When we perform a mitzvah we hug God (and He hugs us) as it were. When we learn the sweet words of Torah we kiss.
In the first account of creation the Torah describes man’s creation ex-nihilo. In the second account the Torah describes man’s formation. The Arizal says that
We pray for rain. Rain = 343 (7 cubed), prayer = 515, both symmetric numbers. Together they = 858 = 33 times 26, a “wave”
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.
The miracle in Chile: 33 men and 69 days. 33 plus 69 = 102, faith. 33 times 69 = 11 times 207, 11 lights, a
“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
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