“Love truth and peace” = 853. Mashiach = 358 – two complementary numbers. Light = 207, Shabbat = 702. Shabbat is the day of light.
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
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, mother and daughter, were the two Hebrew midwives in Egypt. When Yocheved gave birth to Moses, Miryam was her midwife. At Moses’
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
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.
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
God loves one who diminishes himself. “You are the least of all peoples” – you diminish yourselves. The Zohar says that “he who is small
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
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