Yichud Hashem
(Unification of the Name of G-d)

This chart presents a number of ideas from Torah in a fashion that shows a relationship between them based on the Four-letter Name of G-d. There are actually five parts to this Name when the top part of the first letter (called the "cusp" or "apex" of the Yod) is included. The information on this chart is from traditional Jewish sources. We are continually adding to this chart.

Last updated November 29, 2013

Letters of
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The cusp on the Yod yod.gif (931 bytes)   Yod hay.gif (1035 bytes)   Hay vav.gif (940 bytes)   Vav hay.gif (1035 bytes)   Hay
Level of Soul Yehida
(Life Force)
Tzimtzum & Creation   Ohr Ein Sof
(Light of Ein Sof)
The vacated space
of tzimtzum
The ray of light from
the Ohr Ein Sof
The point a the center
of the vacated space
Worlds Adam Kadmon Atzilut
Time Pre-existence "Existence" prior to Creation (Genesis 1:1) Genesis 1:1 up to Eden In Eden Post Eden
Genesis 1:1
  In the beginning Elohim (created the) Heavens/Shamayim (and the) Earth
Concept / Name(s)
of G-d
Ehyeh YaH Elohim
(Vocalization of YHVH)
Including; EL, Elohim, Eloha, YHVH, YHVH Tzvaot, Elohim Tzvaout, El Chai, Shaddai
YHVH (Adonai)
Sefirot Keter
(Further considered as upper and lower Keter.) Manifests as Da'at
Chokmah Binah The six Middot of: Hesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzah, Hod, Yesod Malkut
Da'at (knowledge)
Considered the confluence of Chokmah and Binah.
The manifestation of Keter
The three upper Mochin ("intellectual sefirot") The seven lower Middot ("emotional sefirot")
Gematria of the Mochin 620
73 67    
(The hidden that holds back His light so it does not overwhelm creation)
(That through which G-d first  expresses Himself)
Gimel and Hey
(The hand that gives understanding to Wisdom and ability to convey wisdom to another)
(That which connects the upper Hey to the lower Hey)
Dalet and Hey
(The hand which [only] receives)
Partzufim (personae) Atik Yomin (Ancient of Days) and Arikh Anpin, (Long Face or Great Face, the Infinitely Patient One) Abba (Father) Imma Ila'ah (Supernal Mother), "Jerusalem above," the source of souls, "Upper Shekinah," Leah Ze'er Anpin (the "small face" or "impatient one"), Son, Groom, King, Metatron, Zion, Jacob, Joseph Nukvah (female) Daughter, Bride, "Lower Mother," "Lower Wisdom," Jerusalem, (Lower) Shekinah, Rachel
Spiritual Emanation Image of G-d Sefirot Archangels / Seraphim Angels Ophanim (Wheels)

Sheddim (Demons)

