrum, the Menorah (המנורה), and various associated prophecies such as Zechariah 4:2 “The lamps on it are seven in number, and the lamps above it have-a seven pipes;” Zechariah 4:10 “Those seven are the eyes of the LORD, ranging over the whole earth” (‘SEVEN BRANCH TREE’) as well as Isaiah 42:6 mandating the Jewish people be “a light unto the nations.” (See ‘LetmyPeopleLight’ and ‘313’)
Our Guardian and Generator
65 is the standard gematria of Mezuzah (מזוזה), a container fixed on doorways with an enclosed parchment inscribed with Torah verses of “Shema Israel” (שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל), “Listen, O Israel, the Lord (is) our God, the Lord is One.” The holy name of God, שדי “Shaddai,” written on the back of the parchment, is an acronym “Shomer Delathoth Israel” (Guardian of the doorways of Israel). Founded on the concept of “unbounded inheritance” (Bereshit 28:14), ‘all the families of the earth will be blessed,’ by Jacob’s descendants. However, the term mezuzah is also associated with the verb zaz (זז), ‘to move, to progress.’ In mystical sources, this concept is referred to as ‘the force that makes everything progress by virtue that it is fixed.’
King David Ben Gurion
History of Jerusalem
Jerusalem became the capital city of the Jewish people during King David’s reign. It was conquered twice in antiquity, first by the Babylonians in 587 BCE and the second time by the Romans in 70 CE. However, on 1967-06-07 (28th of Iyar, 5727), in the course of the Six-Day War, east Jerusalem was liberated and reunited.
The Beginning of the End
The Final Redemption
The quality for Jerusalem day is ‘Khesed Sheb’ Malkhut,’ loving-kindness within God’s Kingdom and Presence — affirming the “repatriation of Shekhinah to Jerusalem” — thus, the name change to ‘Ir HaShalom’ institutes the final stage of the Redemption.
The Authentic Shield of David (Magen David; מגן דוד)
The combination of ‘Khesed She’b Malkhut’ represents the authentic Magen Abrahm (Shield of Abraham) and Magen David (Shield of David). Abrahm is identified with Khesed, the fourth Sefirah of ten Sefirot, and David with Malkhut, the tenth Sefirah. (See DVYD)