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On whose initiative were the spies sent? The way the story is told in Numbers 13, it was by divine command. But when Moses recounts these events 40 years later, he tells the people of Israel that it was their idea. The contradiction describes a watershed ...
In each of us there shines a bright sun. In each of us there is a time of its eclipse.
The Solar Eclipse Within If you can observe it, recognize it and understand it, it must be found somewhere within you. Yet more: Anything you observe is teaching you something about something inside of you. Something vital for your Divine mission here on ...
Whoever knew the job could be this complex—and exasperating?
This August 21 (eve of the month of Elul on the Jewish calendar), daylight will suddenly become twilight. Birds will cease their chatter. Temperatures will plummet. Massive streamers of light will streak through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. ...
Also, some claim that eclipses are a bad omen of things to come. What is the Jewish perspective on eclipses?
The full moon’s mystical message
The fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Av is described as a great festive day. The mystics explain that its specialty is connected to coinciding with a full moon (similar to the holidays Passover and Sukkot). Discover a life-changing insight gleaned fro...
A Taste of Text—Pinchas
Only by making itself vulnerable to the mortality and pitfalls of the physical state can the soul of man gain the power to make of itself more than it is.
Hi, I am curious to know if there is a Biblical source for the healing power of the sun? Answer: We know that Vitamin D is manufactured by the interaction between the skin and sunlight, and that the main role of vitamin D is to increase absorption of calc...
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 3
The sun and the moon as symbols for innovation and tradition. Should Judaism adapt with the times or resist the changes of modernity? Guest Expert: Rabbi Manis Friedman. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 3)
There are special blessings that we make whenever we witness particularly wondrous natural phenomena. Eclipses, however, are not listed among the wonders for which we make a blessing. The Talmud tells us that a solar eclipse is a bad omen for the entire w...
The conflict between the genders, the interplay between the masculine and feminine forces of our world continues. It is a process that is evolving and that each of us can and must contribute to—by pushing our boundaries, questioning our comfort zones and ...
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