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Uniting the Four Elements in the Soul

Aug 08, 20111 Comment

The two elements of fire and water unite in the Temple. The two elements of air and earth unite in the Land of Israel. In

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

The First Ten Questions

Jun 06, 20111 Comment

Questions come from doubt. Doubt comes from sin. Sin comes from illusion. The Torah was given to save us from false illusions. Illusion is in

Mitzvah: Close to God

May 10, 2011No Comments

The sign of having done a good deed is feeling close to God. Feeling far, estranged from God is the sign of having done something

Reflection without Mirror

Apr 01, 20112 Comments

The pit was empty, no water, but full of snakes and scorpions. The pit is the mind, water – Torah, snakes and scorpions – bad

Snake Spine

Mar 15, 20112 Comments

In the Torah there are many applications to the “law of similars.” One of them is that in order to kill a snake you must

Holy Worms

Mar 10, 2011No Comments

The opening phrase of the Torah, “In the beginning God created…” (1202) = “worms” (תולעים) and “doubts” (ספקות). There are good worms and bad worms.

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:

Miscellaneous Tweets, Part 1

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

There are many worlds. In the highest spiritual World of Emanation there is no consciousness other than that of God. * The Bible speaks of

Love Darts

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Snails shoot love darts at one another. But you don’t have to be a snail. People do it with their eyes and their tongue. A

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