18 = chai (chet-yud, 8-10), life. The triangle of 8 = 36 (all numbers from 1 to 8) and of 10 = 55, together =
Some things are easy, others are hard. Hard things present more of a challenge than do easy things. Reach a balance between easy and hard.
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
The prophet says that when God will return to Zion we will see Him “eye to eye,” which reads literally “eye in eye.” In the
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 are in His place.” To be together with God, in His place, one must experience might and joy simultaneously. Might, 77, and
In Hebrew, “nature” means “to drown.” Nature alone drowns in itself, like the Egyptians drowned in the Red Sea. Faith saves nature’s life. “Havayah is
“You [God] have formed me back and front.” In Tanya we learn that the back of Divine wisdom is science and the front is Torah.
A traditional blessing: “May you be healthy, strong, and happy.” Healthy means a healthy mind to understand and a healthy body to do good. “Strong”
Why did God create the world? A hard question to answer. Maybe only God knows. Nonetheless 4 answers have been suggested. The 4 answers to