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The Book of Gatherings Ecclesiastes is one of the Five books of the Bible described as “scrolls.” The sages associate Ecclesiastes with the festival of

Sukkot: Living Modestly

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One of the attributes that characterize the festival of Sukkot is modesty, as per the verse that states, “Walk modestly with your God.”[1] Living modestly

Gematria Shorts for Ha’azinu-Sukkot 5783

Oct 03, 2022Comments off

On Sukkot, following the days of judgment—Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—we wield the Lulav high as a sign of our triumph in the heavenly court.

Q&A: Godliness, Demons and Sukkot

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Q: Why in the word shed (demon) included in God’s Name Shad-ai?   A: The yud in God's Name Shad-dai alludes to Godliness. If the

Sukkot: The Four Species and Unity

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Uniting the Four Elements in the Soul

Aug 08, 20111 Comment

The two elements of fire and water unite in the Temple. The two elements of air and earth unite in the Land of Israel. In

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

Miscellaneous Tweets, Part 1

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

There are many worlds. In the highest spiritual World of Emanation there is no consciousness other than that of God. * The Bible speaks of

Palm Reading

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

In a cultivated acre of 50 palms, 1 is male and 49 are female. Sounds like the 50 days of counting the Omer. In the