Waving the Flag of Torah

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Consummate service of God unites meditation (919), prayer (515), and action (415). They complement one another. Together, 1849 = 43^2. Meditation connects mind to heart.

Around the Corner

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

A corner is a point of nothing between two well defined directions, two somethings. You don’t know what’s awaiting you around the corner. In Hebrew,

Of Adam and Eve

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Woman was created from the “side” (often translated as “rib”) of man. “Side” = 190 = 10 times Eve. Woman, 306, side, 190 = 496,

Moses, Shimon, Isaac, Israel

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Oral Torah is a living, growing organism. From generation to generation its submission and separation dimensions are ever reinterpreted. But with regard to the

The Oral Torah

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Oral Torah comprises the Mishnah, the Gemara, and the Midrash. The original name of the Zohar is Midrash Yehi Or, “Let there be light.”

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 =


Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Some things are easy, others are hard. Hard things present more of a challenge than do easy things. Reach a balance between easy and hard.

The Living One and the Single One

Feb 24, 20112 Comments

The two transcendent levels of the soul are the “living one,” 23, and the “single one,” 37. 23 and 37 are the golden division of

Rebuilding our Inner and Outer Worlds

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Temple Mount’s Western Wall is called the Wailing Wall because people come to pray there and cry. In the future every tear will rejoice.

Union in the Holy of Holies

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The union of God and Israel, as groom and bride, is the theme of the Song of Songs. It took place in the Temple. We