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The Number 22 Four days later on November 16 at 9:13 p.m., God brought Auschwitz to mind for a 51st time, and I was led to February 7, 2024 as the date to visit it – 2 months and 22 days away. This was the second visit to Auschwitz on this trip, falling exactly one Hebrew month (or approximately one lunar month) since the first (28 Tevet – 28 Shevat, 5784 / January 9 – February 7, 2024). Continuing the theme of the number 22 in this story, this latest visit to Auschwitz was inspired precisely 22 days since my last proposed visit on October 25, 2023 – the 50th anniversary of the end of the Yom Kippur War. Two days later on November 18, I decided to create a new chapter for this story, and ironically, it was chapter 22! Furthermore, this was the 22nd trip that God had inspired! To me, this shows an overarching design and plan that God had for this book long before I knew what was going on. He knew where the story was going, and how it would fit into this book long before I did. What is
The Number 333 On Saturday, August 5th, 75 days since God last inspired me to buy a Lotto ticket, He prompted me to buy a ticket for that night’s draw. This would be my 70th ticket using the number 33 (my original numbers). It would also be day 33 of my current trip had I gone on it, starting on the 4th of July in Auschwitz (American Independence Day). As it happened, it was exactly four years earlier on August 5th, 2019, that God first inspired me to visit Auschwitz. He didn’t prompt me to pick a date to visit it until five days later on August 10, which happened to be the 9th of Av in the Jewish calendar – the saddest day of their year, commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Jewish Temples. (It was observed one day later in 2019 due to it falling on the Sabbath Day). In fact, God inspired me to buy this ticket at 3:24 p.m., which is around the very time that He first gave me the idea to visit Auschwitz exactly four years earlier. Some people believe that the Second Te