…hort a, e like Ed) Vovniks. In Hebrew, each letter is also a number. L, lamed, is 30. V, vov, is 6. In Jewish mythology, there are always (at least) 36 Enlightened people in the world at any one time! It’s the minimum amount to uphold the world. No one ever even suspects who they are because they are so plain and ordinary. Chop wood and carry water.
This has been in my mind since I read it several days ago. I wonder if the 36 are not fully enlightened, but very spiritually awake, and like me have the mark of cain and that I and them are part of the equivalent of the Jedi Order, which is my working theory because I do not want to be the only Jedi around. There's a full story on this being written in my split screens, one of which has been pondering your story