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For six months, Joab, King David’s fierce general, warred against and killed all the males of the evil nation of Amalek.  Bava Basra 21a,b; I Kings 11:15-16. When he finally returned, he told the king of his great victory and how he had slain al...
Design and Sefirah The cholam is a dot that rests above a letter.  When the dot is atop a vav, the vowel is comprised of both the vav and the dot. It refers to the Sefirah of Tiferes  Likkutei Torah, Vayikra, p. 6c.—beauty or mercy. In gene...
Design and Sefirah The sh’va is displayed as two dots, one on top of the other. The sh’va embodies the spiritual aspect of Gevurah  Or HaTefillah, vol. 1, p. 8.—judgment and discipline. According to the Tikkunei Zohar,  P. 7b. the sh’v...
Design and Sefirah The segol represents the Sefirah of Chessed  Or HaTefillah, vol. 1, p. 8.—kindness—and is displayed as a triangle of three dots: right, left and center. Gematria The numerical value of the segol is thirty. Meaning The Jew...
Design and Sefirah The tzeireh is configured as two dots side by side. They repre­sent the Sefirah of Binah—understanding. Pardes Rimonim  Shaar HaNekudos. Ch. 4. explains that the two dots signify the two luminaries, the sun and the moon, ...
Design and Sefirah The kamatz is designed as a straight line, similar to a horizontal vav. It has a dot beneath it, similar to the yud. The kamatz represents Kesser,  Or HaTefillah, vol. 1, p. 14. the crown, and is the first and the highest...
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