King David

From Afar God Appears to Me

Mar 23, 2011No Comments

In one verse King David says: “I place God before me always” (“שויתי הוי’ לנגדי תמיד”). But in another he says: “My sin is before

Hidden Things

Mar 18, 2011No Comments

David beseeches God: “Who can understand errors; cleanse me from hidden things” (“שגיאות מי יבין מנסתרות נקני”). Errors are unintentional sins. But what are “hidden

Holy Worms

Mar 10, 2011No Comments

The opening phrase of the Torah, “In the beginning God created…” (1202) = “worms” (תולעים) and “doubts” (ספקות). There are good worms and bad worms.

Miscellaneous Tweets, Part 1

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

There are many worlds. In the highest spiritual World of Emanation there is no consciousness other than that of God. * The Bible speaks of

Waving the Flag of Torah

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Consummate service of God unites meditation (919), prayer (515), and action (415). They complement one another. Together, 1849 = 43^2. Meditation connects mind to heart.

The Two Mazalot

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

In Kabbalah, a mazal is a channel that connects the unconscious to the conscious mind. There are two primary mazalot, one connecting the unconscious to

The Seven Names of the Evil Inclination

Feb 24, 20111 Comment

The sages teach that the evil inclination has seven names. The first name was given by God: “evil,” implying a force that takes you “down.”

Trial and Error

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Trial and error is the foundation of modern science. In Torah as well we must adopt an approach of trial and error to reach new

A Longing Soul

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Before his passing King David said to his son Solomon, “Know the God of your father with a perfect heart and a longing soul.” “A

Chanukah and Drugs

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Yehudit (in English, Judy) is the heroine of Chanukah. She beheaded Aloforni, the Greek commander-in-chief. Where do you get such a girl?! Heroine sounds like

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