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Positive & Negative Commandments

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Does 613, the number of commandments G‑d gave the Jews, have any symbolic meaning?
We've come to idealize a world where success has become the most important drive in our lives. Career and achievement takes precedence over the home and family life. The feminine role of giving life and nurturing life is seen as secondary and insignifican...
It is complacency, not questions, that pose a threat to Judaism. Questions propel us out of the lethargy of our comfort zones to dig deeper and discover the greater truths hidden within our eternal Torah.
"Gate of Reincarnations": Chapter Four, Section 2
Mitzvot, tikun and blemish of the soul…
There are two approaches to Judaism, increasing the good or decreasing the bad. On Chanukah, and particularly on the fifth night of Chanukah, we emphasize the former by adding an extra light on each new day.
People can organize their budgets any way they want, but I personally ascribe to the accounting theory that a penny saved is a penny earned. Obviously a return counts as profit, but so does a purchase never made.
Have you ever noticed the many rows and rows of cards in a gift shop devoted specifically to women? The secret behind gender-specific cards or gifts is that women thrive on feedback.
Gate of Reincarnations: Chapter Eleven, Section 11
Kabbalah teaches that the body of one who denies the Torah is lost, never to be resurrected.
Gate of Reincarnations: Chapter Eleven, Section 8
Each soul should fulfill all 613 commandments, and some must reincarnate to do so.
"Gate of Reincarnations": Chapter One, Section 4
It is not sufficient to only rectify the particular spot to which his soul is connected.
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