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Gevurah (Might; Restraint)

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Gevurah (Might; Restraint): (lit. “might”); the second of the seven Divine middot, or attributes, associated with the holding back of Divine revelation and restricting the dispersion of Divine light to lower levels of existence
The Attribute of Might and Strength (Gevurah)
If the previous week's trait of loving kindness enables us to say 'yes' to that which is good, then this week's trait of might and strength enables us to say 'no' to that which is not good.
Seven Modes of Being: A Sefirat HaOmer Series
You’ll never know yourself until you have held yourself back.
The 3 Pillars of Torah, Prayer and Acts of Kindness
The world, our Sages tell us, stands on three pillars—Torah, Avodah (Prayer) and Acts of Kindness. This class will explore the inner dimension and effect of these 'pillars', both on the individual and the world at large. (Based on the maamor Podoh B'sholo...
The different character traits of our patriarch Yitzchak
The very name Yitzchok (Isaac) means joy. Yet Yitzchok is classically described as personifying the properties of discipline, awe and strict justice. How are we to reconcile these contrasting attributes and what is the lesson for our personal lives? (Liku...
The Reward for Abraham’s Humility
When Abraham entreats G-d to spare Sodom and Gomorrah, he prefaces his request with the acknowledgment that he is but dust and ashes. In reward for his humility, two unique mitzvahs are granted by G-d to his descendants, the Children of Israel. This class...
One Minute Meditation
Keep life focused and hit your target with intensity.
Seven Sabbaticals of Life: Lesson 1
The three Sefirot of Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferet represent three phases of a person's existence: 1) before the soul's embodiment, 2) during the soul's life in the body, and 3) the afterlife of the soul following physical embodiment.
Compassion is the easy path to feel love (Ch. 45)
We can love and we can fear. And we can feel compassion. A homeless man teaches us compassion for our own soul.
The mystical dimension of Yitzchak’s awesome blessings
When Yitzchak bestows the blessing of the first-born, rather than invoking the name of G-d associated with mercy and benevolence, he invokes the name of G-d associated with judgment and severity. This class will explain this oddity and offers an encouragi...
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