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It’s All Up to You: The Unity of Divine P...

Nov 04, 2020Comments off

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

Surviving catastrophe

Oct 19, 20123 Comments

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

Fleeing from God

Jun 03, 20111 Comment

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

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

Miscellaneous Tweets, Part 2

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

Isaac’s and Rebecca’s Prayers

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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.

Spiritual Photosynthesis: Torah Color Theor...

Feb 24, 20112 Comments

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

“Hey, you know what’s really fu...

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

“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 and the Binding of Isaac

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

Abraham Began to Shine Light

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

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