Moses

Complementary Numbers

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

“Love truth and peace” = 853. Mashiach = 358 – two complementary numbers. Light = 207, Shabbat = 702. Shabbat is the day of light.

Miracles, Redemption, Torah

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The Torah calls the Jewish People upon leaving Egypt “the army of God.” To leave exile we must become an army, with a commander-in-chief. The

Moses, Plato and Aristotle on the Origin of...

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Maimonides disagrees with Plato and Aristotle regarding the origin of the world. He speaks of the view of Moses in contrast to the other two.

Yocheved and Miryam

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Yocheved and Miryam, mother and daughter, were the two Hebrew midwives in Egypt. When Yocheved gave birth to Moses, Miryam was her midwife. At Moses’

Chanukah and Drugs

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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

Jacob, David, their Enemies, and the Mashia...

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God saved Jacob from his father-in-law Lavan, his brother Esau, and his “son-in-law” Shechem (his daughter’s rapist), three generations. Jacob is the all-inclusive Jewish soul.

Spiritual Photosynthesis: Torah Color Theor...

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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

Self-Diminishment

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God loves one who diminishes himself. “You are the least of all peoples” – you diminish yourselves. The Zohar says that “he who is small

Palm Reading

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In a cultivated acre of 50 palms, 1 is male and 49 are female. Sounds like the 50 days of counting the Omer. In the

To Feel Far is to Be Near

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Moses received the Torah on Sinai, the lowest of mountains. To receive the Torah you have to be a mountain of good will and humble

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