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For Gimmel Tamuz: Three Stories About the L...

Jul 05, 2019Comments off

In honor of Gimmel Tamuz this Shabbat, let us contemplate three short stories about the Rebbe from three different periods. Silent for One and Speaking

If You Can’t See It It’s Not Th...

Jul 29, 2011No Comments

An important Talmudic rule says, “‘We didn’t see it’ is no proof [that it doesn’t exist or that it didn’t happen]”. In Hebrew, “sight” (רְאִיָה)

It’s Harder to See the Good in a Bad ...

Jul 21, 2011No Comments

“Good in bad” (טוב ברע) = “bad in good” (רע בטוב) equals  289 = “good” (טוב ,17) squared. The phrases “good in bad” (טוב ברע) and

Keen Eyesight Isn’t Necessarily Good ...

Jul 16, 20113 Comments

The Torah lists by name the non-kosher birds. One of them is the ra’ah, literally “the seer.” The sages explain: It stands in Babylonia and sees

Seeing Inside

Jul 10, 2011No Comments

In Hebrew, the idiom “to see someone’s face” can mean either to appease him or to fight him. After winning the wrestling bout with Esau’s

Perfect Vision

Jul 03, 20111 Comment

Each month of the year is associated with a sense. The sense of the month of Tamuz is sight. The month of Tamuz is the

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