This week’s Torah portion is named after Pinchas whose zealous act retracted God’s anger and atoned for the Jewish people’s sins of promiscuity. The final
The Seer of Lublin passed away, at the age of 70, on the 9th of Av 5575 (1815), a day of national mourning, but also,
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
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)
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.
"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
First put on your right shoe, then your left shoe, then bind your left shoe, and finally bind your right shoe. That's the way Jews
Bat Sheva prayed that her son, Solomon, be wise and fitting for prophecy. David's other wives prayed that their sons be fitting to rule. King
In English one may ask "where are you headed?" instead of "where are you going?" The parallel Hebrew idiom is, "where is your face set?"
Our origin is in the Divine nothing. Our goal is to understand everything, as it says, "Those that seek God shall understand everything." We come