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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: Bet

Letters of Light: Bet

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Letters of Light: Bet

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 Bet
Beis — Creation
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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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Zevulun Sakon Nakhon, Thailand November 24, 2012

More 'Bais opens to north?' Rabbi Raskin, I (think I) understand that if Bais opens to the north, then the top of Bais must orient east. I don’t ‘get’ the veracity of or how this orientation came to be understood. Could it be... The sun rises and reveals the world firstly from the east. As Bais is scribed, the top is rendered before the vertical and the base components. The top of Bais is revealed first. Therefor the top is oriented east? Thank you for your kind patience. Respectfully (from the “Far East”), Zevulun Sakon Nakhon, Thailand Reply

Rabbi Raskin November 11, 2012

North side of bais Zevulun, Imagine looking down at the World seeing the sun rise in the east - Top line of bais- then set... in the west Bottom of bais. The opened part becomes north! Reply

Zevulun Sakon Nakhon, Thailand November 11, 2012

Beis open to north? Rabbi Raskin,
I don't 'get' how Bais opens to the north. If one were studying (written) Torah in the Mishkan facing The Ark in the Holy of Holies on the west side of the Miskhan, then the Beis would open to the south. Is it that from HaShems perspective from The Ark facing east to the entrance of the Mishkan the Beis would open to the north? Thank you.

With Respect,
Zevulun
Sakon Nakhon, Thailand Reply

Andre Ranulfo Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 17, 2012

House What about the beth as a house? Reply

Irene Glen burnie, MD USA August 30, 2012

Letters of Light Bet I so enjoy your teaching on the Letters of Light. I never realized just how much depth was in the Hebrew Alphabet. I hope there will be more teachings on the rest of the alphabet.

May you be filled everyday with all the blessings that G-d has for you.

Thank you again for your marvelous teachings. 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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