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The Meaning of the Hebrew Alphabet
As a carpenter employs tools to build a home, so G-d utilized the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, the alef-beis, to form heaven and earth. In Letters of Light, the essence of these holy letters is explored, illustrating how the letters continue...
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. VI, p. 107ff. I. “And on the third day, when it was morning, there were sounds (Kolos) and lightning; and there was a heavy cloud on the mountain. And the sound (Kol) of the shofar [resounded] very powerfully... And the sound (Kol) o...
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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...
A Point Above, a Point Below
What is an Alef? A point above, a point below, and a line of Torah connecting them.
The twenty-second letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Tav (also spelled Taw) is the twenty-second and final letter of the Hebrew alphabet Numerical value: 400 Sound: "T" with a dagesh (dot) and "S" without (among Ashkenazim) Meaning 1. Truth 2. sign 3. life or death Story Once, when the Rebbe Rashab was four...
The twenty-first letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Shin is the twenty-first letter of the Hebrew alphabet Numerical value: 300 Sound: "SH" with a dot over the right side, and "S" with a dot over the left Meaning: 1. tooth 2. steadfast 3. change 4. return 5. year Story Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneersohn, the...
The twentieth letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Resh (also spelled reish) is the twentieth letter of the Hebrew alphabet Numerical value: 200 Sound: "R" Meaning: 1. Poor 2. evil 3. head Story The Ramban (Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman)  (1194-1270) Barcelona, Spain. had a student, Reb Avner, who unfortun...
The nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Kuf (also spelled qoph) is the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet Numerical value: 100 Sound: "K" Meaning: Monkey Story The Rebbe, Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, called for his shamesh,  An attendant. Ben-Zion, and asked him: “Have you eaten to­day...
The eighteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Tzadik (also spelled tsadi) is the eighteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet Numerical value: 90 Sound: "TS" Meaning: 1. Righteous 2. Hunt Story A man living in California once came to the Lubavitcher Rebbe for yechidus (a private audience). He was af...
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