Rabbi Mordechai of Lechovitz: Loud Prayer o...

Jan 31, 2023Comments off

Rabbi Mordechai Yoffe of Lechovitz was born in 5502 (1742) to Rabbi Noach Haparnas of Nesvizh (in Belarus). He was orphaned as a child. In

Kabbalah and the Art of Tying Your Shoelace...

Jun 09, 20115 Comments

First put on your right shoe, then your left shoe, then bind your left shoe, and finally bind your right shoe. That's the way Jews

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

The Worm of Scepticism

Mar 09, 20112 Comments

Elisha Acher came out of paradise a heretic. What went wrong? A worm had been eating away at him all the time. The worm's name:

Male and Female Angels

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

After Shema, morning and evening, we continue: "May the Name of the glory of His kingdom be blessed for ever and ever." The first verse,

Angles on Angels

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Every person has his angle or perspective on reality. Every angle is an angel. Just imagine how many angels there are. The three lower worlds,

Flying Lesson #1: Jewish Levitation

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

There is a physical exercise called "Jewish levitation," based upon a mystical "unification" gleaned from the writings of the holy Ari. Its first 4 stages: