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Two Altars - Two Hearts

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Two Altars - Two Hearts

Two altars -- one inner, one outer; one of gold, one of copper -- as they correspond to two very different versions of our emotional experience of life.
Two Altars Two Hearts  
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Korbanot, Inner Altar, Ketoret (Incense), Altar, Ki Tisa

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Dovid Herndon Bakersfield, CA December 22, 2013

Musk in the Ketoret Rabbi, Musk comes from an Ox, which is , as you know, is a Kosher animal!

The muskox is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males, from which its name derives. This musky odor is used to attract females during mating season. Wikipedia

Moshe May patchogue NY December 26, 2012

Musk in inner heart if you see a man throwing a baseball, "with all his heart and all his mind and all his strength, at a child, a toddler, and the ball hits the child and knocks the toddler over (hopefully hit the baby's tochus ) but in any case what is your view of this scene? Of course, from a subjective view this looks like some schmutz on the perception of the man.But if we look down upon it from the view in lets say from our helicopter and see that the toddler was running directly into the path of an oncoming truck and the driver had died from a heart attack...its path was sure to destroy the child and the baseball was the most expedient way to stop the child, now the schmutz is kosher.It was more than one sentence but i think you get the pointy.TRY AGAIN. if i must go into a fire to save a life and in order to gain courage i tell myself "for a moment i am Ayin Sof and believe it with ALL the heart mind and strength, this "musky incense" could fuel a surge of energy, saving another=HOLINESS. Reply

yoram raanan moshav bet meir, israel August 30, 2012

mistaken musk
Musk is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery. They include glandular secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar odors.[1][2] Musk was a name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer. The substance has been used as a popular perfume fixative since ancient times and is one of the most expensive animal products in the world. The name, originated from Sanskrit muṣká meaning "testicle," has come to encompass a wide variety of substances with somewhat similar odors although many of them are quite different in their chemical structures.

Until the late 19th century, natural musk was used extensively in perfumery until economic and ethical motives led to the adoption of synthetic musk, which is now used almost exclusively.[3] The organic compound primarily responsible for the characteristic odor of musk is muscone Reply

Anonymous asaba, Delta state Nigeria May 10, 2012

Thanks all the torah teaching Reply

batya Safed, Israel August 9, 2011

two altars two hearts Shalom and thanks for bringing this message to me. Studying with Chabad keeps me tuned up. Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
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