Moses

Absolute Nothing, Relative Nothing, Intangi...

Aug 09, 20113 Comments

There are two levels of “nothing,” absolute nothing and relative nothing, and two levels of “something,” intangible something and tangible something. Absolute nothing is the

Shining the Mentor’s Light

Aug 09, 20113 Comments

The Seer of Lublin once said, “Between mentor and mentor (Rebbe and Rebbe) I can’t differentiate and I don’t want to differentiate. Between disciple and

Keen Eyesight Isn’t Necessarily Good ...

Jul 16, 20113 Comments

The Torah lists by name the non-kosher birds. One of them is the ra’ah, literally “the seer.” The sages explain: It stands in Babylonia and sees

Kabbalah and the Art of Tying Your Shoelace...

Jun 09, 20115 Comments

First put on your right shoe, then your left shoe, then bind your left shoe, and finally bind your right shoe. That’s the way Jews

Mouth to Mouth

Mar 25, 2011No Comments

Both Purim and Pesach commemorate the redemption of the Jewish People. Both begin with the letter pei (פ), which means “mouth.” Informing Miriam and Aaron

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.

The Creation of Misunderstanding

Mar 02, 2011No Comments

“Wisdom” (חכמה, 73), is equal to “misunderstanding” (אי-הבנה). The world was created with wisdom that gives rise to misunderstanding. The Torah begins, “In the beginning

Moses, Shimon, Isaac, Israel

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Oral Torah is a living, growing organism. From generation to generation its submission and separation dimensions are ever reinterpreted. But with regard to the

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.”

Jethro’s Advice

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Jethro gave excellent advice to his son-in-law, Moses, which he implemented. The advice was to employ others, but only the most qualified. Even Moses can’t

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