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Monthly Archive for October, 2013

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The Torah portion of Chayei Sarah (lit. the “Life of Sarah”) is all about finding a match. A significant part of the portion―the longest and most detailed story in the Torah that deals with matchmaking―is dedicated to finding Isaac’s soul mate, Rebecca. In fact, Isaac and Rebecca appear to be the perfect couple in the […]

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The following article was excerpted from the first joint-event between Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh and Reb Shlomo Carlebach on 14th Av 5745 (August 1, 1985) in Moshav Mevo Modiim. The Chassidic melody referenced in this edited excerpt from that class, can be listened to below. The first version was sung by Harav Ginsburgh at the event, […]

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In Kabbalah, ambulance each central quality of the psyche is represented by an archetypal Jewish soul. Abraham, viagra the first of the Patriarchs, is the archetypal soul of love, and his son Isaac is the archetypal soul of fear. God Himself alludes to Abraham as, “Abraham My lover,”[1] and for Isaac there is a phrase […]

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This article is being published in commemoration of Jewish Mother’s Day on 11 Cheshvan, the day of Mother Rachel’s passing. This year, the Hebrew date corresponds to October 15, 2013 on the civil calendar. For one of our seminal articles on the topic, please read “Why Jewish Mother’s Day?”  “A voice is heard in Ramah, […]

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The Wisdom of the South

The All-Encompassing South In some of our previous articles this year (5774), sildenafil we offered a few two-word phrases that carry the initials ?”? (that have a numerical value of 74). Another such phrase that is particularly appropriate to the Torah portion of Lech Lecha is “the depth of the south” (?????? ???????), remedy which […]

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The verse in Jeremiah states, “I have surely heard Ephraim complaining.”[1] Chassidut explains that someone complains because they have found in their psyche two opposite impulses. The simplest such impulses are known as the good and evil inclinations. Even when one learns Tanya, and reads that one has both a Divine soul and an animal […]

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Three Dimensional Speech

This past Sunday, the Rav gave a very special class at a picturesque place called Chavat Maon. Even with the event and study session photos posted above, it is still hard to come close to capturing the intrigue of this unique corner of our Jewish homeland. Nestled among the Judean Hills, and located south of […]

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The Redeeming River of Charity

In the past few weeks, we have offered a number of different allusions (רמזים) to have in mind this year (5774). As stated in our Letter of Blessing for Rosh Hashanah 5774, the most significant allusion is in the last three words from a verse in Amos; “And charity is a strong [i.e., constantly flowing] […]

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