Abraham

Fleeing from God

Jun 03, 20111 Comment

An angel asked Hagar, Sarai's maid, "where are you coming from and where are you going?" She answered, "I'm fleeing from Sarai my mistress" ("אֵי

The Evolution of Where

May 31, 20114 Comments

There are three forms of the question "where?" in Biblical Hebrew. They first appear in the Torah in evolving order, both grammatically and numerically. The first

Rectifiying Edom and Ishmael

Mar 17, 20111 Comment

The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = "Cursed be Haman" (ארור

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.

Spiritual Photosynthesis: Torah Color Theor...

Feb 24, 20112 Comments

Photosynthesis harvests the sun's energy. It is the biological process that transforms light into life. Much can be learnt from it. Both blue and red

"Hey, you know what's really fun…."

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

"And these are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraham, Abraham begat Isaac." Know who your father really is; he can make you potent.

Sarah and the Binding of Isaac

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Sarah, although not physically present, was the catalyst in the Binding of Isaac to unite father and son. In the Binding of Isaac, "the two

The Many Circumcisions of the Soul

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

God appeared to Abraham because after endless good deeds that he had done to age 99 he still felt himself uncircumcised. To circumcise oneself is

Self-Diminishment

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

God loves one who diminishes himself. "You are the least of all peoples" – you diminish yourselves. The Zohar says that "he who is small

Abraham Began to Shine Light

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The first 3 verses of the Torah correspond to the first 3 weekly portions. "In the beginning God created…" corresponds to Genesis "And the earth

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