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This class explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew letters including the significance of the letters' names, their phonetic sounds, their graphic design, and even their corresponding numerical values.

Letters of Light: Aleph

Letters of Light: Aleph

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Letters of Light: Aleph

This class explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew letters including the significance of the letters' names, their phonetic sounds, their graphic design, and even their corresponding numerical values.
Letters of Light Aleph
Alef—The Difference Between Exile and Redemption
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Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin is the official Chabad emissary to downtown Brooklyn, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, New York and Dean of Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy. He is the author of the books “Thank You God for Making Me a Woman", "Letters of Light", "By Divine Design", and "Guardian of Israel", and the co-author of "The Rabbi & The CEO".
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Patrick Myers September 15, 2017

Hello thank you for thease classes .i wanted to let you know that I was having issues watching them though...it kept cutting out and skipping over key information.this was only on the first video though.i will move on to the second one and see how it goes. Reply

M. Diane Flushing, NY September 7, 2016

Thank you so much Rabbi Raskin for these lessons and your book! This is so fun! B"H, Your book "Letters of Light" is great! I have it in front of me, laptop on the side so I can hear your lecture as I practice writing the letters and as I learn about their meaning and gematria, etc. I am in a kind of heaven! I sent an email to the email address on the back fly jacket before i thought you might not get it easily. Your book was delivered at a perfect time! Receiving it brought me out of a little doldrums I was in. ((By the way, I recently learned that 'doldrums' refers to a place in the seas where there is no (or very little) wind. In the time before motors, ships that were not careful to avoid the area got stranded there on water for weeks or longer until sufficient wind came to carry them out of the doldrums. Am I the only person who did not know that?)) Anyway, receiving "Letters of Life" took me right out of my doldrums. I'm sailing along again!! Thank G-d! Thanks for writing it, these lessons and everything. (The alef I just made looks realllly decent!) Shalom Reply

s UK June 21, 2016

Thank you Respectfully Rabbi Raskin,
Your teaching of Mnemonics has now lead me to learning the Aleph Bet, maybe I am learning back to front, but I truly feel I am achieving after studying over a year without a specific curriculum. Again thank you. and may HaShem continue to bless all your hard work. Reply

Cláudia Brazil February 24, 2016

Congratulation.I would love to get to learn Hebrew and be able to read the Torah. Reply

Anonymous via chabadnm.org May 13, 2014

Finally I think the Jews are finally getting it. We must bring the world to a higher standard in recognition of G-D or the negative forces will take as many nations as it can to its side. We are not here only to save Jews, that is G-D's job specially when we do our job, Teach Torah and true G-D to the whole world. And then you will see how none jews will pay and support Torah scholars to teach them about the true G-D. Reply

Dr. Elyas Fraenkel Isaacs, PhD,DPH,DDiv. New York May 23, 2013

Engineering Hello,

Someone read my comment about "numbers" and asked about engineering. I suppose it is a productive and true question to ask whether or not calculus could be done as effectively using the Hebrew numbers.

Mazel tov! Reply

james cooley Kansas city May 23, 2013

22 letters where does it say the 22 letters? The first verse ,of course!
Thanks for excellent class. Reply

Anonymous NYC February 3, 2013

Great teaching, thank you! I was wanting to learn about the meaning of Aleph and didn't know where to look. Reply

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin Brooklyn heights January 25, 2013

Letters and dots Dear Monty,

When G-d gave the Torah on Sinai He
Gave the letters and dots(nekudos).
These letters and dots were kept
Secret until Ezra the scribe.

The Kabbala explains that these nekudos
Are too high to be put down in to a Torah
Scroll, there are also other reasons... Reply

Chabad.org Editor January 25, 2013

handout You may find a link to the class handout just below the video player. Reply

Anonymous January 22, 2013

handout Dear Sir,
can you tell me also where i can run off the handout on this subject Reply

Anonymous Bogot�, Colombia December 28, 2012

THANKS FOR THIS POWERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL TEACHINGS!!! G-d bless you forever, Rav Raskin and your family. These teachings give us a breath to our souls. Thanks for illuminating the world with your life.....

Shalom and thanks for all.... Reply

Monty Souther ORAGON. December 19, 2012

letters I understand about the letters and their influences in Creation, but I have a question.

THERE WERE NO VOWELS in the original writing! Also the original writing WAS NOT IN THE SCRIPT THAT WE HAVE TODAY. Reply

nancy telaviv, israel August 31, 2012

thanks for the lecture rabbi! Reply

Dr. Elyas F. Isaacs, Ph.D, August 30, 2012

Hebrew, Letters and Numbers As one trained in mathematics and an expert user of the computing sciences going back even to 1967 or so, Hebrew letters used both for character as well as number ideas assume a deeply significant role for us. For example, for the Western world except for Jewish Hebrew, most languages use Roman letters for spoken and written words. And numbers as used today are most often the recently standardized "arabic" numerals which to ancient history trace their roots to even India, With Hebrew, both alphabetic characters and numbers use the same symbols. I think it very encouraging and providentially productive to understand connections between Hebrew alphabetic characters and Hebrew numbers. This is especially true with so much of our lives taken over by mathematically specific computers and directly related planned computing. Reply

Irene Glen Burnie, MD USA August 28, 2012

Letters of light Blessings to you Rabbi Raskin:

I took you advice, and ran off the handout. I understand more of what you were saying, as I also listened to your video again.

Thank you for responding to my other comment. I appreciate you helping me to understand better.

Have a blessed day, Reply

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin Bklyn, Ny August 27, 2012

Class handouts Dear Irene,
Check out the class handouts. It should help you better understand the lecture.

Happy healthy sweet new year. Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn, Ny August 24, 2012

Noahide laws The reason noahide laws are becoming more fashionable today and the Jews are disseminating it more is simply because we can! Under fascism,communism, and naziism (and similarly in Babylonia and Rome) the Jews had very little rights let alone any say.

Today with Jews living in democratic countries we have the right and obligation to do it! Reply

Anonymous Ariel , Israel August 23, 2012

noahide laws Dear Rabbi ,
In the teaching " Letters of light " you say that HaShem told Moshe that the Torah was for Israel and that Israel had to teach the nations about the 7 Noahide laws . How come so few of the nations ever heard of this ?
Only lately it starts to spread , but a lot of believers among the nations who try to live according to Torah - are upset about this Reply

Catherine ny, ny August 23, 2012

conncections Thank you Rabbi, once again a deeper meaning and a connection to all on earth who are luck enough to know about this teaching. Reply

This series explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew letters including the significance of the letters' names, their phonetic sounds, their graphic design, and even their corresponding numerical values.
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