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Rectifying the Sin of the Spies

Jun 13, 2012No Comments

Moses sent twelve spies to spy out the land of Israel prior to the expected entry of the Jewish nation into the land. Instead of

“This is He”: The Outside and I...

May 24, 2011No Comments

The description of David, “reddish with beautiful eyes” (“אַדְמוֹנִי עִם יְפֵה עֵינַיִם”) equals “kingdom” (malchut, מלכות, 496). That’s what it takes to be a king

Rectifiying Edom and Ishmael

Mar 17, 20111 Comment

The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = “Cursed be Haman” (ארור

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

The Language of Creation

Mar 14, 20111 Comment

The Torah has body and soul, law and mystery. Both derive from a common source: the Hebrew language. The first text of Kabbalah is the

Mid-Points

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

613 = lights. Its mid-point, 307 = light beauty = Rebecca. Adam = 45. Eve’s original name (before the sin), Chayah = 23, Adam’s mid-point.

Self-Diminishment

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

God loves one who diminishes himself. “You are the least of all peoples” – you diminish yourselves. The Zohar says that “he who is small

Chemistry Lesson

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The 4 elements of the ancients, fire-air-water-earth, correspond to the 4 modern elements, carbon-oxygen-hydrogen-nitrogen, respectively. The element of earth is the power of growth in

I am Nothing

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

What do you prefer, to know all that a human mind can possibly know, or just to be nothing? To be nothing does not mean

God’s Holy Game

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

When the mind is too tired to study a Torah text in depth, that’s the time to count its letters. God created mathematics for relaxation.

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