12 senses

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)

The Mind’s Eye, the Heart’s Eye

Jul 25, 20111 Comment

Both the mind and the heart possess an “inner eye.” On Shabbat the inner eye of the mind opens to see Godliness in contemplative meditation.

Awe of the Temple

Jul 23, 2011No Comments

“Keep My days of Shabbat and stand in awe of My Temple.” What do Shabbat and the Temple have in common? Both relate to the

Observing Shabbat

Jul 22, 20112 Comments

Shabbat in relation to the weekdays is as sight to hearing. Throughout the week Divine vibrations fill my heart. On Shabbat I see Godliness. In

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

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

…to Everything

Jun 02, 2011No Comments

Our origin is in the Divine nothing. Our goal is to understand everything, as it says, “Those that seek God shall understand everything.” We come

Not a Body

Apr 07, 2011No Comments

One of our basic tenets of faith in God, in the words of Maimonides: “He is not a body and not a power in a

Shevat: The Sense of Eating

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

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