System of G-d relating to man or man to man (1) "Idea Pool"
(Pre formation of the idea)
(Core idea)
(of initial concept)
(to bring down)
(disseminating the idea)
System of G-d relating to man or man to man (2) Pure concept of giving The Gift The hand that gives The arm that stretches out to give The hand that receives
Level of Man relating to G-d (Based on Genesis 25:19) -- Higher Fear (Awe) Higher Love Lower Love Lower Fear
Cause-Effect Relationship between
G-d and Creation
Cause Similarity-Giving Differentiation-Withholding Synthesis-Measured Giving Effect
Four Forces of Nature
(Unified Field Theory)
  Strong Force Weak Force Electromagnetism Gravity
The Concealed World The Revealed World
(Deut. 29:29 - The secret things belong unto the LORD our God,) (but those things which are revealed belong unto us...)
Space-Time   Past Future Three-dimensional space continuum  
Present (Da'at)
Hebrew title for (level of) "person" -- Adam Gever Enosh Ish
Five Gardens of Jacob's Ladder (Toledano tradition) Upper face of Atzilut Upper face of Beriah and lower face of Atzilut Upper face of Yetzirah and lower face of Beriah Upper face of Asiya and lower face of Yetzirah Lower face of Asiya
Book of Torah Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy
Creation of Adam "And He called their name man" "And the Almighty created man in His Image" "And He blew into his nostrils the soul of life" "And man became a living soul (a speaking ruach)" "And Hashem formed the man from the dust of the ground"
B'nai Israel Mashiach High Priests Priests Levites Israelites
High Priest's Vestments Turban Gold-Embroidered
Blue Under-coat Checkered Garment Body of the High Priest
Colors of the Ephod (Exodus 28:5-6) -- Gold Blue Purple
(Mixture of Blue and Red)
Scarlet (Red)
World affected
-- Atzilut Beriah Yetzirah Asiyah
Kingdom rectified
-- Human Animal Vegetable Mineral
Kingdom elevated by
-- Priests, Levites, laymen, owners Flock, herd, birds Flour, oil, wine Salt and water
-- Divinity Intellect Emotion Action
(Lev. 1:9, 1:13, 1:17, 2:9, etc.)
-- Divine revelation Divine satisfaction Fragrance Consumption by fire
Correlation to Temple Divinity beyond the Temple Holy of Holies Sanctuary Courtyard Outside Courtyard
Correlation to five gates of Ezekiel's Temple First of the two Southern Gates Second of the two Southern Gates Northern Gate Eastern Gate Western Gate
Isaiah 43:7 -- Everyone who is called by My name ... for I have created him for My glory ... I have formed him ... yes, I have made him
Ari: From the beginning of "Etz Chaim" "When it arose in His will ... to create the universe, to bestow good to His handiwork ... that they should recognize his greatness ... and be worthy of being a vehicle for the supernal ... to cleave to Him."
Ari on Sukkot
Four Species
  Myrtle Willow Palm Branch Etrog
Ari on Sukkot
  Chesed, Gevura,
Yesod Malkut
Ari on Sukkot
Seven Shepherds
  Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Moses, Aaron Joseph David
Ari on Sukkot
Body Part
  Eyes Lips Spinal cord Crown of membrum
Correlation to Cups of Wine at Pesakh Elijah's Cup First Cup Second Cup Third Cup Fourth Cup
Level of Prayer -- The Eighteen Blessings (Shemonah Esrai) Blessings of the Shema and the Shema Introductory Psalms
(P'sukei d'Zimra)
Sacrifices (Korbanos)
Parallel at Human Level Will Mind Thought Word Action
Level of Interpretation Sod within the Sod (Torat Mashiach) Sod D'Rash Remez P'shat
Elements of Nature -- Fire Air Water Earth
Forces of Nature -- Energy Time Space Matter
-- -- Musical Sounds Vowel Points Letters of the Aleph-Bet
Brain Parallel Skull Cerebrum Cerebellum    
Brain stem (Da'at)
Bodily Parallel -- Head Torso Legs Feet
Facial Parallel Beyond Description, Above Head Eyes Ears Nose Mouth
Human Needs Air Water Food Clothing Shelter
Evil Characteristic -- Anger and Pride Frivolity, Causticity, Boasting, Idle Talk Lust for Pleasure Sloth and Melancholy
of Betzalel
(Exodus 35:31)
