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There is a deep connection between the word Vayikra and the underlying message of the book as a whole.
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 and Numbers of Torah—Matot
G-d tells Moses, “A thousand for each tribe, a thousand from each tribe, from all the tribes of Israel you shall send into the army [to battle the Midianites].” (Numbers 31:4) The Hebrew word for thousand is “elef,” which is spelled the same as “alef.” Wh...
When the Mitteler Rebbe was a young child about to begin his Jewish education, the Alter Rebbe, his father gave specific instruction to his teacher on how to proceed with the very first lesson.
Moving along with the Alefbet, Rabbi Infinity illustrates the power of the letter Vav to his granddaughter, Miri.
Is it a good thing that we’ve become so small?
Man has shrunk over the centuries. At the same time, our planet became an infinitesimal speck in a universe of mind-numbing vastness. Did we become humbler?
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Ki Tisa contains 139 verses and the mnemonic for is the name ‘Chananel’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
Discovering the Small Alef
For the moment, my heart overflows with pride as I witness her burgeoning independence, her sense of self. I know that in a few months or years from now, these traits may not always seem so endearing, but for now, I kvell.
Artist’s Statement: According to one midrash, when G-d gave the Ten Commandments, the people only heard the the first letter of the first word (Aleph). They were so overwhelmed by the awesome moment that everything broke into a swirl of colors.
By Yasha Knecht
Artist’s Statement: Letter of silence and spirituality. Soul of all the letters. Secret. G-d hidden in the creation.
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