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Marrying G-d

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Mishpatim

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Marrying G-d: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Mishpatim

The Torah describes the unfortunate situation (Exodus 21:8) of a destitute man who sells his daughter as an indentured servant. The word "lo" in this verse is written lamed-aleph meaning that the man for whom the girl works "did not betroth her as a wife" but it is read as if it were spelled lamed-vav meaning the man for whom the girl works "should have betrothed her as a wife." On a spiritual level, the verse can describe two kinds of relationships that we have with G-d.
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Kri and Ktiv, Parshah, Mishpatim

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wellington da silva February 10, 2015

Amazing study. Thanks for share your knowleage. Reply

Rabbi Raskin looks at the hidden meanings of the sizes and numerical values (gematria) of the Hebrew letters in the weekly Torah portion.
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