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January 25, 2014
March 25, 2015 8:42 PM
pi is in the Torah
Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna found the following source for Pi in the Torah.The Gemora (ערובין י"ד) learns that pi equals 3 from the following verse (מלכים ז' כ"ג):ויעש את הים מוצק עשר באמה משפתו עד שפתו עגול סביב... וקוה שלשים באמה יסוב אותו סביב [Shlomo] made the "sea" of cast [metal] ten cubits from its lip to its lip, circular all around... and a thirty cubit line could encircle it all around.In Halacha (i.e. size of a succah), pi is always considered to be 3. However, it is understood that this is an estimate. Tosfos points out that the number is not exact. The precise number can be found as follows. The word וקוה is read וקו, to mean "and a line" (referring to the circumference).קוה = 111קו = 106The difference between the way it is written and the way it in read (ignoring the prefix vav - "and") equals the difference between 3 and pi.106 / 111 = 3 / 3.1415or:3(111/106) = 3.1415
May 20, 2014 8:15 PM
עץ החיים is tree of lifeגן עדן is the garden of eden whilstקדם is or earlier or east,BTW, where is this scene from?
February 10, 2014 7:38 PM
Phi, not theta
*sigh* The writers did not do their homework. The golden ration is called Phi, not Theta.
February 8, 2014 7:05 PM
Approximation of Pi
An even closer estimate of Pi is 355/133.
February 6, 2014 9:23 PM
Don't be wowed by the wrong things.
I bet there *is* hidden wisdom in the Torah. But let's keep our findings to real wisdom, and not to purported hidden codes. These codes fail to impress people who have seen the following "wisdom" hidden in Hamlet. Jumble the letters of: "To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." -- and you get:"In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten."
January 27, 2014 4:56 PM
Creation on the basis of Pi
It came to me in a dream a couple of years ago -Creation of the world was based upon PiPi = 22/7, right?22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet during 7 days... Shmuel
January 28, 2014 8:17 PM
creation of world based on PI
Not sure where your source is that the creation of the world is connected to PI - but creation actually took 6 days.
February 3, 2014 5:10 AM
"Rest" was a creation, too.
7 days is correct. On the seventh day Hashem created the concept of "rest".On the other hand, Pi is not really equal to 22/7. That is just a rough estimate. It is an irrational number i.e., it cannot be exactly expressed by a ratio of 2 rational numbers. A better estimate would be 333/106.
February 4, 2014 4:40 PM
333/106 works as wellיחיד ומיוחד is the equivalent of 106 (the Creator)קוד הבריאה is the equivalent of 333 (the secret of creation)
February 7, 2014 2:40 PM
Way to go; love it.
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