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Isaac’s and Rebecca’s Prayers

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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.

Jacob’s Ladder of Evolution

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

Pray for Rain

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

We pray for rain. Rain = 343 (7 cubed), prayer = 515, both symmetric numbers. Together they = 858 = 33 times 26, a “wave”

Jacob, David, their Enemies, and the Mashia...

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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 Chile Miners Miracle

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The miracle in Chile: 33 men and 69 days. 33 plus 69 = 102, faith. 33 times 69 = 11 times 207, 11 lights, a

Shem, Cham, Yefet

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

“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

To Feel Far is to Be Near

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

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

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