Gematria Shorts for Va’etchanan 5782

Aug 09, 2022Comments off

The value of the first verse of Va’etchanan, describing Moses’ prayers before God, “I pleaded with God at that time, saying” (וָאֶתְחַנַּן אֶל י-הוה בָּעֵת

Noach: Creation and its Affirmation

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Parshat Bereisheet ended with God’s utter repugnance from creation. Mankind was the crown of all of creation and because of its abominable behavior, God felt remorse

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

The Living One and the Single One

Feb 24, 20112 Comments

The two transcendent levels of the soul are the "living one," 23, and the "single one," 37. 23 and 37 are the golden division of

Male and Female Angels

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

After Shema, morning and evening, we continue: "May the Name of the glory of His kingdom be blessed for ever and ever." The first verse,


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.

Might and Joy

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"Might and joy are in His place." To be together with God, in His place, one must experience might and joy simultaneously. Might, 77, and

Diamonds and Sapphires

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Torah is the blueprint of reality. Blue is the color of the sea, the sky, and the Throne of Glory. White – transcendence, blue –

Pray for Rain

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

We pray for rain. Rain = 343 (7 cubed), prayer = 515, both symmetric numbers. Together they = 858 = 33 times 26, a "wave"

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