Tag Archives: Jewish Thought

No, it doesn’t make sense “I think, therefore, I am” — I’m consequential, therefore, I am!

Tricky question, this, do I exist or don’t I? Learning Tanya, you come across a discussion in Sha’ar HaYichud Chapter 4, where the Tanya analyzes a verse that says, “Kee Shemesh Oo’Magayn Hashem Elokim.”  G-d Elokim is a Sun and a … Continue reading

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When the Donkey Brays and When the Stupid Speak – Friendly Fire in Speech

You and I like to believe that we are of the saner side of the human race, those who do not want to inflict pain and harm on another person.  Yet, often, we end up doing just that, through thoughtless … Continue reading

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Fingers Squarely on the Keyboard

It was my most prolific of writing days.  I had woken up early morning to write.  Though I usually go to sleep early with intentions of waking ere dawn, most mornings finds me safely wrapped in my quilt, way after … Continue reading

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Supporting Torah Learners Carries Us

Aron Nosay Ess Nosav – The Ark Bears Its Bearers It was a momentous day.  The Aron[g1] , the most precious of Jewish possessions, was finally being brought back to where it belonged.  For years it had languished in captivity, but … Continue reading

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The Elephant’s Song

[This  is for children and the child in all of us.  In Perek Shira there is outlined what each force in nature sings on a daily basis.  The Elephant sings:  Mah Gadloo Ma’secha Hashem, two verses from Psalm 92.] Many animals … Continue reading

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If We Just Knew How Much G-d Loves Us…

Mispronounced, Misunderstood, but Beloved There is a verse in Shir Hashirim  which states “V’digloh Uleiy Ahava – and His flag is above me with love.”  We are taught that one way of understanding this phrase can be to say Digloh … Continue reading

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Shadowed by G-d, Hashem Tzeelcha

King David says “Hashem Tzeelcha” G-d is your shadow. A shadow is true to the object from which it is cast.  If an elm tree is swaying in the wind, its shadow will waver and sway at the same pace.  … Continue reading

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