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Four Elements: The four basic elements of creation: fire, wind, water, earth.
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Question: I recently attended a class in Kabbalah and Chassidic Thought. The rabbi was talking about the "four elements"--earth, water, air and fire--as they are found in the human soul. I recognize this idea from ancient Greek and medieval philosophy, bu...
To clarify further: Concealed within each thing is its antithesis; each of the essence-powers (i.e., essential faculties) has its antithesis incorporated within it. This is so by virtue of its essence (atzmus), which is of a higher level than even the ess...
The main purpose of the essence of the intellect, to change the nature of the emotions.
Why is there a ritual way of slaughtering and preparing all kosher animals except for fish?
Question: Why is there a ritual way of slaughtering and preparing all kosher animals except for fish? Answer: When the Jews were in the desert and started complaining about the lack of meat, Moses turned to G‑d saying, “If sheep and cattle were slaughtere...
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Emor
“The L‑rd said to Moses: Speak to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them . . .” (Leviticus 21:1) What is the difference between “speak to them” and “say to them”? In Hebrew these two words are “emor” and “amarta”—the first is spelled aleph-mem-re...
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