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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

Rectifying the State of Israel in 10 Steps

Feb 28, 20112 Comments

Rectifying the State of Israel in 10 steps: Step 1: Faith in the Torah (the Bible as interpreted by the Sages) as the Word of

Miscellaneous Tweets, Part 2

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Meditative prayer lifts us up and out of our mundane reality. The early chasidim would meditate an hour, pray an hour, then meditate an additional

Spiritual Nutrients

Feb 24, 20112 Comments

The 3 basic nutrients are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Spiritually, they correspond to acts of kindness, prayer, and Torah study. The Torah describes the most

The Meaning of Life

Feb 24, 20111 Comment

18 = chai (chet-yud, 8-10), life. The triangle of 8 = 36 (all numbers from 1 to 8) and of 10 = 55, together =

Diamonds and Sapphires

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Torah is the blueprint of reality. Blue is the color of the sea, the sky, and the Throne of Glory. White – transcendence, blue –

Rectifying Imagination

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

One of the objectives of studying Kabbalah is to rectify, broaden, and mature our associative power of imagination. So do we witness unity. To recognize

Miracles, Redemption, Torah

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Torah calls the Jewish People upon leaving Egypt “the army of God.” To leave exile we must become an army, with a commander-in-chief. The

Jacob, David, their Enemies, and the Mashia...

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

God saved Jacob from his father-in-law Lavan, his brother Esau, and his “son-in-law” Shechem (his daughter’s rapist), three generations. Jacob is the all-inclusive Jewish soul.

War and Peace

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

It takes might to fight. Deciding what the Torah tells us to do in a given situation is a battle of minds. In the end

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