In the tension between the concepts of Divine Providence and free choice, Chassidut ‘dares’ to categorically adopt both extremes. On one hand, it emphasizes that
In Parashat Noach, humanity undergoes two great catastrophes. The first is the flood – the holocaust that annihilates all of humanity and all land-life except
An angel asked Hagar, Sarai’s maid, “where are you coming from and where are you going?” She answered, “I’m fleeing from Sarai my mistress” (“אֵי
The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = “Cursed be Haman” (ארור
Meditative prayer lifts us up and out of our mundane reality. The early chasidim would meditate an hour, pray an hour, then meditate an additional
When we perform a mitzvah we hug God (and He hugs us) as it were. When we learn the sweet words of Torah we kiss.
Photosynthesis harvests the sun’s energy. It is the biological process that transforms light into life. Much can be learnt from it. Both blue and red
“And these are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraham, Abraham begat Isaac.” Know who your father really is; he can make you potent.
Sarah, although not physically present, was the catalyst in the Binding of Isaac to unite father and son. In the Binding of Isaac, “the two
The first 3 verses of the Torah correspond to the first 3 weekly portions. “In the beginning God created…” corresponds to Genesis “And the earth