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

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

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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...

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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'