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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

The Happiest Moment on Earth

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The happiest moment on earth (though somewhat painful!) is when a mother gives birth. Mother is earth and the baby is the happiest moment. “A

Standing to Hear the Word of God

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The first two of the Ten Commandments, to believe in God and not to worship idols, we heard directly from the mouth of God, as

Complementary Numbers

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“Love truth and peace” = 853. Mashiach = 358 – two complementary numbers. Light = 207, Shabbat = 702. Shabbat is the day of light.

Birdwatching Lesson #1: Doves

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There are two words for “bird” in Hebrew, of and tzipor. Their initials spell “tree.” Birds like to perch on trees. The first word for

Nature Drowns in Itself

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In Hebrew, “nature” means “to drown.” Nature alone drowns in itself, like the Egyptians drowned in the Red Sea. Faith saves nature’s life. “Havayah is

Miracles, Redemption, Torah

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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

Shevat: The Sense of Eating

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People with guts get things done. Without guts you’re better off sleeping. Your guts are in your lower abdomen. That’s the place to begin serving

An Intelligent Wife

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“An intelligent wife is a gift of God.” If you’re a man pray for an intelligent wife. If you’re a woman pray to be an

A Rebellious Generation

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A Chassidic saying: When an orphan eats everyone sees, but when he cries no one sees. God, have mercy on an orphaned generation! No generation

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