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Letters and Numbers of Torah - Tzav
"This is the law of the burnt offering -- the burnt offering which burns on the fire (mokdah) on the altar all night..." (Leviticus 6:2) In this verse, the word "mokdah," which means fire, is written with a small-sized letter "mem". What is the deeper mea...
Talk-Speak-Command/Connect correspond to the 3 lines of power on the Tree of Life.
Talk-Speak-Command/Connect correspond to the 3 lines of power on the Tree of Life.
There are two ways to deal with our inner demons and dysfunctions. The first, and most natural, would be to fight back. The second approach works by first generating a passion: a passion for G-d and for spiritual development.
Spiritual gluttony is no less selfish than the physical sort, and one who focuses solely on self-realization and self-fulfillment -- be it in the most positive and lofty sense -- is turning his Holy Temple inside out
In his Likkutei Torah Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi explains that the altar represents the heart. Corresponding to the two altars of the Sanctuary, the outer and the inner, are the outer and inner levels of the heart, its surface personality and its essen...
Parshat Tzav
In 1979, life changed for Iranian Jews. Amid the chaos of the Revolution, the Rebbe rescued several thousand Jewish youth. Danny Yiftach was one of those children.
It is now more than two years since my arms and lips stopped working . . .
Life Lessons from Parshat Tzav
The daily burnt offering in the Holy Temple is singled out with special encouragement in the Torah, and contains timely messages on commitment and passion in a Jew’s service.
Judaism’s fire-lighting has always been one of building. We celebrate our days, our weeks, our months and our relationships with a fire, literally and figuratively . . .
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