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Experiencing the Exodus while praying

Jan 25, 2013Comments off

Photo Credit: www.nachshonart.com Healing paranoia In Parashat Beshalach we reach the climax of the exodus from the Egyptian exile―the parting of the Red Sea and the

The War of the Reptiles

Jan 18, 20132 Comments

The Zohar on Parashat Bo offers a mysterious and most profound explanation why God told Moses “Come to Pharaoh” instead of “Go to Pharaoh.” In

Cleanliness of Speech, Purity of Thought, C...

Apr 18, 20111 Comment

In the ten-rung ladder of spiritual growth outlined by Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair, three consecutive rungs are: “Cleanliness brings one to purity, purity brings one to

Out There

Apr 17, 20112 Comments

“Egypt” (מצרים) means “straights,” alluding to psychological blocks and states of confinement. Chametz (leavened bread) symbolizes egocentricity. Egocentricity (chametz) is the source of all psychological confinement

The Last Exile

Apr 17, 2011No Comments

The four questions that we ask at the Seder table begin: “What is the difference between this night (of Pesach) and all (other) nights?” The children at

Freedom of Speech

Apr 14, 20111 Comment

In Hebrew, the word for Passover, Pesach (פסח), reads Peh Sach (פה סח), "a talking mouth." Pesach celebrates freedom, first and foremost – freedom of

Mouth to Mouth

Mar 25, 2011No Comments

Both Purim and Pesach commemorate the redemption of the Jewish People. Both begin with the letter pei (פ), which means “mouth.” Informing Miriam and Aaron

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