Count on Me!
I’ve written about gematria before here, so I really shouldn’t have to explain it to you again. But since there might be one or two new readers out there I’m going to do it anyway. Basically, it’s a way of using the Hebrew alphabet to assign a word a certain numerical value and then believing that all words with the same numerical value are somehow connected, or share common qualities or whatever.
Some of you might find it less than convincing, but if you want to try it, I recommend a site I recently discovered called Khochmat Hagimatriyah. Here, you can type in any word and see what other words or phrases share the same numerical value.
I typed in my own name — מיכאל טוסבאינן — and these were some of the results I got:
מבין באופנה גדול
?מי כאן אוהב פסטה
and my personal favorite:
Convinced? Those of you who find these findings inconclusive, can try for yourselves here.