Weekly Op-Ed • 8 Comments
In Parshat Shelach the scouts reveal for us a deeper understanding of Atzilut & our ability to face any challenge in life: to connect to above.
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In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
The Talmud relates that Rabbi Meir would deduce a person’s nature from his name: the 3 Hebrew letters that spell “Korach” delineate the contours of conflict.
Caleb’s role in the tragic story of The 12 Spies in Parshat Shelach.
Physical & spiritual pleasures: In Parshat Balak the Jews faced the plague of Pe’or – they encountered the cosmic digestive system & the energy of waste.
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Understanding “twilight” as an intermediary and transition, as part of the cosmic order and and its link to Shabbat and the Ten Commandments.
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Rabbi Shneur Zalman taught that the way to deal with the corporeal world is not to repress or crush it but to gently extract the holiness from it.
A Chassidic story of the disciples of the Maggid of Mezerich, including the Alter Rebbe, discussing how, in their opinions, G-d should run the world.
Weekly Op-Ed •May 27th, 2004• 9 Comments
Understanding tiferet (balance) in Parshat Nasoh: balance between spirit & matter; body & soul; and love (chesed) & discipline (gevurah) in relationships.