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Who Am I? The Reddishness of King David

May 24, 2011No Comments

King David asked the question “Who am I?” The Bible describes him as “reddish with beautiful eyes and goodly appearance.” Each of us has a

Six Things to Clarify

May 23, 20111 Comment

There are six things that one must clarify: Who am I? Where am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Who put

Never Too Late

May 18, 20111 Comment

Never give up. It’s never too late. Apparent irreversible damage is also reversible. Even when it’s all over it’s not over. Life goes on. Maybe

Cleanliness of Speech, Purity of Thought, C...

Apr 18, 20111 Comment

In the ten-rung ladder of spiritual growth outlined by Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair, three consecutive rungs are: “Cleanliness brings one to purity, purity brings one to

Transcendence and Revolution

Apr 03, 20113 Comments

A revolution is a turnover – those at the bottom revolve to the top and those at the top revolve to the bottom. In Hebrew,

Mouth to Mouth

Mar 25, 2011No Comments

Both Purim and Pesach commemorate the redemption of the Jewish People. Both begin with the letter pei (פ), which means “mouth.” Informing Miriam and Aaron

Elisha’s Chaotic Sleep

Mar 09, 20112 Comments

Elisha Ben Avuya was dubbed Acher, “other,” because he left the side of Torah (the side of faith) and went to the “other side” (the

Accepting our Mental Limitations

Mar 03, 20117 Comments

Don’t weaken your mind by trying too hard to understand things that are above your ability to comprehend. Our minds are limited, they function within

Chemistry Lesson

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

Spiritual Anatomy

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The two kidneys embody active and passive trust in God, taking initiative and relying solely on God. More generally, the endocrine and immune systems correspond

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