Spirit of G-d Wisdom Understanding Knowledge All manner of workmanship
Name of Betzalel
(Exodus 31:2)
See, I have called by name (besheim) Betzalel ben Uri ben Chur Of the tribe of Judah
(Lemateh Yehudah)
 Festivals Shemini Atzeret & Chanukah Sukkot Shavuot & Yom Kippur Pesakh & Rosh Hashana Purim
Festival Themes The eighth Opening gates, joining of physical and spiritual realms Discernment, differentiation and setting in order Making an opening/hole (for G-d), the hole that runs through the Shofar, renewal The mouth (peh) that speaks
Mikra'ei Kodesh Stages of redemption -- Sukkot Shavuot Pesakh --
Shade, also embodying light and freedom. Light, also embodying freedom. Freedom
The (cloud on the) Mishkan, when the shade of G-d rested upon Israel The Sinai experience, when Israel received the light of Torah The Exodus from Egypt, when Israel became free.
Vessels in the Mishkan Menorah Aron Incense Altar Shulchan  
  (Complete spirituality) (Smell - the joining of body with soul) (Sustenance of the body)
Blessings of the Amidah   Ha'el Hakodesh
(The Holy G-d)
Mechayeh Hameisim
(Who Resurrects the Dead)
Magen Avraham
(Shield of Abraham)
Above the body and soul. Praise relating to Hashem Himself Reconnection of the soul with the body Guarding the body
Women's Mitzvah Lighting of candles Result of Purity Purity from Niddah Challah  
Priestly Blessing   "And grant you shalom" "May Hashem illuminate" "May Hashem bless you"  
Heavenly gift on the journey from Egypt to Israel   Cloud Well Manna  
Leader   Moshe Miriam Aharon  
Patriarch   Yaakov Yitzchak Avraham  
Crowns A good name Torah Priesthood Kingship
Chazal's three pillars   Torah Avodah Good Deeds  
Yaacov's vow
(Gen. 28:20-21)
"Hashem will be to me as Elohim" "I return in peace to my father's house" "A garment to wear" "Bread to Eat"
Sign from G-d   Tefillin Brit Shabbat  
The Three Principles of Faith   Torah from Heaven Divine Providence Existence of G-d and His Kingship  
Sod HeAshan
(Sefer Yetzirah, chapter 3)
  Olam/Time Nefesh/Person Shanah/Environment  
Prayer and Patriarch   Arvit
Evening Prayer
Afternoon Prayer
Morning Prayer
Tikkun Chatzot
(Psalm 118:14)
  "Let Israel now say" "Let the house of Aharon now say" "Let those who fear Hashem now say" "Give thanks to Hashem for He is good"
Number Parallel
  Thousands Hundreds Tens Units
Pirkei Avot
Rabbi Akiva)
  Everything is foreseen, Yet, freedom of choice is given, The world is judged with goodness, And everything is according to the preponderance of action.
Tu B'shevat
  Fall Summer Spring Winter
Tu B'shevat Seder Cups
Color of Wine
  Red with a drop of white Half white, half red White with a drop of red All white
Tu B'shevat
  None No shell or pit, the whole is eaten Inedible inner pit Inedible shell
Yom Kippur
Levels of Prayer
(Ba'al HaRatzon)
Mincha Musaf Shacharis Ma'ariv
Spiritual levels of man
(Rav. Yehuda Ashlag)
Yihud - union with G-d
(Yashar kEL - straight to God)
(Crossing over/Hebrew)
Ari: Unions of Ze'ir Anpin with Nukvah Israel and Rachel Jacob and Rachel Israel and Leah Jacob and Leah from the chest up Jacob and Leah from the chest down
Process of Bringing Mashiach
(Rav. Y. Ginsburgh)
Torah of Mashiach Tangible faith in Mashiach Will and prayer to act to bring Mashiach Intellectual understanding of ways to bring Mashiach Seeing the changes in reality
Process of Bringing Mashiach - Conscious Determination
(Rav. Y. Ginsburgh)
Secrets of Torah Faith Will Intelligence to determine plan of action Open eyes
Process of Bringing Mashiach - Chashmal
(Rav. Y. Ginsburgh)
Sweetening of internal reality.
Inner secrets of Torah.
Faith with no idea how to proceed
Will without idea how to proceed
Plan of action.
Separation of impediments from positive forces.
Sweetening of external reality.
World peace.
Process of Bringing Mashiach - Havayah
(Rav. Y. Ginsburgh)
Changes in internal reality Faith
72-letter name (Av)
63-letter name (Sag)
45-letter name (Mah)
52-letter name (Ban)