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
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
The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = "Cursed be Haman" (ארור
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.
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
"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, although not physically present, was the catalyst in the Binding of Isaac to unite father and son. In the Binding of Isaac, "the two
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
God loves one who diminishes himself. "You are the least of all peoples" – you diminish yourselves. The Zohar says that "he who is small
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