Hebrew Letters

The Hebrew Letters: Samech

Jan 29, 20141 Comment

The Endless Cycle The circular form of the samech symbolizes the fundamental truth reflected at all levels of Torah and reality: “their end is enwedged in their

The Hebrew Letters: Beit

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God’s Dwelling Place Below The letter beit, from the word “house,” refers to God’s house: “My house will be called a House of Prayer for all

The Hebrew Letters: Tet

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Introversion – the Concealed Good The tet is the initial letter of the word tov, “good.” The form of the tet is “inverted,” thus symbolizing hidden, inverted good–as expressed in

The Hebrew Letters: Hei

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Expression – Thought, Speech, and Action The name of the letter hei appears in the verse, “Take [hei] for yourselves seed.” “Take” (hei) expresses revelation of self

The Hebrew Letters: Kaf

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The Power to Actualize Potential The two letters of the full spelling of the kaf, are the initial letters of the two Hebrew words: koach (“potential”) and poel (“actual”). Thus,

The Hebrew Letters: Nun

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The Messiah – Heir to the Throne In Aramaic, nun means “fish.” The mem, the waters of the sea, is the natural medium of the nun, fish. The nun “swims” in

The Hebrew Letters: Pei

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Communication – The Oral Torah The mouth, the letter pei, follows the eye, the letter ayin. The five kindnesses and five mights of the right and left

The Hebrew Letters: Alef

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The Paradox of God and Man The alef is formed by two yuds, one to the upper right and the other to the lower left, joined by a

On the Importance of the Hebrew Calendar

Jan 27, 2014No Comments

Both the written and the oral Torah open with a distinct awareness of the significance of time. The written Torah begins with the words, “In

The Hebrew Letters: Kuf

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Omnipresence – Redemption of Fallen Sparks Two letters, a reish and a zayin, combine to form the letter kuf. The zayin, to the left, descends below the line, while the reish,