מנחם בן רבקה 497
71 represents Israel after 70 nations
the "higher" Sanhedrin consisted of 71 judges
70 plus Moshe who was above the 70
One who is wise in Torah is better than a prophet .
He becomes Alef and Waw....
The name of Hashem, prized seven times each day!
just like the EYES about which the entire body follows the EYES, so do all the Jews follow the Sanhedrin who instruct them on what is impure or pure
Halacha L'Moshe M'Sinai
2485 /5 = 497
בְּרֵאשִׁית וַיִקְרָא הַדְבָרִים 3 · 497
שְׁמוֹת בַּמִדְבָּר 2 · 497!
ירדן עץ החיים