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From the Chassidic Masters

A Pool of Fire
The Talmud relates the following conversation between "a heretic" and the sage Rabbi Avahu: "Your G-d is a Kohen," said the heretic. "So in what did He immerse Himself after He buried Moses?" Replied Rabbi Avahu: "He immersed in fire." An examination of the meaning of this exchange leads us to a discussion of G-d's double identity, the spiritual DNA of the universe, and the art of metaphor
Appointments In Time
A parable by the Chassidic sage Rabbi Yechezkel Panet illuminates the geography of the Jewish calendar
The Morrow of the Shabbat
An historic controversy arose between the Rabbis and sectarians as to the meaning of the command: "And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the Shabbat." Although the Rabbis proved their case, why did the Torah use a word so open to misinterpretation?