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Our Sidra opens with G‑d’s command that a census be taken of the Israelites. In fact, there were three such counts taken in the first thirteen months following the exodus from Egypt. What is the spiritual significance of the counting ordained by G‑d? Why ...
One symbolizes unity, agreement, simplicity. When something exists alone, nothing disturbs it. It remains completely at peace, without regard for anything else. Two symbolizes duality, tension and complexity. The number three symbolizes a harmony that inc...
And ten instances in Jewish tradition where 70 is significant
It appears several times in the Torah: seventy elders of the Jewish nation, seventy languages and nations of the world, and seventy members of Jacob's family.
On the deep and fascinating relation of Torah and Jews to the number three
This Shavuot gets a quadruple three: 3,333 years of Torah. That’s 3,333 years since we stood together as a single nation at Mount Sinai, trembling in awe as we accepted the entire Torah for all generations. In fact, it’s actually five threes, since Sivan,...
The earliest known source for specifically going around seven times is Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, the Arizal (1534-1572). But he provides no source.
How does one restore the divine unity to our fragmented world? By delving even further into its plurality. An essay based on the famed chassidic discourse Heichaltzu 5659 by Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch, which explores the significance of what may wel...
The 'Three Weeks', the Three Temples and the Number 3 in Torah
Life Lessons from Parshat Shemini
The name of this Torah portion means eight, which is extremely special and central in Judaism. Explore the significance and the many areas where this number is expressed throughout Jewish life.
Letters and Numbers of the Festivals—Purim
What is the difference between Purim, which is celebrated on the 14th day of the month, and Passover and Sukkot which are celebrated on the 15th day of their respective months? The answer lies in the fact that the number fourteen in Hebrew is represented ...
The three crowns that G-d gave to Israel relate to the three-part spiritual makeup of a human.
The three crowns that G-d gave to Israel relate to the three-part spiritual makeup of a human.
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