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1393 and 1273 BCE Moses' Birth & Passing
Moses was born in Egypt on the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE) and passed away... Read More »
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The Inquisition was created in the twelfth century to find "Christian heretics" who would be... Read More »
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Within a piece of bread (and every other created thing) is an "utterance of G-d's mouth" -- the letters of Divine speech that are the instrument of its creation. When the human body hungers for physical bread, it is but a reflection of its soul's craving for the Divine utterance that is the "soul" of the bread
– Rabbi DovBer, the Maggid of Mezeritch

It used to be that the soul fought with the body, until one conquered the other by force.

Then the Baal Shem Tov came and taught a new path: The body, too, could come to appreciate those things the soul desires.

In the place of self-affliction and fasting, the Baal Shem Tov showed his students the way of meditation...

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