|By Moshe Aharon Shak|
© 2003 Moshe Aharon Shak
Originally posted here in mid-April, the article has been updated after many e-mails to the author with suggestions and ideas from code researchers and subscribers all over the world. The result has been a tripling of terms in the matrix, including the introduction of new, very lengthy ELSs.
At a meeting in Kuala Lumpur last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the SARS virus is officially "contained." The organization lifted a travel warning for Beijing and Hong Kong was taken off the organization's list of SARS-affected areas this week. But WHO officials said that although the situation is improved, the pneumonia-like disease has not been beaten yet.
More than 1,000 doctors, scientists and government officials met in Malaysia to discuss the disease that has killed 800 worldwide and infected approximately 8,500. WHO is taking the position that much more research is needed before health organizations will be able to fully control the virus.
However, the head of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control said that SARS may make a comeback later this year with devastating results. Dr. Julie Gerberding pointed out that an international flu epidemic 85 years ago killed millions after it earlier appeared to subside. The CDC's concerns are based on the ease of travel, especially during the summer months north of the equator.
Economies in nations with the highest number of patients have been staggered by SARS. The pneumonia-like illness has no known cure. Recently announced studies have concluded that the virus can live up to 15 days outside the human body.
Health experts have estimated that it will be "at least one year" before an antidote for the syndrome is available, more likely three years. One source is quoted as saying the disease originated in an undetermined exotic animal and spread through human contact.
A matrix I discovered on SARS is in a passage of Torah text that suggests strongly that Hasehm, or G-d, is allowing or causing this disease. At the beginning of the surface text is this dire warning of what would befall the Children of Israel if they turned away from Him.
If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome namethe LORD your God, the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the LORD your God. Just as it pleased the LORD to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. Deuteronomy 28:58-63a (New International Version)
The heart of this matrix is the lungs. More specifically, the health of the lungs is the subject of the matrix. Interestingly, in Hebrew, the word health and lungs is the same: . It makes good sense that in an area of the Bible where G-d discusses the health (and wealth) of the nation of Israel as dependent on following the commandments, a matrix about a very serious health issue is found. The bottom line about very sick lungs is that they no longer function, and breathing ceases. The last term at the bottom of this matrix, dealing with a very serious lung disease, states "no breathing."
Our sages tell us that a healthy soul is in a healthy body. On the other hand when the soul is not healthy (does not obey divine rules) the body is not healthy. This can be viewed as true of an individual, as well as of a nation, or of the world population. The matrix that deals with SARS covers the area where Hashem is laying down the rules, and the consequences of following them or choosing not to follow. The matrix shows that He can bring on sickness or cure. It is up to us.