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How Does Evil Get Its Power?

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Ki-Tisa

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How Does Evil Get Its Power?: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Ki-Tisa

In this portion, we read G-d's Thirteen Attributes of Mercy: "G-d, G-d, compassionate G-d and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in kindness and truth, preserver of kindness for two thousand generations. " In the word "notzar" (preserver of kindness) the letter nun is unusually large. Later in the portion, G-d prohibits the Jews from serving "another god." The letter reish in the word "acher" (other) is also unusually large. What is the meaning of these large letters?
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Brenda Tawil Jerusalem February 17, 2022

Dear Rabbi Raskin: You just gave me timely and vital information to deal with an
OTD child. In fact, I think I am one step ahead of her now. Thank you. Reply

ken taylor canada January 5, 2016

So Haman wanted to not just destroy the Jewish people through physical death, he also wanted to destroy them in the spiritual sense as well. So that is why he needed a fiftieth level for the fiftieth level is the level of spiritual enlightenment. Is that right? 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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