The highest level of blessing is sometimes concealed within stern rebuke In Parashat Vayechi, Jacob gathers his sons together to bless them before his death.
Meditating on Joseph’s essential faculties, Rav Ginsburgh reveals how they all contribute to his special talent of being able to unravel the workings of our
On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we traditionally eat foods whose names carry a positive symbolic connotation. Just as we taste foods as positive
A famous philosophical conundrum, asks, whether God can create a rock that He cannot lift? The answer to this conundrum is that indeed, God can
Moses sent twelve spies to spy out the land of Israel prior to the expected entry of the Jewish nation into the land. Instead of
The description of David, “reddish with beautiful eyes” (“אַדְמוֹנִי עִם יְפֵה עֵינַיִם”) equals “kingdom” (malchut, מלכות, 496). That’s what it takes to be a king
The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = “Cursed be Haman” (ארור
In the Torah there are many applications to the “law of similars.” One of them is that in order to kill a snake you must
The Torah has body and soul, law and mystery. Both derive from a common source: the Hebrew language. The first text of Kabbalah is the
613 = lights. Its mid-point, 307 = light beauty = Rebecca. Adam = 45. Eve’s original name (before the sin), Chayah = 23, Adam’s mid-point.