Category Archives: Jewish Thought

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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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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This World = Camera Obscura. Next World, Right Side Up.

When inside it is inky dark and outside there is bright light, and if there happens to be a small chink in the obscuring darkness through which some light can enter, well then life gets a bit interesting. The image … Continue reading

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Creator of the World – Analysis Rather than Blind Faith Recommended by Chovos Halevovos

There are three premises from which you can see that the world has a Creator. A thing does not make itself. Things are caused by things (chain reaction).   Somewhere up the chain there must be a first cause. Anything finite … Continue reading

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A Unique Being in the Circle of Holiness

In this week’s Parsha (Verse 52) we read:  “the Jews should camp, each man by his camp, each by his flag, according to their divisions.”  Sardines in a can is not the style of Judaism.  No headless, interchangeable beings.  Individuality … Continue reading

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