gematria – numerology

Rabbi Hillel of Paritch: Breaking Through t...

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Rabbi Hillel Halevi of Paritch (Parwich) was born in the town of Khmilnyk in 5555 (1795), to his father Rabbi Meir, who was a Chernobyl

Pirkei Avot 3:7 – Walking Down the R...

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Pirkei Avot 3:7…Rabbi Yaakov would say: One who walks along a road and studies, and interrupts his studying to say, "How beautiful is this tree!", "How beautiful

Can we be Happy and Sad Simultaneously?

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How can we transform the mourning and sorrow over the destruction of the Temple into joy? The prophecies of doom to prophecies of comfort? The

Q&A: Mentor with Faults

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Q: I am in the position to mentor and influence others on their spiritual path to Torah observance. But I myself am far from perfect

Ascent and Drawing Down of the Lion on Tish...

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The sages say that the Mashiach is born on Tisha B’Av, the ninth of Av, the Jewish national day of mourning for the destroyed Temple.

Mathematics in the Torah: Devarim: 3 Verse...

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Devarim’s first two verses Let’s look at the first three verses of the Penateuch’s fifth book, or chumash, Deuteronomy (or Devarim): Verse 1: These are

The Seer of Lublin: There is a Judge

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Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Halevi Horovitz, known as the “Seer of Lublin,” was born in Poland in 5505 (1745). He was the disciple of the holy

Pirkei Avot 2:1: The Ladder to Rectify the...

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Rebbi [Judah HaNassi] would say: Which is the straight path for man to choose for himself? The one that is beautiful for the one who

Q&A: Mission Not Accomplished?

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Q: How can we be sure that we are fulfilling our life’s mission and not making a big mistake? A: Even Aaron the High Priest,