gematria – numerology

Democracy, Equality and Conservatism

Jun 22, 2022Comments off

Politically, it looks likes today’s leftist agenda is a reflection of the Biblical Korach’s ideology. “The entire congregation is holy…and why should you lord over

The Maggid of Trisk: What we can Learn from...

Jun 22, 2022Comments off

Rabbi Avraham Twerski of Trisk, author of the “Magen Avraham,” was born in 5566 (1806) to his father, Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl. His father loved

Korach: The Unhappy Result of Jealousy

Jun 22, 2022Comments off

“And Korach took…”[1] (וַיִּקַּח קֹרַח) All the Torah commentaries attempt to explain what exactly it is that Korach took. The grammarians explain that the three-letter

Looking for Opportunities to Connect to God

Jun 22, 2022Comments off

How to avoid evil and misfortune by looking for opportunities to perform mitzvot.

Q&A: Is my Soul Half and Half?

Jun 22, 2022Comments off

Q: My mother is Jewish, but my father is not. Is my soul half and half? Does God love me as He loves a Jew

Complete Torah, People and Land of Israel

Jun 17, 2022Comments off

In Kabbalah, we are taught that the super-conscious light and experience of keter (crown) reflects itself fully in the consciousness of binah (the mother in

Shlach: The Land is Very, Very Good

Jun 16, 2022Comments off

“The Land is very, very good”. Chassidut explains that in order to feel how “The Land is very, very good”, we must fulfill what is

The Challenges of the Land of Israel

Jun 16, 2022Comments off

  Why do we need challenges in our lives? And what is the specific challenge of living in the Land of Israel?

Q&A: Divorce from a Bad Marriage

Jun 16, 2022Comments off

Q: I recently divorced from an abusive husband. I feel like I have failed in terms of Jewish tradition. A: It is a great mitzvah

The Ba'al Shem Tov: The Soulful Sigh

Jun 16, 2022Comments off

Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Or Yisrael (vol. 2, p. 211), a three-volume anthology of stories of the Ba’al Shem Tov with commentary.   It was