gematria – numerology

The Ba'al Shem Tov at University

Aug 10, 2022Comments off

A fascinating story about the Ba'al Shem Tov and clarifying sparks.

Av: The Month of Love

Aug 09, 2022Comments off

The first day of the month of Av appears in the Torah as the day of passing of Aharon, the High Priest. When Aharon passed

Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael (Steinzaltz): A C...

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Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael (Steinzaltz) was born on 3 Av 5697 (1937) to Avraham Moshe Steinzaltz, a descendant of the first Rebbe of Slonim, and

Gematria Shorts for Va’etchanan 5782

Aug 09, 2022Comments off

The value of the first verse of Va’etchanan, describing Moses’ prayers before God, “I pleaded with God at that time, saying” (וָאֶתְחַנַּן אֶל י-הוה בָּעֵת

Va’etchanan: A Great, Holy, One Nation

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“Who is a great nation who has God close to it… and who is a great nation who has righteous statutes and laws.”[1] י מִי

Pirkei Avot 4:2 Staying on the Mitzvah Trac...

Aug 09, 2022Comments off

Ben Azzai would say: Run to pursue a minor mitzvah and flee from a transgression, for a mitzvah causes another mitzvah after it and a transgression causes another

Q&A: Love at First Sight

Aug 09, 2022Comments off

Q: I am looking for a marriage match and have dated many women. Yesterday, I met a nice, beautiful woman. From the moment I saw

The Number 11 and Crowns of Purity and Impu...

Aug 03, 2022Comments off

Q: I read that the number 11 is a number of impurity. Is this true? A: A primary principle in Kabbalah is that all holiness

The Lowest of the Low

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On Tisha B’Av we reach the low point of the Jewish calendar. We sit on the ground and read the Book of Lamentations describing the

Devarim: Shechinah Speaking

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“These are the things that Moses spoke to all of Israel” (אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל). The entire book of Deuteronomy is