Abraham

“Hey, you know what’s really fu...

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Chemistry Lesson

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The 4 elements of the ancients, fire-air-water-earth, correspond to the 4 modern elements, carbon-oxygen-hydrogen-nitrogen, respectively. The element of earth is the power of growth in

Slave of Slaves

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Noah was a “complete tzadik.” A tzadik clings to truth, is consistent. Thus Noah was both complete and consistent, but in a confined system. Shneur

Rosh Hashana 5771

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

Wishing you all a good and sweet year. This coming year, 5771, is a year of “conscious determination,” a year of mind over matter, a

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