senses

If You Can’t See It It’s Not Th...

Jul 29, 2011No Comments

An important Talmudic rule says, “‘We didn’t see it’ is no proof [that it doesn’t exist or that it didn’t happen]”. In Hebrew, “sight” (רְאִיָה)

The Mind’s Eye, the Heart’s Eye

Jul 25, 20111 Comment

Both the mind and the heart possess an “inner eye.” On Shabbat the inner eye of the mind opens to see Godliness in contemplative meditation.

Awe of the Temple

Jul 23, 2011No Comments

“Keep My days of Shabbat and stand in awe of My Temple.” What do Shabbat and the Temple have in common? Both relate to the

Observing Shabbat

Jul 22, 20112 Comments

Shabbat in relation to the weekdays is as sight to hearing. Throughout the week Divine vibrations fill my heart. On Shabbat I see Godliness. In

It’s Harder to See the Good in a Bad ...

Jul 21, 2011No Comments

“Good in bad” (טוב ברע) = “bad in good” (רע בטוב) equals  289 = “good” (טוב ,17) squared. The phrases “good in bad” (טוב ברע) and

Keen Eyesight Isn’t Necessarily Good ...

Jul 16, 20113 Comments

The Torah lists by name the non-kosher birds. One of them is the ra’ah, literally “the seer.” The sages explain: It stands in Babylonia and sees

Perfect Vision

Jul 03, 20111 Comment

Each month of the year is associated with a sense. The sense of the month of Tamuz is sight. The month of Tamuz is the

Seeing Beauty, Hearing Truth

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

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

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