names of God

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

Chemistry Lesson

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The 4 elements of the ancients, fire-air-water-earth, correspond to the 4 modern elements, carbon-oxygen-hydrogen-nitrogen, respectively. The element of earth is the power of growth in

Shem, Cham, Yefet

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“Noah found favor in the eyes of God.” Noah (נח) is favor (חן) spelled backwards. He had 3 children, Shem, Cham, and Yefet. Shem means

I am Nothing

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What do you prefer, to know all that a human mind can possibly know, or just to be nothing? To be nothing does not mean

Seeing Beauty, Hearing Truth

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In this world we can reach deeper into the soul by hearing than by seeing. But good sight is also important. We see beauty and

Sukot and Faith

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When preparing a mitzvah, e.g., building a sukah, we bless God in our heart. When performing the mitzvah, we bless God with our mouth. Sitting

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