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Jewish Spectacles-the kind you look through, not the kind you create!

You ARE the Star – names go beyond stars

Much of what folks do in the brief span of a lifetime is try to beat back, uselessly, against death.  We are born, heading to die.  And we fight it with every fiber of our being, without even realizing it.  … Continue reading

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Eight (8) — loop, loop, to infinity

There is the age-old Jewish teaching song that talks about numbers and what they represent to a Jew.  Tonight is the 8th Night of Chanukah. Who knows 8?  I know 8 – “eight are the day to the bris” as … Continue reading

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Kislev and Chanuka

TONIGHT IS THE FIRST NIGHT OF CHANUKA. One lonely flame tonight on the Menorah. It corresponds to Abraham, one lone voice of G-dliness in a world of paganism. Don’t worry about being a lone voice, for many candles come thereafter. … Continue reading

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Elul – Spatial Bend Brings Heavens Closer

Heavens touches earth this month, beginning today.  Think of a tall father bending over his small son and thereby allowing the son to reach his hand easily, letting his son see into his face.  There is a spatial bend whereby … Continue reading

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Written Torah Definitely Got an Oral Torah Alongside It

There are various times in the written Torah that it is quite obvious that what was written was merely the tip of the iceberg and myriads of detailed Torah law was given alongside it.  This is the proofs to those … Continue reading

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The Levers Called Prayer

If ever you want candies galore The place to head to is a candy store Rows and rows of jars and bins All with yummy candies withinBut, wait, my friend, how do you go about Making sure the candies slide … Continue reading

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We’re the Future of the Past, and the Past of the Future

You can meet your past going toward your future or try to travel to the future and end up in your past.  That, dear friends, is a premise of non-linear time and the theory of Godel.  Within Torah thought, past … Continue reading

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