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From Rebuke to Blessing

Dec 29, 2017Comments off

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.

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Joseph’s path to unravelling the subc...

Jul 06, 2017Comments off

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

A Message for the New Year 5773 from Harav ...

Sep 14, 20123 Comments

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

The Rock that God Can Carry

Jun 14, 20121 Comment

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

Rectifying the Sin of the Spies

Jun 13, 2012No Comments

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

“This is He”: The Outside and I...

May 24, 2011No Comments

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

Rectifiying Edom and Ishmael

Mar 17, 2011No Comments

The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = “Cursed be Haman” (ארור

Snake Spine

Mar 15, 20112 Comments

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 Language of Creation

Mar 14, 20111 Comment

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

Mid-Points

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

613 = lights. Its mid-point, 307 = light beauty = Rebecca. Adam = 45. Eve’s original name (before the sin), Chayah = 23, Adam’s mid-point.