Meditative prayer lifts us up and out of our mundane reality. The early chasidim would meditate an hour, pray an hour, then meditate an additional hour. What is meditation? Breaking through hard shells, peeling away soft shells, and eating the fruit. * The 10 blessings of Isaac to Jacob are the connective intermediate between the [...]
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The two transcendent levels of the soul are the “living one,” 23, and the “single one,” 37. 23 and 37 are the golden division of 60. In a leap year with two months of Adar there are 60 consecutive days of “increased joy.” Every day I’m happier and happier to be a Jew. My increased [...]
After Shema, morning and evening, we continue: “May the Name of the glory of His kingdom be blessed for ever and ever.” The first verse, Shema, is a multiple of 13 (13 times 86) while the second, May…, is a multiple of 7 (7 times 194), a male-female pair. The fiery angels in the World [...]
613 = lights. Its mid-point, 307 = light beauty = Rebecca. Adam = 45. Eve’s original name (before the sin), Chayah = 23, Adam’s mid-point. The mid-point of 307 is 154 (7 times 22), the final (even) mid-point of 613. The average value of 613, 307, 154 is 358, Mashiach. 613 is the mid-point of [...]
“Might and joy are in His place.” To be together with God, in His place, one must experience might and joy simultaneously. Might, 77, and joy, 23 = 100, beauty. Might times joy = 1771, the tetrahedron of 21, the sum of the first 21 triangular numbers. In ordinal numbering, might = joy (23). Might [...]
Torah is the blueprint of reality. Blue is the color of the sea, the sky, and the Throne of Glory. White – transcendence, blue – immanence. Diamonds are white and sapphires are blue. In Hebrew, “diamonds and sapphires” = Israel. Leah’s 5th and 6th sons were Issachar and Zevulun. Their precious stones on the breastplate [...]
We pray for rain. Rain = 343 (7 cubed), prayer = 515, both symmetric numbers. Together they = 858 = 33 times 26, a “wave” (33) of God (26). Prayer is the service of the heart, Torah of the mind, and charity of the hands. Prayer brings rain, Torah peace, and charity redemption.
Photosynthesis harvests the sun’s energy. It is the biological process that transforms light into life. Much can be learnt from it. Both blue and red light activate photosynthesis, but red light works better than blue light. Why is this so and what can we learn from it? Because of its higher frequency a blue photon [...]
God loves one who diminishes himself. “You are the least of all peoples” – you diminish yourselves. The Zohar says that “he who is small is great.” The smaller you are the greater your reward. Reduce yourself to a point. You are now a volume – become a plane, then a line, then a point. [...]
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 the earth, primarily nitrogen. Our atmosphere is a mixture, 3 parts earth to 1 part air. Coals are carbon – fire. Diamonds are concentrated carbon – fire. Most important: All [...]